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Inclusive Brisbane Board

The Inclusive Brisbane Board is an advisory board addressing community issues associated with development and planning, including land use, affordability, community facilities, economic viability, safety, the arts and community cohesiveness of Brisbane.

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.


The Inclusive Brisbane Board membership is as follows:

  • Mr Greg Goebel - Chairman, Inclusive Brisbane Board
  • Councillor Vicki Howard - Councillor for Central Ward 
  • Ms Andrea Kenafake - Divisional Manager, City Planning and Sustainability, Brisbane City Council 
  • Mr Paul Salvati - Divisional Manager, Brisbane Lifestyle, Brisbane City Council (proxy Ms Nina Sprake - Manager, Inclusive Communities, Brisbane City Council)
  • Mr Wayne Briscoe - Executive Director, Stakeholder Engagement and Communication, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
  • Ms Maree Adshead - Chief Executive Officer, Open Data Institute Queensland
  • Ms Kerrin Benson - Chief Executive Officer, Multicultural Development Association Ltd
  • Mr Peter Black - Senior Lecturer, Law School, QUT
  • Professor Laurie Buys - Professor School of Design, Creative Industries Faculty, QUT
  • Mr David Conry - Founder, Youngcare
  • Ms Karen Dare - Chief Executive Officer, Communify Queensland
  • Mr Jelenko Dragisic - Principal and Founder Roadmender, and Director of Collaboration and Strategy, Mind Hive
  • Ms Sonya Keep - Chief Executive Officer, Common Ground Queensland
  • Mr John Mayo - Chief Advisor - Government, Spinal Life Australia
  • Mr Matthew Miller - Senior Development Manager, Commercial, Urban Regeneration, Lend Lease
  • Mr Thomas Rice - Director, Chair of Audit Committee, Act for Kids
  • Mr Lincoln Savage - Director, Brisbane Street Art Festival

Inclusive Brisbane Professional Advice Alliance

In 2013, Council established the Inclusive Brisbane Professional Advice Alliance to provide pro bono high-level advice on development, infrastructure and organisational sustainability issues that may be relevant to your organisation.

Forums and workshops for not-for-profit organisations

The Inclusive Brisbane Board hosts community forums or workshops for not-for-profit organisations throughout the year in various Council venues. These events provide an opportunity for representatives from community organisations to meet members of the Inclusive Brisbane Board and to share priority issues for the Board to consider, or for the Board to provide assistance and advice to organisations.

In 2016, the Inclusive Brisbane Board hosted a forum for the LGBTQI community and one for community organisations across Brisbane. 

It also hosted a community forum in August 2015, nine workshops during 2014 and three community forums for not-for-profit organisations and community groups in Brisbane during 2012.

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01 August 2018