Everyone, whether they work in the development industry or not, can help shape a better future for our cities and regions. On this page you’ll find suggestions for how you can help influence great development outcomes for Queensland.
LIKING AND SHARING IS CARING
Showing your YIMBY colours can be as simple as liking and sharing our or other YIMBY organisations’ and individuals’ content on social media. Or, better still, share your own content—tell the world about a development you love or an initiative that you think would make our cities and regions more liveable.
POSITIVE SUBMISSIONS ARE AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3
You might think that writing to Council is just for people with grievances to air, but positive submissions are not just welcome, they’re encouraged. Writing a positive submission is one of the best ways to encourage good development outcomes in your neighbourhood. Let council know what you love about a proposed development or draft neighbourhood plan. Or, if there’s something you’re unsure of, send constructive feedback suggesting changes that what would get you to say ‘yes’. YIMBY Qld is here to help you with easy-to-follow instructions and reasons for approval. We also flag any good developments coming up in Queensland, so make sure to sign up to our newsletter. Trust us, we will only send you the GOOD stuff!
SUPPORT YIMBY QLD CAMPAIGNS
Periodically, YIMBY Qld will run campaigns (such as our Shady Rooftops Campaign) proposing amendments to the City Plan. We may reach out to you, our YIMBY network, to add your own voice to the mix.You can view some of our previous submissions here.
TALK TO YOUR LOCAL COUNCILLOR
This one’s particularly for council planners, but there’s no reason why anyone can’t have a frank discussion about accommodating growth in your local area. If all councillors ever hear is ‘Not in my backyard’, it’s no wonder they’ll continue to support policies that make it difficult to build new housing in their ward.