April 2021

Published a story 16th Apr 2021 9:55 AM

LJ Hooker has listed a Toowoomba MP’s electorate office on the market through an expressions of interest campaign.

Toowoomba MP’s city electorate office hits market

LJ Hooker has listed a Toowoomba MP’s electorate office on the market through an expressions of interest campaign.

Published a story 15th Apr 2021 2:55 PM

After several years of subdued crowds and cancellations due to COVID-19, the Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland is hoping for a massive turnout on the first day of the Toowoomba Show.

More than 10,000 expected for first day of $19.5m Toowoomba Show

After several years of subdued crowds and cancellations due to COVID-19, the Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland is hoping for a massive turnout on the first day of the Toowoomba Show.

Published a story 15th Apr 2021 10:19 AM

A special fund has been set up to help support the family of former Greens candidate and activist Thomas Coyne, who was killed in a car crash this week. Senator Larissa Waters made a tearful tribute to the 21-year-old.

Senator’s tearful tribute to activist as Greens set up fund

A special fund has been set up to help support the family of former Greens candidate and activist Thomas Coyne, who was killed in a car crash this week. Senator Larissa Waters made a tearful tribute to the 21-year-old.

Published a story 14th Apr 2021 4:55 PM

Get ready Toowoomba — the Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland has pulled out all the stops for the 2021 edition of the show this weekend, including monster trucks and fireworks competitions.

Fireworks comp, monster trucks headline massive Toowoomba Show

Get ready Toowoomba — the Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland has pulled out all the stops for the 2021 edition of the show this weekend, including monster trucks and fireworks competitions.

Published a story 14th Apr 2021 4:43 PM

Councillors were split on whether to honour a State Government request that they discussed confidential documents relating to the potential 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games in an open forum. Here’s what you need to know.

‘Every right to know’: Council split over private Olympics report

Councillors were split on whether to honour a State Government request that they discussed confidential documents relating to the potential 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games in an open forum. Here’s what you need to know.

Published a story 14th Apr 2021 1:29 PM

Politicians and activists from across the Toowoomba and Queensland communities have paid tribute to a former Greens candidate and passionate activist, who was killed in a crash on Monday.

‘Brave, bold and bright’: Toowoomba mourns activist’s death

Politicians and activists from across the Toowoomba and Queensland communities have paid tribute to a former Greens candidate and passionate activist, who was killed in a crash on Monday.

Published a story 14th Apr 2021 11:50 AM

A major landmark at the Queens Park Botanic Gardens will be upgraded by the Toowoomba Regional Council

Botanic Gardens landmark closed due to upgrade works

A major landmark at the Queens Park Botanic Gardens will be upgraded by the Toowoomba Regional Council

Published a story 14th Apr 2021 9:47 AM

Toowoomba’s oldest Catholic school has put forward plans for a campus expansion to the council, in a bid to cater for future growth.

Toowoomba school plans massive expansion of campus

Toowoomba’s oldest Catholic school has put forward plans for a campus expansion to the council, in a bid to cater for future growth.

Published a story 13th Apr 2021 5:11 PM

It would cost more than $23m for the Toowoomba Regional Council to upgrades its 10 highest-priority rural roads. Here’s why that is a long way off from happening.

Why $23m worst roads list is more than decade off completion

It would cost more than $23m for the Toowoomba Regional Council to upgrades its 10 highest-priority rural roads. Here’s why that is a long way off from happening.

Published a story 13th Apr 2021 4:52 PM

The Toowoomba Regional Council has voted to make amendments to its public asset naming policy, which will formally allow it to rename infrastructure if its namesake gains a criminal record or becomes “discredited” in the public’s view.

Council assets can now be renamed if a person is ‘discredited’

The Toowoomba Regional Council has voted to make amendments to its public asset naming policy, which will formally allow it to rename infrastructure if its namesake gains a criminal record or becomes “discredited” in the public’s view.

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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.