Cr Abrahams will not stand for re-election

Councillor Helen Abrahams announces that she will not stand for re-election for The Gabba Ward, Brisbane City Council, in the 2016 election. “I have been incredibly honoured and fortunate to have represented the residents of the inner southern suburbs since 2003. “I have relished working with individual residents and a diverse range of community groups […]

Orleigh Park to be fully open in May

Orleigh Park, West End, was hit hard by the summer storms. Three magnificent shades trees were damaged and so had to be removed. As a result the main picnic shelter was severely damaged and play equipment in Froggy Park needed repairs. I know the closure of the playground was heartfelt by children and parents alike […]

Massive Financial Subsidy for Student Housing Developers

The Lord Mayor recently announced a subsidy of $13,440 per student unit, committing $15 Million of rate payer funds for two developments in the past month alone. $15 Million could deliver for the city 20 pedestrian traffic lights or upgrades to 30 playgrounds. Instead these funds are subsidising the building of micro bedsits. One such […]

Support for new look for Kurilpa

Councillor Helen Abrahams, The Gabba Ward, supports Deputy Premier Jackie Trad’s announcement that the Draft Kurilpa Master Plan must go back to the drawing board and that a new plan for the area involve meaningful community consultation. This approach is history repeating itself as the original plans for high density development in the Expo site […]

Transport Infrastructure Trails Development Pace

Councillor Helen Abrahams condemns Council’s inertia of delivering necessary road upgrades to accommodate the massive number of residential development approvals in West End and South Brisbane. Council has approved or is currently assessing a total of 27 applications which will deliver 4354 units and 5805 car parking spaces in the area between Montague Road and […]

Qualified support for Neighbourhood Plan

Council commenced the process of preparing a Draft Dutton Park Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan centred on Dutton Park Railway Station with Council approval of the boundary at the Council meeting on Tuesday 9 February, 2015.   The objective of a Neighbourhood Plan is to identify and allocate increased development rights than City Plan 2014 specifies.   […]

Helen Abrahams calls for cycle safety summit

There have been too many cyclists’ deaths on our roads and Councillor Helen Abrahams has said enough is enough; it’s time for a cycling safety summit to address critical issues along the Vulture Street, Stanley Street and Annerley Road corridor.

Lord Mayor brings in the public transport slash squad

It has been revealed that the Lord Mayor and his LNP Civic Cabinet are ‘clearing the decks’ to make way for a specialist manager in Brisbane Transport with skills to privatise public transport in Brisbane. Brisbane City Council Deputy Leader of the Opposition Helen Abrahams said the Lord Mayor has been caught out secretly clearing […]