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.

Reveal bus services changes, transport minister told

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.

'Sugar daddies' a learning experience for students

Hugh Hefner

Katherine Feeney US-based dating website helps Brisbane students pay for uni by connecting them with willing 'sugar daddies' - but says it is not prostitution.

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Brisbane for sale: City an advertiser's paradise

Brisbane for sale billboard

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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Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade hinges on QIC deal

Kingsford Smith Drive.

Katherine Feeney Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says it could be years before the long-awaited upgrade of Kingsford Smith Drive begins unless a major deal with Queensland Investment Corporation goes ahead.

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Outrage as CBD on-street parking charges take effect

Parking meter.

Katherine Feeney A prominent Brisbane hospitality figure is outraged by changes to on-street parking in the city that come into effect Monday.

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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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Public transport suffering from investment in roads: report

Clem7.

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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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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'Other Brisbane' eyes a name change

Brisbane

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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Japanese the most taught language in schools

japanese writing

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...

Taxi fare gouge warning

taxi gouge

Katherine Feeney Taxi passengers should be on alert for drivers demanding hefty upfront fees this Christmas.

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An evolution in child's play

Child playing on Monkey Bars.

Katherine Feeney Finding a playground that satisfies the school-holidays crowd is no picnic in the park, though kids these days are spoiled for choice compared to their parents who were largely satisfied with little...

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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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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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Restaurateurs fear closure due to parking fees

Parking and pot

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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Valley property owners on notice

Waltons

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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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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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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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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