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General Meeting – Wednesday, 23 August 2023

Below are highlights from the General Meeting. To view the full Agenda and Minutes, please visit

Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

Two (2) applications were successful in obtaining grant funding. Rachel Koster providing North Burnett Region with a songwriting workshop and Monto Art Group to host an Artist Workshop with Lizzie Taylor. Monto Magic Tourism Action Group had a variance approved for the Noosa Film Academy Pty Ltd to provide Youth Acting and Screen production to Mundubbera State College and Eidsvold State School.

Wide Bay Burnett Regional Waste and Resource Recovery Plan (WBB RWRRP)

North Burnett Regional Council (NBRC) has supported in principle the WBB RWRRP. NBRC has committed to the development of the WBB RWRRP, facilitated by the Local Government Association of Queensland and funded by the Queensland Government. The Plan identifies a series of actions to be taken at a regional level to assist individual Councils to improve waste and resource recovery outcomes. One of the benefits of being a signatory to this is that Council may have opportunities to seek grant funding for improvement of our waste management within the region.

Walking Network Planning

Council has endorsed the Walking Network Plan for Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Monto and Mundubbera. Council was successful in obtaining grant funding to undertake planning for the five (5) communities.

Council has partnered with Department of Transport and Main Roads to produce Walking Network Plans, and priority works programs, for future capital works. The final report identifies potential footpath improvements in these five urban areas of North Burnett.

Audit and Risk Committee

Council has resolved to create an Audit and Risk Committee. Members of the committee include Cr Melinda Jones and Cr Dael Giddins, Mr Peter Cochrane, Ms Genevieve Dent and Ms Wendy Peebles. The Committee is an independent, oversight, assurance and advisory service to Council in the effective discharge of its responsibilities prescribed in the local Government Act, the Local Government Regulation and other relevant legislations and prescribed requirements. The committee has authority to review and make recommendations to Council on any matters within the scope of its responsibilities as outlined in the Charter.

Book Week 2023

During the week of 21 – 25 August 2023, Council hosted Book Week and Storytime events with dress ups. It was encouraging to see children, parents and staff dressing up to promote this years theme of Read, Grow, Inspire. Cr Giddins participated in the Mundubbera Storytime and read a book to the children.

Controlled Burning

Controlled burning or hazard reduction burning is conducted during the cooler months to reduce fuel buildup and decrease the likelihood of a serious fire. Many controlled burns have been occurring around the region to prepare for our summer period. If you would like a controlled burn to happen in your area, please be aware that permits are required. There are requirements that need to be met prior to a permit being issued. Please visit to obtain information on requirements and obtaining a permit.

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.

Planning and Development

Council’s Development Services Stream is responsible for land use planning and development control including administering and enforcing the current planning scheme.

On the website you will find hyperlinks to a range of useful guides, online services, application forms and information to assist with submitting a range of development applications to council.

Building and Plumbing

An application usually consists of the appropriate Application Forms, plans, reports and the relevant application fee.

On the website, information packs are available on a range of building and plumbing areas such as

  • Dwellings, Verandas and Patios
  • Sheds
  • Swimming Pools/Spas
  • Restumping or raising a building
  • Relocating a building
  • Plumbing and drainage

Please visit for additional information.

Civil Works Update

Maintenance Schedule for commencing week 28 August 2023 – weather permitting:

  • Maintenance Grading Zone 1 – Walkers Creek Road
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 2 – Glencoe Road
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 3 – Tellebang Road to Kapaldo Road
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 4 – Eight Mile Road
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 5 – Yerilla Road to Redbank Rocky Road
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 6 – Inactive
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 7 – Crooked Creek Road
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 8 – Cheltenham Road
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 9 – Lords Road
  • Construction Crew North – Stanley Road resheet
  • Construction Crew South – December Flood – Bennetts Road

Dakiel and Fireclay Road have been completed as part of our maintenance schedule.

Updates are also available on our website

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: