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Community Information Morning Tea in Biggenden – 8 June 2023

There was a great turn out of over 60 people at the free morning tea organised by the Biggenden Chamber of Commerce on Thursday 8 June 2023, with representatives from a broad range of services and community organisations giving helpful information about the work they do in the community. There were speakers from Council, SES, Rural Fire Service, Biggenden Hospital, Wellways Carer Gateway, Biggenden Lions Club, RSL, PCYC Cadets, the Biggenden Hospital Community Reference Group, Wide Bay Burnett – Fraser Coast Regional Community Forum, the Biggenden Hospital Auxiliary, Biggenden Women’s Shed, Biggenden Bowls Club, Dallarnil Sports Club, Meals on Wheels, Biggenden Men’s Shed, Senior Citizens, Garden Club, the local Bushwalking Club and more.

Many of the groups who rely on the support of volunteers to help keep their vital work going, made appeals for new volunteers to join the ranks, asking attendees to spread the word amongst their friends and families. A Council Communities staff member provided information about the wide scope of work that Council does for the community and reminded attendees about using the Snap Send Solve app for non-urgent work, as well as the 1300 696 272 number for 24-hour support.

Australian Local Government Association, National General Assembly 2023 in Canberra – 13-16 June 2023

CEO Margot Stork and Deputy Mayor Councillor Robbie Radel are in attendance at the Local Government Association National General Assembly this week, from 13-16 June 2023 in Canberra. We look forward to hearing from them on their return, about the insights and information they will take away from the Conference to share with Council and the wider community.

Request for Tender – Provision of Trades and Facilities Maintenance Services

Council is seeking proposals via formal tender, to enter into agreements with suitably qualified tradespeople, to carry out trade and facility maintenance services. Submissions are to be made through VendorPanel. The following suitably qualified tradespeople are encouraged to apply: air-conditioning, refrigeration and mechanical installers and servicers, builders, cabinetmakers, carpenters, cleaners, electricians, floor covering professionals, handy men/women, painters, plasterers, plumbers and steel fabricators.

If this tender is of interest, please download and submit the tender documents from the VendorPanel’s website before the closing date of 20 June 2023. For instructions on how to download and submit the documents, go to Council’s Tender page.

Breast Screen Queensland Visits the North Burnett in June and July 2023

Free mammograms are available to women over the age of 40, at Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service mobile vans. Bookings are essential and can be made by calling 13 20 50. The vans will visit Gayndah and Biggenden on the following dates:

Date Township Location
19 – 28 June 2023 Gayndah Gayndah Hospital 69 Warton Street
3-7 July 2023 Biggenden Biggenden Hospital, Alice Steet

School Holiday Fun

Are you looking for something fun for your children to stay active these school holidays? Council has partnered with Monto Neighbourhood Centre to hold Sport Fun Days in Eidsvold and Monto. Come along to two (2) great afternoons of fun games and activities for all ages, in Monto on the 27 June 2023 at the Monto Skate Park from 2.00-4.30pm and in Eidsvold on the 28 June 2023 at the Eidsvold Tennis Courts from 2.00-4.30pm.

Rural Financial Support

With the trend toward drier conditions throughout winter, it is important that primary producers consider their level of drought readiness and consider strategies they can employ to be better drought prepared. Financial support is available from the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA), to help producers shore up their farm business for adverse seasonal changes. QRIDA delivers drought grants and loans, with new drought programs focused on fostering greater preparedness and business resilience for a broader range of eligible Queensland primary producers. Information is available on the QRIDA website.

Producers with a livestock business can also check their eligibility for Farm Business Resilience Planning support from Rural Financial Counselling Service Southern Queensland, which provides free, impartial and confidential farm business resilience counselling. Further details can be found on their website.

Financial Counselling for Small Businesses at End of Financial Year

If you are a small business owner feeling overwhelmed by the process of preparing for the end of financial year, there are free financial counselling services available to small business, which are funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments, such as the Small Business Financial Counselling Service. To find out more information, go to their website.

Civil Works Update

The gravel re-sheet on the Monto Kalpowar Road was completed earlier this month. The works were carried out by a local contractor and were completed within the timeframe and budget funded by Transport and Main Roads under a minor works Gravel Re-sheet contract.

The Northern Civil Works team have begun works at the Monto No.2 Cemetery, to rectify drainage issues. Further works to divert water will commence in the new financial year.

Faraday Street works are set to commence on Tuesday, 13 June 2023 to repair kerb and channelling deterioration.

Maintenance Schedule

–                        Maintenance Grading Zone 1 – Youlambie Road

–                        Maintenance Grading Zone 2 – Mount Margaret Road

–                        Maintenance Grading Zone 3 – Nogo Junction Road

–                        Maintenance Grading Zone 4 – Bania Road

–                        Maintenance Grading Zone 7 – Top Gurgeena Rd

–                        Maintenance Grading Zone 8 – Brownings Lane, Ezzy Road, Benhams Road,

Deems Road, Monogorilby Road

–                        Maintenance Grading Zone 9 – Griffin Road, Alascan Road

–                        Construction Crew North – Dakiel Road HF Grade (Floodway Repair)

–                        Construction Crew South – Coalstoun Lakes State School – Slip Lane

–                        Bridge Repairs – Wuruma Dam Bridge (Mt Eagle Road)

As always, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me directly on 0458 696 272, or or your Divisional Councillor, if you would like to address any concerns. Our contact details can be found on Council’s website: