Guyatt Park takes on developers

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Unwanted development at Bryce St St Lucia
Unwanted development at Bryce St St Lucia

Regular contributor to Westender, Jan Bowman, is now contributing to Radio 612 about her observations on the local area. She recently attended a community protest against a development across the river in Guyatt Park and submitted this piece which went to air on Spencer Howson’s breakfast show.

If you and your neighbours wanted to lodge a protest against a development in your street or suburb – do you think you’d have more impact writing individual letters? Or getting as many people as you could to sign a petition?

St Lucia residents – opposed to an 8 storey apartment block on Bryce Street – have banded together and have found the answer. They say it’s confusing just knowing HOW to fight a development.

Whether they’re successful or not – they just want people across Brisbane to learn from their experience. For instance, when the local councillor offers to support you – what does that mean? And why’s it up to residents to find out about, and then raise any concerns about, a development that doesn’t even comply with the guidelines?

612 Community Correspondent Jan Bowman has been looking for some answers:

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