Month: November 2017

Ask Andrew: Traffic lights, noisy bikes and street parking

Each week, Mayor Andrew Antoniolli will answer your questions. He’ll tackle about 10 each week, so if your question isn’t answered here, please be patient. He’ll get to most of them soon. Some questions will require research, so they might take a little more time. To ask a question, fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Jade Millar: The main set of lights on the River Rd, Brisbane Rd intersection currently has a set up that causes motorists exiting the highway from Brisbane Rd, right on to River Rd, to be stuck for two traffic light changes. Is it possible to change the light set up so that people going straight go at the same time and people turning at the same time or extend the turning lane? This intersection is owned and operated by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads. Therefore, Council is unable to make any amendments to the operation of these traffic signals. I suggest your concerns are best addressed with the local State Government Member for further investigation and implementation of any identified improvements. Jane Trainer: I live at Bognuda St, Bundamba, and it when we moved here two years ago it was a quiet street but now it is so noisy. There are various people using ATVS and dirt bikes at the old cricket ground and the large vacant...

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University boss says campuses will keep best and brightest in Ipswich

Three months into her role as University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geraldine Mackenzie (above) says the two Ipswich campuses are well placed to support the city’s population growth. The foundation head of the USQ Springfield School of Law returned to the university in September after serving in senior positions at Bond and Southern Cross. Prof Mackenzie said she was committed to shaping a university that responded to community needs. “I’m a really strong believer in giving back to the community – it’s one of the best things you can do in life – and that extends to...

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Find the best way to shape up for summer, and join our team to train Ipswich

Personal trainers, coaches, sports clubs and wellness experts are needed to take Ipswich into an active and healthy future. Next year’s Active and Healthy Ipswich Guide will feature free and low-cost classes run by qualified trainers. Activities will include boot camp, circuit and interval training, yoga, dance classes and sessions for mums and bubs. Trainers can register here by Tuesday, 5 December. Part of this year’s guide, Shea Carney from Gym and Tonic Movement shares her top tips to find the perfect exercise session for you. Remember, everyone is different Finding a new style of training can be a challenge,...

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The Silvery Sounds of Christmas

Santa Claus is coming … to town. All over town to be fair. And no gig is bigger for the big man than at North Ipswich Reserve this Saturday night. Mayor Andrew Antoniolli can confirm that Santa has been invited. “I sent a letter to Santa and followed it up with an email,” he said. “He has said production of toys is on track so he will be able to duck away from the North Pole for the night. “He hopes to arrive in time to hear his favourite song, Jingle Bells.” There is going to be a concert...

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Deck the halls, there’s Christmas everywhere: 11 things to do December 1-3

1. Mayor's Carols By Candlelight Help Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer guide Santa Down Under and find out more at www.ipswich.qld.gov.au, and make sure you’re a part of the fun. WHEN: 5.30pm – 9pm. Saturday, 2nd of December. WHERE: North Ipswich Reserve COST: Free 2. Christmas Twilight Markets Christmas Twilight Markets offer an exciting outdoor family experience. Packed full with handmade art/craft, fashion and gift stalls just in time for Christmas. There will be an array of food trucks that the whole family will enjoy. Enjoy live entertainment, a kids craft station, face painting and a petting zoo, as well...

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