AgForce Expresses Route Concern

Rail Oakey Beef

AgForce has hit out at today’s announcement of the chosen route for the Queensland section of the Melbourne to Brisbane inland rail line. According to the Peak Body, the route selected will have massive impacts on local landholders and on some of the best agricultural land in the … [Read more...]

New CQ grain facility Welcomed – BUT…

The grain facility in Sidney, IL on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

AgForce has welcomed the new state-of-the-art grain handling facility being built near Emerald but says the time has come for more to be done to improve grain rail infrastructure in both central and southern Queensland. AgForce Grains President Wayne Newton says the new facility will help … [Read more...]

Watch Out for Dodgy Portable Gas Cookers

Active & Co and Jackeroo brand cookers

A new warning has been issued about more potentially dangerous “lunchbox” gas cookers as Queenslanders head off on holidays. Active & Co and Jackeroo brand portable single burner butane stoves sold at Kmart between December 2015 and April this year have been recalled by the Australian … [Read more...]

Domestic Tourism Pull Gathers Strength

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The latest Tourism Research Australia data show that Our Towns have been far from sluggish from helping drive the state’s domestic visitor numbers which in the past year grew 6.2 per cent to a record high of 21.5 million. Tourism and Major Events Minister Kate Jones says Australian travellers … [Read more...]

New Deputy Board Chair in South West


Charleville resident Karen Tully has been appointed Deputy Board Chair of the South West Hospital and Health Board. South West Hospital and Health Board Chair Jim McGowan welcomed Ms Tully’s appointment saying it would further strengthen leadership and direction within the board. “Ms Tully has … [Read more...]

Fatal Aviation Incident


Police continue investigations into that fatal glider crash at Bowenville today. Two men lost their lives in the accident which Police say happened around 10am this morning, (Tuesday) when the glider they were in crashed in a field off Mason Road. The instructor, a 62-year-old Darling Downs … [Read more...]

Maranoa and Western Downs Gets $$$

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The next round of the State Government’s $400 million Works for Queensland program grants has been announced and Maranoa and Western Downs regions pick up Pick up $3.9 million investment for community infrastructure. The funds are said to support 100 jobs across the two regions. These … [Read more...]

Seniors get Tech Savvy

Tech Savvy Seniors

Libraries across Maranoa will be offering free Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland training sessions in October and November, designed to teach older people to use a variety of technologies to help them navigate the evolving digital world. Local seniors will be able to participate in 19 different … [Read more...]

Works start at Warrego Highway in Minden

Minden hwy

The drive to and from the state capital is about to get a lot safer. Construction on a vital $10 million upgrade at the Warrego Highway/Lowood-Minden Road and Tallegalla Road intersection has begun. “This project involves reducing conflict points, improving turning lanes, reducing wait times … [Read more...]