November 2019

Published a story 13th Nov 2019 5:22 PM

A $450,000 upgrade of the traffic signalling system at a busy Toowoomba rail crossing has been slammed as a “waste of money” by one councillor.

$450k road-rail signal upgrade slammed as ‘waste of money’

A $450,000 upgrade of the traffic signalling system at a busy Toowoomba rail crossing has been slammed as a “waste of money” by one councillor.

Published a story 13th Nov 2019 4:23 PM

A TOOWOOMBA councillor has called for greater transparency around reporting of elected officials’ misconduct claims and how much was covered by insurance.

Cahill wants more transparency over misconduct claims

A TOOWOOMBA councillor has called for greater transparency around reporting of elected officials’ misconduct claims and how much was covered by insurance.

Published a story 13th Nov 2019 10:21 AM

The greater Toowoomba area will get yet another store from this fast-food franchise.

Fast-food icon to open 9th store in Toowoomba region

The greater Toowoomba area will get yet another store from this fast-food franchise.

Published a story 13th Nov 2019 9:11 AM

HOMEOWNERS in the Toowoomba region who install a 10,000L water tank will get money back on their water rates as part of a $1 million plan by the council.

Council launches $1m water tank rebate scheme

HOMEOWNERS in the Toowoomba region who install a 10,000L water tank will get money back on their water rates as part of a $1 million plan by the council.

Published a story 12th Nov 2019 4:27 PM

THE Toowoomba Regional Council has adopted a planning scheme amendment that provided guidelines around the design and location of medium density housing.

Council adopts new Toowoomba planning scheme amendment

THE Toowoomba Regional Council has adopted a planning scheme amendment that provided guidelines around the design and location of medium density housing.

Published a story 12th Nov 2019 2:57 PM

THE latest candidate to enter the 2020 Toowoomba Regional Council elections race wants to see reforms to planning and more investment in youth policies.

Ex-university academic enters council election race

THE latest candidate to enter the 2020 Toowoomba Regional Council elections race wants to see reforms to planning and more investment in youth policies.

Published a story 11th Nov 2019 4:39 PM

IT WAS six months before Amanda Faulkner fully reckoned with the sudden death of her husband Aaron, who took his own life in late 2016.

LISTEN: Country singer’s touching song for late husband

IT WAS six months before Amanda Faulkner fully reckoned with the sudden death of her husband Aaron, who took his own life in late 2016.

Published a story 11th Nov 2019 3:40 PM

Mayor said he doesn’t want a controversial artwork displayed at the city’s art gallery.

Mayor doesn’t want controversial artwork displayed

Mayor said he doesn’t want a controversial artwork displayed at the city’s art gallery.

Published a story 10th Nov 2019 11:19 PM

SEVERAL major bushfires are still raging across the Southern Downs and Lockyer Valley, after a weekend where dozens of fire crews were needed to contain blazes.

Bushfires still raging across Southern Downs, Lockyer

SEVERAL major bushfires are still raging across the Southern Downs and Lockyer Valley, after a weekend where dozens of fire crews were needed to contain blazes.

Published a story 10th Nov 2019 5:19 PM

THE Achilles family’s lineage on the Darling Downs is as old as the region has been occupied by white Australians, dating back to mid-1800s.

Darling Downs family reunites to celebrate legacy

THE Achilles family’s lineage on the Darling Downs is as old as the region has been occupied by white Australians, dating back to mid-1800s.

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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.