Ipswich Today podcasts

Nurse Bryant Strong gives hope and support to vulnerable LGBTIQ+ youth & tells his own story

Nurse Bryant Strong gives hope and support to vulnerable LGBTIQ+ youth & tells his own story

A very personal story of a young man growing up in Ipswich struggling to find his own identity. Bryant Strong is now a registered nurse caring for others but that’s only part of what he does to support the community. The University of Southern Queensland nursing graduate, who is now studying two more degrees – Master of Nursing and a Bachelor of Midwifery – has dedicated his life to improving the mental health of LGBTIQ+ youth.
Published: 18 May 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Registered nurse, LGBTIQ+ advocate and University of Southern Queensland graduate Bryant Strong (supplied)
USQ: https://www.usq.edu.au/
Our House Our Haven: https://ohoh.org.au/
IDAHOBIT: https://www.idahobit.org.au/
International Nurses Day: https://www.icn.ch/what-we-do/campaigns/international-nurses-day

Kerbside collection, big plans for Goodna park, people’s choice & Reconciliation Week celebrations

Kerbside collection, big plans for Goodna park, people’s choice & Reconciliation Week celebrations

Large item kerbside collection continues across Ipswich, big plans for a Goodna riverside park, introducing the People’s Choice Award at the annual Ipswich Art Awards, vote for Marburg in Queensland’s Top Tourism Town Awards and Reconciliation Week 2022 to be celebrated with culture, community and food.
Published: 16 May 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Soul Nook at Marburg (supplied)
Large item kerbside collection: https://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/live/waste-and-recycling/large-item-kerbside-collection
Richardson Park Goodna: https://www.shapeyouripswich.com.au/richardsonparkupgrade
Ipswich Art Awards: https://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/explore/whats-on/ipswich-art-awards
Soul Nook Marburg: https://www.thesoulnookcollective.com/
Vote for Marburg: https://www.qtic.com.au/
Reconciliation Week: https://nrw.reconciliation.org.au/
Community open day at Hardings Paddock: https://bit.ly/3LiaoxV
Council meeting agendas and minutes: bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Shape your Ipswich: www.shapeyouripswich.com.au/
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/
Ipswich Art Gallery: www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/
Studio 188: www.studio188.com.au/
Nicholas Street Precinct: www.nicholasst.com.au/

Centuries-old form of flight over Ipswich still ignites passion in balloon pilot after 30 years

Centuries-old form of flight over Ipswich still ignites passion in balloon pilot after 30 years

A centuries-old method of flight fills the sky above Ipswich most early mornings when the weather allows. How and when did the city become home to the Floating Images hot air balloon? You’ll hear the story which led to chief pilot Graeme Day gaining his commercial pilot’s licence 30 years ago and why Ipswich was chosen as the preferred location to establish Floating Images hot air balloon flights.
Published: 9 May 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Chief pilot Graeme Day getting ready for another flight (supplied)
Floating Images website: www.floatingimages.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com.au/floatingimagesballooning
YouTube: www.youtube.com/floatingimages

Media policy under scrutiny, Air Tattoo for Amberley, growth slows & go off-grid at Hardings Paddock

Media policy under scrutiny, Air Tattoo for Amberley, growth slows & go off-grid at Hardings Paddock

Ipswich City Council under scrutiny for its new media policy with the Queensland Government now wanting a please explain. The Ipswich Amberley Air Tattoo comes to RAAF Base Amberley when Australia’s largest air force base will open its gates to the public for the first time since 2008. Also in this episode Ipswich population growth slows and go off-grid at Hardings Paddock.
Published: 6 May 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Ipswich CDB reach of Bremer River (supplied)
Council meeting agendas and minutes: bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
ICC quarterly report card: https://bit.ly/3MTA6d3
Air Tattoo: https://bit.ly/3FjxN0i
Hardings Paddock Hut: https://bit.ly/3vNteIF
Shape your Ipswich: www.shapeyouripswich.com.au/
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/
Ipswich Art Gallery: www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/
Studio 188: www.studio188.com.au/
Nicholas Street Precinct: www.nicholasst.com.au/

Mental health and wellbeing survey reveals community challenges and personal concerns in Ipswich

Mental health and wellbeing survey reveals community challenges and personal concerns in Ipswich

One third of Ipswich householders are suffering high or very high psychological stress. The report of a recent survey found 22.9 per cent of householders were experiencing high psychological distress and nine per cent were experiencing very high levels of distress, compared to the national average of nine point three per cent and four point two per cent respectively. Hear some of the details contained in a new survey from Community Mental Health Australia. Project manager Tristan Brownson reveals key findings from the survey conducted in Ipswich between September and December 2021 by Community Mental Health Australia’s ACDC project.
Published: 29 April 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: ACDC project manager Tristan Brownson(supplied)
Ipswich community report: https://bit.ly/3KpToFs
ACDC project: www.acdc.org.au
Community Mental Health Australia: www.cmha.org.au

Ipswich Show: Fireworks, sideshows, show bags, arts, crafts, demo derby, rodeo & what’s new in 2022

Ipswich Show: Fireworks, sideshows, show bags, arts, crafts, demo derby, rodeo & what’s new in 2022

Your sneak peek at the 2022 Ipswich Show with show society president Darren Zanow and events manager Joanne Hadnutt. A last minute call for entries, main arena entertainment highlights, what’s new this year and where to get your tickets online.
Published: 27 April 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Ipswich Show (supplied)
Ipswich Show tickets and information: https://ipswichshow.com.au/
Lodge show entries: https://showday.online/
Discover Ipswich: www.discoveripswich.com.au/

Tense and emotional scenes in meeting, new deputy mayor and a moving tribute to Gaye Anderson

Tense and emotional scenes in meeting, new deputy mayor and a moving tribute to Gaye Anderson

Ipswich City Council’s 21 April 2022 meeting: A tense and emotional withdrawal of a motion by Cr Nicole Jonic which called for an apology from mayor Teresa Harding. The mayor was excluded from the meeting for the apology discussion. Hear the mayor’s response to being forced to leave the chamber. Ipswich has a new deputy mayor for the next 12 months and at the end of the show a moving tribute to Ipswich’s Gaye Anderson by Cr Kate Kunzelmann.
Published: 23 April 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Mayor Teresa Harding and Cr Nicole Jonic at Workshops Rail Museum North Ipswich (supplied)
Council meeting agendas and minutes: bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Shape your Ipswich: www.shapeyouripswich.com.au/
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/
Ipswich Art Gallery: www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/
Studio 188: www.studio188.com.au/
Nicholas Street Precinct: www.nicholasst.com.au/

Ambulance ramping, parliament highlights, climate forum and help still available after flood

Ambulance ramping, parliament highlights, climate forum and help still available after flood

For the first time since Covid I sat down with Jennifer Howard in the Ipswich electorate office earlier this week rather than via Zoom or on the phone. On the show we discuss highlights from the first three months of the year in state parliament, ambulance ramping and climate under the microscope at an Ipswich forum. Also in this episode International Women’s Day and National Day of Action against bullying and violence and the valuable contribution service club Zonta makes to the community.
Published: 22 April 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Jennifer Howard (supplied)
Jennifer Howard: https://www.jenniferhowardmp.com.au/
https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/Members/Current-Members/Member-List/Member-Details?id=1748033050
Zonta Ipswich: https://zontadistrict22.org/district-22-clubs/zonta-club-of-ipswich-inc/
National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence: https://bullyingnoway.gov.au/preventing-bullying/national-day-of-action-against-bullying-and-violence
Allison Baden-Clay Foundation: https://www.allisonbadenclayfoundation.org.au/

Flood clean-up, vote on deputy mayor, mayor called on to apologise and Ipswich foodie favourites

Flood clean-up, vote on deputy mayor, mayor called on to apologise and Ipswich foodie favourites

After a two-month hiatus Over The Back Fence returns with Walter Williams and Ashleigh Mac. This month we discuss the 2022 flood, the clean-up, immediate and on-going help available and how it compares to 2011. Tulmur Place is increasingly known as the city’s home for free entertainment and a great family destination, who will be the next deputy mayor and will the mayor finally make an apology? Also on the show our Ipswich foodie favourites and Ash Barty gives the strongest indication yet about her next sporting chapter.
Published: 19 April 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Council meeting agendas and minutes: bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Shape your Ipswich: www.shapeyouripswich.com.au/
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/
Ipswich Art Gallery: www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/
Studio 188: www.studio188.com.au/
Nicholas Street Precinct: www.nicholasst.com.au/
Ungermann Brothers: https://ungermannbrothers.com.au/
Indian Mehfil: https://mehfil.com.au/ipswich/
Ruby Chews: https://rubychews.com.au/
Cafe 63: https://www.riverlink.net.au/store/cafe-63/?location=EC2
Scenic Rim Brewery: https://www.scenicrimbrewery.com.au/directions
Retro Diner: https://www.facebook.com/TheRetroDinerIpswich/
Delights of India: https://www.delightsofindia.com.au/
Coffee at St Andrew’s: https://www.standrewsipswich.com.au/For-Visitors/Coffee-Shop

Planes trains & autos, kerbside collection, new dog festival, trees for mum & more news you can use

Planes trains & autos, kerbside collection, new dog festival, trees for mum & more news you can use

In this Easter long week-end episode a few things to see and do around Ipswich in the coming days and weeks. Stream now for a quick catch-up on local news you can use including Planes Trains and Autos, which suburbs are in the next round of the large item kerbside collection, Ipswich Civic Centre due to reopen, The Gathering Celtic Festival, 2022 Ipswich Show dates, more fun in Tulmur Place and the first ever Dogfest coming to the Nicholas Street Precinct.
Published: 15 April 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Tulmur Place markets Ipswich Central (www.nicholasst.com.au)
Planes, Trains, Autos: https://www.ipswichfestivals.com.au/planes-trains-autos/
Workshops Rail Museum: https://theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au/
Kerbside collection: https://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/live/waste-and-recycling/large-item-kerbside-collection
Trees for Mum: https://bit.ly/3xuGIKn
Free plants: https://bit.ly/3O8TioR
Ipswich show info and tickets: https://ipswichshow.com.au/
The Gathering: https://www.gatheringfestival.com.au/
Ipswich Civic Centre: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/
Discover Ipswich: www.discoveripswich.com.au/
Ipswich Art Gallery: www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/
Studio 188: www.studio188.com.au/
Nicholas Street Precinct: www.nicholasst.com.au/