Welcome to the Burdekin Shire Council

What's Happening

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.

Cores Move for Life

Community Tournament takes steps towards fitness

Burdekin residents can nominate now to join the free 2017 Burdekin 10,000 Steps Community Tournament and step their way to fitness. The six week challenge will kick off on Monday, October 9 and finish Sunday, November 19.

Burdekin residents can nominate now to join the free 2017 Burdekin 10,000 Steps Community Tournament and step their way to fitness.

The six week challenge will kick off on Monday, October 9 and finish Sunday, November 19.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said 10,000 Steps was a national health promotion initiative encouraging Australians to increase their physical activity.

“The Community Tournament is a great way to raise awareness of the 10,000 Steps program and promote physical activity in the Burdekin Shire,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Everyone who participates will be loaned a pedometer to use throughout the six weeks, so you’ll be able to log your steps every day.

“We are seeking 20 teams of 10 people. There are great incentives and prize packs up for grabs.”

Cr McLaughlin said the challenge was for each participant to notch up at least 10,000 steps a day.

“Reaching 10,000 steps every day will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Regular physical activity is an important contributor to good overall health, including promoting healthy weight and reducing the risk of chronic disease.”

Registration forms are available from Council’s website and the Burdekin Library Ayr and Home Hill branches. Team registration forms must be completed and emailed to .gov.au by 5pm Thursday 28 September, 2017.

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

Dual use Footpath/Bikeway through Plantation Park, Ayr

Works for Queensland delivers $3M boost for Burdekin Shire projects

Burdekin Shire Council will construct a new visitor information centre as part of a $3 million Works for Queensland funding boost supporting 14 projects across the Shire.

Burdekin Shire Council will construct a new visitor information centre as part of a $3 million Works for Queensland funding boost supporting 14 projects across the Shire.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council had identified tourism as an economic driver for the Shire and a new visitor information centre at Plantation Park in Ayr was seen a key step in growing this vital market.

“The Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland funding program supports regional councils to undertake job creating projects,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Our Council submitted a wish list of 14 projects to be considered for the 2017-19 program earlier this year. I’m delighted to announce we were successful.

“We’ve been awarded $3 million in total. This includes $1 million to demolish and remove the existing visitor information centre at Plantation Park and construct a new one, along with $200,000 to continue extending the Nature Based Play Space at Plantation Park.

“We’ve also been allocated $350,000 to carry out an infrastructure and drainage upgrade at Ayr Showgrounds, $100,000 for the installation of a fuel facility at Ayr Aerodrome and
$100,000 to upgrade the public toilets in Queen Street.”

Cr McLaughlin said some of the other projects earmarked for funding included $200,000 to replace footpaths around the Shire, $60,000 to replace the existing softfall at Anzac Park Playground, $50,000 for public artworks and $50,000 to install exercise stations along the Burdekin Be Active Trail.

She said a new visitor information centre had been identified as a priority for the Burdekin Shire.

“Ayr’s visitor information centre should be a showcase for the region – unfortunately, we’re limited by what can be achieved within the existing building,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Visitor information centres are a first point of call for tourists.

“They play an important role in engaging with and providing information to our visitors, but also in promoting our tourism products.

“A new tourist information centre will be a game changer for our Shire.

“Along with the Burdekin Gateway Visitor Information Centre at Home Hill, it will ensure drive tourists from both the north and south have the best opportunity to acquire information about our tourism products.

“Council is grateful to the Queensland Government for making all of this possible.”

Council will have until June 2019 to complete all of the projects.

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

Lyn McLaughlin and Keely Johnson colour the Ayr fountain gold for childhood cancer awareness.

Colouring the Ayr fountain gold for childhood cancer awareness

Liquid gold will flow through the Ayr CBD fountain this month, as Burdekin Shire Council joins with the Golden Octopus Foundation to help raise awareness of childhood cancer. Golden Octopus Foundation founder and Burdekin teenager Keely Johnson helped Council to colour the water in the fountain gold today in support of the Gold September campaign.

Liquid gold will flow through the Ayr CBD fountain this month, as Burdekin Shire Council joins with the Golden Octopus Foundation to help raise awareness of childhood cancer.

Golden Octopus Foundation founder and Burdekin teenager Keely Johnson helped Council to colour the water in the fountain gold today in support of the Gold September campaign.

Cr McLaughlin said gold was chosen as the colour for children’s cancer in recognition of their strength, courage, and resiliency. “Keely has an incurable bone marrow cancer that caused a tumour in her brain, but she doesn’t let this stop her,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Keely’s strength, courage and resiliency has seen her raise $600,000 for childhood cancer charities to date. This includes an incredible $150,000 raised for the Golden Octopus Foundation since it was founded in 2015.”

Keely was named the winner of the LGIAsuper Community Award at the 2017 Queensland Young Achiever Awards for her incredible efforts.

Cr McLaughlin said Council was proud to support the Golden Octopus Foundation and its founder.

“The Foundation aims to upgrade paediatric oncology facilities in regional hospitals and help supply childhood cancer nurses in communities across Australia,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“So many children and families are touched by childhood cancer. Colouring the fountain gold is just a small gesture that we can make to raise awareness of childhood cancer and to show support for all the families and children who have been affected by it.”

Keely called on the community to get behind the Gold September campaign.

“With everyone getting behind the Gold September campaign there will be more awareness, which leads to more research, which leads to a cure,” Keely said.

“We are aiming to help families by letting kids with cancer fight from home and getting nurses in our communities, like the breast cancer nurses, which will help this to happen.

“I have just returned last night late from Perth where we lit Western Australia’s Parliament House gold for the first time and the Queensland Parliament House is gold as well.”

10,000 Steps

Register now – 2017 Burdekin 10,000 Steps Community Tournament

Burdekin residents can now nominate to join the 2017 Burdekin 10,000 Steps Community Tournament and step their way to fitness. The 6 week challenge will kick off on Monday, 9 October. Nomination forms are available from Council's website and the Burdekin Library Ayr and Home Hill branches. For more information, please phone Melissah on 4783 9800 or email melissah.lammon@burdekin.qld.gov.au

Burdekin residents can now nominate to join the 2017 Burdekin 10,000 Steps Community Tournament and step their way to fitness.

The whole community is invited to participate.  We would like 20 teams each with 10 members, however may take more depending on pedometer availability.

The challenge will kick off on Monday, 9 October and finish Sunday, 19 November.  Steps only, not exercise, will be counted toward the final tally.

Teams can register their interest by completing the below nomination form.  Nomination forms will also be available from Council’s website and the Burdekin Library Ayr and Home Hill branches.

The members of the winning team will each receive an individual prize pack donated by Burdekin Shire Council, Burdekin Shire Youth Council, Curves, Eathorne’s Sportspower, Lucky Black Cat Newsagency, NRGIZE and Snap Fitness.

Thanks to John and Kirstin Bonanno at SPORTFIRST Ayr, all participants will also receive a 15% discount voucher for use during the 10,000 Steps Challenge (9 October 2017 to 19 November 2017).

Please note: Team registration forms must be completed and emailed to melissah.lammon@burdekin.qld.gov.au by 5pm Thursday, 28th September 2017.

For more information, please phone Melissah on 4783 9800 or via email

Street art trail

Home Hill art trail a bright idea for CBD

Three walls in Home Hill’s central business district are being transformed into vibrant art attractions, as part of a new street art trail in the Burdekin.

Three walls in Home Hill’s central business district are being transformed into vibrant art attractions, as part of a new street art trail in the Burdekin.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council had engaged North Queensland artists Nicky Bidju-Pryor and John Bradshaw to create the eye-catching murals, which have been painted onto the side walls of three buildings in close proximity to the Home Hill Comfort Stop.

“The Home Hill Comfort Stop is known around Australia. It is used by thousands of travellers every year, so we wanted to give these visitors every reason to venture out, explore the CBD, frequent our shops and extend their stay in the region,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“These artworks really add to the unique identity of the area. It’s about rejuvenating and brightening up the streetscape and it’s also about growing cultural tourism in the Shire and all of the opportunities that come with that.”

Cr McLaughlin said the project wouldn’t have been possible without the Queensland Government, which provided $15,000 through its Works for Queensland initiative.

“The feedback has been fantastic. A lot of people are excited by what has been created here,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“We’d like to eventually have a Burdekin-wide art trail extending into Giru, Brandon, Clare, Ayr and Home Hill. Council is already investigating ideas for more artworks across the Shire.”

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

door

Council advises vigilance about scam activity

Burdekin Shire Council is warning the community to be vigilant about scam activity, after a number of residents were approached for money in return for kerbside number pai

Burdekin Shire Council is warning the community to be vigilant about scam activity, after a number of residents were approached for money in return for kerbside number painting.

Council has received several calls from residents who state they were approached by a group of men going door-to-door asking if people would like their house numbers painted on the kerb.

The men falsely advised they were sent by Council and asked for a $40 fee.

Council does not endorse or approve of these operators in any way. Residents are advised to take due care and report any concerns or complaints to the police.

Mt Elliot Springs water

Burdekin business sends first shipment of bottled water to China

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin has congratulated Burdekin business Mt Elliot Springs on securing a lucrative export deal into Asia, as the family-owned operation sends its first shipment of bottled natural spring water to China this week.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin has congratulated Burdekin business Mt Elliot Springs on securing a lucrative export deal into Asia, as the family-owned operation sends its first shipment of bottled natural spring water to China this week.

The high-quality water will be sold to mix with baby formula in 250 child supply and pharmacy stores across China, with at least a million bottles expected to be supplied per year.

Mt Elliot Springs manager Keith Brincat said the export opportunity came about when he was approached by South Australian business consultant Michael Fullgrabe of Ozwater Pty Ltd who with his wife developed the idea to send water for baby formula into China to fill a niche market.

“Ozwater selected us for this opportunity because our water is of an extreme high quality and, critically, meets all of the standards required to pass the Chinese regulations,” Mr Brincat said.

Mt Elliot Springs has already employed an additional five staff to help supply the first shipments of 36,000 bottles, with another five to 10 jobs likely to be created in coming months as a result of the deal.  The product has been named My Precious One.

Mr Brincat said the Burdekin was known for its abundance of water but water was also a precious asset.

“It comes down to the geology of the Mt Elliot area, which produces naturally occurring spring water with an unusually high PH level.  This natural alkalinity is what makes our water special.

“As it comes out of the ground it has that taste signature of the mountain. It’s all natural without anything added and that’s what natural spring water should be.”

Mr Brincat said finding a point of difference could open big opportunities for small producers.

“If you can find a niche, something you do better than the rest, that’s what you should concentrate on, that’s where the opportunities lie,” he said.

Cr McLaughlin said it was exciting to see a local company exporting into the Chinese market.

She said the Burdekin was home to some wonderful, innovative businesses which were doing exciting things in their fields.

“There are immense opportunities, through the export market, for our businesses to expand their reach into key international markets in Asia and across the world,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Mt Elliot Springs is an excellent example of a business which is creating products here in the Burdekin while reaching consumers across the globe. I congratulate Mt Elliot Springs on their achievement.”

Cr McLaughlin said water was the Burdekin’s greatest asset.

“It is the lifeblood of our thriving agricultural industries and now, it will be exported directly into China where it is expected to be met with high demand,” Cr McLaughlin said.

Barking dogs

Tips for managing barking dogs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some simple tips to reduce excessive barking include:

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

·         Company.

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Once you have obtained the application package and prepared your application it can be lodged by email to employment@burdekin.qld.gov.au. or by mail to Confidential Application, PO Box 974, Ayr, Qld, 4807.

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


Current job vacancies are shown below.

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 17/40 – Leading Hand – Construction – Water and Waste Water

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Leading Hand – Construction to coordinate and supervise the daily activities of the Civil Works Team in the Water and Waste Water section. Applications close on Wednesday, 4 October 2017 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Leading Hand – Construction to coordinate and supervise the daily activities of the Civil Works Team in the Water and Waste Water section.

This is a full time position with the hours of work totalling 76 hours per fortnight.

Reporting to the Water and Waste Water Supervisor the key responsibilities include:

  • The coordination and supervision of construction and maintenance activities on water supply and waste water infrastructure.
  • Assist Supervisor WWW in achieving quality, safety and environmental outcomes for projects within Customer Service Standard timelines.
  • Plan own work and work of assigned staff to achieve task completion through efficient use available plant, machinery and human resources.
  • Complete risk assessments and follow established work procedures including Work Method Statements as required for assigned tasks.
  • Maintain daily diary and job records as required.
  • Use own judgement and experience gained within the trade to solve problems on the job.
  • Interpret plans and specifications and create parts manifests from same.
  • Ensure Work Health and Safety responsibilities are discharged appropriately to ensure safety of all employees, contractors and members of the public.
  • Implement traffic control management schemes as required.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 8 ($60,356pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

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

Applications for 17/40 – Leading Hand – Construction – Water and Waste Water should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria found in the Position Description.

Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Wednesday, 4 October 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Shaun Johnston – Manager Water and Waste Water on (07) 4783 9800.

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 17/39 – Plumber – Water and Waste Water

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Plumber to provide plumbing services in the Water and Waste Water section. Applications close on Wednesday, 4 October 2017 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Plumber to provide plumbing services in the Water and Waste Water section.

This is a full time position with the hours of work totalling 76 hours per fortnight.

Reporting to the Water and Waste Water Supervisor the key responsibilities include:

  • Installation and maintenance of pipes, valves and hydrants in water, waste water and plumbing applications.
  • Asset condition monitoring and reporting.
  • Ensure work is completed to relevant Australian Standards.
  • Complete paperwork as required by the Supervisor including that related to Work Health & Safety, the preparation of Supply Services issues, completion of Job Diary, and ‘As Constructed’ Sketches.
  • Participate in the on-call roster.
  • Attend after-hours call-outs and emergency situations when rostered-on or as otherwise required.
  • Participate in meter reading when required.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 7 ($57,712pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

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

Applications for 17/39 – Plumber – Water & Waste Water should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria found in the Position Description.

Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Wednesday, 4 October 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Shaun Johnston – Manager Water and Waste Water on (07) 4783 9800.

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 17/38 – Customer Services Officer (Maternity Relief)

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Customer Services Officer. This is a maternity relief position for a period of up to 15 months. Applications close on Friday, 29 September 2017.

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Customer Services Officer. This is a maternity relief position for a period of up to 15 months.  This is a full time position with the hours of work totalling 72.5 hours per fortnight.

This position is based in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) office with a focus around information management whilst still answering phone calls and responding to other Customer Service duties.

Reporting to the Manager Client Services the key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate the implementation and migration of the Controlled Document Management System project (Microsoft SharePoint Upgrade) with support from the Web Services Coordinator and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Coordinator.
  • Provide support and advice to Council Officers on the implementation of the current style guide.
  • Provide assistance to Council Officers on the creation and migration of document templates.
  • Provide high quality Customer Service to the Burdekin Shire Council’s external and internal customers.
  • Record all service requests for the provision of works and tasks to be undertaken via our electronic Customer Request Management System.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

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 17/38 – Customer Services Officer (Maternity Relief) should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria found in the Position Description.

Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Friday, 29 September 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Eileen Robinson – Manager Client Services 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.
For Sale

TBSC/17/017 – Request for Quotations for the purchase used plant

Quotations are invited for the purchase of used plant (Grader CAT 12M, Truck approx. 4.5t, St Sweeper Isuzu/MJE, 2WD Ford Utes, 2WD Toyota Hilux Ute, 4WD Holden Colorado Dual Cabs, Trailer, Trailer & pump, 2 x Spray Units and Pedestrian Roller). Closing date at 12noon on Wednesday 4 October 2017.

TBSC/17/017 – REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS FOR THE PURCHASE OF USED PLANT
(Grader, Trucks, Utes, Trailers, Spray Units and Small Plant)

Quotations are invited for the above quotation closing at 12 noon on Wednesday 4 October 2017.

Council Plant No.      Description

10090                        Grader – 2008 Caterpillar 12M – 2D laser ready
10355                        Pedestrian Roller – 1991 Wacker RS800 A – petrol (“as is”)
20144                        Truck – 2007 Isuzu NPR200 Tipper – manual, diesel, drop-side
20260                        Truck – 2011 Street Sweeper Isuzu FSR850 with MJE body – auto, diesel
40028                        2WD Ute – 2012 Ford Ranger XL – manual, diesel, drop-side
40032                        2WD Ute – 2013 Ford Ranger XL – manual, petrol, drop-side
40039                        2WD Ute – 2014 Toyota Hilux Workmate – manual, petrol, drop-side
40379                        4WD Ute – 2013 Holden Colorado LX Dual Cab – manual, diesel, drop side
40380                        4WD Ute – 2013 Holden Colorado LX Dual Cab – manual, diesel, drop side
40400                        2WD Ute – 2012 Holden Commodore VE Omega – auto, petrol, style side
70081                        Trailer – 1992 previously used to tow front deck mower
70131                        Trailer – 2001 Trailer (ATM 1000kg) fitted with pump  – diesel (“as is”)
90343                        Spray Unit only – 2000 Hardi 800L tank with Honda GX160 (5.5hp) petrol (“as is”)
90419                        Spray Unit – 1999 Quik Spray 600L tank with Honda GX270 (9hp) petrol (“as is”)

Quotation documents are available from the Council’s Customer Service Centre at any time during normal office hours or download the Quotation package on Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au and complete the Form of Quotation.

Quotations shall be sealed in an envelope and endorsed as “TBSC/17/017 – Request for Quotations for the purchase of used plant” and lodged in the tender box located at the Burdekin Shire Council, 145 Young Street, Ayr.

The plant will be available for inspection on Friday 29 September, 2017 between the hours of 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. at the Council’s Jones Street Depot. Enquiries should be made to the Manager – Technical Services, or the Workshop Superintendent.

All plant will be sold in a “as is condition” and “unregistered”, however a safety certificate may only be provided at the discretion of the Workshop Supervisor. The plant will not be released until the replacement plants are fully in service. Some ancillary equipment will not be sold with the plant and will be removed by Council. The plant may be offered as trade against the new replacement plant and Council reserves the right to sell these plants privately or otherwise.

Any persons making inspections of the plant must report to the Workshop Superintendent or his representative and comply with Council’s Workplace Health and Safety Standards, and in particular wearing of closed in footwear.

Quotations shall be deemed to be inclusive of GST. Quotations received by telephonic advice will not be considered. Late quotations will not be considered.  The highest or any quotations will not necessarily be accepted. Council reserves the right to sell these plants privately or otherwise.

Please note photos of plant are available in quotation document.

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.

Road closed

Young Street – Road Reconstruction

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise road reconstruction of Young Street from Burke Street to Wilmington Street intersections will commence on Monday 25th September, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 3rd November, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise road reconstruction of Young Street from Burke Street to Wilmington Street intersections will commence on Monday 25th September, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 3rd November, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed at times; under a full road closure with a temporary detour installed or alternatively 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.

Road closed

Temporary Closure – Cromarty Creek Boat Ramp and Camping Facilities

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that a temporary closure of the Cromarty Creek Boat Ramp and camping area is required from Tuesday 3rd October, 2017 until approximately Friday 6th October, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that a temporary closure of the Cromarty Creek Boat Ramp and camping area is required from Tuesday 3rd October, 2017 until approximately Friday 6th October, 2017, weather permitting.

The temporary closure is required to undertake replacement of existing road drainage structures on Cromarty Creek Boat Ramp Road. No travel will be permitted beyond the Giru Waste Transfer Station during the closure.

Further closures of the Cromarty Creek Boat Ramp and camping area will be required to complete additional road drainage replacement works however Council will notify the public of dates and times well in advance of the planned 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.

Footpath Works

Ninth Avenue – Footpath Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise footpath works will commence in Ninth Avenue, Home Hill from Memorial Hall to Eighth Street intersection. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 11th September, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 6th October, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise footpath works will commence in Ninth Avenue, Home Hill from Memorial Hall to Eighth Street intersection. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 11th September, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 6th October, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under traffic with reduce speed limits in place and on-street parking will be affected within the vicinity of the work area.

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

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

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

Road closed

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 Airdmillan Road intersection for the extent of 500m on Wednesday 6th September, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 20th October, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Donadon Road from the Airdmillan Road intersection for the extent of 500m on Wednesday 6th September, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 20th October, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under a full road closure of Donadon Road from Airdmillan Road to Burstall Road intersections 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.

Road - Widening Road

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

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction, drainage, kerb and channel works will commence in Fourth Street, Home Hill from Eleventh Avenue to Fifteenth Avenue on Monday 4th September, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 8th December, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction, drainage, kerb and channel works will commence in Fourth Street, Home Hill from Eleventh Avenue to Fifteenth Avenue on Monday 4th September, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 8th December, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed at times, under a full road closure with a temporary detours installed or alternatively 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.

Footpath Works

Queen Street – Footpath Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise footpath works will commence in Queen Street, Ayr from Kennedy Street to Railway Street intersection in various sections travelling Northbound. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 4th September, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 6th October, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise footpath works will commence in Queen Street, Ayr from Kennedy Street to Railway Street intersection in various sections travelling Northbound. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 4th September, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 6th October, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under traffic with traffic control in place and on-street parking will be affected within the vicinity of the work area.

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

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

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

Road closed

Wickham Street and Plantation Park – Road and Car Park Construction

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

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

These works will be constructed under a full road closure.

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

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

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

Water Information

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

There are no items at the moment.

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.

IMG_8918

Cattle Dog Cross – 167 – Impounded Ninth Ave Home Hill – 18/09/2017

Black and White Female/Entire Cattle Dog Cross - 167. Impounded Ninth Ave Home Hill 18/09/2017. Date of exit - 21/09/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
18/09/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Cattle Dog Cross – 167 – Black and White
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Impounded
 
Location Found
Ninth Ave Home Hill
 
Sex
Female/Entire
 
Date of Exit
21/09/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
20170918_084745

Bull Arab Cross 166 – Left at Pound – 17/09/2017

White and Tan Female/Entire Bull Arab Cross 166. Left at Pound 17/09/2017. Date of exit - 21/09/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
17/09/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Bull Arab Cross 166 – White and Tan
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Female/Entire
 
Date of Exit
21/09/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
20170918_083926

Blue Heeler Cross 165 – Surrendered – 16/09/2017

Blue Male/Entire Blue Heeler Cross 165. Surrendered 16/09/2017. Date of exit - 21/09/2017. Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming.
Date of Entry
16/09/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Blue Heeler Cross 165 – Blue
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
21/09/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming
Back to top