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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

Temporary lane closure until Drift restaurant removed

  A small section of Coronation Drive will be temporarily closed to vehicle traffic until the State Government removes the derelict former Drift Restaurant from the Bicentennial Bikeway.   Brisbane Public Transport Chair Ryan Murphy said Council had made the decision after the State Government advised that work to remove Drift is unlikely to start [...]

Temporary lane closure until Drift restaurant removed2022-03-22T06:04:01+00:00

Three-stage plan to return services to Brisbane River

Brisbane City Cat Two critical cross river services will be the first to return to the Brisbane River following the recent flooding event, the Schrinner Council has revealed.   Unveiling a three-stage plan to return Brisbane’s iconic CityCat and ferry services to the water, Civic Cabinet Chair for Transport Councillor Ryan Murphy thanked [...]

Three-stage plan to return services to Brisbane River2022-03-22T00:10:56+00:00

Former Governor to head independent review into Brisbane flood

Paul de Jersey AC Former Governor and Supreme Court chief justice Paul de Jersey will undertake a comprehensive review into the 2022 Brisbane flood following last week’s devastating event. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said residents deserved assurances that everything possible to prepare Brisbane for future flooding events was being undertaken. “This flood was [...]

Former Governor to head independent review into Brisbane flood2022-03-08T03:29:13+00:00

Brisbane to host world’s largest elite intellectually impaired sporting event

  OA Games 2022 The world's largest elite sports event for athletes with an intellectual impairment will descend on Brisbane this November, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has revealed.   Cr Schrinner said the inaugural Virtus Oceania Asia Games 2022 (OA Games) would welcome up to 1000 elite athletes and officials from New Zealand, [...]

Brisbane to host world’s largest elite intellectually impaired sporting event2022-03-08T01:09:52+00:00

Time to get back on the bus: Schrinner

  Bus services across Brisbane will return to a full timetable from Tuesday 8th March , Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has revealed.   Cr Schrinner congratulated Council crews for urgently repairing the road network and undertaking the painstaking work necessary to ensure the bus system could be restarted after one of the biggest flooding event’s [...]

Time to get back on the bus: Schrinner2022-03-08T00:52:08+00:00

RATES RELIEF FOR THOUSANDS OF BRISBANE FLOOD VICTIMS: SCHRINNER

  Thousands of Brisbane flood victims will receive a $250 rebate off their next rates bill as part of a recovery package unveiled today by Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner.   Cr Schrinner said while the clean-up from one of Brisbane’s worst-ever floods is well under way, the emotional and financial toll on many residents and [...]

RATES RELIEF FOR THOUSANDS OF BRISBANE FLOOD VICTIMS: SCHRINNER2022-03-08T00:49:22+00:00

Spraying blitz starts to stop post-flood mosquito surge

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has today launched a sting on mosquitoes across over 30 suburbs as Brisbane recovers from one of the worst flooding events in history.   Cr Schrinner said expert entomologists employed by Council’s renowned mosquito management program had given the green light to start spraying known breeding sites.   “In the aftermath [...]

Spraying blitz starts to stop post-flood mosquito surge2022-03-08T00:47:07+00:00
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