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Brisbane’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations

December 29th, 2019|

The countdown is on to Brisbane’s biggest ever New Year’s Eve celebration, with more than 50,000 firework and light displays set to light up the city skyline, including a new kilometre-long rainbow that will stretch from Goodwill to Victoria Bridge. Deputy Mayor Krista Adams said there would be several top spots for residents and visitors to catch the

Council Christmas and New Year Services

December 20th, 2019|

Operating hours of several Brisbane City Council services and venues will change over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday break. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has advised residents and visitors to plan ahead when heading out across Brisbane during the Christmas holidays. Extra bus services will run during peak periods, waste collection and resource recovery centres will be business

One million questions for Council’s Hard-Working Contact Centre

December 19th, 2019|

Residents contacted Brisbane City Council more than a million times in 2019 asking questions on everything from runaway guinea pigs and reality TV shows to mundane bin replacements. Community, Arts and Lifestyle Chair Peter Matic said Council’s award-winning contact centres on average received about 108 calls every hour, while also responding to enquiries made via social media, mail,

Designs unveiled for Council’s newest ferry terminal

December 17th, 2019|

Designs for Brisbane’s next ferry terminal have been revealed as Brisbane City Council moves ahead with delivering its 26th ferry terminal. Public and Active Transport Chair Krista Adams said the new terminal at Howard Smith Wharves would transport residents and visitors right into the heart of one of Brisbane’s most popular lifestyle destinations. “We have worked collaboratively with

Council Delivers $100,000 Country Women’s Association Drought Donation

December 17th, 2019|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has visited the Queensland Country Women’s Association (QCWA) to personally deliver a $100,000 donation from Brisbane City Council for drought disaster assistance. Cr Schrinner said the QCWA helped almost 8000 families across Queensland through its drought relief fund since August last year. They were also heavily involved in caring for flood victims and emergency


December 17th, 2019|

Brisbane City Council will expand its koala carer grants program and open precinct protection areas complete with wildlife ‘furniture’ to help protect Brisbane’s koala population. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the announcement of further protections for Australia’s beloved iconic animal was a poignant reminder of how vulnerable the species is, given the catastrophic East Coast bushfires have reportedly

Major Brisbane Library Upgrades

December 16th, 2019|

The end of 2019 is a busy chapter for Brisbane City Council’s libraries with two upgrades being completed and the library fine amnesty culminating in 6.5 tonnes of tinned food being donated by Brisbane residents with almost three weeks to go. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is officially opening two refurbished local libraries at Ashgrove and Stones Corner after

Historic Community Victory Rings in 750HA Brisbane Bushland Protection Milestone

December 11th, 2019|

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has lauded the Council purchase of a well-known north Brisbane bushland site as a major victory for the community and a milestone for bushland across the city. Council has purchased the six hectares tract of bushland at Stafford Heights, after a 15-year fight to stop development on the environmentally important site. “This purchase means

Tennis Avenue Park play upgrade

December 11th, 2019|

I would like to thank all the residents who took the time to provide feedback on the Tennis Avenue play upgrade. I'm sure this new play area will be a great asset to the surrounding community, it is anticipated the installation will be in March 2020. This design incorporates the climbing structure and swings that were requested during

Next stop North Pole for Council’s Christmas Themed Buses

December 6th, 2019|

Brisbane City Council bus drivers pulled out all the stops for the annual Christmas bus decoration competition, going the extra mile to deck out their vehicles in all things jolly for the 25-year-old festive tradition. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner was today joined by the Deputy Mayor Krista Adams to judge the bus decorations. “We have the biggest bus

All aboard the new and free Mt Coot-tha bus

December 4th, 2019|

With Christmas just around the corner, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has unveiled a suite of free and affordable holiday activities, including a new Mt Coot-tha shuttle bus. Cr Schrinner said the new shuttle service would make it easier for residents to travel around key destinations on Mt Coot-tha, including the Mt Coot-tha Lookout, J.C. Slaughter Falls Picnic Area,

Council introduces accessible housing incentive

December 3rd, 2019|

It is now easier for housing in Brisbane to be accessible to all residents, regardless of their age or ability, with the guidelines for Brisbane City Council’s Universal Housing Design Incentive released today. City Planning Chair Councillor Matthew Bourke said there was a growing demand for accessible housing in Brisbane and the new incentive ensured Brisbane’s ageing population

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