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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.

  • Mulch pile AWTS

    Free mulch on offer to Burdekin gardeners

    Burdekin gardeners have the chance to collect some free mulch from the Ayr and Home Hill Waste Transfer Stations on December 6-7.
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    Posted Wednesday, 26th November 2014 in Media Releases

     

    Burdekin gardeners have the chance to collect some free mulch from the Ayr and Home Hill Waste Transfer Stations next week.

    Council’s Governance and Local Laws Manager Dan Mulcahy said a loader would be available at the Ayr and Home Hill Waste Transfer Stations to load trucks, utes and trailers on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7.

    “Council’s stockpiles of mulch are now available to our residents to collect,” he said.

    “Mulch is a good soil conditioner and has benefits such as keeping roots of plants cooler, moderating soil temperature fluctuations and holds in soil moisture.

    “It also inhibits weed growth, especially now that we’re heading into the wet season.”

    A loader will be at the Home Hill Waste Transfer Station on both days from 10am until 1pm and at Ayr Waste Transfer Station from 9am until noon both days.

    Residents collecting the free mulch must follow the directions of the transfer station operators at all times and be mindful of others who may be waiting.

     

  • John Scott and Tony Vaccaro at new Community Development office.

    Community Development section moves to Burdekin Library Ayr to create community hub

    Work has begun to relocate the Burdekin Shire Council Community Development Section to a more community accessible location in the Burdekin Library Ayr.
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    Posted Wednesday, 26th November 2014 in Media Releases

     

    Work has begun to relocate the Burdekin Shire Council Community Development Section to a more community accessible location in the Burdekin Library Ayr.

    Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said the section would relocate before the end of this year.

    “Work has started on creating an office for our team within the Library,” he said.

    “This is all part of Council’s strategy to create a community hub which will encompass the Burdekin Library, Burdekin Theatre, Music Loft and the Theatre Forecourt.

    “The main focus of my team next year will be to create a central place where our community will want to go.

    “We want people who come to the hub to feel connected, to have a sense of belonging, and to have a sense of safety.

    “Community groups will be encouraged to use the facilities at the hub to build a sense of inclusiveness and diversity within the community.”

    Chief Executive Officer Matthew Magin said the move was part of a larger review of council infrastructure and services.

    “Council is reviewing existing infrastructure and services in an effort to find cost savings for our ratepayers,” he said.

    “The vision is to have a vibrant community hub which will be used for community activities, programs, entertainment and events in the Burdekin.

    “We have an ideal location, we just need to use it a little better and entice more of the community to use it for events.

    “To do this, all the departments involved needed to be in closer quarters to allow greater public accessibility to our team and greater collaboration within our team.”

     

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    Residents urged to keep town drains clear to prevent flood issues

    Burdekin residents are being urged to keep the town drains clear of waste in an effort to prevent flooding issues when the wet season arrives.
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    Posted Wednesday, 26th November 2014 in Media Releases

     

    Burdekin residents are being urged to keep the town drains clear of waste in an effort to prevent flooding issues when the wet season arrives.

    Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis said in the past the Shire’s town drains had been blocked with grass clippings and other rubbish.

    “We haven’t had heavy rain as yet, but when that first flush of water runs through the drains it will carry lots of waste,” he said.

    “We’ve found green waste, plastic bags, cans and bottles have collected at the drainage inlet grates which caused a blockage and leading to flooding of roads and homes.

    “We have noticed some areas in the shire where residents have dumped their grass clippings in the drain.

    “These clippings should be going in your green waste bin, not the drain.”

    Cr Lowis said Council employees regularly checked the drain grates to ensure they were free of blockages.

    “These grates are necessary to prevent children and animals from entering the pipes,” he said.

    Residents are urged to contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 4783 9800 to report any drainage issue.

     

  • Burdekin Cyclone Shelter 241114

    Burdekin Cyclone Shelter/Multipurpose Facility opens this weekend

    The Burdekin’s colourful new cyclone shelter will be officially opened this weekend. Come along to the RACQ Get Ready Burdekin Community Fun Day on Sunday from 11am-2pm.
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    Posted Monday, 24th November 2014 in Media Releases

     

    The Burdekin’s colourful new cyclone shelter will be officially opened this weekend.

    Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis said the Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience, the Honourable David Crisafulli, would open the multipurpose facility on Saturday morning in front of a crowd of invited guests.

    However, Burdekin residents won’t miss out with the RACQ Get Ready Burdekin Community Fun Day being held at the shelter on Sunday from 11am -2pm.

    Cr Lowis said RACQ Get Ready Burdekin Community Fun Day was an opportunity for the community to see this fantastic facility.

    “This is a chance for our residents to come along and find out more about this great facility and learn how to be prepared for a cyclone,” he said.

    “There’ll be free entertainment, free food and refreshments, emergency service displays and a display of what it would be like in the shelter if people had to stay here.”

    Cr Lowis said residents would also have the chance to win a generator on the day.

    “Our team will be there asking residents to fill out a short survey and once you’ve done that, you’re in the draw for the generator,” he said.

    The Mayor also took the opportunity to remind residents to get ready for the cyclone season.

    “Now is the time for our residents to prepare for the coming cyclone season,” he said. “Clean up your yards, trim your trees and get your emergency kit together.

    “Our region is very resilient – we have been through a lot of events in the past and have recovered well.

    “I believe it is our community spirit and preparedness that contributes to our survival.”

    Cr Lowis said the new cyclone shelter would only be used for category 4 or 5 cyclones and if the system was going to directly hit the Burdekin.

    “This facility is for people who fear their homes are not safe and have no friends or family to go to and for those stranded on our highways,” he said.

    “It is a place of last resort.”

     

  • 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.

  • Council Chambers - Open from 8.00am to 5.00pm

    Draft Corporate Plan strategies mailed out to all households this week

    Burdekin residents will this week receive a copy of the draft strategies the Burdekin Shire Council will use to service the region.
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    Posted Monday, 24th November 2014 in Media Releases

    Burdekin residents will this week receive a copy of the draft strategies the Burdekin Shire Council will use to service the region.

    Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis said it was important residents took the time to read the information about the draft Corporate Plan and provide Council with their feedback.

    “This is your chance to tell Council what services and functions are most important to you,” he said.

    “Council provides a wide range of services to our community and we would appreciate your feedback.

    “We have also included a document which shows examples that apply to the strategies, so our residents have some idea of how the strategies will work.

    “The draft Corporate Plan strategies have been mailed to each household in our Shire and we have included a reply paid envelope to allow residents to send us their feedback.”

    The Corporate Plan is an overarching plan for all Council’s services and functions, which outlines the strategies and performance measures for achieving the plan’s goals.

  • 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.

  • Plantation Creek before and after removing water hyacinth.

    Weed harvester cleans up Plantation Creek

    Burdekin Shire Council joined forces with the North Burdekin Water Board to clear water hyacinth from Plantation Creek.
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    Posted Thursday, 20th November 2014 in Media Releases

    Thousands of tonnes of water hyacinth have been removed from the Burdekin’s Plantation Creek.

    Burdekin Shire Council joined forces with the North Burdekin Water Board to clear the waterway from Hutchings Lagoon to the Bruce Highway.

    Council’s Mayor Bill Lowis said Council was concerned about the possible damage the weed could have caused to the railway line and highway if the Burdekin had a flood event.

    “Council took the initiative to have Plantation Creek cleared to ensure there would be minimal damage caused by weeds building up against infrastructure if the creek was to flood,” he said.

    “It took the aquatic weed harvester and an excavator 12 days to complete the job.”

    Cr Lowis said the creek environs and its inhabitants would benefit greatly from the clearing of the weed.

    “Not only does it improve how the creek looks, but there will be better oxygen levels for our native aquatic plants, insects and fish,” he said.

    “It also opens up the creek to more recreational use, such as fishing and skiing.”

    Burdekin Shire Council is committed to protecting the Great Barrier Reef through its partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Reef Guardian Council program. The innovative Reef Guardian Council program recognises Council’s environmentally sustainable practices and encourages identification of future opportunities and actions that will help to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

     

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    Gorge Weir Road temporarily closed

    Gorge Weir Road has been temporarily closed under section 69(2)(b) of the Local Government Act 2009.
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    Posted Wednesday, 19th November 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Councillors resolved to temporarily close Gorge Weir Road under section 69(2)(b) of the Local Government Act 2009 at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on October 14, 2014. The application for the closure cited public safety concerns.

  • Burdekin Shire Council Logo Solid Colours

    Proposed Amendments to Subordinate Local Laws

    Council is inviting written submissions to proposed amendments to Subordinate Local Laws - Operation of: Camping Grounds; Caravan Parks; Rental Accommodation; and Local Government Controlled Areas
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    Posted Tuesday, 18th November 2014 in Public Notices

    PUBLIC NOTICE

    Local Government Act 2009 

    1. Burdekin Shire Council (“Council”) has proposed to make each of—

    (a) Operation of Camping Grounds (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2014; and
    (b) Operation of Caravan Parks (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2014; and
    (c) Operation of Rental Accommodation (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2014; and
    (d) Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2014.

    2. Possible anti-competitive provisions have been identified in each of—

    (a) Operation of Camping Grounds (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2014; and
    (b) Operation of Caravan Parks (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2014; and
    (c) Operation of Rental Accommodation (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2014.

    3. Council has proposed to conduct a public interest test in relation to possible anti-competitive provisions identified in the proposed subordinate local laws referred to in paragraph 2.

    4. Various local laws authorise the making of the proposed subordinate local laws as follows—

    (a) Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2012 authorises the making of Operation of Camping Grounds (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2014, Operation of Caravan Parks (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2014, Operation of Rental Accommodation (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2014; and
    (b) Local Law No. 4 (Local government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2012 authorises the making of Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2014.

    5. The proposed subordinate local laws amend current subordinate local laws as follows—

    (a) Operation of Camping Grounds (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2014 amends Subordinate Local Law No. 1.6 (Operation of Camping Grounds) 2012; and
    (b) Operation of Caravan Parks (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2014 amends Subordinate Local Law No. 1.8 (Operating of Caravan Parks) 2012; and
    (c) Operation of Rental Accommodation (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2014 amends Subordinate Local Law No. 1.11 (Operation of Rental Accommodation) 2012; and
    (d) Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2014 amends Subordinate Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2012.

    6. The purpose and general effect of the proposed subordinate local laws is as follows:-

    (a) Operation of Camping Grounds (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2014  regulates sanitary and other associated facilities at camping grounds; and
    (b) Operation of Caravan Parks (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2014 regulates sanitary and other associated facilities at caravan parks; and
    (c) Operation of Rental Accommodation (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2014 regulates laundry and kitchen facilities at rental accommodation; and
    (d) Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2014 regulates the undertaking of restricted activities at the Home Hill Comfort Stop.

    7. Written submissions by any person in support of, or objecting to, the proposed subordinate local laws are invited for a 21 day period commencing on Thursday 20 November 2014 and ending on Wednesday 10 December 2014 (the “consultation period”).

    8. During the consultation period Council will make available for inspection and purchase copies of —
    (a) the proposed subordinate local laws; and
    (b) a public interest test plan about the possible anti competitive provisions included in the proposed subordinate local laws.

    Copies will be made available at the Council Chambers, 145 Young Street, Ayr;  the Burdekin Library, Graham Street, Ayr;  and the Home Hill Library, Ninth Avenue, Home Hill during normal office  hours or can be found on Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au

    9. Submissions must be received on or before Wednesday 10 December 2014 stating—

    (a) the grounds of the submission; and
    (b) the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds.

    Submissions are to be forwarded to the Chief Executive Officer at PO Box 974, Ayr or by email to
    You can download the proposed amended Subordinate Local Laws and the Public interest Test Plan by using the link below.

     

What's On

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.

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.

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    Gorge Weir Road temporarily closed

    Gorge Weir Road has been temporarily closed under section 69(2)(b) of the Local Government Act 2009.
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    Posted Wednesday, 19th November 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Councillors resolved to temporarily close Gorge Weir Road under section 69(2)(b) of the Local Government Act 2009 at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on October 14, 2014. The application for the closure cited public safety concerns.

  • Road

    Bruce Highway – Alligator Creek Bridge

    The Alligator Creek Bridge on the Bruce Highway south of Townsville will be subject to temporary 20 minute closures and speed restrictions on Thursday 27th November to Sunday 30th November 2014.
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    Posted Tuesday, 18th November 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Bruce Highway, Alligator Creek Bridge
    Located approximately 15kms south of Townsville (approx 20mins)

    The Alligator Creek Bridge on the Bruce Highway south of Townsville will be subject to temporary 20 minute closures and speed restrictions over the following period.

    Intermittent 20 minute closures
    Weather permitting, works will take place between
    Thursday 27th November to Sunday 30th November 2014
    9.00am to 3.00pm

    These closures will allow the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to undertake necessary repairs to the Alligator Creek riverbed due to erosion from Cyclone Ita earlier this year. Erosion has occurred around a bridge pier and this will require the placement of rock around the pier to prolong the life of this vital Bruce Highway infrastructure.

    What to expect:
    • 20 minute closures between 9.00am to 3.00pm
    • Both lanes will be open to normal traffic between 3.00pm and 9.00am
    • Traffic controllers on site to direct traffic
    • Speed restrictions and road safety signage

    TMR regrets any inconvenience caused by these works, and appreciates your patience and cooperation during this time.

  • 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.

  • Burdekin Bridge

    Temporary Lane Closures – Burdekin River Bridge

    The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) wishes to advise that weather permitting, temporary lane closures, speed restrictions and width restrictions will be in place on the Burdekin River Bridge, Home Hill
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    Posted Thursday, 30th October 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) wishes to advise that weather permitting, temporary lane closures, speed restrictions and width restrictions will be in place on the Burdekin River Bridge, Home Hill from:

    • Wednesday 5th November to Saturday 8th November 2014
    • Tuesday 11th November to Friday 14th November 2014
    • Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th November 2014
    • Friday 12th December 2014

    The working hours of the temporary single lane closures will be between the hours of 9.30am and 2.30pm.

    Traffic controllers and signage will be on site during these works.  North and south bound road users should expect minor delays.

    To minimise disruptions, heavy vehicles operators with loads wider than three metres must contact David Macauley on 0407 690 314 a minimum of 24 hours in advance 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 Department of Main Roads, Community Engagement Services team on 1800 625 648.

  • Road - Widening Road

    Brown Road – Bitumen Reconstruction Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen reconstruction works will commence on Brown Road between Barratta Road and George Bundy Road on Monday 3rd November, 2014 continuing until Friday 5th December, 2014, weather permitting
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    Posted Wednesday, 29th October 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen reconstruction works will commence on Brown Road between Barratta Road and George Bundy Road on Monday 3rd November, 2014 continuing until Friday 5th 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 - 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.

  • Water Meter Reading

    Bi-Annual Water Supply Meter Reading

    Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Monday 20th October, 2014 and is expected to take approximately six weeks to complete.
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    Posted Wednesday, 24th September 2014 in Current Water Information, Public Notices

    Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Monday 20th October, 2014.  Approximate times and areas for the commencement of meter readings are:

    • October – Home Hill, Rossiters Hill, Brandon and Parkside
    • Early November – East Ayr, Drysdale Estate, South Ayr
    • Mid November – 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 clear meters of all obstructions, isolate and/or restrain dogs and unlock gates.

    For further information, or if specific arrangements are required for 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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    Jack Russell – Impounded 6th Street – 27/11/2014

    Tan and White Male/Entire Jack Russell. Impounded 27/11/2014 at 6th Street. Date of exit - 02/12/2014. Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming.
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    Posted Thursday, 27th November 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    27/11/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Jack Russell – Tan and White
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Impounded
     
    Location Found
    6th Street
     
    Sex
    Male/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    02/12/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming
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    Domestic Cat – Left at Pound – 25/11/2014

    Grey and white Male/Entire Domestic Cat. Left at Pound 25/11/2014 at . Date of exit - 28/11/2014. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Tuesday, 25th November 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    25/11/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Domestic Cat – Grey and white
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
    Male/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    28/11/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Kelpie – Impounded Andersen Street, Ayr – 25/11/2014

    Red Male/Entire Kelpie . Impounded 25/11/2014 at Andersen Street, Ayr. Date of exit - 28/11/2014. Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming.
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    Posted Tuesday, 25th November 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    25/11/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Kelpie – Red
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Impounded
     
    Location Found
    Andersen Street, Ayr
     
    Sex
    Male/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    28/11/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming
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    Domestic Kitten – Surrendered Edwards Street, Ayr – 25/11/2014

    Black and grey Female/Entire Domestic Kitten. Surrendered 25/11/2014 at Edwards Street, Ayr. Date of exit - 28/11/2014. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Tuesday, 25th November 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    25/11/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Domestic Kitten – Black and grey
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Surrendered
     
    Location Found
    Edwards Street, Ayr
     
    Sex
    Female/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    28/11/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Wolfhound cross breed – Left at Pound – 25/11/2014

    White,black and tan Female/Entire Wolfhound cross breed. Left at Pound 25/11/2014 at . Date of exit - 28/11/2014. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Tuesday, 25th November 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    25/11/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Wolfhound cross breed – White,black and tan
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
    Female/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    28/11/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming

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