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High koala-ity eucalypt leaf ripe and ready to help sick wildlife

December 17th, 2020|

A feast fit to feed hundreds of sick and injured koalas is being prepared as Brisbane City Council’s eucalypt plantation reaches maturity. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said 8000 eucalypt stems planted two years ago on Council’s eight-hectare koala fodder plantation in Wacol were now harvest-ready and will help take the pressure off wildlife carers. “We’re committed to making

Brisbane on the hunt for artists to paint drive through art gallery

December 15th, 2020|

From drab to fab, Brisbane City Council is calling on the next round of the artists to transform ordinary traffic signal boxes into pieces of art as part of the award-winning Artforce initiative. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said 70 boxes are up for grabs each year as part of the initiative, with applications for the next quarterly release

Lord Mayor’s safety warning as figures reveal one-in-four backyard pools pose a risk

December 15th, 2020|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has issued an urgent call to Brisbane pool owners to check for basic safety risks after figures revealed one-in-four pools that were assessed failed to meet the current safety standards. Cr Schrinner said the five most common safety risks residents often unknowingly had with their pools included: Faulty gate latches; Objects encroaching the non-climbable

You spoke, we listened. Victoria Park vision revealed

December 7th, 2020|

A high-ropes course, nature and water play, canopy walk and multiple dog off-leash areas are all part of the vision for Brisbane’s biggest new park in 50 years. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the Victoria Park Vision was now finalised, with the start of the transformation and delivery of residents’ exciting ideas just months away. “In June next

Forget panic-buying – donate extra pantry items to residents in need

December 1st, 2020|

Clear your overflowing pantry and support residents in need this Christmas as part of Brisbane City Council’s annual Christmas Goodwill Food Drive, in partnership with Foodbank. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the global pandemic led to supermarket shelves being stripped of canned goods and encouraged residents to give back to those in need. “If your pantry is a

E-bikes to come to Brisbane as part of vision for more modern, connected future

November 25th, 2020|

Public and Active Transport Chair E-bikes will be coming to Brisbane next year as part of Brisbane City Council’s e-mobility strategy to provide more travel options to more residents around the city. Public and Active Transport Chair Ryan Murphy said since e-scooters arrived two years ago Brisbane residents had jumped on board the e-mobility trend and that Council

Brisbane’s tiny tree collection boasts big potential

November 3rd, 2020|

Brisbane is set to become home to one of the largest bonsai collections in Australia, with the Japanese city of Kobe declaring their support for an upgrade to Brisbane’s Bonsai House on the 35th anniversary of the Brisbane-Kobe Sister City relationship. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said more than 50 bonsais were currently on display in the existing Bonsai

Supplementary Volunteer Grants Open

October 27th, 2020|

The purpose of the funding is to support the efforts of Queensland’s volunteers as well as to encourage and increase participation in volunteering by on-funding grants to provide small amounts of money that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers. The supplementary volunteer grants are designed to support volunteer involving organisations with a high proportion

Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade complete, open and under budget

October 27th, 2020|

The Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade is officially complete and delivered under budget, with Brisbane ratepayers to pocket $15 million in savings from this transformational road project. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said, today marked the completion of the most complex and largest road project undertaken by Council in living memory. “This road is an engineering marvel that’s employed over

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

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