Annual Report Adopted
On Wednesday 5 April 2023, Council held a special meeting where the 2021-2022 Annual Report was presented and subsequently adopted. The Annual Report is usually adopted within 3 months of the end of the financial year, however this year, it was delayed, due to Council Officers needing to resolve questions raised by the Queensland Audit Office. Council has now received an unmodified audit report, which has included a review and correction of prior period results.
I would like to commend the Officers who worked hard to get things right, so that going forward, there will be no further unresolved matters. The Annual Report is now available on Council’s website at the following link: https://northburnett.qld.gov.au/plans-and-reports/. Alternatively, a printed copy of the Annual Report may be purchased at your local Library and Customer Service centre.
On Saturday 8 April 2023 Gayndah kicked off the agricultural show season, with the Gayndah Show Grounds coming to life with locals and visitors enjoying the ring events, dog shows, poultry sections, stud cattle, art, craft, baking and produce sections, rodeo with bucking broncos, live music, food vans, hoola hoop fun, show rides and fireworks in the evening, which provided a fun-filled day for all. Over 120 head of cattle were nominated from as far as Roma and Theodore, with the winner hailing from Kingaroy.
There were also lucky winners of the Prime Cattle ‘Guess the Weight’ Competition and fireworks ‘Guess the Colour Competition’, receiving prizes generously donated by local businesses. I congratulate all event organisers, entrants and volunteers for their hard work, to ensure that this year’s Gayndah Show was a spectacular event, which drew a crowd of over 1600 people.
Community Engagement Policy and Framework Adopted
Following completion of our recent community consultation, we would like to extend a sincere thanks to those that participated or otherwise took the time to review the draft documents. Feedback received regarding the draft community consultation and engagement policy and the related framework, was invaluable in shaping our approach to community engagement.
We received many suggestions from the community, including simplification of some sections of the policy, explicit reference to Council Officers’ conduct during engagement, and adjustments to engagement activities to include more non-digital methods of communication.
Unapproved Music Festival in Dundarrah
Council is aware that a music event took place in Dundarrah, QLD 4625, from 7 April to 10 April 2023. This event was not approved by Council and the Queensland Police Service was notified.
Events such as music festivals are covered under Schedule 17 of the North Burnett Regional Council Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2011 as ‘operation of a temporary entertainment event’ and are a prescribed activity under Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2011.
These events follow a thorough assessment process during the application phase, to ensure the safety of persons and surrounding environments (i.e. Insurance, risk management plans, traffic management plans and emergency personnel such as QPS being notified).
For more information, please visit North Burnett Regional Council – Local Laws or contact Council’s Compliance Team on 1300 696 272 to obtain an ‘temporary entertainment event application form’. Additionally, you can visit these links for more information about holding a music festival in Queensland Events in Queensland – Best practice guidelines for event delivery in Queensland (www.qld.gov.au) and Running music festivals and concerts | Your rights, crime and the law | Queensland Government (www.qld.gov.au) (such as obtaining Council approval and notifying QPS).
Should you have any issues/concerns relating to such events (such as public safety, traffic incidents, noise nuisance), please contact QPS directly by calling 131 444 or you can report online: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/
Civil Works Update
- Maintenance Grading Zone 1 – Youlambie Road, Ceder Creek Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 3 – Bazley Road, Shimke Road, Browns Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 6 – Smiths Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 7 – Beronne Road, Johns Road, Grays Road, Barlyness Road,
- Tablelands Road, Mt Debateable Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 8 – Rockmelon Lane, Winston Road, Pearlinga Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 9 – Mount Shamrock Road, Stanton Harcourt Road, Auburn Hills Road
- Construction Crew North – Glencoe Road
- Construction Crew South – Beeron Road, Burnett Hwy Pavement Repair
- Resource Crew North – Old Rawbelle Road, Tenningering Road
- Resource Crew South – Bradleys Road, Hawkwood Road
As always, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me directly on 0458 696 272, or firstname.lastname@example.org or your Divisional Councillor, if you would like to address any concerns. Our contact details can be found on Council’s website:
1300 696 272 | email@example.com