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.
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.
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
Several South Burnett towns enjoyed a buoyant real estate year, according to research company CoreLogic.
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’s new entry signs will be pork-free because the town is better known for peanuts.
Murgon will axe its long-standing Christmas Fair and put all its eggs into an Easter celebration instead
New car dealers in the Maranoa electorate contribute more than $289 million each year to the economy and employ 1316 staff, including apprentices.
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
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).
Murgon businesses may face a recession as bad as one they faced in 2007-2008 when many had “For Sale” signs in their windows.
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.
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 wineries are toasting another successful vintage after walking away from this year’s Cairns Wine Show with a string of trophies and medals.
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.
Kingaroy’s George Street looks set to become one way on the Haly Street end within the next few months to improve safety.
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.
The Kingaroy building occupied by Bunnings Hardware has been sold to a private Victorian property syndicate for $14.55 million.
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.
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.
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 Corporation announced on Wednesday it will close five regional newsrooms: in Orange, Dubbo, Albury, Wagga Wagga and Wide Bay.
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
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.