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Woolies’ Bag Ban Starts Today

Woolies’ Bag Ban Starts Today

Woolworths and Big W stores across Queensland are no longer supplying shoppers with single-use plastic bags at the checkout, ahead of the State Government ban on July 1.

Plan To Build Truck Fuel Stop

Plan To Build Truck Fuel Stop

IOR Petroleum has lodged a development application with the South Burnett Regional Council to build an unmanned truck refuelling facility in the Kingaroy Industrial Estate.

Rail Trail<BR> Tourism Rising

Rail Trail
Tourism Rising

The South Burnett Rail Trail is now attracting more than 16,000 users a year, according to Council data

CTC Honours Its Workers

CTC Honours Its Workers

South Burnett CTC held its annual staff day on Thursday … an opportunity for workers in the various arms of the not-for-profit organisation to meet, do something useful for the community that is totally different from their regular jobs, and learn who has won this year’s employee awards.

MBDA Wants Action On Crime

MBDA Wants Action On Crime

The Murgon Business and Development Association (MBDA) has asked the State Government for strong action to solve recent crime problems in the town.

LNP Unveils Five Goals For Queensland

LNP Unveils Five Goals For Queensland

Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington launched the LNP’s economic vision during her Budget Reply speech to State Parliament on Thursday, including breaking Ergon Energy’s monopoly in regional Queensland

Countdown To New Food Labels

Countdown To New Food Labels

The countdown is on … Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has reminded companies and consumers that Country of Origin Labelling is just over a fortnight away.

CTC To Host Meet’n’Greet

CTC To Host Meet’n’Greet

The Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s next Meet’n’Greet will be held at the Kingaroy Youth Park next Tuesday (June 19).

Truck Stop Gets Approval To Expand

Truck Stop Gets Approval To Expand

A 24-hour truck stop being built for Liberty Oil Rural in Youngman Street, Kingaroy will be bigger than first proposed after the Council agreed to vary the project’s development approval.

Power Prices ‘A Hidden Tax’

Power Prices ‘A Hidden Tax’

The LNP Opposition says this week’s State Budget has confirmed the government is using electricity prices as a secret tax on Queenslanders.

‘Smoke And Mirrors’ Budget: MP

‘Smoke And Mirrors’ Budget: MP

Opposition Leader and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has been describing the State Budget in the metro media as all “smoke and mirrors”, but she says this description applies to the sections applicable to the South Burnett, too.

What’s In The Budget For Us?

What’s In The Budget For Us?

Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad delivered her first Budget on Tuesday afternoon, but there’s not many surprises for South Burnett residents.

$25m To Fix More Mobile Black Spots

$25m To Fix More Mobile Black Spots

The Federal Government has announced Round 4 of its Mobile Black Spot Program which aims to improve telecommunications in regional Australia.

Council Rebrands Small Business Focus

Council Rebrands Small Business Focus

South Burnett Regional Council has launched a new business growth action plan and “brand” to work with local small businesses.

Heritage Bank Wins National Awards

Heritage Bank Wins National Awards

Heritage Bank has been rated as one of the country’s most favoured financial institutions by its customers in the 2018 Mozo People’s Choice Awards.

New Credit System Starts July 1

New Credit System Starts July 1

A new system of credit scoring that will see significant changes for borrowers will come into effect on July 1, even though most Australians are unaware of it.

Woolies Unveils New Bags

Woolies Unveils New Bags

Woolworths stores – including the supermarket in Kingaroy Shoppingworld – will soon be offering “shopping bags for life” for customers to buy for less than a dollar.

Cash For Cans Plan Postponed

Cash For Cans Plan Postponed

The introduction of the State Government’s proposed container deposit scheme has been pushed back from July to November.

Toowoomba’s Economy Breaks $10b

Toowoomba’s Economy Breaks $10b

The Toowoomba Region recorded a 6.2 per cent boost to its regional economy during 2016-17, according to data released by the Toowoomba Regional Council.

Hospital Launches Wound Care Service

Hospital Launches Wound Care Service

The Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Hospital has begun offering a chronic wound dressing service … and thanks to a generous donation by Bill Hull Car Centre, it will also be able to provide it to patients too ill to travel into Kingaroy.

Wind Farm Work Well Underway

Wind Farm Work Well Underway

The southern section of Niagara Road in Boyneside is being upgraded to allow components for the Coopers Gap Wind Farm to be shifted on to the site.

Tenders Close For Bunnings Construction

Tenders Close For Bunnings Construction

Kingaroy’s new Bunnings store has moved a step closer with tenders closing on Thursday for construction of the building.

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