Council Annual Plan and Budget 2019-20

Use this page to find out about the 2019-20 Brisbane City Council Budget, including key areas of expenditure. 


Five new green bridges
Getting you home quicker and safer
Brisbane's biggest new park
Creating more to see and do
Bringing our suburbs to life
Bringing new life to suburban retail precincts
Free off-peak travel for seniors
Creating more opportunities to move around the city
Owning your first home is easier
One-year 50 per cent rates discount for first home buyers

Key areas

The key areas of the $3.15 billion budget include:

$1.6 billion to get you home quicker and safer:

  • $134.2 million to subsidise public transport across the city
  • $125.3 million to deliver Brisbane Metro
  • $32.8 million towards purchase of 60 new buses
  • $27.2 million on continued investment into better bikeways
  • $26.8 million to continue DDA compliant bus stops and ferry terminals
  • $24.8 million to complete the Murphy Road and Ellison Road roundabout
  • $24.6 million on the Wynnum Road upgrade projects
  • $21.2 million for suburban intersection improvements
  • $6.1 million on new green bridges
  • $3.1 million for free off-peak travel for seniors
  • $1.6 million for Move Safe Brisbane.

$1 billion to grow your Brisbane lifestyle:

  • $72.5 million investment in Council libraries
  • $26.7 million on new iconic and community parks for Brisbane
  • $22.8 million on tree planting across the city
  • $20 million of CBIC dividend towards a Green Future Fund
  • $20.1 million for new sports parks
  • $15.4 million on acquiring bushland to increase Brisbane’s natural habitat to 40%
  • $9.9 million to deliver aqua parks and refurbished pools
  • $8.6 million to support festivals and events
  • $1 million to kick off the Victoria Park Vision
  • $386 thousand for Koala Research
  • $221 thousand for an outdoor cinema in the suburbs
  • $497 thousand for a midnight trial at Brisbane square library.

$466.6 million to plan for Brisbane’s future:

  • $14.2 million to deliver village precinct projects
  • $2 million reduction in fees and charges for small businesses
  • $1.7 million to continue the Business Hotline
  • $550 thousand for a suburban renewal taskforce
  • $284 thousand in small business liaison officer support
  • $165 thousand in supporting suburban small businesses
  • $55 thousand in supporting start-ups in the suburbs.

Lord Mayor's 2019-20 Budget speech

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Annual Plan and Budget documents

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Sections of the Budget documents

Schedule of Fees and Charges

Download the Schedule of Fees and Charges documents:

Previous budget 2018-19

Find information in the previous budget.

Last updated:13 June 2019