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QUT Carseldine Slide Presentation

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This slide presentation accompanies the various reports and proposals about QUT Carseldine. The State Government Community Forum proposed that QUT Carseldine, a university campus located in Brisbane's northern suburbs, be repurposed as a social enterprise and social innovation hub. The slide presentation scopes the context and highlights the diversity and dynamism of the social enterprise sector in the Greater Brisbane region.

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QUT Carseldine Slide Presentation

  1. 1. QUT Carseldine Community Hub Ministerial Regional Community Forum – Greater Brisbane 2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>Over a year ago, the Community Forum became aware of the pending closure of QUT’s Carseldine campus, located on the outer northern suburbs of Brisbane. From January 2009, the campus will no longer be used for teaching. </li></ul>
  3. 3. QUT Carseldine
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Greater Brisbane Community Forum has identified this as an opportunity to enhance Brisbane’s northern corridor. The opportunity to step into a ready-made facility is rare in a suburban area and one we shouldn’t let slip away. </li></ul><ul><li>The University will retain possession of the site so that it can recommence teaching at a later date. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The Northern Corridor has been identified as an area requiring social and economic development and diversification. This has been expressed by Brisbane North Development Forum and is explicit in the SEQ Regional Plan, which clearly shows fewer industry and economic centres on the northside than the southside. </li></ul>
  6. 6. situated on the northern corridor
  7. 7. <ul><li>Of particular interest is the identification of Fitzgibbon, adjacent to the Carseldine campus, as a potential priority area by the Urban Land Development Authority (ULDA). </li></ul><ul><li>The ULDA works with local and state government, community, local landholders and the development industry to help deliver commercially viable developments that include diverse, affordable, sustainable housing, using best-practice urban design. </li></ul>
  8. 8. possible local development planning
  9. 9. <ul><li>Planning of major road works for the northern corridor. Roads, coupled with land releases, tend to exacerbate the conditions of urban sprawl, increased pollution and environmental degradation, eroded social capital and inaccessible local business areas. There is a need to consider mitigating those impacts. New approaches to community and economic development are warranted. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Connectivity to the Chermside business activity centre and accessibility to transport. The campus is connected via bus and train services to outer areas (into Moreton Bay Regional Shire, Caboolture and then the Sunshine Coast) and by bus routes that connect to the CBD via Gympie Road (from Carseldine train station) and Kelvin Grove Road (from Aspley Hypermarket) and by train to the CBD and other transport nodes. The Hornibrook Bus Line also connects this area to Redcliffe. </li></ul>
  11. 11. possible busway infrastructure
  12. 12. planned transport and road works, existing rail
  13. 13. <ul><li>After preliminary and informal consultation about embracing this opportunity, the Forum is proposing ... </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Establishment of a new and emerging business hub emphasising social innovation, social enterprise and flexible space and facilities for small businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming of some of the activities of the state government’s proposed Design Centre to develop heightened awareness of environment, design, urban and architectural issues and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodation for non-profit organisations and social enterprises </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Social enterprise is a growing sector in Australia. In Brisbane, an active network already exists and social enterprises are trading. </li></ul><ul><li>This sector will grow more dynamically if appropriately resourced and regarded as a legitimate business activity. There is a cafe on the campus which may be an ideal context for a social enterprise or catering business incubator. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>The Aspley Special School next door also operates an environment and recycling social enterprise. </li></ul><ul><li>While several social enterprise networks have emerged in Brisbane, the government has not yet developed policy focused on the Third Sector as an economic driver. </li></ul><ul><li>The facility can develop as a hub of social innovation. </li></ul>
  17. 17. social investment, social enterprise, social innovation
  18. 18. social enterprise hubs – Brisbane & Parramatta
  19. 19. speakout – creative industries, creative opportunities
  20. 20. sandbag – local & community development
  21. 21. biddy bags – creative intergenerational exchange
  22. 22. blackstar coffee – fair trade
  23. 23. food connect – fresh farm grown food
  24. 24. sustainable garden services – employment & training
  25. 25. mu’ooz eritrean restaurant & catering – women’s & family support
  26. 26. nundah co-op – meaningful & respectful
  27. 27. environmental pest control – opportunities for refugees
  28. 28. spiral community hub – community based initiative
  29. 29. sweet freedom – music for freedom & life
  30. 30. edgeware –make money, have fun, change the world
  31. 31. <ul><li>The state government's recent review of Smart State will result in the establishment of a design strategy in Queensland that will ‘fuse design expertise with other industries to increase economic and industry competitiveness’. </li></ul><ul><li>The SEQ Regional Plan earmarks the northern corridor for manufacturing – potential to development a sub-regional industry-based interface with the design sector. </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>There is growing concern, if not urgency, about environmental sustainability in relation to urban planning and design issues in suburban growth areas. </li></ul><ul><li>The state government is planning to develop a Design Centre in the inner city within an established creative precinct. </li></ul>
  33. 33. drawing on existing design strengths & ideas
  34. 34. <ul><li>We want and need a design centre and strategy for the whole community and the whole region, not just another city-centric cultural institution. </li></ul><ul><li>The Carseldine campus presents a vehicle for a more dispersed approach to environmental, urban and design education, particularly given the extent of land release in the northern sub-region. </li></ul>
  35. 35. a design centre for the region, not just the city centre
  36. 36. <ul><li>The campus houses professional standard theatre and gallery that could be used to deliver some of the program activity of the Design Centre, particularly those concerned with environmental, urban design, architecture and sustainability issues. </li></ul>
  37. 37. offices and other facilities in a bush setting
  38. 38. Thank you

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