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Update: Kingaroy Transformation Project
Haly Street and Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy

November 12, 2020: Council wishes to advise that materials investigations (soil testing) will soon commence in the Kingaroy CBD for the Kingaroy Transformation Project.

These preliminary works will be performed in Haly Street and Kingaroy Street on Tuesday 17 November 2020, and are expected to be completed on the same day.

In order to provide a safe working environment for Council staff and users, the works will be controlled by signage or traffic controllers as required. 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 businesses and the community for their patience whilst works are in progress.

For further information, please contact Council’s Works team on 4189 9100 or by email.
Footpath Construction
Tessmanns Road, Kingaroy

November 12, 2020: Council wishes to advise that footpath construction works commenced at Tessmanns Road, Kingaroy on Monday, 9 November 2020 and are expected to be completed by Monday, 23 November 2020, subject to weather and other external constraints. This footpath will provide pedestrian access from Doonkuna Street to Ivy Street.

The works, funded under the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS) and Council’s 2020-21 Capital Upgrade Works Programme, include minor excavation and concrete works and will tie into existing driveways where appropriate.

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, however some delays may occur.

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

If you have any questions or concerns regarding any facets of the project, please phone Council’s Works branch on 4189 9100 or by email.
Bitumen Resealing Works Progress
November 12, 2020: South Burnett Regional Council advises that bitumen resealing works, funded through Roads to Recovery, Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme and Council’s 2020-21 Capital Budget, will commence
Monday, 16 November and will continue for approximately four weeks, weather permitting.

Reseals for the 2020-21 financial year are planned for various streets in the towns and localities of Abbeywood, Booie, Cushnie, Gordonbrook, Greenview, Hivesville, Kingaroy, Kinleymore, Maidenwell, Mannuem, Memerambi, Moffatdale, MP Creek, Murgon, Nanango, Proston, Speedwell, Stalworth and Taabinga.

Some property owners may experience restrictions to property access for short periods of time whilst works are in progress.

A list of streets and roads listed under the 2020/21 financial year’s resealing program can be found on Council’s website (refer to Infrastructure Updates on the home page).

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 bitumen resealing works contact Council’s Works team on 4189 9100 or by email.
Keeping And Breeding Dogs And Cats:
Feedback Extended To 30-11-2020

November 12, 2020: South Burnett Regional Council, at its September meeting, approved the release of a draft Code of Practice for the Keeping and Breeding of Dogs and Cats in the South Burnett Region for community
consultation.

A copy of the draft document can be obtained in person from any of Council’s Customer Service Centres, or alternatively a copy of the document can be downloaded from Council’s website

Council encourages feedback from industry and community representatives on this draft code.

Comments can be submitted until close of business on Monday 30 November 2020 and are to be returned to:

      Chief Executive Officer
      South Burnett Regional Council
      PO Box 336, Kingaroy QLD 4610

Should you have any questions in relation to this draft code, please contact Council’s Senior Compliance Officer on 4189 9100 or by email.
Drainage Improvements – Hood Street, Proston
November 12, 2020: South Burnett Regional Council wishes to advise that drainage improvement works will commence on Hood Street, Proston (between Collingwood and Rodney Streets) on Monday, 16 November 2020 and is expected to be completed by early December, weather permitting.

Works, funded through the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Programme – Extension, include widening of the existing pavement, kerb and channel drainage installation and bitumen sealing.

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, however some delays may occur.

Council apologises for any inconvenience that this work may cause and thanks you in advance for your patience.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding any facets of the project, please phone Council’s Works branch on (07) 4189 9100 or by email
Update: Gravel Resheeting Works – November
November 12, 2020: South Burnett Regional Council advises that gravel resheeting works continue throughout the region during November 2020, weather permitting.

Gravel resheeting is scheduled for the following locations:
• Seilers Road, Ballogie
• Ushers Road, Kingaroy
• Reedy Creek Road, Benair
• Weckers Road, Charlestown
• Old Yarraman Road, South East Nanango
• West Wooroolin Road, Wooroolin

These works have been funded under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery programme and Council’s 2020/21 Capital Works Resheeting Programme.

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, however some delays may occur. Motorists are requested to travel with extreme care, to drive to the prevailing
conditions and to adhere to signage.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused and thanks you for your patience whilst works are in progress.

Council’s Works programme is published and available to view on Council's website

For further information regarding the gravel resheeting programme or upgrade works contact Council’s Works team on 4189 9100 or by email.
Upgrades To Dingo Creek Car Park
And Rest Area Commence Soon

October 30, 2020: South Burnett Regional Council wishes to advise that rehabilitation works at the Dingo Creek Car Park off the Bunya Highway, Wondai will commence on Monday 2 November 2020.

The works, funded through Council’s 2020-21 Capital Programme and the Australian Government Drought Communities Programme (DCP), will include upgrading the existing gravel pavement including a bitumen seal, line marking, disabled parking, caravan access and associated landscaping.

It is anticipated the works will be completed in mid November subject to weather and other external constraints.

During construction the car park will be closed with access to the toilet block remaining open. Alternate parking will be available south of the toilet facility. Please see attached map for alternate parking options at this location.

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 Council’s Works team on 4189 9100 or by email
Free Virtual Worm Farm
And Composting Workshops

October 26, 2020: Are you interested in learning about how turning food waste into compost can help your garden as well as the environment? Did you know that around half of the average wheelie bin is organic material, which can negatively impact the environment when sent to landfill?

South Burnett Regional Council is offering two FREE virtual workshops designed to teach you how to save your food scraps from landfill and turn them into fertiliser to help your garden be more productive and resilient.

Attendance for both workshops will be online via Microsoft Teams Live Events, so you can learn about recycling organics from the comfort of your own home! Join us for one, or both of these free sessions:

  • Introduction to Composting workshop at 10am, Sunday 15 November
      Register online
  • Introduction to Worm Farming workshop at 11am, Sunday 15 November
      Register online

All you need to join is a device that can access the internet! If you want to learn about worm farming and composting, why not come to both! Bookings are essential so you can receive the online workshop link.

Please note, these workshops are targeted for adults, children are welcome to join, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. BOOK NOW!

For further information contact Council’s Environment and Waste team on 4189 9100 or by email
Bunya Mountains Upgrades To Commence
October 26, 2020: Council is pleased to advise that works will soon commence on Bunya Avenue, Bunya Mountains to reinstate the pedestrian access along Bunya Avenue and to upgrade the current grass footpath and carpark.

Works, funded through Council’s 2020-21 Capital Programme and the Australian Government Drought Communities Programme (DCP), are planned to commence the week beginning 26 October 2020 and are expected to be completed late November 2020, subject to weather and other external constraints.

The project will include upgrading and delineation of the existing on road pedestrian path through the use of green sprayed line marking from Bunya Mountains Road to the entry of Dandabah camping area.

A new concrete footpath will be then installed from this entry point to the existing driveway near the Bunya Mountains General Store. The project works will also include the upgrade and installation of a new sealed parking area.

In order to provide a safe working environment for Council staff and users, the works will be controlled by signage or 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 businesses and the community for their patience whilst works are in progress.

For further information, please contact Council’s Works team on 4189 9100 or by email
Water Meter Replacement Program – Nanango
October 26, 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 will be conducting a water meter replacement program in Nanango.

This replacement program will run from Monday 26 October 2020 and is expected to be completed by Friday 30 December 2020, weather permitting.

Water meters are mechanical devices that wear with usage and age. We have a proactive replacement program for water meters, which are nearing the end of their useful life. It is 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. Therefore, it is normal that your meter may be replaced but the meter belonging to your neighbour may not be.

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 branch by phoning 4189 9100 or by email
Request For Tenders – SBRC-20/21-08:
Lease of Ringsfield House, Nanango

October 21, 2020: Council is offering by tender to community groups, a lease for the operation and management of the historically significant Ringsfield House and associated grounds and buildings located in Cairns Street Nanango, described as Lot 9 on SP307587 and Lot 5 SP156194.

Ringsfield has previously been run as a destination for visitors and the local community as a showcase of historical memorabilia and items from the history of Nanango, as a function and event centre, and café.

There are a several opportunities that Ringsfield provides to prospective Tenderers, including historical display and tours, events centre, café and commercial kitchen.

Council is looking for a thoughtful and considered approach to management and operation of Ringsfield.

Tender documents can be downloaded from Council’s website.

Tenders are to be suitably endorsed, marked and lodged as per tender documents no later than 4:00pm on Friday 20 November 2020.

For further information regarding the request for Tenders please contact Council’s Property team on 4189 9100 or by email
Doing Business With Council
July 2, 2020: Did you know that Council has established a local marketplace for non-contracted, low risk, ad-hoc supply arrangements for business within the South Burnett region?

Felix Marketplace is an online procurement system which allows Council officers to search, nominate and invite local suppliers to quote. In turn, suppliers will receive an email notification with an invite to submit a quote. All the supplier is required to do is log in for details and then upload the quote.

If you are interested in supplying goods or services to us you can register your business on Council’s Local Marketplace on Felix for free. The marketplace intends to capture goods and services such as Catering, Stationery, Tools & Equipment, Hardware, Printing, Horticulture, Plumbing & Electrical products, Uniforms, Clothing and PPE, Accommodation, Training Providers, Spare Parts, Florists & Giftware, Information Technology hardware and many others.

A full list of the Local Marketplace categories and registration instructions are available on Council’s website

Felix Marketplace is a great opportunity for local business owners within the South Burnett region to have their goods and services seen by a new audience. The registration process does not mean that you are automatically a supplier to Council, and should you be engaged for goods or services you may be required to provide additional documentation.

For further information on how you can do business with Council, please contact Council’s Strategic Procurement coordinator on 4189 9100 or by email
New Forms Required Under
Plumbing & Drainage Act 2018

June 10, 2020: Plumbers, drainers and contractors ... did you know that under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018, the use of prescribed forms is mandatory for various aspects of Plumbing and Drainage work?

In particular, Council draws your attention to Form 11, advising that all service reports for treatment plants are required to be lodged on the prescribed Form 11. This form is to be used for the purposes of section 106 of the Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2019. Completion of all applicable sections is mandatory.

From 1 July 2020, this form must be submitted to Council and a copy provided to the owner of the facility within 10 business days after servicing the facility.

Similarly, all other prescribed forms are mandatory for their respective purposes, as listed on the Government's website

Should you have any queries in relation to this matter, please contact Council's Plumbing and Drainage Department on 4189 9100 or by email
Council To Close Public Amenities
June 10, 2020: In an attempt to reduce vandalism and subsequent maintenance and cleaning costs, Council will commence closing various public amenities in the Kingaroy and Murgon areas after hours.

Council will commence closing the following facilities from Friday 12 June 2020 between the hours of 8:00pm and 6:00am daily:

  • • QEII Park, Lamb Street, Murgon
  • • Glendon Street, Kingaroy
  • • O'Neill Square - Corner of Haly and King Street, Kingaroy

All other public amenities in the Kingaroy and Murgon areas will remain open. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Did you know that vandalism has cost Council nearly $15,000 in the last seven months alone? Vandalism is an action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property.

Vandalism to Council’s facilities, and in particular, parks and gardens can increase undue risk to the public through hazards and may necessitate the closure or removal of facilities or equipment until repairs can be progressed.

If you see an incident in progress, or possibly come across the results of vandalism, there are a number of ways you can help:

  • Report to the Queensland Police Service: Is the incident happening now? Is the suspect still at the scene? Is anyone seriously injured or in immediate danger? Please contact Triple Zero, 000. Reporting vandalism can also be done through Policelink on 131 444. Reporting property damage can be done online

  • Contact Council: Should you come across damage to Council’s facilities or equipment, please notify Council by phone on 4189 9100 or by email. This will ensure Council is aware of the incident and it is actioned as soon as possible.

  • Snap, Send, Solve: Reporting local issues is now a ‘snap’… The easy and efficient way to notify of issues that need addressing in your community. Simply download the Snap, Send, Solve App and submit a request. For further information visit the website

For further information contact Council’s Parks and Gardens team on 4189 9100 or by email
Be Connected Online Learning Resources
May 8, 2020: Be Connected is an Australia-wide initiative empowering all Australians to thrive in a digital world. Be Connected have online learning resources as well as a network of community partners - the Be Connected Network - who offer in-person support so you can develop your digital skills and confidence.

You can learn a new skill from home, or at a nearby community organisation. Join thousands of Australians who are taking our free courses on everything from how to access the internet, using your device and keeping in touch with others online.

Find a local place for friendly help and advice, or join the Network to help others.

Quick links include:

  • Topic Library - Start learning today by browsing the range of topics

      • Find local help - Use a simple map to find free local face-to-face help

      Should you have any questions or require assistance with Be Connected or any other online library services, please contact Council’s library team during business hours by phone on 4189 9256 or by email.

      South Burnett Regional Council reminds residents to follow the Queensland Government messaging: if you are sick, stay home; if you're feeling unwell with symptoms of COVID-19, you should contact your doctor about being tested; practice social distancing; continue good hygiene practices.
Council Ordinary Meeting Dates For 2020
April 20, 2020: Council would like to advise that in accordance with Section 277 (1) of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Ordinary Meetings for 2020 have been scheduled as follows:

* Wednesday 29 April 2020
* Wednesday 20 May 2020
* Wednesday 17 June 2020
* Wednesday 15 July 2020
* Wednesday 19 August 2020
* Wednesday 16 September 2020
* Wednesday 14 October 2020
* Wednesday 25 November 2020
* Wednesday 16 December 2020


Ordinary Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month (except the April, October and December meetings) commencing 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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