A Statement From DownsSteam

COVID-19 UPDATE On the 19th of March 2020 the Darling Downs Historical Railway Society Ltd. (DownsSteam) board of directors decided in the interest of protecting the health and safety of both our visitors and our volunteers, DownsSteam Drayton will be CLOSED to the general public from now until the 19th of May 2020. All events […]

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Dam Closes To Public Access

Toowoomba Regional Council has again closed Cooby Dam to the public until further notice. Toowoomba Regional Council Water and Waste General Manager Damian Platts said Council officers had detected high levels of Saxitoxin, which if ingested may cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and possible diarrhea. “Council will close entry gates to Loveday Cove, and the […]

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Toowoomba Royal Show Cancellation

Coronavirus has claimed another victim with the announcement that the 2020 Heritage Bank Toowoomba Royal Show has been cancelled. Last week the Prime Minister and COAG jointly advised against organised, non-essential gatherings of 500 people or more. A raft of entertainment and sporting events cancellations quickly followed, as well as  conferences, meetings and the like, […]

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A Statement On The Toowoomba Royal Show

The Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland has released the following statement …. “Dear friends and supporters of Heritage Bank Toowoomba Royal Show. As you know there’s been a critical development since our last post in that Prime Minister Scott Morrison and state and territory leaders want all non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people to […]

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Hot Rods Shine Up For Event+Report

The Toowoomba Hot Rodders held their 20th Annual ‘High Altitude’ Run over the weekend of 13th-15th March, which included a ‘Show n Shine’ on the Sunday at the TAFE oval, rear of Cobb +Co, off Campbell St, Toowoomba.Free to the public,  the Hot Rod Show’n’Shine has entertainment for children and adults. There was food, fashion […]

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Lifeline Toowoomba Bookfest Reminder

Thousands of books will be on sale along with dolls, toys and games with nothing over $5 and most items considerably less. Bookfest is being held in the Founders Pavilion at Toowoomba Showgrounds. There is free admission, free parking and Eftpos available. Now in its 40 th year proceeds from the event go towards Lifeline […]

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Graduate Nurses Begin Their DDHS Career

Fifty two new nurses have begun their journey with Darling Downs Health last week, starting their graduate program with four days of orientation. Nursing and Midwifery Services Executive Director Andrea Nagle welcomed the 2020 cohort, and said, “The graduate program is a great opportunity for the participants to familiarise themselves with our values and vision, […]

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Dams Closed To Water-based Activities

Toowoomba Regional Council has closed Cooby, Cressbrook and Perseverance Dams for water-based activities until further notice. Due to health concerns related to increased microorganism levels Toowoomba Regional Council Water and Waste General Manager Damian Platts says Council officers had decided to stop water-based activities at all three dams as a safety precaution . “Council will […]

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