SNAPSHOT: Ten things you missed in the council meeting
SOUTH Burnett Regional Council discussed many topics during their monthly meeting on June 12.
Here is a few of the highlights of the meeting:
Drought Community Projects
The council's property section has been busy implementing the Australian drought community projects which are funded by the Federal Government.
The roofing of the Proston Showgrounds Pavilion, the repainting of the exterior of the Appin St Units, the re-roofing of the Wondai Showgrounds grandstand and the replacement of the Maidenwell Sportsground septic system are now all complete.
There are three remaining projects which are anticipated to be finished by June 30.
These include the construction of a small equipment shed at Wondai swimming pool, upgrading of the toilets at Murgon SES and the pavement construction at the Durong truck break down area.
The council have a huge number of roads they are working on to improve the condition of South Burnett roads.
Pest management contractors treated a total of 40 hectares of Lantana, Cats Claw Creeper, Green Cestrum, Groundsel Annual Ragweed and Giant rats Tail Grass at Booie, Gordonbrook, Wengenville, Tanduringie, Wooroolin and the northern region.
Street spraying was completed in Blackbutt and Tingoora, and authorised officers inspected properties for Parthenium, Giant Rats Tail Grass and Groundsel.
Plumbing applications in the South Burnett will not be fast tracked after law changes coming next month.
The council's pest and stock route officer provided landholders with 620 wild dog baits and 280 feral pig baits.
Landholders baited across 36 properties and over an area of 20, 972.
Councils stock route officer attended to 11 separate reports of wandering livestock in Byee, Durong, Wilkesdale, Coolabunia, Wondai, Hivesville, Nanango and Coverty. Livestock included cattle and sheep.
One miniature pony was impounded from the Brooklands area.
A South Burnett has shown faith in the region by announcing their expansion during the meeting.
Parks and gardens
Council parks and garden staff have been busy throughout the region.
Gardens have been replanted with annuals in Nanango town, and the gardens around Reg McCallum Park have been removed for the works to begin at the Nanango office.
New gardens have also been installed at Dingo Park and repairs to the playground in Coronation Park have been completed.
The picnic settings and toilet block have started getting a fresh coat of paint at Gordonbrook Dam.
Quarries to pay for roads
New quarry developments in the South Burnett will now be expected to pay for the road maintenance along their haul routes.
Golf club expansion
Proston golf club have been granted a long term lease to an adjoining block of land by the South Burnett Regional Council.
This will allow the security of tenure for the club which will allow for possible grant funding for continued improvements at the course.
Rural Fire Brigade lease renewal
The South Burnett Regional Council have agreed during their general meeting to renew the lease for the Taromeo Rural Fire Brigade station in Blackbutt.
The property is situated on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail along Hart St.
The length and cost of the lease for the rural fire brigade station is yet to be determined.