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Ficks Crossing Closed Due To Flooding
December 2, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council advises that Ficks Crossing is closed from Thursday 2 December 2021 due to localised flooding and hazardous debris causing concern for public safety.

Council crews are working hard to mitigate the risks at this site and anticipate it to reopen in one week.

The public is encouraged to continue reporting impacts and damage from floods to Council on 4189 9100.

In a life threatening emergency call Triple Zero 000 and for assistance with damage to property call 132 500 for State Emergency Services (SES).

For further information, please contact Council’s Parks and Gardens team on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email
Kingaroy And Wondai Waste Facilities
Closed Due To Wet Weather

December 1, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council advises that Kingaroy Waste Facility located Luck Road, Kingaroy and Wondai Waste Facility located on Charlestown Road, Wondai, will be closed on Wednesday 1 December 2021 due to wet weather.

This closure will ensure the safety of the community and Council workers during this wet weather event.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused and appreciates your patience at this time.

For further information contact Council’s Environment and Waste team on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email
Rail Trail Closed In Parts Of Tingoora,
Wondai And Goomeri Due To Flooding

November 30, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council advises that the Kingaroy to Kilkivan Rail Trail is closed between Wondai and Goomeri, as well as the section between Transmitter Road and Burns Road in Tingoora, from Monday 29 November 2021 until further notice due to flood damage and to ensure public safety.

Council crews are working hard to rectify this issue, with a reopening date still to be advised.

Keep up to date on road conditions and flood warnings via the South Burnett Disaster Dashboard website.

For further information, please contact Council’s Parks and Gardens team on 1300 789 279, 07 4189 9100 or by email
Water Meter Reading Programme
December 2021 – January 2022

November 30, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council advises that Council and its appointed water meter reading contractors will begin the water meter reading programme from Wednesday 1 December 2021 between 6.00am and 6.00pm daily.

The programme and is expected to be completed by Saturday 29 January 2022.

This will apply to all premises connected to the water supply schemes in Blackbutt, Boondooma, Kingaroy, Kumbia, Murgon, Nanango, Proston, Proston Rural, Tingoora, Wondai and Wooroolin for the purpose of recording water meter readings.

The water meter reading programme collects information for the billing of water consumption that will be included on the six-monthly rate notices to be issued in February 2022.

Meter reading personnel may be required to enter private properties to read the water meters.

It is a requirement of our water meter reading personnel that soil or other material that is removed from any meter box to record a reading is returned to the meter box. This prevents drains from being blocked or ratepayer lawns being damaged by anything removed from the meter box.

For the safety of meter reading personnel, please ensure that your animals are securely contained within your property and check that garden vegetation does not obstruct access to your water meter.

For further information on local water consumption including billing and other useful information can be found on Council’s website

For further information, please contact Council’s Water and Wastewater team on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email
COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates In Queensland
November 26, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council advises that the vaccine mandates, announced by Queensland Government as part of the COVID-19 restrictions coming into effect for unvaccinated residents from Friday 17 December 2021, will not extend to Council owned and operated facilities such as Libraries, Swimming Pools and Town Halls.

Council strongly encourages and actively participates in all appropriate actions for the safety of the community and our workforce, and urges all residents to seek advice from their healthcare professional to make their own informed decisions.

The safety and wellbeing of our community is our highest priority, and Council will continue to work with all agencies to navigate a workable path forward.

Our community has contacted Council through large volumes of emails and correspondence, clearly expressing concerns about how small business and others in our community will navigate the mandates for unvaccinated residents from Friday 17 December 2021.

We understand these are challenging times and acknowledge the complexity of the issues.

Council will continue to advocate for assistance for the impacted businesses so they can work through the upcoming changes.

Council understands that all impacted venues will receive communications from the Queensland Government regarding public health directions prior to any rules coming into effect.

Furthermore, we have been advised that Council will have no active role in the enforcement of these mandates.

We will continue to seek information and clear guidance on any impact for council facilities and will communicate the same to the community when we become aware of them.

For further information on Queensland Health’s current COVID-19 advice and restrictions, visit their website or call 134 COVID (13-42-68).

For further information contact Council’s Executive Services on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email
Council’s Closure Dates For
Christmas And New Year 2021/22

November 23, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council advises residents of its closure dates for Christmas and New Year 2021/22.

Council Christmas staff function
Council’s Customer Service Centres, administration offices, libraries and depots will close on Friday 17 December 2021 at the following times for Council employees to attend the staff Christmas function:

  • • Blackbutt 11:30am
  • • Kingaroy 12:30pm
  • • Murgon 11:45am
  • • Nanango 12:00pm
  • • Proston 11:00am
  • • Wondai 12:00pm

Customer Service Centres, Libraries and Administration Offices
Council’s Customer Service Centres, libraries and administration offices will close from midday Friday 24 December 2021 and reopen on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

Waste Management Facilities And Kerbside Collection
Waste management facilities located at Blackbutt, Kingaroy, Kumbia, Memerambi, Murgon, Nanango, Proston, Wattlecamp and Wondai will be closed on Christmas Day Saturday 25 December 2021. All Council
waste management facilities will resume regular opening hours from Sunday 26 December 2021.

Kerbside bin collections will continue as normal, including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Visitor Information Centres and Museums
Visitor Information Centres (VICs) in Kingaroy, Murgon, Nanango and Wondai, and the Kingaroy Heritage Museum are closed from Christmas Day Saturday 25 December 2021 until Tuesday 28 December 2021, and reopen to the public on Wednesday 29 December to Friday 31 December 2021. These facilities will close again from New Year’s Day Saturday 1 January 2022 and reopen on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

The Wondai Heritage Museum will close from 2.00pm Christmas Eve Friday 24 December 2021 and reopen on Tuesday 4 January 2022.
JPs Now Available At Kingaroy Library
November 23, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council advises that a Justice of the Peace (JP) is now available at the Kingaroy Library located in Glendon Street, Kingaroy Monday to Friday from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm.

The role of the Justice of the Peace (JP) is to act as an independent and objective witness to documents people use for official or legal purposes. JPs can serve different roles in different jurisdictions.

Generally JPs are qualified to:

  • • Witness oaths or affidavits
  • • Take statutory declarations and affirmations
  • • Witness signatures
  • • Attest the execution of a document
  • • Certify a true copy of an original document

For further information on JPs and where to find one near you, visit the Queensland Government website

For further information on the current Justice of the Peace service at Kingaroy Library, please call 07 4189 9256 or by email
Footpath Cleaning And Sealing Works In Murgon CBD
November 19, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council advises that footpath surface cleaning and sealing works in Murgon CBD will commence on Monday 22 November 2021 for a period of one week, weather and external constraints permitting.

These works will be completed after hours and occur onr both sides of Lamb Street.

To provide a safe work environment, the work areas will be controlled by signage. Pedestrians are requested to take extra care and adhere to signage.

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

For further information regarding these works, please contact Council’s Infrastructure team on 1300 789 279, 07 4189 9100 or by email
Bitumen Resealing Works
November 19, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council advises that bitumen resealing is due to commence on the following dates and locations, weather and external constraints permitting:

Saturday, 20 November 2021:

  • • Cloyna West Road, Cloyna
  • • Springs Road, Chelmsford
  • • Cushnie Road, Cushnie
  • • Ironpot Road, Ironpot

Thursday, 25 November 2021:

  • • Jorgensens Road. Greenview
  • • Reinkes Road, Cushnie

To provide a safe work environment, the work zone 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 appreciates your patience while works are in progress.

For further information regarding these works, please contact Council’s Infrastructure team on 1300 789 279, 07 4189 9100 or by email
SBRC 21/22-26 Invitation To Offer:
Cleaning Contracts - Public Conveniences

November 11, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council is seeking offers from suitably experienced cleaning contractors for the regular, programmed cleaning of Council's public conveniences across the South Burnett region.

Offer documents can be downloaded by registering on Council's new tendering platform Tenderlink. Registration Instructions and links can be found on Council's website under Tenders & Supply (Tenderlink Ref: BURNET-997320).

Submissions close at 2.00pm Thursday 2 December 2021

For further information regarding the tender, please contact Council’s Parks and Gardens team on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email
Works On Memerambi-
Barkers Creek Road, Memerambi

November 1, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council advises that works are due commence on Memerambi-Barkers Creek Road, Memerambi the week commencing Monday, 15 November 2021. Work is expected to be completed in March 2022, weather and external constraints permitting.

Works to be undertaken include tree clearing, drainage works and an upgrade of the road surface from an unsealed to a sealed road surface standard at chainage 14.5km to 15.5km.

To provide a safe work environment, traffic 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.

These works have been funded through the Queensland Government’s Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme and Council’s 2020/2021 Capital Upgrade Works Program.

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

For further information regarding these works, please contact Council’s Infrastructure team on 1300 789 279, 07 4189 9100 or by email
Pavement Rehabilitation Works:
Wondai Industrial Estate

October 27, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council advises that pavement rehabilitation works are due to commence at the Wondai Industrial Estate on Monday 1 November 2021.

Works are anticipated to be completed by December 2021, weather and external constraints permitting.

To provide a safe work environment, traffic will be diverted at various stages of construction. The work areas will be controlled by signage or with traffic controllers as required.

Detours will be in place for access to businesses whilst works are undertaken.

Roads in Wondai that will be impacted include Old Dip Road, Kemp Street, Bunya Avenue, North Street, Burrows Street and Cranitch Street.

Motorists are requested to travel with extreme care, to drive to the prevailing road conditions and to adhere to signage.

These works have been funded under the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

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

For further information regarding these works, please contact Council’s Infrastructure team on 1300 789 279, 07 4189 9100 or by email
Customer Service Centre
Moves To Kingaroy Library

September 28, 2021: South Burnett Regional Council is undertaking required maintenance on the Customer Service Centre in Kingaroy, commencing Monday 11 October 2021.

To ensure that we maintain continuity of service for our customers as much as possible during this period, the Customer Service Centre will operate from the Kingaroy Library in Glendon Street.

There will be a minimal disruption to service while the move takes place on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th October, and Council apologises for any inconvenience.

The current opening hours for the Customer Service Centre of 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday will be maintained whilst located at the library.
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
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
October To December 2021

September 27, 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 06 October 2021
Infrastructure Standing Committee
Weds 13 October 2021
Community Standing Committee
Weds 13 October 2021
Corporate Standing Committee
Weds 20 October 2021
General Meeting
Weds 03 November 2021
Infrastructure Standing Committee
Weds 10 November 2021
Community Standing Committee
Weds 17 November 2021
Corporate Standing Committee
Weds 24 November 2021
General Meeting
Weds 01 December 2021
Infrastructure Standing Committee
Weds 08 December 2021
Community Standing Committee
Weds 08 December 2021
Corporate Standing Committee
Weds 15 December 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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