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Royal Brisbane Show – School Team Young Judges

It is exciting to share that the Monto State High School young judges team has been placed 2nd in the Royal Brisbane Show School Team Young Judges.

Four (4) students and four (4) steers from Monto State High School attended the 2023 EKKA. The students competed in all of the school competitions of young judges, young handlers, led steer and heifer competitions and an Interschool teams judging competition.

The interschool team judging competition consisted of teams of three (3) students and competed against 34 other teams from schools across QLD and NSW. The team were required to judge four (4) prime heifers and then the team spokesperson presented their placings and reasonings to the judge and the crowd.

The students worked tirelessly to prepare their animals for the competitions with one (1) steer placing 6th and another making the top 18 out of huge classes of up to 38 entries. All of the cattle were prepared by the students and processed at Nolan’s at Gympie with the results of the carcass judging being presented on Saturday 5 August 2023.

Book Week 2023 – Costume Parade at your local Library

Mark your calendars – Book Week is right around the corner, celebrated from Monday 19 August to Friday, 25 August 2023.

We are celebrating this year’s theme of Read, Grow and Inspire during Storytime, with a Colouring Competition and a Costume Parade.

This is the perfect opportunity for the young and young-at-heart to showcase the books and characters that inspire them the most. Plus, we’ll have great prizes for our colouring in competition and the creative costumes we are sure to see.

Dates and times are below.


Monday 21 August 2023



Tuesday 22 August 2023



Tuesday 22 August 2023



Tuesday 22 August 2023



Wednesday 23 August 2023



Wednesday 23 August 2023


Sport a Flanno, Support a Farmer – 25 August 2023
Council has signed up to take part in the Drought Angels inaugural “Flanno for a Farmer Day”, to support Australian farmers and their families.

With the North Burnett made up from primarily farming communities, which are often impacted by natural disasters, this is a cause we are getting behind.

Most farmers would give the shirt off their own backs to help someone in need. Flanno for a Farmer Day is a way to let Aussie farmers know that we’ve got their backs.

You’ll see our team wearing their best ‘flannos’ Friday 25 August 2023 to get behind this cause!

Donations will be accepted in person at your local Centre or by calling 1300 696 272. For more information go to

Removal of Cadaghi Trees in Lister Street, Monto

Council is looking to remove six (6) Cadaghi trees from Lister Street, Monto in September 2023. The trees are being removed due to the safety concerns arising from large limbs breaking off and falling down in highly used spaces.

If you have any feedback relating to the proposed works, please contact Council on 1300 696 272 or email prior to 25 August 2023.

TMR Resealing works

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will be undertaking reseal preparation works progressively on various state-controlled roads in the Wide Bay Burnett, between August and late 2023, weather and conditions permitting.

Works that may affect North Burnett residents are:

  • Gin Gin – Mount Perry Road
  • Eidsvold – Theodore Road
  • Gladstone – Monto Road
  • Maryborough – Biggenden Road
  • Burnett Highway

Please travel with care and allow sufficient time if these roadworks affect your travels.

Snap Send Solve App

Have you spotted an issue in your community like graffiti, dumped rubbish, trip hazards or fallen trees? Time to get Snapping!

North Burnett Regional Council is excited to promote Snap Send Solve. It is an app that can be download to your phone and you can lodge your report on the spot. It uses geo-location and has the ability for photos to be included to report the concern directly to Council.

If you would like more information on Snap Send Solve, please contact Council or visit one of our friendly Library and Customer Service centres.

Civil Works update

Maintenance Schedule for commencing Monday 14 August – weather permitting.

  • Maintenance Grading Zone 1 – Bukali Road
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 2 – Glencoe Road
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 3 – Gleneigh Road
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 4 – Sunday Creek Road
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 5 – Redbank Rockybar Road
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 7 – New Floristan Road
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 8 – Nerangy Road
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 9 – Lakeside Station Road
  • Construction Crew North – Plateau Road – Resheet
  • Construction Crew South – 41B Burnett Highway – Reclaimer Works

Updates are also available on our website

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: