Channel Country is teeming with colour, with wet summer forecast to come

The sprawling waterways of Queensland’s Channel Country are a tapestry of colourful, vibrant wildflowers. Rain events from earlier in the year have sent down floodwaters that have awakened dormant seeds and blanketed the region in a kaleidoscope of flora. Diamantina Shire Council Mayor Robert Dare said the wildflowers were a unique sight for locals and […]

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Young readers give their verdicts for the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Shadowers’ Choice awards

For the first time, the best Australian children’s books of the year have been decided by the young people reading them. The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) enlisted 2,000 children, some as young as five years old, to judge the best books of the year for early childhood, young readers and older readers. Following […]

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Toowoomba Council to make cash out of methane as biogas project comes online

A waste facility on Toowoomba’s outskirts is set to become an environmental powerhouse, with a newly installed engine to convert methane into electricity. The biogas project, built by Brisbane-based LGI Energy, will be used on the town’s main landfill site on Hermitage Road, with nearby tips feeding into it. While landfill biogas technology is not […]

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