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Proposal To Honour Nanango Couple

Proposal To Honour Nanango Couple

A proposal to rename an al fresco area next to the Little Drayton Street laneway in Nanango “Barry and Mary Green Place” will be turned over to the Nanango community for a final decision.

Council Bridge On Private Property

Council Bridge On Private Property

The surprise discovery that a timber bridge across Boughyard Creek near Ironpot isn’t on a Council road reserve may force the South Burnett Regional Council to compulsorily acquire land from neighbouring properties.

Community Grants Increase By $7000

Community Grants Increase By $7000

The South Burnett Regional Council announced the successful applicants for the first round of its Community Grants program at its monthly meeting on Wednesday.

‘Dental Dark Age’ In South Burnett

‘Dental Dark Age’ In South Burnett

Medical groups accused the South Burnett Regional Council on Wednesday of condemning residents “to a dental dark age”┬áby failing to fluoridate the local water supply.

Durong Added To Listening Tour

Durong Added To Listening Tour

The South Burnett Regional Council has added an extra meeting to its upcoming Listening Tour after protests from residents living in the Durong and Boondooma areas.

Shorter, Safer Swimming Season

Shorter, Safer Swimming Season

The South Burnett Regional Council will reduce the swimming season at Kingaroy, Wondai and Murgon swimming pools slightly this season so that patrons can be safer.

Council To Hold Another Listening Tour

Council To Hold Another Listening Tour

The South Burnett Regional Council will embark on an eight-town “listening tour” from next Monday, September 24, to hear residents’ concerns at first hand.

Yarraman Water Restrictions Tighten

Yarraman Water Restrictions Tighten

Yarraman, which relies on Boondooma Dam for water supplies, will move to medium-level water restrictions on Tuesday (September 18).

Council Calls For Awards Nominations

Council Calls For Awards Nominations

The South Burnett Regional Council is calling for nominations for the 2019 South Burnett Australia Day Awards.

Minor Delays At Roadworks

Minor Delays At Roadworks

South Burnett Regional Council plans to begin three days of shoulder grading works on the Bunya Highway between Kingaroy and Dalby on Monday (September 17).

Council Seeking Rail Trail Feedback

Council Seeking Rail Trail Feedback

Gympie Regional Council is inviting feedback from residents and businesses in Goomeri, Kilkivan and nearby areas about the Kilkivan to Kingaroy Rail Trail.

LGAQ Welcomes Grant Reform Plan

LGAQ Welcomes Grant Reform Plan

The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has welcomed a State Government announcement on Wednesday that it will look at improving the way council grants are delivered.

Info Session For Suppliers

Info Session For Suppliers

South Burnett Regional Council has organised an information session this week to explain “Felix”, Council’s new online procurement platform.

Graziers Urged To Apply For Permits

Graziers Urged To Apply For Permits

South Burnett Regional Council has reminded drought-affected graziers to apply for a permit before grazing their stock along roadsides.

New Code For Councillors

New Code For Councillors

The State Government has released the new Councillor Code of Conduct which aims to define the minimum behaviour required by elected representatives.

How Your Rates Have Doubled

How Your Rates Have Doubled

Average rate bills in the South Burnett have doubled in the decade since the 2008 council amalgamations while CPI over the same period has risen by just 24 per cent.

Councils Get Help With Waste Levy Costs

Councils Get Help With Waste Levy Costs

The South Burnett, Gympie and Toowoomba Regional Councils will get some financial assistance to help prepare for Queensland’s new waste levy … providing they apply for it.

Council Maps Future Of VICs

Council Maps Future Of VICs

The South Burnett Regional Council says it is committed to the future of Visitor Information Centres (VICs) in the region despite a drop in numbers over the past 10 years.

Upgrades Planned For Yarraman Cemetery

Upgrades Planned For Yarraman Cemetery

Toowoomba Regional Council will soon start work on improvements at Yarraman Cemetery as part of program to upgrade the 27 cemeteries that Council looks after.

TRC Defers Rates Payments

TRC Defers Rates Payments

Toowoomba Regional Council has voted to defer rates payments for drought-affected rural property owners in the region.

Big Day For Small Business

Big Day For Small Business

Business South Burnett – Council’s economic and tourism development unit – is hosting a big day for small business in Nanango on Wednesday.

Council Seeks Feedback On Flood Planning

Council Seeks Feedback On Flood Planning

Toowoomba Regional Council is inviting submissions from local residents on proposed changes to the Planning Scheme to control development within flood risk areas.

$1.5m Bridge Closed For Repairs

$1.5m Bridge Closed For Repairs

The $1.5 million Marshlands Bridge at Barambah Creek – officially opened by the South Burnett Regional Council in May last year – will be closed for three days this week for repairs.

Clubs Get Reprieve On Recycled Water

Clubs Get Reprieve On Recycled Water

Murgon Golf Club and Wondai Sportsgrounds have won an short reprieve from cost increases after the South Burnett Regional Council voted to reject tenders for new recycled water plants at this month’s Council meeting.

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