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Tourism Season Is Ready To Roll

Tourism Season Is Ready To Roll

The frosts start arriving after Anzac Day … and so do the tourists, especially the grey nomads from down south searching for warmer climes.

Blackbutt Greets Its New Supermarket

Blackbutt Greets Its New Supermarket

Blackbutt’s Coulson Street was a hive of activity on Wednesday morning as eager Timbertowners rushed to take a look inside the town’s long-awaited – and much-debated – new supermarket for the first time.

Qld Tops Phone Complaints List

Qld Tops Phone Complaints List

Complaints by Queenslanders about the quality of telecommunications services has risen almost 40 per cent, according to the latest report by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.

Union Calls For Social Media Regulation

Union Calls For Social Media Regulation

The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance – the union that covers Australian journalists – has called for digital giants such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to be regulated in Australia just like other broadcast companies.

Stanwell Expands Tarong Workforce

Stanwell Expands Tarong Workforce

The Tarong power stations have increased their workforce, welcoming 16 new mechanical trades and electrical employees to the team.

New Labour Hire Scheme Begins

New Labour Hire Scheme Begins

The State Government’s new mandatory labour hire licence scheme came into affect on Monday (April 16).

ACTU Slams Miners’ Plan To Axe Awards

ACTU Slams Miners’ Plan To Axe Awards

The ACTU has slammed a proposal by the Australian Mines and Metals Association to abolish the award system that sets pay and conditions for Australian workers.

Moreton Delays Release Of EIS

Moreton Delays Release Of EIS

Moreton has pushed back the date for its Kingaroy coal project’s Environmental Impact Statement

More RV Parking Spaces Needed

More RV Parking Spaces Needed

South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell has laughed off rumours he doesn’t want a free camping area in Kingaroy because he is related to one of the town’s caravan park operators.

Motor Racing Proposal Still Active

Motor Racing Proposal Still Active

Media reports Triple R Motorsport has “pulled the plug” on its proposal to build a motorsport complex in the South Burnett are not correct.

Find South Burnett Jobs Here

Find South Burnett Jobs Here

southburnett.com.au is introducing a new service for our readers today – a live job board run by Kingaroy recruitment consultancy Employment Matters.

Work Starts On Seed Plant

Work Starts On Seed Plant

Construction has started on Crumptons’ new pure seed processing plant in Kingaroy, but owner Sonie Crumpton doesn’t expect it to be fully operational until April or May next year.

Linc Energy Found Guilty

Linc Energy Found Guilty

Linc Energy has been found guilty in the Brisbane District Court of causing serious environmental harm at its underground coal gasification project near Chinchilla.

Build Coal Power Stations: MP

Build Coal Power Stations: MP

Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd has revealed he is a member of the so-called Monash Forum, a group of 20 conservative pro-coal MPs who have been meeting privately in Canberra.

More Power, More Emissions

More Power, More Emissions

Emissions from Tarong Power Station have increased over the past five years because the station has been generating more electricity … 

Reaction To Streetscape ‘Positive’

Reaction To Streetscape ‘Positive’

Last week’s public consultation meetings about the Kingaroy Revitalisation project had been “very positive”, according to South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell.

Ken Bowled Over At Opening Night

Ken Bowled Over At Opening Night

A large crowd of South Burnett businesspeople gathered on Monday mark to mark the official opening of two new car dealerships in Kingaroy.

Mayor Says Economy ‘In Great Shape’

Mayor Says Economy ‘In Great Shape’

Toowoomba Regional Council Mayor Paul Antonio believes Toowoomba’s regional economy is in great shape.

Power Costs Excessive: Report

Power Costs Excessive: Report

State governments have spent up to $20 billion more than was needed on the electricity grid, according to a new Grattan Institute report released on Monday.

Local Economy Looks Bright: Mayor

Local Economy Looks Bright: Mayor

The outlook for the South Burnett’s regional economy is looking bright, according to South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell.

Supermarket Expansion Gets Go-Ahead

Supermarket Expansion Gets Go-Ahead

Murgon’s IGA supermarket will be able to expand after the South Burnett Regional Council voted to waive two conditions attached to an approval it issued for the project last November.

Miners To Face Bigger Penalties

Miners To Face Bigger Penalties

Legislation to improve mine safety – including contractors and workers in small mines – was introduced into State Parliament on Tuesday.

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