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Council is Delivering a Safer Gayndah-Mount Perry Road

Council is Delivering a Safer Gayndah-Mount Perry Road

Funding from the Queensland Government’s Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS) will help North Burnett Regional Council deliver a 1.6-kilometre upgrade to the Gayndah Mount Perry Road at Mingo. Les Hotz, Mayor of North Burnett Regional Council, said that...

Mayoral Update – Keeping Local Government Local – 10 June 2024

Mayoral Update – Keeping Local Government Local – 10 June 2024

Welcome to the first Mayor’s Update of the new Council term. You will begin to see regular updates from myself going forward, these will include updates from Council Meetings and relevant community activities, information and councillor activities. With the term now...

Beiers Park Bottle Tree Removal

Beiers Park Bottle Tree Removal

Council is advising residents of the upcoming removal of the brachychiton rupestris tree, commonly known as a Queensland bottle tree, situated in Beiers Park in Biggenden. Due to advanced damage within the heart of the tree and increased safety concerns, expert...

NBRC To Commence Road Widening on Stretch of Cania Dam Road

NBRC To Commence Road Widening on Stretch of Cania Dam Road

North Burnett Regional Council is pleased to advise that it will soon commence road widening works along Cania Dam Road (locally known as Cania Road), working under a contract with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR). The work will see approximately 2.5km...

Animal Inspection Program 2024

Animal Inspection Program 2024

Council will conduct an approved inspection program in accordance with Section 113 of the Animal Management (Cats & Dogs) Act 2008. North Burnett Regional Council resolved at its meeting on 13 March 2024 that a selective approved inspection program will be carried...

National Simultaneous Storytime 2024

National Simultaneous Storytime 2024

The countdown is on - National Simultaneous Storytime is almost here! Join us at your local library between 20 May and 24 May to experience the magic of stories, as we read this year's book, 'Bowerbird Blues' by Aura Parker. Along with the story, we will have all your...

Bon Accord Bridge Update – May 2024

Bon Accord Bridge Update – May 2024

Demolition of the damaged bridge decking was completed in late February, with selected recoverable bridge timbers being retained by Council for future use. A local contractor has commenced the bridge approach rehabilitation. This work will include removing flood...

Create a life you love, beyond the commute

Create a life you love, beyond the commute

Spanning nearly 20,000 square kilometres, the North Burnett region is as diverse as it is expansive, offering a blend of natural beauty, rich history, and a truly remarkable lifestyle. Located just four hours from Brisbane and under two hours from Bundaberg and the...

Councillors elect Melinda Jones as Deputy Mayor

Councillors elect Melinda Jones as Deputy Mayor

At the first Post Election meeting held in Gayndah yesterday, Councillors voted Division 1 Councillor, Melinda Jones, as the Deputy Mayor for North Burnett Regional Council. Councillor Jones was also re-appointed as the Local Disaster Management Group Chairperson....

New Councillors and Mayor sworn in

New Councillors and Mayor sworn in

The newly elected North Burnett Regional Council Mayor and Councillors were sworn in at a special ceremony in Gayndah Town Hall Friday 5 April 2024. Mayor Les Hotz along with Councillors Melinda Jones, Trina Vaughan, Sue Payne, Renee McGilvery, Michael Dingle and...

Elected Member Swearing-in Ceremony

Elected Member Swearing-in Ceremony

Following the official declaration of election results the swearing in ceremony for the newly elected members of the North Burnett Regional Council will take place at 3.00pm on Friday April 5, 2024, at the Gayndah Town Hall, Capper Street, Gayndah. The swearing in...

Input sought – Proposed amendments to North Burnett Local Laws

Input sought – Proposed amendments to North Burnett Local Laws

FEEDBACK IN NOW CLOSED - THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR FEEDBACK.    North Burnett Regional Council is currently seeking input on proposed amendments to its local laws. Community feedback is a key component of the local laws review process, and Council is encouraging...

Are you ready, North Burnett?

Are you ready, North Burnett?

Haven't thought about disaster planning yet and not sure where to start? Are you new to the NOrth Burnett region? Come along to your local library and have a chat about becoming disaster ready! Bookings preferred, not essential. Call 1300 696 272 to talk our Disaster...

Mayors Weekly Update – 20 February 2024

Mayors Weekly Update – 20 February 2024

Heightened Risk of Ross River FeverQueensland Health is warning of a heightened risk of Ross River virus infection across the state after surveillance activities revealed a sharp rise in detections of mosquitoes carrying the virus. What can you do to protect yourself...

Free Suicide Prevention Workshop – Gayndah 27 & 28 February

Free Suicide Prevention Workshop – Gayndah 27 & 28 February

Talking to someone about suicide may be one of the hardest things you have to do, but it may also save someone's life. Council is offering the opportunity to attend LivingWorks’ highly acclaimed two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop...

Local Housing Action Plan endorsed thanks to community feedback

Local Housing Action Plan endorsed thanks to community feedback

In response to the State Governments Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2021-2025, and with the support of the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) and the State Government, Council has developed a Local Housing Action Plan (LHAP) to support housing...

North Burnett Celebrates 2024 Australia Day Award Recipients

North Burnett Celebrates 2024 Australia Day Award Recipients

Reflect, respect and celebrate the spirit of community on Australia Day 2024. We’re all part of the story. The North Burnett Regional Council celebrated and congratulated inspiring residents and community groups at its 2024 Australia Day Awards ceremony in Biggenden...

Pest Management Group – Grant Opportunities

Pest Management Group – Grant Opportunities

Funding through the Queensland Feral Pest Initiative has been given to the South Burnett Regional Council to help with the creation of Pest Management groups or syndicates within the South Burnett, North Burnett and Gympie regional areas. This funding can be utilised...

Board Game Bonanza at your local library!

Board Game Bonanza at your local library!

Experience the ultimate Board Game Bonanza at the Library these school holidays! Gather your friends and family for fun-filled sessions of strategy, laughter, and maybe a little friendly competition. Our libraries have a variety of boardgames, card games and puzzles...

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update – 28 November 2023

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update – 28 November 2023

General Meeting Recap On Wednesday 22 November 2023, Council held its General Meeting in Gayndah. The 2022-23 NBRC Annual Report, Community Financial Report for 2022-2023 and draft Local Housing Action Plan (LHAP) were adopted. A report concerning the stairs at Mount...

Bon Accord Bridge Update – November

Bon Accord Bridge Update – November

Structure Treatment and Remediation Works to Start Mid November The rehabilitation of the Bon Accord Bridge project is on target with plans to take advantage of the current dry conditions to begin works on the sub-structure. This work will include repairs,...

North Burnett Show Holidays – Community Consultation

North Burnett Show Holidays – Community Consultation

The North Burnett Regional Council is encouraging residents and organisations to have their say regarding the future scheduling of the region’s show holidays from 2025. Each year, North Burnett Regional Council (Council) is invited by the Queensland Government's...

North Burnett LDMG moves to Stand Down as at 10am 7 November 2023

North Burnett LDMG moves to Stand Down as at 10am 7 November 2023

As at 10:00am today, the North Burnett Local Disaster Management Group has moved to Stand Down. We are thankful to everyone who has assisted during the activation to the North Burnett Bushfires, your assistance and support is greatly and genuinely appreciated. We now...

North Burnett LDMG moves to Alert – 9:30am 2 November 2023

North Burnett LDMG moves to Alert – 9:30am 2 November 2023

North Burnett and Bundaberg Local Disaster Management Group’s (LDMG) and Bundaberg District Disaster Management Group (DDMG) met at 9.30 am 2/11/23.  North Burnett LDMG has moved to Alert which means we will continue to monitor the situation closely. All fires across...

North Burnett LDMG update 9.30am 1 November 2023

North Burnett LDMG update 9.30am 1 November 2023

North Burnett and Bundaberg Local Disaster Management Group’s (LDMG) and Bundaberg District Disaster Management Group (DDMG) met at 9.30am 1/11/23.  North Burnett LDMG remain at Stand Up to support QFES in their response. Due to the fires now in Bundaberg Region also,...

North Burnett LDMG update 4pm  29 October 2023

North Burnett LDMG update 4pm 29 October 2023

North Burnett Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) met at 4pm 29/10/23. QFES ask if anyone notices new smoke to report it immediately to 000.  Multiple fires are still burning across the region and new fires could start easily. Council reminds the community we are...

North Burnett LDMG update 10.45am 29 October 2023

North Burnett LDMG update 10.45am 29 October 2023

North Burnett Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) met at 10.45am 29/10/23. QFES ask if anyone notices new smoke to report it immediately to 000. Multiple fires are still burning across the region and new fires could start easily. Council reminds the community we...

North Burnett LDMG update 4pm 28 October 2023

North Burnett LDMG update 4pm 28 October 2023

North Burnett Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) met at 4pm 28/10/23. QFES ask if anyone notices new smoke to report it immediately to 000. Significant progress has been made today, however, multiple fires are still burning across the region and new fires could...

North Burnett LDMG update 9.30am Saturday 28 October 2023

North Burnett LDMG update 9.30am Saturday 28 October 2023

North Burnett Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) met at 9.30am 28/10/23. Multiple fires are currently burning throughout the North Burnett. Aircraft continue to assist along with new crews from outside of North Burnett. Priority today is to continue strengthening...

North Burnett Local Disaster Management Group moved to Stand Up

North Burnett Local Disaster Management Group moved to Stand Up

North Burnett Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) moved to Stand Up as at 4.30pm 27/10/23.  This ensures all LDMG agencies are ready and prepared to provide assistance to QFES if and when required. Multiple fires continue to burn throughout the North Burnett after...

Hedge Improvement Project – Capper Street, Gayndah

Hedge Improvement Project – Capper Street, Gayndah

In November 2022, Council sought community feedback on its plans to remove approximately 45m of the centre median hedge opposite the swimming pool and replace the hedge with salvia plants. The primary reason for the proposed hedge modification was to enhance safety...

2024 Australia Day Award Nominations are Open!

2024 Australia Day Award Nominations are 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...

Flags will fly again in Gayndah

Flags will fly again in Gayndah

Council staff were saddened to find upon returning from the weekend that the three flagpole ropes have gone missing from the poles in front of the Gayndah Community Hall. “Flying flags are a symbol of our pride and welcoming intentions to residents and visitors in the...

The Ironing Maidens visit the North Burnett

The Ironing Maidens visit the North Burnett

Award Winning Electronic Music duo the Ironing Maidens are visiting Gayndah this October with their Live Show, Electro Housewife. The Ironing Maidens will bring dance music with a difference to the North Burnett region for a free for all ages family friendly Live Show...

GAYNDAH SES RECEIVE NEW VEHICLE

GAYNDAH SES RECEIVE NEW VEHICLE

North Burnett Regional Council recently presented Gayndah State Emergency Service (SES) with a new response vehicle. This vehicle was jointly funded by North Burnett Regional Council and Queensland Fire Emergency Services under the SES Support Grant program. “This...

Flanno for a Farmer Day – 25 August

Flanno for a Farmer Day – 25 August

Council has signed up to take part in the Drought Angels inaugural Flanno for a Farmer Day, to support Australian farmers and their families. The North Burnett region is primarily made up of farming communities, which are often affected by natural disasters. By...

Bon Accord Bridge Update

Bon Accord Bridge Update

 North Burnett Regional Council Awards Bon Accord Bridge Rehabilitation Contract to Timber Restoration Services, Commencing Late August 2023 North Burnett Regional Council is pleased to announce the preferred contractor for the Bon Accord Bridge Rehabilitation...

Council Adopts 2023-2024 Budget

Council Adopts 2023-2024 Budget

On Wednesday 28 June, North Burnett Regional Council adopted the 2023-2024 Budget, Operational Plan and Revenue Statement. Acting Mayor Councillor Robbie Radel said, “Council’s priority is once again essential service delivery and getting the basics right, as shown by...

Mingo Crossing Caravan Park Awarded for Second Year Running

Mingo Crossing Caravan Park Awarded for Second Year Running

“Tourism and Events Queensland, in partnership with Bundaberg Tourism, the Queensland Tourism Industry Council and the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sports have awarded Mingo Crossing Caravan and Recreation Park the 2023 Best of Queensland Experiences program...

Temporary Closure of Mundubbera Washdown Facility

Temporary Closure of Mundubbera Washdown Facility

In July 2022, the outcomes of an audit into NBRC operated washdown facilities were provided to Council. The audit was completed due to concerns regarding potential non-compliance of NBRC washdown facilities and the environmental risk which could be created by such...

Fighting to Keep Banking Services in Biggenden

Fighting to Keep Banking Services in Biggenden

In the Council General Meeting on Wednesday 26 April 2023, Councillors moved for the CEO, Margot Stork, to write to the national manager of the National Australia Bank, appealing for the decision to close services in Biggenden to be reversed. “Banking services are...