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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.

  • Feral pigs near Barrattas

    More than 300 feral pigs shot in Burdekin region

    More than 300 feral pigs were shot in the past few weeks in an effort to protect crops, land and improve biodiversity in the Burdekin.
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    Posted Thursday, 18th December 2014 in Media Releases

    More than 300 feral pigs were shot in the past few weeks in an effort to protect crops, land and improve biodiversity in the Burdekin.

    Burdekin Shire Council’s Governance and Local Laws Manager Dan Mulcahy said feral pigs were a high priority for control under Council’s Pest Management Plan.

    “This was a coordinated activity aimed at reducing numbers of feral pigs which do a lot of damage not only to crops, but to the natural environment,” he said.

    “Council does an annual cull, but this year we took a more coordinated approach to make a bigger impact on numbers.

    “We also were fortunate this year to receive funding from NQ Dry Tropics to organise a southern shoot for the first time.”

    Mr Mulcahy said it was easier to locate and shoot the pigs from a helicopter.

    “By joining forces with other parties and securing extra funding, we have been able to spread the cost and extend the area being targeted by helicopter,” he said.

    The majority of the pigs (253) were shot in region north of Ayr and out to Alva. The southern shoot, which included the area around Beachmount, killed 35 pigs and the Barrattas shoot killed 44.

    Council joined forces with NQ Dry Tropics, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Burdekin Productivity Services, Wetland Care Australia.

     

  • Harley Clarke - Plantation Creek web

    Illegal dumping earns $2000 penalty

    Illegally dumping household rubbish at Plantation Creek has resulted in a Burdekin resident being fined $2000.
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    Posted Wednesday, 17th December 2014 in Media Releases

    Illegally dumping household rubbish at Plantation Creek has resulted in a Burdekin resident being fined $2000.

    The matter was heard in the Ayr Magistrates Court last week.

    Harley Clarke, a resident of Home Hill, was fined $2000, plus $201.10 costs, for illegally dumping rubbish along Plantation Creek off Ayr-Dalbeg Road in March this year.

    Burdekin Shire Council Governance and Local Laws Manager Dan Mulcahy said if it were not for the help of another Burdekin resident, Council would not have caught Mr Clarke.

    “Council was fortunate that a member of the public, who is very passionate about illegal dumping, came forward with details about Mr Clarke’s offence,” he said.

    “We will not tolerate people dumping rubbish anywhere they like in our Shire, and this result should help deter others from committing similar offences.

    “Illegal dumping shows a lack of respect for our residents and each year costs Council thousands of dollars in ratepayers’ money in clean-up costs.”

    Mr Mulcahy said offenders could be fined up to $16,000 and a conviction would be recorded against their name.

    “Surely it is better to take your rubbish to the dump, than end up with a big fine,” he said.

    “It only costs $20 for residents to take a trailer load of unsorted rubbish to Kirknie Road landfill – that’s a lot cheaper than $2000.”

    For information on opening times of Burdekin’s waste transfer stations and what can be dumped there, please visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact the Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

  • Burdekin Library Staff Ayr

    New-look library officially launched next month

    Burdekin residents are invited to come along and celebrate the new-look Burdekin Library Ayr on January 22, 2015.
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    Posted Wednesday, 17th December 2014 in Media Releases

    Burdekin residents are invited to come along and celebrate the new-look Burdekin Library Ayr next month.

    Library Services Manager John Scott said the official launch would kick off from 11am on January 22.

    “We have invited dignitaries, including Minister for Local Government David Crisafulli and State Library representatives, to officially launch our new-look library,” he said.

    “As part of the launch we will reveal our new library cards and bags and feature our new history section which is now open to the public.

    “The official launch will then be followed by morning tea.”

    Mr Scott said he and his staff were very pleased with the end result.

    “This upgrade has taken a number of years to complete, but we are very proud of what we have achieved,” he said.

    “Our residents will benefit greatly from the improved services and facilities we now offer.”

    “During our re-launch week we are giving away 200 library bags packed with merchandise and signing everyone up with new library cards.

    “All our library card holders will receive a new card, so make sure you come in get yours during that week.”

    Mr Scott said there also would be a Special Guest Storytime with Tania Cox, The Dame and others reading for the children on January 23.

    “Following this special Storytime there will be crafts, free face painting and drum fun on offer for our young library members,” he said.

    The Burdekin Library Ayr Official launch is on Thursday, January 22 from 11am.

     

  • Road closed

    Road Closure – Christmas on Queen’s Shopping Promotion

    Temporary road closures will be in place in Queen Street, Ayr between 5.00pm and 9.00pm, Thursday 18th December, 2014 for the hosting of the Christmas on Queen’s Shopping Promotion.
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    Posted Monday, 15th December 2014 in Uncategorized

    TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES – QUEEN AND EDWARDS STREET, AYR

    CHRISTMAS ON QUEEN’S SHOPPING PROMOTION

    THURSDAY 18TH DECEMBER, 2014

    Temporary road closures will be in place between 5.00pm and 9.00pm, Thursday 18th December, 2014 for the hosting of the Christmas on Queen’s Shopping Promotion.

    • Queen Street will be closed between Young Street and Parker Street, Ayr.
    • Edwards Street will be closed between Queen Street and MacMillan Street, Ayr

    It is respectfully requested that all vehicles not involved with the event are removed from Queen Street for the duration of the closure.

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

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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.

  • There are no Current Job Vacancies at the moment.

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.
  • Burdekin Shire Council Logo Solid Colours

    Expression of Interest for purchase of Photocopier or Printer

    Expressions of Interest for purchase of Photocopier or Printer. Expressions of Interest close 23 January 2015 at 5 pm.
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    Posted Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 in Current Expressions of Interest

    Expressions of interest are invited for the purchase of the following equipment:

    – OCE TDS 100 Photocopier

    – HP Designjet 800 42 Inch Printer

    You can download the expressions of interest specification using the link below:


    This expression of interest closes on 23rd January 2014 at 5.00pm.

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    Tender TBSC14/001 – Construction of new lined cell and leachate pond

    Tenders are invited for the construction of a new lined cell and leachate pond at the Kirknie Road landfill. Tenders close 5 January 2015 at 4 pm.
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    Posted Saturday, 29th November 2014 in Current Tenders

    Tenders are invited for the construction of a new lined cell and leachate pond at the Kirknie Road landfill.

    Tenders close 5 January 2015 at 4 pm.

    Tender documentation is available by telephoning Anne McLaughlin on (07) 4783 9800 or via email to

    Anyone wishing to tender is advised that a compulsory site meeting will be held on Thursday 11 December at 10 am at the Kirknie Road landfill.

    Site meeting location

    1608 Kirknie Road, Home Hill
    16.5 kms up river from the intersection adjacent to the Burdekin bridge.

    If you are using a GPS you can set it to Lat/Long -19.736895, 147.294298

Current Road News

  • 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

    Lyons Street, Giru – Road Reconstruction

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction works will commence in Lyons Street, Giru from Donaghue Street to Blee Street on Monday 24th November, 2014 continuing until approximately Thursday 18th December, 2014, weather permitting.
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    Posted Thursday, 20th November 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction works will commence in Lyons Street, Giru from Donaghue Street to Blee Street on Monday 24th November, 2014 continuing until approximately Thursday 18th 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 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.

  • There are no Current Water Information at the moment.

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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    Dometic cat and 2 kittens – Left at Pound – 17/12/2014

    Black / grey and white Dometic cat and 2 kittens. Left at Pound 17/12/2014 at . Date of exit - 22/12/2014. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Wednesday, 17th December 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    17/12/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Dometic cat and 2 kittens – Black / grey and white
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
     
    Date of Exit
    22/12/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    8 X Kelpie cross puppys 4 male, 4 female – Surrendered Parker Street, Ayr – 16/12/2014

    White and tan 8 X Kelpie cross puppys 4 male, 4 female. Surrendered 16/12/2014 at Parker Street, Ayr. Date of exit - 19/12/2014. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Tuesday, 16th December 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    16/12/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    8 X Kelpie cross puppys 4 male, 4 female – White and tan
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Surrendered
     
    Location Found
    Parker Street, Ayr
     
    Sex
     
    Date of Exit
    19/12/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Domestic cat and 5 kittens 3 male, 2 female – Surrendered Cameron Street, Ayr – 16/12/2014

    Domestic cat and 5 kittens 3 male, 2 female. Surrendered 16/12/2014 at Cameron Street, Ayr. Date of exit - 19/12/2014. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Tuesday, 16th December 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    16/12/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Domestic cat and 5 kittens 3 male, 2 female –
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Surrendered
     
    Location Found
    Cameron Street, Ayr
     
    Sex
     
    Date of Exit
    19/12/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Staffy cross – Left at Pound – 16/12/2014

    Tan and white Male/Entire Staffy cross. Left at Pound 16/12/2014 at . Date of exit - 19/12/2014. Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming.
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    Posted Tuesday, 16th December 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    16/12/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Staffy cross – Tan and white
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
    Male/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    19/12/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming
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    Kelpie cross – Impounded Leichardt Street, Ayr – 15/12/2014

    white and tan Male/Entire Kelpie cross. Impounded 15/12/2014 at Leichardt Street, Ayr. Date of exit - 18/12/2014. Not suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Monday, 15th December 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    15/12/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Kelpie cross – white and tan
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Impounded
     
    Location Found
    Leichardt Street, Ayr
     
    Sex
    Male/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    18/12/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Not suitable for rehoming
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    Kelpie cross – Impounded Leichardt Street, Ayr – 15/12/2014

    Tan Male/Entire Kelpie cross. Impounded 15/12/2014 at Leichardt Street, Ayr. Date of exit - 18/12/2014. Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming.
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    Posted Monday, 15th December 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    15/12/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Kelpie cross – Tan
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Impounded
     
    Location Found
    Leichardt Street, Ayr
     
    Sex
    Male/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    18/12/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming
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    Kelpie cross – Surrendered Green Street, Brandon – 15/12/2014

    Black and tan Male/Entire Kelpie cross. Surrendered 15/12/2014 at Green Street, Brandon. Date of exit - 18/12/2014. Not suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Monday, 15th December 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    15/12/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Kelpie cross – Black and tan
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Surrendered
     
    Location Found
    Green Street, Brandon
     
    Sex
    Male/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    18/12/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Not suitable for rehoming

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