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A Long Look At Country Life

A Long Look At Country Life

Five medical students who have signed up to take a “long look” at the South Burnett received a warm welcome at a community meet’n’greet held in Kingaroy this week.

Jazz Star On His Way

Jazz Star On His Way

Jazz trumpeter James Morrison and his Motown Band will be starring at the Mayoral Charity Gala Ball

Council Lobbies State For More Time

Council Lobbies State For More Time

South Burnett Mayor Wayne Kratzmann and Deputy Mayor Keith Campbell went to Brisbane today to lobby Local Government Minister David Crisafulli to extend the period for emergency flood funding.

Giving Farmers A Sporting Chance

Giving Farmers A Sporting Chance

Donate local, support local, shop local, sustain local and deliver hope … that’s the message being delivered by the Mayor’s Red Earth South Burnett Flood Appeal.

‘Be Prepared’ Says Council

‘Be Prepared’ Says Council

The South Burnett Regional Council is asking residents to “be prepared” as it is says the region may receive more rain over coming days.

Micra Makes A Big Impact

Micra Makes A Big Impact

One lucky person will be driving away in a new car … while flood-affected South Burnett residents will be getting some much-needed assistance, all thanks to Huston Motors and the Mayor’s Red Earth Flood Appeal.

Mayor Supports Water Tanks

South Burnett Mayor Wayne Kratzmann has praised the State Government for allowing individual councils to decide whether water tanks should remain compulsory in new developments in their areas.

PM Offers Her Support

PM Offers Her Support

South Burnett Mayor Wayne Kratzmann has received a letter of support from Prime Minister Julia Gillard assuring him that the Federal Government is “absolutely committed” to supporting the South Burnett after the Australia Day weekend floods.

Test Star Will Be Guest At Fundraiser

Test Star Will Be Guest At Fundraiser

Fundraising for the Mayor’s Red Earth South Burnett Flood Appeal is starting to ramp up.

Council Extends Rates Discount

South Burnett Regional Council has extended the discount period for this quarter’s rates to help people affected by the Australia Day weekend floods.

Gordonbrook ‘Not To Blame’ For Flood

Gordonbrook ‘Not To Blame’ For Flood

South Burnett Mayor Wayne Kratzmann says it was heavy local rainfall rather than the overflow from Gordonbrook Dam which sent a torrent through a Wilkesdale woman’s house last Sunday.

Agriculture MP Checks
Out Flood Devastation

Agriculture MP Checks<br> Out Flood Devastation

Agriculture Minister John McVeigh dropped into Kingaroy today to check out the region’s flood woes

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

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

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.

Les Is Our 2013 Citizen Of The Year

Les Is Our 2013 Citizen Of The Year

Nanango show society president Les Schloss was named the 2013 South Burnett Citizen of the Year at the council’s Australia Day Awards ceremony held in Blackbutt this evening.

Rotary Helps Hospital

Rotary Helps Hospital

Patient bathrooms in the South Burnett Private Hospital will be upgraded thanks to a $15,000 donation

Local Purchasing Policy Adopted

Local Purchasing Policy Adopted

South Burnett Regional Council today formally adopted a new purchasing policy which gives preference to suppliers located within the council’s boundaries.

Mayor Acts To Clear Road

Mayor Acts To Clear Road

Council workers have removed a massive tree blocking a back road in the Brooklands – Maidenwell area

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