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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
Kingaroy Water Main Replacement Program:
Night Works In Youngman Street, Kingaroy

February 12, 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 is continuing construction works for the renewal of the water main along Youngman Street, Kingaroy.

This is part of the Kingaroy Water Main Replacement Program announced on 30 July 2019, and Council has engaged Roman Contractors to carry out this work.

Trenched pipe installations in Youngman Street, between Avoca Street and Haly Street, are complete.

The remaining major works for this component of the project involves several major underground directional drilled pipes that will cross Youngman Street to connect properties on the eastern side of the street with the new water main on the west. These directional drilling works will be undertaken at night starting on Monday 10 February 2020 for approximately two weeks, ending Friday 21 February 2020, weather permitting.

Appropriate traffic controls will be in place during night works. Detours and traffic re-routing may be required to ensure workers’ and public safety.

No water supply interruptions are planned during these works. Once the new water mains are to be commissioned, residents and businesses will be advised prior to any interruption to the water service.

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 section by phoning (07) 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.
Rates Notices To Be Issued
February 10, 2020: Rates notices for the period 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020, will be issued on Tuesday 11 February 2020 with the final day for discount being Wednesday 18 March 2020.

South Burnett ratepayers have the option to have rates notices sent electronically via email, or by post.

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
  • • Payment by Direct Credit
  • • Pre-payments or instalments

Council is acutely aware of the financial pressures facing our communities and encourages ratepayers to make payment prior to Wednesday 18 March 2020 to take advantage of the 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.
2019/2020 Round 2 Community Grants Program Now Open
February 4, 2020: Are you a not-for-profit organisation based in the South Burnett? Council’s Community Grants Program is currently open for the month of February in the following categories:

  • • Community Events Sponsorship;
  • • School Student Awards;
  • • Community Hall Insurance Grant;
  • • Regional Arts Development Fund
  • • Healthy Communities Sponsorship; and
  • • Project/Program One-off Sponsorship
  • • Australia Day Events Sponsorship

Don’t forget, In-Kind Sponsorship, Elite Performance Youth Grant, Councillor Discretionary Fund and Indigenous Affairs Fund applications can be submitted year-round.

For further information regarding grants and funding available through Council, or to obtain a copy of the Community Grants Program Policy or application forms see Council’s Customer Service Centres or visit Council’s website.

Council encourages any not-for-profit organisations wishing to apply to the Community Grants Program to contact Council’s Community Grants Officer 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.
Wild Dog And Feral Pig Baiting Program
January 30, 2020: South Burnett Regional Council, in conjunction with Biosecurity Queensland, will be participating in a coordinated Wild Dog and Feral Pig Baiting Program.

Failure to control wild dogs and feral pigs can result in livestock losses, attacks on domestic pets and the loss of native fauna. Landholders have a legislative responsibility to control declared pests on their land and participation in this program is an effective way to help meet this responsibility.

Baiting stations will be held throughout the South Burnett from Monday 9 March to Monday 16 March 2020.

For further information and to register your intention of attending a baiting station please contact Council's Stock Route and Pest Officer by phoning (07) 4189 9100 or by email.

All participants must register their intention to conduct baiting no later than Friday 14 February 2020.
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.
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.
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
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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