MAYORAL MEDIA RELEASE – OFFICE OF THE MAYOR – CR LES HOTZ
KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE
With the recent rain and storms around the region the weather is certainly throwing many challenges at us. I hope that those recovering once again from these weather events are supporting each other and take the opportunity to reach out for the physical, financial and emotional support that is available to you. We have collated information on the Flood Recovery Support page on our Council website to assist you where we can.
Our road network takes a hit in these events. If you see non-urgent hazards, please report them by calling, emailing, seeing our team at your local Customer Service and Library Centre or using the Snap Send Solve App. All urgent and life-threatening hazards like trees fallen across roads please call 1300 696 272 immediately – you will be able to speak to someone 24/7 and one of our team members will action it quickly.
Last week Mountain Creek Bridge at Yarrol reopened to the public. This timber bridge had cost effective restoration works undertaken that will ensure it remains safe and functional for generations to come. This is a great result for our community and businesses.
Bon Accord Bridge near Gayndah sustained significant damage in the January flooding event leaving it unsafe for use. Currently residents are detouring via Wetheron Road. We have reviewed some initial options for this bridge, however, as many of you can appreciate there are no immediate or cheap solutions to significant repairs or replacement even. A further hydrology assessment and testing on the substructure are currently being undertaken. This will allow Council to make a fully informed decision as to what the best value for money and long-term resilience options are.
Our road resealing program has recommenced. Over the next couple of weeks, you can expect to see our crews out and about working on the following roads: Kapaldo, Yarrol, Kerwee, Beeron, Binjour Branch Creek, Cattle Creek, Malmoe, Monogorilby, Coonambula, Coonambula Eidsvold, Coringa, Emerys, Mount Goonaneman, North Dallarnil, Red Hill, Giles, Mount Woowoonga, Wilson Valley and Queen Street.
If you would like to know where our road crews are working, you can view our scheduled roads program on the website under Future Roads Program. This program is subject to change due to outside influences changing the priority of works following emergencies, disaster, weather events, or other factors.
For our primary producer landholders, we have a coordinated 1080 baiting program coming up soon in April and May. Feral pigs and wild dogs cause significant damage to our region’s wildlife, environment, and primary production, and contribute to serious biosecurity risks. This results in negative economic impacts to our primary industries. If you’d like further information on the program or to register, please get in contact with our Land Protection Officers.
Councillors will be in Mundubbera on Wednesday, 16 March for our Information Workshop and the following week in Monto on Wednesday, 23 March for the monthly general meeting. 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.
Strategic Projects Manager, Jason Erbacher | 0400 787 072 | firstname.lastname@example.org