Former Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Councillor Campbell Newman

Campbell NewmanMessage from The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Councillor Campbell Newman

Italian Week is a fantastic celebration of Italian culture in Queensland. The festival gives a snapshot of what it is to be Italian and gives all of Brisbane a chance to experience the best of Italian food, art, performance, fashion, engineering and design. 

The Italian Week festival has grown from strength to strength in the last few years and is now very much a part of the Brisbane multicultural calendar. 

As Lord Mayor, I am pleased to support festivals like Italian Week that promote our city’s vibrant multicultural community. Brisbane has a significant Italian population that makes an important contribution to our city’s economic, social, and cultural life. 

The theme of this year’s Italian Week, “La Bella Figura”, describes the Italian philosophy of life with an emphasis on beauty, aesthetics and decorum. The program covers a diverse range of ticketed and free events. There is something for everyone and I encourage you to come along and show your support for the festival.

Congratulations to the organisers of Brisbane’s Italian Week on a wonderful program of events for 2010.

Campbell Newman







Campbell Newman



Biography of The Right Hon the Lord Mayor of Brisbane Councillor Campbell Newman


Campbell Newman was elected Lord Mayor of Brisbane on 27 March 2004.


A civil engineer by profession, Cr Newman had a 13-year career as an Australian Army Engineer, retiring at the end of 1993 with the rank of Major.


Following his service in the Army, Campbell worked as a management consultant, helping to improve the performance of large Australian companies such as Telstra, BHP Australia Coal and the Hydro Electric Commission in Tasmania.


Cr Newman has an honours degree in civil engineering from the University of New South Wales, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Queensland and is a graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon.


He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia. As Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Campbell Newman is drawing on his diverse experience to plan for Brisbane’s future.


Cr Newman is committed to making Brisbane a smart thinking, easy living city. His number one priority as Lord Mayor is to get Brisbane’s traffic moving by building a network of cross-city tunnels and improving the public transport system.

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