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New water restrictions from Thursday

Emergency water restrictions for the region will come into effect from this Thursday 19 December as the Southern Downs Regional Council begins what is...

Highway at Gap still closed, fire danger ‘extreme’

The Cunningham Highway at Cunningham’s Gap remains closed indefinitely due to a bushfire at Tarome on the eastern side of the Main Range. Bushfires in...

Cherrabah water plan back on the table

A plan by the Chinese owners of Cherrabah Resort at Elbow Valley east of Warwick to extract up to a million litres of underground...

Water carting trial a success: Council

The Southern Downs Regional Council says it has this week successfully conducted a “full scale trial” of the new emergency water carting infrastructure for...

Major funding for St Mary’s School

More than $5 million in Capital Grants Program funds will go towards upgrades at Warwick’s St Mary’s School, “providing students with the best platform...

Growers’ get-together

Last Saturday evening the Granite Belt Growers Association had its Christmas party at the Stanthorpe International Club. Cynthia McDonald (SDRC Candidate) attended and met many...

Hospital fire safety work continues

Queensland Health says stage one of work to bring Warwick Hospital up-to-date with new fire safety requirements has been completed. Warwick Hospital Director of Nursing...

Fire weather warning in place for region

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a Fire Weather Warning for the Southern Downs and Granite Belt ahead of forecast high temperatures this...

Upgrade to Warwick’s crisis hostel

In order for a Warwick crisis accommodation hostel to better support those in need, $3935 has been secured through the Stronger Communities program, Federal...

Local LNP members vote on Lister candidacy

State MP for Southern Downs James Lister is understood to have overwhelmingly won a local LNP internal party vote held at the weekend to...

Water the likely focus at Q&A sessions

Residents and businesses are invited to bring their questions and feedback on the issues impacting the region to the Southern Downs Regional Council’s Q&A...

Endorsement vote for state MP

State MP for Southern Downs James Lister is understood to be preparing to face an internal vote this weekend of local LNP members to...

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Showers forecast to continue Saturday

Some decent falls of rain have been recorded across the Southern Downs and Granite Belt over the last 24 hours and the good news...