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.

Vermin found in Brisbane restaurants

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...

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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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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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.

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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Valley property owners on notice

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Katherine Feeney New local laws passed by council last night are set to stamp out Fortitude Valley's grungy image once and for all, with building owners now facing serious consequences should their property fall into...

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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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Fluoride to stay in Brisbane's water supply

Brisbane residents have had fluoride in their drinking water since 2008.

Katherine Feeney Brisbane's water supply will continue to contain fluoride after Lord Mayor Graham Quirk declined an opportunity, enshrined in Newman government legislation, to opt out of the state system.

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Outrage as CBD on-street parking charges take effect

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Katherine Feeney A prominent Brisbane hospitality figure is outraged by changes to on-street parking in the city that come into effect Monday.

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Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade hinges on QIC deal

Kingsford Smith Drive.

Katherine Feeney Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says it could be years before the long-awaited upgrade of Kingsford Smith Drive begins unless a major deal with Queensland Investment Corporation goes ahead.

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Decaying wharves to transform into lifestyle precinct

An artist's impression of the revamped Howard Smith Wharves.

Katherine Feeney A lifestyle precinct to rival Eagle Street's Riverside dining stretch could be established under the Story Bridge within the next two years as City Hall prepares to release Howard Smith Wharves to...

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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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Delay in ferries meeting standards for disabled

Katherine Feeney Disabled ratepayers will have to wait until 2017 before Brisbane's ferry network complies with national standards after a push-back in compliance deadlines.

River’s Edge Strategy flags water taxis, river walks and zip-line to the CBD

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Katherine Feeney More inner-city bridges, Sydney-style water taxis, riverfront dining venues and a zip-line connecting Kangaroo Point to the CBD could be realised under a draft planning scheme now open for public...

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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

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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.

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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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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