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The Gap Ward & Council News

Schrinner urges green light for Metro after more delays

June 26th, 2019|

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has told the Palaszczuk State Labor Government to get out of the way of the Brisbane Metro and stop throwing ongoing delays at a critical project, just as they did with Adani. Cr Schrinner said the fully funded Brisbane Metro project now faced yet another delay at the hands of the State Government,

Construction starts on city’s newest Riverwalk

June 24th, 2019|

Major works to transform the river’s edge along the City Botanic Gardens are now underway as part of a Brisbane City Council plan to build Brisbane’s newest riverwalk. Deputy Mayor Krista Adams said the City Botanic Gardens Riverwalk would complete a notorious missing link between the city’s inner-north and South Bank, allowing thousands of residents and visitors to

Council steps up funding for safer school connections

June 24th, 2019|

Active travel to schools will soon be safer and more accessible for everyone with Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner committing more than $6.5 million over four years to build missing footpath links to Brisbane schools. Cr Schrinner said Brisbane City Council was stepping up its commitment to deliver safer connections for students to walk, cycle and scoot with funding

Free off-peak travel for seniors on Council buses & ferries

June 11th, 2019|

Seniors will be able to travel for free off-peak on Brisbane buses, CityCats and ferries as part of Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner’s first Budget to be handed down on Wednesday. Cr Schrinner has called on the State Labor Government to match the announcement for rail passengers in its Budget to be handed down tomorrow (Tue). The Brisbane City

Transit boulevard plan for Adelaide Street

June 3rd, 2019|

Brisbane City Council has released its plan to transform Adelaide Street in Brisbane’s CBD into a world-class transit boulevard, including an underground tunnel entry for Brisbane Metro. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the Draft Adelaide Street Vision outlined Council’s plan to adapt the century-old transit corridor to meet changing community needs and get residents home quicker and safer.

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

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