The rapid expansion of the budget for Kingaroy’s streetscape project should make ratepayers nervous.
Congratulations – and commiserations – to all the new faces we will be seeing on our Council benches over the next four years … buckle up, folks, you’re in for an interesting ride!
I don’t want to talk our region down but I think it’s time to be honest with ourselves: the South Burnett is in strife. Real strife.
I’ve met a few politicians and would-be politicians over the years and, with one or two exceptions, I have found most of them to be pretty good people.
A South Burnett trade delegation recently returned from its annual, weekend-long marketing effort at the Regional Flavours food and wine expo at South Bank.
On Tuesday, the State Government announced funding to improve the Maidenwell-Bunya Mountains Road, but local residents shouldn’t get too excited … it’s just the same money foreshadowed in the State Budget last month.
If you Google “Kingaroy Big Peanut”, you’ll find a photo of this handsome fellow …
The recent announcement by the South Burnett Regional Council that it intends to make further cuts to community funding so it can find more money for road maintenance will please some people but upset a lot of others.
Prior to Easter, we were discussing the upcoming big weekend at Manar Park near Boondooma in our office.
When I arrived in the South Burnett, it seemed to me there were invisible borders around each Shire: Rosalie, Nanango, Kingaroy, Wondai, Murgon and Kilkivan.
How do you turn an Australia Day success into a social media nightmare?
Queensland went to the polls on Saturday, November 25 to elect its next State Government. But as of today – December 4 – we still don’t really know who will be governing us for the next three years.
The South Burnett Regional Council adopted a new three-year economic development plan at its August monthly meeting.
When plastic shopping bags first started to replace paper bags, there seemed to be universal acceptance of the lightweight material, its low cost and convenience.
The South Burnett is likely to face a crisis in the coming decade.
Empty shops in many of the South Burnett’s towns have left some people believing that our region is in decline.
A note on Facebook by former South Burnett Regional Council candidate Caroline Haskard peaked my interest on Sunday.
President Donald Trump’s signature on Tuesday which pulled the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement could have long-term consequences for rural Queensland.
A decision by a West Australian council to move “Australia Day” celebrations forward a couple of days from January 26 has had the predictable response.
The South Burnett’s regional economy is of concern to just about everyone.