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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 [...]


WILLIAM JOLLY BRIDGE – MAINTENANCE NIGHTWORKS Brisbane City Council is undertaking important maintenance works to the William Jolly Bridge to extend the lifespan of the structure and ensure ongoing access and safety for all users. This project will take place from late February 2020 to mid-March 2020, weather and construction conditions permitting. As a crucial [...]

Lord Mayor Launches Brisbane Buy Local Blitz to Counter Coronavirus Economic Threat

  Today Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has launched a renewed Buy Local push to counter the coronavirus crisis threatening to blow a billion-dollar hole in the city’s economy.   Cr Schrinner has also called on the State Government to include Brisbane in a tourism advertising campaign aimed at stimulating tourism in the wake of [...]