Premier Campbell Newman has launched the Queensland Flood Appeal 2013, a State Government/Red Cross partnership to help Queenslanders impacted by recent floods and storms.
Flood damage to infrastructure has forced the South Burnett Regional Council to extend Emergency Water Restrictions across the region, effective immediately.
Disaster relief arrangements have been activated for residents in the Gympie and North Burnett shires.
Many parts of the South Burnett remain without power this morning following yesterday’s flooding
Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says South Burnett Mayor Wayne Kratzmann and his council team have done “an amazing job” handling the flood crisis.
Although the rain has been easing, the road situation is still extremely dangerous in the South Burnett and residents have been urged to stay at home and off the streets
An emergency helicopter was to be called in to evacuate a family of six stranded in a house surrounded by water at Silverleaf
Former Wondai Mayor Percy Iszlaub says flooding has been worse than the 2011 floods
South Burnett Disaster Management Centre: (07) 4189-9104
“What a bloody idiot!” These were the words of Mayor Wayne Kratzmann and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington as they watched a 4WD traverse flooded Alford Street in Kingaroy this morning.
What to do in case of a flood warning … Queensland Police shared the following advice this morning.
The South Burnett Regional Council has activated the Emergency Action Plan for Gordonbrook Dam.
The heavy rain overnight has led to most major roads in the South Burnett region being closed and towns isolated
The South Burnett Regional Council has advised that the Murgon and Wondai tips are closed until further notice due to flooding.
Ergon Energy will continue damage assessments of the electricity network across the Wide Bay and Burnett districts today as heavy weather and rising flood levels continue to impact power.
Ergon Energy is warning people to keep well away from fallen powerlines or leaning power poles as wild storms lash the region.
Nanango show society president Les Schloss was named the 2013 South Burnett Citizen of the Year at the council’s Australia Day Awards ceremony held in Blackbutt this evening.
Southern Queensland Country Tourism – the regional organisation formed last year charged with marketing the South Burnett – has launched a new video and website in a bid to attract more visitors to the region.
The South Burnett’s drive tourism market is set to benefit from this week’s release of the Queensland Drive Tourism Strategy, says Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington.
Agriculture Minister John McVeigh has announced a cut in interest rates for the State Government’s First Start and Sustainability Loans to stimulate further investment and support for Queensland’s agricultural sector.
The Electrical Trades Union today released documents obtained under a “Right To Information” request which it says show the State Government directed Ergon Energy to apply cuts of at least 10 per cent in their costs.
The Rural Fire Brigades Association of Queensland’s new Contact Centre was officially opened in Gympie this morning.
The weather has forced the South Burnett Speedway Club to cancel its three-day Kings Royal Australia Day Weekend meeting.
Time is running out for the bid to open a Bendigo Community Bank branch in Nanango.