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  • Latest News

    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.

  • BSC Coat of Arms

    QBSC/15/021 – Supply and Delivery Of 6,200 Tonne of Type 2 Railway Track Ballast to the Kirknie Landfill Site

    Quotations are invited for the supply and delivery of 6,200 tonne of Type 2 Railway Track Ballast to the Kirknie Landfill site.
    Closing date at 12.00 noon on Thursday,18 June 2015.
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    Posted Friday, 29th May 2015 in Current Quotations

    Quotations are invited for the supply and delivery of 6,200 tonne of Type 2 Railway Track Ballast to the Kirknie Landfill site.

    Quotations sealed and endorsed “QBSC/15/021 – Supply and delivery of 6,200 tonne of Type 2 Railway Track Ballast” are to be lodged in the tender box located at Burdekin Shire Council no later than 12.00 noon on Thursday, 18 June 2015.

    For a quotation package please contact Mr Gary Keane Ph: (07) 4783 9924 or  

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    Meet Les Sherrington at the Queensland Week Family Fun and Fitness Expo

    Residents will have the chance to meet Les “Lock’n’Load” Sherrington at this year’s Burdekin Queensland Week Family Fun and Fitness Expo.
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    Posted Thursday, 28th May 2015 in Front Page Featured Items, Media Releases

    Residents will have the chance to meet Les “Lock’n’Load” Sherrington at this year’s Burdekin Queensland Week Family Fun and Fitness Expo.

    Burdekin Shire Council Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said the boxing champ would be just one of the drawcards for the day.

    “We also have about 30 different health, fitness and wellbeing stalls lined up at the Expo, so there will be plenty for everyone to do,” he said.

    “There will be lots of free entertainment for children including face-painting, a merry-go-round, a pirate ship, jumping castle, rock wall climbing and zorb balls.

    “Captain Active, who makes exercising fun for the kids, is making another appearance this year.

    “For mums and dads there are massages, fitness, cars and solar astronomy.

    Mr Vaccaro said some exhibitors would have come-and-try programs running for the duration of the event, where people would have access to different activities like games, boxing, martial arts and fitness classes.

    “This is a great way to test the waters of a new exercise regime and take up the chance to save a few dollars,” he said.

    The Burdekin Queensland Week Family Fun and Fitness Expo will run from 9am until 1pm at Anzac Park, Ayr, on Sunday, June 7.

    The Burdekin Shire Council received a $6500 Queensland Government grant to host the Queensland Week event.

     

  • Traffic Control

    Expressions of Interest – ACL/15/002 – Traffic Control Providers 2015/2016

    Applications are invited for the supply of Traffic Control 2015-2016.
    Closing date 12:00pm 17 June 2015.
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    Posted Tuesday, 26th May 2015 in Current Expressions of Interest

    All traffic control providers are advised that the existing traffic control arrangements for use on Council works expires on 30 June 2015.  Council invites expressions of interest for contractors wanting supply services for the forthcoming financial year.

    Closing date for the 2015/2016 applications is 12pm on 17 June 2015.

    Application forms are available using the link below.

    All Workplace Health and Safety Management System enquiries should be directed to the Human Resources Office on 0417 702 114.  All other enquiries should be directed to Mrs Deanna Otto on 4783 9854.

     

     

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    Expressions of Interest – ACL/15/001 – Private Plant, Equipment, Truck, Trailer/Water Tank and Low Loader

    Applications are invited for 2015/2016 Private Hire.
    Closing date 12:00pm 17 June 2015.
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    Posted Tuesday, 26th May 2015 in Current Expressions of Interest

    All private plant, equipment, truck, trailer and water cart owners are advised that existing Private Hire arrangements for use on Council works expires on 30 June 2015. Council invites expressions of interest for contractors wanting supply services for the forthcoming financial year.

    Closing date for the 2015/2016 applications is 12pm on 17 June 2015.

    Application forms are available from the Council’s Customer Service Centre and the Home Hill Library or by using the following link.

    All Workplace Health and Safety Management System enquiries should be directed to the Human Resources Office on 0417 702 114.  All other enquiries should be directed to Mrs Leigh Palmer on 4783 9853.

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Current Job Vacancies

  • How to Apply

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

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

    Apply Online

    Online Job Application Form

    Online Traineeship Application Form


    Current job vacancies are shown below.

  • Burdekin Shire Council

    Job Vacancy 15/14 – Apprentice Plant Operator

    We are seeking applications for an Apprentice Plant Operator in the Works Section. Applications close Friday, 5 June 2015.
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    Posted Tuesday, 26th May 2015 in Current Job Vacancies

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for an Apprentice Plant Operator in the Works section.  Council cannot guarantee continued employment after completion of the three year apprenticeship.

    The successful applicant will be required to complete a Trade certificate (RII30813 – Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations) while performing as an enthusiastic, productive and reliable member of the Works team.

    To be eligible for funding the successful applicant is required to commence prior to 30 June 2015.

    The Position
    The key responsibilities include:

    • Work towards increasing knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience throughout the course of the Apprenticeship and ensure the Apprenticeship program is completed within the set time limits
    • Assist team members with the construction and maintenance of Council infrastructure in accordance with specifications, plans and safety documentation
    • Undertake components of the Department’s works programme, demonstrating an ability to make judgements on routine work conditions and processes

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

    • Willingness to commit to a three-year apprenticeship and complete all required training and modules on time
    • Proven ability to work under general supervision and in a team based environment
    • Proven ability to recognise and follow both verbal and written instructions
    • Demonstrated commitment to maintaining a safe working environment
    • Demonstrated literacy and numeracy skills with description of education levels attained
    • Current C Class Drivers Licence

    The gross fortnightly wage for a First Year Apprentice is $1,102.58.

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

    Applications for 15/14 – Apprentice Plant Operator should include:

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

    Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

    Applications close on Friday, 5 June 2015.  Word or PDF format is preferable.

    For further information please contact Mr. Robert Potter, Works Overseer on (07) 4783 9800.

Public Tenders

  • Marketplace

    Welcome to the Burdekin Shire Council Marketplace, where you will find details of:

    • items for sale
    • opportunities to supply Council with products or services

    Offers to buy items or supply to Council may be invited through expressions of interest, quotation, or tender.
    In accordance with the Local Government Regulation 2012:

    • Tenders are used for the purchase and sale of goods and services valued at $200,000 or more (excluding GST).
    • Expressions of interest are used in some circumstances prior to calling for tenders.
    • Quotations are sought for items valued at less than $200,000 (excluding GST).
    • Items are occasionally offered for sale at a fixed price if they do not sell when offered for sale by tender or auction.
  • BSC Coat of Arms

    QBSC/15/021 – Supply and Delivery Of 6,200 Tonne of Type 2 Railway Track Ballast to the Kirknie Landfill Site

    Quotations are invited for the supply and delivery of 6,200 tonne of Type 2 Railway Track Ballast to the Kirknie Landfill site.
    Closing date at 12.00 noon on Thursday,18 June 2015.
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    Posted Friday, 29th May 2015 in Current Quotations

    Quotations are invited for the supply and delivery of 6,200 tonne of Type 2 Railway Track Ballast to the Kirknie Landfill site.

    Quotations sealed and endorsed “QBSC/15/021 – Supply and delivery of 6,200 tonne of Type 2 Railway Track Ballast” are to be lodged in the tender box located at Burdekin Shire Council no later than 12.00 noon on Thursday, 18 June 2015.

    For a quotation package please contact Mr Gary Keane Ph: (07) 4783 9924 or  

  • Traffic Control

    Expressions of Interest – ACL/15/002 – Traffic Control Providers 2015/2016

    Applications are invited for the supply of Traffic Control 2015-2016.
    Closing date 12:00pm 17 June 2015.
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    Posted Tuesday, 26th May 2015 in Current Expressions of Interest

    All traffic control providers are advised that the existing traffic control arrangements for use on Council works expires on 30 June 2015.  Council invites expressions of interest for contractors wanting supply services for the forthcoming financial year.

    Closing date for the 2015/2016 applications is 12pm on 17 June 2015.

    Application forms are available using the link below.

    All Workplace Health and Safety Management System enquiries should be directed to the Human Resources Office on 0417 702 114.  All other enquiries should be directed to Mrs Deanna Otto on 4783 9854.

     

     

  • Profiler at work

    Expressions of Interest – ACL/15/001 – Private Plant, Equipment, Truck, Trailer/Water Tank and Low Loader

    Applications are invited for 2015/2016 Private Hire.
    Closing date 12:00pm 17 June 2015.
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    Posted Tuesday, 26th May 2015 in Current Expressions of Interest

    All private plant, equipment, truck, trailer and water cart owners are advised that existing Private Hire arrangements for use on Council works expires on 30 June 2015. Council invites expressions of interest for contractors wanting supply services for the forthcoming financial year.

    Closing date for the 2015/2016 applications is 12pm on 17 June 2015.

    Application forms are available from the Council’s Customer Service Centre and the Home Hill Library or by using the following link.

    All Workplace Health and Safety Management System enquiries should be directed to the Human Resources Office on 0417 702 114.  All other enquiries should be directed to Mrs Leigh Palmer on 4783 9853.

Current Road News

  • Road closed

    Rifle Range Road – Concrete Floodway and Bitumen Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that construction of a concrete floodway and bitumen works will commence on Rifle Range Road from Kirknie Road to Heatley Road on Monday 25th May, 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 26th June, 2015, weather permitting.
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    Posted Friday, 22nd May 2015 in Current Road Conditions

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that construction of a concrete floodway and bitumen works will commence on Rifle Range Road from Kirknie Road to Heatley Road on Monday 25th May, 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 26th June, 2015, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under a full road closure, when necessary, 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.

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    Burdekin River Bridge – Temporary Lane Closures

    The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) wishes to advise that single lane closures on the Burdekin River Bridge will take place (weather permitting) on the following dates
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    The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) wishes to advise that single lane closures on the Burdekin River Bridge will take place (weather permitting) on the following dates:

    • Monday 25 May to Friday 29 May 2015
    • Tuesday 2 June to Friday 5 June 2015
    • Monday 8 June and Friday 12 June 2015

    9.00am to 2.45pm (please note start and finish times)

    During this time, speed restrictions will be in place and the site will be under traffic control.

    North and south bound road users should expect minor delays. To minimise disruptions, heavy vehicle operators with loads wider than three metres must contact David Macauley on 0407 690 314 to advise of an anticipated time of arrival to allow for road barriers and other infrastructure to be cleared.  Failure to give advance warning will result in further delays.

    We apologise for any inconvenience and seek your cooperation during this program of works. If you have any queries in relation to this work, please contact the Customer and Stakeholder Management team on 1800 625 648.

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    Shirbourne Road – Bitumen Reconstruction and Drainage Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Shirbourne Road between the Bruce Highway and Top Crossing Road on Monday 13th April, 2015 to Friday 3rd July, 2015, weather permitting.
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    Posted Tuesday, 7th April 2015 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Shirbourne Road between the Bruce Highway and Top Crossing Road on Monday 13th April, 2015 to Friday 3rd July, 2015, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under a full road closure with access to local traffic only.

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

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

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

Current Water Information

  • Water Information

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

  • Water Meter Reading

    Bi-Annual Water Supply Meter Reading

    Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Monday 11th May, 2015 and is expected to take approximately six weeks to complete.
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    Posted Thursday, 26th March 2015 in Current Water Information, Public Notices

    Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Monday 11th May, 2015.  Approximate times and areas for the commencement of meter readings are:

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

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

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

    Council appreciates your assistance in these matters.

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.

  • Hoey Road

    Bull Arab cross breed – Impounded Hoey Road – 29/05/2015

    Brindle Male/Entire Bull Arab cross breed. Impounded 29/05/2015 at Hoey Road. Date of exit - 03/06/2015. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Friday, 29th May 2015 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    29/05/2015
     
    Breed and Colour
    Bull Arab cross breed – Brindle
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Impounded
     
    Location Found
    Hoey Road
     
    Sex
    Male/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    03/06/2015
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Domestic Cat – Impounded – 29/05/2015

    Grey and white Domestic Cat. Impounded 29/05/2015 at . Date of exit - 03/06/2015. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Friday, 29th May 2015 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    29/05/2015
     
    Breed and Colour
    Domestic Cat – Grey and white
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Impounded
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
     
    Date of Exit
    03/06/2015
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Domestic cat – Surrendered Munro Street, Ayr – 28/05/2015

    Ginger/white Domestic cat. Surrendered 28/05/2015 at Munro Street, Ayr. Date of exit - 02/06/2015. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Thursday, 28th May 2015 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    28/05/2015
     
    Breed and Colour
    Domestic cat – Ginger/white
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Surrendered
     
    Location Found
    Munro Street, Ayr
     
    Sex
     
    Date of Exit
    02/06/2015
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming

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