Stack of memories of fun times, hard work


By Alisa Cork The exhaust stack from the Riverside OFL, formerly the Royal Australian Navy vessel OFL 1206, proudly stands watch outside the head office of Riverside Marine on Breakfast Creek Rd Newstead, honouring the vessel’s long service with the company. Her contribution to the heritage of Riverside Marine pays tribute to the mateship of […]


THE land brawl between the LNP and Brisbane Central State School parents seems set to rage on with the P&C warning “the struggle is far from over” despite the State Government allocating $1 million for extra classrooms. State Member for Brisbane Central Robert Cavallucci said the planned works would provide up to seven classrooms, which […]

Cavallucci to host LGBTIQ ‘Safe night out’ forum


Engine Room restaurant draws strong response

Submariners Rob Woolrych, Don Currell, Barry McKeown and QLD President Gareme Caesar at the ANZAC Day ceromny in Teneriffe.

THE campaign against the council proposal to convert the Engine Room into a cafe/restaurant is gathering heat as nearby residents mobilised quickly to get objections in the public domain. A group of residents, mostly from the adjacent Catalina Wharves apartments, have joined forces under the Historic Engine Room Supporters banner and are mounting a campaign […]

Engine Room restaurant proposal draws a mixed response

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MACQUARIE Street residents have raised concerns over the development application from Brisbane City Council to turn the historic Engine Room into a ‘small scale restaurant’. Long term New Farm resident Ken Hoy lives in the direct vicinity of the Engine Room and is worried about the scale of the project, which proposes to add an […]

Telstra steamrolls building owners for mobile phone tower


OWNERS of a building in Florence Street, Teneriffe, where Telstra wants to install a telecommunications facility, stand to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars over a stoush with the telco. One of the building’s owners, George Constanti, described the behaviour of Telstra and of their agent Urbis as “extraordinary”. The stoush erupted over a proposed […]

Betrayal as council breaks promise to Kangaroo Point community

Kangaroo Point Debate

COUNCIL decision to approve Metro Property Developments’ 20-storey Riverview Towers violates the new City Plan and the Kangaroo Point Neighbourhood Plan according to a group of angry residents who have launched an appeal to challenge the decision. They say they have been betrayed by a council that promised certainty through Neighbourhood Plans and a new […]

Kangaroo Pt tower modified, approved

The modified Metro Property Development tower is 20 storeys, reduced from 23.

THE controversial multi-storey Metro Property residential tower on Lambert and Cairns streets, Kangaroo Point, has been approved despite more than 180 community objections submitted to council. The tower, originally a 23-storey proposal of 253 units, was modified in July and again in October to 20 storeys and 214 units. The ground floor was redesigned to […]

Village Twin Cinema redevelopment begins

The redeveloped site includes a six-screen cinema, bar, restaurant, and two coffee shops, along with a function centre.

THE dramatic, and much-anticipated, redevelopment of the Village Twin cinema at the corner of Brunswick and Barker streets is set to begin in February, owner Peter Sourris said. Plans for the two-storey site included a restaurant, a bar, two coffee shops, a six-screen cinema complex (including gold class) on the bottom floor, and a function […]

Road closure sign brings neighbourhood to a stop


A TENERIFFE couple looking to realign their boundary have been faced with hassles and upset neighbours over a misleading sign that they were required to post on their property as part of the purchase application. Damon Warat and Harriet Bryan bought the rundown house on the corner of Beeston and Kingsholme streets at auction, with […]