The Classic City Centre Heritage Trail takes you on a journey through a range of sites and events that have shaped Brisbane's history, including: Brisbane's early convict history 'Great Fire of Brisbane' in the 1860s Brisbane's commercial prosperity in the 1880s Military presence in Brisbane in World War II Brisbane in the 1970s There are [...]
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The Vibrant Valley Heritage Trail takes you on a journey through history that highlights important historical sites and events that have shaped Fortitude Valley over time. The Valley has long been associated with Brisbane's darker side, but there is more to the story. The trail reveals: the Valley's rise as a commercial and retail centre [...]
The Howard Smith Wharves redevelopment is transforming an underutilised site to create a new Brisbane landmark. The 3.43 hectare site will be transformed into a riverside precinct with more than 2.7 hectares of public open space, a 164 room hotel, an exhibition centre and restaurants and cafes. It will connect the New Farm Riverwalk and [...]
BrisAsia Festival showcases traditional and contemporary Asian arts and cultural events. Now in its fifth year, the festival is held over three weeks from Friday 27 January-Sunday 19 February 2017 with more than 80 events across the city. The program features some of the finest dance, theatre, music, food, film, talks and visual arts providing [...]
Dear Central Ward Residents I hope that you had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year break – we’ve been back in the office since last Wednesday getting a head start on what will be a very busy year and I thought I’d let you know about some important local work already underway. INNER CITY BYPASS [...]
Local book lovers will have more time to enjoy Brisbane's libraries with extended opening hours from February. From Saturday 4 February 2017, all Council libraries across Brisbane will open from 9am to 4pm every Saturday. Follow the link below to find out more about the local libraries in Central Ward.
Deputy Mayor and Public and Active Transport Chairman Cr Adrian Schrinner has announced Council is increasing convenience for public transport users, with a pilot program offering USB charging points on Brisbane buses. Cr Schrinner said 10 buses in Council’s fleet would each be fitted with USB charging sockets, in a pilot program to determine their [...]
Discover how inspiring works of contemporary art and design have breathed new life into our city in unexpected ways. Weave your way through once-forgotten laneways and under-used public spaces, now transformed through street art, sculpture, outdoor galleries, creative lighting and urban activations. Brisbane City Council's Vibrant City Program continues to improve pedestrian amenity and access [...]
The CityHopper service allows you to rediscover Brisbane for free with ferries running every 30 minutes between 6am and midnight, seven days a week. The CityHopper travels along the Brisbane River, stopping at North Quay, South Bank 3, Maritime Museum, Thornton Street, Eagle Street Pier, Holman Street, Dockside and Sydney Street terminals. As the CityHopper [...]
Brisbane’s New Year’s Eve city fireworks display go off over South Bank and will be at 8.30pm and midnight (each show is 10 minutes). The best viewing spot is from South Bank from the Clem Jones Promenade. There will be food trucks and family-friendly flicks in the Cultural Forecourt, and City Sounds artists (including super [...]