January 2020

Published a story 21st Jan 2020 4:54 PM

A DIRT road just outside Toowoomba will be upgraded for about $550,000 after the amount of traffic along it jumped by roughly 680 per cent.

Why council is upgrading a road that could be closed

A DIRT road just outside Toowoomba will be upgraded for about $550,000 after the amount of traffic along it jumped by roughly 680 per cent.

Published a story 21st Jan 2020 9:33 AM

THE group opposed to the Defence Housing Australia development has organised an information session to discuss the threat of bushfires on the escarpment.

Save Mount Lofty group plans escarpment bushfire event

THE group opposed to the Defence Housing Australia development has organised an information session to discuss the threat of bushfires on the escarpment.

Published a story 20th Jan 2020 4:24 PM

THE Toowoomba region’s water catchment area enjoyed some decent rainfall over the weekend, but it wasn’t enough to boost dam levels significantly.

Region’s dams enjoy rain, more needed to reverse trends

THE Toowoomba region’s water catchment area enjoyed some decent rainfall over the weekend, but it wasn’t enough to boost dam levels significantly.

Published a story 20th Jan 2020 4:17 PM

A TOOWOOMBA councillor has slammed Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s plan to fast-track the Warwick to Wivenhoe pipeline, saying the TRC had not been consulted.

Toowoomba councillor slams Premier's pipeline plan

A TOOWOOMBA councillor has slammed Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s plan to fast-track the Warwick to Wivenhoe pipeline, saying the TRC had not been consulted.

Published a story 20th Jan 2020 2:26 PM

A FORMER small business owner said she would focus on growing the Toowoomba region economically and socially if elected to the council at the upcoming election.

New 2020 council candidate backs 'inclusive' community

A FORMER small business owner said she would focus on growing the Toowoomba region economically and socially if elected to the council at the upcoming election.

Published a story 20th Jan 2020 11:02 AM

POTENTIAL buyers have already started expressing interest in a fringe Toowoomba CBD property, which will head to auction next month.

Buyers circle as fringe Toowoomba CBD property for sale

POTENTIAL buyers have already started expressing interest in a fringe Toowoomba CBD property, which will head to auction next month.

Published a story 19th Jan 2020 4:51 PM

RURAL Fire Service Acting Inspector John Welke has a big reason to smile, as the bushfire danger level drops to the lowest possible level.

Rural fire chief all smiles as rain drops danger levels

RURAL Fire Service Acting Inspector John Welke has a big reason to smile, as the bushfire danger level drops to the lowest possible level.

Published a story 19th Jan 2020 3:02 PM

A SMALL Toowoomba battery company has scored a massive win in a trademark battle with an international car giant.

Toowoomba firm wins trademark battle with car giant

A SMALL Toowoomba battery company has scored a massive win in a trademark battle with an international car giant.

Published a story 19th Jan 2020 10:28 AM

TWO people and at least one dog have avoided a scary situation after their car was washed 100m down a flooded creek west of Toowoomba.

Lucky escape as car floats downstream in flooded creek

TWO people and at least one dog have avoided a scary situation after their car was washed 100m down a flooded creek west of Toowoomba.

Published a story 19th Jan 2020 10:03 AM

A TEENAGER has been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after coming off a motorbike west of Toowoomba last night.

Teen airlifted after western Queensland bike crash

A TEENAGER has been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after coming off a motorbike west of Toowoomba last night.

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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.