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 off-peak fare period extended

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.

Those least likely to use public transport shouldering the cost

Train travel in Brisbane is perceived as safer than other cities.

Katherine Feeney People who can least afford it cover the bulk of the cost for a public transport system they hardly use, new analysis of census commuter data reveals.

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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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Public transport suffering from investment in roads: report

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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.

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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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Construction cracks amid investment decline

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Hamilton Harbour topping out of stage two. The development is a Leighton Properties-Devine Limited joint-venture $500million mixed-use development on the north reach of the Brisbane River.
Picture by Paul Harris.
Tuesday 28 June 2011.

Katherine Feeney Queensland's construction industry is facing fresh trouble, according to a report flagging an accelerated decline in the amount of investment in new public and mining infrastructure.

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Audio to be recorded in cabs

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Katherine Feeney All conversations in cabs will be recorded and fare metres automated under new taxi regulations to be brought in by the state government..

LNP bins bag ban plan

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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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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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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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Games legacy shapes up for Gold Coast

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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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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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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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CBD workers earn most as suburbs miss out

Brisbane wages map

Katherine Feeney If you want to earn the big bucks, get a job in the city – new analysis of census data reveals the highest average salaries in Brisbane are paid to CBD workers.

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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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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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