Council news in brief

SAVING MONEY

THE South Burnett Regional Council shaved $10,300 in transaction fees by shifting its bank account to a government facility at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. It started the process in January this year and finance portfolio holder, Cr Ros Heit, said it was a big job. "The changeover of accounts was quite time consuming and I appreciate the staff's commitment to a smooth transition," she said.

LEASE A POOL

TENDERS to run the Kingaroy and Murgon pools close on July 31, 2018. If you're interested in running either pool contact the South Burnett Regional Council's Property Department to organise a tour of the facilities.

STATE GRANTS

TO DATE the South Burnett Regional Council has spent $2.133 million of the money it received through the second round of Works For Queensland funding. There is about $237,140 left to spend on the maintenance of council assets, like its roads and offices. In total the state government gave out $200 million in funding through it's employment stimulus program.

FINES FOR UNREGISTERED DOGS

RESIDENTS with unregistered dogs can expect a visit from the South Burnett Regional Council as it goes door to door looking for errant pet owners. On average the council finds 20-30 unregistered dogs per day as it runs its compliance program. Since it started the program 481 new dogs have been registered and 130 fines have been issued.  

NEW HOUSING BLOCK

THE South Burnett Regional Council approved a new sub-division for a rural residential development in Nanango at its July General Meeting. The project includes dividing a block of land at McGinley Rd onto 15 lots.