Local Disaster Management Group Responds to Weekend Weather
I would like to acknowledge the efforts of the Local Disaster Management Group over the weekend, as they engaged in a Stand Up response to the significant rainfall event that took place between Friday night and Saturday 21-22 October 2022. There were a number of road closures and there was concern for the township of Dallarnil, about a possible need for evacuation. Our position at present is Stand Down. If primary producers have any concerns about the effects of rainfall on their properties, I encourage them to make a submission to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries via the online Disaster Impact Survey. Producers can access the survey online at any time at: http://www.daf.qld.gov.au/disasterimpactsurvey.
Public Session Following Council General Meeting
Council’s next general meeting will be held at 9:00am on Wednesday 26 October 2022 at Mount Perry. Following the General Meeting, members of the public are invited to an Information Session from 11:30am until 1:00pm, in the Mt Perry boardroom, for the opportunity to discuss issues of importance to individuals and the community, with local Councillors.
Storytime is Back in Libraries
Storytime is back at all of our Libraries from Monday 31 October 2022. Bring your little ones and join us for weekly Storytime fun, to talk, read, sing and play along together. First 5 Forever is an initiative of the Queensland Government, coordinated by the State Library of Queensland and delivered in partnership with local government.
Disposal of Freehold Land for Tender
Council has engaged the services of Gayndah Real Estate to facilitate the sale via Tender of freehold land and property assets. The properties will be open for inspection on Saturday 29 October 2022 by appointment only. If you would like to view any of these properties, please direct all enquiries directly to Gayndah Real Estate. Offers on these properties close at 4:00pm on Friday 4 November 2022. Offer forms are available only at Gayndah Real Estate office.
North Burnett Transport Service Community Forum – Monday 7 November 2022
In December 2021, Council announced it had once again secured the Translink long-distance coach contract, to provide public transport in the North Burnett region, servicing the following routes:
- Mundubbera-Bundaberg (via Eidsvold)
- Monto-Ceratodus (on demand)
Given the size of the region and our proximity to major centres, this bus service is essential in helping many North Burnett residents access medical, professional and personal appointments, while also providing a public transport option for tourists and workers wishing to travel to our region for work or play. The North Burnett Transport Service will be holding a community forum on Monday, 7 November 2022 at 2:30pm at the Mundubbera Community Hall. Community members are invited to attend to hear the latest updates on the bus service, potential service enhancements and to share you likes, dislikes and ideas with us. We look forward to seeing you there.
Despite last weekend’s wet weather, spirits were high and the Mundubbera Blueberry Festival unfolded mostly as planned. With a change of location organised for the Jam Sesh on Friday night and the weather finally easing on Saturday, locals and visitors alike were able to feast and enjoy the entertainment over the two days. I would like to acknowledge the hard work that event organisers and volunteers put into the festival, making it a successful celebration of local agriculture and a drawcard for visitors from far and wide.
Report from Dallarnil Community-led Recovery Meeting
Red Cross facilitated a sharing and future planning session with the Dallarnil community on Friday 21 October 2022, regarding the flood events of January and February this year. Representatives from disaster response and recovery agencies shared knowledge around how disaster response works, actions which have been implemented since the January and February events, and future opportunities for improvement. Agencies also heard from the community about opportunities to improve the preparedness and safety of the Dallarnil Community. The Human, Social and Economic Recovery Group will continue working with residents to implement identified improvements. Anyone who would like to discuss disaster preparedness can contact Council’s Disaster Management Team on 1300 696 272.
Stock Route Management Policy Open for Comment for 28 Days
A reminder to land holders that the Stock Route Management Policy endorsed by Council at its General Meeting on 28 September 2022 is available for comment until 8 November 2022. You can view the policy on our website, and provide comment by completing the online form, giving us a call on 1300 696 272, or sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auction of Properties Due to Unpaid Rates
Council held an initial Auction on the 6 September 2022 with five properties being sold, and nine remaining unsold. Council has resolved to conduct a further auction with reduced reserve prices at 11:00 am Tuesday 29 November 2022, in Mount Perry Hall at 62 Heusman Street, Mount Perry. In person bidder registration will be available from 10:00 am on the day of the Auction. Telephone bidding will not be available.
Authority to bid for on behalf of another person will be available, though it is highly recommended to contact Council by no later than 25 November 2022, if this option is being considered. A schedule of available properties will be made available on Council’s website on Friday 28 October 2022. No further information on available properties will be provided until this time. Any further enquires may be directed to email@example.com or telephone 1300 696 272.
Civil Works are carrying out the following roadworks during the week starting Monday 24 October:
- Maintenance Grading Zone 1 – Continuing Pine Mountain Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 2 – Harrami Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 3 – Erics Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 4 – Continuing Yarrol Road and Branch Creek Road
- Maintenance Grazing Zone 5 – Netz Access Road and Nogo River Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 6 – Guyatts Road and Presslands Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 7 – Scanlans Road, Swains Road and Sandow Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 8 – Bald Hills Norris Cnr Road and Mundowran Road
- Construction Crew North – Continuing Monto-Mt Perry Stabilisation Package
- Construction Crew South – Continuing Berries road – TIDS Re-Sheet
- Resource Crews South – Continuing Hawkwood Road – Reform (Yesberg Earthmoving)
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the works, please contact Council’s Works Department on 1300 696 272
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
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