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Toowoomba Chronicle
Choat has another attempt at Toowoomba Regional CouncilMURRAY Choat has indicated that he will again stand for Toowoomba Regional Coun
Choat has another attempt at Toowoomba Regional Council
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 18 hours ago
MURRAY Choat has indicated that he will again stand for Toowoomba Regional Council in the upcoming election. Mr Choat, who has had unsuccessful tilts at earlier elections, said he wanted to see changes in a bid to make the region a better place to... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Council announces opening date of $24.5m libraryTOOWOOMBA'S much-anticipated new library will open on February 27, Toowoomba Re
Council announces opening date of $24.5m library
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted yesterday
TOOWOOMBA'S much-anticipated new library will open on February 27, Toowoomba Regional Council has revealed. The opening of the library was delayed after constructor Hutchinson Builders discovered it had installed defective insulation material behind... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Neil St car park delays spark barrage of complaintsTOOWOOMBA residents have shared their frustrations after a new payment system a
Neil St car park delays spark barrage of complaints
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
TOOWOOMBA residents have shared their frustrations after a new payment system at the Neil Street bus station caused extensive delays for workers heading home. The Chronicle ran a story on Wednesday about the lengthy wait at the automated pay machine... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Locals score millions worth of tenders from councilTOOWOOMBA-based companies were awarded the majority of the most expensive proje
Locals score millions worth of tenders from council
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
TOOWOOMBA-based companies were awarded the majority of the most expensive projects put out for tender by the Toowoomba Regional Council last year. Companies from the Toowoomba region were involved in 11 of the 15 big-ticket projects, worth more than... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Ability Enterprises celebrates Australian firstTOOWOOMBA’S Ability Enterprises has achieved an Australian first. It is the co
Ability Enterprises celebrates Australian first
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
TOOWOOMBA’S Ability Enterprises has achieved an Australian first. It is the country’s first social enterprise to repay its social impact fund loan. Ability Enterprises is a not-for-profit business and registered charity. It provides work for... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Local spend a win for our regionONE of the more contentious issues for Toowoomba Regional Council this term has
Local spend a win for our region
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
ONE of the more contentious issues for Toowoomba Regional Council this term has been the use of companies from outside the region. Council came under attack early in the term for failing to award major contracts to local companies. But how times... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Anger over KFC, Macca’s planA COUNCIL decision to approve a fast-food precinct in East Toowoomba has sparke
Anger over KFC, Macca’s plan
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
A COUNCIL decision to approve a fast-food precinct in East Toowoomba has sparked anger from residents. The development will encompass the north-west corner of Herries and Cohoe Sts and include the city's eighth McDonald's Restaurant and a KFC. Key... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Candidate for council advocating for small businessBUSINESSWOMAN Heather Woodcraft has joined the Toowoomba Regional Council elect
Candidate for council advocating for small business
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
BUSINESSWOMAN Heather Woodcraft has joined the Toowoomba Regional Council election race, announcing her nomination yesterday. She said after three years of owning Crave Cupcakes on Russell St, she had experience and understanding of small business... Read more
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Queensland Times
Ipswich developer targets Toowoomba propertyIPSWICH-based developers are behind a plan to build a multi-storey retirement v
Ipswich developer targets Toowoomba property
Queensland Times / Posted 2 days ago
IPSWICH-based developers are behind a plan to build a multi-storey retirement village at the site of defunct Weis Restaurant. The proposal, which is yet to be submitted to Toowoomba Regional Council, could see a 400-bed home built over the historic... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Ability to make positive change earns mayor's praiseMAYOR'S DESK: This week, a strong local entity celebrated a little-known Austra
Ability to make positive change earns mayor's praise
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
MAYOR'S DESK: This week, a strong local entity celebrated a little-known Australian first. Ability Enterprises is an organisation, home-grown right here in Toowoomba, linking employers and employees in a socially responsible way. By socially... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Oakey man puts hand up for Toowoomba Regional CouncilOAKEY man Craig Commens wants to run for Toowoomba Regional Council in the upco
Oakey man puts hand up for Toowoomba Regional Council
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
OAKEY man Craig Commens wants to run for Toowoomba Regional Council in the upcoming election. He cites his achievements as organising charity events like the 2011 Oakey Flood Relief Concert despite his own home being flooded. Mr Commens has also... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Gridlock fury: 40 minute wait to pay for CBD parkingTOOWOOMBA CBD workers are furious they are being made to wait up to 40 minutes
Gridlock fury: 40 minute wait to pay for CBD parking
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
TOOWOOMBA CBD workers are furious they are being made to wait up to 40 minutes to pay for parking at the Neil Street Bus Station. The Toowoomba Regional Council rolled out a new automated parking payment system at the multi-deck car park on... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Businessman David Campbell running for councilBUSINESSMAN David Campbell has announced his intention to run for a position on
Businessman David Campbell running for council
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
BUSINESSMAN David Campbell has announced his intention to run for a position on the Toowoomba Regional Council in the upcoming election. Mr Campbell said living in Toowoomba most of his life made him passionate about the region. "I feel I can make... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Massive development planned for Weis Restaurant siteIPSWICH-based developers are behind a plan to build a multi-storey retirement v
Massive development planned for Weis Restaurant site
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
IPSWICH-based developers are behind a plan to build a multi-storey retirement village at the site of defunct Weis Restaurant. The proposal, which is yet to be submitted to Toowoomba Regional Council, could see a 400-bed home built over the historic... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
War memorials to get upgraded ahead of Anzac DayTHE Westbrook state heritage listed war memorial will be moved and upgraded, al
War memorials to get upgraded ahead of Anzac Day
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
THE Westbrook state heritage listed war memorial will be moved and upgraded, along with four other sites given a facelift in the Toowoomba region this year. Upgrades to the five sites come after Toowoomba Regional Council secured $50,000 in funding... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Toowoomba 'Southbank' parklands gets approvalA SCHEME for an urban village and parkland dubbed the "Southbank of Toowoomba"
Toowoomba 'Southbank' parklands gets approval
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
A SCHEME for an urban village and parkland dubbed the "Southbank of Toowoomba" has been formally adopted by the State Government, paving the way for thousands of jobs. In formally adopting the Toowoomba Railway Parklands Priority Development Area... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Chance to quiz Toowoomba Regional Council hopefulsTHE Chronicle and Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce will partner in a Toowoomba Reg
Chance to quiz Toowoomba Regional Council hopefuls
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
THE Chronicle and Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce will partner in a Toowoomba Regional Council candidate forum. Editor-in-chief Steve Etwell said the large number of potential candidates showed the interest being generated in the March 19... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
What to expect at Toowoomba city’s new libraryFREE wi-fi that extends out to the Civic Square and more public computers are s
What to expect at Toowoomba city’s new library
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
FREE wi-fi that extends out to the Civic Square and more public computers are some of the new facilities in the new $24.5 million library. The library, which is expected to open late this month, will also have English conversation and children's... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Council is a big businessVOTERS in the Toowoomba Regional Council election will have a plethora of candi
Council is a big business
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
VOTERS in the Toowoomba Regional Council election will have a plethora of candidates from whom to choose. Each day more and more people are putting their hand up for council. In one way that is a good thing. Democracy is best served when there is... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Toowoomba Regional Council candidates up for the job?TOOWOOMBA Regional Council is a $495 million a year business. The mayor acts a
Toowoomba Regional Council candidates up for the job?
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
TOOWOOMBA Regional Council is a $495 million a year business. The mayor acts as a de-facto chairman of a board with councillors taking the role of board members. With the increasing number of candidates putting their hands up to fill councillor... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Businesswoman puts her hand up for councilTHE principal licensee at Sovereign Property Partners Tressa Lindenberg has ann
Businesswoman puts her hand up for council
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
THE principal licensee at Sovereign Property Partners Tressa Lindenberg has announced she intends to run for Toowoomba Regional Council. Ms Lindenberg, who has long been involved in community events such as Parkrun, said it was time for her to stand... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
James O'Shea throws hat in for council electionSPORTS broadcaster James O'Shea has announced his intention to run for Toowoomb
James O'Shea throws hat in for council election
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
SPORTS broadcaster James O'Shea has announced his intention to run for Toowoomba Regional Council. "I have made this decision as I truly believe I can make a worthwhile contribution to our great region," he said. "I'm fiercely loyal about our... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Thousands attend Pioneer Village celebrationsMORE than 6000 visitors attended the 2016 Australia Day Celebrations at Highfie
Thousands attend Pioneer Village celebrations
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
MORE than 6000 visitors attended the 2016 Australia Day Celebrations at Highfields Pioneer Village with 150 volunteers on hand to assist with a range of activities from cooking sausages to cracking whips and stoking steam engines. A special feature... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Cr Ros Scotney calls time at Toowoomba Regional CouncilAFTER 22 years in public office Cr Ros Scotney has decided to call it a day. S
Cr Ros Scotney calls time at Toowoomba Regional Council
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
AFTER 22 years in public office Cr Ros Scotney has decided to call it a day. She has announced she won't contest the March Toowoomba Regional Council election. Working up to 17 hours a day as the Facilities, Libraries and Cultural Services... Read more
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Computer World Australia
Toowoomba Regional Council embarks on digital transformationToowoomba Regional Council in Queensland is transitioning from a paper based or
Toowoomba Regional Council embarks on digital transformation
Computer World Australia / Posted 10 days ago
Toowoomba Regional Council in Queensland is transitioning from a paper based organisation to a digital one over the next five years. The council went live with TechnologyOne’s offering for local governments as part of a whole-of-council project in... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
IT'S ON: Mayoral candidate challenges Paul AntonioTHE Toowoomba Regional Council election has heated up with a challenger to Mayo
IT'S ON: Mayoral candidate challenges Paul Antonio
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
THE Toowoomba Regional Council election has heated up with a challenger to Mayor Paul Antonio finally emerging. Dirk Egan has announced he will be standing for mayor in the March election. "I could not in good conscience allow current Mayor Paul... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Ratepayers won’t foot bill for costly library delayHUTCHINSON Builders will foot the bill to replace defective insulation installe
Ratepayers won’t foot bill for costly library delay
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
HUTCHINSON Builders will foot the bill to replace defective insulation installed in the new Toowoomba library. Area manager Robert Weymouth said ratepayers would not pay a cent extra for the work, which requires copper panelling on the façade to be... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
City icon 'Uncle Darby' is praised for leadershipRICHARD Lawrence McCarthy is the Australia Day Regional Aboriginal and Torres S
City icon 'Uncle Darby' is praised for leadership
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
RICHARD Lawrence McCarthy is the Australia Day Regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Citizen of the Year. Mr McCarthy, who is better known as Uncle Darby, was given the award for his contributions as an advocate and community leader for Aboriginal... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Toowoomba's Aussie spirit shines through foggy dayTOOWOOMBA citizens braved fog and wet weather to watch the Australia Day Awards
Toowoomba's Aussie spirit shines through foggy day
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
TOOWOOMBA citizens braved fog and wet weather to watch the Australia Day Awards ceremony at Picnic Point. About 300 people turned up for the awards presentation which kicked off with Aussie music from the Toowoomba Municipal Band. Five citizens... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
12 things to do in 7 days: Getting out in ToowoombaTO HELP plan the next seven days, here are 12 events happening across the Toowo
12 things to do in 7 days: Getting out in Toowoomba
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
TO HELP plan the next seven days, here are 12 events happening across the Toowoomba region. Story time in the park First 5 Forever, Chatterbugs and the Kath Dickson Family Centre Playgroup program are happy to offer a story time event at Laurel... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Insulation defect forces removal of copper from libraryHUTCHINSON Builders this week will continue the final stages of the constructio
Insulation defect forces removal of copper from library
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 13 days ago
HUTCHINSON Builders this week will continue the final stages of the construction of the Toowoomba City Library. Hutchinson Builders area manager Robert Weymouth said 780 panels on the façade would need to be removed and re-attached to the building... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
POOP: Toowoomba parks full of dog 'landmines'TOOWOOMBA parks are filling up with dog dung at such a rate it's prompted a rem
POOP: Toowoomba parks full of dog 'landmines'
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 14 days ago
TOOWOOMBA parks are filling up with dog dung at such a rate it's prompted a reminder from Toowoomba Regional Council to owners. A spokesman said council was getting numerous reports of doggie do-do from concerned residents. "We are getting too many... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Seniors to benefit from free technology coursesFREE technology courses for seniors are starting at Toowoomba City Library, 618
Seniors to benefit from free technology courses
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 16 days ago
FREE technology courses for seniors are starting at Toowoomba City Library, 618 Ruthven Street, from Monday, February 1. The Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland program is an initiative of the State Library of Queensland. Toowoomba Regional Council... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Veteran politician Anne Glasheen wants third termANNE Glasheen cited her experience as deputy mayor of the former Clifton Shire
Veteran politician Anne Glasheen wants third term
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 16 days ago
ANNE Glasheen cited her experience as deputy mayor of the former Clifton Shire and as councillor for Toowoomba Regional Council as she launched her re-election bid. The long-time Clifton resident said she had dedicated hours supporting regional... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Council candidate pledges car park, congestion solutionA MUTLI-STOREY car park and solutions to traffic congestion in Toowoomba's CBD
Council candidate pledges car park, congestion solution
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 16 days ago
A MUTLI-STOREY car park and solutions to traffic congestion in Toowoomba's CBD are the key issues for a sitting councillor who announced his re-election bid for Toowoomba Regional Council today. Cr Chris Tait declared there was unfinished business... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Chronicle Garden Competition fresh as a daisyThe Chronicle Garden Competition 2015 Allan & Mary Kenna 7 Christmas Street, To
Chronicle Garden Competition fresh as a daisy
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
The Chronicle Garden Competition 2015 Allan & Mary Kenna 7 Christmas Street, Toowoomba Photo Althea Martell / The ChronicleAlthea Martell EDITORIAL: Support from Toowoomba Regional Council for The Chronicle Garden Competition is much... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Council confirms Neil St to become two-wayTOOWOOMBA Regional Council has confirmed that work to convert Neil St in the ci
Council confirms Neil St to become two-way
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
TOOWOOMBA Regional Council has confirmed that work to convert Neil St in the city's CBD to two-way traffic will go ahead. Councillors met yesterday to address some concerns about pedestrian crossings and bus station access and agreed to continue... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Council is no longer in touch with communityAS A ratepayer I am alarmed and outraged at the way Toowoomba Regional Council
Council is no longer in touch with community
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
AS A ratepayer I am alarmed and outraged at the way Toowoomba Regional Council seems to feel free to throw my money around without a thought. Having recently leafed through the council's 2015 annual report, I was shocked to find that there were no... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Support for the Chronicle Garden Competition bloomsTOOWOOMBA Regional Council has thrown its support behind the Chronicle Garden C
Support for the Chronicle Garden Competition blooms
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
TOOWOOMBA Regional Council has thrown its support behind the Chronicle Garden Competition, approving a more hands-on approach to the event. At yesterday's ordinary meeting of council, Cr Sue Englart said the council and The Chronicle would help... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Chamber Chat: What is the Chamber of Commerce?OUR weekly catch-up with the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce. This week we hear f
Chamber Chat: What is the Chamber of Commerce?
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
OUR weekly catch-up with the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce. This week we hear from general manager Leanne Gillam. First week in role WELCOME to Chamber Chat; this is my first week at the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce and it certainly has been busy... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Old Scrubby Rd bridge gets funds for makeoverAN OLD bridge is set to get more than a lick of fresh paint, thanks to new fund
Old Scrubby Rd bridge gets funds for makeover
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 19 days ago
AN OLD bridge is set to get more than a lick of fresh paint, thanks to new funding. The electorate of Groom has secured $207,000 in funding under round two of the Australian Government's Bridges Renewal Programme to support a vital upgrade of a... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Is this Toowoomba's most dangerous intersection?YOUR SAY: Around the period of time of the Carnival of Flowers 2015, I brought
Is this Toowoomba's most dangerous intersection?
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 19 days ago
YOUR SAY: Around the period of time of the Carnival of Flowers 2015, I brought to the attention of the Toowoomba Regional Council what I considered a dangerous traffic situation at the corner of Margaret and Hume Sts. The turning indicating... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Huge shopping complex planned for GlenvaleAN AMBITIOUS plan to transform the defunct Newtown Football Club into a shoppin
Huge shopping complex planned for Glenvale
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 22 days ago
AN AMBITIOUS plan to transform the defunct Newtown Football Club into a shopping complex and housing development has been submitted to Toowoomba Regional Council. Plans for the site include a motel or tavern, service station, gym and fast food... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Toowoomba Enterprise Hub gets millions for 'vital' roadTHE boss of a major freight terminal says funding for a road upgrade will put T
Toowoomba Enterprise Hub gets millions for 'vital' road
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 23 days ago
THE boss of a major freight terminal says funding for a road upgrade will put Toowoomba on the map nationally as a significant transport and logistics hub. The Queensland Government today announced $2.89 million in funding will go towards a planned... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Pilates centre for 'chronic patients' slated for Mt LoftyA HEALTH care centre offering Pilates is on the cards for Mt Lofty. Allied Hea
Pilates centre for 'chronic patients' slated for Mt Lofty
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 24 days ago
A HEALTH care centre offering Pilates is on the cards for Mt Lofty. Allied Health is seeking approval from Toowoomba Regional Council to establish a centre at 101 Bridge St. The centre is expected to operate between the hours of 7.30am and 6pm on... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
‘Teflon’ Antonio running unopposed for a seceond termINCUMBENT Toowoomba Regional Council Mayor Paul Antonio is the "teflon" candida
‘Teflon’ Antonio running unopposed for a seceond term
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 24 days ago
INCUMBENT Toowoomba Regional Council Mayor Paul Antonio is the "teflon" candidate and is heading for a second term unopposed. The local government election will be held on Saturday, March 19 and although a handful of new candidates are standing for... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Construction starts on 7-Eleven fuel station in HarristownSITES around Toowoomba continue to be snapped up to become future service stati
Construction starts on 7-Eleven fuel station in Harristown
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 24 days ago
SITES around Toowoomba continue to be snapped up to become future service stations as development surges across the region. Construction of a new 7-Eleven fuel station has begun at the 16 Drayton Rd site in Harristown, after the previous unused... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Highfields businessman Stibbard to run for councilCRAIG Stibbard says he will contest the Toowoomba Regional Council elections th
Highfields businessman Stibbard to run for council
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 25 days ago
CRAIG Stibbard says he will contest the Toowoomba Regional Council elections this year. Stibbard who has been operating Craig's Home Hardware for more than 20 years announced he would definitely contest the March council elections. "Working in my... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Gowrie Road Hotel gears up for complete makeoverA POPULAR Toowoomba watering hole is set to be rebuilt from the ground up. The
Gowrie Road Hotel gears up for complete makeover
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 26 days ago
A POPULAR Toowoomba watering hole is set to be rebuilt from the ground up. The Gowrie Road Hotel will be transformed from a pub of yesteryear to a modern hotel with a family atmosphere. Hakfoort Group owns the hotel and director Albert Hakfoort... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
No right turn goes into effect on busy Toowoomba streetMOTORISTS travelling north-bound on West St won't be able to turn right onto Al
No right turn goes into effect on busy Toowoomba street
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 27 days ago
MOTORISTS travelling north-bound on West St won't be able to turn right onto Alderley St between certain hours with a new restriction coming into force today. Toowoomba Regional Council is hoping the regulations will help ease congestion on the busy... Read more
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