Country’s future is bright
THE crowds that attended the Gayndah Races, Gooroolba reunion, Dallarnil sports, the rodeo, the youth activities at Lions Park and the day of football indicated clearly that there is a great future for country Queensland.
To culminate in a resident of the region being honoured with an Order of Australia medal is significant.
Congratulations and best wishes to Mrs Elvie Slack.
After such a wonderful weekend of the Orange Festival, it is time to look at how we can generate
It is time to look at how we can generate activity from it to develop and promote the region for business and industry.
activity from it to develop and promote the region for business and industry.
TheWide Bay Burnett Group of Councils is pressing forward with the proposal to pursue a heavy duty rail link, or at the least a heavy duty truck access along the existing rail corridor, from theWestern and Southern Downs to the port at Bundaberg.
The referendum coming up with the Federal Election is one of great importance in maintaining the direct line of funding from the Federal Government to local government.
Because of the challenge of its validity last year, this constitutional recognition will allow it to happen as of right.
You may have noticed signs on many rural roads that say “Roads to Recovery Funding”.
This is money provided to councils directly from the Federal Government.
With a yes vote at the referendum, this funding will be allowed to continue, and while we work so well with the State Government, it speeds things up by going direct and allows direct access to all forms of funding.
While many arguments are put forward, the fact remains that rates alone cannot sustain road maintenance and infrastructure activity, so it is in our interest to support this referendum.
On behalf of councillors and staff, I congratulate the president and committee of the Orange Festival on the promotion of the region and mention also how good it was to have ShaneWebcke attend.
IMPRESSED: North Burnett Mayor Don Waugh.