Toowoomba (Regional Council) - QLD

#MissionControl – Council launches Rocket at Picnic Point

#MissionControl – Council launches Rocket at Picnic Point

In the week where the world celebrates 50 years since the moon landing, a new generation can enjoy the dream of outer space, with Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) launching the new improved Picnic Point Rocket. “The history of the rocket dates back to the mid-1960s before mankind kicked the moon when landscape architect Arne Fink developed a plan for the area which included the famed rocket ship, Cr Ramia said. “The revamped rocket comes complete with a slide, steps to get inside the rocket, new ladders and larger openings to get to each level, new footings, rubber soft fall material and even a fresh paint job!
Toowoomba Regional Council
19 Jul 2019
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Toowoomba Regional Council considers one-hour parking trial in Toowoomba CBD

Toowoomba Regional Council considers one-hour parking trial in Toowoomba CBD

“Council is eager to see local businesses thrive and continues to investigate options on how parking can be further improved across the region, including the Toowoomba CBD,” he said. “The change from two-hour to one-hour parking will allow for greater turnover of customers and improve availability of parking spaces for customers and visitors.” Under the trial, the current two-hour centre parking on Ruthven Street (between Herries Street and Chalk Drive) and on Margaret Street (between Victoria and Ruthven Streets) will be changed to one-hour. “In the meantime, we ask business owners to make sure their staff are using the mix of all-day parking options which are currently available across the city including the Water Street car park, Chalk Lane and Chalk Drive car parks, Neil Street Bus Interchange, Station Street, Julia Street, Clifford Street, Central car park (three-hour), Neil and Annand Street car parks to ensure there are adequate spaces available in the CBD for their customers and visitors.” If endorsed by Council at the Ordinary Meeting on 23 July 2019, the trial of one hour parking will begin on 5 August.
Toowoomba Regional Council
16 Jul 2019
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Council launches new online customer service portal

Council launches new online customer service portal

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is encouraging the community to submit development applications using the newly launched online customer service portal TRC Portfolio Leader for Planning and Development, Cr Anne Glasheen said the new portal that was launched on 1 July, allows applicants to submit and pay for applications 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “At this stage, the Online Customer Service Portal will accept only single use applications, but Council is striving to achieve all application types in the near future. “Council is encouraging the community to get the full value out of the service by becoming a registered user today.” To access the new Online Customer Service Portal go to www.tr.qld.gov.au/submitonline.
Toowoomba Regional Council
12 Jul 2019
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Reis and Kuhls Road intersection upgrade

Reis and Kuhls Road intersection upgrade

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) will begin construction on the Reis and Kuhls Road Intersection Upgrade Project at Highfields on Tuesday 16 July, 2019 with completion expected by November 2019 (weather permitting). TRC Chair of Infrastructure Committee, Cr Carol Taylor said the $610,000 upgrade project would provide improved safety through the construction of a new roundabout, road lighting and better pedestrian access including new concrete footpaths and kerb ramp crossings. “Council has engaged with relevant stakeholders and planned the full temporary closure of the Kuhls Road to commence so as not to inconvenience a major sporting event being held at the facility.” Cr Taylor said that during the construction period, traffic management and detours will be in place for the safety of crews and motorists.
Toowoomba Regional Council
11 Jul 2019
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TRC’s Principal Depot project under way

TRC’s Principal Depot project under way

Work starts tomorrow (Friday, July 12) on a major Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) depot at Nass Road at Charlton that will help increase Council’s capacity to deliver key services and infrastructure across the Toowoomba Region. “The project includes the construction of a central operations and management building, three workshop buildings, a central store, a nursery and a State Emergency Service (SES) Operations Centre. The facility is jointly funded by the Queensland Government and Toowoomba Regional Council.” Acting Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Stirling Hinchliffe said the Queensland Government was committed to not only helping communities recover from natural disasters, but to building greater resilience to future severe weather events.
Toowoomba Regional Council
11 Jul 2019
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2019 Toowoomba Languages & Cultures Festival stage is set

2019 Toowoomba Languages & Cultures Festival stage is set

Cultures from around the world will be celebrated through dance, language and food at the 14th annual Toowoomba Languages and Cultures Festival on Sunday, August 11 at Toowoomba’s Queens Park. Nepalese culture takes centre stage in 2019 and event organisers are keen to hear from anyone with Nepalese heritage, along with everyone else in the wider community, to be part of the celebrations. Toowoomba International Multicultural Society (TIMS) President and Festival organising committee chair Mrs Gitie House OAM said the Languages and Cultures Festival was a fantastic day that rejoiced in the community’s diversity.
Toowoomba Regional Council
10 Jul 2019
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Council’s CHANGE Project brings Meditation Tour

Council’s CHANGE Project brings Meditation Tour

TRC Library and Cultural Services Portfolio Leader, Cr Joe Ramia said the program provided by Meditate Australia is one of the wellbeing initiatives offered through TRC’s CHANGE project. “Meditate Australia, who are providing the free introductory sessions, is an enterprise overseen by volunteers that focuses on introducing people to the experience and benefits of meditation and aims to make it easily accessible to everyone. “The free sessions will be held on Wednesday 17 July at: Crows Nest Community Centre, William St, Crows Nest from 9.00am to 10.00am East Creek Community Centre, 43 Kitchener St, Toowoomba from 10.00am to 11.00am Peacehaven Park, 56 Kuhls Rd, Highfields from 11.00am to 12.00pm University of Southern Queensland, West St, Toowoomba from 11.30am to 2.00 pm Grand Central Shopping Centre, Toowoomba from 9.00am to 5.30pm “The CHANGE Project offers ongoing activities for those who would like to continue the practice of Sahaja Yoga Meditation, as well as other meditation activities.” To register for one of the Sahaja Yoga Meditation sessions phone 1300 724 252 or visit www.meditateaustralia.com.au.
Toowoomba Regional Council
09 Jul 2019
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TRC are at your service at Yarraman pop-up

TRC are at your service at Yarraman pop-up

TRC Portfolio Leader for Finance and Business Strategy, Cr Megan O’Hara Sullivan said that Council officers would be on hand to help out with community enquiries at the pop-up centre. “Our staff will be available to answer queries on a range of topics including animal and food licencing, roads and footpath maintenance, water and waste services, rates and wheelie bins. “This new initiative is part of Council’s commitment to improve customer service to our residents throughout our region.” The Yarraman Customer Service Pop-up Centre will be held from 9.30am to 12.00 noon on Thursday 11 July, 2019.
Toowoomba Regional Council
08 Jul 2019
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Residents encouraged to have their say on youth strategy

Residents encouraged to have their say on youth strategy

Toowoomba Regional Council’s Regional Youth Advisory Committee chair and Community Development and Facilities portfolio leader Cr Geoff McDonald said Council’s Draft Youth Strategy 2019-2021 would provide a blueprint for recognising, engaging and supporting young people aged 12 to 24 across the Toowoomba Region. “With more than 27,000 young people living in our region, it’s important that young people are involved in the development of their communities and have opportunities to shape the topics and issues that matter most to them,” Cr McDonald said. “The strategy, which was guided by the input of more than 700 young people, service providers, youth support workers, educators, emergency services personnel and Councillors, includes six focus areas for Council to implement in collaboration with partner organisations and the broader community over the next three years.
Toowoomba Regional Council
04 Jul 2019
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