January 2020

Published a story 23rd Jan 2020 4:56 PM

QCWA contributes funds for drought and bushfire relief

THE QCWA has been doing its part to help its colleagues during a difficult bushfire season and intense drought conditions.

Published a story 23rd Jan 2020 4:46 PM

A DOZEN hospitals, regional service centres and aged care homes in southwest Queensland will be upgraded this year, after tenders were sent out.

Tenders issued for upgrades to public health facilities

A DOZEN hospitals, regional service centres and aged care homes in southwest Queensland will be upgraded this year, after tenders were sent out.

Published a story 23rd Jan 2020 10:01 AM

THE growth in people turning houses into short-stay "Airbnb-style" accommodation options in the Toowoomba region continued last year, according to new data.

Airbnb applications with council remain strong in 2019

THE growth in people turning houses into short-stay "Airbnb-style" accommodation options in the Toowoomba region continued last year, according to new data.

Published a story 22nd Jan 2020 5:22 PM

THE Toowoomba Regional Council will give tens of thousands in unspent community grants funding to boost the prize money of a major professional golf tournament.

Community grants set to be used for professional golf prizes

THE Toowoomba Regional Council will give tens of thousands in unspent community grants funding to boost the prize money of a major professional golf tournament.

Published a story 22nd Jan 2020 2:44 PM

THE latest candidate to join the council election race has promised to fight for better water security, fast rail and sporting infrastructure if elected.

New council candidate lays out his vision for Toowoomba

THE latest candidate to join the council election race has promised to fight for better water security, fast rail and sporting infrastructure if elected.

Published a story 22nd Jan 2020 11:55 AM

A TOOWOOMBA small business owner plans to advocate for the needs of migrants and resettled refugees if elected to the council.

TRC election candidate wants to advocate for migrants

A TOOWOOMBA small business owner plans to advocate for the needs of migrants and resettled refugees if elected to the council.

Published a story 22nd Jan 2020 10:23 AM

UNIT development constructions across the Toowoomba region dropped severely towards the end of last year, hitting their lowest trending levels since 2012.

Unit approvals, constructions drop across Toowoomba region

UNIT development constructions across the Toowoomba region dropped severely towards the end of last year, hitting their lowest trending levels since 2012.

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.

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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.