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Request For Tenders
For Pre-Qualified Supplier Panels

September 14, 2018: Council intends to establish a register of Pre-Qualified Suppliers to facilitate effective coordination of repeat contractor engagements.

Tenders are invited for suitably qualified and experienced contractors for the following Pre-Qualified Supplier Panels:

  • SBRC-17/18-18 - Dry Hire
  • SBRC-17/18-19 - Wet Hire
  • SBRC-17/18-23 - Road and Quarry Materials

Suppliers can register their interest and tender application via

Submissions are to be suitably endorsed, marked and lodged as per tender documents no later than 2:00pm Tuesday 9 October 2018.
2019 Australia Day Nominations Now Open
September 7, 2018: Council is now accepting nominations for the South Burnett's 2019 Australia Day Awards.

These awards provide the community with an opportunity to acknowledge and reward outstanding groups and individuals committed to improving the lifestyle experience in our region.

The award categories that have been chosen give our individual communities equal opportunity to nominate those who have made special contributions to their local community.

A full list of categories and nomination forms can be found on Council's website.

Closing date for nominations is 4:00pm Friday 9 November 2018.
Request For Tender SBRC 18/19-03:
Supply & Delivery Of Quarry Materials

September 4, 2018: Council is seeking tenders from interested individuals or companies to supply and deliver quarry materials for TH Burns and Coverty Road, Ballogie.

Submissions are to be suitably endorsed, marked and lodged as per tender documents no later than 12.00 noon Wednesday 26 September 2018.

Tender documents may be obtained by contacting Council’s Customer Service Centres or downloaded from Council's website

For further information, contact Council on (07) 4189 9100.
Temporary Closure Of
South Burnett Aquatic Centre

August 22, 2018: The South Burnett Aquatic Centre in Nanango will be closed for necessary maintenance from Friday September 7, and will reopen on Sunday 16 September 2018.

Council thanks you for your patience during this time.
New Tap-and-Go Standpipes
August 22, 2018: Council has installed new tap-and-go credit/debit water standpipes in Nanango, Blackbutt and Benarkin, replacing the existing coin operated machines. Potable water (drinking quality) may be purchased at these standpipes with the cost of water remaining at $4 per Kl.

The standpipes are located at:

  • Nanango – Brisbane Road
  • Blackbutt – Bowmans Road
  • Benarkin – Scotts Street

The payment system is operated by the tap-and-go Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card system and transactions are limited to a minimum of $1 and maximum $99 per transaction.

The new Standpipes are now in operation. There will be a 25mm hose available but customers will need to provide their own 50mm cam lock and hose to use the larger connection.

If you have any queries regarding the new Standpipes, please contact Council's Water and Wastewater Department on 4189 9100.
Rates Notices Issued
August 22, 2018: Council advises that rate notices for the period Sunday 1 July to Monday 31 December 2018 were issued on Tuesday 21 August 2018.

If you have not received your rate notice please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre for a copy.

Ratepayers can pay their rates in person at any Council Customer Service Centre by EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard, cash or cheque. Payments can also be made through Australia Post and BPay.

Discounts will be applied up to 4.30pm on Wednesday 7 November 2018.
Wild Dog And Feral Pig Baiting Program
August 7, 2018: South Burnett Regional Council in conjunction with Biosecurity Queensland will be participating in a coordinated Wild Dog and Feral Pig Baiting Program in September.

Failure to control wild dogs and feral pigs can result in livestock losses, attacks on domestic pets and the loss of native fauna.

Landholders have a legislative responsibility to control declared pests on their land and participation in this program is an effective way to help meet this responsibility.

Baiting stations will be held throughout the South Burnett from the 10–17 September 2018.

For further information and to register your intention of attending a baiting station please contact Kerry Hayes, Council's Stock Route and Pest Officer on telephone (07) 4189 9312.

All participants must register their intention to conduct baiting no later than Friday 31 August 2018.
Notice of Works: Water Bore Flow Testing
Barkers Creek/Meandu Creek Flats

July 30, 2018: Council will continue bore flow testing on the Barkers Creek/Meandu Creek flats west of Nanango commencing Tuesday 31 July.

This project is necessary to ensure the adequacy of water supply to the pumping systems, that will provide sustainable drinking water supply to the Nanango township. The bore test will not impact on the current water supply to Nanango.

Works will include a 100 hr pump test on the last of the three bores, following two earlier tests. This bore water flow will be directed to Barkers and Meandu Creeks.

Neighbouring farmers have declined any beneficial use of this water. Works are required at this time of year when water supply demand is lower.

Should you have any queries during this test period, please contact Council’s Customer Contact Centres on (07) 4189-9100.
Council Ordinary Meeting Dates For 2018
February 21, 2018: Council would like to advise that in accordance with Section 277 (1) of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Ordinary Meetings for 2018 have been scheduled as follows:

* Wednesday 17 January 2018
* Wednesday 21 February 2018
* Wednesday 21 March 2018
* Wednesday 18 April 2018
* Wednesday 16 May 2018
* Wednesday 13 June 2018
* Wednesday 18 July 2018
* Wednesday 15 August 2018
* Wednesday 19 September 2018
* Wednesday 10 October 2018
* Wednesday 21 November 2018
* Wednesday 12 December 2018

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.
Level 3 Water Restrictions
July 12, 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 7:00am to 8:00am, 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
August 22, 2018: The next ordinary Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 19 September 2018 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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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

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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Cr Terry Fleischfresser
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Division 2 Cr Gavin (Spud) Jones Division 5 Cr Kathy Duff
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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
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Cr Danita Potter
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Cr Ros Heit
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