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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.

rate notice

Have you received your rates notice?

Burdekin Shire ratepayers should have received their rates notice by now and are reminded that payment is due on September 5. Any residents who had not yet received their rates notice should contact Council immediately on 4783 9800.

Burdekin Shire ratepayers should have received their rates notice by now and are reminded that payment is due on September 5.

Council’s Financial and Administrative Services Manager Kim Olsen said any residents who had not yet received their rates notice should contact Council immediately on 4783 9800.

“Council has been notified on a number of occasions that ratepayers had not received their notice,” she said.

“If there is anyone who has not yet received their notice, please contact Council and we will supply a copy for your records.”

Mrs Olsen said rates payments were due on Monday, September 5 and reminded residents that any overdue rates balances would attract an 11 per cent interest charge calculated on the daily balance.

“I would urge ratepayers to make their payments by the due date to avoid paying any extra interest,” she said.

“If ratepayers are having difficulty paying the amount in full, any payment you make will help reduce the amount of interest charged.”

Mrs Olsen said the easiest way of paying rates was via BPay.

“Just be sure to use the customer reference number shown on your notice and do not combine payments for multiple rate notices,” she said.

“If you want to start budgeting for next year’s rates you can also set up a periodic payment in advance and this will show as a credit balance on your next rates notice.”

Other ways to pay your rate bill is via credit card, cash or cheque in person at Council Chambers at 145 Young Street, Ayr between 8am-5pm or at Queensland Country Credit Union branches.

Burdekin Shire Council Coat of Arms

Mayor extends Council’s sympathy to Home Hill stabbing victims

Burdekin Shire Mayor Lyn McLaughlin has extended Council’s deepest sympathies to the families of the victims involved in a stabbing incident in Home Hill.

Burdekin Shire Mayor Lyn McLaughlin has extended Council’s deepest sympathies to the families of the victims involved in a stabbing incident in Home Hill.

Mayor McLaughlin has been briefed about the incident by police.

“This is a tragic and very sad incident to have occurred in our small, peaceful and safe community of Home Hill,” she said.

“I want to assure residents that they are safe and that police are conducting a full investigation into what has occurred.

“As a sign of our sympathy for the victims, Council will fly its flag at Chambers at half mast.”

Burdekin Shire Council Coat of Arms

Notice of Auction – Saturday 17th September

An auction will be held at 10am on Saturday 17 September 2016 at the Burdekin Theatre. The land to be auctioned is approximately 4.061 Ha, located at 30825 BRUCE HIGHWAY, BRANDON QLD 4808.

In accordance with a resolution of Burdekin Shire Council dated 9 February 2016 Burdekin Shire Council hereby gives notice that:

A) An auction will be held at 10am on 17 September 2016 at the Burdekin Theatre, 161 Queen Street, Ayr QLD 4807.

B) The land to be auctioned is described as:

(i) 30825 BRUCE HIGHWAY, BRANDON QLD 4808 being Lot 12 SP138992 as contained in Title Reference 50347704, having an area of approximately 4.061 Ha.

The auction is being conducted as a result of Burdekin Shire Council exercising its right pursuant to the Local Government Act 2009 and in accordance with Chapter 4 Part 12, Division 3 of the Local Government Regulation 2012.

A copy of the proposed terms and conditions of the sale contract will be available seven (7) days before the auction date and can be obtained by forwarding a written request for a copy of the conditions to; Townsville City Council, Legal Services, PO Box 1268, TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810 or emailing.

Conduct of the auction is always subject to the obligations of Council set out in Chapter 4, Part 12, Division 3 of the Local Government Regulation 2012 and particularly, but without limitation, section 141(3).

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Technology takes centre stage at Burdekin Library

Technology will take centre stage at the Burdekin Library Ayr with the commencement of Tech Tuesdays at Ideas@108. The free program, which will cover 3D printing, using the online library, eBooks, robotics and coding, kicks off on August 30 and will be held fortnightly. Bookings are essential as there are limited seats and facilities. Call 4783 9970 to book your spot.

Technology will take centre stage at the Burdekin Library Ayr with the commencement of Tech Tuesdays.

Burdekin Shire Council Library Services Manager John Scott said the fortnightly Tech Tuesdays, which start on August 30, would cover a range of topics.

“We have a great program lined up which will cover 3D printing, using the online library, eBooks, robotics and coding,” he said.

“These classes will be repeated fortnightly and additional classes will be run based on demand.

“Everyone is welcome to attend any of the classes and to help the community with technology awareness we will over time change the topics to keep everyone up to date.

“Bookings are essential due to the limited seating and facilities available at our innovation space Ideas@108.”

The Tech Tuesday program is as follows:

9.30am-10.30am: Introduction to 3D printing. Maximum 3 people per class, hands-on experience.

11am-11.30am: How to use the library from home.  This session will cover searching the catalogue, reserving and renewing books, Lynda.com and more. Maximum 15 per class.

12.30pm-1pm: eBooks and the Burdekin Library. Bring your tablet, get set up and explore the collection, learning how to borrow and return eBooks. Maximum 15 per class.

2pm-3pm: Introduction to Robotics and Coding. This is a fun hands-on class for parents, grandparents and interested adults where you will be shown what robotics and coding is all about. Maximum 15 per class.

Bookings are essential for all classes and can be made by calling 4783 9970.

Carl Barron

Carl Barron coming to Burdekin Theatre

Want to see Carl Barron before he gets to Townsville? Make sure to book your tickets now to see this popular Australian comedian’s new show at the Burdekin Theatre on October 27. Get in early as tickets are selling fast.

Want to see Carl Barron before he gets to Townsville? Make sure to book your tickets now to see this popular Australian comedian’s new show at the Burdekin Theatre on October 27.

After making more than 300,000 Australians laugh on his last tour and taking a year off to star in his first feature film, Manny Lewis, Barron returns at his brilliant best with his brand new show.

His new stand up show is intermingled with a bit of guitar and blends structure with change – or as he likes to call it, drinking with a fork.

Parents are advised that this show is recommended for people aged 18 and over as it contains adult themes and some coarse language.

Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said Council was excited to have Barron coming to the Burdekin.

“This will be a great show by a high-quality comedian and anyone that enjoys a laugh should book their ticket now as this show is sure to sell out,” he said.

“Tickets went on sale at midday today and there were already people lining to up purchase tickets.”

Carl Barron – Drinking with a Fork, will be at the Burdekin Theatre, Ayr on Thursday, 27 October 27, from 8pm. Tickets are $49.

Tickets are available from www.burdekintheatre.com.au , at Council’s Customer Service Centre or by calling Council on 4783 9800.

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.

Please note that we can only accept applications for jobs that are currently being advertised.

Apply Online


Current job vacancies are shown below.

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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.
For Sale

QBSC/16/022 – Request for Quotations for the purchase of eight used utilities

Quotations are invited for the purchase of eight used utilities (2010 to 2012 single cab models - Toyota Hilux, Mitsubishi Triton petrol, 4WD Isuzu DMAX). Closing date at 12noon on Friday 30 September 2016.

QBSC/16/022 – REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS FOR THE PURCHASE OF EIGHT (8) USED UTILITIES

Quotations are invited for the above quotation closing at 12 noon on Friday 30 September, 2016.

Council Plant No.           Description

40012                             2WD Ute – 2010 Toyota Hilux Workmate – petrol
40016                             2WD Ute – 2010 Mazda BT50 **cab chassis only – diesel
40021                             2WD Ute – Toyota Hilux Workmate – petrol (purchased 2011)
40023                             2WD Ute – Toyota Hilux Workmate – petrol (purchased 2011)
40024                             2WD Ute – Toyota Hilux SR – automatic petrol (purchased 2011)
40026                             2WD Ute – 2012 Mitsubishi Triton GL – petrol
40027                             2WD Ute – 2012 Mitsubishi Triton GL – petrol
40334                             4WD Ute – Isuzu Dmax – diesel (purchased 2012)

Quotation documents are available from the Council’s Customer Service Centre at any time during normal office hours or download the Quotation package on Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au and complete the Form of Quotation.

Quotations shall be sealed in an envelope and endorsed as “QBSC/16/022 – Request for Quotations for the purchase of eight used utilities” and lodged in the tender box located at the Burdekin Shire Council, 145 Young Street, Ayr.

The plant will be available for inspection on Friday 23 September, 2016 between the hours of 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. at the Council’s Jones Street Depot. Enquiries should be made to the Manager – Technical Services, or the Workshop Superintendent.

All plant will be sold unregistered and in an “as is condition”, however a safety certificate will only be provided at the discretion of the Workshop Supervisor. The plant will not be released until the replacement plant are fully in service. The fire extinguishers and some ancillary equipment will not be sold with the plant and will be removed by Council. The plant may be offered as trade against the new replacement plant and Council reserves the right to sell these plants privately or otherwise.

Any persons making inspections of the plant must report to the Workshop Superintendent or his representative and comply with Council’s Workplace Health and Safety Standards, and in particular wearing of closed in footwear.

Quotations shall be deemed to be inclusive of GST. Quotations received by telephonic advice will not be considered. Late quotations will not be considered.  The highest or any quotations will not necessarily be accepted.

Please note plant photos will be available no later than 31/08/2016

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Expressions of Interest – Use of Building – Bosworth Bar – Ayr Showgrounds Reserve

The Council invites expressions of interest from community based not for profit organisations for the use of a building known as the “Bosworth Bar” located at the Ayr Showgrounds Reserve

The Council invites expressions of interest from community based not for profit organisations for the use of a building known as the “Bosworth Bar” located at the Ayr Showgrounds Reserve.

 Expressions of Interest close on Wednesday 28 September 2016.

 You can download the specification using the link below.

 

Burdekin Shire Council Coat of Arms

Notice of Auction – Saturday 17th September

An auction will be held at 10am on Saturday 17 September 2016 at the Burdekin Theatre. The land to be auctioned is approximately 4.061 Ha, located at 30825 BRUCE HIGHWAY, BRANDON QLD 4808.

In accordance with a resolution of Burdekin Shire Council dated 9 February 2016 Burdekin Shire Council hereby gives notice that:

A) An auction will be held at 10am on 17 September 2016 at the Burdekin Theatre, 161 Queen Street, Ayr QLD 4807.

B) The land to be auctioned is described as:

(i) 30825 BRUCE HIGHWAY, BRANDON QLD 4808 being Lot 12 SP138992 as contained in Title Reference 50347704, having an area of approximately 4.061 Ha.

The auction is being conducted as a result of Burdekin Shire Council exercising its right pursuant to the Local Government Act 2009 and in accordance with Chapter 4 Part 12, Division 3 of the Local Government Regulation 2012.

A copy of the proposed terms and conditions of the sale contract will be available seven (7) days before the auction date and can be obtained by forwarding a written request for a copy of the conditions to; Townsville City Council, Legal Services, PO Box 1268, TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810 or emailing.

Conduct of the auction is always subject to the obligations of Council set out in Chapter 4, Part 12, Division 3 of the Local Government Regulation 2012 and particularly, but without limitation, section 141(3).

Additional Information

Call 13 19 40

You can also call 13 19 40 to hear a 24-hour recorded message for local road conditions from the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

To report a traffic incident you can speak to an operator once the recorded message has finished.

Road closed

Grey Street – Road Reconstruction, Kerb and Channel and Drainage Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction, kerb and channel and drainage works will commence in Grey Street from Chippendale Street to Gibson Street on Monday 29th August, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 11th November, 2016, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction, kerb and channel and drainage works will commence in Grey Street from Chippendale Street to Gibson Street on Monday 29th August, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 11th November, 2016, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under road closures with detours 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.

Burdekin Bridge

Burdekin River Bridge – Temporary Lane Closure

As part of the Burdekin River Bridge Rehabilitation project, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) wishes to advise that single lane closures on the Burdekin River Bridge, Home Hill will take place (weather permitting) on the following dates: Tuesday 30 August to Friday 2 September 2016 and Tuesday 6 September and Wednesday 7 September 2016

Burdekin River Bridge

Temporary lane closures

As part of the Burdekin River Bridge Rehabilitation project, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) wishes to advise that single lane closures on the Burdekin River Bridge, Home Hill will take place (weather permitting) on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 30 August to Friday 2 September 2016
  • Tuesday 6 September and Wednesday 7 September 2016

9.00am to 2.45pm (please note start and finish times)

During this time, speed and width restrictions will be in place and the site will be under traffic control.  North and south bound road users should expect minor delays.

To minimise disruptions, heavy vehicles operators with loads over three (3) metres must contact Michael Brennan on 0409 643 768 to advise of an anticipated time of arrival to allow for road barriers and other infrastructure to be cleared.  Failure to give advance warning will result in further delays.

We apologise for any inconvenience and seek your cooperation during this program of works. If you have any queries in relation to this work, please contact Mrs Paula Paoletti on 1800 625 648.

Road - Widening Road

Sixth Street, Home Hill – Kerb and Channel and Bitumen Widening

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise kerb and channel and bitumen widening works are still being completed in Home Hill at Sixth Street from Ninth Avenue to Thirteenth Avenue. Works in Sixth Street are scheduled to be completed on approximately Friday 9th September 2016, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise kerb and channel and bitumen widening works are still being completed in Home Hill at Sixth Street from Ninth Avenue to Thirteenth Avenue.

Works in Sixth Street are scheduled to be completed on approximately Friday 9th September 2016, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under road closure with access to residence 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.

Traffic Control

Sandhill Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works have commenced on Sandhill Road. Works are occurring approximately 1.1km from Kierle Road intersection for the extent of 600m towards Kierle’s Landing. It is estimated the work will continue until 30 September, 2016, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works have commenced on Sandhill Road. Works are occurring approximately 1.1km from Kierle Road intersection for the extent of 600m towards Kierle’s Landing. It is estimated the work will continue until 30 September, 2016, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under traffic control, with single lane closures 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 for their patience during the construction period.

Road closed

Fourteenth A Street – Road Reconstruction and Kerb and Channel

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and kerb and channel works will commence in Fourteenth A Street between Seventh Avenue and Ninth Avenue on Wednesday 15th June, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 26th August, 2016, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and kerb and channel works will commence in Fourteenth A Street between Seventh Avenue and Ninth Avenue on Wednesday 15th June, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 26th August, 2016, 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.

Water Information

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

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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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Domestic Kittens x 8 – Surrendered – 25/08/2016

Various Domestic Kittens x 8. Surrendered 25/08/2016 at . Date of exit - 30/08/2016. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
25/08/2016
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Kittens x 8 – Various
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
30/08/2016
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Domestic Kittens x 3 – Surrendered – 25/08/2016

Various Domestic Kittens x 3. Surrendered 25/08/2016 at . Date of exit - 30/08/2016. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
25/08/2016
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Kittens x 3 – Various
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
30/08/2016
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Domestic Cat – Left at Pound – 24/08/2016

Tabby Female Domestic Cat. Left at Pound 24/08/2016 at . Date of exit - 29/08/2016. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
24/08/2016
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Cat – Tabby
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Female
 
Date of Exit
29/08/2016
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Pit Bull Cross – Impounded – 24/08/2016

Tan Female/Entire Pit Bull Cross. Impounded 24/08/2016 at . Date of exit - 29/08/2016. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
24/08/2016
 
Breed and Colour
Pit Bull Cross – Tan
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Impounded
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Female/Entire
 
Date of Exit
29/08/2016
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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