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...]

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...]

Council Removes Damaged Boats


Abandoned marine vessels damaged by Tropical Cyclone Debbie will be removed from the Whitsundays over the next few months, after Council received funding to clean up the region’s waterways. Whitsundays Council will be undertaking eligible works funded under the joint Commonwealth-State Natural … [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...]

Review into State’s Volunteer Marine Rescue Services

Marine Rescue

A wide-ranging review into Queensland’s volunteer marine rescue services will start on Monday (September 24) and will involve regional stakeholder visits to help Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) better understand what is happening at a local, tactical level. Fire and Emergency … [Read more...]

Second Shark Attack in 24 Hours


A second shark attack on a young girl has been reported in the Whitsundays today. This followed the attack on a woman who was snorkeling yesterday afternoon. A young girl has been airlifted to Mackay with a serious upper leg injury after another shark attack at Cid Harbour - The second in 24 … [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...]