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Third Try For Streetscape Grant

Third Try For Streetscape Grant

South Burnett Regional Council will lodge its third application to the Building Better Regions Fund in a bid to get the Federal Government to contribute to Kingaroy’s $8 million streetscape project.

Kingaroy Signs<BR> Will Be Pork-Free

Kingaroy Signs
Will Be Pork-Free

Kingaroy’s new entry signs will be pork-free because the town is better known for peanuts

Astill’s Wins State Award

Astill’s Wins State Award

Astill’s Electrical Services has celebrated its 10th birthday by taking out the Queensland Medium Employer of the Year trophy at the Queensland Training Awards in Brisbane.

Safe Message For Young Drivers

Safe Message For Young Drivers

Young people had the opportunity to learn firsthand from the experts at a driver safety night held in Kingaroy last week.

Bye Bye Santa, Hello Easter!

Bye Bye Santa, Hello Easter!

Murgon will axe its long-standing Christmas Fair and put all its eggs into an Easter celebration instead

Car Dealers Vital For Regions: Study

Car Dealers Vital For Regions: Study

New car dealers in the Maranoa electorate contribute more than $289 million each year to the economy and employ 1316 staff, including apprentices.

New Body To Oversee Mine Safety

New Body To Oversee Mine Safety

An independent body is being set up by the State Government to protect the safety and health of Queensland’s 70,000-plus miners.

Axe Falls As Acland Deadline Passes

Axe Falls As Acland Deadline Passes

New Hope – operators of the New Acland coal mine – have sacked 150 workers after the State Government failed to meet the company’s September 1 deadline to approve Stage 3 of the mine.

KPAC To Host KCCI

KPAC To Host KCCI

The $4.5 million Kingaroy State High School Performing Arts Centre – which is celebrating its first birthday this month – will be the venue for the next Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) meet’n’greet.

Audits Lead To $26,500 Back Pay

Audits Lead To $26,500 Back Pay

Foodco, the franchisor of the Jamaica Blue and Muffin Break cafés, has back-paid 166 employees across Australia a total of $26,562.30 under a two-year audit and compliance agreement with the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Green Light For Chinese Wind Farm

Green Light For Chinese Wind Farm

The State Government has approved the construction of a 64MW 16-turbine wind farm by Chinese-owned Australian Energy Wind Farm (AEWF) at Mannuem.

Tenders Sought For Fire Stations

Tenders Sought For Fire Stations

The State Government has opened tenders to build new fire stations at Yarraman and Kilkivan

Drought Bites Into Bega Result

Drought Bites Into Bega Result

Bega Cheese released its 2018-19 financial results on Wednesday, revealing it had achieved a record milk intake, record production tonnages and record gross revenues

Ombudsman Concerned By R&D Crackdown

Ombudsman Concerned By R&D Crackdown

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the recent Federal Court decision surrounding Moreton Resources’ research and development claim linked to the failed Coolabunia UCG project.

Pork Passion Pulls A Crowd

Pork Passion Pulls A Crowd

Kingaroy’s Town Hall forecourt and Glendon Street were awash with people on Saturday, all keen to pig out on fun at the town’s second annual BaconFest.

Hair Night At Kingaroy TAFE

Hair Night At Kingaroy TAFE

Calling all South Burnett hairdressers … TAFE Queensland’s Kingaroy campus is putting on a special night just for you!

Tourism Advisory Group Meets Soon

Tourism Advisory Group Meets Soon

A new group appointed to look into the collapse of the region’s tourism traffic is expected to hold its first meeting on Monday afternoon (August 26).

AAP Tackles Fake News On Facebook

AAP Tackles Fake News On Facebook

Australian Associated Press (AAP) has expanded the scope of its fact-checking unit, partnering with Facebook to combat the spread of misinformation on the platform.

Visitor Numbers Continue To Fall

Visitor Numbers Continue To Fall

Visitor numbers to the South Burnett’s five Visitor Information Centres suffered a year-on-year decline of almost 14 per cent between April and June this year.

Stage IV Upgrade Ready To Roll

Stage IV Upgrade Ready To Roll

The latest extension to Cherbourg’s recycling facility is about to come on line, lifting the potential maximum capacity of the facility to an impressive 10,000 tonnes per annum.

Bold Plans For Proston’s Shops

Bold Plans For Proston’s Shops

A takeaway food outlet, a community information centre and a good quality secondhand store are three of the most popular choices for new shops in Proston’s CBD.

Old Fords Shine In Kingaroy

Old Fords Shine In Kingaroy

Car lovers may have spotted a stream of classic Model A Fords on South Burnett roads over the past few days.

Businesses Ham It Up For BaconFest

Businesses Ham It Up For BaconFest

The winners of the KCCI’s BaconFest window decoration competition were announced on Thursday after a long afternoon of judging in Kingaroy

Government Turns Down Irrigators

Government Turns Down Irrigators

Murgon businesses may face a recession as bad as one they faced in 2007-2008 when many had “For Sale” signs in their windows.

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