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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

Covid vaccines a-plenty, cutting red tape, counting birds and flying foxes force Queens Park changes

Covid vaccines a-plenty, cutting red tape, counting birds and flying foxes force Queens Park changes

Covid vaccinations available almost everywhere, Ipswich City Council claims cutting red tape is working for local businesses, help needed to count birds, flying foxes force changes at Queens Park and Karalee Tornadoes home ground to score major upgrade.
Published: 14 October 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: supplied
Queensland Health Covid info and bookings: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccine/book
Australian Government Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.au/
Aussie Bird Count: https://aussiebirdcount.org.au/
Where to see jacarandas: https://www.discoveripswich.com.au/where-to-see-jacaranda-blooms-in-ipswich/
Current and future council works and projects: maps.ipswich.qld.gov.au/civicprojects

CEO appointment delayed, Ipswich CBD committee on repeat, and $76.5K for a company directors course

CEO appointment delayed, Ipswich CBD committee on repeat, and $76.5K for a company directors course

From the October round of Ipswich City Council committee meetings it must feel like Groundhog Day for the Ipswich Central Redevelopment Committee, councillors splash cash for a company directors course, an overhaul of policies relating to council staff and council delays appointing a new CEO after a special meeting scheduled for councillors was cancelled at the 11th hour. All committee recommendations from the October round, including those highlighted on the show will be considered at the next ordinary meeting of council and then voted on. The next meeting is due 21 October 2021.
Published: 8 October 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: 1 Nicholas Street, Ipswich
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/Yma08WyR4qI

ACDC project helps Ipswich residents talk about mental health and connect with local services

ACDC project helps Ipswich residents talk about mental health and connect with local services

We’ve been hearing a lot about mental health and well-being since Covid-19 hit our shores last year. In Ipswich a new project aims to talk with residents about their mental health and to help link people with local services. Joining the show to talk about assisting communities through direct connection – or ACDC – is Tristan Brownson, the project manager.
Published: 5 October 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: ACDC Project manager Tristan Brownson (supplied)
Community Mental Health Australia: https://cmha.org.au/
Queensland Health: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/cq/services/mental-health/services/community-mental-health
Lifeline: https://www.lifeline.org.au/
Beyond Blue: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/
DV Connect: https://www.dvconnect.org/
White Ribbon: https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/2Ii8R7Bdap4

Gerard Pender reveals the rocky path travelled to create Enviroplan with a new green levy in 1996

Gerard Pender reveals the rocky path travelled to create Enviroplan with a new green levy in 1996

Ipswich Enviroplan marks 25 years in 2021. When established its aim was to acquire key bushland within the Ipswich City Council area to create conservation estates purchased with funding from a green levy. It wasn’t introduced without some controversy at the time. On the show my special guest is former Ipswich councillor and chairperson of the committee responsible for parks in 1996, Gerard Pender.
Published: 30 September 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Gerard Pender www.walkerpender.com.au
Ipswich Enviroplan: https://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/about_council/initiatives/environment/conservation/enviroplanRHc

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

Childcare centre DA sent for review, home prices through the roof and will Brisbane Jets be 17th?

Over The Back Fence: On the show Walter Williams and Ashleigh Mac join me to talk about development applications going for external review, in particular the childcare centre proposed opposite Karalee State School, council’s Independent Decision Review Panel, Ipswich real estate prices going through the roof and will Brisbane Jets become the seventeenth team in the NRL?
Published: 27 September 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Independent Decision Review Panel: https://www.ipswichfirst.com.au/independent-review-to-be-held-over-karalee-childcare-centre-application/
Ipswich City Council: www.ipswich.qld.gov.auPD 11KsWGsw