Brisbane City Council

Brisbane City Council accused of planning document secrecy

Kim Stephens Brisbane City Council's planning chief has fended off allegations new departmental procedures will shroud high level development applications in secrecy.

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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.

City's residents to pay for unruly councillor's legal fees

Tennyson councillor Nicole Johnston.

Kim Stephens Brisbane ratepayers will fund the majority of councillor Nicole Johnston's Supreme Court legal fees, after she took action to protest two of her 38 evictions from the council chamber.

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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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On-the-spot dog fines needed: council

Councils currently can't fine dog owners for attacks such as rushing, growling and barking.

Kim Stephens Brisbane City Council pushes to fine dog owners for rushing attacks.

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King George Square - the top 10 users revealed

A desolate King George Square.

Tony Moore Brisbane City Council raised just $107,754 from renting out King George Square in 2013-14 and the biggest payment came from Council themselves for hosting Brisbane Roar's tickertape parade in May...

Magic ends for Brisbane's best-kept indigenous secret

Echidna Cafe at the top of Mount Gravatt.

Tony Moore They were still serving lunch at the Echidna Magic cafe on top of Brisbane's Mount Gravatt Lookout on Wednesday, but Tuesday night's Brisbane City Council meeting has ended the magic for its cafe...

Councils want help with drug lab clean-up

Kim Stephens Government plan to offload clean-up prompts backlash from council.

Back to square one on plan to save Brisbane River - Lord Mayor

Tony Moore Southeast Queensland councils have rejected 12 months of talks to remove silt and mud from the Brisbane River through a special Council of Mayors taskforce, Brisbane's Lord Mayor Graham Quirk...

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Push for free public transport during G20

The state government has no plans to offer free public transport during the G20.

Kim Stephens Momentum is building for public transport to be free in Brisbane throughout the three days of the G20 world leaders summit next month.

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Rocket Rod signs up for Brisbane International honour

Tony Moore The Rockhampton Rocket - Rod Laver - has given the go ahead to having the footbridge at Yeerongpilly across to the new Queensland Tennis Centre named in his honour.

Brisbane's tallest building to be at Margaret Street

Development at 222 Margaret Street in Brisbane's city.

Kim Stephens After years of false starts, Brisbane's tallest building is set to finally get off the ground.

Regatta ferry terminal out of action during upgrade

The Regatta CityCat terminal during the 2011 floods.

Kim Stephens Toowong's Regatta ferry terminal will be out of action until early next year to make way for a flood resilient replacement.