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.

Super-sized schools loom large

Katherine Feeney School sizes are set to emerge as a key challenge for Queensland policy makers as state high schools grow to levels linked with student disciplinary problems and truancy.

Public transport off-peak fare period extended

a bus In the Brisbane CBD. 1st of December 2012. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

Katherine Feeney An extra 30 minutes has been added to the off-peak fare period in a bid to lure more commuters onto public transport.

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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.

LNP bins bag ban plan

Plastic bag generic.

Katherine Feeney A ban on plastic bags has been ruled out by the state government as part of a waste management strategy being developed to tackle Queensland's growing rubbish problem

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Palmer vows to ban body scanners after airport dispute

Palmer

Katherine Feeney Mining magnate and would-be Prime Minister Clive Palmer would ban full body scanners at international airports after he had a run-in with security at the Brisbane Airport.

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Gold Coast a 'crime hot spot', data suggests

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Katherine Feeney The bloody stabbing death of a young man with alleged bikie connections on the steps of a luxury Gold Coast unit complex stands testament to the city's worsening culture of violence, a leading crime...

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Bridge cost close to being revealed

buses

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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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

TransLink

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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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.

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

Parking and pot

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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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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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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