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Council To Close Forestry Road

Council To Close Forestry Road

South Burnett Regional Council has agreed to permanently close a 3.3km section of Ridge Road at Neumgna to allow Meandu Mine to expand

Swickers Water<br> Subsidy Extended

Swickers Water
Subsidy Extended

South Burnett ratepayers will continue to subsidise Swickers’ water supply by $150,000 a year

Rotary Rewards Proud Workers

Rotary Rewards Proud Workers

Kingaroy Rotary Club breathed new life into its “Pride Of Workmanship” awards on Saturday night, and was rewarded with more nominations than it could accommodate.

Red Earth Reports Back

Red Earth Reports Back

Red Earth Community Foundation will be hosting a breakfast in Kingaroy on December 18 to update the South Burnett community on the not-for-profit group’s activities during 2019.

New Eatery Ready To Go

New Eatery Ready To Go

A new eatery is opening in Kingaroy on Tuesday but there’ll be some familiar faces behind the counter.

2020: Year Of Indigenous Tourism

2020: Year Of Indigenous Tourism

Next year has been designated the Year of Indigenous Tourism in Queensland.

New Role At Stanwell

New Role At Stanwell

Former chair of the Australian Energy Council, Jennifer Tarr, has been appointed general manager at Stanwell Energy, the retail arm of Stanwell Corporation.

AgForce Welcomes Drought Package

AgForce Welcomes Drought Package

AgForce Qld has welcomed the Federal Government’s new drought support measures, saying they will deliver much-needed economic stimulus for farm-dependent communities and small businesses.

Tourism Agreement In Limbo

Tourism Agreement In Limbo

An official agreement between the South Burnett Regional Council and the Visit South Burnett local tourism organisation is in limbo.

LNP Unveils ‘New’ Bradfield Scheme

LNP Unveils ‘New’ Bradfield Scheme

The LNP has put the much-discussed Bradfield Scheme back on to the mainstream political agenda but in a new form which it says will create a foodbowl in Queensland.

‘No Further Barriers’ To Acland Mine Approval

‘No Further Barriers’ To Acland Mine Approval

Orders issued by the Queensland Court of Appeal on Friday mean New Acland Stage 3 will now not be referred back to the Land Court, meaning the mine expansion is one step closer to becoming reality.

AgForce Praises NBN Co Move

AgForce Praises NBN Co Move

AgForce has praised NBN Co for setting up a business unit focused solely on servicing rural, regional and remote Australia.

Wellcamp To Become Rural Export Hub

Wellcamp To Become Rural Export Hub

Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport will become an agricultural export hub by early 2021, providing new export opportunities for farmers and food processors.

Woolies’ Breach ‘Shocks’ Ombudsman

Woolies’ Breach ‘Shocks’ Ombudsman

The Fair Work Ombudsman says she is shocked that yet another large, publicly listed company has admitted to breaching Australia’s workplace laws on a massive scale.

Huge Solar Farm In Doubt

Huge Solar Farm In Doubt

The future of a huge solar farm project at Harlin looks uncertain following court action

Bega Shares<BR> Slide After AGM

Bega Shares
Slide After AGM

Bega Cheese shares fell 12.8 per cent at the close of trading on Tuesday following a profit warning

DataWave To Install Wondai CCTV Cameras

DataWave To Install Wondai CCTV Cameras

Wondai-based business DataWave Internet has been selected as the successful tenderer to install the town’s new CCTV camera system.

Inquiry Into Indigenous Jobs

Inquiry Into Indigenous Jobs

The Federal Parliament’s House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs launched an inquiry on Monday into pathways and participation opportunities for Indigenous Australians in employment and business.

Caltex Reported PFAS Contamination

Caltex Reported PFAS Contamination

PFAS contamination at the former Caltex Fuel Depot in Kingaroy was first detected during decommissioning work at the site.

AGL Boosts Community Fund

AGL Boosts Community Fund

AGL’s Coopers Gap Wind Farm Community Fund will expand to $100,000 a year in 2020, and will remain at that level as long as AGL are involved with the Cooper’s Gap project.

‘Economic Boost’ From Shutdown

‘Economic Boost’ From Shutdown

The $29.9 million overhaul of Unit 4 at Tarong Power Station currently under way will provide an economic boost to the local region, Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said on Thursday.

New Hope Blamed For Lost Jobs

New Hope Blamed For Lost Jobs

The State Government has blamed New Hope – operators of the New Acland coal mine – for the recent loss of 150 jobs at the mine.

Hot Topics At Meet’n’Greet

Hot Topics At Meet’n’Greet

Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s latest meet’n’greet had a bit of everything on Tuesday night … good news, useful advice and a surprise announcement.

$40m In Unpaid Wages Recovered

$40m In Unpaid Wages Recovered

The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered more than $40 million in underpaid wages to 18,000 employees during the past financial year.

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