Local Disaster Management Group Meeting – 15 August 2023
The North Burnett SES hosted a BBQ breakfast before the recent Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) meeting on 15 August 2023, to celebrate the official handover of the new All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and trailer. The ATV was purchased by funds donated from Ampol during the 2022 SEQ Rainfall and Flooding Event. This asset will be based with the Mundubbera SES and will enhance the operational capacity of the SES to respond to search and rescue operations across the region.
The LDMG meet with local emergency services agencies four (4) times a year to discuss key important topics in relation to Local Disaster and preparedness. Key agencies involved include Queensland Police Service, Queensland Ambulance Services, Queensland Fire Services, SES, Council, SunWater, Queensland Health, and Australian Red Cross.
LDMG Chair Cr Jones, LDMG Deputy Chair Cr Giddins, CEO Margot Stork and required Council staff attended a Warnings and Alert training session. This training ensures participants have up to date knowledge of relevant warnings and alerts, the Standard Emergency Signal (SEWS) and Emergency Alert (EA).
Elected Member Update – 16 August 2023
Every year the Local Government Association Queensland (LGAQ) meet with elected members to provide an update to Councillors and relevant staff. These sessions are a valuable opportunity for elected members to discuss issues impacting the North Burnett directly with LGAQ representatives. This session included a review of 2020-2024 term, advocating for more liveable Queensland communities, sector wide updates, liveability adjustments, looking forward into 2024 and upcoming key events.
Mock Interviews – 17 August 2023
On Thursday 17 August 2023, Cr Dingle, Cr Payne, Cr Giddins, other community members and I took part in ‘Mock Interviews’ with the year 10 students from Burnett State College and Mundubbera State College. This program provides students with valuable experience in employment interviews and communication with leaders in a variety of industries. The program also assists students in determining their preferred vocation and draws attention to their strengths and opportunities for improvement.
The students performed exceptionally well throughout the interviews, and it is exciting to see the next generation entering the workforce in our community or watching them progress through their studies in their chosen fields. Well done.
1080 Spring Baiting Program
North Burnett Regional Council is conducting a Wild Dog and Feral Pig Baiting Control Program 11-15 September 2023. To take advantage of this baiting program all participants must pre-register with Council by 5pm Thursday, 7 September 2023.
As part of this program, specific conditions must be met regarding meat, neighbour notification, and property requirements. Read these requirements in full at: northburnett.qld.gov.au/1080-spring-baiting-program. To register, or find out further information, please contact our Environment team.
North Burnett Regional Council Online Services
Did you know that our Council website provides online services to provide assistance when it is convenient for you. If you need assistance navigating the website, please contact Council on 1300 696 272 or visit one of the local Customer Service and Library Centres.
Waste Collection Services
Waste Collection Services page provides helpful information regarding waste collection including wheelie bin information. If your wheelie bin requires repairs, there is an online form you can complete to request new parts or a new bin if required. Go to: northburnett.qld.gov.au/waste-collection-services/
Council has digital records for our cemeteries available online. Family and friends can now conduct historical enquiries through our live database to real-time cemetery information, including viewing aerial imaging. The website also provides location details for Council owned cemeteries within our region. Go to: northburnett.qld.gov.au/cemetery-location/
Civil Works Update
Maintenance Schedule for commencing week 21 August 2023 – weather permitting:
- Maintenance Grading Zone 1 – Dakiel Road to Barrimoon Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 2 – Calrossie Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 3 – Prestons Road to Dalgangal Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 4 – Towns Creek Road to Little Reids Creek Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 5 – Yerilla Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 7 – Nipping Gully Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 8 – Yerilla Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 9 – Swindle Creek Road to Coringa Hills Road
- Construction Crew North – Youlambie Road
- Construction Crew South – 41B Burnett Highway – Reclaimer Works
Updates are also available on our website northburnett.qld.gov.au/future-road-works/
As always, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me directly on 0458 696 272, or email@example.com or your Divisional Councillor, if you would like to address any concerns.
Our contact details can be found on Council’s website: northburnett.qld.gov.au/meet-your-councillors.