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The Gap Ward & Council News

Commuter patience rewarded with CityCat service change

August 4th, 2020|

The CityCats will soon be stopping at Holman Street as Brisbane City Council works to reinstate all Cross River and City Hopper Ferry services as soon as possible. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Brisbane residents had been extremely patient and understanding during the service disruptions and he was pleased to be able to offer an interim measures while

One millionth meal delivered as more Brisbane residents turn to food relief

July 29th, 2020|

Demand for food relief has skyrocketed, increasing by up to 50% since the coronavirus pandemic began and Brisbane City Council’s partnership with OzHarvest is helping feed residents in need. Lord Mayor Adrian Schinner said last year Council committed $300,000 to fund three OzHarvest refrigerated food rescue vehicles for an entire year and today marked the milestone one millionth

The Gap Ward 9 September 2020 Community Networking Event

July 22nd, 2020|

We invite you to attend a local community networking event to learn more about programs that council are offering to support local business. The Deputy Lord Mayor, Cr Krista Adams, Chair of City Planning & Economic Development Committee will be attending & will speak on how Council is supporting local business. This is the 2nd community networking event.

Council recruits weevils, wasps, beetles to wage war on invasive pests

July 14th, 2020|

They might be ugly, but Brisbane City Council has made some unlikely allies in the war against pests, deploying weevils, beetles and wasps to help keep invasive species under control. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Council has developed a reputation as a national leader in using natural pest control methods instead of toxic chemicals. "We know that your

Council targets school zone safety as Brisbane students start Term 3

July 13th, 2020|

Council officers will be out in force to monitor driver safety in school zones as thousands of Brisbane students head back to the classroom next week, with 60 schools at the top of the hit list. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner warned parents and road users to keep road safety front-of-mind, when term three starts on Monday, 13 July

Story Bridge’s once-in-a-generation makeover to mark 80 years

July 10th, 2020|

Up to 4000 litres of coating will be used to repaint the Story Bridge, as it embarks on a five-year long restoration project in its 80th year since opening. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the Story Bridge is one of Queensland’s most iconic, heritage-listed landmarks and the makeover would return it to its former glory. “As Australia’s longest

Council pipeline of projects to support thousands of local jobs

July 10th, 2020|

Brisbane City Council is gearing up to start delivering an extensive suite of infrastructure projects in the new financial year, which will create well over 4000 jobs in Brisbane. The infrastructure boom includes everything from suburban roads and footpaths, park, reserve and stormwater upgrades to building riverwalks and double-decker CityCats. Investment in road projects, intersection upgrades and improvements

Lord Mayor encourages residents to tick off Brisbane bucket list these school holidays

July 10th, 2020|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is calling on Brisbane residents to tick off their own Brisbane bucket list these school holidays, with the city offering hundreds of free and low-cost local experiences to create an epic holiday at home. Cr Schrinner said the July to September school holidays would be the first time in months kids could celebrate new-found

2020-21 Budget Newsletter The Gap Ward

July 7th, 2020|

A message from Steven It was an honour to be returned as Councillor for The Gap Ward in March, under some very difficult circumstances for many in our community, I thank you all. COVID-19 stalled our lifestyle, tested our sporting clubs, community groups and local businesses, our response to this crisis has been second to none and I

Brisbane Residents Robbed in State’s Council Funding Carve Up

June 4th, 2020|

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has slammed a State Government decision to allocate a paltry 2.5 percent of a $200 million COVID council support package to Brisbane. The day after it was revealed an estimated 135,000 Brisbane residents lost their job in the April-June quarter, Australia’s biggest council was advised it would receive just $5 million from the

Animals prove the best company as fostering enquiries double during COVID-19

June 4th, 2020|

Brisbane City Council’s animal rehoming centres have experienced a huge surge in fostering enquiries as residents sought a new best friend to keep them company during the coronavirus pandemic. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said in the past 12 months, 98 per cent of animals taken home on a fostering basis had then been adopted by their foster family

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