How are you spending this Australia Day?
Discover Australia Day in the South Burnett Region
If you were affected by the 2017 Boxing Day Severe Weather Event,
An Information Kit has been put together to assist you.
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
Media Release - Update on Recent Local Weather Events
Update on Recent Local Weather Events
Council has been working with the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA), State agencies and community groups to gather detailed information to help assess damage and impact the recent storms have had on our local community and industries.
Based on the information provided to date, Council has determined, after reviewing the criteria set by Natural Disaster Relief & Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA), that the threshold for the activation has not been met for this event.
Although Council has not been successful in meeting these criteria, other forms of assistance may be available from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF). Where a primary producer is in an area not activated for NDRRA assistance, but has suffered significant damage from a natural disaster, they are able to apply for an Individual Disaster Stricken Property (IDSP) declaration. To obtain an IDSP declaration, please contact DAF on 13 25 23 to arrange an IDSP inspection by a DAF officer.
“It is unfortunate that our circumstances have not triggered financial assistance under the Commonwealth NDRRA guidelines, however I encourage affected residents to make contact with Council to discuss other assistance that may be available to them.” said Mayor Keith Campbell.
Council has held meetings to determine local agency support for affected residents in the region who need assistance. Council will continue to work alongside impacted communities to understand the full extent of the impact of recent events.
Council will be coordinating a network support agency response and will continue to meet with social and community support networks in the coming weeks. Further information will be provided as it comes to hand and any residents that are seeking personal hardship assistance should contact Council on (07) 4189 9100.