WEEK IN REVIEW
SURVEILLANCE images emerge of a group of children caught swimming around the regulating structure of the Wongarra Main Channel in Bundaberg.
The shocking pictures come despite SunWater’s recent warnings it is dangerous and illegal.
ENGINES will rev again at Carina Speedway after promoter and director Peter Basmadjian said the venue would be reopened in September.
The venue will be transformed over the next three months, with practice days to begin in June.
“It will be one of the premier speedways in Queensland,” Mr Basmadjian said.
NEWLY-elected Bundaberg MP Leanne Donaldson denies the Labor State Government is planning to sell major assets.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk flagged asset sales earlier this week, but said they would be items such as “vacant land or buildings”.
Ms Donaldson said the government would not sell strategic assets, such as Queensland’s ports and electricity networks the LNP planned to lease.
A 67-YEAR-old man is airlifted to hospital after crashing a motorbike on the Bruce Hwy about 20km south of Gin Gin.
The Bruce Hwy was closed in both directions for 30 minutes to allow the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter to land.
A YOUNG Chinese backpacker becomes the region’s second road fatality in 2015 after crash on Rosedale Rd at Meadowvale.
A 23-year-old man was taken to a Brisbane hospital in a critical condition.
NORTH Burnett Mayor Don Waugh welcomes the news the Goondicum ilmenite mine is on track to reopen by June.
The mine is considered vital cog in Monto’s economy.
“It’s a development in the area we support because it provides employment, and, as it develops, more employment can be expected from it,” he said.
FIGURES from a labour maker profile into Newstart and Youth Allowance payments show 3802 people in Bundaberg received welfare funds.
DAY OUT: Childers Pensioners and Superannuants group hosted Gin Gin Social Club on Tuesday. Full story and photos in next week’s paper.