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A century-old pub in a tiny central-west Queensland town has been chosen to represent Australia at a prestigious international architecture expo. Barcaldine's Globe Hotel, built in 1910, was facing demolition before the Barcaldine Regional Council purchased it in 2011 and converted it into a ...
Brisbane City Council will not apologise for slapping residents attending Anzac Day dawn services with parking fines of more than $120. Morningside ... “These changes were well signed and advertised in advance, and had been made at the request of event organisers and the Queensland Police.” ...

Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Michael McCormack, made a whirlwind tour of Toowoomba to visit the the city's ... Mr McCormack, described InterLink SQ's intermodal hub as an exciting project for the region and Queensland when visiting the development at Charlton.
The Queensland government accepted a “bare minimum” rehabilitation plan for a decommissioned coalmine near Ipswich after apparently losing key documents relating to the site's environmental conditions. The site of the former Ebenezer mine will remain scarred by massive voids and a waste dam.
Brisbane's apartment glut has opened the door for further debate on a new high school for the inner city to ease the load on Queensland's largest secondary school, Brisbane State High School. The choice of site for Brisbane's newest inner-city high school boils down to a block behind Park Road train ...
Some people dismiss trampolines as backyard toys, but for many they are part of a serious sport, especially since trampolining was added to the Olympic Games at Sydney in 2000. Australia won a medal at those games, when Ji Wallace from Lismore in northern New South Wales took silver in the ...

ONE of Brisbane's most polluted waterways is set to be transformed, as the council pushes ahead with its plan to turn Oxley Creek into the city's biggest ... Oxley Creek is considered to be among the most polluted in Queensland and, according to the draft Master Plan, its water quality has been impacted by ...
FRESH details on the new master plan for Ipswich's CBD have been released today, revealing plans for a riverside bar and host of retail outlets. The $150m project is the most extensive redevelopment in Ipswich's city centre and has been in the making for most of the last decade. The eight-hectare precinct will feature a ...
In a statement issued on Wednesday afternoon, Ipswich City Council said the current contamination level in the city's recycling was unacceptably high, with about half of everything collected from yellow-lid bins not able to be recycled. It said for recycling to continue, it meant the council would need to reduce ...
The Gold Coast, Logan, Moreton Bay and Ipswich city councils were the first to feel the heat from the CCC. Then more headlines ... Tony Fitzgerald, the man who famously conducted one of the biggest anti-corruption movements in Queensland's history, said new legislation was never enough. Mr Fitzgerald ...
Redland City Council is not taking any chances. The council has issued a warning to prepare for wild weather and have set up sandbagging stations for the community. The Sunshine Coast State Emergency Service is also on standby and have 3000 sandbags ready to go. The town of Ingham has been cut ...
The short clip shows the huge spider holding on for dear life as flood water swept through the town of Halifax, north Queensland on March 11. Several towns in the north-eastern state in Australia have by affected by flooding after the Herbert River broke its banks following extensive rainfall, resulting in ...
A small Queensland town is fighting for the return of a family of Sri Lankan asylum seekers after the couple and their locally born children were taken into detention in Melbourne. Nadesalingam and Priya with their two children. Photo: Tamil Refugee Council. More than 12,000 people have signed a ...
Residents of the rain-hit north Queensland town of Innisfail have been warned they may need to flee to higher ground. The call comes after the ... A disaster situation was declared on Friday across North Queensland as flooding cut off major roads, houses were flooded and schools closed. The emergency ...
Rain-soaked outback Queensland remained in celebratory mode yesterday, despite continued heavy falls flooding country towns, leaving travellers and trucks stranded across the northwest of the state, and closing major roads and highways leading in and out of Julia Creek, Blackall and Winton.
When it comes to tourism, some places have reefs or rainforests, but on Queensland Sunshine Coast's hinterland, in the small town of Kilcoy, they have the yowie. As the economies of country towns around Australia evolve, tourism is often cited as the next focus for local governments. With alleged sightings ...
North Queensland is bracing for a possible major flooding event, with some areas to experience their worst flooding in nearly a decade. The Herbert River is set to peak on Thursday night, with nearby Ingham set to experience flooding similar to the 2009 event. A major flood warning is also in place for the ...

Food drops are set to be made in coming days to remote Queensland towns cut off by floodwaters, ahead of a potential cyclone which could dump more ... He added those towns have not yet requested food drops, but officials are looking to deliver supplies to the outback town of Richmond in the next 48 ...
A small country town in outback Queensland has been turned into an inland island after days of torrential rainfall. Winton, located more than 850km west of Rockhampton and of a population of around 1000 people, saw some of the worst of the wild weather that hit the state's northern and north-western ...
Outspoken Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill has offered to pay a $50,000 defamation settlement to Queensland businessman Clive Palmer to apologise over ... voter anger in North Queensland in a city already struggling with high unemployment and a lacklustre economy after the end of the last mining boom.
COMMUTERS soon could be liberated from the tyranny of the timetable as city planners urge for public transport systems without stop/start schedules. ... The PIA backs a recommendation by Infrastructure Australia in its Future Cities report, released last Friday, for greater access to public transport.
A QUEENSLAND mayor has accused the State Government of taking protected turtle eggs from his town and hatching them in Brisbane just “to put on a show for city kids”. ... “It seems contrary to the spirit of this protection to remove eggs from their natural environment to put on a show for city kids.” ...
Brisbane must widen two bridges in its western suburbs within 10 years to stop choked traffic adding billions to the city's congestion costs, a peak motoring ... Mr Turner, who met recently with Brisbane City Council and the Queensland government, said there was goodwill from both levels of government.
Queensland Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has ordered an investigation into the sacking of former Logan City Council chief executive Sharon Kelsey. Ms Kelsey was ousted earlier this month, with councillors voting 7-5 to get rid of her, while Logan Mayor Luke Smith did not participate in the ...
THE NRL refused to even meet North Queensland representatives over the prospect of hosting a State of Origin match in 2020 before they decided to send a ... “We have a proven track record in delivering major events and we strongly believe we have the capacity and ability to be a host city for the State of ...
City Planning Chairman Julian Simmonds said the 15-level building was approved with several conditions to ensure the development was consistent with ... 2: Water Police Residence, built in 1901: As a purpose-built residence used by the Queensland Water Police for more than 80 years (Brisbane City ...
Victorian Josh Younger and New South Welshman Aron Price have both fired two consecutive rounds of 6-under 64 to share the lead at the Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship presented by Wippells Volkswagen. The pair shares the lead at 12-under the card at the halfway mark of the tournament ...
Records were also broken in Winton in central-west Queensland which recorded 46.5 degrees on Wednesday, breaking a February 28, 2016, record of 45.5 degrees, while a couple of hundred kilometres south, in Richmond, a 1983 record of 44 degrees was broken when the town hit 44.5 degrees.
"It might be fine for the city members to go home and see their kids at night but the regional members can't." Ms Frecklington also accused the government of shutting down the parliamentary debate on the question of whether the new hours should be introduced, by only allowing five minutes per MP and ...
Authorities are testing a suspected male fruit fly found at George Town in Tasmania's north, a month after an incursion was first detected. ... The Department has extended the eastern boundary of its fruit fly control zone in the north-west after suspected larvae from Queensland fruit flies were detected.
FORMER Maryborough golfer Samuel Eaves may be one of the most carefree spirits at Towooomba's City Golf Club this week. The Warwick golf Club professional, who earned an invitation to the Queensland PGA Championships, finished the first day one-under, eight shots behind leader Darren Beck.
BRISBANE and southeast Queensland have escaped the imminent threat of heavy rainfall, but large hailstones and severe wind gusts are still possible as storms move northward. The Bureau of Meteorology warned that, at 6:30pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Jimna and ...
Nine QLD cities where you can pick up property for under $400k and expect growth ... Managing director Simon Pressley said buyers often had tunnel vision trained on their home city and discounted other options. ... All listed cities had a median house price of $400,000 and included Ipswich and Logan.
As large swathes of Queensland swelter through a severe heatwave, one tiny town in the state's west has been awarded a dubious honour, named the hottest place in the world on Monday. February temperature records are being broken in many regional and coastal Queensland towns as a hot air mass ...
Moranbah real estate agent Bella Exposito said while house prices were moving in the right direction in the mining town, 210 kilometres south-west of Mackay, no one was getting too excited. She is selling only about three houses a month, when during the height of the last boom she could clear 10 houses ...
LABOR will promise a series of construction and infrastructure projects in regional Queensland cities hit by high unemployment in a bid to create ... It follows a growing backlash in central and north Queensland after Opposition Leader Bill Shorten attacked the Adani megamine and indicated that the party ...
SUMMER has scorched its way back in time for the weekend, with temperatures tipped to top 40C in some cities today, and heatwave warnings in place. ... And a heatwave set to hit Queensland this weekend is tipped to set heat records tumbling. ... The City of Churches can expect a repeat dose tomorrow.
A Biosecurity Queensland spokesman said the council confirmed to them it was investigating whether the registered dogs were, in fact, Australian dingoes or another breed of domestic dog. “If the dogs are confirmed as being Australian dingoes, they will be seized by the Brisbane City Council and attempts ...
... of the coastal cities in North Queensland last year and had 30 per cent less rain than the long-term average. Townsville received just 791mm in 2017, against the long-term average of 1128mm. It is the fifth consecutive year of below-average rainfall in Townsville. The city's residents also endured a year of ...
Plans include an 18-hole golf course designed by Graham Marsh Golf Designs. The 260-hectare proposed site for the development is to the east of Benaraby, a small town south of Gladstone on the Queensland coast. The largest major city is Brisbane, approximately 500km south of Benaraby. Plans for the ...
An impending decision by Labor to formally oppose the controversial Adani coalmine would come with a jobs package for Queensland to head off claims the party is selling out struggling towns. Labor has strongly signalled it will oppose the proposed Adani mega-mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin as it ...
MACKAY is the shock winner of a popular travel website's Australian Town of the Year awards, beating the likes of the Gold Coast and Byron Bay. ... Wotif travel specialist Kirsty La Bruniy said she wasn't surprised by the town's win. ... Two other Queensland towns made the top 10 – Bundaberg at No. 5 and ...
A FAMILY in need could have a free home in under a month – there's only one thing standing in the way – Brisbane City Council. Andy and Ranni King bought their Bulimba home back in 2012, at the time it had council approval to be removed or demolished. It was the third time the house had been granted ...
A young woman has been banned from buying a dog for two years after she pleaded guilty to repeatedly kicking a dog and sharing a video of the attack on social media. Claire Elizabeth West filmed herself kicking the canine several times and making threats near the central Queensland town of ...
A tight-knit central Queensland community is in shock after two brothers died after being overcome by fumes while cleaning inside a tank. Police said the men, Frank Vella, 52, and George Vella, 48, were found dead in the tank used to hold molasses, when emergency services arrived at their haulage ...
But there was some good news for parents considering the private school system, with Brisbane predicted to be the most affordable capital city in the ... Outside the capital cities, regional Queensland was Australia's most expensive region for a faith-based education, with parents spending $198,012 for a ...
More than half the not quite 5 million people who call Queensland home live in our southeast corner, yet we are still the most decentralised state in the Commonwealth, with cities and towns dotted all the way from the wet tropics to the often parched and unforgiving Outback. This diversity is as much a ...
"It's unusual but it's certainly not unprecedented," she said, referring to the city's record top of 43.2C. That number was well and truly surpassed in the outback town of Julia Creek, which reached 44.4C on Sunday, just below its record of 45.9C. But some records were broken in other parts of Queensland.
QUEENSLAND'S country towns are facing a health and education crisis with many communities unable to attract trained professionals including doctors, dentists, teachers, police officers ... But he said it could be a struggle to find doctors willing to move to the rural town about 270km northwest of Brisbane.
Fairfax Media analysis of Queensland government data from 2005 to 2017 can reveal the locations with the highest pass and fail marks on the practical driving exam. Redland (45 per cent failure), Logan (44 per cent) and Townsville (44 per cent) councils, and Brisbane city south (43 per cent) had the ...


 

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