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Back to School Safety

Police are out in force this morning with students returning to school. They're reminding drivers to slow down with 40 kilometers and hour the speed limit at most school zones. Senior Constable Danielle Loftus says our observation skills will be put to the test, so keep alert to the times and speed zones....

Car Goes Up in Flames

There's not much left of a Holden Captiva after it went up in flames on Goodwood Rd.  It happened yesterday afternoon on the corner of the Ring Rd. Firies say it's lucky no one was injured with a family making a quick escape. It was well alight when crews arrived and it's unknown...

Police catch up with 20 Unlicensed Drivers

20 motorists have been caught on unlicensed driving offences on our Bundaberg roads since January one. Four have been slapped with an almost 200 dollar fine with the rest set to appear in the Bundaberg -- Childers or Biloela Magistrate Courts. Police are reminding drivers to check if their licenses are...

Mon Repos Conservation Park to Undertake $15 million Reno

The Mon Repos Conservation Park is growing with an extra 3.75 million dollars from the State Government. It brings the total funding investment up to more than 15 million dollars for stages one and two of the redevelopment work.  Mon Repos supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern...

Bundy's Elderly Struggle to Cover Rent

Bundaberg's elderly residents are struggling to pay their rent. The regions the most vulnerable rental local government area in the state according to the Rental Vulnerability Index. While across the board, low education is the most common indicator of rental vulnerability for those tenants facing rent stress in the regions and...

Community Mourning Following Tragic Bobcat Accident

The Bundaberg community is banding together after a 65 year old local larrikin died in a bobcat accident. It's understood Doug Smith was discovered under the bucket of the machine on Tuesday afternoon. He died at the scene at his home on Avoca Street. Police are not treating his death as suspicious and...

Man Crushed by Bobcat

A 65 year old man has died in West Bundaberg after being crushed by a bobcat. It happened at around 5:30 yesterday afternoon on Avoca Street. Police say it appears to be accidental and is now in the hands of Workplace Health and Safety. It's unknown how it happened at this stage. Investigation...

Escalating Crime Rates Across Bundaberg

The LNP is determined to see a drug rehab facility built in the Wide Bay with the regions crime situation spiraling. In the last 12 months the Wide Bay has seen  car thefts, assaults and robberies increase by 20 percent. LNP Deputy Leader Tim Mander is calling on the Palascuck government...

Fraud and Burglary Charges

A 36 year old Millbank woman is due to front the Bundaberg Magistrates Court next month on burglary and related offences.  Police allege she took to an Avenell Heights home last Friday and stole a range of item including a bank card and cash. It's allege she used them and is now...

Burnett Heads CBD Redevelopment Underway

Work on the 9 million dollar Burnett Heads streetscape project is getting underway.  We saw the first sod turned yesterday morning.  Acting Minister for State Development Stirling Hinchliffe stopped in and says it's been a  long time coming. We'll see smart technologies installed, including CCTV cameras, public wifi and parking sensors. 

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