Brisbane City Council has paved the way for a $30 million boost to the city’s economy with the endorsement of plans for a new brewery headquarters site for international brewing giant, BrewDog.
The Howard Smith Wharves Revitalisation project has reached a major milestone with the start of works to restore heritage-listed wharf sheds into a world-class leisure and lifestyle precinct.
A one-day trial of on-water helicopter landings is underway today, as Brisbane City Council investigates new opportunities for tourism and leisure activities on the Brisbane River.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has lifted investment in economic development to $44.7 million this financial year, to create jobs, boost Brisbane’s tourism and economy as well as cement the city’s reputation as a New World City in his 2016/17 Budget.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Brisbane was supporting the 2018 Commonwealth Games by not only hosting the cycling and shooting events but delivering special projects as a lasting legacy of the city’s contribution to this historical sporting event.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will today unveil a $3 billion Budget for 2017/18 that invests a record $655 million in public and active transport including the detailed planning of Brisbane Metro and a commitment to fund two thirds of the $944 million project.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will bring together key Brisbane tourism players today to map out a plan to continue leveraging the city’s $6.3 billion tourism sector.
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.
Brisbane’s newest home for innovation, The Capital, was officially launched today, opening its doors to up to 200 Brisbane startups.
One year on from launching his student accommodation incentive, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced 7,500 student accommodation beds are now in the pipeline for Brisbane.