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Affordable energy plan delivers for farmers

17 April 2018

Queensland farmers can now apply to receive a free energy efficiency audit to help cut power bills as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $10 million Energy Savers Plus Program

Locals invited to have their say on solar farm development guidelines

17 April 2018

Bundaberg locals are invited to have their say tomorrow (Wednesday) on new guidelines that will guide the sustainable development of Queensland’s solar farm boom.

Water plans on the table

13 Apr 2018

Gas continues to flow in south-west

06 April 2018

Gas supply fast tracks to east coast market

29 March 2018

Queensland Government pumps $61 million into our most precious assets

28 March 2018

Expert community groups will share in $19.4 million over the next four years to improve water run off onto the Great Barrier Reef.

Exploration feeds future of North West resource sector

28 Mar 2018

Queensland first FNQ water auction

22 Mar 2018

Solar trial shines on local communities

22 Mar 2018

Explorers seek next-gen Bowen Basin coal

22 Mar 2018

Enhanced safety laws to further protect mining workers

21 Mar 2018

Seven-year itch scratched for Isaac Plains coal mine

08 March 2018

Queensland’s one-dollar Bowen Basin coal mine - Stanmore Coal’s Isaac Plains - has gained a seven-year life extension, securing its 210 local jobs.

New tree clearing laws introduced to Parliament

08 March 2018

Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today introduced tree-clearing reforms to Parliament.

Queensland’s rural areas see increase in land values

07 March 2018

Fraser Coast regional area sees increase in land valuations

07 March 2018

Valuer-General Neil Bray said the valuations reflected land values on 1 October 2017 and showed Fraser Coast Regional area’s land values had increased by 5.5 per cent overall since the last valuation in 2016.

Diamantina Shire sees increase in land values

07 March 2018

Valuer-General Neil Bray said the valuations reflected land values on 1 October 2017 and showed Diamantina Shire Council area’s land values had increased by 17.9 per cent overall since the last valuation in 2014.

Goondiwindi regional area sees increase in land values

07 March 2018

Valuer-General, Neil Bray said the valuations reflected land values on 1 October 2017 and showed Goondiwindi Regional area’s land values had increased by 25.9 per cent overall since the last valuation in 2017.

New online tool shows latest land valuations

07 March 2018

Queenslanders can now access real-time property data showing the state’s latest land valuations.

Bulloo Shire sees increase in land values

07 March 2018

Valuer-General Neil Bray said the valuations reflected land values on 1 October 2017 and showed Bulloo Shire area’s land values had increased by 3.8 per cent overall since the last valuation in 2014.

Banana Shire sees increase in land values

07 March 2018

Valuer-General Neil Bray said the valuations reflected land values on 1 October 2017 and showed Banana Shire area’s land values had increased by 15.2 per cent since the last valuation in 2016.

Boulia Shire sees increase in land values

07 March 2018

Valuer-General Neil Bray said the valuations reflected land values on 1 October 2017 and showed Boulia Shire area’s land values had increased by 18.5 per cent overall since the last valuation in 2014.

Quilpie Shire sees increase in land values

07 March 2018

Valuer-General Neil Bray said the valuations reflected land values on 1 October 2017 and showed Quilpie Shire area’s land values had increased by 21.8 per cent overall since the last valuation in 2014.

Charters Towers regional area sees increase in land values

07 March 2018

Valuer-General Neil Bray said the valuations reflected land values on 1 October 2017 and showed Charters Towers Regional area’s land values had increased by 1.6 per cent overall since the last valuation in 2015.

Gold Coast City sees increase in land values

07 March 2018

Valuer-General Neil Bray said the valuations reflected land values on 1 October 2017 and showed Gold Coast City area’s land values had increased by 8.3 per cent overall since the last valuation in 2017.

Maranoa regional area sees increase in land values

07 March 2018

Valuer-General Neil Bray said the valuations reflected land values on 1 October 2017 and showed Maranoa Regional area’s land values had increased by 41.9 per cent overall since the last valuation in 2017.

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Last updated: 2 August 2017


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