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Police seize mammoth $1.7m drug haul at Lockyer Valley properties

Police have seized a massive $1.7 million drug haul from a raid of two Lockyer Valley properties and crushed an alleged drug syndicate. Police executed a search warrant at a Redwood Drive, Brightview rural property yesterday morning. The property consisted of four greenhouses containing 4,581 cannabis plants of varying sizes, along with...

How 'dry mode' on your air con can help you beat mould

Have you noticed excess mould in your home after the recent wet weather? Coastal Electrical & Air owner Neal Hendicott says he has received plenty of calls and emails from customers asking what they can do to mitigate mould issues. He recommends switching your air conditioner into ‘dry mode’, which essentially turns...

Smart parking meters to be installed across Toowoomba CBD

Smart parking meters will be installed across Toowoomba’s CBD from next week and is on track to go live in July. Toowoomba Regional Council infrastructure spokesperson councillor Melissa Taylor says the installation rollout will start on Monday, May 23 and take about five weeks. Motorists will be able to use an app...

Council prioritising road fixes after heavy rain, flood cause damage

Important road fixes such as Lobb Street Bridge at One Mile have been labelled a priority by the council after the city’s second flood in three months. Ipswich City Council is carrying out flood damage assessments across the region as the council works to repair roads and potholes. The Lobb Street bridge...

Police seeking public help to find missing girl, 14,

Police are appealing to the public for help to find a 14-year-old girl reported missing from Springwood. The girl was last seen at approximately 7.30pm at a Springwood address on Saturday (May 15) and has not been heard from since. Police hold concerns for her welfare due to her young age and...

Second river crossing, Springfield BioPark election pledges from major parties

Labor and the Coalition have made election pledges towards two vital pieces of infrastructure in Ipswich. Blair MP Shayne Neumann announced an Albanese Labor Government would invest $12.5 million in the Springfield BioPark site to grow the advanced manufacturing of high-value medicines in Ipswich and Greater Springfield and boost local jobs. “This...

Council, Tafe team up for certificate course to upskill local businesses

Ipswich City Council and Tafe Queensland are teaming up to help small businesses with a new 16-week course that will upskill employees across a variety of industries. Economic and industry development committee chairperson councillor Nicole Jonic says through the partnership the council will fund 20 Ipswich businesses to complete a Certificate...

Coalition's home buyer super plan receives mixed reaction

Prime Minister Scott Morisson’s last-ditch attempt to win over voters has received a mixed reaction. Mr Morrison used the Liberal Party's official election campaign launch yesterday to announce it's Super Home Buyer Scheme which would allow first home buyers to access 40 per cent of their superannuation up to a maximum...

Reports of gunshots at Redbank overnight as police call for witnesses

Police are calling on witnesses to come forward after reports of gunshots at Kirton Street, Redbank. Around 11.45pm on Sunday, police were called following multiple reports of gunshots in the street, near a residence. Nobody was injured. A dirt bike and dark coloured vehicle were seen leaving the area shortly after. Police believe the...

Woman, 26, allegedly sets car on fire after dispute with another woman

A 26-year-old woman has been charged with arson after allegedly setting a vehicle on fire after a dispute with another woman in a Toowoomba town. Police allege around 10.30pm on Sunday, May 15, a Millmerran woman used an accelerant and set fire to a vehicle parked on Walpole Street before fleeing...

Delivery driver robbed at knifepoint, accused to face court

A man has been accused of robbing a food delivery driver at knifepoint, then stealing his car, in a brazen daylight crime on a Toowoomba street. Around 3.45pm on Tuesday, April 26, police allege two men approached a food delivery driver on Betty Street, with one of the men producing a...
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