From the Mayor

Working towards a well informed region, I’ll keep you up to date.

Rachel Chambers

Rachel Chambers

Mayor

Councillor Rachel Chambers brings a positive and enthusiastic  approach to the North Burnett. Rachel is well skilled in business and education and passionate about people.

Committed to leading a proactive council she is excited about the opportunity to encourage the people of the region and the region itself to reach their full potential.

Rachel welcomes any suggestions, advice, complaints and ideas from the public as she is your voice and works for you.

The Mayor’s Blog

Dry Times…

Mayors Desk - 9 March 2017 It will come as no surprise to any of us that we have just experienced one of the hottest summers on record. Our first 40 degree day happened in mid November and the heat relentlessly continued until very recently. This heat combined with a...

Famil Tours

Mayor's Desk - 23 February 2017 As I write this weeks mayor’s desk I’m sitting on a bus returning from our second successful Famil tour. Famil tours are a council initiative where bus loads (there were two today) of people interested in tourism from all across the...

Stronger together

Mayor's Desk - 9 February 2017 People have often asked me if I have a favourite town, and are bewildered, if not even a little distrusting, when I tell them I don’t. Yet it is the truth. I was trying to explain to someone the other day how I see the region and now I...

Australia Day

Mayor's Desk - 26 January 2017 I grew up loving Australia Day as it meant I got an extra day off school, not that I probably needed one after 6 weeks off. It was a day my parents also stayed home from work and we got together with friends and family for a great Aussie...

Population in the North Burnett

Mayor's Desk - 12 January 2017 Population... With the unsolicited debate over Syrian refugees raging in many households in the North Burnett this week, I feel I need to set the record straight. Media has latched onto this story as it’s controversial, topical and...

Merry Christmas from the Mayor

I love this time of year. Not just because of the shiny decorations which indulge my addiction for all things "bling", not just because it means holiday time for many but because it's the only time of year we collectively and deliberately  stop and let our loved ones...

Myth Busted!

MYTH:

The new bus stops around the district are a waste of precious rate payer money.

Telecommunications

A connected region is a thriving region. I seem to bang on about telecommunications a lot. Sometimes I wonder if people think it's just because I'm young (41 is still young people!) and up with technology that I'm doing it as some kind of personal mission. I admit, my...

Our New Website

Something looks a bit different... We blew up our website! Well not literally, but in every other sense of the word, we have flicked the switch to make our old site disappear. On our eternal quest for improvements in productivity we have found the need to...

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