Directors and Corporate Members of the Suburban Alliance met recently to workshop a list of suburbs to focus the organisations efforts in coming years, and have settled on twelve with two chosen as priorities.
The priority suburban centres for the year ahead will be the Banyo-Northgate area, and Darra. Directors and Corporate Members who attended the workshop agreed these both represented significant and reasonably obvious opportunities to stimulate employment growth, economic development and amenity at the suburban district level. The Suburban Alliance will move forward with research and policy scopes designed to put imaginative but pragmatic ideas before city and state policy makers.
Other centres identified for future exploration were:
Upper Mt Gravatt
The Suburban Alliance has already in 2019 developed a suggested strategy for the renewal of Chermside, which met with widespread community and business support. Later in the same year the Suburban Alliance developed suggestions for Salisbury on Brisbane’s southside – which were workshopped at a community meeting on nearly 100 people at the Ballistic Brewery, and which received widespread support.
Plus, the BCC’s Better Suburbs Initiative is working on ideas for nearby Moorooka and the Magic Mile.
One of the first research projects by the Suburban Alliance was a case study on Nundah as an example of suburban renewal. This showed that an initial $60m in infrastructure and amenity improvements along with zoning change led to $800m in new investment.
Each suburban centre is faced with very different issues and opportunities and the Suburban Alliance will tailor its efforts to suit the needs of individual centres. If you are interested in supporting or contributing to these projects, please get in touch with Samantha Horton on email@example.com