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The Gap Ward & Council News

Council funding resurges suburban high streets

March 25th, 2019|

Council funding resurges suburban high streets Brisbane City Council is throwing a spotlight on local high streets, with works underway across the city as part of a more than $9 million commitment to creating vibrant neighbourhood centres.   Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Council’s Village Precinct Projects created high quality, attractive and accessible neighbourhood centres, which in turn

Council delivering sustainable, smoother streets

March 18th, 2019|

Council delivering sustainable, smoother streets Brisbane City Council is saving more than $4 million a year by recycling more than 62,000 tonnes of asphalt and 7000 tonnes of glass as part of its road resurfacing plan.   Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Council was leading the way in delivering an environmentally-friendly city and had been at the forefront

Mt Coot-tha precinct upgrade delivers better trails

March 4th, 2019| A walking trail in the Mt Coot-tha precinct that is, in parts, more than 70 years old is about to undergo an upgrade as part of Brisbane City Council’s $14.8 million commitment to protect and enhance the precinct.   Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said works to upgrade one of the mountain’s most popular walking tracks, the Summit

Council contact centre handles 3300 enquiries per day

March 4th, 2019|

Brisbane City Council’s award-winning Contact Centre is fielding thousands of calls every day, with rubbish collection, animal control and parking enquiries topping the list of more than 1.2 million enquiries in 2018. Lifestyle and Community Services Chairman Peter Matic said Council’s Contact Centre was a one-stop-shop for everything Council related, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Brisbane celebrates 15 years of active school travel

February 25th, 2019|

Brisbane City Council is today kicking off the 2019 Active School Travel program, which has encouraged more than 100,000 primary school students to actively travel since 2004.   Public and Active Transport Chairman Cr Adrian Schrinner said 24,500 students would put their feet to the pavement in 2019, helping to tackle congestion and boost safety around 46 Brisbane

Story Bridge to undergo major restoration

February 25th, 2019|

Queensland’s most recognisable bridge will soon undergo the makeover of a lifetime, with Brisbane City Council planning to blast bare, paint and restore the 79-year old Story Bridge to prolong its life. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the cost of rebuilding another iconic bridge could cost up to $1 billion so it was vital Council continued to maintain

Brisbane Metro arrives for O-Week festivities

February 20th, 2019|

Brisbane City Council's Brisbane Metro project has joined university students for O-Week festivities before the turn-up-and-go service officially arrives for classes in 2023. Public and Active Transport Chairman Adrian Schrinner said the $944 million Brisbane Metro project would help transform the commute for students at seven campuses across the city. "Brisbane is home to three world-class universities that

Mt Coot-tha Zipline gets Council’s planning approval

February 4th, 2019|

The Mt Coot-tha Zipline project has been given approval by Brisbane City Council’s planning team with the first stage of the eco-adventure experience planned to open by the end of 2019. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the zipline project was part of Council’s long-term vision for the future by creating more to see and do in the Mt

Resident Survey Priorities for Brisbane-Questions and Answers

January 23rd, 2019|

Resident Survey Priorities for Brisbane-Questions and Answers Can you please improve the reliability and frequency of buses in and around The Gap Ward? Please incentivise or reduce fares to encourage the community to use public transport. Please increase better active travel options. Concerns about over development. We would like to see more trees, vegetation and creek restoration. Please

Project Empty Shelter rehomes animals for Christmas

December 5th, 2018|

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is calling on residents to open their heart and homes this Christmas and consider adopting a pet as part of the Project Empty Shelter adoption drive. Cr Quirk said Brisbane City Council was partnering with Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) to host the Project Empty Shelter drive this weekend with the mission of clearing

Brisbane celebrates three million CityCycle trips

November 22nd, 2018|

Brisbane’s CityCycle success continues to grow, with the fleet of 2,000 bikes approaching three million trips since October 2010. Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner encouraged CityCyclists to get pedalling to celebrate the milestone and go in the draw to win a $2,500 holiday to Queensland’s iconic Great Barrier Reef. “Since 2010, CityCycle riders have travelled around the globe 259

Council announces ferry stop for Howard Smith Wharves

November 7th, 2018|

Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner has today announced Brisbane City Council will expand the city's river transport network with a new ferry terminal for Brisbane's newest leisure and lifestyle precinct, Howard Smith Wharves. Cr Schrinner said the once-abandoned riverfront destination was on the eve of re-opening as a vibrant, world-class public entertainment precinct after a $110 million revitalisation. "With

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