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05 December, 2016

Extended transport and parking for Christmas in Brisbane

Enjoying Christmas shopping and attending festive fun will be easier from this week, with a raft of discounted parking and extended public transport options, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk announced today.

“Christmas in Brisbane is family-friendly experience with over 150 free events, as ...


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30 September, 2016

Have your say on the Brisbane Metro

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is seeking the views of public transport commuters and residents as part of a city-wide community engagement program to help develop the business case for the Brisbane Metro Subway System.

Cr Quirk said Council would next month be out talking to residents and c...


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01 August, 2016

Council calls on schools to get active

Brisbane City Council is encouraging school communities to ditch the car and put their walking shoes on as part of the 2017 Active School Travel Program.

Chairman for Public and Active Transport, Cr Adrian Schrinner said Council’s award-winning program aimed to boost exercise and at...


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19 July, 2016

Council tackles congestion in Petrie Terrace

Council tackles congestion in Petrie Terrace

Brisbane City Council is tackling congestion in Petrie Terrace with the completion of a congestion busting project in Caxton Street.

Paddington Ward Councillor Peter Matic said the $9,400 project was completed in May and inv...


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02 January, 2016

Council serves up an ace with the Brisbane International CityCat

Council serves up an ace with the Brisbane International CityCat

Brisbane City Council has served up an ace Team Brisbane CityCat with Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner unveiling CityCat Ya-wa-gara’s new look which celebrates the 2016 Brisbane International.

Cr Schrinner ...


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11 September, 2015

LED speed signs to improve Caxton Street road safety

Brisbane City Council is improving safety for Caxton Street pedestrians and road users with the introduction of new high-visibility LED speed signs, which alert motorists to the 40 kilometres per hour speed limit.

Infrastructure Chairman, Cr Adrian Schrinner said Caxton Street was a...


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07 September, 2015

River-based geotechnical investigations South Bank 2 ferry terminal

4 September 2015

Dear Resident / Business Owner

River-based geotechnical investigations
South Bank 3 ferry terminal

Brisbane City Council is undertaking river-based geotechnical investigations at five ferry terminals from September to early October...


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13 August, 2015

Schools invited to power up their active travel for 2016

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging school communities to pull on their running shoes and wheel out their bikes, in preparation for the 2016 Active School Travel program.

Cr Quirk has this week opened nominations for the program, which sees thousands of students, teachers, parents ...


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23 July, 2015

Touch screens to boost safety and convenience for river commuters

New state of the art technology is now being trialled to bolster safety and convenience for people traveling about the city’s river transport network.

Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Council was partnering with TransLink to trial new accessible, interactive touch screen units at ...


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19 June, 2015

Bus transport to be trialled in Legacy Way Tunnel

Brisbane City Council will explore the viability of directing a peak hour bus service from the Western Suburbs through Legacy Way when it opens to traffic this month.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Council would trial the Route 443 Moggill to the City via Legacy Way during morning peak...


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19 May, 2015

Council bus fleet now fully accessible and inclusive

Brisbane City Council is now the most modern and most disability accessible bus fleet in the entire country, after the last of the previous generation high-floor buses was retired today.

In 2012 Lord Mayor Graham Quirk committed to retire all high-floor buses – which are not wheelch...


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04 August, 2014

Join cancer fight in Cycle for Life ride

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging residents to join the fight against cancer by registering for the Cancer Council Queensland’s Cycle for Life charity bike ride.

On Sunday, 14th September, the ride will kick-off at Musgrave Park in South Brisbane at 7am, loop around the river a...


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18 July, 2014

Bicentennial Bikeway link now complete

Brisbane City Council has completed construction of the $650,000 Western Creek Bridge replacement to connect the Bicentennial Bikeway between Lang Parade and Graham Street.

Local Councillor and Public and Active Transport Chairman, Cr Peter Matic said the new cyclist bridge would inc...


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19 June, 2014

Lord Mayor tackles traffic congestion in Budget

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced the continued rollout of the left turn on red project at up to 50 more intersections across the city as part of a $68.4 million commitment for tackling traffic congestion.

The Lord Mayor said the announcement was part of the 2014-15 Budget and fol...


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27 February, 2014

Active School Travel Program means 17% fewer cars on road

Active School Travel Program means 17% fewer cars on road

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is calling on Brisbane schools to sign up for a program which has led to a 17 per cent reduction in car trips.

The Lord Mayor said Council’s Active School Travel Program was helping Bris...


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20 December, 2013

Go Between Bridge will be toll-free on New Year's Eve

Go Between Bridge will be toll-free on New Year’s Eve

Queensland Motorways Group in partnership with Brisbane City Council have agreed to waive the tolls for travel across the Go Between Bridge during Brisbane’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Deputy Mayor Adrian Sc...


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10 December, 2013

Council buses spread Christmas cheer

Council buses spread Christmas cheer

Brisbane’s best Christmas-themed bus will be judged by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today, Tuesday 10 December, as part of Council’s annual bus decorating competition featuring buses from all seven Brisbane depots.

The Lord Mayor said...


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11 November, 2013

Ferry terminal designs improve flood resilience

Ferry terminal designs improve flood resilience

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has released the designs of eight ferry terminals including the new facility at Milton that have large robust piers ranging from nine to sixteen metres high to deflect heavy objects in flood waters.

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26 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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31 May, 2013

Lord Mayor delivers bus review proposals to State Govt.

Lord Mayor delivers bus review proposals to State Govt

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has delivered the details of Council’s bus network review to the State Government for its consideration.

Cr Quirk said Council had carefully considered feedback from 1560 people and amended...


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21 May, 2013

Lord Mayor unveils warning signs for speeding motorists

Lord Mayor unveils warning signs for speeding motorists

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is delivering on his election promise to slow down speeding motorists using portable electronic warning signs, with the final trial of the technology now underway.

The Lord Mayor said coun...


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20 May, 2013

Feedback closing on Council bus network review

Feedback closing on Council bus network review

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is reminding residents today is their last chance to have a say on Council’s bus network review, with submissions closing at midnight.

The Lord Mayor said the review had considered network data and...


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23 April, 2013

Improvement works start on busy Mt Coot-tha intersection

Improvement works start on busy Mt Coot-tha intersection
Deputy Mayor Councillor Adrian Schrinner is increasing safety for city motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, with a $1.5 million project kicking off this month to upgrade the Mt Coot-tha Road and Scenic Drive intersection.


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23 April, 2013

Re-routing buses to ease congestion in St Lucia

Re-routing buses to ease congestion in St Lucia

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has today released Council’s detailed review of the city’s bus network, ensuring more than two thirds of passengers will remain unaffected by the proposed changes.

The Lord Mayor reassured resi...


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22 April, 2013

BUZ and Glider routes unaffected in Council bus review

BUZ and Glider routes unaffected in Council bus review

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has today released Council’s detailed review of the city’s bus network, ensuring more than two thirds of passengers will remain unaffected by the proposed changes.

The Lord Mayor reassur...


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21 March, 2013

URGENT UPDATE - BRISBANE LORD MAYOR MEDIA STATEMENT

Proposed bus changes off the table
“The State Government this afternoon has handed its review of bus services within Brisbane City over to Council.
Firstly, I want to assure residents that the group of proposed changes put forward by the State Government are off the table.
Thi...


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14 March, 2013

Positive results for 2012 Active School Travel progrm

Positive results for 2012 Active School Travel program

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is congratulating the 19 new schools that took part in the 2012 Active School Travel Program, with the exceptional results announced in time for Ride2School Day on Friday, 22 March.

The Lord ...


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01 February, 2013

CityCats and ferries resume as city recovers

CityCats and ferries resume as city recovers

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today announced the city’s recovery from the severe storms and flooding this week had taken another step with the some CityCat and ferry services resuming this afternoon and most services back to normal tomorrow.
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18 January, 2013

New Stop on Brisbane's busiest bikeway

New stop on Brisbane’s busiest bikeway

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is forging ahead with his plan to activate Bicentennial Bikeway, with refreshment and information pods to be housed under the Coronation Drive overpass.
The Lord Mayor said construction would begin in early 2013...


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28 September, 2012

Free travel on the Go Between Bridge for Riverfire

Free travel on the Go Between Bridge for Riverfire

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is helping to ease congestion during Saturday’s Riverfire celebrations by waiving the toll for motorists travelling across the Go Between Bridge.

The Lord Mayor said the Go Between Bridge would...


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12 September, 2012

Bus Stop Upgrade Works for August & September 2012

The Lord Mayor and I are working towards upgrading Brisbane's bus stops to to meet the Disability and Discrimination Act (DDA) by providing improved access for public transport users of all abilities.

Many of Brisbane’s bus stops have already been upgraded however some still requi...


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07 September, 2012

Milton CityCat Terminal Underway

Milton CityCat terminal underway

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is inspecting the start of works on the CityCat terminal at Park Road, Milton with geotechnical investigations of the riverbed underway today (Friday 7 September).

The geotechnical investigations over the next tw...


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21 February, 2012

Lord Mayor delivers major transport milestones

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has today delivered two major public transport milestones for Brisbane, as he welcomed Council’s promised 500th bus in four years and simultaneously opened the Sherwood bus depot.

The Lord Mayor said reaching both goals was a further part of his commitment to...


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31 January, 2012

New ‘food and footy’ CityGlider links inner city venues

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced a new maroon ‘food and footy’ CityGlider service, which will link the city’s premium entertainment and sporting destinations.

Running from Paddington to Stones Corner, the distinctive maroon CityGlider will stop at a number of iconic cultur...


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11 January, 2012

Council delivers breath of cool air on Brisbane buses

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced 100 per cent of Brisbane City Council’s bus fleet is air-conditioned from today; guaranteeing commuters a comfortable ride over summer no matter which bus they catch.

Public and Active Transport Chairman Julian Simmonds said the delivery of a co...


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06 December, 2011

Lord Mayor announces Suburbs 2 City Buslink

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced plans for a Suburbs 2 City Buslink from South Brisbane to Fortitude Valley through the CBD that could save commuters up to 30 minutes off a journey.

The 3.6 kilometre Suburbs 2 City Buslink would include a bus-only bridge across the Brisbane River...


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29 November, 2011

Lord Mayor releases plan to boost walking and cycling

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today released his plan to boost walking and cycling trips to 20 per cent of all transport journeys in Brisbane during the next 15 years.

Cr Quirk said Brisbane was starting to see the results of his Administration’s plan to invest $100 million in bikeway inf...


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15 November, 2011

Campaign to get Brisbane back on board

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today launched a major campaign to get people back on board public transport in a bid to counter dwindling passenger numbers caused by the State Government’s fare hikes.

The Lord Mayor said Brisbane’s public transport options were much more comfortable and...


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15 August, 2011

Lord Mayor provides 400 free CityCycle helmets

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced 400 free helmets will be made available with CityCycle bikes to make it easier for people to access the scheme.

Cr Quirk today announced a package of seven initiatives to make CityCycle more affordable and accessible for residents and tourists.
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01 August, 2011

Full CityCat and ferry services resume today

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced that CityCat and CityFerry services will resume today (Monday August 1) from all stops, just six and a half months after the January flood washed away a third of the city’s terminals.

This coincides with the reopening of South Brisbane’s River...


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20 July, 2011

Teneriffe CityCat construction begins

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has today announced construction work has now started on the $5 million Teneriffe dual berth CityCat terminal.

The Lord Mayor said Teneriffe residents and commuters would be connected to Brisbane’s CityCat network by the end of the year, as he delivered anoth...


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07 June, 2011

BCC delivers ratepayers best value on buses

State Finance Minister Rachel Nolan’s attack on Council’s bus program this morning highlights the good value the deal is delivering for Brisbane ratepayers, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said today.

It was former Labor Premier Beattie, who Ms Nolan served under, who pioneered the deal...


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29 April, 2011

Brisbane buses carry 7.4m passengers in March

Brisbane City Council buses carried 7.4 million passengers in March 2011 – about 250,000 more than the year before.

Public and Active Transport Chairman Julian Simmonds said this followed on from record growth in 2009/10, which saw 77 million passengers catch Brisbane buses last y...


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21 December, 2010

Council reflects on successful year for infrastructure

Council reflects on successful year for infrastructure

Acting Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced 2010 had been one of the most successful years for Brisbane Infrastructure, with a massive program of works delivered under budget in the past year.

Cr Quirk said 2010 ha...


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24 November, 2010

Brisbane buses become art galleries


Lord Mayor Campbell Newman today launched Brisbane’s newest temporary art galleries, four Brisbane City Council buses.

Cr Newman said the Moving Galleries project came about after the Lord Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee (LMYAC) highlighted the need for more public space...


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08 November, 2010

Another section of Brisbane’s busiest bikeway completed

Lord Mayor Campbell Newman continues to deliver better bikeways for Brisbane’s suburbs with the completion of a second stage of upgrades to one of the city’s busiest bike paths.

Brisbane City Council’s Public and Active Transport Chairman Margaret de Wit was today joined by loc...


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24 September, 2010

Course delivers CityCycle confidence boost

Subscribers to Council’s new CityCycle scheme are being offered a confidence boost before tackling the city on two wheels.

Council is inviting CityCycle subscribers to undertake a Cycling Confidence Course to improve their bicycle skills and brush up on their knowledge of road rule...


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01 September, 2010

CityCycle Subscriptions kick off

Lord Mayor Campbell Newman today announced subscriptions to CityCycle, Brisbane’s new world class public bike hire scheme, are now open.

Cr Newman said the opportunity for residents to sign up for the scheme was the first step to using the active, affordable and sustainable public ...


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16 July, 2010

Brisbane residents to get 25 new buses

Brisbane residents are set to benefit from 25 new buses hitting the road, delivering much needed additional bus services for the people of Brisbane.

Public and Active Transport Chairman Margaret de Wit said Council today accepted the 25 new buses, which should have been put into servi...


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15 July, 2010

CityGlider gets off to flyer

Brisbane’s first 24 hour high-frequency bus service has carried over 300,000 passengers in its first three months in operation.

In April Lord Mayor Campbell Newman and Premier Anna Bligh launched the $5 million City Glider service, which runs on a continuous loop between West End a...


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12 July, 2010

CityCats get extra set of eyes

Lord Mayor Campbell Newman will soon begin rolling out infrared cameras on all CityCat ferries that will help spot rowers on the river in low light.

Cr Newman instigated a trial of the technology in April last year based on recommendations handed down by the Lord Mayor’s Taskforce...


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25 May, 2010

Council buses win Australian-first green award

In an Australian first, Brisbane City Council’s bus fleet has been awarded the Australian Lung Foundation’s inaugural Green Leaf Award.

The prestigious award recognises Council’s use of Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicles (EEV) as part of its ongoing commitment to improvi...


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11 March, 2010

TransLink Missing the Bus on Patronage

Six out of 10 of Brisbane’s most congested bus routes involve services that start on the city’s outer suburbs, latest figures have revealed.

Lord Mayor Campbell Newman today challenged TransLink to fix the problem of buses that were funded by Brisbane ratepayers being filled by pe...


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18 February, 2010

Brisbane gets express CityCat services

Brisbane is about to get its first express CityCat service.

Lord Mayor Campbell Newman today unveiled the first of Brisbane’s new-look CityCat ferries, which has been coloured pink in honour of the fight against breast cancer.

The Lord Mayor teamed up with the Nationa...


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30 April, 2009

Work Begins on Brisbane's Bus Factory

Lord Mayor Campbell Newman today kick-started the construction of a new $19 million bus-building facility at Eagle Farm that will deliver hundreds of new buses to Brisbane’s streets.

The Lord Mayor said the joint venture between Brisbane City Council and Volgren would help him deliv...


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10 February, 2009

Council program removes 130 cars

Brisbane City Council’s Active School Travel program has resulted in a dramatic reduction in car trips and greenhouse gases, according to the latest results.

The equivalent of about 130 cars a year were removed from the road (RACQ average kilometre estimates) or two million vehicle ...


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