Build the real Rookwood Weir

Rookwood Weir to be halved

If the people in the cities want fresh food from Australia, they have to get behind the LNP and the building of dams. The Qld Labor Government won’t build dams. Whistleblowers are claiming fraud within the Labor Government and Sunwater. Costs are being manipulated with the Rookwood Weir and they

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Queensland needs more dams not less!

The Queensland State Government’s sudden decision to reduce the Paradise Dam’s capacity to 42% has stunned producers and regional communities. With absolutely no consultation with those most affected, the water has been released from the dam at the worst possible time – and most of it is predicted to simply

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More Grants Available

Grants can be the difference in our communities, getting the funding needed to assist with worth-while projects that can impact on our towns. We have received a few new ones, different to those that you can access from our “Callide Community” page Queensland Country Good for Good  – applications close

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Sun Safe Callide Schools

My Inaugural School Marquee Give-away has been drawn. Thank you to those Principals who responded, with some great suggestions on what I could do to help their schools. Winners of this first round were: Banana State School Chinchilla State School Gayndah State School Monto State School Moura State School Mulgildie

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Irrigators & Dieback tour with Gerard Rennick

I spent a couple of days (5th & 6th March 2019) showing Gerard Rennick (LNP Senate candidate) around the Moura, Theodore and Taroom districts. We visited the Nathan Dam site, irrigation projects at Moura and inspected pasture dieback. Pasture dieback is having a huge economic effect in Callide. Water security for Callide and

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Year of Outback Tourism 2019

Funding has been announced for the first round of the Outback Events Program – between $1,000 and $100,000 is available to eligible organisations across 27 local government areas, including the Banana Shire Council. Round one closes on 1 April 2019. Please go to the Program Guidelines for further information on

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Disaster Recovery Assistance

The devastation in the Qld North West can only be described as heart-breaking.  We have added the QRIDA links to assistance available for farmers, in case you have any family affected. Also linked here is the location for the QCWA Donations, every dollar helps and goes directly to those who

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Lights on for Callide United

Ken O’Dowd MP and Senator Bridget McKenzie were in Biloela today (5 Feb 2019) to surprise the Callide United Football Club. Senator McKenzie, the Deputy Leader of the National Party (Federal) is the Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation, made the announcement to the Soccer Club family –

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Callide Valley Tennis receives $143,000 Grant

CALLIDE VALLEY TENNIS ASSOCIATION have been successful in the recent Gaming Community Benefit fund announcements to resurface four of the Biloela tennis hard courts. President Tim Nelson and his hardworking committee are to be congratulated on their efforts, together with Tennis Queensland Projects Manager, former Biloela Coach Ken Hick, for

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