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Queensland Reservists recognised for their role in keeping community safe

October 20th, 2020|

Australians who put their lives on hold to serve the community during a year of devastating bushfires and a global pandemic are today being recognised at the Lord Mayor’s Reserve Forces Day celebration. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said hundreds of Brisbane reservists left their jobs, their families and their lives in support of state authorities to help keep

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said nominations are now open for the awards, which will celebrate people who have helped Brisbane get through one of the toughest challenges in its history.

October 12th, 2020|

“Time after time, Brisbane residents shown extraordinary resilience. Be it flood, fire and now global pandemic, these testing events bring out the best in people when it comes to caring for and supporting each other,” Cr Schrinner said. “We have heard some heart-warming stories this year about residents going above and beyond to help their neighbours and strangers and it’s these

Duck! It’s swooping season – here are the hotspots

October 11th, 2020|

It’s that time of year when suburban streets transform into battlefields, as warry pedestrians and cyclists become reluctant targets of avian warfare. Yes, swooping season has begun and Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is urging residents to keep an eye to the sky and take particular care around known hotspots: Paddington Morningside Wynnum Manly Hamilton Deagon Jamboree Forest Lake

October 11th, 2020|

Brisbane prepares for bushfire season with highest number of back burns in almost a decade Brisbane is bushfire season ready with fire crews completing the highest number of hazard reduction burns in almost a decade, with 18 burns across an area of 300 hectares completed since January.   Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said it was vital bushfire preparations

WasteSMART awards reveal record number of local waste warriors

October 11th, 2020|

Everyday Brisbane residents fighting the war against waste are among 28 finalists for the new Brisbane City Council WasteSMART Brisbane Awards. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the awards, which replaced 2019’s Cleaner Suburbs awards, have received a record 195 nominations. “Brisbane is home to many devoted environmental leaders. The WasteSMART Brisbane Awards are a chance to recognise the

New tech lays more graffiti charges in two months than in entire year

October 11th, 2020|

New tech lays more graffiti charges in two months than in entire year A record number of criminal charges have been laid in the past two months after Brisbane City Council’s new state-of-the-art technology identified 50 vandals responsible for more than 2500 graffiti tags across Brisbane. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the state-of-the-art cameras and software introduced in

Storm season kicks off as residents urged to prepare for Wet spring and summer

September 15th, 2020|

With rain on the forecast over the coming months Brisbane residents are being urged to remain vigilant and prepare their homes and businesses for severe weather. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the weather can be incredibly unpredictable, which became a reality for many residents when parts of The Gap and surrounding suburbs suffered catastrophic damage during a wild

Have your say on Ashgrove West Village transformation

September 14th, 2020|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said plans are underway for the $3 million investment in Ashgrove West Village shopping strip on Waterworks Road. “Local shopping strips are the heart and soul of communities and now more than ever we need to buy local to help our businesses survive the pandemic and then thrive. They are places where people can

Residents put the heat on to secure use of backyard fire pits

September 8th, 2020|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has revealed an enormous community campaign of fired-up Brisbane residents has helped allow the use of backyard fire pits to continue. Cr Schrinner said, as of today, Council will continue allowing the safe use of backyard braziers and above-ground fire pits until local laws are changed, following an outpour of social media engagements, emails

Have your say on West Ashgrove Village transformation

September 7th, 2020|

West Ashgrove will be transformed as part of a $9.2 million Brisbane City Council revitalisation of suburban precincts. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said plans are underway for the $3 million investment in West Ashgrove Village shopping strip on Waterworks Road. “Local shopping strips are the heart and soul of communities and now more than ever we need to

Brisbane residents to decide if backyard fire pits hot or not

September 2nd, 2020|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is calling on Brisbane residents to show their support if they want to make the popular backyard winter fire pits trial permanent, as it comes to an end tonight. The Lord Mayor launched the three-month trial on 1 June after calls from the community. “By all reports, the trial has been very warmly received,

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