Ipswich Council News

Thu 24 May 2018

Man's concern inland rail will create more flooding problems

premium_icon Man's concern inland rail will create more flooding problems

The long-time Calvert resident was worried what the construction of a banked railway would do to water flow in the region.

Dump operators to reveal plans for proposed changes

Dump operators to reveal plans for proposed changes

A dump company planning to change its Ipswich operations is reaching out to the community, willing to answer questions about new plans.

Wed 23 May 2018

Secret plan to appoint advisory panel to Ipswich council

premium_icon Secret plan to appoint advisory panel to Ipswich council

THE State Government plans to appoint an advisory committee, as well as administrators, to the Ipswich City Council, Labor Party insiders say.

Councillor: 'We get nothing but roads that bypass the city'

premium_icon Councillor: 'We get nothing but roads that bypass the city'

David Martin questioned what Ipswich had received from other levels of government.

Council CEO reflects on departure as dismissal notice looms

premium_icon Council CEO reflects on departure as dismissal notice looms

THE man at the helm of Ipswich City Council during the most tumultuous time in its history will leave the entity within a week.

Negotiations under way for sale of council buildings

premium_icon Negotiations under way for sale of council buildings

THE current council administration headquarters will likely become part of Ipswich's expanded health precinct with negotiations starting over four sites.

'Gutted': Business owner devastated by council decision

premium_icon 'Gutted': Business owner devastated by council decision

AN IPSWICH business owner believes the tense mood around waste facilities in Ipswich was the major driver behind a council decision to reject his development.

More or less? Councillors unsure how many libraries we need

premium_icon More or less? Councillors unsure how many libraries we need

The most "cost-efficient model" would include four major libraries across the city.

Council agrees to fix raceway and keep Supercars coming

premium_icon Council agrees to fix raceway and keep Supercars coming

Councillors agreed to undertake necessary upgrade works at the circuit so it can receive safety certification

Tue 22 May 2018

City to host major mountain biking event

premium_icon City to host major mountain biking event

A RESURGENCE in cycling has gripped Ipswich, with the city securing a significant mountain-biking event.

Council operation catches 520 non-compliant dogs

premium_icon Council operation catches 520 non-compliant dogs

Ipswich City Council officers targeted 4000 properties across the region.

VIDEO: Hoons on dirt bikes wreak havoc at track

premium_icon VIDEO: Hoons on dirt bikes wreak havoc at track

Hoons have been caught on camera tearing up the facilities used by two local car clubs. They will now be locked from public access.

Three-storey, $1 million mega playground to be built

premium_icon Three-storey, $1 million mega playground to be built

Trampolines, climbing apparatus and elevated slides feature in the development application.

Council stuff-up: 'Too busy getting selfies'

premium_icon Council stuff-up: 'Too busy getting selfies'

LOCAL Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has admitted a "miscommunication" led to the premature announcement of the suspension of four Queensland mayors.

More rubbish banned from recycling bins under new strategy

More rubbish banned from recycling bins under new strategy

Families are not allowed to put specific kinds of plastic in the yellow bin

Industry asked to help council with city's waste problems

premium_icon Industry asked to help council with city's waste problems

Councillors told the waste solution might be as significant as the introduction of kerbside rubbish collection

Street light contract worth $12m

Street light contract worth $12m

It is expected the money will be spent over three years.

Sport fields up for hire from 2019

Sport fields up for hire from 2019

The site has also been touted as a future sports complex for the city.

Mon 21 May 2018

Four mayors suspended as new laws take effect

premium_icon Four mayors suspended as new laws take effect

FOUR Queensland mayors have been suspended after Governor Paul de Jersey assented to the Palaszczuk Government’s new automatic stand down powers today.

Sombre councillors return to chambers as dismissal looms

premium_icon Sombre councillors return to chambers as dismissal looms

Councillors met publicly for the first time since Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe announced that he would begin the process to dismiss the council

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