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Next stop North Pole for Council’s Christmas Themed Buses

December 6th, 2019|

Brisbane City Council bus drivers pulled out all the stops for the annual Christmas bus decoration competition, going the extra mile to deck out their vehicles in all things jolly for the 25-year-old festive tradition. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner was today joined by the Deputy Mayor Krista Adams to judge the bus decorations. “We have the biggest bus

All aboard the new and free Mt Coot-tha bus

December 4th, 2019|

With Christmas just around the corner, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has unveiled a suite of free and affordable holiday activities, including a new Mt Coot-tha shuttle bus. Cr Schrinner said the new shuttle service would make it easier for residents to travel around key destinations on Mt Coot-tha, including the Mt Coot-tha Lookout, J.C. Slaughter Falls Picnic Area,

Council introduces accessible housing incentive

December 3rd, 2019|

It is now easier for housing in Brisbane to be accessible to all residents, regardless of their age or ability, with the guidelines for Brisbane City Council’s Universal Housing Design Incentive released today. City Planning Chair Councillor Matthew Bourke said there was a growing demand for accessible housing in Brisbane and the new incentive ensured Brisbane’s ageing population

Lord Mayor Calls for Bulk Water Rate Cut as Council Offers Sports Club Rebates

December 3rd, 2019|

Brisbane City Council is supporting almost 180 local sporting clubs by offering up to a $5000 water bill rebates and helping them adopt sustainable water practices as drought conditions intensify. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has also called on the State Government to cut bulk water costs, which are hurting many local clubs. “While Council can offer this financial

West Ashgrove Village Precinct Project

November 27th, 2019|

Brisbane City Council is working with the local community to revitalise the neighbourhood shopping precinct at West Ashgrove, along Waterworks Road. This is part of the Village Precinct Projects program and Council's commitment to create a city of vibrant neighbourhoods. We're committing $3 million to the improvement project, which aims to: enhance the amenity, connection and safety for

Transport Plan for Brisbane – Strategic Directions

November 27th, 2019|

Having a connected, flexible and sustainable transport network is vital to our city. It helps us commute to work, access vibrant lifestyle and leisure opportunities, do business and visit family and friends. Brisbane City Council has developed the Transport Plan for Brisbane - Strategic Directions (Transport Plan). This is a guide to the evolution of our city's transport

Living treasure launches maiden double-decker CityCat

November 26th, 2019|

Brisbane’s first double-decker CityCat has officially launched its first passenger service after Queensland Maritime Museum’s oldest member, 91-year-old Madeline Blyth christened the new vessel today. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said christening and naming a vessel before it goes into service was a long-standing maritime tradition which traditionally ensured good fortune and safe travel. “Ms Blyth is one of

Lord Mayor announces $100,000 bushfire disaster funds

November 21st, 2019|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced a $100,000 Brisbane City Council donation to charities assisting residents across Queensland impacted by devastating bushfires. Cr Schrinner said the donation would be distributed among five charities including St Vincent de Paul, Red Cross, Salvation Army, GIVIT and Lifeline. “When Brisbane faced devastating floods in 2011, people from across Queensland came to

Council ready for severe fire threat

November 12th, 2019|

Brisbane City Council is on high alert with more than 100 staff and 25 vehicles on standby as severe fire conditions descend on Queensland and a State of Fire Emergency is declared for the Brisbane local government area. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner met with SES Deputy Local Controller Reece Milburn today for a briefing on preparations for the

Dornoch Terrace bikeway plan dropped

November 12th, 2019|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has today announced the concept design to introduce bike lanes on Dornoch Terrace will not proceed. The draft plan, which looked at transport options such as removing parking spaces from both sides of the road in favour of bike lanes has been rejected by the community. “While there was some support for pedestrian access

World-Class Precinct Plan for Brisbane waterfront

November 12th, 2019|

Public submissions open next week on Brisbane City Council’s draft City Reach Waterfront Master Plan which will improve river access, highlight our heritage and revitalise Brisbane’s iconic riverfront. City Planning Chair Matthew Bourke said the draft plan would guide the planning and future growth of the 1.2 kilometre waterfront, to ensure it continues to be a world-class employment

Lord Mayor pays tribute to John Curro AM MBE

November 8th, 2019|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has paid tribute to the founder of the Queensland Youth Orchestra (QYO) John Curro AM MBE, who passed away yesterday aged 86. Mr Curro went on to conduct QYO ensembles for more than 50 years and toured the globe conducting orchestras, operas and ballets for some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras. Cr Schrinner

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