In 2005, North Burnett Regional Council started a partnership with the Glossy Black Conservancy. Members of the partnership are from across South East Queensland and North East New South Wales. The Conservancy aims to raise the profile of the threatened species. This includes educational events with training in identification of the Glossy Black Cockatoo.
The Glossy Black Cockatoo is a very quiet, shy bird, that often goes unnoticed. It is usually only found in pairs and feeds only on she-oaks, with a rare nibble on other plants. For more information on identification visit www.glossyblack.org.au.
Natural Resource Management (NRM) Awareness Trailer
In 2008, North Burnett Regional Council and Bundaberg Regional Council committed to the construction of a NRM Awareness Trailer that can be used across the two regions for various events including field days, community workshops and Annual Agricultural show displays. With funding assistance from Burnett Mary Regional Group the councils were able to purchase a purpose built box trailer fitted out with all the equipment required for any NRM event.
On Australia Day weekend 2009 the Trailer was launched at the Wildlife Workshops held at Paradise Dam. The Trailer has since travelled the Agricultural Show circuit, attending all shows in both Regions. Many other events where also attended to provide information on anything from pests to healthy waterways.
Awareness Trailer Display at Monto Show 2010
Recycling Education Program
Council has established recycling depots across the North Burnett. To complement these facilities and to educate our community about recycling an Activity Booklet, produced specifically for the North Burnett, is available for school age children.
Recycling Activity Booklet