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Mayor’s Tribute To Richard ‘Darby’ McCarthy

Toowoomba Mayor Paul Antonio has paid tribute to legendary Australian jockey Darby McCarthy OAM who died on Wednesday, 6th May aged 76. Born Richard Laurence McCarthy in Cunnamulla, he was given the nickname “Darby” – after famous 1930s jockey Darby Munro – while still a young boy, winning his first race at the age of 10 […]

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Road Widening To Kleinton Waste Transfer Facility

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) will commence road widening of a section of Kleinton School Road from Monday, 11 May with completion expected late June 2020 (weather permitting). TRC Water and Waste Chair Cr Rebecca Vonhoff said the road widening would support the construction of the new $13.9 million Tier 2 Waste Management Facility at Kleinton. […]

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Look Up! There’s A Meteor Shower Above

The Eta Aquarid meteors, which are bits of debris left by the passing of Halley’s Comet, are about to begin streaking through the night sky. Good news is, it’s best viewed in the Southern Hemisphere. Known as Earthgrazers, such meteors enter the atmosphere at a very shallow angle, with the result that they can streak […]

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Cooby, Cressbrook Dams Closed, Perseverance Re-opens

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) advises that Cressbrook Dam and Cooby Dam will remain closed to the public despite the easing of State Government’s restrictions on recreational activities including boating, fishing and picnics. Perseverance Dam will re-open to the public for picnicking; however, water access will remain restricted to Perseverance Aquatic Club members only. TRC Environment and Community […]

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Win A Hamper For Your Mum

For  Mother’s Day …Win a Luxury Pamper Hamper for your Mum or Grandmother – includes Wine, Chocolates, Candles, and plenty more! Toowoomba Hospice’s Administration and Fundraising Manager Mr Mark Munro said tickets are $2 each – they can be purchased online by going to https://24827.floktu.com “I am aware many people are not comfortable with buying […]

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A Time To Pause And Reflect

By Flying Officer Claire Burnet Anzac Day 2020 was a chance for Toowoomba-born Leading Aircraftwoman Tahnee Alexander to stand quietly on her driveway at dawn and reflect on the service and sacrifice of the more than 102,000 Australians who have died in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. The Air Force Personnel Capability Specialist said she […]

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Keeping The Anzac Spirit Alive In 2020

Coronavirus lockdowns may have curtailed 2020 Anzac Day public commemorative services, but Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio said the significance of April 25 would be recognised, albeit in different ways to previous years. (There are no public attendance events this year in line with state and federal government health guidelines). Mayor Antonio this week laid […]

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Praise For Specialists Taking COVID-19 Training To Rural Hospitals

Emergency specialists from Darling Downs Health have been on the road delivering vital training to rural hospitals. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles said this is another great example of how our health heroes on the frontline are preparing for the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. “Ensuring our rural facilities are prepared for COVID-19 is […]

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