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Festival a Feast for Senses

Tantalising tastes, vibrant colours and eclectic sounds from around the globe will once again fill the Emerald Showgrounds when it becomes the stage for the Central Highlands Multicultural Festival. The Festival will run from 5:00pm to 10:00pm on Saturday, 22… Read more

Projects in Play

A new childcare centre and Emerald’s GP Super Clinic are among the $10.2 billion in projects listed in CHDC’s latest Development Register. The quarterly document is a snapshot of the projects that are either recently completed, underway or planned for the… Read more

Dollar Figures

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has put a dollar figure on the resource sector’s contribution to the regions’ economies. New statistical profiles show the coal industry purchased $566 million in goods and services in the Central Highlands last financial year,… Read more

Plan Goes Public

You will get a chance to review the Central Highlands Regional Council’s (CHRC) long-awaited draft Planning Scheme early next year. The scheme will provide a consistent approach to the management of land use and development in the region, and will… Read more

Mining Offers New Jobs Hope

A new mine in the Galilee Basin could provide a new employment opportunity for Central Highlands residents. The State Government has given conditional approval to AMCI and Bandanna Energy’s South Galilee Coal Project, which will be 12km south west of… Read more

Santa’s List Sorted

When Santa comes to town this Christmas, he might want to drop by Emerald’s Visitor Information Centre! The VIC has a range of unique, locally-made souvenirs that would make ideal Christmas gifts for long-time residents and faraway families. “Not only… Read more

Up for Grabs

Sporting clubs have a chance to make a fresh start in 2015 by applying for funding from a new program. The Holden Home Ground Advantage has grants up to $10,000 and $100,000 for facility and equipment upgrades. It’s featured on… Read more

Summer Scorcher

The rain that’s fallen across the Central Highlands in recent days doesn’t appear to be a sign of things to come. The Bureau of Meteorology’s (BOM) latest Climate and Water Outlook is predicting a summer that’s drier and hotter than… Read more

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