Newman spruiks regional relocation for public service

By Paul Hemsley Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has talked-up the prospect of moving substantial parts of the state’s bureaucracy out of Brisbane and into regional areas in plans to entice half of Sunshine State’s population to live outside its south-east corner within the next 30 years. Dubbed the ‘Queensland Plan’, the long term vision aims […]

Water now an uphill battle for Toowoomba

By Paul Hemsley The Queensland town of Toowoomba might be synonymous with the tragic Queensland floods, but the small city’s council is pinning its hopes on a permanent fix for enduring water shortages following discussions with the state government over how to address the difficulty of pumping town water uphill. The renewed optimism comes following […]


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