October 2020

Published a story 23rd Oct 2020 12:56 PM

The Toowoomba Regional Council is keen to hear from residents who want to have a go at planning the 2021 TRC-run community Australia Day celebrations around the region.

Volunteers needed to organise 2021 Australia Day events

The Toowoomba Regional Council is keen to hear from residents who want to have a go at planning the 2021 TRC-run community Australia Day celebrations around the region.

Published a story 22nd Oct 2020 3:58 PM

The Toowoomba Regional Council has recorded its first deficit in recent history, but Deputy Mayor Geoff McDonald said the result was good news for the region. Here’s why.

Council records first deficit in recent history

The Toowoomba Regional Council has recorded its first deficit in recent history, but Deputy Mayor Geoff McDonald said the result was good news for the region. Here’s why.

Published a story 22nd Oct 2020 10:01 AM

The home of one of Queensland’s most beloved ice creams has hit the market ahead of an impending closure by the building’s new parent company.

Home of beloved Queensland ice-cream brand up for sale

The home of one of Queensland’s most beloved ice creams has hit the market ahead of an impending closure by the building’s new parent company.

Published a story 21st Oct 2020 4:29 PM

Negotiations have progressed on the sale of a prominent piece of vacant land in the Toowoomba CBD, with the agent in charge quietly confident of a result soon. A top development company is believed to be doing its due diligence.

Top Toowoomba CBD site close to selling to developer

Negotiations have progressed on the sale of a prominent piece of vacant land in the Toowoomba CBD, with the agent in charge quietly confident of a result soon. A top development company is believed to be doing its due diligence.

Published a story 21st Oct 2020 3:26 PM

New facilities could be coming to one of the Toowoomba region’s northernmost showgrounds, after a proposal submitted to the Toowoomba Regional Council last week.

New showground facilities proposed for regional town

New facilities could be coming to one of the Toowoomba region’s northernmost showgrounds, after a proposal submitted to the Toowoomba Regional Council last week.

Published a story 21st Oct 2020 10:04 AM

A plan to build a series of units in a horseshoe formation around a heritage-listed Toowoomba homestead has been approved by the Toowoomba Regional Council.

Unit development wrapped around historic homestead approved

A plan to build a series of units in a horseshoe formation around a heritage-listed Toowoomba homestead has been approved by the Toowoomba Regional Council.

Published a story 20th Oct 2020 4:31 PM

Savvy investors from across the country are already looking to snap up a popular early 20th century watering hole near Toowoomba.

Popular 118-year-old regional pub hits market for millions

Savvy investors from across the country are already looking to snap up a popular early 20th century watering hole near Toowoomba.

Published a story 20th Oct 2020 4:12 PM

A student at a prestigious Toowoomba private school who blew the whistle on an alleged sexual assault has been pulled out of the college by her mother, after saying she was met with harassment and intimidation.

Downlands College whistle-blower felt ‘threatened’ after sex assault claim

A student at a prestigious Toowoomba private school who blew the whistle on an alleged sexual assault has been pulled out of the college by her mother, after saying she was met with harassment and intimidation.

Published a story 20th Oct 2020 2:28 PM

New housing approvals are behind a nearly $70 million development showing by the Toowoomba region during August, as the effects of the HomeBuilder grant start to take shape.

Jump in new dwellings pushes regional development value

New housing approvals are behind a nearly $70 million development showing by the Toowoomba region during August, as the effects of the HomeBuilder grant start to take shape.

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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.