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Office Of Rural & Regional Qld To Have Local Representation

The state headquarters for the new Office of Rural and Regional Queensland will be based in Rockhampton, but it will also have representation in Townsville, Mackay, Cairns, Longreach, Maryborough and Toowoomba.   “Offices are being created in regional coastal and outback Queensland to ensure the voices of local communities across our large...

Petrol And Gas Delivers $84M To Wide Bay Burnett

Image Credit: Pixabay  The natural gas industry contributed around $55 billion to Queensland’s economy over a seven year period, according to a new report released by Lawrence Consulting. It found the petrol and gas sector has contributed more than $84 million to the Wide Bay Burnett since 2011. The report underlines the importance of...

Lifesavers Going Door To Door

They help keep you safe at the beach every weekend for eight months of the year, now our state’s volunteer surf lifesavers are asking for your help in return. Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) is this week hoping to raise vital funds for essential lifesaving equipment, training and resources as part...

Bundaberg Hosting National Conference

Doctor Joseph Stone and Doctor Amber Logan presenting at an ICS and IWC co-hosted conference.  Image Credit: Solana Photography  Bundaberg has been selected to host an important national conference this month.   Aboriginal Australian, American Indian and New Zealand Maori speakers will come together for the gathering being co-hosted by Bundaberg’s IWC in...

Severe Thunderstorms Possible In Bundaberg

Image Credit: The BOM It is possible that we will see severe thunderstorms develop in Bundaberg and surrounding areas on Tuesday. Severe storms are possible in Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and inland to Gayndah.   The Bureau of Meteorology warns they will be packing damaging wind gusts and large hailstones. It is expected to reach a high of...

Local Fire Ban Extended For Bundaberg

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has extended a local fire ban for people living in Bundaberg and surrounding areas.   It has now been extended through to 2359hrs Friday, 25 October for residents in the Bundaberg, North Burnett, South Burnett, Cherbourg, Gympie and Fraser Coast Local Government Areas. The ongoing heightened fire...

Cyclone Predictions For Coming Season

The Bureau has released its Tropical Cyclone Season Outlook, with the odds (65 percent) favouring fewer cyclones than normal. Despite this, Dr Andrew Watkins was quick to point out that the risk from cyclones was always high. "We've never had a tropical cyclone season without at least one cyclone crossing the coast....

Wide Bay Features In New Podcast Series

CC0 The Wide Bay features in a new national podcast series – Drive your own adventure – which shines a spotlight on Queensland’s regional tourism hot spots along popular road trip routes. The 30-episode series, presented by Ingenia Holidays features the Hill of Promise Winery, Fraser Explorer Tours, Fraser Coast Tourism & Events, Hervey Bay...

Fire Alight SE Of Bundaberg

A vegetation fire is burning near Palm Beach Road, Coonarr. Crews are working to contain the fire, which broke out on Monday. There is no threat to property at this time. Smoke is affecting the area, so residents should close windows and doors, and keep respiratory medications close by if required. Motorists should drive with...

The BOM Releases Cyclone Forecast

The Bureau of Meteorology is urging communities to get ready for what is expected to be a severe weather season. The Bureau's Severe Weather Season Outlook shows there is an increased risk of heatwaves and bushfires in the coming months. Parts of the country have already seen bushfires, and the Bureau's head...

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