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Regional Unemployment Rises 0.8pc

Regional Unemployment Rises 0.8pc

The South Burnett’s unemployment rate has risen from 8.4 per cent to 9.2 per cent over the past year, according to the Federal Government.

Police Want More CCTV In Kingaroy

Police Want More CCTV In Kingaroy

Kingaroy police would like to see more security cameras in Kingaroy, and they also want to involve the public in the process.

Hotel Crafts A New Experience

Hotel Crafts A New Experience

Kingaroy’s historic Club Hotel intends to carve out a new niche in the region’s hotel landscape.

Joint Push To Fix Phone Services

Joint Push To Fix Phone Services

The Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry has joined forces with the Jandowae Chamber of Commerce to press for better telecommunications between Kingaroy and Dalby

Kingaroy Accommodation In Short Supply

Kingaroy Accommodation In Short Supply

Visitors coming to Kingaroy for BaconFest may need to book a room in Nanango or Wondai on Saturday night if they don’t act quickly.

Council Delays CBD Upgrade

Council Delays CBD Upgrade

South Burnett Regional Council will not begin construction work on Kingaroy’s CBD upgrade this year but planning for the project will still go ahead.

Footpath Project To Start This Year

Footpath Project To Start This Year

Work on upgrading footpaths in Murgon’s CBD will finally get underway this financial year, though completing the entire project is likely to take longer.

Aussies Spend Even More Time Online

Aussies Spend Even More Time Online

Australians are spending even more time online … and 73 per cent of that time is spent with websites, not social media.

New Agribusiness Grants Program Launched

New Agribusiness Grants Program Launched

The Queensland Government will inject $10 million into a new grant program to rural and regional agricultural supply chain businesses that provide local employment opportunities.

Tarong Shutdown Will Inject Millions

Tarong Shutdown Will Inject Millions

A two-phase shutdown at Tarong Power Station which is due to begin on August 24 will inject millions of dollars into the South Burnett’s economy.

Tipperary Reopens Cellar Door Cafe

Tipperary Reopens Cellar Door Cafe

Tipperary Estate at Moffatdale has had a very low profile for the past two years … but two weeks ago the business quietly came back to life.

Kingaroy Streetscape Put On Hold

Kingaroy Streetscape Put On Hold

Kingaroy’s CBD upgrade has been put on hold after failing to win a $2 million Federal Government grant for the project

Stanwell To Call Tenders For Mine

Stanwell To Call Tenders For Mine

Stanwell Corporation will call for tenders later this year seeking companies interested in operating its Meandu coal mine at Tarong.

Frozen Vegetables Recalled Over Listeria

Frozen Vegetables Recalled Over Listeria

Several popular brands of frozen vegetables have been recalled from supermarkets over fears of potential contamination by deadly listeria

Dealership Staff Win Seven Awards

Dealership Staff Win Seven Awards

Staff at Kingaroy’s John Dundas Holden have come up trumps for customer service and product knowledge, winning seven awards in this year’s Holden Guild Of Excellence program.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Huge Solar Farm Proposed For Harlin

Huge Solar Farm Proposed For Harlin

A 1500MW solar farm – the biggest planned so far in Australia – has been proposed for a site near Harlin.

Build It And They Will Come …

Build It And They Will Come …

Kingaroy is a hive of construction activity at the moment, and South Burnett mayor Keith Campbell couldn’t be happier.

Local Mech Becomes Master Tech

Local Mech Becomes Master Tech

A South Burnett mechanic has become a Nissan Master Technician just 18 months after finishing his four-year apprenticeship.

KCCI Wants More ‘Local Buys’

KCCI Wants More ‘Local Buys’

The Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry wants to see the South Burnett Regional Council spend as much as 80 per cent of its purchasing dollars with South Burnett businesses.

Local Businesses Make It To The Top

Local Businesses Make It To The Top

Proston business couple Nick and Anita Blanch didn’t take home a major prize from the 2018 WFI Insurance Small Business Achiever Awards on Friday night, but they’re not unhappy.

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