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Appeal to help find missing 41-year-old man

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a 41-year-old man reported missing from the Bundaberg area since June 11. Wade Marshall was last seen around 11:00am on Bourbong Street in Bundaberg West, however has not been heard from since. Family hold concern for his welfare as his disappearance is out of...

What Bundaberg got in the state budget

Infrastructure spending is being dubbed as a state budget win for the Wide Bay with $883million set aside to improve local facilities.   Treasurer Cameron Dick has set a target of getting back to black with a slim surplus of $153m for 2024-25 thanks to what he describes as a better than...

Bundy farmers take to State Parliament over rates spike

Bundaberg farmers fed up over what they say are unprecedented council rate rises have taken their battle to Queensland Parliament. In June 2020, local farmers saw rates go through the roof with more than 200 farms reporting theirs more than doubled.   Commissioned by the Queensland Cane Growers Organisation, a Queensland Economic Advocacy...

Motoring body welcomes budget boost for local roads

A multi-billion dollar budget investment in roads has left the state's peak motoring body cheering. RACQ is welcoming the government's $27.5 billion dollar boost to Queensland's roads and transport infrastructure over the next four years. In the Wide Bay, it includes more than $249,000 to rehabilitate the Burnett River Bridge in Bundaberg. RACQ...

Smoke impacting Bruce Highway this morning

A heads up for anyone heading south on the Bruce Highway this morning.   Transport and Main Roads says smoke is causing some poor visibility south of Childers near Wongi State Forest.    While there's no delays expected, all lanes are affected and drivers are urged to proceed with caution.

Police on hunt for stolen Ford Focus

A blue Ford Focus has been stolen from Mariners Way in Bundaberg North.    Police say it was taken during the early hours of Monday morning.    The car has a rego of 558 WTU.   If you have any information about where the car might be you are being urged to contact police.         

Backburning at Miara National Park

Backburning will take place at the within the Miara National Park area near Yandaran starting tomorrow. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) has scheduled the planned burn until the week of July 5, weather permitting. The aim of the burn is to reduce the volume of forest fuels and help reduce the...

'No confidence' for major Bundy projects this state budget

Burnett MP Stephen Bennett believes there will be a lack of cash in today's State Budget for Bundaberg projects in dire need of major funding. There are multiple projects in Bundaberg that are in need of major funding, but LNP Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett says he has no confidence there...

Taste of Bundaberg showcases the regions produce

A 10-day festival celebrating fresh produce, local beverages and our culinary community has kicked off in the region.    The Taste Bundaberg Festival has become a key tourism event in the region showcasing local producers.   Hinkler MP Keith Pitt says it a great way to show off exactly what Bundaberg has.    The festival has...

Music comp marks 70 years of disability support service

  More than 100 performers will take to the stage today for a national 'Battle of the Bands' - virtually that is. This week marks 70 years of the Endeavour Foundation providing support for people with disabilities in Australia. The organisation will kick off celebrations with the return of their all-abilities music competition,...

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