Murweh Shire Councillors (Picture: Murweh Shire Council)
Murweh Shire Councillors (Picture: Murweh Shire Council)

CATCH UP: Five stories you might have missed this week

WE HEAR a lot about COVID-19, international politics and the crime affecting our communities.

While we will continue to provide you all the latest and up-to-date stories on the hot button issues, we are also bringing you great news from Charleville and Western Queensland.

Here are 5 stories from The Western Times you might have missed this week:

1. NAMED: Who we know is running for Warrego in State Election

AS THIS year’s state election looms, voters throughout the Warrego electorate will need to make a decision as to who will represent them in State Parliament over the next four years.

2. Government announces over $1m for drought-affected towns

THE Federal Government has announced more than $1.1 million in funding for more than 30 projects to help get drought-affected communities back on their feet.

Deputy Prime Minister and minister for infrastructure, transport and regional development Michael McCormack said the latest tranche of funding, under the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program came at a significant time for regional Australia.

3. REVEALED: Here’s what your Murweh councillors declared

MURWEH residents headed to the polls on March 28 to vote for four councillors and a mayor to represent them at a local level.

All councillors have submitted their Registers of Interest, declaring memberships, organisations and financial assets that the community needs to be aware of.

4. How this Longreach uni student wants to change the world

SHE comes from a place where students rarely have opportunities to advance into major STEM careers, but second-year University of Queensland biotechnology student Keely Perry is breaking down barriers and working towards changing the world.

5. Exciting projects underway after massive Council grant

SOME exciting new projects will be commencing in the Balonne Shire soon with $1 million worth of grants being secured for community projects.

Work will soon begin on six community projects in the shire, including a skatepark at Bollon (requested by local schoolchildren), an upgrade to the Thallon basketball courts, and the installation of a barbecue with sheltered table and chairs at the Dirranbandi Civic Centre Park.

Charleville Western Times

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