2017 Mini-Conference

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.

Conference activities

The main program starts on South Bank; if you like, you can view the site at closer range from George Street beforehand. Activities are:

A light lunch will be available for $20.

Please let us know if you intend to come so that we can order lunches and send you further information on the event.  RSVP to johncarr@ozemail.com.au


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







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