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    Residents and visitors to Burdekin Shire can stay up to date with the latest public notices, media releases, road closures, offers, and job vacancies which are shown below.

  • Q150 Steam Train on bridge

    Tickets selling fast for historic Q150 steam train

    Burdekin residents are snapping up tickets to ride on the historic Queensland Rail Q150 steam train on Monday.
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    Posted Wednesday, 28th January 2015 in Media Releases

     

    Burdekin residents are snapping up tickets to ride on the historic Queensland Rail Q150 steam train on Monday (February 2, 2015).

    So if you love trains or just want to take a trip down memory lane, there are only 30 tickets left on the 12.15pm train trip.

    Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis said the historic steam train would arrive at the Ayr Rail Station on Sunday at 5pm.

    “The train is travelling up the coast to celebrate Queensland Rail’s 150th birthday and this is a great opportunity for residents, both young and old to come along and welcome her into the Burdekin,” he said. “It would be great to see the station packed with residents on Sunday.”

    Cr Lowis said tickets had been selling fast for the two trips planned on Monday between Ayr and Home Hill.

    “There are no tickets left for the 10.30am trip and about 30 tickets left at Chambers and the Home Hill library for the 12.15pm trip, so if you want to ride this historic train you’d better get in quick,” he said.

    Residents who want tickets can purchase them for $5 at the Burdekin Shire Council Chambers in Young Street, Ayr or Burdekin Library Home Hill branch.

    Cr Lowis said the first train would leave Ayr at 10.30am and passengers would be able to enjoy morning tea at the Home Hill Comfort Stop.

    “I also will be unveiling a Queensland Rail/Home Hill story board. This is only happening in a few towns during the trip and Home Hill was one of the locations chosen,” he said.

    “The train will leave Home Hill at 11.20am and arrive back in Ayr at 11.40am.

    “The second train will leave Ayr at 12.15pm and afternoon tea will be served at the Comfort Stop at about 12.45pm. Then it’s all aboard in Home Hill at 1.15pm for its final trip across the Burdekin Bridge before it continues on its journey north.”

    Cr Lowis said the last time the train had visited the Burdekin was in May 2009.

    “Some of our residents may remember the train and enjoyed a ride on her to celebrate Queensland’s 150th birthday,” he said.

    “I’m looking forward to taking a ride on a working piece of history.”

    For further information please visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

     

  • Groper Creek

    Public Notice – Groper Creek Jetty temporary closure

    The Groper Creek Jetty will be temporarily closed to the public from early February to mid February while sand blasting and maintenance of the jetty is carried out.
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    Posted Tuesday, 27th January 2015 in Public Notices

    The Groper Creek Jetty will be temporarily closed to the public while sand blasting and maintenance of the jetty is carried out.

    Transport and Main Roads has contracted a marine specialist to complete this maintenance project, commencing early February.

    The project is expected to take two weeks to complete, however works on-site may be periodic depending on when tides occur.

    Work hours are from 6am-6pm.

    Weather permitting, the Burdekin community can expect the Groper Creek Jetty to be reopened for use by mid-February.

    Alternative facilities are available at Wallace’s Landing, Hell Hole, Plantation Creek or Rita Island.

    For more information about boat ramps in the Burdekin district, visit the Marine Queensland website at www.msq.qld.gov.au or search for boating facilities.

  • Australia Day 2015 Burdekin Citizens of the Year Peter and Janette Pattinson

    Community minded couple named Burdekin Citizens of the Year

    Peter and Janette Pattinson were named Citizens of the Year at the Burdekin Shire Council 2015 Australia Day Awards.
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    Posted Monday, 26th January 2015 in Media Releases

     

    A community-minded couple were named Citizens of the Year at the Burdekin Shire Council 2015 Australia Day Awards.

    Burdekin Mayor Bill Lowis said Peter and Janette Pattinson worked together as a strong team.

    “They support each other and are not often seen far apart working tirelessly on community projects and events,” he said.

    “They have been members of various community groups and organisations including P&C associations, Burdekin Singers and Theatre Company, Burdekin Cruisers Car Club, Burdekin Relay for Life, Ayr Swimming Club and the Burdekin Water Festival, just to name a few.

    “This husband and wife team have dedicated many long and tireless hours to the community and also raised three children who consider their parents to be inspirational role models.”

    Cr Lowis also congratulated Reece D’Alessandro on receiving the Young Citizen of the Year Award.

    “Reece had numerous official roles throughout 2014 including Home Hill State High School School Captain, Burdekin Shire Youth Council Mayor, Interact Club Vice President and Valedictory Committee Chairman,” he said.

    “He has been compere of many events including Tastes of the Burdekin, Burdekin Water Festival, Burdekin Relay for Life and Council’s Christmas Carols.

    “He has done all of this and managed to stay focussed and excel in his final year of school.

    “He was awarded the Senior Dux Academic Excellence Award, the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership Scholarship, the Dawson Medallion and many more at the Home Hill State High School presentation night.”

    Cr Lowis thanked all award nominees and recipients for giving back to the Burdekin community.

    “We are very fortunate to have so many community-minded people living in our region and I thank them all for taking the time to make our community a better place to live,” he said.

    The 2015 Burdekin Shire Council Australia Day Award winners are:

    Citizens of the Year: Peter and Janette Pattinson

    Young Citizen of the Year: Reece D’Alessandro

    Young Citizen of the Year Achievement Award: Rane Reguson

    Community Event of the Year: 6th Queensland Heritage Rally

    Senior Cultural Award: Peter Pattinson

    Junior Cultural Award: Reece D’Alessandro

    Junior Cultural Achievement Award: Sarah Berryman

    Sportsperson with a Disability: Andrea McDonnell

    Sports Administrator Award: Col Casswell

    Senior Sportsperson of the Year: Brianne Rossato

    Junior Sportsperson of the Year: Danae Olsen

    Junior Sportsperson Achievement Award: Adam Walton

     

  • HH Waste Transfer Station office break-in January 23 2015

    Home Hill Waste Transfer Station office broken into

    The Home Hill Waster Transfer Station office was broken into causing damage to the door and window.
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    Posted Friday, 23rd January 2015 in Media Releases

    The Home Hill Waster Transfer Station office was broken into last night causing damage to the door and window.

    Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis said police were investigating the incident.

    “Someone has gone to a lot of trouble to break into the office, but nothing appears to have been taken,” he said.

    “You have to wonder what they thought they were going to find in there as there is never any money kept there.”

    Cr Lowis said the damage caused to the office might cost Council thousands to repair.

    “This sort of behaviour is reprehensible and is just another cost burden on the ratepayers of the Burdekin,” he said.

    “If anyone has any information that may be able to assist police in their inquiries, please contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.”

     

     

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Current Job Vacancies

  • How to Apply

    Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office at the Shire Chambers, 145 Young St, Ayr, Qld, 4807, telephone (07) 4783 9800 or this website - just click on the position that interests you and download the application package.

    Once you have obtained the application package and prepared your application it can be lodged online using the links below or by mail to Confidential Application, PO Box 974, Ayr, Qld, 4807.

    Apply Online

    Online Job Application Form

    Online Traineeship Application Form


    Current job vacancies are shown below.

  • Burdekin Shire Council

    Job Vacancy 15/01 – System and Network Administrator

    We are seeking applications for a System and Network Administrator to assist in maintaining Council's information and communications technology infrastructure and help desk. Closing date 9 February 2015.
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    Posted Tuesday, 20th January 2015 in Current Job Vacancies

    The Burdekin Region offers an outstanding lifestyle that is both contemporary and relaxed. The major township of Ayr is less than an hour’s drive to the city of Townsville.  The Burdekin has abundant water supplies, excellent health and educational facilities, and an excellent array of cultural, sporting, and recreational activities.

    The System and Network Administrator is responsible for maintaining Council’s information and communications technology infrastructure and help desk.

    The Position

    The key responsibilities include:

    • Maintain Council’s server infrastructure (hardware and software) including VMware vSphere, virtual servers and physical servers.
    • Maintain Council’s enterprise storage and recovery infrastructure including the storage area network (SAN), network attached storage (NAS) and direct attached storage (DAS).
    • Maintain Council’s network infrastructure (hardware and software).
    • Maintain Council’s core Windows infrastructure services including Active Directory (AD), Certificate Services, Windows Software Update Services (WSUS), File and Print and Windows Deployment Services (WDS).

    The Person

    The successful applicant will possess the following attributes:

    • Tertiary qualification in areas relevant to the position and/or extensive experience in systems, network, storage and vSphere administration.
    • Ability to plan and prioritise own work to meet deadlines and achieve outcomes.
    • Demonstrated high level of communication skills both written and oral with demonstrated ability to report clearly on complex matters and deliver presentations to varied audiences.

    Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Queensland Local Government Officers Award – State and Burdekin Shire Council’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.  The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Grade 6 ($85,434pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

    Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the link below.

    Applications for 15/01 – System and Network Administrator should include:

    • A cover letter
    • A current resume
    • Statements addressing the selection criteria

    Applications are to be submitted online using the Online Job Application Form.

    Applications close on Monday 9 February 2015. Word or PDF format is preferable.

    For further information please contact the ICT Coordinator – Dirk Dabelstein on (07) 4783 9800.

Public Tenders

  • Marketplace

    Welcome to the Burdekin Shire Council Marketplace, where you will find details of:

    • items for sale
    • opportunities to supply Council with products or services

    Offers to buy items or supply to Council may be invited through expressions of interest, quotation, or tender.
    In accordance with the Local Government Regulation 2012:

    • Tenders are used for the purchase and sale of goods and services valued at $200,000 or more (excluding GST).
    • Expressions of interest are used in some circumstances prior to calling for tenders.
    • Quotations are sought for items valued at less than $200,000 (excluding GST).
    • Items are occasionally offered for sale at a fixed price if they do not sell when offered for sale by tender or auction.
  • There are no Public Tenders at the moment.

Current Road News

  • Road closed

    Spiller Street – Drainage Upgrade and Bitumen Widening

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that drainage upgrade and bitumen widening works will commence in Spiller Street from Queen Street to MacMillan Street on Tuesday 27th January, 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 27th March, 2015, weather permitting.
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    Posted Thursday, 22nd January 2015 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that drainage upgrade and bitumen widening works will commence in Spiller Street from Queen Street to MacMillan Street on Tuesday 27th January, 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 27th March, 2015, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under a full road closure with access to local traffic only.

    Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from traffic controllers or on site personnel for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.

    Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users in anticipation of their patience during the construction period.

    For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

  • Road closed

    Ivory Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Ivory Road from Pearce’s Bridge to the Fiveway’s Road intersection on Monday 19th January, 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 27th February 2015, weather permitting.
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    Posted Thursday, 15th January 2015 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Ivory Road from Pearce’s Bridge to the Fiveway’s Road intersection on Monday 19th January, 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 27th February 2015, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under a full road closure with access to local traffic only.

    Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from traffic controllers or on site personnel for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.

    Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users in anticipation of their patience during the construction period.

    For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

  • Road closed

    Hurney Road – Bitumen Reconstruction Works

    Bitumen reconstruction of a section of Hurney Road between Mann Road and Menkens Road will commence on Monday 5th January, 2015 continuing until Friday 27th March 2015, weather permitting.
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    Posted Tuesday, 6th January 2015 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen reconstruction of a section of Hurney Road between Mann Road and Menkens Road will commence on Monday 5th January, 2015 continuing until Friday 27th March 2015, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under a full road closure with access to local traffic only.

    Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from traffic controllers or on site personnel for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.

    Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users in anticipation of their patience during the construction period.

    For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

  • Road closed

    Road Closed – Woods Street and Cislowski Road, Ayr

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that due to the construction of a new water main, Woods Street and Cislowski Road will be closed to all traffic from Cunningham Street to Old Clare Road from Monday 1st December, 2014 continuing until approximately Friday 27th March 2015, weather permitting.
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    Posted Monday, 24th November 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that due to the construction of a new water main, Woods Street and Cislowski Road will be closed to all traffic from Cunningham Street to Old Clare Road from Monday 1st December, 2014 continuing until approximately Friday 27th March 2015, weather permitting.

    The works will be constructed under a full road closure during working hours and open to traffic at night with possible speed restrictions in place.

    Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from traffic controllers or on site personnel for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.

    Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users in anticipation of their patience during the construction period.

    For further information please visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

  • Road closed

    Tenth Avenue Home Hill – Bitumen Widening and Kerbing and Channelling

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen widening and kerbing and channeling will be commencing in Tenth Avenue between Eighth Street and Sixth Street, Home Hill. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 17th November 2014 continuing until Friday 19th December 2014, weather permitting.
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    Posted Thursday, 13th November 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen widening and kerbing and channeling will be commencing in Tenth Avenue between Eighth Street and Sixth Street, Home Hill. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 17th November 2014 continuing until Friday 19th December 2014, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under a full road closure with access to local traffic only.

    Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from traffic controllers or on-site personnel for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.

    Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users in anticipation of their patience during the construction period.

    For further information please visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

  • Road - Widening Road

    Clayton and Ahern Streets – Drainage, Kerbing and Channelling and Road Reconstruction

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that drainage, kerbing and channelling and road reconstruction works will commence in Clayton Street from Mackersie Street to Beach Road and in Ahern Street from Clayton Street to Lawson Street on Monday 3rd November, 2014 continuing until approximately Friday 27th February, 2015, weather permitting
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    Posted Wednesday, 29th October 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that drainage, kerbing and channelling and road reconstruction works will commence in Clayton Street from Mackersie Street to Beach Road and in Ahern Street from Clayton Street to Lawson Street on Monday 3rd November, 2014 continuing until approximately Friday 27th February, 2015, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under a full road closure with access to local traffic only.

    Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from traffic controllers or on site personnel for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.

    Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users in anticipation of their patience during the construction period.

    For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

Current Water Information

  • Water Information

    To report a water incident you can call the Council and speak to a customer services officer.

  • New Water Main

    Temporary Road Closures – New Water Main Construction Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that to facilitate the construction of a new water main from the Rossiters Hill area to the Ayr Racecourse a number of temporary traffic restrictions will be implemented commencing from Monday 12 January, 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 27 March, 2015, weather permitting.
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    Posted Thursday, 8th January 2015 in Current Water Information, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that to facilitate the construction of a new water main from the Rossiters Hill area to the Ayr Racecourse a number of temporary traffic restrictions will be implemented commencing from Monday 12 January, 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 27 March, 2015, weather permitting.

    • Speed restrictions will be in force along the Bruce Highway between Kilrie Road and Conlan Street;
    • Access to Clements Street, Honeycombe Street and Laurence Crescent, Rossiters Hill from the Bruce Highway will be via Conlan Street to allow the pipe to be installed under the Bruce Highway;
    • Cislowski Road will be closed at the intersection of Old Clare Road;
    • Woods Street will be closed at the intersection of Cunningham Street;

    The works will be constructed utilising a combination of partial and full road closures during working hours and where possible reopened to traffic at night with speed restrictions in place.

    Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from traffic controllers or on site personnel for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.

    Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users in anticipation of their patience during the construction period.

    For further information or queries, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Lost and Found Animals

  • Animals in the Council Pound

    Council publishes details of all animals that have been surrendered, impounded, or left at the pound.

    Due to the number of animals that we see each week, we are only able to hold animals for 3 working days.

    If you have lost an animal, or if you would like to adopt an animal from our pound, please contact our Animal Control Officers via the Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

    Release Fees

    View the Release Fees for Animals in the Pound.

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    Boxer cross – Left at Pound – 29/01/2015

    White Male/Entire Boxer cross. Left at Pound 29/01/2015 at . Date of exit - 03/02/2015. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Thursday, 29th January 2015 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    29/01/2015
     
    Breed and Colour
    Boxer cross – White
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
    Male/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    03/02/2015
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Domestic cat and 3 Kittens – Left at Pound – 29/01/2015

    Mixed Domestic cat and 3 Kittens. Left at Pound 29/01/2015 at . Date of exit - 03/02/2015. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Thursday, 29th January 2015 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    29/01/2015
     
    Breed and Colour
    Domestic cat and 3 Kittens – Mixed
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
     
    Date of Exit
    03/02/2015
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Terrier cross – Left at Pound – 27/01/2015

    Grey Male/Entire Terrier cross. Left at Pound 27/01/2015 at . Date of exit - 30/01/2015. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Tuesday, 27th January 2015 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    27/01/2015
     
    Breed and Colour
    Terrier cross – Grey
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
    Male/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    30/01/2015
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Fox terrier cross – Surrendered Macmillan Street, Ayr – 27/01/2015

    Tan/white Male/Entire Fox terrier cross. Surrendered 27/01/2015 at Macmillan Street, Ayr. Date of exit - 30/01/2015. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Tuesday, 27th January 2015 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    27/01/2015
     
    Breed and Colour
    Fox terrier cross – Tan/white
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Surrendered
     
    Location Found
    Macmillan Street, Ayr
     
    Sex
    Male/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    30/01/2015
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Domestic Kittens x 3 2 Female 1 male – Left at Pound – 27/01/2015

    Grey, Black / grey Domestic Kittens x 3 2 Female 1 male. Left at Pound 27/01/2015 at . Date of exit - 30/01/2015. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Tuesday, 27th January 2015 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    27/01/2015
     
    Breed and Colour
    Domestic Kittens x 3 2 Female 1 male – Grey, Black / grey
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
     
    Date of Exit
    30/01/2015
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Mastiff cross – Left at Pound – 27/01/2015

    Tan Male/Entire Mastiff cross. Left at Pound 27/01/2015 at . Date of exit - 30/01/2015. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Tuesday, 27th January 2015 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    27/01/2015
     
    Breed and Colour
    Mastiff cross – Tan
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
    Male/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    30/01/2015
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming

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