Toowoomba (Regional Council) - QLD

School Holiday adventures at a library near you

School Holiday adventures at a library near you

Toowoomba Regional Council Libraries and Cultural Services Portfolio Leader, Cr Joe Ramia said the Library catered for all tastes and allowed children to learn a new skill or hobby while they were on Spring holidays. “Highfields will herald holidays with a host of highlights including a foray into a Jurassic themed green-screen film making experience, miniature garden building, outdoor bushland discoveries, Music and Movement, Storytelling and Baby Rhyme Time: there are activities on offer for all ages! “For any budding scientists, there are junior and senior gaming challenges at Goombungee Library and at Crows Nest Library they have the choice to design a floating robotic raft during the Hydro Sphero STEM challenge.
Toowoomba Regional Council
13 Sep 2019
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Residents invited to have their say on Thiess Park

Residents invited to have their say on Thiess Park

TRC’s Environment and Community portfolio leader, Cr Joe Ramia said that Council is inviting the community to provide feedback on what they like about Thiess Park, how they currently use the space and what can be improved. “It may include improvements to playgrounds, dog off-leash facilities, pathways, picnic facilities and car parking and other recreational and support facilities which encourage people to visit and stay longer at our parks. “You can share your ideas until Sunday 6 October 2019 by completing an online survey at Council’s Your Say website.
Toowoomba Regional Council
12 Sep 2019
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10 days to go until Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

10 days to go until Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Friday 20 September is the day and it signals the beginning of 10 glorious days of celebration, featuring more than 1100 hectares of public parks and private gardens shining with over 180,000 bulbs and seedlings in full bloom, a record 77 events (up from 66 last year), internationally-acclaimed music acts and some of the best food and wine experiences in the state. Floral Friday is also the start of the Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine in Queens Park which stars over 50 dining and wine stalls celebrating local and regional flavours, cooking demonstrations by super chef, Adrian Richardson, garden design talks by Dave Franklin of Nine’s The Block fame as well as beer, BBQ and cheese tastings and master classes and incredible floral installations created by the reigning Interflora World Cup champion and five-time Australian Florist of the Year, Brisbane-based Bart Hassam. There’s a host of other experiences, including: Highfields Steampunk Festival Downlands Art Exhibition Morning and Afternoon Gardens Tours Cabbie Capers Parks and Gardens Tours Toowoomba Sightseeing Tours Australian Getaway Tours Toowoomba Clivia Society Annual Show Native Orchid Society of Toowoomba Spring Show Toowoomba Bonsai Group Annual Show Hanging Basket Display Quilts, Stitches & Textiles Trail Nature Observed St Luke’s Flower & Music Festival St James Church Stained Glass Windows & Floral Display St Patrick’s Cathedral Floral Display And don’t forget the Grand Central Floral Parade on Saturday 21 September.
Toowoomba Regional Council
10 Sep 2019
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Council Committee sows the seeds for better landscapes with Green.IS

Council Committee sows the seeds for better landscapes with Green.IS

TRC Chair of Strategic Planning and Economic Development, Cr Anne Glasheen said ‘Green infrastructure’ covers a number of aspects that make up our diverse landscape from our famous gardens in the city and iconic trees that line our suburban streets to fertile agricultural plains and bushland parks. “The vision underpinning the strategy is for a ‘rich tapestry of green and healthy landscapes that support thriving communities and a vibrant economy, where nature is valued, embedded and enriched at every opportunity’,” Cr Glasheen said. “Importantly, protecting and increasing the amount of vegetation in places where we live improves our physical and mental health and wellbeing.” The Committee also recommended that an implementation group be formed to oversee the ongoing management and report on the implementation of the strategy.
Toowoomba Regional Council
10 Sep 2019
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Greater parking opportunities as a result of CBD trial

Greater parking opportunities as a result of CBD trial

Toowoomba Regional Council Infrastructure Committee portfolio leader Cr James O’Shea said the year on year comparison for August had shown the turnover rate more than doubled since the implementation of the trial with all the feedback received so far incredibly useful. “We encourage 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 Herries/Water Street, Chalk Lane, Neil Street Bus Station, Station Street, Julia Street, Annand Street and Central Street car parks, to ensure there are adequate spaces available in the CBD for customers. “During the trial, we’ll continue to monitor any change in turnover and encourage the community to provide feedback, so we can come up with the best solution moving forward.” The CBD central car parking trial will be reviewed in November 2019.
Toowoomba Regional Council
10 Sep 2019
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Cathro Park upgrade links Railway Parklands to Queens Park

Cathro Park upgrade links Railway Parklands to Queens Park

Toowoomba Regional Council’s Parks and Recreation Services portfolio leader Cr Joe Ramia said the park upgrade had provided an improved connection for pedestrians and cyclists, especially between Ruthven and Neil streets. “As the precinct develops over time, following the recent upgrade of the Railway Goods Shed, the pathway will be a natural link between the two areas.” Cr Ramia said the Cathro Park Railway Parklands Linkage Project also included extensive landscaping of the park and demolition of the old toilet block which was replaced with a new public amenities building. He also served as an Alderman for many years and ran a wholesale fruit business near the park.” The $1.9 million Cathro Park Railway Parklands Linkage Project was jointly funded by Toowoomba Regional Council and more than $960,000 in funding from the Queensland Government’s Building our Regions program.
Toowoomba Regional Council
09 Sep 2019
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Seek information, inspiration at Disability Action Week Community Festival

Seek information, inspiration at Disability Action Week Community Festival

Whether you are seeking information or inspiration, the Toowoomba Region Disability Action Week Community Festival on Saturday, September 14 will cover all bases. Toowoomba Regional Council Regional Access and Disability Advisory Committee chair Cr Joe Ramia said residents were invited to join activities at Toowoomba’s Civic Square from 11am to 3pm and presentations at The Annex from 10am. “Figures show one in five Queenslanders has a disability and the festival highlights the positive contributions people of all abilities make across our region,” Cr Ramia said.
Toowoomba Regional Council
06 Sep 2019
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Residents invited to have their say on Emmerson Park and Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat

Residents invited to have their say on Emmerson Park and Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat

  TRC’s Environment and Community portfolio leader, Cr Joe Ramia said that Council is inviting the community to provide feedback on Emmerson Park and the Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat including what they like, how they currently use each park and what can be improved. “It may include improvements to features such as playgrounds, landscaping, picnic facilities and other recreational and support facilities which encourage people to visit and stay longer at our parks. “It is important to note that any future upgrade works will be dependent on funding and Council priorities.” For more information about the project, please visit yoursay.tr.qld.gov.au/east-creek-parklands, call Council on 131 872 and quote ‘East Creek Parklands’ or email [email protected]
Toowoomba Regional Council
05 Sep 2019
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September 15 day of prayer to support drought-affected communities

September 15 day of prayer to support drought-affected communities

A regional day of prayer on Sunday, September 15 has been organised as a show of support for drought-affected communities across southern Queensland. Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio said a particularly dry autumn and winter had compounded another dry summer, which was testing the resolve of primary producers and communities across a large part of Queensland and much of the country. “The day is designed for all faiths to incorporate a prayer in their regular services to show they care for people whose livelihoods are being determined largely by the elements.
Toowoomba Regional Council
05 Sep 2019
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