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Acting CEO appointed, Smart City Program fails test and ‘no’ to Enviroplan land at Bellbird Park

Acting CEO appointed, Smart City Program fails test and ‘no’ to Enviroplan land at Bellbird Park

It was raining mayoral minutes at this month’s Ipswich City Council meeting – find out what went down from mayor Teresa Harding. Council appoints an acting CEO, the Smart City Program is perhaps not so smart after all, Cr Paul Tully clarifies he was not part of the USA and Japan trip highlighted in the Smart City report and privately owned land at Bellbird Park will not be included in the city’s Enviroplan conservation plans.
Published: 29 March 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: 1 Nicholas Street Ipswich
Current and future council works and projects: maps.ipswich.qld.gov.au/civicprojects
Council agendas and minutes: bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Ipswich Civic Centre: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/
Discover Ipswich: www.discoveripswich.com.au/HJ7L2jJQ4Lo

Where to from here for Ipswich businesses and local jobs with the end of JobKeeper

Where to from here for Ipswich businesses and local jobs with the end of JobKeeper

With the end of JobKeeper what will be the impact on local jobs? Get an expert’s view of local Ipswich market conditions, plus how local businesses view a post-Covid vaccine world. Will it mean increased profits and therefore new jobs or does the rollercoaster ride continue? Meet Brad Bulow – a previous recipient of the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce Young Business Person of the Year and Business Person of the Year awards, and a partner with Sammut Bulow Bennett Partners.
Published: 27 March 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Brad Bulow (supplied)
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Vehicle allowances, division offices, the Blackall Monument and how hard is it to find a  rental?

Vehicle allowances, division offices, the Blackall Monument and how hard is it to find a rental?

Over The Back Fence returns for March with Ipswich locals Ashleigh Mac and Walter Williams who join me to discuss a range of issues including a vehicle allowance for a councillor who doesn’t drive, which was first raised in the Fassifern Guardian and Tribune. Also on the show should council division offices make a comeback, can the Bremer River ever be a pristine waterway, is the Blackall Monument destined for its original home in d’Arcy Doyle Place, the tight rental and real estate market in Ipswich, and the Ipswich Jets launch the 2021 season.
Published: 25 March 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.comKyPS2C4JAuw

Council pushes for waste industry changes, illegal trail bike riders and new home for Red Cross

Council pushes for waste industry changes, illegal trail bike riders and new home for Red Cross

Red Cross and Ipswich City Council reach a new agreement following discovery of a 75 year lease, Chris Gratton Sheds secures a favourable decision from council to keep operating in Walloon for a limited time, and what is a waste and circular economy and what does it mean for Ipswich? These local Ipswich stories and more including the Anywhere Festival and USQ students survive better than most during Covid.
Published: 19 March 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Officers from the Mounted Police take part in Operation Wildflower (supplied by Ipswich City Council)
Circular economy waste principles: http://bit.ly/3tzwWl9
Current and future council works and projects: maps.ipswich.qld.gov.au/civicprojects
Council agendas and minutes: bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Ipswich Civic Centre: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/
Discover Ipswich: www.discoveripswich.com.au/ksLdYu7WIFU

Special guest June Frank on growing up in Ipswich and a successful career in real estate

Special guest June Frank on growing up in Ipswich and a successful career in real estate

Today’s special guest is June Frank, a name synonymous with real estate in Ipswich. Proud to be born and bred in the city June continues to be one of the strongest advocates for Ipswich both on a personal level and as the place to choose for your own home. In this episode get to know June as her earliest memories of growing up in Ipswich are revealed, and the road to a stellar real estate career and owner of a successful business. We’ll also talk about current market conditions.
Published: 17 March 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: June Frank (supplied)HYDCU4 GS3Y

Michael Chugg talks about life, personal achievements, the loss of dear friends and CMC Rocks

Michael Chugg talks about life, personal achievements, the loss of dear friends and CMC Rocks

Special guest Australian music industry legend Michael Chugg (or Chuggi) along with another industry giant, the late Rob Potts, created CMC Rocks. This massive country music event has been staged in Ipswich since 2015. Covid put a last-minute stop to CMC Rocks Qld in 2020 and again this year. Replacing it this year is CMC Rocks Your Yard. In this extended interview with Michael Chugg also hear about a life with 50 years experience in the music and concert promotion business. This is compulsory listening for music fans everywhere.
Published: 14 March 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: CMC Rocks Your Yard
CMC Rocks website: https://www.cmcrocks.com/
CMC Rocks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cmcrocks
CMC Rocks Your Yard on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2Q3Ctlx8f5Yz5f0uSg

Single use plastic ban, engine immobilisers, justice task force for women & Covid vaccinations begin

Single use plastic ban, engine immobilisers, justice task force for women & Covid vaccinations begin

A ban on single use plastic straws to include polystyrene cups and a task force to help women navigate the justice system – Ipswich MP Jennifer Howard joins the show to talk about these issues and more from this week in state parliament. In other local news Covid vaccinations have begun at Ipswich Hospital, council’s Karalee library pod up for an award, Shop Ipswich relaunched and council gets serious about more help for October 31 storm-affected residents.
Published: 12 March 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Karalee library pod (Ipswich City Council)
Stay informed about Covid roll-out: www.qld.gov.au/COVI19vaccine
Council agendas and minutes: bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV

Flying foxes close centre, major road upgrade, new bridge contract and 50 new nurses and midwives

Flying foxes close centre, major road upgrade, new bridge contract and 50 new nurses and midwives

Flying foxes keep Ipswich Nature Centre closed until further notice, South Station Road Silkstone closed until June, relief finally in sight for drivers on Springfield Greenbank Arterial with a new bridge approved, West Moreton Health welcomes 50 new nurses and midwives while Ipswich Civic Centre raises the curtain on live entertainment.
Published: 7 March 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: Sophie Houghton (West Moreton Health)
Ipswich Civic Centre: https://www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/
Discover Ipswich: https://www.discoveripswich.com.au/
Current and future council works and projects: maps.ipswich.qld.gov.au/civicprojects
Council agendas and minutes: https://bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTVuMDhp8newo0

Council CEO David Farmer pulls the plug on Ipswich, mayor Teresa Harding explains what happens next

Council CEO David Farmer pulls the plug on Ipswich, mayor Teresa Harding explains what happens next

The biggest announcement out of Ipswich City Council this week is the resignation of CEO David Farmer. Mayor Teresa Harding joins Ipswich Today to explain what happens next. On Tuesday 2 March 2021 Mr Farmer announced his own departure after two years in the city’s top job. He is due to leave council next month and take up the CEO position at Central Coast Council in New South Wales.
Published: 3 March 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Image: David Farmer (Ipswich City Council Twitter)
Read council’s full statement: http://bit.ly/3e0zWT6mfEL0ai18cg

Smart City Program under microscope and major road upgrades for Redbank Plains and Springfield

Smart City Program under microscope and major road upgrades for Redbank Plains and Springfield

Highlights from February’s ordinary meeting of Ipswich City Council with mayor Teresa Harding. The Smart City Program budget under the microscope, proposed new monuments and memorials, a new unreasonable customers policy, long-awaited road upgrades including Redbank Plains Road, and Springfield Parkway and Springfield Greenbank Arterial a step closer, what would the 2032 Olympics in Brisbane mean for Ipswich and why the city isn’t getting annual land valuations.
Published: 26 February 2021.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Council agendas and minutes: https://bit.ly/2JlrVKY
Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV
Current and future council works and projects: https://maps.ipswich.qld.gov.au/civicprojectsUyTLLFiQs 4