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26 December 2012

The 1950 Supreme Court case of Goodna's wandering ducks



I was taking a stroll down memory lane through the digitised Trove newspaper library when I came across a story from Goodna 62 years ago.
 
The Courier-Mail sombrely reported on 2 September 1950 that John Sydney Egan and Helena Cecilia Egan of James Street Goodna (now Lower James Street) had claimed unspecified damages in the Queensland Supreme Court for trespass by their neighbour's wandering ducks owned by H. V. Davies of Woogaroo Street Goodna. 

They also sought an injunction to stop any further trespass by the ducks.
 
Talk about neighbourhood disputes. 
 
It never has been - and never will be - dull in Goodna!
 
 


The Courier-Mail Saturday 2 September 1950
 
Straying ducks bring writ

Ducks, said to be straying at Goodna, resulted in the issue of a Supreme Court writ yesterday. John Sydney Egan and Helena Cecilia Egan, of James Street, Goodna, claimed unspecified damages from H. V. Davies, of Woorgaroo* Street. Goodna, for trespass on their land by permitting his ducks to stray there or by failing to prevent them from straying there.
 
They also claimed an injunction to restrain Mr. Davis, or his servants, workmen, or agents, from permitting the ducks to stray on the Egans' land. Messrs. Morris Fletcher and Cross acted for the Egans.

 
* misspelt by The Courier-Mail
 



 
The sequel to the story was a week later when the Acting Chief Justice granted the injunction - with costs - against Mr Davis to stop his ducks straying on Mr ands Mrs Egan's land. 
 
 
 
The Courier-Mail Friday 8 September 1950

Ducks no more to go a'roaming

THE Acting Chief Justice yesterday gave his decision against a flock of Goodna ducks.

He granted an injunction against their owner to restrain him from allowing his ducks to stray on a neighbouring property.
 
John Sydney Egan and his wife, Helena Cecilia Egan, of James Street, Goodna, applied for an injunction against Harold Vivian Davis, co-operative manager, Woogaroo Street, Goodna, to restrain him from allowing his ducks to stray on the Egans' property.
 
They claimed that the ducks were fouling a waterhole and were damaging the pasture.
 
Wire shortage
 
Mr. Graham Hart (for Davis) said that Davis did not claim that the ducks had a right on the Egans' land, but he was hampered by the shortage of wire netting. Since September 4 he had restrained the ducks from straying.
 
The Acting Chief Justice said that the damage caused by the ducks would not be of a large amount. However, Davis had written to the Egans stating that, after having received legal advice, he would continue to allow his ducks to stray. It appeared that since September 4 Davis had kept his ducks locked up and there had been no further trespass by them, but that was not an answer to the Egans' claim.
 
His Honour granted the injunction with costs against Davis. Mr. C. G. Wanstall (Instructed by Messrs. Morris. Fletcher and Cross) appeared for the Egans and Mr. Graham (by Messrs. R. G. Smith and Smith) for Davis.
 
26.12.12

25 December 2012

Merry Christmas to the people of Division 2 from Cr Paul Tully



Merry Christmas to the people of  Division 2 - Augustine Heights, Bellbird Park, Camira, Gailes, Goodna and Redbank - and all local Ipswich residents.
 
My wife Liza and I wish you a very special Christmas and we trust that 2013 will be a great year for you.
 
Wishing you and your family happy and peaceful time during the festive season.

- PaulGTully@gmail.com
 

Cr Paul Tully


Cr Paul Tully    LLB   JP (Qual)   MMIA   MMA

Councillor for Division 2
City of Ipswich

18 Queen St
PO Box 1
Goodna QLD 4300

Queensland's Longest-serving City Councillor 1979 - 2012

07 December 2012

The Goodna Community Child Care Centre in Stuart St celebrates its 2012 Christmas Party tonight as the children sing a medley of Christmas carols and songs.


Congratulations to all the children, parents and staff and in particular the Centre Director Paula Addison Mason.




New alert at 12:51pm: TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - SOUTHEAST QUEENSLAND for HEAVY RAINFALL For people in parts of the GOLD COAST CITY, LOGAN CITY, REDLAND CITY and North Stradbroke Island Council Areas. Issued at 12:51 pm Friday, 7 December 2012. Slow moving thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Ormeau, Jacobs Well and Russell Island.

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - SOUTHEAST QUEENSLAND for HEAVY RAINFALL For people in parts of the GOLD COAST CITY, LOGAN CITY, SCENIC RIM, REDLAND CITY and North Stradbroke Island Council Areas. Issued at 12:14 pm Friday, 7 December 2012. Slow moving thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Boonah, Beaudesert and Beenleigh.

A walk in the park and into the past for Ipswich icon

HEARING HISTORY: Historian
Robyn Buchanan and Ipswich Planning
and Development chairman Paul Tully
have launched a Queens Park audio
tour covering historic sites
around the park.


QUEENSLAND'S oldest park can now be enjoyed and appreciated even more with the help of some of the newest technology.
 
An audio tour is being provided as part of the popular Ipswich Heritage Trails program and is available as a free download.
 
You can download the tour to your smart phone or PC - or hire an MP3 player from the Visitor Information Centre. Narrated by Ashley Mac, it includes 20 stops, taking about two hours.
 
Ipswich historian Robyn Buchanan wrote the script and yesterday revealed snippets about Queens Park including:
 
In its early days, some rare plants were stolen and others were nipped off by marauding goats.
 
Bands played there at night in the days before TV and it was also a venue for lovers to meet.
 
After a staunchly devoted groundsman was let go after 27 years, he angrily said he wouldn't have taken the job if he'd known it was a temporary position.
 
In the '30s when someone suggested swans would look good there, the mayor and his deputy went out, caught one and brought it back. Ipswich Heritage Consultative Committee chairman Bruce Casos praised the community's contribution to making the project a reality. 
 
"Part of living in a city with as rich a history as Ipswich's is our duty to future generations to preserve this history so that young people grow up appreciating their local heritage," Cr Casos said.
 
 Cr Paul Tully, who was at yesterday's launch of the audio tour in Queens Park said it was a great way for modern technology to be used and a great opportunity for the community to enhance their enjoyment of the park.

 For more details see ipswichheritagetrails.com.au.
 
PARKLIFE
 
  • Queens Park is Queensland's first park and is perhaps Ipswich's best-known landmark.
  • Features include Nerima Gardens, play facilities, a cafe and the Environmental Education Centre.

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7.12.12

Project Yamanto: New southern hub for Ipswich


 
LOOKING AHEAD: Cr Charlie Pisasale and Cr Paul Tully
discuss plans to turn Yamanto into a commercial
and residential hub.
YAMANTO is being readied for its transformation into a commercial and residential hub with big public transport changes the heart of the plan.

Ipswich City Council has released of draft guidelines to guide the future development of Yamanto's commercial precinct and housing areas.

 The council says these guidelines have been developed with input from key landowners and are designed to position Yamanto as a major centre incorporating retail and commercial businesses and housing surrounding the public transport hub.

 Council planning and development head Cr Paul Tully said the opportunity now existed to redevelop Yamanto Central and its immediate surrounds to maximise the benefits of the proposed passenger rail transport corridor.

 "It will also revitalise the centre and position the area for its future role as a major centre," Cr Tully said.

 "We are planning to consult with local landowners from mid-January to the end of February 2013.

 "The development of vibrant local centres providing shopping and services aligns with council's vision of a city of centres that ensures Ipswich residents have access to first-class services and retail outlets close to where they live and within an easy commute.

 "Over the coming months, council will be writing to land-owners in the study area to gather their views on proposed guidelines and to set priorities for services in the area."

 Cr Charlie Pisasale, whose division covers Yamanto, encouraged businesses in the area to get involved.

 "Yamanto is a part of Ipswich with a great future," he said.

 "With our growing population and rapidly evolving mix of local services and businesses it is vital that we get the development priorities right for the future.

 "I encourage all local land owners in the study area to get involved and have their say."
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7.12.12
 

04 December 2012

Urgent call for help. The Shiloh Church Christmas Pageant will be held over 3 nights commencing Friday 14 December. Mayor Paul Pisasale will be in a Monster Truck but the Church desperately needs 2 cars for the Mayor to crush. Call Shiloh on 3288 5966 if you can help.

BOM Warning Cancellation: Extreme Fire Dangers are also no longer expected in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast districts today.

Amazing display in the sky right now over Bellbird Park and Redbank Plains.

There is a small bushfire burning in the far south-eastern corner of the Flinders conservation Estate. QFRS have control of the incident and Council has a liaison officer present at the mobile incident control point. The QFRS are planning a back burn this evening in an effort to protect property just in Logan City Council to the east of the fire. There is no private or Council property at threat within Ipswich City area. As a precautionary measure the conservation area has been closed to the public. It is stressed that the fire is travelling slowly and has low flame height at this stage and the backburn is a precautionary measure to protect property. The backburn will not commence until appropriate weather conditions occur.

The secret is out. On Thursday, the Irish Heart Hotel at Queen St Goodna reverts to the Cecil Hotel - it's name for over 100 years. Congratulations to Peter & Mick Falvey, their family & staff.

BOM Warning issued at 4.46pm: Severe to Extreme Fire Danger in eastern parts of the Darling Downs and Granite Belt and inland parts of the Southeast Coast districts. Temperatures up to 40 degrees, relative humidity down to 10% and winds to 45 km/hr are expected. Locations likely to be affected include Stanthorpe, Toowoomba, Dalby, Ipswich and Beaudesert.

Retired Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson was a special guest at the Ipswich City Council Meeting this morning. He was welcomed by Mayor Paul Pisasale.

29 November 2012

QUU advises of reduced water pressure in Cunningham Rise estate Goodna next week

DETAILS FOR REDUCED WATER PRESSURE for 4th – 6th December 2012

Reason for interruption:  New Connection

Streets that are affected:

Stuart Street
Smith Road
Clements Drive
Brizzle Court
Jenkins Court
Alford Court
Clifford Court
Whitmore Crescent
Holmes Court
Power Court
Andrews Court
Simpson Court
Keim Court
Mulholland Place
Ashbourne Avenue
Blair Court
McCarthy Crescent
Stanbury Drive
Carnell Street
Israel Folau Street
McGuigan Court

Duration of interruption (hours): 

17 November 2012

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for DAMAGING WIND, HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES For people in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Southeast Coast and parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields and Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts. Issued at 7:37 pm Saturday, 17 November 2012. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Dalby, Coolangatta, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and islands, Kingaroy, Stanthorpe, Caloundra and Taroom.

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for DAMAGING WIND, HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES For people in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Southeast Coast and parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields and Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts. Issued at 7:37 pm Saturday, 17 November 2012. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Dalby, Coolangatta, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and islands, Kingaroy, Stanthorpe, Caloundra and Taroom.

BOM Radar at 7.38pm

BOM radar shows another storm southwest of Ipswich.

It's coming. Moving now towards Ipswich's eastern suburbs.

16 November 2012

The big fight. The Manila Thriller Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Marquez from Mexico. Free live broadcast Irish Heart Queen St Goodna from 10am Sunday 9 December 2012. Main fight scheduled for Noon.

Bikies ride out of town Nomads forced out of Goodna clubhouse for town plan breach

Police sting against the Nomad Bikie Gang
at Goodna in October 2012

THE Outlaw Nomads Motorbike Club members have got on their bikes after they were ordered to leave their Goodna base.

The Nomads had established new club headquarters two months ago at Mill St, Goodna, after moving their base from Logan City.

But Ipswich City Council served a show cause notice on the owner of the premises because the land was not zoned for clubs or entertainment facilities.

Goodna councillor Paul Tully said he had received numerous complaints from residents about the

activities of members of the club.

"They were doing burnouts and circles of the block. I had some serious complaints from people being intimidated and harassed," Cr Tully said.

"The headquarters was across the road from residential premises.

"Early on people didn’t realise that a bikie club had been established ... but now they are gone and forgotten. They are not wanted in Ipswich.

"As I understand it, they were on a month to month lease.

"The council put the action against the landowner and not the members of the bikie club ... which we are entitled to do.

"If a landowner is aware of unlawful use we can serve a show cause notice on them. That was one of the most effective things that has ever happened in Australia ... for a bikie club to come and go so quickly.

"In the end, the Nomads were forced to move on not for breaking the law but because they were not complying with the Ipswich town plan.

"They were last seen heading towards Schoolies and related celebrations on the Gold Coast."

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16.11.12

 


 

14 November 2012

NBN infrastructure roll out in full swing at Goodna

Shayne Neumann MP, Bernie Ripoll MP, Cr Paul Tully,
Skymesh managing director Paul Rees and
Communications Minister Stephen Conroy
lay the first cable of the National Broadband
Network in Goodna yesterday.
  
CONSTRUCTION work on fibre optic infrastructure for the National Broadband Network (NBN) has begun in central Ipswich.
 
Work began in various locations including the CBD this month, and the final stages of construction expected by March 2014.
 
Federal Member for Blair Shayne Neumann said it was exciting that so much of the Ipswich community - in particular the central business hub of Ipswich - was in the first stage of the rollout.
 
Mr Neumann said 50,400 homes and businesses in Ipswich Central were being covered in the first three-year rollout of the NBN.
 
"That includes the Ipswich CBD where works are commencing right now," he said.
 
In total, work to cable 19 suburbs including Booval, Churchill, West Ipswich, Raceview and the Ipswich CBD has begun or will begin this month.
 
Construction work in another 13 suburbs including Collingwood Park and Bundamba will begin in December.
 
Once the infrastructure rollout is complete, work to connect homes and businesses can begin.
 
Mr Neumann announced the start of CBD works while attending the first rollout of cable to homes in Goodna.
 
Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy said Goodna homes would be the first older properties in Ipswich to have access to affordable, high speed broadband.
 
"The first fibre has been pulled through the streets here in Goodna and by early next year the first of 14,000 homes will be able to go live," Sen Conroy said.
 
Ipswich Chamber of Commerce president Brett Kitching welcomed the rollout in central Ipswich.
 
He said the fact Ipswich would be one of the first areas in Australia to go live meant the region was attractive to new businesses.
 
"It's a great thing to speed up electronic processing times," Mr Kitching said. "I think it will make doing business in Ipswich even more attractive.
 
"It's just another bonus for Ipswich, the motorway is finished, cranes dominate the CBD skyline and now the NBN just makes Ipswich even more attractive to the business community."

www.QT.com.au

14.11.12
 

01 November 2012

Planning and Environment Court upholds Transpacific application for New Chum facility




A truck leaves the Transpacific site at New Chum, Ipswich.

The Planning and Environment Court has upheld an application by Transpacific for haulage limits at its New Chum waste facility.

Judge Robin ruled Ipswich City Council had no power to limit the amount of fill each year entering the site and that the State Government had control over how much waste was dumped.

A Transpacific spokesperson said the company was "committed to sustainable waste management practices and to being a valued member of the Ipswich community."

"The decision by the Planning & Environment Court confirms volumes currently accepted at Transpacific's New Chum site are in line with the Ipswich City Council (ICC) consent permit issued in 1999.

"The New Chum site abides by all DEHP requirements, with a considerable green buffer zone to the nearest residential areas. Transpacific is committed to the long term use and rehabilitation of the site, and will continue working closely with Ipswich City Council to ensure the best outcome for the local community."

The court said a proper reading of the original 1998 application would "leave the impression that the annual tonnages of waste brought to the site would not exceed 50,000" tonnes and the best the Ipswich City Council could now do is to "persuade the State authorities licensing the ERA that their brief extends to imposing conditions of the kind the council may think necessary to protect the public interest".

The dump site at New Chum was the scene of protests earlier this year against the company's operation.

Ipswich Planning and Development Chairperson Paul Tully described the court's decision as "extremely disappointing and a travesty of justice for the community".

"We have believed for 13 years the 1999 decision limited the amount of waste to 50,000 tonnes each year.

"Because of this decision, Transpacific has now been given the green light to have hundreds of heavy vehicles a day roaring up and down the Ipswich Motorway transporting waste to Ipswich from all over South East Queensland and northern New South Wales."

Cr Tully called on the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection to review its approval for Transpacific to dump more than 200,000 tonnes of waste each year.

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale said he was also extremely disappointed by the decision.

"Council will continue to work with the residents to come up with solutions," Cr Pisasale said.

"We intend to make representations to the State Government to explore every possible avenue to limit the amount of waste going into the Transpacific site.

"I also want to set up a community reference group comprising representatives from council and the company and local residents to resolve the issues that are important to the community."

Local councillor Victor Attwood demanded the State Government impose conditions on Transpacific which would limit the amount and type of waste going into the site as well the routes trucks can use to access the facility.

"They should regulate the number of vehicles a day entering the site to protect local residents," Cr Attwood said.

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1.11.12

Augustine Heights and Stretton lead Queensland home size statistics

Today's Australian reports that Augustine Heights is the second highest of all towns and suburbs in Queensland with 92% of homes with 4 or more bedrooms. 

The Top is Stretton in Brisbane  on 93%. 

The lowest in Queensland  is Fortitude Valley. 

27 October 2012

Nomad bikie gang members intercepted, drug tested and breathalysed at Goodna clubhouse during national run




Police stop a group of Nomads bikies at Goodna near their headquarters.




Police stop a group of Nomads bikies at Goodna near their headquarters.


POLICE have set up road blocks and intercepted bikies at a clubhouse in Goodna as gang members meet for their national run.

Members of the Nomads leaving the Goodna headquarters were drug tested and breathalysed by police this morning.

Two people were charged with drug driving.

More than 20 police were part of the operation including State Crime Operations Command's Task Force Hydra.

Police declined to comment today but on Friday issued a public notice advising the three-day national run could cause traffic delays on the M1 and Logan Motorway as riders travelled from the New South Wales border to Brisbane and the Gold Coast.




Police stop a group of Nomads bikies at Goodna near their headquarter






Police stop a group of Nomads bikies at Goodna near their headquarters.
 
 
27.10.12
 

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