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PETITION: Preserve Toowong Central for community use, not private development

The old Woolworths site on High St in Toowong has been sitting empty for years, and now the developer has finally announced that the Aviary project is cancelled.

The new developer is seeking a merger with a neighbouring lot to propose an even bigger development, with no public or affordable housing. But they still need to get a new approval from Council.

Local Greens MP Michael Berkman has called on the state government to purchase the site for public housing, and work with Council to create new green space and community facilities. We need your help to convince Council to preserve the site for community use, not luxury apartments. 

Council has missed two big opportunities to deliver desperately needed new public greenspace for Toowong. They didn’t condition the Aviary developer to expand the “urban common” on High Street, and they approved private development on the old ABC site despite thousands of residents calling for it to be bought back for a park. 

This is a classic example of the LNP Council letting dodgy developers waste valuable land while thousands of people are searching for a home and public infrastructure is underfunded. 

We now have a chance to secure new public green space and deliver much-needed affordable public housing - we can’t let this one slip through our fingers.

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To the Lord Mayor and Councillor Penny Wolff: 

We call on you to work together with the State Government to reject private development on the former Woolworths site in Toowong, and create new public green space with community facilities to support new public housing and residents instead.

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