FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK
THERE is no doubt we have some excellent young athletes in the region and there are avenues open for them to reach their full potential.
I happened to be in Kingaroy on Saturday to see the clash between Northern Pride and Central Crows.
We were ably represented by Dawson Cross from Mundubbera representing Central Burnett Brumbies in the Under-16s.
Dawson played an excellent game, and full credit should go to the people who put so much time and effort into keeping these clubs operating.
It is very necessary to recognise the landholders in the North Burnett who do such a great job maintaining their properties and controlling pests that threaten to overwhelm them.
Council can assist to some degree and BMRG helps out with sprays and equipment, but it is the landholder who bears the brunt.
Lee Harvey is the council officer who is always available to help.
Officers from the Federal and State governments will join with our people to record road-damaged areas and cost to repair them.
We are still hoping to run the operation with our plant and equipment.
At this stage emergent work has been effected to keep roads open.
We welcome new people to our towns over the citrus season and hope they enjoy their stay.
It is essential, however, for overseas visitors to work with us and utilise the facilities provided to make the most of their stay.
I am always available to discuss any matters and help where possible.