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KTP Update: Monday 12 April 2021
March 12, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council advises of the continued Kingaroy Transformation Project (KTP) works along Alford Street, between Youngman and Kingaroy Streets, Kingaroy.

Replacement of communication and electrical infrastructure will continue along both sides of Alford Street. Completion of kerb and channel construction will also occur during this period.

Demolition of the remaining footpath and the installation of pedestrian ramps into shopfronts will commence during this period to allow for concreting works to occur.

Pedestrian access will be available at all times. The community is highly encouraged to support these businesses during these times.

Replacement of the dilapidated water mains within the intersection of Kingaroy Street and Alford Street are ongoing.

Telstra will commence replacement of selected pits around the Alford Street and Glendon Street roundabout to support future footpath replacement during this period.

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 on 1300 789 279, 4189-9100 or by email
Request for Quote: Supply And Delivery Of One 4x4 Dual Cab Tray Back Utility
March 10, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council is seeking offers for the supply and delivery of one 4x4 Dual Cab Tray Back Utility to meet Council's operational requirements for the Waste Services Department.

Invitation to Offer documents can be obtained via Council's website or from Council’s Customer Service Centres.

Offers are to be suitably endorsed, marked and lodged as per submission documents by email by 5:00pm Friday 30 April 2021.

For further information regarding the Invitation to Offer contact Council’s Parks and Gardens team on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email


KTP Update – Notice Of Road Closure
March 9, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council advises that the northern lane of Alford Street, between Youngman and Glendon Street has been closed (day and night) from Tuesday 6 April to Monday 19 April 2021 to ensure a safe working environment for staff, contractors and the community.

The Alford Street Roundabout will remain open and access to Kingaroy Shoppingworld will not be impacted.

During the construction period, Council strongly encourages the community to support those businesses impacted by 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 appreciates your patience while works are in progress.

Please direct all enquiries and concerns to the Kingaroy Transformation Project team on 1300 789 279, 4189-9100 or by email
South Burnett Swimming Season Extended
March 31, 2021: To assist the community until the reopening of the South Burnett Aquatic Centre in Nanango, which is temporarily closed for maintenance until mid-April, South Burnett Regional Council advises the following swimming pools have extended their summer season before closures over winter.

  • • Wondai Swimming Pool: End of day Thursday 1 April 2021
  • • Murgon Swimming Pool: End of day Thursday 15 April 2021
  • • Kingaroy Swimming Pool: End of day Sunday 18 April 2021
  • • Blackbutt Swimming Pool: End of day Sunday 18 April 2021
      (with reduced hours – 11am to 3pm)
  • • Proston Swimming Pool: End of day Sunday 18 April 2021

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused whilst the South Burnett Aquatic Centre in Nanango is closed and appreciates your patience while works are in progress.

For further information, contact Council’s Property team on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email
Revised Opening Hours
For QEII Toilets In Murgon

March 31, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council advises a change in opening hours for QEII toilets in Murgon as a safety precaution due to a spate of recent damage from vandalism.

The time change is as follows:
  • • Current hours: 6:00am to 8:00pm
  • • New hours: 6:00am to 6:00pm

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, contact Council’s Property team on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email
Nanango Cultural Centre Upgrades
March 31, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council has commissioned contractors to commence upgrades to the Nanango Cultural Centre. These works will include the installation of a new air conditioning system and the replacement of louvres.

Construction works commenced on Monday 29 March 2021 with an anticipated completion date of Friday 27 June 2021.

Funding for this program was received as part of the State Government’s Works for Queensland program.

Residents are advised that there may be general worksite noises and vehicle movements to and around the jobsite during this time. Council and the construction team will be mindful that surrounding businesses will be trading as per normal.

The Nanango Cultural Centre will be closed from the commencement date to allow these works to be completed and will resume bookings once works have been completed. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.

For further information, contact Council’s Property team on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email.
ChemClear Queensland Collection
July-August 2021

March 31, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council advises ChemClear will take place in Queensland during July and August 2021.

Disposal of unwanted or obsolete agvet chemicals are encouraged through this programme, and there are two groups of chemicals accepted in this scheme:

Group 1: Chemicals collected free of charge:
Eligible drumMUSTER products with readable labels still in original containers, not mixed with other products and within 2 years of expiry or deregistration

Group 2: May incur a fee for service:
Chemicals that have expired and are not part of the drumMUSTER program.

Register your chemicals at chemclear.org.au/register-your-chemical or call 1800 008 182. Registrations close Sunday 13 June 2021. All chemicals registered prior to the closing date will be eligible for collection during this run.

For further information, contact Council’s Environment and Waste team on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email
Council Waste Facilities Operating Times
March 29, 2021: Council operates 17 waste facilities throughout the South Burnett. Some are staffed with specified operating
hours, or only accessible by a pin code or key provided by Council.

Residents are advised of Council waste facilities’ operating hours as follows:

  • Blackbutt Transfer Station - Open Thursday to Monday 8am to 5pm.
      Closed Fridays from 12 noon to 1pm. Closed Christmas Day, Good Friday
      and Anzac Day*.
  • Brigooda Transfer Station – Open 7 days a week
  • Bunya Mountains Transfer Station - Open 7 days a week
  • Chahpingah Waste Facility - Open 7 days a week
  • Cloyna Transfer Station - Open 7 days a week
  • Durong Waste Facility - Open 7 days a week
  • Hivesville Transfer Station - Open 7 days a week
  • Home Creek Transfer Station - Open 7 days a week
  • Kingaroy Waste Facility - Open 7 days a week 8am to 5pm. Closed
      Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day*.
  • Kumbia Transfer Station - Restricted keypad access open 7 days a week
      6am to 6:30pm. Closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day*.
  • Maidenwell Waste Facility - Open 7 days a week
  • Memerambi Transfer Station - Open 7 days a week. Closed Christmas
      Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day*.
  • Murgon Waste Facility - Open 7 days a week 8am to 12noon. Closed
      Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day*.
  • Proston Transfer Station - Restricted keypad access open 6:00am
      to 6:30pm seven days a week. Closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and
      Anzac Day*.
  • Nanango Waste Facility - Open 7 days a week 8am to 5pm. Closed
      Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day*.
  • Wattlecamp Transfer Station - Open Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday
      8:00am to 5:00pm. Closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day*.
  • Wondai Waste Facility - Open 7 days a week 1pm to 5pm. Closed
      Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day*.

For full details on waste services and facilities, visit Council's website

Note: *Anzac Day falls on Sunday 25 April 2021. Facilities are open Anzac Day public holiday Monday 26 April 2021.

To access a locked facility or for further information, contact Council’s Environment & Waste team on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email
Operating Hours During Public Holidays
March 29, 2021: Council advises residents of the upcoming Easter weekend and public holidays, with changes in operating hours to South Burnett facilities. Easter weekend and public holiday dates are as follows:

  • • Good Friday – Friday 2 April 2021
  • • Easter Saturday – Saturday 3 April 2021
  • • Easter Sunday – Sunday 4 April 2021
  • • Easter Monday – Monday 5 April 2021
  • • Anzac Day – Sunday 25 April 2021
  • • Anzac Day commemorative public holiday – Monday 26 April 2021
  • • Labour Day (May Day) – Monday 3 May 2021

Customer Service Centres
Council’s Customer Service Centres will be closed for the Easter long weekend from Good Friday 2 April and reopen on Tuesday 6 April. They will be closed all day on Anzac Day Sunday 25 April, Anzac Day commemorative holiday Monday 26 April and Labour Day (May Day) Monday 3 May.

Libraries
South Burnett Libraries will be closed from Good Friday 2 April and reopen on Tuesday 6 April. They will be closed all day on Anzac Day Sunday 25 April, Anzac Day commemorative holiday Monday 26 April and Labour Day (May Day) Monday 3 May.

Waste Management Facilities and Kerbside Collection
Waste management facilities located at Kingaroy, Murgon, Nanango, Wondai, Blackbutt, Memerambi, Kumbia, Proston and Wattle Camp will be closed on Good Friday 2 April and Anzac Day Sunday 25 April. All facilities will be business as usual on Anzac Day commemorative public holiday Monday 26 April. Kerbside general waste collection services will operate as usual.

Visitor Information Centres (VIC)
Visitor Information Centres will be closed on Good Friday 2 April, Anzac Day Sunday 25 April and Anzac Day commemorative public holiday Monday 26 April. VIC operating hours will be from 9:00am to 1:00pm for Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday and Labour Day (May Day).

Council would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a safe and happy Easter. For further information, contact Council’s Customer Services team on 1300 789 279 or 4189 9100 where you will be put through to Council’s after hours call centre. In a life threatening emergency call triple zero ‘000’
Request For Quote:
Supply And Delivery Of Commercial Mowers

March 29, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council is seeking offers of three 4WD 72' front deck rear discharge mowers to meet Council's operational requirements for parks and gardens maintenance throughout the region.

Invitation to Offer documents can be obtained via Council's website or from Council’s Customer Service Centres.

Offers are to be suitably endorsed, marked and lodged as per submission documents via email by 12:00pm Wednesday 14 April 2021.

For further information regarding the Invitation to Offer or to book an inspection contact Council’s Property team on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email
Works Update: Rural Road, Nanango
March 29, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council advises works on Rural Road, Nanango will commence from Monday, 29 March 2021. Works are expected to be completed in a six week period, weather permitting.

The scope of works includes an upgrade of the road surface from an unsealed to sealed road surface standard at chainage 320-1011 and resealing of the existing seal from 0–307, including line marking.

These works have been funded under the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program and Council’s 2020/21 Capital Budget programme.

To provide a safe work environment during construction, 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. Please note delays may occur while works are in progress.

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

For further information regarding the project works, please contact Council’s Infrastructure team on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email
South Burnett Regional Council Adopts Economic Support Instrument
March 2, 2021: Notice is given under section 68E of the Planning Regulation 2017 that on 24 February 2021, South Burnett Regional Council adopted an economic support instrument.

The South Burnett Regional Council economic support instrument has been published on Council’s website and comes into effect from Monday 1 March 2021.

The South Burnett Regional Council economic support instrument will cease to have effect on 17 September 2021, unless revoked earlier.

The South Burnett Regional Council economic support instrument is available for inspection and purchase at South Burnett Regional Council Customer Service Centres and can be viewed on Council’s website.

For further information, please contact Council’s Planning team on 4189 9100 or by email
Road Upgrades On Byee Road, Wheatlands
January 31, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council wishes to advise that road upgrades and widening works on Byee Road, Wheatlands, between Flats Road and Mondure Wheatlands Road, will commence on 1 February 2021 and continue until late April, weather permitting.

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

These works have been funded under the Traffic Infrastructure Development Scheme 2020/21 Programme through Queensland Government.

Council appreciates your patience while works are in progress and apologises for any inconvenience caused.

For further information, regarding the project works, please contact Council’s Infrastructure team on 4189 9100 or by email
Increase To Council’s Waste Disposal Fees
December 22, 2020: In order to account for the impending increase in the State Waste Levy, Council’s applicable Waste Disposal Fees will increase from 1 January 2021 for the remainder of the 2020/2021 financial year.

Affected waste classifications and their new disposal fees are:
  • • Construction and Demolition (C&D): $126.50 per tonne / m3
  • • Commercial and Industrial (C&I): $190.50 per tonne / m3
  • • Comm. Asbestos and >10m2 Domestic Self-Haul Asbestos: $190.50 per m3
  • • <10m2 Domestic Self-Haul Asbestos: $95.00 per m3

For further information please contact Council’s Waste Management team on (07) 4189 9100 or by email
Approved Systematic Inspection
Program For Dog Registration

December 22, 2020: 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 Monday 1 February 2021 for a period of five (5) months ending Wednesday 30 June 2021.

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.

Inspections will be conducted between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Saturday during this period. A copy of the approved inspection program is available online via Council’s website or 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 Branch on (07) 4189 9100.
Council Ordinary Meeting Dates
April To June 2021

December 22, 2020: Council would like to advise that in accordance with Section 277 (1) of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Ordinary Meetings for April to June 2021 have been scheduled as follows:

Weds 7 April 2021
Infrastructure Standing Committee
Weds 14 April 2021
Community Standing Committee
Weds 21 April 2021
Corporate Standing Committee
Weds 28 April 2021
General Meeting
Weds 5 May 2021
Infrastructure Standing Committee
Weds 12 May 2021
Community Standing Committee
Weds 19 May 2021
Corporate Standing Committee
Weds 26 May 2021
General Meeting
Weds 2 June 2021
Infrastructure Standing Committee
Weds 9 June 2021
Community Standing Committee
Weds 16 April 2021
Corporate Standing Committee
Weds 30 June 2021
Budget & 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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