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Ipswich City Council backs bid for 2032 Olympic Games with detailed discussions held in secret

Ipswich City Council backs bid for 2032 Olympic Games with detailed discussions held in secret

Ipswich City Council has formally backed the proposal to secure the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games in southeast Queensland, with the city likely to play a role as host for some sports. At a special meeting of council held on 15 April 2021 councillors unanimously supported three key recommendations. Hear why the meeting was closed to the public and the recommendations adopted by council.
Published: 16 April 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Artist impression of the stadium at Springfield currently under construction and being considered for two sports as part of the 2032 Olympics.
Council agendas and minutes: bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Current and future council works and projects: maps.ipswich.qld.gov.au/civicprojects
Ipswich Civic Centre: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/
Discover Ipswich: www.discoveripswich.com.au/

One year since the swearing in of a new mayor and how young people are discovering circus talents

One year since the swearing in of a new mayor and how young people are discovering circus talents

This month marks one year since the swearing in of Ipswich mayor Teresa Harding. Ipswich Today hits the rewind button to hear what the new mayor had to say in April 2020. Also in this episode how circus training came to the city with the aim of helping young people gain confidence and a possible career.
Published: 14 April 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Circus Ipswich website
Circus Ipswich: http://circusipswich.org.au/RkiTD3gCcA8

Nature centre reopens, Ipswich flavour of the month, and get onboard for planes, trains and autos

Ipswich Nature Centre reopens, the exciting Flavours of Ipswich will tempt your tastebuds, Orion Lagoon hours extended for the school holidays, a new festival to celebrate planes, trains and autos comes to the Workshops Museum, and Yamanto Central shopping centre opens ahead of schedule.
Published: 10 April 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Craig Lowndes (supplied)
Ipswich City Council YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Discover Ipswich: www.discoveripswich.com.au/
Planes, Trains and Autos: https://bit.ly/2Ozyc8YThINqlnO6Y4

Committee hears good news on leasing and a preview of planned activities in Tulmur Place

Committee hears good news on leasing and a preview of planned activities in Tulmur Place

The March 11 meeting of Ipswich City Council’s committee overseeing the CBD redevelopment was provided with an update on the current number of leases likely to be executed in Nicholas Street and given a further update on a CBD cinema operator. Ipswich Central Redevelopment Committee also received a report with a review and preview of planned activities and entertainment in Tulmur Place and Nicholas Street Precinct.
Published: 5 April 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Tulmur Place (Ipswich City Council)
Council agendas and minutes: bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Current and future council works and projects: maps.ipswich.qld.gov.au/civicprojects
Ipswich Civic Centre: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/
Discover Ipswich: www.discoveripswich.com.au/873zmV oQJE

Acting CEO appointed, Smart City Program fails test and ‘no’ to Enviroplan land at Bellbird Park

Acting CEO appointed, Smart City Program fails test and ‘no’ to Enviroplan land at Bellbird Park

It was raining mayoral minutes at this month’s Ipswich City Council meeting – find out what went down from mayor Teresa Harding. Council appoints an acting CEO, the Smart City Program is perhaps not so smart after all, Cr Paul Tully clarifies he was not part of the USA and Japan trip highlighted in the Smart City report and privately owned land at Bellbird Park will not be included in the city’s Enviroplan conservation plans.
Published: 29 March 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: 1 Nicholas Street Ipswich
Current and future council works and projects: maps.ipswich.qld.gov.au/civicprojects
Council agendas and minutes: bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Ipswich Civic Centre: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/
Discover Ipswich: www.discoveripswich.com.au/HJ7L2jJQ4Lo

Where to from here for Ipswich businesses and local jobs with the end of JobKeeper

Where to from here for Ipswich businesses and local jobs with the end of JobKeeper

With the end of JobKeeper what will be the impact on local jobs? Get an expert’s view of local Ipswich market conditions, plus how local businesses view a post-Covid vaccine world. Will it mean increased profits and therefore new jobs or does the rollercoaster ride continue? Meet Brad Bulow – a previous recipient of the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce Young Business Person of the Year and Business Person of the Year awards, and a partner with Sammut Bulow Bennett Partners.
Published: 27 March 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Brad Bulow (supplied)
https://www.sbbpartners.com.au/gCU4kfmMYaU

Vehicle allowances, division offices, the Blackall Monument and how hard is it to find a  rental?

Vehicle allowances, division offices, the Blackall Monument and how hard is it to find a rental?

Over The Back Fence returns for March with Ipswich locals Ashleigh Mac and Walter Williams who join me to discuss a range of issues including a vehicle allowance for a councillor who doesn’t drive, which was first raised in the Fassifern Guardian and Tribune. Also on the show should council division offices make a comeback, can the Bremer River ever be a pristine waterway, is the Blackall Monument destined for its original home in d’Arcy Doyle Place, the tight rental and real estate market in Ipswich, and the Ipswich Jets launch the 2021 season.
Published: 25 March 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.comKyPS2C4JAuw

Council pushes for waste industry changes, illegal trail bike riders and new home for Red Cross

Council pushes for waste industry changes, illegal trail bike riders and new home for Red Cross

Red Cross and Ipswich City Council reach a new agreement following discovery of a 75 year lease, Chris Gratton Sheds secures a favourable decision from council to keep operating in Walloon for a limited time, and what is a waste and circular economy and what does it mean for Ipswich? These local Ipswich stories and more including the Anywhere Festival and USQ students survive better than most during Covid.
Published: 19 March 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Officers from the Mounted Police take part in Operation Wildflower (supplied by Ipswich City Council)
Circular economy waste principles: http://bit.ly/3tzwWl9
Current and future council works and projects: maps.ipswich.qld.gov.au/civicprojects
Council agendas and minutes: bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Ipswich Civic Centre: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/
Discover Ipswich: www.discoveripswich.com.au/ksLdYu7WIFU

Special guest June Frank on growing up in Ipswich and a successful career in real estate

Special guest June Frank on growing up in Ipswich and a successful career in real estate

Today’s special guest is June Frank, a name synonymous with real estate in Ipswich. Proud to be born and bred in the city June continues to be one of the strongest advocates for Ipswich both on a personal level and as the place to choose for your own home. In this episode get to know June as her earliest memories of growing up in Ipswich are revealed, and the road to a stellar real estate career and owner of a successful business. We’ll also talk about current market conditions.
Published: 17 March 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: June Frank (supplied)HYDCU4 GS3Y

Michael Chugg talks about life, personal achievements, the loss of dear friends and CMC Rocks

Michael Chugg talks about life, personal achievements, the loss of dear friends and CMC Rocks

Special guest Australian music industry legend Michael Chugg (or Chuggi) along with another industry giant, the late Rob Potts, created CMC Rocks. This massive country music event has been staged in Ipswich since 2015. Covid put a last-minute stop to CMC Rocks Qld in 2020 and again this year. Replacing it this year is CMC Rocks Your Yard. In this extended interview with Michael Chugg also hear about a life with 50 years experience in the music and concert promotion business. This is compulsory listening for music fans everywhere.
Published: 14 March 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: CMC Rocks Your Yard
CMC Rocks website: https://www.cmcrocks.com/
CMC Rocks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cmcrocks
CMC Rocks Your Yard on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2Q3Ctlx8f5Yz5f0uSg