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Housing crisis deepens as sector gets $2.9b boost

With families living in tents in Ipswich and the Darling Downs, the State Government’s $2.9 billion investment is being seen as a watershed moment to deal with the housing crisis. That’s the view of Queensland Council of Social Service CEO Aimee McVeigh, pictured, who says the government announcement signals a new...

BRASSALL| House and adjoining shop damaged by fire

Fire has damaged a house and adjoining shop in Brassall overnight.  QFES says crews arrived to find the Pine Mountain Road property well involved at just after midnight.   Firefighters had it under control an hour later and it was completely out by 4am.  No one was injured  Fire investigators will return to the scene...

Council rips down controversial signs from home

Ipswich City Council officers have ripped down a man's large homemade signs, which have been the subject of controversy and legal action.  Booval resident Russell Gordon Haig Mathews' property has had prominent signs targeting politicians, police and the courts of being corrupt for years. On Monday, the signs were removed after more...

Toowoomba Hospital budget snub disappoints MP

Toowoomba North MP Trevor Watts has criticised the State Government over its funding snub for a new hospital as part of the Baillie Henderson Redevelopment. The Queensland Government has thrown $2 billion at fixing the state's struggling health system but Toowoomba Hospital missed out. Toowoomba Hospital, which is part of Darling Downs...

Qld Budget: Three news schools for Ipswich region

Millions will be invested in education across the Ipswich region to build three new schools and provide much-needed funding for existing schools. The State Government also confirmed the previously promised $177 million in the State Budget to build a new hospital in Springfield. The project which is ‘shovel ready’ is expected to...

Thick fog blankets local region

A thick blanket of fog is covering the local region this morning. The low lying cloud is stretching through Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Brisbane Valley and Toowoomba areas. Bureau of Meteorology Forecaster Rosa Hoff  said the foggy conditions are being caused by a number of factors. "The storms and showers that moved through yesterday,...

Schools, healthcare and infrastructure big winners in Budget, according to Bundamba MP

Jobs and services through new schools, healthcare upgrades and major infrastructure investments  lead local Bundamba budget highlights following today’s handing down of the 2021-22 State Budget in Parliament.The Palaszczuk Government’s second budget in six months includes a commitment to build four new  schools to support the local community, along with $43.1 million for...

Scientists identify rare giant croc from Darling Downs

One of the largest prehistoric crocodile species ever found in Australia has been officially recorded in the Darling Downs solving a century-old mystery in the process. University of Queensland researchers say they have now identified Gunggamarandu maunala or 'River Boss' after remains of its skull was discovered in the 19th century. Riverboss...

'Worrying sign': Toowoomba Hospital capacity concerns

The Australian Medical Association Queensland warns that the recent code yellow alerts at Toowoomba Hospital is a sign the hospital is under pressure. A code yellow is declared when a hospital is at full capacity and cannot meet the demand for health services. Toowoomba Hospital has issued two code yellow alerts in...

Urgent appeal to find missing teen with links to Ipswich

Police have issued an urgent appeal, hoping the public can help locate a 14-year-old girl missing from Nambour. The teen (pictured above) was last seen in the vicinity of the Nambour Train Station, around 9am yesterday. It’s believed she travelled to Brisbane, and may be in the company of a man who...

Mayor eyes transport infrastructure in state budget

  The Mayor of Ipswich is optimistic the city will get funding for sporting and transport infrastructure when the State Government hands down its budget today. The Treasurer will hand down his 2021-22 budget, with pressure mounting for the government to deliver on its promises made in the lead up to last...

Work on the Redbank Plains Road bridge finally underway

Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum has welcomed the start of repair work on the Redbank Plains Road bridge over the Cunningham Highway at Blackstone. The bridge was struck by a heavy vehicle carrying an excavator in March and has since been partially closed for safety reasons. "The detailed structural assessment has confirmed the internal...

Flagstone rugby league to get a $350,000 clubhouse

 The next generation of Queensland rugby league stars will be honing their skills and talent with the launch of the Flagstone Tigers and new $350,000 team clubhouse at Flagstone Sports Field. An affiliate of the Eastern Suburbs Tigers, a feeder club for the National Rugby League’s Melbourne Storm, the Flagstone Tigers...
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