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Meeting With The Mayor

By Coralie Mackenzie

Matt and I had the privilege of a private breakfast with Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner last week.

He wanted to hear news of the property market and share his plans on the road ahead.

We discussed the strong interest in the Brisbane market after it slammed to a halt in April and we all agreed that the infrastructure of Queens Wharf and Cross River Rail were strong signs of growth for Brisbane.

Mr. Schrinner spoke fondly of the redevelopment of Victoria Park to an enormous recreational park for Brisbane people. He said, “You never hear people complaining about too much park land”. He also proudly commented on Howard Smith Wharves (HSW) and its impact on the face of the city, how he looked forward to that precinct coming back to life and added that a new ferry terminal would allow people to move to and from HSW to other parts of the city with ease.

He did note that he was concerned about, and focused on, getting people back into the city. Saying that if occupancy was down it meant people weren’t coming to work, which of course would have an effect on all the businesses that support these city workers.

Lord Mayor Schinner spoke confidently, was very informed and covered a vast range of topics. Matt and I left with a strong feeling of confidence knowing that his hands were firmly on the wheel.

 – Haesley Cush | Principal

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