Ipswich Council News

Thu 9 Jul 2020

‘Very sad for this council’: Motion stifles debate

premium_icon ‘Very sad for this council’: Motion stifles debate

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding was left dismayed and said a motion to accept recommendations without further discussion lacked transparency.

200 JOBS: Firm to ‘prove benefits’ of controversial project

premium_icon 200 JOBS: Firm to ‘prove benefits’ of controversial project

The proposed waste to energy facility would create more than 200 construction jobs and 70 local jobs once it is operational.

Multimillion-dollar deal to restore historic city pub

premium_icon Multimillion-dollar deal to restore historic city pub

Ipswich City Council has taken the next step to reconstruct the old Murphy’s Town Pub to its former glory.

Wed 8 Jul 2020

Have your say on Ipswich council’s budget

premium_icon Have your say on Ipswich council’s budget

Are you happy with how ratepayers’ money is being spent in the new council budget? We want to hear your thoughts.

First look at $260,000 sculpture to be CBD focal point

premium_icon First look at $260,000 sculpture to be CBD focal point

Lincoln Austin said his artwork, named Standing, was inspired by the city’s heritage while looking forward as it enters a new era.

Tue 7 Jul 2020

What is next for Ipswich CBD eyesore ten years on from flood

premium_icon What is next for Ipswich CBD eyesore ten years on from flood

The Ipswich Transit Centre has sat vacant for close to a decade. Ipswich City Council is working with the State Government to determine the future of the site.

How $270 billion defence spend brings more jobs to Ipswich

premium_icon How $270 billion defence spend brings more jobs to Ipswich

Ipswich politicians are calling for the Federal Government to direct part of the mammoth spend in the city to bring more investment and jobs.

Mon 6 Jul 2020

‘Rolls Royce’ facility: inside look at library set to open

premium_icon ‘Rolls Royce’ facility: inside look at library set to open

The $7.5 million library is being hailed as the biggest project in the town’s history. Here’s why people are so excited.

Dangerous gully swallows up land and threatens properties

premium_icon Dangerous gully swallows up land and threatens properties

Residents have been left helpless as an eroded gully at Karalee eats away at nearby properties, swallowing trees and fences.

More cash up for grabs for community groups

premium_icon More cash up for grabs for community groups

Ipswich City Council has boosted its funding for community organisations in a bid to support in COVID-19 recovery.

Sun 5 Jul 2020

WEEKLY REWIND: The top Ipswich headlines you may have missed

premium_icon WEEKLY REWIND: The top Ipswich headlines you may have missed

It’s been a big week in Ipswich from council budgets to crime. Catch up on the stories that made headlines this week.

Thu 2 Jul 2020

Revealed: Where council’s millions have been spent

premium_icon Revealed: Where council’s millions have been spent

In an Australian first initiative, a southeast Queensland council that was once ‘shrouded in secrecy’ has released five years of data online revealing where ratepayers’...

Wed 1 Jul 2020

Council votes to save controversial school zone

premium_icon Council votes to save controversial school zone

Community backlash has proven decisive in debate over speed limit outside popular school.

Free parking trial aims to boost battling CBD

premium_icon Free parking trial aims to boost battling CBD

Ipswich City Council has taken the extraordinary step of introducing free parking, as business owners plead for action

‘No comment’: re-elected councillors on new budget

premium_icon ‘No comment’: re-elected councillors on new budget

Mayor Teresa Harding said the previous council’s actions had significant impacts on the budget.

BUDGET BREAKDOWN: How the money will be spent

premium_icon BUDGET BREAKDOWN: How the money will be spent

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding handed down her first budget yesterday. Here’s how the money will be spent.

Tue 30 Jun 2020

Councillors receive $162,000 to spend at own discretion

premium_icon Councillors receive $162,000 to spend at own discretion

The new policy was “substantially different” to the previous rules by the last council. Here’s what has changed.

REVEALED: How much extra you’ll pay in rates

premium_icon REVEALED: How much extra you’ll pay in rates

Ipswich City Council handed down the 2020-21 budget today. Here’s how it will impact your rates.

BUDGET COVERAGE: Council hands down 2020-21 budget

premium_icon BUDGET COVERAGE: Council hands down 2020-21 budget

Mayor Teresa Harding is handing down her first budget this morning. Follow our live coverage as it happens.

Ipswich 2020-21 budget: what we know so far

premium_icon Ipswich 2020-21 budget: what we know so far

Mayor Teresa Harding will hand down her first budget this morning.

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