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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.

  • Road closed

    Home Hill Railway Station – Temporary Closure of Parking Bays

    A temporary closure of the parking area fronting the Home Hill Railway Station will be required on Saturday 5th September, 2015 between 8.30am and 11.30am to enable the hosting of a dedication ceremony for the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia, Burdekin Branch, Memorial Stone.
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    Posted Thursday, 3rd September 2015 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    HOME HILL RAILWAY STATION

    TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PARKING BAYS

    NATIONAL SERVICEMEN’S ASSOCIATION MEMORIAL DEDICATION

    A temporary closure of the parking area fronting the Home Hill Railway Station will be required on Saturday 5th September, 2015 between 8.30am and 11.30am to enable the hosting of a dedication ceremony for the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia, Burdekin Branch, Memorial Stone.

    Railway Street will be open to through traffic however speed restrictions will be in place for the duration of the event.

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

     

  • The damaged water main at Nelsons Lagoon.

    Public notice – Water supply restored in Ayr – Updated 4.30pm 3/9/15

    Burdekin Shire Council works to repair a major water mains break between Nelsons Lagoon and the Ayr Water Tower have been completed and water supply has been restored to the Ayr Water Tower. Council thanks the residents of Ayr for their patience and co-operation during these essential works.
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    Posted Wednesday, 2nd September 2015 in Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council works to repair a major water mains break between Nelsons Lagoon and the Ayr Water Tower  have been completed and water supply has been restored to the Ayr Water Tower.

    Council thanks the residents of Ayr for their patience and co-operation during these essential works.

     

     

  • Car Rally - Burdekin PCYC Water Festival 2015 Fundraiser

    Burdekin Water Festival – Temporary Road Closures

    The following temporary road closures will be in place on Saturday 5th September, 2015 for the hosting of the Burdekin Water Festival.
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    Posted Wednesday, 2nd September 2015 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES

    BURDEKIN WATER FESTIVAL 

    SATURDAY 5th SEPTEMBER, 2015

    The following temporary road closures will be in place on Saturday 5th September, 2015 for the hosting of the Burdekin Water Festival.

    6.00am to 12.00 midnight – Sideshow Alley

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

    1.00pm to 6.30pm – Water Festival Procession

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

    6.30pm to 12.00 midnight – Mardi Gras

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

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

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

  • AirScour cleans out water pipes

    Council to recommence air-scouring program

    Burdekin Shire Council will recommence air scouring reticulated water mains in Ayr from Tuesday, September 8, as part of its continuing program to deliver the highest quality water to residents.
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    Posted Tuesday, 1st September 2015 in Media Releases

    Burdekin Shire Council will recommence air scouring reticulated water mains next week as part of its continuing program to deliver the highest quality water to residents.

    Operations Manager Wayne Saldumbide said complaints about dirty water had fallen dramatically since Council began air-scouring in 2012 and the recent commissioning of four new bores on Rossiters Hill.

    “We have seen a significant drop in the number of dirty water complaints,” he said.

    “Last month Council had received only three complaints, so our strategy is having a positive effect on the quality of our water.”

    Mr Saldumbide said residents would be notified individually by letter drop if they were going to lose water.

    “There will be the potential for some dirty water in localised areas after the scouring is complete, but this should settle within a couple of days,” he said.

    “Our team will start on Rossiters Hill before moving on to South Ayr and the northern areas of Ayr.”

    Air scouring is a process where water is removed from the pipe and then reintroduced slowly with pressurised air to create turbulence which removes any built up deposits on the pipe walls.

    Scouring works will be conducted between 9am and 3pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to minimise disruption to working residents and parents with school-aged children. Council apologises for any inconvenience.

     

  • Mayo Bill Lowis gives the thumbs up to going gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

    Council going gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    Burdekin Shire Council is turning the Ayr CBD fountain gold and putting a golden glow on the Ayr Town Clock to help promote awareness of childhood cancer.
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    Posted Tuesday, 1st September 2015 in Media Releases

    Burdekin Shire Council is turning the Ayr CBD fountain gold and putting a golden glow on the Ayr Town Clock to help promote awareness of childhood cancer.

    Mayor Bill Lowis said Council would again colour Ayr’s CBD fountain gold for the entire month of September in honour of local resident Keely Johnson who is battling cancer.

    “We are proud that Council can help raise awareness of childhood cancer by doing this and very happy to support Keely and honour all families in our Shire that have been touched by cancer,” he said.

    “Keely is a brave and special young lady who is not only battling cancer, but also trying to raise people’s awareness of other children affected by cancer,” he said.

    “With the help of the Make A Wish Foundation Keely, recorded and released a single with Lee Kernaghan last year about her battle to help raise money for research into a cure for cancer.

    “This year she established the Golden Octopus Foundation to educate and raise funding for research.

    “She truly has a heart of gold.”

    Cr Lowis said Burdekin residents could help the cause by donating to childhood cancer research.

    “There are a number of charities and organisations that would be thankful for any support our residents could provide,” he said.

    Childhood Cancer Awareness Month aims to help create greater awareness and education about childhood cancer in Australia and provides information for parents, support for children with cancer and looks for community support for families affected by childhood cancer. One in five hundred Australian children will develop a cancer before the age of 15.

     

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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.

  • Burdekin Shire Council

    Job Vacancy 15/22 – Community Hub Coordinator

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for the Community Hub Coordinator to encourage involvement and participation in the Burdekin Community Hub through the establishment and ongoing development of partnerships with the local community and relevant entertainment and cultural industries. Applications close Friday, 11 September 2015.
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    Posted Thursday, 27th August 2015 in Current Job Vacancies

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for the Community Hub Coordinator to encourage involvement and participation in the Burdekin Community Hub through the establishment and ongoing development of partnerships with the local community and relevant entertainment and cultural industries.

    The Position

    The key responsibilities include:

    • Assist the Manager Community Development to identify key projects and implement corporate strategies and community development programs
    • Assist in the development and review of policies and plans for the development of the Community Hub and use of Council operated venues
    • Assist in the development and implementation of the Community Hub Strategy and other initiatives of Council
    • Support the coordination of key community activities, events and public programmes that enable residents and visitors to utilise facilities for recreation, entertainment and cultural activities
    • Oversee the development, planning and delivery of events held in venues operated and managed by the department
    • Coordinate staff and resources to deliver services on time and within budget

    The Person

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

    • Experience in event/venue management and event programme development
    • Financial management skills and experience
    • Exceptional communication and networking skills and a customer service focus
    • Ability to supervise and manage staff
    • Strong problem solving skills and proven ability to adapt to changing circumstances
    • Class C Licence
    • Queensland Blue Card (Working with Children)
    • Availability for regular after hours and weekend work

    The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 6 ($85,434pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

    Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the following link.

    Applications for 15/22 – Community Hub Coordinator should include:

    • A cover letter
    • A current resume
    • Statements addressing the selection criteria

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

    Applications close on Friday, 11 September 2015.  Word or PDF format is preferable.

    For further information please contact Mr. Tony Vaccaro – Manager Community Development on (07) 4783 9800.

  • Burdekin Shire Council

    Job Vacancy 15/21 – Customer Services Officer (Temporary)

    We are seeking applications for a Customer Services Officer. This is a temporary position for a period of up to twelve months. The position involves working on a rotational basis across the call centre and front counter. Applications close Friday, 4 September 2015.
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    Posted Thursday, 20th August 2015 in Current Job Vacancies

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Customer Services Officer.  This is a temporary position for a period of up to twelve months.  The position involves working on a rotational basis across the call centre and front counter.

    The Position

    The key responsibilities include:

    • Provide high quality multifunctional Customer Service to the Burdekin Shire Council’s external and internal customers
    • Provide a positive and proactive service to customers through effective communication, conflict resolution, problem solving and advocacy
    • Process all service requests for the provision of works and tasks to be undertaken via our electronic Customer Request Management System
    • Receipting functions for customers by way of cash, cheques and EFTPOS facilities
    • Process all Council applications, permits and payments efficiently

    The Person

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

    • Extensive experience in the provision of Customer Service by telephone and in person
    • Demonstrated highly developed interpersonal and communication skills so as to identify customer needs and respond in an appropriate manner
    • Demonstrated ability to acquire product knowledge and new skills and adapt to continual changes in process, practice and technology
    • Demonstrated ability to source, interpret and concisely communicate information in response to customer enquiries
    • Demonstrated ability to contribute to a team that values a positive working environment, self development and initiative

    The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 3 ($66,826pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

    Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the following link.

    Applications for 15/21 – Customer Services Officer (Temporary) should include:

    • A cover letter
    • A current resume
    • Statements addressing the selection criteria

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

    Applications close on Friday, 4 September 2015.  Word or PDF format is preferable.

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

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

    Home Hill Railway Station – Temporary Closure of Parking Bays

    A temporary closure of the parking area fronting the Home Hill Railway Station will be required on Saturday 5th September, 2015 between 8.30am and 11.30am to enable the hosting of a dedication ceremony for the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia, Burdekin Branch, Memorial Stone.
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    Posted Thursday, 3rd September 2015 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    HOME HILL RAILWAY STATION

    TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PARKING BAYS

    NATIONAL SERVICEMEN’S ASSOCIATION MEMORIAL DEDICATION

    A temporary closure of the parking area fronting the Home Hill Railway Station will be required on Saturday 5th September, 2015 between 8.30am and 11.30am to enable the hosting of a dedication ceremony for the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia, Burdekin Branch, Memorial Stone.

    Railway Street will be open to through traffic however speed restrictions will be in place for the duration of the event.

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

     

  • Car Rally - Burdekin PCYC Water Festival 2015 Fundraiser

    Burdekin Water Festival – Temporary Road Closures

    The following temporary road closures will be in place on Saturday 5th September, 2015 for the hosting of the Burdekin Water Festival.
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    Posted Wednesday, 2nd September 2015 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES

    BURDEKIN WATER FESTIVAL 

    SATURDAY 5th SEPTEMBER, 2015

    The following temporary road closures will be in place on Saturday 5th September, 2015 for the hosting of the Burdekin Water Festival.

    6.00am to 12.00 midnight – Sideshow Alley

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

    1.00pm to 6.30pm – Water Festival Procession

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

    6.30pm to 12.00 midnight – Mardi Gras

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

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

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

  • Road - Widening Road

    Lena Road – Road Reconstruction

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction works will commence on Lena Road on Monday 24th August 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 2nd October, 2015, weather permitting.
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    Posted Tuesday, 25th August 2015 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction works will commence on Lena Road on Monday 24th August 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 2nd October, 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 visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

  • Burdekin Bridge

    Burdekin Bridge Closures – August 2015

    Single lane closures 9.00am to 2.45pm - Wed 5 August to Fri 7 August 2015 - Tue 18 August to Fri 21 August 2015 - Tue 25 August to Fri 28 August 2015 - Mon 31 August to Thu 3 September 2015
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    Posted Tuesday, 4th August 2015 in Current Road Conditions

    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 between 9.00am and 2.45pm:

    • Wednesday 5 August to Friday 7 August 2015
    • Tuesday 18 August to Friday 21 August 2015
    • Tuesday 25 August to Friday 28 August 2015
    • Monday 31 August to Thursday 3 September 2015

    During this time, speed 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 wider than three (3) metres must contact David Macauley on 0407 690 314 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 the Customer and Stakeholder Management team on 1800 625 648.

  • Road closed

    Road Closed – Young Street and Hanelt Lane

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and kerb and channel works will commence in Young Street and Hanelt Lane on Monday 20th July 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 25th September, 2015, weather permitting.
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    Posted Friday, 17th July 2015 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    YOUNG STREET AND HANELT LANE, AYR

    ROAD RECONSTRUCTION AND KERB AND CHANNEL

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and kerb and channel works will commence in Young Street and Hanelt Lane on Monday 20th July 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 25th September, 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.

  • There are no Lost and Found Animals at the moment.

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