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Temporary Road Closure:
Scotts Street, Benarkin 09-01-20

December 30, 2019: As part of South Burnett Regional Council’s 2019-20 maintenance program, Scotts Street, Benarkin will be temporarily closed to traffic on Thursday 9 January 2020 for the purposes of tree removal due to safety concerns.

In order to provide a safe work environment the street will be closed to traffic from 7:00am through to 2:00pm, weather permitting. Relevant detours will be in place during this time.

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.

For further information regarding this closure please contact Council’s Works team on 4189 9100 or by email
Feedback Sought On Water And
Wastewater Customer Service Standards

December 20, 2019: South Burnett Regional Council has completed the five year review of the Water & Wastewater Customer Service Standards (CSS) and is seeking community feedback regarding the draft document.

The purpose of the CSS document is to describe South Burnett Regional Council’s water and wastewater customer services and standards in accordance with the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008 and Australian Drinking Water Guidelines 2014.

Council’s CSS document provides:

  • An explanation of the services offered for drinking water, wastewater collection and treatment. General information is also provided about the provision of trade waste services; however trade waste customers are expected to have individual contracts with Council that will contain information specific to their requirements
     
  • Information on a range of customer service processes including connections, metering, billing. managing maintenance work, complaints and dispute resolution
     
  • A list of key performance indicators and targets to express the level of service Council aims to deliver to its customers and the environment. This includes standards for drinking water quality, water pressure, water supply interruptions, wastewater overflows and odours, response times and repair completion times.

A copy of the South Burnett Regional Council Customer Service Standards is available on Council’s website.

Your feedback is valuable to us. Should you wish to comment on the content of Council's Customer Service Standards please email any feedback to [email protected] All feedback is required by 28 February 2019.

For further information regarding Council’s Water & Wastewater Customer Service Standards, contact Council’s Water and Wastewater team on 4189 9100 or by email
Upcoming Traineeships With Council
December 20, 2019: South Burnett Regional Council will once again partner with South Burnett CTC, Local Government Association Queensland and the Queensland State Government to fund, recruit and select candidates to undertake 12 month traineeships with Council.

The initiative, funded by the Queensland Government’s First Start program under the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative, provides wage subsidies to local Councils and community-based organisations to employ additional trainees.

The program offers opportunities to young people and disadvantaged job seekers to gain nationally recognised qualifications and 12 months employment by undertaking a traineeship.

Council will advertise traineeships in the New Year, with positions to be spread across the region in the areas of library, administration, civil construction, horticulture, workplace health & safety and laboratory operations.

For further information regarding the upcoming traineeships. contact Council’s People and Culture team on 4189 9100 or by email
Nanango Road And Drainage Works
December 16, 2019: South Burnett Regional Council wishes to advise that drainage and road upgrade works, funded through the Queensland Government’s 2019-21 Works for Queensland Program (W4Q R3), is scheduled to commence at Brisbane Street, Nanango (between Drayton Street and Hospital Terrace) on Monday 16 December 2019 through to late February 2020.

The primary objective of the 2019-21 W4Q program is to support eligible Councils undertake job-creating and/or job sustaining maintenance and minor infrastructure projects relating to assets owned or controlled by Councils.

Access to the water standpipe located on the corner of Brisbane and Drayton Streets will be available for the duration of the works.

Council has endeavoured to stage the works to minimise any impact to access. Local access to properties within the work area will be permitted, however some delays may occur.

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 Nanango road and drainage works contact Council’s Works team on 4189 9100 or by email.
Coolabunia State School Carpark Upgrade
December 16, 2019: South Burnett Regional Council wishes to advise that work on the carpark at Coolabunia State School is expected to commence on Monday 16 December 2019.

The work will involve clearing and excavation, and is expected to be completed in four weeks.

An onsite supervisor will be available to assist with any enquiries, or alternately please contact Council’s Infrastructure Department on 4189 9100 or by email.
December Gravel Resheeting Program
December 9, 2019: South Burnett Regional Council advises that gravel resheeting works, funded through the Queensland Government’s 2019-21 Works for Queensland Program and Council’s 2019-20 Capital Programme, continues in the following locations during the month of December:

  • • Continuing – Kunioon Road, Kunioon
  • • Ironpot Road, Ironpot
  • • East Wooroolin Road, Wooroolin
  • • Transmitter Road, Wooroolin
  • • Sportsground Road, Wooroolin

The primary objective of the 2019-21 W4Q program is to support eligible Councils undertake job-creating and/or job sustaining maintenance and minor infrastructure projects relating to assets owned or controlled by Councils.

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.

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.
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.
Construction Works:
Transfer Station Access Road, Proston

December 9, 2019: Council wishes to advise that construction works have commenced on the Transfer Station Access Road in Proston.

The works, funded through Council’s 2019-20 Capital programme, are expected to be completed by the end of December 2019. Access to the Transfer Station will be available whilst works are progressed.

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, please contact Council’s Works team on 4189 9100 or by email.
Bitumen Resealing Works Update
For Week Commencing 09-12-19

December 9, 2019: South Burnett Regional Council advises that bitumen resealing works, funded through Roads to Recovery, Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme and Council’s 2019-20 Capital Budget, continues with the following locations scheduled for resealing works for the week commencing Monday, 9 December 2019:

  • Boondooma – Krugers, Brownless, West Boondooma and Pincotts Roads
  • Durong - Shellytop Rd, Aberdeen Rd, Woolletts Rd
  • Speedwell – Speedwell Rd
  • Proston – Rodney St
  • Kingaroy – River Road
  • Tablelands – Carters Rd
  • Manyung-Murgon – Annings Rd, Hetherington Rd
  • Inverlaw-Benair – Magee Rd
  • Goodger-Benair – Haly Creek Rd

Residents should note that Council has carried out heavy maintenance on these 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.

A complete list of streets and roads listed under the 2019/20 financial year’s resealing program can be found on Council’s website (refer to Infrastructure Updates on the home page).

For further information regarding the bitumen resealing works, contact Council’s Works team on 4189 9100 or by email.
Council's 2019-20 Christmas Operating Hours
Council staff Christmas function

Council’s administration offices, customer service centres, libraries and depots will close on Friday, 20 December 2019 at the following times for the purpose of Council employees attending the staff Christmas function: Blackbutt – 11:30am; Kingaroy – 12:30pm; Murgon – 11:15am; Nanango – 11:45am; Proston – 11:15am; Wondai – 12:00pm.

Customer service centres, libraries, and administration offices

Council’s customer service centres, libraries, and administration offices will close from midday Tuesday, 24 December 2019 and re-open on Thursday, 2 January 2020.

Waste management facilities and kerbside collection

Waste management facilities located at Blackbutt, Kingaroy, Murgon, Nanango, Wattlecamp and Wondai will be closed on Christmas Day.

Kerbside wheelie bin collections will take place on normal pickup days, including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

All Council Waste management facilities will resume regular opening hours from Thursday, 26 December 2019.

Coolabunia Saleyards

Coolabunia Saleyards will be closed from Thursday, 19 December 2019 and re-open on Thursday, 2 January 2020.

Visitor Information Centres

Visitor Information Centres will be closed for public holidays on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Council would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a safe and happy Christmas.

For any Council emergency, please call 4189 9100 where you will be put through to Council’s after hours call centre. In a life threatening emergency, please call triple zero ‘000’.

Please direct any enquiries regarding Council’s Christmas closures to Council’s Customer Service team by phone 4189 9100 or by email.
Water Meter Reading Program
November 28, 2019: Council wishes to advise residents that South Burnett Regional Council and/or its appointed water meter reading contractors will soon begin reading water meters throughout the region for the half year period ending 31 December 2019.

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 program will commence on Saturday 30 November 2019 and is expected to continue until Friday 31 January 2020. Readings will be conducted between the hours of 6.00am and 6.00pm daily.

The water meter reading program collects information for the billing of water consumption that will be included on the 6 monthly rate notices to be issued in February 2020.

Meter reading personnel may be required to enter properties to gain access to and 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 enclosed within your property and check that garden vegetation does not obstruct access to your water meter.

More details about the billing of water consumption and other useful information can be found on Council’s website.

Please direct any enquiries regarding water meter readings to Council’s Rates team by phone 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.
Water Main Replacement Program:
West Wooroolin Road, Wooroolin

November 14, 2019: As part of Council’s routine maintenance program and its commitment to ensure the long term sustainability and efficiency of our water infrastructure, Council will be conducting a water main replacement program along West Wooroolin Road, Wooroolin.

This work is scheduled to commence Monday, 25 November 2019 and is expected to be complete by approximately Tuesday, 14 January 2020.

It is anticipated that the water supply in the area will be isolated on or around Wednesday, 8 January 2020 to allow the new water main to be cut in. Council will notify affected residents closer to the date.
Notification of Bridge Closures
August 21, 2019: With immediate effect, Council wishes to advise the following bridges will be closed to all users:

Home Creek Bridge located on Home Creek Loop Road, Cushnie and;
Sandy Creek Pedestrian Bridge between the Nanango State School and
   Pioneer Park, Nanango.

Council routinely undertakes inspections of all major drainage structures within our region.

On recent inspection of the above bridges a number of structural defects were identified that effect the load bearing capacity. To ensure the safety of the community, Council will be closing Home Creek Bridge and the pedestrian bridge between Nanango State School and Pioneer Park, Nanango with immediate effect.

Council anticipates there will be minimal impact on the area given there are alternative routes available.

Council officers will commence further structural analysis to develop future options for the bridges.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Council’s Works Branch on 07 4189 9100.
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.
Next Council Meeting
December 16, 2019: The next ordinary Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 15 January 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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