Safety first for dams and lakes


Stay vigilant and stay safe is the message for the thousands expected to take advantage of Queensland’s dams and lakes during the September school holidays. Minister for Natural Resources Anthony Lynham says dams, lakes and weirs are a hive of activity for family recreational pursuits at this … [Read more...]

Bright Future for Regional Animals


The doors are almost open to the new Goondiwindi animal shelter, the new home to animal management services in the region. Construction of the new shelter began in May this year using local trades and suppliers and is due to be completed at the end of the month. The new facility will include a … [Read more...]

New Leadership for Heavy Vehicle regulator


Two new board members for the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) have been announced. Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack and Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey revealed the new members … [Read more...]

More Farm Maintenance Codes Updated

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Rural producers are being asked for their views on updated guidelines for low-risk essential clearing to maintain their properties. Natural Resources Minister Anthony Lynham said three codes --- for weeds, encroachment and necessary environmental clearing --- had been updated with the latest … [Read more...]

Greater energy choice for regional Queenslanders


Regional consumers will be able to return to Ergon after switching to another retailer after the State Government passed new energy laws today. Energy Minister Anthony Lynham says changes to energy legislation brings greater choice for regional Queenslanders. “Previously, the ‘non-reversion’ … [Read more...]

Greater Consistency on Lift Laws for Queensland 4WD

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Queensland vehicle lift modification laws will change to be more consistent with other jurisdictions for 4WD motorists across the country after consultation with 4WD groups. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey says he was pleased to announce the changes for Queensland’s 4WD lift … [Read more...]

Last Days to Have Say on TSRC name


The final countdown is on to submit naming suggestion for the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) road and elements. More than 400 submissions have been received so far with only two days remaining for further suggestions. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey says he’s … [Read more...]

Warrego Highway Upgrade Program Extended


Three more upgrades to Warrego Highway are set to be funded with works on the Carroll Creek Culvert Replacement project, along with further upgrades between Dalby and Miles and between Oakey and Miles. The upgrades are part of $635 million program for the Highway improvements. 15 projects … [Read more...]

One more Joins the List


Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner has partially drought declared the Western Downs Regional Council area. At the same time, he has moved to replace the area's Local Drought Committee. Mr Furner says he had decided to refresh the membership of the … [Read more...]