Ipswich Today podcasts

Ipswich applies pressure for more dollars from Canberra to support surge in population growth

Ipswich applies pressure for more dollars from Canberra to support surge in population growth

With the federal election due in May, Ipswich City Council is again sizing up big-ticket projects to support population growth and the urgent need for cash from Canberra to build much-needed infrastructure. What are the priorities? And why the need to lobby for federal money? Ipswich mayor Teresa Harding joins the show to explain which projects council believes deserve more attention and funding from the Australian Government.
Published: 6 April 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers, Division 1 councillor Jacob Madsen, Member for Blair Shayne Neumann and Ipswich mayor Teresa Harding at North Ipswich Reserve for Labor’s announcement of a $20m funding commitment (supplied)
Ipswich City Council advocacy projects: https://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/advocacy
North Ipswich stadium $20m commitment: https://www.ipswichfirst.com.au/20-million-stadium-commitment-to-make-north-ipswich-nrl-ready
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/

Local business success story: How the desire for healthy dog treats led to inmates becoming bakers

Local business success story: How the desire for healthy dog treats led to inmates becoming bakers

One local business you may not have heard of until now is Golden Bone Bakery, a manufacturer of heathy doggie treats made in Ipswich. It started with an idea about six years ago with the first batch of treats made in a home kitchen. This is the story of Katharina von Heusinger and partner Reiner who noticed an increasing amount of flatulence from their dog Jett which they attributed to mass manufactured doggie treats. From this came the idea to make their own 100 per cent natural dog treats and the Golden Bone Bakery was born.
Published: 31 March 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Katharina von Heusinger with Jett. Photo credit Claire Usmar, Trade and Investment Queensland (supplied)
Golden Bone Bakery: https://thegoldenbonebakery.com.au/
Fire Station 101: https://www.firestation101.com.au/

Radio station for First Nations voices at the heart of educating and informing the community

Radio station for First Nations voices at the heart of educating and informing the community

Brisbane Indigenous Media Association has operated community radio station Triple A Murri Country since its first broadcast on April 6 1993. For several years it was known as 98.9 FM and recently rebranded to Triple A retuning to its roots. The station is best known for its unique blend of popular country and indigenous music. In addition to Murri Country 98.9FM, Brisbane Indigenous Media Association Ltd operates Triple A Vision, Triple A Training and BIMA Projects. Ipswich resident Jyi Lawton is the CEO of Triple A and joins the show to explain how it all began, what’s happening now and what the future holds for Triple A.
Published: 28 March 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Triple A Murri Country 98.9FM logo (supplied)
Triple A website: https://triplea.org.au/
About Community Radio C-Plus: https://www.cbaa.org.au/broadcasters/promote-your-station-or-program-online/community-radio-plus-coming

After flood help, compost plant approved, cinema rumours, whose paying for hotel & sorry motion mire

After flood help, compost plant approved, cinema rumours, whose paying for hotel & sorry motion mire

From the March 24 meeting of Ipswich City Council – a flood clean-up and support package, a new enclosed compost manufacturing facility at Swanbank approved but will it pass the nose test, CBD cinema rumours, who is spending what on the council-owned Commonwealth Hotel fit-out and extension, and to borrow from Elton John, sorry seems to be the hardest word, after mayor called on to apologise to another councillor. Also in this episode what does the future hold for the decommissioned Eastern Heights water tower?
Published: 25 March 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve view from drone taken by Erwin Kern 13 March 2022 (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/

Colleges & sports fields smashed by flood, bus 531 future, council’s wish-list & Jets score with USQ

Colleges & sports fields smashed by flood, bus 531 future, council’s wish-list & Jets score with USQ

Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve remains closed after being smashed again by another major flood, sporting fields still being assessed before reopening, have your say on the future of bus route 531, Ipswich to Springfield Central public transport corridor tops council’s election wish-list and Ipswich Jets score with USQ. This episode also highlights Advance Care Planning Week with a reminder from West Moreton Health.
Published: 19 March 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Colleges By The River cafe on its side 8 March 2022 (Facebook)
Queensland Government disaster funding for sports clubs: https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/disaster-recovery
Queensland Government disaster assistance grants: https://bit.ly/3wrxeiu
Bus route 531 feedback: https://bit.ly/36sqZjG
Ipswich Jets: https://www.ipswichjets.com/
University of Southern Queensland: https://www.usq.edu.au/
West Moreton Health end of life care: https://bit.ly/3wlOTs2
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/

Council finally announces new operator for the Commonwealth Hotel in Ipswich CBD

Council finally announces new operator for the Commonwealth Hotel in Ipswich CBD

After more than seven years of waiting Ipswich City Council announced a new operator of the Commonwealth Hotel at an extraordinary (or special) meeting on Thursday 10 March 2022. This meeting followed the regular round of committee meetings. In a statement issued later mayor Teresa Harding said the hotel would act as an anchor tenant for the Nicholas Street Precinct. Ipswich Central Redevelopment Committee chairperson Cr Marnie Doyle said while the Commonwealth Hotel had been meticulously restored to maintain its heritage façade, the forthcoming extension of the hotel will transform the site into a state-of-the-art dining and entertainment hub. Also in this episode you will hear how council came to own the hotel and preserving heritage does not come cheap.
Published: 15 March 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Mayor Teresa Harding, AusHotels managing director Jim Davies and Ipswich Central Redevelopment Committee chairperson Cr Marnie Doyle outside the Commonwealth Hotel in Union Place (supplied)
AusHotels: https://www.aushotels.net.au/
Council meeting agendas and minutes: bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Nicholas Street Precinct: www.nicholasst.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/

Flood clean-up continues, local businesses need your support and new health warning about mosquitoes

Flood clean-up continues, local businesses need your support and new health warning about mosquitoes

The massive flood clean-up continues with support available for flood-affected residents and businesses coming from all levels of government, Ipswich Region Chamber of Commerce, and Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ). Ipswich chamber president Phillip Bell joins the show to discuss the floods, clean-up and where to from here and a warning from West Moreton Health about serious diseases being spread by mosquitoes. Also on the show, Goodna Services Club, like many other businesses and residents, faces another major rebuild after only 11 years since being destroyed by the flood of 2011.
Published: 10 March 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Community Recovery office, Bell Street Ipswich (supplied)
Ipswich City Council flood recovery: Ipswich.qld.gov.au/floodrecovery
Queensland Government hardship assistance: www.qld.gov.au/community/disasters-emergencies
Community Recovery: www.communityrecovery.qld.gov.au
Sport and recreation clubs recovery: www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports…disaster-recovery
Services Australia: www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/active-nat…text=60042
Volunteering Queensland: www.volunteeringqld.org.au/
Japanese encephalitis virus: https://www.health.gov.au/news/japanese-encephalitis-virus-situation-declared-a-communicable-disease-incident-of-national-significance
Business Ipswich: https://www.businessipswich.com.au/investor-business-support/2022-flood-resources/
Ipswich Region Chamber of Commerce: https://ipswichchamber.org.au/
CCIQ: https://www.cciq.com.au/
Firestation 101: https://www.firestation101.com.au/

2022 flood: The clean-up and help available for flood-affected residents and businesses

2022 flood: The clean-up and help available for flood-affected residents and businesses

It has been quite the week wondering if that rain would ever give us a break. Now floodwaters are finally receding, a quick summary of the clean-up and help available.
Published: 4 March 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Screenshot of Ipswich City Council flood recovery page (supplied)
Ipswich City Council flood recovery: Ipswich.qld.gov.au/floodrecovery
Queensland Government hardship assistance: www.qld.gov.au/community/disasters-emergencies
Community Recovery: www.communityrecovery.qld.gov.au
Sport and recreation clubs recovery: www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/disaster-recovery
Services Australia: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/active-natural-disaster-events?context=60042
Volunteering Queensland: https://volunteeringqld.org.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/

Major road upgrades, GI&W committee’s power, flood catchment report and Motoland community forum

Major road upgrades, GI&W committee’s power, flood catchment report and Motoland community forum

Ipswich City Council’s Growth Infrastructure and Waste Committee’s decision-making powers, major tender approved to improve traffic flow around Springfield Central, Ipswich Integrated Catchment Plan recommendations and eight notice of motions at council’s February 24 meeting. Also in this episode you’ll hear the wash-up from the Motoland public forum with mayor Teresa Harding.
Published: 25 February 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Joseph Brady Park at Brisbane River and Bremer River junction (supplied)
Council meeting agendas and minutes: bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Motoland community forum: https://youtu.be/pZxi4Y97Fns
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/

Vax boost, $38m for Bundamba station upgrade, Chuwar dust-up & memorabilia money raises DV awareness

Vax boost, $38m for Bundamba station upgrade, Chuwar dust-up & memorabilia money raises DV awareness

West Moreton Health boost for vaccinations, Bundamba station next in line for a major upgrade, council to host a forum to facilitate a meeting between Motoland and Chuwar residents, memorabilia funds going to a good cause with funding applications open for eligible organisations, and kerbside collection is in full swing, but don’t put your rubbish out before it is your suburb’s turn.
Published: 18 February 2022.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Bundamba station upgrade concept plan (supplied)
More on Bundamba station upgrade: https://www.queenslandrail.com.au/Community/Projects/Pages/Bundamba-station-accessibility-upgrade.aspx
West Moreton Health: www.health.qld.gov.au/vaccinebookings
Franklin Vale Creek: https://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/about_council/initiatives/environment/waterways/waterway-improvement-initiatives/franklin-vale-creek
Shape Your Ipswich: https://www.shapeyouripswich.com.au
Kerbside collection: https://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/live/waste-and-recycling/large-item-kerbside-collection
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/