Katherine Feeney

Katherine Feeney

Katherine Feeney heads the urban affairs desk for brisbanetimes.com.au. She is also one of Australia’s leading commentators on sex, love, dating and relationships via her popular blog CityKat.

Tunnels the 'result of poor planning'

Katherine Feeney As Brisbane's $1.5 billion Legacy Way tunnel project reaches another milestone, top infrastructure minds say governments need to act now to avoid the “last resort” of going underground...

Secrets out: local law amendments a hot topic

Katherine Feeney The battle between opposition at City Hall and George Street over amendments to the Local Government Act intensified this morning after Minister David Crisafulli took to the airwaves to reject claims...

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Get off the grass, councillor

Leader of the Opposition Milton Dick (right) at King George Square.

Katherine Feeney Council opposition leader Milton Dick has launched a campaign to regrass King George Square.

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Large hail the feature of storms in southeast

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Katherine Feeney and Freya Petersen The worst of the weekend storm activity looks to be over for the Brisbane region after the city's inner-west copped a battering, with hail bigger than golf-balls pelting Kenmore and surrounds.

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Restaurateurs fear closure due to parking fees

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Katherine Feeney High profile city chefs will today protest changes to on-street parking introduced by council last week on the grounds restaurants will close as a result.

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An evolution in child's play

Child playing on Monkey Bars.

Katherine Feeney Finding a playground that satisfies the school-holidays crowd is no picnic in the park, though kids these days are spoiled for choice compared to their parents who were largely satisfied with little...

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Walk to debate Brisbane's best (and worst) built bits

King George Square has been criticised for its lack of greenery.

Katherine Feeney The creative teams behind King George Square and a host of other urban landmarks across Brisbane will open up to the public as part of a walking tour of the city next week.

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Brisbane for sale: City an advertiser's paradise

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Katherine Feeney Brisbane is viewed as an outdoor advertiser's paradise thanks to local government's willingness to trade urban space with private enterprise in return for public goods, a top industry figure has said.

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Troubled toll road up for sale

Katherine Feeney Receivers are now taking expressions of interest in the Clem7 tunnel after the financial collapse of the toll road two years ago.

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Those least likely to use public transport shouldering the cost

Train travel in Brisbane is perceived as safer than other cities.

Katherine Feeney People who can least afford it cover the bulk of the cost for a public transport system they hardly use, new analysis of census commuter data reveals.

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Reveal bus services changes, transport minister told

Brisbane bus routes are under the microscope.

Tony Moore and Katherine Feeney Pressure is mounting on the Transport Minister Scott Emerson to announce changes to southeast Queensland's busways before the university semester begins.

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City Hall bids to tackle pay controversy

Brisbane City Hall

Katherine Feeney Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will mirror Premier Campbell Newman in a bid to end controversy over a 41 per cent pay raise for politicians at City Hall.

Bridge cost close to being revealed

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Katherine Feeney Brisbane commuters are “very near” to finding out how much it will cost to build the council's new bus bridge between the Cultural Centre and the city, and when it will be launched.

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Brisbane storm season: New SES depot for western suburbs

Brisbane is gearing up for another storm season.

Katherine Feeney New instructional videos, flood information tools and an SES depot for the western suburbs form the basis of Brisbane City Council’s pitch for a safer summer storm season.

One man's $90,000 toll bill

The BMW at the centre of $90,000 in unpaid fines.

Katherine Feeney Ratepayers are forking out a fortune to recover the costs of unpaid tolls, with one father who owns a $1 million house in The Gap racking up nearly $90,000 in fines in his two leased BMWs.

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Streets should be for playing: designer

Tobias Volbert's plans to turn Alma Road in Newstead into a playground.

Katherine Feeney Brisbane children should be able to play freely in the streets, argue two leading design firms which are pushing for the city to change its approach to neighbourhood design.

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What Brisbane's 'Big Brother' has seen

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Katherine Feeney Brisbane's 'Big Brother' surveillance network is watching and working, according to figures obtained by brisbanetimes.com.au.

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Let's get digital: why Brisbane needs to wire up

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Katherine Feeney A panel of experts at Brisbane's inaugural digital strategy think tank have raised concerns about the city's digital literacy standards.

Vermin found in Brisbane restaurants

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Katherine Feeney Nearly 83 per cent of food outlets in Brisbane hold an Eat Safe star rating of three or above but $57,000 worth of fines were issued to 114 venues across the city last financial year for failing to...

Meet the snow birds: Brisbane's hidden population

South Bank Parklands

Katherine Feeney A house seems like a fixed structure, but everyone knows theirs will expand or contract depending on the season; roofs shift in summer, doors warp in damp, and table settings swell come Christmas.

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