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The Gap Ward & Council News

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

CCTV cameras keeping Brisbane city safe

October 30th, 2018|

More than 23,000 incidents, ranging from medical emergencies and theft to vandalism and assaults, were identified by Brisbane City Council's CitySafe camera network last financial year. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Council's CitySafe network was helping to ensure Brisbane continued to be a safe place to live, work and relax, with 131 cameras monitoring the city's popular pedestrian

Council launches digital system for parking permits

October 30th, 2018|

Brisbane City Council is making it easier for residents to access parking permits with the introduction of a new digital system, providing on-the-spot permit approvals. Infrastructure Chairman Cr Amanda Cooper said that from this week, the system would be progressively rolled-out, starting with nine parking permit areas across the city. "Brisbane's parking permits provide residents with unrestricted parking

Council announces Ann St speed change from next week

October 29th, 2018|

Brisbane City Council has today announced that Ann Street will be reduced to a 40km/hr zone from Monday 5 November, following recommendations made in a citywide Pedestrian Safety Review. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the Pedestrian Safety Review's interim findings, released last month, had identified a number of pedestrian-safety issues and recommended safety improvements, including reducing the speed

Get active and fit with free gyms in Brisbane parks

October 23rd, 2018|

Being fit and active in Brisbane is easier than ever before, with around 30 new outdoor gyms on the way or recently opened in local parks offering people a free fitness alternative. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Council was creating more to see and do in Brisbane, with a $5 million investment into modern outdoor exercise equipment to

First paddle-up pontoon opens on Brisbane River

October 18th, 2018|

Brisbane City Council has today officially opened the city’s first ever river hub in West End, which will soon form part of a world-class River Access Network that will create new river tourism and transport opportunities in the inner-city. Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Brisbane’s tourism industry had been stifled by a lack of on-water infrastructure, however, the

Brisbane’s sustainability heroes recognised at awards

October 18th, 2018|

Brisbane’s green army of schools, community groups and individuals have today been recognised by the Lord Mayor for their environmental efforts, at the Brisbane City Council Cleaner Suburbs Awards. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk congratulated close to 30 finalists for this year’s awards, for their remarkable efforts in litter prevention, waste management, and protecting our natural areas. “The Cleaner

Surveillance cameras crack down on illegal dumpers

October 9th, 2018|

A suite of covert surveillance cameras are the latest weapon in Brisbane City Council’s arsenal to fight illegal dumping in Brisbane, catching 36 dumpers in the dirty act last year. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said close to 100 camouflage CCTV cameras had been deployed across 150 illegal dumping locations across Brisbane, to catch people dumping their rubbish in

Council sniffs out koalas at 17 new bushland sites

October 4th, 2018|

Brisbane City Council is continuing Australia’s largest genetic and population mapping survey of koalas, with 85 per cent of new bushland areas surveyed showing evidence of the at-risk species. Acting Mayor Adrian Schrinner said detection efforts had uncovered extremely high koala activity in half of all sites surveyed, with evidence of multiple koalas living in the bushland areas

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