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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.

Ayr fountain is coloured maroon for Queensland Day

Ayr fountain goes maroon for Queensland

With Queensland Day festivities taking over Alva Beach on Sunday, and State of Origin 2017 kicking off tomorrow, Burdekin Shire Council has coloured Ayr’s CBD fountain maroon for the week.

Even the water is turning maroon this week, as the Burdekin prepares to celebrate all that is great about living in Queensland.

With Queensland Day festivities taking over Alva Beach on Sunday, and State of Origin 2017 kicking off tomorrow, Burdekin Shire Council has coloured Ayr’s CBD fountain maroon for the week.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Queensland Day was a celebration of Queensland’s birthday and its official separation from New South Wales as an independent colony on 6 June 1859.

She said this Sunday’s 2017 Queensland Day Fun, Fitness and Lifestyle Expo, on 9am-1pm at Alva Beach Park and Ayr Surf Lifesaving Club (ASLC) Clubhouse, was one of many events being held across the state to mark the occasion.

“The expo just gets bigger and better every year. In 2017 we’ll have free come and try activities and children’s rides, a 100m Dash for Cash, prizes and giveaways and food and drinks for sale,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“It’s sure to be a great day out for the whole family.”

For the first time, the expo will feature a five-kilometre ASLC Fun Run, which will leave from the surf club at 8.30am.

Registrations and check-in for the run open at the ASLC Clubhouse from 7.30am. It is $5 to pre-register or simply turn up and register on the day for $10.

To pre-register for the fun run contact Council’s Community Development team on (07) 4783 9800 or visit www.burdekin.qld.gov.au.

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

Beach Road cycleway construction.

Beach Road cycleway taking shape

A brand new 1.3km cycleway and walkway is taking shape on Beach Rd connecting the outer areas of Ayr with the Burdekin Be Active Trail.

A brand new 1.3km cycleway and walkway is taking shape on Beach Rd connecting the outer areas of Ayr with the Burdekin Be Active Trail.

Burdekin Shire Council crews are currently working to deliver the project with support of Queensland Government grants.

Cyclists in the Burdekin have rallied behind the initiative with more than 100 residents signing a petition requesting an extension of the cycleway along Beach Road prior to works starting.

To date, Council crews have laid the first 500m of the path, which, once completed, will extend from Brice Dental Surgery to Basilio Court.

The project, which is jointly funded through the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program and by Council, includes the construction of three aluminium pedestrian bridges by local business Palmco Engineering.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the new Beach Road cycleway would connect to the Be Active Trail which provides 10km of cycle/walking trails throughout Ayr, linking schools, community services, local parks, and sport and recreation facilities.

On the recommendation of the Burdekin Be Active Advisory Committee, Council established the Burdekin Be Active Trail to promote health and wellbeing for Burdekin residents.

“Burdekin Shire Council is proud to be encouraging an active and healthy community by establishing an extensive network of off-road and on-road facilities for pedestrians and cyclists across the urban area,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“This new shared cycleway and walkway will add to that network and increase the safety of our walkers and cyclists on busy Beach Road.”

The cycleway and walkway is being delivered in conjunction with other Council works to provide safe access to Burdekin Football Juniors carpark on Beach Road, thanks to joint funding through the Queensland Government’s Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS).

A number of footpaths have also been updated across the Shire this financial year.

Forty metres of footpath and bike lane at the corner of Fourteenth Avenue and Fourteenth Street in Home Hill reopened earlier this month after improvement works.

The pathway will now provide a safer route for pedestrians and cyclists travelling to nearby schools and businesses.

Other footpath works this financial year include:

  • Reconstruction of a 40m section of footpath outside Watson’s Green, Home Hill.
  • The construction of new footpaths around the John Drysdale Memorial at the Diorama, on the southern approach of the Burdekin Bridge.
Aedes Aegypti Adult (Dengue Fever Mosquito)

Recent rain boosts mosquito breeding

The recent rain has resulted in an increase in mosquitoes and Burdekin residents are being urged to help fight an outbreak by ensuring their yards are clear of any potential breeding sites.

The recent rain has resulted in an increase in mosquitoes and Burdekin residents are being urged to help fight an outbreak by ensuring their yards are clear of any potential breeding sites.

Burdekin Shire Council regularly treats known breeding sites for mosquitoes that carry diseases like the Ross River and Dengue viruses, but our backyards are also a haven for these pests. Container-breeding mosquitoes, which can carry disease, can be found in items such as pot plant holders, gutters, old tin cans, plastic containers, fallen palm fronds, toys, bromeliads and old tyres.

Dengue fever can include headaches, fevers, aches and pains, nausea, vomiting and, in some rare cases, can be fatal.

Residents can avoid becoming ill by taking precautions against being bitten. These include using personal insect repellents, screening sleeping and living areas and using surface sprays in dark places such as under beds, tables and behind cupboards. There are also barrier treatments available through pest control businesses.

If you have plants that hold water, such as bromeliads, flush them out with a hose thoroughly every 3-4 days.

Dengue mosquitoes require only a small amount of water to breed in, so if residents empty all their pot plant trays and other water-holding containers it will stop the mosquito’s breeding cycle from starting.

Burdekin Shire South Ayr Water Treatment Plant switchboard.

Grant paves way for switchboard upgrade

Burdekin Shire Council has received a Queensland Government grant to upgrade its aging South Ayr Water Treatment Plant Switchboard. The upgrade will improve the reliability of the Burdekin’s water supply network for years to come.

Burdekin Shire Council has received a Queensland Government grant to upgrade its aging South Ayr Water Treatment Plant Switchboard.

The upgrade will improve the reliability of the Burdekin’s water supply network for years to come.

Burdekin Shire Council Manager Operations Wayne Saldumbide said the project was co-funded by the Queensland Government and Council on a 50/50 basis, thanks to a grant provided through the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning’s Community Resilience Fund.

“The works will include the provision of an emergency backup generator which will enable continuous service supply during power outages and natural disasters,” he said.

“Council thanks the Queensland Government for helping to the fund this important project, which will boost the reliability of our water supply network heading into the future.”

Preliminary works will commence on Monday 29 May 2017.

The South Ayr Water Treatment Plant will need be taken completely offline between Monday 19 June and Friday 23 June, 2017 to allow electricity supply mains to be cut over to the new switchboard.

Council requires the cooperation of residents, who are asked to limit their water usage to essential purposes to ease demand during this week, as the townships of Ayr, Brandon and Alva will be relying solely on Nelsons Lagoon borefield during this 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.

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.

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Burdekin Bridge

Townsville Enterprise Limited briefs Council on opportunities

Burdekin Shire Council has been briefed on Townsville Enterprise Limited’s (TEL) plans to grow and develop the region.

Burdekin Shire Council has been briefed on Townsville Enterprise Limited’s (TEL) plans to grow and develop the region.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin yesterday welcomed TEL Chief Executive Officer Patricia O’Callaghan and members of her team, who visited Council to deliver a presentation and update on current and future projects.

Cr McLaughlin said the Burdekin was seen as an important part of the bigger regional picture for North Queensland, with unique opportunities for agriculture, aquaculture and tourism.

“Burdekin Shire Council would like to thank TEL for visiting us yesterday to provide an update on their work and to present on some of the opportunities for our Shire and for North Queensland going forward,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“These opportunities include looking at how we can build and develop our presence in areas like agriculture, aquaculture and edu-tourism, and what skills and support resources are available to make that a reality.

“The need for energy and water projects to secure North Queensland’s future have been highlighted by TEL as key priorities for the wider region.

“While all the individual councils will have their own specific priorities, working together to create a vision for North Queensland as a whole was spoken about as a key strategy going forward.”

Burdekin farmers work a cane fire

First Cane Fire of the Season to light up the night

A paddock to plate long-table dinner and live music will add to the festivities when the First Cane Fire of the Season lights up Gudjuda Home Hill Showgrounds on Wednesday 31 May.

A paddock to plate long-table dinner and live music will add to the festivities when the First Cane Fire of the Season lights up Gudjuda Home Hill Showgrounds on Wednesday 31 May.

Burdekin Shire Council is staging the celebratory event with support from the Queensland Government, Burdekin Tourism Association and Gudjuda Reference Group.

The Burdekin remains one of the only places to still burn sugarcane before it is cut and the Shire’s spectacular cane fires have become a unique visitor experience for the region.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the First Cane Fire of the Season event was a way of engaging tourists and the wider community with the cane farming history of the Burdekin. “Visitors can talk to a local cane cutter and experience the sight and feel of a cane fire up close,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“For the first time, this year we will be presenting a long-table dinner. Guests will be able to purchase paddock to plate food provided by Claredale Pastures, while enjoying live music.

“For anyone who hasn’t seen a cane fire before, it is a spectacular sight to behold.

“We extend a warm invitation to visitors from Townsville and around the wider region to join us and see what it’s all about.”

Greg Miller from Burdekin Farm Stay will provide insight into the significance of cane burning in the Burdekin region and, after the main cane fire, guests will be invited to sit around a fire pit and share stories.

The cane will be burnt for the Australian Hand Cane-Cutting Championships being held on Saturday 3 June.

People are invited to arrive at Gudjuda Home Hill Showgrounds, Sixth Avenue, Home Hill, from 5.30pm, with live music starting at 6pm.

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

Karl Vass Cane Cutting.

Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships

The Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships are getting an exciting makeover, as Burdekin Shire Council looks to develop them into an iconic event for the region. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the day would be a celebration of the traditions and joys of a bygone era when sugarcane was cut by hand.

The Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships are getting an exciting makeover, as Burdekin Shire Council looks to develop them into an iconic event for the region.

Council, with support from the Queensland Government, Burdekin Tourism Association and Gudjuda Reference Group,  will be presenting this year’s event and it is going to be bigger and better than before, with free entertainment on offer throughout the day, children’s activities, food stalls and more shade and seating.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the day would be a celebration of the traditions and joys of a bygone era when sugarcane was cut by hand.

It will be held Saturday 3 June from 10am – 5pm at the Gudjuda Home Hill Showgrounds.

“The Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships is a truly unique event that highlights the rich history of the Burdekin,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Each year it draws competitors from across Australia who vie for the title of champion hand cane cutter.

“We believe this event has the potential to become an iconic event for the Shire so we are introducing a full program of entertainment and activities to give residents and visitors plenty of reasons to come out and see what it’s all about.

“Entry is free and so are most of the activities, so we believe it’s going to be a fun and affordable day out for the whole family.”

Vintage tractor and machinery displays, wood working workshops, live demonstrations and old-school games will help to create a heritage atmosphere. Children will be able to get their face painted, take part in an array of art and craft activities, feed a farm animal, or bounce in the jumping castle.

There are seven cane cutting competitions held throughout the day featuring age group categories, a ladies category and a top and load relay.

“Council recognises the hard work of volunteers who have devoted their time and resources to make this event possible and looks forward to working with all the groups involved to grow the event,” Cr McLaughlin said.

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

ANZAC centenary Qld

Booklet launch to commemorate Burdekin soldiers

A memorial booklet commemorating the service and sacrifice of Burdekin soldiers who enlisted in World War 1 will be launched at Burdekin Library Ayr in time for Anzac Day.

A memorial booklet commemorating the service and sacrifice of Burdekin soldiers who enlisted in World War 1 will be launched at Burdekin Library Ayr in time for Anzac Day.

The booklet was created as a collaborative effort between Burdekin Shire Council, local historian Glenis Cislowski and members of the Home Hill RSL Sub-Branch and lists the names and details of the more than 400 Burdekin soldiers who enlisted for service in World War I, as well as photos.

Descendants of the soldiers will be presented with the books at a public launch event at the library on Monday, April 24 at 11.30am.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council received a $4717 Queensland ANZAC Centenary Spirit of Service grant to fund the project along with a historical display of World War I memorabilia.

“Coinciding with the Anzac Centenary, this booklet has been created as lasting tribute to the many Burdekin solders who enlisted and fought for their country in World War 1,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Fifty copies have been created and are being offered to descendants of the soldiers for free.

“Any descendants interested in receiving a copy of the book are asked to come forward. At this stage there are still a limited number of copies available.

“We will be presenting them at the official launch event on the eve of Anzac Day.”

Residents can also now visit the display of World War 1 memorabilia at Burdekin Library Ayr, which was put together as part of the project.

“The display of photographs, medals and other memorabilia offers even more insight into the experience of Burdekin soldiers who served and fought in World War 1,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“I thank the Queensland Government for its support in helping to get this important project off the ground.”

For more information contact Robyn Elphinstone at Burdekin Library Ayr on or (07) 4783 9977, visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

Tree blown over

Aurizon offers Cyclone Debbie grants

Burdekin community groups can apply for Aurizon Community Giving Fund grants of up to $20,000 to assist with the recovery and rebuilding process following Cyclone Debbie. Applications for the round close Friday 2 June 2017.

Burdekin community groups can apply for Aurizon Community Giving Fund grants of up to $20,000 to assist with the recovery and rebuilding process following Cyclone Debbie.

Aurizon Managing Director and CEO Andrew Harding announced a special round of the Fund had opened this week to help Queensland communities impacted by the cyclone.

“We are announcing a one-off special round of the Fund targeted exclusively for communities in North, Central and South East Queensland affected by the weather impacts of Cyclone Debbie,” Mr Harding said.

“This special round of the Giving Fund will pump money straight into those towns and regions that have been hardest hit and help fund grassroots projects and initiatives to help the community rebuild.

“After the waters recede and communities start the rebuilding process we would encourage them to consider our Giving Fund and the financial assistance we may be able to provide.”

Burdekin Shire Mayor Lyn McLaughlin encouraged eligible community groups to consider the opportunity.

“I’d like to thank Aurizon for opening this special round of grants through its Community Giving Fund,” she said.

“We know our community groups have important roles to play in building community spirit and providing opportunities for residents to access facilities and services.”

“This funding should go a long way towards assisting any groups in their efforts.”

Applications for the round close Friday 2 June 2017. Eligible community groups, charities and not-for profits will be able to apply for assistance online at aurizon.com.au/communityappeal.

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

How to Apply

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office at the Shire Chambers, 145 Young St, Ayr, Qld, 4807, telephone (07) 4783 9800 or this website - just click on the position that interests you and download the application package.

Once you have obtained the application package and prepared your application it can be lodged online using the links below or by mail to Confidential Application, PO Box 974, Ayr, Qld, 4807.

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

Apply Online


Current job vacancies are shown below.

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 17/16 – Community Development Support Officer (Temporary)

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Community Development Support Officer to provide administrative support in the community and cultural venues sections of Council. This is a temporary, full-time position for a period of up to six months with the hours of work totalling 72.5 hours per fortnight. Applications close on Monday, 22 May 2017 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Community Development Support Officer to provide administrative support in the community and cultural venues sections of Council.

This is a temporary, full-time position for a period of up to six months with the hours of work totalling 72.5 hours per fortnight.

Reporting directly to the Manager Community Development, the key responsibilities include:

  • Selling and processing tickets for shows and events
  • Undertake the creation and distribution of posters and flyers
  • Manage theatre social media and websites
  • Manage theatre digital media
  • Develop and produce an in-house showcase brochure of upcoming shows and events
  • Attendance at events/meetings after hours or on weekends.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 3 ($66,826pa) with 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 17/16 – Community Development Support Officer should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria found on the last page of the Position Description

Applications are to be submitted online using the Online Job Application Form.

Applications close on Monday 22 May, 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Manager Community Development – Tony Vaccaro 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.
There are no items at the moment.

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.

Dual Path/Cycleway through Plantation Park, Ayr

Railway Street – Footpath Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise footpath works will commence in Railway Street, Ayr from Queen Street to Graham Street. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 29th May, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 16th June, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise footpath works will commence in Railway Street, Ayr from Queen Street to Graham Street. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 29th May, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 16th June, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under traffic with speed restrictions and reduced trafficable widths in place. On street parking in Railway Street will be affected due to the works.

Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from traffic controllers or on site personnel for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.

Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users in anticipation of their patience during the construction period.

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

Burdekin Sugar Rush

Temporary Road Closure – Burdekin Sugar Rush

The following temporary road closures will be in place between 5.00am and 10am on Sunday 28th May, 2017 to allow the hosting of the annual Burdekin Sugar Rush Fun Run and Walk.

MacMillan, Little Drysdale and Wickham Streets, AYR

The following temporary road closures will be in place between 5.00am and 10am on Sunday 28th May, 2017 to allow the hosting of the annual Burdekin Sugar Rush Fun Run and Walk.

  • MacMillan Street, Ayr – closed between Pool and Little Drysdale Streets
  • Little Drysdale Street, Ayr – closed between MacMillan and Wickham Streets
  • Wickham Street, Ayr – closed between Little Drysdale and Mackenzie Streets

All traffic will be detoured for the period of the closures to ensure the safety of participants and spectators.

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

Road - Widening Road

Bitumen Reseals – Rural Areas

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that the previously advertised bitumen reseal works have been rescheduled due to wet weather, the reseals will commence on the following dates and locations:

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that the previously advertised bitumen reseal works have been rescheduled due to wet weather, the reseals will commence on the following dates and locations:

  • Wednesday 24 May 2017 – Mango Avenue, Bartlett Road, Sayers Road, Seaforth Road
  • Friday 26 May 2017 – Linton Road, Baker Road, Sibson Road, Bapty Road
  • Monday 29 May 2017 – Fowler Road, Linton Road, Sibson Road
  • Tuesday 30 May 2017 – Bapty Road, Bartlett Road
  • Wednesday 31 May and Thursday 1 June 2017 – Daniel Road, Baker Road, Pioneer Road, Sayers Road

Residents are requested to have their vehicles parked away from the roadway as far as practicable to avoid bitumen overspray.

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.

 

Burdekin Bridge

Burdekin River Bridge – Temporary Lane Closures

As part of the Burdekin River Bridge Rehabilitation project, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) wishes to advise that single lane closures on the Burdekin River Bridge, Home Hill will take place (weather permitting) on the following dates: Monday 22 to Friday May 26 2017

MAINTENANCE WORKS

May 2017

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

Monday 22 to Friday May 26 2017

9.30am to 2.30pm

(please note start and finish times)

During this time, speed and width restrictions will be in place and the site will be under traffic control.  North and south bound road users should expect minor delays. To minimise disruptions, heavy vehicles operators with loads three (3) metres wide or greater must contact Michael Brennan on 0409 643 768 to advise of an anticipated time of arrival to allow for road barriers and other infrastructure to be cleared.  Failure to give advance warning will result in further delays.

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

Road - Widening Road

Mackenzie Street – Road Reconstruction and Asphalt Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and asphalt works will commence in Mackenzie Street, Ayr from Graham Street intersection to Munro Street intersection on Monday 15th May, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 16th June, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and asphalt works will commence in Mackenzie Street, Ayr from Graham Street intersection to Munro Street intersection on Monday 15th May, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 16th June, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed at times, under a full road closure with a temporary detour installed via Young 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.

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Ayr-Ravenswood Road – Gravel Re-sheeting and Grading Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that Gravel Re-sheeting and Grading works will commence on the Ayr-Ravenswood Road on Monday 15th May, 2017 continuing until Friday 16th June, 2017, weather permitting. The works will be constructed under traffic with advisory signage, speed restrictions, traffic control and reduced trafficable widths, occurring throughout the work areas. Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and [...]

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that Gravel Re-sheeting and Grading works will commence on the Ayr-Ravenswood Road on Monday 15th May, 2017 continuing until Friday 16th June, 2017, weather permitting.

The works will be constructed under traffic with advisory signage, speed restrictions, traffic control and reduced trafficable widths, occurring throughout the work areas.

Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from on site personnel, or traffic controllers, for their own safety, the safety of Council’s workforce and contractors on site.

Burdekin Shire Council thanks 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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Ayr-Ravenswood Road – Grid Construction Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that Grid Construction works will commence on the Ayr-Ravenswood Road on Wednesday 10th May, 2017 continuing until Friday 23rd June, 2017, weather permitting. The works are located at the Doug Haigh Drive grid on the Burdekin and Charters Towers Shire boundary and continue for a distance of approximately 500m towards Ravenswood. The works will be constructed under a [...]

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that Grid Construction works will commence on the Ayr-Ravenswood Road on Wednesday 10th May, 2017 continuing until Friday 23rd June, 2017, weather permitting. The works are located at the Doug Haigh Drive grid on the Burdekin and Charters Towers Shire boundary and continue for a distance of approximately 500m towards Ravenswood.

The works will be constructed under a full width road closure with a temporary 7m gravel detour installed.

Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from on site personnel, or traffic controllers, for their own safety, the safety of Council’s workforce and contractors on site.

Burdekin Shire Council thanks 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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Plain Road – Drainage Works

Burdekin Shire Council in conjunction with Lower Burdekin Water wishes to advise that drainage works will commence on Plain Road on Monday 15th May, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 2nd June, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council in conjunction with Lower Burdekin Water wishes to advise that drainage works will commence on Plain Road on Monday 15th May, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 2nd June, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under a full road closure with a temporary detour installed via Bapty Road, Tuffin Road and Rifle Range Road.

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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Donadon Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Donadon Road from the Burstall Road intersection to Airdmillan Road Intersection for the extent of 2.3km on Monday 15th May, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 30th June, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Donadon Road from the Burstall Road intersection to Airdmillan Road Intersection for the extent of 2.3km on Monday 15th May, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 30th June, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under a full road closure with a temporary detour installed via Parker Road.

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.

 

Hell Hole boat ramp inspection with TMR 13-10-161

Hell Hole Landing Boat Ramp – Temporary Closure

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) advises that the Hell Hole Landing boat ramp at Rita Island will be temporarily closed while reconstruction works are carried out. The boat ramp construction project is scheduled to commence on Tuesday 2 May 2017 and will take approximately nine weeks to complete, weather permitting.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) advises that the Hell Hole Landing boat ramp at Rita Island will be temporarily closed while reconstruction works are carried out.

The boat ramp construction project is scheduled to commence on Monday 8 May 2017 and will take approximately nine weeks to complete, weather permitting.

Further information about the temporary closure can be found in the attached flyer.

For more information about the Hell Hole Landing boat ramp project can be obtained by contacting Department of Transport and Main Roads Customer and Stakeholder Management team on 1800 625 648 or via email at

Water Information

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

Shirbourne Road, Giru – Water Main Relocation Works

Shirbourne Road, Giru - Water Main Relocation Works are scheduled to commence on Sunday 14th May 2017 continuing until approximately Monday 19th June 2017, weather permitting

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that water main relocation works will commence on Shirbourne Road and Barbat Street, Giru on Sunday 14th May, 2017 continuing until approximately Monday 19th June, 2017, weather permitting.

Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from onsite 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.

Bi-Annual Water Meter Reading

Bi-Annual Water Supply Meter Reading

Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence Tuesday 2nd May 2017 and is expected to take approximately 6 weeks.

Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Tuesday 2nd May, 2017.  Approximate times and areas for the commencement of meter readings are:

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

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

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

Council appreciates your assistance in these matters.

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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Bull Arab Mastiff Cross – Left at Pound – 30/05/2017

White with brindle ears Male/Entire Bull Arab Mastiff Cross. Left at Pound 30/05/2017 at . Date of exit - 02/06/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
30/05/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Bull Arab Mastiff Cross – White with brindle ears
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
02/06/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Bull Arab cross Ridgeback (A0015) – Surrendered – 29/05/2017

Cream Female/Entire Bull Arab cross Ridgeback (A0015). Surrendered 29/05/2017 at . Date of exit - 01/06/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
29/05/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Bull Arab cross Ridgeback (A0015) – Cream
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Female/Entire
 
Date of Exit
01/06/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Domestic Cat and 4 kittens – Left at Pound – 29/05/2017

Black and 1 grey Kitten Female Domestic Cat and 4 kittens. Left at Pound 29/05/2017 at . Date of exit - 01/06/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
29/05/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Cat and 4 kittens – Black and 1 grey Kitten
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Female
 
Date of Exit
01/06/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Domestic Kittens – Left at Pound – 25/05/2017

1 x black 1 x black 2 x tabby Domestic Kittens. Left at Pound 25/05/2017 at . Date of exit - 30/05/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
25/05/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Kittens – 1 x black 1 x black 2 x tabby
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
30/05/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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