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National Business Heavyweights Headline Brisbane Business Summit

April 13th, 2021|

Yellow Brick Road Chairman Mark Bouris and futurist Mark McCrindle will help Brisbane business owners navigate the pandemic, heading up Brisbane City Council’s inaugural Brisbane Business Summit this April. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the business heavyweights joined the summit's diverse line up of leaders who would share their insights into business resilience and innovation with locals. “With

Council grants helps sick and injured animals

April 13th, 2021|

Blankets, beds, aviaries, and incubators to help sick and injured native wildlife will be funded through more than $64,000 awarded as part of Brisbane City Council’s Native Wildlife Carers Grants program. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said there were 21 recipients within the latest grants round, including the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA Qld),

Calling all artists: Brisbane’s illustrious Portrait Prize now open

April 13th, 2021|

Brisbane’s artists are invited to get creative and produce a portrait of an individual, be it an everyday person or a household name, and be in the running to share in $87,000 to be awarded as part of the 2021 Brisbane Portrait Prize. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said this year would be the third year for the competition

Brisbane precincts to score cash-boost for more suburban events

April 13th, 2021|

More than a quarter of a million dollars is up for grabs for local business to deliver events, festivals and markets, with the launch of the Lord Mayor’s Precinct Promotion Fund today.  Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said applications were now open for local business groups to apply for a cash-boost of up to $10,000 each to deliver events

Calling all artists: Brisbane’s illustrious Portrait Prize now open

March 30th, 2021|

Brisbane’s artists are invited to get creative and produce a portrait of an individual, be it an everyday person or a household name, and be in the running to share in $87,000 to be awarded as part of the 2021 Brisbane Portrait Prize. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said this year would be the third year for the competition

Final Stage of CityLink Cycleway Now Open

March 30th, 2021|

The final stage of the CityLink Cycleway is now open, completing the connection between the CBD and South Bank. Public and Active Transport Chair Ryan Murphy said travelling through the city on a bike or scooter was now safer and more convenient than ever, with the dedicated lanes also reducing the need for cars in the city centre.

Easter appeal to bring joy to Brisbane charities

March 30th, 2021|

The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust will gift more than 2700 eggs and toys to 18 Brisbane charities this Easter. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said more people had been relying on support from local charities during the global coronavirus pandemic and the Trust’s Easter donations would bring joy to local children and their families who would otherwise go without.

Green grants announced for Brisbane’s environmental and sustainability warriors

March 30th, 2021|

The Schrinner Council Administration is helping community groups and not-for-profits right across Brisbane install solar panels, buy garden tools and restore the natural apartment with more than $330,000 in grants being awarded. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said he was thrilled to be able to recognise the hard work of 50 community groups through this year’s  Lord Mayor’s 2020/21

Brisbane scoots ahead as national e-mobility leader

March 16th, 2021|

Brisbane is powering ahead to become Australia’s first capital city with an e-mobility strategy, following a successful three-month consultation period that attracted more than 900 responses. Public and Active Transport Chair Ryan Murphy said Brisbane residents were leaders when it came to embracing e-mobility, with more than 5000 e-scooter trips being taken each day, with number now exceeding

Find, fill, repeat: Council’s pothole blitz

March 15th, 2021|

Hundreds of potholes are being filled across Brisbane every single day, as teams work around the clock to find and fill the pesky holes, which have been exacerbated by recent rainfall. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the current wet season has led to nearly 700 urgent pothole repair requests through December and January to date and was on

Millions in Federal funding to boost Brisbane economy

March 15th, 2021|

More than $40 million of Federally-funded infrastructure projects will soon get underway across Brisbane’s suburbs, including opening up the Archerfield Wetlands for public access, improvements to one of the City’s largest sports parks at Whites Hill and roadworks at Aspley, Fitzgibbon and Northgate. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the boost was made possible thanks to an additional $40.7

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