Saturday 25 May 2019
Mayor's Charity Ball
Black Tie Event
Save the date
South Burnett is a great place to discover!
Home to the Bunya Mountains, dams, rail trails, award winning wineries & so much more! 2.5 hrs from Brisbane.
Every Man Remembered
South Burnett Council is keen to heighten awareness of the history of WWI, launching its "Every Man Remembered" Database The database lists the young men and women from across the South Burnett Region, some who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Have Your Say
And Make Your Voice Heard
Constitutional Equality and Recognition for all
Cr Danita Potter - Community Portfolio Report - 15 February 2017
There have again been a number of activities and events at our local libraries.
Dannielle Wicks, local author, visited the Nanango and Kingaroy libraries to talk about all things writing and her latest book in the Hardest Mistakes series “Broken Sunrise”. Dannielle entertained over 20 attendees speaking about plot lines, proof reading and getting published. Dannielle also explained the challenges facing authors who are looking to be published in today’s e-book environment.
A special games morning was held at the Kingaroy Library to encourage new members to attend the regular scrabble, cards, chess and mah-jong groups that meet at the Library each week. Those attending had a great morning socialising and playing, with a number of new groups formed. The Kingaroy Library also recently hosted local Tai Chi practitioner Antonia to discuss the benefits of the ancient Chinese medicine. Attendees enjoyed the morning so much that they requested follow up sessions to be run weekly in the library.
The Wondai library has been a hive of activity with the Library providing a special story time held for the Under 2’s group of children from Mother Kate’s Early Learning Centre as well as hosting the conversations group who welcomed a new resident to town where he spoke about a book he is currently writing.
The Proston Library was ‘a buzz’ on Wednesday 22 February, when 30 guests listened to Country Show Judge Cynthia Hatchett to tell of her years of judging at regional and rural shows. She has had close to 30 years judging experience and is also Secretary of the Murgon Show Society so she has a wealth of knowledge to draw from. Cynthia went through the Proston Show schedule and gave the audience pointers on the criteria that they have to meet on such things as knitting, crocheting, needlework, handcrafts and floral art. She bought along a lot of her own craft as examples which proved very popular during the morning tea that followed. This was a hugely popular event and as a result the library intends to run something along these lines each February.
Community Grant Funding Update
Council has been overwhelmed by the number of applications for Council’s Community grants round which opened in February. Between the Healthy Communities and the Community Assistance Grants, we have received 34 applications from local not for profit organisations who are collectively requesting over $74,500 to support their initiatives, events and activities. With a grant budget of $10,000 for Healthy Communities and $20,000 for Community Assistance, it will be a challenging process to assess the applications on merit in this competitive environment. The assessment committee will meet at the end of this month to work through the applications and I will provide an update on the successful initiatives, events and activities in my April portfolio report.