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Woman treated in reported gas leak at Ipswich shopping centre

  Emergency crews are on scene of a possible gas leak at a major shopping centre in Ipswich. A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson says a digger has hit a gas pipe at Orion Shopping Centre, in Springfield. Firefighters have done atmosphere monitoring and readings are within "normal range". Police were called to...

Scammers target new Ipswich shopping centre

The newest shopping centre in Ipswich is being targeted by scammers who are asking people to hand over their financial information. A fake Yamanto Central Facebook page has been set up, which is advertising a pretend gift voucher giveaway. People are being contacted by the page and asked to hand over their...

Construction extensions 'won't fill gap in material shortage'

  Ipswich builders are getting a breather - of sorts - with construction timeframes extending, but they say it will not fix a major material shortage. Workers had to start construction within six months of signing a contract under the HomeBuilder scheme. The timeframe has now been extended to 18 months as builders...

Young people locked out of Ipswich rental market

   The coronavirus pandemic is making it difficult for young people to break into the rental market and stay off the streets in Ipswich. Amanda Margerison, of Ipswich Community Youth Services, says an increase demand compounded by a shortage of homes is causing issues for local young people, leaving many to sleep...

Carnival of Flowers blooms into month-long celebration

  The 2021 Carnival of Flowers will boast bigger and brighter and more blooms as organisers unveil a month of festivities across the Toowoomba region. The popular flower festival usually runs over 10 days, but it is being extended to run throughout September. Councillor James O'Shea says council has been considering extending the...

Comedian to poke fun at Ipswich in online show

A local comedian is taking to the virtual stage tomorrow night to argue why Ipswich should be Australia's next tourism hotspot. Seven comedians will take part in a live-streamed comedic debate including Kieran McLeod, who is expected to playfully 'roast' the region. The project called 'Remotely Funny' was created during the pandemic...

PSPA declared, Woodridge

Police have made an emergency declaration under the Public Safety Preservation Act (PSPA) due to an ongoing police incident at Woodridge.   The declaration zone encompasses Smith Road, Wentworth Street, Macquarie Street, Blaxland Street and Ewing Road.   Members of the public are advised to use alternate routes around this area. Images: Supplied

Rescuer speaks out after saving man trapped in Ipswich manhole

A local man who helped rescue a man from a manhole in the middle of an Ipswich street has spoken out about the ordeal. Clinton Jackson was driving by and stopped to assist the man after he saw his head sticking out of the drain pipe at around 11 on Sunday...

Emergency situation declared in Woodridge

Police have made an emergency declaration under the Public Safety Preservation Act (PSPA) due to an ongoing police incident at Woodridge. The declaration zone encompasses Smith Road, Wentworth Street, Macquarie Street, Blaxland Street and Ewing Road. Members of the public are advised to use alternate routes around this area. (Photo: Queensland Police Service....

Neumann endorsed for a seventh time

Shayne Neumann has been endorsed as Labor’s candidate for the Federal seat of Blair for a seventh consecutive time. Mr Neumann (pictured above), who was preselected unopposed, said it is a privilege and honour to be the Australian Labor Party’s candidate in Blair, which includes most of Ipswich, all the Somerset...

Rockets used to 'ignite' students interest in STEM

New workshops incorporating rockets designed to “fire up” female students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) kick-off in Springfield today (Monday, April 19), before being rolled out across the nation. The inaugural Stellar STEM workshop – which involves hands-on experience firing a rocket engine – will be held at the Hymba Yumba...

RSL Queensland welcomes Royal Commission into Veteran Suicide

RSL Queensland has welcomed the announcement of a Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide and the appointment of a National Commissioner responsible for implementing its recommendations. Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the decision comes after listening to community calls for a national inquiry focusing on the systemic issues faced by...
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