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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.

Bunnings Building Sold For $14.55m

Bunnings Building Sold For $14.55m

The Kingaroy building occupied by Bunnings Hardware has been sold to a private Victorian property syndicate for $14.55 million.

Ex-Meatworks For Sale ‘To Serious Buyer’

Ex-Meatworks For Sale ‘To Serious Buyer’

The site of the former Murgon meatworks is up for sale if a serious developer wants to buy it, according to Deputy Mayor Cr Kathy Duff.

Inside The Valley Of The Giants

Inside The Valley Of The Giants

On Wednesday I had the opportunity to inspect the Coopers Gap project, which will be Australia’s largest wind farm when it’s completed in May or June next year.

Pharmacy Gets A New Look

Pharmacy Gets A New Look

A 40-year-old Proston business will be shutting its doors for the last time at 1:00pm on Friday … but it’s not as bad as it might sound.

WIN Closes Wide Bay Newsroom

WIN Closes Wide Bay Newsroom

WIN Corporation announced on Wednesday it will close five regional newsrooms: in Orange, Dubbo, Albury, Wagga Wagga and Wide Bay.

Alkaloid Plant Begins 10-Year Upgrade

Alkaloid Plant Begins 10-Year Upgrade

The first stage of a long-term plan to expand a duboisia processing plant at Memerambi has begun after Council permission was granted to build a new storage area

Unemployment At Six-Year Low

Unemployment At Six-Year Low

The South Burnett’s unemployment rate has fallen to a six-year low of 7.8 per cent, according to the latest Small Area Labour Markets data released on Monday.

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