Brisbane City Council

Brisbane City Council insists it won't resume for parkland

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

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 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.

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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Recycled stormwater to irrigate playing fields

Tony Moore Seven stormwater harvesting centres are going to be built across Brisbane parks and reserves over the next 20 months at a cost of $10.78 million.

Lighting upgrade needed at site of Kangaroo Point rape

The Kangaroo Point bikeway at Bright Street.

Marissa Calligeros A safety audit has found a $180,000 lighting upgrade is needed at a popular Brisbane bikeway where a woman was raped two months ago.

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O'Reilly's Bonded Stores to be demolished

building

Marissa Calligeros Bid to save historic Margaret Street buildings quashed by Heritage Council.

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Newman meeting donation: Opposition calls for independent probe

Campbell Newman

Amy Remeikis The Independent Commission Against Corruption’s hearing into Australian Water Holdings dealings may have moved on from its mention of Campbell Newman, but Queensland politics has not.

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Forward Brisbane Leadership: a colourful history

Tony Moore Forward Brisbane Leadership - the fundraising trust that catapulted Campbell Newman to Brisbane’s lord mayoralty and the Queensland premier’s job - was always colourful.

Bonded Stores: Queensland Heritage Council members to sit out vote

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Tony Moore Two Queensland Heritage Council members have declared conflicts of interest and will not vote on whether to add Margaret Street’s historic Bonded Stores Buildings to the Queensland Heritage Register.

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Brisbane hotel shortage costs about 121,000 visitors a year: Mayor

Brisbane City Council will consider extending a  moratorium on infrastructure charges in a bid to attract more hotel developers to the city.

Kristian Silva Brisbane City Council will consider extending a moratorium for new high-end CBD hotels, potentially saving developers millions of dollars in fees.

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Legacy Way toll to remain a mystery

Construction work underway on the Legacy Way tunnel.

Tony Moore It will be another 12 months before Brisbane motorists learn exactly how much they will pay to use Brisbane's $1.5 billion Legacy Way tunnel between Toowong and the Inner City Bypass.

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Development to bring 1500 units to West End

The Absoe Furniture site at West End.

Tony Moore A Sydney developer has paid $42 million for a West End building site, with plans to build up to 1500 apartments in the suburb over the next five years.

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Legacy Way and BaT tunnel to be linked, ending long commute from western suburbs

Bus/rail tunnel

Tony Moore One of Brisbane's worst traffic crawls - the bus trip from the western suburbs through the city and out to the southside - is set to be shortened by more than 15 minutes.

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Ratepayers won't fund cycling campaign

bike

Kim Stephens Push to have cycling safety campaign funded in budget has been rejected by council's LNP majority.

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Zeus the dog escapes the death sentence - but now faces life in chilly Canberra

Zeus

Kim Stephens A Brisbane family's dog has been spared a death sentence, after a social media campaign to save him helped secure his release on Wednesday.

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Brisbane City Master Plan adopted by council

AFR. NEWS. BRISBANE. CONSTRUCTION.
Hamilton Harbour topping out of stage two. The development is a Leighton Properties-Devine Limited joint-venture $500million mixed-use development on the north reach of the Brisbane River.
Picture by Paul Harris.
Tuesday 28 June 2011.

Kim Stephens It was described as everything from an exciting vision for the city centre to a glossy dust collector.

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Quirk tight lipped on rates

Brisbane Times. brisbanetimes.com.au. Taken October 2, 2009. Generic Brisbane city aerial. Western suburbs. Property, real estate, housing, development, houses.

Kim Stephens Lord Mayor refuses to speculate on impact of rising land values on rates.

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