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$600,000 in Council funding gives clubs green light for major works

May 11th, 2022|

Three sports clubs will undertake significant improvements to their facilities under the latest funding round of the Schrinner Council’s Community and Sport Partnership Program. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said $600,000 was being shared between Downey Park Netball Association, Sandgate-Redcliffe District Cricket Club and Wests Mitchelton Rugby League Football Club. “Clubs like these are critical parts of their communities

Straight to work for first Brisbane Metro vehicle

April 27th, 2022|

The game-changing Brisbane Metro project has taken another giant leap forward with the first pilot vehicle set to start testing in Brisbane. Inspecting the vehicle in Brisbane today, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the state-of-the-art Metros were one of the most advanced electric vehicles in the world. “The Metro is the first of its kind in Australia and

Federal Budget wins to shape better connected Brisbane

April 27th, 2022|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has welcomed the Federal Government’s support for key city-shaping projects along with major road upgrades that will help ensure Brisbane motorists get home sooner and safer. Cr Schrinner said the 2022 Federal Budget investment into Brisbane Metro, the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge and road upgrades would deliver jobs for residents and inject money into

Brisbane-first touchless pedestrian button trial launches

April 27th, 2022|

The Schrinner Council is rolling out Brisbane’s first touchless crossing button trial in a bid to improve safety and accessibility for all pedestrians. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said motion sensor buttons were popping up in cities around the world and were now installed at two locations in Herston for a three-month trial. “Elbows, knees and knuckles are now

Scrap proposed expenditure caps and start again: Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner

April 27th, 2022|

 Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has demanded the State Government scrap spending caps proposed for council elections and engage in genuine consultation with local government on electoral reform. Cr Schrinner said he supported a system of fair spending caps however the current proposal – which would allow a union to spend more than four times the amount of a

Brisbane libraries popular as ever, with reading habits revealed

April 27th, 2022|

Thrillers, mysteries and locally-written stories of romance have been Brisbane’s most sought after novels, with nearly 550,000 library loans over the past year. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Brisbane’s 33 libraries were visited more than 3.6 million times a year. “Our libraries have evolved to include thousands of online items, the latest technology and exciting events but residents

Spraying blitz starts to stop post-flood mosquito surge

April 27th, 2022|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has today launched a sting on mosquitoes across over 30 suburbs as Brisbane recovers from one of the worst flooding events in history. Cr Schrinner said expert entomologists employed by Council’s renowned mosquito management program had given the green light to start spraying known breeding sites. “In the aftermath of one of the worst

Village Precinct Project upgrade to transform Camp Hill’s Martha Street

April 27th, 2022|

The Schrinner Council’s transformation of local shopping strips throughout Brisbane is continuing, with construction underway on Camp Hill’s Martha Street Village Precinct Project. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the $1 million dollar investment was part of a $10 million initiative that is improving the city’s suburbs as demand for local cafes, restaurants and retailers grows. “The number of

Free green waste tipping all weekend

April 8th, 2022|

Brisbane residents will be able to dispose of their green waste for free at one of Council’s four tips this weekend, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced. Cr Schrinner said the free green tipping weekend followed a month of free tipping of flood-affected waste, during which residents made 25,000 free trips. “After the floods and ongoing recent rain,

Social and affordable housing must be guaranteed at new Gabba train station site: Lord Mayor

March 16th, 2022|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has called on the State Government to ensure 30 per cent of the apartments to be constructed at Cross River Rail’s massive Woolloongabba precinct are reserved for social and affordable housing. Cr Schrinner said the 10-hectare site adjacent to Brisbane’s famed Gabba Stadium was a unique opportunity to deliver a master-planned inner-city development with

Lord Mayor MEDIA RELEASE – Brisbane to host world’s largest elite intellectually impaired sporting event

March 16th, 2022|

The world's largest elite sports event for athletes with an intellectual impairment will descend on Brisbane this November, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has revealed. Cr Schrinner said the inaugural Virtus Oceania Asia Games 2022 (OA Games) would welcome up to 1000 elite athletes and officials from New Zealand, Asia and Pacific Nations to Brisbane. “In 2019, Brisbane demonstrated

Lord Mayor MEDIA RELEASE – 22,207 tonnes of flooded waste collected from Brisbane

March 16th, 2022|

About 22,207 tonnes of waste – the equivalent of about 10,500 Toyota Hilux utes – has been collected so far from residents since Brisbane was devastated by one of the city’s worst-ever floods. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Council crews, contractors and Australian Defence Force personnel were working tirelessly to clear the vast amount of flood-damaged goods. Cr

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