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Concept Study Next Step
For Proposed Coal Mine

Concept Study Next Step<br> For Proposed Coal Mine

Moreton Resources CEO Jason Elks expects to have the Mine Concept Study completed for its Coolabunia resource within the next two to three weeks.

Moreton Triples Coal Estimates

Moreton Triples Coal Estimates

Moreton Resources’ coals reserves at Coolabunia have the quality and tonnage “to sustain a substantial, long-term mining operation”, the ASX was told today.

Coal Mine Review Delayed To July

Coal Mine Review Delayed To July

Coolabunia farmers looking forward to the removal of the last traces of the failed underground coal gasification project could be facing the prospect of an open cut coal mine on the site – but the true potential of the coal reserve won’t be known until next month.

Coolabunia Link To Governor

Coolabunia Link To Governor

Coolabunia has a special link to Queensland’s 26th Governor, the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC

New Wide Road Centre Line Markings

New Wide Road Centre Line Markings

New wide centre line markings being introduced by the Department of Transport and Main Roads have made their first appearance in the South Burnett at Coolabunia.

Deb Congratulates Local Students

Deb Congratulates Local Students

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington presented certificates to 28 enthusiastic Kingaroy State School students this week who successfully completed the eighth annual Premier’s Reading Challenge.

Fire Crews At East Nanango

Fire Crews At East Nanango

Seven fire crews are on site at a fire burning this afternoon in East Nanango.

Cougar Energy Fined $75,000

Cougar Energy Fined $75,000

Cougar Energy has been fined $75,000 after pleading guilty in the Brisbane Magistrates Court to three charges linked to its failed underground coal gasification project near Coolabunia

Bad Start On Holiday Roads

Bad Start On Holiday Roads

The school holidays have started badly on South Burnett roads with three road crashes occurring on Friday

Truck Rolls On Highway

Truck Rolls On Highway

A truck rollover on the D’Aguilar Highway near Kingaroy caused delays to traffic this morning.

Driver Critical After Crash

Driver Critical After Crash

Police are investigating a serious single vehicle traffic crash which occurred on the D’Aguilar Highway near Coolabunia on Friday night.

Elderly Driver In Crash

Elderly Driver In Crash

Wet weather may have contributed to two road accidents in the South Burnett this morning.

Five Injured In Crash

Five Injured In Crash

The D’Aguilar Highway has re-opened after a serious traffic crash at 9:10am this morning involving four vehicles at Coolabunia.

Young Readers Accept The Challenge

Young Readers Accept The Challenge

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has congratulated 10 local schools for successfully completing the 7th annual Premier’s Reading Challenge.

Cougar In Secret Talks With State Govt

Cougar In Secret Talks With State Govt

Controversial underground coal gasification company Cougar Energy announced this morning that it is holding confidential discussions with the State Government involving its UCG trial site at Coolabunia.

30 Years Of Memories

30 Years Of Memories

Thirty years of memories were shared this morning when cattlemen (and women), auctioneers and their families gathered at the Coolabunia Saleyards to mark the complex’s 30th birthday.

Cougar Won’t Rule Re-Start In Or Out

Cougar Energy has not ruled out re-opening the company’s controversial Underground Coal Gasification plant near Coolabunia if its legal actions against the State Government are successful.

Woman Hurt In Crash

A 66-year-old Blackbutt woman was transported to Kingaroy Hospital with a broken wrist after a nose-to-tail crash occurred on Tuesday evening on the D’Aguilar Highway at Coolabunia, near the Peterson Drive roadworks.

KCCG Calls For Action On UCG Site

KCCG Calls For Action On UCG Site

The Kingaroy Concerned Citizens Group is urging the State Government to ensure that the Cougar Energy Underground Coal Gasification trial site is immediately dismantled and the site rehabilitated.

Detours To Allow Intersection Upgrade

Detours To Allow Intersection Upgrade

The South Burnett Regional Council has advised that more work on upgrading the D’Aguilar Highway/Peterson Drive intersection at Coolabunia will start next Wednesday (July 11).