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Artists Discuss 10-Year ‘Roadmap’

Artists Discuss 10-Year ‘Roadmap’

A meeting in Kingaroy to help frame a 10-year “roadmap” for the future direction of arts in Queensland attracted about 40 local artists, musicians and singers.

Mayor Apologises To Council

Mayor Apologises To Council

Toowoomba Mayor Paul Antonio made a formal apology at Tuesday’s Council meeting as part of a penalty ordered earlier this month by the Local Government Regional Conduct Review Panel.

Council Staff Examine Petition Issues

Council Staff Examine Petition Issues

Petitions calling on the South Burnett Regional Council to respond to several local issues of concern will be considered by councillors in the New Year

Lights Capture Spirit Of Christmas

Lights Capture Spirit Of Christmas

For the past 15 or 16 years, Kingaroy’s Geoff and Veronica Hartwig have been decorating their home at 97 Ivy Street with Christmas lights

Local Heroes Receive Bravery Awards

Local Heroes Receive Bravery Awards

The South Burnett Regional Council has awarded Bravery Certificates to four residents who displayed exceptional courage this year.

$1.9m Kickstarts Bunnings Construction

$1.9m Kickstarts Bunnings Construction

Hardware retailer Bunnings has invested more than $1.9 million to prepare the site for their new store near Rogers Drive in Kingaroy.

Council Revises Grant Application

Council Revises Grant Application

The partial rejection of a Council grant application may turn out to be good news for fans of Wondai’s iconic dingo sculptures

Rain Damages Sullage Pond

Rain Damages Sullage Pond

Heavy rain on Friday night caused damage to a former sullage pond in Cherbourg.

$2.25m Boost For Council

$2.25m Boost For Council

The South Burnett Regional Council’s budget will receive an extra boost next year after the State Government announced it will fast-track its Works For Queensland grant program.

Animal Issues Still Top Complaints

Animal Issues Still Top Complaints

Complaints about animals, gripes about water supply and grumbles about roads still top the list of things residents complain about to the South Burnett Regional Council.

Council Approves Rail Trail Link

Council Approves Rail Trail Link

The South Burnett Regional Council has given the thumbs up to a plan to connect the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail to the South Burnett Rail Trail via Nanango.

Solar Farm Will Appeal Decision

Solar Farm Will Appeal Decision

A proposal to build a 130ha solar farm on a light grazing property 3km east of Kingaroy is not entirely dead.

Council To Discuss Tourism Marketing

Council To Discuss Tourism Marketing

The South Burnett Regional Council may call in a consultant to examine its tourism marketing activities.

Tourism Operators Want A Say

Tourism Operators Want A Say

Tourism operators have urged the South Burnett Regional Council to consult with them before spending any more ratepayers’ money on tourism promotion.

Tenders Close For Equestrian Centre

Tenders Close For Equestrian Centre

Tenders closed this week for construction of Gympie Regional Council’s proposed $2 million equestrian centre at Kilkivan.

Toowoomba Mayor May Appeal Fine

Toowoomba Mayor May Appeal Fine

Toowoomba mayor Paul Antonio may appeal a Local Government Regional Conduct Review Panel finding that he engaged in misconduct in his dealings with the Melbourne-to-Brisbane Inland Railway project.

Christmas Diners Dig Deep For Charity

Christmas Diners Dig Deep For Charity

The annual South Burnett Mayor’s Christmas Charity Lunch attracted about 160 diners to the Kingaroy Town Hall on Friday, all eager to help the region’s disadvantaged

Toowoomba Economy Hits $10.8b

Toowoomba Economy Hits $10.8b

After breaking the $10 billion mark for the first time last year, the Toowoomba Region’s economy grew to $10.81 billion as of June 30, 2018.

Council Unveils New Tourism ‘Structure’

Council Unveils New Tourism ‘Structure’

South Burnett Regional Council has detailed new “industry engagement opportunities” ahead of Thursday night’s tourism “crisis meeting” at Wooroolin Hall.

Main Replacement In Reen Street

Main Replacement In Reen Street

South Burnett Regional Council has scheduled work to begin this week on the replacement of a water main in Reen Street, Kingaroy.

Consultant Tipped For Water Project

Consultant Tipped For Water Project

A consultant with proven expertise in scoping water projects could be engaged to examine future water security options for the South and North Burnett.

Complaints Office Opens For Business

Complaints Office Opens For Business

The new Office of the Independent Assessor began work on Monday to receive, assess, investigate and prosecute complaints about councillors’ conduct in Queensland.

Great Ideas … Just Add Water

Great Ideas … Just Add Water

An informal “South Burnett Water Users Group” was formed on Thursday following a forum called by South Burnett Regional Council to gather ideas for future water projects in the region.

Drainage Upgrades Starting Soon

Drainage Upgrades Starting Soon

The South Burnett Regional Council will begin more major drainage upgrades in Blackbutt soon.

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