Ipswich Council News

Fri 11 Jan 2019

Residents want crackdown on truckers' dangerous rat run

premium_icon Residents want crackdown on truckers' dangerous rat run

IPSWICH City Council is investigating claims from residents that heavy vehicle drivers are taking a potentially dangerous shortcut.

Tue 8 Jan 2019

Council boss focuses on stability, growing city's strengths

premium_icon Council boss focuses on stability, growing city's strengths

The business community and residents will undoubtedly welcome a less turbulent year.

Mon 7 Jan 2019

Councillor corruption complaints assessed

premium_icon Councillor corruption complaints assessed

Complaint referred to the Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal

Sat 5 Jan 2019

REVEALED: How much cash your rubbish made the council

premium_icon REVEALED: How much cash your rubbish made the council

Ipswich Waste Services collected 123,890 tonnes of waste through domestic kerbside collection services and recycling centres.

Fri 4 Jan 2019

Date set for council to meet again

Date set for council to meet again

IPSWICH City Council will resume its ordinary meetings later this month.

Thu 3 Jan 2019

Population growth boosts council coffers as it absorbs loans

premium_icon Population growth boosts council coffers as it absorbs loans

By far the biggest cash cow for the council was rates, levies and charges

Wed 2 Jan 2019

Minister justifies dismissal, boss chosen and cop run down

premium_icon Minister justifies dismissal, boss chosen and cop run down

It was another tough few months for Ipswich between July and September.

Building approval a giant leap in CBD redevelopment

premium_icon Building approval a giant leap in CBD redevelopment

The application was lodged to Ipswich City Council by its own entity, Ipswich City Properties, in February.

Councillors' international travel costs residents thousands

premium_icon Councillors' international travel costs residents thousands

International trips to a Canadian library and summit in Korea were paid for by ratepayers.

Tue 1 Jan 2019

A LOOK BACK: The most chaotic three months in history

premium_icon A LOOK BACK: The most chaotic three months in history

Between April and June there was a bomb plot, recycling scrapped and mayor charged.

Revolving door of councillors costs ratepayers $1m plus

premium_icon Revolving door of councillors costs ratepayers $1m plus

THE revolving door of Ipswich City Council mayors has resulted in a $1.5 million bill to ratepayers.

Fri 28 Dec 2018

Four months after the sack, what are councillors doing now?

premium_icon Four months after the sack, what are councillors doing now?

Some have struggled since the dismissal, others have relished retirement and one is now working to protect employees from a similar fate.

Thu 27 Dec 2018

Trust in council absent as poll reveals what residents think

premium_icon Trust in council absent as poll reveals what residents think

About 2400 people responded to the council's Pulse Check survey, conducted during November.

Wed 26 Dec 2018

Trove of data a delight for buyers, developers and investors

premium_icon Trove of data a delight for buyers, developers and investors

A NEW Ipswich City Council website has opened a trove of information about every property in the region to assist buyers, developers and investors.

Mon 24 Dec 2018

Former mayor starts new career before trial on fraud charges

premium_icon Former mayor starts new career before trial on fraud charges

He is sounding out potential employers and hopes to start work in Ipswich in the new year.

Sat 22 Dec 2018

UPDATE: Christmas event cancelled due to storms

UPDATE: Christmas event cancelled due to storms

Christmas Wonderland called off for tonight.

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Former council CEO caught out by businessman wearing a wire

premium_icon Former council CEO caught out by businessman wearing a wire

HE knew the corruption watchdog was sniffing around. He knew he was in strife.

Chemello assesses, issues change to Safe City CCTV operation

premium_icon Chemello assesses, issues change to Safe City CCTV operation

Safe City, which started in 1994, now features more than 200 cameras across the region; all monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Council closes office while state considers boundaries

premium_icon Council closes office while state considers boundaries

A spokesman for the council said all services would be maintained.

NAMED: Ipswich City Council appoints veteran boss as new CEO

premium_icon NAMED: Ipswich City Council appoints veteran boss as new CEO

The new CEO is experienced with administrators; having come from a city where the council was dismissed.

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