Driv­ing force of our re­gion

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS - Mayor Don Waugh

AF­TER speak­ing with can­di­dates for the Queens­land Young Ru­ral Ambassador, I commend them on their de­ter­mi­na­tion to pro­mote and drive the fu­ture of pri­mary in­dus­tries in this State.

To see the con­cern and pas­sion th­ese young peo­ple have for their coun­try is ex­tremely re­fresh­ing and in­di­cates con­fi­dence for the fu­ture.

In recog­ni­tion of the ex­tremely valu­able and self­less ser­vice given to the dis­trict by Dr Henry Ung, the coun­cil will host a re­cep­tion at the Town Hall on Wed­nes­day May 15 at 5.30pm to show ap­pre­ci­a­tion to him and his fam­ily.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic are cor­dially in­vited to at­tend.

Please ad­vise Vanessa on 4160 3560 if you wish to at­tend.

While many roads in the re­gion have had work done to al­low ac­cess, it may be a lit­tle time be­fore ma­jor work is at­tended to.

He coun­cil is in the process of al­lo­cat­ing con­tracts and work should start by the end of June.

Be­sides roadwork, there is ma­jor work on wa­ter, sewage and bridges.

The State Govern­ment is re­quest­ing that work be com­pleted as soon as pos­si­ble and the coun­cil will en­sue that con­tracts given will pur­sue that aim.

One area that has come to the fore clearly since the floods is the con­tri­bu­tion given by that mag­nif­i­cent band work­ing un­der the ban­ner of BlazeAid.

Not enough can be said about the help given to farm­ers in the clean-up and fences re­stored over the pe­riod since the floods.

An­other group Aussie Helpers can be in­cluded with them and, on be­half of the peo­ple of the North Bur­nett, I sin­cerely thank you for the time you have spent in our re­gion and wish you ev­ery best wish for the fu­ture.

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