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Brisbane’s City Sanctuary a Step Closer

January 20th, 2020|

A detailed masterplan for Brisbane’s newest park is a step closer with the Victoria Park Draft Vision unveiled today. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner revealed the masterplan which gives a clear picture of what Brisbane’s biggest park in 50 years can look like, and it has something for everybody. “This is going to be a sanctuary in the city

Ticker tape Parade and Keys to the City to Honour our Bushfire Heroes

January 16th, 2020|

Brisbane firefighters, volunteers, service personnel and wildlife carers involved in the devastating East Coast bushfire effort will be honoured with a ticker tape parade and the Keys to the City. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner announced the parade to honour our local bushfire heroes would run through the city centre and end at King George Square where they will

165 Jobs As Construction Ramps Up On Brisbane Metro Depot

January 16th, 2020|

At least 165 workers will be employed as construction ramps up on a state-of-the-art depot to house the first fleet of fully-electric Brisbane Metro vehicles for Australia’s first mass transport system. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said buildings have been removed and early works have started at the Rochedale Metro vehicle depot which is strategically located to provide direct

Council’s lost property includes war medals, skeletons and even a snake

January 16th, 2020|

More than 7000 lost property items were handed into Brisbane City Council in the past six months including war medals which were reunited with their elderly owner. Community, Arts and Lifestyle Chair Councillor Peter Matic said belongings passed onto Council include more than 850 bags, 550 wallets and 500 mobile phones. “It is great to see the honesty

Brisbane’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations

December 29th, 2019|

The countdown is on to Brisbane’s biggest ever New Year’s Eve celebration, with more than 50,000 firework and light displays set to light up the city skyline, including a new kilometre-long rainbow that will stretch from Goodwill to Victoria Bridge. Deputy Mayor Krista Adams said there would be several top spots for residents and visitors to catch the

Council Christmas and New Year Services

December 20th, 2019|

Operating hours of several Brisbane City Council services and venues will change over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday break. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has advised residents and visitors to plan ahead when heading out across Brisbane during the Christmas holidays. Extra bus services will run during peak periods, waste collection and resource recovery centres will be business

One million questions for Council’s Hard-Working Contact Centre

December 19th, 2019|

Residents contacted Brisbane City Council more than a million times in 2019 asking questions on everything from runaway guinea pigs and reality TV shows to mundane bin replacements. Community, Arts and Lifestyle Chair Peter Matic said Council’s award-winning contact centres on average received about 108 calls every hour, while also responding to enquiries made via social media, mail,

Designs unveiled for Council’s newest ferry terminal

December 17th, 2019|

Designs for Brisbane’s next ferry terminal have been revealed as Brisbane City Council moves ahead with delivering its 26th ferry terminal. Public and Active Transport Chair Krista Adams said the new terminal at Howard Smith Wharves would transport residents and visitors right into the heart of one of Brisbane’s most popular lifestyle destinations. “We have worked collaboratively with

Council Delivers $100,000 Country Women’s Association Drought Donation

December 17th, 2019|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has visited the Queensland Country Women’s Association (QCWA) to personally deliver a $100,000 donation from Brisbane City Council for drought disaster assistance. Cr Schrinner said the QCWA helped almost 8000 families across Queensland through its drought relief fund since August last year. They were also heavily involved in caring for flood victims and emergency

LORD MAYOR EXPANDS KOALA CARER PROGRAM AND PRECINCT PROTECTION AREAS

December 17th, 2019|

Brisbane City Council will expand its koala carer grants program and open precinct protection areas complete with wildlife ‘furniture’ to help protect Brisbane’s koala population. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the announcement of further protections for Australia’s beloved iconic animal was a poignant reminder of how vulnerable the species is, given the catastrophic East Coast bushfires have reportedly

Major Brisbane Library Upgrades

December 16th, 2019|

The end of 2019 is a busy chapter for Brisbane City Council’s libraries with two upgrades being completed and the library fine amnesty culminating in 6.5 tonnes of tinned food being donated by Brisbane residents with almost three weeks to go. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is officially opening two refurbished local libraries at Ashgrove and Stones Corner after

Historic Community Victory Rings in 750HA Brisbane Bushland Protection Milestone

December 11th, 2019|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has lauded the Council purchase of a well-known north Brisbane bushland site as a major victory for the community and a milestone for bushland across the city. Council has purchased the six hectares tract of bushland at Stafford Heights, after a 15-year fight to stop development on the environmentally important site. “This purchase means

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