Councillor Kara Cook - Morningside Ward

As your local councillor, I care deeply about our local area and the people living here.  We live in one of the best parts of Brisbane and I will be a strong voice for our community.


I want to know about the issues impacting you and I will always do my best to help wherever I can.


I also love to support our local schools, sports clubs and community organisations.


I’m here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kara Cook

We’ve done it again! Thanks to Jackie and all of the locals who live on and near Suvla St, Balmoral for their ongoing advocacy to have Aloomba St Park renamed “Suvla Bay Park”.

We will be unveiling the new sign at the Suvla St Anzac Day celebrations this year. Another great community project delivered 👍
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I met with Malia and her wonderful Mum Kelley a couple of times last year about getting more stories and statues of women who have achieved great things into public spaces.

I’m so pleased to announce that I’ve written to Council and asked to be able to incorporate the story of Aunty Rechael Daley, the first indigenous female train driver on a plaque or storyboard as part of the upgrade of Waminda St Park in Morningside (opposite Morningside Train Station).

This is important recognition for an incredible woman and I can’t wait to see delivery of this project over the next 12 months.

Thank you to Malia and her Mum for their tireless advocacy. Like with most things in life, we are stronger together and through persistence can make a change ❤️

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Great news! We’ve had a win! Sam and The GRIND mobile cafe will be returning to Bulimba Riverside Park!

Thank you to everyone who emailed my office and advocated for Sam to stay. There will be some minor adjustments to his trading position and power source but you will be able to remain caffeinated whilst enjoying our gorgeous park and river.

This situation for me just highlights the shortcomings of the LNP Council processes and procedures and the complete lack of transparency and accountability when it comes to decision making. I’m glad that Sam has had a win in this case but it doesn’t take away from the fact that many residents across the City for a range of reasons can’t take up the fight and put up with poor outcomes. It’s time for a change in City Hall.
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