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Earthmoving machinery and the risks of spreading invasive species

Earthmoving machinery and the risks of spreading invasive species

Did you know that earthmoving machinery presents a high risk of spreading invasive species (including weeds and animals) within the Wide Bay Burnett region?To reduce your risk of inheriting someone else’s problem, make sure you inspect all machinery before giving...

Agricultural stock and fodder movements and invasive species risk

Agricultural stock and fodder movements and invasive species risk

Do you move or receive agricultural goods? Do you know that if you move agricultural goods you have a General Biosecurity Obligation (GBO)? Do you know what your GBO is?With funding from the Queensland Government as part of the Better Partnerships Project, the Wide...

Attention all heavy vehicle operators

Attention all heavy vehicle operators

Do you operate a heavy vehicle, or utilise heavy vehicles in your daily activities? If so, you could be transporting invasive species without your knowledge.With funding from the Queensland Government as part of the Better Partnerships Project, the Wide Bay Burnett...

Bat/Flying Fox Safety for your family

Bat/Flying Fox Safety for your family

Have you had a conversation about Bat or Flying Fox safety with your family?  All Bats/Flying Foxes have the potential to carry Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABLV) which can only be transmitted to humans by bites or scratches from infected bats or saliva into an open...

Council offering discount on Stock Route Grazing (Agistment) Permits

Council offering discount on Stock Route Grazing (Agistment) Permits

Current dry weather conditions are heavily impacting primary producers within the North Burnett. Council have adopted a motion to forego (or refund) its portion of fees (50%) for Stock Route Grazing (Agistment) Permit applications approved under the Stock Route...

Sick or Dead Flying Foxes/Bats = Do not touch!!

Sick or Dead Flying Foxes/Bats = Do not touch!!

Dry conditions and absence of food is resulting in Bats/Flying Foxes dropping out of the sky across the region. However, what appears to be a dead Bat/Flying Fox may in fact still be alive and possibly have a live baby tucked under its wing.If you find a sick or dead...

Have your say! Gayndah Heritage Railway – Temporary Rest Stop

The North Burnett community are invited to make comment on extending the period of stay for travellers from 24 to 72 hours at the Gayndah Railway Precinct located at 9 National St, Gayndah.The Gayndah Heritage Railway Rail Trail Inc (GHRRT) hold a lease over this...

Interruption to water supply – Biggenden 19-09-19

Interruption to water supply – Biggenden 19-09-19

Mary, George and Edward Streets.  Council advises that the water supply to premises connected to the Biggenden Reticulated Water Supply Mary, George and Edward Streets, Biggenden will be interrupted on Thursday, 19 September between the hours of 12:30pm and 2.30pm...

Interruption to water supply – Biggenden 19-09-19

Interruption to water supply – Biggenden 19-09-19

John and Caroline Streets Council advises that the water supply to premises connected to the Biggenden Reticulated Water Supply in John and Caroline Streets, Biggenden will be interrupted on Thursday, 19 September between the hours of 8:30am and 12 noon  for water...

Alligator weed – Unwanted

Alligator weed – Unwanted

Alligator weed (Alternanthera philoxeroides) is a vigorous aquatic and terrestrial weed that is identifiable by its hollow stems and white flowers. It spreads vegetatively (does not produce viable seeds) and can tolerate both fresh and saltwater.It is a significant...

Saggittaria – Outlaw, wanted dead, not alive

Saggittaria – Outlaw, wanted dead, not alive

Saggittaria (Saggittaria platyphylla) is a 1.5-metre-tall aquatic plant that is found growing along creek banks and shallow water. It is distinguishable by its triangular stems and oval/linear shaped leaves with pointed tips.It can reproduce by both seed and...

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