Have your say – East Creek works
Council invites you to see designs and offer feedback on East Creek Detention Basin works. Information sessions were held on March 1, 2 with more planned for today and tomorrow (March 8, 9) from 10am to 2pm at Rangeville State School. A workshop was also held on March 5 with another scheduled for March 12 from 6pm to 8pm at South Toowoomba Bowls Club. For details, call Lisa Laney 4692 0117 or go to www.toowoombaRC.qld.gov.au/eastcreek
The next Committee of Council meetings will be held at 9am on Tuesday, March 11 and Wednesday, March 12. The next Ordinary meeting of Council starts at 10am on Tuesday, March 18. All meetings are at City Hall, 541 Ruthven St, Toowoomba.
Volunteers are asked to come to the north side of Jellicoe Street Bridge on Gowrie Creek tomorrow (March 9) from 8.30am to noon to help clean up and beautify their local environment. Tools, gloves, sunscreen and refreshments will be supplied. See you there.
Come to the next community forum
Council will again hold a series of community engagement forums across the region, providing an opportunity for residents to meet the Mayor and available Councillors. The next forum is on Tuesday, March 25 from 6pm at the Cecil Plains Hall. Local community organisations are encouraged to develop community priorities and visions for the future which can be presented for consideration. Residents also have the opportunity to raise issues and queries. Those wishing to be involved or learn more should contact their local Community Liaison Officer on 131 872.
Friends of the Library mega book sale
Come grab a bargain at the City Library, Victoria St, Toowoomba. The sale will run Thursday, March 27 and Friday, March 28 from 9am-2pm and Saturday, March 29 from 9am-noon. There'll be a huge selection of books for sale as well as library furniture. This will be the last sale in the current library and possibly the last sale until the move into the brand new library. For further details, contact Margaret on 0417 753 171.
City Library relocating in March
Toowoomba City Library in Victoria St closes to the public from Monday, March 17 before reopening at its temporary home at 618 Ruthven St (opposite Toowoomba Toyota) on Monday, March 31. The Local History Library at 476 Ruthven St will offer additional services during the move to the interim facility and while the City Library is in its temporary location. Residents will be able to take extended loans of 30 books for six weeks from the Victoria St Library before it closes. Library patrons will have access to free parking off the northern side of Joseph St and can use on-street metered parking. Construction of the new City Library on the corner of Victoria and Herries streets is expected to start mid-year and be completed by mid-2015.
Video conferencing saves time
Council's video conferencing service allows you to speak with a TRC duty planner from your home or office, without needing to visit a customer service centre. By booking an appointment online Monday to Friday (4.30pm or 4.45pm), you can speak face-to-face with a TRC professional on your computer, tablet or mobile. It's quick, confidential and, best of all, it's free. For more information, go to Council's website or call 131 872.
Disability committee vacancies
Goggs St drainage works
Council is undertaking flood mitigation works to widen and deepen West Creek channel and upgrade stormwater drainage along Goggs Street to provide better protection for nearby residents and businesses during flood events. Some disruption to traffic and pedestrian access will be necessary although local business and resident access will be maintained. These works are funded by the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) with funding from the federal and state governments and TRC.
Council has a number of blocks available for lease by tender. For more details, please see Council’s tender ad T36-13/14 in the Tenders section of this edition or call 07 4688 6401.
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