Central Ward

Central Ward comprises the Central Business District, Fortitude Valley, New Farm, Spring Hill, Teneriffe, and parts of Bowen Hills and Newstead.

Councillor Vicki Howard

When elected as Central Ward’s first female Councillor in 2012, Vicki made a commitment to work tirelessly every day to make Brisbane’s vibrant inner northern villages the best place to work, rest and play in Australia’s New World City.

Representing Brisbane’s most loved, historic, vibrant, eclectic and oldest suburbs, Vicki ensures Central Ward, the heart and soul of Brisbane, receives the strong, passionate and effective representation it deserves.

A passionate advocate for Brisbane’s unique local environment, Vicki’s policy of greening our streets has seen hundreds of trees and thousands of native shrubs planted throughout the ward, enhancing the natural lungs of our city and improving our green canopy.

She was also instrumental in leading the creation of Brisbane’s largest park in more than 50 years, with Victoria Park set to become the green heart of Brisbane - and a protected place for our flora and fauna.

Along with her passion for improving Brisbane’s natural environment, Vicki has also secured and delivered record funds to ensure Central Ward’s roads are smooth and footpaths are well maintained.

Vicki is also proud to have delivered increased CityCat and CityGlider services to ensure local residents can get around our area quickly.

As the Councillor for the capital of Australia’s third-largest city, Vicki is focussed on ensuring Brisbane continues to be a city of inspiration, aspiration and fascination.

Vicki was proud to be instrumental in delivering the award-winning Howard Smith Wharves precinct, which has quickly become Brisbane’s favourite backyard.

Working alongside our amazing arts community, Vicki is proud to be part of a Council that supports and provides funding for so many landmark events including the:

  • Brisbane Festival
  • Brisbane International Jazz Festival
  • amazing new Brisbane Portrait Prize and the
  • Brisbane Pride Festival – Proudly the first Council administration to ever fund PRIDE. 

She is also working on a plan to revitalise the riverside precinct delivering more jobs, more opportunity and more reasons to love our city.

Re-elected by her community for a third term, Vicki is a senior member of Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner’s team serving on Civic Cabinet as Civic Cabinet Chair of Community and the Arts Committee.

In her role as Chair, Vicki oversees: 

  • developing vibrant and caring local Brisbane communities
  • ensuring contact with Council is made as easy as possible through the Contact Centre, Customer Service Centres, Regional Business Centres and other channels
  • providing libraries, pools, community halls and meeting spaces for Brisbane residents
  • helping deliver exciting, vibrant cultural and artistic activities for Brisbane residents
  • partnering with community and business organisations to sponsor and deliver family and community services.

Representing Brisbane’s 24/7 community, Vicki loves connecting with local residents, businesses and community groups wherever and whenever she can.

As a member and supporter of many local community groups, Vicki loves nothing more than working and spending time with those who share her enthusiasm and pride for Brisbane’s inner north.

Some of the groups Vicki is proud to be associated with include:

  • New Farm and Districts Historical Society
  • Queensland Women’s Historical Association
  • Rotary New Farm
  • Royal Queensland Historical Association
  • Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • National Seniors
  • Windsor and District Historical Society
  • Brisbane Gay and Lesbian Business Network
  • Brisbane Pride and
  • Crime Stoppers.

Vicki is also honoured to be Patron of the Merthyr Croquet Club, Queensland Musical Theatre, Nash Theatre and the Spring Hill Men’s Shed.

As well as her office in New Farm, Vicki holds monthly weekend and after hour mobile offices throughout Central Ward to make it even easier for people to speak to her one on one.  Vicki’s mobile office schedule can be found here.

For those who would like to be kept up to date with local council news and events, Vicki regularly sends out e-newsletters and can also be contacted through Facebook, Instagram, and her website – www.vickihoward.com.

Vicki is passionate about Brisbane’s future and looks forward to continuing working with her community to ensure the Brisbane of tomorrow is even better than the Brisbane of today.

Contact Ward Office

Central Ward Office
Suite 1, 5 Lamington Street
New Farm Qld 4005

Office hours: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
Phone: 07 3403 0254
Fax: 07 3403 0256
Email: central.ward@bcc.qld.gov.au
Website: www.vickihoward.com


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