Brisbane City Council is the largest local government in Australia, covering an area of 1342.7 square kilometres. Brisbane is a youthful and enthusiastic city, home to more than two million people. The city is appreciated by residents and visitors alike for its friendliness and optimism. Brisbane enjoys a subtropical climate with humid summers and mild winters. The Brisbane River is a special feature, winding 115.5 kilometres through the city.
Brisbane City Council manages Australia’s biggest local government budget at $3.1billion for 2018/2019. Its workforce headcount of more than 9,000 employees delivers core local government services such as public transport, urban management and city administration to a culturally diverse population.
Council maintains 5,760km of roads and an extensive network of bikeways and is focused on easing traffic congestion through road improvements and better public transport.
Council is working to build a stronger economy with a development plan that will double the city’s share of GDP over the next twenty years while rolling out the most ambitious environmental agenda in the city’s history.
Brisbane’s thriving economy is driving the city’s growth. Jobs in metro Brisbane are growing faster than the population as its enviable lifestyle draws investors, entrepreneurs and global companies here for business.
Council provides highly professional expertise to deliver large-scale projects with the private sector and other levels of government to work together and make a difference to Brisbane.
The Lord Mayor and twenty-six councillors govern the operations of Council.
Lord Mayor profile
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is Chair of Council’s Civic Cabinet and was previously the Deputy Mayor and Chairman of the Public and Active Transport Committee.
His focus as Lord Mayor is on building the critical infrastructure our city needs while protecting our unique lifestyle and expanding Brisbane’s green space.
Councillor Schrinner commenced as Lord Mayor on 8 April 2019 following the resignation of Graham Quirk.
Brisbane City Council is the largest local Council in Australia. It covers 1338.1 square kilometres, spanning the Brisbane River in a radius of up to 25 kilometres from the Central Business District.
Adrian was first elected to Council in a by-election in September 2005 and re-elected at the general elections in 2008, 2012 and 2016. In the 2016 election, Adrian received the highest preference vote (70.19%) of any councillor across the 26 wards.
Councillor Schrinner has been a member of Civic Cabinet since 2008 and is most recently the Chair of the Public and Active Transport Committee since 2016.
Former roles include Chair of the Finance and Economic Development Committee (2008-2012) and Chair of the Infrastructure Committee (2012-2016).
Outside of politics
Adrian and his wife Nina have four children – Octavia, Wolfgang, Monash and Petra and they live in Carindale.
Adrian has supported and assisted a wide range of local community groups. These include environment and bushcare groups, sporting groups, P&C Associations, church groups and charities, Neighbourhood Watch groups and seniors associations.
He is the patron of the Tramway Museum at Ferny Grove. He is also vice patron for the Queensland Target Sports Inc., home of the Queensland Olympic Rifle sports shooting disciplines in Belmont.
Adrian is a member and former State Councillor of the Australian National Flag Association of Queensland. This organisation aims to promote the importance of the Australian flag and campaigns to prevent it from being changed in the future.