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New Channels As Austar Fades Away

The merger of Austar and Foxtel will mean some new channels for pay-TV subscribers in rural and regional areas.

20-Year Plan To Fix Tourism Industry

20-Year Plan To Fix Tourism Industry

The State Government announced today it has a 20-year plan to revitalise Queensland tourism.

Committee Formed To Discuss Wind Farm

Committee Formed To Discuss Wind Farm

A community consultative committee has been formed to improve communications between local local landholders and energy company AGL over the proposed Coopers Gap wind farm.

Cougar Energy CEO Resigns

Cougar Energy CEO Resigns

The founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cougar Energy – the company behind the suspended underground coal gasification project at Coolabunia – has called it quits.

$136,000 To Help Young
People Get Set For Work

The State Government has allocated $136,610 to South Burnett CTC to help 25 young people find a job, get into training or return to education.

$26m Channel To Protect Dam

$26m Channel To Protect Dam

Construction of a $26 million diversionary channel to protect the Tarong power stations’ ash dam from flood damage is expected to begin in either April or May next year.

Locals Welcome Shopping Centre Decision

Locals Welcome Shopping Centre Decision

Reaction in Nanango’s business community to the South Burnett Regional Council’s decision to make the developer of a proposed Nanango shopping centre resubmit a development application has been supportive

Council Refuses To Pay Developer’s Costs

Council Refuses To Pay Developer’s Costs

The South Burnett Regional Council has rejected an application by the owner of a proposed shopping centre site in Nanango for a two-year extension to their current development permit in order to save ratepayers $136,000.

Confidence Boost For Business

Businesspeople who want to grow their sales but lack some of the confidence required to “sell” themselves or their products have been invited to attend a workshop being held in Kingaroy next month.

Mayor Joins Highway Crisis Group

Mayor Joins Highway Crisis Group

Gympie Mayor Ron Dyne has been appointed to the Bruce Highway Crisis Management Group which is pressuring the Federal Government to fund repairs to the highway.

Plumbers Enjoy The Races On Tap

Plumbers Enjoy The Races On Tap

Kingaroy-based Pomfrets Plumbing (Samios) went all out at the weekend races at Nanango with a corporate marquee to allow clients and employees an opportunity to enjoy fine dining at the track.

Carter Thanked For Tourism Service

Carter Thanked For Tourism Service

Former South Burnett Mayor David Carter has been thanked for his service on the Board of Toowoomba Golden West South Burnett Tourism.

PCA Seeks $15m Capital Injection

PCA Seeks $15m Capital Injection

The Peanut Company of Australia has appointed brokerage house RBS Morgans to raise up to $15 million from “strategic investors”.

Katter Party Renews Call
For CSG Moratorium

Katter Party Renews Call<br> For CSG Moratorium

Katter’s Australia Party has renewed its call for an immediate moratorium on coal seam gas (CSG) drilling following the release of a report last week that predicts large-scale impacts on bores in the Surat Basin.

Country Living v City …
How Does It Measure Up?

Country Living v City …<br> How Does It Measure Up?

The latest Roy Morgan Research “State of the Nation” snapshot paints a depressing view of country living versus city life.

Second GP Signs On At Blackbutt

Dr Ming Lin, who has been assisting at the Timbertown Medical Centre since January, has agreed to stay on at the centre until the end of the year which means that Blackbutt will continue to have a second GP available to help local residents.

Seeney Locks The Gate
On Anti-CSG Campaigner

Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney vowed today that the “extreme views” of Lock The Gate “alarmists” such as Drew Hutton would not derail the State Government’s establishment of the new Gasfields Commission.

Unemployment Rate Drops To 7.2pc

After climbing 1 per cent per month in January, February and March, the unemployment rate for April has fallen from 9.5 per cent to 7.2 per cent in the Wide Bay Burnett region.

Water Impact Report Shows 528
Bores Will Be Affected By CSG

The draft Surat Underground Water Impact Report, released today, shows that out of about 21,000 private water bores in the Surat area, 85 are expected to be affected by Coal Seam Gas mining within three years … and 528 will be affected in the long-term.