I am committed to listening to what residents want for their suburbs, so we are doorknocking thousands of doors in Coorparoo Ward to find out what you and your neighbours really want from your council.
If you want 2020 to be the year YOU make a difference, then join us in chatting with your neighbours. We doorknock every weekend and several times a week because we know that having one-on-one conversations is our Number 1 way to change votes. We team up new volunteers with old hands and have loads of fun. www.sallyforcoorparoo.com/volunteer
With less than 10 weeks to go until the Brisbane City Council elections, I am feeling so excited at the thought of bringing real representation to Coorparoo Ward.
Our campaign is going from strength to strength, driven by people like you and me, who are committed to community-driven change and grassroots democracy.
The devastating bushfires of the last few months have shown that now, more than ever, we need representatives who will represent the people who elected them, rather than politicians beholden to their corporate donors.
Many residents have told us they want buses to be more reliable, more frequent and more affordable. That’s why this week I joined Councillor Jonathan Sri in calling for a rethink of the city’s bus network and two new CityGlider routes to service the inner-south side. We’re proposing a new east-west CityGlider service between Bulimba and West End and a north-south CityGlider service connecting Bowen Hills and the Valley to Buranda and Annerley, via the Story Bridge.
As well as making it easier for Coorparoo Ward residents to get around the city, these services would ease traffic congestion and parking woes, especially around East Brisbane, where many people park to catch the ferry.
This represents the last week of school holidays for many families, and some of you will be starting your school journey with little ones heading to prep at our amazing local schools. For those of you who, like me, have children heading to high school, enjoy the next stage in your tween’s life.
On this last, long weekend of the school holidays, The Greens urge all Australians to be in solidarity with First Nations peoples on Sunday by attending an Invasion Day event near you — a Brisbane rally will leave Queens Gardens at 10am. Sovereignty was never ceded, and our work to be truly representative must follow a path that truly listens to and respects the wishes of First Nations peoples.
PS. Save the date! We have booked the venue for our final campaign kickoff on Saturday 22 February. We’ll be celebrating in style with a gorgeous art auction, delicious food and drinks and — of course — excellent company, from 6pm. Stay tuned for artwork announcements and updates on our very special guests.