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Brisbane Voters Should Heed Melbourne's East-West Debacle

AS COUNCIL elections loom in Brisbane, voters in the River City would do well to look south to assess a moronic pledge by ALP aspirant Rod Harding; hot on the heels of Victoria’s Andrews government paying $1.1bn to cancel a contract — for zilch in return — Labor says it will kill an upgrade of Kingsford-Smith Drive to fund other projects. 2,145 more words

A Brisbane Christmas

Christmas in 30 degree heat is certainly a world away from the frosty, holly framed images that have been etched into our minds from our northern hemisphere roots.  530 more words

Footpath Gardening: To Boldly Garden Where No One Has Gardened Before...

Would you like to put some nature in that ‘nature strip’? Gardening in public open space is known to reduce petty crime and improve neighbourliness, and that’s what I hoped to encourage when I swapped managing Sydney Botanic Gardens for establishing a model, affordable sustainable house and garden in subtropical Queensland, in 2003. 3,825 more words


Brisbane City Council confirmed as a major sponsor for The 8th International Urban Design Conference

We are excited to have the Brisbane City Council confirmed as a major sponsor for this year’s event.  Brisbane City Council is Australia’s largest local government authority and is undertaking a number of large urban regeneration and renewal projects.  128 more words

Urban Design

Residents in a row over narrow streets


Brisbane motorists are becoming increasingly frustrated by narrow streets and confusion over parking laws in popular residential suburbs.

Annerley resident Stephanie Flynn said Aylesford Street can be hazardous for drivers, warning them to be more vigilant. 201 more words

Birthday celebrations | Brisbane, Australia

The Story Bridge is a heritage-listed steel cantilever bridge crossing the Brisbane river from Kangaroo Point to Fortitude Valley. This magnificent metal structure is repainted every seven years using 17500 litres and has 105,000 square metres of surface to paint.  150 more words

The Brunette

A new Moggill Ferry and a new weed.

After months of the old Moggill Ferry being nursed along until a new ferry (constructed in China) reached Australia, Transit Systems and Stradboke Ferries were able to commence a new operation from 12th February 2015. 590 more words

Diary: Rain And Planting And Observations Of Wildlife