Category Archives: Government

Victoria Bridge Abutment Landmark To Re-open

One of Brisbane’s most significant heritage landmarks, the Victoria Bridge abutment, will soon be open to the public for the first time in 17 years.

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Brisbane’s Free Christmas Program For 2014

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has unveiled 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 … Continue reading

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Brisbane Start-ups Given A $25,000 Helping Hand

Brisbane’s latest up-and-coming entrepreneurs will share in nearly $25,000 from the Lord Mayor’s Budding Entrepreneurs Program. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today announced seven successful winners of the third round of grants designed to support innovative entrepreneurial projects. The Lord Mayor … Continue reading

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Getting Around During The G20

The G20 Taskforce has issued details on traffic and transport for Brisbane during the week between 10 and 17 November. To ensure a safe and secure meeting environment when the G20 Leaders Summit is on and particularly over the days … Continue reading

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South Bank’s New Look Streets Beach

South Bank’s famous Streets Beach and stream area has been reopened following a $1.72 million facelift to improve safety and accessibility for the 10 million visitors to the parklands each year. Upgrades were timed for completion ahead of G20 Leaders … Continue reading

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Industry Embraces ‘Welcome’ Training

More than 500 Brisbane tourism and hospitality workers have now completed Brisbane Welcomes the World training in the lead-up to the G20 Leaders Summit. A free program run by Brisbane Marketing with support from venue partner QUT, it aims to … Continue reading

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Brisbane Named in Monocle’s Top 25

Lifestyle magazine Monocle has named Brisbane’s quality of life as amongst the best in the world, with our great city debuting in its ranking of ‘World’s Most Liveable Cities Index’ at number 25. We were propelled into the spotlight thanks … Continue reading

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Volunteers Flock to G20

More than 1200 people have applied to be part of the G20 Volunteer Program. Enthusiastic individuals from across Australia have expressed interest in becoming involved with the G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane in November. In association with Volunteering Queensland, the … Continue reading

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G20 Brisbane Global Cafe Launched

Brisbane Marketing has launched the Brisbane Global Cafe to bring together some of the world’s most influential thinkers. The bold new venture capitalises on the city’s status as the “capital of the world” when it hosts the 2014 G20 Leaders … Continue reading

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Queensland Hosts A G20 Party For All Nations

Planning is underway for the biggest party Brisbane has seen since World Expo 88 in the three weeks leading up to the G20 Summit in November. Premier Campbell Newman said the State Government was organising the event to take advantage … Continue reading

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