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QUEENSLAND’S #1 MINING TIMBER SUPPLIER STILL GOING STRONG S. T. Olive & Sons (Dingo) Pty Ltd have been specialising in the supply of mining timbers in Central Queensland for 50 years. We are situated in the ‘heart’ of the Bowen Basin and have developed an extensive range of mining timber products to suit the varied requirements of each coal mine, designed to improve mine safety and reduction in lost time accidents. For the popular ‘longwall’ method of underground mining our sawmill has partnered with an engineering company ‘Strata Products’ to deliver a specialised and unique timber product technology ‘link-n-lock’, for a cost effective, simple and quick to install roof support system. Products: Link-n-lock Chock Timber, Blocks Props Caps, Lids & Wedges Sleepers, Dunnage Pegs & Stakes Made to order timber sizes PH: 07 4935 9144 Fax: 07 4935 9124 Page 8


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Call Bern & Matt With their vast knowledge and experience they’ll get the job done 26 GLASS Linear 27 HAULAGE Yorky’s Spraying & Haulage 11 HEALTH SERVICES Cosmetic Elegance 28 Atmos Blue 29 29 INDUSTRIAL Able 30 Jackson parts N Industrial 30 Enzed Toowoomba 30 INDUSTRIAL / RURAL SUPPLIES

CONTACT US Creative: Dom O’Mara, APN Ad Services Advertising: Debbie Phillips (07) 4672 9915 Surat Basin General Manager: Erika Brayshaw (07) 4672 9921 Inquiries: Phone (07) 4672 9900 Fax 3220 6442 Email: Address: 12 Mayne Street, Chinchilla Qld 4413 Publisher Indemnity The Industrial Directory 2019 – your guide to the Mining, Resource, Transportation and Services Industry is published by News Corp Australia in Chinchilla. Those who make advertising placement and/or supply copy material or editorial submissions to the Industrial Directory, undertake to ensure that all such material does not infringe any copywrite, trademark, defamation, libel, slander or title, breach or confidence, does not contain anything obscene or indecent, or does not infringe the trade practices act or other laws, regulations or statues. Further to the above mentioned these persons agree to indemnify the publishers and/or its agents against any investigations, claims or judgements.


Keith Crawley’s Industrial and Rural Supplies 31 INSURANCE / IRRIGATION / WATER SUPPLIES The Pump House 32 LIQUID CARTAGE Global Roto 33 LIQUID WASTE Speciality Services 33 MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIRS / MACHINERY Mounts 34 Chinchilla Mechanical and 34 PARTS / MOTOR REPAIRS Industrial Nuts & 6 Taylor’s Parts 35 PLUMBING / PARTS Glen Thomas 36 JJ 36 PLUMBING / POSTS / PANELS Olive & Sons Sawmill 8 K&R Plumbing 37 37 SMASH REPAIRS Graham Winter Smash 38 SMASH REPAIRS / STEERING Toowoomba Steering 39 Col Wilkie Smash Repairs 39 SKILLS AND TRAINING SWQ 40 TRANSPORT / HAULAGE Lachjack Transport 41 TRANSPORT / TYRES QTR 42 TANKS / WATERPROOFING Garden City Waterproofing 43 Clark Tanks 43 WINDOWS G James 44

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ACCOMMODATION Basecamp Chinchilla 3 Injune Caravan Park 12 Sails Resort on Golden Beach 12 Kings Park 12 ACCOUNTING Jeff Hannaford 13 AUTOMOTIVE REPAIRS / PARTS Adaptions Australia 4 Retractable Tarps 14 PTW Auto 15 Maranoa Mobile Workshop 15 BUILDING / CONSTRUCTION P & L Robinson 16 Redsoil 45 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Career Australia 17 CLOTHING / EMBROIDERY Brenorrs Roma 18 Chinchilla Embroidery 18 CRANE HIRE Loughlin Crane 19 DETAILING Speed Detailing Pty 5 DRILLING Johnson Drilling 20 ENGINEERING / EARTHMOVING Baker 21 Dougall Ag & 21 Tribes Plant Hire 22 EARTHMOVING / MACHINERY Pirtek 23 T&W 48 ENERGY AND MINING SERVICES Easternwell Group 2 and 24 General Petroleum Oil 7 FINANCIAL SERVICES Fox & Rynne Accountants 25 25 FUEL SERVICES


RESEARCH YOUR STAY TO ENSURE FUN-FILLED TRIP WHEN you work in the FIFO industry, your chosen accommodation is literally your home away from home. So for employers, choosing accommodation for staff is a serious choice. Not only does the establishment need to provide a comfortable environment to ensure well-rested staff, but it should add to, not take away from, the experience. When deciding, consider factors such as food, whether it is included or not and whether it will be needed, proximity to the work site; along with the other usual factors such as cleanliness and budget. In this day and age, hotel and motel reviews are easy to come across. Do your research through websites such as Trip Advisor to read impartial guest reviews. In the digital age, there really is nowhere to hide and hotels and motels have been extremely

accepting of this. The websites of accommodation providers are up-to-date and provide a good

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Accommodation / Accounting


The right accounting staff could save you OPERATING a business is a constant juggle between keeping costs down and results up, but there are a few places where saving a few dollars can really cost you in the long run. One of the biggest areas in this category is accounting. You or one of your employees may be a whiz with Quickbooks or other accounting software and given how pricey a good accountant is, it can be tempting to look after things yourself to save on that big annual bill. But find the right accountant for your business and they can save you a lot more than you would ever save by doing it yourself. In today’s era of internet and cloud-based business options, you don’t necessarily need to settle for the closest accountant unless face-to-face access is really important to you. That means the first step in finding the right person is

researching to find someone who really specialises in your area. An accountant who specialises in personal and small business accounting may not be the right fit for a large industrial or mining operation, so tap into your business and social networks for recommendations and spend a bit of time researching on the internet. You can also turn to things like your local chamber of commerce for advice, which is often provided for free. Looking to the future is another important aspect. If you choose a quality, chartered accountant who specialises in your area, they can help your business as it grows and expands its footprint, whether your current focus is on the Western Downs of Queensland or in South East Asia. Asking the right questions is a big part of the process.

Jeff Hannaford Pty

You can ask your prospective accountant about their client list including gross revenues and employee numbers to make sure they have the expertise to stay with your business as it kicks goals and expands. If you are looking to save money in the early stages of business growth, rather than choosing to forego having an

accountant, perhaps try doing your own data entry and invest in good accounting software compatible with what your accountant uses so you’re not paying them huge per-hour prices for simple work. Your accountant can then focus on the major elements, saving them time and you money.


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Automotive repairs / parts

TECH SAVVY MECHANICS IT’S no great surprise that mechanical services for your vehicles is an important component of any gas, mining or industrial business. It can save you a lot of money in the long run, and if you want to upgrade or downsize your fleet it can help immensely with re-sale values. But the more modern your vehicle, the more its systems will be computer controlled, making auto electrical servicing at least as important as mechanical servicing. After all, it’s well and good if the engine is oiled and running smoothly, but still won’t go due to a failure in the computer system. Of course, many auto electrical problems will simply present themselves with a little light on

your vehicle’s dashboard, making it easy enough to treat many issues as they crop up. But there are also plenty of other problems that may even initially present as mechanical issues, when in reality, what needs looking at is the computer or its related components such as sensors. Auto electrical servicing can also help you achieve things like better fuel economy, and when you’re running a large fleet that can save a lot on your bottom line. To show you the importance of quality auto electrical servicing, here’s a run-down of the electrical systems vital to your vehicle’s smooth running: Engine tuning: A well-tuned engine not only runs smoother and has more power when you

need it, but also saves on both fuel and maintenance costs, not to mention emissions. Carbon: Ignore carbon build-up on fuel injectors and other engine components and you could find yourself with a decrease in power, rough idling and higher emissions. Alternator: It might look like you have battery issues, but in reality if your vehicle isn’t efficiently converting mechanical power into electrical power, your batteries will either charge inefficiently or not at all. Starter motor: Your starter motor is at the foundation of every driving experience as it turns your engine over when you turn the key. Ignore it as it begins to fail and you or your workers could find themselves in the middle of

nowhere on a mining site with nothing more than a click when the key is turned. Fuel: Your fuel injection system optimises the amount of fuel going into the engine, which combines with air to create the perfect combustion. If your fuel injectors aren’t working properly or need cleaning, it can directly affect performance. The same goes for fuel pumps. Transmission: You might think your automatic transmission is fine if your vehicle accelerates and changes gears adequately, but it’s often surprising the difference regular transmission servicing makes. Poor servicing can also lead to gears and plates wearing out faster, which can be very expensive to replace or repair.





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Automotive repairs / parts

PARTS OF THE PUZZLE Should your fleet go with OEM parts or generic parts?

WHEN it comes to buying auto parts for your fleet of cars, utes or machinery, there is a lot more to consider than meets the eye. If all your servicing and repairs are done off-site at a registered dealership, chances are any replacement parts will be original equipment manufacturer (OEM), which means they will be quite close to the original part supplied with the vehicle and made by the same manufacturer. They do, however, tend to be pricey. If you’re using an independent mechanic or choose to employ someone on-site to service and repair your fleet, there may be a few other options available to you, so it pays to do your research. The other two categories of parts are brand name and generic and it’s important to know the difference, as it can often be a case of “you get what you pay for”. Brand name parts are

generally more expensive than generic parts and even sometimes more expensive than OEM parts. You’re generally paying for a higher standard of manufacture

with a lot of research and development behind it, not to mention warranties or guarantees. If you choose to go with generic you can save some

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LOOKING back a few years, tradies were the new elite. No longer blue-collared strugglers, Australian tradies enjoyed a period of high demand and high wages, which saw many swap the clapped-out old Falcon ute for a spanking new XR8. It didn’t last though – the building industry slowed as the mining sector took off, and while not all the XR8s ended up in the trade-in yard, a lot of shine went off the sector. The building sector is experiencing a resurgence, with strong conditions in the new home, apartment and commercial markets creating employment opportunities for construction professionals and tradespeople. In the trades and labour market experienced concrete trades such as form work carpenters, concreters and concrete patchers with high rise building experience are needed. Commercial and residential

estimators, forepersons, project engineers and civil designers are also highly sought-after. This coincides with recent reports that the Western Downs and South Burnett regions are set for a jobs boom, particularly in the construction sector. Renewable projects across the Toowoomba, Western Downs and South Burnett regions will provide opportunities for local businesses for years to come, according to Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise. TSBE general manager – Surat Basin Supply Chain Reagan Parle said opportunities for local businesses were mainly in construction, as most of the specialist equipment such as solar panels or wind turbine blades and generators would be sourced internationally. “Companies in our region providing construction site services or equipment for earthworks, trades, roads and utility maintenance are set to benefit from the projects and will

be in a position to compete for work,” Mr Parle said. “These renewables developments are very new to this region, which means the major contractors for the projects will be new to most of our businesses.” Mr Parle said the Western Downs was “absolutely” experiencing a renewables boom. “We’ve now moved from a low base of investment in renewablesto one that is seeing overwhelming inquiry,” he said. “While our region continues to see approvals for projects across the TSBE footprint, the reality is they will come online at different times. “The early inquiry TSBE has been fielding for two and a half years is resulting in the early construction works beginning at sites like Canadian Solar’s Oakey Solar Farm and APA Group Darling Downs Solar Farm near Dalby.” For school leavers looking to

pursue a career in the construction industry – it seems there’s never been a better time!

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Building / Construction


CHOOSING a career is just the start of a lifelong journey of development of next week, let alone next decade, but one thing many successful people have in common is clear goals. It often really pays off to have an idea in your mind of where you would like to be in 10 years, whether you end up there or not. The important part is to have a constant picture of growth and development in your mind to prevent career stagnation. Without it, you could find yourself in the same job for years without ever getting off the bottom rung of the career ladder. So in a fast-changing world, how do you go about painting a picture of your future? Once you’ve settled on a career and organised your study, you can look up career opportunities beyond graduate

Career opportunities


employment. Obviously fresh graduates tend to migrate into entry-level roles and it’s important to make sure there are plenty around before starting your studies, but what opportunities exist for specialisation? Next you can create a plan for how you would achieve that specialisation. What extra qualifications might you need? Think about what promotions would help you on your way and how you might convince your boss you’re the best person for the job and set your plans in motion. You might need to do additional courses, professional development or take on a mentor to help you. Networking with other industry professionals is also valuable for opportunities and inspiration.



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There is also a Year 10 program available. CEA are currently operating in Toowoomba and Dalby, and in Chinchilla from February 2019. CEA training is generally fully-funded (‘no cost’) to eligible clients, with child-friendly hours.

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Clothing / embroidery

RIGHT LOOK IS THE BEST OUTLOOK IT’S easy to think of uniforms for your company as nothing more than what employees dress in before coming to work each day. It can be seen as a small and trivial part of a business, but in reality, your choice of uniform can affect branding, employee happiness and even your company’s credibility. There is plenty to consider, so if your company hasn’t updated its look in years or if you’re starting a new company, it might be time to take a closer look. Your employees will be wearing their uniform all day, most days, year-round. Sloppy, uncomfortable, ill-fitting or impractical uniforms can have an underrated effect on employee happiness and the public’s perception of your quality of service. Outdated or unfashionable uniforms can leave potential


If your company hasn’t updated its look in years ... it might be time to take a closer look. clients with the impression that you’re not forward-thinking or adaptive. Safety and practicality are also major considerations, but in today’s environment that doesn’t have to mean leaving fashion on the sideline. You can keep your branding consistent while also considering the different uniforms required in different sectors of the company. You should also make sure whatever uniform you choose will stand up to repeated washing and wearing, so really consider durability when making your selection.

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Leaders in all your workwear, work boots and PPE needs Onsite workwear can be fully customised with embroidery instore. Now supplying custom made FR anti-static clothing with best prices guaranteed. Situated within the Surat Basin means faster turnaround

1. Follow health and safety guidelines It is extremely important to ensure that any work carried out with the use of a crane complies with health and safety guidelines set out by the governing body. Cranes can be extremely dangerous so being extra cautious is an absolute must. 2. Upgrade your liability insurance Ensuring insurances are up-to-date are a part of life we are all familiar with however, when it comes to operating a crane, up-to-date liability insurance is imperative. In most cases, the hirer will be responsible for the crane as soon as the vehicle leaves the nearest public highway. Therefore, insurance is definitely needed. 3. Plan the lift Planning is key in crane

Crane hire


operation. Plan every aspect of the operation to help avoid accidents and ensure a safe and successful job. Remember, there is no such thing as over-planning. Inspect the ground carefully to ensure complete stability and adequacy, and then carefully measure and weight loads and distances. 4. Check credentials Whoever you have hired your crane through, be sure to check their credentials. Website testimonials are a great place to start, along with a quick search of the internet for independent reviews. If need be, chat to the staff themselves to gauge their knowledge and professionalism as this is always a good indication of a company’s credibility.

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IF YOU’RE debating what career to get into or thinking of a change in career, you could do a lot worse than the drilling industry. Australia is home to a plethora of major drilling companies, types and regions, with our region at the forefront of opportunities for labourers in this sector.

This industry offers plenty of opportunities

While there may have been boom and bust cycles, there is no doubt there is still growth to come in the coal seam gas (CSG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) industries in Queensland. CSG and LNG are a vital

resource for Queensland’s industrial and manufacturing sectors. Continued exploration in the region means there will be plenty of work for years to come, meaning stable and secure

employment for people with the right qualifications. Further growth and continued exploration country-wide also offers choice and salary bargaining power for drilling experts, with every state in the country increasing exploration activities in recent years.

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ENGINEERS design “things” to solve problems. But of course, not just any design satisfies the long list of constraints related to cost, size, time, weight and manufacturability – to name a few. Engineering appears to have a negative image, and it is difficult to say exactly why. There are a number of possible contributing factors as to some of the possible reasons. For a start, university engineering students are put through an initial lengthy period of dull math and science courses before they are allowed to do the “hands on, interesting stuff”. No wonder this initiation loses a high percentage of student enrolments. Also, so much analytical information is required before the creativity and trying to convince

people that the design will be safe and environmentally sound is time consuming and can be frustrating. In recent years, engineering associations, employers, educators and many others have been focusing on expanding the profession’s diversity. With the outcome to create a diverse and welcoming environment for everyone interested in the practice of engineering. Diversity in engineering, not only refers to the representation of women and other under-presented minorities, but also “individual diversity” – the breadth of experience of an engineer. Two very critical factors. LEFT: Mick Crowe, managing director of G&S Engineering.

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Engineering / earthmoving


WHEN you’ve got a big earthmoving job coming up, the last thing you need is a cowboy contractor doing a terrible job before disappearing into the ether with no intention of fixing their dodgy work. A lot of money can be at stake, not to mention time and inconvenience when you’re

You want the job done right, so do your homework

working in with other contractors, so how do you find the perfect company to carry out your job? The biggest pitfalls are sloppy work, insufficient compaction and incorrect fill materials and often the fastest way to weed

these companies out of your search is through word of mouth and reviews. While not completely foolproof, you can instantly strike off companies from your list if you see more than one or two dissatisfied customers.

Earthmoving and Excavation

Taking a direct interest in what will go into your job will also give you the right questions to ask, and a good contractor will almost always offer to come out and look before quoting. You can also look up or request photos of other similar work the company has completed.

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engage. Prepare a list of questions you’d like to cover and be very wary of interest rates, ongoing fees and administration charges. Look at your own budget before you have any consultation, to make it clear to yourself how much you can comfortably afford as repayments – if it is a loan you are seeking. Nowadays we also have the benefit of social media, in the way of requesting “recommendations”. The feedback provides personal experiences with businesses and will generally be negative or positive and both those responses can help you in your process of elimination. Last but not least, if it is an accountant you are after, make sure they are a member of the Chartered Practising Accountants, Australia.

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THAT’S the nasty four letter word: D-E-B-T. With so many “pop-up” financial service businesses sprouting up around the country, it is a difficult decision to make when we are in need of some financial guidance. Whether it is organising your first car loan, taking out a mortgage or simply arranging your finances for the future, be sure to do your homework. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true – it probably is! It is your money and your future and money is hard to come by and even harder to save – don’t blow it by using a shonky accountant, financial advisor or broker. Research online, read reviews, talk to friends, but ultimately, don’t rush in. Check the history and portfolio of the business you may opt to

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THE LOWDOWN ON FUELS FUEL is one of the most widely-used sources of energy in the world today and by burning fuel we can power vehicles, ships and planes as well as provide electricity for homes and building. Therefore, due to the incredibly high demand for fuel, there are many corporations involved in the business of importing and exporting fuels, especially to remote areas of Australia. In the Western Downs and Surat Basin regions, fuel is important for local businesses as well as the gas and mining industries.

The power that drives the industry out west What makes a good wholesale fuel supplier is the ability to access a bulk fuel supply, products such as oil and lubricants, fuel equipment solutions and fuel delivery to rural, remote and regional areas. One such business is IOR, an Australian family-owned and operated business that is making sure customers across Australia can fuel up. The business began in Eromanga, Queensland in 1984 and has expanded to offer

convenient 24-hour diesel stops to service remote areas of Australia. Many of these regional depots are operated by local community members and distribute bulk fuel to keep transport, farming, councils, mining and oil and gas continuing. United fuel also partners with resellers who offer customers products including premium fuels, diesel, oil and lubricants into the Western Darling Downs and Surat Basin regions.

Lowes Petroleum is another local bulk fuel and lubricants provider with a network of BP Service Stations and depot locations throughout Queensland. Their depot facilities assist wholesale customers that require bulk fuel or lubricants delivered directly to their site. Fuel companies like IOR, as well as United and Lowes Petroleum, understand what fuel means to local communities and will ensure customers get the fuel they need to keep our industries thriving.


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WHILE having your windows tinted is less debated about than it used to be, it’s always good to know why it’s beneficial. So, in order to inform you, a comprehensive list of benefits has been compiled to help you make an informed decision when it comes to the tinting of your windows. Visible Light Transmission Tinting reduces the amount of daylight, making your drive more comfortable with less squinting from the sun. Also you will have more privacy with darker windows. Ultraviolet (UV) Absorption Those nasty UV rays that cause melanomas and cataracts to form find you where you least expect it. Even though you’re under a roof, the rays can sneak through the window and actually cause you to burn. If your windows are tinted, it filters out up to 99 per cent of these rays, drastically reducing health problems for you in the future. Who would’ve thought? Total Heat Rejection Having tinted film on your

windows reduces the levels of visible light and invisible infrared heat, as well as giving your windows the capability to cast-off solar heat. This will cool your vehicle and

actually reduces energy consumption. Scratch Resistant Coating The name is pretty self-explanatory, but having a scratch resistant coating actually



protects the film from normal wear and tear from the natural environment that is hard to avoid. Shatter resistance Depending on the window film that you apply, many will offer shatter resistance. This means that if you were in an accident and your window shattered, the tinting on the window would hold the glass shards together, becoming a barrier between you and the debris from the impact. Style and appearance While we all know that window tinting makes your car more private due to the darkening of the glass, it also offers a higher level of style and a classy appearance. Many different tinting companies offer a wide varieties of shades, all of which keep the vehicle cooler, more comfortable, protected from UV rays and protects upholsteries from fading and cracking. For your vehicle to be roadworthy after having it tinted, it must be free of wrinkles, bubbles, discolouration and scratches to make sure that it doesn’t impair visibility.


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OF THE 70,000 Australian men diagnosed each year with cancer, the most common cancers are skin, prostate, bowel and lung. Rather than ignore the fact that cancer may affect you, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk or find it early. TO START ■ Stop smoking. ■ Keep a healthy weight. ■ Protect yourself from sun. ■ Be active every day. ■ Slow down on the alcohol. ■ Eat moderate amounts of lean red meat and limit or avoid processed meats. ■ Enjoy eating plenty of fruit and vegetables. ■ Eat a variety of high-fibre foods. ■ Go low with salt and fat. It’s a good health strategy to visit your GP once a year for a check-up and go any other time you notice a change to your body that isn’t normal. SKIN ■ There are three main types – basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. ■ Keep an eye out for new or

changing skin spots. ■ Use this check list to go top to bottom – check your head, scalp, neck, ears, sides, front of torso, back, arms, hands, fingers and fingernails, and feet. ■ Ask a family member or friend to help check the back of your legs and upper body. ■ Visit your GP if a spot has changed colour, size or shape, has an irregular border or becomes itchy or bleeds. It’s never too late to slip on clothing, slop on SPF30+ or higher, slap on a broad-brimmed hat, seek shade when you can and slide on the sunnies. PROSTATE ■ This is the most commonly diagnosed cancer. ■ The exact cause of this cancer is unknown. ■ Risk increases with age for men 60 and over and for those with family history. ■ Early prostate cancer doesn’t usually cause symptoms. ■ Later-stage urinating symptoms can be feeling an urgent need to go, difficulty starting, a slow or intermittent stream, leaking or dribbling after

urination, pain when urinating, pain in the lower back or pelvis, blood in the urine. ■ Doctors can conduct a prostate specific antigen blood test and may also do a rectal examination. TESTICULAR ■ It’s more common for men aged 18–9 and in men born with an undescended or partially descended testicle or testicles. ■ Most cases are found by accident. ■ It’s easiest to check your testicles after a shower or bath, when they’re warm and relaxed. ■ Look for a hard lump on the front or side, a change in size or shape, a difference in size between testicles, a heavy or dragging feeling in the scrotum, pain or discomfort in the testicle, scrotum or lower abdomen. BOWEL ■ Bowel cancer risks increase with age, with men over 50 the most common to be diagnosed. ■ Risk factors are a history of bowel polyps, ulcerative colitis or Chron’s disease and a family history of the disease. ■ It can be treated if detected

early. ■ Most often there are no early symptoms. ■ If your bowel habits change, see your GP. Take the opportunity to get your bowel checked by completing the free National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. LUNG ■ Smoking causes 90 per cent of lung cancers in men. ■ Other risk factors are being over 60, a family history of lung cancer, having a history of lung disease and exposure to substances such as asbestos, coal gas, diesel fumes and radiation. ■ This cancer can be hard to diagnose early so if you have any of the following symptoms, you should see your GP – a persistent cough that lasts longer than three weeks, a change in a cough or coughing up blood. ■ Need help with quitting smoking? Phone the Quitline on 13 78 48 or go to www. Further details can be found at

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If you would prefer not to do the request over the phone, the NDIA can send you the appropriate paperwork for you to fill out. Following the initial access process, you may be asked to submit further information regarding your disability. If this is the case, you will be sent a letter and a form to have completed by a health professional. You will be informed within 21 days if your access request has been either approved or denied. If you have not been approved, you can request a review of the decision within three months of the decision being made. If there is a delay in the application approval process, you will be informed. If you are not receiving disability services, but think you may be eligible, phone the NDIS on 1800 800 110 between 8am and 11pm local times, Monday to Friday.



NOW that the NDIS is available to you, you can start your access request – this is where you officially lodge yourself as someone who would like to receive the NDIS. If you are currently receiving disability services, you will receive a letter in the mail prior to a phone call to let you know the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will soon make contact. You will then be phoned by the NDIA or a representative and asked if you’d like to do your request over the phone, or through a paper form. If you choose to proceed over the phone, you will be asked a series of questions, including: ■ Confirmation of your identity and/or a person’s authority to act on your behalf ■ Questions in relation to providing consent to enter the scheme ■ Questions to determine if you meet the NDIS eligibility requirements

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HERE are the questions to ask before purchasing liquid cartage tanks. 1. What type of tank will fit on your vehicle? Often the vehicle on which you intend to put the tank is the deciding factor in which tank you will buy. 2. What type of liquid do you intend to transport? Different liquids need different tanks. Some fertilisers are denser than other liquids, so tanks built for fertilisers have a different construction to account for the added weight. 3. How much liquid do you need to transport? Let’s say your truck can handle a tank of almost any size. Then how do you narrow it down? Think about how much liquid you need for your job.

4. How do you intend to use the liquid? If you intend to use the tank for firefighting or other high capacity needs, you’ll probably want to look into the Heavy Duty Skid mounted systems that come with a ladder, swivelling hose reel, and firefighter pump. 5. Do you need to change the contents of the tank? If you need to change out the contents of your tank (perhaps from one fertiliser to another), then you will want to buy a sump-based tank. 6. Do you want the tank to be mobile? If you plan to move the tank from one truck to another regularly, you will need to take all the trucks’ capacities and restraints into account when you are deciding on which size and type of tank is the best fit for you.

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Ensure your farming machinery is up-to-date

AS THE old saying goes, a man is only as good as his tools. With that thinking in mind, having the most up-to-date and advanced farming machinery is an absolute must. Not only does adequate machinery boost productivity, but it helps to limit the amount of accidents that can occur in a farming environment. With recent advancements in

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FOR more than 30 years Taylor’s Parts Centre has been a part of the Roma community. The company was founded by Peter and Wendy Taylor, even since selling to GPC Asia Pacific in 2016, the business remained a large part of the fabric of life in town. Store manager Daniel Harmon said it wasn’t just a case of selling parts, but also about being involved with local life, sponsoring and donating to local organisations. It was also about the team really knowing about the needs of a huge range of industries from agricultural, trade and industrial, to local government, oil and gas, and transport. Mr Harmon said there was plenty of experience getting around the business and every team member constantly developed their knowledge of the latest industry technology. “We have two salesmen, Michael and Warren, who have 20-plus years of experience each,” he said. “I’ve had about 15 years myself in the spare parts industry, so our team is not new to the game; we

know what’s happening. “It’s just a matter of staying upto-date with the ever-changing industries.” Far from making the business less relevant to locals when it sold, Mr Harmon said being owned by GPC Asia Pacific just made life easier. The GPC Asia Pacific company is Australia’s largest automotive parts supplier, this means Taylor’s Parts Centre have

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Tackling your own bathroom reno not the handiest option

WE OFTEN hear people say that bathrooms and kitchens are the most expensive renovations to undertake. There are so many different designs and “mod cons” we can install to try to keep up with the latest trends. Going to visit a showroom sets the mind racing. It is so exciting seeing all the perfectly finished, sparkly and shiny new displays. When making the decision of which design layout to use and which fittings to put in place, be sure to keep it realistic with the space you have available. You will also need to set yourself a budget and try to stick to it. If sourcing quotes, stick with reputable supply companies and tradesmen and try to keep it local. Injecting money into the local economy is great and if there need to be any follow-ups, or last-minute touch-ups, the travel

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A little bit of homework decreases the stress ONE of the most stressful things in life is when you need to get your vehicle fixed after a crash. So for a business with a fleet of vehicles of all types and sizes, it can be a tiring, and not to mention an expensive, occasion. There are hundreds of smash repair companies in Queensland. According to RACQ they alone have more than 300 approved repairers statewide in their network. Sometimes it pays to shop around and there are certain things a company should be looking at when choosing a provider. A good smash repairer will be happy to answer questions and talk about their business to help you make your decision. First of all, look for a business that has a good reputation. Ask around to see what other local businesses use. Check out the location – is it a clean and professional work

environment? Do they have access to the right equipment? What vehicle types do they specialise in? If you have a fleet of heavy vehicles, this is an important distinction as not all smash repairers are created equal. Is there a high level of experience in the team? Check the workshop for currently qualifications displayed and memberships to professional organisations. You should also check to see if the business has any stated guarantees on the work they undertake. Further questions that should be asked include: Do they use of genuine or non-genuine parts? Is the cost estimate tailored to the vehicle? What kind of paints do they use? Avoid a place that uses cheap paints as they can

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IF YOU’VE been in business for 83 years, you know you must be getting something right. When Steve Wilkie bought his smash repairs business from dad Col Wilkie in 2008, he was continuing a long family tradition started by his grandfather, Ben, in 1935. Col Wilkie Body Works in Toowoomba is a true family operation, with Steve’s sister Kerri Crisp and his wife Hannah, also working there among the 16-strong team that prided itself on quality, fast, guaranteed work. And it was that attention to detail with a real customer-focused approach that Mrs Crisp said would continue to keep the business going strong for years to come. “We do anything from small vehicles, 4WDs to light commercial,” she said. “It should be a given that a panel shop can fix your car, but we like to look after the person too. “We try to make it as easy as we possibly can and offer a

COL WILKIE BODY WORKS ■ Panel beating, body works and plastic welding ■ Spray painting ■ Dominator ute tray lining service ■ Extra services including car detailing and car hire the market, just remember that it is your policy, and your choice of repairer. Customers come from far and wide for their service, with many happy to send in cars from right across western Queensland and company estimator Bert Webster did regular quoting trips throughout southwest Queensland. Owner Steve Wilkie said he was committed to staff training

lifetime guarantee on all of our work so people have peace of mind. “We’ve been here for a long time and we wouldn’t have been if we weren’t doing the right thing.” She said the company supported customers through the insurance claims process, helping them to lodge and organise repair times. They work with all insurers on

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Commission assesses major transport reform THE National Transport Commission (NTC) annual report released on October 16 has pointed to two important areas of land transport reform, the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) review and automated vehicle regulation. NTC noted the increase in road freight vehicles in Australia, from 2.44m in 2007, to 3.26m in 2017, with another increase of 26 per cent expected by 2027. A reflection on a year for the NTC, from outgoing chief executive Paul Retter, included: improvements in take-up of high-productivity and safer heavy vehicles; changes to light and heavy vehicle standards; updated load restraint guidance material; and a comparison between a forward-looking cost base and the current pay-as-you-go heavy vehicle charge model. “In more recent times our land transport systems have

increasingly focused on meeting the needs of our national and international markets,” Mr Retter said. “We have been examining the impact of new technologies across the transport and logistics sectors and what this might mean for the way governments regulate in the future. “In particular, we have been identifying and removing regulatory barriers to technological innovation. “NTC has developed a road map of automated vehicle-related reforms designed to address challenging concepts such as who is legally responsible for automated vehicles, what safety assurance measures should be in place for automated vehicle systems, dealing with data protection and what should happen to insurance laws.” The NTC is expected to draft an entire new HVNL after it

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QTR Bridgestone Toowoomba welcomes cars and trucks of all sizes. Being a Bridgestone Service Centre licensed store means that while being independent, they can still provide all the premium products Bridgestone are known for. They also have access to a number of other quality tyre brands. Whether it be tyres for cars, trucks and both small and medium earthmoving machinery, QTR Bridgestone Toowoomba are able to cater for all budgets. A big drawcard is the specifically designed workshop which allows a combination of vehicles on site, ranging from B-doubles through to AB-triples. QTR Bridgestone Toowoomba provides service to local trucks, as well as a number of interstate vehicles and western traffic from areas as far as Darwin in the Northern Territory. QTR Bridgestone Toowoomba also offers car wheel alignments

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We service the: gas • Mining • energy AgriculturAl sectors

We provide excellent service and the best fit solutions from the one-day asset maintenance job to working on long term construction projects.

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Joyce Mayne specialises in household and personal products, such as computers, home appliances, furniture, bedding, homewares and more. Comprehensive security measures have also been carefully implemented and subjected to rigorous independent testing in order to provide a sage and secure shopping environment for its customers.

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Brown’s Office Choice is Toowoomba’s number one for all your requirement for the office, home office, school supplies, back to school requirements, school text & teacher resources. We pride ourselves in giving you the highest and friendliest customer service, committed to giving you what you require. We have been trading in the Bernoth Centre for years and we look forward to many more years of partnership.

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Lesleigh’s Yoga Classes have been at Bernoth Centre for 6 enjoyable years. Barry and Mitchell are quick off the mark to act on any problems arising. It is a fabulous location. For a complimentary class, email me on

Downs Motel is centrally located in the Bernoth Centre, complimentary mini bar, renovated bathrooms and a short walk to shops. Phone Di and mention this ad for your free Continental breakfast (valid until 30th Jan 2019). Phone - 07 4639 3811

Barbeques Galore has been a long time tenant in the Bernoth Centre. Becoming a company store in September 2017 the transition from franchise to company has been easy with the assistance of Mitchell and Barry Bernoth. We are looking forward to continuing the relationship for many years to come.



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After seeing a need for a baby store in Toowoomba, BubMania was opened in the Bernoth Centre. Family owned and operated, BubMania has all your baby needs covered with exclusive and unique brands. Come to us for outstanding customer service and expert advice.

We love being a local business hiring local people and are very proud to be able to serve our local community all year long and especially at christmas time. It’s very important to keep our economy growing by shopping local, it is also why we chose to have our store in the Bernoth Centre, it’s a way to keep our family business supporting another local family business man.

Aquabird Pet Centre has proudly been operating out of the Bernoth Centre for 7 years. We offer a great selection of pet supplies and a wealth of pet knowledge to share with our customers. We have large variety of live animals specialising in birds and fish, including marine fish and corals.


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Fernwood Fitness Toowoomba is proud to have been part of the Bernoth Centre and the Toowoomba community for 14 years. Locally owned, our mission is to empower women to shine. We are passionate in supporting women to achieve their health and wellness goals through effective, results driven training and nutrition in a caring enviroment.

Abbey’s Cottage Cafe is a hidden gem located in the Bernoth Centre, a great place to get away from your busy work day. We thrieve on our friendly customer service and great coffee. If you haven’t visited us yet we guarantee you will walk away pleased with your experience.

Proud to have worked with Bernoth Properties, to bring Freedom back to Toowoomba at the Bernoth Centre. At Freedom we specialize in everyday low prices on quality furniture and home decor items and are proud to be a supplier of these quality products in Southern Queensland and Darling Downs.

We pride ourselves on giving quality service and tiles and, stocking the larest range of speciality tiles in the region. With Steve’s 20+ years experience he has brought a lot of knowledge to his very helpful team. We have a beautiful showroom that must be seen, and we wouldn’t like to deal with anyone other than Bazza (Bernoth Properties).


Toowoomba BBQ’s and Fireplace and the Weber Store are proud to be part of the Bernoth Centre community, where its growing quickly and we are supported by Landlords who understand our needs. Come in and check out our great quality Weber BBQ’s and our range of heaters.

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Creative Blinds Toowoomba services Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley and the darling downs regions and specialises in both indoor and outdoor blinds, awnings, screens and shutters for your home or business. We also clean and repair blinds. Happy to be associated with Bernoth Properties who have an excellent tenancy mix.

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I have successfully operated my Katrina’s Hair & Beauty Studio at the Bernoth Centre for 9 years, which has been a good experience, ease of parking, friendly and professional service. Come and see me at Katrina’s. Katrina

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