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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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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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Lifeline Darling Downs COVID-19 Community Response

Lifeline Darling Downs has issued a statement regarding COVID-19 and how they are responding to the ever-changing environment. “We would like to reassure the various communities we operate in across the Darling Downs and far South West of Queensland that we are still open for business having put measures in place to protect our staff, […]

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Council Announces Closures

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) will temporarily close all Library facilities, Art Galleries, Milne Bay Aquatic and Fitness Centre, Highfields Fitness and Recreation Centre and Toowoomba City Community Rooms from the close of business Monday 23rd March, 2020 until further notice. Toowoomba Regional Council CEO Brian Pidgeon said the decision to close these facilities is based […]

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Remote Learning Ready To Launch At Glennie

The Glennie School is now prepared to launch its comprehensive remote learning program (I Love Glennie Schooling) when the campus closes on Friday (27th March). Teachers have long been prepared for the possible need to extend their current face-to-face teaching practices into a remote learning situation. Mr Peter Crawley, the Glennie School Principal, said that […]

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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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