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Council Listening Schedule Released

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South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell (Photo: SBRC)

August 13, 2019

South Burnett Regional Council will begin its annual “listening tour” next month to hear concerns from the region’s residents.

The schedule for this year’s tour was released on Tuesday:

  • Monday, September 16:
    Bunya Mountains (Poppies On The Hill) – 1:00pm-3:00pm
    Maidenwell (Maidenwell Hall) – 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 8:
    Proston (Proston Community Hall) – 1:00pm-3:00pm
    Durong (Durong Hall) – 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 9:
    Kingaroy (Town Hall Reception Room) – 1:00pm-3:00pm
    Kumbia (Kumbia Hall Supper Room) – 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thursday, October 10:
    Blackbutt-Benarkin (Blackbutt Memorial Hall) – 1:00pm-3:00pm
    Nanango (Nanango RSL Long Hai Room) – 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Friday, October 11:
    Wondai (Wondai Town Hall) – 1:00pm-3:00pm
    Murgon (Murgon Town Hall) – 6:00pm-8:00pm

The doors will open 30 minutes before each meeting’s scheduled starting time.

This year, the Bunya Mountains has been added to the list.

It joins Durong, which was added to last year’s tour schedule at the instigation of residents in the Durong and Boondooma areas.

The format of Listening Tours will be a brief update by the Mayor and Divisional councillors on roads and planned future capital works in each area where meetings are held.

This year residents will also be given a preview of the Council’s new five-year Economic Development Plan, which is due to be adopted in 2020.

This will be followed by questions from the floor about any issues of concern residents would like addressed.

The Mayor said he believed the meetings would be positive because the majority of road improvements promised on last year’s tour had been – or would be – delivered by the time the tour began.

He was also keen to talk to residents in general terms about the journey the Council was on.

“There is a pathway, a vision and a strategy forward, and we want to share that with our ratepayers,” he said.

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Update August 16, 2019: Council advised it has rescheduled the Bunya Mountains meeting from September 16 to Monday, October 21 (same time and venue).

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