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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.

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Burdekin Shire helps educators and carers foster healthy kids

The Burdekin is one of 12 Queensland regions hosting Healthy Kids Professional Development sessions for workers in the early childhood education and care sector. Council has been working closely with the Centre for Children’s Health and Wellbeing to offer these educational sessions. For more information contact the Burdekin Library Ayr on 4783 9970.

The Burdekin is one of 12 Queensland regions hosting Healthy Kids Professional Development sessions for workers in the early childhood education and care sector.

The Burdekin Shire Council’s Library team has been working closely with the Centre for Children’s Health and Wellbeing to offer these educational sessions.

Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said the project aimed to bring together local early childhood education and care educators and other key partners.

“The free face-to face sessions will help foster good health and wellbeing of pre-school age children,” he said.

“Those involved will also help develop, implement and evaluate a free early childhood health and wellbeing professional development strategy for this sector in our region.

“The first of these quarterly professional development events will be held in March.”

If you are in the early childhood education and care sector and would like more information about, or register for, the sessions please contact the Burdekin Library on 4783 9970.

Harmony Day

Share your favourite family recipe for Harmony Day

Do you have a recipe that is a family favourite? Share it with Council and it will be published in a book to celebrate cultural diversity for Harmony Day on March 21. Send your favourite recipe to recipes@burdekin.qld.gov.au by Monday, 15 March.

Do you have a recipe that is a family favourite? Share it with Council and it will be published in a book to celebrate cultural diversity for Harmony Day on 21 March.

Burdekin Shire Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the Burdekin was a community rich in cultural diversity.

“We celebrate our diversity in many ways including the Flavours of the World Festival in July,” she said.

“The Burdekin is home to many cultures – Indigenous, Torres Strait Islander, Italian, Greek, Singaporean, Indian, German, English – to name a few, and what better way to celebrate that melting pot of culture than to put recipes into a book for all to enjoy.

“Our region is known for its spectacular food, so I’m sure there will be some delicious recipes submitted.

“All recipes submitted will be included in the book.

“The recipe book will be available for the cost of a gold coin donation which will be donated to the Burdekin Community Association to help locals in need.”

Residents wishing to be part of the Burdekin Family Cultural Recipe Book should email their favourite family recipe to by Monday, 15 March.

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New Writer’s Club to be established

Do you love to write? Have you written something you would like to share? The Burdekin Library is partnering with the Burdekin Readers & Writers to establish a Writer’s Club. Do you love to write? Have you written something you would like to share? The Burdekin Library is partnering with the Burdekin Readers & Writers to establish a Writer’s Club. For more information call 4783 9970.

Do you love to write? Have you written something you would like to share? The Burdekin Library is partnering with the Burdekin Readers & Writers to establish a Writer’s Club.

The first meeting of the club will be held at the Burdekin Library Ayr on Tuesday, February 21, from 9.30am until noon and will include morning tea.

Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said the club would hold meetings on the third Tuesday of each month.

“This is an ideal platform for residents who have an interest in writing and want to learn more about the craft,” he said.

“Council is excited to be working with the Burdekin Readers & Writers in getting this club established.

“There is no cost for people wanting to attend the meetings.

“The plan is to invite people of interest to address the club meetings and the first guest will be ABC Open Producer Tom Edwards on March 28.

“Tom has a background in journalism and his role at the ABC is to help community members in North Queensland to share their stories through ABC Open projects.”

For more information about the Writer’s Club please contact the Burdekin Library on 4783 9970

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Council to trial bins at Plantation, Ocean and Morris Creek boat ramps over Easter school holidays

Burdekin Shire Council will place bulk bins at Plantation, Ocean and Morris Creek boat ramps over the coming Easter school holidays.

Burdekin Shire Council will place bulk bins at Plantation, Ocean and Morris Creek boat ramps over the coming Easter school holidays.

Mayor Cr Lyn McLaughlin said the trial was in response to community requests for bulk bins to be placed at boat ramps.

“We will trial the placement of a single 1.5m3 bulk bin at three of the Burdekin’s busiest boat ramps for the Easter weekend and school holidays,” she said.

“After the trial Council will review the amount of waste that was collected and make a decision on whether to place bins permanently at boat ramps.

“Bins had previously been at the boat ramps, but were removed after vandalism and illegal dumping in and around the bins.

“These bins will be for general household waste only, not furniture, tyres, hazardous waste or construction and demolition waste.”

Manager Governance and Local Laws Daniel Mulcahy said Council would inspect the bins regularly to ensure the service was not being abused and that the area was kept clean.

“This service is primarily for community members using the creeks for fishing and recreational purposes,” he said.

“We anticipate the bins will be emptied weekly, so if the bin is full we are asking people to contact Council to let us know.

“While Council will endeavour to have the service available at all times during the school holiday break, we are unsure of the volume requirements and our team will be monitoring the situation.

“Council asks residents using the bins to wrap waste in a manner that minimises odour.

“We would also appreciate calls from the public to report any illegal dumping or misuse of the bins.”

Mr Mulcahy said the bins would be removed from the boat ramps at the end of the school holidays.

Erin Molan will be a special guest at the Burdekin Women Time to Shine event for Queensland Women's Week.

Queensland Women’s Week to shine spotlight on Burdekin successes

Burdekin women are invited to celebrate Queensland Women’s Week and meet the Footy Show's Erin Molan and two former residents who have become leaders in their chosen field on 6 March at the Burdekin Theatre.

Burdekin women are invited to celebrate Queensland Women’s Week and meet former residents who have become leaders in their chosen field on 6 March at the Burdekin Theatre.

Burdekin Shire Council, in partnership with the Ayr and Home Hill Chambers of Commerce, will host the cocktail-style event, Burdekin Women – It’s Time to Shine.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the event, supported by YWCA Queensland and the Queensland Government, would showcase successful former Burdekin residents.

“The Burdekin region has been the breeding ground of many innovative and successful women over the years such as acclaimed photographer Anne Geddes, film-maker Marie Patane and world-renowned golfer Karrie Webb,” she said.

“This event will bring two former locals, Marissa Candy and Yvette Le Blowitz, home to celebrate their achievements and share their stories on how they grew up in the Burdekin district and went on to become leaders in their industries.

“We are also excited to have Channel 9’s Footy Show presenter Erin Molan as the key note speaker.”

Cr McLaughlin said Burdekin Women – It’s Time to Shine would also provide an opportunity for local women to network.

“It’s a great event to build your profile within our community and expand your knowledge by learning from the successes of others,” she said.

“We want women to feel inspired and empower them with the confidence to pursue leadership positions in the community and their workplace.”

Burdekin Women – It’s Time to Shine will be held on Monday, 6 March, at the Burdekin Theatre. Bar opens at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. Cost is $25 per person which will include a free drink on arrival and canapès during the event. Bookings can be made by contacting the Burdekin Shire Council on 4783 9800.

Burdekin Shire Youth Council current members (from left) Taia Favale, Taryn Delle Baite, Alyssia Guy, Alexa Mann, Joshua Kim and Sarah McDonnell are excited to be hosting this year’s Burdekin Fast Track Talent Showcase.

Youth Council secures X Factor’s Isaiah Firebrace for Fast Track

The Burdekin Shire Youth Council has secured 2016 X Factor winner Isaiah Firebrace to be the guest celebrity for the 2017 Burdekin Fast Track Talent Showcase on 1 & 2 April.

The Burdekin Shire Youth Council has secured 2016 X Factor winner Isaiah Firebrace to be the guest celebrity for the 2017 Burdekin Fast Track Talent Showcase on 1 & 2  April.

Isaiah was discovered at his local Fast Track Talent Showcase and went on to win X Factor. He will be part of the industry workshops, guest judge at the Final Showcase along with Yoyo Music industry professionals and perform a mini concert after the Final’s Showcase.

Burdekin Shire Mayor Lyn McLaughlin congratulated the Youth Council on securing such an inspirational performer.

“Not only will we have Isaiah, but we will have talented regional performers on stage as well,” she said. “Fast Track nominations are now open and I encourage everyone to have a go, you never know you could be the next Isaiah Firebrace.”

The Mayor also called on Burdekin youth to join the Youth Council and get involved with the Fast Track event.

“If you want to be a part of all the fun of the Fast Track Talent Showcase this year, get your nomination in now to be a part of the Youth Council,” she said.

“Council has delivered application forms to high school offices and the forms are also available from Council’s website and from the Council Chambers.”

Current Youth Mayor Tayla McKaig said the Youth Council was a great way for young people to be involved in the community.

“We have helped at many fun events, like the Burdekin Water Festival and Fast Track,” she said.

“We have also been involved in serious issues like the Relay for Life and Anti-Poverty Week where we collected items for those less fortunate than ourselves – that was a very rewarding experience.”

The Burdekin Shire Youth Council is open to those aged from 12 through to 25 and meets monthly. Membership of the Youth Council is open to young people who live, work or study in the Burdekin. Nominations forms must be returned by Friday, February 17. The first Youth Council meeting will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017.

For Burdekin Fast Track Talent Showcase details go to Council’s website.

Messy Play

Messy Play – last Thursday of every Month

Come along for some Messy Play Fun with Burdekin Library at the Theatre Forecourt, on the last Thursday of every Month

Come along for some Messy Play Fun with Burdekin Library, on the last Thursday of every Month (not including school holidays).

Dates: 23rd February, 30th March, 27th April, 25th June, 27th July, 31st August, 26th October, 30th November

Time: 10:30am

Where: Theatre Forecourt

Cost: Free

Ages: 0-5 years

Harmony Day

Harmony Day 2017 – Burdekin Cultural Family Recipe Book

Please share your favourite family recipes with us by Monday 13th March to add to the Burdekin Family Cultural Recipe Book.

Burdekin Library invites you to………

Share your favourite family recipe

Celebrating Cultural Diversity on Harmony Day, 21st March 2017, we would like to create a Burdekin Family Cultural Recipe Book.

Share your favourite family recipes with us to add to the recipe book. The book will be available for a gold coin donation, with monies to be donated to a local charity.

Please submit your recipes by Monday 13th March toor for further information, please contact Jaye on 4783 9975.

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Library programs to help families, young children

Two new literacy programs aimed at families and children with special needs will kick off at the Burdekin Library in February. The Inclusive Participation Program and Junior Book Club are a joint initiative between the Burdekin Shire Council and the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. For more information contact the Burdekin Library on 4783 9970.

Burdekin Library Ayr will next month kick off two new programs aimed at families and children with special needs.

The Inclusive Participation Program and Junior Book Club are a joint initiative between the Burdekin Shire Council and the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

Acting Burdekin Library Services Manager Robyn Elphinstone said the Inclusive Participation Program would provide equipment for children with special needs.

“There will be sensory and communication equipment available in order to decrease any anxiety a child would have about joining in with library programs,” she said.

“The Sensory Input Equipment and Audio kits will be added to our First 5 Forever sessions.

“These sessions are a universal family literacy program which can create stronger language and literacy skills for children up to the age of 5.

“First Five Forever supports not only the children, but the parents and primary caregivers, so they can be confident as their child’s first teacher.”

Mrs Elphinstone said the Junior Book Club was aimed at children with learning disabilities.

“The club will enable them to be part of a group which encourages literacy, communication and socialisation,” she said.

“It is open to all children and will have equipment such as audio kits available for children who may require them.”

The Junior Book Club will meet monthly starting on Thursday, 23 February, at 3.30pm and afternoon tea will be provided to participants.

For more information about the programs please call the Burdekin Library Ayr on 4783 9970.

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.

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Current job vacancies are shown below.

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Job Vacancy 17/05 – Media and Communications Officer

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking an experienced Media and Communications Officer to play a key role in maintaining and developing Council’s communication channels and social media assets. Applications close on Monday, 27 February 2017 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking an experienced Media and Communications Officer to play a key role in maintaining and developing Council’s communication channels and social media assets.

 The Position

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the key responsibilities include:

  • Implementation of the Social Media Strategy including the review and update of the Social Media Policy.
  • Manage, monitor and drive growth on existing and new social media platforms and work closely with Council Executive to create and post engaging content on Social Media channels.
  • Support the broader public relations and marketing goals of council by assisting to research and write feature articles, speeches, newsletters, briefings, reports, scripts, display materials and publications.
  • Provide assistance to the Economic Development section to ensure development strategies and projects are promoted effectively throughout the media and the community by utilising Council talent and resources efficiently.
  • Provide similar advice and assistance to all other sections of Council on promotional opportunities, media and marketing opportunities, and community engagement projects as they occur.

 The Person

The successful applicant will possess the following attributes:

  • A tertiary education or at least three years relevant experience in Communications or Journalism.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the role of communications and public relations in a corporate environment.
  • Excellent writing skills, especially in the production of media releases, feature articles and promotional literature.
  • Knowledge about the operations of media organisations, have a strong news sense and an understanding of media work processes and information needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 5 ($77,682) 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 17/05 – Media and Communications 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, 27 February, 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Chief Executive Officer – Terry Brennan 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

QBSC/17/003 – Request for Quotations for the purchase of used small plant

Quotations are invited for the purchase of used small plant (John Deere Tractor, Kubota T1880 ride-on mowers, Trailers, Generators, Four Wheelers, Line-marker). Closing date at 12noon on Friday 10 March 2017.

QBSC/17/003 – REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS FOR THE PURCHASE OF USED SMALL PLANT

Quotations are invited for the above quotation closing at 12 noon on Friday 10 March 2017.

Council Plant No.           Description

50002                             Tractor – Ride On – John Deere 3120
60058                             Mower – Ride On – Kubota T1880
60059                             Mower – Ride On – Kubota T1880
60060                             Mower – Ride On – Kubota T1880
60065                             Mower – Ride On – Kubota T1880
60066                             Mower – Ride On – Kingcat
70061                             Trailer – Tandem 2T Pantech
70074                             Trailer – Standpipe and Diesel Pump 0.75
70091                             Trailer – Tandem 2T Pantech
70092                             Trailer – Tandem 2T Pantech
80460                             Generator – Dunlite 2.5 Kva
80467                             Generator – Dunlite UH5 6Kva-4800W Honda 11HP
80468                             Generator – Dunlite UH5 6Kva-4800W Honda 11HP
80551                             Generator – Advanced 7.5 Kva
80556                             Generator – Kubota 5.5 Kva
90031                             2WD Four Wheeler – Honda TRX 250
90148                             4WD Four Wheeler – Honda TRX 350
90149                             4WD Four Wheeler – Honda TRX 350
90476                             Linemarker – Titan 424-300 Speedflo 6000 New QBSC5.5HP Honda

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 “QBSC/17/003 – Request for Quotations for the purchase of used small 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 3 March, 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 unregistered and in an “as is condition”. Some ancillary equipment will not be sold with the plant and will be removed by Council.

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 where photos of plant are available they will be uploaded on or after inspection day Friday 3rd March, 2017.

For Sale

QBSC/17/011 – Request for Quotations for the purchase of ten used light vehicles

Quotations are invited for the purchase of ten used light vehicles (2011 to 2013 utility models - Toyota Hilux, Holden Commodore, Nissan Navara; 2013 4WD Toyota RAV4; 1994 Toyota Hiace Bus 12 seater). Closing date at 12noon on Friday 10 March 2017.

QBSC/17/011 – REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS FOR THE PURCHASE OF TEN (10) USED LIGHT VEHICLES

Quotations are invited for the above quotation closing at 12 noon on Friday 10 March 2017.

Council Plant No.           Description

30304                             4WD Wagon – 2013 Toyota Rav 4 GXL – diesel
40031                             2WD Ute – 2012 Toyota Hilux Workmate – d/s, petrol
40034                             2WD Ute – 2013 Toyota Hilux Workmate **cab chassis only**, petrol
40307                             2WD Ute – 2011 Toyota Hilux SR Dual Cab – d/s, diesel
40311                             2WD Ute – 2012 Nissan Navara RX Dual Cab – d/s, diesel
40312                             2WD Ute – 2012 Nissan Navara RX Dual Cab  – d/s, diesel
40313                             2WD Ute – 2012 Nissan Navara RX Dual Cab – style side, diesel
40399                             2WD Ute – 2012 Holden Commodore VE Omega – petrol
40400                             2WD Ute – 2012 Holden Commodore VE Omega – petrol
30107                             Bus – 1994 Toyota Hiace Commuter (12 seater) – petrol

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 “QBSC/17/011 – Request for Quotations for the purchase of ten (10) used light vehicles” 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 3 March, 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 unregistered and in an “as is condition”, however a safety certificate will only be provided at the discretion of the Workshop Supervisor. The plant will not be released until the replacement plants are fully in service. The fire extinguishers and 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.

Please note photos of vehicles were uploaded Thursday 16 February, 2017.

Ayr Pool

Tender – Ayr Pool Refurbishment TBSC/17/001

Tender box close: 2.00pm on Friday 17 February 2017 Burdekin Shire Council invites tenders for the upgrade of the Ayr Pool water treatment, inground pool pipework and associated works. A non-mandatory tender briefing will be conducted on site. Details of the tender briefing are provided on the Qtender website ( https://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/qtenders/ ). Enquiries may be [...]

Tender box close: 2.00pm on Friday 17 February 2017

Burdekin Shire Council invites tenders for the upgrade of the Ayr Pool water treatment, inground pool pipework and associated works.

A non-mandatory tender briefing will be conducted on site. Details of the tender briefing are provided on the Qtender website ( https://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/qtenders/ ).

Enquiries may be directed to the online forum on the Qtender website .

To obtain a copy of the tender documents, the prospective respondents must be a registered user of, and logged into the Qtender website at ( https://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/qtenders/ ).

Tender submissions must be lodged electronically at the Qtender website.

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

Road Closure – Preliminary Works – Mt Inkerman Lookout Upgrade Project

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that preliminary works for the Mt Inkerman Lookout Upgrade Project will be occurring on Wednesday 22nd February from 7.00am to 3.00pm, weather permitting

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that preliminary works for the Mt Inkerman Lookout Upgrade Project will be occurring on Wednesday 22nd February from 7.00am to 3.00pm, weather permitting.

These preliminary works will be completed under a full road closure of Mt Inkerman Road to all traffic and pedestrians on Wednesday 22nd February from 7.00am to 3.00pm.

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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Ramsden Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence at the end of the existing bitumen section on Ramsden Road on Monday 20th February, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 31st March, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence at the end of the existing bitumen section on Ramsden Road on Monday 20th February, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 31st March, 2017, 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.

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 13th February to Wednesday 15th February 2017 and Tuesday 21st February to Friday 24th February 2017.

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 13 February to Wednesday 15 February
  • Tuesday 21 February to Friday 24 February 2017

9.00am 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 over three (3) metres 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 closed

Brown Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Brown Road approx. 1.6km from the Ayr Dalbeg Road intersection for the extent of 1km towards Pelican Road on Wednesday 1st February, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 28th April, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Brown Road approx. 1.6km from the Ayr Dalbeg Road intersection for the extent of 1km towards Pelican Road on Wednesday 1st February, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 28th April, 2017, weather permitting.

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

Water Information

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

AirScour cleans out water pipes

Planned Air-scouring Works on Water Mains in Area of Wilmington Street, Ayr

Planned Air-scouring Works on Water Mains in Area of Wilmington Street between Railway Street and Young Street – Tuesday 21 February 2017.

Council has planned air-scouring works on water mains as follows:

  • Wilmington Street, Ayr between Railway Street and Young Street – Tuesday 21 February 2017.

The air-scouring process requires the isolation of sections of water main and household water services.  Each section will be isolated for a maximum of six (6) hours between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm during which time, the water supply will be disrupted.

Residents in these areas are advised to store their days supply of drinking water prior to 9:00am on relevant day.

Should you have any queries or experience any discoloured water, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 4783 9800 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Council’s After Hours Service can be contacted by phoning 4783 9800 and following the prompts.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by these necessary works.

AirScour cleans out water pipes

Planned Air-scouring Works on Water Mains in Area of McKenzie Street, Ayr

Planned Air-scouring Works on Water Mains in Area of McKenzie Street between Wilmington Street and Graham Street – Wednesday 22 February 2017.

Council has planned air-scouring works on water mains as follows:

  • McKenzie Street, Ayr between Wilmington Street and Graham Street – Wednesday 22 February 2017.

The air-scouring process requires the isolation of sections of water main and household water services.  Each section will be isolated for a maximum of six (6) hours between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm during which time, the water supply will be disrupted.

Residents in these areas are advised to store their days supply of drinking water prior to 9:00am on relevant day.

Should you have any queries or experience any discoloured water, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 4783 9800 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Council’s After Hours Service can be contacted by phoning 4783 9800 and following the prompts.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by these necessary works.

AirScour cleans out water pipes

Planned Air-scouring Works on Water Mains in Area of Cameron Street, Ayr

Planned Air-scouring Works on Water Mains in Area of Cameron Street between Railway Street, Charles Street and Wilmington Street – Thursday 23 February 2017.

Council has planned air-scouring works on water mains as follows:

  • Cameron Street, Ayr between Railway Street, Charles Street and Wilmington Street – Thursday 23 February 2017.

The air-scouring process requires the isolation of sections of water main and household water services.  Each section will be isolated for a maximum of six (6) hours between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm during which time, the water supply will be disrupted.

Residents in these areas are advised to store their days supply of drinking water prior to 9:00am on relevant day.

Should you have any queries or experience any discoloured water, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 4783 9800 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Council’s After Hours Service can be contacted by phoning 4783 9800 and following the prompts.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by these necessary works.

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 Cross – Impounded Twelfth Ave Home Hill – 21/02/2017

Tan and White Male/Entire Bull Arab Cross. Impounded 21/02/2017 at Twelfth Ave Home Hill. Date of exit - 24/02/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
21/02/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Bull Arab Cross – Tan and White
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Impounded
 
Location Found
Twelfth Ave Home Hill
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
24/02/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Domestic cat and 5 kittens – Left at Pound – 21/02/2017

Various Domestic cat and 5 kittens. Left at Pound 21/02/2017 at . Date of exit - 24/02/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
21/02/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic cat and 5 kittens – Various
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
24/02/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Blue Heeler – Left at Pound – 17/02/2017

Blue Female/Entire Blue Heeler. Left at Pound 17/02/2017 at . Date of exit - 22/02/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
17/02/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Blue Heeler – Blue
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Female/Entire
 
Date of Exit
22/02/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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