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QFES | Get Bushfire Ready

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) are urging people to finalise their bushfire preparations ahead of a season that could bring an increased bushfire potential to some parts of the state. The reminder came as the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC) released the Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook. QFES...

Seven Storey Airport Hotel To Be Built

Bundaberg Airport from Childers Road.  Image Credit: Michelle Price Accommodation is on the rise in Bundaberg, after Council issued a development approval for a seven storey airport hotel next to Brothers Sports Club. The combined application was for a material change of use for short term accommodation and café and reconfiguring a...

School Teachers Plan Strike Action

  CC0 Public Domain  State School Teachers will walk off the job next month.   More than 30,000 voted to take part after negotiations with the State Government broke down.   Staff will stop work for 24 hours if the Government can't come to an agreement with the Queensland Teachers Union, which is demanding the Government ease...

Great Barrier Reef Welcomes Underwater Hotel

Image By JERRYE AND ROY KLOTZ MD - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 A new underwater hotel is coming to the Great Barrier Reef. The three level pontoon will be moored off Lady Musgrave Island, allowing guests to sleep under the surface of the ocean.   Up to 24 people will be able to stay...

Gin Gin Pushing For Rail Trail Inclusion

Bundaberg Regional Council will investigate funding sources to build a 46km rail trail along the disused railway corridor between Bundaberg and Gin Gin. Mayor Jack Dempsey said a development plan estimates potential economic benefits of nearly $3 million per year. The trail would cost about $13.1 million to build. “Council received $92,000 from...

Drainage Upgrades To Protect Properties From Flooding

Image Credit: CC0 Creative Commons  Drainage upgrades are under way on Rule Street, Elliott Heads, to protect properties from stormwater inundation. Bundaberg Regional Council roads and drainage portfolio spokesman Cr Bill Trevor said new pipework was being laid to improve stormwater flow in the area. “This area catches quite a bit of stormwater...

Branyan Water Upgrade Caters For Growth 

CC0 Licence  A $3.2 million investment in new water storage and treatment at Branyan will cater for future growth and development. Bundaberg Regional Council’s water services spokesman, Cr Jason Bartels, said the 2019-20 Budget commits $1.8 million to build a new reservoir and $1.4 million to address taste and odour issues. “The Branyan...

Locals Upset At Lack Of Public Transport

Congestion.  Image Credit: RACQ Wide Bay residents have raised concern at the lack of public transport services in the region and demanded vital road safety upgrades, a new RACQ survey has revealed. As part of its Transport Priorities Survey, the Club gave more than 2000 Queenslanders a hypothetical $100 million and asked...

New Pump Improves Moore Park Beach Water Pressure

Image By ilovebundaberg.com - Moore Park BeachUploaded by Mattinbgn, CC BY-SA 2.0 Moore Park Beach residents can expect more constant and reliable water pressure with a new modern pump system officially taking over from the old water tower last week. Water portfolio spokesperson Cr Jason Bartels said the water tower was decommissioned...

Long List Of Performers Unveiled For Childers Festival

A huge variety of performers will be showcased on the Childers Festival stage next month to wow crowds with soulful sounds, funky beats and exciting entertainment. More than 25 acts will perform in the main street during the annual event in July. Bundaberg Regional Council’s community and cultural services portfolio spokesperson Cr...

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