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Tourism Group Starts Membership Drive

Tourism Group Starts Membership Drive

The Visit South Burnett Local Tourism Organisation will launch a membership drive over the coming four weeks as part of its plan to reinvigorate local tourism

NaTDA To Hold Candidates Forum

NaTDA To Hold Candidates Forum

The Nanango Tourism and Development Association (NaTDA) will hold a candidates forum in March so voters can meet candidates for the March 28 council elections.

Downer Signs Five-Year Deal

Downer Signs Five-Year Deal

Downer EDI will continue mining coal at Meandu for the next five years after the successful negotiation of a new contract with Stanwell

Loans To Support Rural Businesses

Loans To Support Rural Businesses

“Farm-dependent” small businesses affected by the drought will be eligible for new 10-year Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) loans from Monday (January 20).

Work Starts On $38m Upgrade

Work Starts On $38m Upgrade

Preliminary work has begun on a $13 million upgrade by Powerlink of the 38-year-old Tarong Substation.

Burnett Water Study Begins

Burnett Water Study Begins

The long-awaited multi-million dollar water feasibility study for the Burnett region has finally begun

New Policy Aims To Attract Greenhouses

New Policy Aims To Attract Greenhouses

Toowoomba Regional Council has adopted a new policy aimed at attracting intensive horticulture businesses to the region

Climate Change Slicing Into Profits

Climate Change Slicing Into Profits

The shift to hotter and drier condition over the past 19 years has had a negative affect on farm profits, according to the latest report from ABARES.

Biosecurity Advisers Appointed

Biosecurity Advisers Appointed

The State Government has formed a Biosecurity Queensland Ministerial Advisory Committee to  help guide statewide biosecurity systems and protections.

Wind Farm Celebrates A Milestone

Wind Farm Celebrates A Milestone

Workers at the Coopers Gap Wind Farm have celebrated a milestone with the delivery of the final wind farm component to the Cooranga North site.

Grants To Aid Small Exporters

Grants To Aid Small Exporters

Farmers and small agribusinesses finding it difficult to tap into overseas markets can seek help from a $6.1 million four-year extension of the Federal Government’s Package Assisting Small Exporters grants program.

KCCI Surveys Local Businesses

KCCI Surveys Local Businesses

The Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry is surveying its members about economic conditions in the town.

Ex-MP Appointed To Stanwell

Ex-MP Appointed To Stanwell

Former Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer Wayne Swan has been appointed to the Board of Stanwell.

Branch Celebrates 10th Birthday

Branch Celebrates 10th Birthday

Bendigo Bank’s Blackbutt community branch celebrated its 10th birthday on Friday morning, but the organisation made sure it was the local community which received the present.

Campbell To Stand Again

Campbell To Stand Again

Recycling could become a reality in the South Burnett if Mayor Keith Campbell is re-elected at the March local government election.

Council To Enter Tourism Partnership

Council To Enter Tourism Partnership

After several months of negotiations, South Burnett Regional Council will enter into a partnership arrangement with the Visit South Burnett local tourism organisation.

Toowoomba GRP Hits $11.5b

Toowoomba GRP Hits $11.5b

Toowoomba region’s Gross Regional Product has passed the $11 billion mark for the first time.

Wine Exports ‘The Way Of The Future’

Wine Exports ‘The Way Of The Future’

At a time when ongoing drought has reduced many of the region’s farms to minimal production, two South Burnett wineries are pioneering new export markets in Asia

Business Breakfast Supports Local Family

Business Breakfast Supports Local Family

A breakfast on Tuesday, December 17, will help raise funds for a Kingaroy family whose child suffers from a rare genetic disorder.

‘Secret Power Tax’ In Regions: LNP

‘Secret Power Tax’ In Regions: LNP

South-east Queensland residents are enjoying savings of more than $300 a year on their power bills thanks to price competition among retailers, according to the latest Queensland Competition Authority annual report released on Monday.

Acland May Go To High Court

Acland May Go To High Court

The fate of the Stage 3 expansion of the New Acland Coal mine may end up being decided in the High Court.

CTC Looks Back On A Busy Year

CTC Looks Back On A Busy Year

Long-serving Board member Michael Carroll was presented with a thank you gift at the annual general meeting of South Burnett CTC last week

After 39 Years, It’s Time To Retire

After 39 Years, It’s Time To Retire

A well-loved Kingaroy business which has been trading for almost 40 years will be closing its doors on Christmas Eve, unless a last-minute buyer steps forward.

Proteco Expansion To Create More Jobs

Proteco Expansion To Create More Jobs

Proteco Oils in Kingaroy will be adding as many as 26 jobs to its local workforce, thanks to a $730,000 investment in new technology.

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