Toowoomba (Regional Council) - QLD

Clifton moves to High level water restrictions

Clifton moves to High level water restrictions

(Friday, November 22) Toowoomba Regional Council Water and Waste Committee chair Cr Nancy Sommerfield said the shift meant residents would be limited to 170 litres per person per day. This figure reverts to 150 litres per person per day in line with Council’s region-wide water restriction level changes from December 2, 2019. ‘Water is being transported to Clifton from the Toowoomba Bulk Water Supply to ensure the area’s residents have a safe and secure water supply,” Cr Sommerfield said.
Toowoomba Regional Council
21 Nov 2019
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Join the Christmas spirit at events across the region

Join the Christmas spirit at events across the region

The festive season is fast approaching and Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is encouraging residents to join a host of family friendly activities across the region. TRC Tourism and Events portfolio leader Cr Geoff McDonald said preparations were well in hand to spread some Christmas cheer around the region in the coming weeks. “Council’s sleighs have been through their annual tests and are ready to be backed out of Santa’s workshop for visits to a variety of Christmas celebrations.
Toowoomba Regional Council
21 Nov 2019
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Queens Park Stage 5 upgrade sheds new light on Dog Off Leash Park

Queens Park Stage 5 upgrade sheds new light on Dog Off Leash Park

“Pedestrian access along most footpaths will be maintained during construction, however, the footpath running diagonally from the Central Amenities to the Botanic Gardens may at times have sections closed off to enable works to take place. “The Stage 5 works are the latest in ongoing improvements outlined in Council’s $12 million Queens Park Master Plan Implementation Project, designed to enhance public facilities while maintaining the unique features of the city’s premier park “Queens Park attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year for community celebrations, sporting activities and family outings. The park has a long and proud history and Council has carried out extensive planning to preserve the park’s distinctive cultural heritage values.” The Queens Park Stage 5 Master Plan Improvement Works is a joint initiative of the Toowoomba Regional Council and the Queensland Government.
Toowoomba Regional Council
20 Nov 2019
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Making parking more accessible in the Toowoomba CBD

Making parking more accessible in the Toowoomba CBD

“Improving parking in the CBD is quite a complex issue but one which we have invested a lot of time in to,” TRC Infrastructure Committee portfolio leader Cr James O’Shea said. “While we believe the trial has been effective in discouraging people that aren’t customers from parking in the free parking spaces and has provided an increase of parking availability for visitors and customers alike, it’s also clear that other nearby off-street parking options need to be promoted.” Starting 2 December, Council will introduce a new weekly prepaid parking fee for Station Street, Herries/Water Street, Julia Street, Annand Street, Clifford Street and Chalk Drive off-street car parks. “We also hope by introducing a discounted rate at two of our car parks it will encourage an increase in usage of currently underutilised parking bays.” Also, Council will introduce a discount period at Central Car Park over the Christmas/New Year period at $3 for three hours ($1 per hour for a maximum of three hours), from early December.
Toowoomba Regional Council
20 Nov 2019
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TRC approves future Water Security Initiatives

TRC approves future Water Security Initiatives

“A rebate scheme would help residents capture and use rainwater for domestic purposes, including gardening and relieve pressure on potable water supplies, particularly within Council’s regional areas.” Cr Sommerfield said that as a further water security measure Council agreed to advertise for Expressions of Interest for irrigators to supply groundwater for Council use. “It is vital we continue to explore alternative new water sources and the purchasing of water allocations, whether that be for parks and recreation or dust suppression for construction activities will help reduce the strain on our underground aquifers. “In addition, Council will continue to work with all levels of government to explore alternative water sources such as new dams, groundwater allocations and manufactured water options.” For more information visit http://www.tr.qld.gov.au/watertankrebate or contact Council on 131 872.
Toowoomba Regional Council
20 Nov 2019
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TRC calls tenders for Queens Park Interpretive Shelter

TRC calls tenders for Queens Park Interpretive Shelter

TRC Parks and Recreation Portfolio Leader Cr Joe Ramia said this project is part of the Stage 6 upgrade works being undertaken in line with the Queens Park Master Plan. For more information on the project go to http://www.tr.qld.gov.au/our-region/major-projects/environment-community/13791-queens-park-upgrades Historical background: From the mid-1890s, a range of different structures were built in the Botanical Gardens, including a curator's cottage, kiosk, bandstand, the Alfred Thomas Memorial (moved from the intersections of Margaret and Ruthven Streets in 1891) and the hothouse/conservatory constructed at the Campbell Street entrance in the late 1800s. One of the most notable changes that occurred during the 1970s was the replacement of the timber fence on the Lindsay and Campbell Street sides of the Botanic Gardens with a low sandstone footwall.
Toowoomba Regional Council
19 Nov 2019
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Toowoomba quartet receives Royal Life Saving Society Australia honour

Toowoomba quartet receives Royal Life Saving Society Australia honour

“The Resuscitation Club was established to acknowledge citizens who have attempted to save a life of a fellow resident by applying CPR.” Professor Pearn said the benefits of learning basic CPR skills meant that in the event of a car accident, being knocked off a bike or receiving a head injury there was a one in 12 chance that the first person on the scene would have the competency to render first aid. “Even if the resuscitation attempt is unsuccessful, it offers a grieving family some comfort to think that every effort was made to save their oved one.” Toowoomba Regional Council Community Development and Facilities portfolio leader Cr McDonald said the new inductees had displayed cool, clear thinking by following the skills taught during their training. Below: Toowoomba Masters Swim club members Marcus Ford (second from left) and Lionel Scotney, Dr Shayne Baker OAM and TRC’s senior lifeguard at the Milne Bay Aquatic Centre Toni Rice are inducted to the Australian Resuscitation Club by Royal Lifesaving Society Queensland branch Executive Director Paul Barry (right)  and RLSSA national medical adviser Professor John Pearn AM (second from right) with the assistance of Cr Geoff McDonald (left).
Toowoomba Regional Council
19 Nov 2019
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Residents urged to conserve water for domestic use

Residents urged to conserve water for domestic use

Toowoomba Regional Council is calling on residents on the Toowoomba Bulk Water Supply network to conserve water for domestic use only due to a loss of dam pumping capacity caused by the ongoing Pechey fire. The network supplies drinking water for Toowoomba and surrounding towns of Oakey, Jondaryan, Highfields, Crows Nest, Kingsthorpe, Gowrie Junction, Meringandan, Wyreema, Westbrook, Hodgson Vale and Goombungee. Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio said the weekend’s fires around Pechey had burnt the powerlines connected to some of Council’s water infrastructure assets, including the Cressbrook Dam pump station, which has stopped water being pumped from Cressbrook Dam.
Toowoomba Regional Council
18 Nov 2019
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Online Services in one spot with MyTRlibrary APP

Online Services in one spot with MyTRlibrary APP

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) has launched ‘MyTRlibrary’, a new APP, that lets anyone with a Toowoomba Region Library card access all online services in one convenient spot. TRC Libraries Portfolio Leader, Cr Joe Ramia said the APP would provide the more than half a million customers that visit our libraries each year with a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all the region’s library resources and those services currently available from other content, media and service providers. “With more than a million items loaned from our libraries including 105,000 digital items, the APP extends customers library access to mobile platforms while promoting the activities in our traditional bricks and mortar regional library operations,” Cr Ramia said.
Toowoomba Regional Council
15 Nov 2019
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