Birds nest causes outage to 3200 properties on Coast

UPDATE: A BIRDS nest at the top of a pole near the Craignish Country Club was the initial cause of an outage that cut power to about 3200 properties on the Fraser Coast.

Ergon Energy has confirmed power was restored to most homes by about 10.30pm on Thursday.

The remaining 500 properties had power by about 12.45am Friday after crews had removed the nest and repaired a switch.

THURSDAY: Power has been cut to more than 3000 residents after a reported pole fire. 

Ergon Energy reported the outage started about 8.24pm, and has no estimate as to when the outage will be rectified. 

Locations affected include parts of Eli Waters, Dundowran, Nikenbah, Pialba, Craignish, Burrum Heads and Urraween. 



Two prison officers suspended from M'boro jail

Two prison officers suspended from M'boro jail

It's alleged they used excessive force on inmates.

TRIBUTE: Life of 9yo schoolboy cut tragically short

TRIBUTE: Life of 9yo schoolboy cut tragically short

Family and friends have remembered the kind-hearted boy

Euthanasia meeting coming to Hervey Bay

Euthanasia meeting coming to Hervey Bay

It comes on the back of a meeting in Bundaberg.

Local Partners