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The City of Brisbane
Brisbane
is a local government area that has jurisdiction over the inner portion of the metropolitan area of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia. Brisbane
Brisbane
is located in the county of Stanley and is the largest city followed by Ipswich with bounds in part of the county. Unlike LGAs in the other mainland state capitals (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide), which are generally responsible only for the central business districts and inner neighbourhoods of those cities, the City of Brisbane
Brisbane
administers a significant portion of the Brisbane
Brisbane
metropolitan area, serving almost half of the population of the Brisbane
Brisbane
Greater Capital City Statistical Area (GCCSA, formerly statistical division). As such, it has a larger population than any other local government area in Australia.[2] The City of Brisbane
Brisbane
was the first Australian LGA to reach a population of more than one million.[3] Its population is roughly equivalent to the populations of Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory
Northern Territory
combined. In 2016-2017, the council administers a budget of over $3 billion,[4] by far the largest budget of any LGA in Australia. The City derives from cities, towns and shires that merged in 1925. The main offices and Central Library of the Council are at 266 George Street, also known as Brisbane
Brisbane
Square. Brisbane
Brisbane
City Hall houses the Council Chamber, the offices of the Lord Mayor
Lord Mayor
and Deputy Mayor, meeting and reception rooms and the Museum of Brisbane.

Contents

1 Wards 2 Suburbs

2.1 Inner suburbs 2.2 Northern suburbs 2.3 Southern suburbs 2.4 Eastern suburbs 2.5 Western suburbs

3 History 4 Demographics 5 Heritage 6 Governance 7 Heraldry 8 Amenities 9 Sister cities 10 See also 11 References 12 External links

Wards[edit] As of the election on 19 March 2016[update], the twenty-six wards, their councillors and their party affiliations were:[5]

Party Wards Current Chamber (Total 26 Wards)

Liberal National 19 19  

Labor 5 5  

  Greens 1 1  

Independent 1 1  

Ward Party Councillor

  Bracken Ridge LNP Amanda Cooper[6]

  Calamvale LNP Angela Owen-Taylor[7]

  Central LNP Vicki Howard[8]

  Chandler LNP Adrian Schrinner[9]

  Coorparoo LNP Ian McKenzie[10]

  Deagon Labor Jared Cassidy

  Doboy LNP Ryan Murphy

  Enoggera LNP Andrew Wines

  Forest Lake Labor Charles Strunk

  Hamilton LNP David McLachlan

  Holland Park LNP Krista Adams

  Jamboree LNP Matthew Bourke

  MacGregor LNP Steven Huang

  Marchant LNP Fiona King

  McDowall LNP Norm Wyndham

  Moorooka Labor Steve Griffiths

  Morningside Labor Kara Cook

  Northgate LNP Adam Allan

  Paddington LNP Peter Matic

  Pullenvale LNP Kate Richards

  Runcorn LNP Kim Marx

  Tennyson Independent Nicole Johnston

  The Gabba Greens Jonathan Sri[11]

  The Gap LNP Steven Toomey[12]

  Walter Taylor LNP Julian Simmonds

  Wynnum Manly Labor Peter Cumming

Suburbs[edit] The City of Brisbane
Brisbane
includes the following settlements: Inner suburbs[edit]

Bardon Bowen Hills Brisbane East Brisbane Fortitude Valley Herston Highgate Hill Kangaroo Point Kelvin Grove New Farm Newstead Paddington Petrie Terrace Red Hill South Brisbane Spring Hill Teneriffe West End Woolloongabba

Total: 18 Northern suburbs[edit]

Albion Alderley Ascot Aspley Bald Hills Banyo Boondall Bracken Ridge Bridgeman Downs Brighton Brisbane
Brisbane
Airport Carseldine Chermside Chermside West Clayfield Deagon Eagle Farm Everton Park Fitzgibbon Gaythorne Geebung Gordon Park Grange Hamilton Hendra Kedron Keperra Lutwyche McDowall Mitchelton Myrtletown Newmarket Northgate Nudgee Nudgee Beach Nundah Pinkenba Sandgate Shorncliffe Stafford Stafford Heights Taigum Virginia Wavell Heights Wilston Windsor Wooloowin Zillmere

Total: 48 Southern suburbs[edit]

Acacia Ridge Algester Annerley Archerfield Burbank Calamvale Coopers Plains Darra Doolandella Drewvale Durack Dutton Park Eight Mile Plains Ellen Grove Fairfield Forest Lake Greenslopes Heathwood Holland Park Holland Park West Inala Karawatha Kuraby Larapinta MacGregor Mackenzie Mansfield Moorooka Mount Gravatt Mount Gravatt East Nathan Pallara Parkinson Richlands Robertson Rochedale Rocklea Runcorn Salisbury Seventeen Mile Rocks Sinnamon Park Stretton Sumner Sunnybank Sunnybank Hills Tarragindi Tennyson Upper Mount Gravatt Wacol Willawong Wishart Yeerongpilly Yeronga

Total: 54 Eastern suburbs[edit]

Balmoral Belmont Bulimba Camp Hill Cannon Hill Carina Carina Heights Carindale Chandler Coorparoo Gumdale Hawthorne Hemmant Lota Lytton Manly Manly West Moreton Island Morningside Murarrie Norman Park Port of Brisbane Ransome Seven Hills Tingalpa Wakerley Wynnum Wynnum West

Total: 28 Western suburbs[edit]

Anstead Ashgrove Auchenflower Bellbowrie Brookfield Chapel Hill Chelmer Chuwar Corinda Enoggera Enoggera Reservoir Ferny Grove Fig Tree Pocket Graceville Indooroopilly Jamboree Heights Jindalee Karana Downs Kenmore Kenmore Hills Kholo Lake Manchester Middle Park Milton Moggill Mount Coot-tha Mount Crosby Mount Ommaney Oxley Pinjarra Hills Pullenvale Riverhills Sherwood Sinnamon Park St Lucia Taringa The Gap Toowong Upper Brookfield Upper Kedron Westlake

Total: 42 History[edit]

Map of Brisbane
Brisbane
at time of amalgamation

Story Bridge and Brisbane
Brisbane
River, 2006

Brisbane
Brisbane
City Hall in the 1930s

Former council offices, 2010

The Government of Queensland
Queensland
created the City of Brisbane
Brisbane
with a view to uniting the then Brisbane
Brisbane
metropolitan area under a single planning and governance structure. The City of Brisbane
Brisbane
Act 1924 received assent from the Governor on 30 October 1924. On 1 October 1925, 20 local government areas of various sizes were abolished and merged into the new city,[13] namely:

Cities:

Brisbane South Brisbane

Towns:

Hamilton Ithaca Sandgate Toowong Windsor Wynnum

Shires:

Balmoral Belmont Coorparoo Enoggera Kedron Moggill Sherwood Stephens Taringa Tingalpa Toombul Yeerongpilly

The Council also assumed responsibility for several quasi-autonomous government authorities, such as the Brisbane
Brisbane
Tramways Trust. Demographics[edit]

Selected historical census data for City of Brisbane
Brisbane
local government area

Census year 2001[14] 2006[15] 2011[16] 2016[1]

Population Estimated residents on census night 873,780 956,129 1,041,839 1,131,155

LGA rank in terms of size within Queensland

1st  1st  1st

% of Queensland
Queensland
population 24.37%  24.49%  24.05%  24.05%

% of Australian population 4.66%  4.82%  4.84%  4.83%

Cultural and language diversity

Ancestry, top responses English

25.0%  24.3%

Australian

23.1%  20.2%

Irish

9.5%  9.7%

Scottish

7.4%  7.4%

Chinese

4.1%  5.2%

Language, top responses (other than English) Mandarin 1.4%  1.9%  2.6%  4.1%

Cantonese 1.4%  1.4%  1.5%  1.5%

Vietnamese 1.3%  1.4%  1.5%  1.6%

Italian 1.1%  0.9%  0.8%

Greek 0.8%  0.7%

Spanish

0.7%  0.9%

Korean

1.0%

Religious affiliation

Religious affiliation, top responses Catholic 28.0%  27.1%  26.3%  23.1%

Anglican 19.5%  17.2%  14.8%  11.0%

No religion 15.0%  18.5%  23.3%  31.6%

Uniting 7.8%  6.6%  5.6%  4.0%

Presbyterian 3.7%  3.2%

Buddhism

3.0%

Median weekly incomes

Personal income Median weekly personal income

A$556 A$696 A$770

% of Australian median income

119.3% 120.6% 116.3%

Family income Median weekly family income

A$1403 A$1873 A$2091

% of Australian median income

119.8% 126.5% 120.6%

Household income Median weekly household income

A$1157 A$1547 A$1746

% of Australian median income

112.7% 125.4% 121.4%

Dwelling structure

Dwelling type Separate house 74.7%  71.9%  70.9%  67.4%

Semi-detached, terrace or townhouse 6.7% 7.9%   9.7%  10.4%

Flat or apartment 17.2%  19.3%  18.8%  21.3%

Heritage[edit] The Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council maintains the Brisbane
Brisbane
Local Heritage Register, a list of nominated sites that satisfy the Council's heritage criteria.[17] Governance[edit] The City of Brisbane
Brisbane
is governed by the Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council, the largest local council in Australia. The Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council has its power divided between a Lord Mayor, a parliamentary-style council of twenty-six councillors representing single-member wards of approximately 23,000 voters (roughly equivalent in size to state electorates), and a Civic Cabinet comprising the Lord Mayor, the Deputy Mayor (drawn from the majority on Council) and the chairpersons of the seven standing committees drawn from the membership of Council. Due to the City of Brisbane's status as the country's largest LGA, the Lord Mayor
Lord Mayor
is elected by the largest single-member electorate in Australia. Like all mayors in Queensland, he has very broad executive power. The seven standing committees of Council are:

City Planning Committee Environment, Parks and Sustainability Committee Establishment and Coordination Committee (Civic Cabinet) Field Services Committee Finance and Economic Development Committee Infrastructure Committee Lifestyle and Community Services Committee Public and Active Transport Committee

Following local government elections on 28 April 2012, the Lord Mayor and 18 councillors are members of the Liberal National Party while 7 are from the Australian Labor Party
Australian Labor Party
with 1 independent. The current Lord Mayor of Brisbane
Lord Mayor of Brisbane
is Graham Quirk
Graham Quirk
of the LNP, who was elected mayor in his own right on 28 April 2012 after having been appointed to the Lord Mayoralty in April 2011 when Campbell Newman
Campbell Newman
resigned to make an ultimately successful bid to become Premier of Queensland. The current Deputy Mayor is Adrian Schrinner of the LNP. The day-to-day management of Council's operations is the responsibility of the chief executive officer who is currently Colin Jensen. Elections are held every four years with ballots for the Lord Mayoralty and the individual councillors being held simultaneously. Voting is compulsory for all eligible electors. The election in March 2004 resulted in the unusual situation of Liberal (later LNP after a July 2008 merger) Lord Mayor
Lord Mayor
Campbell Newman
Campbell Newman
co-existing with a Labor majority on Council and a Labor Deputy Mayor, though this resulted in remarkably few conflicts over civic budgets and Council policy. The LNP gained a 5.5% swing on the councillor votes in the March 2008 election, resulting in the Liberals taking control of the council as well (Newman won re-election with 60% of the primary vote). Graham Quirk won re-election as Lord Mayor
Lord Mayor
(having been appointed to the position in April 2011) in 2012 with 61.94% of the vote and the LNP gained an additional 3 wards. The last election was held on 19 March 2016. Lord Mayor
Lord Mayor
Graham Quirk
Graham Quirk
defeated Labor's candidate Rod Harding.[18] The Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council is incorporated under the City of Brisbane Act 1924, while other local governments in Queensland
Queensland
are governed by the Local Government Act 1993. Council meetings are held at Level 2, City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane
Brisbane
City[19] every Tuesday at 2pm except during recess and holiday periods. This temporary venue is in use due to the restoration work being performed on the traditional venue Brisbane
Brisbane
City Hall.[20] Meetings are generally open to the public. Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council aims to be carbon neutral by 2026 via the reduction of emissions and carbon offsetting.[21] Heraldry[edit]

Brisbane
Brisbane
coat of arms

The motto of the City of Brisbane
Brisbane
is Meliora sequimur, Latin
Latin
for We aim for better things. The Council's corporate slogan is Dedicated to a better Brisbane. The City's colours are blue and gold. Its corporate logo was introduced in 1982 in preparation for the Commonwealth Games hosted in Brisbane
Brisbane
that year. It features a stylised version of Brisbane's City Hall which opened in 1930. The City's floral emblem is the (exotic) poinsettia and its faunal emblem is the graceful tree frog. See also: Flag of Brisbane Amenities[edit] Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council operate libraries in Annerley, Ashgrove, Banyo, Bracken Ridge, Brisbane
Brisbane
CBD ( Brisbane
Brisbane
Square), Bulimba, Carina, Carindale (Westfield Carindale), Chermside, Coopers Plains, Corinda, Everton Park, Fairfield, Upper Mount Gravatt (Garden City), Grange, Hamilton, Holland Park, Inala, Indooroopilly, Kenmore, Mitchelton, Mount Coot-tha (Botanic Gardens), Mount Gravatt, Mount Ommaney, New Farm, Nundah, Sandgate, Stones Corner, Sunnybank Hills, Toowong, West End, Wynnum, and Zillmere.[22] In addition, it operates a mobile library service to Aspley, Bellbowrie, Brighton, Ellen Grove, Forest Lake, Manly West, Mount Crosby and The Gap.[23] There is also a pop-up library that attends community events and festivals, as well as visiting various parks around Brisbane
Brisbane
for children's storytime sessions (a list of dates and places is published some months in advance).[24] Sister cities[edit] The City of Brisbane
Brisbane
has nine sister cities.[25][26][27]

City Country Commenced

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 2 February 2009

Auckland New Zealand August 1988

Chongqing China October 2005

Daejeon South Korea 17 June 2002

Hyderabad[28] India 5 October 2010

Kaohsiung Taiwan September 1997

Kobe[29] Japan July 1985

Semarang Indonesia January 1993

Shenzhen[30][31][32] China June 1992

Nice, France was formerly a sister city of Brisbane
Brisbane
until the relationship was severed in 1995 as protest against the Chirac government's decision to resume nuclear testing in the Pacific Ocean.[33] Bangkok
Bangkok
became a sister city of Brisbane
Brisbane
on 7 May 1997, but is no longer listed as a sister city on the Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council website.[34][35] Brisbane
Brisbane
does not have any sister city relationship with any North American, South American, African or European city.[36] See also[edit]

Brisbane
Brisbane
portal

Lord Mayor
Lord Mayor
of Brisbane Local government in Australia

References[edit]

^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics
(27 June 2017). " Brisbane
Brisbane
(C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 November 2017.  ^ "Table 1: Population growth and turnover in Local Government Areas (LGAs), 2006 to 2011". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 10 August 2015.  ^ Hiroaki Suzuki; Arish Dastur; Sebastian Moffatt; Nanae Yabuki; Hinako Maruyama (2010). Eco2 Cities: Ecological Cities as Economic Cities. World Bank. p. 213. ISBN 978-0-8213-8046-8. Retrieved 12 March 2011.  ^ "Council Annual Plan and Budget 2016-17". Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council. 2 June 2017. Archived from the original on 19 June 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.  ^ "2016 Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council - Councillor Election - Election Summary". Electoral Commission of Queensland. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.  ^ "Bracken Ridge Ward". Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council. Retrieved 4 February 2017.  ^ "Calamvale Ward". Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council. Retrieved 4 February 2017.  ^ "Central Ward". Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council. Retrieved 4 February 2017.  ^ "Chandler Ward". Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council. Retrieved 4 February 2017.  ^ "Coorparoo Ward". Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council. Retrieved 4 February 2017.  ^ "The Gabba Ward". Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council. Retrieved 4 February 2017.  ^ "The Gap Ward". Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council. Retrieved 15 March 2016.  ^ City of Brisbane
Brisbane
Act 1924 (accessed 23 January 2011) ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics
(9 March 2006). "City of Brisbane (C)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 December 2017.  ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics
(25 October 2007). "City of Brisbane (C)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 December 2017.  ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics
(31 October 2012). "City of Brisbane (C)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 December 2017.  ^ "QUEENSLAND HERITAGE ACT 1992 - SECT 113". Queensland
Queensland
Consolidated Acts. Queensland
Queensland
Government. Retrieved 14 September 2012.  ^ "Battle for Brisbane's City Hall takes shape". Brisbane
Brisbane
Times. Retrieved 1 January 2016.  ^ "Meeting dates & locations". Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council. Retrieved 21 March 2010.  ^ "City Hall Restoration". Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council. Retrieved 21 March 2010.  ^ "Council's energy aims". Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council. Retrieved 27 September 2010.  ^ "Library opening hours and locations". Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.  ^ "Mobile library services". Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council. Retrieved 29 January 2018.  ^ "The Pop-up Library". Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2018.  ^ Yamashita, Kate (9 December 2016). " Brisbane
Brisbane
Sister Cities". www.brisbane.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 17 April 2017.  ^ "Facts & Statistics". Our Brisbane. Archived from the original on 14 October 2007. Retrieved 2 January 2008.  ^ "List of Sister Cities". www.brisbane.qld.gov.au. Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council. Archived from the original on 21 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016.  ^ Moore, Tony. " Brisbane
Brisbane
signs new sister city deal". Brisbane
Brisbane
Times. Retrieved 21 March 2016.  ^ "Kobe's Sister Cities". Kobe
Kobe
Trade Information Office. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.  ^ 友好城市 (Friendly cities) Archived 19 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine., 市外办 (Foreign Affairs Office), 22 March 2008. (Translation by Google Translate.) ^ 国际友好城市一览表 (International Friendship Cities List) Archived 13 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine., 20 January 2011. (Translation by Google Translate.) ^ 友好交流 (Friendly exchanges) Archived 12 November 2014 at the Wayback Machine., 13 September 2011. (Translation by Google Translate.) ^ Thomas, Nicholas (2004). Re-Orienting Australia- China
China
Relations: 1972 to the Present. Australia: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 75. ISBN 0-7546-3245-8. Retrieved 12 January 2008.  ^ "Sister Cities – Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council". Retrieved 19 June 2017. [permanent dead link] ^ "Brisbane". International Affairs Division - Bangkok
Bangkok
Metropolitan Administration.  ^ " Brisbane
Brisbane
Sister Cities". Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council. Archived from the original on 19 June 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 

External links[edit]

Official website Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council's Organisational Structure " Brisbane
Brisbane
and Greater Brisbane". Queensland
Queensland
Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.  Google map of pre 1925 merger Brisbane
Brisbane
Councils

v t e

Local government areas in South East Queensland

Brisbane Gold Coast Ipswich Lockyer Valley Logan Moreton Bay Noosa Redland Scenic Rim Somerset Sunshine Coast

v t e

Local government areas of Queensland

South East

Brisbane Gold Coast Ipswich Lockyer Valley Logan Moreton Bay Noosa Redland Scenic Rim Somerset Sunshine Coast

Wide Bay–Burnett

Bundaberg Cherbourg Fraser Coast Gympie North Burnett South Burnett

Darling Downs

Goondiwindi Southern Downs Toowoomba Western Downs

Central

Banana Central Highlands Gladstone Isaac Livingstone Rockhampton Whitsunday Woorabinda

North

Burdekin Charters Towers Hinchinbrook Mackay Mareeba Palm Island Townsville

Far North

Aurukun Cairns Cassowary Coast Cook Douglas Hope Vale Kowanyama Lockhart River Mapoon Napranum Northern Peninsula Area Pormpuraaw Tablelands Torres Torres Strait Island Weipa Wujal Wujal Yarrabah

North West

Burke Carpentaria Cloncurry Croydon Doomadgee Etheridge Flinders Mckinlay Mornington Mount Isa Richmond

Central West

Barcaldine Barcoo Blackall-Tambo Boulia Diamantina Longreach Winton

South West

Balonne Bulloo Maranoa Murweh Paroo Quilpie

v t e

Suburbs of the City of Brisbane, Queensland

North side

Albion Alderley Ascot Aspley Bald Hills Banyo Boondall Bowen Hills Bracken Ridge Bridgeman Downs Brighton Brisbane
Brisbane
Airport Brisbane
Brisbane
CBD Carseldine Chermside Chermside West Clayfield Deagon Eagle Farm England Creek Enoggera Everton Park Ferny Grove Fitzgibbon Fortitude Valley Gaythorne Geebung Gordon Park Grange Hamilton Hendra Herston Kalinga Kedron Kelvin Grove Keperra Lutwyche McDowall Mitchelton New Farm Newmarket Newstead Northgate Nudgee Nudgee Beach Nundah Pinkenba Sandgate Shorncliffe Spring Hill Stafford Stafford Heights Taigum Teneriffe Upper Kedron Virginia Wavell Heights Wilston Windsor Wooloowin Zillmere

West side

Anstead Ashgrove Auchenflower Banks Creek Bardon Bellbowrie Brookfield Carole Park Chapel Hill Chelmer Chuwar Corinda Darra Doolandella Durack Ellen Grove Enoggera Reservoir Fig Tree Pocket Forest Lake Graceville Heathwood Inala Indooroopilly Jamboree Heights Jindalee Karana Downs Kenmore Kenmore Hills Kholo Lake Manchester Middle Park Milton Moggill Mount Coot-tha Mount Crosby Mount Ommaney Oxley Pallara Paddington Petrie Terrace Pinjarra Hills Pullenvale Red Hill Richlands Riverhills St Lucia Seventeen Mile Rocks Sherwood Sinnamon Park Sumner Taringa The Gap Toowong Upper Brookfield Wacol Westlake Willawong

South side

Acacia Ridge Algester Annerley Archerfield Berrinba Burbank Calamvale Coopers Plains Drewvale Dutton Park Eight Mile Plains Fairfield Greenslopes Highgate Hill Holland Park Holland Park West Karawatha Kuraby Larapinta MacGregor Mackenzie Mansfield Moorooka Mount Gravatt Mount Gravatt East Nathan Parkinson Robertson Rochedale Rocklea Runcorn Salisbury South Brisbane Stretton Stones Corner Sunnybank Sunnybank Hills Tarragindi Tennyson Upper Mount Gravatt West End Wishart Woolloongabba Yeerongpilly Yeronga

East side

Balmoral Belmont Bulimba Camp Hill Cannon Hill Capalaba West (defunct) Carina Carina Heights Carindale Chandler Coorparoo East Brisbane Gumdale Hawthorne Hemmant Kangaroo Point Lota Lytton Manly Manly West Morningside Murarrie Norman Park Port of Brisbane Ransome Seven Hills Tingalpa Wakerley Wynnum Wynnum West

Moreton Bay

Bulwer Cowan Cowan Koorin

.