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LORD Mayor Adrian Schrinner has revealed accomplished local executive Anthony Ryan will take the reins of Brisbane’s Economic Development Agency

September 15th, 2021|

Cr Schrinner said Mr Ryan’s appointment as Brisbane Economic Development Agency’s (BEDA) new chief executive officer came after a national search attracted more than 100 high-calibre candidates. As the chief of BEDA, Mr Ryan will be responsible for driving the respected organisation’s strong focus on creating growth and trade opportunities for local businesses and attracting a diverse range

Lord Mayor encourages local heroes to nominate for 2022 Australia Day Awards

September 15th, 2021|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is calling on the community to nominate local heroes for the 2022 Australia Day Awards, with entries now open until 1 November. Cr Schrinner said the annual awards honoured outstanding community members who went above and beyond to improve the lives of others. “Service to our community comes in many shapes and forms, and

Brisbane Metro final design unveils one of the most advanced electric vehicles in the world

September 15th, 2021|

The design of the Brisbane Metro vehicle has been finalised with more than 35 major design enhancements that will significantly improve the accessibility and sustainability of what will be one of the most advanced electric vehicles in the world. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Council had been working with vehicle designer HESS and key stakeholders, including the accessibility

Wetland oasis in Brisbane’s South gets green light to take shape

September 15th, 2021|

The Schrinner Council’s transformation of parks across Brisbane has taken another significant step forward with plans to create a $22 million world-class parkland at Archerfield Wetlands formally approved. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the approval marked a major milestone in the evolution of Archerfield Wetlands from industrial land to an environmental and recreational wonderland. “The 150-hectare Archerfield Wetlands

Schrinner Council opens the doors to its first women’s shed

September 15th, 2021|

Women looking to up-skill, socialise or gain confidence are set to benefit as the Schrinner Council throws open the doors to its first Women’s Shed at Ferny Grove. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the shed had already signed up almost 50 members who were excited to get into the space and work on projects including home improvements, wood

Brisbane scores multi-million dollar boost from feast of NRL footy

September 15th, 2021|

Brisbane’s hotels, restaurants and cafes scored big during the NRL Magic Round in May, highlighting the critical importance of the Schrinner Council’s support for major events. New economic modelling has revealed the three-day feast of football delivered a $22.5 million dividend to the city and the state. Deputy Mayor and Civic Cabinet Chair for Economic Development Krista Adams

Temporary bridge in place as 90-year-old structure gets replaced

August 25th, 2021|

A state-of-the-art temporary bridge will be installed by the Schrinner Council to prevent the residents of one of Brisbane’s most historic pockets being marooned during the construction of a permanent replacement. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said works were underway to install a temporary bridge, which will allow the upgrade of the Gresham Street Bridge in Ashgrove to get

Sport and community clubs urged to apply for new funding in Schrinner Council’s $3 million grants program

August 17th, 2021|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has extended a new lifeline to sports clubs and other community groups hit by COVID restrictions, urging them to apply for the new $3 million Better Suburbs Grants program. Cr Schrinner said many local sports clubs and community groups had been impacted by snap lockdowns and restrictions, forced to cover the cost of maintaining

More than 3000 local business helping run Brisbane as part of Schrinner Council’s Buy Local blitz

August 9th, 2021|

MORE than 3000 local businesses across South East Queensland are benefitting from the Schrinner Council’s Buy Local procurement policy which has put nearly $950 million back into the economy. Cr Schrinner said from Aspley Nursery supplying Council’s free native plants program to a family-owned Woolloongabba business servicing bus air conditioning, more than 80 per cent of Council’s contract spend over the past 12 months went to

Quiet CBD streets delivers construction opportunity

August 4th, 2021|

Brisbane’s major projects are powering ahead during lockdown, taking advantage of the reduced traffic in the CBD.  Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said major projects would normally have to schedule disruptive works around peak hour but in light of the lockdown, where possible, these works will be brought forward.  “The temporary relaxation of the standard rules around heavy vehicles

Schrinner Council invests in new chapter for local libraries

August 4th, 2021|

Local book lovers will rejoice as the Schrinner Council continues to invest in library upgrades and improvements to ensure the community can access the latest technology and high-quality facilities. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said million-dollar refurbishment works will kick off this financial year at Inala library to update the popular space which served local residents for more than 57 years. “No matter your age or interest, there will be something for everyone as part of the more than $1.3 million refurbishment

Search opens for new active travel schools

August 3rd, 2021|

SCHOOLS across Brisbane are being urged to apply to be part of the Schrinner Council's Active School Travel Program which helps to encourage families and students to take up active transport options. Public and Active Transport Chair Councillor Ryan Murphy said while recruitment for the program was paused for a year due to COVID, he was hopeful the

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