On Monday 23 May, Councillors and staff welcomed new Chief Executive Officer, Margot Stork. Margot joins Council with over 20 years’ experience at Chief Executive and Senior Executive roles in both Local and State Governments. Councillors officially welcomed Margot at the Council Meeting on Wednesday 25 May, in Biggenden.
Council hosted a public information session regarding the Bon Accord Bridge near Gayndah on Wednesday 25 May 2022. Bon Accord Bridge sustained significant damage during the January 2022 flooding event, resulting in its closure.
Council intends to leave the bridge closed for the foreseeable future with the current detour in place. A full hydrology assessment and non-destructive testing on the concrete substructure is required. This detailed assessment will allow Council and the Queensland Reconstruction Authority to make a fully informed decision as to the best value for money and long-term resilience options.
The current detour via Wetheron Road will continue until further notice. As soon as it is dry enough, Council will be inspecting the condition of the detour and will program shoulder, resheeting and additional safety signage where appropriate. Council appreciates the frustration which the detour creates. However, safety of road users is an absolute priority.
The Local Disaster Management Group has moved from Alert to Stand Down. Road damage has resulted in the recent weather, with some roads remaining at 4WD level of access only. Our Civil works team continues to update our future works program as inspections take place and works are programmed into the maintenance program. To view Council’s maintenance program www.northburnett.qld.gov.au/future-road-works.
You will see our civil works team, working on the following roads throughout the region this week:
- Mt Debateable Road
- Cynthia Range Road
- Cedar Creek Road
- Hawkwood Road
- New Cadarga Road
- Staatz Road
Round 3 of the RADF is open for applications now! $10,000 is available for creative projects to be delivered from September 2022. Please visit our website or contact Council’s Community Development team for more information or to discuss your project ideas. Applications close, 5pm Wednesday 6 July.
Much of the region is experiencing a mouse plague and Council has received enquiries about the situation. Mice are not a declared pest under the Rural Lands Protection Act 1985 so there is no legal requirement that they be controlled. Council has a Biosecurity Plan to deal with invasive plants and animals – mice are not included in the plan.
As always, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me directly on 0458 696 272 or email@example.com 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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