Toowoomba (Regional Council) - QLD

Development Application lodged for Toowoomba Qantas Pilot Academy

Development Application lodged for Toowoomba Qantas Pilot Academy

“Early estimates indicate the academy will create 100 direct jobs and 300 in the wider construction industry with the flow-on effect also having a major impact on our region. “This is a project, not only of regional significance, but one of state and national significance and as such, I’m delighted to see it progressing to the next stage.” In March this year, Qantas advised it was looking to appoint a new training provider for the Toowoomba site and the facility has been tweaked to suit the needs of the training provider. “The new application is similar in size and capacity of students, but has been re-designed to be further removed from Toowoomba Cecil Plains Road and to incorporate a changed configuration and layout of the accommodation village.” The training facilities and hangar complex remain at the eastern side of the Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport runway with the academy on track to welcome student applications in the coming months.
Toowoomba Regional Council
18 Apr 2019
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Library’s Wizarding World Family Fun Day set to be magical

Library’s Wizarding World Family Fun Day set to be magical

“The event, sponsored by TRC and the Friends of the Toowoomba City Library, demonstrates that the library is no longer just about books alone, it is a place to celebrate characters that come alive from the imagination and storytelling of amazing authors.” TRC Events Chair Cr Geoff McDonald said sorcery, snakes, stunt shows and spell simulator stations would greet those looking for an enchanted experience at this year’s Wizarding World Family Fun Day. “Julia Baker, star of Animal Planet’s highest rating TV series Snake Boss will be introducing the crowd to meet some of her favourite pet Reptiles and learn even more about these cool critters. “So, grab a broomstick and get down to the Wizard World Family Fun Day.” The Wizard World Family Fun day will be held at Toowoomba Regional Library Saturday 27th April from 9.30am to 4.00pm.  For booking enquiries please see the Toowoomba Region Libraries Facebook page, email [email protected] or contact 07 4688 6670.
Toowoomba Regional Council
16 Apr 2019
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Survey to shape the future of the Toowoomba Region’s Sport and recreation organisations

Survey to shape the future of the Toowoomba Region’s Sport and recreation organisations

“We’re in the process of developing a new Sport, Active Recreation and Healthy Living Plan to guide Council actions for the short to mid-term future and the feedback from these clubs will help shape the decisions we make,” Cr Ramia said. “This survey is seeking information including current membership levels for clubs, facilities they use, anticipated growth, essential facility upgrades required, feedback on our grants, fees, maintenance and how to upgrade processes. “This is your chance to ensure your club’s needs are considered in the study as the club survey is the main avenue clubs will have to let Council know about their needs.” Toowoomba Regional Council is committed to supporting all residents in leading active and healthy lifestyles.
Toowoomba Regional Council
15 Apr 2019
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Sister City Photographic Exhibition on display in Clifton Library

Sister City Photographic Exhibition on display in Clifton Library

 “The Toowoomba-Takatsuki Photographic Exchange began in 2006, when Toowoomba hosted the 15th Anniversary celebration of its relationship with Sister City Takatsuki, Japan.  “The Takatsuki Kōeisha Photograph Association curated an exhibition to commemorate the event, which was displayed in Toowoomba City Hall.  “This initial exhibition prompted a yearly photographic exchange, which has become part of Toowoomba’s Sister City programs with Takatsuki, fostering a cultural and artistic dialogue that has deepened the relationship between the two cities. Mayor Antonio said our Sister City relationship with Takatsuki stretches back 27 years and during that time, we have developed strong ties with the people of the region through Council, community, education, sports and cultural exchanges.   “The Sister City program displays our rich traditions on an international stage and encourages our bold ambitions to enrich cultural relationships that will benefit both our communities. “We look forward to many more years of fruitful exchanges with our Sister City.” The Clifton Art Gallery will host Toowoomba Takatsuki Photographic Exchange until Sunday, 5th May 2019.  The exhibtion will then move to the Pittsworth Pioneer Village for display from the Monday, 13th  May to Sunday 9th June 2019.
Toowoomba Regional Council
11 Apr 2019
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Art installation pays homage to mothers’ World War I violet tribute

Art installation pays homage to mothers’ World War I violet tribute

Love, sorrow and sacrifice will overflow in the form of 10,000 poppies and violets in an art installation that will be displayed at Toowoomba’s Mothers’ Memorial for the city’s 2019 Anzac Day commemoration services. It is a case of art imitating life for installation artists, Toowoomba’s Jayne Hodge and her partner in polar fleece, Chris Just. The childhood friends share not only a love of art, but a bond forged by their fathers’ World War Two service in New Guinea.The artists have shown smaller installations at various exhibitions (a Spring Bluff 25th Battalion memorial service and Remembrance Day service), but decided to pay a special enlarged tribute to the region’s service personnel and civilian helpers by expanding their display for the Toowoomba Anzac Day service at the Mothers’ Memorial.
Toowoomba Regional Council
11 Apr 2019
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Toowoomba husband and wife guest speakers at 2019 Mayoral Prayer Breakfast

Toowoomba husband and wife guest speakers at 2019 Mayoral Prayer Breakfast

CatholicCare Social Services South West Queensland Director Kate Venables and her husband, Anglican Bishop for the Western Region Cameron Venables, pictured, will share the stage at the 2019 Mayoral fundraiser. Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio today also announced proceeds from the 27th annual function would be donated to Hear and Say and Eva’s Place. “Kate and Cameron, who have three adult children, are dedicated to helping people across our community through their respective leadership and pastoral roles,” Mayor Antonio said.
Toowoomba Regional Council
10 Apr 2019
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Bolton Australiana collection marks 60th anniversary

Bolton Australiana collection marks 60th anniversary

Mr Bolton’s vision to assemble a collection of Australian cultural items was realised on April 4, 1959 when then Prime Minister Robert Menzies opened the Lionel Lindsay Art Gallery and Library in Godsall Street, Toowoomba. A new exhibition, Bill Bolton’s Vision – 60 Years On, will open at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery on Saturday, April 6 to recognise Bill Bolton’s foresight and his outstanding contribution to Australia’s cultural life. The exhibition, which will run to July 21 at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, will be opened by Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio along with special guest Nick Mitzevich, the Director of the National Gallery of Australia and a Trustee of the Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library.
Toowoomba Regional Council
04 Apr 2019
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Winter Wonderland skates back to the Civic Square in 2019

Winter Wonderland skates back to the Civic Square in 2019

“Last year we had a bold idea to put an open air ice skating rink in the Civic Square and the people spoke with their feet,” Cr McDonald said. “The move to hold Winter Wonderland again supports Council’s tourism strategy that identifies how our region’s four distinct seasons offer unique opportunities to create new ventures for residents and visitors to enjoy. “This year we will be aiming to make the event bigger and better with food, drinks, entertainment and the addition of an ice slide.” Toowoomba’s Civic Precinct will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland from 21 June to 14 July.
Toowoomba Regional Council
03 Apr 2019
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TRC welcomes State funds for escarpment park trail upgrades

TRC welcomes State funds for escarpment park trail upgrades

Plans to attract more tourists and residents to Toowoomba city’s escarpment parks to enjoy new and upgraded bushwalking and biking trails are a step closer thanks to the announcement of State Government funding. “Council thanks the State Government for its approval of $2.7 million through the Building our Regions program to help realise our bold ambitions for these natural recreation areas,” Mayor Antonio said. “Council last month endorsed the Picnic Point Parklands Master Plan which will guide future development across designated areas of the 65 hectare parkland, including sections of trails.
Toowoomba Regional Council
03 Apr 2019
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