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Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner – Budget Release 2021-2022

June 16th, 2021|

Three monohull ferries to rejoin ferry fleet alongside KittyCats The Schrinner Council is investing more than $4 million over two years to restore three wooden monohull ferries, so that they can re-enter service alongside the five new KittyCats. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner announced the detailed business case had been received and the ferry restoration was now budgeted for.

Suburban sports get $50 million Budget boost

June 14th, 2021|

The Schrinner Council will invest more than $50 million in upgrading Brisbane’s sporting facilities over the next 12 months, cementing our position as an Olympic-ready city, and future-proofing suburban sport for future generations.  Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the upcoming 2021-22 Budget would provide a more than $50 million boost for community sporting groups with funds for improvements,

Schrinner Council slashes $6.5 million in fees to keep Brisbane’s food businesses afloat

June 8th, 2021|

The Schrinner Council has revealed Brisbane’s food businesses have collectively saved more than $6.5 million in fee waivers since the start of the pandemic. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said more than 7000 businesses across 186 suburbs had their food business and footpath dining fees waived as part of the Economic Recovery Taskforce’s Business Relief Package. “Our cafes, restaurants

Brisbane-based organisation that supports women and children escaping domestic and family violence an almost $300,000 funding boost.

June 1st, 2021|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Beyond DV would receive the boost as part of Council’s Pathways out of Homelessness Grant Program. “As we’ve seen in the wake of the Hannah Clarke tragedy, the protection of women and children in distressing home environments is an absolute priority and supporting women to exit these situations is essential for their safety

Electric expansion as e-bikes prepare to hit the streets

June 1st, 2021|

Brisbane residents and visitors will be able to jump on one of 800 sharable electric bikes from next month. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner announced Neuron Mobility and Beam Mobility had been awarded the tender to operate Brisbane’s new sharable electric bike scheme and shareable e-scooters which will meet booming demand for the new form of transport. “We have

Council waves $1.8 million in development fees spurring Brisbane building boom

May 31st, 2021|

The Schrinner Council has spearheaded a Brisbane renovation boom, waiving and discounting more than $1.8 million in fees over the past nine months for nearly 2000 residents that kickstarted new builds or renovations. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the savings, delivered by the Economic Recovery Taskforce, supported Brisbane residents in adding value to their homes while keeping demand for

Victoria Park to open to public from 1 July

May 26th, 2021|

Residents will get access to 45 hectares of newly accessible greenspace in just five weeks as Brisbane’s highly successful parks team step in to begin undertaking the transformation of Victoria Park. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the Victoria Park Golf Course would close at 5pm on June 30, with the space to open for residents to explore and

Brisbane’s first electric bus to hit the streets next month

May 26th, 2021|

Brisbane’s first fully electric bus route will commence services from June 14, 2021 as part of the Schrinner Council’s vision to enhance and expand sustainable public transport. Public and Active Transport Chair Ryan Murphy said the trial of four electric buses would be the first of its kind for Brisbane City Council, with world-leading electric bus operator Yutong

Schrinner Council unveils designs for Kangaroo Point Green Bridge active travel connections

May 26th, 2021|

The Schrinner Council has revealed new designs detailing how pedestrians and active travellers will be able to seamlessly connect to the new Kangaroo Point Green Bridge. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the planned connections at the Kangaroo Point and city side landings would be delivered following strong community interest in how the bridge will integrate with the surrounding

Schrinner Council’s free service helps preserve long-lost retro memories

May 18th, 2021|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is encouraging residents to dust off their old videos, cassettes, film negatives and floppy disks and preserve their old memories at Brisbane City Council’s new free media conversion station.  Cr Schrinner said many households had a stockpile of priceless memories on old formats and the new permanent facility at Carindale Library would provide people

Schrinner Council gives millions in financial relief to community clubs

May 17th, 2021|

The Schrinner Council is on track to assist more than 90 clubs this financial year as part of its $3.3 million Resilient Clubs Support Program that helps ease the financial pressure many community clubs face to keep the lights on and fields maintained. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the multi-million-dollar program was supporting community groups leasing Council facilities

Team Schrinner sets up small business hub for suburban entrepreneurs

May 4th, 2021|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is opening up a new world of opportunity for  the burgeoning numbers entrepreneurs operating in Brisbane’s suburbs. Cr Schrinner said the number of newly registered businesses in 2020 had grown by three per cent and the new venue in Nundah Village would provide them with greater access to support services and expert advice. “Right

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