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An independent podcast featuring local voices, news and community information for residents and businesses in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. The show also features news about Ipswich City Council, its mayor and councillors. Originally launched as Ipswich Election Watch on 27 February 2020, the series was renamed Ipswich Today from 23 April 2020. www.ipswichtoday.com.au

Location:

Ipswich, Queensland

Description:

An independent podcast featuring local voices, news and community information for residents and businesses in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. The show also features news about Ipswich City Council, its mayor and councillors. Originally launched as Ipswich Election Watch on 27 February 2020, the series was renamed Ipswich Today from 23 April 2020. www.ipswichtoday.com.au

Language:

English


Episodes

Citizen of the Year Donna Cavanagh reveals her personal struggles and motivation to help others

1/26/2023
Ipswich Citizen of the Year Donna Cavanagh describes the moment hearing her name announced at this year’s awards. In this episode Donna reveals what influences and events shaped the woman she is today and explains the incredible daily commitment to help those doing it tough in our local community. This includes the pressures brought on by the current cost of living and punishingly low vacancy rates for those trying to find a place to rent. Published: 27 January 2023. Music:...

Duration:00:18:50

Why parklands still closed, playground petition, missed bins & economic strategy released sans plan

1/19/2023
Why River Heart Parklands stage one is still closed nearly 12 months on from the floods, petition for a new playground, missed wheelie bins on collection days a concern, Economic Development Strategy almost three years in the making but what, if anything, is happening now to bring new business and industry to the city. Ipswich mayor Teresa Harding joins the show. Recorded: 19 January 2023. Published: 20 January 2023. Music: www.purple-planet.com Image: River Heart Parklands stage one...

Duration:00:11:44

City parkland still closed, a flood buy-back tale, future for civic centre and holiday adventures

1/16/2023
Major city parkland attraction still closed since being damaged by last year’s floods, one flood buy-back story, shops opening and reopening in an area prone to flooding and what does the future hold for Ipswich Civic Centre. A new year yarn with Walter Williams and Ashleigh Mac where we also share Christmas holiday adventures which includes some timely health advice. Published: 16 January 2023. Music: www.purple-planet.com ABC Radio Conversations: https://ab.co/3CLNzkH Ipswich City Council:...

Duration:00:16:31

Former administrator resigns from Moreton Bay council, Nicholas Street update & ICC meeting preview

1/13/2023
Former Ipswich City Council administrator Greg Chemello resigns from Moreton Bay Regional Council, more progress in Nicholas Street and a preview of January’s Ipswich council meeting including decision making powers of the Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee and a vote on a private operator to run George Alder Tennis Centre at Leichhardt. Published: 14 January 2023. Updated: 16 January 2023. Music: www.purple-planet.com Image: Former Ipswich City Council interim administrator Greg...

Duration:00:04:50

Finalists announced in annual city awards, community funding and registrations open for Ipswich 100

1/10/2023
Finalists announced for Ipswich Citizen of the Year along with supporting categories, ten community groups score funding from Ipswich City Council and registrations open for the Ipswich 100 charity bike ride. Published: 10 January 2023. Music: www.purple-planet.com Image: A previous Ipswich 100 charity bike ride (supplied) Annual awards finalists: https://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/about_council/media/media-releases/articles/2022/finalists-announced-for-2023-ipswich-australia-day-awards Jennifer...

Duration:00:04:24

Ipswich helicopter pilot talks about the future of tourism aviation following tragedy on Gold Coast

1/4/2023
Will the Sea World chopper tragedy affect the future of tourism aviation? Retired Ipswich helicopter pilot Captain Mike Jarvis has many years of first-hand experience in tourism. He gives his take on what the future might look like and explains the view from the pilot’s seat. Published: 5 January 2023. Music: www.purple-planet.com Image: Captain Mike Jarvis (supplied) About Mike: https://www.linkedin.com/in/captainmike1/

Duration:00:13:37

Big crowds for NYE fireworks, road upgrade resumes, free parking, germ-free pools and IPAC review

1/2/2023
Fireworks welcome the new year at four locations across Ipswich (watch Limestone Park fireworks here https://fb.watch/hPrJo-1-_m/), major road project swings into high gear, free parking in Ipswich Central for a limited time, health advice to keep your pool germ-free and will Ipswich finally get the performing arts centre it deserves? Published: 3 January 2023. Music: www.purple-planet.com Image: New Year's Eve fireworks at Limestone Park (Ipswich Today) Ipswich Planning Scheme:...

Duration:00:06:21

Rates concession extended, arts awards return in 2023 and city's economic strategy light on detail

12/15/2022
Ipswich City Council extends post-flood rates concession, Ipswich Arts Awards return in 2023, First Nations cadet swaps finance for nursing, new economic development strategy light on detail, another corporate donation to Ipswich Hospital Foundation's Children's Christmas Appeal and the Bremer River receives 18,000 Mary River cod. Published: 16 December 2022. Music: www.purple-planet.com Image: Ipswich Hospital First Nations nursing cadet Janita Dutt (supplied) Ipswich Planning Scheme:...

Duration:00:07:15

Avoid the after silly season finance hangover, Ipswich Christmas lights winners & shaping the future

12/11/2022
Expert advice from the University of Southern Queensland's finance guru Associate Professor Peter Phillips on how to avoid overspending this Christmas including tips on reducing stress and expectations of family. Also in this episode Ipswich Christmas lights winners and how to shape your Ipswich of the future. Published: 12 December 2022. Music: www.purple-planet.com Image: Pexels from Pixabay Ipswich Planning Scheme: bit.ly/3g4Jwb7 Christmas in Ipswich: bit.ly/3Gk9QZj Resilient Homes Fund:...

Duration:00:11:06

Swifts saga finally settled, Karalee childcare centre green light and best Christmas street winner

12/9/2022
The last Ipswich council meeting of the year finally settles the Swifts saga, more emphasis on customer service, Queensland Audit Office reports don’t come cheap, delayed Karalee childcare centre gets the green light with changes, a review of 2022 floods and the best street announced in the Ipswich Christmas lights competition. Mayor Teresa Harding joins the show. Published: 9 December 2022. Music: www.purple-planet.com Image: Tulmur Place Ipswich Central Christmas 2021 (Ipswich First)...

Duration:00:12:37

Executive Outlook 2022: Business confidence high, skill shortages, cybersecurity and top challenges

12/5/2022
Ipswich business confidence remains high nearly three years into Covid with 75 per cent of local firms optimistic for the year ahead. In this Ipswich Today exclusive you’ll hear highlights from Top Office Group’s annual survey of business sentiment across the city and region. Director Jan Gadsden reveals key information for every business owner or manager. Published: 6 December 2022. Music: www.purple-planet.com Image: Top Office Group and Sequel Insights director Jan Gadsden (supplied)...

Duration:00:12:57

First flood buy-backs settled, best sky show of year, green street art comp & new hospital bridge

12/3/2022
First settlements under Resilient Homes Fund flood buy-back scheme, more flood monitoring cameras in Ipswich now online, a new green street art competition, celestial showtime with best show for keen sky watchers, new Ipswich Hospital pedestrian bridge lifted into place and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Published 4 December 2022. Music: www.purple-planet.com Image: University of Southern Queensland astrophysicist Professor Jonti Horner (supplied) University of Southern...

Duration:00:09:06

Sale to Swifts saga drags on unresolved. Latest report referred to December Ipswich council meeting

11/29/2022
A council committee defers a recommendation on the potential sale of council property to Swifts to the December ordinary meeting of Ipswich City Council after being presented to the wrong committee this week. This long-running controversial saga is yet to have its conclusion. Published: 30 November 2022. Music: www.purple-planet.com Image: Swifts Sports Club (Google) Ipswich Planning Scheme: bit.ly/3g4Jwb7 Christmas in Ipswich: bit.ly/3Gk9QZj Resilient Homes Fund: bit.ly/3PDPJHH Council...

Duration:00:06:28

DV awareness red seat, committee lacks reports, CBD & flood buy-backs latest and divine intervention

11/24/2022
A condolence motion for a much-loved Rosewood identity, a red seat to raise awareness of domestic violence, a committee with no reports, Ipswich Central latest, an update on flood buy-backs, council asking for feedback on what you want in a repaired Colleges Crossing and councillors seek divine intervention. Mayor Teresa Harding joins the show following the November meeting of Ipswich City Council. Published: 25 November 2022. Music: www.purple-planet.com Image: Mayor Teresa Harding with...

Duration:00:13:25

Stand-up comedy, first test for new stadium, Tivoli Raceway and when Christmas lights became a thing

11/21/2022
Another yarn over the back fence with Walter Williams and Ashleigh Mac, this month with a special guest, local stand-up comedian Darren Hallesy. Also on the show what’s happening with Motoland at Tivoli Raceway, will the new Springfield Central AFL stadium pass its first test, flood buy-backs, population growth and when did Christmas lights become a thing? Published: 21 November 2022. Music: www.purple-planet.com Ipswich Planning Scheme: bit.ly/3g4Jwb7 ICC quarterly report:...

Duration:00:24:35

The issues and waste woes for Australia's recycling system as soft plastics pile up in warehouses

11/18/2022
Soft plastics head for landfill as the REDcycle scheme is halted. This revelation is the latest development in Australia’s 74-million-tonne garbage problem. So why is getting recycling right so difficult? In this special episode you’ll hear from the University of Southern Queensland’s Professor Polly Burey, an expert on recycling who is also co-project lead on the No Waste program. Published: 18 November 2022. Music: www.purple-planet.com Image: UniSQ's Professor Polly Burey (supplied) No...

Duration:00:18:24

Heritage shortcomings discussed during committee meeting and Ipswich lights up for Christmas

11/16/2022
During the November meeting of the Growth Infrastructure and Waste committee councillors heard about shortcomings around protecting heritage buildings and Indigenous cultural sensitivities connected to proposed development at Deebing Heights. Also in this episode details on how to enter Ipswich City Council’s annual Christmas lights competition. Published: 16 November 2022. Music: www.purple-planet.com Image: Councillor Nicole Jonic and mayor Teresa Harding getting ready for Christmas in...

Duration:00:11:53

Annual business awards: Ipswich and Greater Springfield chambers showcase city's best and brightest

11/11/2022
Ipswich Chamber of Commerce president Phillip Bell recaps the annual Ipswich Business Excellence Awards, reviews 2022 and looks ahead to 2023 including business confidence, the impact of rising interest rates, population growth, computer hacking and business as usual with Covid. Also on the show Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce held its annual Marquee Business Awards at a gala dinner last month. Published: 12 November 2022. Music: www.purple-planet.com Image: View towards White Rock...

Duration:00:14:24

Spirit of Leonard Cohen coming to Ipswich Civic Centre and 2022 Ipswich Sports Awards

11/8/2022
Leonard Cohen's most famous song is Hallelujah. In the Spirit of Leonard Cohen show, Jonathan Anstock brings to life the musical soul of Cohen through poetry and song in a deep and timeless performance. Jonathon will be on stage at Ipswich Civic Centre November 26 and joins this episode of Ipswich Today. Also on the show winners announced at the 2022 Ipswich Sports Awards. Published: 9 November 2022. Music: www.purple-planet.com Image: Jonathon Anstock in the Spirit of Leonard Cohen show...

Duration:00:14:46

Health reports reveal local challenges, Vietnam vets get together & new council waste trucks arrive

11/3/2022
Plans released by West Moreton Health to deal with population pressures on health services in the region over the next 10 years also reveal many serious challenges ahead, Vietnam vets get together at Amberley, a new fleet of high-tech Ipswich City Council waste collection trucks begin to hit the road and more Investing in Queensland Women Grants announced by the Queensland Government. Published: 4 November 2022. Music: www.purple-planet.com Image: History and Heritage – Air Force hosted...

Duration:00:08:22