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Freeing up the huge areas set aside for parking can transform our cities

Parking - Townsville City Flinders Street Mall on street parking

Parking in Townsville City Parking may seem like a “pedestrian” topic (pun intended). However, parking is of increasing importance in metropolitan areas worldwide. On average, motor vehicles are parked 95% of the time. Yet most transport analysis focuses on vehicles when they are moving. Substantial amounts of land and buildings are set aside

This is what our cities need to do to be truely liveable for all

Liveability - Shoppers at Cotters Market in the CBD of Townsville City North Queensland

Urban planners, governments and developers are increasingly interested in making cities “liveable”. But what features contribute to liveability? Which areas in cities are the least and most liveable? The various liveability rankings – where Australia tends to do quite well – don’t provide much useful guidance. This article is one in a series, Healthy

Buying Business – What to consider with fixtures and chattels

Buying Business - TREN eMagazine - Quaint business village displaying fixtures and chattels to think about before signing contract to purchase

Buying business with fixtures and chattels When buying business and thinking about chattels, one may think of such things as moveable personal property such as clothes, furniture, and appliances as opposed to more permanent fixtures such as homes and buildings. https://townsvillerealestatenews.com.au/buying-business-fixtures-chattels/ Common Law Fixtures and chattels refer to the things that are included in

Townsville City Council showing symptoms of honest corruption

Corruption - Townsville City Mayor Cr Jenny Hill addressing the Council chamber

Crime and corruption report exposures cultural failures The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission (QCCC) has made 31 recommendations to strengthen transparency and integrity in local governments throughout Queensland following the Operation Belcarra report. In spite of the positive project announcements for North Queensland and the economic improvements the associated investments are having on

Corruption by developers and mayors above the law; Crime and Corruption Commission Belcarra report

Corruption - Chairman QCCC Mr Alan MacSporran handing down the Operation Belcarra Report to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Chairman of the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission, Mr. Allan MacSporran QC handed down the Commission's report into local government election corruption in a baffling and incomprehensible press release, the third such corruption investigation report on local government since 1991, 2006 and 2015 in Queensland. Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission Press

Victims in Aged and Retired Housing Being Smuggled in Legal Scandal

Retired - Elderly Couple planning for retirement living

The Queensland government is being accused of smuggling aged and retired victims through disingenuous complaints handling, regulatory investigation and mediation processes that encourage unscrupulous operators to pay out thousands of dollars in hush money, in an effort to cover up serious failures in legislative integrity and government waste. The effectiveness of

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