The Gap Ward & Council News

Trek2Health Forest Footsteps, D’Aguilar National Park The Gap

June 29th, 2022|

FOREST FOOTSTEPS Date: 9am–6pm Sunday 7 August, 2022 Location: Trek2Health Headquarters, 1434 Waterworks Road, The Gap On Sunday 7 August, Trek2Health is hosting Forest Footsteps, a forest adventure in support of stigma-free mental wellness services for our Old Frontline Workers and Veterans. It’s the perfect excuse to relax and unwind in the calming forest-fresh air, while connecting with community in support

Budget ensures Brisbane residents get more and pay less than other councils

June 28th, 2022|

A record $4 billion Budget will prioritise Brisbane’s flood recovery, deliver critical infrastructure and guarantee suburban spending – all while maintaining south east Queensland’s cheapest residential rates. Delivering the 2022-23 Budget, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner today said his Council had worked hard to keep costs under control amid increasing cost-of-living pressures on Brisbane’s 1.2 million residents. “Brisbane already

Brisbane Powerhouse the city’s new home for major outdoor events

June 28th, 2022|

An outdoor cinema, night markets, art installations and performance spaces are coming to Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the Schrinner Council’s $1 million investment in the popular precinct. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Brisbane Powerhouse is one of our city’s greatest cultural assets, and this investment would deliver more to see and do for residents and visitors. “We

Lord Mayor MEDIA STATEMENT – Today’s decision by Infrastructure Australia to add our green bridge building program to their priority list is fantastic news.

June 28th, 2022|

Infrastructure Australia backed the Brisbane Metro project several years ago and this led to $600 million in Federal and State funding. Now that they’ve listed our green bridges as nationally significant infrastructure, we’re excited about the opportunity to attract more Federal and State funding to Brisbane. I’ve always said that we will build two green bridges this term

Schrinner Council’s upgraded, more flood resilient Gresham Street bridge now open

May 31st, 2022|

The Schrinner Council’s upgrade of the 90-year-old Gresham Street bridge is complete, with a new elevated design making the crossing more flood resilient in the future. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Council invested $24.1 million in the critical project which demonstrated the importance of building more resilient infrastructure. “As Australia’s fastest growing capital, the Schrinner Council is investing

Family activities, night events and group fitness on the cards for Brisbane’s new public golf course

May 25th, 2022|

Brisbane’s brand-new public golf course is one step closer to opening with a first-class golf operator appointed to run and maintain the Cannon Hill site.  Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the new operator would deliver so much more at the site than just golf with family-friendly fun, community events and night activities all part of their plan.  “Minnippi

Schrinner Council protects and preserves Willawong pocket of bushland

May 25th, 2022|

The Schrinner Council is safeguarding more of Brisbane’s precious bushland by securing another two hectares under the Bushland Acquisition Program.   Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the purchase would grow Brisbane’s reputation as Australia’s leafiest capital city.   “This two hectare Willawong site is a great addition to the more than 4320 hectares of bushland currently protected under

Free chemical cleanout for Brisbane residents

May 25th, 2022|

Brisbane residents can safely dispose of hazardous household items including paints, poisons, batteries, and gas bottles for free at the Willawong Resource Recovery Centre this Saturday. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner encouraged residents to take advantage of the popular free event that has been running since 2008. “Over the past five years more than 3000 residents have safely disposed

Sports and community clubs benefit from the Schrinner Council’s Rebuild & Recover Program

May 25th, 2022|

The Schrinner Council’s Rebuild & Recover Program is being fast-tracked to help Brisbane sports and community clubs that were severely damaged during the devasting February flood. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner today announced eight community organisations are set to be the initial recipients of funding under the new Rebuild & Recover - Club Partnerships Program. Visiting Western Districts Netball

$600,000 in Council funding gives clubs green light for major works

May 11th, 2022|

Three sports clubs will undertake significant improvements to their facilities under the latest funding round of the Schrinner Council’s Community and Sport Partnership Program. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said $600,000 was being shared between Downey Park Netball Association, Sandgate-Redcliffe District Cricket Club and Wests Mitchelton Rugby League Football Club. “Clubs like these are critical parts of their communities

Straight to work for first Brisbane Metro vehicle

April 27th, 2022|

The game-changing Brisbane Metro project has taken another giant leap forward with the first pilot vehicle set to start testing in Brisbane. Inspecting the vehicle in Brisbane today, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the state-of-the-art Metros were one of the most advanced electric vehicles in the world. “The Metro is the first of its kind in Australia and

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