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Celebrating our Thriving Communities

You’re invited to an evening of FREE entertainment and food as we share the results of our ward-wide community engagement project, Thrive.

My office received over 500 ideas from residents through a series of pop-up stalls, community workshops, and an online survey. From this we’ve put together a community vision for the future of the Gabba Ward and we want to hear what you think about it.

The number one reason residents loved living in the Gabba Ward was because we have a thriving community with a vibrant arts and culture scene. But distance to community facilities was the number one barrier to using them - especially in Woolloongabba.

So rather than a standard community meeting, we’re organising a special event that puts the results of our engagement into practice. Not only will you learn more about the community vision, but you’ll also be treated to an evening of arts, culture, and community.


  • Presentation and discussion of the Gabba Ward community vision
  • Welcome to Country
  • Drag performances
  • DJ
  • Free food (tbc, most likely bagels)
  • Free iced tea drink
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase

Accessibility: most parts of this event will take place in well-ventilated outdoor areas. The main area of echo & bounce is wheelchair accessible from Stanley St and the outdoor area is wheelchair accessible from Jacobs Lane - there are stairs between these two spaces which are not accessible. There are no accessible toilets. There is a large stall within the toilets which could accommodate a wheelchair and carer, but it is not a private bathroom. AUSLAN interpreters can be provided upon request (please try and give us a week notice). Please email any accessibility questions to [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Transport: There is extremely limited parking in this area so public and active transport is strongly encouraged. The venue is right around the corner from the Mater Hill Busway Station.

We acknowledge the Jagera and Turrbal peoples as the traditional custodians and rightful owners of the lands on which we gather. Sovereignty over this place has never been ceded and restitution for historical and ongoing colonial occupation has yet to be realised.

February 20, 2024 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
echo & bounce
596 Stanley St
Woolloongabba, QLD 4101
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Will you come?