Brisbane City Council is committed to easing cost of living pressures while ensuring we deliver the services, facilities and infrastructure that make our city the most liveable in Australia. The budget responds to the rising cost of living by reducing the price of green waste recycling bins, slashing pool entry fees to just $2 per person this summer, reducing and waiving fees for local event organisers, continuing to provide free off-peak travel for seniors, plus so much more.

The budget also outlines our ongoing delivery of major projects including the Brisbane Metrogreen bridges and the transformation of Victoria Park - projects that will help cater for the city’s growth and enhance our outdoor lifestyle.

Use this page to find out more about the 2023-24 Brisbane City Council Budget.

Budget highlights

$80 million


$1.9 billion


$3.7 billion




Cost of living measures

This year’s budget demonstrates Brisbane City Council's commitment to ease cost of living pressures while delivering for Brisbane’s future.

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This budget includes practical financial measures to support residents dealing with the rising costs of living:

  • Cutting the annual cost of green waste recycling bins from $93 to $45.
  • $2 Summer Dips Initiative to slash the entry fee at Council’s 22 pools to $2 every day throughout summer.
  • Eliminating and radically reducing permit fees for hundreds of events and festivals to encourage free and affordable fun.
  • Continuing to provide free off-peak travel for seniors.
  • Maintaining the cheapest minimum rates in south east Queensland, along with on-time payment discounts and generous rebates for pensioners.


Building Brisbane's future

Brisbane’s incredible lifestyle has made us the fastest-growing capital city in Australia.

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Victoria Park

The transformation of Brisbane’s largest new park will reach an important milestone with the release of the Victoria Park / Barrambin Master Plan and a budget allocation of $141 million over the next four years to make it happen.

Plans for Victoria Park will see the creation of a natural retreat and urban park filled with adventure, discovery and reconnection.

Green bridges

Council has this year allocated $125.3 million for construction of the Kangaroo Point and Breakfast Creek Green Bridges.

Work is already underway on connecting Kangaroo Point and the Brisbane CBD and a new crossing at Breakfast Creek.

Council’s Green Bridges Program will make it even easier to get around our city on foot, by bike or scooter, or by connecting with public transport.

Brisbane Metro

Council is delivering the turn-up-and-go Brisbane Metro - a new era of connected transport. Brisbane Metro will link the city to the suburbs and make it easier to connect with the people and places you love.

This year’s budget includes more than $431.8 million to progress this city-shaping project, transforming Brisbane’s public transport and making Brisbane better.


Better transport

Council is keeping commuters moving and helping to build a better Brisbane. Our investment in the transport network will ensure the delivery of key projects.

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  • $794.3 million – Brisbane’s connected and accessible public transport network to meet current and future demands.
  • $99.3 million – Better Roads for Brisbane program including Beams Road and Moggill Road Corridor Upgrades.
  • $83.8 million – Additional suburban road upgrades.
  • $80.2 million – Bikeways, footpaths and Active Transport Infrastructure Fund.
  • $103.3 million – Smoother streets across our 5800km road network, with more than 200 streets to be resurfaced in the next financial year.
  • $22.8 million – Intersection upgrades across the city and suburbs to alleviate congestion and improve safety.
  • $86 million – River-based infrastructure including ferry terminals and sea and river walls.



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 - $109 million
  • Festivals and events - $4.7 million
  • Parks and natural - $273 million
  • Road resurfacing - $103 million
  • Community facilities - $106.2 million
  • New and upgraded libraries - $12.9 million
  • Footpaths - $41 million
  • Homeless support and affordable housing - $4.2 million
  • New gold CityGlider - $3.3 million

Short-stay Accommodation Taskforce

The new Short-stay Accommodation Taskforce will be looking to provide a best practice approach for Brisbane’s short-stay accommodation market.

Budget documents and Lord Mayor's speech

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