On the weekend there were a group of people who traveled from Brisbane to Kingaroy to learn more about the region and what would be lost if Moreton Resources proposed open cut coal mine was to be developed. The group visited a variety of tourist hotspots including Bethany, Kingsley Grove Winery, Cranes Winery, Kingaroy Observatory,… Read More What a rich region Kingaroy is!
Kingaroy residents concerned about the health impacts from a proposed coal mine near their town are demanding the Queensland Government buys back the exploration permit from the company proposing the mine. Moreton Resources (previously known as Cougar energy) is proposing to begin development of the open cut coal mine in 2017 just 4 kilometres south… Read More Kingaroy Asks for Coal Permit “Buy-Back”
A grassroots tour focused on the impacts that the proposed coal mine will have on the Kingaroy community will be occurring on the 1st and 2nd October. “This will be an opportunity to come and learn for yourself“, says Cassie McMahon. It will be an opportunity to meet the people who live, work and play… Read More Bridging the Divide – Kingaroy tour
There has been confusion created by some media over a few local community groups. These resident action groups have formed to assist the ratepeyers of the South Burnett have a greater voice towards helping the South Burnett Regional Council guide the Shire. Here are the facts about three local groups that primarily focus on the… Read More South Burnett Groups – dispelling the myths
“In conclusion Moreton’s project plans $11 billion in sales and prima facie this may look attractive until one looks at Kammen’s estimate of the cost of damage including that to health, property and income of residents in the South Burnett. Ill health may take years to develop, but in just a few years it is… Read More Consequences of proposed open-cut coal mining in the vicinity of Kingaroy
On the evening of the Census, people who live in the South Burnett camped out at Acland, a thriving town before open cut coal mining came to town. Cassie McMahon, a resident from Nanango organised the event and said it was a success. 50 people participated in the camp out, listened to stories of the… Read More Census at Acland
The fact that B-doubles are not allowed along the Maidenwell-Bunya Mountains Rd, or even along the Kingaroy Cooyar Rd past the top of the Cooyar Range, has again been confirmed by the Department of Transport.
The SBRC Listening Tour stumbled into Nanango on Wednesday night with a massive turnout of around 10 audience members. Appreciation and a hearty congratulations for endeavouring to provide a grassroots Council service such as a meet and greet. The full unedited 2 hr version will be available on YouTube shortly, but this is an exert… Read More Heavy vehicle access within the Sth Burnett
The markets in Kingaroy held every Thursday have moved location and have a new name. Seeds of Hope Markets are now held in Glendon St, Broadway Hotel carpark (opposite Big W) from 9am till dark. Public access is much easier than O’Neil square where there were situated prior. So many products available with the overwhelming majority… Read More New site & new name
On Tuesday 9th August a group of people will be packing their swag, a meal to share and heading of to Acland, a beautiful town between Oakey and Jondaryan. Up to 400 people who lived in the town before it became an open cut coal mine was developed. New Hope Coal claimed that the mine… Read More Come and Repopulate Acland