Following his appointment as Lord Mayor of Brisbane in April 2011, Graham Quirk was elected as Lord Mayor in the 2012 Brisbane City Council election.
Graham has a long record of service to Brisbane and the local community, being first elected to Council in 1985. As a member of Civic Cabinet for over a decade, he has overseen key portfolios of infrastructure and finance, as well as serving as Deputy Mayor alongside Campbell Newman from 2008.
Over the course of his career and as part of the Council Administration, Graham has been responsible for delivering many positive outcomes and ongoing projects for the city, including:
- Easing traffic congestion with major infrastructure projects across the city – including the TransApex network of cross city tunnels and bridges along with the Road Action Program which has fast-tracked 15 years of urgent road works into just four years;
- Improving public transport with 500 new buses, 11 new CityCats, and introducing the CityGlider bus service and free City Hopper ferries.
- A green city with the planting of 2 million new trees, purchasing 500 hectares of bushland for preservation and using 100% renewable energy within Council;
- Enhancing Brisbane’s capacity for long-term economic growth and supporting measures that will attract more events, visitors and investment to the city.
Graham grew up in Doomben, on Brisbane’s northside and currently lives in Eight Mile Plains with his wife, Anne, and three daughters – Sarah, Elizabeth and Charlotte.
As Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Graham Quirk is committed to delivering for the residents of Brisbane and making this city a better place to live, work and invest in.