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BP Irrigators Face Huge Rise

BP Irrigators Face Huge Rise

Irrigators using the Barker-Barambah Water Supply Scheme could face a 48.5 per cent rise in Part A fixed charges over the next five years if the State Government accepts a recommendation from the Queensland Competition Authority

Free Water From Paradise Dam

Free Water From Paradise Dam

Sunwater announced on Wednesday that water from Paradise Dam will be made available for irrigators and other users at no charge from Thursday (February 13).

Curran To Re-Stand As Gympie Mayor

Curran To Re-Stand As Gympie Mayor

Gympie Mayor Mick Curran announced on Wednesday he will stand for re-election as Mayor at the March 28 local government elections.

Council Unveils $11m CBD Plans

Council Unveils $11m CBD Plans

The South Burnett Regional Council will spend $11.1 million on the transformation of Kingaroy’s CBD if its latest application to the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions fund succeeds.

Ergon Apprentices Start Training

Ergon Apprentices Start Training

Ergon Energy has taken on 102 new apprentices this year who will be placed at depots across regional Queensland.

Closing The Gap<br> ‘Not On Track’

Closing The Gap
‘Not On Track’

Only two of the targets set in the Federal Government’s Closing The Gap strategy are on track

Pest Moth Found In Torres Strait

Pest Moth Found In Torres Strait

An exotic pest moth which could decimate Australian agriculture has been found in the Torres Strait.

South Burnett Disaster Group On ‘Alert’

South Burnett Disaster Group On ‘Alert’

The South Burnett’s Local Disaster Management Group met in Kingaroy on Tuesday morning to discuss the predicted weather conditions in the region.

Workshop To Target Bipolar Disorder

Workshop To Target Bipolar Disorder

A workshop to explain Bipolar Disorder – and describe the early warning signs – will be held in Proston next week.

High Court Key To Acland

High Court Key To Acland

The State Government’s decision on the future of New Hope’s Acland Stage 3 coal mine is still awaiting the outcome of legal action.

College Closures ‘Tragic Shambles’

College Closures ‘Tragic Shambles’

AgForce Qld has slammed last week’s abolition of the Queensland Agricultural Colleges Act “without any vision or plan for replacing the institutions”.

Council Activates Disaster Group

Council Activates Disaster Group

Toowoomba Regional Council has activated its Local Disaster Management Group after recent heavy rain and predictions of more to come.

TRC To Adopt Flood Risk Standards

TRC To Adopt Flood Risk Standards

Toowoomba Regional Council’s Planning and Development Committee has recommended Council adopt a Planning Scheme amendment which could affect some property valuations in Yarraman and Cooyar, as well as five other “high-flood risk” towns in the region.

Benarkin Phone Issues ‘Complex’

Benarkin Phone Issues ‘Complex’

Telstra has responded to complaints from residents in the Benarkin area about lost mobile phone coverage, particularly during storms.

Moreton Withdraws Coal Mine Application

Moreton Withdraws Coal Mine Application

Moreton Resources has withdrawn its application to mine coal at Taabinga, just outside Kingaroy.

$1m Package To Help Bee Industry

$1m Package To Help Bee Industry

The State Government has released a $1 million emergency package for Queensland’s beekeeping industry.

Missing Man Found Safe

Missing Man Found Safe

A man last seen with a car in floodwaters near Nanango on Monday night has been located safe and well

MP Elected Deputy Speaker

MP Elected Deputy Speaker

Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien – who announced on Monday he would no longer be part of the Nationals party room in Canberra – has been elected Deputy Speaker in Federal Parliament

Cigarette Blamed For Crash

Cigarette Blamed For Crash

A dropped cigarette has been blamed for causing a crash in Kingaroy in which a 79-year-old man was taken to hospital.

Emergency Flood Alerts Issued

Emergency Flood Alerts Issued

QFES issued Emergency Alert flood messages for Bell, Kaimkillenbun, Jandowae and Dalby residents at 4:50pm on Monday.

Fallen Trees Caused Blackouts

Fallen Trees Caused Blackouts

Blackouts in the Blackbutt and Benarkin areas at the weekend were caused by trees coming down on powerlines, an Ergon Energy spokesperson confirmed on Monday.

Wondai Runs Around The World

Wondai Runs Around The World

Wondai’s weekly parkrun group celebrated two milestones on Saturday when one of the group’s members helped them complete their first run around world, and another celebrated her 50th day of volunteering.

Dairy Closure ‘A Disgrace’

Dairy Closure ‘A Disgrace’

The State Opposition has again called for the State Government to review its decision to award a Queensland Health dairy supply contract to Lactalis.

Treaty Recommendations Handed Over

Treaty Recommendations Handed Over

The State Government has received a set of recommendations from the independent panel investigating a Treaty process with Indigenous Queenslanders.