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.

Bridge cost close to being revealed

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.

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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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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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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Motorbike use up, but testing times ahead

The rising popularity of motorcycles and the vulnerability of riders has prompted a review of licensing in Queensland.

Katherine Feeney Tougher testing and a review of Q-Ride and Q-SAFE top the recommendations of a Queensland government inquiry into motorcycle licensing.

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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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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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Racecourse edges closer to residential high-rises

Brisbane Racing Club's proposal for high-rise residential development could see people living near the courses by 2020.

Katherine Feeney Just days ahead of the Melbourne Cup, Brisbane's own racing heartland has attracted attention after plans for its radical transformation were approved at council.

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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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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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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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