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Temporary Road Closure:
Alford Street, Kingaroy

June 13, 2019: As a part of Council’s routine maintenance programs and its commitment to ensuring the long term sustainability and efficiency of our water infrastructure, Council will be temporarily closing Alford Street in between Youngman and William Streets. This will be for the installation of new water service conduits.

This maintenance will be carried out on Saturday 15 June and Sunday 16 June 2019.

It is expected that the road will be closed at 7:00am and reopened at approximately 4:00pm, but unexpected circumstances may alter these times.

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.
Position Vacant: Administration Officer
June 10, 2019: Council is seeking an experienced and motivated administration officer to provide high-level administrative support for the Infrastructure Planning, Works and Water & Wastewater sections within Council.

To find out more and how to apply go to www.southburnett.qld.gov.au/jobs-careers.

Applications will close at 5:00pm on Friday, 21 June 2019.
Request for Tender SBRC-18/19-18:
Cleaning of Council Buildings/Facilities
In Wondai And Murgon

June 10, 2019: Council is seeking tenders for the cleaning of Council Buildings/Facilities in Wondai and Murgon.

Tender documents may be obtained from www.lgtenderbox.com.au

Tender submissions are to be suitably endorsed, marked and lodged as per Tender Specifications no later than 4:00pm Monday 17 June 2019.
Lamb Street, Murgon: Footpath Upgrade
June 10, 2019: Council advises work on the footpath at Lamb Street in Murgon will commence on Monday 10 June 2019.

Work will involve the replacement of the existing footpath and kerb and channel in front of Burnett Tyre Centre, Mitre 10, and the previous Murgon Tyre & Auto building. This work is expected to be completed in three to four weeks.

Access to local businesses will remain open, however, in order to provide a safe work environment the footpath and parking bays in the immediate work area will be temporarily closed with appropriate safety signage and barricading in place.

An onsite Supervisor will be available to assist with any enquiries, or alternately please contact Council’s Infrastructure Department on 4189 9100.

This footpath upgrade has been funded through Works for Queensland.
Found: One Miniature Stallion Pony
June 5, 2019: Council is seeking the owner of one Miniature Stallion Pony found wandering in the Brooklands area on Saturday 25 May 2019. The pony is being held at Coolabunia Clearing Yards.

Persons wanting to claim the animal must provide proof of ownership. The claim period closes 12 noon Monday 10 June 2019. An advertisement for an expression of interest and acquisition of the animal will follow if it is not claimed before the advertised date.

Release fees may apply. For further information, please contact Council’s Stock Route Officer on 4189 9100.
Gravel Resheeting: Nukku Road, Blackbutt
May 27, 2019: Council advises that Gravel Resheeting works will commence on Nukku Road in Blackbutt between the D’Aguilar Highway and Blackbutt Crows Nest Road in the week commencing 27 May 2019.

In order to provide a safe work environment the work area will be controlled by signage or with traffic controllers as required. Local access to properties within the work area will be permitted.

For further information, please contact Council on 4189 9100.
Water Main Replacement:
Alford Street, Kingaroy

May 20, 2019: As part of Council’s routine maintenance program and its commitment to ensuring the long-term sustainability and efficiency of our water infrastructure, Council will be conducting a water main replacement program along Alford Street in Kingaroy.

This replacement is to be carried out from 27 May 2019 and is expected to be completed by approximately 28 June 2019.

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 Branch by phoning (07) 4189 9100 or by email.
Drainage Upgrade:
Premier Drive And Kingfisher Way, Kingaroy

May 17, 2019: Council advises that programmed works to upgrade the drainage system at the intersection of Premier Drive and Kingfisher Way in Kingaroy will commence on Monday 20 May 2019. This work has been funded through Works for Queensland.

In order to provide a safe work environment it will be necessary for a short-term road closure at the intersection, with Traffic Controllers in place when required. Alternate routes will be available with signage in place to advise and direct traffic.

Residents within the work area will be provided local access to their properties.

Works include installing a concrete culvert under Kingfisher Way and upgrading the surface drains and private accesses along Premier Drive.

For further enquiries please contact Customer Service on (07) 4189 9100.
Memerambi Waste Transfer Station Closed
May 7, 2019: Council advises that the Memerambi Transfer Station is closed until further notice due to a fire.

Residents are asked to use the Kingaroy Waste Disposal Facility on Luck Road, Kingaroy or the Wondai Transfer Station on Charlestown Road, Wondai as an alternative.

Council apologises for any inconvenience.
Byee Road Widening Works
May 7, 2019: The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has advised Council that they will soon commence work to upgrade a section of Byee Road.

The project involves widening an almost 600-metre section of Byee Road to two lanes (with one-metre shoulder on both sides), south of the Kangaroo Yard Road intersection.

Works will commence in the coming weeks and will be completed by mid-2019, weather permitting.

Council will be constructing the project with works occurring between 6:00am and 6:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Motorists can anticipate reduced speed limits and stop/go traffic controllers throughout construction and Council recommends allowing additional travel time.

Residents may experience some noise and dust impacts during work hours.

Council and TMR thank you for your patience and cooperation while this work is undertaken.

For more information, please contact Council on (07) 4189 9100.
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.
Prescribed Burn Notification
April 26, 2019: Council is advising that prescribed burn operations will be undertaken within Council Reserves across the South Burnett. These operations are carried out by qualified and experienced operators. Prescribed burns play an important part in wildfire mitigation and biodiversity conservation.

Locations:

• Blackbutt Tip Reserve
• Boondooma Dam
• Goodger Wetland
• Maidenwell Reserve
• Coomba Falls
• Staines Road Reserve
• Boardman Road Reserve
• Gordonbrook Dam
• Nanango Fauna Sanctuary
• Wondai Airport

• Tingoora Reserve
• Wondai East & Showground
• Booie Reserve
• Mt Stanley Road Reserve
• Mt Wooroolin
• Old Rifle Range Road
• Proston Reserve
• Proston West Reserve (showground)
• Malar Reserve
• Wondai West Reserve

Date: April - August 2019

Residents and businesses around the burn area are reminded to take the following precautions:

• Keep doors and windows closed to prevent smoke entering homes
• Keep outdoor furniture under cover to prevent ember burns
• Retract pool covers to prevent ember damage
• Remove washing from clothes lines
• Ensure pets have a protected area
• Vehicles must slow down, keep windows up and turn headlights on
• Sightseers must keep away from the burn for their own safety

If you have asthma or other breathing difficulties reduce outdoor activities. If shortness of breath or coughing develops, take advised medical precautions or seek medical advice.

Residents are also reminded that dumping of household waste on Council land is not permitted and fines apply.

If you require any further information please contact Coordinator Natural Resources on 4189 9100.
Council to Trial Free Bike Hire Scheme
April 26, 2019: Council will be trialling an eight week free bike hire scheme commencing 16 May 2019 as a follow on from the Get Out Get Active Program.

The trial will see 15 mountain bikes (some with baby seats) and helmets available for hire at no cost, from the Kingaroy and Wondai Visitor Information Centres and Boondooma Dam and Recreation Park. The bike hire will be available to everyone on a first in first served basis and is part of Council’s strategy to promote health and fitness in our community.

Mayor Keith Campbell said, “The South Burnett is blessed with some excellent cycling trails including the Kilkivan to Kingaroy Rail Trail. This free bike hire scheme is a fantastic opportunity for residents and visitors to get active on the South Burnett Section of the Rail Trail without having to make the investment of purchasing their own bike.”

To hire a bike, participants will be required to fill out a Bike Hire Waiver Form and bring along a copy of their valid driver's licence, passport or Australian proof of age card. A copy of the ID will be held as a deposit for the duration of the hire and will be given back to participants when they return their bike to the point of hire.

For further information, contact Council on 4189 9100.
Bitumen Resealing Program
April 23, 2019: Council undertakes periodic bitumen resealing work on our sealed road network to rejuvenate and extend the life of roads and streets.

The bitumen resealing process consists of spraying a thin film of bitumen across the road surface, and then adding small stones on top of the bitumen film.

This forms a durable waterproof dust free layer on top of the road, can improve the skid resistance of the road surface, and reduces the occurrence of potholes and cracks forming.

Typically, the useful life of a bitumen seal is 10-15 years, after which time bitumen resealing should be undertaken. Reseals for the 2018/19 financial year are being carried out throughout various streets in Kingaroy, Nanango, Wondai, Murgon and surrounds.

Up-to-date information regarding the bitumen resealing program is available on Council’s website.
Bridge Closure: Stonelands Road, Stonelands
March 1, 2019: Council advises that due to the ongoing deterioration of the bridge on Stonelands Road, the bridge will be closed from Friday 1 March 2019 until further notice.

All traffic will now be required to access the existing side-track being used by heavy vehicles. Signage will be in place to direct motorists.

Council has programmed the bridge replacement to commence in late May 2019, weather permitting.

For further information, please contact the Infrastructure Branch on 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 16 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
May 17, 2019: The next ordinary Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 12 June 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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South Burnett Mayor, Cr Keith Campbell
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Division 1 Cr Roz Frohloff Division 4 Cr Terry Fleischfresser
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