Rent hits $3300 a week in mining town

The rental market has officially gone crazy with rents doubling over the past six to 12 months, leaving some Moranbah tenants paying more than $3000 a week.

Real estate agents say many tenants renewing leases have discovered their rent has doubled, and now range from $1400 to $3300 a week.

Yesterday, there were a few Moranbah homes advertised around $1800 a week. All were basic three-bedroom, one-bathroom homes.

Meanwhile, a rental fetching the same price on the Gold Coast was listed as a "majestic main river mansion".

It was a fully-furnished five-bedroom, five-bathroom two-storey home with marble floors, high ceilings and "an amazing main river view".

The hike in rents at Moranbah has led to moves to Mackay, putting increased pressure on its rental market, according to LJ Hooker Moranbah agent Craig Aitcheson.

He said many Moranbah homes were previously $750 a week. 

Rocky woman alarmed at grave site mix-up

A cross and flowers that didn't belong to Amanda Riddock's grandmother was in the place of where they buried her months before.

Member of the public mistakenly placed items at wrong site

Stockland snake bite: Woman bitten near Rocky shopping centre

A woman was bitten by a snake near Stocklands Rockhampton, following a spate of snake bites during the hot weather. Pictured is an Eastern Brown.

A young woman is in hospital after the snake struck her foot

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