Ipswich Today podcasts

Inches from disaster: One of the many adventure stories when a couple live their dream on the ocean

Inches from disaster: One of the many adventure stories when a couple live their dream on the ocean

You’ve heard of a tree change, or even a sea change. But what a about a sea change actually living on the sea? Nine years ago long-term Ipswich residents Rob and Karen Oberg sold the family home to take an 18,000 nautical mile blue water journey to the Mediterranean and UK. Their story is one of most amazing adventures you’ll hear, including a hair-raising near miss closer to home that was inches from disaster.
Published: 30 November 2020.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Karen and Rob Oberg.
Additional music from Dreamtimesail YouTube channel: Epidemic Sound.

Paul Tully votes against transparency, McMahon’s drinks return and Jamie’s Ministry of Food reopens

Paul Tully votes against transparency, McMahon’s drinks return and Jamie’s Ministry of Food reopens

Ipswich councillor Paul Tully votes against more transparency measures, Ipswich’s famous McMahon’s soft drinks return for a limited time, Jamie’s Ministry of Food reopens for the holidays and West Moreton Covid testing reaches 100,000.
Published: 27 November 2020.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Cr Paul Tully (Ipswich City Council).
Council agendas and minutes: https://bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council’s YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Ipswich Hospice McMahon’s fundraiser: www.ipswichhospice.org.au/shop/
Jamie’s Ministry of Food: www.thegoodfoodfoundation.com.au
West Moreton Health: www.westmoreton.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus

Snack size ep: Christmas Wonderland on sale, children’s library opens and 25 years of Enviroplan

Snack size ep: Christmas Wonderland on sale, children’s library opens and 25 years of Enviroplan

Tickets to Ipswich’s Christmas Wonderland (Friday Dec 11 – Tues Dec 22) go on sale, the new interim children’s library opens its doors in South Street, Ipswich council to become food truck friendly, and Ipswich Enviroplan chalks up 25 years of conservation.
Published: 23 November 2020.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Christmas Wonderland (Ipswich City Council).
Christmas Wonderland tickets: https://www.ipswichfestivals.com.au/christmas-in-ipswich/
Enviroplan: https://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/enviroplan

Ipswich disaster management under review, transparency hub latest and more Covid-19 support

Ipswich disaster management under review, transparency hub latest and more Covid-19 support

From this week’s committees: Ipswich City Council’s local disaster management policy under review following recent severe weather, the latest on council’s Transparency and Integrity Hub, and Covid-19 fees and charges relief extended to June 2021.
Published: 20 November 2020.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Cr Russell Milligan (Ipswich City Council).
Council agendas and minutes: https://ipswich.infocouncil.biz/
Council’s YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Council’s Disaster Management Policy: https://bit.ly/396DVea

Creators of Ipswich unite for the future and closed landfill repairs could cost millions of dollars

Creators of Ipswich unite for the future and closed landfill repairs could cost millions of dollars

Mao’s Last Dancer author and Queensland Ballet artistic director Li Cunxin visits Ipswich to give a morale boost to the local arts community and raise the profile of creative industries at a council-hosted summit. Also in this episode council’s now-closed Whitwood Road landfill site at risk of causing environmental damage without remedial works at a substantial cost.
Published: 16 November 2020.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Li Cunxin and mayor Teresa Harding (Ipswich City Council).
Council agendas and minutes: ipswich.infocouncil.biz/
Council’s YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV

Businesses recognised at annual awards and business sentiment optimistic for Christmas

Businesses recognised at annual awards and business sentiment optimistic for Christmas

High achieving local businesses were recognised at the annual City of Ipswich Business Excellence Awards held 7 November 2020. In this episode Ipswich Chamber of Commerce president Phil Bell congratulates the winners, reveals current business sentiment as we head into Christmas and talks about business outlook for 2021.
Published: 13 November 2020.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Phillip Bell
Ipswich Region Chamber of Commerce: https://ipswichchamber.org.au/
Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce: https://www.gscc.com.au/

Political brinkmanship on show as councillors split over CEO review panel and CBD cinemas to reopen

Political brinkmanship on show as councillors split over CEO review panel and CBD cinemas to reopen

Political brinkmanship was on show in the council chamber at an extraordinary meeting of Ipswich City Council held 5 November 2020. Councillors were split over selection of members to sit on a CEO performance review panel. The meeting also decided to proceed with finalising commercial-in-confidence negotiations with an operator to allow for reopening and expansion of the CBD cinema complex which is currently closed.
Published: 9 November 2020.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: CEO David Farmer supplied by Ipswich City Council.

Queensland election: Independent analysis of the result, minor parties and influence of social media

Queensland election: Independent analysis of the result, minor parties and influence of social media

A week after the state election counting continues and so does analysis of the result. Are minor parties becoming irrelevant? Has the influence of social media peaked or are some candidates to blame for going overboard before and during the campaign? In this episode an independent view from political expert Professor Geoff Cockfield from the University of Southern Queensland.
Published: 6 November 2020.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: supplied by Prof Geoff Cockfield.

State election wash-up with Jennifer Howard and Tulmur Place gets its grand opening date

State election wash-up with Jennifer Howard and Tulmur Place gets its grand opening date

As the dust settles on the state election re-elected member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard gives her thoughts on a Labor win, the local campaign and minor parties. Also in this episode Ipswich City Council announces the opening date for Tulmur Place and the new Ipswich Central Library in the Nicholas Street Precinct.
Published: 4 November 2020.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Tulmur Place events: www.nicholasst.com.au
Image: Ipswich City Council/Nick O’Sullivan

Dave Cullen talks about his life from foster child to rebel teenager and now successful businessman

Dave Cullen talks about his life from foster child to rebel teenager and now successful businessman

Dave Cullen returns to Ipswich Today for a revealing chat about his life. What he has to say may shock some people but it will also inspire others and he shares his thoughts about the first six months of the new council. Also in this episode Ipswich City Council wants to hear ideas from residents for new activities in Tulmur Place (Nicholas Street Precinct).
Published: 29 October 2020.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Council CBD survey: www.nicholasst.com.au
Image: Ipswich City Council