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Blaze rips through commercial structure, Isis Central

A fire has torn through a commercial structure in the Bundaberg region overnight, though no one was injured. Five fire crews were on the scene of the blaze on Madsens Road in Isis Central, that happened around 2:30am on Monday. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said the building, believed to be an...

Boost across Bundaberg building industry

  Queensland's regional dwelling approvals for July have delivered mixed news for the state’s building industry. Latest figures show new houses are up 17.2 per cent over the month but regional numbers painted a varied picture. Master Builders Deputy CEO Paul Bidwell said Wide Bay Burnett was the solid performer across the state. "Housing...

Assaults in Bundaberg double since April

Concerning new police figures have shown a big jump in assault rates in the Bundaberg region. Reports of the crime have doubled from 19 in the month of April to 40 in August. Officer in charge of Bundaberg Police Senior Sergeant Michael McGarry said the peak of these crimes is usually in...

Drug possession arrests on the rise in Bundaberg

There has been a rise in drug related arrests across Bundaberg over recent months but local Police said it means more people are getting caught. Cases of drug possession have been trending upwards in the region since the end of last year, according to the latest Queensland crime statistics. Bundaberg recorded 29...

Police release CCTV of break and enter, Wallaville

Footage has been released of someone alledged to have stolen multiple items after unlawfully entering a Bundaberg property. Queensland Police said the incident happened at a property on Zillmans Road, Wallaville around 5am on Friday September 4th. The CCTV shows an alleged offender taking off with hand tools, welders, gas bottles and...

Bundaberg decks out in yellow for R U OK Day

Bundaberg locals who have been feeling 'disconnected' due to Covid, or other issues, will be the special focus of this year's RUOK Day events. Bundaberg Regional Council and Lifeline have set up bright yellow banners and will be out in the CBD on Wednesday, ahead of the official day on Thursday,...

Man dies after being pulled from beach, Agnes Water

A man has sadly passed away after being pulled from the water at a beach north of Bundaberg. Queensland Ambulance said they were called to a location off the Agnes Water Esplanade just after 4pm on Monday afternoon. A Queensland Police spokesperson confirmed the man in his 60s passed away from what...

Man in serious condition after alleged assault, Childers

Investigations continue into an alleged assault at Childers that left a man with serious injuries. Emergency crews were called to reports a man had allegedly been punched and knocked to the ground while leaving a licensed premises at Churchill Street just after midnight on Sunday morning. A Queensland Police spokesperson said a...

Man dies in tragic Branyan crash

A young man has been killed after the vehicle he was in crashed into a tree south of Bundaberg. Police said the 25 year old is believed to have lost control of the vehicle along Branyan Drive in Branyan sometime after 12:30am on Sunday morning. The Red Hill man was the sole...

Restricted cactus found in Burnett

Cacti breeds known to blind cattle have popped up in the North and South Burnett, prompting Bundaberg Regional Council to remind locals of which plant breeds are restricted. Bunny ears, Hudson Pear and Eve's pin cacti are all prohibited under the Biosecurity Act 2014, meaning it is illegal to propagate or...

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