Ipswich Today podcasts

Three experts on the current red hot property market in Ipswich, the past and future

Three experts on the current red hot property market in Ipswich, the past and future

Who would have thought the pandemic would contribute to the current boom in property prices across Australia. What is the situation in Ipswich? To take the pulse of Ipswich property prices I’m joined by a panel of experts. Neil Coupland is the principal of First National Real Estate in Springfield Central and has been selling property for more than 35 years. Neil is also Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce president. June Frank is director and manager of Walkers Real Estate and has been selling property in Ipswich for 31 years. Phillip Bell is Ipswich Chamber of Commerce president and a senior manager with a major bank. Each interview was recorded separately during the past few days asking a similar set of questions. Hear the latest about the property market across Ipswich from the well-established suburbs to the now familiar newer developments in Ripley Valley, Redbank Plains and suburbs around Springfield Central.
Published: 30 November 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Orion Lagoon Springfield Central
First National Real Estate Springfield Central: https://www.springfield.com.au/
Walkers Real Estate: https://www.walkersrealestate.com.au/
Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce: https://www.gscc.com.au/
Ipswich Region Chamber of Commerce: https://ipswichchamber.org.au/

The year that was 2021 including VAD, what’s new, local issues and another reminder to vaccinate

The year that was 2021 including VAD, what’s new, local issues and another reminder to vaccinate

In a first for Ipswich Today three local state MPs who represent the major population centres of the Springfield area, Ripley Valley, Ipswich Central and the city’s eastern suburbs join the show. We catch-up on the year that was and what might be on the horizon in 2022. You’ll hear from Jennifer Howard, Charis Mullen and Lance McCallum. We discuss how the role of a local member has changed with Covid, achievements, wish lists and an emerging hydrogen industry for Ipswich. This is a longer chat, so if you live in the state electorate of Ipswich, Jordan or Bundamba, grab a cuppa and stream now. Recorded: 26 November 2021.
Published: 27 November 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Ipswich Hospital name the crane winner Theodore
Name the crane details: https://www.westmoreton.health.qld.gov.au/node/767
Hydrogen jobs: https://bit.ly/313qXMI
Where to get vaccinated: https://www.westmoreton.health.qld.gov.au/covid19vaccination

Businesses locked out, CEO makes history, population boom, E-scooters, Christmas lights and more

Businesses locked out, CEO makes history, population boom, E-scooters, Christmas lights and more

Over The Back Fence: Walter Williams and Ashleigh Mac join Ipswich Today for our regular monthly catch-up. This month how is it possible that businesses can be locked out of their own shops without notice (Cr Marnie Doyle explains), Ipswich council CEO makes history, the city’s population boom shows no sign of easing anytime soon, are E-scooters right for Ipswich, Christmas lights and more.
Published: 22 November 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Christmas in Ipswich: https://www.ipswichfestivals.com.au/christmas-in-ipswich/
River 94.9: https://www.river949.com.au/
Ipswich City Council quarterly report card: https://bit.ly/3cAP0ow
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/

CEO confirmed, what’s next for waste, Redbank Plains Rd works and national park proposed for Ipswich

CEO confirmed, what’s next for waste, Redbank Plains Rd works and national park proposed for Ipswich

Ipswich City Council finally settles on a new CEO, what to do about the increasing amount of waste generated by a growing population, hear about a TLPI and why Ipswich needs at least one, more love on the way for Redbank Plains Road and a national park proposed for Ipswich. Mayor Teresa Harding joins the show with highlights from the 18 November 2021 ordinary meeting of council.
Published: 19 November 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Ipswich City Council CEO Sonia Cooper (supplied)
Council meeting 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/
Ipswich Art Gallery: www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/
Studio 188: www.studio188.com.au/
Nicholas Street Precinct: www.nicholasst.com.au/

Former QT editor Andrew Korner on growing up in Ipswich, life as a journalist & difficult decisions

Former QT editor Andrew Korner on growing up in Ipswich, life as a journalist & difficult decisions

Andrew Korner was born in Ipswich and joins the show for the 150th episode to talk about growing up in Ipswich, his pathway to journalism, local characters, mentors, local politicians and working at the Queensland Times during what was arguably the most turbulent period in the history of the paper.
Published: 17 November 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Andrew Korner at the Queensland Times in 2013 (photographer Rob Williams)
Queensland Times: www.qt.com.au
Local Ipswich News: www.localipswichnews.com.au/
Ipswich Tribune: www.ipswichtribune.com.au/
Ipswich News Today: www.ipswichnewstoday.com.au/
Hunter S Thompson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_S._Thompson

Business confidence up, house prices up, cybersecurity challenges and Covid reshaping businesses

Business confidence up, house prices up, cybersecurity challenges and Covid reshaping businesses

In this Ipswich Today exclusive Top Office Group’s Jan Gadsden joins the show with results of Executive Outlook 2021. In its thirteenth year Executive Outlook is a survey of local businesses with a uniquely Ipswich and western corridor perspective. In 2021 it reveals business confidence is heading in the right direction, house prices continue to surge, cybersecurity challenges for all businesses, and how Covid continues to shape and reshape business models now and in the future.
Published: 11 November 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Jan Gadsden (supplied)
Top Office Group: https://topoffice.com.au/

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Vexed issue of Swifts and Cameron Park, e-scooter trial proposed & Augusta Parkway fairy lights

Vexed issue of Swifts and Cameron Park, e-scooter trial proposed & Augusta Parkway fairy lights

From November’s Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee: The option to sell Ipswich City Council property to Swifts returns to the council agenda, an e-scooter trial proposed for Ipswich based around Springfield Central and fairy lights set for Augusta Parkway.
Published: 6 November 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Swifts Leagues Club indicative lease plans (supplied)
Council meeting 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/
Ipswich Art Gallery: www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/
Studio 188: www.studio188.com.au/
Nicholas Street Precinct: www.nicholasst.com.au/JwVL8 sZXgI

Are we there yet? The long haul to appoint a CEO plays out in council chamber at special meeting

Are we there yet? The long haul to appoint a CEO plays out in council chamber at special meeting

Ipswich council inched closer to appointing a new CEO following a special meeting of council held 2 November 2021. Hear the arduous process to get to this stage and what’s next before a successful candidate is known. The position of Ipswich City Council CEO attracted a strong field of 84 applicants in addition to those approached to consider applying. This contract position pays handsomely in the range of $450,000 – $550,000 per year.
Published: 2 November 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Diggity Marketing from Pixabay
Council meeting 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/
Ipswich Art Gallery: www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/
Studio 188: www.studio188.com.au/
Nicholas Street Precinct: www.nicholasst.com.au/4O2GdlV88Lg

Watchdogs, review panels, Tivoli dirt bikes, Australia Day awards, doggy-do and Ipswich Iocal media

Watchdogs, review panels, Tivoli dirt bikes, Australia Day awards, doggy-do and Ipswich Iocal media

Over The Back Fence: Walter Williams and Ashleigh Mac join the show for another chat about all things Ipswich. We discuss the state government councillor watchdog – the Office of Independent Assessor, the CCC, council’s new planning review panel including a proposed child care centre at Karalee, doggy-do, Australia Day awards, Ipswich First and local media.
Recorded: 25 October 2021.
Published: 26 October 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
OIA: https://www.oia.qld.gov.au/
CCC: https://www.ccc.qld.gov.au/
River 94.9: www.river949.com.au
West Bremer Radio: https://westbremerradio.com/
In Queensland: https://inqld.com.au/news/2021/10/25/pay-up-or-shut-up-councils-say-complaining-about-them-should-attract-a-fee/
Local Ipswich News: https://localipswichnews.com.au/
Ipswich Tribune: https://www.ipswichtribune.com.au/
Ipswich News Today: https://ipswichnewstoday.com.au/
QT: www.qt.com.au
Phoenix Radio (USQ): https://www.phoenixfm.org.au/
Independent Decision Review Panel: https://www.ipswichplanning.com.au/independent-decision-review-panel
Ipswich Australia Day Awards: https://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/live/our-community/community_engagement/ipswich-australia-day-awards
Council meeting 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/
Ipswich Art Gallery: www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/
Studio 188: www.studio188.com.au/
Nicholas Street Precinct: www.nicholasst.com.au/
Ipswich Chamber of Commerce: https://ipswichchamber.org.au/
Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce: https://www.gscc.com.au/wwPI wIOIpU

OIA raises ire, planning review panel in spotlight, council branding and ICC’s October meeting

OIA raises ire, planning review panel in spotlight, council branding and ICC’s October meeting

Is the Office of Independent Assessor working in the best interests of democracy, why do councillors need to take a company directors course, a new tenant confirmed for Ipswich CBD redevelopment, Independent Decision Review Panel in the spotlight and is council’s own branding on the right track? These issues and more with mayor Teresa Harding who joins the show following the October meeting of Ipswich City Council.
Published: 21 October 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Mayor Teresa Harding in Nicholas Street Precinct (supplied)
Council meeting 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/
Ipswich Art Gallery: www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/
Studio 188: www.studio188.com.au/
Nicholas Street Precinct: www.nicholasst.com.au/WHRaJvPS560