October 18, 2019
Kumbia residents will be holding a public meeting next week to begin drawing up plans for the town’s revitalisation.
The meeting has been prompted by the South Burnett Regional Council’s recent Listening Tour.
At that meeting, the topic of reinjecting life into Kumbia’s main street dominated the agenda.
Several residents said they felt Kumbia was looking “tired” and could benefit from a facelift.
Possible ideas for doing this included installing new welcome signs, building a walking/cycling track around the sportsground, more trees and seating in the main street, and attracting a bakery or coffee shop to open up in the town.
Division 6 councillor Ros Heit said with the Coopers Gap Wind Farm now operating and a second wind farm proposed near Ironpot, Kumbia had the opportunity to use community grants from both wind farms to fund upgrades to the town.
However, it was essential the Kumbia community develop a plan of what it wanted before it sought any funding.
Cr Heit said it was also likely any plan that was adopted might need to be built in stages, as funds became available.
The community meeting will be held at the Kumbia Memorial Hall in Bell Street at 6:00pm on Tuesday, October 22.
Residents who’d like more information should call Cr Ros Heit on 0477-010-743.