Brisbane City Council

LNP announces first 2016 council candidates

Kim Stephens The 2016 Brisbane local government election race has begun in earnest, with Lord Mayor Graham Quirk announcing the first three LNP candidates to contest Labor-held wards on Thursday.

Federal Budget 2014: Brisbane City Council won't commit to reversing carbon tax rates rise

Brisbane City Hall.

Kim Stephens Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has refused to publicly commit to cutting 1.9 per cent of the city's rates that have been directly attributed to the carbon tax.

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Brisbane City Council to sell, lease, then sub lease own property

Brisbane City Hall.

Tony Moore Brisbane City Council is set to defend a decision to sell a property built for $26 million two years ago to its own investment arm for less than half the cost, before leasing it back and sub leasing...

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Brisbane City Council opposes cutting licensed venues' trading hours

Drinking in the Valley

Kim Stephens Brisbane City Council has emphatically opposed slashing licensed venue trading hours in a bid to curb alcohol fuelled violence.

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Brisbane City Council insists it won't resume for parkland

An artist impression of the Rogers Street development at West End.

Kim Stephens Brisbane City Council will not resume any West End homes for parkland, its parks and environment chairman said on Tuesday.

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Union backs Brisbane City Council pay offer

Brisbane City Hall.

Tony Moore A pay deal between Brisbane City Council and unions appears to have been reached, with average workers on $65,000 set to get an extra $55 a fortnight.

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Brisbane City Council to fund Kangaroo Point to CBD bridge

Proposed Kangaroo Point footbridge

Kim Stephens Brisbane City Council will go it alone in funding a pedestrian bridge from Kangaroo Point to the CBD.

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Nicole Johnston stages Brisbane City Council protest

Kim Stephens Tensions between Brisbane councillor Nicole Johnston and council chair Margaret de Wit escalated at a second consecutive meeting on Tuesday.

Newstead to soar with plan for five tower development

Artist's impression of a proposed development at Newstead.

Kim Stephens The rise and rise of the Newstead skyline looks set to continue, with Brisbane property entrepreneur David Devine unveiling grand plans for a new $400 million, five tower residential development.

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South Bank traders 'pushed out' of riverside precinct

Grey Street, South Bank.

Marissa Calligeros Long-serving South Bank restaurateurs, cafe owners and traders claim they are being “pushed out” of the riverside precinct.

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Dutton Park neighbourhood plan fast-tracked

Kim Stephens Developers eye off character suburb-turned-transit hub.

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1860s home on ABC Toowong site heritage listed

The Middenbury house, on the old ABC site at Toowong, will be preserved.

Tony Moore A well-preserved 1860s home built on the former ABC site at Toowong has been added to Queensland’s Heritage Register.

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Police suspected Gerard Baden-Clay immediately

Gerard Baden-Clay

Marissa Calligeros One of the first police officers to attend the home of Gerard Baden-Clay on the morning he reported his wife missing two years ago immediately sensed something was not right.

EatSafe program adopted by other Australian councils

Other Australian councils are adopting Brisbane's  hygiene rating system for restaurants.

Kim Stephens Brisbane City Council’s food hygiene rating system EatSafe has been adopted by other councils, a move that has been hailed as proof of the success of the often-maligned program.

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Lord Mayor must guarantee carbon tax rate refund: Opposition

Brisbane City Council opposition leader Milton Dick.

Kim Stephens The Lord Mayor must guarantee a full cash refund to ratepayers following the abolition of the carbon tax, Brisbane City Council Opposition Leader Milton Dick said on Thursday.

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Brisbane receives federal cash for Legacy Way early

Lord Mayor of Brisbane City Council Graham Quirk speaks beside Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss before a drive through the Legacy way Tunnel in Brisbane.

Kim Stephens Brisbane City Council has had an unexpected windfall.

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Di Bella Coffee replaced by Carbon Media in Telstra award

Brisbane coffee king Phil Di Bella.

Kim Stephens Fortitude Valley production company Carbon Media replaces Di Bella Coffee as business of the year.

Toxic cigarette butts may get the flick

Australia's waterways contain an estimated 7 million cigarette butts.

Kim Stephens Australia could be set to follow in New York’s footsteps by introducing eco-friendly, biodegradable cigarette filters.

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Brisbane rates refund when carbon tax repealed

Brisbane City Council added 1.9 per cent to rates notices when the carbon tax was introduced in 2012.

Kim Stephens Brisbane ratepayers are in for a refund.

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$36 carbon tax refund for Brisbane ratepayers

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says ratepayers will receive a $36 refund.

Kim Stephens Brisbane ratepayers will receive a one-off $36 refund in their October quarterly rates notices following the abolition of the Federal Government’s carbon tax.

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