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Show Your Pride Australia Day 2021

Show your national pride by joining Toowoomba Regional Council’s (TRC) community award presentations and celebrations planned for Australia Day on Tuesday, January 26th. Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio said the national day was a time to reflect on recent challenges, from bushfires and drought to the effects of the ongoing Coronavirus, while also celebrating the […]

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Young Guns Set To Dazzle In Garden City

Young bowlers from across Queensland will take part in Queensland’s 2021 Junior State Championships held at North Toowoomba and Toowoomba Bowls Clubs from Sunday, 17 January to Friday, 22 January to showcase the extraordinary young talent being developed throughout the state. Juniors compete in Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours in the under-18 category, while there […]

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Be More Security Conscious With Vehicles

Toowoomba Police are concerned at a rise in cars being stolen over the past weekend. Since 9th January, five cars were stolen from the Toowoomba area, from Rangeville, Newtown, Middle Ridge and Cotswold Hills. Of these,  two had keys in the ignition when taken – one was unlocked and two were burglary breaks where the […]

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Additional Drive-in COVID-19 Testing Site For Toowoomba

Darling Downs Health has opened an additional pop-up drive-in COVID-19 testing site at the Toowoomba Showgrounds in response to the evolving situation in Brisbane. The Showgrounds pop-up site will re-open Saturday 9th January until Monday 11th January, 8am to 4:30pm. To access the site, please use the main entrance at the Toowoomba Showgrounds, and follow […]

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Cressbrook And Perseverance Dams Closed

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) has closed Cressbrook and Perseverance Dams for water-based activities until further notice. TRC Mayor Paul Antonio said Council officers had made the decision to stop water-based activities at the two dam sites as required under recreational guidelines. “This is a precautionary closure to ensure visitors do not suffer any health concerns […]

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Backyard Pools Pose Major Risk Zone

Thousands of backyards across Australia pose a major safety risk this summer with only half (55%) of pool owners knowing if their pool fence complies with Australian fencing standards[1]. Concerningly, despite 87% of all swimming pool drowning deaths of children under five occurring in backyard pools[2], a third (34%) of pool owners have never checked […]

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The Deadly Side Effects Of A Queensland Summer

Danger Sun Overhead is calling on all Queenslanders this summer to play it safe in the sun but particularly employers and employees involved in outdoor work. As Queenslanders venture outdoors to enjoy the freedom of a hopefully COVID free summer, we must be aware of and ready to defend ourselves against the hazards of prolonged […]

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Spotted At Toowoomba City Aerodrome

This Amphibious Air Tractor 802A Fire Boss aircraft dropped in to refuel. Presumably VH-FNA was en-route to Fraser Island to add to the aerial fire-fighting capacity battling the blaze on the island. So far, 17 aircraft including the Large Air Tanker have dropped almost 1 MILLION litres of water (997,000 litres to be exact) on the […]

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