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Rates Discount Reminder
March 24, 2017: Council reminds ratepayers that the final day for discount on rates notices for the period 1 January to 30 June 2017 is Tuesday 28 March 2017. Payments can be made at Council's Customer Service Centres at Blackbutt, Kingaroy, Murgon, Nanango, Proston and Wondai.
Notice Of A Biosecurity Surveillance Program For Restricted & Prohibited Matter
February 14, 2017: Council advises that in accordance with the Biosecurity Act 2014, Council officers are currently conducting a Biosecurity Surveillance Program.

The program is authorised for properties within the South Burnett Local Government area.

Individual properties will be selected for inspection based on observation or known presence of invasive biosecurity matter, or the receipt of reports or complaints.

The program commenced on 29 November 2016 and has been extended for a period of seven months until 30 June 2017.

The purpose of the program is to:

(a) Confirm the presence, and determine the extent, of the presence of the prohibited or restricted matter to which the program relates

(b) Confirm the absence of the prohibited matter to which the program relates

(c) Monitor the effects of measures taken in response to a biosecurity risk posed by invasive biosecurity matter

(d) Conduct inspections on public and private land to determine the presence, extent and risk posed by prohibited or restricted matter (formerly known as declared weeds and pest animals). Surveillance will be conducted by Authorised Officers, predominantly by visual ground inspection. Inspection may also be undertaken by aerial survey or fixed camera traps

(e) Provide information and advice to property owners or relevant parties regarding the level of risk and appropriate control measures required to meet their general biosecurity obligation

(f) Provide information about support programs that may be available, and

(g) Monitor treatment programs and enforce compliance where necessary.

A free copy of the Program (including its authorisation) is available for inspection at Council's Customer Service Centres, by downloading from Council's website, or on request by contacting Council on (07) 4189-9100.
Council Ordinary Meeting Dates For 2017
March 15, 2017: Council would like to advise that in accordance with Section 277 (1) of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Ordinary Meetings for 2017 have been scheduled as follows:

Wednesday 18 January 2017
Wednesday 15 February 2017
Wednesday 15 March 2017
Wednesday 19 April 2017
Wednesday 17 May 2017
Wednesday 14 June 2017
Wednesday 19 July 2017
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Wednesday 20 September 2017
Wednesday 11 October 2017
Wednesday 15 November 2017
Wednesday 13 December 2017

Ordinary Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month (except the June, October and December meetings. which will be held on the second Wednesday) commencing at 9:00am in the Warren Truss Chamber, Glendon Street, Kingaroy unless stated otherwise.

Residents are invited to attend the meetings as members of the public gallery.
Mosquito Breeding Season Has Begun
October 28, 2016: Mosquito breeding season has commenced again in the South Burnett Region, and Council has begun undertaking surveys of the area and using adult traps targeting the Dengue Mosquito (Aedes aegypti).

This program will continue through to the end of the breeding season in April 2017.

For more information on how to help contol mosquitos around your home, go to Council's website
Level 3 Water Restrictions
March 15, 2016: Level 3 water restrictions are now in place throughout the South Burnett Region.

Residents are advised that sprinklers are not to be used, and hosing of paved or concreted areas is not permitted.

Hand held watering is permitted from 6:00am to 7:00am, and 5:00pm to 6:00pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for odd numbered houses and Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays for even numbered houses. No residential watering is permitted on Mondays.

Further details are available on the Council website or by contacting Customer Contact on (07) 4189 9100.
Next Council Meeting
March 16, 2017: The next ordinary Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 19 April 2017 at the Warren Truss Chamber in Glendon Street, Kingaroy.

Meetings commence at 9:00am and are open to the public.

Depending on the volume of business that needs to be processed, they can conclude at any time up to 2:00pm in the afternoon. If so, morning tea will be provided.

Copies of any meeting's agenda can be downloaded from Council's website 24 hours before each meeting date.
Get More Information
You can obtain more news and information from the South Burnett Regional Council's website, or by contacting Council on (07) 4189 9100 during office hours.
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Your Councillors

Your Councillors are here to represent your interests. If you have a problem you think Council can assist you with, please contact your Divisional councillor by phone or email.
South Burnett Mayor, Cr Keith Campbell
South Burnett
Mayor

Keith Campbell
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Division 1 Cr Roz Frohloff Division 4 Cr Terry Fleischfresser
Division 1
Cr Roz Frohloff
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Division 4
Cr Terry Fleischfresser
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Division 2 Cr Gavin (Spud) Jones Division 5 Cr Kathy Duff
Division 2
Cr Gavin (Spud) Jones
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Cr Kathy Duff
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Division 3 Cr Danita Potter Division 6 Cr Ros Heit
Division 3
Cr Danita Potter
Ph: 0409 490 175
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Division 6
Cr Ros Heit
Ph: 0477 010 743
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