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Water pipeline progress on the Downs

Completion of a feasibility study by the State Government, to connect Lake Wivenhoe with Leslie Dam in Warwick, has prompted Southern Downs Regional Council to arrange talks with their Darling Downs counterparts. Toowoomba Councillor Rebecca Von Hoff said a new water pipeline will be top of the discussion agenda, while Council...

Heroic actions of brave residents

Ipswich local Damian Jackwitz has recounted the moment he tried to kick in a door and break metal bars on a window, while attempting to save a teenager trapped in a house fire. Mr Jackwitz and his neighbours sprung into action early yesterday morning, while the home in Booval went up...

Scenic Rim Council hands down budget

The first budget for the new term has been adopted by Scenic Rim Regional Council. Residential ratepayers will see a modest rates rise of $15 a year or 29 cents per week, while those living on a rural property can expect a rates increase of $17 per annum or 33 cents...

Fatal traffic crash, Pikes Creek

Police have started an investigation after a man died in a crash at Pikes Creek overnight. Around 7.50pm, police and emergency services were notified in relation to a man located unresponsive on Waghorn Road. Preliminary inquiries indicate the man had fallen from a quadbike. A 63-year-old man was pronounced deceased. Forensic Crash Unit investigations...

Fare-dodger runs down cabbie

A Logan City man is set to front court today, after allegedly stealing a cab and hitting the driver with the vehicle. Police say a taxi driver was dropping off a man in the Gold Coast hinterland early Sunday morning, when the passenger allegedly refused to pay and drove off as...

Population growth pushes Somerset property sales

Somerset is proving to be a property hotspot. Three of its townships are amongst the top ten in Queensland for projected population spikes. The populations of Fernvale, Lowood and Kilcoy are forecast to increase by 4.7 per cent over the next three years, according to a new report released by the Ripehouse...

A first for local government in Australia

A new era of openness and accountability at Ipswich City Council has been made possible by an online transparency and integrity hub. Ratepayers can now see how healthy Council's coffers are, where their rates are going, councillor expenses, how much money was spent on the Smart City Program and procurement data...

Appeal for fatal crash witnesses

Your help is needed to locate a driver, who may be able to assist in the investigation of a fatal crash in Ipswich yesterday afternoon. Police would like the driver of a blue Toyota Camry (pictured), that was travelling along East Street in the CBD at 11:00am on Thursday July 2,...

71st Carnival of Flowers is a goer

Despite a scaled back program this year, the Carnival Of Flowers will bloom in Toowoomba for 2020. More than 30 events and 48 local tours were planned for this year's Carnival, but a number of changes have been made to the event, due to the Coronavirus pandemic and social distancing. Councillor James...

Winning the Fire Ant war

Residents in the Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and parts of Ipswich are urged to be on the lookout for any remaining fire ants, after three years of intensive treatment, by the National Red Imported  Fire Ant Eradication Program. Recent changes to fire ant biosecurity zones at the end of May, should...
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