Shortage of Doctors within the Region
Many regional and rural communities are struggling with the ongoing issues of having access to a Doctor in their town. I am aware of this situation and have raised it with the Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Services and Minister for Women, the Honourable Shannon Fentiman.
More than $17 million in funding has been provided to Queensland Health to allow junior doctors employed by Queensland Hospital and Health Services (HHS) to undertake a rotation at a rural private General Practice or approved primary care facility over the next two (2) years.
Participating General Practices and primary facilities for our region will be Monto Hospital and Mundubbera Multipurpose Health Service (MPHS).
Opening of new Business in the North Burnett
In recent months, numerous new businesses have opened across the North Burnett. It is always wonderful to see a new business opening and providing services within our region. The North Burnett Regional Council is supportive of local businesses and if you would like to enhance the appearance of your building in the main Central Business Districts, Council can help assist with Streetscape Funding. To see if your business is eligible, please contact Council’s Community Team or visit https://northburnett.qld.gov.au/streetscape-projects/ for further information.
Mundubbera Rotary Club Handover Dinner
Councillor Giddins and I attended the official Rotary Club Handover Dinner in Mundubbera on Wednesday 19 July 2023. Approximately 40 persons gathered for the occasion, Mr Danny Mattsson and his wife Beryl attended the function, Mr Mattsson is the District Assistant Governor for the 9560 District. Mr Russell Zahnow was installed as the new Mundubbera Rotary President. It is encouraging to see the support of business persons in Rotary in our region and I congratulate the Mundubbera club for their contributions towards raising funds within our region.
146th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Eidsvold Goldfield
Approximately 70 people attended a luncheon in recognition of 146 years since the proclamation of gold in Eidsvold and the Eidsvold and District Historical Society Inc. hosted an event to celebrate this occasion on Saturday 25 July 2023. It was a well organised event with the book launch of “A Short History of the Settlement at Ceratodus”, lunch consisting of traditional stew, damper, fritters and plum pudding with custard. The Historical Society also had a display of Mining Maps and other items of historical significance and announced the winners for the Childrens Colouring in competition.
Mundubbera Vacant Residential Land Auction
On Saturday 29 July 2023 at 12.00pm, 10 vacant residential land properties in Mundubbera will be offered at Public Auction. During the General Meeting held on Wednesday 24 May 2023, Council resolved to sell these blocks land. This is an excellent opportunity to secure prime land in a great location with easy access to amenities. Council have engaged Raine and Horne Mundubbera to conduct the Auction. Please contact the Agent directly for further information.
Flying Foxes in the North Burnett
Flying foxes are currently present in the region. Disturbing flying foxes will increase health risks to the community, so it is important for residents to be aware of flying foxes nearby, keep a safe distance from them and do not touch bats or flying foxes, even when they appear to be deceased. If you become bitten or scratched, seek medical attention immediately.
The Department of Environment and Science provides information on flying foxes, as well as tips for living safely near them. You can access this information on their website here www.qld.gov.au/environment/plants-animals/animals/living-with/bats
If you have a flying fox roost in or near your property, please report to Council. You can also find more information on bat and flying fox safety, on Council’s website www.northburnett.qld.gov.au/flying-foxes or contact Council’s Environmental team on 1300 696 272.
Sewerage Manhole Spraying
North Burnett residents are advised that sewerage manholes throughout the townships of Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Monto, and Mundubbera will be sprayed for cockroaches by a local contractor from Tuesday 25 July 2023 through to Wednesday 9 August 2023, between the hours of 7.00am and 6.00pm.
Scheduled dates and locations are listed below:
- Gayndah: Tuesday 25 July 2023 – Thursday 27 July 2023
- Biggenden: Thursday 27 July 2023 – Friday 28 July 2023
- Mundubbera: Monday 31 July 2023 – Wednesday 2 August 2023
- Eidsvold: Wednesday 2 August 2023 – Thursday 3 August 2023
- Monto: Tuesday 8 August – Wednesday 9 August
Residents with manholes situated on their property are requested to ensure the manhole is easily accessible and that all animals be restrained during the time of treatment.
Civil Works Update
Maintenance Schedule for commencing week 24 July 2023 – weather permitting.
- Maintenance Grading Zone 1 – Powers Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 2 – Redmount Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 3 – Barram Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 4 – Town Streets
- Maintenance Grading Zone 5 – Redbank Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 7 – Cedar Creek Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 8 – Hawkwood Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 9 – Golden Fleece Road
- Construction Crew North – RMPC Drainage Works on Kalpowar Road
- Construction Crew South – Mundubbera Depot works
- Bridge Repairs – Wuruma Dam Bridge (Mt Eagle Road)
Updates are also available on our website https://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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.