Domestic Tourism Pull Gathers Strength

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The latest Tourism Research Australia data show that Our Towns have been far from sluggish from helping drive the state’s domestic visitor numbers which in the past year grew 6.2 per cent to a record high of 21.5 million. Tourism and Major Events Minister Kate Jones says Australian travellers … [Read more...]

PCYC Finalises Golden Age Lease

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Goondiwindi PCYC will now lease the Golden Age Centre following a decision at the Goondiwindi Council meeting. From Sunday, 1 October 2017, the Golden Age Centre will be under lease to the Goondiwindi PCYC, therefore the PCYC will be looking after operations including bookings. Mayor Graeme … [Read more...]

Southern Border Regions Get $$$

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The latest grants under the State Government’s $400 million Works for Queensland program have been announced with Southern Border Regions receiving over $5 million investment for community infrastructure. The funding is expected to create or support around 300 jobs. Projects funded … [Read more...]

Electronic Noticeboards Light Up

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Keep your eyes peeled in coming weeks for a couple of things that’ll brighten up the region- The installation of an additional two (2) new electronic noticeboards – one in front of the Inglewood SES building and the other in front of the Council Chambers at 4 McLean Street … [Read more...]

Fatal Aviation Incident

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Police continue investigations into that fatal glider crash at Bowenville today. Two men lost their lives in the accident which Police say happened around 10am this morning, (Tuesday) when the glider they were in crashed in a field off Mason Road. The instructor, a 62-year-old Darling Downs … [Read more...]

Works start at Warrego Highway in Minden

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The drive to and from the state capital is about to get a lot safer. Construction on a vital $10 million upgrade at the Warrego Highway/Lowood-Minden Road and Tallegalla Road intersection has begun. “This project involves reducing conflict points, improving turning lanes, reducing wait times … [Read more...]

Volunteer Drivers Needed for Medical Transport

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The call is out from Goondiwindi Regional Council for volunteer Drivers. Council is now accepting Expressions of Interest for volunteer drivers to join the team for the Meditrans Service. Mayor Graeme Scheu says it’s part of Council’s initiative in delivering better health to the … [Read more...]

Time to Shine for Rural Women

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Queensland women in agriculture are encouraged to enter the 2018 AgriFutures Rural Women's Award, for a chance to win a $10,000 project bursary. Queensland Department of Agriculture Director-general Dr Beth Woods says the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is right behind the Awards … [Read more...]

Call for Decision

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The Queensland Farmers Federation says it’s time to see a decision announced round the 198km Yelarbon and Gowrie section of the Inland rail Project. The QFF call comes ahead of an address this Thursday to the Rural Press Club by Federal Transport Minister Darren Chester at which the industry … [Read more...]