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Long Paddock Gets A Revamp

Long Paddock Gets A Revamp

Farmers will have better access to climate data to help them make decisions about their properties thanks to a revamped website.

Get Out And Clean Up Australia

Get Out And Clean Up Australia

The South Burnett Regional Council will organise waste collection from Clean Up Australia Day activities on Sunday, March 4 if they are notified about them before the weekend.

Electricity Prices Set To Fall

Electricity Prices Set To Fall

Power bills could be lower next year, but any drop isn’t likely to be dramatic.

Double Demerits For Distraction

Double Demerits For Distraction

The State Government is considering introducing double demerit points for two or more mobile phone offences committed within one year.

Hospital Build To Begin In 2019

Hospital Build To Begin In 2019

Construction work on the new Kingaroy Hospital is likely to begin in either January or February next year.

Workplaces Invited To Colour For A Cure

Workplaces Invited To Colour For A Cure

The Leukaemia Foundation is inviting South Burnett workplaces to “colour up for a cure” during this year’s World’s Greatest Shave on March 14-18.

More NDIS Workshops Scheduled

More NDIS Workshops Scheduled

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be rolling out in the South Burnett on July 1 and there’s more workshops planned to get people ready for it.

Seniors Flu Vaccines Available Soon

Seniors Flu Vaccines Available Soon

People aged 65 or over will be eligible for two new potentially life-saving flu vaccines free of charge.

Murgon Plans Rail Trail Festival

Murgon Plans Rail Trail Festival

Murgon will hold a new annual festival centred on the South Burnett Rail Trail if the South Burnett Regional Council gives the concept regionally significant event status.

Canadians Impressed By South Burnett

Canadians Impressed By South Burnett

A Canadian business delegation got treated to a whirlwind tour of the South Burnett over the weekend, and liked what they saw.

Club Plans 30th Birthday Bash

Club Plans 30th Birthday Bash

The Kingaroy Cricket and Sports Club are planning a big birthday party on Saturday, April 7 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Lyle Vidler Oval clubhouse.

Electricity Costs ‘Killing Irrigation’

Electricity Costs ‘Killing Irrigation’

The number of irrigating farm businesses in Queensland has fallen by more than 42 per cent since 2009-10 and high electricity costs are to blame, according to the Queensland Farmers Federation.

Glittering Night Ushers In Show

Glittering Night Ushers In Show

When the Cooyar Show Society reimagined their traditional Show Ball as a cocktail party last year, they held it in the middle of a record-breaking heat wave.

Full Fields For Nanango Races

Full Fields For Nanango Races

The Nanango Race Club will be holding the South Burnett’s first race meeting of the year at the Lee Park Raceway on Saturday, February 24.

Proston Couple Are Now Semi-Finalists

Proston Couple Are Now Semi-Finalists

The young business couple who created the NB Inspirations department store and Jacaranda Tearooms in Proston have made it to the semi-finals of the WFI Insurance Small Business Achiever Award.

Road Crews Keep Busy

Road Crews Keep Busy

Seventeen of the region’s rural roads will receive maintenance grades or get resheeted by the end of the month, and two more will have drainage work carried out.

Shopping Complex Set To Expand

Shopping Complex Set To Expand

Kingaroy’s Avoca Street shopping complex is set to expand by 11 per cent with the addition of a cafe, pharmacy, liquor store and specialty shop.

KCCG Calls Meeting Over Rail Route

KCCG Calls Meeting Over Rail Route

The Kingaroy Concerned Citizens Group will be holding a public meeting next week to look at a proposal by Moreton Resources to resume large sections of the South Burnett Rail Trail.

Bega Outlines PCA Plans To Council

Bega Outlines PCA Plans To Council

Bega Cheese chairman Barry Irvin dropped in to the South Burnett Regional Council’s monthly meeting on Wednesday to outline his company’s plans for the Peanut Company of Australia.

Murgon High Praised By MP

Murgon High Praised By MP

Federal MP Andrew Laming, chairman of the Education Standing Committee, has praised Murgon State High School for performing above expectations.

SBRC Ready To Auction 74 Properties

SBRC Ready To Auction 74 Properties

The South Burnett Regional Council is preparing to put 74 properties which have more than three years of outstanding rates out to auction.

Don’t Be Complacent, Parents Warned

Don’t Be Complacent, Parents Warned

While the number of whooping cough cases have dropped to a five year low in Queensland, health authorities have warned parents not to become complacent.

Search Begins For New CEO

Search Begins For New CEO

The South Burnett Regional Council has begun its search for a new Chief Executive Officer.

Stock Route May Extend Rail Trail

Stock Route May Extend Rail Trail

The Nanango Tourism and Development Association want to connect Nanango to the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail