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First budget for Ipswich's 51st Mayor

Described as measured and reflective of the current economic times, Ipswich's new Council will deliver its first budget next Tuesday. Having had little more than three months since being installed in office, the Mayor and her Councillors have had to deep-dive into the city's $600 million finances, to determine a strategy...

Toowoomba named car vandalism hotspot

Watch where you park in Toowoomba, with new RACQ data revealing the region is one of the top 10 Queensland suburbs for car vandalism. RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said more than 2,500 insurance claims were lodged over the past three years for malicious damage to cars. Toowoomba came in at number three...

IPSWICH| Fire damages unit, two people treated at scene

A fire at a unit block in Ipswich this afternoon. QFES says that the blaze broke out at a Thorn Street address at around midday. Paramedics had to help two people following the fire - with a woman in her 20s being treated for smoke inhalation and a fire fighter suffering minor...

Advisory Committee for Toowoomba Youth

If you have a passion for working with young people, Toowoomba Regional Council wants to hear from you. Nominations are now open for positions on the Regional Youth Advisory Committee, with Council looking to fill 14 roles, including applications from those aged 18 to 25. RYAC Chair, Councillor James O'Shea said the...

Kelly Gang's link to Ipswich

A ghost tour is set for Ipswich this weekend, to commemorate the 140th anniversary of Ned Kelly's Last Stand at Glenrowan in Victoria. Why? Because Kelly Gang member Dan apparently escaped and ended up in Ipswich, only to die when he was decapitated by a passing coal train. His remains are buried...

Egg industry cracking through Covid

It seems we're all eating more eggs. Managing director of Australian Eggs Rowan McMonnies said consumption had risen across Queensland since the start of the pandemic. "It has lead to an increase and that's in Queensland an increase of 3.3 per cent in volume of egg consumption and that's over the last...

Baby boy found in a critical condition at a Bundamba home

Ipswich Child Protection officers are investigating after a five-month-old baby boy was found in a critical condition at an Ipswich home. Emergency crews were called to a Bundamba address around 3.30 yesterday afternoon after the child suffered a medical episode.  He was taken the Queensland Children's Hospital where he remains in a...

Renaming Ipswich landmarks considered

Places of note named after Ipswich city councillors, including disgraced former Mayor Paul Pisasale, could be renamed under the new administration which was elected in March this year. Ipswich's new Mayor believes landmarks should not be named after councillors. Residents and businesses near affected sites will be consulted, with 75 per cent...

Fresh fight against online trolls

A new campaign to tackle cyber-bullying in Ipswich and South East schools has been officially launched by the Palaszczuk Government. The $750,000 program is set to be rolled-out to 55 schools across the state, including the Immaculate Heart Catholic School at West Ipswich and Mount Gravatt State School. The initiative is backed...

Happy days for a bird of prey

After being shot out of the sky three years ago, a wedge-tailed eagle now calls the Ipswich Nature Centre home. Not long after healing from surgery, it became clear Mirrigin, as she's been named, wouldn't be able to soar or hunt as she once did in the wild. The decision was made...
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