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Cost Cuts See Closure Of Crime Stoppers Contact Centre

Regular Police will take over the running of Crime Stoppers to save money. Because of the closure, the Crime Stoppers contact centre function will return to the Queensland Police Service, previously run by volunteers. The QPS said there will be no interruption to the confidential service to the community. This will reflect...

Car Into Tree In Gayndah

A motorist has been injured after his car collided with a tree in Gayndah. The accident happened on Gordon Street at 8:44PM on Thursday. The victim, a man in his 40s, was transported to Gayndah Hospital in a stable condition with a leg injury.

Elliot Heads Revamp Underway

Streetscape projects have been rolled out in locations across the Bundaberg Region but now it’s time for Elliott Heads to shine with work commencing this week to complete Stages One and Two of the $4 million Foreshore Masterplan. Major road works, linked footpaths, landscaping, shelter shed, a viewing platform and more...

Severe Storms On The Cards

Severe thunderstorms are possible across the Wide Bay Burnett on Thursday. They are forecast to develop ahead of a SE'ly wind change.  Gayndah is in the firing zone after setting a record February temperature on Wednesday of 42.7 degrees. Thunderstorms are possible in Bundaberg and Hervey Bay. Heavy rainfall is the main threat, but...

Forecast For March to May - Dry And Hot

Autumn is likely to be dry across eastern Queensland. In contrast, most of southern Australia shows no strong swing towards either a wetter or drier than average autumn. However, in southern, and particularly southeastern Australia, recent years have seen a decline in the average autumn rainfall. Historical outlook accuracy for March to May...

School Travel Made Safer

CC0 License  The trip to and from school is now safer for students at seven of the region’s schools following the completion of a range of improvements. Bundaberg Regional Council Roads and Drainage portfolio spokesperson Cr Bill Trevor said the projects were part of the SafeST program, a partnership between Council and...

Pedestrian Hit By Car

UPDATE | The Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has picked up the teenage boy who was hit by a car in Childers. He is being airlifted to the Queensland Children's Hospital in Brisbane. EARLIER | A teenage boy has suffered head injuries after being hit by a car in Childers. The accident...

Temperature Records Broken As Heatwave Conditions Linger

CC0 Public Domain  Gayndah in Central Queensland has seen record breaking temperatures on Wednesday. Meteorologist Harry Clarke said residents there saw a record breaking high of 42.7 degrees on Wednesday, beating a previous high of 41 degrees in 2017. Hamilton Island also sweltered through warm conditions, equalling their February maximum temperature of 35.6...

Bundaberg Helping Flood Victims In The North

Bundaberg locals are doing their part to help out our neighbours in the North. A special sausage sizzle will be on at Bunnings on Friday, with funds going towards charity GIVIT, which is helping with flood relief. It's part of a nation-wide fundraiser which will also support Tasmanian bushfire victims. Meantime, two more...

Cops On Bikes Patrolling The City

Image Supplied  Bundaberg Police are now patrolling Bundaberg's CBD on bicycles. They are conducting patrols on push bikes and looking out for traffic and public order offences, as well engaging in the community and raising awareness about bicycle safety. Please say hi and give them a wave if you see them riding past. Always...

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