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.

One man's $90,000 toll bill

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.

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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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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Games legacy shapes up for Gold Coast

Gold Coast 2018

Katherine Feeney Delhi got a four-lane flyway, expanded metro network, airport refurbishment and a suite of world-class stadiums when the Indian city hosted the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

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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.

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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Flood buyback will transform 6ha of properties into parks

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Katherine Feeney Brisbane City Council has decided the future for $35 million worth of flood-affected land once shared between 73 private property owners across Brisbane.

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Safe sex campaign targets older women

Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise in the over 50s.

Katherine Feeney A new sex health campaign is targeting people outside the "condom generation".

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Taking care of equality

Morgan and David

Katherine Feeney Going back into the closet after decades living freely is a very real prospect for some of about 25,000 same-sex-attracted over-65s in greater Brisbane looking into aged-care.

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Plan heralds good tidings for Brisbane River

Does Brisbane make the most of its river?

Katherine Feeney The potential of the Brisbane River has not been realised, according to those who use it more than most. Will a new planning model from City Hall change all that?

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Outcry over railway disabled access

Katherine Feeney Train stations in Brisbane with no wheelchair access are at the centre of a social media storm sparked by one woman's frustrated Facebook post.

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Council kicks in to rebuild Brothers clubhouse

Katherine Feeney Destroyed by a fire in April, the old Brothers Junior Rugby League Football Clubhouse at Stafford will be rebuilt anew with $500,000 from the council kitty, City Hall has confirmed.

Fare satisfaction up but has long way to go

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Katherine Feeney Commuter satisfaction with TransLink fares edged higher in the past four months, according to figures released today, but the score of 50 out of 100 remains well short of benchmarks.

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Tunnels the 'result of poor planning'

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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...

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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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Analysis

Brisbane's vision for the future

Brisbane's CBD is set to rise higher in the next 20 years.

Katherine Feeney Think fewer cars in the city, towering skyscrapers and thick residential development along key suburban transport corridors and you have an idea of how Brisbane is going to develop over the next 20...

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Checks lifted on council legal bills

Council is now able to spend half a million dollars on legal counsel without seeking tenders or quotes.

Katherine Feeney City Hall's chief legal eagle will be able to authorise contracts with barristers worth $500,000 without seeking tenders or quotes under a new rule passed by the Liberal National Party-controlled...

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