This is an online gathering point for people who want to stop plans to redevelop the Regent theatre in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, into a 40-floor office tower. While the Brisbane City Council has approved the current development application, we believe people power can change the developers' plans to preserve more (or preferably, all) of this glorious old building.
We are asking people to send emails and letters to the Premier and the Infrastructure Minister, who could have the final say whether this development proeeds. Check the Links page for their addresses and those of other contacts.
If you also want to send a public message of support, you can email me here or you can join one or both of the "Save the Regent" groups on Facebook.com. Some comments will be published, without your contact details, on the Views page on this site. Please mark your email clearly if you do not want this to happen.
What's at stake here is not just one building but the already-depleted cultural and architectural heritage of Brisbane. The BelleVue, Cloudland, Her Majesty's, the Wintergarden, the Metro, the Paris, the Suncorp Theatre and Festival Hall are already gone, don't let the Regent follow them!
- Brett Debritz, July 27, 2009
Updated December 22, 2009