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.

Brisbane zip line plan considered by council

Katherine Feeney The results are in, and now City Hall has to consider whether a zip line from the Kangaroo Point Cliffs to the City Botanic Gardens really is the good idea Brisbane residents think it is.

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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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

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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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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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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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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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'Other Brisbane' eyes a name change

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Katherine Feeney What's in a name? A lot, says Gosford mayor Lawrie McKinna, who has kicked off a campaign to change the name of a prominent harbour area on the NSW central coast called Brisbane Water to save...

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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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Brisbane's population loss is Gold Coast's gain

The Greater Brisbane statistical area recorded a net loss of 2265 people through intrastate migration in the 12 months before the 2011 census.

Katherine Feeney Inner-city Brisbane ranks up there with the outback as a place Queenslanders are keen to move away from, according to a census summary report released by the Queensland Treasury Department.

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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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Think Brisbane traffic is bad? Think again

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Katherine Feeney Some motorists might disagree but according to a new report congestion on Brisbane's roads is getting better, not worse.

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Charting Brisbane's nightclub family tree

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Katherine Feeney In the days before old buildings were torn down for tower blocks, the CBD was home to the town's best nightclubs.

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Mormons come knocking loudest in Brisbane

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Katherine Feeney A multi million-dollar American public relations push spruiking Mormonism in Australia will focus solely on the Brisbane region, the country's own version of Salt Lake City.

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Concert

Joe Cocker leaves hat on in Brisbane

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Katherine Feeney February 4 Accompanied by his band, Cocker joined by slide guitarist George Thorogood and his Destroyers.

Brisbane's underbelly explored

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Katherine Feeney Hangings, ghosts, lesbian vampires, bushrangers, bloody boozey brawls, police bashings and a terrorist bombing - welcome to your tour of Brisbane.

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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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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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