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Back the Region that backs itself

The Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD)is launching its state election priorities and RAPAD Post COVID-19 CentralWestern Queensland Recovery Plan to start a...

’’Opera House of the Bush’’ re-invents itself

The multi-million dollarredevelopment project, funded by the Federal Government’s Community DevelopmentGrants program, began in November 2019 and was completed in May. The first stage of...

Longreach Regional Council delivers responsible budget for uncertain times

Despitenot raising rates and utility charges at all this year, Council says it hasmanaged to avoid deepening its operating deficit thanks to a range...

Stars and sunsets part of the latest Longreach glamping experience

Thenew luxury glamping-style accommodation received funding support through the StateGovernment to attract more tourists to the region. “Tourismis a major economic driver for our regions,...

Qantas illuminates Longreach

QantasFounders Museum CEO, Tony Martin, believes this captivating experience willattract locals and tourists alike. “Thereis nothing like this anywhere else in the world,” Mr Martin...

Channel Country lacks mining protection

The study identified that 64 per cent of the 116chemicals used in shale and tight gas operations in Australia between 2011 and2016 were of...

Longreach slaughterhouse doors re-open

Ministerfor Agriculture and Fisheries, Mark Furner, said businesses, organisations andindividuals had last year been invited to make submissions on the future use ofthe former...

Renewable energy hub proposed for Barcaldine

The Remote Area Planning and Development board (RAPAD)has collaborated with leading renewable energy company Sunshot Energy toundertake a study into establishing a new solar...

Breath testing is back

Police remindall drivers that static breath testing has resumed following the suspension offormal breath tests during Covid-19. Police also remind all drivers to bemindful...

Oral health services returning to normal

Non-urgentservices were suspended in April in line with directions from the NationalCabinet for health services across Australia to reschedule non-urgent electivesurgery and focus on...

Queen honour for former Ilfracombe boy

Theaward to David Muir, now of Brisbane, was for significant service to thecommunity through welfare, social justice and charitable organisations. Bornin 1955 at the Longreach...

Painting the region red for DV awareness

Two local organisations,RAPAD Employment Services Queensland (RESQ) and Longreach Regional Council,have joined with local police to construct a public bench in support of the...

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Letter to the editor

Qantas flight cancellations. A summary of the situation (These comments are based on my claim, but I believe they are typical of the vast majority...

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