What will the big swing to Jonathan Sri mean for The Gabba?

Its nearly three weeks since the Brisbane City Council election on 28 March, but the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) is yet to complete counting. There is no doubt however about the outcome, with Councillors declared for all but five of the 26 Wards, the ABC’s Antony Green has given 19 Wards to the LNP, […]
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Operation Stopwatch: West End Police target property theft in high-rise car-parks

Property theft is a key issue in West End, Officer in Charge, Senior Sergeant Geoff Douglas, told The Westender. Senior Sergeant Douglas said that the West End Police are dealing with recurring issues concerning insecure underground car-parks in high-rise buildings, particularly as this type of dwelling is becoming so prominent in the area. These underground […]
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Compounding acts of kindness: the QNMU and the community support our health workers

The year of the Nurse and Midwife takes on new meaning 2020 was meant to be a year of celebration for nurses and midwives around the globe as they commemorated the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. Instead, in this Year of the Nurse and Midwife, the public […]
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One restaurant’s response to managing takeaway during #Covid-19

South Bank based Thai restaurant, P’Nut Street Noodles contacted The Westender about its approach to the Covid19 restrictions. We hope that their answers to our questions may assist customers of take-away where-ever that may be. What information support are delivery riders getting? Are customers treating them well? Are they taught safe food handling? We’ve set […]
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How are West End Police responding to the Covid-19 health emergency?

Geoff Douglas, Senior Sergeant – Officer in Charge at West End Police Station responded to questions about how the local police service is responding to Covid-19. See our Q&A below. What has changed for West End Police in the wake of the Covid-19 health emergency? COVID-19 has not stopped the West End Police, as a […]
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What better time to take a history walk around West End?

In its first Street Walkers’ Guide to West End, the West End Making History Group exhorted its readers to: “Slow down. Leave the car at home. Take to the streets”. Perhaps now more than ever is the time to follow their advice. The necessary restrictions on movement in response to the Covid-19 crisis has meant […]
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South Brisbane Community Helpers: locals for locals during covid-19

You may have seen or heard Bec Baker talking about South Brisbane Community Helpers (SBCH) on A Current Affair, in the Courier Mail, or maybe you heard her on the ABC Brisbane radio program, or on the Keep West End Weird Facebook group. You may also have seen their brochure in your letter box. I […]
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Care Army to support isolated seniors during covid-19 crisis

Care Army The Premier announced today that a Care Army of professionals and volunteers will rally around Queensland’s seniors, while a new telephone hotline is also being launched, to help ensure the wellbeing of older people during the Coronavirus pandemic. “Queensland’s community spirit always shines through in times of crisis, as it did when the […]
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Greens surge tips balance in City Hall – Jonathan Sri

Returning Greens Councillor, Jonathan Sri is predicting that The Greens could hold the balance of power in the new Brisbane City Council elected last night, on Saturday 28 March. Cr Sri cautioned that there are still a lot of postal votes to count, and that postal votes could hurt The Greens. Nevertheless, in what he […]
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An update on Davies Park Market

Businesses across West End are implementing creative solutions to adjust to the restrictions related to the coronavirus. One of those is the popular Saturday Davies Park Market. Megan from Davies Park Market has confirmed that the market will open this Saturday, 28 March. Magan told The Westender: Davies Park Market is well known as farmers […]
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