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Proteco Expansion To Create More Jobs

Proteco Expansion To Create More Jobs

Proteco Oils in Kingaroy will be adding as many as 26 jobs to its local workforce, thanks to a $730,000 investment in new technology.

New Faces For Kingaroy Chamber

New Faces For Kingaroy Chamber

The Kingaroy Chamber Of Commerce and Industry will have four new faces on its executive in 2020.

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.

Rotary Rewards Proud Workers

Rotary Rewards Proud Workers

Kingaroy Rotary Club breathed new life into its “Pride Of Workmanship” awards on Saturday night, and was rewarded with more nominations than it could accommodate.

New Eatery Ready To Go

New Eatery Ready To Go

A new eatery is opening in Kingaroy on Tuesday but there’ll be some familiar faces behind the counter.

Wellcamp To Become Rural Export Hub

Wellcamp To Become Rural Export Hub

Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport will become an agricultural export hub by early 2021, providing new export opportunities for farmers and food processors.

Mayor Says Future Looks Bright

Mayor Says Future Looks Bright

South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell has acknowledged the closure of the Tarong Power Stations in 10-20 years poses a challenge for the region, but believes the future provides more opportunity than downsides.

Region’s Population Declines Again

Region’s Population Declines Again

The South Burnett’s population has continued to decline over the past year, according to the latest population data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Forum Looks At A Future Without Tarong

Forum Looks At A Future Without Tarong

A forum being held in Kingaroy next week will look at how the South Burnett’s economy can survive after the Tarong Power Stations close down

Local Property Prices Buoyant

Local Property Prices Buoyant

Several South Burnett towns enjoyed a buoyant real estate year, according to research company CoreLogic.

Town Loses One Store, Gains Another

Town Loses One Store, Gains Another

Fans of Proston’s NB Inspirations Department Store were saddened last month when they learned the highly regarded nine-year-old business was closing down.

Kingaroy Signs Will Be Pork-Free

Kingaroy Signs Will Be Pork-Free

Kingaroy’s new entry signs will be pork-free because the town is better known for peanuts.

Bye Bye Santa, Hello Easter!

Bye Bye Santa, Hello Easter!

Murgon will axe its long-standing Christmas Fair and put all its eggs into an Easter celebration instead

Car Dealers Vital For Regions: Study

Car Dealers Vital For Regions: Study

New car dealers in the Maranoa electorate contribute more than $289 million each year to the economy and employ 1316 staff, including apprentices.

Drought Bites Into Bega Result

Drought Bites Into Bega Result

Bega Cheese released its 2018-19 financial results on Wednesday, revealing it had achieved a record milk intake, record production tonnages and record gross revenues

Tourism Advisory Group Meets Soon

Tourism Advisory Group Meets Soon

A new group appointed to look into the collapse of the region’s tourism traffic is expected to hold its first meeting on Monday afternoon (August 26).

Government Turns Down Irrigators

Government Turns Down Irrigators

Murgon businesses may face a recession as bad as one they faced in 2007-2008 when many had “For Sale” signs in their windows.

TIO Warns About NBN Scams

TIO Warns About NBN Scams

Threats of being disconnected from phone and internet services, loss of phone numbers, and inaccurate information about NBN plans are a major source of concern, according to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.

Major Cycling Event Planned For Spring

Major Cycling Event Planned For Spring

Kingaroy looks set to play host to between 300 and 350 cyclists in early September, along with their friends, family, teams, support crew, media and fans.

South Burnett Wines Score More Wins

South Burnett Wines Score More Wins

South Burnett wineries are toasting another successful vintage after walking away from this year’s Cairns Wine Show with a string of trophies and medals.

Bus Trip For Meet’n’Greet

Bus Trip For Meet’n’Greet

The Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) will be organising a bus for their next Meet’n’Greet, to be held on Tuesday, August 6.

George St To Become One-Way

George St To Become One-Way

Kingaroy’s George Street looks set to become one way on the Haly Street end within the next few months to improve safety.

Water Costs Blowout Feared

Water Costs Blowout Feared

South Burnett farmers could be hit with steep rises in water costs for the next 18 years … and they might not be the only ones facing massive hikes.

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