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Reconciliation Week – ‘In This Together 2020’

Toowoomba Regional Council Mayor Paul Antonio is urging the community to take time to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we live on during National Reconciliation Week from Wednesday, 27th May to 3rd June 2020. Mayor Antonio said during National Reconciliation Week; we acknowledge the Aboriginal parties whose song lines traverse the lands we […]

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Annual Appeal Brings Warmth To Cold Winters

For more than 10 years, the Civic Assist Winter Warmth Appeal has provided many households in our region with support. This year, with the added impact of COVID-19, the need is greater than ever. At a time when many a closet may be almost bare, Civic Assist is asking the public to help make a […]

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Staged Re-Opening Of Council Service Centres

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) Customer Service Centres will re-open counter service at four locations from Monday 25th May, 2020. The Toowoomba, Millmerran, Crow’s Nest and Pittsworth Customer Service Centres will re-open with no appointment necessary and new measures in place for the safety of staff and the community. Mayor Paul Antonio said Customer Service was […]

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Cressbrook Dam Re-Opens To The Public

Cressbrook Dam has re-opened to the public for recreational purposes  after testing shows water meets recognised safety standards. Toowoomba Regional Council Environment and Community Portfolio Leader Cr Tim McMahon said Council has removed  closure signage. “The campground at Cressbrook Dam will remain closed in line with the Queensland Government’s Roadmap to Easing COVID-19 restrictions,” Cr […]

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Local Suppliers Given A Major Boost

Toowoomba Regional Council is adopting an amendment to its Procurement Policy giving extra price weighting to local suppliers when engaged by Council to supply goods or services. TRC Finance and Business Strategy Chair Cr Geoff McDonald said supporting local businesses and regional areas remains a priority and the changes to the policy ensured local businesses […]

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Apply For A Permit To Light Fire

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is reminding South West Queensland residents of the Permit to Light a Fire system when preparing their properties for the upcoming bushfire season. Rural Fire Service (RFS) Acting Regional Manager Tim Chittenden said landholders needed to apply for a permit if they planned to light fires on their property […]

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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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