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Harkness Creek Footbridge, Eidsvold

Correspondence has been received from the Regional Director, Southern Queensland Region of the Department of Transport and Main Roads, in relation to ongoing advocacy by Council, on behalf of the Eidsvold Community, to progress the upgrade of the Harkness Creek footbridge, which runs adjacent to the Burnett Highway, Eidsvold.

The Regional Director has advised that, “many of the projects across the state are experiencing delays due to increased costs and supply chain issues. Funding for the Harkness Creek footbridge is also still being finalised and we hope to be in a better position to provide you with an update over the coming weeks.”

Cania Dam Road Intersection with Burnett Highway, Moonford

Advice has been received from the Department of Transport and Main Roads that work has resumed on 3.6km of the Burnett Highway, with the upgrading of the Cania Dam Road intersection.

The project involves reconstructing and widening the pavement, to correct pavement deficiencies below the bitumen surface and provide smoother travelling conditions. As part of the project, right and left turn lanes will be installed at the Cania Dam Road intersection, which will also be realigned slightly to improve visibility.

These improvements will allow Burnett Highway motorists to move out of the flow of traffic to safely turn into Cania Dam Road, as well as improve visibility for motorists exiting from Cania Dam Road onto the Burnett Highway.

Works commenced last year, but were paused to accommodate utility provider availability for relocating services from within the road corridor near the intersection with Cania Dam Road. As these services are unable to be relocated until late May 2023, roadworks will recommence in February 2023 and continue until services are able to be moved. Roadworks will need to stop again, while services are being relocated. All works, including service relocations, are expected to be completed in the second half of 2023, weather and conditions permitting.

To carry out these works safely and efficiently, traffic control measures including reduced speed limits, partial lane closures and stop-go traffic control will also be in place, for the safety of motorists and roadworkers.

Although motorists may not see roadworks underway as they travel through a work site, reduced speed limits may still be in place due to changed traffic conditions, such as narrow lanes, roadside works, unclear line marking, or changed pavement conditions such as rough surfaces.

Monto Safer Internet Day – 23 February 2023

Council is proud to support a free information session about Internet safety in collaboration with Live Better Community Services, to be held at the Monto Community Hall on Thursday 23 February, 2023. With the rising incidence of online and mobile phone scams and the increasingly deceptive way in which these scams are appearing on our devices, it is important to have the skills to be able to detect and manage these scams, in order to avoid stress and potential financial loss. If you can’t make it to the workshop, visit for information on how to stay safer on the Internet. A light morning tea and beverages will be provided. RSVP Emma on 0447 250 353 or email

Reseal Roads Projects

Council will commence resealing sections of roads throughout the region, with work scheduled to start on 20 March 2023 and be completed by 31 March 2023, weather permitting. Please look out for work crews, observe roadwork signage and drive to conditions, while these works are being undertaken. Resealing will take place on sections of the following roads:

Northern Area Southern Area

·         Abercorn Road

·         Cynthia Range Road

·         Kerwee Road

·         Malmoe Road

·         Cedar Creek Road

·         Clonmel Road

·         Airport Road Acc

·         Bazleys Road

·         Selene Mine Road

·         Binjour Branch Creek Road

·         Church Road

·         Augustines Road

·         Coonambula Eidsvold Road

·         Coonambula Road

·         Riverleigh School Bus Road

·         Boomerang Road

·         Gayndah Mundubbera Road

·         Beeron Road

·         Byrnestown Wetheron Road

·         Ginoondan Wetheron Road

·         Mungy Road

Storm Season in Full Swing
Now that storm season is in full swing, it’s a good time to double check that you are prepared for severe weather events. Have you prepared an emergency plan and displayed it somewhere in your house, so that all family members can see it? Do you have an emergency kit ready? The Get Ready website has a number of resources to help you with being prepared for severe weather, which you can find here: You can also be prepared, by signing up for our opt in notification service, which you can find on Council’s Disaster Management Dashboard here:

Civil Works Update

  • Maintenance Grading Zone 2 – Folleys Gully Road
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 4 – Yarrol Road, McLeods Road
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 6 – Yenda Benyenda Road, Yenda Road
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 7 – Skeates Road, Zipfs Road, Pattens Road
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 8 – Yerilla Road, Cheltenam Road
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 9 – Spring Creek Road, Farrells Road
  • Construction Crew North – TMR Reseal Prep
  • Construction Crew South – TMR Reseal Prep – Stabilisation, Gayndah – Mt Perry – Resheet
  • Resource Crew North – Glencoe Road – NHVR Upgrade
  • Resource Crew South – New Cadarga Road

Wetheron Creek Bridge (Wilson Valley Road): Repairs in progress.

Gayndah-Mount Perry Road – Reseal and Resheeting: Council’s Civil Works Crew completed 580 metres of the 1,980 metres of the Gayndah-Mount Perry Road project.

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:

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