Black Snake Creek Catchment Consultation

Ipswich City Council has been working with community representatives to address community concerns regarding water related issues in the Black Snake Creek catchment such as flooding, rising of salinity levels and declining water quality.  A team of expert consultants has now developed a draft Upper Black Snake Creek Improvement Plan.  Council is seeking input from community members on this draft.

A brief summary of the plan and the full plan are available on the Ipswich Council website at

Please take the time to read the summary and if this arouses your interest, browse the full plan and provide feedback to Council.


Shine Awards Third Round Open

Since its inception in 2006, the Black Snake Creek Festival, has received excellent community support and generous sponsorship from local and regional business community as well as the Ipswich City Council and the major sponsor of 2011 festival, Energex.

As a result of this support and the hard work of the organizing committee, the festival has enjoyed a successful run which has assisted the Marburg and District Residents Association to continue its work in funding and supporting worthy community causes and individuals in time of need.

In 2011, MDRA decided to set up a Youth & Young Adults Development Program to be funded from proceeds of the Black Snake Creek Festival.

The first and second round of awards were presented in  2012 and the third round of applications is now opening. For the first time, residents of Minden may also apply.


 The Shine Award (MYADP) is to be awarded twice a year and is aimed at encouraging and assisting youth and young adults to further their endeavours in a chosen field eg academic, cultural, sporting etc. Young people born in 1988 or after are eligible to apply for the award.

The Association is inviting young people in the local area to apply for the award which carries a framed citation or trophy, and a cash incentive of $500 to be used in assisting the Shine Awardee to advance their progress in their chosen field.   Eligible individuals and groups are encouraged to apply for this award.

Age and residential eligibility requirements apply to the Shine Award.

(a) Applicant must be under 26 years of age throughout the calendar year in which the application is considered i.e. born 1987 or later.

(b) Applicant must be a resident of the town or districts of Marburg, Tallegalla, Haigslea or Glamorganvale. Residents of Minden may also apply.

Further information on the Development Program and applications forms for the Shine Award are now available below:

MYADP Outline

Shine Award Application

The Community Link

The Marburg and District Residents’ Association publishes an intermittent newsletter that is delivered to mailboxes in Marburg. The electronic file for the March 2012 edition may be accessed here: MRA_issue 9 (1.2 MB pdf document).

Contents include:

  • 2012 Black Snake Creek Festival planning
  • Details of the Marburg Youth and Young Adults Award Scheme
  • Water quality and salinity issues for the Black Snake Creek
  • Band in the Park
  • Details of upcoming Marburg events

Black Snake Creek Festival 2011 Programme

BSCF 2011 Program

Clean up Marburg

As part of Clean Up Australia Day, join us on Sunday 6th March to help clean up, fix up and conserve the environment.

Check out this online fundraising page for Clean Up Australia Day 2011. All funds raised go to supporting Clean Up Australia.
If you can’t donate, register for the event in support of a great cause.

Site Address

Cnr Queen & Edmond Sts, Marburg
QLD 4346

Meeting Point: Cnr Queen & Edmond Sts, Marburg

Date: March 6th 2011

Start time: 3:00 PM

End time: 4:30 PM

Site Coordinator Details

Michele Essex