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Emergency Assistance Grants Available

The State Government has made Emergency Assistance Grants available for residents living in 21 shires affected by flooding caused by ex-tropical cyclone Oswald.

Local Road Updates

Local Road Updates

Our latest round-up of local road closures

Volunteers Sought For ‘Mud Army’

The Boots’n Bulldust crew from Nanango are looking for volunteers to join their “Mud Army”.

Water, Water Everywhere …

Water, Water Everywhere …

Ironically water – or the lack of it – is one of the major concerns now for the South Burnett Regional Council in the wake of the weekend flooding.

(Most) Schools Back Tomorrow!

Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek has confirmed the majority of Queensland State Schools will re-open tomorrow … but there’s nine schools in the South Burnett that will stay closed.

Floods Leave Huge Damage Bill

Floods Leave Huge Damage Bill

As the rain eases, the South Burnett is facing a massive repair bill. Mayor Wayne Kratzmann says initial reports indicate damage is worse than the 2011 floods

Boondooma Yellowbelly Postponed

Boondooma Yellowbelly Postponed

The Boondooma Dam Fish Stocking and Management Association announced today they’ll be postponing this year’s Boondooma Dam Yellowbelly Fishing Competition, which was due to be held on February 9 and 10.

Driver Hurt In Washout

Driver Hurt In Washout

An elderly driver was injured – and fined $660 – when he drove past Road Closed signs

All South Burnett Tips
Closed Due To Floods

The South Burnett Regional Council has advised that all landfills / waste facilities throughout the region are closed until further notice due to flooding.

Flood Relief Appeal Launched

Flood Relief Appeal Launched

Premier Campbell Newman has launched the Queensland Flood Appeal 2013, a State Government/Red Cross partnership to help Queenslanders impacted by recent floods and storms.

Emergency Water Restrictions

Flood damage to infrastructure has forced the South Burnett Regional Council to extend Emergency Water Restrictions across the region, effective immediately.

Disaster Relief For Gympie Shire

Disaster relief arrangements have been activated for residents in the Gympie and North Burnett shires.

Ergon Energy Update

Ergon Energy Update

Many parts of the South Burnett remain without power this morning following yesterday’s flooding

MP Praises SES and Council Team

MP Praises SES and Council Team

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says South Burnett Mayor Wayne Kratzmann and his council team have done “an amazing job” handling the flood crisis.

Disaster Committee Update

Disaster Committee Update

Although the rain has been easing, the road situation is still extremely dangerous in the South Burnett and residents have been urged to stay at home and off the streets

Chopper Called In For Evacuations

Chopper Called In For Evacuations

An emergency helicopter was to be called in to evacuate a family of six stranded in a house surrounded by water at Silverleaf

‘Worst I’ve Seen’

‘Worst I’ve Seen’

Former Wondai Mayor Percy Iszlaub says flooding has been worse than the 2011 floods

Handy Flood Links

Handy Flood Links

South Burnett Disaster Management Centre: (07) 4189-9104

If It’s Flooded, Forget It!

If It’s Flooded, Forget It!

“What a bloody idiot!” These were the words of Mayor Wayne Kratzmann and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington as they watched a 4WD traverse flooded Alford Street in Kingaroy this morning.

What To Do In Case Of A Flood Warning

What To Do In Case Of A Flood Warning

What to do in case of a flood warning … Queensland Police shared the following advice this morning.

Gordonbrook Dam Emergency Plan Activated

The South Burnett Regional Council has activated the Emergency Action Plan for Gordonbrook Dam.

South Burnett Road Closures

South Burnett Road Closures

The heavy rain overnight has led to most major roads in the South Burnett region being closed and towns isolated

Murgon, Wondai Tips
Closed Due To Floods

The South Burnett Regional Council has advised that the Murgon and Wondai tips are closed until further notice due to flooding.

Ergon Crews Assessing Damage

Ergon Energy will continue damage assessments of the electricity network across the Wide Bay and Burnett districts today as heavy weather and rising flood levels continue to impact power.