The North Burnett Regional Council is encouraging residents and organisations to have their say regarding the future scheduling of the region’s show holidays from 2025.
Each year, North Burnett Regional Council (Council) is invited by the Queensland Government’s Office of Industrial Relations, to nominate special and show holidays for the following year in line with the requirements of the Holidays Act 1983.
The date each show is held is determined by each Show Society in collaboration with Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies Incorporated (Queensland Ag Shows).
Council recognises agricultural shows are important events on local calendars throughout the North Burnett region. North Burnett agricultural shows have a long and proud history and show holidays are an important part of these events. The 2024 show holiday dates are:
- Friday, 10 May 2024: Mundubbera; and
- Monday, 12 August 2024: Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Mt Perry, and Monto
The current approach of offering two show holidays across the North Burnett can result in some economic and resource challenges for local businesses and Schools to name a few, and Council would like to explore options with our communities.
Mayor Hotz said “the community’s view on a regionally consistent show holiday day from 2025 is important to understand. A number of options are available, and we would like to hear the views of our community, and the impact any changes might have.”
Input from residents and organisations across the region will help inform future Council decisions on show holidays from 2025. A number of possible variations include retaining the status quo of two separate show holidays, selecting only one show holiday for the North Burnett region, to even having no Show holidays.
The proposed options are:
|· Option 1||No change – keep the current show holidays as they are.|
|· Option 2||All North Burnett towns have their show holiday in August – the Monday of the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka).|
|· Option 3
|All North Burnett towns have their show holiday in May, in line with the Mundubbera Show.|
|· Option 4||Having no public show holiday at all, in any town across the region.|
Mayor Hotz said, “I encourage all residents and organisations to take the time to complete the survey. Your valuable feedback will be used to assist Council in understanding the views of our North Burnett communities and Council decisions on Show Holiday dates from 2025 and beyond.”
The survey will be open until 5pm Friday, 8 December 2023: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Showholidays
If you would like assistance to submit your survey, visit our friendly staff at your local Customer Service and Library Centre, or by calling 1300 696 272.
For further information please contact Council on 1300 696 272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org