by Anne Miller
February 19, 2021
South Burnett Regional Council has two different sets of community engagement sessions running at present – and they shouldn’t be confused (unlike what we did earlier!).
We apologise if any of our readers thought they could discuss the Draft Corporate Plan when they should be discussing a future Community Plan, or vice versa.
A Council spokesperson told southburnett.com.au the community events have two different purposes.
“Draft 2021-26 Corporate Plan engagement events are specific for the Corporate Plan only,” the spokesperson said.
“Community engagement sessions are for input on the Community Plan.”
So for clarification, here is the correct information:
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Future Community Plan
South Burnett Mayor Brett Otto is hosting community engagement sessions throughout the South Burnett.
The sessions began on February 13.
These sessions are an opportunity for the community to contribute to a future Community Plan and meet with the Mayor and Divisional Councillors.
- Proston – Saturday, February 20, 5:00pm-7:00pm at Scouts Hall
- Tingoora – Tuesday, February 23, 5:00pm-7:00pm at the picnic shelter
- Kingaroy – Wednesday, February 24, 5:00pm-7:00pm at Memorial Park
- Nanango – Wednesday, March 3, 5:00pm-7:00pm at Tara’s Hall
- Blackbutt – Thursday, March 4, 5:00pm-7:00pm at Les Muller Park
- Mondure – Friday, March 5, 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Rural Fire Brigade
- Maidenwell – Wednesday, March 10, 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Maidenwell Hotel
- Durong – Thursday, March 11, 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Bowls Club
- Kumbia – Wednesday, March 17, 5:00pm-7:00pm on the lawn at the Memorial Hall
- Wooroolin – Thursday, March 18, 5:00pm-7:00pm at Dalton Place
- Memerambi – Friday, March 19, 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Rail Trail entrance
Sessions have already been held at Hivesville (Feb 13), Murgon (Feb 17) and Wondai (Feb 18).
“The Community Plan can only make a difference if everyone in the South Burnett gets involved and has their say,” Mayor Otto said.
“The Community engagement sessions are a valuable opportunity to gauge community opinion and understand what is important to them within the region.”
A Community Plan feedback form can be downloaded from Council’s website
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Draft Corporate Plan
SBRC has advised that community engagement for the Draft 2021-2026 Corporate Plan has begun.
Council is providing opportunities for feedback at the following sites:
- Kingaroy Shoppingworld – Friday, February 19, 9:00am-4:00pm
- Kingaroy Friendship Markets – Saturday, February 20, 6:30am-noon
- Kingaroy Shoppingworld – Thursday, February 25, 9:00am-4:00pm
- Wondai Country Markets – Saturday, February 27, 7:00am-noon
- Hivesville Markets – Sunday, February 28, 7:00am-noon
- Bunya Mountains Community Markets – Sunday, February 28, 9:00am-2:00pm
- Nanango Country Markets – Saturday, March 6, 6:00am-noon
Sessions have already been held at Wooroolin Markets (Feb 13), Murgon Markets (Feb 14) and Kingaroy Shoppingworld (Feb 18).
“Getting out in the community is where we gauge real feedback and where we can make a difference in our region,” Mayor Otto said.
“Council values what is important to the South Burnett community and wants the 2021-26 Corporate Plan to reflect this.”
Comments can also be left online
NB. Feedback on the Draft 2021-26 Corporate Plan closes on March 7.
- Related article: Council Seeks Feedback On Draft Plan