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Until recently Rivergate Marina & Shipyard has accommodated vessels from all over the world up to 80 metres in length. As Rivergate continues to increase its international dominance, its services are also expanding.
This week Rivergate announced they are now able to offer berthing up to 234 metres LOA. Continue reading
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 the first-ever Christmas Markets in Stanley Street Plaza and a dive-in Christmas Cinema Series at Streets Beach.
“This year’s extensive program includes more than 200 free events and activities across The City and South Bank,” Cr Quirk said. Continue reading
Brisbane’s beloved Regent Theatre has re-opened to the public as the new home of the Brisbane Visitor Information and Booking Centre.
The relocation of the centre – a short distance from its free-standing structure in the Queen Street Mall – to The Regent breathes new life into the historic building.
Dating back 85 years, The Regent was/is a classic 1920s picture palace which at the time marked the development of Queen Street as a cultural precinct. Continue reading
A new 110-room boutique hotel will be built in Kennigo St, Spring Hill, by the end of next year.
To be known as Richmont Hotel by Mantra, it will help fill a niche market in Brisbane’s hotel sector and will create 60 ongoing jobs.
The demand for hotel rooms in Brisbane continues to grow in the leisure and events travel segments but there is also growing demand for strategically located accommodation for the business traveller. Continue reading
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 said a cloud-based predictive analytics platform and an online sports injury management system were just two of the start-ups to benefit from the Budding Entrepreneurs Program. Continue reading
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 of 14, 15 and 16 November, changes are unavoidable.
According to the taskforce, it will be business as usual for most locals over the long weekend. However, people living, working or travelling across the Brisbane CBD and South Brisbane can expect Continue reading
Brisbane’s legendary music scene will be celebrated with 24 days of free live music acts as we prepare to welcome the world’s leaders for the G20 Leaders Summit. The eclectic line-up includes Emma Louise, Busby Marou and Maggie Noonan.
From 24 October to 16 November, hundreds of Queensland’s most talented musicians will take to stages across the city and suburbs of Brisbane to perform more than 50 solo, collaborative and one-off shows as part of the G20 Cultural Celebrations. Continue reading
TripAdvisor President (Asia Pacific) Lily Cheng and Turkish Airlines CEO Dr Temel Kotil have signed up to the 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 theme of Tourism’s New Frontiers and brings so much to that important conversation.
TripAdvisor appointed her President of Asia Pacific in July Continue reading
Brisbane’s Roma St precinct will be given a much-needed makeover with plans for a new $2 million food, bar and lounge destination to be opened in early 2015.
NEST on Roma Street is expected to breathe new life into the precinct and help transform it into a new “eat street”.
Located on level two of the city end of the Brisbane Transit Centre, the restaurant and bar will take advantage of the 12 million visitors and locals who pass through its doors each year. Continue reading
According to Queensland Police, the security operation for the G20 Leaders Summit in November will be larger than any Olympic Games effort and the biggest such operation Brisbane and Australia has ever seen.
Senior Sergeant Scott Harris, G20 Group Business and Critical Engagement Manager, said security arrangements during the summit were well advanced, as were traffic and transport plans for the city to accommodate the movement and security of visiting world leaders, delegates and the local community. Continue reading