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The Gap Ward & Council News

Council protects more than 700 hectares of bushland

May 7th, 2019|

Brisbane City Council has protected more than 700 hectares of bushland in the past three years as part of its four-year plan to safeguard the city’s important green space and koala habitat for the future. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Council was on track to acquire 750 hectares of bushland by 2020 as part of its accelerated Bushland

Wynnum Rd upgrade delivers Brisbane’s newest street

May 3rd, 2019|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has today opened Brisbane’s newest street as Brisbane City Council’s $128 million Wynnum Road corridor upgrade powers past the halfway mark. Cr Schrinner said Kulpurum Street in East Brisbane would make it safer for residents, pedestrians and cyclists accessing Laidlaw Parade, Scanlan Street and Eskgrove Street, with the intersection to be activated from today.

Lord Mayor to swing from Goodwill Bridge for charity

April 29th, 2019|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner will launch himself from the Goodwill Bridge on Friday 10 May, in an effort to support and raise money for local charity Hear and Say. Cr Schrinner said he would join The Gap Ward Councillor Steven Toomey to support Hear and Say and raise much-needed funds to help local children with hearing loss learn

Lord Mayor steps-in to protect Mt Coot-tha greenspace for the future

April 12th, 2019|

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner will protect Mt Coot-tha as a greenspace for future generations by terminating the Mt Coot-tha Zipline project.   In his first week as Lord Mayor, Cr Schrinner sought an urgent briefing from the Council CEO to understand more about the project that is under appeal in the Planning and Environment Court.   “I’ve

Council transforms unused land into green space

April 11th, 2019|

Brisbane City Council is delivering a new green space at Milton as part its city-wide plan to transform unused land into vibrant parks for the community. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said works would soon start on an under-utilised empty lot at the corner of Manning Street and Railway Terrace to give the land to residents as a green

Lord Mayor Schrinner reveals renewed Council team

April 11th, 2019|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has unveiled a new generation of Brisbane City councillors that will join him as local representatives from next month to help deliver his vision for a better Brisbane. Cr Schrinner said he was excited Fiona Cunningham, Tracy Davis and James Mackay would join his team as councillors for their respective wards of Coorparoo, McDowall

New Lord Mayor to fast-track new parks and green space

April 8th, 2019|

New Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner will fast-track Council’s biggest investment in parks and green space with a multi-million dollar investment over the next five years from the city’s future fund.   In his inaugural speech as Lord Mayor today, Cr Schrinner promised that all future dividends from the City of Brisbane Investment Corporation would be used to

Speed awareness monitors bounce into Easter

April 3rd, 2019|

Brisbane City Council’s speed awareness monitors are bouncing into Easter, helping to make suburban streets safer over the school holiday period as part of a citywide speed awareness campaign. Infrastructure Chairman Amanda Cooper said more than 250 million vehicles had passed the monitors since they were launched in 2013, with two in every five speeding motorists reducing their

Council floats Easter school holiday program

April 3rd, 2019|

Brisbane City Council is floating a boredom-busting program of more than 200 affordable activities to keep kids off the couch over the Easter school holidays. Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Council was leaping into the break with a refreshed holiday program, including a brand new ‘Beats on Boats’ initiative that would transform CityCats into open-air stages. “Whether you’re

Five new bridges underpin new Lord Mayor Schrinner’s vision for Brisbane

April 1st, 2019|

Brisbane’s new Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner, today outlined his vision for a cleaner, greener and more active city – including five new green bridges – after his colleagues endorsed him to take over from long-serving Lord Mayor Graham Quirk. Cr Schrinner will become Brisbane’s 17th Lord Mayor – and one of the youngest ever – when he is

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

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