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Heightened Risk of Ross River Fever
Queensland 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 from a mozzie bite?
• Install or repair insect screens on all doors and windows.
• Use insect repellent containing DEET or Picaridin, to protect against mosquito bites.
• Wear long, loose clothing to help protect yourself from bites (light coloured clothes are best).
• Use a plug-in insecticide vaporiser (indoors) or mosquito coils (outdoors).
• Use a mosquito net when camping.

Local Government Election Information for Voters
The Queensland Local Government Election ballot paper draw has now determined the order in which candidates’ names will appear on the ballot papers, and registered voters will begin receiving postal ballots in the mail.

As the North Burnett is a full postal ballot area, you will automatically get your voting materials mailed to you to fill out and return. Postal votes must be completed by no later than 6pm on election day, March 16, 2024. The ECQ must receive your postal vote no later than 5pm Tuesday, March 26, 2024, for it to be included in the election count. For more information, please see the Electoral Commission Queensland website

Free ASIST Workshop – Monto
Learn valuable suicide intervention skills at the free LivingWorks Australia Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop being held for North Burnet residents in Monto on May 15 and 16, 2024. This workshop is ideal for anyone who lives, works, or volunteers in the North Burnett region who would like to improve their skills in interacting and communicating with people at risk of suicide to increase immediate safety and get further help. Places are limited. Please register your attendance online at

Civil Works Schedule
Below the Maintenance Schedule for week commencing 19 February – weather permitting.

  • Maintenance Grading Zone 1 – Schimkes Road to Old Rawbelle Road – Emergent Works
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 2 – Coonambula Road to Barrule Road
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 3 – Inactive
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 4 – North Branch Road
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 5 – Inactive
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 6 – Inactive
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 7 – Beronne Rd to Gray’s Rd
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 8 – Back Derra Rd to Jankes Rd
  • Maintenance Grading Zone 9 – Inactive
  • Construction Crew North – Cannindah Road Pavement Repairs and Shoulders (reseal)
  • Construction Crew South – TMR Reseal – Gayndah Mt Perry Rd
  • Construction Crew Mun – Inactive

Updates are also available on our website

Councillor Contacts
As always, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me directly on 0458 696 272, or or your Divisional Councillor, if you would like to address any concerns. Our contact details can be found on Council’s website:

Media Contact

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