The region has welcomed decent rainfall over the last few days, which is expected to carry on through into next week. Unfortunately, this has resulted in some road incidents. We urge road users to drive to the conditions of the road, especially during wet weather. Members of the public can report any road conditions to their local councillor, or in person at a customer service and library centre, by calling on 1300 696 272 or email email@example.com. If you have photos of the condition, please also send these through.
It is when we are in trouble that we need access to reliable phone signals. Council continues to advocate to both levels of government for an increase in mobile blackspot funding.
While on the topic of roads, wet weather obviously hinders Council’s road maintenance program. However, you can view the program anytime on our website www.northburnett.qld.gov.au/future-road-works.
Once the weather clears and crews are back on site, you can expect to see them on the following roads:
- Dooloo Tops Road
- Telemark Road
- Calrossie Road
- Dareen Glencoe Road
- Longs Road
- Mountain View Road
- Telebang Road
- Red Pit Road
- Turners Road
- Galloways Lane
- Old Rawbelle Road
- Abercorn Side Track
- Rifle Range Road
- National Park Road
Council will be hosting a public information session regarding the Bon Accord Bridge near Gayndah. The session will be held 2pm on Wednesday 25 May at the Gayndah Community (Town) Hall. All interested members of the public are welcome to attend and for more information you can visit our website.
On Wednesday, 4 May Councillors received a presentation from the Local Government Association of Queensland President, Alison Smith; Head of Advocacy, Cory Heathwood; and Manager – Planning, Development and Environment, Amanda Dryden. Topics of discussion included housing, employment vacancies, disaster management, Regional Organisation of Councils (ROCs), Trade and Investment Queensland Federal Assistance Grants.
During this visit, LGAQ CEO Alison Smith enquired whether Council would be interested in participating as a part of a revitalised Wide Bay Burnett Regional of Councils. We are enthusiastic about working collaboratively with our neighbouring Councils, to ensure that our similar interests and challenges are suitably acknowledged and propelled with the Queensland Government and Commonwealth Government.
Unfortunately, I was unable to make it to the Mundubbera Show on the weekend, but from all accounts it was a success, despite the wet weather! Congratulations to the Mundubbera Show Society and the band of volunteers, your service to your community does not go unnoticed. I was pleased to hear that the Biggenden Show Society will be hosting an event in September, I look forward to sharing more details as they come about.
Finally, I would like to extend my congratulations to Nadia and Robert Campbell of Goondicum Pastoral Company for being awarded the 2021 Australian Government Landcare Farming Award at the 2021 Queensland Landcare Awards, held recently. There were over 35 nominations across eight award categories. This award acknowledges demonstrated excellence and leadership in implementing sustainable and integrated land management practices on a farm that protect soils, water, vegetation, and biodiversity. The award also recognises practices that deliver improved natural resource management and farm productivity outcomes. Landcare groups are important organisations within our regional communities. I encourage anyone who is interested in preserving and improving our environment to reach out to your local group and see how you can become involved.
As always, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me or your divisional councillor if you would like to address any concerns. Our contact details can be found on Council’s website www.northburnett.qld.gov.au/meet-your-councillors
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