Pollies pulling the plug on 'NoPlace'

BOTH Labor and the Coalition are planning to massively increase electric car use – but at what cost to regional, rural and remote Australia? The Coalition wants electric vehicles to make up between 25% and 50% of all new car sales by 2030. Labor has stuck its electioneering banner in the sand with a target of 50% by then. It’s just another example of how city slicker politicians and bureaucrats view Australia – “Urbania” being the cities that they know and love, and “NoPlace” anywhere outside of them. In NoPlace, people often have to drive hours to get to work, town, hospital, visit friends, go shopping. The problem is, an electric car has a range of around 200km, with a four-hour recharge t

Community project rises like phoenix on former YMCA Gayndah site

COMMUNITY organisation IWC is to build a brand new $1.5 million health and wellbeing facility on the former YMCA site in Gayndah. The doors of the YMCA closed in November 2016, sending shockwaves through the town. Now, after almost two years of delays, a new day is dawning for the Fielding St site. IWC General Manager Wayne Mulvany said: “After drawn-out negotiations that started in July 2017, IWC finally owns the site, buildings and contents in their entirety. It is our intention to create a health and wellbeing community facility that will do Gayndah and the North Burnett proud.” The Aboriginal community-controlled and charitable organisation is multi-accredited and award-winning, deliveri

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