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South Burnett Regional Council News Updates
Next Council Meeting
November 22, 2018: The next ordinary Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 12 December 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.
Notice Of A Biosecurity Surveillance Program For Restricted And Prohibited Matter
October 26, 2018: The purpose of the program in the South Burnett Local Government area is to:

(a) Confirm the presence, and find out the extent of the presence in the South Burnett, of the prohibited or restricted matter to which the program relates

(b) Confirm the absence in the South Burnett of the prohibited or restricted matter to which the program relates

(c) Monitor the effects of measures taken in response to 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 the property owner or relevant party regarding the level of risk and appropriate control measures required to meet the owner or relevant parties' general biosecurity obligation

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

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

Program Area

The surveillance program is authorised for the whole of 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.

Start Date And Duration Of Program

The program will commence on Friday 9 November 2018 and extends for a period of 12 months until Friday 8 November 2019.

Availability Of The Program

A free copy of the program (including its Authorisation) is available online via Council's website, at all Council Customer Service Centres or by phoning (07) 4189 9100.
Change Of Operating
Hours At Nanango Landfill

October 23, 2018: Council advises residents that as of Thursday 1 November 2018 new operating hours for the Nanango Waste Facility will come into effect.

The new hours will be from 8:00am to 5:00pm and these changes have been implemented to bring this site in line with Council's other Waste Facilities.

Should you have any concerns or questions in relation to this matter, please do not hesitate to contact Council on (07) 4189 9100.
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.
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.
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

Keith Campbell
Ph: 0439 708 553
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Division 1 Cr Roz Frohloff Division 4 Cr Terry Fleischfresser
Division 1
Cr Roz Frohloff
Ph: 0417 767 444
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Division 4
Cr Terry Fleischfresser
Ph: 0475 007 705
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Division 2 Cr Gavin (Spud) Jones Division 5 Cr Kathy Duff
Division 2
Cr Gavin (Spud) Jones
Ph: 0419 769 994
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Division 5
Cr Kathy Duff
Ph: 0437 020 705
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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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