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State Changes Tree Clearing Laws

State Changes Tree Clearing Laws

New tree-clearing protections will take effect from Friday, March 9 after a number of reforms to existing laws were introduced in State Parliament on Thursday.

Cash Rebates Available For Appliances

Cash Rebates Available For Appliances

The State Government is urging people who’ve purchased new energy efficient air conditioners, washing machines or refrigerators to apply for a cash rebate.

Woolies Axe Gift Card Expiry Dates

Woolies Axe Gift Card Expiry Dates

Woolworths have announced they will axe expiry dates on gift cards – not just on new cards, but also on cards already issued.

Cherbourg Gets $2.76m Grant

Cherbourg Gets $2.76m Grant

Cherbourg will receive $2.76 million to redesign its solid waste facility and upgrade its water system.

Proston Couple Make It To The Finals

Proston Couple Make It To The Finals

Proston business couple Nick and Anita Blanch have made it to the finals of the 2018 WFI Insurance Small Business Achiever Award.

Festival’s Craft Beer Garden Expands

Festival’s Craft Beer Garden Expands

A Craft Beer Garden introduced at last year’s Wine And Food In The Park Festival is set to expand in 2018.

Gympie Launches Women’s Business Program

Gympie Launches Women’s Business Program

Gympie Regional Council has partnered with the State Government to launch a program aimed at encouraging more women to get into business.

Council Plans Baton Relay Celebrations

Council Plans Baton Relay Celebrations

The South Burnett Regional Council will be hosting a community celebration in Kingaroy on March 27 to welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay runners.

New Guidelines For Solar Farms

New Guidelines For Solar Farms

The State Government is developing new planning and community engagement guidelines for solar farms, and intends to finalise them later this year.

Developer Donations Set To Be Banned

Developer Donations Set To Be Banned

Property developers will be banned from making political donations to local or state government candidates under reforms introduced in State Parliament on Tuesday.

Mayor Rules Out Solar Rates

Mayor Rules Out Solar Rates

Mayor Keith Campbell has ruled out a rate hike on South Burnett homes using solar power

Public Meetings On Kingaroy CBD Upgrade

Public Meetings On Kingaroy CBD Upgrade

South Burnett Regional Council will hold public consultation meetings about Kingaroy’s CBD revitalisation project on March 22 and 23

Power Line Fault Causes Blackout

Power Line Fault Causes Blackout

A power line fault near Tessmanns Road in Kingaroy left 1460 Ergon Energy customers without power at 11:47am on Tuesday.

Protest Group Targets Rail Crossings

Protest Group Targets Rail Crossings

A plan to use parts of the South Burnett Rail Trail to carry coal from a Kingaroy mine to port would create three new rail crossings on the Bunya Highway between Kingaroy and Murgon, according to the Kingaroy Concerned Citizens Group (KCCG).

New Livestock Agency Opens In Murgon

New Livestock Agency Opens In Murgon

The thought of entering a male dominated industry might deter some young women, but that’s certainly not the case for one of the new principals of TopX Murgon.

It’s All Go-Go For The Proston Show!

It’s All Go-Go For The Proston Show!

Proston’s Community Hall was studded with former Miss Proston Showgirls when the Proston Show Society held a 1960s-themed Show Ball to celebrate the era of go-go dancers and flower power.

Big Break Finals On This Thursday

Big Break Finals On This Thursday

The finals of the Big Break talent quest will be held in Kingaroy this Thursday night (March 8), and organisers say they’ll be something to see.

Corker Of A Season For Winemakers

Corker Of A Season For Winemakers

2018 is proving to be a corker of a season for the South Burnett’s winemakers, with harvest finished and the majority of this year’s wines nearing completion in the winery.

Substation Build Gets Underway

Substation Build Gets Underway

A Powerlink electricity substation being built on Niagara Road at Boyneside should be handling the output of the Coopers Gap Wind Farm within a year.

Races Skirt The Rain

Races Skirt The Rain

Nanango Race Club officials breathed a collective sigh of relief last Saturday when their first race meeting of the year managed to avoid the rain.

BVRT Launches Bike Hire Service

BVRT Launches Bike Hire Service

People who’d like to cycle the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail without needing to transport their own bike can now do so.

Council Tells Wind Farmers To Pay Up

Council Tells Wind Farmers To Pay Up

Farmers hosting turbines at AGL’s Coopers Gap project are going to be slugged an extra $470 per turbine every year for the 25-year life of the wind farm.

Local Musical Going To Empire Theatre

Local Musical Going To Empire Theatre

A South Burnett musical will be performed at Toowoomba’s Empire Theatre in October this year, the first time a local production has trod the boards of the Darling Downs’ most iconic venue.

Music Workshops Prove Popular

Music Workshops Prove Popular

Almost 20 South Burnett intermediate and advanced string players and percussionists spent last weekend at Kingaroy’s Uniting Church Hall refining their technique.