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Schrinner Council busts recycling myths this National Recycling Week

November 24th, 2021|

Easy-to-make mistakes are causing more than 48,000 tonnes of materials to wrongly end up in landfill each year, with Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner busting a number of common recycling myths to coincide with National Recycling Week. Cr Schrinner said Brisbane residents recycled a staggering 71,300 tonnes of material last year but that number could be significantly higher by

Summer trial locks out late-night partygoers and brings e-scooters to the baysid

November 24th, 2021|

Hire e-scooters will be locked from midnight in Brisbane’s biggest party precincts under another significant safety measure to be introduced by the Schrinner Council. Brisbane Civic Cabinet Chair for Transport Ryan Murphy has revealed the trial preventing people from operating the hire e-scooters would begin 1 December and be enforced for the next six months. The shutdown of

Schrinner Council blueprint for reviving Brisbane’s city centre

November 24th, 2021|

Lord Mayor MEDIA RELEASE Streamlining street closures for events, investigating more pedestrian crossings and facilitating the conversion of buildings from commercial to residential form part of the Schrinner Council’s blueprint for reviving Brisbane’s city centre. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Brisbane’s CBD had been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Brisbane City Centre Master Plan detailed

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner today welcomed the appointment of Member for Clayfield Tim Nicholls to the newly-create role of Shadow Minister for CBD Activatio

October 12th, 2021|

“As an experience State member as well as a former local councillor who chaired our finance committee, Tim knows the importance of Brisbane’s city centre to the Queensland economy,” Cr Schrinner said. “I welcome the focus on returning workers and visitors to the CBD because this will create opportunities for business and generate jobs. “Anyone who has been

Funding shines light on further twenty clubs up for solar

October 12th, 2021|

The Schrinner Council is helping Brisbane’s sporting and community clubs save money and be more environmentally friendly with a further $400,000 commitment to the successful Resilient Clubs Support Program. Lord Mayor Adrian Schinner said the latest round of funding would allow Council to work with up to 20 additional clubs to help them reduce their electricity bill, which

Kerbside collections reels in more than 5000 tonnes of unwanted household items

October 11th, 2021|

Brisbane residents have punted more than 5000 tonnes of unwanted household items to the kerb since the Schrinner Council’s return of kerbside collection. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner thanked the thousands of Brisbane residents who had participated in kerbside collection so far this financial year, saying the vast majority of items placed put out for collection had been appropriate.

Brisbane ferry terminals helping keep local industry afloat

October 6th, 2021|

More than 100 local workers from over 30 local suppliers have been involved in the construction of the new Howard Smith Wharves ferry terminal and upgrade of South Bank ferry terminal, with both projects on track for completion by Christmas. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the major works for the terminals had been completed locally with the structures

Vote now for Brisbane’s cleanest and greenest community heroes

October 5th, 2021|

Sisters helping recycle plastic into prosthetic limbs, an eco-friendly hair salon and schools that are successfully fighting the war on waste are among 24 finalists for the 2021 WasteSMART Brisbane Awards. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner encourage Brisbane residents to get involved, saying voting is now under way for Cleanaway’s People’s Choice Award  after 24 finalists were shortlisted from more than 250 nominations. “The WasteSMART Brisbane Awards

Brisbane residents urged to prep for storm season as wet summer approaches

September 28th, 2021|

Brisbane’s unpredictable storm season is predicted to be wetter than usual with Lord Mayor urging residents to act early to prepare their homes, families and businesses. Cr Schrinner said the Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a 75% chance of above average rainfall for Brisbane, which could result in increased thunderstorms, flash flooding or localised flooding. “Our city has

Spring, sunny days were made for Brisbane City Council’s Newest Outdoor Gallery: Springfini

September 28th, 2021|

Spring has sprung and a new free outdoor art exhibition – Springfinity - is inviting people back into the city and outdoors to celebrate. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said as the city bounced back to life post-lockdown, the new Outdoor Gallery, launching on 28 August, would light up streets and laneways with exciting new artworks. “Springfinity is the 3rd

Council’s core business partnership with more than 3000 local business brings $950 million boost

September 28th, 2021|

 More than 3000 South East Queensland businesses have shared in $950 million in contracts over the past 12 months under the Schrinner Council's successful Buy Local procurement policy.  Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the commitment for at least 80 per cent of Council’s spend to benefit local firms had come at a time when businesses needed it most.  “I introduced the Buy Local policy

Valley Fiesta returns for a long weekend of music’s homegrown heroes

September 21st, 2021|

It’s all fiesta, no siesta next month, with Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner announcing the return of one of Brisbane’s biggest annual parties, Valley Fiesta from 28-30 October. Cr Schrinner said more than 20 venues across Fortitude Valley would come alive over three days to feature more than 150 artists including hometown heroes Hope D, rapper Nerve and Beddy

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