Adrian Schrinner

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Adrian Schrinner
17th Lord Mayor of Brisbane
Assumed office
8 April 2019
DeputyKrista Adams
Preceded byGraham Quirk
Deputy Lord Mayor of Brisbane
In office
7 April 2011 – 8 April 2019
LeaderGraham Quirk
Preceded byGraham Quirk
Succeeded byKrista Adams
Brisbane City Councillor for
Chandler Ward
Assumed office
10 September 2005
Preceded byMichael Caltabiano
Personal details
Political partyLiberal National Party

Adrian Schrinner is the Lord Mayor of Brisbane City Council. He was sworn in on the 8th of April 2019 after outgoing Lord Mayor Graham Quirk announced his resignation, Schrinner was endorsed by the LNP Party Room on 31 March 2019 as Quirk's successor. He has represented the ward of Chandler for the Liberal National Party of Queensland since September 2005.

Schrinner was elected Deputy Mayor since April 2011, after the post was vacated by incoming Lord Mayor Graham Quirk.[1] Schrinner is the youngest person in Brisbane's history to be elected to the position.[2]

Early life[edit]

Schrinner was raised in Brisbane's south-eastern suburbs, and attended Citipointe Christian College in Mansfield, Queensland.[3]

A keen amateur pilot, Schrinner qualified to fly light aircraft solo at age sixteen. After leaving school he commenced training to become an officer in the Royal Australian Air Force.[2]

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland.[3]

Political career[edit]

Newman Administration[edit]

Schrinner stood for the Chandler Ward by-election in September 2005 after the previous councillor Michael Caltabiano was elected to state parliament.[4]

Following the 2008 election, the Lord Mayor appointed Schrinner as the Chairman of the Finance and Administration Committee.[5] This Committee was later expanded to become the Finance, Administration and Economic Development Committee.

Quirk Administration[edit]

Following the resignation of Campbell Newman as Lord Mayor in March 2011,[6] the Council appointed Deputy Mayor Graham Quirk to fill the role of Lord Mayor until the 2012 election.[7] At the same meeting, Schrinner was elected as Deputy Mayor.

The Quirk Administration was elected in its own right in April 2012 and Schrinner continued to serve as Deputy Mayor following the election.[8]

Following the election, the Lord Mayor appointed Schrinner chair of the Infrastructure Committee. This role included oversight of major projects such as the $1.5 billion Legacy Way Tunnel, open level crossing eliminations at Bald Hills and Geebung and the reconstruction of the New Farm Riverwalk after the 2011 Queensland floods.[9] He also trialled and successfully introduced pedestrian countdown timers at traffic signals across the city.[10]

In 2014 he led the Brisbane Parking Taskforce, which aimed to reform car parking management across the city. The package of measures included the introduction of 15-minute free parking at more than 7,000 metered spaces.[11]

In March 2016 election, the Quirk Administration was returned with an increased majority and Schrinner was re-elected Deputy Mayor unopposed.

Following the election, Schrinner was tasked with chairing the Public and Active Transport Committee, with special responsibility for the Brisbane Metro project.[12]

Following the resignation of Graham Quirk, Schrinner succeeded Quirk as Lord Mayor. [13]

Personal life[edit]

Schrinner lives in the suburb of Carindale, Queensland. He and his wife Nina have two children, Octavia and Wolfgang.[2]


  1. ^ "Adrian Schrinner". 2011 Asia Pacific Cities Summit. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Brisbane City Council candidates". Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b Jasen, Renee (8 March 2016). "Chandler Ward". Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Chandler - 2008 Brisbane City Council Election - ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  5. ^ Moore, Tony (25 March 2011). "Rising star elevated to deputy mayor". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Newman 'can do' it for LNP". 3 April 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Just who is our new Lord Mayor?". Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Quirk holds first meeting after victory". Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  9. ^ Yamashita, Kate (12 March 2014). "Infrastructure Committee". Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Work on congestion projects set to begin". Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  11. ^ "They'll be watching you". Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  12. ^ Atfield, Cameron (5 April 2016). "No new faces as Lord Mayor Graham Quirk announces civic cabinet reshuffle". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  13. ^ Stone, Lucy (31 March 2019). "Adrian Schrinner named Brisbane's new lord mayor". Retrieved 31 March 2019.