Dragons enlisted to help improve school zones safety

An artist’s impression of what the “Dragon’s Teeth” road markings could look like on roads in Brisbane school zones. ZEBRAS are out; dragons are in if the ALP wins back City Hall at the local government elections later this year. Paul Crowther, who hopes to win retiring councillor David Hinchliffe’s seat of Central, and Lord Mayoral candidate Ray Smith promise they will enlist the help of dragons to help make Brisbane ’s school zones safer. They plan to use “Dragon’s... Read More

Residents vow to fight unreasonable development plans

Paul Crowther discussing plans with local residents THE Ramsay Health Clinic at New Farm usually receives accolades for helping people get over their hurts, habits and hang-ups but it is being challenged on a number of fronts on planned extensions. The 90-bed psychiatric private hospital, credited with having turned former Brisbane Lions Australian rules bad boy footballer Brendan Fevola’s life around, is to be extended. The clinic, which is bounded by Oxlade Drive, Sargent... Read More

Brewery owners toast move to a new area

Marc Christmas & Adrian Slaughter BRISBANE entrepreneurs Adrian Slaughter and Marc Chrismas are excited about the opportunity to open a boutique micro-brewery on Helen Street at Teneriffe. The pair said they were excited about joining the “vibrant and dynamic” peninsula community, following their proposal to open the Green Beacon Brewing Company in one of the street’s historic warehouses. “It has been a dream of mine to run a small business that’s integral to the... Read More

Businesses suffer as factions close overhead walkway

THE Valley Chamber of Commerce has called for a speedy resolution to the war above Wickham Street over the walkway which is denying the public access to the Fortitude Valley railway station and affecting surrounding traders. Chamber president Charles Apostolos said businesses in the area were slowly being strangled while the dispute over repairs to the 20m overpass is resolved. The walkway links the derelict L-shaped Walton Building and the McWhirters Building. It has been closed... Read More