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Request for Quote: SBRCQ 21/22-22
Development Of Master Plan For Memorial Park

September 16, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council is seeking offers from suitably qualified consultancy firms to undertake the formulation of a Master Plan that will be utilised to structure future land use and development within Memorial Park, Kingaroy over the next five years.

Offer documents can be downloaded by registering on Council's tendering platform Tenderlink. Registration Instructions and links can be found on Council's website (TenderLink Reference: BURNET- 988806)

Tenders close at 2.00pm on Tuesday 12 October 2021.

For further information contact Council’s Property branch on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email
Request for Quote: SBRCQ 21/22-17
Provision of Real Estate Sales Services

September 16, 2021: Council holds land for existing and future operational needs. Some land parcels become surplus to operational requirements and Council may decide to divest of some of those land parcels in accordance with the Local Government legislation.

Council wishes to engage local real estate agents to provide real estate sales services to list council owned properties for sale on the open market and is offering a three-year contract to a successful real estate agent in each town within the South Burnett.

Services required include listing for sale, marketing and managing the sale process.

Council reserves the right to undertake tender or sales processes under the Local Government Regulation 2012 prior to listing for sale on the open market and without the intervention of the appointed real estate agent.

Offer documents and the list of towns and areas for each real estate agent can be downloaded by registering on Council's tendering platform Tenderlink. Registration Instructions and links can be found on Council's website (TenderLink Reference: BURNET-988742)

Tenders close at 2:00pm on Tuesday 12 October 2021.

For further information contact Council’s Land Investigation Officer, Property on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email
Request for Tender: SBRCQ 21/22-12
Supply And Delivery Of 100HP 4x4 Tractor
With Removeable 4in1 Bucket

September 16, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council is seeking offers for the supply and delivery of one only approximately 100HP 4x4 Tractor with removeable 4in1 Bucket.

Offer documents can be downloaded by registering on Council's tendering platform Tenderlink. Registration Instructions and links can be found on Council's website under Tenders & Supply (TenderLink Reference BURNET-988376)

Tenders will close at 2:00pm Thursday 12 October 2021.

For further information, please contact Council’s Procurement team on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email
Found: One Friesian Bullock
September 9, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council is seeking the owner of one Friesian Bullock found wandering in the Ballogie area on Thursday 2 September 2021. The animal is being held at Coolabunia Saleyards, D’Aguilar Hwy, Coolabunia.

Persons wanting to claim the animal must provide proof of ownership. Claim period closes 12 noon Thursday 23 September 2021.

An advertisement for an expression of interest and acquisition of the animal will follow if it is not claimed before the closing date. Release fees may apply.

For further information please contact Council’s Stock Route Officer on 1300 789 279 or 07 4189 9100.
Bunya Highway Reseal Preparation Works
September 7, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council received notification from the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) that major reseal preparation works will commence on the Bunya Highway from 6 September 2021.

Works locations are as follows:

  • • Ivory Street to Day Lane, Wondai
  • • North of Day Lane to South of Mollenhauers Road
  • • North of Mollenhauers Road to South of Jarvis Road
  • • North of Ficks Crossing Road to Barambah Creek (South of Ferris Road)

DTMR has advised that works will be undertaken between 6:00am and 6"00pm Monday to Friday and are expected to be completed by mid-October 2021, weather permitting.

During the works, nearby residents, businesses, and road users can expect the following:

  • Travel delays: Motorists can anticipate medium traffic delays while pavement works are undertaken. Traffic may be briefly stopped to ensure the surface is safe to drive on and to prevent vehicle damage.

  • Roadside parking restrictions: No parking will be permitted on the road shoulder within works sites during the specified work period to ensure the safety of motorists and to prevent vehicle damage.

  • Private property access restrictions: Vehicle access to private property may be temporarily restricted within active sites for a short period of time. The team will endeavour to minimise any access restrictions and will advise any affected property owners of imminent access disruptions where possible.

  • Audible construction noise: Heavy machinery will be used during the work period, resulting in localised noise impacts. The department understands the inconvenience this may cause and will take steps to reduce these impacts wherever possible.

  • Changed traffic conditions: Speed restrictions and lane closures may be in place during the works. Motorists are urged to drive to the changed conditions and obey all signage and traffic controllers’ directions.

  • Construction dust: The works may generate some dust impacts. The project team will monitor dust levels and implement water trucks, as required.

The Department thanks motorists and nearby residents for their patience and cooperation while these works are carried out.

For further information regarding the project works, please contact the Department of Transport & Main Roads on (07) 8482-0333.
KTP Update: Scheduled Works
From 06–19 September 2021

September 6, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council advises of the continued Kingaroy Transformation Project (KTP) works and changed traffic conditions along Haly Street and Alford Street.

Alford Street

• Continuation of road closure with footpath works continuing on the Northern Side between Prices Plus and the Club Hotel with expected completion by Friday 10 September. Upon completion the northern lane and parking will reopen to traffic.

• Kerb and footpath works continuing on the Southern Side between Hello World and South Burnett Podiatry.

Haly Street

• Changed traffic conditions with single lane (West Bound) open between Glendon Street and Youngman Street. Civil works will commence on the Northern Side between Kay Apparel and Crowies Paints from Monday 5 September.

• The demolition of the footpath and installation of temporary pedestrian access to businesses in Haly Street, between LBW Bottle Shop (previously the Thirsty Camel) and the Commercial Hotel will commence the week of September 12.

Impacted businesses continue to remain open and locals are highly encouraged to support businesses during these times. Temporary pedestrian pathways will be installed to navigate customers during construction.

The Project Team will continue to work closely with all stakeholders to proactively mitigate the effects on parking as much as possible.

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 appreciates your patience while works are in progress.

Please direct all enquiries and concerns to the Kingaroy Transformation Project team or by email
Request for Tender:
Provision Of Security Services

September 2, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council is seeking submissions from suitably qualified and experienced companies/contractors for the provision of a full range of security services such as patrols, alarm monitoring and alarm response for Council buildings and facilities.

Offer documents can be downloaded by registering on Council's tendering platform Tenderlink. Registration Instructions and links can be found on Council's website under Tenders & Supply (TenderLink Reference: BURNET-986388)

Tenders will close at 2:00pm Thursday 23 September 2021.

For further information, please contact Council’s Property team on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email
Rates Notices Issued
August 20, 2021: Rates notices for the period 1 July to 31 December 2021 were issued on Thursday 19 August 2021 with the final day for discount being Wednesday 22 September 2021.

South Burnett ratepayers have the option to have rates notices sent electronically via email, or by post. If you have not received your rate notice please contact your local Customer Service Centre for a copy to be mailed to you.

Council offers a number of payment options, and are happy to assist ratepayers in finding a payment method that best suits them, with options including:

  • • Telephone & Internet Banking
  • • Australia Post
  • • BPay
  • • Payment by mail
  • • Paying in person
  • • Pay by phone
  • • Pay by Centrepay
  • • Pre-payments or instalments

Council encourages ratepayers to make payment prior to Wednesday 22 September 2021 to take advantage of the 10% discount offered.

Council encourages residents that may be experiencing difficulties in paying their rates to please contact Council’s Rates team on 4189 9100 to discuss options available.

Discount will be available up to 4.30pm on Wednesday 22 September 2021.

For further information regarding rates, rate payments, or changes to Council’s payment options please contact Council’s Rates team on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email
Expression of Interest: Community Representatives To Join Arts, Culture And Heritage Advisory Committee
August 19, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council is seeking expressions of interest for community representatives to join the Arts, Culture and Heritage Advisory Committee.

Council has instituted the setup of an Advisory Committee to support regional arts, culture and heritage activity in the South Burnett region as a facilitator.

The Committee’s objectives are:

  • • Providing leadership to the sectors through advocacy, promotion and development/maintenance of Council’s arts, culture and heritage assets
  • • Identifying and responding to community needs through strategic planning
  • • Assisting with local coordination of art, culture and heritage activities
  • • Assisting in the stimulation of the arts, culture and heritage-based enterprises
  • • Encouraging collaboration across sectors
  • • Managing and displaying Council’s art and heritage collections across its facilities

The Arts, Culture and Heritage Advisory Committee Terms of Reference is available on Council’s website

For further information and to submit your expression of interest, please contact Council’s Executive Services team on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email
Delays In Kerbside Bin Replacement
July 26, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council’s waste collection contractor, JJ’s Waste & Recycling, has notified Council of a significant delay in receiving supply of new kerbside bins (wheelie bins) in the region due to logistical impacts related to COVID-19.

As a result of these circumstances, replacement of wheelie bins will be prioritised for residents with bins that are damaged and in an unusable condition only, with these wheelie bins being replaced with used bins until new replacement bins are available.

Residents with damaged bins that are still in working condition are requested to contact Council in approximately three weeks, when stock is expected to become available.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.

For further information contact Council’s Environment and Waste team on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email
Approved Systematic Inspection
Program For Dog Registration

July 2, 2021: In accordance with section 114 of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 (the Act) notice is hereby given that the South Burnett Regional Council intends to conduct an Approved Systematic Inspection Program to ensure that all dogs are registered in accordance with the Act.

The program will commence on Monday 26 July 2021 and concludes on Friday 22 January 2022.

The properties to be included in the Systematic Inspection Program are potentially all properties within the South Burnett area, both within and without the designated town areas, including rural areas.

Inspections will be conducted between 8.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Saturday during this period.

All dogs over the age of 3 months are obliged to be registered with the local authority, in which the animal resides, as required by the state’s Animal Management legislation. This systematic inspection programme seeks to proactively check to see if animal owners are complying with their obligations.

Council is permitted to undertake these house inspections in order to ascertain compliance with the legislation. The Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 provides the necessary head of power to carry out the registration checking activities.

A copy of the approved Systematic Inspection Program is available from Council’s website or available for inspection and purchase ($2.00 per copy) at Council’s Kingaroy Customer Service Centre at 45 Glendon Street, Kingaroy.

For more information, please contact Council’s Animal Management team on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email
Revised Opening Hours:
Toilets At Apex Park, Kingaroy

July 2, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council advises a change in opening hours for the toilets at Apex Park located on
Fisher Street, Kingaroy.

From Tuesday 29 June 2021 these facilities will be open to the public from 6:00am to 6:00pm daily as a safety precaution due to recent anti-social behaviour at the facilities.

The community is encouraged to report any vandalism or anti-social behaviours to Council or to police.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.

For further information, please contact Council’s Parks and Gardens team on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email
Patrols To Identify Overgrown Allotments
June 3, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council advises regular patrols are undertaken within the South Burnett region to proactively identify environmental health matters such as overgrown allotments within designated town areas.

In accordance with the South Burnett Regional Council's Local Law No.3 (Community and Environmental Management) 2011, Part 3, Section 13 (1) (a) and (b), namely that the allotment is overgrown with vegetation to such an extent that it
(a) has seriously affected the visual amenity of the allotment; or
(b) is likely to attract or harbour reptiles.

Council strongly encourages property owners to maintain their blocks or arrange for it to be slashed/mowed on a regular basis to comply with Council’s local laws.

Failure to comply with these local laws may result in the issuing of a Compliance Notice in an attempt to rectify the issue or alternatively the issuing of a penalty infringement notice to the value of $667.

Council appreciates your understanding and assistance in this matter. For more information, please contact Council’s Compliance team on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email
Council Ordinary Meeting Dates
July To September 2021

July 2, 2021: Council would like to advise that in accordance with Section 277 (1) of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Ordinary Meetings for July to September 2021 have been scheduled as follows:

Weds 7 July 2021
Infrastructure Standing Committee
Weds 14 July 2021
2021-22 Budget Meeting
Weds 14 July 2021
Community Standing Committee
Weds 21 July 2021
Corporate Standing Committee
Weds 28 July 2021
General Meeting
Weds 11 August 2021
Infrastructure & Community
Weds 18 August 2021
Finance Standing Committee
Weds 25 August 2021
General Meeting
Weds 01 September 2021
Infrastructure Standing Committee
Weds 8 September 2021
Community Standing Committee
Weds 15 September 2021
Finance Standing Committee
Weds 22 September 2021
General Meeting

All meetings commence at 9:00am in the Warren Truss Chamber, Glendon Street, Kingaroy unless stated otherwise.

From April 2020, Council has also begun to live stream video and audio of each meeting. These videos, along with meeting agendas and minutes, can be viewed on the Council Meetings page of Council's website.
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.
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South Burnett Mayor, Cr Brett Otto
South Burnett
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Brett Otto
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Division 1 Cr Roz Frohloff Division 4 Cr Kirstie Schumacher
Division 1
Cr Roz Frohloff
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Cr Kirstie Schumacher
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Cr Gavin Jones
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Division 3 Cr Danita Potter Division 6 Cr Scott Henschen
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Cr Danita Potter
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