The Gap Ward & Council News

Calling All Local Legends for Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Awards

September 2nd, 2020|

Local heroes helping the city through the coronavirus pandemic are among the many ordinary, but extraordinary, individuals being called for nomination for the 2021 Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Awards. 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

Storm season kicks off as residents urged to prepare for Wet spring and summer

September 2nd, 2020|

With rain on the forecast over the coming months Brisbane residents are being urged to remain vigilant and prepare their homes and businesses for severe weather. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the weather can be incredibly unpredictable, which became a reality for many residents when parts of The Gap and surrounding suburbs suffered catastrophic damage during a wild

Brisbane City Council is investing more than $6.7 million to improve safety through its Black Spot Program

August 25th, 2020|

Brisbane City Council is investing more than $6.7 million to improve safety through its Black Spot Program to reduce crash risks at intersections across our suburbs, including at Annerley, Belmont, St Lucia and Wacol. Infrastructure Chair David McLachlan said these Black Spot projects, which would be delivered in conjunction with the Australian Government and the Queensland Government, were

Extraordinary Queensland icon’s family christen CityCat 23 the ‘Neville Bonner’

August 25th, 2020|

After 30,000 hours, Brisbane’s second double-decker CityCat, Neville Bonner, will today be christened by Mr Bonner’s descendants. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said it was incredibly special for this new vessel to be officially launched into service by the late Neville Bonner’s grandchildren. “Naming CityCat 23 Neville Bonner will honour the first Indigenous Australian to enter Federal Parliament and

Biggest Brisbane mosquito blitz in 15 years

August 25th, 2020|

The aggressive saltmarsh mosquito has been targeted from the air and on ground as Brisbane City Council experts worked non-stop throughout the busiest mozzie spraying season in 15 years. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Council’s two expert entomologists had guided the team through one of its busiest years of mosquito treatments with weather patterns, including higher rainfall in

From gumtrees to genes, research will unlock key to koala survival

August 17th, 2020|

From scouring gumtrees to studying DNA, teams of local researchers are working to safeguard the survival of Brisbane’s precious koala population, with findings set to benefit the nation. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the research is part of a $1.1 million investment over three years into the Koala Research Partnership Program, which supports four Brisbane-based research projects. “Koala

City Hall bells to chime for Victory in the Pacific 75th anniversary

August 17th, 2020|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced City Hall’s clock tower will join churches across Brisbane and ring for two minutes at midday tomorrow to mark the end of the war in the Pacific 75 years ago. This is only the second time in Brisbane’s recent history this has happened; the first being the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landing

Steel-hulled ferry to resume Bulimba to Teneriffe cross river service

August 17th, 2020|

The Bulimba to Teneriffe cross river ferry service will resume on Monday, reinstating the popular service that was temporarily stopped last month due to ferry maintenance inspections. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the steel-hulled ferry Kalparrin would operate the cross-river service after being given the all-clear from maritime experts to resume. “Council’s swift action over the past couple of weeks meant the service operator,

Sneak Peek at Brisbane’s fast-tracked new Green Bridge

August 17th, 2020|

Kangaroo Point green bridge will be fast-tracked as part of Council’s plan to bring forward critical investment and drive job and supplier opportunities following the coronavirus pandemic. Construction on the Breakfast Creek green bridge will also be brought forward, together creating almost 500 jobs and hundreds of supplier opportunities.  Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has unveiled the draft design

Visionary plan to transform riverfront destination

August 11th, 2020|

A popular stretch along the Brisbane River could have floating restaurants and bars, more open space, greenery and wider paths in its future following feedback from hundreds of people about how they envision the city’s waterfront precinct. City Planning and Economic Development Chair Krista Adams said the vision, based on feedback from more than 400 people, was outlined

Commuter patience rewarded with CityCat service change

August 4th, 2020|

The CityCats will soon be stopping at Holman Street as Brisbane City Council works to reinstate all Cross River and City Hopper Ferry services as soon as possible. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Brisbane residents had been extremely patient and understanding during the service disruptions and he was pleased to be able to offer an interim measures while

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