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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...

Mouse in the House?

Mouse in the House?

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries have received reports indicating that mice numbers are on the rise, unfortunately aligning with the expected bumper grain harvest this year. Under the Biosecurity Act 2014, the house mouse is not a prohibited or restricted...

Message from the Mayor: NBRC Job Appointments and Working Arrangements

Message from the Mayor: NBRC Job Appointments and Working Arrangements

MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR REGARDING NBRC JOB APPOINTMENTS AND WORKING ARRANGEMENTS “I have been made aware of a concern in regard to a recent appointment of a NBRC employee who works remotely. On behalf of Councillors, I would like to stress where-ever possible Council...

Works for Queensland delivers essential projects in the North Burnett

Works for Queensland delivers essential projects in the North Burnett

The North Burnett Regional Council is thankful for over $3 million in Works for Queensland funding from the Queensland Government since 2019, which has funded a range of important upgrades to community facilities in the North Burnett. “This program doesn’t just fund...

Advanced Pest Management Workshops – Wild Dog Feral Pig & Feral Deer

Advanced Pest Management Workshops – Wild Dog Feral Pig & Feral Deer

North Burnett Regional Council are offering 3 intensive 2 day workshops under the guidance of industry experts to learn the most effective and humane way to trap and control wild dogs, feral pigs and feral deer. Plus, have all your gear checked over and any issues...

Biosecurity Prevention and Control Program

Biosecurity Prevention and Control Program

Council endorsed in their July meeting the Biosecurity Prevention and Control Program for Rubber Vine and Hymenachne. Read all about the program here. You can also request to view the program at one of our Customer Service Centres.

Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan

Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan

The Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan was recently adopted by Council. To learn about how Council will meet our waste reduction and recycling targets read the plan here. You can request to view the plan at one of our Customer Service Centres.

Request for Quote – Supply of Chemical for Water Treatment

Request for Quote – Supply of Chemical for Water Treatment

We have an opportunity for you to quote on the annual supply of chemicals for water treatment. Please see below Request For Quote and Quotation Form for more information. Quotation Form Request For Quotation – Supply of Chemicals for Water Treatment Please submit your...

DROUGHT COMMUNITIES PROGRAMME SUPPORTS JOBS IN THE NORTH BURNETT

DROUGHT COMMUNITIES PROGRAMME SUPPORTS JOBS IN THE NORTH BURNETT

The North Burnett Regional Council is thankful for $2 million in Drought Communities Programme funding from the Australian Government. This program funded much needed infrastructure in the North Burnett that supported local contractors and helped build long-term...

Show Holiday – Monday 9 August 2021

Show Holiday – Monday 9 August 2021

Although the ‘Ekka’ is not going ahead this year, most North Burnett towns will still observe the public holiday scheduled for Monday 9th of August 2021. North Burnett residents and visitors to the region are advised that Monday, 9 August 2021 has been declared a...

Gayndah & Mundubbera Airstrip temporary closure

With safety being the number one priority at our local aerodromes, Gayndah and Mundubbera Airstrips will be closed on the following dates for fresh line marking to be applied. Gayndah – Monday, 2 and Tuesday, 3 August 2021 Mundubbera – Wednesday, 4 and Thursday, 5...

Mundubbera Show Holiday – Have Your Say

North Burnett Regional Council has been invited by the Queensland Government to nominate 2022 show holidays in line with the requirements of the Holidays Act 1983. Council is seeking feedback from the Mundubbera residents to determine when the community would prefer...

Change to Saturday Opening Hours – Customer Service & Library Centres

Change to Saturday Opening Hours – Customer Service & Library Centres

Following Council’s decision on 30 June 2021 to keep all Customer Service and Library Centres open 5 days a week, Saturday trading will cease from Sunday, 1 August 2021. Current opening hours for Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Monto, Mt Perry and Mundubbera Customer...

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...

Mundubbera Show Holiday – Have Your Say

Mundubbera Show Holiday – Have Your Say

North Burnett Regional Council has been invited by the Queensland Government to nominate 2022 show holidays in line with the requirements of the Holidays Act 1983. Council is seeking feedback from the Mundubbera residents to determine when the community would prefer...

State Government Disappointment Lack of Support for Swimming Pools

State Government Disappointment Lack of Support for Swimming Pools

A Statement from Acting Mayor, Robbie Radel: “Council remains disappointed in the State Government.  We recently wrote to Minister for Education, Grace Grace MP asking for the State to work with us to ensure every child in the North Burnett has access to learn to...