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South Burnett Regional Council News Updates
Request For Tender SBRC - 16/17 - 10
Provision Of Banking And Bill Payment Services

May 19, 2017: Council is seeking tenders for the contract to provide banking and bill payment services to the South Burnett Regional Council.

Tender packages, including the tender criteria, are available by registering at the LG Tender Box e-tendering portal.

In addition to the tender box portal, vendors can submit physical copies of the tender documents, if preferred, by posting to the Chief Executive Officer, Tender Box, PO Box 336, Kingaroy 4610 to arrive no later than 4:00pm on Friday 26 May 2017.

Further enquiries can be made by contacting Council's Team Leader of Financial Operations, Celina Branch, on (07) 4189 9100 or by email.
Request For Tender SBRC - 16/17 - 11
SES Nanango Office & Training Room Extension

May 19, 2017: Council is seeking tenders for the construction of an office and training room extension to the State Emergency Service facility at Nanango.

Tender documents may be obtained by contacting Council's Customer Service Centres on (07) 4189 9100 or by downloading from Council's website.

Tender submissions are to be suitably endorsed, marked and lodged as per Tender Specifications no later than 10:00am on Wednesday 14 June 2017.
Notice Of Building Removal
Glendon Street, Kingaroy

May 19, 2017: Council has scheduled to commence construction work in preparation for the removal of the building located at 15 Glendon Street, Kingaroy on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

In order to provide a safe work environment the footpath and parking area in the immediate vicinity may be closed and when required, through traffic will be directed by traffic controllers.

For all enquiries, please contact Council's Customer Service Centre on (07) 4189 9100.

We thank you for your patience.
Prescribed Burn Notification
April 6, 2017: The South Burnett Regional Council advises that prescribed burn operations will be undertaken within Council Reserves across the South Burnett between April and August.

These operations are carried out by qualified and experienced operators. Prescribed burns play an important part in wildfire mitigation and biodiversity conservation.

Identified locations include:
* Booie Reserve
* Goodger Wetland
* Blackbutt Tip Reserve
* Nanango Tip Reserve
* Maidenwell Reserve
* Kingaroy Night Soil Depot Reserve
* Boardman Road Reserve
* Malar Reserve
* Boondooma Dam
* Nanango Fauna Sanctuary
* Wondai East Reserve
* Old Esk Road Quarry Reserve
* Proston Town Common Reserve
* Tingoora Reserve
* Staines Road Reserve, Benarkin
* Gordonbrook Dam Reserve

Residents and businesses around the burn area are reminded to take the following precuations:

* Keep doors and windows closed to prevent smoke entering homes
* Keep outdoor furniture under cover to prevent ember burns
* Retract pool covers to prevent ember damage
* Remove washing from clothes lines
* Ensure pets have a protected area
* Vehicles must slow down, keep windows up and turn headlights on
* Sightseers must keep away from the burn for their own safety

If you have asthma or other breathing difficulties, reduce outdoor activities. If shortness of breath or coughing develops, take advised medical orecautions or seek medical advice.

Residents are also reminded that dumping of household waste on Council land is not permitted and fines apply.

If you require any further information, please contact Denise Whyte, Coordinator Natural Resources on (07) 4189-9122.
Change Of Date For Council General Meetings
March 31, 2017: Notice is hereby given of a change of date for Council's General Meetings in June and October.

Council's General Meeting scheduled for Wednesday 21 June 2017 will now be held on Wednesday 14 June 2017, and Council's General Meeting scheduled for Wednesday 18 October 2017 will now be held on Wednesday 11 October 2017.

All other meetings will continue to be held at the previously advertised times unless otherwise notified.

Council meetings are held in the Warren Truss Chamber, Glendon Street, Kingaroy commencing at 9:00am. Residents are welcome to attend the meeting as part of the public gallery.
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.
Approved Systematic Inspection Program
For Mosquito Surveillance And Treatment

March 31, 2017: In accordance with the Public Health Act 2005, notice is hereby given that the South Burnett Regional Council intends to conduct an Approved Systematic Inspection Program for Mosquito Surveillance and Treatment.

Inspections will be carried out by Council officers from Monday 18 April to Friday 2 June 2017 between the hours of 7:00am and 6:00pm weekdays. This program permits Council officers to gain access to private land for the purpose of inspecting for and treating mosquito breeding.

This is an attempt to achieve the early detection and control of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is a known vector for Dengue Fever, Zika Virus and Chickungunya, in order to limit the spread of this designated pest throughout the South Burnett Regional Council area.

This inspection program includes properties within the Blackbutt, Kingaroy, Kumbia, Murgon, Nanango, Proston, Tingoora, Wondai and Wooroolin township areas.

A copy of the approved inspection program is available for inspection at the South Burnett Regional Council Kingaroy Customer Service Centre located at 45 Glendon Street, Kingaroy.

For more information, please contact Council's Environment and Waste Services Branch on (07) 4189-9128.
Level 3 Water Restrictions
March 15, 2017: 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
May 17, 2017: The next ordinary Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 14 June 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.
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South Burnett Mayor, Cr Keith Campbell
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Keith Campbell
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Division 1 Cr Roz Frohloff Division 4 Cr Terry Fleischfresser
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