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Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update, 27 September 2022

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update, 27 September 2022

Progress Report on the Abercorn Road Intersection Council’s Northern construction crew has taken over the delivery of the remainder of the Abercorn intersection upgrade due to contractor resourcing issues which have seen multiple delays on the project. Council would...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update, 20 September 2022

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update, 20 September 2022

Preparing for Severe Weather Events and Natural Disasters The North Burnett Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) held their quarterly meeting on 16 September 2022. Over the last quarter there have been several new faces around the LDMG table, so a meet and greet BBQ...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update 13 September 2022

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update 13 September 2022

Sale of properties In February this year, there were 34 properties that Council resolved to proceed to sell for the recovery of outstanding rates.  This constituted a total value of $677,755.46 being owed to Council.  By Monday, 5 September, Council successfully...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update, 6 September 2022

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update, 6 September 2022

Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Council is excited to announce that the North Burnett Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee has been awarded a $3600 allocation from the RADF Community Grants Program for the Wide Bay Touring Circuit.  The Wide Bay Touring...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update, 18 August 2022

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update, 18 August 2022

Issue of Rates Notices Property owners should have received their rates notices via email or mail by now.  If you have not received your notice, please contact Council: 1300 696 272. Property owners will have noticed an increase overall rates.  Councillors debated and...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE – 2 August 2022

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE – 2 August 2022

Claude ‘the Mower Man’ You may have bumped into Claude ‘The Mower Man’ whilst out and about the past few days.  I had the privilege of sharing morning tea with Claude whilst he was in Monto over the weekend.  Claude has raised just over 1.3 million dollars for...

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update – 26 July 2022

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update – 26 July 2022

Resilient Homes Fund The Resilient Homes Fund is a $741 million program comprising an industry and community education program, resilient household rebuild program, home raising program, voluntary home buy-back program and property level flood information portal....

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update – 21 July 2022

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update – 21 July 2022

Roads Update Community can expect the following works being undertaken throughout the region. These works can be subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Dry Grading New Cardarga Road Glenrae Dip Road Yenda Road Old Rawbelle Road, moving on...

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update – 12 July 2022

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update – 12 July 2022

Mr Elliott Dunn former student from Monto On behalf of council I congratulate Mr Elliott Dunn who has been a calm mainstay of Mount Isa’s emergency response for 15 years and now he has been honoured in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday list.  Elliott Dunn said he was honoured...

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update – 5 July 2022

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update – 5 July 2022

Australia Day Awards – Monto/Mundubbera/Eidsvold Over the past week, Councillors and I have had the opportunity to provide Australia Day certificates to community members who were unable to attend the combined Australia Day presentation in Mount Perry, on 5 March...

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update – 28 June 2022

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update – 28 June 2022

On Monday 27 June, North Burnett Regional Council adopted a 2022-2023 Budget, according to requirements of Section 104 of the Local Government Act 2009 (Qld) and Section 169,170 and 171 of the Local Government Regulation 2012 (Qld). North Burnett Regional Council...

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update – 21 June 2022

On Monday 13 June, Councillors Melinda Jones, Councillor Dael Giddins, CEO Margot Stork and I had a discussion with Queensland Tourism.  The discussion related to tourism pursuits, synergies, promotion and Regional Tourism Organisations, throughout the broader state....

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update – 14 June 2021

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update – 14 June 2021

During the past two weeks, Councillor Melinda Jones, Chairperson of the Local Disaster Management Group and Councillor Dael Giddens, Deputy Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group, CEO Margot Stork and some staff have participated in Disaster Management training....

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update – 7 June 2022

Federal Assistance Grants Mr Paul Bell AM visited Gayndah Wednesday 1 June.  Mr Bell is the Chairperson of the Queensland Local Government Grants Commission.  He had a conversation with Council regarding Federal Assistance Grants; the methodology for allocation of...

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update 31 May 2022

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...

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update – 26 May 2022

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update – 26 May 2022

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...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update 17 May 2022

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update 17 May 2022

On Wednesday 11 May, I attended the Mt Perry Community Development Board meeting where 17 local residents attended, and the following issues were discussed: Mt Perry Summit Walk. The group proposed to purchase equipment to maintain the constructed summit walk....

Keeping Local Government Local Update – 10 May 2022

Keeping Local Government Local Update – 10 May 2022

The region has welcomed decent rainfall over the last few days, which is expected to carry on through into next week.  Unfortunately, this has resulted in some road incidents.  We urge road users to drive to the conditions of the road, especially during wet weather. ...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE 3 May 2022

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE 3 May 2022

Councillors attended the April General meeting and workshop this week in Mount Perry. Agenda items included the operational plan progress report for the third quarter, finance report, road maintenance program upgrade report, fraud and corruption prevention policy and...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE – April 26

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE – April 26

It was brilliant to see ANZAC Day commemorations across the North Burnett were strongly supported following years of interruptions by COVID. Thank you and congratulations to our various RSL branches across the region on coordinating these community events so that we...

Keeping Local Government Local Update – 20 April 2022

Keeping Local Government Local Update – 20 April 2022

This weekend, I had the pleasure of spending time with friends, family, and community to celebrate Easter and enjoyed the Mount Perry Show.  Congratulations to the Mount Perry Show Society for the execution of a full and successful show program on Saturday.  Council...

Keeping Local Government Local Update – 12 April 2022

Keeping Local Government Local Update – 12 April 2022

It was fantastic to see the Eidsvold community come alive with the Cattle Drive events over the weekend.  The logistics of organising this well renowned event are unfathomable to most, and I would like to personally congratulate the Eidsvold Cattle Drive Inc....

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE – 5 April 2022

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE – 5 April 2022

Agricultural Shows are highlights on our region’s calendar – showcasing the talents, creations and produce of our diverse region. There is something special about the generational tradition of catching up with friends and family at our Shows. With many challenges...

Mayoral Media Release – Mayor Hotz Weekly Update, 29 March 2022

Mayoral Media Release – Mayor Hotz Weekly Update, 29 March 2022

As members of the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) Councillors and staff participated in Disaster Management Training.  This training is essential for the organisation so that we are best placed to carry out: Preventative measures to reduce the likelihood of an...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update 23 March 2022

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update 23 March 2022

Last week we welcomed the QTC representatives and Fraser Coast Councillors and CEO to Mundubbera for a special Financial Management Workshop. This one day workshop is for Councillors to further develop and enhance our skills in interpreting and analysing financial...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 15 March 2022

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 15 March 2022

MAYORAL MEDIA RELEASE - OFFICE OF THE MAYOR – CR LES HOTZ  KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE With the recent rain and storms around the region the weather is certainly throwing many challenges at us. I hope that those recovering once again from these...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Mayors Update – 8 March 2022

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Mayors Update – 8 March 2022

​This week’s highlight was the Australia Day Awards Ceremony, which was held at Mt Perry on Saturday, 5 March.  This was the first time that we have held a combined ceremony to present awards for each community together. Councillors and those who attended the ceremony...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update 22 February 2022

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update 22 February 2022

On Wednesday 23 February Council will be holding their February General Meeting. To keep our community, Councillors and staff safe we have shifted these online to the Teams platform until further notice. On our website you’ll find the link to join the gallery, as well...

Mayoral Media Release – Keeping Local Government Local

Mayoral Media Release – Keeping Local Government Local

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR – CR LES HOTZ Today, I would like to sincerely thank the residents of the North Burnett community for their show of support and the opportunity to represent them and lead the region as Mayor. Regardless of how you voted, thank you for taking part...

Les Hotz declared Mayor of the North Burnett Regional Council

Les Hotz declared Mayor of the North Burnett Regional Council

The Electoral Commission of Queensland has declared Les Hotz the newest North Burnett Regional Council Mayor, being sworn in at a small ceremony on 3 February.   This declaration will activate a by-election for the Division 2 seat previously held by Les Hotz. The...