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Toowoomba Regional Council 2015-16 Budget Handed Down

2015-16 Budget highlights A $495 million budget. A 2.78% net increase to rates and charges. A capital program of nearly $213 million. Operational expenditure of $282 million. No increase in borrowings. The Queensland Treasury Corporation has revised upwards Council’s rating to sound with a neutral outlook to reflect its better financial position. Five key spending […]

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Bacterial Outbreak Closes Perseverance Dam

Perseverance Dam has been closed to the public as a precautionary move due to elevated numbers of E.Coli bacteria. The number of E.Coli bacteria exceeds primary and secondary recreational contact guideline limits as set in the Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality 2000. Toowoomba Regional Council Parks and Recreation Services […]

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QantasLink Services To Operate From Brisbane West-Wellcamp Airport

Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio has said the announcement that QantasLink is the first major carrier to commit to flights from the Brisbane West-Wellcamp airport would provide yet another launching pad for the future prosperity of the region. “Regular services from Toowoomba will take our city to the world,” Cr Antonio said. “The nation’s major […]

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New Firefighting Water Tanks For Crows Nest

Three new water tanks have been installed in the Crows Nest area as part of Toowoomba Regional Council’s push to build resilience and natural disaster preparedness in the region. The tanks roll-out and installation are part of $63,000 in funding secured by Council under the Queensland Government’s four year strategy – Get Ready Queensland. The […]

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E Waste Disposal Comes To Toowoomba

Lifeline Darling Downs has secured a contract with Matthews Metal Management Pty Ltd to dispose of old computers, televisions and other e-waste to recover the valuable resources from these products. “In today’s throwaway society we are finding more and more e-waste making its way into the waste stream”, said Angela Klein, Manager Business Services. “This […]

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Highfields Dispersal May Increase Short Term Flying Fox Activity

Toowoomba Regional Council will begin its dispersal program of the flying fox colony at Woolmer Road, Highfields on March 11 and Environmental Health and Parks spokesperson Cr Sue Englart said this may lead to the possibility of increased interaction between residents and flying foxes in the short term. “There are a range of unknowns in […]

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Concerned Toowoomba Citizens Vote To Create Residents’ Action Group

A packed meeting of 40 concerned citizens met on Friday 10th of January to decide how best to deal with a Council that has shown a reluctance – verging on disdain according to some present – to consult or communicate intelligently and honestly with Toowoomba residents. Mr Frank Ondrus, President of Householders’ Options to Protect […]

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