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Council kicks off electric train journey

February 21st, 2020|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is future-proofing Brisbane City Council’s bus fleet, calling for future bus build bidders to provide a long-term plan for transitioning to cleaner power sources. Cr Schrinner said making the switch to electric was a natural evolution for Brisbane’s transport network and will ensure the current fleet, which is one of Australia’s largest, could also

Brisbane Metro critical milestone as South Brisbane work begins

February 12th, 2020|

The turn-up-and-go Brisbane Metro public transport system has notched up another milestone with early works starting in South Brisbane. Work including geotechnical investigations, sewer pump station construction, piling and excavations have started on Council's $944 million mass public transport system. "This is a critical milestone for the Brisbane Metro. We have work ramping up at the Rochedale depot

Brisbane Severe Wet Weather Warning

February 6th, 2020|

Brisbane City Council is advising residents to prepare for more severe weather and flooding, with a warning for heavy rainfall in place for parts of Brisbane leading up to high tides from Monday. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said residents should avoid driving in the wet conditions where possible and take steps to ensure they are prepared for more

Lord Mayor Launches Brisbane Buy Local Blitz to Counter Coronavirus Economic Threat

February 6th, 2020|

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has launched a renewed Buy Local push to counter the coronavirus crisis threatening to blow a billion-dollar hole in the city’s economy. Cr Schrinner has also called on the State Government to include Brisbane in a tourism advertising campaign aimed at stimulating tourism in the wake of Chinese travel bans. “Brisbane appears to

Council helps local businesses activate empty shopfronts

February 6th, 2020|

Emerging businesses are setting up in empty shopfronts and bringing new life to our suburbs as part of Brisbane City Council’s plan to fill unused spaces and provide more opportunities to shop locally. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the new Suburban Shopfront Activation initiative was helping small local businesses grow and thrive and ensuring suburban shopping precincts across

Council takes to air and land in Brisbane mosquito blitz

January 29th, 2020|

Brisbane City Council has launched a blitz on mosquitoes in the wake of heavy rain, sticky heat and high tides Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said helicopters, ATVs  (All Terrain Vehicles) and 4WDs are being despatched across Brisbane to target mosquito breeding hotspots as larvae numbers explode due to combination of classic stifling humidity, light winds and summer storms

Lord Mayor recognises local heroes in 2020 Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Awards

January 24th, 2020|

Ordinary Brisbane residents doing extraordinary things for the community have been recognised at the 2020 Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Awards Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the awards honoured local volunteers doing outstanding work to improve the lives of people in the community, from mentoring youth to coaching Special Olympics sports “Australia Day is a time to come together

Lord Mayor Prepares to Welcome Hundreds at Brisbane’s Biggest Citizenship Ceremony

January 23rd, 2020|

Almost 600 people from 59 countries around the world are ready to call Australia home and will receive their citizenship at Brisbane’s biggest citizenship ceremony this Sunday Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner will preside over the City Hall Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony and said it was a great Brisbane tradition that enhanced the city’s vibrant multiculturalism. “For some people,

Brisbane Back to School safety boost

January 22nd, 2020|

Flashing warning signs and high-profile pavement marking are being installed at more schools across Brisbane as part of Brisbane City Council’s plan to keep everyone safe as they return for the new school year.   Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said council is investing $772,000 to improve safety around schools and raise awareness of reduced speed limits by installing

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

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