The Creative Heart of Brisbane 

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Kelvin Grove Community and Commerce Association 

WHAT’S ON KELVIN GROVE

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 About us  

Kelvin Grove Urban Village is fast emerging as a covetable postcode within Brisbane. The Village has emerged through a plan to create a sustainable, multi- purpose destination and fills the growing need within the Brisbane landscape for a destination that attracts the creative souls of the city. The KGCCA is the place where those who enjoy new experiences in the arts, culture and technology flock. It is where those seeking a unique living environment with inspiring entertaining are finding home within this open and meaningful intercultural community.

Kelvin Grove Community and Commerce Association (KGCCA) is the leading inner-city creative precinct that offers a soulful, sophisticated and captivating lifestyle and a buzzing hub for creative business, a magnet for creative minds who seek inspiration, unique experiences and social and cultural exploration and exchange.
A partnership between the Queensland Government and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), this award-winning development is setting a new benchmark for inner urban development.

As a master-planned community, the KGCCA demonstrates best practice in sustainable, mixed-use urban development. The village is based on the principles of Ecological Sustainable Development, which aims to balance environmental, social and economic issues for long-term sustainability. It demonstrates best practice in sustainability, creating a model for future developments at less cost to the environment.

In 2019, Brisbane City Council is growing our Brisbane lifestyle by turning Victoria Park into a world-class and iconic destination, giving residents and visitors more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane. For more information, please click link down below.

Victoria Park Project

OUR VISION

Kelvin Grove Community and Commerce Association is renowned as a “happening place” all-year-round

OUR MISSION 

To promote community engagement, business activity and increase the broader appeal to the wider community of the unique Kelvin Grove Urban Village and surrounding area by: 
• Coordinating meetings & events for community and commercial networking and connection
• Raising funds and receiving contributions where appropriate to support the above
• Publicising and promoting the businesses, academic institutions and organisations of the area
• Extending the “reach” of the KGCCA which is much wider than the KGUV Principal Body Corporate.
-Working with similar groups, chambers and associations to exchange information and liaise on future outcomes for the area.

Our Achievements 

New Digital Billboard

In 2017, QUT and the Principal Body Corporate agreed to partial removal of the existing village entry sign at the corner of Musk Avenue and Kelvin Grove Road.  QUT offered to replace the electric light signage with a new Digital Billboard at their own cost.  The KGCCA participated in the negotiations necessary to ensure that an equal share of the available time for QUT (50%) and eligible non-QUT entities (50%).  The KGCCA negotiated that QUT will not charge for the display of content on the signage. However, the KGCCA entered into a contract with QUT and the Principal Body Corporate in order to facilitate access to this promotional opportunity by local businesses and community groups in the village on the condition that these users will bear the costs of their own display design and artwork.  This sign is visible to up to 62,000 car every day which is great exposure for the local amenities of the village and enabling them to standout against the background of the QUT campus. 

Safety Audits Neighbourhood Watch Group (NHWG)

In 2016, commencement of annual Community Safety Audits after approaching the Officer in Charge of Brisbane City station.  These audits are usually undertaken in conjunction with Qld Police Service, Brisbane City Council and other local resident stakeholders. They have been held annually until 2018 when it was decided to create a virtual Neighbourhood Watch Group (NHWG) for the Village – see link below;
It now has 80 subscribers and participates in the community services stall at the Kelvin Grove Markets on 1st Saturday each month to continue to build awareness.  A natural extension of the NHWG was the formation of the Kelvin Grove Community Awareness Committee formed in 2019.  It meets quarterly with the primary purpose to achieve a community that provides and promotes community safety and security.  Its founding members include; Brisbane Housing Company as Chair, Principal Body Corporate Chair, Neighbourhood Watch Group Chair, Kelvin Grove Community & Commerce Associate Chair, Queensland Police Service, QUT Manager – Security and Emergency Management, Communify Representative & BCC – Councillor.  

Click here to join the NHW Group
“Northern Link Tunnel” Project

Facilitated direct consultation with the Brisbane City Council in its planning for the proposed Northern Link Tunnel. The Tunnel posed significant impacts on the road structure around KGCCA and on accessibility to and from KGCCA for pedestrians, cyclists, public transport users and motorists.

The KGCCA representatives participated in the community concultation for design and construction of the inner city bypast in order to address concerns raised by local residents regarding dust and noise. 

The “Village Square” Project

In 2018 and into 2019 the KGCCA has facilitated stakeholder engagement the “village square” revitalisation project. The Blamey Street/Musk Avenue intersection is a key entry node into Kelvin Grove Urban Village. It is a key decision point for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. The site is underpinned by some large fig trees which mark the corners of the intersection and provide deep shade to the space. Pavements are generous allowing for good pedestrian flow while a scramble crossing at the intersection helps facilitate this flow of movement. The public realm must now take on a new experiential quality to encourage people to stay, shop and spend in effect to create streets that are more enduring from a pedestrian and customer perspective. This requires a more curatorial approach to the public realm and not just landscape design. This requires the built form to be curated at the ground level, as much as, the public realm that surrounds them to create a place worth experiencing.

Access to Retail Village

In 2016, the KGCCA facilitated a agreement and funding commitment between Brisbane City Council, Caninity Hilltop Nursing Home and QUT to design and construct a mobility access ramp to enable residents to access the urban village shopping precinct. Prior to this construction, residents wanting to access the village retail area had to take the dangerous path down a very steep section of Rochester Terrace. This had been proven to be very dangerous for these elderly residents.

The photo below shows the walkway constructed as a result which is suitable for use by all major mobility devices.

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The Kelvin Grove Community and Commerce Association 

Coordinating meetings & events for community and commercial networking and connection.
Raising funds and receiving contributions where appropriate to support the above.
Publicising and promoting the businesses, academic institutions and organisations of the area.
Extending the “reach” of the KGCCA which is much wider than the KGUV Principal Body Corporate.
Working with similar groups, chambers and associations to exchange information and liaise on future outcomes for the area.

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BUSINESS/ORGANISATION
MEMBERSHIP CARD

• Listed on KGCCA website with links through to site – including image and contact details
• Addition of a web page if the business does not have its own website
• Access to member only privileges/ discounts
• Opportunity to advertise on digital billboard
• Opportunity to advertise on light pole banner
• Opportunity to host business networking events
• Permission to use village logo and tagline ‘The Creative Art of Brisbane’ in your own promotion
• Newsletter

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INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP CARD

• Loyalty membership card, offering discounts in participating village retail stores
• Subscription to village newsletter
• Opportunity to post community events on village social media, e.g Facebook
• Invitation to village networking events throughout the
• Hospitality at the KGCCA AGM
• Opportunity to promote community activities at 1st Saturday of the month market stall
• Advertise your community group digital billboard
• Free entry into lucky prize draw for goods and services donated by Village businesses
• Permission to use village logo and tagline ‘The Creative Art of Brisbane’ in your promotion for your community group activity

MEMBERSHIP OF THE KGCCA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION IS OPEN TO COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL BUSINESSES, AS WELL AS CULTURAL, EDUCATIONAL AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES THAT HAVE A COMMERCIAL INTEREST IN KELVIN GROVE.

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Our Founding Members