Editorial

Time For Clear Thinking On Tourism

Time For Clear Thinking On Tourism

The South Burnett is not a tourism mecca in the same vein as the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast or the Whitsundays. We never will be and – frankly – we don’t need to be, either.

Council’s Priorities Need A Reset

Council’s Priorities Need A Reset

A recent decision by South Burnett Regional Council to put the naming of a tiny pedestrian rest area in Drayton Street, Nanango, out to public consultation is very puzzling.

Too Little, Too Late … And At What Cost?

Too Little, Too Late … And At What Cost?

On Tuesday, the State Government announced funding to improve the Maidenwell-Bunya Mountains Road, but local residents shouldn’t get too excited … it’s just the same money foreshadowed in the State Budget last month.

Time To Tackle The Real Waste

Time To Tackle The Real Waste

The recent announcement by the South Burnett Regional Council that it intends to make further cuts to community funding so it can find more money for road maintenance will please some people but upset a lot of others.

The Men That Made The South Burnett

The Men That Made The South Burnett

When I arrived in the South Burnett, it seemed to me there were invisible borders around each Shire: Rosalie, Nanango, Kingaroy, Wondai, Murgon and Kilkivan.

Election Results Not Good Enough

Election Results Not Good Enough

Queensland went to the polls on Saturday, November 25 to elect its next State Government. But as of today – December 4 – we still don’t really know who will be governing us for the next three years.

Fair Winds And Foul For ABC

Fair Winds And Foul For ABC

Well, it looks like the pincer movement that has been targeting the national broadcaster for a while may have won its first battle.

New Plan Not a Bad Idea

New Plan Not a Bad Idea

The South Burnett Regional Council adopted a new three-year economic development plan at its August monthly meeting.

A Good Budget, All Up

A Good Budget, All Up

The South Burnett Regional Council handed down its 2017-18 Budget on Monday. As it always does, the Budget included a rate rise – this year, 2.5 per cent – and as usual, whinging started in some quarters not long afterwards.

Bunnings … Good Or Bad For Us?

Bunnings … Good Or Bad For Us?

The recent announcement that retail chain Bunnings have lodged a development application with the South Burnett Regional Council to build a new store in Kingaroy has provoked a mixed response.

Time To Get Tough On Plastic

Time To Get Tough On Plastic

When plastic shopping bags first started to replace paper bags, there seemed to be universal acceptance of the lightweight material, its low cost and convenience.