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Greens to announce South Bris candidate

AAP logoAAP 7/11/2016 Stuart Layt

The Queensland Greens will on Tuesday morning announce their candidate to run against Deputy Premier Jackie Trad for the state seat of South Brisbane.

While it's normally considered a safe seat for Labor, Ms Trad required Greens preferences to get over the line at south Brisbane in last year's state election when Jonathan Sri secured 21.8 per cent of the vote.

Mr Sri went on to become the first Greens councillor elected to the Brisbane City Council when he had success this year in the Gabba ward, which sits in the same electorate.

The Greens remain tight-lipped on the identity of their South Brisbane candidate but it's unlikely to be Mr Sri, with a spokesperson admitting it was a new candidate for the seat.

The Greens have traditionally preferenced Labor, but that relationship is under strain after Ms Trad announced on Monday the controversial West Village project had again been approved.

The deputy premier had previously "called in" the $800,000 project, but the Greens say recent changes are relatively minor and haven't addressed their bigger concerns.

The next state election is due by May 2018.

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