WEEK IN RE­VIEW

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THURS­DAY

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.

FRI­DAY

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.

SATUR­DAY

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.

SUN­DAY

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.

MON­DAY

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.

TUES­DAY

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.

WED­NES­DAY

FIG­URES from a labour maker pro­file into New­start and Youth Al­lowance pay­ments show 3802 peo­ple in Bund­aberg re­ceived wel­fare funds.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

DAY OUT: Childers Pen­sion­ers and Su­per­an­nu­ants group hosted Gin Gin So­cial Club on Tues­day. Full story and pho­tos in next week’s pa­per.

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