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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.

Customer Service Officer Leisa Dabelstein and Mayor Lyn McLaughlin with the donation box for Anti-Poverty Week.

Council supports Anti-Poverty Week

Burdekin Shire Council has thrown its support behind this year’s Anti-Poverty Week (16-22 October) in an effort to raise awareness in the community. The community can help by donating toiletries and non-perishable food items to Council which will then be passed on to the Burdekin Community Association. Donations will be accepted at the Council Chambers, Burdekin Library Ayr and Home Hill Branch Library.

Burdekin Shire Council has thrown its support behind this year’s Anti-Poverty Week (16-22 October) in an effort to raise awareness in the community.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said poverty and hardship affected more than a million Australians across the nation.

“Our community can help by donating toiletries and non-perishable food items to Council and these will then be donated to the Burdekin Community Association (BCA),” she said.

“The BCA supports and provides services to those needing social, welfare and health needs in our Shire.

“Council is proud to take part in this event and it is hoped we can make a difference to someone who is in need.

“There are sections of our community that are having difficulty making ends meet and one of the underlying factors causing this is the high unemployment rate in the Townsville region.

“The youth unemployment rate in the Townsville region, according to a March report from the Brotherhood of St Laurence, is sitting at 17.6 per cent.

“This is something we all need to address and work together to reduce.”

Residents can donate items at Council’s Customer Service Centre, Burdekin Library Ayr and Home Hill Branch Library.

Proposed changes to Darveniza and Woods Roads in Home Hill.

Council seeks community feedback on proposed intersection change

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking community feedback from shire residents regarding a proposed change to the intersection of Darveniza and Woods Roads in Home Hill.

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking community feedback from shire residents regarding a proposed change to the intersection of Darveniza and Woods Roads in Home Hill.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council was proposing to build a staggered T intersection to improve safety.

“A preliminary concept plan of the proposed works has been available for public comment through Council’s website and at the Council Chambers, but we want to ensure those who use Woods Road have the opportunity to comment on the design,” she said.

“The proposed intersection will be similar to that of Woods and Groper Creek Road intersection which was altered after an accident.”

Residents wishing to view the preliminary concept plan of the proposed works can access it via Council’s website, at Council Chambers and the Burdekin Library Home Hill Branch Library.

Comments may be emailed toor posted to PO Box 974, Ayr, 4807.

Proposed Darveniza and Woods Rd Intersection

Proposed Darveniza and Woods Rd Intersection

Garage Sale Trail

Garage Sale Trail – Saturday 22nd October – Register now

Burdekin Shire Council is encouraging Residents, School, Community Groups and Sporting Groups to hold a stall at the Community Garage Sale being held at the Park Street Cul-de-sac at Anzac Park on Saturday, 22nd October 2016 8am–12pm.

Burdekin Shire Council would like to encourage Residents, School, Community Groups and Sporting Groups to hold a stall at the Community Garage Sale being held at the Park Street Cul-de-sac at Anzac Park on Saturday, 22nd October 2016 from 8am – 12pm.

Get involved and register your Garage Sale with Australia’s Biggest Garage Sale of the Year!!  Register by 25th September to receive a FREE sellers pack with posters and flyers.

Register now!

What is Garage Sale Trail?

  • Garage Sale Trail is a national day of buying, selling, reusing and meeting the locals.
  • Garage Sale Trail is powered by the councils of Australia.
  • This year’s event will be held on Saturday, 22nd October 2016
  • Garage Sale Trail is for households, community groups, schools, charities, makers and creators.  Sellers and Shoppers.  Absolutely everyone can get involved for free.

How to get started!

  1. Register a Sale – Go to www.garagesaletrail.com.au and register your Garage Sale.  You can register to have your Garage Sale at your house or you can register to hold a Garage Sale at the Community Garage Sale at the Park Street Cul-de-sac at Anzac Park.  Shoppers can register for free to find the treasure in their neighbourhood also.
  2. Make it Your Own – Get people interested in your sale by giving it a fun name, listing some of your most exciting items and personalising your sale page.
  3. Browse Trails – Check out the sales in your area and create your very own treasure trail map.  You can search for sales in the Burdekin by typing Burdekin in the ‘find sales’ icon.
  4. Promote Your Sale – Spread the word by sharing your sale on social media and putting up posters in your neighbourhood.

For more information, please contact Melissah or Tammy on 4783 9800.  Alternatively, you can go www.garagesaletrail.com.au

Garage Sale Trail Flyer

Garage Sale Trail Flyer

Keely Johnson, Ashton Powell, Lyn McLaughlin

Burdekin Shire goes gold for childhood cancer awareness

There will be a golden glow to the Ayr CBD fountain, Ayr’s John Drysdale Town Clock and the Home Hill Lions Diorama to help raise awareness of childhood cancer. Council will colour the water in the fountain and add yellow filters to the spotlights at the clock and diorama. Council is proud to support the Golden Octopus Foundation and its founder, local teenager Keely Johnson.

There will be a golden glow to the Ayr CBD fountain, Ayr’s John Drysdale Town Clock and the Home Hill Lions Diorama to help raise awareness of childhood cancer.

Council will colour the water in the fountain and add yellow filters to the spotlights at the clock and diorama.

Burdekin Shire Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council was proud to support the Golden Octopus Foundation and its founder, local teenager Keely Johnson.

“This is just a small gesture that we can make to help raise awareness of childhood cancer and to show support for all the families who have children affected by cancer,” she said.

“The Council and the Burdekin Friends of the Theatre are hosting a Gala Charity Performance Combined Bands Spectacular on September 15 at the Burdekin Theatre from 7pm and all proceeds from the $5 entry fee will be donated to the Golden Octopus Foundation.

“The performance will feature the Proserpine State High School Concert Band, the Burdekin Brass Band and the Burdekin Christian College Band.

“There will also be a free lunch time matinee on September 13 in the Burdekin Theatre Forecourt.”

Cr McLaughlin thanked Keely Johnson for her work with the Golden Octopus Foundation for helping raise awareness of childhood cancers and funds to find a cure.

“So many children are touched by childhood cancers and we will do anything we can to help the Golden Octopus Foundation,” she said.

“I would encourage our community to support this wonderful cause and come along to the Gala Charity Performance Combined Bands Spectacular.”

Cromarty Creek Boat Ramp

Do you love boating? Make sure you have your say

The Queensland Government announced additional funding for boating infrastructure projects and they are seeking your feedback to help prioritise projects. Submit your response before 30 September 2016, 09.00pm.

Recreational boating facilities

The Queensland Government announced additional funding for boating infrastructure projects and they are seeking your feedback to help prioritise projects. Responses provided before 1 May will be used to prioritise projects for the 2017–18 financial year and beyond.Responses provided after 1 May will also form the basis for an update to the Demand Forecasting Study to commence in mid-2016.

In assessing priorities, they are considering the following:

  • facility location
  • environmental constraints and opportunities
  • the nature of recreational boating in the area
  • statewide equity
  • access to remote areas
  • costs and construction feasibility.

Stakeholder and community input is a vital part of this engagement so your feedback on boating infrastructure across the state is important.

Answer the online survey

There is a quick way to have your say online using the following link:

Be sure to have your say and submit your response before 30 September 2016, 09.00pm.

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.

Apply Online


Current job vacancies are shown below.

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 16/29 – Labourer – Form Setter/Concreter – Works

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Labourer – Form Setter/Concreter in the Works section. Applications close Friday, 30 September 2016.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Labourer – Form Setter/Concreter in the Works section.

The key responsibilities include:

  • Undertake concrete work including the construction and repair of concrete pits, slabs, kerbing and channelling and the installation and maintenance of drainage structures.
  • Skills required include plan reading, site preparation and levelling, set-out and installation of formwork and concrete finishing to a high standard.

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

  • Experience in form-setting/concrete works in the civil construction industry.
  • Proven ability to recognise and follow both verbal and written instructions.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment.
  • Physical ability necessary to undertake manual handling and labouring for extended period in direct sunlight if required.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The gross fortnightly wage for this position ranges from $1,934.89 to $2,004.69 with the commencing wage 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 16/29 – Labourer – Form Setter / Concreter – Works should include:

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

Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Friday, 30 September 2016. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Works Overseer – Mr. Robert Potter 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.
Eco-efficiency graphic

QBSC/16/029 – Project Coordination and Management – Energy Efficiency Projects

Council invites quotations for the services of experienced and qualified consultants for the purposes of developing a coordinated and logical plan of energy efficiency initiatives to be investigated and implemented.

Council invites quotations for the services of experienced and qualified consultants for the purposes of developing a coordinated and logical plan of energy efficiency initiatives to be investigated and implemented.

Investigating the feasibility and determining the business case for each project will be an integral component.

This quotation does not cover the actual physical completion of infrastructure works.

Quotations close 4 pm Thursday 29 September 2016.

You can download the specification using the link below.

For Sale

QBSC/16/022 – Request for Quotations for the purchase of eight used utilities

Quotations are invited for the purchase of eight used utilities (2010 to 2012 single cab models - Toyota Hilux, Mitsubishi Triton petrol, 4WD Isuzu DMAX). Closing date at 12noon on Friday 30 September 2016.

QBSC/16/022 – REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS FOR THE PURCHASE OF EIGHT (8) USED UTILITIES

Quotations are invited for the above quotation closing at 12 noon on Friday 30 September, 2016.

Council Plant No.           Description

40012                             2WD Ute – 2010 Toyota Hilux Workmate – petrol
40016                             2WD Ute – 2010 Mazda BT50 **cab chassis only – diesel
40021                             2WD Ute – Toyota Hilux Workmate – petrol (purchased 2011)
40023                             2WD Ute – Toyota Hilux Workmate – petrol (purchased 2011)
40024                             2WD Ute – Toyota Hilux SR – automatic petrol (purchased 2011)
40026                             2WD Ute – 2012 Mitsubishi Triton GL – petrol
40027                             2WD Ute – 2012 Mitsubishi Triton GL – petrol
40334                             4WD Ute – Isuzu Dmax – diesel (purchased 2012)

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/16/022 – Request for Quotations for the purchase of eight used utilities” 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 23 September, 2016 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 plant 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 on 05/09/2016 plant photos were included attachment – please click on the link

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

Sixth Avenue – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Sixth Avenue from Hurney Road to Fifth Street, Home Hill on Monday 12th September, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 4th November, 2016, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Sixth Avenue from Hurney Road to Fifth Street, Home Hill on Monday 12th September, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 4th November, 2016, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under a full road closure with detours in place. Access to the Home Hill Showgrounds will be via Hurney Road entrance.

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.

Drainage Works

Eighth Street and Eleventh Avenue

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise road reconstruction, footpath and kerb and channel works will commence in Home Hill in Eighth Street from Eleventh Avenue to Twelfth Avenue and in Eleventh Avenue from Eighth Street to Sixth Street. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 29th August to Friday 28th October 2016.

EIGHTH STREET AND ELEVENTH AVENUE

ROAD RECONSTRUCTION, FOOTPATH AND KERB AND CHANNEL

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise road reconstruction, footpath and kerb and channel works will commence in Home Hill at the following locations:

  • Eighth Street from Eleventh Avenue to Twelfth Avenue
  • Eleventh Avenue from Eighth Street to Sixth Street

Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 29th August, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 28th October, 2016, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under traffic with speed restrictions in place.

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

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

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

 

Road closed

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

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction, kerb and channel and drainage works will commence in Grey Street from Chippendale Street to Gibson Street on Monday 29th August, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 11th November, 2016, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction, kerb and channel and drainage works will commence in Grey Street from Chippendale Street to Gibson Street on Monday 29th August, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 11th November, 2016, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under road closures with detours 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.

Traffic Control

Sandhill Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works have commenced on Sandhill Road. Works are occurring approximately 1.1km from Kierle Road intersection for the extent of 600m towards Kierle’s Landing. It is estimated the work will continue until 30 September, 2016, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works have commenced on Sandhill Road. Works are occurring approximately 1.1km from Kierle Road intersection for the extent of 600m towards Kierle’s Landing. It is estimated the work will continue until 30 September, 2016, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under traffic control, with single lane closures in place for the duration of the works. Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from traffic controllers or on site personnel for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.

Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users for their patience during the construction period.

Water Information

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

Bi-Annual Water Meter Reading

Bi-Annual Water Supply Meter Reading – October 2016

Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence in Home Hill on Monday 17th October, 2016.

Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Monday 17th October, 2016.  Approximate times and areas for the commencement of meter readings are:

  • Mid October – Home Hill, Rossiters Hill, Brandon and Parkside
  • Early November – East Ayr, Drysdale Estate, South Ayr
  • Mid November – 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.

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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Jack Russell – Impounded 5th Street Home Hill – 28/09/2016

White and Tan Male/Entire Jack Russell. Impounded 28/09/2016 at 5th Street Home Hill. Date of exit - 03/10/2016. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
28/09/2016
 
Breed and Colour
Jack Russell – White and Tan
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Impounded
 
Location Found
5th Street Home Hill
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
03/10/2016
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Pit Bull Cross – Left at Pound Brandon – 28/09/2016

Tan Female Pit Bull Cross. Left at Pound 28/09/2016 at Brandon . Date of exit - 03/10/2016. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
28/09/2016
 
Breed and Colour
Pit Bull Cross – Tan
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
Brandon
 
Sex
Female
 
Date of Exit
03/10/2016
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Bull Arab Cross – Left at Pound – 26/09/2016

Tan Male/Entire Bull Arab Cross. Left at Pound 26/09/2016 at . Date of exit - 29/09/2016. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
26/09/2016
 
Breed and Colour
Bull Arab Cross – Tan
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
29/09/2016
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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