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Temporary Bridge Closure:
Boughyard Creek Bridge On Ironpot Road

October 14, 2019: Council routinely undertakes inspections of all major drainage structures within our region. On recent inspection of the Boughyard Creek Bridge on Ironpot Road, Ironpot, a number of defects were identified that could affect the integrity of the structure.

Council, for the safety of the community and users, advises that due to the potential of ongoing deterioration, the bridge will be closed from Monday 14 October 2019 until further notice.

Boughyard Creek Bridge replacement works, funded through Council’s 2019-20 capital renewal programme, is scheduled to commence in November 2019, with duration of works estimated at approximately three months, weather permitting.

Council anticipates there will be minimal impact on the area given traffic will now be able to access the available 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.
Australia Day Awards:
Nominations Now Open

September 27, 2019: Australia Day awards provide the community with an opportunity to acknowledge and reward outstanding groups and individuals committed to improving the lifestyle experienced in our region.

The award categories that have been chosen give our individual communities equal opportunity to nominate those who have made special contributions to their local community.

The official awards ceremony will be held on the eve of Australia Day, Saturday 25 January 2020 at the Kingaroy Town Hall.

Further information on award categories and how to nominate is available on Council's website.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 8 November 2019.
Water Mains Works – Nanango – Sept/Oct:
Alfred St (Between Cairns and Gipps Streets)

September 26, 2019: As a part of Council’s 2019-20 maintenance program and its commitment to ensure the long term sustainability and efficiency of water infrastructure, Council will begin construction works for the replacement of the water main along Alfred Street, between Cairns Street and Gipps Street, Nanango.

This work is scheduled to commence late September and will be ongoing for approximately five (5) weeks.

Residents will be advised should an interruption to the water supply be required during this time.

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
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.
Kingaroy Water Main Replacements
July 30, 2019: As a part of Council’s capital works program and its commitment to ensure the long term sustainability and efficiency of our water infrastructure, Council will be replacing a number of water mains in the Kingaroy water supply scheme.

Mains will be replaced at the following locations:
• Youngman Street (Haly Street to Avoca)
• Youngman Street (Venman Street to Banksia Drive)
• Toomey Street (Youngman Street to William Street)
• Burnett Street (Haly Street to Alford Street)
• Knight Street (Walter Road to Hodge Street)
• West Street (Haly Street to Kurtellan Crescent)

Works are planned to commence mid-August 2019 and may result in temporary interruptions to the water supply. Property and parking access may also be reduced, however affected residents and businesses will be notified prior to commencement of works.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this work may cause and thank you in advance for your patience.

Please direct any enquiries to Council’s Water and Wastewater section by phoning 4189 9100 or by email.
New Afterhours Call Monitoring Service
June 28, 2019: Council has introduced a new afterhours call monitoring service from Monday 17 June 2019.

This innovative service has been implemented as part of Council’s continuous improvement approach to service delivery for residents and visitors of the South Burnett.

South Burnett residents and visitors will now have the ability to speak with a dedicated team when they call through to Council after business hours on (07) 4189 9100.

Life threatening situations should be reported directly to triple zero.
Temporary Nanango
Library Opening 8 May 2019

May 7, 2019: Council advises that due to the commencement of refurbishments at the Nanango Administration and Library building, a temporary Nanango Boutique Library will open 8 May 2019 next to the Nanango Visitor Information Centre in the Scott Street Carpark.

A selection of library resources will be available to borrow with the opportunity to ask library staff to assist with finding and reserving items from the greater South Burnett Regional Council Library network.

Borrowers will be able to collect their requested items from the temporary Nanango Library location at their convenience.

During the temporary relocation, the Nanango Library will continue to offer the following services:

  • • Wi-Fi access and two public access computers available for use in the Visitor Information Centre. Please book sessions through Library staff
  • • Story time every Wednesday at 10:30 am at Ringsfield House
  • • Rhyme time sessions held in conjunction with Child Health at 9:00am–11:00am Tuesday mornings in the Chapel at Ringsfield House
  • • Mediation sessions every Monday at 10:30am at Ringsfield House

Council welcomes you to the temporary Nanango Library next to the Nanango Visitor Information Centre on Scott Street.

For further information, contact Council on (07) 4189 9100.
Notice Of A Biosecurity Surveillance Program For Restricted And Prohibited Matter
October 26, 2018: The purpose of the program in the South Burnett Local Government area is to:

(a) Confirm the presence, and find out the extent of the presence in the South Burnett, of the prohibited or restricted matter to which the program relates

(b) Confirm the absence in the South Burnett of the prohibited or restricted matter to which the program relates

(c) Monitor the effects of measures taken in response to biosecurity risk posed by invasive biosecurity matter

(d) Conduct inspections on public and private land to determine the presence, extent and risk posed by prohibited or restricted matter (formerly known as declared weeds and pest animals). Surveillance will be conducted by Authorised Officers predominantly by visual ground inspection. Inspection may also be undertaken by aerial survey or fixed camera traps

(e) Provide information and advice to the property owner or relevant party regarding the level of risk and appropriate control measures required to meet the owner or relevant parties' general biosecurity obligation

(f) Provide information about support programs that may be available

(g) Monitor treatment programs and enforce compliance where necessary.

Program Area

The surveillance program is authorised for the whole of the South Burnett Local Government area. Individual properties will be selected for inspection based on observation or known presence of invasive biosecurity matter, or the receipt of reports or complaints.

Start Date And Duration Of Program

The program will commence on Friday 9 November 2018 and extends for a period of 12 months until Friday 8 November 2019.

Availability Of The Program

A free copy of the program (including its Authorisation) is available online via Council's website, at all Council Customer Service Centres or by phoning (07) 4189 9100.
Council Ordinary Meeting Dates For 2019
December 14, 2018: Council would like to advise that in accordance with Section 277 (1) of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Ordinary Meetings for 2019 have been scheduled as follows:

* Wednesday 16 January 2019
* Wednesday 20 February 2019
* Wednesday 20 March 2019
* Wednesday 17 April 2019
* Wednesday 15 May 2019
* Wednesday 12 June 2019
* Wednesday 17 July 2019
* Wednesday 21 August 2019
* Wednesday 18 September 2019
* Wednesday 23 October 2019
* Wednesday 20 November 2019
* Wednesday 11 December 2019

Ordinary Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month (except the June and December meetings. which will be held on the second Wednesday) commencing at 9:00am in the Warren Truss Chamber, Glendon Street, Kingaroy unless stated otherwise.

Residents are invited to attend the meetings as members of the public gallery.
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
September 19, 2019: The next ordinary Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 23 October 2019 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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