Ipswich Today podcasts

Green space petition, one councillor stonewalling on more transparency and the first six months

Green space petition, one councillor stonewalling on more transparency and the first six months

Mayor Teresa Harding joins Ipswich Today to talk about October’s council meeting which received a petition from residents of Deebing Heights objecting to the loss of green space. A one-person roadblock prevents more transparency on council’s Transparency and Integrity Hub, and the first six months of the new council.
Published: 27 October 2020.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Council agendas and minutes: https://ipswich.infocouncil.biz/
Image: Ipswich City Council

Queensland state election insights with Rachel Nolan and Graham Young

Queensland state election insights with Rachel Nolan and Graham Young

Special episode: Does anyone really have a handle on the issues which will drive the outcome of the state election? There are so many firsts for this election including the loss of local media coverage through printed daily newspapers and a reduction or total loss of local commercial radio and TV news bulletins in some areas. And the big one – the influence of Covid-19 on voters. From the McKell Institute webinar streamed 22 October 2020, Rachel Nolan and Graham Young offer insights in the lead up to 31 October. Rachel Nolan was a state government minister and ALP member for Ipswich and is now executive chairperson of the McKell Institute in Queensland. Graham Young is executive director of the Australian Institute of Progress and a former campaign chairman of the Queensland Liberal Party.
Published: 23 October 2020.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
McKell Institute YouTube: https://youtu.be/3RBfFALpdnc
Image: Queensland Parliament Facebook page

Ipswich Civic Centre reveals grim details and what you should know about council’s October meeting

Ipswich Civic Centre reveals grim details and what you should know about council’s October meeting

Covid-19 continues to take its toll on the performing arts in Ipswich – a timely report reveals the true extent of the downturn. There is some hope for local performers in the immediate future but a return to normal is still a long way off and what you need to know about Ipswich City Council’s October monthly meeting on 22 October 2020.
Published: 18 October 2020.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Council agendas and minutes: https://ipswich.infocouncil.biz/
Council audio: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Image: https://www.freeimages.com/photographer/eqphotolog-44801

Champions Way upgrade hits a speedbump, community centre use and workplace culture in the spotlight

Champions Way upgrade hits a speedbump, community centre use and workplace culture in the spotlight

Ipswich City Council hits a speedbump trying to upgrade Champions Way at Willowbank, council urged to bring about more shared use of existing community facilities and a report on council’s workplace culture and whistle-blower provisions praised by councillors.
Published: 15 October 2020.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Council agendas and minutes: ipswich.infocouncil.biz/
Council audio: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Image: Google Maps

Councillors consider lists of projects and could there be more upheaval to council’s structure?

Councillors consider lists of projects and could there be more upheaval to council’s structure?

This month councillors faced a daunting number of lists in just one committee and there’s more lists to come with a new rural roads policy also likely to be adopted in the near future. From last month – why were councillors presented with a report which detailed the organisational structure of Ipswich City Council?
Published: 11 October 2020.
Council agendas and minutes: ipswich.infocouncil.biz/
Council audio: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Music: www.purple-planet.com

Brett Kitching shares his family history and life story about growing up and working in Ipswich

Brett Kitching shares his family history and life story about growing up and working in Ipswich

Brett Kitching has lived and worked in Ipswich almost all his life. Approaching 58, he will retire as general manager of Ipswich Turf Club next year. You would be hard pressed to find anyone who knows Bundamba and Ipswich any better. Brett is a fifth generation Ipswichian and joins Ipswich Today to share his life’s journey so far and is this episode’s special guest.
Published: 9 October 2020.
Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

End of Queensland’s three year terms, East Ipswich station works begin and council committee preview

End of Queensland’s three year terms, East Ipswich station works begin and council committee preview

A small but significant step towards making the Springfield Central to Ipswich rail line a reality. The new East Ipswich train station construction underway, a call from Lance McCallum for upgrades at Bundamba station and Jim Madden announces improvements at the Mt Crosby Road interchange. Meanwhile support for small Ipswich businesses during Covid exceeds half a million dollars and what you should know about this week’s Ipswich City Council Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee meeting on 8 October 2020.
Published: 7 October 2020.
Council agendas and minutes: https://ipswich.infocouncil.biz/
Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

Opinion: Paul Pisasale’s inglorious fall from lofty heights to jailed corrupt former mayor

Opinion: Paul Pisasale’s inglorious fall from lofty heights to jailed corrupt former mayor

The final act in a more than three-year saga featuring former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale had its final curtain on 30 September 2020 in Ipswich District Court.
With a city’s reputation stained we should never forget this chapter of Ipswich’s local government history.
Published: 1 October 2020.
Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

What’s in a name? Council decides four key place names in Ipswich CBD after public feedback

What’s in a name? Council decides four key place names in Ipswich CBD after public feedback

The naming of places and spaces in the new-look Ipswich CBD has begun with the official names decided on four key places and spaces. A survey on the Shape Your Ipswich website attracted close to 3,000 visitors, with 304 participants suggesting names and more than 6,500 votes recorded across those suggestions. Hear the discussions and decisions from the council meeting held Thursday 24 September 2020.
Published: 27 September 2020.
More on Tulmur: https://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/live/our-community/indigenous
Council audio: https://www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Council agendas and minutes: https://ipswich.infocouncil.biz/
Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

Pisasale pleads guilty, deputy mayor stays put, Christmas Wonderland prices and Swifts pull the pin

Pisasale pleads guilty, deputy mayor stays put, Christmas Wonderland prices and Swifts pull the pin

Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale pleads guilty to multiple charges, Cr Marnie Doyle withdraws her resignation as deputy mayor, Swifts pull the pin on buying council-owned premises in Cameron Park and what is the right price to attend this year’s Christmas Wonderland?
Published: 24 September 2020.
Council agendas and minutes: https://ipswich.infocouncil.biz/
Council audio: https://www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Music: https://www.purple-planet.com