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.

Public transport suffering from investment in roads: report

Katherine Feeney Brisbane's public transport system has fallen behind its counterparts, according to a major national report that praises Perth and Sydney as models for best-practice.

School bus seatbelts rejected despite southern move

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Katherine Feeney Compulsory seatbelts on Queensland school buses will not be considered by the state government even as its conservative counterpart in Victoria moves to fund the safety initiative.

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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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Government to review rules for overtaking cyclists

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Katherine Feeney Motorists may soon have to observe a one-metre overtaking rule when passing cyclists, with the Newman government ordering a review of state cycling laws.

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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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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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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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Japanese the most taught language in schools

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Katherine Feeney Konichiwa Queensland - the state's most taught language other than English is Japanese by a very long shot, new data from the Education Department reveals, though French and German remain popular...

Government rules out review of public transport zoning

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

Katherine Feeney The Newman government has firmly rejected calls for a review of Brisbane's public transport zone system despite expert criticism and a public outcry over the latest round of fare increases.

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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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Queensland's open data push goes 'global'

Premier Campbell Newman, Minister for Mining Andrew Cripps and Assistant Minister for eGovernment Ray Stevens inspect Queensland Globe (22)

Katherine Feeney Premier Campbell Newman has unveiled the prize piece of his government's so-called open data revolution, Queensland Globe.

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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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Team Quirk makes fist of campaign

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Katherine Feeney Lord Mayor Graham Quirk's LNP election campaign has claimed the endorsement of Hollywood hardman Chuck Norris in a cheeky billboard that has prompted warnings of a backfire.

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Mayoral battle taken to 'shifty' laneways

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Katherine Feeney From footpaths and public transport to Brisbane's backstreets, the battle for Lord Mayor continued today with a $2 million announcement from incumbent Graham Quirk set to transform “shifty” laneways...