January 2019

Published a story 23rd Jan 2019 10:11 AM

AN ex-Toowoomba councillor has urged the State Government to review its local government whistleblower laws, after Mayor Paul Antonio was fined for misconduct.

Ex-councillor urges law reform after mayor's misconduct

AN ex-Toowoomba councillor has urged the State Government to review its local government whistleblower laws, after Mayor Paul Antonio was fined for misconduct.

Published a story 23rd Jan 2019 6:50 AM

ALYCE Nelligan was recovering from a ground-breaking birth just a few months ago, but now she’s ready to unseat MP John McVeigh.

Toowoomba miracle mum ready for election campaign

ALYCE Nelligan was recovering from a ground-breaking birth just a few months ago, but now she’s ready to unseat MP John McVeigh.

Published a story 22nd Jan 2019 4:49 PM

SEWER blockages from non-flushable wipes are costing ratepayers serious money, the Toowoomba Regional Council has warned.

GROSS: Here are the wet wipes you flush

SEWER blockages from non-flushable wipes are costing ratepayers serious money, the Toowoomba Regional Council has warned.

Published a story 22nd Jan 2019 4:34 PM

THE members of the Toowoomba Regional Council's inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advisory committee have been endorsed by the councillors.

TRC endorses board for inaugural indigenous committee

THE members of the Toowoomba Regional Council's inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advisory committee have been endorsed by the councillors.

Published a story 22nd Jan 2019 10:33 AM

A MODERN office space in a town west of Toowoomba with a long-term tenant has sold for more than $400,000, just months after a major renovation.

Modern commercial property sells after $39k renovation

A MODERN office space in a town west of Toowoomba with a long-term tenant has sold for more than $400,000, just months after a major renovation.

Published a story 21st Jan 2019 5:23 PM

TYRONE Pearce’s family has lived in his North Toowoomba house since the mid-1970s – but all that history is at risk.

Tenants' fate uncertain as 37 houses go under hammer

TYRONE Pearce’s family has lived in his North Toowoomba house since the mid-1970s – but all that history is at risk.

Published a story 21st Jan 2019 10:20 AM

A PIGGERY west of Toowoomba has been approved by council to nearly triple its operation.

Toowoomba region piggery approved to expand operation

A PIGGERY west of Toowoomba has been approved by council to nearly triple its operation.

Published a story 16th Jan 2019 5:30 PM

A NEW micro-region tourism group for the northern Toowoomba area is hoping to hit the 100-member mark in 2019 and attract more Brisbane and coastal visitors.

New tourism group to attract visitors to 'micro-region'

A NEW micro-region tourism group for the northern Toowoomba area is hoping to hit the 100-member mark in 2019 and attract more Brisbane and coastal visitors.

Published a story 16th Jan 2019 4:51 PM

RESCUING animals has been part of Sally Charles’ life for many years, and she wants others to take the plunge into pet adoption on February 9.

Adoption Day: Do you have room for these furry friends?

RESCUING animals has been part of Sally Charles’ life for many years, and she wants others to take the plunge into pet adoption on February 9.

Published a story 16th Jan 2019 3:21 PM

AFTER eight years of study and stress, Dr Laughlan Hodgkiss is ready to start life as a medical professional at Toowoomba Hospital.

DOCTORS ARE IN: New recruits join Darling Downs Health

AFTER eight years of study and stress, Dr Laughlan Hodgkiss is ready to start life as a medical professional at Toowoomba Hospital.

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Tom has been with News Regional Media since 2013, having worked in newsrooms across south-west Queensland. Prior to his appointment at The Chronicle, he was the editor of the Western Star in Roma for 18 months. Growing up in Brisbane, he studied journalism at Queensland University of Technology. Away from work, he is happily in a relationship with his partner Sarah and enjoys playing music with his band in Toowoomba and supporting the Brisbane Broncos.