Reminder Water Meter Reading
Please be reminded that Council staff commenced reading water meters for the period to 30 June 2023, from Monday 29 May 2023, and will continue through to Friday 30 June 2023.
To ensure your meter is read, residents are advised to:
- Ensure the area around the meter is clean and free from debris or obstruction and clearly visible.
- Remove or trim any plants, shrubs, dirt or other obstructions that are blocking access.
- Keep dogs secure or restrained away from the meter.
- Unlock any gates preventing access to the meter.
Should you have any enquiries regarding water meter readings please call Council’s Water and Wastewater staff on 1300 696 272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stuart Russell Street Footpath Replacement in Mundubbera
Council is undertaking footpath replacement works in Stuart Russell Street, Mundubbera. The works have been scheduled from Monday 29 May 2023 and will continue for approximately three (3) weeks, weather permitting. Please take care around the works and observe signage for alternate pedestrian paths.
For further information please contact Council’s Works Team on 1300 696 272 or email email@example.com.
Restoration of Financial Assistance Grants to Local Government
North Burnett Regional Council recently proposed a motion for the Australian Local Government Association’s National General Assembly seeking the restoration of Financial Assistance Grants to Councils to at least one per cent of Federal taxation revenue. The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has confirmed that this motion will be part of a composite motion, as all states and territories continue to strongly advocate for this outcome. This is now critically important to local government, as last week’s federal budget reduced Financial Assistance Grants from 0.52 to percent to just 0.5 percent of all national taxation revenue.
Queensland’s 164th Birthday on Queensland Day – 6 June 2023
June 6 is Queensland Day and it’s Queensland’s 164th birthday! Did you know it was on this day in 1859 that Queensland officially separated from New South Wales and became an independent colony? Queensland Day is an important celebration of our state’s culture and heritage, and an opportunity to reflect on what we love about Queensland and being a Queenslander.
To help celebrate Queensland Day, share a photo or video of what you love most about Queensland on social media, using hashtag #MaroonIt and you could win tickets and vouchers to great Queensland experiences. If you are a teacher or parent, there are plenty of resources for children to join in the fun on the Queensland Day website.
Stock Route Management and Wandering Livestock Policies – Update
At the Council General Meeting on Wednesday 24 May 2023, Council adopted the Stock Route Management and Wandering Livestock Governance Policies, following a period of public consultation in 2022. The purpose of the Stock Route Management Policy is to create a consistent approach to the ongoing management of stock routes and roads within the North Burnett Regional Council Area, used for the purpose of grazing and/or moving livestock. The policy is pursuant to the Stock Route Management Act 2002 (Qld) and the North Burnett Regional Council Local Law No.2 (Animal Management).
The purpose of the Wandering Livestock Policy is to clearly outline the responsibilities of livestock owners and North Burnett Regional Council’s obligations, when dealing with wandering livestock. Both Governance Policies can be found on Council’s Policy Register page.
Unreasonable Customer Conduct
At the Council General Meeting on Wednesday 24 May 2023, Council adopted the Unreasonable Customer Conduct Administrative Directive which guides Council employees to effectively identify and manage unreasonable customer conduct in a fair, consistent, transparent and appropriate way. The Directive is designed to:
- Protect the health and safety of any person involved in a Council interaction.
- Ensure fairness in the interaction process.
- Improve efficiency and commitment to appropriate resource allocation in all customer service delivery and complaints processes.
The Administrative Directive can be found on Council’s Right to Information and Privacy page.
Clean up with Snap Send Solve
Council is partnering with the Snap Send Solve app throughout June, to encourage members of the public to help Council with the work of cleaning up dumped rubbish. Dumped rubbish pollutes our soil and waterways and negatively impacts on our wildlife and ecosystems. Help us take care of dumped rubbish, before it does any damage, by downloading the Snap Send Solve app and being our eyes on the ground. You can find the Snap Send Solve app here. For emergencies like burst water mains and sewerage issues you can always call us 24/7 on 1300 696 272.
North Burnett Transport Service
Do you need to make regular trips to Bundaberg or Maryborough, but are finding the driving too much? Let Council take you there, on one of our North Burnett Transport Service (NBTS) buses, in airconditioned comfort. Buses run four (4) days per week and the cost of return fare is significantly less than the cost of petrol, with concessions available for pensioners, students and children aged up to 12 years. To book your seat, call 1300 696 272 or go online to the NBTS page.
Civil Works Update
This week, you can expect to see the grading continuing and commencing on the following roads:
- Maintenance Grading Zone 1 – Clonmel Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 2 – Foleys Gully Road, Cattle Creek Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 3 – Nogo River Road, Hollywell Road, Nogo Junction Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 4 – Bania Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 7 – Lochaber Road, Leggetts Road, Dempsters Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 8 – O’Bil Bil Road, Coonambula Eidsvold Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 9 – Belah Road,
- Construction Crew North – Abercorn Floodway Replacement & Widening
- Construction Crew South – (Road Maintenance Performance Contract) Mundubbera Durong Rd
- Bridge Repairs – Wuruma Dam Bridge (Mt Eagle Road)
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: