Suspended Ipswich mayor cops more bans

Stuart Layt
Suspended Ipswich mayor Andrew Antoniolli has faced court for breaching his bail conditions

Suspended Ipswich mayor Andrew Antoniolli has been banned from coming within 100 metres of the Ipswich City Council offices, under new bail conditions.

The 47-year-old, who is fighting seven fraud offences, appeared in the Ipswich Magistrates Court on Wednesday after spending the night in the watch house charged with breaching his bail conditions.

Antoniolli is banned from contacting several people with council links, including former chief executives Jim Lindsay and Carl Wulff.

He's not accused of trying to contact them, but spoke to other council colleagues while returning property, the court was told on Wednesday.

Antoniolli was the second successive Ipswich mayor charged by Crime and Corruption Commission as part of its investigations into southeast Queensland councils.

Long-serving mayor Paul Pisasale resigned last June just before corruption allegations were levelled against him.

A total of 15 people with links to the council have been slapped with a combined 73 charges, leading Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe to issue council with a show cause notice earlier this month.

The notice asked council to explain why it shouldn't be dissolved under new powers given to the minister in state parliament this month.

The council's show-cause submission stressed no one had been found guilty of any charge and the council had continued to deliver its daily functions.

Mr Hinchliffe has read the submission and is able to make a decision at any time on whether to sack the council, although he has indicated he won't rush the final ruling.

Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington has urged Mr Hinchliffe to end the uncertainty.

"It is incumbent on him to make that decision promptly, not dither on that decision," she told reporters on Wednesday.