TV guests prepare to pepper mayor with questions
MAYOR Paul Antonio will be among five panellists who will be quizzed on live TV in Toowoomba tonight.
Cr Antonio will join Rural Health Minister Fiona Nash, Shadow Minister for agriculture and rural affairs Joel Fitzgibbon, University of Southern vice chancellor Jan Thomas and singer songwriter Katie Noonan on the panel of ABCs Q&A.
Some residents couldn't wait until tonight's show and are already preparing to put the region's mayor through the ringer.
Ray Wells asked: "What is the council going to do about all the asbestos fences in Toowoomba.
"Also is the council ever going to have curb side rubbish collection like they do in Brisbane?
Paul Kleidon queried: "Is the council investigating passenger rail to Brisbane?"
Kirsty Gabriel wondered: "What really happens to our recycling from our yellow recycling bins?
"Half of Toowoomba don't recycle properly and for those who do does it get properly recycled?
"I've heard that nothing actually does because we don't have the facilities."
Alice Cornford questioned why Toowoomba didn't have a beautiful RSL Club.
"I'm positive it would be very well utilised," she said.
Jay Ebert asked: "When is council going to do something about the awful traffic issues on Stenner and Hume Sts that have only been made worse with the closure of Spring St?"
Leeann Crawford said: "Toowoomba has been for many years an attractive place to visit.
"Unfortunately lately it is looking very unkempt and untidy, will council please spend ratepayers money on the basics, like rubbish control, overgrown, and level footpaths.
"It is about time you listened to the ratepayers, and not the big business end of town pushing their own agenda."
Jean Dwyer had a question about Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport.
"Do you see Wellcamp Airport being able to export food products and even live meat, in the not too distant future?" she wondered.