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Cherbourg Is A Good News Story

Cherbourg Is A Good News Story

Cherbourg has copped a lot of rubbishing lately … which isn’t fair to the vast majority of the residents of the town or its hard-working local Council.

Road Complaints Down?

Road Complaints Down?

While the number of customer complaints relating to roads appears to have fallen during the past year, it is unclear how many were resolved and how long it took to resolve them.

Dog Blitz Nabs Hundreds

Dog Blitz Nabs Hundreds

An dog inspection program being run by the SBRC is finding 20 to 30 unregistered dogs every day

Free Cycling Programs For Women

Free Cycling Programs For Women

The South Burnett Regional Council will begin running a free 10-week program on the South Burnett Rail Trail soon to encourage more women and girls to take up cycling.

Angry Ratepayers Promised Road Fix

Angry Ratepayers Promised Road Fix

All the South Burnett’s dirt roads will “see a grader”¬†within 12 to 18 months, about 65 angry ratepayers were promised at a public meeting held at Durong Hall on Thursday night.

Kingaroy<BR> Streetscape Put On Hold

Kingaroy
Streetscape Put On Hold

Kingaroy’s CBD upgrade has been put on hold after failing to win a $2 million Federal Government grant for the project

BIEDO Tour Updates Local MPs

BIEDO Tour Updates Local MPs

South Burnett political leaders were taken on a “listening tour” of some of the region’s businesses on Monday by the Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation (BIEDO).

Strong Women Take The Lead

Strong Women Take The Lead

This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is “Because of her, we can …” so it was fitting that women featured strongly in Cherbourg Council’s annual NAIDOC Awards ceremony on Monday.

Rail Trail<br> Project Moving Ahead

Rail Trail
Project Moving Ahead

A shed being built next to the South Burnett Rail Trail will soon house an historic display

Big Week Planned For NAIDOC

Big Week Planned For NAIDOC

NAIDOC Week is being celebrated around Australia from July 8-15, and a number of South Burnett towns have special events planned to mark the occasion

FAGs Grant Will Draw Interest

FAGs Grant Will Draw Interest

The South Burnett Regional Council will put this year’s Financial Assistance Grant (FAGs) to work immediately … by putting the money in the bank.

New Faces Join Council Tribunal

New Faces Join Council Tribunal

There’s been a change in personnel at the Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal ahead of the creation of the State Government’s new body to deal with Councillor complaints.

WBBROC Gets $375,000 For Biosecurity

WBBROC Gets $375,000 For Biosecurity

The Wide Bay-Burnett Regional Organisation Of Councils (WBBROC) will receive $375,000 over the next two years to develop a “best practice” approach to managing invasive plants and animals.

Council Budgets For Equestrian Project

Council Budgets For Equestrian Project

Gympie Regional Council allocated $900,000 in its recent Budget towards construction of the new $2.06 million Equestrian Centre at Kilkivan.

Early FAGs Fillip For Councils

Early FAGs Fillip For Councils

Councils will have the opportunity to start projects earlier than planned or earn some extra interest income after the Federal Government announced it will pay half of its 2018-19 Financial Assistance Grants early this year.

CEO To Retire On Friday

CEO To Retire On Friday

The South Burnett Regional Council will lose its most senior officer this Friday when CEO Gary Wall retires after a 47-year career in local government.

Mayor Defends Rural Rate Rise

Mayor Defends Rural Rate Rise

South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell has defended a decision in the 2018-19 Budget to charge rural landholders more for roadworks than town dwellers

The Budget ‘We Had To Have’

The Budget ‘We Had To Have’

Cr Terry Fleischfresser has praised the Council’s 2018-19 Budget, saying it was ‘the Budget we have to have’.

Water And Waste Charges To Rise

Water And Waste Charges To Rise

South Burnett residents will pay an extra $57 a year in water, sewerage and waste removal charges from July 1, but large businesses will get some relief from high water usage charges.

Deputy Mayor Shares Budget Concerns

Deputy Mayor Shares Budget Concerns

South Burnett Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff says while she is broadly happy with Council’s 2018-19 Budget, changes to road funding and cuts to community groups are causing her concern.

$25.96m Spend On Road Network

$25.96m Spend On Road Network

The South Burnett Regional Council’s 2018-19 Budget will invest almost $26 million into the region’s 3000km road network over the coming year.

Budget To Hit Rural Landholders

Budget To Hit Rural Landholders

Farmers could face rate rises of between 5 and 6 per cent following the scrapping of the South Burnett Regional Council’s controversial $200 annual road levy.

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