Chandler Ward | Brisbane City Council

Chandler Ward

The Chandler Ward comprises the suburbs of Burbank, Carindale, Chandler, Gumdale, Mackenzie, Mansfield, Ransome and Rochedale. It also includes parts of Belmont and Wakerley.

Councillor Adrian Schrinner

Adrian is absolutely passionate about Brisbane and his local area and is working hard to help make sure our city and its suburbs are even better in the future. 

He and his wife Nina live in Carindale and have four young children, Octavia, Wolfgang, Monash and Petra. 

Adrian is a true Brisbane local who grew up in the south eastern suburbs. He went to school at Christian Outreach College, Brisbane (now Citipointe College), based on Wecker Road.

As a teenager, Adrian's passion was flying and he spent many years working in his family’s small business to help fund flying lessons. He flew a light aircraft solo for the first time at the age of 16 and joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) when he left school.

Prior to his election as a Councillor, he also worked as an advisor to a number of Local and Federal Government elected representatives.

His qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Government) - University of Queensland
  • Graduate Certificate in Governance and Public Affairs - University of Queensland
  • Company Director's Course - Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Adrian was first elected in a by-election in September 2005 and was re-elected at general elections in 2008, 2012 and 2016. In the 2016 election, Adrian received the highest first preference vote (70.19%) of any Councillor across the 26 Wards.

Civic Cabinet and Committee responsibilities

Adrian has been a member of Civic Cabinet since 2008 and is currently the Chairman of the Public & Active Transport Committee. In this role, he has special responsibility for the development of the Brisbane Metro project. Since starting in his current role in 2016, Adrian has been responsible for:

  • the establishment of Transport for Brisbane as Council’s integrated public transport provider, combining Buses, CityCats, Ferries, Personalised Public Transport (PPT) and CityCycle in a single agency
  • finalising the Brisbane Metro business case, with a strong and positive Benefit Cost Ratio of 1.91
  • implementing key improvements to the CityCycle public bike share scheme, including more affordable membership options and the introduction of Tap’n’Go payment facilities, driving a massive 35% increase in ridership in 12 months
  • implementing the recommendations of Council’s review into bus driver and passenger safety, including an injection of more than $2 million in new safety initiatives
  • successfully trialing, then rolling-out, free USB charging stations on all new Council buses
  • the roll-out of new ‘super-sized’, articulated, low-emission buses capable of carrying up to 116 passengers at once
  • supporting freedom of choice by actively encouraging public debate on Australia’s Mandatory Bike Helmet Laws.

Former roles include Chairman of the Finance and Economic Development Committee (2008-2012) and Chairman of the Infrastructure Committee (2012-2016).

Community involvement

Adrian supports and assists a wide range of local community groups, including environment and bushcare groups, sporting groups, P&C Associations, church groups and charities, Neighbourhood Watch groups and seniors associations.

He is a Vice Patron for the Queensland Target Sports Inc, home of the Queensland Olympic Rifle sports shooting disciplines in Belmont.

Adrian is a member and former State Councillor of The Australian National Flag Association of Queensland, an organisation aimed at promoting the importance of the Australian Flag and campaigning to prevent it from being changed in the future.

Adrian was a board member and Director for the Hope Foundation charity for five years from 2012 to 2017. The Hope Foundation is a not-for-profit community organisation based in Brisbane that exists to bring hope and help to women in the sex industry and/or struggling with addiction. The Foundation was established by Bronwen Healy, who is also the CEO.

Contact Ward Office

Chandler Ward Office
Shop 8, Millennium Centre
14 Millennium Boulevard
Carindale Qld 4152

Office hours: 8.30am-5pm, Monday-Friday
Phone: 07 3407 1400
Fax: 07 3407 1891


07 November 2018