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New Olympic body for Brisbane as mayor shuffles civic cabinet

New Olympic body for Brisbane as mayor shuffles civic cabinet

Deputy mayor Krista Adams will head-up City Hall’s new Olympic-focused committee, with Infrastructure chair David McLachlan to take the council meeting reins.

  • by Matt Dennien

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University campus slated for derelict Valley department store site

University campus slated for derelict Valley department store site

A Torrens University campus and a student accommodation tower have been pitched to rise from the historic Waltons site under new plans before Brisbane City Council.

  • by Matt Dennien
Developers pitch latest West End tower above neighbourhood plan height

Developers pitch latest West End tower above neighbourhood plan height

The inner-city suburb of West End could see yet another above-height residential tower development, with plans submitted for a 12-storey apartment building.

  • by Matt Dennien
Push to save Brisbane bowls club turned youth arts hub gathers steam

Push to save Brisbane bowls club turned youth arts hub gathers steam

State and federal MPs have joined staff and supporters calling on the council to scrap plans to bulldoze the home of Backbone Youth Arts under redevelopment plans.

  • by Matt Dennien
Treasurer rules out council green bridge money before it can ask

Treasurer rules out council green bridge money before it can ask

Brisbane City Council has not formally approached the state’s Treasurer for help on its $550 million green bridge program, despite initially only planning to front two-thirds of the cost itself.

  • by Matt Dennien
Helmet fines to soar as e-scooter fleet doubles in Brisbane

Helmet fines to soar as e-scooter fleet doubles in Brisbane

With a doubling of Brisbane’s e-scooters just weeks away, the city is tracking for a record number of riders fined for trips without helmets amid a council goal to reduce the rate.

  • by Matt Dennien
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Brisbane rates, water charges up 26 per cent since 2004
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Brisbane rates, water charges up 26 per cent since 2004

Since 2004, when the LNP began it’s 17-year control of Australia’s largest council budget, average annual rates and water costs have grown by 26 per cent.

  • by Matt Dennien
Brisbane Metro will be missing key tunnel, busway upgrades at launch

Brisbane Metro will be missing key tunnel, busway upgrades at launch

Almost one-quarter of the $1.2b Brisbane City Council project’s cost will be sucked up by the 60 articulated buses, a council budget session has also heard.

  • by Matt Dennien
Olympics to reheat council push for underground Brisbane Metro station

Olympics to reheat council push for underground Brisbane Metro station

The site of the Cultural Centre station has been a sore point that’s set to re-emerge if the 2032 Olympics decision swings Queensland’s way.

  • by Matt Dennien
‘Tail between his legs’: Labor leaps on kerbside return in budget blast

‘Tail between his legs’: Labor leaps on kerbside return in budget blast

Brisbane City Council’s Labor opposition team say the LNP administration has its priorities wrong in the $3.6 billion budget handed down on Wednesday.

  • by Matt Dennien
Search your suburb: How Brisbane council rates bills are set to change

Search your suburb: How Brisbane council rates bills are set to change

The average owner-occupier in 20 Brisbane suburbs will end up paying more than 5 per cent extra on their rates bill across the next financial year, analysis of council data shows.

  • by Matt Dennien