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21 March, 2017

Brisbane achieves record international tourism numbers

Brisbane’s tourism industry continues to gallop ahead with international visitor expenditure topping more than $2 billion and an additional 50,000 international visitors in the year to December 2016.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Tourism Australia’s latest International Visitor Sur...


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09 March, 2017

Council invests more than $400,000 in Creative Brisbane

Brisbane’s creative talents have taken centre stage, with Brisbane City Council recognising the city’s most innovative thinkers at this year’s Brisbane Arts and Culture Innovation (BACI) Awards.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the awards ceremony, celebrated on Monday 6 March, pai...


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08 March, 2017

Council encourages residents to microchip their pets

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is calling for dog and cat owners to take advantage of Council’s microchipping program, which offers a heavily discounted service to curb the number of lost animals in Brisbane.

Cr Quirk said Council would be hosting its first microchipping event for the yea...


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27 February, 2017

Green light for life-saving traffic signal technology

Innovative technology that clears the way for emergency vehicles to get to their destination more quickly is being rolled out across Brisbane as part of a Brisbane City Council initiative in partnership with the State Government.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the technology ensured ve...


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23 February, 2017

Southside residents to take advantage of free waste disposal

Brisbane City Council is giving residents the chance to dispose of any hazardous household waste items free of charge at one of Council’s dedicated Resource Recovery Centres on 4 March.

Field Services Chairman Peter Matic invited residents to take advantage of the free offer, which ...


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09 February, 2017

Council program to kick goals for local sport

Brisbane City Council is making sure the grass is greener for the city’s much loved sporting clubs, this week launching a dedicated $368,000 upgrade program for sports fields across the city.

Brisbane Lifestyle and Community Services Chairman Matthew Bourke said Council would be un...


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07 February, 2017

LM recognises community achievers for Australia Day

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk last night recognised the efforts of 20 individuals and three community organisations at the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Awards, at a ceremony held at City Hall.

Cr Quirk said the annual awards were designed to celebrate the achievements of otherwise unsu...


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23 January, 2017

Council urges safe school travel as students return

Council has today warned drivers to be mindful of safety around schools as it launches the 2017 safer school zones campaign.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today released a list of 17 schools Council would be targeting for dangerous and illegal parking during Term 1 and announced a raft of s...


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20 January, 2017

Brisbane Square Library celebrates 10th anniversary

Brisbane City Council’s flagship library in the heart of the CBD is today celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Lifestyle and Community Services Chairman Cr Matthew Bourke said the popular City central library was officially opened on 19 January 2007 and has been one of the most popular...


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20 January, 2017

Brisbane comes alive for BrisAsia

Tens of thousands of people will flock to Brisbane’s CBD from Friday 27 January to Sunday 19 February for the fifth annual BrisAsia Festival.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the popular festival celebrated the best of Asian arts and culture, presenting more than 80 events and activitie...


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02 December, 2016

Brisbane charities are sprinkled with Christmas spirit

The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust spread the spirit of Christmas when donations were today presented to 45 Brisbane Charities to support those in need.

The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress awarded more than $61,500 in cash grants, $3,600 worth of Foodbank Vouchers and over 2,270 toys.
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02 December, 2016

Come and Talk to me

This could be about ..............
footpaths, parks, rubbish, traffic
community events, road resurfacing

Locations:
Saturday 3 December
7.30am - 9.00am Kelvin Grove Market, Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove
9.30am - 10.30am Paddington Central, Latrobe Terrac...


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01 December, 2016

Construction begins on new Mt Coot-tha Visitor Centre

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will today turn the first sod on a new $3.4 million Visitor
Information Centre for the city’s premier eco-tourism destination, Mt Coot-tha.
Cr Quirk said that the new facility would provide more than 700,000 annual visitors with
information about the Mt...


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14 November, 2016

Brisbane landmarks “pass go” on local Monopoly edition

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has today unveiled the Brisbane landmarks that have landed themselves prime positions on the new official Brisbane Monopoly Board.

Twenty-two Brisbane and Greater Brisbane landmarks have been selected to replace the famous London streets from the original boar...


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04 November, 2016

Recreate Market and Fashion Show returns in 2016

King George Square will transform into a fashion runway with a twist next month, with Council’s Recreate Showcase returning after a popular introduction in 2015.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the Recreate Twilight Market and Paper Fashion Show would be held on Friday 4 November, show...


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28 October, 2016

Council urges residents to prepare for bushfire season

Residents living in Brisbane’s west are being urged to get prepared for bushfire season, and Brisbane City Council is hosting dedicated information sessions to help the community prepare their homes and families.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Council would host two bushfire awareness...


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28 October, 2016

Aerial mozzie treatments respond to rain and tides

Aerial mozzie treatments respond to rain and tides
Brisbane City Council will tomorrow continue its proactive response to weather conditions with aerial mosquito management sprays over Brisbane’s saltmarsh wetlands.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Council would conduct aerial mo...


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21 October, 2016

Community composting trialled in gardening hubs

Community gardens are set to become composting hubs in a new trial being launched by Brisbane City Council this weekend.

Field Services Chairman, Cr Peter Matic said the new initiative would allow residents living close to community gardens to compost their food scraps rather than sen...


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21 October, 2016

Brisbane SES achievements recognised at Awards

Brisbane City State Emergency Service (SES) Unit has taken out the Regional Unit of the Year Award at the QFES SES Regional Awards.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the prize recognised the hard work of Brisbane’s SES volunteers.

“Brisbane’s SES volunteers play a vita...


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30 September, 2016

Lord Mayor’s Business Awards finalists announced

A competitive field of Brisbane’s best and most dynamic businesses has been unveiled by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today as the finalists for the 11th Lord Mayor’s Business Awards.

Cr Quirk said the 51 finalists from 10 categories recognised in the prestigious awards ranged from smal...


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30 September, 2016

Brisbane swimmers spoilt for choice this summer

Brisbane residents can soon take advantage of the warmer weather, with the opening of the new $8 million Parkinson Aquatic Centre and the start of Council’s summer pool hours.

Brisbane Lifestyle and Community Services Chairman, Cr Matthew Bourke today announced that the Parkinson Aq...


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30 September, 2016

Valley Fiesta celebrates 20 years

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced the Valley Fiesta will return from 28 to 30 October even bigger and brighter, to mark 20 years of Brisbane’s favourite street party.

Cr Quirk said the special anniversary edition would showcase the best of the Valley’s exciting mix of music, a...


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30 September, 2016

Lord Mayor calls for local hero nominations

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is calling on the local Brisbane community to nominate worthy individuals and community groups for the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Awards.

Cr Quirk said the annual awards celebrate Brisbane’s local unsung heroes and recognise the significant work they d...


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30 September, 2016

Lord Mayor calls for local hero nominations

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is calling on the local Brisbane community to nominate worthy individuals and community groups for the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Awards.

Cr Quirk said the annual awards celebrate Brisbane’s local unsung heroes and recognise the significant work they d...


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13 September, 2016

Council launches weather alert app for storm season

In the lead up to the start of the summer storm season, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has today launched a dedicated Brisbane weather app to give residents and visitors more timely and detailed information about weather events.

The service is provided as a free service by Brisbane City Coun...


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08 September, 2016

Valley Fiesta

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced the Valley Fiesta will return from 28 to 30 October even bigger and brighter, to mark 20 years of Brisbane’s favourite street party.

Cr Quirk said the special anniversary edition would showcase the best of the Valley’s exciting mix of music, a...


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23 August, 2016

Brisbane comes to life on the big and small screens

Brisbane has become a highly sought-after film destination with filming applications doubling over the past five years.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said over the past five years the city had experienced significant growth as a preferred location for both local and international films, tel...


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19 August, 2016

High fashion comes to Brisbane for Revive 2016

Council will be putting on a show with high fashion catwalks, tips and tricks from renowned stylists and workshops with eco designers at South Bank Parklands this Friday August 19.

Chairman for Field Services, Cr Peter Matic said high fashion with a twist would be making its Brisbane ...


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12 August, 2016

Botanic Gardens comes alive for Japanese Cultural Day

Brisbane residents and visitors are being encouraged to celebrate the Land of the Rising Sun with Council hosting a day of free activities for Japanese Cultural Day this weekend.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the event would recognise the vibrant culture of Japan on Brisbane soil.

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19 July, 2016

Free Caxton St Wi-Fi to keep people connected

“Cr Peter Matic has today announced a new investment to build our economy, with plans to expand Council’s free WiFi network to Caxton Street.

“Cr Matic said this commitment would keep Brisbane’s digital economy on the right track, plugging suburban economies in to Council’s ...


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19 July, 2016

Brisbane artists turn trash into treasure

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today revealed the winning artworks of Brisbane City Council’s world-class Brisbane Recycling Art Exhibition at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts.

Cr Quirk said Robert Hains of Chandler took out first place and $2500 in prize money, after his artw...


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19 July, 2016

Council Serves up tasty new Food Trucks initiative

Brisbane City Council is serving up a new online platform for local foodies and food vendors, with residents now able to track down the city’s much-loved food trucks through a free, mobile-friendly website.

City Planning Chairman Julian Simmonds said the ‘Brisbane Food Trucks’ w...


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19 July, 2016

Council Serves up tasty new Food Trucks initiative

Brisbane City Council is serving up a new online platform for local foodies and food vendors, with residents now able to track down the city’s much-loved food trucks through a free, mobile-friendly website.

City Planning Chairman Julian Simmonds said the ‘Brisbane Food Trucks’ w...


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09 October, 2015

Rally against domestic violence - Brisbane does not tolerate domestic violence

Join Lord Mayor Graham Quirk for a public rally and march
Sunday 11 October 2105
10.30am
Emma Miller Place
Roma Street
march to Reddacluff Place, 266 George Street, Brisbane
Safe Families, Better Communities
#Safer Families


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08 September, 2015

Westside community facilities get a healthy boost

A popular sporting facility in Brisbane’s western suburbs is benefiting from new and improved infrastructure, thanks to a Brisbane City Council program aimed at boosting community involvement across the city.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Council invested $5 million last financial y...


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28 July, 2015

Brisbane’s living treasures toasted at high tea

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and Lady Mayoress Anne Quirk will today host some of Brisbane’s living treasures at the annual 100+ Club High Tea.

The Lord Mayor said the annual High Tea was a well-loved event by the centenarians and their families.

“Today’s High Tea pr...


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21 July, 2015

5500 new student beds follow student accommodation initiative

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk’s Student Accommodation Initiative, which offers a reduction of infrastructure charges for purpose-built, high quality student accommodation has seen a flurry of new proposals put forward, since it was announced in February.

Brisbane City Council has just app...


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13 July, 2015

Evergreen Symphony Orchestra tribute Australian Tour

Dated: July 10, 2015
Evergreen Symphony Orchestra tribute Australian Tour
Founded and supervised by the Chang Yung-Fa Foundation, the 86-member Evergreen Symphony
Orchestra (ESO), Taiwan’s only privately run symphony orchestra, is touring Australia from July 12 to July 14, 201...


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13 July, 2015

Community Grants Now Open - Artslink

Community Grants Now Open
Applications for Round Two 2015 close at 5pm on 17 August
It is anticipated that the majority of grants awarded in this category will be for short-term projects in the range of $10,000 to $15,000. Artslink Queensland manage The Regional Arts Fund (RAF) in Q...


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13 July, 2015

Community Grants Now Open - Artslink

Community Grants Now Open
Applications for Round Two 2015 close at 5pm on 17 August
It is anticipated that the majority of grants awarded in this category will be for short-term projects in the range of $10,000 to $15,000. Artslink Queensland manage The Regional Arts Fund (RAF) in Q...


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02 July, 2015

New life for Victoria Bridge abutment

Brisbane’s heritage-listed Victoria Bridge abutment will fully open for the first time in 15 years at an official launch at South Bank today.

Environment, Parks and Sustainability Chairman Councillor Matthew Bourke said the Victoria Bridge abutment was one of Brisbane’s most preci...


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29 June, 2015

Keep Queensland Beautiful, Brisbane City Council and SUEZ Environment - Cleaner Communities Brisbane

Keep Queensland Beautiful, Brisbane City Council and SUEZ Environment have partnered to celebrate the achievements, passion and commitment of residents who work together for a clean
and green city.

The Cleaner Communities Brisbane awards recognise individuals, community groups...


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29 June, 2015

Lord Mayor's Business Awards

The 2015 Lord Mayor’s business awards recognise some of Brisbane’s most innovative and successful businesses and entrepreneurs, and showcase companies and individuals that help to shape Brisbane as a city of growth and opportunity.

This year marks a significant milestone in the hi...


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22 June, 2015

Brisbane to turn purple for the mighty Firebirds

The Brisbane CBD will come alive next Saturday with a public celebration marking the Mission Queensland Firebirds ANZ Championship victory.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Brisbane was proud of the Firebirds’ fantastic win against their opponents from south of the border, the New South...


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22 June, 2015

Council completes $100 million overhaul of ferry network

Council completes $100 million overhaul of ferry network

Brisbane City Council’s $100 million revamp of the city’s ferry network system is now complete, with Holman Street and Maritime Museum terminals opening today.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Brisbane residents...


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11 June, 2015

'Left Turn on Red' now available at 50 sites

‘Left Turn on Red’ now available at 50 sites

Motorists travelling through a busy Spring Hill intersection can now turn left on a red light, as part of Council’s crackdown on traffic congestion across the city.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said road users were now permi...


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22 May, 2015

Paniyiri comes to town

Paniyiri comes to town

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is inviting residents to go on a journey of Greek culture as Paniyiri returns to Brisbane on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May.

The Lord Mayor said Paniyiri is a celebration of all things Greek with traditional dance, music an...


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22 May, 2015

New recycling centre to help dump city waste

New recycling centre to help dump city waste

Residents have an opportunity to help make the city a cleaner, greener place to live, with a new dedicated drive-thru recycling centre now operational at the Chandler transfer station.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the new fac...


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15 May, 2015

Lord Mayor offers a lifeline to Brisbane charities

Brisbane City Council is offering Brisbane charities a helping hand, by stepping up its efforts to stop dumping of unsaleable items at donation bins and on footpaths across Brisbane.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said that there was a growing trend of household waste being left on footpaths...


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14 May, 2015

Industry teaching the next generation of digital masters

Industry teaching the next generation of digital masters

Brisbane City Council is partnering with local industry to nurture the next generation of digital thinkers, as part of an expansion of its CoderDojo Brisbane program.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the program, wh...


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12 May, 2015

Lord Mayor offers a lifeline to Brisbane charities

Brisbane City Council is offering Brisbane charities a helping hand, by stepping up its efforts to stop dumping of unsaleable items at donation bins and on footpaths across Brisbane.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said that there was a growing trend of household waste being left on footpaths...


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07 May, 2015

Discounted microchipping offered to Brisbane pets

Brisbane City Council is giving residents the opportunity to microchip their pets at a heavily discounted rate, to reduce the number of unidentifiable lost dogs and cats that are picked up by council officers each year.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the service would offer microchip i...


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07 May, 2015

Australian Electoral Commission

As part of the Australian Electoral Commission's (AEC)continuous roll update process, the AEC will be conducting a roll check at various residences in the division from 8 May 2015 to 21 May 2015.

The only residences that will be visited are those where the AEC believes, from past mail...


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07 May, 2015

Vital support for Brisbane Men's Sheds

The tireless efforts of volunteers working to improve the lives of men across the city is being recognized, with nine of the city’s Men’s Shed organisations receiving financial support from Brisbane City Council to continue their work.

Announcing this year’s Men’s Shed Grants ...


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05 May, 2015

Young photographers capture a cleaner, greener future for Brisbane

Brisbane’s budding photographers are being encouraged to jump behind the lens and capture the city’s environmental wonders as part of the Lord Mayor’s Young Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015 competition.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the annual competition helped nurtur...


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05 May, 2015

Four hectare Botanic Gardens expansion opens to public

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has today announced that the four hectare expansion to Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens will open to the public on Sunday 17 May, with a free community event to mark the occasion.

The Botanic Gardens, located at Mt Coot-tha, are one of Brisbane’s most popular tou...


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01 May, 2015

Brisbane to decide the city’s next big hit

Brisbane’s newest emerging musicians will be decided by the public, with voting now open for Council’s QUBE Effect People’s Choice Award.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said 23 local bands and musicians were shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award, following Council’s new QUBE E...


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27 April, 2015

Construction set to commence on upgrade to Brisbane’s Milton Road

Brisbane’s Milton Road will soon be safer and less congested, with works set to commence on the $500,000 Milton Road-Hale Street Intersection upgrade.

The Australian Government fully funded project will deliver:

• three additional traffic signals on Milton...


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27 April, 2015

BRISBANE LEADS $250 BILLION GEOSPATIAL CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

Brisbane is one step closer to becoming the capital of the world’s $250 billion geospatial technology industry today with the launch of a global summit tackling global issues with big data and spatial technologies.

The city will host the inaugural PIVOTAL 2015 International Executiv...


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27 April, 2015

Seniors set to shine at cabaret

Senior residents with a love for the limelight are invited to hone their performing skills by enrolling in one of the upcoming Lord Mayor’s Seniors Cabaret Master Classes to be held throughout Brisbane.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the free master classes will be led by top theatre...


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20 April, 2015

Brisbane’s ANZAC secrets uncovered in new tour

Brisbane’s fascinating ANZAC heritage is being revealed to the public, with a new walking tour launched today, commemorating 100 years since the Landing on Gallipoli.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the ‘100 Years of ANZAC & Gallipoli Centenary Tours’ would bring the city’s war s...


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20 April, 2015

QUT Ferry Terminal built back stronger

Thousands of Brisbane university students are set to benefit from the completion of a permanent, flood-resilient terminal at QUT Gardens Point, replacing the former structure damaged in the 2011 floods.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the new QUT Gardens Point Ferry Terminal was the four...


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20 April, 2015

Green Army marches forward to Banks Street Reserve

One of Brisbane’s most environmentally significant nature reserves is benefitting from a dedicated six month environmental program to reduce erosion and improve water quality.

Brisbane City Council, in partnership with the Australian Government, is undertaking a Green Army project a...


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20 April, 2015

Young Brisbane bands battle it out for top gong

Twenty-four of Brisbane’s best emerging musical talents have been chosen to battle it out in front of the city, as part of Council’s newest Youth Week event, ‘The QUBE Effect’.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the battle of the bands-style event was a new addition to Council’s Y...


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27 March, 2015

Delivery of sweet treats shares Easter joy with Brisbane Children

The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust is helping to put a smile on children’s faces this Easter, by partnering with Coles to donate thousands of Easter eggs to the city’s less fortunate.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today joined representatives from The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust an...


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26 March, 2015

Brisbane chosen as a top Australian destination of choice

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says Brisbane’s youthful energy and vibrancy has led it to be named as one of Australia’s top destinations amongst travellers.

Popular online review site TripAdvisor named Brisbane as the third best destination in Australia in its list of Travellers’ Choi...


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26 March, 2015

One man’s trash is another man’s prize

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has today congratulated Bec Peart and Martin Pedder, the winners of the 2014 Recycling Art Competition.

Cr Quirk said the Coorparoo artists received the highest number of votes out of 14 finalists since voting began in February, for their creation ‘Octopus G...


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26 March, 2015

Have your say on Queen St Mall future

Brisbane residents are invited to have their say on the future of Australia’s most successful mall with public consultation sessions beginning this week.

Cr Simmonds said Brisbane residents were encouraged to have their say about the Queen Street Mall and their vision of the future...


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24 March, 2015

Suburban War Memorials to Stand Proud for the Centenary of ANZAC

Brisbane’s ANZAC spirit will shine brighter than ever this year, with an almost $1 million restoration of suburban war memorials ahead of this year’s historic milestone.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Council was working side by side with local RSLs to breathe new life into 31 of th...


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24 March, 2015

Young talent to rock Brisbane

The spotlight will be on Brisbane’s next generation of musical talent next month, when Brisbane City Council launches a new initiative to uncover the city’s rising stars.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the ‘QUBE Effect’ was a battle-of-the-bands style event which featured the ...


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19 March, 2015

Council wheels out ‘Bruce the Brissie Bus’

Brisbane City Council is making public transport more approachable and fun to even its youngest commuters, with the launch of an educational children’s book Bruce the Brissie Bus.

Public and Active Transport Chairman Councillor Peter Matic today read the exciting new book to school...


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19 March, 2015

Tenanted pensioners to receive ex-gratia payments

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today announced that eligible residents of the Brisbane Gateway Resort at Rochedale would receive ex-gratia payments following the property owners’ withdrawal from the tenanted pensioner remission scheme.

The owners, Haraba Pty Ltd, of the property located at...


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13 March, 2015

‘Cost of Crime’ Campaign puts a price on vandalism

The Lord Mayor together with Crime Stoppers Queensland has today launched a new community campaign aimed at building awareness about the cost of vandalism.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the “Cost of Crime” graffiti campaign would see nine pop-up events over the year in graffiti and...


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13 March, 2015

Eternal Flame returns home to Shrine of Remembrance

The Eternal Flame in Anzac Square will be moved back to its permanent position in the Shrine of Remembrance during an official ceremony tomorrow, after being temporarily relocated to facilitate restoration works on Anzac Square’s Shrine of Remembrance.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said t...


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13 March, 2015

Local sport kicking goals across the city

Local sport in Brisbane is set for a major revitalisation with Brisbane City Council investing more than $2 million into sixty five schools, sporting clubs and community organisations across the city.

Cr Quirk said the Community Sports Clubs Grants helped to provide high quality spor...


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03 March, 2015

Lord Mayor encourages vaccination as winter approaches

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging residents to take advantage of Council’s free vaccination services and will today reaffirm Council’s long-standing commitment to providing free immunisations.

Brisbane City Council is offering 300 immunisation sessions at 14 convenient locati...


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02 March, 2015

Snap and submit to the Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging Brisbane photographers to get snappy around Brisbane with a chance to win big with entries now open in the Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards.

Cr Quirk said $13,000 in prize money was up for grabs in the popular awards which are now in their nin...


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02 March, 2015

Westside environment groups receive financial boost

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has provided 10 grants totalling more than $85,000 to westside environment groups though the 2014-15 Environmental Grants program.

The Lord Mayor said a total of 21 recipients across the city would share in more than $154,000, with successful groups on the west...


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02 March, 2015

Parklands transform into food truck hot spot

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is inviting Brisbane food lovers to take a taste journey around the world on Friday evening with at the inaugural Park the Truck event.

The Lord Mayor said the Park the Truck event, held at Roma Street Parklands would feature some of Brisbane’s most popular...


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26 February, 2015

Brisbane attracts global leaders for international Summit

Brisbane is set to have the international spotlight cast on it once again this year when it hosts the 10th Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors’ Forum in July.

Following the success of last year’s G20 Leader’s Summit, Brisbane will again host a major international summit, this ...


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26 February, 2015

Brisbane’s biggest export market gets boost

Brisbane’s biggest export market, international education, is set to create more jobs and boost the city’s economy following Lord Mayor Graham Quirk’s announcement of a subsidy to create purpose-built and centrally located accommodation for students.

The Lord Mayor said he was ...


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19 February, 2015

Wynnum Library and Woolworths development underway

Works are set to begin this month on a new development that will house a new community library for Wynnum as well as a retail space to be occupied by major supermarket retailer, Woolworths.

The redevelopment of the former Wynnum Central State School site on Florence Street will delive...


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17 February, 2015

Anzac Square restoration reaches final stages

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is today inspecting the progress on the $13.4 million major refurbishment of Anzac Square, the State’s national memorial for Queenslanders who have served their country in conflict and in peace.

The Lord Mayor said the restoration project was on track to be ...


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17 February, 2015

Westside artists take home Annual Artforce Awards

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is congratulating the winners of the 16th Annual Artforce Awards (announced last night), including Petrie Terrace State School students and Gemma Garcia for their traffic signal box paintings in Ashgrove and Paddington.

Local Councillor Peter Matic (Toowong War...


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16 February, 2015

Get fit for free this Summer in Brisbane

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is refreshing Brisbane residents exercise routines with Council’s Active Parks program in more than 50 local parks across Brisbane.

The Lord Mayor said residents could take part in a range of activities, from aqua fitness classes and gardening workshops, to ...


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16 February, 2015

South Bank transformed into Asian pop dance party

For one night only, fans of cosplay, anime and Asian pop will converge on South Bank’s cultural forecourt for this year’s Neon Pop event on Saturday 28 February from 4-9pm.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the high-energy event was a celebration of contemporary Asian culture.
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16 February, 2015

Voting now open for Brisbane’s Recycling Art Competition

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced voting is now open in Council’s third annual Recycling Art Competition, with 14 artworks on display for public voting.

The Lord Mayor said the Recycling Art Competition is an opportunity for local artists to get creative with recycled materials...


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16 February, 2015

Tastes of Asia come to Reddacliff Place

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is inviting Brisbane food lovers to take their tastebuds on a journey through Asia when the popular ‘Taste of Asia’ event returns to Reddacliffe Place on Friday 27 February from 11am to 9pm.

The Lord Mayor said the signature event has returned with extended...


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13 February, 2015

Green waste recycled for valuable city-wide mulching

Brisbane City Council’s clean-up efforts after the destructive storm event of 27 November 2014 have provided more than 32,500 cubic metres of valuable mulch for the city’s parks and gardens.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Council’s concentrated clean-up efforts resulted in 60,000 ...


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10 February, 2015

Community groups to receive Shorncliffe Pier timber

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is announcing 17 successful community groups who have secured a ‘piece of the pier’ with timber reclaimed from the original Shorncliffe Pier getting a new lease of life in special community projects.

The Lord Mayor said Shorncliffe Pier Renewal Project was ...


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05 February, 2015

Lord Mayor empowers suburban organisations against crime

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is empowering more than 40 not-for-profit community organisations, sports clubs and local businesses across the city, who will share in more than $262,000 funding under the 2014-15 Suburban Crime Prevention Grants program.

The Lord Mayor said the grants would ...


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02 February, 2015

Artist strings along Burnett Lane

Burnett Lane will transform into an impressive yarn menagerie as the Japanese artform of amigurumi takes over the CBD laneway from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 February, as a part of the popular BrisAsia Festival.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the colourful exhibit will provide pops of colo...


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02 February, 2015

Yum Chat brings artists together

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging Brisbane artists to discuss their work and connect to Asian culture at this year’s Yum Chat event on Tuesday 17 February from 6pm to 8pm at Metro Arts.

The Lord Mayor said the event will provide an exciting opportunity for Brisbane creatives t...


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29 January, 2015

Council targets safer parking at schools in 2015

Brisbane City Council will work with the city’s 300 schools to develop Traffic Management Plans and implement better parking enforcement to improve safety and relieve congestion, in a new strategy announced today.

Parking Taskforce Chairman and Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Cou...


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29 January, 2015

BrisAsia Festival returns for a celebration of Asian culture

BrisAsia Festival returns for a celebration of Asian culture

Beat the drums and snap open the chopsticks as the popular BrisAsia Festival returns with a dynamic program across the city from Friday 6 February to Sunday 1 March 2015.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the popu...


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22 January, 2015

Council manages mozzies after rain and king tides

Brisbane City Council has responded immediately to recent rain and tidal events with large-scale aerial sprays of known saltmarsh mosquito breeding sites.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said saltmarsh mosquitoes were currently hatching after high tides that started on Tuesday, but Council wa...


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22 January, 2015

Laughter set to echo through City Hall

Comedy fans can now get their hands on tickets for the Brisbane Comedy Festival Gala to be held at 7pm, Saturday 28 February in the stunning City Hall.

Supported by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and Brisbane City Council, the gala event is a new addition to the popular annual Brisbane Comed...


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22 January, 2015

Walton Bridge lanes reopen ahead of schedule

Council is today (Wednesday, 21 January) reopening the city-bound lanes of Walton Bridge on Waterworks Road, more than a month ahead of schedule and in time for the 2015 school term.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the $2 million project to strengthen and resurface the bridge began in D...


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19 January, 2015

Council’s Library Amnesty collects 20t of canned food

Brisbane Lifestyle Chairman Councillor Krista Adams is thanking residents for supporting Council’s 2014 Library Amnesty, which saw approximately 20 tonnes of canned food donated.

Cr Adams said the annual Library Amnesty initiative offered library members the opportunity to have thei...


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12 January, 2015

Sydney Street ferry terminal upgrade kicks off the New Year

Brisbane City Council will close the Sydney Street ferry terminal on 5 January 2015 to begin major upgrade works to replace the temporary structure installed following the 2011 floods.

Public and Active Transport Chairman, Cr Peter Matic said the new terminal would service both CityCa...


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22 December, 2014

Council facilities help families stay cool this summer

Council facilities help families stay cool this summer

Residents and visitors can take advantage of a great range of family-friendly activities this summer with Brisbane City Council’s air-conditioned facilities and venues to keep the fun high and the cost low.

Lord...


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22 December, 2014

Council service closures over Christmas

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is keeping residents informed about operating hours for a number of Brisbane City Council services and venues as the holidays draw closer.

Cr Quirk said while it is a time for celebrations and fun, residents should check the website or call Council if they are ...


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22 December, 2014

Christmas recycling tips for a sustainable festive season

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging residents to continue their great recycling efforts this holiday season with a range of easy tips that anyone can put into practice.

The Lord Mayor said while Brisbane residents are great recyclers year-round, Council’s free Brisbane Bin and Re...


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18 December, 2014

Council launches new-look online development tool

Brisbane City Council has launched a smarter, more convenient version of its planning and development self-service web-hub, Property and Development Online.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the new-look PD Online system was more user-friendly, making it easier for customers to understand ...


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15 December, 2014

Lord Mayor cuts the ribbon on Bulimba ferry terminal upgrade

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will today (Sunday, 14 December) officially open the Bulimba ferry terminal $7.7 million upgrade, with a community event and ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Lord Mayor said Bulimba was the first of 11 projects across the network to make Council’s ferry infrastru...


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11 December, 2014

New show takes residents to the moon and back

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging residents to come see the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium’s latest show ‘Moons: Worlds of Mystery’ which premieres this Saturday.

The Lord Mayor said the Planetarium was one of Brisbane’s favourite, family-friendly venues and this school ...


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11 December, 2014

Screen Awards etched in Brisbane’s cultural legacy

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has today met with finalists of the prestigious 8th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), ahead of the official awards ceremony to be held in City Hall tonight.

The Lord Mayor said the APSAs were the Asia Pacific region’s highest film accolades and were well res...


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09 December, 2014

Council buses spread Christmas cheer

Brisbane’s best Christmas-themed bus was judged by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and Public and Active Transport Chairman Councillor Peter Matic today, as part of Council’s annual bus decorating competition featuring buses from all seven Brisbane depots.

The Lord Mayor said the event, w...


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05 December, 2014

Proposed Development at the former site of the ABC - submissions

To the Resident

Dear Resident


As you may be aware, Council has received an application for a proposed development on the land at 600 Coronation Drive, Toowong. This site is also commonly known as the former site of the ABC.

I wanted to let you kn...


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02 December, 2014

Lord Mayor announces free parking for New Year

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has today announced that Council will invest $1.94 million into free 15 minute parking at 8,855 inner city car parking spaces, starting from the first January 2015.

Free short-term parking was a key recommendation of the Parking Taskforce’s review of parking ...


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01 December, 2014

Parking review recommends free short-term parking

The Brisbane Parking Taskforce, established by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk to conduct a comprehensive review of on-street parking, has today handed down its final report, with a key recommendation to introduce free short-term parking in the inner city.
Parking Taskforce Chairman, Deputy Mayor Adr...


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01 December, 2014

IGA Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is helping to bring in the festive season with Brisbane’s premier Christmas celebration, the IGA Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols.

The Lord Mayor said this year’s event would light up Riverstage with performances from some of Australia’s most renowned sin...


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01 December, 2014

See Brisbane’s Christmas Lights by Council bus

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is inviting residents to enjoy the sparkle of this year’s Christmas lights on a Council bus tour journeying through the city’s most spectacularly lit suburbs.

The Lord Mayor said the Council Christmas lights bus tours would run nightly and would showcase s...


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21 November, 2014

Christmas program set to be a cracker

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will today unveil Australia’s largest free Christmas program, The Wonder of Christmas.

Cr Quirk said The Wonder of Christmas would feature the return of The City’s favourite events, along with some new crowd-pleasers at South Bank, including the first-ever ...


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18 November, 2014

Brisbane to accelerate economic growth after G20

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is determined to ensure Brisbane capitalises on the economic outcomes of the G20 Summit and has tasked economic development board Brisbane Marketing with charting an ambitious growth plan for the city.

He also extended an offer to the yet-to-be-named 2015 host ...


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17 November, 2014

War memorial restoration continues ahead of Remembrance Day

Brisbane City Council is continuing war memorial restoration works ahead of Anzac Centenary commemoration activities in 2015, with two sites completed ahead of Remembrance Day services today.

Earlier this year Lord Mayor Graham Quirk committed $957,000 to assist with undertaking resto...


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07 November, 2014

Timely reminder for residents to ‘check their deck’

With the festive season fast approaching, Council is calling on residents to ‘check their deck’ to ensure the structural safety of timber decks and balconies, stairs, balustrades and handrails.

Neighbourhood Planning and Development Assessment Chairman Councillor Amanda Cooper sai...


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06 November, 2014

Floral display to welcome G20 guests is unveiled

Brisbane City Council has today unveiled a floral welcome mat at Roma Street Parkland ahead of the arrival of thousands of delegates and officials for the G20 Summit on 15 and 16 November.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the display will be the centrepiece of Roma Street Parkland during ...


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06 November, 2014

Construction starts on 4 star Spring Hill boutique hotel

Construction starts on 4 star Spring Hill boutique hotel
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today announced the start of construction of a new 110 room boutique hotel in Kennigo St, Spring Hill, expected to be completed in late 2015.

Cr Quirk said the new hotel – to be known as Richmon...


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06 November, 2014

Iconic Jimmy’s on the Mall re-opens in Brisbane CBD

Iconic Jimmy’s on the Mall re-opens in Brisbane CBD

BRISBANE’S iconic Jimmy’s on the Mall is set to open its doors after a major renovation in the middle of Queen Street Mall.
On Wednesday 5 November, 2014, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and Mantle Group’s director Godfrey Man...


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06 November, 2014

Upgrade works recommence at Kelvin Grove intersection

Brisbane City Council will re-commence construction on the Kelvin Grove Road and Windsor Road intersection upgrade at Kelvin Grove on 17 November 2014.

Infrastructure Chairman Councillor Adrian Schrinner said the $1.4 million project would reduce congestion and improve safety for roa...


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06 November, 2014

FULL PROGRAM LAUNCHED FOR INAUGURAL BAPFF

FULL PROGRAM LAUNCHED FOR INAUGURAL BAPFF

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced an exciting world-class program for the inaugural Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) including one world premiere and 37 Australian premieres.
Cr Quirk said BAPFF promised to be a multicu...


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30 October, 2014

First left turn on red sites announced for 14/15 rollout

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is today announcing the first 10 sites in the 2014/15 expansion of the Left Turn on Red project, which permits motorists to turn left on a red light after stopping at select sites across Brisbane.

The Lord Mayor said the expansion of left turn on red sites foll...


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16 October, 2014

Howard Smith Wharves to get new hotel & parkland

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says the revitalisation of a prime city riverside eyesore site has moved a step closer to fruition today with the announcement of the successful tender for the Howard Smith Wharves Revitalisation project.

The plans include public space and parkland covering 80 ...


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13 October, 2014

Council continues robust fox management program

Brisbane residents are being encouraged to report any fox sightings in Brisbane to Council, to help most effectively target Council’s 2014/15 fox management capture programs.

Environment, Parks and Sustainability Chairman Cr Matthew Bourke said Council was targeting areas with sight...


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10 October, 2014

Council unlocks Spring Hill Reservoirs for Brisbane Open House

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging Brisbane residents to take up the rare opportunity to explore a number of significant Council assets as part of this years Brisbane Open House.

The Lord Mayor said the annual Council-sponsored event would see around 90 of the city’s most remark...


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09 October, 2014

Lord Mayor drives business around G20 summit

Visitors and G20 delegates will be encouraged to take advantage of Brisbane’s world-class leisure, cultural, retail and dining offers as the G20 Leaders Summit approaches in November.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will today outline a series of globally inspired events coupled with a tourism mark...


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07 October, 2014

World tourism experts announced as Global Cafe speakers

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today announced TripAdvisor President (Asia Pacific) Lily Cheng and Turkish Airlines CEO Dr Temel Kotil will be part of a stellar line-up of international speakers for the Brisbane Global Cafe at City Hall on November 12 and 13.

“Ms Cheng will speak on the th...


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30 September, 2014

Industry groups finish #G20Brisbane ‘welcome’ training ahead of Leaders Summit

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced that more than 1000 Brisbane tourism and hospitality workers and volunteers have now completed a free training program to ensure Brisbane is remembered as the ‘friendly G20 host city’.

“The Brisbane Welcomes the World Program is part of our ...


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30 September, 2014

No mountain too high or Valley too low for free Wi-Fi

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk’s rollout of free Wi-Fi ahead of the G20 has been expanded to include the Mt Coot-tha Lookout using an innovative link to a satellite dish at West End in a boost for local tourism.

Council’s Economic Development Chairman Julian Simmonds will today flick the...


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26 September, 2014

Kelvin Grove Road traffic efficiency boosted

Council will be improving traffic flow for northside motorists with the conversion of T3 lanes along Kelvin Grove Road to T2 lanes.

Infrastructure Chairman Cr Adrian Schrinner said Council traffic investigations had revealed that the T3 transit lanes on Kelvin Grove were being under-u...


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26 September, 2014

Industry groups finish #G20Brisbane ‘welcome’ training ahead of Leaders Summit

Industry groups finish #G20Brisbane ‘welcome’ training ahead of Leaders Summit

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced that more than 1000 Brisbane tourism and hospitality workers and volunteers have now completed a free training program to ensure Brisbane is remembered as the ‘f...


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25 September, 2014

Lord Mayor prepares Brisbane for 2014 storm season

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today unveiled the latest resources in Brisbane’s disaster response capability; four specialised sandbagging machines capable of pumping out thousands of sandbags an hour.

The Lord Mayor said the sandbagging machines would equip Brisbane with world-class oper...


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25 September, 2014

Lord Mayor tips another green waste weekend

Lord Mayor tips another green waste weekend

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is giving Brisbane residents a second chance to dump their green waste, with the next free green waste tipping weekend to be held on 11 and 12 October.

The Lord Mayor said the upcoming green waste tippi...


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22 September, 2014

Lord Mayor offers discount on new Green Waste Recycling Bins

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is offering Brisbane ratepayers the opportunity to order a new Green Waste Recycling bin at a discounted rate when they sign up for the service in October.

The Lord Mayor said the once-a-year initiative was a great chance for residents to sign up to the servic...


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19 September, 2014

Eat Safe 13/14 results show it’s a recipe for success

Brisbane Lifestyle Chairman Cr Krista Adams is today announcing Council’s Eat Safe program has successfully maintained high food health and safety standards in Brisbane in 13/14.

Cr Adams said Eat Safe was a successful model for enforcing food safety and hygiene, including cleanline...


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19 September, 2014

Legacy Way - Western Freeway traffic impacts

8pm Friday 19 September - 5am Monday 22 September
The Western Freeway will be reduced to one lane of traffic outbound, between Crag Road and Waverley Road, Indooroopilly.

8pm Saturday 20 September - 5am Sunday 21 September
Full closure of the Western Freeway inbound and ...


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19 September, 2014

Free green waste tipping to prepare for storm season

Free green waste tipping to prepare for storm season

Brisbane City Council is offering residents a free green waste tipping weekend on Saturday, 20 and Sunday, 21 September, 6.30am - 5.45pm, in preparation for bushfire and storm season.

Field Services Chairman Councillo...


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19 September, 2014

Council reaches motorbike parking milestone

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has delivered on his commitment to boost the number of free motorcycle parks in the inner-city by 400, with the 460th parking space now reached.

Infrastructure Chairman Councillor Adrian Schrinner said the new parking spaces were helping to reduce congestion in...


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19 September, 2014

Brisbane makes a big splash at Council pools in 13-14

Brisbane Lifestyle Chairman Cr Krista Adams today announced Council’s 20 pools had their best year ever in 2013-14, splashing the previous overall attendance record by over 17%.

Cr Adams said that people visited Council pools almost 2.1 million times in 13/14, over 307,000 more visi...


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11 September, 2014

Exceptional talent attracted to bold Brisbane G20 venture

Brisbane has attracted a rich array of technology pioneers, scientists, entrepreneurs, researchers, inventors and new-world thinkers to its major curtain-raiser event ahead of the G20 Leaders Summit in November.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the Brisbane Global Cafe would boost’s the...


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02 September, 2014

New Ibis Hotel comes to roost in Brisbane CBD

Brisbane City Council has given the green light for Action Hotels plc to construct what will become the largest ibis-brand hotel in Australasia.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has welcomed the decision to develop a 368-room hotel at 40 Elizabeth Street between Irish Murphy’s and the Myer C...


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28 August, 2014

Bus depot future home for Kurilpa concrete plant

Brisbane City Council has sold their Bowen Hills bus depot to one of the major landholders at Kurilpa who are seeking to move their concrete batching plant out of the South Brisbane area.

Finance and Economic Development Chairman Julian Simmonds said the sale to Hanson Construction Ma...


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26 August, 2014

Brisbane’s Riverwalk Nearing Completion

BRISBANE’s iconic Riverwalk is in its final stages of completion with vessel access through its opening span commissioned today.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said this marks the completion of the final stages of construc...


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19 August, 2014

Eat your heart out at new South Bank edible garden

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is inviting South Bank Parkland visitors to learn about growing and cooking their own produce with the official opening today of the Epicurious Garden.

The Lord Mayor will be rolling up his sleeves and getting his hands dirty, planting the final edible produce ...


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19 August, 2014

Lord Mayor celebrates Brisbane’s most spotless suburb

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is today praising the latest littering achievements from across the city at the Spotless Suburbs Awards, with The Gap being crowned Brisbane’s most spotless suburb.

The Lord Mayor said the awards showcased the commitment and enthusiasm of community groups a...


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18 August, 2014

Join the City’s highest achievers to celebrate ‘Team Brisbane’

Keith Urban, Darren Lockyer, Li Cunxin, Matthew Hayden, Professor Ian Frazer and local band Sheppard are among the famous faces of a new initiative announced today, to help drive business confidence and community pride in Brisbane.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the new ‘Team Brisbane...


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12 August, 2014

Council extends $5 parking offer in time for Ekka

Brisbane City Council today announced the extension of the $5 discounted off-peak parking offer at the King George Square and Wickham Terrace car parks.

Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the off-peak parking deals that offered a discount of more than 58 precent on the normal rate, h...


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11 August, 2014

Brisbane Best Parklands Come Alive

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is inviting residents to celebrate Brisbane’s four premier parklands and gardens with a weekend of celebrations on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 August.

The Lord Mayor said this year’s event was filled with free events and activities for families, green thumbs...


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11 August, 2014

Recycling Art Competition Returns

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is calling for expressions of interests from Brisbane artists to participate in Council’s third Recycling Art Competition, which turns trash into treasure.

The Lord Mayor said the Recycling Art Competition is an opportunity for local artists to get creative...


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11 August, 2014

Seniors invited to free energy saving seminars at City Hall

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is inviting Brisbane seniors to attend a series of free CSRIO EnergySavers seminars at City Hall to help seniors find new ways to reduce their energy use and costs.

The Lord Mayor said approximately 500 seniors were expected to take part in the EnergySavers se...


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11 August, 2014

Council Ekka stand becomes a virtual environment

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is inviting Ekka visitors to join Council in a virtual environment and go on a journey through the city as a part of Brisbane City Council’s display, open 8 – 17 August.

The Lord Mayor said visitors will have a chance to drive a bus on a simulated route th...


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05 August, 2014

Mall redevelopment signals dawn of its daytime economy

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is delivering a revitalised Brunswick Street Mall to the public, following a six-month $4 million make-over, designed to entice people to the mall and boost its daytime economy.

The Lord Mayor announced that the installation of free Wi-Fi in Brunswick Street M...


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01 August, 2014

City Hall organ ‘pipes up’ in special rededication concert

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will today hear the sound of the City Hall Father Willis organ for the first time since it was removed in 2010 as part of City Hall’s $215 million refurbishment.

The Lord Mayor said the preview came ahead of a special City Hall organ rededication concert ‘P...


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31 July, 2014

Eternal Flame relocated for Anzac Square restoration

Work has commenced on the $13.4 million restoration and enhancement of Anzac Square following a ceremony to mark the temporary relocation of the Eternal Flame.

Led by members of the Enoggera based Australian Army’s 7th Brigade, the occasion marked a respectful relocation of the Eter...


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29 July, 2014

Lord Mayor welcomes international runners for Marathon

With five days to go until the Brisbane Marathon Festival, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is welcoming runners from a record of 29 nationalities to the city for the growing event.

The Lord Mayor will once again fire the starters pistol for the 23rd Brisbane Marathon on Sunday 3rd of August a...


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25 July, 2014

Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens start to grow

EARTHWORKS are well underway for the regeneration of Legacy Way’s Toowong worksite into a four hectare expansion of the neighbouring Gardens.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said construction of Legacy Way was now 80 per ce...


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25 July, 2014

Valley Fiesta Full Line Up Announced

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced indie bands The Preatures and The Creases as the final line-up additions to an already jam-packed Valley Fiesta 2014 program.

The Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said live music would continue to be the main focus at Valley Fiesta on 23 and 24 August, wit...


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18 July, 2014

Heritage-listed reservoir to host underground opera event

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will today (18 July) provide a sneak peek inside Council’s heritage-listed Spring Hill Reservoirs, ahead of an Australian-first event, Opera in the Reservoir, to be held throughout August.

Padlocked for almost 50 years and never before opened to the public, ...


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18 July, 2014

San Antonio Spurs players to wow Brisbane fans

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will welcome Australian NBA players Patty Mills and Aron Baynes to Brisbane this Saturday to celebrate the San Antonio Spurs stars’ NBA Championship Trophy win over Miami Heat.

The Lord Mayor said fans would have the chance to meet their home state basketball...


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15 July, 2014

Council honours 100+ Club members

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will today host some of Brisbane’s oldest residents for a High Tea at City Hall.

The Lord Mayor said the 100+ Club, available to people aged 100 years or older, is the only known club of its kind in the world.

“The club was formed by the Quee...


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14 July, 2014

Council launches online parking portal

Brisbane City Council today launched a new online parking hub, designed to provide drivers with the best value car parking options in the CBD, Valley and inner-city.

Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the web portal had been designed in response to community feedback highlighting the ...


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14 July, 2014

Council to commence City Plan 2014 Talk to a Planner sessions

Brisbane City Council will give residents the opportunity to speak face-to-face with Council officers about City Plan 2014 at six upcoming Talk to a Planner sessions.

The events will provide a forum for residents to discuss how City Plan may apply to existing properties and how it wil...


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14 July, 2014

Valley Fiesta First Line Up Announced

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced an all-star line-up for Brisbane’s biggest street party, Valley Fiesta to be held on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 August.

The Lord Mayor said the 2014 line-up was shaping to be one of the biggest yet, with live music continuing to be a major drawca...


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14 July, 2014

New Heritage Trails celebrate Brisbane’s past

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is bringing Brisbane’s history to life with the launch of three exciting new Heritage trails called “Amble about Albion”, “Eye on Indooroopilly”, and “Gallivant Through Ascot and Hamilton”.

The Lord Mayor said the new self-guided trails offered re...


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23 June, 2014

Free immunisation clinics helping Brisbane stay healthy

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will today reaffirm Council’s long-standing commitment to providing free immunisations as authorities raise fears of a measles outbreak in Queensland due to low immunisation numbers.

Brisbane City Council offers free immunisation clinics to provide Brisbane r...


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19 June, 2014

Budget delivers key community infrastructure projects

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is investing in a range of suburban community infrastructure projects in his 2014-15 Budget, including new skate facilities across the city, upgrades to libraries, and the construction of new community venues.

Cr Quirk said $27 million was committed to deliver...


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19 June, 2014

Webchat improves Council’s engagement with residents

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is investing $3.8 million to improve Council’s customer services and integrate new digital engagement platforms in his 2014-15 Budget.

Cr Quirk said an investment of $340,000 would see the introduction of online customer web services with Council’s call cen...


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19 June, 2014

LM Budget invests $68m on asset maintenance

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will continue his investment in essential maintenance for the city’s assets in his 2014-15 Budget.

Cr Quirk said his investment of $68 million in asset maintenance around the city included $10.9 million for bridge and culvert rehabilitation, and $5.1 million ...


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19 June, 2014

LM boosts memorials funding for ANZAC Centenary

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is boosting Brisbane City Council’s commitment for memorial and heritage restorations in the 2014-15 Budget to help ready the city for next year’s ANZAC Centenary.

Cr Quirk said the $957,000 commitment would assist with undertaking restorations of suburban ...


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19 June, 2014

Budget invests to reduce hoarding and squalor cases

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is continuing to invest in initiatives to respond to complex hoarding and squalor cases in the 2014-15 Budget with a $146,000 commitment to continue supporting people experiencing hardship.

“Council seeks to link residents to other complementary community and...


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19 June, 2014

River abuzz with barges for new developments

The Brisbane River has become the focus of the city’s infrastructure activity with several large barges lining the river’s edge for a number of critical Brisbane City Council projects.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the large vessels, ranging in size between 35 and 60 metres, were a...


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19 June, 2014

Funding to help Brisbane shine for G20 spotlight

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is boosting his commitment to keep Brisbane a clean, green and vibrant city with more than $171 million allocated for city improvement works in his 2014-15 Budget.

Cr Quirk said the commitment would first prioritise projects geared for shining the global spotli...


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12 June, 2014

Parking Review: Have your say

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has established a Brisbane Parking Taskforce to undertake a review of Council’s parking policies and practices. The Taskforce will be led by the Deputy Mayor and Chairman of Council’s Infrastructure Committee, Cr Adrian Schrinner.

The review will provide r...


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12 June, 2014

Milton drain last major device in backflow program

Milton drain last major device in backflow program

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is today inspecting progress on the Milton drain system which is the largest and last major device to be installed in Council’s backflow program.

The Lord Mayor said his backflow program would ...


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10 June, 2014

Fete de la Musique comes to town

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is treating music lovers to a live music extravaganza on Saturday 21 June with the 2014 Fete de la Musique.
The Lord Mayor said this event was about capturing the spirit of music and what it means to Brisbane.

“Brisbane will join the global community...


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06 June, 2014

More green waste recycling bins encouraged, as orders reach 60,000

More Brisbane residents are being encouraged to order a green waste recycling bin as the program grows in popularity, with more than 60,000 households now making use of the service.
Field Services Chair Cr David McLachlan said Council had so far collected more than 11,000 tonnes of green wast...


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06 June, 2014

Bicentennial Bikeway – pedestrian and cyclist detour information

Bicentennial Bikeway – pedestrian and cyclist detour information
As part of our commitment to improve public and active transport solutions, Brisbane City Council
is undertaking three important projects along the Bicentennial Bikeway in the coming months.
 Bicentennial Bike...


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06 June, 2014

Lord Mayor’s Business Awards now open for entries

Lord Mayor’s Business Awards now open for entries

The 2014 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards is now opened for entries with a new award category to recognise local companies forging strong links with Asia and I strongly urge (insert local area descriptor) businesses to enter.

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05 June, 2014

Story Bridge glows gold for the Wallabies

Brisbane’s famed Story Bridge will turn golden on Saturday night to honour the Qantas Wallabies as they take on Les Bleus in the first match of the three-Test Castrol EDGE France Tour.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the lightshow would leave the Qantas Wallabies in no doubt of their ...


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05 June, 2014

Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Awards

Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Awards

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced the winners of the 2014 Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Awards, in a ceremony at City Hall on Friday 30 May.

The Lord Mayor said the annual awards were developed to celebrate the ...


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03 June, 2014

Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Awards

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced the winners of the 2014 Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Awards, in a ceremony at City Hall on Friday 30 May.

The Lord Mayor said the annual awards were developed to celebrate the contribution that multicultural businesses make to Brisbane...


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03 June, 2014

Lord Mayor announces Brisbane parking review

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced a wide ranging public investigation into the future of parking in Brisbane.

The Lord Mayor said a task force would be established to conduct the review that would include a broad range of industry bodies representing motorists, schools, businesse...


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30 May, 2014

New Brisbane Riverwalk nears completion

New Brisbane Riverwalk nears completion

RECONSTRUCTION of Brisbane’s iconic Riverwalk is more than three quarters complete with 29 of 30 girders now installed.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the replace...


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29 May, 2014

Lord Mayor announces new City Plan start date

Lord Mayor announces new City Plan start date

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will today announce during a keynote speech at a Property Council of Australia industry forum, that City Plan 2014 will come into effect by 1 July, 2014.

Cr Quirk will announce that following recent a...


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29 May, 2014

VOICES OF BIRRALEE TO PERFORM AT ANZAC DAY IN FRANCE

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, today congratulated the Voices of Birralee community choir on its selection to provide choral services on the Western Front over the Anzac Centenary period f...


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27 May, 2014

Preparations underway for bushfire season

Preparations underway for bushfire season

Brisbane City Council will begin its annual hazard reduction burn program today to help lessen the impact of wild fires across the city.

Planned burns will be undertaken at Brisbane Koala Bushlands, McKenzie and Toohey Forest, ...


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27 May, 2014

Brisbane is showing its colours

Brisbane is showing its colours

Football fever has arrived in Brisbane and Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is calling on residents to show their support for local teams by unleashing a sea of colour across the City.

The Lord Mayor said the Show your Colours campaign kicked off...


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20 May, 2014

Redevelopment set to transform vacant Wickham Street site

Redevelopment set to transform vacant Wickham Street site

Brisbane City Council is set to approve a $150 million three-tower project that will transform a vacant site in the heart of Fortitude Valley’s commercial precinct into a vibrant new accommodation hub.

The thre...


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15 May, 2014

Council kick-starts top tech start-ups

Some of Brisbane’s most talented entrepreneurs have shared in $25,000 of funding from the Lord Mayor’s Budding Entrepreneurs Grant Program.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will today announce 12 successful winners of the second year of grants designed to support innovative entrepreneurial...


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13 May, 2014

Deadline looming for hotel development moratorium

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced hotel developers seeking to benefit from a three year moratorium on infrastructure charges can hold a pre-lodgement meeting with Brisbane City Council by 30 June 2014 to be eligible for the benefit.

Cr Quirk said that Council’s three year morato...


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02 May, 2014

Green Heart Wisdom

Green Heart Wisdom

Brisbane City Council is inviting residents to participate in the Green Heart Wisdom program. If you are interested in discovering
new ways to save energy and save on power bills, this program could
help you!
Both individuals and small groups of...


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15 April, 2014

Stormwater harvesting facility to save Brisbane water

Stormwater harvesting facility to save Brisbane water

Brisbane City Council has this week (w/c April 14) started construction of a stormwater harvesting and reuse facility at Whites Hill Reserve, the first of seven facilities to be built across Brisbane.

Stormwater harv...


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10 April, 2014

Tunnels on Legacy Way near completion

Tunnels on Legacy Way near completion

CONSTRUCTION on Brisbane’s $1.5 billion Legacy Way project is now three-quarters complete, with the road base laid and underground substations fully constructed.

Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional D...


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06 March, 2014

'Cost of Crime' Campaign hits graffiti hot-spots

‘Cost of Crime’ Campaign hits graffiti hot-spots

The Lord Mayor together with Crime Stoppers Queensland today launched a new graffiti crime campaign aimed at building community awareness about the cost of graffiti vandalism.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the “Cost...


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06 March, 2014

Council approves high end hotel for Albert St

Council approves high end hotel for Albert St

Brisbane City Council has approved plans for the conversion of an Albert Street office block into a high end hotel.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the existing 19 storey office building at 80 Albert Street would be converted i...


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04 March, 2014

Lord Mayor opens Four Points by Sheraton Hotel

Lord Mayor opens Four Points by Sheraton Hotel

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today (Tuesday, March 4) opened the first internationally branded, new-build hotel property launched in Brisbane in the past 16 years.

The Lord Mayor said the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, a 33-stor...


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28 February, 2014

Access and Inclusion grants for westside organisations

Access and Inclusion grants for westside organisations

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has allocated five grants totalling more than $196,000 to westside organisations through Council’s Access and Inclusion Community Partnership Program 2013/14.

The Lord Mayor said the Access...


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21 February, 2014

National Council of Women of Queensland Inc 2014 Bursary Program

National Council of Women of Queensland Inc
2014 Bursary Program
Would $1000 help you with your studies?
The NCWQ is proud to launch its 2014 bursary program for female students.
Do you
 Live in Ipswich? Cairns? Logan? Moreton Bay?
 Do you want to be a tea...


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20 February, 2014

Keep Brisbane beautiful this Clean Up Australia Day

Keep Brisbane beautiful this Clean Up Australia Day

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is calling on volunteers from the westside to pitch in and lend a hand on Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, 2 March to keep Brisbane clean and green.
Registered Clean Up Australia sites on the westside...


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20 February, 2014

Details released on revised draft new City Plan

Details released on revised draft new City Plan

The revised draft new City Plan and Council's response to submissions are now available on Council's website.

Council received over 2700 submissions on the draft new City Plan during the consultation period which ended on...


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20 February, 2014

Brisbane's Riverwalk to rise again

Brisbane’s Riverwalk to rise again

BRISBANE’S Riverwalk is a step closer to rising again from its watery grave on the Brisbane River, as the first girders in its reconstruction are placed.

The iconic Riverwalk was devastated and washed away in the January 2011 flood...


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20 February, 2014

New Brisbane tourism campaign to harness local pride

New Brisbane tourism campaign to harness local pride

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk together with the Minister for Tourism and Major Events Jann Stuckey are getting behind a new tourism campaign launched today, encouraging people to say ‘Give me Brisbane Any Day’.
The ‘Give me B...


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06 February, 2014

Brisbane connects up as Wi-Fi New World City

Brisbane connects up as Wi-Fi New World City

Brisbane City Council today announced an integrated Wi-Fi system which will provide free internet in South Bank and the Queen Street Mall, in time for the G20.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said that as of April visitors to the ...


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03 February, 2014

Lord Mayor encourages students to capture Brisbane's natural beauty

Lord Mayor encourages students to capture Brisbane’s natural beauty

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is calling on budding student photographers to capture photographs of the city’s natural beauty.

The Lord Mayor’s Young Environmental Photographer of the Year competition ...


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03 February, 2014

Milestone reached in overpass project

Milestone reached in overpass project

The $82 million Telegraph Road Open Level Crossing Replacement Project reached another key milestone on Saturday with 17 bridge support beams craned in over the North Coast Railway line at Bracken Ridge.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk was ...


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31 January, 2014

New City Plan to guide Brisbane's future development

New City Plan to guide Brisbane’s future development

The draft new City Plan to protect Brisbane’s way of life and guide future residential development is expected to be endorsed by a special meeting of Brisbane City Council next week.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said C...


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28 January, 2014

Free recycling game app available to residents

Waste Services has released a recycling game for iOS devices that teaches young residents about recycling in an entertaining and challenging way.

Lunchtime Legends is set in the school yard, and is designed to increase knowledge in students aged 5-13 years. Players sort falling rubbi...


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28 January, 2014

Lord Mayor continues rollout of pedestrian countdown timers

Lord Mayor continues rollout of pedestrian countdown timers

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is continuing to install pedestrian countdown timers across Brisbane suburbs after the success of the project in Toowong, Fortitude Valley and the CBD.

Local Councillor Peter Matic said ...


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24 January, 2014

Lord Mayor honours Brisbane's outstanding citizens

Lord Mayor honours Brisbane’s outstanding citizens

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has extended his gratitude to the 2014 Lord Mayor’s Australia Day winners and nominees, including west-side residents Sonya Fisher who received an ‘Australia Day Sports Award’ and Dale Borgelt who recei...


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23 January, 2014

Amended tree protection laws come into effect

Amended tree protection laws come into effect

Lord Mayor Graham’s common sense changes to Brisbane’s Natural Assets Local Law 2003 (NALL) will come into effect on 27 January.

The Lord Mayor said the changes had been made in response to community concern the current ...


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21 January, 2014

Council on look-out for new pop-up tour operators

Council on look-out for new pop-up tour operators
Brisbane City Council is on the look-out for new businesses to help show off the city, opening expressio...


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20 January, 2014

Brunswick Street Mall refurbishment works start

Brunswick Street Mall refurbishment works start

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is today announcing the start of works on a fast-tracked $4 million dollar Brunswick Street Mall refurbishment to enhance its daytime economy.

The Lord Mayor said the refurbishment would give the Br...


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17 January, 2014

'Connect with Council' pod makes Council more accessible

‘Connect with Council’ pod makes Council more accessible

In an Australian first, Brisbane City Council is delivering on its vision for a digital Brisbane through the trial of a ‘Connect with Council’ pod at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre.

Chairman of Finance, Eco...


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17 January, 2014

Backflow devices underway for five key Brisbane locations

Backflow devices underway for five key Brisbane locations

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk’s commitment to flood mitigation measures is making significant progress, with work currently underway to install backflow devices in five key Brisbane locations.

The Lord Mayor said th...


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13 January, 2014

Council trials new parking meter initiatives

Council trials new parking meter initiatives

Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner is launching a three-month trial at 28 parking meters in Kelvin Grove of two new parking meter initiatives designed to improve customer experience.

Cr Schrinner said metered parking ensured traff...


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20 December, 2013

Twitter Alerts to keep Brisbane residents informed

Twitter Alerts to keep Brisbane residents informed

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has today announced Brisbane City Council will join a new Twitter Alerts Service, which will help to alert, inform and connect residents with emergency information.

Council was specially invited...


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20 December, 2013

Story Bridge light show signals the New Year

Story Bridge light show signals the New Year

Brisbane’s Story Bridge will be lit up this New Year’s Eve with a ten-minute dynamic light show to accompany the city’s celebrations at 8.30pm and midnight.

Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the colourful light show wo...


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02 December, 2013

Story Bridge comes to light with the magic of Christmas

Story Bridge comes to light with the magic of Christmas

For the first time, the Story Bridge will be lit up with a stunning Christmas light show to celebrate the Christmas season, starting this Sunday, 1 December.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said he was delighted that the 5...


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02 December, 2013

Lord Mayor delivers new waterslides in time for holidays

Lord Mayor delivers new waterslides in time for holidays

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging residents to slide into the holidays with two new swimming pool waterslides to be unveiled soon in Brisbane’s north and South.
The Lord Mayor said he would officially open a 30-met...


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29 November, 2013

Bike Skills Training program starts this weekend

Bike Skills Training program starts this weekend
Residents are being encouraged to get on their bikes and participate in Brisbane City Council’s new Bike Skills program.

The free training course will be delivered in conjunction with Activ Cycle Coaching, Cycle Away, Jodie Wil...


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29 November, 2013

Lord Mayor delivers new waterslides in time for holidays

Lord Mayor delivers new waterslides in time for holidays

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging residents to slide into the holidays with two new swimming pool waterslides to be unveiled soon in Brisbane’s north and South.
The Lord Mayor said he would officially open a 30-met...


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29 November, 2013

Amnesty on Council library fees for Christmas

Amnesty on Council library fees for Christmas

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is getting into the spirit of the festive season by waiving outstanding library book fees during December, in exchange for a donation of canned food for Foodbank Queensland.

The Lord Mayor said the l...


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29 November, 2013

Helping those less fortunate celebrate Christmas

Helping those less fortunate celebrate Christmas

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging residents to dig deep for The Lord Mayor's Annual Christmas Appeal that kicks off today (Friday, 29 November), helping to raise funds to spread Christmas cheer to those less fortunate.


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18 November, 2013

See Brisbane's Christmas Lights by Council bus

See Brisbane’s Christmas Lights by Council bus

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is inviting residents to enjoy the sparkle of this year’s Christmas lights on one of Council’s bus tours journeying through the city’s most spectacularly lit suburbs.

The Lord Mayor said the ...


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14 November, 2013

Lord Mayor opens new recycling station

Lord Mayor opens new recycling station

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is delivering on his election commitment to revolutionise Brisbane’s transfer stations by making it free to unload 100 per cent recyclable materials to reduce landfill at the newly updated Willawong Resource Recovery C...


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12 November, 2013

Council celebrates National Recycling Week

Council celebrates National Recycling Week

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is celebrating National Recycling Week with the launch of a range of new products and initiatives in Reddacliff Place.
Council and the Waste and Recycling Industry of Queensland will team-up to host a public rec...


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12 November, 2013

Condolence book at City Hall for victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Condolence book at City Hall for victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced a condolence book to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan will be available for signing at City Hall from 8.30am today.

“This is an opportunity for the people of Brisbane to s...


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31 October, 2013

Grass Roots Music Festival Set to Bloom

Grass Roots Music Festival Set To Bloom
What: Grass Roots Music Festival 2013
When: Sunday 3 November, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Bandstand Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong
Details: Free entry – bring a picnic – family friendly
Grass Roots M...


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29 October, 2013

Storm ravaged suburbs lead charge for warning service

Storm ravaged suburbs lead charge for warning service

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging people to sign up to Council’s Early Warning Alert service with residents from The Gap and Forest Lake leading the charge in registrations.

Cr Quirk said the take-up rate amon...


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15 October, 2013

Lord Mayor makes CBD safer for vision impaired

Lord Mayor makes CBD safer for vision impaired

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is delivering on his access and inclusion vision, extending the city’s braille trail to link the most preferred path of travel by people with vision impairment from Queen Street Mall to Central train station.
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04 October, 2013

Lord Mayor offers last free green waste disposal for 2013

Lord Mayor offers last free green waste disposal for 2013

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will offer residents the chance to get rid of unwanted green waste with the last free tipping weekend of the year being held this Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October.

The event will allow hous...


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30 September, 2013

Brisbane hosted international guests for major water event

Brisbane hosted international guests for major water event

Brisbane recently played host to over 500 delegates at the 16th International Riversymposium from September 23 to 26 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, where ideas were shared about responsible river and water m...


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30 September, 2013

Seniors celebrate Christmas at City Hall

Seniors celebrate Christmas at City Hall
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is inviting Brisbane’s seniors to celebrate the festive season in style with the Lord Mayor’s Seniors Christmas Parties in City Hall in the first week of December.
The Lord Mayor said the recent $215 million refurbis...


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30 September, 2013

Lord Mayor offers discount on Green Waste Recycling Service

Lord Mayor offers discount on Green Waste Recycling Service

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is offering Brisbane ratepayers the opportunity to order the Green Waste Recycling Service at a discounted rate for the month of October (October 1st – 31st).

The Lord Mayor said the ...


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30 September, 2013

Learn to live simply at Westside libraries

Learn to live simply at Westside libraries

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging Brisbane residents to enjoy the simple things in life by attending free seminars and workshops that promote sustainable living practices.
The Lord Mayor said the ‘Ways to Live Simply’ session...


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30 September, 2013

Council finalises safety improvements to busy cycling route

Council finalises safety improvements to busy cycling route
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has delivered a much needed overhaul to one of the city’s busiest cycling routes with the completion of the Mt Coot-tha Road and Scenic Drive intersection.
Toowong Ward Councillor and Active and Publi...


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27 September, 2013

Riverfire lights up Brisbane this Saturday

Riverfire lights up Brisbane this Saturday

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging Brisbane residents and visitors to get out and enjoy the spectacular Riverfire fireworks display at 7:00pm this Saturday night (28th September).

The Lord Mayor said the iconic event would ...


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27 September, 2013

Council unveils finalised River's Edge Strategy

Council unveils finalised River’s Edge Strategy

Brisbane City Council is today unveiling the finalised River’s Edge Strategy outlining a blueprint for improving connectivity, access and activity along the inner reaches of the city’s greatest natural asset – the Brisbane River....


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27 September, 2013

Bunnings approval delivers jobs, ends quarry uncertainty

Bunnings approval delivers jobs, ends quarry uncertainty

Brisbane City Council has approved the first Bunnings Warehouse in Brisbane’s northwest in a move that will generate hundreds of local jobs and end quarrying at Keperra permanently.

BCC Development Assessment Ch...


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26 September, 2013

Paddington hosts bands in parks

Paddington hosts bands in parks

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is hosting a free band performance in Paddington on Sunday, 29 September as part of Council’s 2013 Bands in Parks program.

Cr Peter Matic (Toowong Ward) said the Bands in Parks events were a unique way to enjoy s...


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26 September, 2013

Want to help Brisbane's homeless?

Want to help Brisbane’s homeless?
Brisbane City Council 2013
Proudly supported by
Event – Wednesday 13 November 2013
Your donation can make a difference. You can now donate at the following locations:
Council libraries
• toiletries
Local ward of...


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26 September, 2013

West side sports fields get a facelift

West side sports fields get a facelift

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is bringing sporting playing fields up to scratch with a $2.5 million investment across the city, as part of the Sports Field and Hard Court Remediation Program.

Local Councillor Geraldine Knapp (The Gap Wa...


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09 September, 2013

Lord Mayor encourages residents be storm prepared

Lord Mayor encourages residents be storm prepared

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will offer residents the chance to get rid of unwanted green waste with a free tipping weekend on September 21 and 22.

The event will allow households to dispose of branches, leaves and other natu...


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09 September, 2013

Celebrate Chinese Moon Festival

Celebrate Chinese Moon Festival

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is inviting residents to celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival on Saturday, 21 September with an evening full of activities planned.

The Lord Mayor said festivities on the evening will include lion dances, tradition...


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26 August, 2013

Lord Mayor supports green initiatives

Lord Mayor supports green initiatives

The Lord Mayor’s Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Program for 2013/14 will open today, providing community groups with a wonderful opportunity to better Brisbane’s environment.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the g...


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26 August, 2013

Lord Mayor supports green initiatives

Lord Mayor supports green initiatives

The Lord Mayor’s Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Program for 2013/14 will open today, providing community groups with a wonderful opportunity to better Brisbane’s environment.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the g...


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26 August, 2013

Free household hazardous waste drop-off day

Free household hazardous waste drop-off day

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is making it easier for eastside residents to safely dispose of household hazardous waste with a free drop-off day at Chandler Transfer Station on Saturday, 7 September.

The Lord Mayor said items, whic...


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22 August, 2013

Toowong hosts bands in parks

Toowong hosts bands in parks

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is hosting a free band performance in Toowong on Sunday, 1 September as part of Council’s 2013 Bands in Parks program.

Cr Peter Matic (Toowong Ward) said the Bands in Parks events were a unique way to enjoy some of ...


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20 August, 2013

Lord Mayor celebrates Brisbane's most spotless suburbs

Lord Mayor celebrates Brisbane’s most spotless suburbs

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is today praising the latest littering achievements from across the city at the Spotless Suburbs Awards, noting a 50 per cent reduction in rubbish on city streets over the past four years.

...


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15 August, 2013

Seniors time to sparkle

Seniors time to sparkle

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is inviting residents to be entertained by some of our most talented seniors at the Lord Mayor’s Seniors Gala Cabaret at City Hall on Sunday, August 18, 1:30pm.

The Lord Mayor said the program’s mentors had handpicked ...


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12 August, 2013

Seniors Time to Sparkle

Seniors time to sparkle

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is inviting residents to be entertained by some of our most talented seniors at the Lord Mayor’s Seniors Gala Cabaret at City Hall on Sunday, August 18, 1:30pm.

The Lord Mayor said the program’s mentors had handpicked ...


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12 August, 2013

Lord Mayor launches multilingual guide to Brisbane

Lord Mayor launches multilingual guide to Brisbane

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has launched a series of multilingual videos to promote Brisbane to new residents at Brisbane City Council’s stand at the EKKA.

Cr Quirk said that as well as providing a general introduction t...


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08 August, 2013

Council beefs up digital advertising laws to protect road users

Council beefs up digital advertising laws to protect road users

Brisbane City Council has passed changes to the City’s advertising laws that will beef up the regulation around digital commercial billboards and signs to protect road users against distraction.

Cr Coope...


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30 July, 2013

Construction starts on Riverwalk

Construction starts on Riverwalk

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today announced that construction will commence on Riverwalk, the 850 metre-long walkway over the Brisbane River connecting New Farm and the city centre.

The Lord Mayor, who was joined onsite by Member for Brisban...


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18 July, 2013

Lord Mayor hands down over $100,000 in grants

Lord Mayor hands down over $100,000 in grants

Three west side businesses and community groups will share in more than $100,000 in funding announced by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today as part of his plan to make Brisbane’s suburbs safer and accessible places to live, work and be active...


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16 July, 2013

Lord Mayor reveals deal to lease tolling rights

Lord Mayor reveals deal to lease tolling rights

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has revealed an in-principle deal has been struck with Queensland Motorways to fund future infrastructure projects in Brisbane by granting the right to toll, operate and maintain the Go Between Bridge and Legacy W...


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16 July, 2013

50 million year-old fossils found in Geebung

50 million year-old fossils found in Geebung

Fifty million year-old fossils have been discovered during construction works for the Robinson Road Open Level Crossing Replacement Project in Geebung.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the fascinating discovery was made last mont...


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11 July, 2013

Last chance for residents to have their say on draft new City Plan

Last chance for residents to have their say on draft new City Plan

Brisbane City Council is reminding residents that public consultation for the draft new City Plan closes this month, with residents having until midnight on Tuesday 30 July to have their say and help shape the future ...


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10 July, 2013

North side artists to benefit from Council grants

North side artists to benefit from Council grants

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will provide close to $40,000 to create professional opportunities for north side artists aged between 17 and 30.

The Lord Mayor said the Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships grant program was ...


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09 July, 2013

Lord Mayor hands down over $21,000 in grants

Lord Mayor hands down over $21,000 in grants

West side residents will share in more than $21,000 in funding announced by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today as part of his plan to make Brisbane a more accessible and inclusive city.

Cr Quirk said three community groups would r...


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04 July, 2013

CoderDojo gives BRisbane kids digital mojo

CoderDojo gives Brisbane kids digital mojo

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will today launch CoderDojo Brisbane, a program for school-aged children to learn how to code, develop apps and build websites to lift the future digital capabilities of Brisbane residents.

The Lord Mayo...


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27 June, 2013

Consultation on Draft River's Edge Strategy wrapping up

Consultation on Draft River’s Edge Strategy wrapping up

Residents will have their last opportunity to have their say on ways to boost recreational, economic and tourism opportunities along the Brisbane River, with public consultation on the draft River’s Edge Strategy wrapping up ...


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18 June, 2013

Nominations open for 2013 Lord Mayor's Business Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2013
Lord Mayor's Business Awards and I encourage all members of Brisbane's business community to get involved.
Now in their eighth year, the 2013 Lord Mayor's Business Awards return to the elegantly refurbished City Hall for a gala dinner to reward Bri...


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18 June, 2013

Valley economy grows with Mall upgrade and new tenants

Valley economy grows with Mall upgrade & new tenants

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has unveiled plans for a $4 million overhaul of the Brunswick Street Mall as part of his plan to boost the daytime economy of Fortitude Valley.

Cr Quirk said growth in the suburb was booming w...


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13 June, 2013

Annabell breaks through Legacy Way's second tunnel

Annabell breaks through Legacy Way’s second tunnel

13 June 2013

Large-scale tunnelling on Legacy Way is complete in record time, with the project’s second tunnel boring machine, Annabell, completing its journey and resurfacing at Kelvin Grove today.

...


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04 June, 2013

Community Consultation - Draft New City Plan

Factsheet 2. Community consultation

Brisbane City Council is working with residents to decide how and where Brisbane will grow. Our draft new City Plan is the next step on from the comprehensive neighbourhood planning and CityShape consultation process that Brisbane residents have un...


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30 May, 2013

More than 1,300 helped at Homeless Connect

More than 1,300 helped at Homeless Connect

Brisbane City Council reached out to more than 1,300 homeless people at the 13th Homeless Connect event at the RNA Showgrounds yesterday.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the event was a way for Council to reach out to the region...


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21 May, 2013

Lord Mayor welcomes new 5-star hotel for Brisbane

Lord Mayor welcomes new 5-star hotel for Brisbane

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has welcomed news that the former District and Supreme Courts will be redeveloped into a mixed-use precinct including a five star hotel.

The State Government today announced it had finalised the s...


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21 May, 2013

Council helps rugby clubs to save energy and money

Council helps rugby clubs to save energy and money

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today launched a new partnership between Council and the Queensland Rugby Union and Queensland Reds to help rugby supporters and clubs to save energy and save money.

The Lord Mayor also announced...


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10 May, 2013

Public feeback sought on draft new City Plan

Public feedback sought on draft new City Plan

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging residents to have their say on Brisbane’s future by providing feedback on the draft new City Plan when formal consultation opens this month.

The Lord Mayor said community consultatio...


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10 May, 2013

European Red Fox Management Program

Brisbane City Council will be implementing a European Red Fox management program between the 13/05/2013 and the 14/06/2013 at the following locations:

100 St Helens Road Mitchelton (St Helens Road Park)
168 Fernberg Road Paddington (Government House)
501 Gooderham Road W...


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10 May, 2013

Lord Mayor accounces new 'weed-fighting' assistance program

Lord Mayor announces new ‘weed-fighting’ assistance program

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is lending a hand to individuals and groups helping to restore and repair Brisbane’s bushland areas, today announcing the successful recipients of Council’s Community Conservation Initiatives ...


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09 May, 2013

Referendum on Constitutional recognition of local government good news fo communities

Media Release
9 May, 2013
Referendum on constitutional recognition of local
government good news for communities
The Lord Mayors of Australia's capital cities have welcomed today’s announcement by the Prime Minister that a
referendum will be held on 14 September ...


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06 May, 2013

Public feedback sought on draft new City Plan

Public feedback sought on draft new City Plan

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging residents to have their say on Brisbane’s future by providing feedback on the draft new City Plan when formal consultation opens this month.

The Lord Mayor said community consultatio...


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02 May, 2013

Public feedback sough on draft new City Plan

Public feedback sought on draft new City Plan

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging residents to have their say on Brisbane’s future by providing feedback on the draft new City Plan when formal consultation opens this month.

The Lord Mayor said community consultation...


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26 April, 2013

Lord Mayor names company to rebuild Riverwalk

Lord Mayor names company to rebuild Riverwalk

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced John Holland as the successful tender to undertake the Riverwalk reconstruction to reconnect New Farm to the CBD for cyclists, pedestrians and joggers.

Works will start next month to rec...


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11 April, 2013

Lord Mayor rolls-out pedestrian countdown timers

Lord Mayor rolls-out pedestrian countdown timers

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has completed the roll-out of additional pedestrian countdown timers today, including the city’s first pedestrian countdown timer at Fortitude Valley.
The Lord Mayor said new timers were fitted at three...


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05 April, 2013

City Hall rededicated to the people of Brisbane

City Hall rededicated to the people of Brisbane

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will open City Hall’s doors to the people of Brisbane on Saturday, 6 April, as part of celebrations for the historic building’s rededication and its $215 million restoration.

The Lord Mayor said...


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05 April, 2013

Council opens consultation for draft Youth Strategy

Council opens consultation for draft Youth Strategy

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has invited Brisbane’s 213,856 young people to help make Brisbane a better place to live, work, study and play by providing feedback on Council’s Draft Strategy for Young People 2013-2018.

...


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04 April, 2013

Council transformation of Eagle Lane gets underway

Council transformation of Eagle Lane gets underway

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is delivering Council’s latest Vibrant Laneways program, with construction works now underway to transform Eagle Lane into an artistic, pedestrian-friendly outdoor space.

Neighbourhood Plannin...


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02 April, 2013

Brisbane Time Capsule locked inside City Hall

Brisbane Time Capsule locked inside City Hall

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will capture present-day Brisbane for future generations, with a time capsule to be locked inside City Hall today (Tuesday, 2 April).

The Lord Mayor said it was fitting that the time capsule be buried...


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27 March, 2013

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium re-opens with star power

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium re-opens with star power

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is welcoming visitors to the new Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium following a $1.063 million upgrade, including a new ‘Megastar’ optical star projector.

The Lord Mayor said the venue wo...


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25 March, 2013

Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards winners announced

Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards winners announced

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced the three winners of the 2013 Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards, with their artworks to be showcased in King George Square from Tuesday.

The Lord Mayor congratulated the winners...


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14 March, 2013

Council boosts free inner-city motorcycle parking

Council boosts free inner-city motorcycle parking

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is delivering additional free inner-city motorcycle and scooter parking for Brisbane residents, today announcing the 100th new parking space installed in the CBD.
Deputy Mayor and Infrastructure Chairman...


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14 March, 2013

Beautification works in Paddington set to blossom

Beautification works in Paddington set to blossom

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced a beautification project for Paddington, with more than 100 shade-producing street trees and new gardens to be added along the popular areas of Given and Latrobe Terraces.

The Lord M...


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13 March, 2013

Beautification works in Paddington set to blossom

Beautification works in Paddington set to blossom

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced a beautification project for Paddington, with more than 100 shade-producing street trees and new gardens to be added along the popular areas of Given and Latrobe Terraces.

The Lord M...


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07 March, 2013

Council's green thumb giveaways

Council’s green thumb giveaways

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging the city’s green thumbs to take advantage of Council’s free native plants program, with more than 20 new plant species on offer this year.

The Lord Mayor said the program gave away an average o...


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07 March, 2013

Lord Mayor trials way finding audio signs in CBD

Lord Mayor trials way finding audio signs in CBD

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is today undertaking an Australian-first trial of audio signage that will assist people with a visual impairment to more easily find their way around Queen Street Mall.

Called ‘Step Hear’ audib...


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07 March, 2013

National Medal of Honour for Brisbane SES

National Medal of Honour for Brisbane SES

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will present Australia’s highest emergency service medal of honour to 72 Brisbane men and women tonight (Thursday), in recognition of their selfless contribution to the city during the January 2011 floods.

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01 March, 2013

Residents encouraged to lend a hand on clean-up Australia Day

Residents encouraged to lend a hand on clean-up Australia Day

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging residents to roll up their sleeves this Sunday for
Clean-up Australia Day to help Brisbane recover from recent weather events.

Cr Quirk said while substantial p...


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21 February, 2013

Hot start for Brisbane Business Hotline 133BNE

Hot start for Brisbane Business Hotline 133BNE

The Brisbane Business Hotline 133 BNE has reported an excellent first seven months in operation, with Lord Mayor Graham Quirk reporting almost 6,500 calls from business owners between July 2011 and January this year.
The Lord Mayo...


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21 February, 2013

Lord Mayor makes in-roads to reduce traffic congestion

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is making significant headway to minimise traffic congestion on the city’s suburban road network, with the delivery of its seventh major road project for this financial year.

The Lord Mayor said the completion of the latest road project at Upper Kedron Road o...


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19 February, 2013

Lord Mayor scraps "Rolls Royce" ferry terminal designs

Lord Mayor scraps “Rolls Royce” ferry terminal designs

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has scrapped the Bligh Government’s international ferry terminal competition in favour of a more practical design with a higher flood resilience after discovering the winning pitch would leave ratepay...


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15 February, 2013

Fortitude Valley black spot upgrade progresses

Fortitude Valley black spot upgrade progresses

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is making steady progress on the black spot upgrade of Ann and Gipps Street, with works beginning this weekend to improve the footpath near Chinatown.

The Lord Mayor said work on the $1.9 million pro...


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08 February, 2013

Draft new City Plan consultation launched

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has begun consultation for the draft new City Plan, revealing a packed program of more than 70 information sessions city wide.

Cr Quirk said the information sessions would be held in every corner of the city between 12 February and 28 May, to give residents, co...


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01 February, 2013

Eight Animal Microchipping and Registration Event

I would like to inform you about the eight animal microchipping and registration events being held in partnership with the National Pet Register - Lost Dogs Home (LDH). The eight locations are being held all over Brisbane allowing for dog owners to easily pick and choose a suitable time and locatio...


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31 January, 2013

Lord Mayor announces free music downloads at Council libraries

Lord Mayor announces free music downloads at Council libraries

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced Brisbane City Council library members now have access to more than three million songs able to be downloaded free of charge.

The Lord Mayor said members could download a...


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31 January, 2013

Toowong Library hosts John Hickman

Toowong Library hosts John Hickman
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced Toowong Library will host local author John Hickman on Wednesday, 13 March when the writer discusses his ‘warts and all’ tribute to his father in the book ‘Reluctant Hero’.
Local Councillor Peter Matic (To...


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29 January, 2013

Emergency Media Release - Residents advised to conserve water usage

EMERGENCY MEDIA RELEASE
Tuesday, 29 January 2013, 12.40pm
Residents advised to conserve water usage
Customers are advised to conserve water usage effective immediately due to
reduced levels of potable water supplies.
Seqwater has advised that due to record turbidit...


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29 January, 2013

SANDBAGS

MEDIA ALERT:

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will lend council staff and volunteers a hand filling sandbags ahead of tonight's potential flooding in riverside suburbs.

He is also encouraging residents to follow some simple tips for the sandbags to ensure they have the best cha...


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29 January, 2013

SANDBAG TIPS FOR RESIDENTS

Flood Fact Sheet
Sandbag tips
for residents
This fact sheet contains advice for residents and businesses about sandbagging – including filling, stacking, disposal and safety.
Filling sandbags
• Sandbags should be roughly two-thirds full - do not overfill sandba...


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25 January, 2013

Lord Mayor urges resident to get ready for rainfall

Lord Mayor urges residents to get ready for rainfall

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is warning residents to secure their property and plan ahead this Australia Day long weekend, with ex- tropical cyclone Osmond predicted to bring wet and windy conditions to parts of Brisbane.

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22 January, 2013

Lord Mayor to honour Brisbane Heat with Keys to City

Lord Mayor to honour Brisbane Heat with Keys to City

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is congratulating the Brisbane Heat Twenty20 cricket team for their win last night (Saturday, 19th January) in the Big Bash premiership, by bestowing them with the Keys to the City.

The Lord M...


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22 January, 2013

Lord Mayor gives childhood immunisation debate a boost

Lord Mayor gives childhood immunisation debate a boost

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has reaffirmed council’s long-standing commitment to providing free childhood immunisations as the debate over whether children should be vaccinated continues to flare.

The Lord Mayor wil...


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21 January, 2013

Lord Mayor to honour Brisbane Heat with Keys to City

Lord Mayor to honour Brisbane Heat with Keys to City

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is congratulating the Brisbane Heat Twenty20 cricket team for their win last night (Saturday, 19th January) in the Big Bash premiership, by bestowing them with the Keys to the City.

The Lord M...


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14 January, 2013

Majority of flood repairs complete

Majority of flood repairs complete: Quirk

Brisbane’s flood recovery continues to forge ahead, with repairs to the majority of council infrastructure such as parks, footpaths and bridges now 100 per cent complete, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said today.

Speaking on the sec...


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20 December, 2012

Lord Mayor moves back to City Hall

Lord Mayor moves back to City Hall

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk moved back into City Hall today (Thursday, 20 December) marking another milestone in the three-year restoration.

Cr Quirk said the $215 million project remained on time and on budget, and was now about 90 per c...


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18 December, 2012

Lord Mayor says yes to fluoride and saves $150 million

Lord Mayor says yes to fluoride and saves $150 million

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today announced Brisbane residents would continue to receive fluoride in their drinking water in a move that saves ratepayers about $350 per household in costs to set up a non-fluoride water distribution ne...


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07 December, 2012

Foodbank donations required

Foodbank is a non-denominational, non-profit organisation which acts as a pantry to the charities and community groups who feed the hungry.

It was established in 1992 in NSW and now has a presence in every state and the Northern Territory with distribution centres in all state capital...


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30 November, 2012

Brisbane's Spotless Suburb Competition 2013

A Media Release/COMMUNITY MESSAGE from Councillor Peter Matic

BRISBANE’S SPOTLESS SUBURB Competition – an opportunity for you to enter.

Here is an opportunity for you and your friends to help keep our local environment clean and litter-free.

“As you...


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30 November, 2012

Storm’s aftermath sees 2,000 tonnes of waste dumped

Storm’s aftermath sees 2,000 tonnes of waste dumped

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk’s free green waste disposal week has been a success following the recent storms that ripped through Brisbane, with nearly 2,000 tonnes of storm-related deliveries dumped last week.

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30 November, 2012

Council ex-library books a bargain

Council ex-library books a bargain

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging residents to support a good cause by picking up an ex Brisbane City Council library book at a bargain price.

The Lord Mayor said that books from Council’s 33 Libraries would be on sale for up t...


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16 November, 2012

Council makes changes to inner city off-peak parking

Council makes changes to inner city off-peak parking

Brisbane City Council will provide more opportunity for people to find a car park on weekends and evenings by extending metered hours for on-street parking in the CBD, Fortitude Valley and South Brisbane at less than half the normal...


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03 November, 2012

Brisbane Square Library hosts author Peter FitzSimons

Brisbane Square Library hosts author Peter FitzSimons

The Lord Mayor’s Writers in Residence program will host one of Australia's most successful authors, Peter FitzSimons, when he talks about his new book Eureka: The Unfinished Revolution on Saturday, 3 November.

Lord...


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01 November, 2012

The Australian Garden History Society - Survey of Heritage Gardens in Queensland

The Australian Garden History Society needs input to develop a list of Queensland’s gardens, places and landscapes
with heritage significance. We are searching for old gardens, landscapes and plantings of all types – public parks and
reserves; public plazas; botanic gardens; memori...


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24 October, 2012

War memorial maintenance for Remembrance Day

War memorial maintenance for Remembrance Day

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is preparing Brisbane memorials for Remembrance Day on November 11, with additional maintenance work being undertaken throughout the city.

Local councillor Peter Matic (Toowong Ward) said maintenance w...


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08 October, 2012

3 more Council Grant Programs Open

Three more Council Grant Programs have opened for applications this week.

1. Community Sport Clubs Grant Program
Closing on 12 November 2012

A new grant program to provide strategic funding to community-based, not-for-profit sporting clubs who plan to d...


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05 October, 2012

Last Chance to take a tour of the City Hall Restoration

Last chance to take a tour of the City Hall restoration
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging residents to grab the last chance to experience the $215 million City Hall restoration before the building reopens in early April next year.

The Lord Mayor said City Hall would open ...


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03 October, 2012

GRANT PROGRAMS NOW OPEN

1. Men’s Shed Grants

Closing on 29 October 2012

- Annual grant program that supports community organisations
who are operating or looking to develop a Men’s Shed in Brisbane.

- Guidelines and application forms are locate...


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25 September, 2012

Brisbane 2012 Time Capsule and Schools Design Competition

An opportunity is being given for Brisbane residents to share a story for the Brisbane 2012 Time Capsule that will be placed inside the Main Auditorium during City Hall's redidication ceremony in April 2013.

Residents are invited to upload a photo and short story up to 250 words by cl...


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25 September, 2012

Free Minibus Tour of Brisbane Botanic Gardens

Enjoy a free minibus tour of Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha with your friendly informative driver/gardener Roy.

This entertaining tour takes you throughout the gardens' smaller pathways incorporating garden highlights and the 27ha Australian Plant Communities.

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12 September, 2012

Prepare For Summer

Click on the link below for tips on how to prepare and survice a bushfire.

Bush Fire Survival Plan Booklet


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09 August, 2012

Lord Mayor invites families to join 2012 Children's Book Week

Lord Mayor invites families to join 2012 Children’s Book Week

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging Brisbane children and their families to get involved in reading and writing as part of this year’s Children’s Book Week.

Local Councillor Peter Matic (Toowong War...


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31 July, 2012

Toowong residents can support tree planting day

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is supporting a Toowong tree planting day by way of a $2,500 donation to local environmental group, the Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network.

The Lord Mayor encouraged the community to take part in the day and increase their awareness of local environmental issue...


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31 July, 2012

Lord Mayor invites City Hall time capsule contributions

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is inviting residents to be a part of the $215 million City Hall restoration story by contributing to the Brisbane 2012 Time Capsule.

The Lord Mayor said the time capsule would be placed in the City Hall auditorium next year, following the renovations.
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31 July, 2012

Lord Mayor invites City Hall time capsule contributions

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is inviting residents to be a part of the $215 million City Hall restoration story by contributing to the Brisbane 2012 Time Capsule.

The Lord Mayor said the time capsule would be placed in the City Hall auditorium next year, following the renovations.
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11 July, 2012

Lord Mayor encourages young readers to ‘go for gold’

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is reminding primary school students there’s still time to take part in the fifth annual Gold Star Reading Club program, currently taking place at Council libraries.

Cr Quirk said the free Council program ran until the end of August and was designed to develo...


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