Ipswich Council News

Fri 19 Feb 2021

Mass migration causes health fears for tourist attraction

Premium Content Mass migration causes health fears for tourist attraction

The Ipswich Nature Centre has been closed after a large colony of bats moved in recently

Thu 18 Feb 2021

Schoolgirl’s arm ‘ripped to pieces’ in vicious dog attack

Premium Content Schoolgirl’s arm ‘ripped to pieces’ in vicious dog attack

The six-year-old required plastic surgery to close her wounds after she and her family were attacked by a mastiff cross on the way to school

Ipswich MP blasts council for handing back $500k grant

Premium Content Ipswich MP blasts council for handing back $500k grant

After the council’s offer to buy the sporting fields was knocked back, they informed the club the project would not be going ahead and the funds were returned.

Wed 17 Feb 2021

Mayor demands more detail on how $4.6 million spent

Premium Content Mayor demands more detail on how $4.6 million spent

The mayor has questioned how exactly $4.6 million for the Smart City Program was spent and whether that included international trips

New workshop to help disabled better prepare for disaster

Premium Content New workshop to help disabled better prepare for disaster

Practical solutions will be created to ensure their safety during disaster events

Changes proposed for IGA supermarket expansion

Premium Content Changes proposed for IGA supermarket expansion

An extension to the IGA in Walloon was approved in 2019. Some new changes have been proposed

Tue 16 Feb 2021

How council will tackle backlog of overgrown areas

Premium Content How council will tackle backlog of overgrown areas

Ipswich councillors are being ‘swamped’ with complaints about overgrown grass. Here’s how they plan to tackle it

Major projects delayed with capital works spend under budget

Premium Content Major projects delayed with capital works spend under budget

A number of major projects being delivered by the council have been delayed. Here’s what is being pushed back

Sat 13 Feb 2021

Majority of repairs outstanding for hail damage claims

Premium Content Majority of repairs outstanding for hail damage claims

About one third of the 33,500-plus insurance claims have now been complete

Fri 12 Feb 2021

Council presses Deputy PM over funding for priority project

Premium Content Council presses Deputy PM over funding for priority project

The Ipswich to Springfield rail corridor has been labelled as the council’s number one priority. The Federal Government has yet to come to the table

Should Ipswich councillors get back in the office?

Premium Content Should Ipswich councillors get back in the office?

Nearly a year on from a historical election, Ipswich residents are screaming out for better access to councillors

Good news after tragic river fish kill

Premium Content Good news after tragic river fish kill

Topping up fish in Bremer River, Peak Crossing great for community and environment

Thu 11 Feb 2021

REVEALED: Ipswich streets in need of pothole repairs

Premium Content REVEALED: Ipswich streets in need of pothole repairs

Frustrated motorists are calling for the repair of potholes in a bid to lessen the risk of accidents

Tue 9 Feb 2021

Concerns hot playground could badly burn kids

Premium Content Concerns hot playground could badly burn kids

Ipswich City Council will consider installing shade sails to rectify the issue

New equipment, more lighting to improve popular park

Premium Content New equipment, more lighting to improve popular park

Locals hope works will deter acts of alleged unsociable behaviour at the park

Mon 8 Feb 2021

REVEALED: Plans to tackle local waste management

Premium Content REVEALED: Plans to tackle local waste management

Residents have their say on Council strategies on how to reduce waste

Local charities in $40,000 windfall from Christmas event

Premium Content Local charities in $40,000 windfall from Christmas event

The popular lights display was ticketed last year with more than 13,000 attending

Sun 7 Feb 2021

Ipswich Nature Centre welcomes cute new arrivals

Premium Content Ipswich Nature Centre welcomes cute new arrivals

Almost 20,000 people visited the Ipswich Nature Centre over the school holidays and the popular site has welcomed some cute new additions for the new year

Fri 5 Feb 2021

$20.65M sale cements future of Ipswich health precinct

Premium Content $20.65M sale cements future of Ipswich health precinct

Ipswich City Council reveals multimillion-dollar sale of four CBD buildings

Indigenous artists showcase talents at CBD precinct

Premium Content Indigenous artists showcase talents at CBD precinct

Redeveloped area nears completion following the installation of artwork by local artists

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