SBRC Cr Kirstie Schumacher

September 28, 2021

An economic development forum will be held in Nanango on October 12 to shine a light on issues affecting business and the community across the South Burnett.

The forum has been organised by BIEDO, the South Burnett Regional Council and the Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCIQ).

It will be held from noon to 4:00pm on October 12 at The Palace Hotel in Drayton Street.

BIEDO has extended an invitation to community groups from across the South Burnett to attend.

“If you are a community group or organisation dedicated to the economic development and diversification of your township, join us for a discussion of current impacts affecting business and community, with an opportunity to meet and network with fellow community groups from across the South Burnett,” a spokesperson said.

“Learn more about some of the support available, as well as membership and advocacy development, upcoming events, networking opportunities and more.”

Registrations to attend can be made on the BIEDO website

For more information, contact Cr Kirstie Schumacher on 0475-007-705.

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South Burnett Regional Council will be temporarily shifting its Customer Service Desk in Kingaroy to the Library building (on the other side of the Town Hall Forecourt) from October 11.

This will allow maintenance work to be done in the Customer Service Centre in Kingaroy.

“To ensure that we maintain continuity of service for our customers as much as possible during this period, the customer service centre will operate from the Kingaroy Library in Glendon Street,” Mayor Brett Otto said.

“This will mean a change for our customers in the first instance however it will be a great opportunity for customers to experience what the Kingaroy Library has to offer while doing business with Council.”

Services could also be disrupted on October 7-8 while the move takes place.

The current opening hours for the Customer Service Centre of 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, will be maintained while it is located at the library

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Mayor Otto and local councillor Kathy Duff will be undertaking a “Walk in the Park” on Wednesday (September 29) from 5:00pm at QEII Park in Murgon to gather feedback from the Murgon community.

They are seeking input into concepts for the redevelopment of the main street park, including ideas about trees, gardens, seating, picnic shelters, pathways and signs.

“Community ideas will help us inform staff on concepts for the preliminary design to go to council,” Mayor Otto said.

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Kumbia residents have been invited to attend meetings to discuss the concept designs for the proposed Kumbia Streetscape project.

The meetings, with Cr Scott Henschen and Council representatives, will be held from 9:30am-2:30pm on Tuesday, October 5, at Rykes Fuel; and from 4:30pm-6:30pm on Tuesday, October 19, at the Kumbia Memorial Hall Supper Room.

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