Ipswich Council News

Thu 4 Mar 2021

$1B storm damage bill looms: Help for insurance headaches

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Only a quarter of building claims have been completed four months on from the Halloween hailstorms. Here’s how you can get help with insurers and free legal advice

Claims of ‘part time’ councillors on $120k plus ‘ludicrous’

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Ipswich councillors earn $122,000 a year on top of super and a car allowance. Councillor support officers are costing ratepayers more than $1 million

How end to mining means $1 million revenue hit for city

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Ipswich City Council has taken a $1 million hit to its revenue. Here’s why

Wed 3 Mar 2021

Months-long works prompt closure of major road

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Road surface, along with kerb and chanelling will be replaced during the months-long project

Plans changed for 2200-home estate next to bushland

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More than 274 lots have already been approved for an Ipswich housing estate next to 2500ha of regionally significant bushland

Tue 2 Mar 2021

‘He was poached’: Mayor says she will miss outgoing CEO

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CEO David Farmer will move on next month after resigning from Ipswich City Council’s top job

Council CEO announces resignation

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David Farmer’s departure as CEO comes on the back of recent scrutiny over council’s handling of maintenance

Upgrade of Orion shopping centre delayed by COVID-19

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A planned upgrade of Orion shopping centre in Springfield has been delayed due to the impacts of COVID-19

‘A joke’: Tully slams irregular land valuations

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The veteran councillor slammed the State Government for not providing the city with annual land valuations, denouncing the impact it has on ratepayers

Mon 1 Mar 2021

Smokers’ Alley renamed as part of CBD redevelopment

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The Ipswich mall laneway known widely as Smokers’ Alley has been renamed as part of the redevelopment of the city centre

Council says ‘significant progress’ made on mowing backlog

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The council is exploring ways to make its system more efficient with residents frustrated with long wait times for mowing

Plans to build ‘retro’ car, dog wash submitted to council

Premium Content Plans to build ‘retro’ car, dog wash submitted to council

Plans for a new car wash facility complete with a ‘pooch pit’ have been submitted to Ipswich City Council for approval

When cinema, food outlets are set to open in CBD precinct

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The Nicholas Street Precinct is taking shape and new details have been revealed about when new businesses will be ready to open

Sun 28 Feb 2021

$1.8 million extension to reserve playground underway

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Works have started on an extension of the children’s playground at the Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve. Here’s what is coming

’Once in a lifetime’: How city can benefit from Olympics

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Ipswich will ‘undoubtedly benefit’ from SEQ hosting the Olympic Games according to its mayor, with the region ‘one step away’ from being named as host.

New mental health, rehab unit for private hospital planned

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Plans to build a new mental health facility to support Ipswich’s private hospital have been submitted. Here’s what is planned

Sat 27 Feb 2021

Rail corridor recognised as national priority project

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The Ipswich to Springfield rail corridor has been recognised by the Federal Government’s independent infrastructure advisor as one of Australia’s top priority...

Fri 26 Feb 2021

Construction of $80m solar farm tipped to create 100 jobs

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The project in rural Ipswich was approved by Ipswich City Council last year. Here’s when it will get going

Thu 25 Feb 2021

Fire crews to recieve improved access to at-risk bushland

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Two major projects are set to improve the city’s resilience when bushfires hit

Wed 24 Feb 2021

How Marburg playgroup is helping kids prepare for school

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A local playgroup has been successful in getting its first grant, which goes towards helping young kids prepare for their school journey. DETAILS AND PICS:

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