Brisbane City Council is focused on rebuilding and recovering our city to ensure the continued growth and transformation of Brisbane. The budget outlines our support for flood recovery, alongside longer-term projects like the turn-up-and-go Brisbane Metro, Green Bridges, the Victoria Park Vision, expanding our double-decker CityCat fleet, continuing kerbside collection, upgrading parks and playgrounds, plus so much more.

Use this page to find out more about the 2022-23 Brisbane City Council Budget.

Budget highlights

$3.4 billion

Better suburbs

$505 million

Rebuild and recover

$1.7 billion

Better transport

 

Delivering essential suburban services

Brisbane City Council is the largest local government in Australia and we’re continuing to invest in high quality essential suburban services.
 

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This year we’re investing over $10 million in green and food waste recycling and $6.8 million for the annual kerbside collection. We will deliver $83 million to resurface nearly 400 suburban streets and the drainage budget has been doubled, with $131 million invested to improve and rebuild our network after the floods.

 

Planning for Brisbane's future

As Brisbane continues to grow, we remain committed to building a better, more resilient, and more connected community.

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Brisbane Metro

Linking the city to the suburbs along dedicated busways, Brisbane Metro’s turn-up-and-go services will transform the way we move around our city. Our fully electric metro and its charging system are an Australian first, and testing and commissioning activities are already underway. You may see the metro travelling to and from testing locations across Brisbane this year and into 2023.

Victoria Park

Brisbane’s biggest new park in over 50 years is now open, and planning for future improvements is well underway. The park has been named as the equestrian cross-country venue for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games and in the lead up to the games, early projects will include the Spring Hill Common and an urban pump track together with a range of facilities including park furniture, BBQs, shelters, and toilets.

Green Bridges

The Kangaroo Point Green Bridge will be an iconic landmark on the Brisbane River and a must-visit destination for locals and visitors alike with a unique over-water restaurant. The strikingly designed Breakfast Creek Green Bridge will enhance access and safety, extending the popular Lores Bonney Riverwalk and creating a new connection to Newstead Park. The bridge will be the gateway to the athletes’ village at Hamilton during the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

 

 

Rebuilding and recovering

In response to the February 2022 severe weather event, we have been busy working with the local community to identify and repair the widespread damage across Brisbane and provide support to those who need it most.

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Almost four months on from this event, an enormous amount of work has been completed as we work through the task ahead to rebuild and recover our community.

Damaged and impacted Council assets include: Œ

  • 198 buildings Œ
  • 285 kilometres of roads Œ
  • 106 sports fields Œ
  • 74 car parks Œ
  • 292 playgrounds Œ
  • 863 parks Œ
  • 3 major bikeways Œ
  • 42 public barbecues Œ
  • 4282 street, park and bikeway lights Œ
  • 25 park toilet blocks Œ
  • 4 public pools.

This budget has allocated $505 million to the task of rebuilding impacted Council assets and programs however, many Brisbane residents have also been adversely affected, and we remain committed to them and to all residents to rebuild a better and more resilient Brisbane.

 

Better suburbs

We will continue to invest in suburban infrastructure, including park and playground upgrades, sport and community facilities, libraries and more.

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  • Drainage projects - $131.4 million
  • Libraries - $76 million
  • Footpaths - $35 million
  • Sun Safe Suburban Playgrounds (over three years) - $10 million
  • Dog park upgrades - $1.4 million
  • Pool and aquatic centres - $26.6 million
  • Festivals and events - $4.8 million
  • Road resurfacing - $83 million
  • Off-road cycling - $510,000

Budget documents and Lord Mayor's speech

Last updated: 23 September 2022

Brisbane City Council acknowledges this Country and its Traditional Custodians. We pay our respects to the Elders, those who have passed into the dreaming; those here today; those of tomorrow.