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Temporary Water Interruption:
Kingaroy - Thursday, 26-03-20

March 25, 2020: As a part of Council’s routine maintenance programs and commitment to ensure the long term sustainability and efficiency of our water infrastructure, Council will be isolating the water supply along Youngman Street, Kingaroy to swap over supply to the newly installed water main.

Works are scheduled to be carried out on Thursday 26 March 2020 between approximately 9:00am and 3:00pm, weather permitting. Unexpected circumstances may alter these times.

Interruption to water supply notices have been issued to all affected customers.

Residents and businesses are advised to take appropriate action such as turning off the hot water system and storing enough water for this period. Toilets may be satisfactorily flushed by quickly discharging a 10 litre bucket of water in the pedestal.
Prescribed Burn Notification
March 5, 2020: Council advises that prescribed burn operations will be undertaken within Council Reserves across the South Burnett from Sunday 1 March 2020 through to Monday 31 August 2020.

These operations are carried out by qualified and experienced operators.

Prescribed burns play an important part in wildfire mitigation and biodiversity conservation.

Locations for the prescribed burns include:
  • • Blackbutt Tip Reserve
  • • Nanango Fauna Sanctuary
  • • Staines Road Reserve
  • • Wooroolin Wetland
  • • Booie Reserve
  • • Boondooma Dam
  • • Coomba Falls
  • • Gordonbrook Dam
  • • Goodger Reserve
  • • Maidenwell Reserve
  • • Mt Wooroolin Reserve
  • • Old Esk Road Quarry Reserve
  • • Proston Reserve
  • • Wondai Airport

Residents and businesses around the burn area are reminded to take the following precautions:
  • • 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 precautions or seek medical advice.

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

    Residents requiring further information on prescribed burn operations are encouraged to contact Council on 4189 9100 or email Council.
  • March Gravel Resheeting and Upgrade Works
    February 29, 2020: Council wishes to advise that gravel resheeting works will be occurring at the following locations during the month of March, weather permitting:

    • • Old Esk Road, Taromeo – Road Upgrade
    • • Mustons Road, Haly Creek (W4Q)
    • • Mount Hope Road, Booie
    • • Robin and Lee Road, Booie (W4Q)
    • • Birt Road, Corndale

    Continuing Works
    • • Ironpot Road, Ironpot – Boughyard Creek Bridge Replacement
    • • Brisbane Street, Nanango – Drainage Upgrade (W4Q)
    • • Gayndah Hivesville Road, Wigton (W4Q)
    • • Old Wondai Road, Wattle Camp
    • • Hoggs Road, Wooroolin
    • • Meehans Road, Memerambi
    • • Ironpot Road, Ironpot (W4Q)
    • • Bridget Carroll Road, Kingaroy

    In order to provide a safe work environment, the work areas will be controlled by signage or with traffic controllers as required. Local access to properties within the work area will be permitted.

    These works have been funded under the Works For Queensland 3 program and Council’s 2019/20 Gravel resheeting program.

    For further information, please contact Council on (07) 4189 9100.
    Notice of Upcoming Roadworks:
    Mundubbera-Durong Road

    February 27, 2020: The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has advised Council that works will soon commence to rehabilitate a section of Mundubbera-Durong Road, between the West Boondooma Road and Shellytop Road intersections.

    Works will involve strengthening and stabilising the existing pavement to make the road safer for motorists, to improve the longevity of the road and to minimise the need for future maintenance.

    Line-marking and signage upgrades, construction of new roadside drainage and some culvert maintenance will also be carried out during the works.

    TMR will also improve safety along this section of Mundubbera-Durong Road by clearing the designated clear zones on either side of the road to ensure they are free of obstructions. This allows vehicles which stray off the road to recover without causing significant damage to either the vehicles or its occupants.

    Roadworks are scheduled to commence on 2 March 2020 and are expected to take about three months to complete, weather permitting.

    RoadTek will be delivering the road rehabilitation, with works generally occurring Monday to Friday between 6:00am and 6:00pm.

    Motorists should be aware of changed traffic conditions including reduced speeds, lane closures and stopgo traffic controllers. There may be minor traffic delays during the works and drivers are urged to drive to the conditions and observe all traffic controller directions.

    TMR thanks the community for its patience while this work is being completed. Should you require further information, please contact TMR's communication team in Bundaberg on 1300 728 390 during business hours or by email
    Road Upgrade Works:
    Old Esk Road, Taromeo

    February 24, 2020: C Council wishes to advise that road upgrade works will soon commence on Old Esk Road, Taromeo.

    The works, funded through Council’s 2019-20 Capital Upgrade Works Programme, will impact the currently unsealed section between Almond Road and the concrete floodway crossing at Taromeo Creek.

    The project is expected to commence Wednesday 26 February, running through to late May 2020, weather permitting.

    Motorists are requested to travel with extreme care, to drive to the prevailing road conditions and to adhere to signage. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused and thanks you for your patience whilst works are in progress.

    Local access to properties within the work area will be permitted.

    For further information, please contact Council’s Infrastructure team on 4189 9100 or by email
    Drainage And Road Works:
    Brisbane Street, Nanango

    February 24, 2020: Council wishes to advise that drainage and road upgrade works have commenced at Brisbane Street, Nanango.

    The works, funded through the Queensland Government’s 2019-21 Works for Queensland program and Council’s 2019-20 Capital Budget, will impact the section of road between Drayton Street and Hospital Terrace.

    It is expected that the project will run through to mid-April 2020, weather permitting.

    In order to undertake these works it is necessary to close vehicular access to part of Brisbane Street.

    While this closure is in effect a detour will be available for access to the hospital and properties above the project site, with the route following Gold Street and Hospital Terrace before reconnecting to Brisbane Street. Signage will be located onsite to indicate this detour to motorists.

    The water standpipe on the corner of Brisbane and Drayton Streets should be available during the works.

    Motorists and pedestrians are requested to travel with extreme care, to drive to the prevailing road conditions and to adhere to signage. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused and thanks you for your patience whilst works are in progress.

    Local access to properties within the work area will be permitted, however some delays may occur.

    For further information, please contact Council’s Infrastructure team on 4189 9100 or by email
    Quarterly Infrastructure Program:
    February 2020 to April 2020

    February 20, 2020: South Burnett Regional Council is pleased to provide a Quarterly Infrastructure Program report (400K PDF) for the period February 2020 through to April 2020.

    The report highlights the following programmed works:

    • • Gravel Resheeting and Heavy Formation Grading
    • • Other Road Construction
    • • Patrol Grading
    • • Roadside Slashing
    • • Water Main Replacements

    Residents should note that Council carries out heavy maintenance on roads prior to re-sealing which includes shoulder grading, pothole patching, temporary sealing and other pavement surface works.

    Some property owners may experience restrictions to property access for short periods of time whilst works are in progress.

    In order to provide a safe work environment, the work areas will be controlled by signage or with traffic controllers as required. Motorists are requested to travel with extreme care, to drive to the prevailing road conditions and to adhere to signage.

    Council apologises for any inconvenience caused and thanks you for your patience whilst works are in progress.

    For further information regarding the works, contact Council’s Infrastructure team on 4189 9100 or by email
    Sewer Relining Program
    February 10, 2020: As a part of Council’s sewerage capital works program and its commitment to ensure the long term sustainability and efficiency of our sewerage infrastructure, Council is undertaking a sewer relining program across the Murgon, Wondai and Nanango sewerage schemes.

    Relining Solutions has been awarded the contract for the works being delivered as part of the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Council’s (WBBROC) Sewer Relining Program, a region-wide initiative to deliver cost savings to Council.

    Phase 1 of the program, involving the use of CCTV robotics to inspect all sewers within the schemes, has been completed and CCTV data was used by Council to assess and identify critical sections of the sewer network that requires remedial works.

    Phase 2 of the program involving the rehabilitation of the network will include the installation of plastic liners in the pipelines, grinding of deposits and roots, and clearing obstructions in the pipeline.

    Rehabilitation works are planned to start on Monday 24 February 2020. The proposed sequence of works is Murgon, Wondai followed by Nanango.

    Further notifications to affected customers will be provided when works are occurring in their area.

    Access to manholes on customer properties will be necessary, with contractors undertaking works whilst being assisted by Council staff.

    Completion of works is scheduled for mid to late May 2020 based on the contractor production rate for liner installation, weather permitting. The completion date will however be dependent on effectivity of grinding works and removal of blockages which can only be confirmed once works begin.

    Council apologises for any inconvenience that this work may cause and thanks you in advance for your patience.

    Please direct any enquiries to Council’s Water and Wastewater team by phone 4189 9100 or by email.
    Kingaroy And Wondai Reservoir Re-Roofing
    January 30, 2020: As a part of Council’s capital works program and commitment to ensure the long term sustainability and efficiency of our water infrastructure, Council has engaged Water Infrastructure Services to undertake the replacement of the reservoir roof at the Orana reservoir in Kingaroy and Scott Street reservoir in Wondai.

    Preliminary assessment and cleaning works are currently underway. Structural works including roof removal, replacement and internal pipe works are expected to begin at the Scott Street reservoir, Wondai in the week beginning 9 March 2020 and the Orana reservoir, Kingaroy the week beginning 10 April 2020.

    Both projects are expected to be completed by 26 June 2020.

    The purpose of this work is to improve the structural integrity, ongoing operation and water quality protection of the reservoir. Council will be constructing temporary storage arrangements at Scott Street as the main reservoir will need to be taken offline for several weeks during the work.

    Earlier preparation works will be required in some areas to improve the systems valves and to minimise interruptions to supply. Affected properties will be notified directly prior to these works occurring.

    Council apologises for any inconvenience that this work may cause and thanks you in advance for your patience.

    Please direct any enquiries to Council’s Water and Wastewater team by phoning (07) 4189 9100 or by email.
    Pop Up Visitor Information Centre
    At Ringsfield House, Nanango

    January 30, 2020: The South Burnett Visitor Information Centre Network will be hosting a special pop up Visitor Information Centre at Ringsfield House over the next few months, coinciding with the Nanango Market Day.

    We invite visitors to come and explore the popular Nanango Country Markets then stroll across the road to RIngsfield House and discover more about the historic house and what there is to see and do in Nanango and the greater South Burnett region.

    The pop up Visitor Information Centre will operate on Nanango Market Days at Ringsfield House, 41/45 Alfred Street, Nanango on:

    • Saturday 1 February 2020 from 8am to 12 noon
    • Saturday 7 March 2020 from 8am to 12 noon
    • Saturday 4 April 2020 from 8am to 12 noon

    Please direct any enquiries to Council’s tourism team by phoning (07) 4189 9100 or by email.
    Water Meter Replacement Program:
    Kingaroy And Murgon

    January 30, 2020: As part of Council’s routine maintenance programs and its commitment to ensure the long term sustainability and efficiency of our water infrastructure, Council has commenced a water meter replacement program in Kingaroy and Murgon.

    This replacement program commenced 6 January 2020 and is expected to be completed by 30 June 2020, weather permitting.

    Water meters are mechanical devices that wear with usage and age. Council has a proactive replacement program for water meters which are nearing the end of their useful life. It’s an ongoing program that ensures your water meter readings (and your bills) remain as accurate as possible.

    Water meter replacement depends on the specifications of the individual meter. So it is normal that your meter may in fact be replaced but the meter belonging to your neighbour may not be.

    The following steps may assist following water maintenance works:

    • • Flush your plumbing by running inside and outside taps, and...

    • • Avoid using the washing machine or dishwasher if water is discoloured.

    Council apologises for any inconvenience that this work may cause, and thanks you in advance for your patience.
    Update: Boughyard Creek Bridge, Ironpot Road
    December 9, 2019: Council wishes to advise that construction works, funded through Council’s 2019-20 Capital programme, have commenced on the replacement culvert for the Boughyard Creek Crossing on Ironpot Road, Ironpot.

    The duration of works is estimated at approximately five months, weather permitting, with Council anticipating the bridge reopening to the public early May 2020.

    Access to residents will be available via a side-track. Motorists are requested to travel with extreme care, to drive to the prevailing road conditions and to adhere to signage. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused and thanks you for your patience whilst works are in progress.

    For further information, please contact Council’s Works team on 4189 9100 or by email.
    Council Ordinary Meeting Dates:
    January To March 2020

    November 28, 2019: In accordance with Section 277 (1) of the Local Government Regulation 2012, Council advises that the Ordinary Meetings for the period January through to March 2020 have been scheduled as follows:

    • Wednesday, 15 January 2020
    • Wednesday, 19 February 2020
    • Wednesday, 18 March 2020

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

    Residents are invited to attend the meeting as members of the public gallery.

    For further information regarding Council meetings contact Council’s Executive Services team on 4189 9100 or by email.
    Level 3 Water Restrictions
    March 17, 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
    February 20, 2020: The next ordinary Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 18 March 2020 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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