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Brisbane just keeps getting better – This is Brisbetter

September 12th, 2019|

We are pleased to announce Brisbane City Council's This is Brisbetter campaign. The campaign communicates four key initiatives being delivered to help make Brisbane even better.   Bringing life to your suburb with a $2 million cut in small business fees Brisbane City Council is supporting small business with a $2 million cut in fees, a dedicated 24/7 Business Hotline

Brisbane Residents advised to prepare for severe weather

September 10th, 2019|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has urged residents to get disaster ready and to take appropriate steps to protect their homes and property against extreme weather. Cr Schrinner said the tragic bushfires in southeast Queensland served as a reminder that disasters can hit at any time and residents should undertake precautionary measures ahead of seasonal weather threats. "Over the

Brisbane celebrates 160 years of prosperity

September 6th, 2019|

As Brisbane celebrates 160 years as a city, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner reflects on how far the city has come and the ongoing positive initiatives that are pouring out of his administration. Cr Schrinner said Saturday, 7 September would mark 160 years since Brisbane became a city with its own government. “Brisbane is one of the best cities

Kerbside Collection for Ferny Grove, Keperra & Upper Kedron

August 30th, 2019|

Commencing 16 September 2019 Waste and Resource Recovery Services will be conducting a Kerbside Large Item Collection Service. Items can be placed on the kerb during the weekend before the collection starts. Council asks residents to put all items for collection on the kerb by 6am Monday in the collection week. Illegal dumping fines may apply if items

Personalised public transport a win for west Brisbane

August 22nd, 2019|

Brisbane City Council is revolutionising how residents travel around the suburbs, launching two new hail-and-ride Personalised Public Transport (PPT) in Brisbane's south west. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said residents' travel needs are ever-changing and this new transport option is an efficient, low-cost service connecting residents to local transport hubs, where Translink services are limited. "The hail-and-ride trips are

Lord Mayor encourages seniors to get ready for free travel

August 22nd, 2019|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is encouraging seniors to get their go cards ready, as free off-peak travel for seniors will launch in Brisbane in just seven weeks. Cr Schrinner said Seniors Week was the perfect time to let residents know how they can cash in on free travel across Brisbane on buses, CityCats and ferries. "Brisbane is a

Funding to support Brisbane’s athletes with an intellectual impairment

August 16th, 2019|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner and Lady Mayoress Mrs Nina Schrinner will be awarding more than $50,000 to 15 Brisbane athlete with an intellectual impairment who have made the Australian team to compete at the 2019 INAS Global Games. The grants will be awarded under the NEXT GEN ATHLETE program and each athlete will receive $3500 to cover their

Lord Mayor commits $40M to open level crossing removal

August 16th, 2019|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has committed $40 million towards reducing congestion and boosting safety at the Coopers Plains open level crossing on Brisbane’s southside. Cr Schrinner said while rail infrastructure was a State Government responsibility, the Coopers Plains rail crossing needed fixing now and Brisbane City Council didn’t want residents to be left waiting for this critical project

Council’s newest bikeway delivers cross-city link

August 8th, 2019|

Click this link to see a time-lapse of the construction Brisbane’s citywide network of connected and safe bikeways has expanded, with Council completing work on the state-of-the-art 2.5 kilometre protected corridor at Woolloongabba. Public and Active Transport Chair Krista Adams said Brisbane’s newest bikeway was now open and had become part of Brisbane City Council’s extensive network of

Council catches dodgy dumpers in the act

August 8th, 2019|

People illegally dumping across Brisbane are being caught in the act by camouflaged surveillance cameras, with Brisbane City Council handing out more than $110,000 in fines in the past financial year. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Brisbane roadsides, parks and bushland were no place for rubbish, and Council was closely watching known dumping hotspots right across Brisbane. “I

Council unveils plan to protect Brisbane’s character

August 8th, 2019|

Brisbane City Council will prepare a new set of design principles to improve home design and guide the protection of Queenslanders and character homes across the suburbs. City Planning Chair Matthew Bourke said community feedback received during the recent Character Design Forum would be instrumental in shaping the new principles that would ensure the preservation of Brisbane’s character

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