Kingaroy’s Betta Electrical store has won the prestigious “Small Branded Retailer of the Year” award at its group’s annual conference being held this week in California.
The State Government is asking not-for-profit groups in the South Burnett to put up their hands to provide community service projects for offenders.
The right path for indigenous jobseekers hoping to securing a job in the booming resource sector was all about hard work, persistence and asking as many questions as possible.
Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne and Senator Larissa Waters hosted an informal forum at the Burke and Wills Conference room in Toowoomba last night ahead of Senator Milne’s appearance on the ABC’s Q&A panel show.
The Reserve Bank of Australia announced today that it will cut the cash rate by 25 basis points to 3.50 per cent, pushing interest rates to their lowest level since the height of the global financial crisis.
The National Farmers’ Federation has welcomed today’s interest rate cut, calling on financial lenders to pass the full 0.25 per cent cut to their agribusiness customers.
Following hot on the heels of local Member Bruce Scott raising the issue of dodgy solar installations in Kingaroy, a local solar installer has issued his own warning – beware of telemarketers!
Ruralco Holdings has acquired a 10.1 per cent stake in Elders but both companies say there is no current intention of making a takeover bid.
The State Government has appointed new chairmen to Stanwell Corporation, Ergon Energy, Sunwater and three other government-owned corporations.
The South Burnett Regional Council has advised that Round 1 of the 2012 Regional Arts Development Fund program will open on Monday.
The South Burnett has fared well in an audit of fire safety standards released today by Housing and Public Works Minister Bruce Flegg.
Toowoomba Golden West and South Burnett Tourism have launched a $68,000 multi-media campaign to entice visitors to take a “Cool Country Escape” in the region.
Health workers who were overpaid because of the bungled payroll system will now have to start repaying the government following the lifting of a moratorium granted by the former State Government.
McDonald’s restaurant has donated just over $1000 to the Chaplaincy Program at Kingaroy SHS
The State Government has received interim advice that bubbling gas in the Condamine River is unlikely to be linked to coal seam gas activities in the area.
Lock the Gate investigators claim to have discovered coal seam gas bubbling to the surface along a 5km stretch of the Condamine River near Chinchilla.
The South Burnett Regional Council is forming a “working partnership” with Swickers Kingaroy Bacon Factory to ensure the survival of this important local enterprise.
Eleven community groups in the South Burnett have been given a financial boost by the State Government, with more than $135,000 in funding allocated from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.
South Burnett motorists – and tourism operators – will breathe a sigh of relief when two lanes re-open across the Blackbutt Range next month.
The State Government is taking action to reduce red tape for property owners and real estate agents, Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington said today.