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August Deadline To Seek De-Amalgamation

Queensland councils have until August 29 to apply to de-amalgamate following the appointment today of former Mackay Mayor Colin Meng as Boundaries Commissioner.

Local Residents Appointed To Health Board

Local Residents Appointed To Health Board

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg has named South Burnett councillor Cheryl Dalton and former Kingaroy Shire councillor Terry Fleischfresser to the new Darling Downs Hospital and Health Board.

Gympie Rate Rise Lowest Since Merger

Gympie Rate Rise Lowest Since Merger

Rates in Gympie will rise by 3.5 per cent after the Gympie Regional Council adopted its 2012-13 Budget yesterday.

Upgrade To Hivesville Road

The South Burnett Regional Council has advised that the Hivesville Road Culvert Upgrade Project will begin on July 16.

Community Takes Over Hall

Community Takes Over Hall

The Blackbutt and Benarkin Community Council Inc will take over the management of the Blackbutt Hall

Principal Surprised By Reaction To Park Plan

Principal Surprised By Reaction To Park Plan

St John’s Lutheran School principal Helen Folker admits to being a little surprised by the reaction to an application by the school to purchase a strip of Adermann Park in Ivy Street, Kingaroy.

No Excuse For Rates To Rise: Greens

Greens spokesman Grant Newson has questioned why residents of the South Burnett Regional Council area are facing a probable rate rise in the upcoming Council Budget.

Burst Water Main In Nanango

The South Burnett Regional Council has advised that due to a burst water main, the water supply is currently off in Gipps Street, Nanango.

Volunteers Dig In For Community Garden

Volunteers Dig In For Community Garden

A team of volunteers turned up on Saturday to help give Kingaroy’s Community Garden in Pound Street a much-needed makeover and find out more information about forming a new group to guide the future direction of the garden.

Event Manager To Run Next Expo?

Event Manager To Run Next Expo?

The South Burnett Regional Council will re-evaluate its role in the South Burnett Exposed Expo after suffering a significant loss on this year’s event.

Council’s Tracking Down Tractor Tales

Council’s Tracking Down Tractor Tales

Do you have a story about a Tractor? An anecdote, a short poem or a comic strip you’d like to draw?

Pet Registration Fees To Rise 9pc

Pet Registration Fees To Rise 9pc

Pet owners will pay about 9 per cent more for dog and cat registrations when the South Burnett Regional Council introduces its new schedule of fees and charges on July 1.

Council, CTC & Heritage Join
Together In Housing Project

Council, CTC & Heritage Join<br> Together In Housing Project

South Burnett CTC has started work on developing plans for a new housing development at Nanango which will include one, possibly three, and eventually up to six two-bedroom duplexes.

Should Adermann Park Be Sold?

Should Adermann Park Be Sold?

The South Burnett Regional Council will gauge community feeling about selling 40 per cent of Kingaroy’s Sir Charles Adermann Park after an approach from St John’s Lutheran Primary School.

Upgrade At Wondai Museum

Upgrade At Wondai Museum

The Wondai Heritage Museum has recently carried out work in the courtyard display area to improve access for visitors.

Highway Cut To One Lane

Highway Cut To One Lane

The SBRC has advised that the D’Aguilar Hwy at Peterson Dve will be reduced to one lane

Council Wins Award

Council Wins Award

For the fourth consecutive year, South Burnett Regional Council has been won a Bronze award for its Annual Report in the Australasian Reporting Awards.

‘Colonial-Style’ Toilet Block At Yarraman

‘Colonial-Style’ Toilet Block At Yarraman

The Errol Munt Sport Reserve at Yarraman will be getting a much-anticipated upgrade in the coming weeks.

Toowoomba Council Worried By Carbon Tax

Toowoomba Council Worried By Carbon Tax

Toowoomba Regional Council Mayor Paul Antonio has expressed concern over the effect the incoming carbon tax is likely to have on local government, citing a 10 per cent increase in electricity costs within an estimated overall rise around 20 per cent.