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$2.25m Boost For Council

$2.25m Boost For Council

The South Burnett Regional Council’s budget will receive an extra boost next year after the State Government announced it will fast-track its Works For Queensland grant program.

$3m Boost To Council Jobs Program

$3m Boost To Council Jobs Program

The State Government, in partnership with the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ), will spend $3 million to extend a successful training program which has been running in Indigenous communities in Queensland.

Animal Issues Still Top Complaints

Animal Issues Still Top Complaints

Complaints about animals, gripes about water supply and grumbles about roads still top the list of things residents complain about to the South Burnett Regional Council.

Council Approves Rail Trail Link

Council Approves Rail Trail Link

The South Burnett Regional Council has given the thumbs up to a plan to connect the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail to the South Burnett Rail Trail via Nanango.

Solar Farm Will Appeal Decision

Solar Farm Will Appeal Decision

A proposal to build a 130ha solar farm on a light grazing property 3km east of Kingaroy is not entirely dead.

Council To Discuss Tourism Marketing

Council To Discuss Tourism Marketing

The South Burnett Regional Council may call in a consultant to examine its tourism marketing activities.

Tourism Operators Want A Say

Tourism Operators Want A Say

Tourism operators have urged the South Burnett Regional Council to consult with them before spending any more ratepayers’ money on tourism promotion.

Tenders Close For Equestrian Centre

Tenders Close For Equestrian Centre

Tenders closed this week for construction of Gympie Regional Council’s proposed $2 million equestrian centre at Kilkivan.

Toowoomba Mayor May Appeal Fine

Toowoomba Mayor May Appeal Fine

Toowoomba mayor Paul Antonio may appeal a Local Government Regional Conduct Review Panel finding that he engaged in misconduct in his dealings with the Melbourne-to-Brisbane Inland Railway project.

Christmas Diners Dig Deep For Charity

Christmas Diners Dig Deep For Charity

The annual South Burnett Mayor’s Christmas Charity Lunch attracted about 160 diners to the Kingaroy Town Hall on Friday, all eager to help the region’s disadvantaged

Toowoomba Economy Hits $10.8b

Toowoomba Economy Hits $10.8b

After breaking the $10 billion mark for the first time last year, the Toowoomba Region’s economy grew to $10.81 billion as of June 30, 2018.

Council Unveils New Tourism ‘Structure’

Council Unveils New Tourism ‘Structure’

South Burnett Regional Council has detailed new “industry engagement opportunities” ahead of Thursday night’s tourism “crisis meeting” at Wooroolin Hall.

Main Replacement In Reen Street

Main Replacement In Reen Street

South Burnett Regional Council has scheduled work to begin this week on the replacement of a water main in Reen Street, Kingaroy.

Consultant Tipped For Water Project

Consultant Tipped For Water Project

A consultant with proven expertise in scoping water projects could be engaged to examine future water security options for the South and North Burnett.

Complaints Office Opens For Business

Complaints Office Opens For Business

The new Office of the Independent Assessor began work on Monday to receive, assess, investigate and prosecute complaints about councillors’ conduct in Queensland.

Great Ideas … Just Add Water

Great Ideas … Just Add Water

An informal “South Burnett Water Users Group” was formed on Thursday following a forum called by South Burnett Regional Council to gather ideas for future water projects in the region.

ATSIAC Applications Close Soon

ATSIAC Applications Close Soon

Nominations are closing soon for Toowoomba Regional Council’s new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee.

Tourist Inquiries Drop 5pc

Tourist Inquiries Drop 5pc

The number of inquiries at South Burnett visitor information centres dropped by more than 5 per cent during the latest quarter.

Meter Readers Hit The Streets

Meter Readers Hit The Streets

Contractors and South Burnett council staff will begin the task of reading water meters around the region on Friday.

Church Gets Full Fee Waiver

Church Gets Full Fee Waiver

Kumbia’s Lutheran congregation has secured a concession from Council over the removal of the Peace Lutheran Hall from its former home at Benair.

Zala Wins Queensland Award

Zala Wins Queensland Award

Cherbourg Aboriginal Council’s corporate services manager Chatur Zala has been named 2018 Queensland Finance Professional of the Year.

Reduced Rates For Blackbutt Hall

Reduced Rates For Blackbutt Hall

The Blackbutt and District Tourism and Heritage Association will no longer have to pay full rates to manage Blackbutt’s Memorial Hall.

Water Meeting On Thursday

Water Meeting On Thursday

South Burnett Regional Council will be holding a meeting on Thursday (November 29) to discuss future water infrastructure needs in the region.

Fishing Competitions Lift Dam Bookings

Fishing Competitions Lift Dam Bookings

Fishing competitions at the region’s two dams gave bookings at Council’s lakeside tourist parks a substantial lift last month.

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