Ecology in the City: A Case Study
The Queens Wharf Casino Project
Saturday 10 June, 10.30am – 2.30pm
South Bank, Brisbane
Major development projects, whether City or Country, raise political, economic, social and ethical issues that often lead to major conflicts amongst stake-holders - conflicts that can affect the whole nation.
The massive Queens Wharf Development Project in Brisbane’s CBD is a case in point. The battle-lines are drawn.
Those for the project see jobs, profits and valuable community facilities – in this case, a huge new casino, luxury hotels and dramatic public spaces.
Those against it fear wasted resources, pollution, destroyed heritage, disruption of traffic, increased crime; and nothing in it for ordinary Australians except low-level service jobs.
The main program starts on South Bank; if you like, you can view the site at closer range from George Street beforehand. Activities are:
- observation of the actual site, for context
- interactive challenges, for enlightenment
- short presentations and opportunities for discussion, for education
A light lunch will be available for $20.
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9.00-9.45 (Optional) View Queens Wharf site from George Street
10.00-10.30 Morning Tea (any convenient South Bank café)
10.30-11.15 Assemble on Riverwalk, in front of the Nepalese Pagoda; view Queens Wharf site from South Bank; welcome and short briefing followed by informal discussion
11.15-11.30 Convene at Meeting Room 1B, State Library of Queensland
11.30-12.30 Presentation and discussion
Speaker: Steve Keating (State Development Department)
12.30-1.30 Lunch (participants to arrange at a local café)
1.30-2.30 Presentations and discussion
Speakers: Irina Anastasiu (Urban Planning, QUT) and Jonathan Sri (BCC Councillor)
2.30-3.30 SoFiA AGM