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A timely reminder from Toowoomba Council

Time's up! The discount extension for the current water rates notice ends today. Toowoomba's Council had extended the original discount period from May 12 to June 23, as part of its initial $10.5 million Coronavirus pandemic relief package. Deputy Mayor Geoff McDonald emphasised Council's $125 rate concession, covering urban and rural residential...

Breathing space for Logan ratepayers

Logan City Council is delaying the annual budget until July 20, but says ratepayers will still have the usual four weeks to pay their bills. Mayor Darren Power said managing a multi-million dollar budget is no easy task, especially with so many newly-elected Councillors. The Budget, under state rules, could have been delayed...

Two vehicle crash at Logan claims life

A collision at Slacks Creek has claimed the life of a young motorcyclist. Just after 1:00pm on Sunday, a motorbike and a car were merging at the intersection of Kingston and Wembley Roads when the incident occurred. Sadly, the 25-year-old motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene, while the male driver of...

Toowoomba pedestrian hurt in morning collision

A young man was taken to Toowoomba hospital early Sunday morning after he was hit by a car. Paramedics treated a man in his 20s around 2.30 am - he was taken to hospital with spinal precautions and minor injuries.

Surgery within six weeks for Darling Downs patients

It's hoped all patients who had their elective surgery delayed owing to Covid-19, will be seen by the end of July. That's the aim of the Darling Downs Health Service. The State Government is funding an extra 6,000 operations and an additional 25,000 specialist appointments, to help clear the backlog of cases...

Digs reveal dino tracks on the Downs

Theories of the existence of a T-Rex-like dinosaur in Australia have received support, after the recent analysis of ancient footprints found in Southern Queensland.After being forgotten in museum draws for years, University Of Southern Queensland paleontologists have now inspected the prehistoric footprints, originally found in coal mines at Oakey and...

Shots fired at Archerfield, man suffers head injuries

Investigations are underway into a shooting incident in Brisbane's south-west. A 61-year-old man was hit on the back of his head with a firearm shortly before shots were fired into nearby vehicles at a Beatty Road caryard at Archerfield around 1pm. Police have declared a crime scene and appealing for anyone with...

Delayed mine expansion could cost jobs

New Hope Coal is seeking to expand its controversial Acland site, but company directors have been told a decision won't be made while there is an ongoing legal battle. According to the mining giant, they have a great deal of support from the vast majority of landholders, adding further delays will put...

More security eyes to safeguard Logan community

Logan Village locals can expect to feel a little safer, with the installation of three new CCTV cameras, funded by the Federal Government’s Community Development Grant Program. Councillor Laurie Koranski said the cameras will be installed at the intersection of North Street, Quinzeh Creek Road and Waterford Tamborine Road. Residents will notice...

Accessible housing for Darling Downs residents

Construction has begun on two new houses in Middle Ridge, being specially built for residents with disabilites. The development comes in response to one accommodation company, who said there was still a chronic shortage of suitable houses in Toowoomba. Peter Marles from Specialist Disability Accommodation Queensland said once the building had finished,...
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