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Lord Mayor Schrinner reveals renewed Council team

April 11th, 2019|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has unveiled a new generation of Brisbane City councillors that will join him as local representatives from next month to help deliver his vision for a better Brisbane. Cr Schrinner said he was excited Fiona Cunningham, Tracy Davis and James Mackay would join his team as councillors for their respective wards of Coorparoo, McDowall

New Lord Mayor to fast-track new parks and green space

April 8th, 2019|

New Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner will fast-track Council’s biggest investment in parks and green space with a multi-million dollar investment over the next five years from the city’s future fund.   In his inaugural speech as Lord Mayor today, Cr Schrinner promised that all future dividends from the City of Brisbane Investment Corporation would be used to

Speed awareness monitors bounce into Easter

April 3rd, 2019|

Brisbane City Council’s speed awareness monitors are bouncing into Easter, helping to make suburban streets safer over the school holiday period as part of a citywide speed awareness campaign. Infrastructure Chairman Amanda Cooper said more than 250 million vehicles had passed the monitors since they were launched in 2013, with two in every five speeding motorists reducing their

Council floats Easter school holiday program

April 3rd, 2019|

Brisbane City Council is floating a boredom-busting program of more than 200 affordable activities to keep kids off the couch over the Easter school holidays. Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Council was leaping into the break with a refreshed holiday program, including a brand new ‘Beats on Boats’ initiative that would transform CityCats into open-air stages. “Whether you’re

Five new bridges underpin new Lord Mayor Schrinner’s vision for Brisbane

April 1st, 2019|

Brisbane’s new Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner, today outlined his vision for a cleaner, greener and more active city – including five new green bridges – after his colleagues endorsed him to take over from long-serving Lord Mayor Graham Quirk. Cr Schrinner will become Brisbane’s 17th Lord Mayor – and one of the youngest ever – when he is

Council funding resurges suburban high streets

March 25th, 2019|

Council funding resurges suburban high streets Brisbane City Council is throwing a spotlight on local high streets, with works underway across the city as part of a more than $9 million commitment to creating vibrant neighbourhood centres.   Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Council’s Village Precinct Projects created high quality, attractive and accessible neighbourhood centres, which in turn

Council delivering sustainable, smoother streets

March 18th, 2019|

Council delivering sustainable, smoother streets Brisbane City Council is saving more than $4 million a year by recycling more than 62,000 tonnes of asphalt and 7000 tonnes of glass as part of its road resurfacing plan.   Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Council was leading the way in delivering an environmentally-friendly city and had been at the forefront

Mt Coot-tha precinct upgrade delivers better trails

March 4th, 2019| A walking trail in the Mt Coot-tha precinct that is, in parts, more than 70 years old is about to undergo an upgrade as part of Brisbane City Council’s $14.8 million commitment to protect and enhance the precinct.   Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said works to upgrade one of the mountain’s most popular walking tracks, the Summit

Council contact centre handles 3300 enquiries per day

March 4th, 2019|

Brisbane City Council’s award-winning Contact Centre is fielding thousands of calls every day, with rubbish collection, animal control and parking enquiries topping the list of more than 1.2 million enquiries in 2018. Lifestyle and Community Services Chairman Peter Matic said Council’s Contact Centre was a one-stop-shop for everything Council related, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Brisbane celebrates 15 years of active school travel

February 25th, 2019|

Brisbane City Council is today kicking off the 2019 Active School Travel program, which has encouraged more than 100,000 primary school students to actively travel since 2004.   Public and Active Transport Chairman Cr Adrian Schrinner said 24,500 students would put their feet to the pavement in 2019, helping to tackle congestion and boost safety around 46 Brisbane

Story Bridge to undergo major restoration

February 25th, 2019|

Queensland’s most recognisable bridge will soon undergo the makeover of a lifetime, with Brisbane City Council planning to blast bare, paint and restore the 79-year old Story Bridge to prolong its life. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the cost of rebuilding another iconic bridge could cost up to $1 billion so it was vital Council continued to maintain

Brisbane Metro arrives for O-Week festivities

February 20th, 2019|

  Brisbane City Council's Brisbane Metro project has joined university students for O-Week festivities before the turn-up-and-go service officially arrives for classes in 2023. Public and Active Transport Chairman Adrian Schrinner said the $944 million Brisbane Metro project would help transform the commute for students at seven campuses across the city. "Brisbane is home to three world-class universities

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