Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding was shown zero support from her fellow councillors when she moved to approve the controversial childcare centre on the Deebing Creek development site at today’s (Thursday) council meeting.
Mayor Harding motion to approve the development failed when she couldn’t get one other councillor to second her motion.
An amended motion not to approve the childcare centre was then discussed and approved.
The proposed development site is adjacent to the former Deebing Creek Mission cemetery, which is a heritage-listed former Aboriginal reserve on Grampian Drive in Deebing Heights.
When councillors arrived for their meeting today (Thursday) they were greeted by protestors opposing not just the childcare centre, but any development at the site.
The mayor also had no joy on censuring Deputy Mayor Jacob Madsen who was facing a case of “inappropriate conduct” for making comments to the media welcoming funding for an Ipswich bridge.
The mayor was removed as chair during the debate on what if any action should be taken again Cr Madsen.
Cr Jonic labelled the complaint ridiculous and the vote to throw it out reflected that the other councillors were of a similar opinion.