A BY-ELECTION date has been set to determine who will be the next Fraser Coast mayor.

The Electoral Commission of Queensland confirmed to the Chronicle a date had been set for Saturday, May 5.

A notice of election is expected to be issued in early April.



UPDATE: Crews still extinguishing Booral grass fire

premium_icon UPDATE: Crews still extinguishing Booral grass fire

More than 64 hectares of land has been burned

Gympie region snakebite victim put in hospital

premium_icon Gympie region snakebite victim put in hospital

'As the temperatures remain warm snakes remain active.'