North Burnett Transport Service Forum
Council, under contract with the Queensland Government (Translink), has been offering the North Burnett Transport Service in the region since 2008.The service provides comfortable, convenient and affordable transport options to assist residents and visitors wishing to travel to larger regions such as Bundaberg and Maryborough, with convenient stops encompassing Base Hospitals, train stations, transit station and local shopping centres.
On Monday 7 November 2022, Council hosted the North Burnett Transport Service Forum at the Mundubbera Community Hall. It was a successful afternoon, with Councillors Mesner, Giddins, Payne and Jones, over 25 people from the community and Council staff in attendance. The forum was very productive, with many helpful ideas put forth by members of the community, on how Council could improve the transport service. Council’s latest updates on the performance, customer service, communication and potential service enhancements which were shared with the audience, were well received, and discussions which emerged will provide the basis of a plan for developing the service further, in the near future.
North Burnett Community Australia Day Nominations
Nominations are now open for the 2023 North Burnett Regional Community Australia Day Awards. Do you know someone special, or a local community group you would like to see recognised for their exceptional contribution or service to the North Burnett? In addition to the regional awards, a Local Legend award will be presented to a citizen from each town of Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Monto, Mundubbera and Mount Perry to recognise individuals right across our region from each town, who make a lasting and positive impact in their local communities. North Burnett Regional Council looks forward to hosting the 2023 regional Australia Day event in Eidsvold. Celebrations in subsequent years will be rotated around Council’s main towns. Nominations are open until 11pm, Tuesday, 6 December, 2022 and can be completed online. All you need is an email address. Nomination forms can be found on Council’s website.
Storytime Fun at the Libraries
Have you attended a Storytime hour with your little one yet? Don’t worry if you missed it at your local library, because it will be running weekly, from now on. Cr Dael Giddins was pleased to attend last Friday’s Storytime at Gayndah Library, which brought back memories for her, of reading to her child. Sharing stories and rhymes, singing, talking and playing is not just fun, but good for developing minds and brains. Check Council’s Facebook posts for Storytime days and times at your local Customer Service Centre and Library.
Keith Wrench Military Collection on Display at Gayndah Town Hall
This week, starting Monday 7 November 2022, through until Friday 11 November 2022, local RSL member Keith Wrench, presents his collection of military trench art, medals and photos at Gayndah Town Hall. The impressive collection includes a table dedicated to Jacob Moreland, and a photo album of Gayndah soldiers from WWI through to present day. The collection covers all conflicts in which Australian soldiers participated, from WWI to Afghanistan. There is also a raffle, with the prize of a Light horse wooden wall hanging, called ‘Horseman on Parade’.
Lions 201Q4 Convention
Over 150 Lions’ members from across the Q4 district came together during the last weekend in October to celebrate their annual convention at the Mundubbera Community Hall. Cr Dael Giddins and Cr Kingsley Mesner were some of the many guests at the opening who enjoyed a Welcome to Country and performances from the Eidsvold school’s Indigenous dance group. Council was pleased to support the event, by providing the North Burnett Transport Service bus service for pickups on Saturday night. It was great to see children involved in the event, with Mundubbera school students participating in the cake decorating competition and providing fresh tomatoes and lettuce which they had grown, to the softball ladies who made the sandwiches.
BayWa r.e. Wind Farm Development Proposal
Renewable energy developer, BayWa r.e. will host a community information session BBQ for their Kariboe Wind Farm development proposal, on Monday 14 November 2022 at Dawes Hall, Blackmans Yard Road, Thangool, from 3pm to 6pm. Neighbours and locals are invited to meet the project team, find out more about the project and will be given the opportunity to provide feedback. Residents can also stay informed about the Kariboe project by visiting the BayWa r.e. website, or phone (07) 3737 1980.
Attention Event Organisers – Mandatory Traffic Management Standards from 1 December 2022
We are currently in an optional period for traffic management for events, however on 1 December 2022, Traffic Management Standards will become mandatory. This means that all Traffic Management Plans and Traffic Guidance Schemes will need to be in accordance with the updated standards from this date. This also means that some event organisers may incur a cost to update their plans to comply with the updated standards. If you are organising an event from 1 December 2022 onwards, you will need to ensure that your Event Traffic Management documents comply with the new Traffic Management Standards.
Road Works Update
This week, you can expect to see grading of roads continuing and commencing on the following roads:
- Maintenance Grading Zone 2 – Burns Road and Chandlers Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 4 – Continuing Yarrol Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 6 – Black Horse Creek Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 7 – Binjour-Branch Creek Road, Tudors Road and Lochaber Road
- Maintenance Grading Zone 8 – Benhams Road, Kerles Lane and Ezzys Road
- Construction Crew North – Continuing Monto-Mt Perry Stabilisation Package and Kalpowar Road MF Grade
- Construction Crew South – Continuing Berries road – TIDS Re-Sheet
- Resource Crews South – New Cadarga Road – Resheet (Yesberg Earthmoving)
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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