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Wandering Livestock Policy for Community Consultation

Wandering Livestock Policy for Community Consultation

“Council invites community feedback related to the reviewed Wandering Livestock Policy. The purpose of the consultation process is to develop a policy that clearly outlines the responsibilities of livestock owners in relation to wandering livestock, as well as the...

Wide Bay Burnett Regional Plan 2022 – Community Consultation

Wide Bay Burnett Regional Plan 2022 – Community Consultation

The Queensland Government Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning has released a draft for the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Plan 2022 for community consultation. “The purpose of the Draft Wide Bay Burnett Regional Plan 2022 is to...

2023 Australia Day Award Nominations Open

2023 Australia Day Award Nominations Open

The North Burnett Regional Council Australia Day Awards are a celebration of the contribution that individuals, community groups and organisations make across our region. The awards recognise and pay tribute to so many of the special people in our community who...

Invasive Species Management Alliance Project

Invasive Species Management Alliance Project

“The impact of invasive species on agriculture, the environment, and social amenity are well documented, as are the negative implications that these have on the whole of society, particularly the sustainability of rural and regional communities”, said Mayor Les Hotz....

Council Needs You to Help Plan More Walkable Communities

Council Needs You to Help Plan More Walkable Communities

North Burnett Regional Council, in partnership with the Queensland Government, is preparing “Walking Network Plans” for the towns of Gayndah, Mundubbera, Monto, Eidsvold and Biggenden. “This project aims to develop plans for walking networks (paths) that are safe,...

Theft on the Rise in the North Burnett – How to Reduce Your Risk

Theft on the Rise in the North Burnett – How to Reduce Your Risk

Sergeant Meg Owens from the Bundaberg Crime Management division recently had a conversation with Mayor Les Hotz regarding increased incidences of theft in the region.  Sergeant Owens expressed an urgency for North Burnett residents to be vigilant about theft and...

Get Ready Queensland Week – 10-16 October 2022

Get Ready Queensland Week – 10-16 October 2022

10-16 October 2022 is Get Ready Week, which is the perfect time of year to prepare yourself and your family for dangerous weather events, associated with the summer storm season. Cr Melinda Jones, Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group said, “It is important...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE – 4 October 2022

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE – 4 October 2022

Public sessions following Council General Meetings Council invites members of the public to attend informal meet and greet sessions with Councillors, following General Council Meetings. This provides the public with ongoing opportunities to share issues that are...

Keep an Eye Out for Our Disaster Dashboard Promo!

Keep an eye out for Council's Disaster Dashboard tv advertisement on Channel 7, from this weekend through to Get Ready Week, 10 - 16 October! This project was jointly funded by the Get Ready program in conjunction with Fraser Coast, Gympie and Bundaberg Regional...

New Waste Fees and Charges 1 October 2022

New Waste Fees and Charges 1 October 2022

Until recently, Council has operated 5 landfills (Biggenden, Gayndah, Eidsvold, Monto, Mundubbera) and 1 transfer station (Mount Perry), with no fees imposed on customers using the facilities. Following a review of operational resources and costs of the landfills, a...

Council Staff Receive Water Industry Awards

Council Staff Receive Water Industry Awards

Mayor, Councillors and staff congratulate our Water and Wastewater staff who presented papers and received awards at the Water Industry Operators Association (WIOA) state conference in Logan on 3 and 4 August 2022. Water and Wastewater Operator, Tim Merrett’s...

North Coast Region SES Week Awards Ceremony

North Coast Region SES Week Awards Ceremony

On Saturday, 27 August 2022, Cr Dael Giddins represented Council at the SES Week Awards Ceremony.  There were approximately 130 members and official guests in attendance at the annual event, which recognises SES members who have performed outstanding contributions to...

Landowners in Mt Perry fined $8675.30 for unlawful building work

Landowners in Mt Perry fined $8675.30 for unlawful building work

Council recently issued a fine to a Mt Perry resident for carrying out development without the required permits. The landowners were requested by Council to submit a development application for building works conducted on the premises, lodge a plumbing compliance...

Managing the Risk of Bats and Flying Foxes in Community

Managing the Risk of Bats and Flying Foxes in Community

Roosting flying foxes are once again in Council’s spotlight. Council is working with the Department of Environment and Science to monitor a significant colony of Little Red flying foxes on the outskirts of Mundubbera. This colony of flying foxes is increasing in size...

Australia Day Award Recipients 2022

Australia Day Award Recipients 2022

Inspiring North Burnett residents were celebrated and congratulated at a regional award ceremony held in Mt Perry. “This is the first time we have held a combined ceremony to present awards for each community together. I thank you for travelling to Mt Perry today and...

Australia Day Award Ceremony to take place on Live Stream

Australia Day Award Ceremony to take place on Live Stream

Australia Day Awards are the highest honour the North Burnett Regional Council have the privilege of presenting. Nominated by their peers, the nominees are inspirational and selfless community members that contribute their time, effort and skills to the betterment of...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update 22 February 2022

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update 22 February 2022

On Wednesday 23 February Council will be holding their February General Meeting. To keep our community, Councillors and staff safe we have shifted these online to the Teams platform until further notice. On our website you’ll find the link to join the gallery, as well...

Mayoral Media Release – Keeping Local Government Local

Mayoral Media Release – Keeping Local Government Local

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR – CR LES HOTZ Today, I would like to sincerely thank the residents of the North Burnett community for their show of support and the opportunity to represent them and lead the region as Mayor. Regardless of how you voted, thank you for taking part...

Les Hotz declared Mayor of the North Burnett Regional Council

Les Hotz declared Mayor of the North Burnett Regional Council

The Electoral Commission of Queensland has declared Les Hotz the newest North Burnett Regional Council Mayor, being sworn in at a small ceremony on 3 February.   This declaration will activate a by-election for the Division 2 seat previously held by Les Hotz. The...

Recruitment Underway for NBRC’s next Chief Executive Officer

Recruitment Underway for NBRC’s next Chief Executive Officer

Council recently welcomed back Mr Ray Burton to the region as interim Chief Executive Officer. During his time with Council, Mr Burton will support Councillors through the Mayoral by-election process and the recruitment of the new Chief Executive Officer. “I aim to...

North Burnett Australia Day Events Postponed

North Burnett Australia Day Events Postponed

Unfortunately, Council has made the difficult decision to postpone the Australia Day events scheduled across the region on Wednesday, 26 January 2022.This decision was made after completing an extensive risk assessment. “Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19...

2022 Australia Day

2022 Australia Day

Reflect. Respect. Celebrate. We’re all part of the story. Australia Day is a time for all Australians to come together to reflect on the past, present and future, respect one another and celebrate each other’s achievements. “Over the past year our region has faced...

COVID-19 Impacting North Burnett Business and Council Service Delivery

COVID-19 Impacting North Burnett Business and Council Service Delivery

North Burnett communities are now living with COVID-19. The community should start expecting COVID-19 to affect local businesses and Council's ability to deliver planned projects and services over the coming weeks and months. "Yesterday, Council had to reschedule...

Annual Report celebrates Grassroots Projects and Essential Services

Annual Report celebrates Grassroots Projects and Essential Services

At its December general meeting in Gayndah yesterday, Councillors endorsed the North Burnett Regional Council 2020-2021 Annual Report.   “The Annual Report is a celebration of grassroots projects and essential services achieved for the year,” Acting Mayor Radel...

North Burnett Regional Council Appoints Interim CEO

North Burnett Regional Council Appoints Interim CEO

Office of the Mayor - Cr Robert Radel At its general meeting today, Council endorsed for Mr Ray Burton PSM to commence as Interim CEO on 17 January 2022 until a new CEO is recruited. This follows the resignation of Rachel Cooper, who will finish up with Council...

LDMG – Move to Alert Level

LDMG – Move to Alert Level

The North Burnett LDMG Executive met this morning to discuss the LDMG Activation Status. No significant rainfall is forecast over the next few days.  The Catchment will respond quickly to high rainfall and as such river levels could increase again over the next few...

All aboard, the North Burnett Transport Service

All aboard, the North Burnett Transport Service

Council is pleased to announce its success in once again securing the Translink long-distance coach contract in the North Burnett.   This vital long-distance service connects North Burnett towns with Bundaberg, Childers, Gin Gin and Maryborough.   “Council...

Waste Fees and Charges Amended Following Community Feedback

Waste Fees and Charges Amended Following Community Feedback

Effective from Thursday 2 December 2021, North Burnett residents will see amended Waste Fees and Charges become effective, reducing confusion and ensuring fairness in who is able to access free waste disposal at our Waste Management Facilities. “We understand that...

North Burnett Regional Council CEO Resigns

North Burnett Regional Council CEO Resigns

Office of the Mayor – Cr Rachel Chambers North Burnett Regional Council CEO Resigns It was with a heavy heart that councillors today accepted the resignation of CEO Rachel Cooper. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the North Burnett and have forged some wonderful...

Mayoral Minute Voices Community Concerns Regarding COVID Mandate

Mayoral Minute Voices Community Concerns Regarding COVID Mandate

Office of the Mayor – Cr Rachel Chambers Mayoral Minute Voices Community Concerns Regarding COVID Mandate   As local leaders we understand the importance of keeping our communities safe. We as councillors, have worked hard to support the State and Federal...

“So you want to be a Councillor” information sessions

“So you want to be a Councillor” information sessions

"So you want to be a Councillor" information session are being hosted by the Queensland Government's Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.  The Mayoral by-election is being held on Saturday 22 January 2022. A role as a local...

Australia Day Nominations – Closing Soon!

Australia Day Nominations – Closing Soon!

Nominations are now open for the North Burnett Australia Day Awards! Now is your chance to say THANKS to the quiet achievers of our community. There are many different categories - consider nominating the fundraisers, community support groups, volunteers, sporting...

Gayndah Burnett Riverwalk unites community

Gayndah Burnett Riverwalk unites community

For the regional town of Gayndah in the North Burnett, the mighty Burnett River, of which the town overlooks, is a source of life and leisure for her residents and visitors. The Burnett provides much of the water for the many citrus orchards and other primary...

FUNDING FLOWS FOR BETTER QUALITY BIGGENDEN WATER

FUNDING FLOWS FOR BETTER QUALITY BIGGENDEN WATER

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Mayor Rachel Chambers North Burnett Regional Council Ken O’Dowd MP – Member for Flynn Biggenden residents can look forward to a better quality and more reliable water supply in the future after hard fought funding was announced for a new water...

Waste Facility Changes from 1 October 2021

Waste Facility Changes from 1 October 2021

WASTE FACILITY CHANGES FROM 1 OCTOBER 2021 Following the introduction of the Queensland Government Waste Levy in July 2019, North Burnett Regional Council (NBRC) has been reviewing options to ensure compliance with this legislation and ensure we are able to offer...

A Message from Mayor Rachel Chambers – Resignation Announcement

A Message from Mayor Rachel Chambers – Resignation Announcement

Almost 6 years ago I announced my intention to run for Mayor.  Today, I am announcing my resignation, effective 11th December 2021. Representing the North Burnett for the past 5 and a half years has been the greatest honour and privilege of my life. I have thrown my...

Change of Council Meeting Venue – 22 September 2021

Change of Council Meeting Venue – 22 September 2021

Council believes it is very important to share information with our community and ensure that the community are able to attend Council meetings  - either in person or online. In these difficult COVID times, it is even more important to stay connected. Due to technical...

Calicivirus Release – CANCELLED

Calicivirus Release – CANCELLED

THIS RELEASE HAS BEEN CANCELLED - 22/09/21 Are you experiencing an increase of Rabbits on your property? Are you interested in controlling your rabbit populations? North Burnett Regional Council landholders can now pre-register for the Calicivirus release program...