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Lord Mayor warns residents to postpone tip visits or expect delays

April 8th, 2020|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has urged Brisbane residents postpone trips to Brisbane’s Resource Recovery Centres during the coronavirus crisis, with the centres currently having longer than average queues. “Brisbane City Council has four resource recovery centres and disposing of rubbish is an essential service, but an unnecessary trip to the tip should not be on the cards for

Adoptions surge, shelters cleared amid coronavirus outbreak

April 8th, 2020|

Adoptions surge, shelters cleared amid coronavirus outbreak A record number of animals were adopted from Brisbane City Council’s animal rehoming centres in recent months as people choose to hunker down with a new furry friend as we face the coronavirus crisis. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said almost 330 pets were adopted from Council’s two animal rehoming centres over

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinnner announces refreshed cabinet to lead Brisbane through coronavirus crisis

April 8th, 2020|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has set the pathway for the next four years unveiling his refreshed Civic Cabinet that will be focused on bringing Brisbane through the coronavirus crisis. The Lord Mayor has announced several changes to Cabinet, including new faces, new titles and responsibilities to ensure it is in the best position to lead Brisbane through these

Council fees waived for 600 community clubs and groups facing coronavirus downturn

April 2nd, 2020|

More than 600 Brisbane clubs and organisations facing the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic will benefit from Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner’s business relief package waiving $7.9 million in fees, rents and charges. “Our sports and recreation clubs have always been the fabric of Brisbane’s suburbs and we wanted to act quickly to support them

Development services available during the coronavirus pandemic

April 2nd, 2020|

Brisbane City Council has been working hard to accommodate measures to address coronavirus and manage the impact on the services we provide. Development Services delivers services ranging from prelodgement and development assessment to plan sealing and plumbing. While we will continue to offer our full range of services, we have evolved our business delivery to ensure the health and well-being

Council road resurfacing blitz continues across Brisbane

April 2nd, 2020|

Brisbane City Council will deliver a city-wide $360 million road resurfacing blitz across the next four years, as the organisation works to continue to keep essential services running, projects built and staff employed despite the coronavirus impacts. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said detailed continuity planning has ensured essentials such as road and traffic light repairs, grass cutting, mosquito treatments,

Brisbane City Council staff pay freeze as city battles coronavirus economic impacts

April 1st, 2020|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced a two-year wage freeze will be applied across Brisbane City Council, including all Councillors, managers and staff. These measures are being implemented to help absorb the significant financial impact of the coronavirus crisis on Council’s budget and ensure that essential services can continue. “There will be no pay rises and that includes

Dog off-leash areas to close effective immediately to prevent transmission of coronavirus

March 30th, 2020|

Brisbane City Council is closing all dog off-leash areas effective immediately to protect residents and reduce the risk of the transmission of coronavirus. Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the closures include nearly 150 fenced dog off-leash areas following advice from the Chief Health Officer and new social distancing measures limiting gatherings in public spaces. “Dog

Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner announces city parking permits automatically extended for an extra four month from the days they expire

March 28th, 2020|

Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced city parking permits will be automatically extended for an extra four months from the date they expire. “The coronavirus impacts on the city are clear; we will extend permits for parking permits automatically until at least August, so permit holders don’t have to worry about doing anything,” Cr Schrinner

Brisbane’s 22 pools close to keep community safe from coronavirus spread

March 23rd, 2020|

Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced Council’s 22  pools have closed until further notice to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. “The numbers of coronavirus case continue to climb and the most important thing we can do right now is keep our community protected and ensure all risks are minimised,” Cr Schrinner said. “We know

Council asks for roads, bridges and community clubs funding on Federal fast-track wish list

March 23rd, 2020|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has listed roads, bridges and funding for community clubs as the critical projects for fast-tracked delivery by the Federal Government in a bid to drive jobs in Brisbane and strengthen our local economy. “We are currently facing extraordina​ry and unprecedented times and we want to stand with and work with the Federal Government in

Lord Mayor Announces Council Business Fee Waiver

March 19th, 2020|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced Brisbane City Council will waive all charges, rents, levies and permit fees effective immediately for all businesses, as they face economic hardship caused by coronavirus impacts The $7.9 million business relief package will apply to businesses and council lessees who will have a range of fees and charges waived for the next

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