Published: 25th Sep 2015

© Michael Coghlan Brisbane’s inner city is one of only a few places in the world where there is an industry in literally moving houses. This is because the traditional ‘Queenslander’, as it is called, is made of weatherboard, squats on stumps, and can be lifted intact onto the back of an articulated lorry and carted to its next location. The site of the former house and garden is typically replaced by a set of higher density townhouses, without much of a garden, or by a much larger dwelling and no garden at all. The result is that, over time, the character of these inner city areas is changing – and existing residents are unhappy. Under the headline ‘Good, bad and downright ugly of Brisbane development’ the writer Madonna King concludes that: ‘At the heart of the unrest is resentment over development applications being approved without any … (To read the full article, subscribe below)