Ipswich Council News

Thu 16 May 2019

Closing councillor offices to save ratepayers millions

premium_icon Closing councillor offices to save ratepayers millions

TEN offices formerly occupied by Ipswich councillors will close, saving ratepayers millions each year. This is how and where future councillors will work.

Wed 15 May 2019

Council pushes vision for 'boutique' $220m Ipswich stadium

premium_icon Council pushes vision for 'boutique' $220m Ipswich stadium

The stadium would be built over six stages and eventually accommodate up to 20,000 spectators in a bowl setting

After $78M loss, council-owned company to be wound up

premium_icon After $78M loss, council-owned company to be wound up

IPSWICH City Council is preparing to forgive the debt as it moves to wind up the bungled Ipswich City Properties company by June 30.

Council's big budget plans for next year

premium_icon Council's big budget plans for next year

Despite some recent setbacks, Ipswich's latest budget is "the envy of many councils in Queensland".

Tue 14 May 2019

Antoniolli trial wrap: What's happened so far

Antoniolli trial wrap: What's happened so far

The trial of former mayor Andrew Antoniolli will continue today. If you're looking for an easy way to catch up, we've put it all together for you.

Ex-mayor sheds tears as he gives evidence at trial

premium_icon Ex-mayor sheds tears as he gives evidence at trial

As Andrew Antoniolli was set to take the stand, his legal team revealed he was emotional.

Mon 13 May 2019

Antoniolli trial: Two final witnesses give evidence

premium_icon Antoniolli trial: Two final witnesses give evidence

FORMER Ipswich mayor Andrew Antoniolli said to a senior council lawyer that the CCC could bring him down over a bike.

BMX champion coming to Ipswich to inspire girls

BMX champion coming to Ipswich to inspire girls

The special event is on June 1, from 10am, at the Ipswich Central Library.

Sat 11 May 2019

Council reveals project likely to get big cash this budget

premium_icon Council reveals project likely to get big cash this budget

Corporate Services general manager Andrew Knight is responsible for forming the budget

Thu 9 May 2019

Turf club calls on council to block RQ's project change

premium_icon Turf club calls on council to block RQ's project change

"They should just finish the job they originally set out to do."

Tue 7 May 2019

Antoniolli trial: Surprise result on day one

premium_icon Antoniolli trial: Surprise result on day one

Andrew Antoniolli, Ipswich's 50th mayor, is facing 14 counts of fraud and one breach of bail.

Council rubbishes dog death fears at popular waterhole

premium_icon Council rubbishes dog death fears at popular waterhole

A council spokesperson confirmed there has been no formal complaint.

Sun 5 May 2019

Top restaurant director a witness in Pisasale probe

premium_icon Top restaurant director a witness in Pisasale probe

One of Brisbane’s best-known restaurant directors will be called as a witness in a Paul Pisasale corruption probe.

Fri 3 May 2019

REVEALED: Five council managers selected to cut costs, risk

premium_icon REVEALED: Five council managers selected to cut costs, risk

The new-look organisational chart includes larger departments to streamline the operations of the council.

State 'isn't in line' with Logan sack says former councillor

premium_icon State 'isn't in line' with Logan sack says former councillor

Ipswich councillors should have been allowed to stay on and help the administrator just as four Logan pollies have been able to do.

Thu 2 May 2019

Where every CCC case stands, one year after mayor's arrest

premium_icon Where every CCC case stands, one year after mayor's arrest

Some have been jailed, but many employees, contractors and mayors charged in the Crime and Corruption Commission's probe haven't had their cases finalised.

Wed 1 May 2019

Council candidate training, donation change in new state law

premium_icon Council candidate training, donation change in new state law

The reforms, introduced into the State Parliament today, stem from the CCC's Operation Belcarra investigation which focused on councils including Ipswich.

Why residents want multi-member council divisions

premium_icon Why residents want multi-member council divisions

There were 1049 people who responded to the survey and 450 who made comments with the overwhelming number voting for the one option.

Tue 30 Apr 2019

Council contractor pleads guilty to corruption

premium_icon Council contractor pleads guilty to corruption

A former police officer has pleaded guilty to corruption and misconduct offences over his dealings with a southeast Queensland council and Racing Queensland.

Mon 29 Apr 2019

We'll accept sack, won't sue like Ipswich: Logan councillor

premium_icon We'll accept sack, won't sue like Ipswich: Logan councillor

EXCLUSIVE: A WHISTLEBLOWING Logan councillor facing the sack declares he won't follow the "distasteful" act of seven Ipswich pollies suing for unfair dismissal.

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