Ipswich Council News

Mon 29 Oct 2018

Parents' concern for sun safety as weather heats up

premium_icon Parents' concern for sun safety as weather heats up

Grandmother Wendy Norman wants people to ask the council for more shade at Orion Lagoon.

Thu 25 Oct 2018

State Government partners with Ipswich defence summit

State Government partners with Ipswich defence summit

How local businesses can cash in on defence

Mon 22 Oct 2018

Sacked Ipswich councillors begin legal battle

premium_icon Sacked Ipswich councillors begin legal battle

The former councillors are seeking compensation and reinstatement after the state government sacked the entire council amid corruption allegations.

Mega truck stop plans another step closer

premium_icon Mega truck stop plans another step closer

A truck stop potentially worth tens of millions of dollars and creating hundreds of jobs is planned on the Warrego Hwy.

Sun 21 Oct 2018

The plan to restore Ipswich's historic Murphy's Pub

The plan to restore Ipswich's historic Murphy's Pub

The tender to stabilise and underpin the heritage building, the old Commonwealth Hotel, has been awarded to James Trowse.

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Council's grand vision for 'demoralising' Ipswich mall

premium_icon Council's grand vision for 'demoralising' Ipswich mall

Greg Chemello issues a new start for the CBD as the council steps up to take on the project.

Thu 18 Oct 2018

City boss takes razor to Ipswich councillors' committees

City boss takes razor to Ipswich councillors' committees

Research found Ipswich had more committees than any other local government area, with some councils even ditching the committee structure.

Wed 17 Oct 2018

Council issues new objectives for CBD redevelopment

premium_icon Council issues new objectives for CBD redevelopment

A CBD that supports, rather than competes with other Ipswich businesses is one of the council's new "strategic objectives" for the project.

It's 'onwards and upwards' for Ipswich's council chiefs

premium_icon It's 'onwards and upwards' for Ipswich's council chiefs

This year's conference theme is Onwards and Upwards, denoting the tough past 12 months Queensland local governments have faced

Council to close controversial CBD development company

Council to close controversial CBD development company

THE controversial Ipswich City Council-owned company, established to redevelop the dilapidated mall, will be closed.

Mon 15 Oct 2018

Council's 20 new young advisors meet for the first time

Council's 20 new young advisors meet for the first time

A new branch of Ipswich City Council has been established

Countdown on to city's best sporting celebration

Countdown on to city's best sporting celebration

NOMINATIONS for the 2018 Ipswich Sports Awards are closed and what a tough time the judges have had trying to determine the winners.

Fri 12 Oct 2018

Inside story of millionaire quietly backing Pisasale

premium_icon Inside story of millionaire quietly backing Pisasale

HE’S the Russian multi-millionaire involved in corporate stoushes, bloody boardroom spills and is quietly bankrolling fallen Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale.

ROADWORKS: 11 Ipswich streets to avoid

ROADWORKS: 11 Ipswich streets to avoid

The first of four major road works projects worth $18.7m will start in Ipswich this month.

Thu 11 Oct 2018

Digger moves in to excavate politician's crypt at cemetery

Digger moves in to excavate politician's crypt at cemetery

Ipswich City Council has started the archaeological dig on the crypt of Joseph Fleming, a member of Queensland's first parliament.

Council keeps regional road closed despite residents' call

premium_icon Council keeps regional road closed despite residents' call

Ipswich City Council will wait until development has progressed and functional roads can be built

Tue 9 Oct 2018

Former councillors wait for shot at $660K compo payout

premium_icon Former councillors wait for shot at $660K compo payout

They have lodged an application to be reinstated, however, may reach an agreement with the council.

Ratepayers foot bill for expert advice offered to acting CEO

premium_icon Ratepayers foot bill for expert advice offered to acting CEO

Gary Kellar will return to Ipswich to provide guidance to acting council CEO Charlie Dill

Fri 5 Oct 2018

People divided over council bridge name change

premium_icon People divided over council bridge name change

IN THE wake of Ipswich City Council councillors being sacked people are in two minds about whether bridges and roads named after councillors should be changed.

Council hunting for new CEO while old faces return

Council hunting for new CEO while old faces return

A three-person panel has been appointed to select the new CEO.

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