Councillors air local issues
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.