Author: Brenton Waters

Ask Andrew: Mayor tackles roads, rubbish and the environment

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. Michael Peel: How are you going to protect our precious natural environment and wildlife in the face of huge development in Ipswich? I think we need to look at our policies in relation to broad scale clearing. There are some...

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Ask Andrew: Get in touch with incoming mayor Cr Antoniolli

Meet mayor-elect Cr Andrew Antoniolli. One of his election commitments was to launch an ‘Ask Andrew’ column, so each week we’ll be compiling a list of your questions. There will no doubt be the occasional curve ball thrown Cr Antoniolli’s way, but he says he’s happy to answer all types of thoughts. Each week, we’ll choose about six questions. Please note that some queries might require some research to answer properly, so don’t worry if yours isn’t answered straight away. Rest assured, the incoming mayor will endeavour to answer as many questions as he can. Making history is not...

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Purpose-built ‘lion’s den’ puts moggy in purr-fect comfort

LIFE is pretty much purr-fect for Marburg moggy Leo. A new enclosure, dubbed the Lion’s Den by his owner Michelle Howarth, means Leo can now safely catch rays from the morning sun or be back inside his house whenever his heart desires. Michelle built the space for Leo after attending a DIY workshop run by Ipswich City Council in conjunction with Bunnings and the RSPCA. She said the workshop gave her the confidence to give building an enclosure a go. “The biggest challenge was convincing myself I could do it but the workshop was definitely helpful for seeing how...

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