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Ruth McCosker

Ruth McCosker is an urban affairs reporter at the Brisbane Times, with a special interest in Brisbane City Council

Parking, burials and registering your pet in Brisbane just got more expensive

Parking, burials and registering your pet in Brisbane just got more expensive

Most of the fees and charges set by Brisbane City Council just increased, with some costs increasing by more than 10 per cent.

  • by Ruth McCosker

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Thousands of residents have their say on what Brisbane should have

Thousands of residents have their say on what Brisbane should have

Brisbane residents want trams and more green space, while some simply want to freely ride their segway and take their dog on public transport.

  • by Ruth McCosker
Renewed calls for government to charge motorists for how far they travel

Renewed calls for government to charge motorists for how far they travel

Infrastructure Australia's Prioritising Reform report renewed calls for Australia’s governments to charge motorists based on how far they travel.

  • by Ruth McCosker
Sixty per cent of controversial high-rise development sold

Sixty per cent of controversial high-rise development sold

A residential development that neighbours a heritage-listed building in Brisbane City was once shrouded by controversy but is now more than 60 per cent sold.

  • by Ruth McCosker
The number of supermarkets in an inner-Brisbane suburb set to double

The number of supermarkets in an inner-Brisbane suburb set to double

Retail giant Woolworths will open two new stores in 2020, with both stores being just hundreds of metres from existing supermarkets.

  • by Ruth McCosker
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Queensland lags behind in preparations for the ‘silver tsunami’

Queensland lags behind in preparations for the ‘silver tsunami’

Queensland has scored low, fifth out of seven with an overall score of 41.2 out of 100, in the Retirement Living National Planning Report Card.

  • by Ruth McCosker
Residents say Brisbane has good weather, bad public transport

Residents say Brisbane has good weather, bad public transport

People love Brisbane’s weather and loathe the public transport system but can’t decide if the overall quality of life is on the improve or decline.

  • by Ruth McCosker
Worldwide search will be launched to find companies to build Brisbane Metro

Worldwide search will be launched to find companies to build Brisbane Metro

The council wants a 25-metre-long vehicle with Wi-Fi that can carry 150 people and run in an underground tunnel. Now it must find someone to build it.

  • by Ruth McCosker
CityCat terminal to be demolished and rebuilt

CityCat terminal to be demolished and rebuilt

Services will be temporarily cancelled from a ferry terminal in Brisbane west so a multimillion-dollar upgrade can be completed.

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New bridge to open in Brisbane on Tuesday night

New bridge to open in Brisbane on Tuesday night

A bridge designed to stop more than 400 metres of traffic queuing in peak periods will be opened to traffic for the first time on Tuesday night.

  • by Ruth McCosker