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.

Streets should be for playing: designer

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.

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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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.

Bridge cost close to being revealed

buses

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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Brisbane zip line plan considered by council

Does Brisbane need a zip line from the Kangaroo Point cliffs to the Botanic Gardens?

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.

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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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Gold Coast mental health unit set to open

The new mental health unit at the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Katherine Feeney Iron beds in long, dark prison-like dorms are a world away from a new breed of mental health unit design soon to open for patients at the Gold Coast.

Ipswich key to Queensland's building sector recovery

Ipswich CBD

Katherine Feeney The historic city of Ipswich might hold the key to a recovery in the Queensland building sector new figures from the state statistician reveal.

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School bus seatbelts rejected despite southern move

school bus

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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Rally death on final day of Sunshine Coast competition

International rally of Queensland.

Katherine Feeney One person is dead and another has been airlifted to hospital in Brisbane following a fatal crash at a major car rally in the Imbil State Forest on the Sunshine Coast.

Palmer vows to ban body scanners after airport dispute

Palmer

Katherine Feeney Mining magnate and would-be Prime Minister Clive Palmer would ban full body scanners at international airports after he had a run-in with security at the Brisbane Airport.

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City Hall bids to tackle pay controversy

Brisbane City Hall

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.

LNP bins bag ban plan

Plastic bag generic.

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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Fugitive allegedly stole brain-damaged man's identity to escape capture

Simon Hennessey

Katherine Feeney A British fugitive, who escaped capture by allegedly stealing the identity of a brain-damaged New Zealand man, will face a Queensland court next week.

Man caught drink-driving twice in one night

Katherine Feeney A man caught drink-driving twice in one night and two others who each blew about three times the legal limit were among 17 drivers caught in a weekend blitz in Ipswich.

Audio to be recorded in cabs

cab

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..

Cairns couple victimised other boys, according to authorities

 Mark Newton

Katherine Feeney A Cairns couple who bought a Russian baby for the purpose of sexual exploitation have been linked to the abuse of other very young boys.

Construction cracks amid investment decline

AFR. NEWS. BRISBANE. CONSTRUCTION.
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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Public transport off-peak fare period extended

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

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.

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Gold Coast a 'crime hot spot', data suggests

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Katherine Feeney The bloody stabbing death of a young man with alleged bikie connections on the steps of a luxury Gold Coast unit complex stands testament to the city's worsening culture of violence, a leading crime...

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