Coun­cil­lors air lo­cal is­sues

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT -

COUN­CIL­LORS and ex­ec­u­tive staff met with sev­eral state min­is­ters at the Bund­aberg Com­mu­nity Cab­i­net and Premier’s re­cep­tion.

This gave coun­cil the op­por­tu­nity to dis­cuss press­ing is­sues that are af­fect­ing lo­cal gov­ern­ment and in par­tic­u­lar North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil.

En­ergy and­Wa­ter Sup­ply Min­is­ter Mark McArdle was lob­bied to re-in­tro­duce the Smaller Com­mu­ni­ties As­sis­tance Pro­gram (SCAP) Fund­ing Scheme that was axed by the pre­vi­ous gov­ern­ment. The min­is­ter was made aware that our coun­cil will need to source in ex­cess of $31 mil­lion in the next decade to re­place or up­grade ex­ist­ing aged wa­ter and sew­er­age in­fra­struc­ture across our six towns and Mulgildie vil­lage.

Eidsvold com­mu­nity held two highly suc­cess­ful events re­cently – the 125th An­niver­sary of the Eidsvold School and the An­nual Flower Show.

Women across the re­gion sup­ported the In­ter­na­tional Day for Ru­ral­Women Lun­cheon.

The colony of fly­ing foxes in Oakey Creek, Gayn­dah is con­tin­u­ally be­ing mon­i­tored. Coun­cil has met with res­i­dents whose prop­er­ties ad­join the roost and given ad­vice about the obli­ga­tions of coun­cil and com­mu­nity un­der the state’s Code of Prac­tice for Fly­ing Fox Roosts and Man­age­ment Guide­lines Queens­land.

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