Moral and other Rights


By Paul Fairweather Recently there have been changes made to a couple of the wool store apartment buildings in Teneriffe. Some of these changes, in particular the erection of the fence adjacent to Mactaggart’s Woolstore Apartments blocking the pedestrian access adjacent from Vernon Terrace to the river, raise some very curious issues for me around […]

Opponents unite on ‘Fenton’ plans to move house


By Mike O’Connor A proposal to move one of New Farm’s most historic, heritage-listed residences to make way for a three-storey townhouse has been blasted by architects, academics and Brisbane Central MLA Grace Grace. The house, “Fenton’’ at 388 Bowen Terrace, was designed by renowned architect Robin Dods and built in 1907.  Under the proposal, […]

River for the people, bar none

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By Mike O’Connor Easy access to the river is one of the defining features of life in Teneriffe. Its river walk is enjoyed by people from all over the city with significant public funds spent in constructing and maintaining it. What a shame it would be, then, if the commercial interests of a few were […]

Slice what you like but not the service, says deli owner


It’s been a love affair with food and service that has lasted for over 35 years, a marriage of hospitality, skill, hard work and an intuitive feel for the needs of the people who come through the door. It is now a quarter of a century since Vince and Maria Anello opened the New Farm […]

Kangaroo Point Feature

Women In Business

Sub-tropical boulevard proposal to fill missing link

Developers and landscape and urban designers have combined forces to create a plan which aims to transform Skyring Terrace into one of the city’s great sub-tropical boulevards. The scheme envisages an extensive tree planting program with uplighting, fairy lights, a watering system, short term car parking and an improvement in pedestrian access, crossings and intersections […]

Community asked to help power Engine Room site


COMMUNITY organisations and businesses are being invited to submit proposals to use the former riverfront Engine Room on Macquarie Street, Teneriffe. This follows approval for the re-purposing of the site by the Planning and Environment Court. Brisbane City Council Central Ward Councillor Vicki Howard said a Registration of Interest process began on 1 October. Cr […]

Councillor want to press the button before walking

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When new traffic lights at the Commercial Road – Vernon Terrace intersection become operational, Cr David McLachlan hopes to be on hand to press the button for the first light change. It will be one of his last official acts as councillor for the district. As councillor for the Hamilton Ward he has represented parts […]

Boxing champ raises awareness

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WORLD champion boxer Jarrod Fletcher and wife Krista are in the midst of the fight of their lives to raise awareness of a genetic condition their two-year-old daughter Milla was diagnosed with earlier this year. Milla has Velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS) or 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome, which is a genetic syndrome, and is so named because it […]