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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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Council Facilities To Re-Open In Stages

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) will stagger the re-opening of facilities following the announcement of the easing of restrictions for playgrounds, skate parks, outdoor gyms, pools and libraries. TRC Mayor Paul Antonio said Council would only re-open facilities when there are practical measures in place that comply with the updated restrictions. “Our community has acted responsibly, […]

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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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Look Up! There’s A Meteor Shower Above

The Eta Aquarid meteors, which are bits of debris left by the passing of Halley’s Comet, are about to begin streaking through the night sky. Good news is, it’s best viewed in the Southern Hemisphere. Known as Earthgrazers, such meteors enter the atmosphere at a very shallow angle, with the result that they can streak […]

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