The Gabba Ward

The Gabba Ward comprises the suburbs of Kangaroo Point, Dutton Park, West End, Highgate Hill, South Brisbane and the western side of Woolloongabba.

Councillor Jonathan Sriranganathan

Councillor Jonathan Sriranganathan was first elected in 2016, and has previously worked as a mediation facilitator, events organiser, youth worker, law clerk, carer for refugee children, musician, writer and university tutor. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons), a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing from the University of Queensland.

Councillor Sriranganathan was born in Brisbane and grew up in West Chermside. He first moved to the inner-city because he wanted to live in a higher-density neighbourhood with a vibrant nightlife and a flourishing music and arts scene.

Jonathan believes our current political system is influenced undemocratically by large corporations, and that many of the laws and policies which govern society tend to serve the interests of a privileged elite minority rather than average residents. He is deeply critical of neoliberal capitalism, and believes the colonial nation-state is an irredeemably flawed institution which must be gradually dismantled and replaced with decentralised community-controlled organisations and local councils.

Councillor Sriranganathan seeks to support residents to build up non-profit local institutions to care for each other and meet our basic needs, rather than giving up power and control to big business and big government. He is actively involved with a wide range of formal and informal community groups and subcultures, and is particularly passionate about standing up for the needs of residents on lower incomes who are oppressed and marginalised by the mainstream political system.

Jonathan is a strong public transport advocate and passionate cyclist. He recognises that we can’t fix traffic and parking problems in Brisbane unless we make public transport cheaper and cycling and walking safer. Jonno loves Brisbane’s inner-south side and is determined to see it evolve sustainably and equitably, with sufficient public green space, community facilities and public housing to ensure everyone can access what they need to live a good life.

Councillor Sriranganathan is a member of the Transport Committee and the Finance and City Governance Committee.

Contact Ward Office

Ward office location and contact details.
The Gabba Ward Office
2/63 Annerley Road (Cnr Crown Street)
Woolloongabba Qld 4102

Office hours:
9am-4.30pm, Monday-Friday
Phone: 07 3403 2165
Fax: 07 3403 2168


Last updated: 2 August 2022

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