Newstead news and events

EMPLOYMENT SKILLS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Youth Employability Program           Do you know someone aged 17-25 who is looking to boost their job prospects? Council’s 2018 Youth Employability Program offers young people opportunities to develop their employment skills. The pilot scheme will focus on different topics to help participants realise their potential in the workplace, [...]

New Farm Park Ferry Terminal set to be revitalised

      Public and Active Transport Chairman Adrian Schrinner has today announced that the New Farm Park Ferry Terminal is set to benefit from an upgrade to improve accessibility and boost capacity. The terminal upgrade is part of a $52 million investment by Council to continue delivering Australia’s most modern public transport along the [...]

Valley Fiesta line-up revealed

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has today announced a cracker line-up for the 2017 Valley Fiesta, with Brisbane’s The Jungle Giants and hip-hop sensation Fatman Scoop set to star in the event’s 21st edition. Up to 65,000 fans were expected to enjoy a packed program of music across three live stages in the Chinatown and Brunswick [...]

Kick boredom to the kerb with hundreds of events across Central Ward these school holidays

                  School children will be spoiled for choice these school holidays, with Council serving up more than 500 activities to keep kids off the couch.   Parents will be able to rely on Council for boredom-busting ideas with a range of free and low-cost activities on offer for kids [...]

River hub designs unveiled to boost tour and leisure access

    The Brisbane River is poised to benefit from $18 million of on-water infrastructure, with the Lord Mayor releasing designs today for two docking hubs to provide tourist, private and commercial short-term moorings in the inner-city. The hubs at New Farm Park and City Botanic Gardens are the first of ten city and suburban [...]

Your Brisbane Budget 2017-18

  Last week we announced that the Lord Mayor’s 2017/18 Budget has invested in new infrastructure and leisure and lifestyle projects, to keep Central Ward heading in the right direction. “Together with the Lord Mayor, I’m continuing to tackle traffic congestion on local roads and build smoother streets, with a number of new projects funded [...]