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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.

Burdekin Water Futures logo

Burdekin Water Forum registrations open

A major water forum will bring farmers, scientists and government representatives from around Australia to the Burdekin Theatre in October.

A major water forum will bring farmers, scientists and government representatives from around Australia to the Burdekin Theatre in October.

Registrations are now open for the Burdekin Water Forum 2017, a three-day event exploring the management of irrigated agriculture in Great Barrier Reef catchments.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor and Burdekin Water Futures Chair Lyn McLaughlin said water was the lifeblood of the Burdekin.

“It is so important that we manage our water resources strategically and with a whole-of-system approach, to ensure the sustainability of our water catchments into the future,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“In Great Barrier Reef catchments, the management of irrigated agriculture comes with unique challenges. Farmers across Australia have been working hard to achieve some fantastic environmental outcomes in these areas.

“This conference will showcase initiatives that have been developed in various communities and environments across the country.

“It will include presentations and discussions around innovative irrigation and cropping management practices, water and nitrogen use efficiency, water quality innovation and regulations.”

The Burdekin Water Forum is coordinated by Burdekin Water Futures. Cr McLaughlin said it would feature presentations and discussions by water managers, extension officers, farmers and grazers, industry specialists, scientists and government representatives.

The forum will be held Monday 9 October to Wednesday 11 October 2017.

Delegate costs are:

Day 1 and Day 2 (Forum only): $90 per person

Day 3 (Field Trip only): $30 per person

3 Day Registration: $120 per person

Register online at www.burdekinwaterforum.com
Please be advised a booking fee of $0.30 per delegate will apply at time of booking.

For further enquiries please contact Burdekin Water Futures on (07) 4783 9831 or

National Science Week 2017

Future Earth in spotlight for Science Week

Residents will learn about sustainability science from Burdekin industry leaders and tour a working algae farm, as part of Science Week (12-20 August) activities in the Burdekin next week.

Residents will learn about sustainability science from Burdekin industry leaders and tour a working algae farm, as part of Science Week activities in the Burdekin next week.

Burdekin Library will celebrate Science Week 2017 (12-20 August) by shining a spotlight on some of the Burdekin’s major industry organisations and how they are using sustainability science to address key global challenges.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said in keeping with the Science Week 2017 theme of Future Earth, Burdekin Library in Ayr would host a Brain Break Morning Tea from 10am to 11.30am next Wednesday 16 August, featuring informative presentations by representatives of Wilmar Sugar and MBD Energy.

“National Science Week is an annual celebration of science in Australia and a chance to highlight how sustainability science is being put into practice by a number of industry organisations in the Burdekin,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“As part of the Brain Break Morning Tea, we will welcome Wilmar Sugar’s Peter Larsen, who will speak on the topic of Mill Mud.

“MBD Energy’s Arnold Mangott will also present on the Ayr Algae Farm, a $13 million micro algae cultivation facility which is producing natural Astaxanthin.

“Astaxanthin is a valuable pigment nutrient used as a human dietary supplement and in feed to naturally colour and add nutritional value to farmed salmon, prawns and poultry eggs. It is used in place of less nutritious synthetic Astaxanthin, made from petrochemicals.”

MBD Energy will run two tours to the Ayr Algae Farm following the morning tea, departing from Burdekin Library, Ayr at 11.30am and 1.30pm.

Bookings for the tour are essential and can be made by contacting Burdekin Library on (07) 4783 9970.

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

Dance workshop

Workshops to create flash mobs for Water Festival

Schools, community organisations and dance groups will receive assistance to create flash mobs and pop-up performances for this year’s Burdekin Water Festival Mardi Gras.

Schools, community organisations and dance groups will receive assistance to create flash mobs and pop-up performances for this year’s Burdekin Water Festival Mardi Gras when Ausdance Qld arrives in the Burdekin later this month.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Ausdance Qld was bringing its Community Bounce Tour to North Queensland and would stop in Ayr on 28 August to 2 September to host a series of dance workshops.

“The Community Bounce Tour will bring a talented group of professional dance artists to the Burdekin to teach workshops in Hip Hop, Contemporary, Afro-Fusion, Improvisation and more,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“The timing of the tour couldn’t be better. In the days leading up to the Water Festival Mardi Gras on Saturday 2 September, groups will be able to book customised workshops and receive guidance to create and perform their own flash mob.

“It’ll really bring something unique and exciting to this year’s Mardi Gras. The performances will be a lot of fun to watch and to participate in too.

“Even if you don’t want to perform in the Mardi Gras, the workshops will be a great way to learn new dance styles and techniques from leading Queensland dance artists, including Australia’s Got Talent grand finalist Ab Sow.”

The Burdekin Shire Youth Council will also host a meet and greet with the dancers in the Burdekin Council Chambers from 3.30pm to 4.30pm on Monday 28 August.

Cr McLaughlin said it was an ideal opportunity for anyone who didn’t belong to a group or couldn’t attend a workshop to meet the dancers.

Group workshops cost $10 per person for a single workshop and $5 per person for subsequent workshops.

For more information and to book call Ausdance Qld on (07) 3122 7628 or view the flyer using the following link

To RSVP to attend the meet and greet event hosted by Burdekin Shire Youth Council please contact Tammy Quagliata on (07) 4783 9800.

Barking dogs

Tips for managing barking dogs

Barking dogs are one of the most widespread animal management issues in the community, with 133 different dogs the subject of noise complaints made to Burdekin Shire Council in the 2016/17 financial year. Here are some simple tips to reduce excessive barking.

Barking dogs are one of the most widespread animal management issues in the community, with 133 different dogs the subject of noise complaints made to Burdekin Shire Council in the 2016/17 financial year.

Burdekin Shire Council Governance and Local Laws Manager Dan Mulcahy said noisy dogs could be a real neighbourhood nuisance but were also a particularly difficult issue for Council as a number of factors had to be taken into account before further compliance action could be pursued.

“Excessive barking is often an indication that something is wrong, whether the animal is impacted by boredom, separation anxiety, discomfort or a perceived threat to its territory,” Mr Mulcahy said.

“Sometimes it is difficult to determine the cause of the barking, but for pet owners in this situation, taking the time to understand why this is occurring is the first step to solving the problem.”

He said Council received a number of noise complaints regarding barking dogs but that the majority of these could be resolved without Council involvement. People with dogs barking excessively in their neighbourhood are encouraged to first try talking to the dog’s owner to ensure they’re aware of the problem and see if they can do anything about it.

“In most cases the dog’s owner may not be aware of the barking or realise it is annoying to you or others,” Mr Mulcahy said.

“Local Law stipulates pet owners must take all reasonable steps to prevent their animal from making a noise or disturbance that causes a nuisance to neighbours.

“People must ensure their animal does not make excessive noise for more than a total of six minutes in any hour from 7am to 10pm on any day and for more than a total of three minutes in any 30 minute period after 10pm or before 7am.

“There is no concrete definition of a nuisance or excessive noise, which is why Council officers must rely on completed seven day diaries and surveillance information to proceed with further action.”

As a last resort Council may serve an infringement penalty notice and instigate legal action against the dog owner.

Some simple tips to reduce excessive barking include:

·         Exercise — an active dog barks less when it gets regular exercise.

·         Company.

·         Stimulation — a bored dog will bark to attract attention.

·         Fence design — restrict your dog’s view to what’s going on outside the fence.

Pet owners can obtain more tips from the barking dogs fact sheet which has recently been mailed out with their animal registration renewal notices, by contacting Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 or online: www.burdekin.qld.gov.au/wp/media/downloads/2017/07/Barking-dog-pamphlet-2017.pdf

Waste Water Tanks

Sewerage Maintenance Work – Ayr and Home Hill Areas

Weather permitting, Council's Waste Water workforce will be in areas of Ayr and Home Hill in the near future for the purpose of inspecting, cleaning and maintaining sewers and manhole structures. Affected residents will receive a letter in their mail box within 24 to 72 hours prior to works commencing.

Weather permitting, Council’s Waste Water workforce will be in areas of Ayr and Home Hill in the near future for the purpose of inspecting, cleaning and maintaining sewers and manhole structures.  Affected residents will receive a letter in their mail box within 24 to 72 hours prior to works commencing.

These workers will carry written authorisation (identification) from the Council and will present such authorisation on request.

These men may enter your property several times over that period to carry out works such as inspection of sewers and manholes, grouting, and painting of lids. Council requires the removal of all obstacles from around, and covering manholes for access.

Should you have any doubts as to the authenticity of persons entering your property and claiming to be sewer maintenance workers from the Council, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

It should be noted that on most occasions, this work will be carried out only from Monday to Friday during normal working hours and the Council workers would normally be driving a Council vehicle.

It will be appreciated if dogs and other pets are securely restrained to allow Council employees unimpeded access to carry out their duties, and Council should be contacted if special arrangements have to be made for any reason to allow access to your yard.

 

The patchwork art of the canefields in the Burdekin

Send us your photos of the Burdekin

Calling all budding photographers. The Burdekin Advocate is in the process of developing a new tourism guide to showcase our region to visitors. Burdekin Shire Council is collecting images to feature in the guide and needs some great photos.

Calling all budding photographers.

The Burdekin Advocate is in the process of developing a new tourism guide to showcase our region to visitors.

Burdekin Shire Council is collecting images to feature in the guide and needs some great photos to help promote all that is great about visiting the Burdekin.

We’re encouraging the Burdekin’s budding photographers to send us some of their best shots. While we can’t pay for the photos we can give credit.

The new guide aims to bring together all of the Burdekin’s the tourist, business and lifestyle opportunities into one tourism booklet.

Burdekin Shire Council is also encouraging businesses and community organisations to contact the Advocate if they’re interested in advertising in the publication.

Send your photos to

 

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 by email to employment@burdekin.qld.gov.au. 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.


Current job vacancies are shown below.

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 17/32 – Rates Supervisor (Temporary)

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a temporary Rates Supervisor for a period of up to six months. Applications close Friday, 25 August 2017 at 5:00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a temporary Rates Supervisor for a period of up to six months.

This is a full time position with the hours of work totalling 72.50 hours per fortnight.

Reporting directly to the Manager Financial and Administrative Services the key responsibilities include:

  • Acquire and maintain thorough knowledge of legislation, regulations, policies and procedures including Council and State Government requirements for rating.
  • Support policy and budget formulation for Council rates and charges including revenue modelling.
  • Ensure and maintain the integrity of the property, land and rating database for levying of rates and charges, property searches and rating system upgrades.
  • Co-ordinate timely production and distribution of annual, supplementary, half-year water consumption and overdue reminder notices.
  • Monitor debt collection processes and payment plans for overdue rates.
  • Supervise and implement end of month and end of year rating procedures including reconciliation to general ledger.
  • Supervise and co-ordinate rates personnel development and training.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 5 ($77,683pa) 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 17/32 – Rates Supervisor (Temporary) 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 Friday, 25 August 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Manager Financial and Administrative Services – Kim Olsen on (07) 4783 9800.

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 17/31 – Disaster Management Officer

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Disaster Management Officer. This is a part time position with the hours of work totalling 36.25 hours per fortnight. The days and hours of work are flexible and will be determined in consultation with the successful applicant. Applications close on Monday, 4 September 2017 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Disaster Management Officer.

This is a part time position with the hours of work totalling 36.25 hours per fortnight. The days and hours of work are flexible and will be determined in consultation with the successful applicant.

This position will be responsible for participating in the development, facilitation and coordination of Council’s and the Burdekin Local Disaster Management Groups disaster management planning, preparation, prevention, response and recovery in accordance with Council’s obligations under the Disaster Management Act 2003.

Reporting directly to the Burdekin Local Disaster Coordinator and working with the Local Disaster Management Group, the key responsibilities include:

  • Undertake day-to-day disaster management tasks and activities.
  • Assist in the preparation, response and recovery activities for emergencies affecting local residents and visitors including community education and awareness programs.
  • Update and monitor the information on the Burdekin Shire Council’s Emergency webpage and ensure all information is current.
  • Assist in the development, coordination and facilitation of community based programs and promotions associated with local disaster management plans and emergency response strategies.
  • Be responsible for the management and coordination of the Local Disaster Coordination Centre during times of activation and ensuring all staff and agencies are fully trained in Council’s emergency management software Guardian.

 Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The annual salary for this part time position is to a ceiling of Level 4 ($36,516) 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 17/31 – Disaster Management 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 Monday, 4 September 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Manager Client Services – Eileen Robinson on (07) 4783 9800.

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 17/30 – Casual Transfer Station Gatehouse Attendants

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for Casual Transfer Station Gatehouse Attendants to provide relief duties during periods of leave at the Council’s transfer stations. Applications close on Monday, 28 August 2017 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for Casual Transfer Station Gatehouse Attendants to provide relief duties during periods of leave at the Council’s transfer stations.

The key responsibilities include:

  • Operate associated technology in order to accurately record transaction details, as required.
  • Receiving fees including cash, and issue receipts.
  • Ensure money received reconciles with transactions.
  • Complete reports on transactions and associated activities.
  • Reject loads of waste that do not meet approved acceptance criteria for the transfer station.
  • Supervise public and direct traffic at the transfer station.
  • Set prices and sell second hand goods.
  • Clean and undertake housekeeping duties on site.
  • Maintain hazardous waste collection areas and ensure material is correctly stored.
  • Undertake yard maintenance duties including maintenance of signs or other equipment.
  • Treat customers in a courteous and friendly manner.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The hourly rate for this position is $25.45 plus the applicable casual loading.

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 17/30 – Casual Transfer Station Gatehouse Attendants 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 Monday, 28 August 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Coordinator Waste Services – Lachlan Kerr on (07) 4783 9800.

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 17/29 – Casual Compliance Officer

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Casual Compliance Officer to provide on-call services and provide relief support for the Compliance Team. On-call services includes on weekends, public holidays and during Council closures. Applications close on Monday, 28 August 2017 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Casual Compliance Officer to join our Compliance Team.

Reporting to the Coordinator Environment and Health, this position will be required to provide on-call services and provide relief support for the Compliance Team.   On-call services includes on weekends, public holidays and during Council closures.

The successful applicant will possess the following attributes at a minimum:

  • Sound written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in handing animals including dogs, cats and livestock.
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to work in high conflict area.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding, or the ability to acquire understanding, in legislation enforcement.
  • Basic computer skills with the ability to adapt to new computer technology.
  • Possession of a current Queensland “C” class drivers licence for manual vehicles.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The hourly rate for this position is $24.68 plus the applicable casual loading.

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 17/29 – Casual Compliance 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 Monday, 28 August 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Technical Officer Environment and Health – Anne Christman on (07) 4783 9800.

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.
Profiler at work

ACL/17/001 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 October 2017 to 30 September 2018. Closing date for applications is 2 pm on 6 September 2017.

Applications are invited to be submitted for inclusion on Council’s Database of Wet and Dry Hire Plant and Equipment (including Trucks) for 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018.

Closing date for applications is 2 pm on 6 September 2017.

A non-mandatory contractor briefing will be held on Wednesday 23 August 2017 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 by using the following link:

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.

Traffic Control

ACL/17/002 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 October 2017 to 30 September 2018. Closing date for applications is 2 pm on 6 September 2017.

Applications are invited to be submitted for inclusion on Council’s Database of Traffic Control Providers (including Equipment) for 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018.

Closing date for applications is 2 pm on 6 September 2017.

A non-mandatory contractor briefing will be held on Wednesday 23 August 2017 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 using the following link:

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.

Plantation Park Ayr Nature Based Play Area View 02 -Jeavons Landscape Architects

TBSC/17/021 – Construction of a Nature Based Play Space at Plantation Park – Stage 1

Tenders are invited for the Construction of a Nature Based Play Space at Plantation Park – Stage 1.

Tenders are invited for the Construction of a Nature Based Play Space at Plantation Park – Stage 1.

Tender documents are available from Mr Gary Keane on (07) 4783 9924 or by emailing

Tenders sealed and endorsed “TBSC/17/021 – Construction of a Nature Based Play Space at Plantation Park – Stage 1” are to be lodged in the tender box located at Burdekin Shire Council no later than 12.00 noon on 25th August 2017.

A mandatory site meeting will be held at 11.00am on 14 August 2017.

 

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.

Burdekin Water Festival Logo

Temporary Road Closures – Burdekin Water Festival

The following temporary road closures will be in place on Saturday 2nd September, 2017 for the hosting of the Burdekin Water Festival.

SATURDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER, 2017

The following temporary road closures will be in place on Saturday 2nd September, 2017 for the hosting of the Burdekin Water Festival.

6.00am to 12.00 midnight – Sideshow Alley

  • Edwards Street will be closed between Queen Street and MacMillan Street

1.00pm to 7.30pm – Water Festival Procession

  • Queen Street will be closed between Mackenzie and Soper Streets
  • MacMillan Street will be closed between Mackenzie and Pool Streets
  • Mackenzie Street will be closed between Graham and Wickham Streets
  • Edwards Street will be closed from Macmillan Street to the Queens Hotel bottle drive-in access

7.30pm to 12.00 midnight – Mardi Gras

  • Queen Street will be closed between Young and Parker Streets
  • Edwards Street will be closed from Macmillan Street to the Queens Hotel bottle drive-in access

Please Note: During the closure period, a temporary Taxi rank will be located in Edwards Street between the Queens Hotel bottle drive-in and Graham Street

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

 

Road - Widening Road

Asphalt Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that asphalt works will commence on the following Streets and Roads between Monday 21st August and Friday 25th August 2017.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that asphalt works will commence on the following Streets and Roads:

Monday 21st August 2017

  • Fifteenth A Street Cul De Sac, Home Hill
  • Fifteenth Street Cul De Sac, Home Hill

Tuesday 22nd August 2017

  • Pacific Court, Brandon
  • Tapiolas Road, Brandon

Wednesday 23rd August 2017

  • Okane Street, Brandon
  • Banister Street, Brandon

Thursday 24th August 2017

  • Drysdale Street, Brandon (Car Park)

Friday 25th August 2017

  • Moss Street Cul De Sac, Ayr
  • Gould Place Cul De Sac, Ayr

These works will be constructed utilising traffic control with road closures in place during the laying of asphalt.

Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and Traffic Controllers for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.

Burdekin Shire Council would like to thank the 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

Wickham Street and Plantation Park – Road and Car Park Construction

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise road and car park construction will commence in Wickham Street from Kennedy Street intersection for the extent of 520m to Tourist Information Centre in Plantation Park, Ayr. Works are scheduled to commence on Wednesday 26th July, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 29th September, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise road and car park construction will commence in Wickham Street from Kennedy Street intersection for the extent of 520m to Tourist Information Centre in Plantation Park, Ayr. Works are scheduled to commence on Wednesday 26th July, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 29th September, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under a full road closure.

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

Young and Macmillan Street – Roundabout Construction

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise construction of a roundabout at the Young and MacMillan Street intersection will commence on Monday 24th July, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 15th September, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise construction of a roundabout at the Young and Macmillan Street intersection will commence on Monday 24th July, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 15th September, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under a full road closure of the Young and Macmillan Street intersection. On street parking in the vicinity of the works will also be affected for the duration of the project.

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

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

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction, drainage and kerb and channel works will commence in Adelaide Street, Ayr from Chippendale Street intersection to Norham Road intersection on Monday 5th June, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 25th August, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction, drainage and kerb and channel works will commence in Adelaide Street, Ayr from Chippendale Street intersection to Norham Road intersection on Monday 5th June, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 25th August, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed at times, under a full road closure with a temporary detour installed via Margaret Street or under traffic control with reduced speeds and trafficable widths 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.

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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Staffy Cross – 125 – Impounded Queen Street Ayr – 21/08/2017

Grey/Blue Male Staffy Cross - 125. Impounded 21/08/2017 at Queen Street Ayr. Date of exit - 24/08/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
21/08/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Staffy Cross – 125 – Grey/Blue
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Impounded
 
Location Found
Queen Street Ayr
 
Sex
Male
 
Date of Exit
24/08/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Staffy – Kelpie Cross 124 – Left at Pound – 19/08/2017

Brown and White Female/Entire Staffy - Kelpie Cross 124. Left at Pound 19/08/2017 at . Date of exit - 24/08/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
19/08/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Staffy – Kelpie Cross 124 – Brown and White
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Female/Entire
 
Date of Exit
24/08/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Bull Arab Cross – 123 – Left at Pound – 16/08/2017

Brindle Male/Entire Bull Arab Cross - 123. Left at Pound 16/08/2017 at . Date of exit - 21/08/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
16/08/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Bull Arab Cross – 123 – Brindle
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
21/08/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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