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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.

  • Footpath Works

    Ninth Avenue, Home Hill – Reconstruction of concrete footpath between Eleventh and Twelfth Streets

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that reconstruction of a concrete footpath on the eastern side of Ninth Avenue between Eleventh and Twelfth Streets will commence on Monday 1st September 2014 and continue until approximately Friday 26th September 2014, weather permitting.
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    Posted Friday, 29th August 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that reconstruction of a concrete footpath on the eastern side of Ninth Avenue between Eleventh and Twelfth Streets will commence on Monday 1st September 2014 and continue until approximately Friday 26th September 2014, weather permitting.

    Motorists and pedestrians are asked to obey all directional signs 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

  • Volunteer Jeanie Shailer, PCYC Programs Coordinator Tarja Martin and BSC Community Outreach Service Coordinator Bonnie Johnson

    Call for literacy and reading mentors

    Burdekin Library Ayr is calling for volunteers to join a literacy and reading program aimed at school students.
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    Posted Friday, 29th August 2014 in Media Releases

    Burdekin Library Ayr is calling for volunteers to join a literacy and reading program aimed at school students.

    Library Services Manager John Scott said the program would be run in collaboration with the Burdekin PCYC and supported by the Rotary Club of Ayr.

    “This program calls for volunteers to help mentor students who are struggling with literacy and reading,” he said.

    “Without competent literacy skills life can be extremely difficult and creates life-long difficulties and limitations.

    “Volunteers would be trained in using Reading Link, a literacy, enhancement and proficiency program that transforms the teaching of literacy.

    “This is a great program for parents and for anyone interested in helping children with their literacy skills.”

    Mr Scott said the library would be the base for primary school age participants and the PCYC would be the base for youth and adults needing to be supported.

    “If anyone knows someone, of any age, who is suffering from poor reading or literacy skills, contact the Burdekin Library Ayr and we will link them up with a mentor after the training is completed.”

    Brandon resident Jeanie Shailer has already signed up for the program.

    “I have a passion for teaching children how to read as I believe literacy skills are essential for all areas of life,” she said.

    “I’m keen to volunteer just a few hours a week for this important initiative.”

    The free Mentor Training workshop will be held at the PCYC, 164 Macmillan Street, Ayr, on September 11, from 9am to 2pm. Lunch and morning tea provided.

    Book your place by phoning the PCYC on 4783 1009 or the Burdekin Library Ayr on 4783 9970.

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    Burdekin businesses urged to support Buy Locally campaign

    Burdekin businesses are being urged to take part in the Queensland Government’s Buy Locally campaign.
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    Posted Thursday, 28th August 2014 in Media Releases

    Burdekin businesses are being urged to take part in the Queensland Government’s Buy Locally campaign.

    Burdekin Shire Council Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said next week was Small Business Week highlighting the importance of small businesses to local communities.

    “Small Business Week runs from September 1-6 and it’s all about encouraging locals to buy from small business,” he said.

    “The highlight of the week is Buy Locally Saturday (September 6), where businesses are encouraged to hold an event like a sausage sizzle or offer discounts, prizes or special offers on the day to attract customers.”

    Mr Vaccaro said businesses could then use the hashtag #BuyLocallyQld on Facebook or Twitter posts to highlight their participation.

    “There are a range of free promotional materials that can be downloaded by businesses taking part as well,” he said.

    “Customers could also win a Samsung Galaxy tablet just by downloading a Buy Locally Saturday Selfie Coin from the State Government website and posting it on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #BuyLocallyQld.”

  • BSAG inaugural meeting

    Advisory group to address needs of Burdekin seniors

    The Burdekin’s seniors will have greater representation in Council and the community with the formation of the Burdekin Seniors Advisory Group (BSAG).
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    Posted Thursday, 28th August 2014 in Media Releases

    The Burdekin’s seniors will have greater representation in Council and the community with the formation of the Burdekin Seniors Advisory Group (BSAG).

    Burdekin Shire Councillor and BSAG chairman Ted Bawden lead the first meeting of the group aimed at raising the profile of our senior community members.

    “I tried to get people from across the shire to be a part of this group and wanted people with some standing or who were involved in the community,” he said.

    “I think we have certainly achieved that and have a quality group of people who can workshop any issues that our seniors may have.

    “The Burdekin’s seniors have not been priority with councils in the past, but with the formation of this group that is changing.

    “The group members are out there among the seniors community and they will be able to bring their voice to these meetings and from there to Council.

    “I look forward to seeing what this group can do for our community as whole.”

    Joining Cr Bawden yesterday were Eleanor Betteridge, Ennio Gazziola, John Kohn, John Rowan, Joyce Henaway, Lesley Hawkins, Robert Lesca, June Bosel, Marjorie Fulton and Don Fulton.

    Council Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said the formation of the group was a progressive move for the Burdekin community.

    “We have an ageing population and as a community we need to ensure we are addressing the needs of our older citizens,” he said.

    “Residents wanting to bring an issue to the attention of the group are more than welcome to speak with its members, Cr Bawden or the Community Development section at Council.”

    Mr Vaccaro said BSAG members would be required to bring issues or opportunities from the community to the group and to report the outcomes back to the community and represent the community’s interests, not individual interests.

    BSAG members this morning adopted the following principles:

    • Promote positive community attitudes towards and acceptance of older people and their right to independence, self-determination, dignity and choice.
    • Value the skills, resources and diversity of older people and provide older people with an opportunity to grow to their fullest capacity and make a lifelong contribution to the community.
    • Provide access to appropriate information, employment, training, learning, cultural, recreational, safety, security and care services that are appropriate to the diverse needs of older people.
    • Encourage partnerships within the community that enable people to age positively and within a supported environment.
  • BSC Goes Gold for Childhood Cancer web

    Council supports Childhood Cancer Awareness by Going Gold for September

    Burdekin Shire Council is Going Gold in September in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness month.
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    Posted Wednesday, 27th August 2014 in Media Releases

    Burdekin Shire Council is Going Gold in September in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness month.

    Mayor Bill Lowis said Council would again colour Ayr’s CBD fountain gold in honour of local resident Keely Johnson.

    “Council is proud to support Keely and honour all families touched by cancer,” he said.

    “Keely is truly an inspirational young person who is not only being treated for cancer, but also working hard to increase awareness in the community about childhood cancer.

    “She is a brave and special young lady with a heart of gold.”

    Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a month that has been assigned as a month to help create greater awareness and education about childhood cancer in Australia. It provides vital information for parents, support for children with cancer and looks for community support for families affected by childhood cancer.

    In Australia, one in five Australian children will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of only 15 years old. Childhood cancer remains the greatest cause of death for children in Australia with about three Australian children dying from cancer every week. New medical research has increased childhood cancer survival rates to 80 per cent over the past few years.

  • Melbourne Cup logo 2014

    Burdekin school students urged to enter Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour competitions

    Burdekin school students have a chance to be part of the fun at the Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour on September 20 by entering two competitions.
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    Posted Wednesday, 27th August 2014 in Media Releases

    Burdekin school students have a chance to be part of the fun at the Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour on September 20 by entering two competitions.

    Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said the Burdekin Race Club, in conjunction with Burdekin Shire Council, was holding a colouring-in competition for children aged 12 and under and a short story competition for students aged 13-17.

    “We have contacted all the local schools regarding these competitions and hope to see a lot of entries come in,” he said. “All the winners and runners up will receive a cash prize.”

    Mr Vaccaro said the excitement surrounding the Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour was building in the community.

    “I know the Burdekin Race Club is very excited to have been selected to be part of the Melbourne Cup Tour,” he said.

    “Not only will there be a race meet on September 20, but the Club also have organised a Family Fun Day.

    “Locals will have the chance to see the Cup that will be presented to the winner of this year’s Melbourne Cup race and also to talk with veterans and racing legends.

    “All the fun will kick off at noon and I think it’ll be a fantastic day for Burdekin families.”

    The Children’s Colouring-In Competition has three sections – 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12. Prizes for each section include $50 for winner and $20 for runner up. All entries must be returned to the Burdekin Library Ayr or Home Hill branch by Friday, September 12. The winning entries will be displayed at the Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour Family Fun Day.

    The Short Story competition’s theme is the History of the Emirates Melbourne Cup and is split into two sections – Junior (13-15 years) and Senior (16-17 years). Junior section entries must be a maximum of 200 words while the Senior entries must be a maximum of 300 words. Winners and runners up of the both sections will receive $100 and $50 respectively. Entries must be accompanied by an official entry form, which will be distributed to students through their school, and lodged by 4pm on September 12. Send entries and entry forms to Eliza Lovell, Burdekin Shire Council, PO Box 974, Ayr Q 4807 or email your entry to . For a full list of terms and conditions refer to the entry form.

  • Drainage Works

    Job Vacancy 14/18 – Leading Hand – Form Setter/Concreter

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Leading Hand – Form Setter / Concreter. Closing date 10 September 2014.
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    Posted Wednesday, 27th August 2014 in Current Job Vacancies

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Leading Hand – Form Setter / Concreter.

    Reporting to the Works Overseer the successful applicant will assist the Works Foreman with the construction of new Council works, private and Main Roads works, maintenance of existing services and structures in connection with roads and footpaths, kerbing and channelling, stormwater drainage, boat ramps and other functions of Council.

    The successful person will possess the following attributes:

    • Demonstrated experience in new road construction, drainage works, concreting, Main Roads and Council maintenance operations
    • A demonstrated ability to read and comprehend job plans, specifications and reinforcing schedules
    • Sound written and verbal communication skills
    • Proven ability to work under minimum supervision in a leadership role
    • Demonstrated ability to manage time, set priorities and plan works
    • Current class MR (Medium Rigid) driver’s licence

    Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with the Queensland Local Government Employees’ Award – State and Burdekin Shire Council’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 8 ($58,935pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon skills and experience.

    Applications can be lodged electronically via the website and must include a cover letter, information addressing the selection criteria and a current resume. Written applications can also be forwarded to or Confidential Application 14/18, Burdekin Shire Council, PO Box 974, Ayr Qld 4807.

    Applications close on Wednesday, 10 September 2014. Word or PDF format is preferable.

    Further information can be obtained by contacting the Works Overseer, Mr Robert Potter on (07) 4783 9800.

    Click here to download the application package

  • Burdekin Shire Council Logo Solid Colours

    Council issues email scam alert to all Burdekin businesses

    Burdekin Shire Council has been alerted to a scam email being sent to local businesses. The email with subject "Re: Burdekin Shire Council" is a scam and should be deleted immediately.
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    Posted Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in Media Releases

    Burdekin Shire Council has been alerted to a scam email being sent to local businesses. Delete this email immediately.

    An email with the subject “Re: Burdekin Shire Council” has been sent to a number of Burdekin businesses purporting to be from Burdekin Shire Council and signed by “Rachel Stunner”. The emails, which were sent from an overseas mail server, will ask you to click on a link. Council advises businesses to delete the email immediately without opening.

    If you receive the email please report it to the ScamWatch website.

    Council will contact as many local businesses as possible regarding this scam email.

  • Burnt out car in Burdekin River

    Burdekin’s Great Northern Clean Up targets Burdekin River bed

    Burdekin Shire Council is calling on owners of quad bikes and 4WD utes to help clean up the Burdekin River bed as part of the Great Northern Clean Up on September 14.
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    Posted Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in Media Releases

    Burdekin Shire Council is calling on owners of quad bikes and 4WD utes to help clean up the Burdekin River bed as part of the Great Northern Clean Up on September 14.

    Governance and Local Laws Manager Dan Mulcahy said there was a lot of illegally dumped rubbish being left in the river bed such as general waste, household furniture, appliances and car bodies.

    “If we can get people with quads and 4WDs to come down to help clean up the river bed then we can prevent this rubbish being washed out to sea when the river next floods,” he said.

    “It’s a little bit of a different approach, but I’m sure there are lots of people out there who would love the chance to spend a morning down the river bed doing their bit to clean it up.

    “We have spoken with the police and have been advised quads were allowed to be in the river bed, but must be legally transported to the end of Burdekin Rd, Home Hill.”

    Mr Mulcahy said those wanting to help with the Burdekin’s Great Northern Clean Up would be supplied with a free BBQ and refreshments.

    “It would be great to see the community come together and clean up the source of our region’s liquid gold,” he said.

    “The rubbish being left in the river bed includes items which could be placed in the red bin, or most of it can be taken to the waste transfer stations at no cost.

    “Car wrecks can be sold to the wreckers, so I just don’t understand why people would go through the effort of dragging a car down the river.”

    The Burdekin Great Northern Clean Up will be held on Sunday, September 14, from 10am-noon. Those wanting to participate are to meet at the end of Burdekin Road, Home Hill, to collect free gloves and bags. It is advised participants wear a hat, long-sleeved shirt and enclosed shoes. Sunscreen and insect repellent will be available on the day.

  • BSC CEO Matthew Magin with Local Buy's Tim Rose and Catherine Mahoney

    Local businesses urged to register with LG Tender Box

    Burdekin businesses can increase their chances of winning local government business across the state just by registering their details on LG Tender Box.
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    Posted Monday, 25th August 2014 in Media Releases

    Burdekin businesses can increase their chances of winning local government business across the state just by registering their details on LG Tender Box.

    Burdekin Shire Council Chief Executive Officer Matthew Magin said Council had recently met with representatives of Local Buy – the Local Government Association of Queensland’s (LGAQ) procurement services company.

    “Local Buy’s Tim Rose and Catherine Mahoney were here to discuss how Council could enhance its procurement function, including the identification of opportunities for local businesses to take advantage of tender opportunities,” he said.

    Local Buy’s core business is establishing and managing common-use supply arrangements for Queensland’s 77 Councils and currently offers Queensland Councils access to more than 50 common-use supply arrangements for goods and services, works, fleet, and energy.

    Mr Magin said one of the issues discussed with Local Buy was how Burdekin businesses also could benefit through Local Buy.

    “Local businesses in the Burdekin Shire Council area have the opportunity to learn about upcoming tender opportunities and submit offers to compete for business with Burdekin Shire Council, other Queensland Councils or Local Buy,” he said.

    “They can increase their chances of winning local government business by registering on LG Tender Box, identifying suitable tender opportunities, and submitting conforming and competitive bids in response to the published tenders.

    “There are already eight Burdekin businesses registered on LG Tender Box, but there is huge potential for more local businesses to register.

    “Once registered, businesses are alerted to local government tender opportunities.”

    Council’s Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said developing a capability statement was a key step to businesses submitting tender bids.

    “A capability statement is vital to tender bids as the business has to be able to demonstrate capability to deliver the goods and/or services sought,” he said.

    “Capability statements are a key requirement in the pre-qualification for government projects and tendering opportunities.

    “We have hosted a number of the Department of State Development Infrastructure and Planning Capability Statement Workshops at Council.

    “These workshops help local businesses learn what a business capability statement is, why it is important to have one, how to access the latest information on Queensland’s major projects, how to improve your understanding of the major projects supply chain and how to develop your draft business capability statement.

    “DSDIP also offers Capability Statement webinars which can be a great help to those not able to physically leave their business.”

    For more information about available resources visit the State Government’s Business and Industry portal at http://www.business.qld.gov.au/.

    Local businesses that wish to register on LG Tender Box to be alerted to upcoming tender opportunities should visit the LG Tender Box site at https://www.lgtenderbox.com.au.  Registration on LG Tender Box is free.  The registration button is on the home page.

What's On

Current Job Vacancies

  • How to Apply

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

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

    Apply Online

    Online Job Application Form

    Online Traineeship Application Form


    Current job vacancies are shown below.

  • Drainage Works

    Job Vacancy 14/18 – Leading Hand – Form Setter/Concreter

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Leading Hand – Form Setter / Concreter. Closing date 10 September 2014.
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    Posted Wednesday, 27th August 2014 in Current Job Vacancies

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Leading Hand – Form Setter / Concreter.

    Reporting to the Works Overseer the successful applicant will assist the Works Foreman with the construction of new Council works, private and Main Roads works, maintenance of existing services and structures in connection with roads and footpaths, kerbing and channelling, stormwater drainage, boat ramps and other functions of Council.

    The successful person will possess the following attributes:

    • Demonstrated experience in new road construction, drainage works, concreting, Main Roads and Council maintenance operations
    • A demonstrated ability to read and comprehend job plans, specifications and reinforcing schedules
    • Sound written and verbal communication skills
    • Proven ability to work under minimum supervision in a leadership role
    • Demonstrated ability to manage time, set priorities and plan works
    • Current class MR (Medium Rigid) driver’s licence

    Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with the Queensland Local Government Employees’ Award – State and Burdekin Shire Council’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 8 ($58,935pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon skills and experience.

    Applications can be lodged electronically via the website and must include a cover letter, information addressing the selection criteria and a current resume. Written applications can also be forwarded to or Confidential Application 14/18, Burdekin Shire Council, PO Box 974, Ayr Qld 4807.

    Applications close on Wednesday, 10 September 2014. Word or PDF format is preferable.

    Further information can be obtained by contacting the Works Overseer, Mr Robert Potter on (07) 4783 9800.

    Click here to download the application package

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.
  • For Sale

    Quotation QBSC/14/031 Quotations for the purchase of ten (10) used light vehicles

    Quotations are invited for the purchase of ten used light vehicles (2012 Sedans, Seven utes - 2010 Toyota Workmate, 2011 Mazda BT50, 2012 Ford Ranger, 2012 Commodore, 4WD Nissan Navara Extra cab and 4WD Nissan Navara Dual Cab). Closing date at 12noon on Friday 12 September, 2014.
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    Posted Tuesday, 19th August 2014 in Current Quotations

    QBSC/14/031 – QUOTATIONS FOR THE PURCHASE OF TEN (10) USED LIGHT VEHICLES

    Quotations are invited for the above quotation closing at 12 noon on Friday 12 September, 2014.

    Council Plant No.           Description
    3053                      Sedan – 2012 Ford Falcon XT
    3056                      Sedan – 2012 Ford Falcon XT
    3058                      Sedan – 2012 Toyota Aurion AT-X
    4013                      2WD Ute – 2010 Toyota Hilux Workmate (CAB CHASSIS)
    4016                      2WD Ute – 2011 Mazda BT50 (canopy)
    4029                      2WD Ute – 2012 Ford Ranger XL (drop side)
    4030                      2WD Ute – 2012 Holden Commodore VE Omega (style side)
    4333                      4WD Ute – 2011 Nissan Navara D40 RX King Cab (CAB CHASSIS)
    4372                      4WD Ute – 2011 Nissan Navara D40 RK Dual Cab (drop side)
    4373                      4WD Ute – 2012 Nissan Navara D40 Dual Cab (drop side)

    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 and complete the Form of Quotation.

    Quotations shall be sealed in an envelope and endorsed as “QBSC/14/031 – 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, 5 September, 2014 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 vehicles are sold unregistered. Roadworthy certificates will be provided for private purchasers only and current at the time of sale, however vehicles sold as cab chassis will be sold in an “as is condition”. The vehicles will not be released until the replacement vehicles are fully in service. The fire extinguishers and some ancillary equipment will not be sold with the vehicles and will be removed by Council.  These vehicles are also offered as trades against the new replacement vehicles and Council reserves the right to sell these vehicles 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.

Current Road News

  • Footpath Works

    Ninth Avenue, Home Hill – Reconstruction of concrete footpath between Eleventh and Twelfth Streets

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that reconstruction of a concrete footpath on the eastern side of Ninth Avenue between Eleventh and Twelfth Streets will commence on Monday 1st September 2014 and continue until approximately Friday 26th September 2014, weather permitting.
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    Posted Friday, 29th August 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that reconstruction of a concrete footpath on the eastern side of Ninth Avenue between Eleventh and Twelfth Streets will commence on Monday 1st September 2014 and continue until approximately Friday 26th September 2014, weather permitting.

    Motorists and pedestrians are asked to obey all directional signs 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

    NDRRA – Bitumen Reconstruction Works – Home Hill and Ayr Rural Areas

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen reconstruction works will be occurring at various locations in the Home Hill and Ayr Urban areas, until approximately Friday 26th September 2014, weather permitting.
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    Posted Thursday, 7th August 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen reconstruction works will be occurring at various locations on the following roads in the Home Hill Rural area:

    • Carter Road
    • Charlies Hill Road
    • Coppo Road

    and the following roads in the Ayr Rural area:

    • Hillier Road
    • Keith Venables Road
    • Sexton Road
    • Tomlins Road

    Works will commence on Monday 11th August 2014 until approximately Friday 26th September 2014, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed utilising traffic control, requiring reduced traffic movements and reduced speeds during working hours. However whilst stabilising works is in progress road closures will be 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 - Widening Road

    Intersection of Gillian and Old Home Hill Road – Bitumen Reconstruction and Intersection Realignment

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen reconstruction and intersection realignment works will be occurring at the intersection of Gillian and Old Home Hill Roads, McDesme. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 4th August 2014 continuing until Friday 12th September 2014, weather permitting.
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    Posted Thursday, 31st July 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen reconstruction and intersection realignment works will be occurring at the intersection of Gillian and Old Home Hill Roads, McDesme.  Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 4th August 2014 continuing until Friday 12th September 2014, weather permitting.

    Works will be constructed utilising traffic control with reduced traffic movements and speed restrictions in place during working hours. Traffic utilising Old Home Hill Road to access the Burdekin River will be reduced to one lane during the works period.

    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

    Lena Road – Bitumen Construction Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen construction works will be occurring on Lena Road from the intersection with the Ayr Dalbeg Road for approximately 300m. Works are scheduled to commence Monday 28th July 2014 until approximately Friday 5th September 2014, weather permitting.
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    Posted Thursday, 24th July 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen construction works will be occurring on Lena Road from the intersection with the Ayr Dalbeg Road for approximately 300m. Works are scheduled to commence Monday 28th July 2014 until approximately Friday 5th September 2014, weather permitting.

    These works will be conducted 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.

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    Domestic Cat – Left at Pound – 29/08/2014

    Grey Domestic Cat. Left at Pound 29/08/2014 at . Date of exit - 03/09/2014. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Friday, 29th August 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    29/08/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Domestic Cat – Grey
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
     
    Date of Exit
    03/09/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Rhodesian Ridgeback – Left at Pound – 29/08/2014

    Tan Female/Entire Rhodesian Ridgeback. Left at Pound 29/08/2014 at . Date of exit - 03/09/2014. Not suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Friday, 29th August 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    29/08/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Rhodesian Ridgeback – Tan
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
    Female/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    03/09/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Not suitable for rehoming
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    Bull Mastiff – Left at Pound – 29/08/2014

    Tan Female/Entire Bull Mastiff. Left at Pound 29/08/2014 at . Date of exit - 03/09/2014. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Friday, 29th August 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    29/08/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Bull Mastiff – Tan
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
    Female/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    03/09/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Bull Arab – Impounded Wickham Street – 29/08/2014

    White and Brown Female/Desexed Bull Arab. Impounded 29/08/2014 at Wickham Street. Date of exit - 03/09/2014. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Friday, 29th August 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    29/08/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Bull Arab – White and Brown
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Impounded
     
    Location Found
    Wickham Street
     
    Sex
    Female/Desexed
     
    Date of Exit
    03/09/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Labrador Cross – Impounded Evans Street, Brandon – 27/08/2014

    Black Male/Entire Labrador Cross. Impounded 27/08/2014 at Evans Street, Brandon. Date of exit - 01/09/2014. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Wednesday, 27th August 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    27/08/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Labrador Cross – Black
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Impounded
     
    Location Found
    Evans Street, Brandon
     
    Sex
    Male/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    01/09/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Cat – Left at Pound – 27/08/2014

    Black and White Cat. Left at Pound 27/08/2014 at . Date of exit - 01/09/2014. Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming.
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    Posted Wednesday, 27th August 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    27/08/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Cat – Black and White
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
     
    Date of Exit
    01/09/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming

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