Fixed Riverwalk an eyesore, easily damaged: resident

Artist impression of the proposed new Riverwalk BRISBANE City Council’s proposal to reconstruct the section of its Riverwalk washed away in last year’s Brisbane River flood will be an eyesore and at greater risk of damage in other floods. Eileen Collins, who lives on the edge of the river at New Farm, said there had been no official inquiry into the failure of the original design – a floating structure which rose and fell with the tide and general river movement – and... Read More

Council’s bike scheme pedalling city into cycle of debt

You cannot drive into the city area from any direction without seeing these very large and prominent billboards that claim the funding of CityCycle is via corporate advertising? ONYA bike, Spike. That’s the message the public is sending to Brisbane City Council about its controversial CityCycle bicycle hire scheme as subscription figures continue to spiral down. The Village News distribution area – from New Farm to Bowen Hills; Teneriffe to Petrie Bight – has one of the... Read More

Plenty of froth on brewery

26 Helen Street, Teneriffe is the proposed site for a boutique brewery Plenty of froth on Brewery – By Vanessa Fang   HELEN Street at Teneriffe is fast becoming an all-residential precinct, apart a few old warehouses. For the Green Beacon Brewing Company, that’s an attractive location for a boutique brewery and, as such, has applied for a liquor licence in order to operate a brewery and wholesale business. The application says its beer could be sold or consumed “on... Read More

Protesters keep Amity development plans in spotlight

  By Darryl Whitecross Some of the very large crowd concerned with the size of the proposed developement at Amity House RESIDENTS and other concerned stakeholders around New Farm are keeping up the pressure on everyone involved in considering a plan to build an apartment complex on the grounds of one of Brisbane’s most historic properties. There is growing belief among protesters that prominent Brisbane architect Tony Dempsey, who lives in Amity House at 101 Welsby Street,... Read More