“West End has one of the highest housing densities and one of the fastest growth rates in Queensland, yet has received very few new greenspaces to match this growth over the last twenty years,” said John Mongard, one of the authors of the national award winning Green Space Strategy for West End and Highgate Hill.
Inspired by the Green Space strategy, and as a follow-up to their successful pop-up parklet on Brisbane’s Park[ing] Day in September, Kurilpa Futures, West End Uniting Church and Tangara Residents’ Association will again combine their efforts to create a pop-up parklet in Sussex Street.
The event will be held on Sunday 4 December from 4.00pm until 6.00pm, with music, singing, stalls and free sausage sizzle, as local residents are invited to contribute their ideas about greening the street.
In a community where there is no new land available for new parks, the team’s goal is to create the imaginative repurposing of road reserves and crown land in Sussex Street.
John Mongard from the Green Space Strategy team will be available at the event to chat about the team’s ideas and to hear their suggestions from people who live in Sussex and nearby streets.
FOLLOW UP INFORMATION
Pam Bouke on 0420 829 509 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan Bowman on 0406611987 or at Jan.Bowman@iinet.net.au
Kurilpa Futures is a network of Brisbane residents, community organisations that advocates for a planning process that genuinely consults with the people of Brisbane. It lobbies for better planning outcomes in West End and the Kuripla peninsula.