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Localised flooding, dam spills puts Toowoomba on alert as rain persists

Persistent rain across the Toowoomba region is leading to localised flooding and dams spilling. Two of the region’s major dams in Cressbrook and Perseverance are spilling this morning with council crews undertaking 24-hour on-site monitoring of the situation as rain continues. Toowoomba Mayor Paul Antonio said the Local Disaster Management Group moving...

Major flood warning issued for parts of the Lockyer Valley

  The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a major flood warning Laidley Creek and moderate warnings for Lockyer and Bremer rivers after heavy rainfall continued overnight. Heavy rainfall and river and stream level rises have been observed across the Bremer River, Lockyer, Laidley and Warrill Creeks and Lower Brisbane River catchments over...

LA NINA| Rain to continue to fall in local region for days

We remain on high alert this morning as this large system  continues to bring rain to the  Ipswich, Somerset and Lockyer Valley regions.  BOM Forecaster Peter Markworth says over the last 19 hours or so hours since 9am up to 100 millimetres has fallen in Upper Sandy Creek in the Somerset ...

Ipswich Show to go ahead rain, hail or shine

Organisers are hoping for big crowds when the Ipswich Show opens its gates on Friday. Tickets are available at the ticket box office or at https://ipswichshow.com.au/     Image: Ipswich Show Society

Sky is the limit with Air Tattoo at RAAF Amberley two-day event

Do you feel the need for speed? Ipswich skies will be filled with Royal Australian Air Force aircraft when Ipswich City Council partners with Defence to stage the inaugural Ipswich Amberley Air Tattoo. Australia’s largest Air Force base, RAAF Base Amberley, will open its gates to the public for the first...

Woman dies in floodwaters north of Mackay after overnight rain deluge

A 31-year-old woman has died in floodwaters at Mount Ossa, north of Mackay after a deluge of rain overnight. Police say around 5am emergency services were called to reports a vehicle with three occupants had been swept into floodwaters at a causeway on Surprise Creek Road. Two other passengers, a 50-year-old Mount...

Man charged over firearm incident in Toowoomba

Toowoomba detectives have charged a man following a firearm incident in Harristown last weekend (May 6). A 39-year-old Toowoomba man has been charged with one count of going armed so as to cause fear and one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle in relation to that incident. The man was...

Tiny town aims for big tourism prize

Marburg is hoping its country charm will win over judges in this year's Queensland Top Tourism Town Awards. Named as one of ten finalists in the ‘Top Tiny Tourism Town’ category, locals are banking on its diverse offerings to get them over the line. “Where else can you shop for emu oil health and...

Anouk and Gunni's epic journey from Tasmania to Ipswich

From Tasmania to Ipswich, the Nature Centre’s newest residents have made an epic journey to their new home. Two quolls, Anouk and Gunni, have arrived at the enclosure from the Devils @ Cradle conservation and breeding sanctuary in Tasmania. Ipswich City Councillor Russell Milligan said the two-and-a-half-year-old eastern quolls were once widespread...

Queensland bracing for worst flu season in years

The flu season is shaping up as one of the worst in years as the state records 1,000 cases of influenza and flu-COVID cases in May. AMA Queensland president Professor Chris Perry says after two years of influenza dormancy due to COVID-19 lockdowns and border closures, 2022 is on a frightening...

Queensland to introduce coercive control laws

Queensland will introduce legislation to make coercive control a criminal offence by the end of 2023 under historical reforms. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement today in parliament saying coercive control is the most common factor leading up to intimate partner homicide. The legislation includes an inquiry into police practices, funding for...

Centenary Hwy planning, upgrades key to Ipswich’s future: council

Ipswich City Council is calling on all federal candidates to pledge an investment to critical infrastructure projects such as public transport and much-needed upgrades to the Centenary Highway with Mayor Teresa Harding saying - without it - the city will stagnate. Cr Harding says the Centenary Highway is essential to the...
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