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Bus Trip For Meet’n’Greet

Bus Trip For Meet’n’Greet

The Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) will be organising a bus for their next Meet’n’Greet, to be held on Tuesday, August 6.

Plumbers<BR> Notch Up Fifth Win

Plumbers
Notch Up Fifth Win

James Giles Plumbing has won its fifth Elgas Installation Of The Year Award in five years

Unemployment (And Employment) Up

Unemployment (And Employment) Up

The ABS has revised the national unemployment figures for May up 0.1 per cent to 5.2 per cent, and has found this increase stayed steady through June, according to new statistics released on Thursday.

GRC To Review Planning Process

GRC To Review Planning Process

Gympie Regional Council will begin a “stakeholder engagement program” next month in a bid to allay local business concerns about its planning processes.

George St To Become One-Way

George St To Become One-Way

Kingaroy’s George Street looks set to become one way on the Haly Street end within the next few months to improve safety.

Water Costs Blowout Feared

Water Costs Blowout Feared

South Burnett farmers could be hit with steep rises in water costs for the next 18 years … and they might not be the only ones facing massive hikes.

Kingaroy Woman Wins $1.42m

Kingaroy Woman Wins $1.42m

A Kingaroy woman was shocked on Monday afternoon to discover she had became an overnight millionaire after winning more than $1.4 million in Saturday’s Gold Lotto.

Bunnings Building Sold For $14.55m

Bunnings Building Sold For $14.55m

The Kingaroy building occupied by Bunnings Hardware has been sold to a private Victorian property syndicate for $14.55 million.

TRC Takes DAs Online

TRC Takes DAs Online

Toowoomba Regional Council is encouraging the community to submit development applications via a new online customer service portal

Councils Query Drought Funding

Councils Query Drought Funding

The Federal Government’s Joint Agency Drought Taskforce was wound up at the end of last month, a situation that has left local councils across Australia querying a possible $1.1 billion discrepancy in future funding.

Mobiles Good, VoIP Bad

Mobiles Good, VoIP Bad

There’s good news and bad news in the latest report into telecommunications complaints released by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

RACQ Warns About Dodgy Claims

RACQ Warns About Dodgy Claims

RACQ has issued a warning to South Burnett and Gympie residents to be on the alert for opportunistic “storm chasers” who have been knocking on doors trying to tempt people into lodging dodgy insurance claims.

Ex-Meatworks For Sale ‘To Serious Buyer’

Ex-Meatworks For Sale ‘To Serious Buyer’

The site of the former Murgon meatworks is up for sale if a serious developer wants to buy it, according to Deputy Mayor Cr Kathy Duff.

Deb’s Secret Recipe For Success

Deb’s Secret Recipe For Success

The Peanut Van’s year of celebrations marking its 50th anniversary is continuing, with the countdown to the release of a special peanut cookbook gaining momentum.

Healthy Move At Woolies

Healthy Move At Woolies

Woolworths shoppers in Kingaroy will be able to feel a little bit safer following the installation of a life-saving defibrillator in the store.

Community Splits Over Coal Mine

Community Splits Over Coal Mine

A recent ABC audio documentary, based on the “More Mines” sign outside Nanango, painted a picture of a community divided over the proposed Moreton Resources coal mine near Kingaroy .

Petition Backs Acland Expansion

Petition Backs Acland Expansion

A petition signed by almost 1750 people in support of the Revised Stage 3 expansion at the New Acland coal mine will be presented in State Parliament next month.

Loan Rate Cut For Farmers

Loan Rate Cut For Farmers

The Regional Investment Corporation – a lending body set up by the Federal Government in 2018 – will cut its rates from August 1.

Builder Named For Hospital Project

Builder Named For Hospital Project

Broad Construction Services, a member of the CIMIC group of companies, has been awarded the contract to construct the new $73.9 million Kingaroy Hospital.

Inside The Valley Of The Giants

Inside The Valley Of The Giants

On Wednesday I had the opportunity to inspect the Coopers Gap project, which will be Australia’s largest wind farm when it’s completed in May or June next year.

Old Paint Gets A New Life

Old Paint Gets A New Life

Three tonnes of unwanted paint have been returned to Brisbane for recycling following the inaugural visit by the Paintback program to Kingaroy last Saturday.

BIEDO Opens ‘The Platform’

BIEDO Opens ‘The Platform’

BIEDO have taken over an unused area next to its office in Gore Street, Murgon, and turned it into “The Platform”.

Pharmacy Gets A New Look

Pharmacy Gets A New Look

A 40-year-old Proston business will be shutting its doors for the last time at 1:00pm on Friday … but it’s not as bad as it might sound.

Solar Farm Gets Green Light

Solar Farm Gets Green Light

The Planning and Environment Court has removed a major obstacle to the proposed construction of a 130ha solar farm on the outskirts of Kingaroy.

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