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Fire destroys Mt Gravatt school roof

  A fire has broken out at a mount gravatt school overnight which is being treated as suspicious.Police say the blaze at Upper Mount Gravvat State School building started at 7:10 and burnt though the roof and the top level.A group who monitors the schools security systems told police that multiple...

Harrisville man arrested for drink driving

  A man has been charged after allegedly crashing into a fence under the influence of alcohol last night.Before 11:30 Police were approached by members of the public who informed them of a white BMW hatchback driving erratically.The car was found by Police on Ipswich-Boonah road at Peak Crossing and when...

Man missing from Crestmead

(Photo: Queensland Police Service.) A search is on to find a man missing from Crestmead.  Brandon Wright (pictured above) was last seen at around 10.30 this morning but has not returned home since. Family and police hold concerns for his welfare as he suffers from a medical condition. The 41-year- old  is described as...

Ipswich's Agnes Munt celebrates 100th birthday with a beer

(Photo: Agnes Munt with her daughter Judy and Carolyn. Supplied.) Ipswich's newest centenarian Agnes Munt has celebrated her 100th birthday today by having her first beer at a local pub.  Mrs Munt, has never drunk alcohol but joined family members to raise a glass on her birthday at the Pumpyard Bar &...

LAIDLEY: Woman caught clutching TV, lying in car without seatbelt

(Photo/video: Queensland Police Service.) A woman caught clutching a large flatscreen TV while lying in the back of a car in the Lockyer Valley has copped a hefty fine for not wearing a seatbelt. Officers found the woman holding the new TV as she hid on a folded-down seat of a car...

Lockyer Council's Budget to see rate increases and fire levy changes

(Photo: Supplied.) UPDATE:  Lockyer Valley Mayor Tanya Milligan (pictured above) has revealed there's been boundary changes for emergency management, which will be introduced in areas such as Withcott on July 1. Her comments come after she handed down the $60 million 2019/20 Council Budget today.   Cr Milligan says it means residents who had their...

Ben Currie has sentence increased over prohibited substances

(Photo: Pixabay License. Free for commercial use. No attribution required.) Toowoomba horse trainer Ben Currie has had his disqualification increased to seven and a half years and fined 45 thousand dollars. Racing Queensland stewards last week found Currie guilty of five prohibited substance charges. The latest disqualification period of three years is in addition...

Could a rates decrease be on the cards for Ipswich ratepayers?

Ipswich Council Interim Administrator Greg Chemello says Council plans to bring rates down to a more conventional level, when the Budget is handed down later this month. The 2019 / 20 Budget will be the first and only budget Mr.Chemello will deliver, before Ipswich residents head to the polls for the...

New hoops for local charities to jump through for community funding.

Ipswich Council Administrator Greg Chemello says a new $400,000 community donations program, will have a more stringent process for local charities to go through, to receive funding.  It comes after Council scrapped the old “Discretionary Funding” scheme, which had generated up to $1.4 million last year. Mr.Chemello says the old scheme awarded...

'If you're going to build, put in the infrastructure' says Scenic Rim M.P.

L.N.P Scenic Rim M.P Jon Krause (pictured) has slammed the Palaszczuk Government, saying they've allowed for density development in the Beaudesert corridor, without appropriate road infrastructure. Mr.Krause made the comments, following opposition leader Deb Frecklington's Budget reply speech in State Parliament yesterday. He says the poor planning means congestion and safety issues...
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