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Big Cow Being Reassembled

The Big Cow was built in the 1970s to attract tourists to a working dairy farm on the Sunshine Coast. It is one of the many Australian Big Things and was sculpted by Hugh Anderson, who also sculpted the Big Bulls in Rockhampton. The Big Cow is seven times the size of an Ayrshire cow on which it is modeled. It is […]

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Stress Down Day 2020 Launched

Lifeline Darling Downs has launched Stress Down Day 2020, a fun and  easy initiative designed to reduce stress and raise vital funds for the local not for profit organisation. Research shows that one in eight Australians is currently experiencing high or extremely high psychological distress and it is estmated that 90% of Australians need to […]

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USQ Assists In Discovery Of Super-Earths

The international “RedDots” team – joined by Australian astronomers at the University of Southern Queensland, UNSW Sydney and Macquarie University– has detected a system of super-Earth planets orbiting the brightest red dwarf star in the sky, Gliese 887. The results were published in the journal Science Today. Super-Earths are planets more massive than the Earth, […]

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Passionate Nominees For Regional Youth Advisory Committee Wanted

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is calling on residents with a passion for working with young people to nominate for positions on the Regional Youth Advisory Committee (RYAC). Applications from young people between 18-25 with a passion for improving outcomes for their regional peers also are welcome. TRC Environment and Community Services committee chair and RYAC […]

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A Revised Toowoomba Carnival Of Flowers Set To Bloom In 2020

The iconic Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is to go ahead, announcing that more than 170,000 blooms have been planted across the city’s major parks and public spaces to create a spectacular canvas of colour for much needed celebrations in September.   In a year that has seen a raft of events cancelled due to COVID-19, […]

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CBD Parking Fees Reinstated From July 1, 2020

Paid parking resumes across Toowoomba’s CBD at Toowoomba Regional Council’s (TRC) on-street and off-street car parks from Wednesday, July 1, 2020. TRC Infrastructure Services portfolio leader Cr Melissa Taylor is reminding motorists that the regular schedule of parking fees will apply at all Council-operated parking spaces from the start of the new financial year. Cr […]

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RADAC Nominations Sought By TRC

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is seeking nominations to fill 13 positions for the new term of the Regional Access and Disability Advisory Committee (RADAC). Cr McMahon, RADAC chair and TRC’s Environment and Community Services portfolio leader, said Council welcomed expressions of interest from people across the region who wished to serve on the voluntary committee. […]

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Proposed Toowoomba Hospital Redevelopment

The proposed redeveloped Toowoomba Hospital, which would be located at the Baillie Henderson Hospital campus, is a large greenfield site which would deliver new and expanded health care services for our region’s growing population, while preserving the rich history and unique heritage-listed buildings at the site. Darling Downs Health and Building Queensland are currently working […]

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