The Goondiwindi Regional Council Budget 2019/2020 was adopted this morning at a Special Budget Meeting held in the Council Chambers. Here are highlights from Mayor Graeme Scheu’s address. “This year, Council has managed to apply a general rate rise of 1.98% after the early payment discount … [Read more...]

Wet Weather Eases


The Weather Bureau has now cancelled its Severe Weather Warnings for the region. They say with the weakening of Ex-Trevor and the associated upper level trough; the widespread bands of heavy rainfall have eased. There’s hope that the surface trough may still produce isolated thunderstorm … [Read more...]

Rotary District Pulls Hard for the Bush


The Rotary District 9630 have launched the first in a series of A/V productions to encourage more support for their Drought Relief Program. The A/V’s are being widely distributed across the country to encourage support for Our Towns. Rotary says it’s about being able to deliver help where … [Read more...]

A Logistical Nightmare But the work goes On


While the South East braces for its share of cyclonic and severe weather, across many of Our Towns we continue to deal with the impacts as thousands of kilometres of roads across remain under repair and are restricted or closed. 6,420 kms of state-controlled roads within 32 local government areas … [Read more...]

Grants Deliver Mental Health Support


$400,000 in grants have been awarded by the State Government for a series of community projects that will support the mental health of Queenslanders dealing with the impacts of drought and floods. The six successful organisations will receive the funds as part of the current round of the TRAIC … [Read more...]

State Waste Levy Hits Goondiwindi


The way the region deals with waste will now have to change to meet a tight timeline for the introduction of Queensland’s waste disposal levy, according to Goondiwindi Regional Council. The Goondiwindi region is a last-minute addition to the new waste levy zone that includes 39 of the 77 local … [Read more...]

Licence Opens the Way for Gas Flow


Queensland’s first “domestic-only” gas supply moved a step closer with a licence awarded to start construction of a gas processing plant near Wandoan on the Western Downs. The State Government has issued a petroleum facility licence allowing Jemena to build a plant to process gas from Senex … [Read more...]

From Maranoa With Love


Former Hughenden residents Roger & Jenny Underwood, Pine Hills now from Wallumbilla have gone above and beyond to help old neighbours and those in the flood ravaged north. They donated two Droughtmaster cows for sale at Roma sales yesterday with the proceeds for donations towards the flood … [Read more...]

Queensland Government and Agforce team up

agforce students

Peak industry body Agforce is partnering with the State Government to expand and upgrade agricultural training for secondary school students. The partnership finalised this week, aims to ensure the successful Agribusiness Gateway to Industry Schools Program grew and continued to address skill … [Read more...]

Katter thankful But…


KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is pleased flood disaster categories have been extended to include flood zones previously neglected, however warns some areas may still be left out. Mr Katter says KAP offices have been inundated with calls from people denied disaster recovery … [Read more...]