Former SBRC councillor Roz Frohloff

April 1, 2022

South Burnett Regional Council has announced the date for the by-election to fill the Division 1 vacancy created by the recent resignation of Cr Roz Frohloff.

The poll will be held on Saturday, April 30, and will be conducted by the Electoral Commission of Queensland.

There will be just one polling booth open: from 8:00am to 6:00pm at Nanango State School.

Electors who have recently moved into the region or changed addresses should note they have a very short time to update their details on the electoral roll.

The rolls close on Thursday, April 7.

Nominations by would-be councillors close at noon on Monday, April 11.

Division 1 includes the areas of Nanango, Booie, Wattle Camp, Johnstown, Wyalla, Sandy Ridges, Runnymede, Bullcamp, East Nanango, Glan Devon, Barker Creek Flat, Hodgleigh, Kunioon and Brooklands.

“The by-election is an opportunity for community-minded citizens to stand for democratic election and join the Council to make key decisions on issues ranging from roads, rates, waste, the environment, developing industry and liveability,”  Council CEO Mark Pitt said.

Mr Pitt said there would be four days of pre-poll voting available at the Council premises at 48 Drayton Street for those who could not vote on the Saturday.

“Nearly 4000 voters are enrolled in Division 1 and their choice of local government leader will affect their lives now and in the future,” Mr Pitt said.

“This is grass roots Australian democracy at its best. The more people that turn out and vote on Saturday, April 30,  the more representative the outcome will be of the wishes of the people of Division 1.”

Voting is compulsory for people enrolled to vote in Division 1.

More information is available on the ECQ website

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