Queensland Disaster Management Conference – 30 May to 1 June 2023
CEO Margot Stork, Councillor Giddins and Council staff involved in disaster management attended the Queensland Disaster Management Conference from Tuesday 30 May – Thursday 1 June 2023, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The conference program featured a range of presentations, workshops, and discussions on topics such as the future of disaster management in Queensland, disaster recovery, community resilience and engaging with diverse communities during disasters. One key point from the talks, is the importance of making preparations for the bushfire and storm season during the winter months, which provide us milder and more suitable conditions for work such as fuel reduction. Another key point is the need for preparation in the event of a Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak, which continues to loom as a threat from neighbouring countries.
Biggenden Meet and Greet Morning Tea – 8 June 2023
Are you a new resident to the North Burnett, or would like to get to know the new faces in your community? You are invited to a free morning tea to be held at the Biggenden Memorial Hall on Thursday 8 June 2023, commencing at 9.30am. An initiative of Biggenden and District Chamber of Commerce, there will be information from Council, health services, service clubs, organisations, businesses and sports groups.
Mount Rawdon Community Information Evening – 9 June 2023
Pumped Hydro power is a new generation of power production that is being developed at suitable sites where water and gravity can be utilised effectively. Evolution Mining have big plans for the project, which is planned to be built at the Mount Rawdon gold mine. You are invited to attend a community information evening at the Mount Perry Community Hall on Friday 9 June, commencing at 5.00pm. Speakers will provide an update about the Mount Rawdon operation and a progress report on the pumped hydro project and there will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
Eidsvold TV Retransmission Service Shutdown – 30 June 2023
Residents of Eidsvold are reminded that there are only three (3) weeks to go, before access to terrestrial free-to-air television from the Council-owned tower will be unavailable. The shutdown is scheduled for 2.00 pm, on 30 June 2023. Affected TV services include those supplied by the SBS, Seven, WIN and Ten networks. ABC services in Eidsvold are supplied directly by ABC and will be unaffected by the shutdown of Council’s tower. Affected residents are advised to urgently make alternate arrangements, if they wish to retain access to free-to-air services after this date. A VAST installer will be able to provide more information on accessing free-to-air satellite TV services.
Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Plan Open for Consultation
The 2032 Olympic Games will provide a once-in-a-generation opportunity to showcase our region to the world, provide a legacy for future generations and help accelerate the delivery of long-term plans needed for sustainable growth across Queensland.
The Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy Plan (Legacy Plan) is currently being developed in collaboration with all Games Delivery Partners, to set a strategic vision for the legacy outcomes we want to achieve as a city, state, nation and Oceania region. The Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Brisbane 2032) Legacy consultation paper and survey is now open for public feedback for the next four weeks. I encourage everyone to participate in the survey, to have their say about what they would like the 2032 Olympics to achieve for their region. Information on the draft vision and themes can be found at qld.gov.au/about/brisbane2032. The survey results will help shape the Legacy Plan due later this year.
Best Contact Methods for Seeking Council Support
There are many ways to contact Council to ask for help with a wide range of issues. It is good to know the best method of contact, depending on the issue you wish to raise. Depending on whether it’s to book a seat on the bus, order a book from the library, ask a question regarding your rates, to report a roaming dog, to request work done on a road or footpath, or report a burst water main, it’s important to use the best mode of contact, for a timely response to your needs. Here is a summary of the best means of contact for a variety of needs/concerns:
|Type of request||Best method of contact|
|Report a roaming dog||call 1300 696 272 and speak with a friendly customer service staff member, or email details and attach any photos to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Report a dog attack||call 1300 696 272 and speak with a friendly customer service staff member|
|Report a burst water main||call 1300 696 272 and speak with a friendly customer service staff member (24 hours/day)|
|Book a bus seat||call 1300 696 272 and speak with a friendly customer service staff member, or book online at northburnett.qld.gov.au/bus|
|Request non-urgent service on a Council road or amenity, or to report dumped rubbish||Use the Snap Send Solve app, or email details and attach any photos to email@example.com|
|For all library enquiries||call 1300 696 272, or drop by your local customer service and library to speak with a friendly library staff member|
|For all rates enquiries||call 1300 696 272, or drop by your local customer service and library to speak with a friendly library staff member|
Be sure to record your Service Request ID number, so that officers can easily check up on progress of your request, with subsequent contact with Council regarding your issue.
Civil Works Update
The Civil Works team have commenced maintenance work on Dakiel Road, specifically repairing a low-lying floodway, to ensure all motorists can pass safely. The grader has removed the vegetation from the table drains and the next step will involve conditioning the existing pavement in preparation for additional gravel. This week, you can expect to see the grading continuing and commencing on the following roads:
- Maintenance Grading Zone 1 – Youlambie Road,
- Maintenance Grading Zone 2 – Cattle Creek Road, Mount Margret Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 3 – Hollywell Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 4 – Wangool Road, Bania Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 7 – Tudors Road, Dempters Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 8 – Coonambula Eidsvold Road, Riverleigh Station Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 9 – Belah Road, Mitchell Road
- Construction Crew North – Kalpowar Road Re-sheet, Kalpowar Road-MF Grade
- Construction Crew South – Strathdee driveway repairs Mundubbera, Coalstoun Lakes SS – Slip Lane
- 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: