Home-Grown Hero Builds Skills

Tess Worboys with 5 year old paed patient Brodie Shepherd (002)

Five-year-old St George boy Brodie Shepherd is on track to start prep next year thanks to occupational therapy and speech pathology provided locally by the South West Hospital and Health Service. The health service’s occupational therapy and speech pathology kindy screening process identified … [Read more...]

STAGE 2A – Roma Flood Mitigation Nears Completion

Stage 2A - Roma's Flood Mitigation Project looks over the east end of the Eastern Diversion Channel (002)

December is the date set for the completion of Stage 2A Flood Mitigation Project for Roma and Maranoa Regional Council Says all that remains are only minor works and final touches. Deputy Mayor Jan Chambers, Portfolio Chair for Major Projects says the project has been running to … [Read more...]

Locals Urged to Celebrate National AgDay

Nat Ag Day

What’s your plan for Wednesday, 21 st November? It’s National AgDay and a great opportunity for all to celebrate farmers' role in sustainably feeding and clothing the world. AgForce CEO Michael Guerin says National AgDay is a chance for all Australians to celebrate the good farmers do, and … [Read more...]

Waste Levy Should be Deferred

Queensland-wide waste tax

Councils across Queensland are calling on the State Government to push back the date of the introduction of its new waste levy. The Local Government Association of Queensland wants to see the date moved to 1 July 2019 to allow local councils to enable Councils to be better prepared to reduce … [Read more...]

The Mix-Agriculture and Mining

New Acland coal mine

New Hope’s Ackland mine site has had its environmental credentials formally recognised with the Queensland Government certifying 349 hectares of progressively rehabilitated mined land at its New Acland coal mine operations on the Darling Downs. Managing Director Shane Stephan says the … [Read more...]

A Reminder for Us All

Road safety1

Roma Police are urging members of the community to drive sensibility and responsibly after the Maranoa Region has experienced a number of serious road crashes recently. Senior Constable Dale Kenna says that every day, road crashes devastate the lives of Queenslander’s and take an enormous toll … [Read more...]

Queenslanders behind our Dedicated Volunteers

International Volunteer Managers Day

Behind many of Queensland’s hardworking volunteers is a dedicated group of people and agencies who recruit, coordinate, train and support them. Today is International Volunteer Managers Day, recognising these passionate Queenslanders who enable the state’s volunteers to be successful. This … [Read more...]

It’s Tuckshop Day!!

Tuckshop Day

Across the state, almost every day of the school week somewhere there’s a team of volunteers working away in our school tuck shops…and today is the day we say thank you to them all. Tuckshop Day is held annually on the first Friday in November to highlight the important role tuckshops play in … [Read more...]