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Unregistered Dogs Impounded

Council is concerned over the growing number of unregistered dogs. Just under 2000 or 15% of previously registered dogs remain unregistered across the region. They say the impact is clear with 10 dogs being impounded over the weekend and most being unregistered. Councillor Peter Heuser says unregistered dogs place an increased strain on...

Mustering Accident Lands Man in Hospital

A 57 year old man has head and neck injuries following a mustering accident just west of Bundaberg. The RACQ Lifeflight chopper receiving the call to attend the scene yesterday afternoon. It's understood he fell from his horse while rounding up cattle. He's been airlifted to the Bundaberg Base Hospital in a...

Asbestos Awareness

Council is raising awareness about the safe handling and disposal of asbestos. It's following a recent spate of asbestos related complaints. They mainly concern the unlawful removal, handling and disposal of asbestos by residents. The dangerous material can be disposed of at the Bundaberg, Childers and Tirroan Waste Facilities with prior notification. Homeowners, renovators...

Road and Police Promises

The promises are coming thick and fast with the LNP saying they'll commit $2 million to upgrade the FE Walker Street and Ashfield Road intersection. They say it'll be done in the first term of government should they win the election.  While labor is promising to employ an extra 535 police officers...

Reef Regulations

Bundaberg CANEGROWERS are up in arms over the proposed introduction of reef regulations in the region. They've written to each of our local candidates, asking them to state their stance on the issue. Canegrowers Manager Dale Holliss says the regulations will not achieve anything more than what is already voluntarily in place...

Election Promises Heat Up

The LNP is making more promises in the lead up to the state election. They'll be employing an extra 535 police officers across the state should they get in. Local candidate David Batt says it's an important announcement, with 22 million dollars also being set aside for police equipment.  While a re-elected Palaszczuk...

Tonnes of Green Waste

There are a few bare trees around the Bundaberg region following last week storm. Lots of green waste has ended up at council's waste facilities, almost 3 thousand tonnes. That's about a third of the annual tonnage Council would usually receive. Free green waste disposal will continue until the 26th.   

Turtle Friendly Lighting

More pathway lighting will be installed at Bargara along the Esplanade between Nielson Park and Clarke Street. We're being assured the solar powered LED lighting will be turtle friendly. Councillor Greg Barnes says the lighting it coming as a result of community input and should be delivered in the coming months. 

Paddock Fire

Local fire fighters are being thanked for their quick actions after a paddock fire came within 50 meters of a home in Yandarran. Firies receiving the call to attend the scene at around 2:30 yesterday afternoon, where they arrived to find a 50 acre fire threatening a home near Rosedale Road. Crews...

Alleged Shooting

A man and a woman have gunshot wounds to their neck and leg respectively following an alleged shooting on Targo Street. Bundaberg police allege it happened on Friday night when they pair entered a residence and were confronted by two men. A number of shots were fired and the men fled. The...

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