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Pharmacy<BR> Gets A New Look

Pharmacy
Gets A New Look

A 40-year-old Proston business will be shutting its doors for the last time at 1:00pm this Friday

Bid To Freeze Rural Rates Fails

Bid To Freeze Rural Rates Fails

A bid to freeze the South Burnett’s rural rates at last year’s level failed to win majority support at Monday’s Council Budget meeting

Road Review Pushes Council Into Deficit

Road Review Pushes Council Into Deficit

South Burnett Regional Council will be pushed into a $1.539 million deficit this year because of a revaluation of the region’s road network.

Toowoomba<BR> Ratepayers Face 2.5pc Rise

Toowoomba
Ratepayers Face 2.5pc Rise

Toowoomba Region ratepayers will pay an extra $92.88 a year after TRC handed down its Budget

Most Rates To Rise $2 A Week

Most Rates To Rise $2 A Week

Most South Burnett ratepayers can expect to see an increase of about $2 per week in their rates notices this year, but some rural ratepayers could face rises of up to 30 per cent after the Council handed down its 2019-20 Budget at a special meeting on Monday.

Plumbing<BR> Application Times Halved

Plumbing
Application Times Halved

The turn-around time for plumbing applications to the SBRC will be halved to 10 days from next month

Tariff Cut-Off<BR>Date Extended

Tariff Cut-Off
Date Extended

Farmers and businesses on obsolete or transitional electricity tariffs have been given an extra year to change

Council To Set Up Tourism Committee

Council To Set Up Tourism Committee

South Burnett Regional Council has voted to establish a Tourism Advisory Committee to provide input into the Council’s regional tourism strategy.

WIN Closes Wide Bay Newsroom

WIN Closes Wide Bay Newsroom

WIN Corporation announced on Wednesday it will close five regional newsrooms: in Orange, Dubbo, Albury, Wagga Wagga and Wide Bay.

Festival Offers Weekend Of Fun

Festival Offers Weekend Of Fun

The third annual Wondai Country Festival is on this weekend … and organisers are expecting it will be the biggest yet.

Alkaloid Plant Begins 10-Year Upgrade

Alkaloid Plant Begins 10-Year Upgrade

The first stage of a long-term plan to expand a duboisia processing plant at Memerambi has begun after Council permission was granted to build a new storage area

Unemployment At Six-Year Low

Unemployment At Six-Year Low

The South Burnett’s unemployment rate has fallen to a six-year low of 7.8 per cent, according to the latest Small Area Labour Markets data released on Monday.

Work Ethic Drives Natalia

Work Ethic Drives Natalia

Meet our 2019 Youth Member for Nanango – Natalia Hutchison.

Exhibition Salutes Navy At War

Exhibition Salutes Navy At War

Wondai Regional Art Gallery is looking back on aspects of Australia’s contribution to World War I this month.

Study Finds Rural Journalism In Decline

Study Finds Rural Journalism In Decline

A new study of the media in regional Australia has found fewer local journalists available to report on councils means communities are less informed.

Steers Top $1238 At Murgon Sale

Steers Top $1238 At Murgon Sale

Murgon’s Fat and Store Sale last Tuesday, June 11, yarded 797 head according to TopX Murgon owner and agent Jason Wicks.

TRC Plans To Sell 65 Properties

TRC Plans To Sell 65 Properties

Sixty-five properties in the Toowoomba region – including three in Yarraman – will be offered for sale to help recover more than $1.1 million in unpaid rates and charges.

New Quarries Hit With Extra Costs

New Quarries Hit With Extra Costs

Five new quarries in the South Burnett will be hit with special rates and charges to help pay for the upkeep of nearby roads.

We’re Off To The Ekka!

We’re Off To The Ekka!

A student forensic scientist who wants to become a detective and a Blackbutt woman who represented Queensland in 2015 as a cattle judge at Sydney’s Royal Easter Show will upholding the honour of the South Burnett at this year’s Ekka.

Councillors To Lobby Canberra

Councillors To Lobby Canberra

A South Burnett delegation will be lobbying Federal politicians as part of a trip to the Australian Local Government Association’s (ALGA) annual conference in Canberra on June 16-19.

Council Drafts Five-Year Plan

Council Drafts Five-Year Plan

South Burnett Regional Council aims to unveil a new five-year economic development plan in September.

App Will Track Nanango’s Stories

App Will Track Nanango’s Stories

In spring, tourists visiting Nanango should be able to take a guided tour around the town’s historic CBD using nothing but their mobile phone.

No More Hell For Maidenwell?

No More Hell For Maidenwell?

The nine-year-old Raising Hell In Maidenwell camping weekend will not be held this year … and possibly never again.

New CEO Appointed To Tourism Group

New CEO Appointed To Tourism Group

A man who spent 12 years building the Eumundi Markets into the biggest art and craft market in the country has been appointed as the new CEO of Southern Queensland Country Tourism.

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