Press Release: Brisbane Residents Unite to Call on Better Planning for People

Brisbane Residents Unite to Call on Better Planning for People

Brisbane Residents United are running a campaign to “Know More” and are launching with a Rally Sunday 15 November starting at 10 am at Reddacliff Place walking to City Botanic Gardens for speeches and entertainment.

“We have had responses from all over Brisbane as well as Redlands, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast of residents groups as well as groups advocating better heritage, transport and environment who will be attending the event,” said Elizabeth Handley spokesperson and founding President of Brisbane Residents United.

“We have struck a nerve as people are fed up of government saying they are listening and to the people and not delivering” Ms Handley said.

Brisbane Residents United was formed 4 years ago due to concerns about planning and development of our city. We are seeing many of the excesses and issues that we warned of.

This is a critical time for the future of our city, as the State government planning reform is proceeding and with Council campaigning in full swing.

Brisbane Residents United’s KNOW MORE campaign:

  • KNOW MORE about planning in your city and how to get more involved.
  • Governments should KNOW MORE about what people want and need.
  • Tell them ‘NO MORE ignoring our voices, these are our places & spaces’.Planning issues impacts everybody and this is a rally for all to come out and voice what they want for their communities. Families, friends, pets and picnic blankets are welcome.

People are encouraged to find out more at and a Facebook event has been created at

Media contacts:

Elizabeth Handley 0404 833 057

Erin Evans 0448 848 016

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