Entries by James Mackay

GREAT NEWS FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITY GROUPS

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner today announced that $5-million in fees, rents and charges will be waived by Council for local businesses and community groups, which are being heavily impacted by the spread of coronavirus. The Lord Mayor said the Schrinner Council’s latest economic relief package will benefit more than 5,000 Brisbane businesses, sports clubs and […]

5 MINUTE FRIDAY 21 JANUARY 2022

Today we’re at the Taringa Rovers Soccer Football Club and we’re talking about: fee relief for local clubs and groups, street sweeping, the new Indooroopilly State School bus, Fig Tree Pocket Community Garden, a very, very long footpath, and our Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony.

5 MINUTE FRIDAY 24 DECEMBER 2021

It’s the Christmas special of 5 Minute Friday, your local news update of what’s happening in your neck of the woods. This week stay tuned for the “12 Things of Christmas” (it’s at the 3 min mark). Local news includes: * Avalon Theatre – what’s the big secret? * TriCare in Taringa is getting cleaned […]

5 MINUTE FRIDAY 17 DECEMBER 2021

5 MINUTE FRIDAY – LOCAL NEWS UPDATE We’re at the old Toowong Bowls Club and we’re talking about: –  the State Government’s announcement of the location of the new Inner West School; the myriad of issues with a school on that site, an outdoor learning centre is underway and Council’s school holiday fun.

5 MINUTE FRIDAY 10 DECEMBER 2021

5 MINUTE FRIDAY – LOCAL NEWS UPDATE We’re down at Anzac Park and we’re talking about: a Fire Ant nest in Taringa… why is it taking the State Government so long to confirm and treat the nest? Shaving my head for Leukemia research; school graduations and last day of school (see the dance); Taringa Baptist […]

5 MINUTE FRIDAY 03 DECEMBER 2021

This week Councillor Mackay is at Grey Gum Park in the Mt Coot-tha Forest. You’ll hear about what is happening on Twelfth Avenue, upcoming lane closure on Walter Taylor Bridge, new ferry services, St Thomas’ Carols on 19 Dec, and an all abilities senses trail.

5 MINUTE FRIDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2021

This week Councillor Mackay is at John Carew Swim School in Indooroopilly. You’ll hear about my ice bath challenge with Darren Lockyer, the Brisbane Movie Makers Short Film Awards, food recovery with OzHarvest, an app to identify invasive species and the Toowong Gift.

5 MINUTE FRIDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2021

This week our local schools are breaking up for the year – lots of graduation ceremonies – congrats to all. You’ll also hear about Swann Rd and Clarence Rd intersection, the Green Bridge ABC Site, local Brisbane business, Conversify and join us on Sunday for Music in the Park.