August 2020

Published a story 5th Aug 2020 4:45 PM

WHEN Ben Apsey was laid off from his job due to COVID-19, his father Paul gave him the chance to open a new CBD coffee shop — with a twist.

‘Microbusiness’ approach for new Toowoomba CBD cafe

WHEN Ben Apsey was laid off from his job due to COVID-19, his father Paul gave him the chance to open a new CBD coffee shop — with a twist.

Published a story 5th Aug 2020 9:59 AM

THE Toowoomba CBD has plenty of investment and business opportunities, with properties and vacant spaces hitting the market every week.

4 Toowoomba CBD properties for sale or lease right now

THE Toowoomba CBD has plenty of investment and business opportunities, with properties and vacant spaces hitting the market every week.

Published a story 4th Aug 2020 4:28 PM

A TENDER has now been released for companies to help replace a wooden bridge in the Toowoomba region that was damaged in a traffic crash.

Council releases tender to replace ageing rural bridge

A TENDER has now been released for companies to help replace a wooden bridge in the Toowoomba region that was damaged in a traffic crash.

Published a story 4th Aug 2020 3:05 PM

THE council lost more than $800,000 in parking revenue as part of its efforts to offer relief for customers in the CBD during COVID-19.

How much council lost in parking revenue due to COVID-19

THE council lost more than $800,000 in parking revenue as part of its efforts to offer relief for customers in the CBD during COVID-19.

Published a story 4th Aug 2020 10:27 AM

BASE Services’ Tiff Spary will join her husband Nat in sleeping rough for seven days for the first time, as part of Homeless for a Week.

Base Services’ founders hit streets together for first time

BASE Services’ Tiff Spary will join her husband Nat in sleeping rough for seven days for the first time, as part of Homeless for a Week.

Published a story 4th Aug 2020 10:00 AM

A TOOWOOMBA private school has lodged plans with the council to expand its campus with a new music learning facility.

Toowoomba private school proposes new extension

A TOOWOOMBA private school has lodged plans with the council to expand its campus with a new music learning facility.

Published a story 3rd Aug 2020 5:31 PM

AUTHORITIES have issued nearly $3000 in on-the-spot fines on people illegally driving through the Lockyer Valley’s national and state forests.

Fines for illegal 4WD activity in Lockyer Valley parks

AUTHORITIES have issued nearly $3000 in on-the-spot fines on people illegally driving through the Lockyer Valley’s national and state forests.

Published a story 3rd Aug 2020 5:18 PM

A TOOWOOMBA business says investment in local contractors by the council ensured they could keep several workers employed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Council’s buy-local plan helped business keep workers

A TOOWOOMBA business says investment in local contractors by the council ensured they could keep several workers employed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published a story 3rd Aug 2020 4:42 PM

THE Toowoomba CBD’s newest laneway is expected to be opened before the end of the year, with council making significant progress on the project.

Toowoomba CBD’s newest laneway to open within months

THE Toowoomba CBD’s newest laneway is expected to be opened before the end of the year, with council making significant progress on the project.

Published a story 3rd Aug 2020 2:22 PM

A BUSINESS owner has called on officials to reduce the risk of a crash on a “dangerous” intersection, seeing several near-misses every day.

Business owner wants action on ‘dangerous’ intersection

A BUSINESS owner has called on officials to reduce the risk of a crash on a “dangerous” intersection, seeing several near-misses every day.

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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.