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Calling all clean and green champions, nominate now for WasteSMART Brisbane Awards

I Love Brisbane - WasteSamrt Sustainability Awards OpenLord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is calling on waste-savvy residents, businesses and community groups to nominate for the annual WasteSMART Brisbane Awards.    Cr Schrinner said nominations are now open for nine diverse award categories that recognised efforts to reduce landfill, with winners to share a prize pool worth [...]

Calling all clean and green champions, nominate now for WasteSMART Brisbane Awards2022-08-12T05:43:09+00:00

Brisbane Powerhouse the city’s new home for major outdoor events

Brisbane Powerhouse Hap Wah Night Market   An outdoor cinema, night markets, art installations and performance spaces are coming to Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the Schrinner Council’s $1 million investment in the popular precinct.   Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Brisbane Powerhouse is one of our city’s greatest cultural assets, and this [...]

Brisbane Powerhouse the city’s new home for major outdoor events2022-11-18T05:50:51+00:00

Tackling housing affordability locally

Tackling housing affordability locally is a priority of ours and we will introduce a new rating category for owners who use accommodation websites to lease suburban homes like hotels  - pressuring them to return these properties to the long-term rental market.   The new Transitory Accommodation rating category will help tackle housing affordability and Brisbane’s [...]

Tackling housing affordability locally2022-06-15T03:42:03+00:00

Brisbane Budget – Infrastructure to keep Central Ward Moving – A BUDGET FOR THE BETTER

This year’s Budget confirms our commitment to the people of Brisbane, demonstrating what can be achieved when we work  together as a community. A global pandemic and devastating flood have tested our resilience. Now, we must continue to rebuild and recover, suburb by suburb, street by street, to ensure Brisbane bounces back stronger. Fortunately, our [...]

Brisbane Budget – Infrastructure to keep Central Ward Moving – A BUDGET FOR THE BETTER2022-06-15T06:29:14+00:00

Every Brisbane playground to get shade cover

Shade for all playgrounds   Every one of Brisbane’s playgrounds will have shade cover within just a few years under a fast-tracked program, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has revealed.   Cr Schrinner today announced the $10 million Sun Safe Suburban Playgrounds program will be a key initiative of the upcoming 2022-23 Council Budget. [...]

Every Brisbane playground to get shade cover2022-06-12T22:19:26+00:00

Brisbane-first touchless pedestrian button trial launches

Touchless pedestrian button trial launched by the Schrinner Council as we roll out Brisbane’s first touchless crossing button in a bid to improve safety and accessibility for all pedestrians.   Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said motion sensor buttons were popping up in cities around the world and were now installed at two locations in Herston [...]

Brisbane-first touchless pedestrian button trial launches2022-04-13T00:29:49+00:00

Spread the Warmth this Mother’s Day

I'm delighted to be helping the Micah Projects' Brisbane Domestic Violence Services team  as they announce their Spread the Warmth campaign 2022 is underway. We are accepting donations of robes for women who have experienced domestic violence and provide them to women in crisis accommodation and refuges throughout Brisbane on Mother’s Day. This is a great [...]

Spread the Warmth this Mother’s Day2022-04-07T04:40:34+00:00

State Land Valuations a slap in the face to flood victims

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has called on the State Government to scrap newly-released land valuations for parts of Brisbane and elsewhere in South East Queensland that were devastated during recent flooding.   Cr Schrinner said it was completely unacceptable that valuations released today by the State Government were based on assessments undertaken in October last [...]

State Land Valuations a slap in the face to flood victims2022-03-31T05:09:57+00:00

Rain Event Update – Sunday 27.02.22

  As you are probably aware, widespread rainfall across the Brisbane Local Government Area is still continuing and as of this afternoon, over the last 24 hours, an average rainfall total of 253mm fell across the Brisbane area.   Based on the latest advice from the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane is forecast to receive further [...]

Rain Event Update – Sunday 27.02.222022-02-27T06:12:19+00:00

Rain Event Update – Saturday 26.02.22

Despite this weekend's significant rain event, the majority of water is in the River, our creeks, drains, greenspaces and parks.    Some roads are experiencing overflow on and off,  but have mostly remained open today.  Some homes and businesses have experienced some water but in general the feedback has been good.    Unfortunately we are [...]

Rain Event Update – Saturday 26.02.222022-02-26T22:56:47+00:00
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