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500 activities to celebrate city’s seniors

Queensland Seniors Month 2021   Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is encouraging Brisbane’s senior residents to kick up their heels and join in an assortment of fun-filled activities this Queensland Seniors Month, saying age should not be a barrier to experiencing the best of Brisbane.   Cr Schrinner said more than 500 free and [...]

500 activities to celebrate city’s seniors2021-10-08T03:25:08+00:00

BEER BEATS COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Brisbane Beer beats COVID    Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has revealed a record number of boutique breweries and other beverage producers are now operating in Brisbane despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Cr Schrinner said the Brisbane brewing industry had experienced a massive increase over the last decade with the number [...]

BEER BEATS COVID-19 PANDEMIC2021-10-08T03:14:47+00:00

Vote now for Brisbane’s cleanest and greenest community heroes

WasteSMART Brisbane Awards Voting Sisters helping recycle plastic into prosthetic limbs, an eco-friendly hair salon and schools that are successfully fighting the war on waste are among 24 finalists for the 2021 WasteSMART Brisbane Awards. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner encourage Brisbane residents to get involved, saying voting is now under way for Cleanaway’s People’s Choice [...]

Vote now for Brisbane’s cleanest and greenest community heroes2021-10-08T02:52:59+00:00

2021 Brisbane Portrait Prize winners impress in strongest field yet

Underwater Photographic Artist Beth Mitchell 2021   The 2021 Brisbane Portrait Prize has displayed its strongest exhibition of artists yet with acclaimed local art photographer Beth Mitchell claiming the prestigious $50,000 Lord Mayor’s Prize for her captivating self-portrait titled No Land In Sight.   Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said more than 550 entries were received, with [...]

2021 Brisbane Portrait Prize winners impress in strongest field yet2021-10-08T02:40:19+00:00

Clean and green win for the Brisbane River, named world’s first resilient river

Brisbane River resilient river   Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is celebrating another clean and green milestone with the Brisbane River announced as the world’s first resilient river.   Cr Schrinner welcomed the International River Foundation’s decision to recognise efforts to ensure the Brisbane River recovers and evolves following extreme weather events.   “We [...]

Clean and green win for the Brisbane River, named world’s first resilient river2021-09-30T00:33:23+00:00

Thousands of discounted compost bins and worm farms purchased as households go green

Council's compost rebate program   Thousands of Brisbane households have become cleaner and greener thanks to the Schrinner Council’s successful compost rebate program.   Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said since the initiative was introduced on 1 July 2020 more than 6900 households had received money back after purchasing a composting system such as [...]

Thousands of discounted compost bins and worm farms purchased as households go green2021-09-27T06:57:53+00:00

Residents invited to support Homeless Connect donation drive

Homeless Connect Donations Open    Brisbane Showgrounds will host the 25th Homeless Connect donation drive this November with more than 1000 meals and hundreds of health checks expected to be provided to our most vulnerable residents.   Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has put the call out for Brisbane residents to make donations ahead [...]

Residents invited to support Homeless Connect donation drive2021-09-27T06:53:35+00:00

Valley Fiesta returns for a long weekend of music’s homegrown heroes

Valley Fiesta lineup announced  It’s all fiesta, no siesta next month, with Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner announcing the return of one of Brisbane’s biggest annual parties, Valley Fiesta from 28-30 October.   Cr Schrinner said more than 20 venues across Fortitude Valley would come alive over three days to feature more than 150 [...]

Valley Fiesta returns for a long weekend of music’s homegrown heroes2021-09-24T04:23:01+00:00

Get the best of Brisbane via new app; fortnight of freebies to celebrate launch

Brunch spots, bar hops, picnic places and hidden spaces… all at the new, free Brisbane App   Brunch spots, bar hops, picnic places and hidden spaces… the best of Brisbane is at your fingertips with the launch of the new, free Brisbane App.   Unveiling the initiative alongside musician Amy Sheppard and Masterchef [...]

Get the best of Brisbane via new app; fortnight of freebies to celebrate launch2021-09-27T06:06:23+00:00

Brisbane Metro final design unveils one of the most advanced electric vehicles in the world

Brisbane Metro final design   The design of the Brisbane Metro vehicle has been finalised with more than 35 major design enhancements that will significantly improve the accessibility and sustainability of what will be one of the most advanced electric vehicles in the world. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Council had been working [...]

Brisbane Metro final design unveils one of the most advanced electric vehicles in the world2021-09-09T23:38:57+00:00
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