Council travel expenses

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Council travel expenses 2023

Brisbane City Council makes details of its representatives' travel expenses available to the public. 

This table provides information on the travel expenses of Council representatives including dates, destination, occasion and expenses.
Representative & Travel Dates Destination & Occasion   Expenses
Elizabeth Sisson
Water, Energy and Environmental Services Manager
25 February 2023 - 3 March 2023
Tokyo, Japan
GNET Global Network of Sustainable Cities
Total Cost: $11,242.60
Airfares: $9,956.74
Accommodation: $1,005.36
Meals: $130.50
Personal Allowance: $150.00
Councillor Tracy Davis
25 February 2023 - 3 March 2023
Tokyo, Japan
GNET Global Network of Sustainable Cities
Total Cost: $1,460.81
Accommodation: $1,005.36
Meals: $178.95
Business Cards: $126.50
Personal Allowance: $150.00
Arunkarthik Nagarathnam
Vehicle Project Manager Brisbane Metro
25 March 2023 - 6 April 2023
Grieskirchen, Austria
Milan and Onore, Italy
Attended the manufacturing witness points of Brisbane Metro charging equipment deliverables.
Total Cost: $18,796.82
Airfares: $13,055.00
Accommodation: $2,884.00
Advance: $1,428.91
Meals: $105.39
Personal Allowance: $550.00
Fuels and Tolls: $364.18
Miscellaneous: $155.19
Parking Fee: $254.15
Steffen Geries
Delivery Manager Vehicle and Charging
20 March 2023 - 6 April 2023
Solothurn, Switzerland
Grieskirchen, Austria
Porto, Portugal
Milan, Italy
Attended the manufacturing witness points of Brisbane Metro initial fleet vehicles and charging equipment deliverables.
Total Cost: $23,188.15
Airfares: $14,395.40
Accommodation: $4,817.00
Advance: $800.00
Meals: $342.58
Personal Allowance: $800.00
Taxi Fares: $411.16
Car Hire: $1,246.00
Parking Fee: $282.78
Fuel: $61.34
City Tax: $31.89
Stuart Graeff
Principal Electrical Engineer Public Transport
25 March 2023 - 6 April 2023
Grieskirchen, Austria
Milan and Onore, Italy
Attended the manufacturing witness points of Brisbane Metro charging equipment deliverables.
Total Cost: $18,809.00
Airfares: $13,055.00
Accommodation: $2,704.00
Meals: $136.49
Personal Allowance: $450.00
Car Hire: $2,305.41
Laundry: $48.14
City Taxes: $40.80
Foreign Transaction Fee: $69.16

William Julian Duncan
Fleet Technical Manager
20 March 2023 - 3 April 2023

 

Solothurn, Switzerland
Grieskirchen, Austria
Porto, Portugal
Attended the manufacturing witness points of Brisbane Metro initial fleet vehicles and charging equipment deliverables.
Total Cost: $17,723.00
Airfares: $13,298.00
Accommodation: $3,775.00
Personal Allowance: $650.00

Dyan Currie
Executive General Manager 2032 Host City and City Planner
20 April 2023 - 24 April 2023         

Christchurch, New Zealand
Attend the New Zealand Planning Institute Annual Conference as a keynote speaker
Total Cost: $1,259.79
Airfares: $315.46
Accommodation: $414.32
Meals: $164.32
Personal Allowance: $200.00
Taxi Fares: $165.69

Stephen Loquet
Chief Information Officer
12 May 2023 - 25 May 2023

Orlando and Miami, Florida
To meet with key enterprise resource planning stakeholders and to attend the System Applications and Products in Data Processing (SAP) Sapphire and American SAP Users Group (ASUG) Annual Conference

Total Cost: $26,682.14
Airfares: $19,247.75
Accommodation: $4,426.87
Meals: $654.69
Personal Allowance: $700.00
Car Hire: $1,055.00
Rideshare: $119.88
Public Transport: $57.50
Fuel: $177.24
Parking: $70.68
Hotel Charges (Resort Fee): $45.52
Credit Card Fees: $127.01

Dyan Currie
Executive General Manager
2032 Host City and City planner
31 May 2023 - 10 June 2023
Nairobi, Kenya
To attend and present at the United Nations Habitat General Assembly
Total Cost: $19,105.38
Airfares: $15,394.00
Accommodation: $2,474.63
Meals: $204.79
Personal Allowance: $500.00
Taxi Fares: $259.62
Visa: $77.22
Laundry: $15.00
Credit Card Fees: $90.12
Scott Stewart
Divisional Manager Brisbane Infrastructure
29 May 2023 - 19 June 2023
London, England
Paris, France
Barcelona, Spain
Stockholm, Sweden
Berlin and Munich, Germany
To attend the Centre for Connected and Automated Transport International Outreach Tour. Meet with key specialists in London and Paris regarding transport learnings for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. To attend the 2023 UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Barcelona.
Total Cost: $36,421.40
Airfares: $1,506.80
Accommodation: $500.00
Conference Fees: $31,294.62
Meals: $438.31
Personal Allowance: $1,050.00
Taxi Fares: $547.08
Rideshare: $41.76
Public Transport: $780.32
International Calling: $220.00
Currency Conversion Fees: $42.51

Council travel expenses 2022

Brisbane City Council makes details of its representatives' travel expenses available to the public. 

This table provides information on the travel expenses of Council representatives including dates, destination, occasion and expenses.
Representative and travel dates Destination and occasion Expenses

Dyan Currie
Chief Planner
City Planning and Sustainability Brisbane City Council
30 January – 15 February 2022

Beijing, China
Attended the Winter Olympic and IOC meetings as representatives of the Future Host Observer Programme with CEO Colin Jensen

Total cost: $16,174.86
Airfares: $6939.72
Accommodation: $7899.45
Meals: $275.90
Personal allowance: $800.00
Miscellaneous: $259.79

Colin Jensen
CEO Brisbane City Council
30 January – 15 February 2022
Beijing, China
Attended the Winter Olympic and IOC meetings as representatives of the Future Host Observer Programme

Total cost: $16,697.08
Airfares: $6939.72
Accommodation: $7899.45
Meals: $1057.91
Personal allowance: $800.00

Rebecca Arnaud - Brisbane City Council
 21–26 May 2022 
Athens, Greece
Represented Brisbane City Council at a series of meetings with the Association Members to discuss the Olympic legacy and long-term opportunities for Council through hosting the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Total cost: $12,029.59
Airfares: $11,380.60 
Personal allowance: $250.00
Meals and incidentals: $40.57
Taxi fares: $358.42

Councillor Krista Adams - Brisbane City Council
21–26 May 2022 

Athens, Greece 
Represented Brisbane City Council at a series of meetings with the Association Members to discuss the Olympic legacy and long-term opportunities for Council through hosting the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Total cost: $10,466.10
Airfares: $10,466.10 

Councillor Andrew Wines
26 February - 2 March 2022

Dubai South, Dubai
Represented Brisbane City Council at the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games event held as part of the Queensland Expo 2020 Dubai Showcase Program

Total cost: $10,238.37
Airfares: $8322.45
Accommodation: $1715.92
Personal allowance: $200.00
Catherine Morison
Policy Liaison Office
24-27 August 2022
Auckland, New Zealand
Meeting with representatives from Auckland Transport, Auckland City Council and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Total cost: $2,465.77
Airfares: $1,315.04
Accommodation: $731.85
Meals: $221.26
Taxis: $85.46
Public transport: $23.16
Airport parking: $89.00
Daniel Martiri
Senior Network Planner
24-27 August 2022
Auckland, New Zealand
Meeting with representatives from Auckland Transport, Auckland City Council and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Total cost: $2,650.48
Airfares: $1,315.04
Accommodation: $731.85
Meals: $258.69
Personal allowance: $200.00
Taxis: $144.90

Nicolas Culpeper
Project Manager Network Services
24-27 August 2022
Auckland, New Zealand
Meeting with representatives from Auckland Transport, Auckland City Council and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Total cost: $2,940.29
Airfares: $1,639.54
Accommodation: $731.85
Meals: $283.09
Personal allowance: $200
Taxis: $63.49
Public transport: $22.32
Da Hin Lee
International Relations and Multicultural Affairs Coordinator
7-18 October 2022
Seoul and Daejeon, South Korea
Daejeon Metro City Mayor invited Council to attend 2022 Daejeon United Cities and Local Governments World Congress.
Total cost: $7,027.27
Airfares: $6,560.32
Meals: $5.04
Personal allowance: $300
Taxis: $122.69
Incidentals: $39.22
Nicole Andronicus
General Manager
International Relations and Multicultural Affairs
9-20 October 2022
Seoul and Daejeon, South Korea and Singapore
Daejeon Metro City Mayor invited Council to attend 2022 Daejeon United Cities and Local Governments World Congress.

Total cost: $8,408.41
Airfare: $6,054.40
Accommodation: $1,541.29
Meals: $66.68
Personal allowance: $300
Taxis: $332.46
Incidentals: $113.58

Elizabeth Sisson
Water, Energy and Environmental Services Manager
27 November - 1 December 2022
Tokyo, Japan
GNET Global Network of Sustainable Cities Meeting
Total cost: $150

Dyan Currie
Executive General Manager Brisbane 2032 Host City and City Planner
2 October - 6 November 2022

Paris, Hamburg, Lausanne, London and Barcelona, Europe and Seoul, South Korea

Represented Brisbane City Council at the Seoul Olympic Legacy Forum and World Union of Olympic Cities Annual Meeting and SmartCities and Sport Summit. Participated in the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Program and attended meetings with Olympic and Paralympic Games Host Cities.   

Total Cost: $22,859.21
Airfares: $10,369.12
Accommodation: $8,747.59
Meals: $678.69
Personal Allowance: $1,700
Transfers: $945.31
Miscellaneous: $418.50

Dyan Currie
Executive General Manager Brisbane 2032 Host City and City Planner
7-19 November 2022

Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt and Singapore

Attendance and meetings at COP27, Egypt and represented Council at the Annual Future Cities conference and various meetings in Singapore. 
Total Cost: $13,728.65
Airfares: $6,263.08
Accommodation: $6,260.30
Meals: $246.75
Personal Allowance: $550
Transfers: $366.73
Miscellaneous: $41.79

Rebecca Arnaud 
Legacy and Precinct Planning Manager, Brisbane 2032 Host City
2 October - 11 November 2022

Paris, Hamburg, Lausanne, London, Barcelona and Brussels, Europe

Participated in the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Program, World Union of Olympic Cities Annual Meeting and SmartCities and Sport Summit and attended meetings with Olympic and Paralympic Games Host Cities.   
Total Cost: $25,651.58
Airfares: $10,407.01
Accommodation: $10,047.70
Conference Fees: $1,037.90
Meals: $1,207.38
Personal Allowance: $1,700
Transfers: $938.29
Miscellaneous: $313.30

Deputy Mayor
Councillor Krista Adams
2 October - 7 November 2022

Paris, Lausanne, London and Barcelona, Europe and Daejeon and Seoul, South Korea

Hosted a business delegation and represented Council at the UCLG World Congress and represented Council at the World Union of Olympic Cities Annual Meeting and SmartCities and Sport Summit. Participated in the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Program, Seoul Olympic Legacy Forum and attended meetings with Olympic and Paralympic Games Host Cities.  

Total Cost: $20,931.03

Airfares: $11,388.67
Accommodation: $8,029.75
Meals: $201
Transfers: $488.81
Miscellaneous: $822.80

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner
12-20 November 2022

Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

Attended and presented at the COP 27 Climate Change Conference at the invitation of UN Habitat and participated in events hosted by the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.
Total Cost: $17,544.54
Airfares: $12,102.66
Accommodation: $5,248.72
Meals: $77.36
Taxi Fares: $115.80

Chief of Staff Crispin Anstey
12-20 November 2022

Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

Attended the COP 27 Climate Change Conference

Total Cost: $17,544.54
Airfares: $12,102.66
Accommodation: $5,248.72
Meals: $77.36
Taxi Fares: $115.80

Councillor Ryan Murphy
24-27 August 2022

Auckland, New Zealand

Meeting with representatives from Auckland Transport, Auckland City Council and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Total cost: $2,386.50
Airfares: $1,315.04
Accommodation: $731.85
Meals: $237.27
Public transport: $22.34
Personal Allowance: $80

Council travel expenses 2021

Brisbane City Council makes details of its representatives' travel expenses available to the public. 

This table provides information on the travel expenses of Council representatives including dates, destination, occasion and expenses.
Representative and travel dates Destination and occasion Expenses
Adrian Schrinner
Lord Mayor
19-25 July 2021
Tokyo , Japan
Attended the Opening Ceremony of the 2021 Olympics and IOC meetings with CEO Colin Jensen

Total Cost: $283.19
Airfares: $0.00
Accommodation (Transit through Singapore): $283.19

Colin Jensen
CEO Brisbane City Council
19-25 July 2021

Tokyo , Japan
Attended the Opening Ceremony of the 2021 Olympics and IOC meetings with Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner

Total Cost: $980.13
Airfares: $0.00
Accommodation (Transit through Singapore): $283.19
Meals: $346.94
Personal Allowance: $350.00

Last updated: 24 July 2023

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