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TRC Pushes For Passenger Rail

TRC Pushes For Passenger Rail

Toowoomba Regional Council plans to work with key local stakeholders and neighbouring councils to build a business case for a passenger rail service to Toowoomba.

Extra Money For South Burnett Roads

Extra Money For South Burnett Roads

South Burnett Regional Council will receive an extra $3,288,930 from the Federal Government’s Roads To Recovery program following a top-up to the program announced in the Federal Budget.

Plaque Marks End Of Naming Saga

Plaque Marks End Of Naming Saga

A small plaque attached to a bench in Drayton Street, Nanango has marked the end of one of the South Burnett Regional Council’s most extraordinary infrastructure naming decisions.

Watchdog To Fact Check Poll Claims

Watchdog To Fact Check Poll Claims

The Local Government Association of Queensland is funding an independent fact-checking watchdog in a bid to expose fake news in the lead-up to the March Council elections.

Business Breakfast Supports Local Family

Business Breakfast Supports Local Family

A breakfast on Tuesday, December 17, will help raise funds for a Kingaroy family whose child suffers from a rare genetic disorder.

Rocky Journey For Old School

Rocky Journey For Old School

These days Rocky Hill is just a small rise beside Rocky Creek on the highway between Nanango and Yarraman … but in 1924 it was the site of the Rocky Hill School.

New Council Office To Open Next Week

New Council Office To Open Next Week

Nanango’s new $2 million Customer Service Centre will re-open next week after a six-month overhaul of the former Nanango Shire Council building.

Qld Signs Inland Rail Agreement

Qld Signs Inland Rail Agreement

The much-discussed Inland Rail project – linking Melbourne to Brisbane – took a major step forward on Friday with the signing of an agreement between the Federal and Queensland governments.

Court Recognises Native Title

Court Recognises Native Title

The first Native Title land claim in the South Burnett area was decided on Monday when the Federal Court recognised the rights of the traditional custodians of more than 330ha of country between Chinchilla and Glencoe.

TRC ‘Not Consulted’ Over Dam Pipeline

TRC ‘Not Consulted’ Over Dam Pipeline

Toowoomba Regional Council was only informed the night before a media release went out about a State Government feasibility study to use its infrastructure to supply water to Warwick, Cr Nancy Sommerfield has claimed.

Mayor Defends Swickers’ Discount

Mayor Defends Swickers’ Discount

South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell has defended a decision by Council to charge Swickers’ a lesser rate for water used at their Kingaroy abattoir.

TRC To Answer Water Queries

TRC To Answer Water Queries

Toowoomba Regional Council’s water team will be visiting 11 communities across the region during December and January to explain the current water restrictions.

Mayor, CEO To Lobby MPs

Mayor, CEO To Lobby MPs

South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell and CEO Mark Pitt have an intense week of political lobbying planned in Brisbane and Canberra.

TRC Wants A Say On Pipeline

TRC Wants A Say On Pipeline

Toowoomba Mayor Paul Antonio has called for further consultation on a feasibility study to pump water from Wivenhoe Dam to supply towns in the Southern Downs Region.

Community Is Key At Christmas

Community Is Key At Christmas

The 200 or so people who packed into Kingaroy Town Hall on Friday for the South Burnett Mayor’s Christmas charity lunch took home some key messages … be grateful and cherish community.

2020 Holiday Dates Confirmed

2020 Holiday Dates Confirmed

Two councils announced their 2020 holidays this week, and the SBRC its Christmas closure times.

Councillors Ignore Conflict Of Interest

Councillors Ignore Conflict Of Interest

The Go Getta Girls running club have been given a licence to occupy the old croquet shed in Kingaroy’s Memorial Park after councillors set aside conflict of interest declarations by two of their number.

Council To Close Forestry Road

Council To Close Forestry Road

South Burnett Regional Council has agreed to permanently close a 3.3km section of Ridge Road at Neumgna to allow Meandu Mine to expand

Swickers Water Subsidy Extended

Swickers Water Subsidy Extended

South Burnett ratepayers will continue to subsidise Swickers’ water supply by $150,000 a year after Councillors voted to extend a discount on water supply charges to June 2020.

Cherbourg Water Upgrades In Pipeline

Cherbourg Water Upgrades In Pipeline

Cherbourg Council has called for tenders for major upgrades to the community’s water supply infrastructure.

500 Roads Ready For Re-grading

500 Roads Ready For Re-grading

South Burnett Regional Council graded 500 unsealed roads during the past year, and each of them will be receiving a second patrol grade in 2020.

Charity Lunch Seats Available

Charity Lunch Seats Available

There are still seats available for this year’s Mayor’s Community Luncheon at Kingaroy Town Hall on Friday (November 22).

Council Debt Cut By $5.5m

Council Debt Cut By $5.5m

South Burnett Regional Council reduced its debt by $5.5 million and increased its cash reserves to $48 million in 2018-19.

Antonio To Stand Again

Antonio To Stand Again

Toowoomba Mayor Paul Antonio confirmed on Tuesday morning that he would be restanding at the March 2020 Local Government elections.

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