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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

Countdown to enter Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Awards

November 7th, 2019|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is calling for nominations for the 2020 Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Awards which close on Monday, November 11. Cr Schrinner said the awards are designed to celebrate the achievements of Brisbane residents whose efforts had significantly improved the lives of individuals and communities. “We have so many inspirational residents in the community, it’s your

Major milestone for congestion busting road upgrade

November 6th, 2019|

From today, tens of thousands of vehicles are driving alongside the Brisbane River on a newly constructed road delivered as part of the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the $650 million Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade was almost 80 per cent complete, with the newly constructed traffic lanes now open. “Kingsford Smith Drive

Brisbane heritage hotel saved after three-year battle

November 5th, 2019|

The heritage-listed Normanby Hotel has been saved from unsuitable redevelopment, after a Court appeal against a Brisbane City Council decision to reject 15-storey tower proposed for the site. The Normanby Hotel at Red Hill is one of Brisbane’s oldest hotels and recently underwent a major renovation to restore it to its original condition in the early 2000s. Paddington

World first paediatric Bell’s Palsy study

November 1st, 2019|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has met with Dr David Herd from Queensland Children’s Hospital who is a on lead researcher on world-first Bell’s Palsy study into the effects of the illness on children. The five-year trial, being conducted at Royal Children’s Hospital, includes clinical trials of steroids and a study of the psychological effects of the disfigurement associated

Brisbane’s first double-decker CityCat hits the water

October 30th, 2019|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is delivering Brisbane’s most modern public transport fleet with the first of seven double-decker CityCats hitting the water this week. Cr Schrinner said the state-of-the-art vessel, constructed by local company Aus Shops in Murarrie, had created 40 new local jobs during the construction phase and had now hit the waters of the Brisbane River

Brisbane City Council campaigns to drive jobs and economy

October 29th, 2019|

Brisbane City Council campaigns to drive jobs and economy Brisbane City Council is rolling out major awareness campaigns to boost tourism visits to Brisbane and drive local economic activity across the city and suburbs. The first stage of the $6 million promotion is already underway, with the Brisbetter communications rolling out across the city to let residents know

Charitable Trust supports domestic violence accommodation

October 29th, 2019|

Charitable Trust supports domestic violence accommodation The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust is helping to provide safe and secure housing to people at risk of homelessness, by donating $650,000 towards a project that will help families escaping domestic violence. The donation by the Charitable Trust, chaired by Lady Mayoress Nina Schrinner, will help fund the construction of 26 townhouses

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