Water restrictions imposed

MONTO, Biggenden and Eidsvold residents are being asked to remain water conscious after the North Burnett Regional Council voted to introduce water restrictions.

Monto will be the hardest hit with restrictions at level 2 meaning residents can no longer use sprinkler systems or wash any vehicles.

Drip watering systems will be allowed on alternate days.

Level 1 restrictions have been imposed on Biggenden and Eidsvold residents meaning sprinklers can only be used on alternate days and water cannot be used to wash paved areas except for in an emergency or for health reasons.

“We are regretful that we have had to do that, but the underground water supply is not replenishing as it usually does,” North Burnett Regional mayor Joy Jensen said.

Cr Jensen said she hoped the restrictions prompted residents to think about water conservation.

B-double access increase

THE access for B-double trucks will be easier with North Burnett Regional Council to allow the long trucks to travel on three additional roads.

North Burnett Regional mayor Joy Jensen said B-double trucks would now be allowed to travel on Mt Naraynen Road, Kerwee Road and Monogorilby Road.

“We have taken a strategic process to assessing B-double routes and come up with three through roads which service a large number of properties,” Cr Jensen said.

Cr Jensen said council would continue to assess roads to see if they are safe for B-double truck access.

New CEO for council

A NEW chief executive officer has been appointed for the North Burnett Regional Council.

North Burnett Regional mayor Joy Jensen said council appointed Mark Pitt, who currently works for the Northern Midlands Council in Tasmania.

“We are looking forward to Mr Pitt and his family taking up residence in Gayndah,” Cr Jensen said.

The council has been without a CEO since the controversial resignation of John Page in July.

Funding for sports

COMMUNITY groups in Miriam Vale, Agnes Water and Lowmead are celebrating after securing funding through the Gladstone Regional Council facility assistance grant program.

The Lowmead District Active Riders Club was granted more than $22,000 for a sports ground building, while the Agnes Water/Seventeen Seventy Little Athletics Club was granted $12,200 for new equipment shed, and the Miriam Vale Golf Club was awarded $8200 for the refurbishment of the toilet block.

Gladstone Regional Council parks and recreation portfolio spokesperson Gail Sellers urged unsuccessful clubs or organisations who have not yet applied for the grant to submit an application under the next round of funding scheduled to open in September 2010.

For more information on the grants visit www.gladstonerc.qld.gov.au or telephone Steve Bankier or James Black on 4976 6300 or 4975 8100.

Carols at the Creek

NOTHING typifies Christmas more than community Christmas carols, so keep Sunday, December 20, free for a Carols by Candlelight at Apple Tree Creek Community Park.

The Apple Tree Creek Memorial Hall will benefit from the proceeds of the event.

Donations and volunteers to assist are being sought.

Residents are asked to bring a chair or rug for a 4pm start and may bring a picnic if they wish.

A sausage sizzle and a drinks stall will operate.

Glow sticks and candles will be available and program of carols will be on sale.

For more information telephone Chris Cook on 4126 1224 or Rhonda Kay on 4126 3222.

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