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15 March, 2013

City Hall organ hits the right note

City Hall organ hits the right note

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has welcomed back the City Hall organ as part of the building’s $215 million refurbishment, with the restored Father Willis organ currently being tuned.

The milestone is one of the few outstanding projects ah...


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19 November, 2012

Free disposal of green waste and storm damaged waste

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced Council’s four transfer stations will receive green waste and storm-damaged materials from today in response to the weekend’s storms.

The Lord Mayor said Council had initially planned a free green waste service for the coming weekend but start...


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04 September, 2012

Lord Mayor delivers more backflow devices

Lord Mayor delivers more backflow devices

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has delivered on his promise to install backflow prevention devices in Brisbane’s CBD and Milton that will benefit about 120 properties impacted by last year’s flood.

The Lord Mayor also today annou...


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22 August, 2012

Lord Mayor reducing litter with bigger bins

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is ramping up his plan to triple the size of Brisbane’s public bins as part of his vision for a clean and green city.

The Lord Mayor said the program was part of a $19.5 million investment in clearing litter from footpaths and mall areas, street sweeping and...


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22 August, 2012

Lord Mayor tackling illegal dumping in Brisbane

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is tackling illegal dumping in Brisbane suburbs with Council ramping up its efforts to monitor about 70 known dumping hotspots.

The Lord Mayor said 16 relocatable surveillance cameras were monitoring various locations at any one time, including targeted spots ...


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10 July, 2012

Lord Mayor appoints Chief Digital Officer

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is delivering on his promise to make Brisbane Australia’s new world city, with the appointment of a Chief Digital Officer, Kieran O’Hea, announced today.

The Lord Mayor said the position was established as a key priority following consultation with Brisbane...


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27 June, 2012

$10 million in backflow devices to reduce flood impacts

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced new backflow prevention devices are planned for 11 locations in a move that could benefit 80 per cent of the 1781 properties that were impacted by backflow flooding during the January 2011 floods.

The backflow initiatives are part of the Lord Mayo...


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20 June, 2012

Lord Mayor funds city’s economic growth

Lord Mayor funds city’s economic growth

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has unveiled a $3.1 billion Budget for 2012/13 that focuses on boosting the city’s economic growth potential, maintaining a clean and green city and creating a more accessible city.

The Lord Mayor’s ...


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21 March, 2012

Brisbane named in top seven most liveable cities

Brisbane has been recognised as one of the seven most liveable cities in the world after receiving a ‘special mention’ at the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize in Singapore today.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Brisbane was the only Australian city named as a finalist for th...


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20 March, 2012

Traffic management centre halves crash clearance times

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says accident clearance times on Brisbane’s road network have more than halved on average since the Brisbane Metropolitan Transport Management Centre Traffic (BMTMC) began operating almost six years ago.

During 2011 the average crash clearance time was 44 min...


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13 March, 2012

Lord Mayor urges residents: keep up immunisations

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging residents to make sure their vaccinations are up-to-date ahead of the coming cold and flu season.

The Lord Mayor said it was easy to keep children vaccinated with Council’s free full-time immunisation program, a further part of his commitment t...


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13 February, 2012

Volunteers declare love for Brisbane on Valentine’s Day

Twelve of Brisbane’s most passionate residents will today be introduced to the world as members of the Brisbane Greeters program.

Suitably decked-out in red, the program is made up of volunteers who will reveal the heart and soul of Brisbane and share their personal perspectives of ...


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07 February, 2012

Lord Mayor returns Post Office Square to former glory

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced Post Office Square is well on its way to being fully restored following the laying of new turf in the wake of the Occupy Brisbane protest.

The square was badly damaged during the protest, which saw a group of people camping in the popular green sp...


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30 January, 2012

Lord Mayor delivers backflow valves ahead of schedule

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today announced he was getting on and delivering backflow prevention devices ahead of schedule in New Farm and Milton in a bid to reduce localised flooding.

The Lord Mayor said a combination of rubber duck bill valves and metal flap gates would be installed on...


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24 October, 2011

Brisbane goes wireless

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced that free wireless internet access will be available in another 20 sites across Brisbane by mid next year.

The Lord Mayor said he had allocated $2 million in this year’s budget to rollout Wi-Fi in 20 locations, as well as another $413,000 to upg...


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