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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."

www.QT.com.au

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.

http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/ipswich

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. 

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