Ipswich Council News

Fri 12 Jul 2019

REVEALED: What boundary change means for former councillors

premium_icon REVEALED: What boundary change means for former councillors

As Ipswich is carved up and new divisions are formed, will it help or hinder the councillors dismissed by the state?

Thu 11 Jul 2019

Seven years and $4k wasted on levy

premium_icon Seven years and $4k wasted on levy

A Goodna man is embroiled in a battle with council to claw back rates charged during the 2011 floods.

Wed 10 Jul 2019

SPECIAL REPORT: Ipswich budget promises that don't add up

premium_icon SPECIAL REPORT: Ipswich budget promises that don't add up

Since the state budget the QT has cut through the politics to reveal what spending is actually new in Ipswich, and what is spin Shane Warne would be proud of.

Tue 9 Jul 2019

Super divisions proposed, councillors cut in city carve-up

premium_icon Super divisions proposed, councillors cut in city carve-up

The Local Government Change Commission has proposed splitting Ipswich City Council into four divisions. Here's what it will mean for you.

Pensioner fed up with dumping after calves found dead

premium_icon Pensioner fed up with dumping after calves found dead

"I just thought some mongrel doesn't give a damn. There's no need to do that."

Thu 4 Jul 2019

Tax drop touted to support Ipswich's small businesses

premium_icon Tax drop touted to support Ipswich's small businesses

The state minister has acknowledged difficulty facing businesses, particularly in the CBD.

Wed 3 Jul 2019

City has its say on future of council's memorabilia haul

premium_icon City has its say on future of council's memorabilia haul

A date has been set for the council's special group to decide and deliver a strategy on the future of 700 relics.

Plans for 500,000 tonne, 50-year dump lodged with council

premium_icon Plans for 500,000 tonne, 50-year dump lodged with council

With thousands of trucks, and millions of tonnes of waste, a plan has been put forward to create one of the biggest dumps in the region.

Tue 2 Jul 2019

Will he stand? Council fighter's pledge ahead of election

premium_icon Will he stand? Council fighter's pledge ahead of election

The long-time candidate feels vindicated his public criticism of the council over several years ended in its dismissal last August.

Mon 1 Jul 2019

11 council jobs paying up to $100k

premium_icon 11 council jobs paying up to $100k

Here are 11 jobs going and how much they're paying right now at Ipswich City Council.

Ipswich escapes changes to domestic wheelie bin charges

premium_icon Ipswich escapes changes to domestic wheelie bin charges

The levy is being reintroduced to reduce the amount of waste generated and to encourage resource recovery and recycling industries.

Fri 28 Jun 2019

'Rule it out': Pollie's message over council boundary change

premium_icon 'Rule it out': Pollie's message over council boundary change

A majority of residents voted for multi-councillor divisions in a council survey earlier this year.

Former councillor the first to announce candidacy for mayor

premium_icon Former councillor the first to announce candidacy for mayor

The councillor talks about the dismissal, a 'new vision' for the city and whether he'll roll back Greg Chemello's work.

Thu 27 Jun 2019

Another nail in the coffin for Ipswich City Properties

premium_icon Another nail in the coffin for Ipswich City Properties

ICC will continue to manage the redevelopment, but without the cloak of a separate company.

Council pursuing convicted mayor over legal fees

premium_icon Council pursuing convicted mayor over legal fees

Antoniolli was found guilty of 13 counts of fraud in the Ipswich Magistrates Court on June 6.

Wed 26 Jun 2019

Why Ash and Archie are world champions to be proud of

premium_icon Why Ash and Archie are world champions to be proud of

Ash and Archie. Two world number ones. Two ace achievers from Ipswich.

Rates shouldn't be the highlight in our growing city budget

premium_icon Rates shouldn't be the highlight in our growing city budget

It's a budget designed to maintain the city's survival, to offer not surprises but a band-aid solution to the region's appetite for growth.

Ipswich budget: When you will see cranes in the CBD

premium_icon Ipswich budget: When you will see cranes in the CBD

More money is being spent on the CBD than any other single project according to the council's 2019-2020 budget.

Tue 25 Jun 2019

Ipswich's congested roads 'will get worse', council confirms

premium_icon Ipswich's congested roads 'will get worse', council confirms

Don't expect your busy road to be upgraded this financial year, with a lack of budget cash provided for construction.

Ipswich Budget: No more waste, mismanagement vows city boss

premium_icon Ipswich Budget: No more waste, mismanagement vows city boss

No more memorabilia will be purchased and the city's finances will be managed with 'ethical and legal behaviour' in mind.

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