What's On In The South Burnett Today?

Dog Baiting In September

South Burnett Regional Council, in conjunction with Biosecurity Queensland, is conducting another round of wild dog baiting in the region.

Senate Passes Road Funding

Senate Passes Road Funding

The Australian Local Government Association has welcomed the passing of legislation in the Senate to extend Roads to Recovery funding to 2019, but has called for the program be made permanent to avoid a repeat of this year’s political impasse in the Senate.

Councillors Call For ‘Natural Justice’

Councillors Call For ‘Natural Justice’

The South Burnett Regional Council will present two motions to the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) Annual Conference in October this year calling for improvements to the current complaints process against councillors.

Extra Boost For $4.5m Dam Project

Extra Boost For $4.5m Dam Project

Damage caused to the spillway at Gordonbrook Dam during the 2013 floods will cost $4.5 million to repair – but South Burnett ratepayers only have to pick up $80,000 of the massive bill.

Nominate A Neighbourhood Hero

Nominate A Neighbourhood Hero

Toowoomba Regional Council is seeking nominations for its 2015 Australia Day awards.

Roadworks At Kumbia

South Burnett Regional Council has advised that roadworks on Kumbia-Brooklands Road – between Parker Road and Ellesmere Road – will begin on Monday (August 25).

Deputy PM Comes Back ‘Home’

Deputy PM Comes Back ‘Home’

Former Kingaroy Shire mayor – and now Deputy PM – Warren Truss has been honoured by having the council meeting chamber in Kingaroy named after him.

Fatal Crash Grounds Garbos

A fatal road crash in South Australia will cause disruptions to garbage removal services in Goomeri, Kilkivan and other parts of the Gympie Regional Council area over the next few days.

$160,000 For Libraries

$160,000 For Libraries

The South Burnett Regional Council will receive nearly $160,000 in State Government funding over the next three years to support library services in the region.

Business Awards Deadline Extended

The inaugural South Burnett Business Excellence Awards have had the deadline for entries extended two weeks to encourage more of the region’s businesses to enter.

$7.1m Federal Grant For Council

$7.1m Federal Grant For Council

South Burnett Mayor Wayne Kratzmann has welcomed today’s announcement of Federal Assistance Grants to local councils.

Mayor Expects Small Rail Trail Bill

Mayor Expects Small Rail Trail Bill

A report that Somerset Regional Council fear they’ll face a six-figure annual maintenance bill for their Shire’s rail trail has surprised South Burnett Mayor Wayne Kratzmann.

Breakfast Boost For Local Groups

Breakfast Boost For Local Groups

The latest recipients of the South Burnett Mayor’s Community Benefit Fund were presented with their cheques at a fundraising breakfast in Kingaroy this morning.

Top Results At The Ekka!

Top Results At The Ekka!

The South Burnett has once again put on an impressive display at the 2014 Royal Queensland Show.

Delays Anger Owners

Delays Anger Owners

Delays in correspondence from Council have angered owners of houses on the failed Memerambi estate

Mayor’s Breakfast At RSL

Successful applicants for Round 2 of the Mayor’s Community Benefit Fund – and the $15,000 annual grant beneficiary – will be presented with cheques at the next South Burnett Mayor’s Community Charity Breakfast.

Council Pay Rise Kicks In

Council Pay Rise Kicks In

Councillors serving with the South Burnett, Toowoomba and Gympie councils received a 4.5 per cent pay rise on July 1 – the amount fixed by the independent Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal back in December.

Load Limit Put On Bridge

The South Burnett Regional Council has advised that a 10 tonne load limit has been placed on the Hansens Gully Bridge on Mondure Road.