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BREAKING | Escapee Located

UPDATE | Police have located a man who escaped from custody last Friday. The 39-year-old was found at a Gooburrum house at 3:00PM on Wednesday.   It will be alleged that he escaped while being transported to the Bundaberg Hospital for treatment to a hand injury. He has been charged with one count of escape lawful...

Vegetation Fire Sparks Howard

  QFES Newsroom  A vegetation fire is burning near the northern end of Cemetery Road in Howard on Wednesday.   Firefighters are working to contain the blaze and smoke may affect Howard and surrounds, including the Bruce Highway. If affected, residents are asked to close windows and doors. Those suffering from a respiratory condition should...

Visitor Numbers Down In Bundaberg

Buss Park.  Image Credit: Tayla Larsen Queensland is enjoying a record high international visitor spend, sadly visitor numbers have fallen in Bundaberg.   We saw 5,000 fewer international visitors in the past year.  Those who did come spent less time hear, with international visitor nights falling by 198,000.   Those falls represent a loss of $6 million...

Man Extradited Over Suspicious Disappearance Of Hervey Bay Woman

UPDATE | A Victorian man has arrived in Brisbane, after being extradited over the death of a Hervey Bay woman. The 44-year-old arrived at Brisbane Airport just after 1:00PM on Tuesday escorted by police according to News Corp.  The publication is reporting he is expected to be charged with her manslaughter, misconduct with...

Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Secures Over Half A Mill

Soft-drink manufacturer Bundaberg Brewed Drinks will upgrade brewing, bottling and warehousing systems thanks to $575,800 from Round 2 of the Queensland Government’s $46 million Made in Queensland (MIQ) grants program. The iconic Bundaberg-based family-owned business has been operating for 51 years and distributes its premium brewed soft drinks nationally and globally...

POLICE | Do You Recognise This Van?

Bundaberg Police are keen to identify the van pictured above.  It is believed that someone driving it may have stolen items from charity bins. At approximately 12pm on Sunday, a white Ford Transit van has driven into a carpark on McCarthy Street, Bundaberg and parked near the donation bins. A male driver, believed...

$6.7 Million For Bundaberg Hospital Business Case

Image Supplied  Bundaberg will know the site of its new hospital in 2020 with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announcing $6.7 million for a detailed business case. Ms Palaszczuk said construction of a new hospital would reshape healthcare, boost jobs and bring new investment to the region. “Bundaberg deserves a new hospital,” Ms Palaszczuk said. “And...

Harvesting Demo To Answer Question Posed By Cane Growers

Pixabay A month-long field demonstration will test harvesting best practice methods in the Herbert district so cane growers and harvesting contractors will finally have an answer to the million-dollar question: “How does it affect my bottom line?” Two Herbert harvesting contractors will take part in the demonstration that will compare their standard...

Opposition Leader Outlines Plan For Bundaberg  

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has once again committed to Queenslanders she won’t introduce any new taxes, if elected Premier in October 2020. In her seventh trip to Bundaberg since elected as Opposition Leader, Ms Frecklington said Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has refused to rule out introducing new or higher taxes. “I’ve repeatedly said...

Intelligent Community Showcased In Canberra

The Bundaberg Region was today showcased as a national leader in technological innovation at the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) conference. Speaking from the conference in Canberra, Mayor Jack Dempsey said delegates were interested to hear about Council’s Intelligent Community Strategy. “Building Bundaberg as an intelligent community means protecting and enhancing our...

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