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Fatal crash, Silkstone

A 34-year-old Ipswich man has died following a single vehicle traffic crash at Silkstone on Friday. Initial investigations indicate a Ford Falcon utility was travelling west on Blackstone Road at approximately 11.30pm, when it has left the road and crashed into a petrol pump at a service station. Emergency services ensured the...

Woolworths' shopping centre bid loses court appeal

A major developer has lost its appeal bid to build a shopping centre in Ipswich as the council reveals it has spent nearly half a million dollars in court costs defending its decision. Fabcot Pty Ltd, the development arm of Woolworths, had planned to build a shopping centre at the corner...

Concerns for teenage boy missing from Bundamba

Police are appealing to the public for assistance to help locate a 15-year-old boy reported missing from Bundamba.  The boy was last seen leaving a Keith Street residence on foot at approximately 9am on Thursday May 19, and has not made contact with anyone since.  Police and family are concerned for his...

If it's flooded, forget it this weekend

With the rain not set to let up in Toowoomba this weekend residents are being urged to be prepared. While falls are not predicted to reach the levels they did last week, there are concerns of flash flooding due to the already saturated conditions. And with two lives lost in flood waters...

'It has gone on long enough': Council seeks state inquiry into stench

The ongoing horrendous stench in Ipswich has reached a crisis point, with the council calling for an urgent state inquiry into the smell, which is leaving some Ipswich residents feeling like prisoners in their homes. Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding will write to Health Minister Yvette D’Ath requesting a panel of inquiry...

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...
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