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. 

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

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Investment and Debt Policies

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Previous budget 2018-19

Find information in the previous budget.

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