News 2018-07-04T14:56:58+00:00

The Gap Ward & Council News

Surveillance cameras crack down on illegal dumpers

October 9th, 2018|

A suite of covert surveillance cameras are the latest weapon in Brisbane City Council’s arsenal to fight illegal dumping in Brisbane, catching 36 dumpers in the dirty act last year. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said close to 100 camouflage CCTV cameras had been deployed across 150 illegal dumping locations across Brisbane, to catch people dumping their rubbish in

Council sniffs out koalas at 17 new bushland sites

October 4th, 2018|

Brisbane City Council is continuing Australia’s largest genetic and population mapping survey of koalas, with 85 per cent of new bushland areas surveyed showing evidence of the at-risk species. Acting Mayor Adrian Schrinner said detection efforts had uncovered extremely high koala activity in half of all sites surveyed, with evidence of multiple koalas living in the bushland areas

Council readies residents for pre-summer backyard cleanout

October 4th, 2018|

Thousands of Brisbane residents are expected to have a spring cleanout this weekend, with Brisbane City Council cutting green waste costs for residents who ready their yard for the summer storm season. Acting Mayor Adrian Schrinner said green waste tipping would be free at Brisbane’s Resource Recovery Centres this weekend, while the $30 establishment fee for Council’s green

Council floats upgraded New Farm ferry terminal

October 2nd, 2018|

Brisbane’s most modern ferry terminal has today been unveiled with works to upgrade the New Farm Park ferry terminal now complete. Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner said more than 300,000 passengers used the New Farm Park ferry terminal every year and Brisbane City Council’s upgrade would cater for the growing number of CityCat services providing river transport. “Brisbane is

Cut food waste and save money in six weeks

September 26th, 2018|

Brisbane City Council is calling on residents to help keep the city clean, green and sustainable while reducing their food waste and grocery bills, by taking part in the free Six Week Food Waste Challenge. Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner said more than 3500 residents took part in Council’s inaugural challenge in January this year, following a step-by-step guide

New Metro design plans for Victoria Bridge

September 25th, 2018|

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has unveiled a new design for the ‘green’ Victoria Bridge, converting it to three lanes on-road for Brisbane Metro vehicles and buses with a dedicated off-road cyclist and pedestrian path, following public consultation. The new bridge design to accommodate the Brisbane Metro project comes from feedback from the community and provides improved and safer

New sports-themed CityCat hits the water

September 20th, 2018|

Public and Active Transport Chairman Cr Adrian Schrinner has today unveiled Brisbane’s newest sports-themed CityCat, which has been adorned in the eye-catching colours of the ‘International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments’ to celebrate Australia’s first INAS Global Games. Cr Schrinner said the INAS Global Games were the world’s largest sporting event for athletes with an intellectual impairment

Brisbane students spring into the school break

September 20th, 2018|

Students will be diving into the school holidays with the city’s pools opening longer from this weekend and Brisbane City Council launching more than 500 activities to bust boredom during the break. Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Council’s 22 pools were more popular than ever and Council was expecting hundreds of school kids to beat the heat at

Brisbane-first professional BMX track opens to public

September 20th, 2018|

Brisbane BMX riders will be jumping into 360° tailspins, with the opening of one of the largest BMX tracks in Australia at Bracken Ridge today. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the Brisbane-first professional BMX circuit was part of Brisbane City Council’s commitment to create new lifestyle and leisure opportunities. “The $2.3 million Bracken Ridge bicycle motocross track is

Park Design

September 18th, 2018|

Honeyeater Park, Upper Kedron Community concept design, installation of small play equipment 2018/19   Wittonga Park BMX Track Concept Board Design, September 2018  

40km/hr zones to boost safety at shopping centres

September 6th, 2018|

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will today announce plans for a Queensland-first safety initiative, designed to protect pedestrians and cyclists around Brisbane’s busy shopping, café and dining precincts. Brisbane City Council will commence a rolling program to install dedicated 40km/hr safety zones at dozens of popular suburban areas with shops and cafes, to reduce the number of vehicle crashes

Safer pedestrian crossings coming to Brisbane CBD

September 4th, 2018|

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will today announce new and upgraded pedestrian crossings for Brisbane’s CBD, as well as a reduced speed limit on Ann Street, in response to an interim report on Brisbane City Council’s Pedestrian Safety Review. Cr Quirk said Council had been examining pedestrian crash data and community feedback, in order to identify the cause of

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