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Social Distancing At Toowoomba Swearing-In

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) will follow strict limits on public gatherings when the new Council is sworn-in during a two-hour ceremony from 11.00 am, Thursday, 16th April 2020. TRC Chief Executive Officer, Mr Brian Pidgeon said the rich tradition would continue with a swearing-in ceremony adapted to the current health directives in response to the […]

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An Easter Message From Bishop Robert McGuckin

Most Reverend Robert McGuckin DD MCL JCL is Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba  which covers the Darling Downs and South West regions of Queensland. Bishop Robert shares a message of hope and faith with the people of the Toowoomba Diocese during this extraordinary Easter season. With all church services suspended due to the COVID-19 […]

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COVID-19 Testing Clinic Hours Change

Darling Downs Health’s drive-through novel coronavirus (COVID-19) testing clinic, set up at the Baillie Henderson Hospital campus, has updated its opening hours during weekends and public holidays. The clinic will continue to open from 10am to 6pm on weekdays, however on public holidays and weekends the clinic will now open from 10am to 4pm. Located […]

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TRC Election Result Firming As Count Continues

With the Electoral Commissiuon of Queensland having reached 73.20% of counting of votes in the Toowomba Regional Council poll the outcome is becoming evident. With 10 Councillors required, the Top Ten candidates and their vote  tally is as follows: Rebecca Vonhoff 51, 167 Geoff McDonald* 48,797 Megan O’Hara Sullivan* 46, 998 Carol Taylor* 46,522 James […]

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Lifeline Darling Downs Stores Temporarily Closed

Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland have announced their stores have been temporarily shut from Saturday 4th April. “This decision to temporarily close has been made to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and customers due to the impact of COVID-19,” CEO Derek Tuffield OAM said. “I would also like to […]

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Queensland’s Coronavirus Directive

Home Confinement Direction This direction applies to ALL residents of Queensland. All people must stay in their homes except for: 1  shopping for essentials – food and necessary supplies; 2  medical or health care needs, including compassionate requirements; 3  exercise with no more than one other person (unless from your household); 4  providing care or […]

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Hospital Restricts Visitors

To help manage the spread of coronavirus, Darling Downs Health is restricting visitors to Toowoomba Hospital. Novel coronavirus is a highly contagious respiratory illness, with symptoms of fever, coughing, sore throat, fatigue and shortness of breath. Commencing today, until further notice, there will be a limit of one visitor per patient, per day to Toowoomba […]

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Coronavirus Closes Village

The management of Highfields Pioneer Village, Museum & Park Inc. has made the decision to close their gates to the public. Volunteers essential to maintenance will still be onsite daily to maintain the Village and it’s animals and gardens, but will follow coronavirus protocol (staying home if you feel unwell, maintaining a 1.5m distance and […]

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