News

Book in your road works

WORK ON THE WAY: Councillor Damien Tessmann is confident in the new system that allows South Burnett residents to lodge their road concerns.
WORK ON THE WAY: Councillor Damien Tessmann is confident in the new system that allows South Burnett residents to lodge their road concerns. Jordan Philp

RESIDENTS are no longer on the road to nowhere.

Thanks to a new scheduling system, residents can now alert South Burnett Regional Council to roads that need fixing.

The new system, dubbed Ralph, allows residents to submit their request for road works and receive an estimated time frame of when it will be attended to.

And the council has seen a surge of South Burnett residents taking advantage of the system.

Councillor Damien Tessmann said the increased usage of the Ralph system was testament that it worked.

"The system is based off a fella named Ralph who came up with the idea and who personally processes the inquiries," he said.

"It is great to be able to give ratepayers a timeline of when attention will be given to their road.

"Ralph is a pretty big step in comparison to previous councils keeping ratepayers in the dark about their roads."

The council's 2012/2013 budget also saw a significant increase in funds for roads.

About $70 million will be spent on local road networks this financial year, eclipsing the $18 million from last year.

"We know that roads are our biggest priority but we cannot have unreal expectations that everyone's road will be up to everyone's expectations," Cr Tessmann said.

"Roads are always number one to us and we're always committed to building better roads for the future."

If you want to submit a road for attention you can call the South Burnett Regional Council on 4189 9100.  

South Burnett

Topics:  council, roadworks, south burnett


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Vegetation laws land Labor up creek without paddle

ALP Warrego candidate Mark O'Brien with Annastacia Palaszczuk during a visit out west in 2015.

Labor's controversial land clearing laws cruel chances of election

Book delves into family's past

TAPPING INTO THE PAST: Bill McCutcheon speaks at the book launch for Tapestry of Time on Saturday afternoon.

Tapestry of Time book launch.

Saints valiant til the end in 68-4 loss to Gladiators

BOWING OUT: St George showing great sportsmanship after bowing out 68-4 in A-grade.

Brittany McElligott with the wrap from the St George Saints.

Latest deals and offers

Roma saleyards show off for Governor-General visit

The Roma saleyards put on a good show for the Governor-General, his excellency Sir Peter Cosgrove, who made a special visit to the Tuesday store sale.

Vegetation laws land Labor up creek without paddle

ALP Warrego candidate Mark O'Brien with Annastacia Palaszczuk during a visit out west in 2015.

Labor's controversial land clearing laws cruel chances of election

Book delves into family's past

TAPPING INTO THE PAST: Bill McCutcheon speaks at the book launch for Tapestry of Time on Saturday afternoon.

Tapestry of Time book launch.

Saints valiant til the end in 68-4 loss to Gladiators

BOWING OUT: St George showing great sportsmanship after bowing out 68-4 in A-grade.

Brittany McElligott with the wrap from the St George Saints.

Skateboarding not just for city kids

FLIP IT: The Skateboard Revolutions Workshop team showing their skills.

Fraser and his team bring skateboarding to the regions.

Former Begonia student wins prestigious STEM award

PROUD STUDENT: Zachary Sizer is presented the Peter Doherty Award for Excellence in STEM Education by Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Small Business Leeanne Enoch.

Zachary doing the region proud in STEM education.

Patti Smith confirmed for Bluesfest 2017

CONFIRMED: US singer Patti Smith performing in Switzerland last year.

Find out who else in the first line up announcement

Blac Chyna sued after car injured 2 women

Blac Chyna is being sued after her friend crashed into another car

Bachelor Richie gives bacon-loving Noni the boot

Noni Janur features on this season of The Bachelor.

TOOWOOMBA swimwear designer still single but focusing on her career.

Chris Hemsworth surprises kids at hospital as Thor

Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston surprised children at hospital

MOVIE REVIEW: War Dogs tells a fascinating true story

Miles Teller and Jonah Hill in a scene from the movie War Dogs.

DARKLY funny film examines the business side of the war on terror.

Marvel-ous: Thor actors visit sick kids at Lady Cilento

Stars of Thor: Ragnarok dropped in on patients at the hospital

Folk singer looking forward to her Gympie Muster debut

Alternative country folk singer Fanny Lumsden will perform at the Gympie Muster.

FANNY Lumsden to serenade new fans with her country hall-style show.

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Coast building approvals at seven-year high: report

The the 2015/16 Development Indicators Annual Highlights Report documents local development activity that took place during the last financial year.

New report shows increasing development on the Sunshine Coast

Top honours for Mackay and Whitsunday builders

The Kerrisdale Gardens property from Paynter Dixon Queensland which won them Project of the Year.

Mackay and Whitsunday builders awarded top honours last night.

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.