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Work Continues On Footpaths

Work Continues On Footpaths

South Burnett Regional Council has released an updated work schedule for the $1.24 million upgrade of Murgon’s footpaths.

Work Starts On Road Upgrade

Work Starts On Road Upgrade

The slow process of upgrading Mundubbera-Durong Road is continuing with the Department of Main Roads earmarking another section for “rehabilitation”.

TRC Closes Three Dams

TRC Closes Three Dams

Toowoomba Regional Council has closed Cooby, Cressbrook and Perseverance Dams for water-based activities until further notice.

Rhonda Enters Council Race

Rhonda Enters Council Race

Kingaroy-based disability advocate Rhonda Trivett is the latest candidate to put up their hand for a seat around the South Burnett Regional Council table

Volunteers With A Generous Heart

Volunteers With A Generous Heart

A bright idea and fundraising by two Council volunteers will make life a little bit safer for visitors to Kingaroy

Irrigation Charges ‘Unreasonable’

Irrigation Charges ‘Unreasonable’

The Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils (WBBROC) has expressed concerns over proposed rises in irrigation water charges.

Flood Aid For Councils

Flood Aid For Councils

The Federal Government has announced disaster assistance is available to Toowoomba, Somerset and Western Downs councils in the wake of recent flash-flooding.

New Members Appointed To Tribunal

New Members Appointed To Tribunal

The State Government has announced new members for the Councillor Conduct Tribunal, the independent body responsible for handling complaints about misconduct by councillors.

Auditor Gives Council A Tick

Auditor Gives Council A Tick

The South Burnett Regional Council is in good financial shape, according to the latest report from the Queensland Audit Office (QAO).

Wondai Can’t Join Tourism Group … Yet

Wondai Can’t Join Tourism Group … Yet

The Wondai Business Networking Group will have to incorporate before it can join the South Burnett Regional Council’s Tourism Advisory Committee (TAC).

Council Nominations Open Saturday

Council Nominations Open Saturday

Would-be councillors and mayors will be able to officially nominate to stand at the 2020 Council elections from this Saturday (February 22)

Storms Cause $1m Roads Damage

Storms Cause $1m Roads Damage

Recent storms have caused an estimated $1 million damage to the South Burnett’s road network, Council’s meeting heard on Wednesday.

Emerson Way Rejected Again

Emerson Way Rejected Again

A proposal to name a section of the D’Aguilar Highway after tennis legend Roy Emerson may not have succeeded on its second attempt, but the game is still afoot.

Rain Takes Pressure Off Water Restrictions

Rain Takes Pressure Off Water Restrictions

Recent storms have eased the need to tighten South Burnett water restrictions.

Algae Risk Eases At Dam

Algae Risk Eases At Dam

Sunwater says the blue-green algae hazard level at Bjelke-Petersen Dam has decreased from high to moderate.

Councils ‘Miss Out On Funding’

Councils ‘Miss Out On Funding’

Toowoomba, Gympie and Somerset councils are among nine bushfire-affected regions which have missed out on $1 million Federal bushfire recovery grants, according to the State Government.

Feedback Sought On Car Park Upgrade

Feedback Sought On Car Park Upgrade

South Burnett Regional Council is seeking public input into plans to upgrade the Alford Street car park in Kingaroy (ie. the carpark behind the banks).

Fourth Candidate Enters Mayoral Race

Fourth Candidate Enters Mayoral Race

A fourth candidate has joined South Burnett Regional Council’s race for mayor … Durong resident Toni Ralph.

Curran To Re-Stand As Gympie Mayor

Curran To Re-Stand As Gympie Mayor

Gympie Mayor Mick Curran announced on Wednesday he will stand for re-election as Mayor at the March 28 local government elections.

Council Unveils $11m CBD Plans

Council Unveils $11m CBD Plans

The South Burnett Regional Council will spend $11.1 million on the transformation of Kingaroy’s CBD if its latest application to the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions fund succeeds.

South Burnett Disaster Group On ‘Alert’

South Burnett Disaster Group On ‘Alert’

The South Burnett’s Local Disaster Management Group met in Kingaroy on Tuesday morning to discuss the predicted weather conditions in the region.

Council Activates Disaster Group

Council Activates Disaster Group

Toowoomba Regional Council has activated its Local Disaster Management Group after recent heavy rain and predictions of more to come.

TRC To Adopt Flood Risk Standards

TRC To Adopt Flood Risk Standards

Toowoomba Regional Council’s Planning and Development Committee has recommended Council adopt a Planning Scheme amendment which could affect some property valuations in Yarraman and Cooyar, as well as five other “high-flood risk” towns in the region.

TRC Councillor To Retire

TRC Councillor To Retire

Toowoomba councillor Chris Tait has announced he will not be recontesting his position at the March local government elections.

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