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Councillors Ignore Conflict Of Interest

Councillors Ignore Conflict Of Interest

The Go Getta Girls running club have been given a licence to occupy the old croquet shed in Kingaroy’s Memorial Park after councillors set aside conflict of interest declarations by two of their number.

Council To Close Forestry Road

Council To Close Forestry Road

South Burnett Regional Council has agreed to permanently close a 3.3km section of Ridge Road at Neumgna to allow Meandu Mine to expand

Swickers Water<br> Subsidy Extended

Swickers Water
Subsidy Extended

South Burnett ratepayers will continue to subsidise Swickers’ water supply by $150,000 a year

Cherbourg Water<br> Upgrades In Pipeline

Cherbourg Water
Upgrades In Pipeline

Cherbourg Council has called tenders for major upgrades to the community’s water infrastructure

Report Looks At VIC Options

Report Looks At VIC Options

The South Burnett’s Visitor Information Centres could be in for a shake-up to bring them back into line with modern tourism trends.

500 Roads Ready For Re-grading

500 Roads Ready For Re-grading

South Burnett Regional Council graded 500 unsealed roads during the past year, and each of them will be receiving a second patrol grade in 2020.

Charity Lunch Seats Available

Charity Lunch Seats Available

There are still seats available for this year’s Mayor’s Community Luncheon at Kingaroy Town Hall on Friday (November 22).

Council Debt Cut By $5.5m

Council Debt Cut By $5.5m

South Burnett Regional Council reduced its debt by $5.5 million and increased its cash reserves to $48 million in 2018-19.

Antonio To Stand Again

Antonio To Stand Again

Toowoomba Mayor Paul Antonio confirmed on Tuesday morning that he would be restanding at the March 2020 Local Government elections.

Fire Affects Water Supply

Fire Affects Water Supply

The devastating bushfire in the Pechey area over the past few days has affected Toowoomba’s water supply.

$5m Drought Package Announced

$5m Drought Package Announced

Families and communities across Queensland’s 33 fully drought-declared and four partially drought-declared council areas will be supported with a new State Government grant package.

Judges To Pick Santa Claus Lane

Judges To Pick Santa Claus Lane

The South Burnett’s annual Christmas Lights Competition will have a new prize this year: a Santa Claus Lane perpetual award.

Upgrade Planned For Lookout

Upgrade Planned For Lookout

One of Kingaroy’s long-lost tourist attractions will be given a new lease of life in the next few months.

Council To Consider Water Tank Subsidy

Council To Consider Water Tank Subsidy

UPDATE: Toowoomba Regional Council has approved its water tank subsidy scheme

QFES Declares Fire Emergency

QFES Declares Fire Emergency

A State of Fire Emergency has been declared across 42 Local Government Areas in Queensland

Work To Start On Regional Plan

Work To Start On Regional Plan

The State Government announced this week that work will begin soon on developing a new Regional Plan aimed at boosting jobs in the Wide Bay Burnett region.

Falling Clown Seeks New Home

Falling Clown Seeks New Home

Kingaroy’s Visitor Information Centre complex may soon have a new resident … but only if he can be attached to the inside of the roof.

CEO Humbled by Award

CEO Humbled by Award

South Burnett Regional Council CEO Mark Pitt has had a slightly longer name since June.

Cherbourg Wins Recycling Award

Cherbourg Wins Recycling Award

Cherbourg Council picked up a surprise award last week when representatives were called down to Brisbane for a ceremony to mark the first birthday of Queensland’s Containers for Change scheme.

Compulsory Training For Council Candidates

Compulsory Training For Council Candidates

Candidates for next year’s local government elections, including sitting councillors and mayors who plan to run again, are now required to complete an online training course before they nominate.

Council Erases Rail Trail Data

Council Erases Rail Trail Data

Two years’ data about usage of the South Burnett Rail Trail has been removed from Council records because of concerns about its accuracy.

Kingaroy Water Safe: Council

Kingaroy Water Safe: Council

South Burnett Regional Council has assured residents that the town water is safe to drink

Reseal For TRC Roads

Reseal For TRC Roads

Sections of bitumen roads in the Cooyar and Yarraman areas will be resealed as part of Toowoomba Regional Council’s $8 million annual regional road reseal program.

Red Benches To Raise Awareness

Red Benches To Raise Awareness

A bench in Yarraman is going to be painted red as part of a campaign to raise awareness about family and domestic violence

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