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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.

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    Burdekin Shire supports LGAQ push for federal funds

    Burdekin Shire Mayor Lyn McLaughlin has announced her support for the Local Government Association of Queensland’s Federal Election Local Government Policy Plan.
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    Posted Friday, 27th May 2016 in Media Releases

    Burdekin Shire Mayor Lyn McLaughlin has announced her support for the Local Government Association of Queensland’s Federal Election Local Government Policy Plan.

    Cr McLaughlin said the most important issue for the Burdekin was the reinstatement of the indexation of Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs).

    “These grants are a vital source of funding for shires which have a static rate base, such as the Burdekin, and help relieve the pressure on our ratepayers,” she said.

    “It is vital that the Federal Government reinstates the increase for these grants as costs are continuing to rise and that burden is being shouldered by our ratepayers.

    “Under the National Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA), I also agree with LGAQ that councils should be able to use their labour for recovery and reconstruction works on council-owned essential public assets.

    “Our team has found that we get better value for money when using our crews.”

    Cr McLaughlin said any changes to NDRRA would directly affect Council and the community.

    “If there was a reduction in the amount funded by the Federal Government then there would be a definite impact on rate increases,” she said.

    “We are fortunate to have had funding support from the NDRRA over the years, but if there was improved mitigation funding for natural disasters we could do so much more.

    “The Burdekin Shire has dealt with disaster events for many years and Council has had to fund mitigation works such as new drainage etc to help prevent similar events.”

    The Burdekin Mayor said Council would welcome committed funds for water projects.

    “We definitely need a commitment from the Federal Government on funding for the maintenance and upgrade of our key water infrastructure,” she said.

    “This is vital to the Burdekin and will ensure the continued growth of our region.

    “I acknowledge the funding the Federal Government has pledged for the Burdekin-Haughton scheme and Burdekin Dam, but there needs to be money available to back up projects and not just fund studies.”

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    Asphalt Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that asphalt works will be undertaken between Friday 27th May 2016 to Monday 30th May 2016 at the following locations, weather permitting.
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    Posted Wednesday, 25th May 2016 in Current Road Conditions

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that asphalt works will be undertaken between Friday 27th May 2016 to Monday 30th May 2016 at the following locations, weather permitting.

    • Burstall Road
    • Day Road
    • Lisa Drive
    • Kalamia State School Car Park
    • Trace Street
    • Lando Street
    • Burke Street
    • Klondyke Road
    • Craig Street

    These works will be constructed utilising traffic controllers with the likelihood of reduced trafficable widths during the laying of asphalt.

    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.

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    Library project offers help to youth

    The Burdekin Shire Library is offering youth aged 12 to 16 years who are impacted by autism/Asperger’s the opportunity to join the “Challenge Program”. If you are interested please register with Disability Services Local Area Coordinator Kathy Hansen on 4786 4050.
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    Posted Wednesday, 25th May 2016 in Media Releases

    The Burdekin Shire Library is offering youth aged 12 to 16 years who are impacted by autism/Asperger’s the opportunity to join the “Challenge Program”.

    Council’s Library Services Manager John Scott said the program would be held in partnership with the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

    “This program gives participants the opportunity to build relationships with each other and Council’s library staff, which in turn will connect them with the wider community,” he said.

    “We anticipate the Challenge Program will run for an hour, once a week after school at our innovation space Ideas@108.”

    The Burdekin Library has a history of partnering with agencies to deliver a range of innovative programs for the local community.

    Mr Scott said that during 2015 several parents of teenagers in the Burdekin region expressed a need for a social activity and learning environment for teenagers with autism/Asperger’s with a long-term view to upskilling for future employment.

    “Most interest was shown in a ‘lab’ type project, where young people meet regularly using technology as a medium for activities,” he said.

    “This type of project has been run successfully in other places and we held an initial meeting of parents, Burdekin Shire Library Staff and Disability Services Local Area Coordinator on 1 September 2015.

    “Our library team then met with the young people to gather their ideas for the project.

    “The resulting successful program, where participants learnt about 3D printing, computer coding and more, was run throughout the final term of the 2015 school year in partnership with the Department.”

    Mr Scott said his team were delighted to again work with the Department to deliver the Challenge Program.

    If you are interested please register with Disability Services Local Area Coordinator Kathy Hansen on 4786 4050.

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    Job Vacancy 16/17 – Customer Services Officer

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Customer Services Officer. This position is a permanent part-time position with hours worked from 9am to 5pm daily, totalling 70 hours per fortnight. Applications close on Wednesday, 8 June 2016.
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    Posted Tuesday, 24th May 2016 in Current Job Vacancies

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Customer Services Officer.  This position involves working on a rotational basis across the call centre and front counter. This position is a permanent part-time position with hours worked from 9am to 5pm daily, totalling 70 hours per fortnight.

    The Position

    The key responsibilities include:

    • Provide high quality multifunctional Customer Service to the Burdekin Shire Council’s external and internal customers
    • Provide a positive and proactive service to customers through effective communication, conflict resolution, problem solving and advocacy
    • Process all service requests for the provision of works and tasks to be undertaken via our electronic Customer Request Management System
    • Report to supervisor in a timely manner on issues and activities likely to influence Council operations or adversely impact relations with Council’s customers
    • Receipting functions for customers by way of cash, cheques and EFTPOS facilities
    • Process all Council applications, permits and payments efficiently

    Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire positon description.

    The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 3 ($35.45 per hour) 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 following link.

    Applications for 16/17 – Customer Services Officer should include:

    • A cover letter
    • A current resume
    • Statements addressing the selection criteria found in the Position Description

    Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

    Applications close on Wednesday, 8 June 2016.  Word or PDF format is preferable.

    For further information please contact Ms. Eileen Robinson – Manager Client Services on

    (07) 4783 9800.

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    Burdekin community organisations net more than $50,000

    The Department of Social Services has announced the recipients of the Volunteer Grants 2015 including 14 Burdekin organisations. The local organisations will share in more than $50,000. To view the full list of successful organisations or to find out about more funding opportunities visit the Australian Government Department of Social Services website
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    Posted Wednesday, 18th May 2016 in Media Releases

    The Department of Social Services has announced the recipients of the Volunteer Grants 2015 including 14 Burdekin organisations.

    Almost 130,000 volunteers in around 5,300 organisations throughout Australia will benefit from funding of $20 million under Volunteer Grants 2015.

    Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said funding would support volunteers in their important work and the grants of between $1000 and $5000 each would enable organisations to purchase much needed equipment or help with training volunteers, fuel costs or undertaking background security checks.

    “Volunteers are the heart of community organisations and their ability to work willingly together for the betterment of our community is an invaluable resource,” she said.

    “Council knows the value of volunteers and volunteer organisations and is always working to provide as much support as possible in whatever capacity we can to help out.

    “It’s wonderful to see so many of our local organisations benefitting from this federal funding.”

    The successful recipients – Ayr Golf Club, Ayr Surf Life Saving Club Inc, Ayr Tennis Association, Brandon Bowls Club Inc, Burdekin Fitness Hall Inc, Burdekin Junior Rugby League Football Club Inc, Burdekin Men’s Shed Association Inc, Burdekin Tourism Association Inc, Giru State School Parents and Citizens Association, Home Hill Rodeo Association Inc, Home Hill Swimming Club Inc, Radio 97.1 Sweet FM, Volunteer Marine Rescue Burdekin Inc and Jerona Citizens Association – will share in more than $50,000.

    To view the full list of successful organisations or to find out about more funding opportunities visit the Australian Government Department of Social Services website.

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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 16/17 – Customer Services Officer

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Customer Services Officer. This position is a permanent part-time position with hours worked from 9am to 5pm daily, totalling 70 hours per fortnight. Applications close on Wednesday, 8 June 2016.
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    Posted Tuesday, 24th May 2016 in Current Job Vacancies

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Customer Services Officer.  This position involves working on a rotational basis across the call centre and front counter. This position is a permanent part-time position with hours worked from 9am to 5pm daily, totalling 70 hours per fortnight.

    The Position

    The key responsibilities include:

    • Provide high quality multifunctional Customer Service to the Burdekin Shire Council’s external and internal customers
    • Provide a positive and proactive service to customers through effective communication, conflict resolution, problem solving and advocacy
    • Process all service requests for the provision of works and tasks to be undertaken via our electronic Customer Request Management System
    • Report to supervisor in a timely manner on issues and activities likely to influence Council operations or adversely impact relations with Council’s customers
    • Receipting functions for customers by way of cash, cheques and EFTPOS facilities
    • Process all Council applications, permits and payments efficiently

    Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire positon description.

    The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 3 ($35.45 per hour) 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 following link.

    Applications for 16/17 – Customer Services Officer should include:

    • A cover letter
    • A current resume
    • Statements addressing the selection criteria found in the Position Description

    Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

    Applications close on Wednesday, 8 June 2016.  Word or PDF format is preferable.

    For further information please contact Ms. Eileen Robinson – Manager Client Services 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.
  • Traffic Control

    ACL/16/002 Preferred Contractor Arrangements – Traffic Control Provider (including Equipment)

    Applications are invited to be submitted for inclusion on Council's Database of Traffic Control Providers (including Equipment) for 1 July 2016 to 30 September 2017. Closing date for applications is 2 pm on 1 June 2016.
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    Posted Saturday, 7th May 2016 in Current Tenders

    Applications are invited to be submitted for inclusion on Council’s Database of Traffic Control Providers (including Equipment) for 1 July 2016 to 30 September 2017.

    Closing date for applications is 2 pm on 1 June 2016.

    A non-mandatory contractor briefing will be held on Wednesday 18 May 2016 at 5.30 pm in the John Drysdale Chamber at Council.

    Application forms are available from Council’s Customer Service Centre and the Home Hill Library or on Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au.

    All Work Health and Safety Management System enquiries should be directed to the Human Resources Office on 0417 702 114.  All other enquiries please call Council on 4783 9800.

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    ACL/16/001 Preferred Contractor Arrangements – Wet and Dry Hire of Plant and Equipment

    Applications are invited to be submitted for inclusion on Council's Database of Wet and Dry Hire Plant and Equipment (including Trucks) for 1 July 2016 to 30 September 2017. Closing date for applications is 2 pm on 1 June 2016.
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    Posted Saturday, 7th May 2016 in Current Tenders

    Applications are invited to be submitted for inclusion on Council’s Database of Wet and Dry Hire Plant and Equipment (including Trucks) for 1 July 2016 to 30 September 2017.

    Closing date for applications is 2 pm on 1 June 2016.

    A non-mandatory contractor briefing will be held on Wednesday 18 May 2016 at 5.30 pm in the John Drysdale Chamber at Council.

    Application forms are available from Council’s Customer Service Centre and the Home Hill Library or on Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au.

    All Work Health and Safety Management System enquiries should be directed to the Human Resources Office on 0417 702 114.  All other enquiries please call Council on 4783 9800.

Current Road News

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    Asphalt Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that asphalt works will be undertaken between Friday 27th May 2016 to Monday 30th May 2016 at the following locations, weather permitting.
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    Posted Wednesday, 25th May 2016 in Current Road Conditions

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that asphalt works will be undertaken between Friday 27th May 2016 to Monday 30th May 2016 at the following locations, weather permitting.

    • Burstall Road
    • Day Road
    • Lisa Drive
    • Kalamia State School Car Park
    • Trace Street
    • Lando Street
    • Burke Street
    • Klondyke Road
    • Craig Street

    These works will be constructed utilising traffic controllers with the likelihood of reduced trafficable widths during the laying of asphalt.

    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.

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    Brown Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Brown Road approx. 1.2km from the Ayr Dalbeg Road intersection for the extent of 800m towards Pelican Road on Wednesday 18th May, 2016 continuing until approximately Thursday 30th June, 2016, weather permitting.
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    Posted Monday, 16th May 2016 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Brown Road approx. 1.2km from the Ayr Dalbeg Road intersection for the extent of 800m towards Pelican Road on Wednesday 18th May, 2016 continuing until approximately Thursday 30th June, 2016, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under a full road closure with a temporary detour installed for traffic movement around the worksite.

    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

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    Klondyke Road – Road Reconstruction

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction works will commence on Klondyke Road from Wilmar Railway crossing for 210m towards Maidavale Road on Tuesday 3rd May, 2016 continuing until approximately Thursday 30th June, 2016, weather permitting.
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    Posted Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in Current Road Conditions

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction works will commence on Klondyke Road from Wilmar Railway crossing for 210m towards Maidavale Road on Tuesday 3rd May, 2016 continuing until approximately Thursday 30th June, 2016, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under traffic control, with reduced trafficable widths and speed restrictions in place for the duration of the works.

    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.

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    Rita Island Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Rita Island Road at the intersection with Kilrie Road, commencing Monday 18th April, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 10th June, 2016, weather permitting.
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    Posted Thursday, 14th April 2016 in Current Road Conditions

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Rita Island Road at the intersection with Kilrie Road, commencing Monday 18th April, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 10th June, 2016, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under traffic control or traffic lights with reduced trafficable widths and 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 contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

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    Mountainview Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Mountainview Road from Barratt Road intersection for 1.6km towards Kelly Road on Monday 4th April, 2016 continuing until approximately Thursday 30th June, 2016, weather permitting.
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    Posted Thursday, 31st March 2016 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Mountainview Road from Barratt Road intersection for 1.6km towards Kelly Road on Monday 4th April, 2016 continuing until approximately Thursday 30th June, 2016, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under a full road closure, when necessary, 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.

  • Bi-Annual Water Meter Reading

    Bi-Annual Water Supply Meter Reading – May 2016

    Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Tuesday 3rd May, 2016 and will continue for approximately six weeks.
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    Posted Monday, 4th April 2016 in Current Water Information, Public Notices

    Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Tuesday 3rd May, 2016.  Approximate times and areas for the commencement of meter readings are:

    • Early May – Home Hill, Rossiters Hill, Brandon and Parkside
    • Mid to Late May – East Ayr, Drysdale Estate, South Ayr
    • Late May to Early June – Ayr CBD, Little Drysdale & Kennedy Street areas, Sutcliffe Estate area, Alva Beach, Mt. Kelly and Giru

    To assist Councils meter readers, residents are requested to please clear meters of all obstructions, isolate and/or restrain dogs and unlock gates.

    For further information please, or if specific arrangements are required regarding access, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

    Council appreciates your assistance in these matters.

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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    Short Haired Domestic Cats x 13 – Surrendered – 27/05/2016

    Various Short Haired Domestic Cats x 13. Surrendered 27/05/2016 at . Date of exit - 01/06/2016. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Friday, 27th May 2016 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    27/05/2016
     
    Breed and Colour
    Short Haired Domestic Cats x 13 – Various
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Surrendered
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
     
    Date of Exit
    01/06/2016
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Short Haired Domestic Kitten – Left at Pound – 27/05/2016

    Smokey Grey Short Haired Domestic Kitten. Left at Pound 27/05/2016 at . Date of exit - 01/06/2016. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Friday, 27th May 2016 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    27/05/2016
     
    Breed and Colour
    Short Haired Domestic Kitten – Smokey Grey
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
     
    Date of Exit
    01/06/2016
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming

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