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Moreton Island to re-open to day trippers this weekend

May 15th, 2020|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has confirmed access will be re-opened to Moreton Island this weekend under the State Government’s recovery road map. The island, which is part of Brisbane City Council, will be accessible to tourists for day trips only from midnight this Friday. “This is an important step in supporting local businesses and also residents who rely

New sports precincts and playgrounds swing into action

May 15th, 2020|

A suite of new parks, sports precincts, playgrounds, outdoor gyms and skate parks are being unveiled across Brisbane after Council powered on with work through the coronavirus shutdown to roll them out to residents starting this weekend. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner officially opened the Davies Park redevelopment today after more than five months of work on the flood

Council’s first planned burn underway in the wake of the devastating bushfire season 

May 13th, 2020|

In the wake of the devastating bushfires that gripped Australia, Brisbane City Council is not wasting any time safeguarding our city from for the next bushfire season, conducting its first planned hazard-reduction burn ahead of schedule. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the scale and devastation of the December and January bushfires across Australia left the country in shock and that Council was continuing

Survive, revive and thrive – Council’s Economic Taskforce to help fast-track our recovery

May 12th, 2020|

Survive, revive and thrive - Council's Economic Taskforce to help fast-track our recoveryThe Economic Recovery Taskforce formed by Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is working to fast-track the recovery of Brisbane businesses as coronavirus restrictions ease. Cr Schrinner said the Taskforce, chaired by Finance, Administration and Small Business Cr Adam Allan, included a collection of Brisbane's most knowledgeable and respected business experts to

Community consultation announced for Bellbowrie green bridge

May 12th, 2020|

Targeted community consultation will be conducted on the proposed Bellbowrie green bridge to ensure all residents have a chance to have their say following mixed feedback in the first round of consultation. Public and Active Transport Chair Cr Ryan Murphy said community consultation has driven the green bridges project, with more than 3000 locals having their say last year

Parking changes to support Brisbane’s recovery as businesses re-open post-coronavirus

May 12th, 2020|

Parking changes to support Brisbane’s recovery as businesses re-open post-coronavirusWith the State Government easing restaurant restrictions this weekend, schools re-opening and many shops and services back to business, Brisbane’s on-street parking and Council car parks will return to normal operations from May 18. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner announced in March that Council would turn off parking meters and

Brisbane City Council Ready to Re-open Facilities This Weekend

May 12th, 2020|

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced Council’s preparation plans to re-open facilities after the State Government gave the green light to re-open libraries, playgrounds, outdoor gyms, BMX tracks and skate parks from midnight Friday May 15. Under Stage One of the State Government’s road map, a maximum of 10 people a time will be allowed into libraries, with

Brisbane’s popular fenced dog parks re-open from today

May 8th, 2020|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced Council’s popular off leash dog parks will progressively re-open across the city from today, after they were shut in March due to the escalation of coronavirus cases. All 131 dog parks are expected to be open by tomorrow morning to ensure Brisbane's dog population is free to frolic off leash at Council

Coronavirus pandemic prompts Victoria Park consultation extension

May 5th, 2020|

Brisbane residents will be given more time to have their say on the Victoria Park Vision as the coronavirus crisis has temporarily put a stop to crucial steps in the community consultation. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the transformation of Victoria Park would deliver the biggest new park in 50 years and it was important to get the

Businesses and residents get up to $31 million in rates relief as coronavirus economic hardship bites

May 5th, 2020|

Hard-hit Brisbane residents and businesses reeling from coronavirus impacts have received up to $31 million in Brisbane City Council rates deferrals. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said since announcing council’s rates relief package on March 23, more than 4200 residents and businesses have sought to defer payment of their rates for up to nine months. “The financial impacts of the coronavirus

Major infrastructure powering ahead amid coronavirus pandemic

April 29th, 2020|

Brisbane City Council is powering ahead with major infrastructure projects across the city to create construction jobs and supplier opportunities as we face the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said despite the impacts of coronavirus, Council is moving ahead with building a better Brisbane, with major infrastructure projects happening right across our suburbs

Council library staff face mammoth task of cleaning more than 500,000 library items

April 20th, 2020|

With more than 500,000 library items out on loan, Brisbane City Council library staff are facing a mammoth task of cleaning every single returned item to ensure they are safe and clean for residents when libraries reopen. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said nearly 370 library staff across Brisbane are stringently sanitising all returned library books and have so

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