Visitors to one of the city’s most iconic tourist destinations now have the opportunity to surf the web for free, with Council installing public Wi-Fi at the Kangaroo Point Cliffs.
Finance and Economic Development Chairman Krista Adams said Council was focused on promoting our New World City, and continued to invest initiatives to keep Brisbane heading in the right direction.
“Brisbane is a great place to live, work and relax, and Council is all about showcasing our fantastic lifestyle to the world,” Cr Adams said.
“Our tourism economy continues to grow, and the number of international visitors to Brisbane reached 1.2 million last year, which is why we continue to invest in initiatives that support this growing industry in our city.
“As promised by the Lord Mayor at the 2016 election, Council is revitalising the Kangaroo Point Cliffs to further enhance this key tourist drawcard.
“Council is revitalising the River Terrace parklands and installing free public Wi-Fi to encourage tourists to share their experience with the world and build on our growing reputation as an international destination.
“A series of foreign language signage has also recently been installed in the area to help direct visitors around our most prominent city locations, adding to our commitment to an accessible and inclusive city.”
Cr Adams said access to free public Wi-Fi was the new benchmark for modern cities, and Council was continuing to rollout the high-speed services across more areas of the city as part of a $1 million commitment over four years.
“By enabling free connection to the internet we will encourage visitors to stay a little longer and share their experiences instantly online,” she said.
“Council’s expanded Wi-Fi already offers instant online access at locations including South Bank, the CBD and the Fortitude Valley Malls, with more than 2.8 million sessions since the new service launched on 2 March 2016 and I’m delighted to see Kangaroo Point Cliffs join the growing list of Brisbane locations where you can stay connected.
“Brisbane is a New World City and by investing in our premier tourist destinations, Council is helping to drive our booming tourism economy and make sure we remain a great place to live, work and relax.”
For more information on Council’s free Wi-Fi locations, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on (07) 3403 8888.