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Rain Expected To Ease Saturday

Rain Expected To Ease Saturday

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned that heavy rain is expected to continue moving through the Wide Bay and Burnett on Friday but should start easing on Saturday morning.

Feedback Sought On Cruelty Laws

Feedback Sought On Cruelty Laws

Tough new penalties will be applied to people who commit aggravated breaches of their duty of care to animals under proposed new Queensland animal welfare laws.

BOM Issues Flood Watch Alert

BOM Issues Flood Watch Alert

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a “flood watch” alert for the Wide Bay and Burnett, South-East Queensland, Darling Downs and Granite Belt areas.

Flood Resilience Fund Opens

Flood Resilience Fund Opens

Queenslanders whose homes were damaged by recent floods can now register to access grants to raise, repair, retrofit or have their home voluntarily bought back.

Mayor Calls For Flood Recovery Fix

Mayor Calls For Flood Recovery Fix

South Burnett mayor Brett Otto has written to Federal and State Ministers and flood recovery decisionmakers pleading for help for farmers who lost topsoil in this year’s floods.

Council To Distribute Baits

Council To Distribute Baits

South Burnett Regional Council, in conjunction with Biosecurity Queensland, is organising another round of wild dog and feral pig baiting in the region.

Crowds Show Up In Kingaroy

Crowds Show Up In Kingaroy

South Burnett National Show Society president Craig Lucas was breathing a sigh of relief on Monday after the stop-start Kingaroy Show went off (almost) without a hitch at the weekend.

LGAQ Welcomes Highway Promise

LGAQ Welcomes Highway Promise

The Local Government Association of Queensland has welcomed a $400 million LNP election promise to upgrade key roads servicing the cattle and agricultural industries – including a stretch of the Burnett Highway south of Biloela.

New Weather Radar Goes Live

New Weather Radar Goes Live

Images from the newly installed weather radar near Taroom are now live on the Bureau of Meteorology’s website and BOM Weather app.

Rainforests Struggling After Fires

Rainforests Struggling After Fires

Bird populations vital to rainforest regeneration are struggling to recover after the black summer bushfires devastated Australia, according to a study from the Centre for Ecosystem Science at the University of NSW.

Industry Alert For Lumpy Disease

Industry Alert For Lumpy Disease

The State Government convened a meeting of industry leaders and other stakeholders in Brisbane this week in a bit to ensure Queensland is best prepared to address the risk of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in cattle.