Toowoomba (Regional Council) - QLD

Council working with the community on water restrictions times

Council working with the community on water restrictions times

TRC Chair of Water and Waste, Cr Nancy Sommerfield said that from today, Council has changed the hours of water use for residential users on medium restrictions from ‘4.00pm to 4.30pm’ to now being between ‘5.30pm and 6.30pm’.  “Medium level water restrictions have been in force since September for Hodgson Vale, Vale View, Cambooya, Clifton, Greenmount, Pittsworth (including Brookstead and Southbrook), Cecil Plains and Yarraman.   “The drought conditions are causing significant stress on water supplies and Council bores are under pressure in a number of regional communities. “We still need the community’s help to reduce water consumption as the drought conditions continue to impact us all.  “As a region, our aim is to limit our water consumption to 200 litres/person/day.  The more water we can save the better.
Toowoomba Regional Council
19 Feb 2019
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TRC extends rates relief for eligible primary producers

TRC extends rates relief for eligible primary producers

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) today unanimously extended its deferral of rate notice payments for eligible primary producers who are experiencing severe drought conditions. “A hot and dry summer has compounded many producers’ immediate outlook and Council is well aware of the ongoing financial and emotional strains that exist across these communities,” Mayor Antonio said. “The Toowoomba Region has been drought-declared for more than four years and unfortunately the short term outlook does not offer the prospect of any substantial rain or a financial return for farming enterprises.” TRC Finance and Business Strategy Committee Chair Cr Mike Williams echoed the Mayor’s comments and said Council had a history of responding to residents who had experienced adversity due to extreme climatic conditions.
Toowoomba Regional Council
19 Feb 2019
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Toowoomba Regional Council calls for larger allocation of Federal taxation

Toowoomba Regional Council calls for larger allocation of Federal taxation

“This will reverse the 20 year erosion of Federal support, and allow local governments to better deliver services and maintain essential infrastructure for their communities.” In total local councils raise 3% of all the taxation revenue in Australia and are required to manage 33% of public assets. “There are high expectations on local government and it’s vital we receive an equitable allocation of funding from the upper levels to support local government organisations throughout Australia,” Mayor Antonio said. We will continue to advocate for our fair share of funding to achieve the best results for our community.” The motion to support the LGAQ and ALGA campaign was passed unanimously at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 19 February 2019.
Toowoomba Regional Council
19 Feb 2019
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Mayor spreads Region’s good news story at Tamworth Summit

Mayor spreads Region’s good news story at Tamworth Summit

 “Toowoomba Region is one of the most productive agricultural areas in Australia, with an internationally capable airport, tremendous road connectivity and the potential of a soon to be constructed national rail line, making it ready for trade and investment. “However, with all this economic success we still pride ourselves on being a friendly and liveable city, making it a great place to set up business, and a wonderful place to enjoy a unique, safe and high quality education. “You can see this in last year’s the Gross Regional Product result for Toowoomba Region having risen over $10 billion for the first time having grown 4.5% in the previous 12 months.
Toowoomba Regional Council
18 Feb 2019
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Crows Nest Pool temporary closure

Crows Nest Pool temporary closure

The Crows Nest Pool will be temporarily closed for scheduled maintenance on Monday 18 February, reopening on Thursday 21 February. Due to the nature of the work, the pool will need to be closed for these works to take place and for the testing of equipment. For more information on pool and recreational facilities throughout the region, visit www.tr.qld.gov.au/facilities-recreation/sport-recreation/swimming-pools-gyms or contact Council on 131 872.
Toowoomba Regional Council
14 Feb 2019
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Works start to stabilise Millmerran Cultural Centre

Works to rectify some building issues at the Millmerran Cultural Centre will begin this week (11 February 2019). Toowoomba Regional Council Environment and Community Services Committee Chair Cr Geoff McDonald said the rectification works involved fixing up the floor and underpinning the building and walls. “While the building is safe to use and there is no risk to the community, Council has identified that some works are needed to stabilise the building,” Cr McDonald said.
Toowoomba Regional Council
11 Feb 2019
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Post Office Road, Ravensbourne temporary closure for Bridge Renewal project

Post Office Road, Ravensbourne temporary closure for Bridge Renewal project

Toowoomba Regional Council will temporarily close Post Office Road between Ravensbourne School Road and Mcerlean Road in the week commencing Monday, February 11, 2019 as part of culvert upgrade works. “Council is grateful for the 50% funding that has been provided through Australian Government’s Bridge Renewal Program to upgrade the culvert.  Cr Taylor said that during the construction period, traffic management and detours would be in place for the safety of crews and motorists. “We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience during construction.” The Bridges Renewal Program provides funding to upgrade and replace bridges to enhance access for local communities and facilitate higher productivity vehicle access.
Toowoomba Regional Council
08 Feb 2019
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TRC community grant funding applications open until March 1

TRC community grant funding applications open until March 1

TRC Environment and Community Services Committee chair Cr Geoff McDonald said community and not-for-profit groups were welcome to apply for funding to help stage or conduct their activities or events. Cr McDonald said the current funding program covered applications for the Sport and Recreation, Event Support, Community Support, Environment, Community Economic Development, Cultural and Arts Support and Sports Tourism grants. “Residents can call 131 872 to arrange a consultation with relevant staff before March 1 to discuss tailoring grant proposals,” Cr McDonald said.
Toowoomba Regional Council
05 Feb 2019
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Works to resume on Mally Road Culvert Upgrade

Works to resume on Mally Road Culvert Upgrade

Works were temporarily ceased due to technical issues with the newly installed box culverts but after a thorough investigation, Council engineers and external contractors have now determined that work can progress. It is anticipated that works will begin as soon as possible and the stoppage has not extended the original completion date, with works still expected to be completed by late March 2019, weather permitting. TRC Deputy Mayor and Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Carol Taylor said work at the culvert, between Bradley Court and Bunya Pine Drive, was always expected to take up to six months to complete.
Toowoomba Regional Council
04 Feb 2019
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