Lord Mayor of Brisbane

The Lord Mayor of Brisbane is the chief executive of the City of Brisbane, the capital of the Australian state of Queensland, and the head of the Brisbane City Council. The current Lord Mayor is Adrian Schrinner of the Liberal National Party, who was sworn in on 8 April 2019, following the resignation of Graham Quirk.[2]

Lord Mayor of Brisbane
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Adrian Schrinner

since 8 April 2019
StyleThe Right Honourable
Member ofLiberal National Party
SeatBrisbane City Hall
Term length4 years
Inaugural holderWilliam Jolly
Formation1 October 1925

The Lord Mayor serves a four-year term running concurrently with that of the City Council, and is elected by optional preferential voting. As Brisbane is by far the largest local government area in Australia, the Lord Mayor is elected by the largest single-member electorate in the Commonwealth.

Like all mayors in Queensland, the Lord Mayor has broad executive powers and additional civic and ceremonial duties.[3][4] The Lord Mayor is responsible for policy development, implementing policies enacted by the council, leading and controlling the business of council, preparing the budget and directing the chief executive and senior managers.[4][5][6] He or she also chairs the council's Civic Cabinet and is an ex officio member of all council committees.[2]

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  1. ^ Snowdon, Tom (30 August 2016). "Brisbane City Council salaries: Execs' bulging pay packets". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b Yamashita, Kate (12 March 2014). "Lord Mayor Graham Quirk". www.brisbane.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  3. ^ Sweeting, David (15 March 2017). Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance: Impact and Practice. Policy Press. ISBN 9781447327011.
  4. ^ a b Sansom, Graham (September 2012). "Australian Mayors: What Can and Should They Do?" (PDF). University of Technology, Sydney. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  5. ^ Sansom, Graham; McKinlay, Peter (30 September 2013). New Century Local Government: Commonwealth Perspectives. Commonwealth Secretariat. ISBN 9781849290937.
  6. ^ "City of Brisbane Act 2010" (PDF). Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Council. 1 March 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2017.