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Police warn lock it or risk losing it

Bundaberg Police are reminding members of the community to secure their vehicles and valuable items or risk losing them. Detective Sergeant Andrew Self says there are offenders out there that will strike where doors and windows are left unsecured enabling easy access.    “We do have a problem in Bundaberg with people...

Tourism industry calls for more protection of Great Barrier Reef

Tourism operators in Bundaberg are calling for members of the community to be more environmentally conscious to preserve the Great Barrier Reef. It comes after Deloitte Access Economics released a report yesterday, valuing the World Heritage Listed site at $56 billion. Great Barrier Reef Foundation Director Steve Sargent said it highlights just...

Bundaberg teenager struck by car is in a serious condition

A Bundaberg teenager remains in a serious condition after he was struck by a car early yesterday morning. The 19-year-old man is currently being treated for chest and abdominal injuries at the Bundaberg Base Hospital. Initial investigations indicate the teenager was lying on Maryborough Street just after midnight, when he was struck...

$4 million upgrade to Bundaberg Port

  The Minister for Main Roads and Ports, Mark Bailey, was in the region yesterday announcing upgrades to road infrastructure at the Bundaberg Port.   Minister Bailey said the $4 million upgrades will facilitate the safe and efficient movement of goods and people within the port precinct. “Improving the port’s road infrastructure will also enable...

School girl airlifted from Lady Elliot Island

The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Helicopter airlifted a 16-year old girl from Lady Elliott Island yesterday morning. The Brisbane girl was on a school excursion when she suffered an allergic reaction. First aid was administered on the island, before the helicopter with a QAS Flight Paramedic arrived. She was then airlifted to the...

Bundaberg Aerial Ambulance crash victims remembered 30 years on

Emergency services personnel paused yesterday at a memorial service to reflect on the Bundaberg Aerial Ambulance crash of 1987, in which four people tragically lost their lives.   The Cessna 402C aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from the Bundaberg Airport in the early hours of June 21, 1987 with a...

Service station robbed at knife-point

Police are appealing for public information to track down two men who robbed a Shell service station on Saturday night. It is alleged one of the offenders stood watch at the main entrance, while the other pointed a knife at the attendant demanding cash and cigarettes.  Police say they then fled the...

2017 sugarcane harvesting season starts

The sugarcane harvest has officially started with the Millaquin sugar mill commencing crushing today and Bingera next week. Farmers estimate a crop size of around 1.75 million tones and are optimistic for a high C-C-S. General Manager of Operations at Bundaberg Sugar, David Pickering, says to help reach those forecasts things will run a...

Woman hospitalised after she was found unconscious

Police say they are not treating an incident where a woman was found unconscious in a storm drain yesterday as suspicious. A spokesperson from Queensland Police Service says she was found just before 8am on George Street. The woman in her sixties was transported to hospital in a critical condition after suffering...

Cane trains back in action as season kicks off

  Police and Bundaberg Sugar are warning drivers to beware of cane trains, as we come into the 2017 cane harvesting season. Between July and December, trains will be running 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Bundaberg Sugar Cane Supply Manager, Robert Powell, says it’s important for drivers to understand the...