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Councillor Vicki Howard
Cr Vicki Howard is proud to represent Brisbane’s vibrant inner northern suburbs in Brisbane City Council.
A long standing resident of New Farm, Vicki was first elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2016. Vicki’s passion for Brisbane’s inner city drives her to ensure Central Ward receives strong and effective representation that delivers results. (more…)
Following the 2015 redistribution Central Ward includes the Brisbane Central Business District as well as the historic inner northern suburbs of Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley, Herston, New Farm, Newstead, Spring Hill and Teneriffe.
2016 Mobile Office Schedule
If you are unable to speak to Vicki during the week you can always drop by one of her regular mobile offices. Vicki’s mobile offices are held on the first and second Saturday of each month and no appointment is necessary. (more…)
2016-2020 Central Ward Plan
Central Ward is a great place to live, work and relax – we’re heading in the right direction, and it hasn’t happened by accident. By focussing less on politics and more on delivering for Brisbane’s vibrant inner northern villages, Vicki’s hard work is seeing positive results. (more…)
Twitter is just one of the ways you can keep up to date with Vicki. (more…)
Madam Chairman in the spirit of true national indigenous reconciliation, I acknowledge the elders past and present on whose land we gather tonight.
I feel extremely privileged to stand before the Chamber today to deliver my first speech as the new Councillor for Central Ward – truly the heart and soul of our great New World City. (more…)
I would to extend my heartfelt thanks to the wonderful residents of Central Ward for giving me the honour of being their representative in City Hall for the next four years.
As I said when I was first elected, I will work tirelessly each and every day to make our community even better.
I’m excited about the opportunities before us and I won’t let you down. (more…)
Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan
June 14, 2016Brisbane City Council is preparing a new neighbourhood plan that will help shape the future of Spring Hill.
Newstead North Neighbourhood Plan
June 13, 2016Brisbane City Council is preparing a new neighbourhood plan that will help shape the future of Newstead North.
Wickham Park Precinct Plan
June 13, 2016Located at the northern end of Albert Street, the Wickham Park precinct is an informal collection of parks that form a green gateway between the Central Business District (CBD) and Spring Hill.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is committed to making Brisbane a better place to live, work and invest in.
Appointed Brisbane’s 16th Lord Mayor in April 2011, Graham Quirk was elected as Lord Mayor in 2012 and re-elected in 2016. (more…)
Cr Adrian Schrinner – Deputy Mayor
Deputy Mayor Cr Adrian Schrinner also serves as Chairman of Public and Active Transport Committee which is overseeing the critical Brisbane Subway Metro project. (more…)
Cr Angela Owen – Chairman of Council
Councillor Angela Owen has served as Chairman of Council (Presiding Officer) since 2015. Councillor Owen is well known for her strong support for Brisbane’s multicultural groups and enthusiastically promotes our economic prospects through Sister City agreements and international opportunities. (more…)
Cr Amanda Cooper – Chairman of Infrastructure Committee
Cr Amanda Cooper was appointed to the senior role of Chairman of Infrastructure Committee following the 2016 elections. A member of Civic Cabinet since 2008, Cr Cooper served two terms as Chairman of the Neighbourhood Planning and Development Assessment Committee. (more…)
Cr Julian Simmonds – Chairman of City Planning Committee
Cr Julian Simmonds has been Chairman of City Planning committee since March 2016. In this role Cr Simmonds will plan for the sustainable development of Brisbane to ensure economic prosperity, a healthy ecology and ensuring a quality of life where Brisbane residents will want to live and work. (more…)
Cr David McLachlan – Chairman of Environment, Parks and Sustainability Committee
Cr David McLachlan is Chairman of the Environment, Parks and Sustainability Committee which is responsible for the protection and enhancement of Brisbane’s environment including the Brisbane River, waterways, biodiversity, air quality and natural areas. (more…)
Cr Peter Matic – Chairman of Field Services Committee
Cr Peter Matic holds the office of Chairman, Field Services Committee and is responsible for the provision a wide range of Council services, including waste management and asset maintenance including road resurfacing. (more…)
Cr Krista Adams – Chairman of Finance and Economic Development Committee
Cr Krista Adams was appointed Chairman of Finance and Economic Development Committee in March 2016 following her re-election to Council in Holland Park Ward.
Cr Matthew Bourke – Chairman of Lifestyle and Community Services Committee
Cr Bourke was appointed Chairman of the Lifestyle and Community Services Committee in 2016. As Chairman, Cr Bourke works closely with Brisbane’s wonderful community groups to make our city an even better place to live. (more…)
Brisbane City Council
In 1924, the Queensland State Parliament passed the City of Brisbane Act to set up a single government in Brisbane. Before this, the Brisbane area had been divided up into 20 local authorities and joint boards. (more…)
At its highest level, Civic Cabinet sets the strategic direction for Brisbane as a city and Council as an organisation. Civic Cabinet includes the Lord Mayor, Deputy Mayor as well as five other elected representatives. (more…)
SPEECH TO COUNCIL – Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan
September 22, 2016I remind the Chamber that we in Central Ward are at the centre of the fastest growing city in the fastest growing region of the fastest growing state. As I mentioned in my first speech in this Chamber...
QUESTION WITHOUT NOTICE – Valley Special Entertainment Precinct
September 22, 2016As we mark the 10th year anniversary of Brisbane City Council introducing the Valley special entertainment precinct, Cr Howard asks how have the State Government’s recent legislative change impacted ...
Brisbane Festival 2016
August 17, 2016Brisbane Festival is challenging the relationship between performer and audience, weaving public participation into 11 shows throughout the program. These works promise to encapsulate their audience b...
BUSINESS IN BRISBANE NEWSLETTER: July-September 2016
August 2, 2016The 10th edition of Business in Brisbane contains highlights of Council’s 2016-17 budget and some great initiatives to benefit Brisbane businesses.
GROWING THE DIGITAL ECONOMY AND POWERING INNOVATIVE BUSINESS
June 12, 2016Brisbane is a city that nurtures and empowers cutting-edge businesses to achieve global recognition and success. Find out about Digital Brisbane, innovative businesses in Brisbane in aviation and aer...
BUSINESS IN BRISBANE NEWSLETTER: April- June 2016
June 28, 2016The ninth edition of Council’s Business in Brisbane newsletter, giving small businesses and entrepreneurial residents practical trips to help grow, strengthen or develop their business is availa...
Trevor Evans MP – Federal Member for Brisbane
Trevor Evans is the Federal Member for Brisbane and represents all suburbs located within Central Ward. As one of the youngest MPs currently in the House of Representatives, Trevor is passionate about promoting the community and lifestyle of Brisbane’s inner northern suburbs.
TRANSLink – 13 12 30
Getting around Central Ward is easy – but if travelling outside of Brisbane’s CBD – it may be handy to plan ahead. (more…)
Valley Chamber of Commerce
Since its inception in 1985, the Valley Chamber of Commerce has played a leading role in representing the needs of local business operators. The Chamber is committed to ensuring Fortitude Valley and surrounding districts remain the premier non-CBD business district in Queensland. (more…)
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