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Council and State Government to form ‘ATAC’ joint transport advisory group

June 4th, 2020|

Walking and riding in Brisbane has been kicked up a gear with the State Government and Brisbane City Council establishing a joint committee to tackle missing links between the State Government and Council’s growing transport networks. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey and Chair of Public and Active Transport Councillor Ryan Murphy have made the announcement today

CCTV captures crooks during coronavirus lockdown

June 4th, 2020|

Brisbane City Council’s more than 130 CCTV cameras have been keeping our city safe during the coronavirus lockdown, with the quieter city streets leading to an increase in shoplifting and antisocial behaviour. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said despite many residents staying away from the CBD during the coronavirus crisis, Council’s 135 CCTV cameras kept watch 24/7 over public

First homeowners reap rewards from Council rates rebate

June 4th, 2020|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner’s First Homeowners Rates Remission scheme has helped more than 2000 first-time buyers pockets the savings after purchasing their own piece of Brisbane. A 50 per cent rates discount was introduced on October 1 last year, which has helping put up to $1000 back into the hands of 2163 successful applicants nearly six months on

Major Milestone as Preferred Tenderer Named for Brisbane Metro

June 4th, 2020|

In a significant milestone for the turn-up-and-go Brisbane Metro, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced Brisbane Move consortium as the preferred tenderer for construction of a major part of the project. “This is an exciting milestone in the progress of the Brisbane Metro; we have now chosen the ACCIONA-ARUP consortium as the preferred tenderer and we will be

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

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