Ipswich Council News

Mon 3 May 2021

Council decides future of popular CBD restaurant

Premium Content Council decides future of popular CBD restaurant

The lease for the building is due to expire this year. Council officers outlined how the 143-year-old building be could used as a bistro or cafe to compliment the...

Sun 2 May 2021

Free green bin service offered in bid to curb huge wastage

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The council is offering its green waste service for free for a limited period of time. The organisation is falling well behind its landfill diversion target set by the...

Fri 30 Apr 2021

Our top Ipswich stories this week

Premium Content Our top Ipswich stories this week

A vote on deputy mayor, we pick our favourite bakery, and flood victims in for another long wait

Major upgrades tipped to improve driver safety

Premium Content Major upgrades tipped to improve driver safety

The busy intersection has long been the subject of road safety debates

Thu 29 Apr 2021

Councillors divided over appointing new deputy mayor

Premium Content Councillors divided over appointing new deputy mayor

It wasn’t a straightforward decision, with some councillors voting against the deputy mayor position being vacated in the first place despite deciding last year to...

Wed 28 Apr 2021

Newcomer tipped for council deputy role

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A new deputy mayor will be appointed by Ipswich councillors this week with the role expected to go to another council newcomer instead of the two most experienced...

Mayor makes definitive call on federal politics

Premium Content Mayor makes definitive call on federal politics

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding, who was elected as the city’s first female mayor last year, unsuccessfully ran as the LNP’s candidate against Shayne Neumann in 2013 and...

Roadwork issues hold up massive highway plan

Premium Content Roadwork issues hold up massive highway plan

Plans include a 70-room motel, parking spaces for 140 B-doubles, car and truck washes, a medical centre, a barber, fast food outlets, food court, gyms and a cinema

Tue 27 Apr 2021

Dilapidated transit centre to be put up for sale

Premium Content Dilapidated transit centre to be put up for sale

The run-down facility has served as little more than an eyesore in the CBD since the 2011 floods

Outcome of councillor investigations remains unclear

Premium Content Outcome of councillor investigations remains unclear

The state’s council watchdog said it would ‘revisit’ investigations put on hold concerning former Ipswich councillors if they were re-elected in the 2020 election

Sat 24 Apr 2021

Works to improve stormwater drains resumed

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More than 800 metres of concrete channel have already been transformed into natural living waterway

Fri 23 Apr 2021

Could new refuse centre improve waste management woes?

Premium Content Could new refuse centre improve waste management woes?

A new plan outlining four key pillars has been developed in response to community feedback

Thu 22 Apr 2021

Cleaner claims he was sacked  over bullying complaint

Premium Content Cleaner claims he was sacked over bullying complaint

The 29-year-old claims he was fired by the Ipswich council after he put in a complaint over bullying and harassment. He claims he was called a “dirty fag”.

Mon 19 Apr 2021

Major manufacturer plans to build new facility

Premium Content Major manufacturer plans to build new facility

One of Australia’s largest door manufacturers has been granted approval for a huge warehouse to be built in Ipswich and now wants to construct a new factory

WATCH: Bubba the locomotive finds new life after overhaul

Premium Content WATCH: Bubba the locomotive finds new life after overhaul

After a life spent hauling coal in the mines up north and a close call with the New South Wales bushfires, the little locomotive that could has found its new home in...

Sun 18 Apr 2021

Tenacious veteran scores big win for lost soldiers

Premium Content Tenacious veteran scores big win for lost soldiers

Identifying former servicemen who were buried in Ipswich without any recognition of their service has been Matt Rennie’s mission for the past 15 years

Fri 16 Apr 2021

Spike in domestic violence prompts sombre memorial

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The Domestic Violence Action Centre reports a 55 per cent increase in survivors seeking sexual violence services.

Thu 15 Apr 2021

Sacked councillor backs corruption watchdog inquiry

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A sacked Ipswich councillor says he supports an independent inquiry into the state’s corruption watchdog after charges were dropped against dismissed Logan councillors...

Ipswich commits to 2032 Olympic Games

Premium Content Ipswich commits to 2032 Olympic Games

Brisbane is edging closer to securing the 2023 Olympic and Paralympic Games with cities across the south east set to be involved

Wed 14 Apr 2021

Could corrupt Paul Pisasale run for mayor again?

Premium Content Could corrupt Paul Pisasale run for mayor again?

With the city’s new mayor reaching a year in office, could the former ‘Mr Ipswich’ run again?

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