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Website working better for business

A major website for the Central Highlands has been redesigned to be more user-friendly for anyone doing business in the region. “We’re here to make it easier to do business in the Central Highlands so an integral part of that… Read more


A business forum next week will underpin the major drive to develop the Central Highlands as a premier tourism destination. Staying on Trend in Tourism – Everyone’s Business will be presented by the Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC) on Friday… Read more


Two businesses have shared the top trophy to cap off a night of surprises at the 2015 Central Highlands Business Excellence Awards. H.E.M.E. and TNC Cranes have both been crowned Central Highlands Business of the Year, at Saturday’s Awards Gala… Read more

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

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