Inclusive Brisbane Board

The Inclusive Brisbane Board is an advisory board addressing community issues. Issues include development and planning (including land use), affordability, community facilities, economic viability, safety, the arts and community cohesiveness.

The role of the Inclusive Brisbane Board is to:

  • advise on community issues related to the future development of Brisbane
  • identify emerging social inclusion issues
  • advise on issues affecting the not-for-profit sector in Brisbane
  • share information, generate ideas, identify research needs and partnership opportunities to address issues.


Inclusive Brisbane Board members include:

  • Greg Goebel - Chairman, Inclusive Brisbane Board
  • Councillor Peter Matic - Chair, Community, Arts and Lifestyle, Councillor for Paddington Ward
  • Councillor Vicki Howard - Councillor for Central Ward
  • Dy Currie - Chief Planner, City Planning and Sustainability, Brisbane City Council 
  • Tash Tobias, Divisional Manager, Lifestyle and Community Services, Brisbane City Council (proxy Ms Nina Sprake - Manager, Inclusive Communities, Brisbane City Council)
  • Wayne Briscoe - Executive Director, Multicultural Affairs Queensland and Engagement, Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
  • Maree Adshead - Queensland Small Business Champion, Department of Small Business and Training
  • Kerrin Benson - Chief Executive Officer, Multicultural Australia
  • Professor Laurie Buys - Director, Healthy Ageing Initiative, University of Queensland
  • Karen Dare - Chief Executive Officer, Community Queensland
  • Jelenko Dragisic - Principal and Founder Roadmender, and Director of Collaboration and Strategy, Mind Hive
  • Sonya Keep - Chief Executive Officer, Common Ground Queensland
  • John Mayo - Chief Advisor - Government, Spinal Life Australia
  • Matthew Miller - Development Director Queensland, Lend Lease
  • Thomas Rice - Director, Chair of Audit Committee, Act for Kids
  • Lincoln Savage - Director, Brisbane Street Art Festival
  • Elise Stephenson - Fellow, Gender and Governance Program, Griffith University.

Inclusive Brisbane Professional Advice Alliance

In 2013, Council established the Inclusive Brisbane Professional Advice Alliance. This group provides pro bono high-level advice on issues that may be relevant to not-for-profit groups and social enterprises including:

  • development
  • infrastructure
  • organisational sustainability.

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Last updated:21 January 2020