News 2018-07-04T14:56:58+00:00

The Gap Ward & Council News

Council breaks ground at Walton Bridge Reserve

May 18th, 2018|

Works have started on the second stage of the Walton Bridge Reserve transformation, as part of Brisbane City Council’s $73 million investment to deliver new and exciting lifestyle and leisure opportunities in suburban parks across the city. Local Councillor Steve Toomey said Council’s upgrade would greatly enhance the area and encourage more people to head outdoors and enjoy

Council drives road safety program at Brisbane schools

May 17th, 2018|

Council’s campaign for safer streets around Brisbane schools has kicked-started for Term Two, with close to 100 schools adopting new traffic management plans to ease congestion and boost safety. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Council was committed to helping students, parents and the local community travel safely around schools, by upgrading pedestrian crossings, enhancing school zones and developing

Historic air-raid bunkers uncovered during wharf restoration

May 17th, 2018|

A piece of the city’s World War Two history is set to come alive at the Howard Smith Wharves entertainment precinct, with five previously hidden air-raid shelters to become a feature of the new public parklands. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the $110 million restoration the 90-year-old Howard Smith Wharves had uncovered some of the city’s lesser-known military

Brisbane residents to be hooked on Bulimba Creek

May 17th, 2018|

Plans to build a new fishing platform along Bulimba Creek at Tingalpa are underway, with works to commence in coming weeks, as part of Brisbane City Council’s $18 million commitment to boost lifestyle and leisure opportunities on the water. Environment, Parks and Sustainability Chairman David McLachlan said the new $400,000 fishing platform at Carmichael Park would add to

Brisbane River lifestyle and transport hubs one step closer

May 17th, 2018|

New on-water docking hubs for recreational boats, kayaks and water taxis at New Farm Park and Dutton Park are one step closer, following development approval for the new structures this week, to allow construction to commence. Brisbane City Council Infrastructure Chairman Cr Amanda Cooper said the hubs would be the first to take shape along the inner-city stretch

Brisbane bike classes boost cycling confidence

May 17th, 2018|

Brisbane City Council is boosting bike riding confidence across the city with a free cycling education program encouraging thousands of people to switch from four wheels to two. Public and Active Transport Chairman Cr Adrian Schrinner said Bike Week marked the perfect opportunity for residents to give bike riding a go and Council’s Cycling Brisbane program was helping

Cr Toomey’s Community Newspaper Articles

May 10th, 2018|

Ward Happenings with Councillor Steven Toomey, Western Echo Column May 2018 Out and About in The Gap Ward, The Hills Echo Column May 2018   Ward Happenings with Councillor Steven Toomey, Western Echo April 2018 Out and About in The Gap Ward, The Hills Echo Column April 2018   Ward Happenings with Councillor Steven Toomey, Western Echo Column March 2018 Out and About

Banner Bookings The Gap Ward

April 19th, 2018|

Banner Poles are provides across parks in The Gap Ward for local community and sporting groups.  These sites are not for profit groups, you can make a booking via 'contact councillor' on the webpage or by ringing The Gap Ward Office on 3407 1900. Two week maximum advertising bookings at each site. Banner Pole Sites: Coopers Camp Rd

Brisbane pays tribute to ANZAC past in final year of Centenary

April 17th, 2018|

Brisbane City Council is readying the city for events marking the final year of the Centenary of ANZAC next week, with a range of new commemorative events and works to pay tribute to the sacrifices of Australian servicemen and women. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said 140 of Brisbane’s war memorials were being respectfully restored and prepared for ANZAC

Community composting helping keep Brisbane sustainable

April 10th, 2018|

Brisbane residents have saved 20,000 litres of food scraps from ending up in landfill, through Brisbane City Council’s Community Composting Hubs. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Council’s 14 public composting hubs were helping contribute to a clean, green and sustainable Brisbane, by recycling food waste to produce compost for community gardens. “Food waste is the largest contributor to

2018 Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Scholarship Program and Mentoring Scheme

April 1st, 2018|

The Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Scholarships Program and Mentoring Scheme provides business training and mentoring opportunities for Brisbane residents from multicultural backgrounds. The program aims to grow recipients’ business and entrepreneurial skills and enable them to start or expand their business. Since 2008, the program has delivered almost 300 scholarship and mentoring placements. Find out more about the Lord

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