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Grassfire Sparks South Of Gladstone

QFES Newsroom A grassfire has sparked at Calliope, south of Gladstone, on Friday afternoon.   Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are currently on scene at a grass fire burning near the Dawson Highway and Ivy Road. This fire broke out earlier today and is posing no threat to property at this...

Rocky Bus Driver Named Best Regional Driver In The State

Minister Mark Bailey with the winners.  Image Supplied  After more than 13,000 votes and 2,500 nominations, Queensland’s best bus drivers have been announced and the regional award was claimed by Renee-Jade Majid from Sunbus Rockhampton.    Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey j oined finalists from across Queensland at Parliament House to announce...

Gladstone Pensioners May Qualify For Rate Subsidy

Property owners in the Gladstone region who live at their property and have just become eligible for the pension are encouraged to apply now for Gladstone Regional Council’s 2019/20 Pensioner Rate Subsidy Scheme. Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said Council’s pension remission scheme provided a rebate of 50 per cent of...

Extra Days To Explore Gladstone

Image Credit: Gladstone Region Council  We are being encouraged to make the most of the Gladstone show holiday and get out and explore the Gladstone Region. With the upcoming Gladstone Region show holiday, Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett encouraged members of the community to take advantage of public holiday and see different...

Suspicious Fire, Rockhampton

QFES Newsroom  Detectives are investigating a suspicious house fire in Rockhampton. Police were called to an address on Archer Street, near the intersection of Alma Street, at around 1:45AM on Friday amid reports that smoke was pouring from a home. Emergency crews headed to the location but the structure and roof of the home were badly...

Mackay Arsonist Arrested Over Blaze In Blackwater

QFES Newsroom A Mackay man has been arrested in relation to arson attacks in Blackwater and Mackay.   On Thursday, Detectives from the Blackwater Criminal Investigation Branch, with the assistance of uniformed officers arrested the 35-year-old. The Blackwater offences are alleged to have occurred between 11:30pm on August 4 and 1:00am on August 5...
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