Central Ward

Budget 20/21 – Budget all about Brisbane’s recovery

Love Brisbane   Council backs Brisbane with First Rates freeze in 35 years Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced the first Council rates freeze in 35 years to help support residents, businesses and community groups in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. As part of this year’s $3.1 billion Budget, the Lord [...]

Tenderer Named for Brisbane Metro – Jobs for Brisbane

  Major Milestone as Preferred Tenderer Named for Brisbane Metro 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 [...]

Great Australian Dream – First homeowners reap rewards

Great Australian Dream - Home Ownership   First homeowners reap rewards from Council rates rebate   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 [...]

Council gives community sports clubs $1 million lifeline

Council gives community sports clubs $1 million lifeline More than 150 eligible community sports clubs across Brisbane will be given a one-off $5000 water payment rebate as the Schrinner Administration unveils its $1 million plan to help struggling clubs cover the cost of maintaining their grounds while closed due to coronavirus.   Lord Mayor Adrian [...]

Backing tourism and business as we call for Ekka public holiday date change

Lord Mayor backs tourism and business - calls for Ekka public holiday date change Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is formally calling on the State Government to change the Ekka public holiday from mid-week to create a long weekend in August to support struggling tourism operators and businesses.   “Tourism right across Australia is suffering right [...]

Council Economic Taskforce to help fast-track our recovery

  Survive, revive and thrive - Council's Economic Taskforce to help fast-track our recovery The 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 [...]

Facilities to Re-Open THIS Weekend – Saturday 16 May 2020

Brisbane City Council Ready to Re-open Facilities This Weekend 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, [...]

Journey to an ELECTRIC future

We've just announced that we are future-proofing Brisbane City Council’s bus fleet, calling for future bus build bidders to provide a long-term plan for transitioning to cleaner power sources.   Making the switch to electric was a natural evolution for Brisbane’s transport network and will ensure the current fleet, which is one of Australia’s largest, [...]

Council – Adapting to the potential impacts of a changing climate

We recognise that while climate change is a global issue that requires a global response, local governments have an important role to play. Councils must take action to reduce their operational impact and help residents and businesses to do the same. Brisbane City Council has been a leader in sustainability practices for more than 20 [...]