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KTP Electrical Works
On Alford Street Road Lighting Poles

May 16. 2022: South Burnett Regional Council is pleased to advise that works on Alford Street's road lights (between Youngman and Kingaroy streets) are planned for this Tuesday and Wednesday, 17-18 May 2022.

The scheduled works are anticipated to commence from 5:30am and will be undertaken by local electrical contractors Astills Electrical Services. These works are subject to weather and other external constraints.

In order to provide a safe working environment for Council staff, contractors and users, these works will be controlled by traffic controllers or minor lane closures with short term interruptions to traffic and parking facilities.

It is also anticipated that the road lights will be activated in the coming months.

During the construction period, Council strongly encourages the community to support those businesses impacted by the works.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused and thanks businesses and the community for their patience whilst works are in progress.

For further information, please contact the Kingaroy Transformation Project Team on (07) 4189 9100 or by email
New Dates For Wild Dog
And Feral Pig Control Program

May 16, 2022: Due to the current weather conditions and subsequent flooding, the May 2022 Wild Dog Program has been postponed until the following week.

The dates are for the week starting Monday 23 May and finishing on Monday 30 May 2022.

New Dates For Bait Collection Points:

• Wondai - Monday 23 May 2022
• Proston - Tuesday 24 May 2022
• Nanango - Wednesday 25 May 2022
• Murgon & Cloyna - Thursday 26 May 2022
• Kingaroy & Kumbia - Friday 27 May 2022
• Ironpot - Monday 30 May 2022
Kilkivan To Kingaroy Rail Trail Closures
May 16, 2022: Due to the recent wet weather, the Kilkivan to Kingaroy Rail Trail is currently closed from Murgon to the border of Goomeri due to some flooding and damage to the track.

At this stage it is anticipated to reopen on Tuesday 17 May 2022.
KTP 119 Invitation To Offer:
Fabrication And Supply Of Lanterns

May 16, 2022: South Burnett Regional Council is seeking offers for the fabrication and supply of a large volume of aluminium lanterns to be installed within the Kingaroy CBD as part of the Kingaroy Transformation Project.

These lanterns are designed to include plasma/laser cut silhouettes which will represent towns and villages within the South Burnett Regional Council area.

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 Ref: BURNET-1018707)

Offers will close at 2:00pm Monday 30 May 2022.

For further information, please contact Council on (07) 4189 9100 or by email
Land Valuations For The South Burnett
May 10, 2022: Recently the Queensland’s Valuer-General released land valuations for 17,209 properties within the South Burnett Regional Council area. These valuations have resulted in an increase in the average value of residential and rural land in the South Burnett.

Land is valued using the unimproved value or site value methodology. This methodology is determined by the zoning of the land under the Queensland planning provisions or the equivalent local government planning scheme.

A factsheet is available on Council’s website for all landowners, which provides information about land valuations and the possible impact on your rates.

Council would like to encourage landowners who are concerned about the possible increase in their valuations to contact the State Valuation Service on 1300 664 217 or get more information online

Objections to land valuations must be lodged online through the Department of Resources (DOR) on their Valuation Objections page or by downloading and completing the hardcopy form from the DOR website.

If you would like to speak with a Council Rates Officer regarding the impact land valuations have on your rates, please contact Council and request a meeting with a Rates Officer.
KTP – Glendon Street Road Closure
May 5, 2022: Following the completion of asphalt works in Kingaroy Street, KTP construction crews will be closing a small section of Glendon Street, Kingaroy adjacent Circular Place to allow for the installation and replacement of underground services including CCTV, electrical, communication and stormwater networks.

Work will commence on Monday 9 May 2022 and will continue until complete.

Car parking within Circular Place will remain open throughout construction.

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

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused and thanks businesses and the community for their patience whilst works are in progress.

Please direct all enquiries and concerns to the Kingaroy Transformation Project team on (07) 4189 9100 or by email
Nanango Water Main Replacements
May 3, 2022: As a part of Council’s routine maintenance programs and commitment to ensure the long term sustainability and efficiency of our water infrastructure, Council will be replacing a number of water mains in the Nanango water supply scheme.

Mains will be replaced in Eagle Street and Birdie Street, and these works will also affect parts of Fairway Drive.

Works are planned to begin Tuesday 3rd May 2022, and directly affected customers will receive further notifications when works are occurring in these streets.

Interruption to water supplies will be notified to all affected customers prior to their occurrence.

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 4189 9100 or by email
SBRC-21/22-13 Request for Tender:
Preferred Supplier Pre-Cast Concrete Products

April 29, 2022: Council is seeking offers from manufacturers and/or suppliers of pre-cast concrete stormwater and sewer infrastructure components to enter into a preferred supplier agreement for the period of 24 months under Section 233 of the Local Government Regulation 2012.

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 Ref: BURNET-1016863)

Offers will close at 2:00pm Tuesday 24 May 2022.

For further information, please contact Council on 1300 789 279, 07 4189 9100 or by email
Staff Shortages At
Customer Service Centres

April 6, 2021: Council’s Customer Service Centres across the region are experiencing impacts from staff shortages for in-person customer service requests.

Our Council and our local businesses and organisations are being impacted by the Omicron variant. Council has been preparing for potential staff impacts of COVID-19 and has contingencies in place to limit disruptions to essential services.

Due to these impacts, on some occasions the services over the counter may be limited.

On rare occasions, we may need to close the doors to our customer service centres with little advance notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Residents can still contact Council via the customer service number on 07 4189 9100, and non-urgent matters can also be logged at any time via Council’s website
Wild Dog And Feral Pig Control Program
March 28, 2022: South Burnett Regional Council in conjunction with Biosecurity Queensland will be participating in a coordinated Wild Dog & Feral Pig Control 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 16 May 2022 to Monday 23 May 2022.

All participants must register their intention to conduct baiting no later than Tuesday 10 May 2022.

For further information and to register your intention of attending a baiting station, please contact Council's Stock Route and Pest Officer on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or by email
Rail Trail Repairs To Commence
March 25, 2022: Following significant damage caused by flooding to the Rail Trail over recent months, Council has now authorised temporary repairs.

Multiple damage occurred to sections of the rail trail, between Wondai and Murgon and to the Goomeri boundary, which are currently still closed.

Following a recent quotation process, a local contractor has been appointed to conduct repairs between Murgon and the Goomeri boundary, with this section sustaining serious damage.

Works will commence immediately with estimated completion by the end of the month, subject to further rain delays.

Repairs to other sections between Wondai and Murgon are to be conducted by Council work crews. Such works have commenced and will be completed by the end of the month.

Once all work is completed, the South Burnett section of the KKRT Rail Trail will fully reopen, with caution to be observed by all users.

Permanent repairs will be conducted at a future date, subject to budget allocation and following investigations into available funding.

Temporary repairs are being paid for by Council, with other projects being delayed based on priority and community expectations.

Further updates and re-opening dates of the Rail Trail will be provided.
Temporary Closure Of
Mondure Crossing Road, Booie

March 21, 2022: Council wishes to advise that Mondure Crossing Road, Booie remains closed due to water over the crossing.

A further inspection is required once the water subsides to ensure that it is safe for vehicle access.

Please adhere to the road signage erected at this location. The road will remain closed until a thorough inspection can be conducted.

Council encourages the public to keep up to date with current road closures on Council’s dashboard
Community Assistance After Floods
February 28, 2022: Have you been affected by the recent flooding? These services may help:

Emergencies:
SES assistance - 132-500
Life Threatening – 000
Community Recovery Hotline - 1800-173-349
Council Assistance – 4189-9100

Other useful links:
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.
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
04 May To 08 July 2022

May 3, 2022: Council would like to advise that in accordance with Section 277 (1) of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Ordinary Meetings for 04 May To 08 July 2022 have been scheduled as follows:

Wed 04 May 2022
Infrastructure Standing Committee
Fri 06 May 2022
Budget Committee Meeting
Wed 11 May 2022
Community Standing Committee
Fri 13 May 2022
Budget Committee Meeting
Wed 18 May 2022
Finance Committee Meeting
Fri 20 May 2022
Budget Committee Meeting
Wed 25 May 2022
General Meeting
Fri 27 May 2022
Budget Committee Meeting
Wed 01 Jun 2022
Infrastructure Standing Committee
Fri 03 Jun 2022
Budget Committee Meeting
Wed 08 Jun 2022
Community Standing Committee
Fri 10 Jun 2022
Budget Committee Meeting
Wed 15 Jun 2022
Finance Committee Meeting
Fri 24 Jun 2022
General Meeting
Fri 08 Jul 2022
Special Budget Committee 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
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Brett Otto
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Division 1 Cr Roz Frohloff Division 4 Cr Kirstie Schumacher
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