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Cr Kathy Duff - Parks Portfolio Report - 20 September 2017

Kingaroy

Kingaroy staff have been cleaning up cemeteries and sinking graves, road verges and town entrances as well as the general maintenance of all the parklands in the area (Kingaroy, Kumbia and Wooroolin). We have staff erecting shelters and signage on the rail trail. Garden maintenance is continuing as well as Park Runs and attending to Customer Requests.

Murgon & Wondai

Murgon and Wondai staff are continuing to progress through the General Maintenance Programs with the mowing, trimming of trees, customer requests and tidying of the town entrances.

Staff members have also been assisting with the installation of W4Q signs for the completed projects for Round 1 Government Funding as well as the chicane signs for the Rail Trail.

Proston & Dams

Proston

  • General Park maintenance and mowing program continuing through the winter months.
  • The new Durong toilet block is now officially opened and operational.

Dams

  • General and extra maintenance and tidying of the grounds continues to keep up the respectable appearance for the visitors and campers and preparing the grounds and camping areas for the school holidays.

Nanango & Blackbutt

All gardens in Nanango have been prepped for planting and will be planted next week. All work for the Blackbutt Avocado Festival is completed and garden maintenance is ongoing. We are watering when we can to combat the dry spell. All action requests are done. General maintenance is ongoing. Toilet maintenance has been taken over in Benarkin till new contractors are appointed.

South Burnett Rail Trail Launch

The launch of the South Burnett Rail Trail will be on Sunday of the South Burnett & Cherbourg on Show October Long weekend. The event will start in Kingaroy at 6.00am with Breakfast provided by the Kingaroy Lion’s Club. Community members are invited to walk, run or cycle and be part of the baton relay that will be launched by the Mayor. There will be morning tea in Wooroolin, lunch in Wondai and a grand finale in Murgon with a procession including Ron Grant carrying the final leg of the baton. There is a lot of entertainment organised around the event in Murgon and anyone who stops in at every check point will go into the draw for some major prizes including a bike and a scooter.

South Burnett & Cherbourg on Show

The Wondai Art Gallery will be hosting the South Burnett & Cherbourg Art in the Gallery and there will be a launch Dinner at the Wondai RSL with Muddy Flats entertaining until late. On Saturday Proston is holding three (3) events including a re-dedication of the Reinke Scrub, a Heritage Trail Walk and a Fire Brand campfire evening. NaTDA is holding a heritage photographic competition across the region and Kingaroy is hosting a Lifeflight fundraiser in Memorial Park where I think some of the Councillors will be dunked. There will be lots of events over the weekend so I hope everyone stays in our region and invites visitors to come to our region to be part of an exciting weekend.


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