Brisbane City Council

Brisbane City Council to promote pride festival on city's buses

Kim Stephens For the first time in the 24 year history of Brisbane's annual gay pride festival, Brisbane City Council will this year advertise it on 50 of the city's buses.

Brisbane City Council pays couple $5m after long legal battle

Court.

Kim Stephens An eight year legal tussle over land compulsorily acquired by Brisbane City Council to make way for the Clem7 tunnel has finally come to an end.

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 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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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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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.

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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Wayne Swan 'broke rules' to return Riverwalk

Wayne Swan above Brisbane's Riverwalk.

Kim Stephens On Sunday, when Brisbane residents flock to the highly-anticipated opening of resurrected city icon Riverwalk, the man who made it all possible will be just a face in the crowd.

Animal Welfare League named as new operator for Brisbane pounds

Dog.

Kim Stephens After three controversial years in charge, the Melbourne-based Lost Dogs Home will soon relinquish control of Brisbane's two animal shelters.

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Detour trucks around Mater Hospital to save lives: scientist

Mater Hospital scientist Sagie Pillai.

Tony Moore and Kim Stephens Brisbane City Council and state government planning authorities will have blood on their hands if quick steps are not taken to remove heavy vehicles from Stanley Street near the Mater Hospital, a...

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Cyclists blast council over magpie advice

A cyclist is swooped by a magpie.

Eveline Fielding Queensland's peak cycling body has criticised Brisbane City Council's advice for dealing with swooping magpies, saying it could be more dangerous than the birds themselves.

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Myer Centre businesses among food hall of shame

A picture taken by food safety investigators at Bulimba's Sushi Station.

Kim Stephens Rats, mice and cockroaches in the kitchen – it's the stuff of nightmares for a public with an insatiable appetite for dining out

Riverwalk opening under threat

A contractual dispute threatens to derail the reopening of Brisbane's Riverwalk this Sunday.

Kim Stephens UPDATE: Riverwalk remains on track to reopen on Sunday, Acting Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said on Wednesday.

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Cofely and Thiess team up for Brisbane's green cooling system

Cold production unit. An example of the central cooling technology that could be bound for Brisbane.

Kim Stephens A trailblazing energy saving project that will dramatically slash Brisbane's carbon footprint is on its way to the CBD.

Brisbane commuters abandon buses, choose cars instead

Brisbane's bus fleet carried 2685 less passengers on average per day in 2013-14.

Kim Stephens Brisbane's bus patronage decreased last financial year, while traffic on the city's roads increased.

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Park permits: Brisbane residents to pay to gather in large groups

Groups of more than 50 who want to use any of the city's parks or open spaces will have to pay more than $300 for a permit or risk being fined under a new plan

Kim Stephens Council officers could soon have the power to slap fines of up to $5500 on large groups of people who do not purchase a permit to gather in Brisbane's public outdoor spaces.

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Council warned of Annerley Road bike danger zone before fatal crash

The scene of a fatal crash between a cyclist and a truck at the corner of Stanley Street and Annerley Road in South Brisbane.

Tony Moore Brisbane City Council has been warned numerous times about a cycling danger zone where a rider died on Thursday morning.

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Brisbane City Hall executives earning more than $200,000 reaches 70

Twenty-one council executives joined the $200,000-plus annual income club last year.

Kim Stephens Brisbane City Council's 2013/14 annual report, tabled at Tuesday's meeting, revealed ratepayers now fund 70 so-called "fat cats" in that income bracket and a further 102 who earn between $100,000 and...

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