Believe in yourself, Mayor Antonio tells Region’s Secondary School leaders

Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio today (March 4) encouraged students to “work hard and believe in themselves”. “Schooling is an important part of one’s life and it very often gives you the...

South Street and Burton Street intersection upgrade underway

Construction to improve the safety of the South Street and Burton Street intersection in Harristown will start this week. Toowoomba Regional Council Infrastructure Committee Portfolio Chair Cr Carol ...

Council launches ‘Our People’ campaign

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) this week launched an educational campaign to increase respect for its workforce and to help minimise threats made to staff by members of the public. In 2020, Council...

Have a lark in the park this March

This March Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) has multiple reasons why you should be celebrating Parks Week. Held from 6 to 14 March, TRC Environment and Community Committee Cr Tim McMahon said the Too...

Proposed New Dog Off-Leash Areas

Tails will be wagging with excitement across the Region, with news of two new dog off-leash areas planned for Oakey and Kingsthorpe. Endorsed at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 16 February, Enviro...

Geotechnical investigations begin on former quarry site

The rehabilitation of the former Bridge Street Quarry has moved another step closer this month with Council commencing geotechnical investigations at the site. To prepare it for future development an...

Chance to be the first to try smart water meters

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is offering property owners across the Region the chance to be the first to use new smart water meter technology. TRC Water and Waste Committee chair Cr Rebecca Vonho...

Turning disused rails into rail trails

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is investigating the idea of turning disused rail corridors into multi-use recreation rail trails. Environment and Community Committee portfolio lead Cr Tim McMahon s...

Yarraman Waste Management Facility moves to next stage

Plans for an upgraded waste management facility at Yarraman have moved to the next stage following lodgement of the Development Application for the facility. Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) Water an...

TRC eases conditions for Sport and Recreation grant applications

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is encouraging community and not-for-profit groups to apply for the latest round of community support grants, with a special focus on the Sport and Recreation grant pr...

Giving pets a second chance

A partnership between RSPCA Queensland and Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) has resulted in more than 1100 pets given a second chance. In late 2019, RSPCA Queensland and Council extended their existi...

Pandemic Response Investment Program update

A Nell E Robinson Park Amenities Upgrade, refurbishments on the Empire Theatre and completion of the Highfields library are just a few of the major projects underway this year as part of Council’s P...

Preliminary Approval granted for approximately 1000 resident lots

Toowoomba Regional Council has given preliminary approval for a new master-planned residential community on the New England Highway at Mt Kynoch. Approved at the Special Meeting of Council on 17 Febr...

Toowoomba ceramicist explores body forms in debut solo exhibition

Toowoomba artist Aurora Elwell this week unveils her first solo exhibition with a new body of work titled Antibody at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery. The exhibition will be on display from Saturd...

TRC to become Small Business Friendly Council

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) will further its commitment to local businesses by joining the Small Business Friendly Councils (SBFC) initiative. On Tuesday 16 February Council made a recommendatio...

Council investigates cultural burning methods

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) will look to include cultural burning practices as a way to complement its existing land management practices. After the suggestion was raised in Council last year, E...

TRC supports complementary, betterment works for 2020 flood restoration projects

Toowoomba Regional Council’s (TRC) February Ordinary Meeting of Council today (February 16) supported an additional $5 million for consideration in the 2021/22 Budget to undertake complementary and ...

TRC endorses the Toowoomba CBD Shop Top Living Design Guide

Residents, investors, real estate agents, building professionals and developers who wish to convert vacant Toowoomba CBD premises into vibrant living spaces now have a detailed design guide to help th...

TRC adopts Waste Management Strategy 2021 to reduce waste, preserve resources

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) today (February 16) adopted the Waste Management Strategy 2021 that will guide waste operations and future strategies to reduce waste and preserve resources over the n...

Cooby Dam closed to all recreation activities

All public recreation areas at Cooby Dam have been closed until further notice. Toowoomba Regional Council Water and Waste Committee chair Cr Rebecca Vonhoff said Council officers had detected a bact...