Moments that put the South Burnett on the map in 2018
LAST year was a big year for the South Burnett in terms of recognition, as the region attracted nationwide attention.
From exciting announcements and events to harsh weather conditions, it's no wonder eyes were glued to our region.
Here are five stories that put the South Burnett on the map in 2018:
Excitement flowed throughout the South Burnett when people heard it would be the filming destination for Hollywood film Danger Close.
The very first BaconFest kicked off in August 2018, bringing thousands to the region.
In fact, even international star Kevin Bacon made comments about the festival.
After a catastrophic supercell hit the South Burnett, leaving Coolabunia in a state of destruction, media from across Queensland flocked to the area to report on the event.
Nanango MP Deb Frecklington was elected Queensland's Opposition Leader at the end of December 2017, and took on her duties in 2018.
This achievement not only drew attention to Nanango, but it was the first time Queensland had women leading both government and opposition parties.
A new rail trail expansion stretching across the South Burnett brought major tourism opportunities for the region, with close to 2000 users in July 2018.