South Burnett Regional Council.
South Burnett Regional Council. Michael Nolan

COUNCIL BRIEFS: Snapshot of April's meeting

AT THE recent South Burnett Regional Council's monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 17, a number of items were discussed.

Parks and gardens:

ALL parks and gardens teams have been busy back on their mowers getting all towns looking respectable for the Easter visitors and local events following the much welcomed rain recently.

New planting has been undertaken in Kingaroy, Murgon and Wondai with general gardening clean up in Blackbutt and Nanango.

Kingaroy staff also completed works at the Bunya Mountains clearing a 2 metre strip of vegetation on Bunya Avenue.

Picnic settings at Gordonbrook Dam have been refurbished and slashing and weed spraying has been completed on the South Burnett Rail Trail.

Wooroolin carpark upgrade:

WORK has commenced on preparation for the main car park sealed section to commence straight after Anzac Day weekend.

Council said the reason for the delay is to avoid disruption during the Easter and Anzac Day period as the carpark and camping areas need to be closed to all vehicles until works are completed.

Indigenous affairs:

THE Ration Shed Reconciliation Fun Run is coming up on Sunday, May 19.

The event is a great event with walking and running from Murgon to Cherbourg in the name of reconciliation.

Funds raised on the day will go towards helping the Ration Shed.

There are prizes for best costume, first over the line and even last.

Council has erected a fourth flag pole outside the Kingaroy Office to fly the Aboriginal flag on a permanent basis.

Flying the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags demonstrates Australia's recognition of First Nation peoples, promoting a sense of community partnership and a commitment toward reconciliation.

It is proposed that a flag raising ceremony will be conducted during reconciliation week between May 27 and June 3.

South Burnett Libraries:

THE Kingaroy Library last week hosted the Gathering of the Scots, which was an event organised by Lindsay Fryer, Commissioner of Australia for Clan McKinnon.

There were bagpipes playing in the forecourt to pipe the clan into the library and the event was well attended.

Author Shandi Boyes, recognised as a top selling author in America, presented her author talk at Kingaroy Library on Saturday, April 6 and shared her marketing and publishing tips and tricks.

Next month author Karen Purves will be visiting libraries of the South Burnett.

Karen will at Kingaroy on Tuesday, May 21 at 10am, Blackbutt on Wednesday, May 22 at 10am, Nanango on Thursday, May 23 at 10.30am and Proston on Friday, May 24 at 10am.

Karen will be promoting her new book, Gratitude Prompts, which covers 65 different prompts to generate gratitude.

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