Ipswich Council News

Mon 23 Nov 2020

CMC Rocks 2021 cancellation will leave $12 million hole

Premium Content CMC Rocks 2021 cancellation will leave $12 million hole

The largest country music festival in the southern hemisphere was called off for the second year in a row

Places limited for Christmas Wonderland lights display

Premium Content Places limited for Christmas Wonderland lights display

You’ll need to book your place to be able to explore the magnificent lights display this year

Fri 20 Nov 2020

New Snap Fitness gym, vet proposed for retail hub

Premium Content New Snap Fitness gym, vet proposed for retail hub

The retail precinct is hoping to add the gym and a vet to go alongside a child care centre, servo and food offerings

Tue 17 Nov 2020

When buying local isn't always best

Premium Content When buying local isn't always best

My guess would be that as the population in Ipswich grows the proportion of people working outside the city will also grow.

Mon 16 Nov 2020

Estate residents blindsided by townhouse development

Premium Content Estate residents blindsided by townhouse development

Residents said they had no idea eight townhouses were being built until construction fencing went up

What is the future for the historic Commonwealth Hotel?

Premium Content What is the future for the historic Commonwealth Hotel?

The process is underway to bring new life to the 100-year-old pub, also known as Murphy’s Town Pub. It might not return as a pub

Sun 15 Nov 2020

Council debt rises to $344m: Where money is being spent

Premium Content Council debt rises to $344m: Where money is being spent

Here’s where council makes its money from and where it’s being spent

Wed 11 Nov 2020

Councillor forced to act on complaints over personal email

Premium Content Councillor forced to act on complaints over personal email

The council watchdog received multiple complaints alleging an Ipswich councillor was using a personal email account as a form of contact

Plans to expand Ipswich shopping centre with more retail space

Premium Content Plans to expand Ipswich shopping centre with more retail...

The council has received a development application to expand a popular shopping centre

How much new councillors are paid, how much they claimed

Premium Content How much new councillors are paid, how much they claimed

Ipswich welcomed back elected representatives in April for the first time in close to two years

Mon 9 Nov 2020

Private school plans to expand Kindy facilities

Premium Content Private school plans to expand Kindy facilities

The school has proposed to expand its Kindergarten facilities to be able to accommodate 110 kids

Mayor: Rotten council culture has been transformed

Premium Content Mayor: Rotten council culture has been transformed

Operation Windage not only resulted in two former mayors being charged, it painted a bleak picture of the working conditions for council staff

Sat 7 Nov 2020

World's best: Ipswich stars recognised for multiple feats

Premium Content World's best: Ipswich stars recognised for multiple feats

Joshua and Blake stand tall on international stage proudly representing Ipswich. Read about their achievements.

Fri 6 Nov 2020

Council locks in new operator for CBD cinema complex

Premium Content Council locks in new operator for CBD cinema complex

An extra two cinemas will be added to take the total number in the CBD movie complex to eight

Thu 5 Nov 2020

QR and council discussing future of Herbert St Bridge

Premium Content QR and council discussing future of Herbert St Bridge

The bridge closed to traffic in February, with the decision taking many by surprise. New talks are being held about what is next

Wed 4 Nov 2020

Interstate SES personnel on the way for storm clean up effort

Premium Content Interstate SES personnel on the way for storm clean up...

More specialist SES personnel from New South Wales, South Australia and around Queensland will soon be in Ipswich

Tue 3 Nov 2020

FIRST LOOK: New CBD civic plaza set to open soon

Premium Content FIRST LOOK: New CBD civic plaza set to open soon

The modern park space will soon be open to the public with a water play area and performance stage.

That’s not a storm: Council admits error in debris mailout

Premium Content That’s not a storm: Council admits error in debris mailout

Ipswich City Council says it has destroyed a leaflet that advised residents they had not experienced a “storm event”

Thu 29 Oct 2020

Artist shattered after popular Bottle Alley mural removed

Premium Content Artist shattered after popular Bottle Alley mural removed

A beloved CBD mural painted by more than 130 locals has been removed

Refurbished CBD cinemas will be ‘catastrophic’ for Limelight

Premium Content Refurbished CBD cinemas will be ‘catastrophic’ for Limelight

The council is finalising the details on a lease agreement with an operator for the site formerly filled by Birch, Carroll and Coyle

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