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Notice of Annual General Meeting 2019

The 61st Annual General Meeting of the Brisbane Development Association Inc [trading as the Committee for Brisbane] will be held at 5.00 pm (Brisbane time) on TUESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2019 at the BDO, Level 10, 12 Creek St, Brisbane.

For more information, please see here.

Event Summary – State of the City Address with Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner

Read the 2019 State of the City event summary here.

Committee for Brisbane – Annual Lord Mayor’s Address 2019


Thank you to Chloe Forsyth from Urbis who has provided the excellent event summaries for the Committee for the last 18 months.

Committee for Brisbane submission to BCC for Victoria Park’s future

Read the Victoria Park submission document – formed from the Member survey and workshop.

Particular thanks to AECOM, ISPT, Tract, Lend Lease, Deicke Richards, Arkhefield, Architectus, Three Plus and Portfolio.

Document link here:

C4B_Victoria Park Submission 27.9.19

Building Brisbane’s Creative Economy Event Summary

Read the vital points about growing Brisbane’s arts and creative economies here – as discussed by the expert panel.

Members treated to a ballet rehearsal performance

The Committee members were treated to an intimate and extraordinary view into a Queensland ballet rehearsal on Tuesday 23 July. Members spent time networking and then hearing from our expert panellists on the future of Brisbane’s creative economy – go to the photo gallery to view the inspirational dancers.

Event Update – Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner to address the 27 June Breaking Point event

The Lord Mayor will join us at this SOLD OUT event to address Brisbane’s future planning challenges.

Live Music Industry Policy Update 11 May 2019

The Committee recently facilitated a round table discussion between the Attorney- General, the Hon. Yvette D’Ath MP and music industry stakeholders to look at policies affecting the viability of the sector. This robust and positive session will feed into the government’s response to the QUANTEM Report (Qld alcohol-related violence and night time economy).

The Committee proposes five policy considerations for the protection and nurturing of greater Brisbane’s live music industry:

1. Legislative relief for venues:
–  putting on a significant number of live music events in Safe Night Precincts
– putting on live music events Sunday through to Thursday in Safe Night Precincts
2. An improved Grants framework to encourage venues to host live music events in Fortitude Valley and in suburbia. Including All Ages events.
3. The appointment of a “Night” Mayor to be the champion of Brisbane’s after dark economy and precincts – including, but not limited to: safety, major event curation, economic development, transit.
4. Improved frequent public transport services in and away from Brisbane’s safe night precincts at peak times
5. Increased live music industry representation within the Arts Advisory community in Brisbane and Queensland

June Event: Breaking Point – Future of Australian Cities with Peter Seamer AM

Go to upcoming events for details

The way we plan and build cities in Australia needs to change.

Australia’s population is growing: it is projected to increase by 11.8 million between 2017 and 2046 – the equivalent of adding a city the size of Canberra every year for the next thirty years. Most of this growth will occur in the major cities, and already its effects are being felt: inner-city property prices are skyrocketing, and the more affordable middle and outer suburbs lack essential services and infrastructure. The result is inequality: while wealthy inner-city dwellers enjoy access to government-subsidised amenities – public transport, cultural and sporting facilities – new home buyers, pushed further out, pay the lion’s share of costs.

How can we create affordable housing for everyone and still get them to work in the morning? What does sustainable urban development look like?

In this timely critique of our nation’s urban development and planning culture, Peter Seamer argues that vested interests often distort rational thinking about our cities. Looking to the future, he sets out cogent new strategies to resolve congestion, transport and expenditure problems, offering a blueprint for multi-centred Australian cities that are more localised, urban and equitable.

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Supported By The Suburban Alliance.