Brisbane City Council - What's Happening


Black History Month

This month is Black History Month and Council is celebrating with events that showcase heritage and culture.

Events are running for the month of July and include dance and cultural performances, as well as traditional and contemporary music and stories.  

Black History Month allows the community to experience Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

For more information, visit or call Council on 3403 8888.


Controlled burns

Brisbane City Council has begun its annual hazard-reduction burn program.

Planned burns help maintain the health of forests by greatly reducing the amount of fire fuel, such as dry grass, leaves and deadwood and reduce the impact of wild fire across the city.

This year Council has invested $2.4 million to carry out burns across 660 hectares of land across the city.

Residents are encouraged to prepare for the bushfire season by cutting away overhanging branches and cleaning up foliage in and around the garden. 

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Multicultural Festivals

Council supports many multicultural festivals which celebrate Brisbane's diverse culture.

Popular festivals that will be supported by Council in the new financial year include Africa Day Festival, Buddha's Birthday, Diwali Festival of Lights, Italian Week, Paniyiri, Taiwanese Festival and many more.

Multicultural festivals give voice to our diverse communities that comprise our city while offering the opportunity for local residents to experience other cultures.  

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New City Plan

Brisbane City Council is guiding future development in Brisbane with City Plan coming into effect on 1 July.

The new City Plan will give Brisbane a strategic framework to guide future development and provide a long term vision for our city to manage investment and growth to 2031 and beyond.

The development of the plan was a collaborative effort between Council, residents and industry bodies over the last three years.

A copy of the new City Plan, which includes interactive mapping, can be viewed on Council’s website.

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60,000 Green Waste Bins adopted

Help contribute to a cleaner and greener city by joining more than 60,000 Brisbane households who have adopted green waste recycling bins.

Council has collected more than 11,000 tonnes of green waste through the program so far this financial year.

The recycling is commercially processed into garden products including compost and mulch.

The bins cost just $30 to adopt and $17.64 to service, with kerbside pick-up occurring every fortnight.

It’s a fantastic way to keep yards neat!

For more information visit  or call 3403 8888.


Dark Universe at the Planetarium

Step into a world of dark matter and energy at the Planetarium’s new show called “Dark Universe”.

Dark Universe explores recent dramatic advances in our knowledge of the universe and the future of cosmology.

The Planetarium is a popular Brisbane location in Mt Coot-tha with shows on black holes and the search for life currently screening in addition to Dark Universe

For bookings call 3403 2578.

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