11 November 2015 | Breakfast with the Lord Mayor Graham Quirk
Event at a glance:
Join Lord Mayor Graham Quirk for a forthright discussion on the role of infrastructure in building a vibrant and successful 21st century city.
Brisbane has a long tradition of stimulating growth and promoting civic pride through important infrastructure projects, including the pending Kingsford Smith Drive Upgrade project.
What’s next for Brisbane in building a New World City? How will Brisbane’s local council take us into the future while managing the demands of the present? What is the role of the city’s administration in harnessing the skills and capabilities created during Queensland’s recent period of record construction activity?
These are some of the compelling questions the Lord Mayor will address at the IAQ’s breakfast seminar. Participants will be encouraged to participate in an interactive session designed to stimulate debate about how infrastructure may best take us forward if handled well.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear and be heard by one of the key leaders shaping Brisbane’s future.
Meet the speaker:
Graham has a long record of service to Brisbane and the local community, being first elected to Council in 1985. As a member of Civic Cabinet for over a decade, he has overseen key portfolios of Infrastructure and Finance, as well as serving as Deputy Mayor from 2008.
Over the course of his career and as part of the Council Administration, Graham has been responsible for delivering many positive outcomes and ongoing projects for the city including:
- Easing traffic congestion with major infrastructure projects across the city – including the TransApex network of cross city tunnels and bridges.
- Improving public transport with 500 new buses, 11 new CityCats and introducing the CityGlider bus service and free CityHopper ferries.
- A green city with the planting of 2 million new trees, purchasing 500 hectares of bushland for preservation and using 100% renewable energy within Council.
- Enhancing Brisbane’s capacity for long-term economic growth and supporting measures that will attract more events, visitors and investment to the city.
At the forefront of Graham’s vision for Brisbane is economic development, creating world class infrastructure, developing an accessible and inclusive city, as well as a clean and green city.
In his role as Lord Mayor, Graham is also the Chair of the South East Queensland Council of Mayors (COM SEQ) and in 2013 he was the Chairman for the Council of Capital Cities Lord Mayors (CCCLM).
As Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Graham Quirk is committed to delivering for the residents of Brisbane and making this city a better place to live, work and invest in.
VENUE: Brisbane Tattersall’s Club
TIME: 7.15am — 9.00am
COST: Members $110, Non-members $134, Members Tables of 10 $1000, Non-members Tables of 10 $1250 (includes GST)
Click here to register online.
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