Queensland feral cat found with bandicoot and crow in stomach

Startling findings have been made inside the stomach of a giant wild animal that was likened to a puma after being sighted earlier this year. The enormous feral cat was spotted near settlements on Moreton Island, off the coast of southeastern Queensland, in April, and it was captured in July. An investigation of its stomach … Read more

Brisbane councilors trade allegations over inappropriate behavior in chambers

Brisbane City Council meeting standards have been called into question after a heated exchange between opposition councillors. Key points: Brisbane City councilor Nicole Johnston has complained about colleague James Mackay turning his back while she is speaking Chairman David McLachlan says councilors are permitted to turn their back on other councillors A Greens and Labor … Read more

Brisbane City Council approves Brisbane Racing Club’s takeover of Stafford Bowls Club lease

Despite concerns over transparency, Brisbane City Council has approved a behind-the-scenes transfer of a lease of the former Stafford Bowls Club from Crushers Leagues Club to Brisbane Racing Club. Key points: Brisbane City Council has approved the transfer of a lease over the former Stafford Bowls Club site Crushers Leagues Club asked if the council … Read more

Brisbane bus network review draws criticism from opposition councillors

Opposition councilors say Brisbane City Council’s proposed bus network overhaul is a “missed opportunity” to address gaps in the suburban service as dozens of routes are redrawn. Key points: Brisbane City Council has released a draft review of its bus network The move comes two years ahead of Brisbane Metro’s mass transit vehicle launch Opposition … Read more

Brisbane City Council to merge bus routes and scrap others in draft review ahead of Metro launch

A major review of the city’s bus network proposes removing two routes and combining 13 others ahead of the $1.2 billion Brisbane Metro mass transit system launch in 2024. Key points: Brisbane City Council proposes a host of changes to the bus network by 2024 Two routes will be removed, three added, and dozens redistributed … Read more

New Farm Park’s century-old rose garden springs to life despite soggy start

As the days warm up, a Brisbane rose garden is flourishing after surviving flooding rains earlier this year, once again proving that Queensland’s weather is no match for the bright blooms. New Farm Park’s rose garden, located by the Brisbane River, currently holds 7,000 rose bushes throughout its 15-hectare leafy grounds. Starting in 1914, the … Read more

Brisbane City Council releases Victoria Park/Barrambin draft master plan

Brisbane City Council has called for public responses to its new Victoria Park/Barrambin Draft Master Plan. Key points: Brisbane City Council has released its plans for the revitalization of Victoria Park The plans include reinstated water holes and wetlands, an adventure playground and a community sports precinct Members of the public can have their say … Read more

How the Paddington Tram Depot fire in 1962 sparked Brisbane’s transport revolution

On a September evening in Brisbane 60 years ago, a fire that would sound the death knell for the city’s tram network was spreading through the Paddington Tram Depot. The huge depot was propped up high above the city on the side of a hill on La Trobe Terrace, its tall timber supports overshadowing homes … Read more

New Queensland level crossing strategy to come out early 2023

Queensland’s new Level Crossing Safety Strategy is set to be finalized early next year as a number of projects around Brisbane move to the next stage. Key points: A new Queensland Level Crossing Safety Strategy will be out next year All levels of government want to investigate potential long-term grade separation of vehicles from the … Read more