News in brief

News in brief - Saturday August 30, 2014

Works Projects

Full details of Council's road construction and maintenance projects across the region are available on Council's website at Motorists are requested to exercise care and comply with speed and directional signage. Council regrets any inconvenience caused by these works.

Offering vehicles for sale

Residents are advised that under TRC Local Law 4, parking or standing a vehicle bearing a sign or advertisement that the vehicle is offered for sale is a prohibited activity. Any person committing an offence of this nature can receive a fine of $220. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Council on 131 872 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">info@This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Join Operation Nest Box

Join Toowoomba Landcare Group and Council's Operation Nest Box at Toowoomba's Waterbird Habitat, Mackenzie Street from 9.30am on Saturday, September 6. Participants will create new habitat for wildlife by building nest boxes and will be able to take another box home. Boxes will be used by microbats, gliders, rosellas, possums and wood ducks. All materials and tools will be provided. Please wear old clothes and closed-in footwear.

Line-marking works

Drivers are reminded that parking and linemarking changes have occurred for an on-street cycleway on Ruthven Street between James and Herries streets. This work has included the marking of bicycle lanes on both sides of the road and conversion of angle parking to parallel parking in this section of Ruthven Street. This project aims to address a missing link on the principal cycle corridor through Toowoomba from Highfields to Top Camp.

Father's Day sausage sizzle

The Friends of the State Rose Garden in Newtown Park inc invites the public to a Father's Day sausage sizzle on Sunday, September 7 from 11am to 1pm. To be held in Newtown Park, Holberton Street, Toowoomba, the day will feature Denis O'Hara on his keyboard and a multi-draw raffle (drawn at 12.45pm). For enquiries, please contact Maureen 4634 3086 or Regina 0408 282 515.

Friends of the Library book sale

The Friends of the City Library is holding a book sale at the St James Church of England Hall, Mort Street on Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20 from 9am to 3pm and Sunday, September 21 from 9.30am to noon. As well as books, there will be craft stalls, lunch and morning and afternoon teas available. EFTPOS facilities available for purchasing books. For further information, please contact Christine on 4659 7069.

Evil jiving at regional discos

Council's Youth Connect is teaming up with theGRID: hybrid arts collective to turn the region's youth into flesh-eating zombies. After learning gruesome airbrush and gore makeup artistry, costume design and creation, prop design and construction, filmmaking using go-pro cameras and ipads, zombie-inspired dance and movement, the lights will dim for a 'zombified' disco. Regional events are now complete but a final big monster night disco will be held at PCYC Toowoomba on September 18 from 6pm – 9pm.

East Creek detention basins

Work is progressing on the detailed design and construction requirements for East Creek detention basins to provide significant flood mitigation benefits for Toowoomba. For more information, please visit

Pool opening times

Pools across the region will re-open this month. Milne Bay Aquatic Centre 50m outdoor pool will be open from Monday, September 1 for school holiday fun daily from noon to 4pm. Join aquatic games, water slide, pool Inflatables 'Little Dragon', 'Biff Bash' and aqua volleyball. Suitable for ages five to 14. For more information call 4688 6330. Highfields outdoor pool opens Monday, September 15 and all regional pools will open on Saturday, September 20.

No joining fees in September

With spring in the air, now is the time to get fit. There will be no joining fees in September for new members at Milne Bay Aquatic Centre (MBAC) and Highfields Fitness and Recreation (HFR). From aqua fitness classes to group power, MBAC and HFR have plenty of classes to suit all fitness levels. The centres have weights and cardio areas if you prefer to go at your own pace. For more details, call MBAC on 4688 6330 or HFR on 4699 6530.

Temporary closure CN Library

Crows Nest Library will be closed due to refurbishments through to (and including) Sunday, September 7. Normal operating hours will resume on Monday, September 8. As always, our online libraries (eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eMusic) never close and remain accessible 24/7.

Community Engagement session

The next Councillor Community Engagement session will be held at Quinalow Hall on September 30. Anyone wishing to discuss lodging potential agenda items are urged to contact Council's Community Liaison Officers by calling 131 872.

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