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The Gap Ward & Council News

40km/hr zones to boost safety at shopping centres

September 6th, 2018|

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will today announce plans for a Queensland-first safety initiative, designed to protect pedestrians and cyclists around Brisbane’s busy shopping, café and dining precincts. Brisbane City Council will commence a rolling program to install dedicated 40km/hr safety zones at dozens of popular suburban areas with shops and cafes, to reduce the number of vehicle crashes

Safer pedestrian crossings coming to Brisbane CBD

September 4th, 2018|

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will today announce new and upgraded pedestrian crossings for Brisbane’s CBD, as well as a reduced speed limit on Ann Street, in response to an interim report on Brisbane City Council’s Pedestrian Safety Review. Cr Quirk said Council had been examining pedestrian crash data and community feedback, in order to identify the cause of

City’s photographers discover 2,000 views of Brisbane

August 27th, 2018|

Brisbane photographers have shared their views of Brisbane from behind the camera lens, with a record 2,300 submissions to Brisbane City Council for the 2018 Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today announced winners across three categories and launched online voting for the People’s Choice Award. “We asked photographers of all ages and abilities to share

Council delivers new landmark sports precinct

August 23rd, 2018|

Residents in Brisbane's west will soon benefit from a new lifestyle and leisure precinct, with Brisbane City Council today completing works on a nine-hectare sports park in Moggill. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Moggill District Sports Park was part of a $40 million citywide sporting package, with Council investing $15 million to deliver a new precinct where local

Works complete on Inner City Bypass upgrade

August 19th, 2018|

Brisbane commuters will now benefit from quicker and safer trips between the city's inner-north and western suburbs, with works complete on Brisbane City Council's Inner City Bypass (ICB) upgrade. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today marked the project's completion as one of the first bus passengers to travel along the new on-ramp, which will now provide direct access to

Line-up revealed for all-new Valley Fiesta

August 13th, 2018|

A jam-packed program of music and events, including nightly cabaret shows straight from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, will take over Fortitude Valley from 29 August to 2 September for Brisbane's biggest street party. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Brisbane City Council's revamped Valley Fiesta would welcome up to 65,000 fans to 48 local venues for a diverse line-up

Safer Brisbane streets as road users slow for ‘SAM’

August 9th, 2018|

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today revealed that two in every five lead-footed motorists are driving safer in response to Brisbane City Council’s citywide speed awareness campaign. Cr Quirk said 98 million road users passed Council’s 106 speed awareness monitors last financial year, with speeding motorists reducing their speed by an average of eight kilometres per hour as they

Council rolls out plans for Waterworks Road upgrade

August 7th, 2018|

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has today unveiled the final plans for a $9.2 million upgrade along Waterworks Road, which would see the road widened between Trout Street and Beth Eden Terrace in Ashgrove. Cr Quirk said the project would help residents get home quicker and safer and was one of 1000 road improvements projects that Council was undertaking

Lord Mayor turns the sod on Brisbane’s newest aqua park

August 2nd, 2018|

Works have commenced on the city’s newest water playground with the Lord Mayor today marking the start of construction for the $1.5 million facility in Ferny Grove. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Brisbane City Council’s Ferny Grove Aqua Park would feature water-play areas for children of all abilities to enjoy and would be completed in time for the

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