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Positive changes passed for Ipswich Development Applications.

Ipswich City Council has voted in a new system for ruling on Development Applications. Council’s Growth and Infrastructure Committee has passed 10 recommendations to replace the existing approval system, with a more transparent process. It will include an Independent Decision Review Panel, for particularly sensitive conflicts. Acting City Planner, Brett Davey (pictured) told...

Truckies are dirty over the closure of Warwick's wash station.

Truckies have expressed their outrage, after Warwick's public truck wash closed a month ago. Drivers often have to wash their trucks down several times a day, after transporting animals. The wash station at the Warwick Saleyards was closed due to extreme water conditions, but truckies say there isn't another station within 100...

What an 'egg-citing' pre-Easter win-fall for a local tradie!

A lucky plumber from Rosewood has good cause to celebrate, after winning $100,000 in a local business competition. Thomas Jones entered the Jimmy's Chop Shop competition, where every time you spent $40...you received an entry into the draw. The Toowoomba-based business launched the 'Get Chopped' competition last year, to support young athletes...

A spike in laser strikes against rescue pilots

  Lifelight Australia has revealed there has been four laser point strikes against rescue pilots in Toowoomba since last Wednesday.All of the laser strikes on the aircrafts took place as they were flying over Glenvale, with two of the strikes happening when they were carrying a patient requiring urgent medical care.Laser...

Victims of abuse to be compensated

  Thirteen people will be compensated after a Supreme Court order was secured to pay the victims of sexual, physical and mental abuse at an Ipswich home for the disadvantaged. The victims all lived at Quest Care Incorporated formerly known as New Life Centre and suffered the abuse, before the company closed...

Council moves to take down contentious signs.

  Ipswich City Council has commenced action on a house on Brisbane Road that prominently displays contentious signs.The signs include accusations of police and politician corruption as well as slandering lawyers and the courts.The hand painted signs can't be missed day or night, due to a lighting rig which ensures they...

Labor comes through with a half-a-million dollar Cop Shop reno.

More officers will be on patrol at Logan Village, with a new Police station set to open in the next three months. Construction will soon begin to convert the dated Police Beat, into the new Logan Village-Yarrabilba Police Station. The $500,000 refurbishment was announced two years ago, as promised by Labor during...

Can you assist our good friends at Cancer Council Queensland?

City Of Ipswich Relay For Life organisers are calling on locals, to lend a hand in the fight against Cancer. They really need volunteers to help out...as others walk the course. The event will be on May 18th and 19th, and features teams who walk for 18 hours in a relay, because...

A crime scene in MacGregor, after a man is gunned down.

A man has died after being shot in the chest, at a home in Brisbane's South. Emergency crews were called to the Delfin Drive house in MacGregor at around 11.40 last night. The 56-year-old man was rushed to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition, where he later died. Police are urging...

The race for Logan's next Mayor is on...already!

A real estate agent, a life-coach and a former Mayor have all put their hands up, to stand as Logan’s next Mayor. With less than a year before the next local government elections in March, candidates have started their campaigning for mayoral position. The position is currently held by Luke Smith, who...
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