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LNP Backs Local Jobs For Miners

LNP Backs Local Jobs For Miners

The LNP has suggested mine approvals should be “reviewed” if companies replaced local jobs with remote-controlled operations in capital cities.

Green Light For $2b Wind Farm

Green Light For $2b Wind Farm

One of the largest grid-connected wind farms in the southern hemisphere is a step closer for the Wide Bay-Burnett region, with the State Government granting development approval for Forest Wind.

Air Tanker To Be Based In Qld

Air Tanker To Be Based In Qld

A 15,000 litre water bomber will be based in Queensland during the next five fire seasons to provide support for firefighters on the ground.

Emerson Way Rejected Again

Emerson Way Rejected Again

A proposal to name a section of the D’Aguilar Highway after tennis legend Roy Emerson may not have succeeded on its second attempt, but the game is still afoot.

Cadets To Hold Open Day

Cadets To Hold Open Day

The 135 Army Cadet Unit based at Wondai will be holding an Open Day on February 23 at the 25/49 RQR Barracks in Bramston Street.

Investigators To Probe House Fire

Investigators To Probe House Fire

Police are treating as suspicious a fire which badly damaged a house in Burnett Street, Kingaroy, early on Monday morning.

Grants For Local Sporting Groups

Grants For Local Sporting Groups

Twenty South Burnett sporting groups are among 1469 across Queensland to receive small grants from Round 1 of the State Government’s “Active Clubs” program.

Ergon Energy Responds To Blackouts

Ergon Energy Responds To Blackouts

Ergon Energy has begun helicopter patrols in the Blackbutt / Benarkin area to check poles and wires after a string of recent blackouts in the region.

Closing The Gap ‘Not On Track’

Closing The Gap ‘Not On Track’

Only two of the targets set in the Federal Government’s Closing The Gap strategy are on track, the annual report tabled in Parliament on Wednesday shows.

South Burnett Disaster Group On ‘Alert’

South Burnett Disaster Group On ‘Alert’

The South Burnett’s Local Disaster Management Group met in Kingaroy on Tuesday morning to discuss the predicted weather conditions in the region.

Cigarette Blamed For Crash

Cigarette Blamed For Crash

A dropped cigarette has been blamed for causing a crash in Kingaroy in which a 79-year-old man was taken to hospital.

Apply Now To Become A Youth MP

Apply Now To Become A Youth MP

Young people from the State Electorate of Nanango are being encouraged to apply to become the Youth Member for Nanango at the upcoming 2020 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament.

TRC Councillor To Retire

TRC Councillor To Retire

Toowoomba councillor Chris Tait has announced he will not be recontesting his position at the March local government elections.

Festival To Showcase Many Cultures

Festival To Showcase Many Cultures

The many cultures that call the South Burnett home will be on show in April when the inaugural Festival Of Cultures is held in Kingaroy.

Littleproud Elected Deputy

Littleproud Elected Deputy

Member for Maranoa David Littleproud has been elected to fill the vacant spot of Deputy Leader of the National Party during a much-anticipated party room meeting in Canberra on Tuesday morning.

Four Charged After Roundabout Crash

Four Charged After Roundabout Crash

A bungled attempt to steal electrical goods from Big W allegedly triggered a chain of events which ended in a minor crash on a Kingaroy roundabout last week.

Summer Tunes Coming To Yarraman

Summer Tunes Coming To Yarraman

Toowoomba Regional Council’s popular Summer Tunes live music program is coming to Yarraman for the first time!

Boy Injured In Horse Fall

Boy Injured In Horse Fall

A boy has been flown to hospital with serious leg injuries after he was bucked from a horse near Maidenwell on Thursday evening.

Healthy Project Ready To Go

Healthy Project Ready To Go

South Burnett Regional Council’s “Healthy Pregnancies and Bright Futures” project is getting a week-long launch at various venues across the South Burnett.

MP Quits Twitter

MP Quits Twitter

Llew O’Brien has quit Twitter due to the “constant negativity and name calling” on the platform

Three Days Of Speedway Action!

Three Days Of Speedway Action!

Who will be the next King of Kingaroy? The answer will be known after three nights of spectacular speedway racing at the Kingaroy Showgrounds this weekend.

NaTDA To Hold Candidates Forum

NaTDA To Hold Candidates Forum

The Nanango Tourism and Development Association (NaTDA) will hold a candidates forum in March so voters can meet candidates for the March 28 council elections.

New Fire Shed To Go Ahead

New Fire Shed To Go Ahead

Wooroolin firies shouldn’t give up on dreams of a new station … the State Government has promised construction will occur.

Countdown To Council Polls Begins

Countdown To Council Polls Begins

Several more would-be councillors have put their hands up for public roles after the March 28 election.