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Citywide Policies

The Greens' vision for Brisbane covers a range of important issues for our city, from housing to transport to sustainable development and urban greening.

But our number 1 priority - the core value that underpins all of our work - is that residents should have more direct and meaningful control over the future of our local communities and the wider metropolis.

Our approach to local governance is grounded in grassroots participatory democracy - the principle that everyone who is affected by a decision or cares about an issue should get a meaningful say on the matter, with transparent access to relevant information, and without giving disproportionate weight to the views of property developers, wealthy elites or multinational corporations.

Check out the policies we took to the 2024 Brisbane City Council election...

Full Policy Platform - 2024 Brisbane City Council Election

This policy platform for the 2024 Brisbane City Council Election is not a comprehensive list of everything that Greens councillors will support and advocate for in office. Rather, it’s a list of...
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Bring Back The Trams

A modern light rail plan for Brisbane Part of the Greens’ Public and Active Transport platform for the March 2024 Brisbane City Council election. A pdf version can be found here.    Brisbane once...
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Giving residents real control

Our political system has been hijacked by big business. Council decisions routinely prioritise the interests of big corporations ahead of fairness, sustainability and the long-term public interest. The next city council election...
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Housing before profit: Vacancy levy on empty homes, shops and blocks of land

Rents and house prices are still rising, and thousands of Brisbanites can’t find secure, affordable housing. Meanwhile, business owners are struggling to afford high commercial rents, which also contributes to higher costs...
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Streets for People: Make Cycling Safe

Freedom to move, more protected bike and scooter lanes Part of the Greens’ Public and Active Transport platform for the March 2024 Brisbane City Council election.   Driving around Brisbane is slower...
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Streets for People: Streets made for Walking

Making Brisbane a walkable city Part of the Greens’ Public and Active Transport platform for the March 2024 Brisbane City Council election.    Under the LNP, Brisbane City Council has slashed funding...
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Bus Boost to Revolutionise Public Transport

Doubling high frequency buses & connecting suburbs directly.  Part of the Greens’ Public and Active Transport platform for the March 2024 Brisbane City Council election. A PDF version of this initiative is...
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Rolling out Free Public Transport

Free travel for kids, free off-peak for everyone and a 3 month trial of universal free public transport Part of the Greens’ Public and Active Transport platform for the March 2024 Brisbane...
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Homes Not Hotels: Cracking down on Airbnbs

Part of the Greens’ Housing Justice platform for the March 2024 Brisbane City Council election.   Across South-East Queensland, the conversion of residential investment properties into short-term accommodation via platforms like Airbnb...
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Build Council-Owned Public Homes

The Greens would invest directly to build 4,000 Council-owned public homes at the Eagle Farm racecourse site over the medium term. The Greens have committed $40 million to acquire most of the...
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Swimmable Brisbane

Our public pools are out of bounds for people struggling with the cost of living - if you can’t pay for entry, you can’t cool down. Public swimming pools aren’t just a...
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Sustainable development

Planning for people, not for profit    Developers have been getting away with bending and breaking the rules for years by abusing their connections with the LNP-controlled Brisbane City Council and Labor...
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Preventing new development on flood-prone sites

Approving development on sites that are highly vulnerable to river flooding, creek flooding and coastal inundation ultimately leads to more challenges and higher costs for governments and future residents. Most of Brisbane's...
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