September 2019

Published a story 20th Sep 2019 4:29 PM

RECYCLED water has again been discussed by the council to help solve supply concerns – but it seems the name is a dirty word among the council’s bureaucrats.

'Recycled water' concept still a dirty word for council

RECYCLED water has again been discussed by the council to help solve supply concerns – but it seems the name is a dirty word among the council’s bureaucrats.

Published a story 20th Sep 2019 4:00 PM

THE Toowoomba Regional Council is the latest local government in the state to join a program focused on resilience against changes in the climate.

Council to join statewide 'climate resilience' program

THE Toowoomba Regional Council is the latest local government in the state to join a program focused on resilience against changes in the climate.

Published a story 20th Sep 2019 9:59 AM

THE Toowoomba Regional Council's plan to build a regionally-based waste transfer facility south of the city has caused concern among several residents.

Residents harbour concerns over planned waste facility

THE Toowoomba Regional Council's plan to build a regionally-based waste transfer facility south of the city has caused concern among several residents.

Published a story 19th Sep 2019 3:02 PM

ANGUS Hopkins' fight to secure a desperately-needed wheelchair from the NDIS has been highlighted in the Australian Parliament today.

Nobby boy's NDIS wheelchair debacle raised in parliament

ANGUS Hopkins' fight to secure a desperately-needed wheelchair from the NDIS has been highlighted in the Australian Parliament today.

Published a story 19th Sep 2019 10:05 AM

IT'S never a dull week with the Toowoomba Regional Council, as September dished up several contentious decisions, fiery debates and even a few surprises.

7 things we learnt from council in Toowoomba this week

IT'S never a dull week with the Toowoomba Regional Council, as September dished up several contentious decisions, fiery debates and even a few surprises.

Published a story 18th Sep 2019 9:37 PM

GUESTS will begin moving into Toowoomba's newest luxury short-stay apartments from today, with prices starting from $275 a night.

Toowoomba's new luxury high-rise welcomes guests

GUESTS will begin moving into Toowoomba's newest luxury short-stay apartments from today, with prices starting from $275 a night.

Published a story 17th Sep 2019 9:48 PM

ANOTHER Toowoomba councillor has put his hand up for upcoming local government elections.

Another Toowoomba councillor enters 2020 election race

ANOTHER Toowoomba councillor has put his hand up for upcoming local government elections.

Published a story 17th Sep 2019 9:28 PM

THE Toowoomba CBD’s upcoming $1.1 million laneway will be named after the city’s Carnival of Flowers, after the council yesterday decided upon its title.

Council picks festive name for CBD's newest laneway

THE Toowoomba CBD’s upcoming $1.1 million laneway will be named after the city’s Carnival of Flowers, after the council yesterday decided upon its title.

Published a story 17th Sep 2019 4:29 PM

TIFF Spary is constantly amazed at the compassion shown by Toowoomba towards people battling homelessness, which is why she’s asking them to “take a hike”.

Toowoomba's Hike for Homeless hopes for 1000 participants

TIFF Spary is constantly amazed at the compassion shown by Toowoomba towards people battling homelessness, which is why she’s asking them to “take a hike”.

Published a story 17th Sep 2019 11:46 AM

A RECENTLY-built childcare centre in a growing area north of Toowoomba will go under the hammer next month and is expected to attract bids around $3 million.

Newly-built childcare centre up for auction

A RECENTLY-built childcare centre in a growing area north of Toowoomba will go under the hammer next month and is expected to attract bids around $3 million.

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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.