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KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL – MAYORAL UPDATE 16 July 2024

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL – MAYORAL UPDATE 16 July 2024

Welcome to this week’s Mayor’s Update. Each week, we look to keep you informed about the latest Council developments, events, and initiatives. Your engagement and feedback are valuable; please see the details at the end of this notice if you would like to get in touch...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL – MAYORAL UPDATE 9 July 2024

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL – MAYORAL UPDATE 9 July 2024

Welcome to this week’s Mayor’s Update. Each week, we look to keep you informed about the latest Council developments, events, and initiatives. Your engagement and feedback are valuable; please see the details at the end of this notice if you would like to get in touch...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL – MAYORAL UPDATE 2 JULY 2024

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL – MAYORAL UPDATE 2 JULY 2024

Welcome to this week’s Mayor’s Update. Each week, we look to keep you informed about the latest Council developments, events, and initiatives. Your engagement and feedback are valuable; please see the details at the end of this notice if you would like to get in touch...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL – MAYORAL UPDATE 25 June 2024

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL – MAYORAL UPDATE 25 June 2024

Welcome to this week’s Mayor’s Update. Each week, we look to keep you informed about the latest Council developments, events, and initiatives. Your engagement and feedback are valuable; please see details at the end of this notice if you would like to get in touch...

Mayoral Update – 18 June 2024

Mayoral Update – 18 June 2024

Welcome to this week’s Mayor’s Update. Each week, we look to keep you informed about the latest Council developments, events, and initiatives. Your engagement and feedback are valuable; please see details at the end of this notice if you would like to get in touch...

Mayoral Update – Keeping Local Government Local – 10 June 2024

Mayoral Update – Keeping Local Government Local – 10 June 2024

Welcome to the first Mayor’s Update of the new Council term. You will begin to see regular updates from myself going forward, these will include updates from Council Meetings and relevant community activities, information and councillor activities. With the term now...

Office of the Mayor – Weekly Update 26 February 2024

Office of the Mayor – Weekly Update 26 February 2024

Mundubbera Warning Siren The siren will be tested at noon on Friday, March 1, 2024. No action is required. When the siren sounds, it is a good opportunity to explain to children and new residents that the siren is a test only on this day. If this siren sounds on other...

Mayors Weekly Update – 20 February 2024

Mayors Weekly Update – 20 February 2024

Heightened Risk of Ross River FeverQueensland Health is warning of a heightened risk of Ross River virus infection across the state after surveillance activities revealed a sharp rise in detections of mosquitoes carrying the virus. What can you do to protect yourself...

Mayor’s Update 13 February 2024

Mayor’s Update 13 February 2024

Council Online Fleet Auction Council’s online fleet auction will take place from February 16 - 20, 2024. Details of the items for auction, including light and heavy fleet and various small equipment, can be viewed in the online catalogue, which can be accessed from...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE 7 February 2024

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE 7 February 2024

Governor General Visit to the Region This week, we have welcomed Her Excellency the Honourable Dr. Jeannette Young AC PSM, and Professor Nimmo to the region. The Vice-Regal couple spent time visiting hospitals, schools and businesses, as well as meeting community...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE – 12 December 2023

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE – 12 December 2023

As 2023 draws to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the past twelve months. I want to express my sincere thanks to our community for supporting me as I faced a difficult year personally.  Life can take unpredictable turns and we are faced with...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE – 5 December 2023

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE – 5 December 2023

 Council General Meeting 13 December 2023 The final Council General Meeting for the year will be held next Wednesday, 13 December 2023 in Mundubbera, starting at 9.00am. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting in person, or online via Teams. To join us online, the...

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update – 28 November 2023

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update – 28 November 2023

General Meeting Recap On Wednesday 22 November 2023, Council held its General Meeting in Gayndah. The 2022-23 NBRC Annual Report, Community Financial Report for 2022-2023 and draft Local Housing Action Plan (LHAP) were adopted. A report concerning the stairs at Mount...

Keeping Local Government Local – 28 November 2023

Keeping Local Government Local – 28 November 2023

General Meeting RecapOn Wednesday 22 November 2023, Council held its General Meeting in Gayndah. The 2022-23 NBRC Annual Report, Community Financial Report for 2022-2023 and draft Local Housing Action Plan (LHAP) were adopted. A report concerning the stairs at Mount...

Keeping Local Government Local – 15 November 2023

Keeping Local Government Local – 15 November 2023

Emergency Fodder for Primary Producers Affected by the Fires in North BurnettMinister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities, the Honourable Mark Funer announced emergency fodder drops for primary producers affected by...

Mayoral Update – 31 October 2023

Mayoral Update – 31 October 2023

Thursday evening, 26 October, the region was met with fast moving dry lightning storms which started multiple fires across the North Burnett. After what feels like a very long few days and no doubt a long road ahead, we have a lot to be thankful for, and I’m reminded...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE 25 October 2023

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE 25 October 2023

Local Government Association Queensland (LGAQ) 127th Annual Conference Deputy Mayor Councillor Radel, Councillors Jones and Mesner and CEO Margot Stork attended the 127th LGAQ Annual Conference in Gladstone. The conference ran from Monday 16 October to Wednesday 18...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE – 18 OCTOBER 2023

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE – 18 OCTOBER 2023

Council General Meeting 25 October 2023 Next Wednesday 25 October 2023, Council’s General Meeting will held be in Biggenden, starting at 9.00am. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting in person, or online via Teams. To join us online, the link can be found on the...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE – 10 October 2023

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE – 10 October 2023

Biggenden Water Treatment Plant Update Contractors are making progress on the Biggenden Water Treatment Plant Replacement and New Raw Water Reservoir Project. We are now in the busiest phase of construction, where treatment processes and their housing are coming...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE – 3 October 2023

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE – 3 October 2023

General Meeting – 27 September 2023 Council held their General Meeting last week in Mount Perry. With next week being Get Ready Week, it is good timing that during the meeting, the Local Disaster Management Plan and Disaster Management Software improvements licensing...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE – 26 September 2023

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE – 26 September 2023

Regional Policy Forum - Biloela On Tuesday, 19 September 2023, I attended a Regional Policy Forum being held by Local Member Bryson Head MP in Biloela. Jarrod Bleijie MP (Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE 19 September 2023

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE 19 September 2023

Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils On Friday 8 September 2023, the CEO and I attended the Annual General Meeting for Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils (WBBROC). WBBROC is the Wide Bay’s peak local government organisation which works to...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE 12 September

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE 12 September

Bon Accord Bridge September Update Reconstruction work is underway on and around the Bon Accord Bridge site. Timber Restoration Services will complete a site survey this month, which will allow them to finalise the designs of the replacement bridge deck units. The...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE 28 August 2023

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE 28 August 2023

General Meeting – Wednesday, 23 August 2023 Below are highlights from the General Meeting. To view the full Agenda and Minutes, please visit https://northburnett.qld.gov.au/councillors/council-meetings/ Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Two (2) applications were...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update 21 August 2023

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update 21 August 2023

Local Disaster Management Group Meeting – 15 August 2023 The North Burnett SES hosted a BBQ breakfast before the recent Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) meeting on 15 August 2023, to celebrate the official handover of the new All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and...

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update 15 August

Keeping Local Government Local Weekly Update 15 August

Royal Brisbane Show - School Team Young Judges It is exciting to share that the Monto State High School young judges team has been placed 2nd in the Royal Brisbane Show School Team Young Judges. Four (4) students and four (4) steers from Monto State High School...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE 8 AUGUST 2023

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE 8 AUGUST 2023

Bon Accord Bridge Update North Burnett Regional Council is pleased to announce the successful contractor for the Bon Accord Bridge rehabilitation contract is Timber Restoration Services Pty Ltd. This crucial project aims to revitalise the bridge's structural...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE 1 AUGUST 2023

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE 1 AUGUST 2023

 Council General Meeting Updates Council held a General Meeting at Eidsvold on Monday 31 July 2023. Important agenda items included the Finance Report 30 June 2023, 2022-2023 Final Quarterly Progress Report, and Proposed Amended Local Laws. You can view the full...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE – 25 JULY 2023

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE – 25 JULY 2023

Shortage of Doctors within the Region Many regional and rural communities are struggling with the ongoing issues of having access to a Doctor in their town. I am aware of this situation and have raised it with the Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE 18 July 2023

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE 18 July 2023

Wide Bay Burnett Fraser Coast Regional Community Forum held in Monto Monto hosted the Regional Community Forum on 9 and 10 June 2023, offering an opportunity to work collaboratively with government and community. This Forum discussed the current State Budget...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE 11 July 2023

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL WEEKLY UPDATE 11 July 2023

Council Meetings and Workshops Did you know that Council Meetings are open to the public? General Meetings are alternated to each town across the region. You can check the dates and locations for each meeting online. If you can’t attend a Meeting in person, you’re...

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL – WEEKLY UPDATE – 4 JULY 2023

KEEPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL – WEEKLY UPDATE – 4 JULY 2023

Council adopts the 2023-2024 Budget On Wednesday 28 July 2023, Council adopted the 2023-2024 Budget, Operational Plan and Revenue Statement. This realistic budget is responsible, sustainable, and accountable. We understand that the current economic climate is...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 27 June 2023

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 27 June 2023

Paradise Dam Improvement Project Update The Queensland State Government has allocated $116.4 million to support pre‑construction activities for the Paradise Dam Improvement Project. Sunwater is progressing with construction of the dam, including, design development...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 20 June 2023

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 20 June 2023

Australian Local Government Association, National General Assembly 2023 - Canberra Deputy Mayor Councillor Robbie Radel and CEO Ms Margot Stork attended the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National General Assembly, which represents Australia’s 537...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 13 June 2023

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 13 June 2023

Community Information Morning Tea in Biggenden – 8 June 2023 There was a great turn out of over 60 people at the free morning tea organised by the Biggenden Chamber of Commerce on Thursday 8 June 2023, with representatives from a broad range of services and community...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 6 June 2023

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 6 June 2023

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...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 30 May 2023

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 30 May 2023

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...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 23 May 2023

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 23 May 2023

QLD Water Connections Tour On Tuesday 16 May 2023, 22 members of the Queensland Water Industry visited North Burnett on the qldwater Connections Tour. The group was made up of senior staff of the Queensland Government Departments involved in regulating the sector,...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 16 May 2023

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 16 May 2023

National Volunteer Week – 15-21 May 2023 This week, 15 to 21 May 2023 is National Volunteers Week, when we celebrate the important work of volunteers in our communities. This year's theme is 'We are the Change Makers', and there many kinds of roles that volunteers...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 9 May 2023

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 9 May 2023

Mundubbera Show The Mundubbera Show held last week, from Thursday 4 May to Saturday 6 May 2023, drew impressive crowds over the three (3) days of events, which included campdraft, painted beast competition, ring events, show jumping, rodeo, tug of war, extreme...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 2 May 2023

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 2 May 2023

Eidsvold Show The Eidsvold Show held on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April 2023, brought colour and excitement to the community, with an action-packed schedule of events. There were campdraft and extreme horsemanship trials on Saturday, show jumping, cattle, poultry and...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 24 April 2023

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 24 April 2023

Monto ShowThe Monto and District 92nd Annual Show spanned three (3) days, from 21-23 April 2023, and had something for everyone who attended. The show commenced on Friday night with a rodeo, followed on Saturday, by horseman trials, championship dog show, chainsaw...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 18 April 2023

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 18 April 2023

Mount Perry Show Crowds of locals and visitors experienced all the colour and excitement of the Mount Perry Show on Saturday 15 April 2023, with camp drafting, woodchopping events, prime and stud cattle, dog shows, horse riding events, such as working cattle, sporting...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 11 April 2023

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 11 April 2023

Annual Report Adopted On Wednesday 5 April 2023, Council held a special meeting where the 2021-2022 Annual Report was presented and subsequently adopted. The Annual Report is usually adopted within 3 months of the end of the financial year, however this year, it was...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 4 April 2023

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 4 April 2023

North Burnett Regional Council Celebrates Youth Week – 11-15 April 2023If you are looking for exciting school holiday activities for your children, Professor Stupendous will be returning to the North Burnett for Youth Week, from 11-15 April 2023. This time, our...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 28 March 2023

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 28 March 2023

Community Engagement PolicyDuring the Council General Meeting on 22 March 2023, Councillors noted the public feedback which had been received regarding the recent draft Community Engagement Policy and Framework. Councillors adopted the revised policy and framework,...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 21 March 2023

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 21 March 2023

Councillor Workshop Discussion Regarding Local LawsAn update on the North Burnett Regional Council Local Laws review was presented to Councillors at last week’s workshop, Wednesday 15 March 2023. The scope of the review was oriented toward improving the legibility,...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 14 March 2023

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 14 March 2023

Accommodation for Seasonal WorkersOn Wednesday 8 March 2023, I met with Councillors, representative from State Development, staff from Council’s Planning and Development team, members of Council Executive, and orchardists and accommodation providers from the...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 7 March 2023

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 7 March 2023

Disaster Management Funding AnnouncedCouncil has recently received funding for a number of Disaster Management initiatives from the Australian and Queensland Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements. One stream of funding will be used to employ a...

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 28 February 2023

Keeping Local Government Local – Weekly Update – 28 February 2023

Bon Accord Bridge, Gayndah Update On Thursday 25 February 2023, Council received notification from the Queensland Reconstructive Authority (QRA) that Council’s application for funding towards the reinstatement of Bon Accord Bridge on Bon Accord Wetheron Road, Gayndah,...