Ipswich Council News

Mon 29 Jun 2020

Where money will be spent in 2020-21 budget

premium_icon Where money will be spent in 2020-21 budget

The council will hand down the 2020-21 budget this week. It will include a “modest” rates rise.

Past council’s actions will have impact on new budget

premium_icon Past council’s actions will have impact on new budget

The “abuse of power and blatant misuse” of ratepayer funds would be revealed in the council’s launch of its transparency and integrity hub this week.

Thu 25 Jun 2020

Ipswich budget to include ‘modest’ rates rise

premium_icon Ipswich budget to include ‘modest’ rates rise

The council will ‘tighten its belt’ when it hands down the 2020-21 budget next week.

Council looks at trial for free parking in city centre

premium_icon Council looks at trial for free parking in city centre

The council currently generates in the vicinity of $4,900 per day from priced parking.

Mon 22 Jun 2020

Council decides against selling houses over unpaid rates

premium_icon Council decides against selling houses over unpaid rates

Rates and charges have been accruing for more than three years.

‘Gaps’ in how council informs about personal info

premium_icon ‘Gaps’ in how council informs about personal info

As at August 2017, the council operated 545 fixed surveillance cameras and 83 portable audio recording devices.

Fri 19 Jun 2020

Efforts to restart coal mining in Ipswich hit a brick wall

premium_icon Efforts to restart coal mining in Ipswich hit a brick wall

The proponent believes it is the best option to rehabilitate a 1000ha site that could otherwise be taken on by waste companies.

Council to favour local business with new procurement policy

premium_icon Council to favour local business with new procurement policy

From January 1 last year to April 31, the council’s local spend was 17.21 per cent, which was recognised as “quite low”.

Council working out how to best manage abandoned mine sites

premium_icon Council working out how to best manage abandoned mine sites

A woman fell down a mine shaft in Ipswich this week and was rescued by emergency services.

Thu 18 Jun 2020

Procedure provides ‘opportunity’ to rename Pisasale bridge

premium_icon Procedure provides ‘opportunity’ to rename Pisasale bridge

A report will be presented to the council’s general purposes committee at a meeting on Tuesday.

Wed 17 Jun 2020

Local workers play their part in revitalisation of CBD

premium_icon Local workers play their part in revitalisation of CBD

Hutchinson Builders is leading the revitalisation after signing the biggest contract in Ipswich City Council’s history last year.

Fri 12 Jun 2020

Councillor’s fight to keep school zone on busy road

premium_icon Councillor’s fight to keep school zone on busy road

If the zone is removed the speed limit will revert to 70kms per hour.

Sun 7 Jun 2020

Football club’s new measure of safe respect

premium_icon Football club’s new measure of safe respect

Western Pride FC adopts foot tap as part of COVID-19 procedures.

Fri 5 Jun 2020

How COVID-19 has battered the Ipswich economy

premium_icon How COVID-19 has battered the Ipswich economy

Ipswich City Council will receive $4.44 million from the State Government to aid in the city’s COVID-19 recovery. The pandemic has battered the local economy.

Where Ipswich’s growth hot spots are located

premium_icon Where Ipswich’s growth hot spots are located

In the first three months of the year, the city welcomed 1400 new residents.

Thu 4 Jun 2020

Hundreds of jobs to be created by stadium build, operation

premium_icon Hundreds of jobs to be created by stadium build, operation

‘More than 240 jobs are being created during construction of the facility, and there will be an estimated 785 jobs when it’s up and running.’

Tue 2 Jun 2020

Your old laptop could change a life for good

Your old laptop could change a life for good

Do you have a laptop taking up space? Here's how the tech you no longer need could help vulnerable students complete their education.

Fri 29 May 2020

Council plans upgrade to reserve with new skate park, more

premium_icon Council plans upgrade to reserve with new skate park, more

The council is seeking community input into the project.

Thu 28 May 2020

Watchdog rules on several councillor complaints this year

premium_icon Watchdog rules on several councillor complaints this year

A complaint dated April 19 alleged that a councillor had discussed confidential information relating to another councillor.

Wed 27 May 2020

Report to put streets named after sacked Crs under scrutiny

premium_icon Report to put streets named after sacked Crs under scrutiny

Streets and public assets named after sacked Ipswich councillors will come under scrutiny in a new council report.

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