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Christmas celebrations under Covid, public response to place naming and Rosewood library a hit

Christmas celebrations under Covid, public response to place naming and Rosewood library a hit

Christmas and New Year’s Eve public events in Ipswich will look very different this year under Covid, naming of places and spaces in Ipswich CBD redevelopment moves a step closer, and the first release of customer numbers for the new Rosewood library and council’s service centre.
Published: 21 September 2020.
Council agendas and minutes: https://ipswich.infocouncil.biz/
Council audio: https://www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
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On-screen action in Ipswich, Google Trekker 2.0 a boost for city and more changes to council website

Ipswich City Council rolls out further changes to its website home page, Mayor Teresa Harding explains why the city is a favourite location for film and reality TV producers and the shows we can expect to see, and in a further boost for local tourism and business, get ready for Google Trekker 2.0.
Published: 18 September 2020.
Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

Executive Outlook reveals Ipswich business confidence bounces back; jobs and skills shortages remain

Executive Outlook reveals Ipswich business confidence bounces back; jobs and skills shortages remain

An Ipswich Today exclusive: Part two of the results from Top Office Group’s Executive Outlook local business sentiment survey. Under Covid these are challenging times for everyone. Jan Gadsden reveals how Ipswich businesses are faring during these very unusual trading conditions.
Published: 16 September 2020.
Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

New drive-in theatre set for North Ipswich and owners of unregistered dogs put on notice

New drive-in theatre set for North Ipswich and owners of unregistered dogs put on notice

It is back to the future after a council committee gave the green light to a recommendation for a new two screen drive-in movie theatre at North Ipswich – more than 50 years after the first Ipswich drive-in opened at Raceview. Jacko from the Lost Ipswich Facebook group joins Ipswich Today to reminisce about drive-ins, and Ipswich City Council renews its door-to-door dog registration inspections program after finding an average 13.7 per cent of dogs are not registered.
Published: 13 September 2020.
Lost Ipswich: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LostIpswich
Council agendas and minutes shortcut: https://ipswich.infocouncil.biz/
Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

This week in state parliament with Jennifer Howard and what is going on with council’s website?

This week in state parliament with Jennifer Howard and what is going on with council’s website?

What is the future for 600 ex-workers from JBS Dinmore, MPs oppose waste to energy plant proposal, and from this week in state parliament: Wage theft is now a crime, new technology and tougher laws to crack down on hoons, the Torres Strait Islander Child Rearing Practices Bill passed into law and good news for craft brewers and distillers in what was also the final sitting week before the state election next month. And a very odd thing just happened to Ipswich City Council’s website making it more difficult to find council meeting agendas and minutes.
Published: 12 September 2020.
Council agendas and minutes shortcut: https://ipswich.infocouncil.biz/
Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

New look for prime site in Bell Street as Ipswich’s population surges towards 250,000

New look for prime site in Bell Street as Ipswich’s population surges towards 250,000

Ipswich continues its trajectory as one of the fastest growing regions in Australia and is enjoying strong population growth with the total now approaching 250,000. Meanwhile in Bell Street the old Friendly Pharmacy and doctors’ premises have been extensively refurbished. You’ll hear from developer Bernie McKeering about this exciting prime site project.
Published: 10 September 2020.
Bell Street redevelopment: https://bit.ly/2GGtv8Z
Ipswich council planning: https://www.ipswichplanning.com.au/
Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

Opinion: Serial candidates, their tactics, promises and sincerity, or lack thereof

Serial candidates who seek public office, any public office, whether it be local, state or federal government. There is an increasing tendency by some candidates to cherry-pick facts and turn them into an illusion of truth to suit their own narrative. Are these same candidates sincere about the causes and issues they push or is it a case of any issue will do in order to get elected?
Published: 4 September 2020.
Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
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Meet Andrew Fechner: Why he ran for council, about his campaign and first five months in the job

Meet Andrew Fechner: Why he ran for council, about his campaign and first five months in the job

In the 160 year history of Ipswich City Council one of the youngest councillors ever elected is Andrew Fechner – one of two candidates aged under 30 elected in March 2020. The other is Jacob Madsen. Ipswich Today caught up with Cr Fechner this week, five months since being elected, and four and a half months after being sworn in.
Published: 31 August 2020.
Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

Cr Tully reprimanded for Facebook post and still no final decision on property sale to Swifts

Cr Tully reprimanded for Facebook post and still no final decision on property sale to Swifts

Long-serving Ipswich councillor Paul Tully in hot water over a Facebook post. You’ll hear what the post was and his response to the council meeting this week, and finally, well almost, a decision on whether council will sell Swifts Leagues Club the property they currently rent.
Published: 28 August 2020.
Council minutes and agendas: https://ipswich.infocouncil.biz/
Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

Keys to new library, new policy for families, quicker access to funding and transparency hub latest

Keys to new library, new policy for families, quicker access to funding and transparency hub latest

More from August committees: Another milestone for the new CBD library with council getting keys to the door, a new policy for children, young people and families, new community funding guidelines makes applying easier and quicker, plus an update on the Transparency and Integrity Hub.
Published: 25 August 2020.
Council minutes and agendas: https://ipswich.infocouncil.biz/
Music: https://www.purple-planet.com