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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.

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Townsville Enterprise Limited briefs Council on opportunities

Burdekin Shire Council has been briefed on Townsville Enterprise Limited’s (TEL) plans to grow and develop the region.

Burdekin Shire Council has been briefed on Townsville Enterprise Limited’s (TEL) plans to grow and develop the region.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin yesterday welcomed TEL Chief Executive Officer Patricia O’Callaghan and members of her team, who visited Council to deliver a presentation and update on current and future projects.

Cr McLaughlin said the Burdekin was seen as an important part of the bigger regional picture for North Queensland, with unique opportunities for agriculture, aquaculture and tourism.

“Burdekin Shire Council would like to thank TEL for visiting us yesterday to provide an update on their work and to present on some of the opportunities for our Shire and for North Queensland going forward,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“These opportunities include looking at how we can build and develop our presence in areas like agriculture, aquaculture and edu-tourism, and what skills and support resources are available to make that a reality.

“The need for energy and water projects to secure North Queensland’s future have been highlighted by TEL as key priorities for the wider region.

“While all the individual councils will have their own specific priorities, working together to create a vision for North Queensland as a whole was spoken about as a key strategy going forward.”

Burdekin farmers work a cane fire

First Cane Fire of the Season to light up the night

A paddock to plate long-table dinner and live music will add to the festivities when the First Cane Fire of the Season lights up Gudjuda Home Hill Showgrounds on Wednesday 31 May.

A paddock to plate long-table dinner and live music will add to the festivities when the First Cane Fire of the Season lights up Gudjuda Home Hill Showgrounds on Wednesday 31 May.

Burdekin Shire Council is staging the celebratory event with support from the Queensland Government, Burdekin Tourism Association and Gudjuda Reference Group.

The Burdekin remains one of the only places to still burn sugarcane before it is cut and the Shire’s spectacular cane fires have become a unique visitor experience for the region.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the First Cane Fire of the Season event was a way of engaging tourists and the wider community with the cane farming history of the Burdekin. “Visitors can talk to a local cane cutter and experience the sight and feel of a cane fire up close,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“For the first time, this year we will be presenting a long-table dinner. Guests will be able to purchase paddock to plate food provided by Claredale Pastures, while enjoying live music.

“For anyone who hasn’t seen a cane fire before, it is a spectacular sight to behold.

“We extend a warm invitation to visitors from Townsville and around the wider region to join us and see what it’s all about.”

Greg Miller from Burdekin Farm Stay will provide insight into the significance of cane burning in the Burdekin region and, after the main cane fire, guests will be invited to sit around a fire pit and share stories.

The cane will be burnt for the Australian Hand Cane-Cutting Championships being held on Saturday 3 June.

People are invited to arrive at Gudjuda Home Hill Showgrounds, Sixth Avenue, Home Hill, from 5.30pm, with live music starting at 6pm.

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

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Burdekin celebrates Queensland Small Business Week

The Burdekin’s small businesses will be the focus of a week-long celebration, starting today. Queensland Small Business Week (QSBW) runs from 15 to 20 May.

The Burdekin’s small businesses will be the focus of a week-long celebration, starting today.

Queensland Small Business Week (QSBW) runs from 15 to 20 May and, with its theme ‘Time to Thrive’, is full of events and workshops designed to help business owners learn and acquire new ideas, skills and tools.

As part of the festivities across the State, the Burdekin will host a New Ideas Forum at the Burdekin Theatre, Ayr this Wednesday 17 May from 7am.

The forum will bring together industry leaders to share their advice on how to grow small business ideas into big opportunities, and is an initiative of the Queensland Government’s Office of Small Business. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said QSBW was a time to celebrate and support the Burdekin’s small businesses.

“Small business is such an integral part of our community,” she said.

“I’d like to congratulate all the small business owners in our Shire who have shown the determination, commitment and passion to build and grow their businesses. The Burdekin is stronger because of their efforts.”

Launching QSBW today, Small Business Minister Leeanne Enoch announced a fresh round of funding under a $3 million program helping small businesses grow, innovate and employ.

“Recipients of the Accelerate Small Business Grants receive matched funding of up to $10,000 to engage business mentors, coaches or an advisory board to work closely with the business for six to 12 months,” she said.

For further information and eligibility criteria visit www.business.qld.gov.au/accelerate.

To discover more about 2017 QSBW or to search for an event near you, visit www.business.qld.gov.au/smallbusinessweek or download the 2017 QSBW app.

To book your seat at Wednesday’s Burdekin Industry Breakfast: New Ideas Forum at Burdekin Theatre contact Eliza on (07) 4783 9800.

 

Get involved: 2017 Queensland Small Business Week

 

Karl Vass Cane Cutting.

Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships

The Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships are getting an exciting makeover, as Burdekin Shire Council looks to develop them into an iconic event for the region. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the day would be a celebration of the traditions and joys of a bygone era when sugarcane was cut by hand.

The Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships are getting an exciting makeover, as Burdekin Shire Council looks to develop them into an iconic event for the region.

Council, with support from the Queensland Government, Burdekin Tourism Association and Gudjuda Reference Group,  will be presenting this year’s event and it is going to be bigger and better than before, with free entertainment on offer throughout the day, children’s activities, food stalls and more shade and seating.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the day would be a celebration of the traditions and joys of a bygone era when sugarcane was cut by hand.

It will be held Saturday 3 June from 10am – 5pm at the Gudjuda Home Hill Showgrounds.

“The Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships is a truly unique event that highlights the rich history of the Burdekin,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Each year it draws competitors from across Australia who vie for the title of champion hand cane cutter.

“We believe this event has the potential to become an iconic event for the Shire so we are introducing a full program of entertainment and activities to give residents and visitors plenty of reasons to come out and see what it’s all about.

“Entry is free and so are most of the activities, so we believe it’s going to be a fun and affordable day out for the whole family.”

Vintage tractor and machinery displays, wood working workshops, live demonstrations and old-school games will help to create a heritage atmosphere. Children will be able to get their face painted, take part in an array of art and craft activities, feed a farm animal, or bounce in the jumping castle.

There are seven cane cutting competitions held throughout the day featuring age group categories, a ladies category and a top and load relay.

“Council recognises the hard work of volunteers who have devoted their time and resources to make this event possible and looks forward to working with all the groups involved to grow the event,” Cr McLaughlin said.

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

ANZAC centenary Qld

Booklet launch to commemorate Burdekin soldiers

A memorial booklet commemorating the service and sacrifice of Burdekin soldiers who enlisted in World War 1 will be launched at Burdekin Library Ayr in time for Anzac Day.

A memorial booklet commemorating the service and sacrifice of Burdekin soldiers who enlisted in World War 1 will be launched at Burdekin Library Ayr in time for Anzac Day.

The booklet was created as a collaborative effort between Burdekin Shire Council, local historian Glenis Cislowski and members of the Home Hill RSL Sub-Branch and lists the names and details of the more than 400 Burdekin soldiers who enlisted for service in World War I, as well as photos.

Descendants of the soldiers will be presented with the books at a public launch event at the library on Monday, April 24 at 11.30am.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council received a $4717 Queensland ANZAC Centenary Spirit of Service grant to fund the project along with a historical display of World War I memorabilia.

“Coinciding with the Anzac Centenary, this booklet has been created as lasting tribute to the many Burdekin solders who enlisted and fought for their country in World War 1,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Fifty copies have been created and are being offered to descendants of the soldiers for free.

“Any descendants interested in receiving a copy of the book are asked to come forward. At this stage there are still a limited number of copies available.

“We will be presenting them at the official launch event on the eve of Anzac Day.”

Residents can also now visit the display of World War 1 memorabilia at Burdekin Library Ayr, which was put together as part of the project.

“The display of photographs, medals and other memorabilia offers even more insight into the experience of Burdekin soldiers who served and fought in World War 1,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“I thank the Queensland Government for its support in helping to get this important project off the ground.”

For more information contact Robyn Elphinstone at Burdekin Library Ayr on or (07) 4783 9977, visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

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Aurizon offers Cyclone Debbie grants

Burdekin community groups can apply for Aurizon Community Giving Fund grants of up to $20,000 to assist with the recovery and rebuilding process following Cyclone Debbie. Applications for the round close Friday 2 June 2017.

Burdekin community groups can apply for Aurizon Community Giving Fund grants of up to $20,000 to assist with the recovery and rebuilding process following Cyclone Debbie.

Aurizon Managing Director and CEO Andrew Harding announced a special round of the Fund had opened this week to help Queensland communities impacted by the cyclone.

“We are announcing a one-off special round of the Fund targeted exclusively for communities in North, Central and South East Queensland affected by the weather impacts of Cyclone Debbie,” Mr Harding said.

“This special round of the Giving Fund will pump money straight into those towns and regions that have been hardest hit and help fund grassroots projects and initiatives to help the community rebuild.

“After the waters recede and communities start the rebuilding process we would encourage them to consider our Giving Fund and the financial assistance we may be able to provide.”

Burdekin Shire Mayor Lyn McLaughlin encouraged eligible community groups to consider the opportunity.

“I’d like to thank Aurizon for opening this special round of grants through its Community Giving Fund,” she said.

“We know our community groups have important roles to play in building community spirit and providing opportunities for residents to access facilities and services.”

“This funding should go a long way towards assisting any groups in their efforts.”

Applications for the round close Friday 2 June 2017. Eligible community groups, charities and not-for profits will be able to apply for assistance online at aurizon.com.au/communityappeal.

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

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.

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 17/16 – Community Development Support Officer (Temporary)

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Community Development Support Officer to provide administrative support in the community and cultural venues sections of Council. This is a temporary, full-time position for a period of up to six months with the hours of work totalling 72.5 hours per fortnight. Applications close on Monday, 22 May 2017 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Community Development Support Officer to provide administrative support in the community and cultural venues sections of Council.

This is a temporary, full-time position for a period of up to six months with the hours of work totalling 72.5 hours per fortnight.

Reporting directly to the Manager Community Development, the key responsibilities include:

  • Selling and processing tickets for shows and events
  • Undertake the creation and distribution of posters and flyers
  • Manage theatre social media and websites
  • Manage theatre digital media
  • Develop and produce an in-house showcase brochure of upcoming shows and events
  • Attendance at events/meetings after hours or on weekends.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 3 ($66,826pa) 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 17/16 – Community Development Support 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 22 May, 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Manager Community Development – Tony Vaccaro on (07) 4783 9800.

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 17/17 – Corporate Records Officer

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking an experienced Corporate Records Officer to assist with the management of Council’s corporate records. Applications close on Monday, 29 May 2017 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking an experienced Corporate Records Officer to assist with the management of Council’s corporate records.

Reporting to the Administration and Records Coordinator, the key responsibilities include:-

  • Contribute to the operational objectives of the work area by actively promoting, monitoring and auditing the application of records management policies and procedures.
  • Complete the daily classification and distribution of correspondence to relevant officers for action, scanning and profiling of physical documentation.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development, operation, maintenance and security of the Council’s electronic document and records management system – TechnologyOne ECM.
  • Establish and conduct a staff training program for ECM and the integration functionalities of TechnologyOne Property & Rating, including the preparation of user guides.
  • Liaise with staff and assist with the disposal of records which have met the requirements of approved retention and disposal schedules.

In addition to a demonstrated experience in the records/information management field, the ideal candidate will have previous experience in the operation, maintenance and administration of an electronic document and records management system, knowledge of the legislative requirements relating to the management of information within the public sector and knowledge of the functional approach to classification of business information and the relationship with approved retention and disposal schedules.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 4 ($73,031pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

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

Applications for 17/17 – Corporate Records 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 29 May, 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Administration and Records Coordinator – Jacqui Thomasson 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.
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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.

Burdekin Sugar Rush

Temporary Road Closure – Burdekin Sugar Rush

The following temporary road closures will be in place between 5.00am and 10am on Sunday 28th May, 2017 to allow the hosting of the annual Burdekin Sugar Rush Fun Run and Walk.

MacMillan, Little Drysdale and Wickham Streets, AYR

The following temporary road closures will be in place between 5.00am and 10am on Sunday 28th May, 2017 to allow the hosting of the annual Burdekin Sugar Rush Fun Run and Walk.

  • MacMillan Street, Ayr – closed between Pool and Little Drysdale Streets
  • Little Drysdale Street, Ayr – closed between MacMillan and Wickham Streets
  • Wickham Street, Ayr – closed between Little Drysdale and Mackenzie Streets

All traffic will be detoured for the period of the closures to ensure the safety of participants and spectators.

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

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Road Condition Report – Burdekin Shire

Road Condition Report for Burdekin Shire as at 2.00pm Tuesday 23 May 2017.

Road Condition Report for Burdekin Shire as at 2.00pm on Tuesday 23 May 2017.

Council Controlled Roads

  • Cromarty Creek Boat Ramp Road – Traffic hazards, proceed with caution
  • Hodel Road – Traffic hazards, proceed with caution

Motorists are all reminded “If it’s flooded forget it”

Further updates to this report will be provided as conditions change.

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Bitumen Reseals – Rural Areas

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that the previously advertised bitumen reseal works have been rescheduled due to wet weather, the reseals will commence on the following dates and locations:

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that the previously advertised bitumen reseal works have been rescheduled due to wet weather, the reseals will commence on the following dates and locations:

  • Wednesday 24 May 2017 – Mango Avenue, Bartlett Road, Sayers Road, Seaforth Road
  • Friday 26 May 2017 – Linton Road, Baker Road, Sibson Road, Bapty Road
  • Monday 29 May 2017 – Fowler Road, Linton Road, Sibson Road
  • Tuesday 30 May 2017 – Bapty Road, Bartlett Road
  • Wednesday 31 May and Thursday 1 June 2017 – Daniel Road, Baker Road, Pioneer Road, Sayers Road

Residents are requested to have their vehicles parked away from the roadway as far as practicable to avoid bitumen overspray.

Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and Traffic Controllers for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.

Burdekin Shire Council would like to thank the 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 22 to Friday May 26 2017

MAINTENANCE WORKS

May 2017

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 22 to Friday May 26 2017

9.30am 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 three (3) metres wide or greater 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.

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Mackenzie Street – Road Reconstruction and Asphalt Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and asphalt works will commence in Mackenzie Street, Ayr from Graham Street intersection to Munro Street intersection on Monday 15th May, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 16th June, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and asphalt works will commence in Mackenzie Street, Ayr from Graham Street intersection to Munro Street intersection on Monday 15th May, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 16th June, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed at times, under a full road closure with a temporary detour installed via Young Street or under traffic control with reduced speeds and trafficable widths in place.

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

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

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

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Ayr-Ravenswood Road – Gravel Re-sheeting and Grading Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that Gravel Re-sheeting and Grading works will commence on the Ayr-Ravenswood Road on Monday 15th May, 2017 continuing until Friday 16th June, 2017, weather permitting. The works will be constructed under traffic with advisory signage, speed restrictions, traffic control and reduced trafficable widths, occurring throughout the work areas. Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and [...]

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that Gravel Re-sheeting and Grading works will commence on the Ayr-Ravenswood Road on Monday 15th May, 2017 continuing until Friday 16th June, 2017, weather permitting.

The works will be constructed under traffic with advisory signage, speed restrictions, traffic control and reduced trafficable widths, occurring throughout the work areas.

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

Burdekin Shire Council thanks 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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Ayr-Ravenswood Road – Grid Construction Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that Grid Construction works will commence on the Ayr-Ravenswood Road on Wednesday 10th May, 2017 continuing until Friday 23rd June, 2017, weather permitting. The works are located at the Doug Haigh Drive grid on the Burdekin and Charters Towers Shire boundary and continue for a distance of approximately 500m towards Ravenswood. The works will be constructed under a [...]

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that Grid Construction works will commence on the Ayr-Ravenswood Road on Wednesday 10th May, 2017 continuing until Friday 23rd June, 2017, weather permitting. The works are located at the Doug Haigh Drive grid on the Burdekin and Charters Towers Shire boundary and continue for a distance of approximately 500m towards Ravenswood.

The works will be constructed under a full width road closure with a temporary 7m gravel detour installed.

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

Burdekin Shire Council thanks 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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Plain Road – Drainage Works

Burdekin Shire Council in conjunction with Lower Burdekin Water wishes to advise that drainage works will commence on Plain Road on Monday 15th May, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 2nd June, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council in conjunction with Lower Burdekin Water wishes to advise that drainage works will commence on Plain Road on Monday 15th May, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 2nd June, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under a full road closure with a temporary detour installed via Bapty Road, Tuffin Road and Rifle Range 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.

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Donadon Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Donadon Road from the Burstall Road intersection to Airdmillan Road Intersection for the extent of 2.3km on Monday 15th May, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 30th June, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Donadon Road from the Burstall Road intersection to Airdmillan Road Intersection for the extent of 2.3km on Monday 15th May, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 30th June, 2017, weather permitting.

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

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

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

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

 

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Cane railway level crossing upgrade – road closure and detour

Wilmar Sugar will be undertaking works to upgrade the cane railway level crossing of Edward St (Bruce Highway), Ayr during May. To ensure safety of the construction site and the travelling public during these works, a road closure and detour will be in place for the duration of the works from 6:00am Monday 8 May to 6:00pm Friday 19 May.

Wilmar Sugar will be undertaking works to upgrade the cane railway level crossing of Edward St (Bruce Highway), Ayr during May.

To ensure safety of the construction site and the travelling public during these works, a road closure and detour will be in place for the duration of the works.

Edward St (Bruce Highway) will be closed between Craig St and Gordon St from 6:00am Monday 8 May to 6:00pm Friday 19 May.

Lynch St will also remain closed during this time. Traffic signage and a detour will be in place during this time.

Local traffic access for residents fronting Edward St will be provided.

There will be NO through access for vehicles on Edward St for the duration of the works.

For further information please contact Wilmar Sugar Rail Infrastructure Engineer Tiffany Olditch on 0418 612 633 between 7:00am and 3:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Dual Path/Cycleway through Plantation Park, Ayr

Fourteenth Avenue and Fourteenth Street – Footpath and Bike Lane Reconstruction

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise footpath and bike lane reconstruction works will be undertaken in Fourteenth Avenue and Fourteenth Street, Home Hill. Works are scheduled to commence on Wednesday 26th April, 2017 to Friday 26th May, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise footpath and bike lane reconstruction works will be undertaken in Fourteenth Avenue and Fourteenth Street, Home Hill. Works are scheduled to commence on Wednesday 26th April, 2017 to Friday 26th May, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under traffic with speed restrictions and reduced trafficable widths in place throughout the work area.

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

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

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

 

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Hell Hole Landing Boat Ramp – Temporary Closure

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) advises that the Hell Hole Landing boat ramp at Rita Island will be temporarily closed while reconstruction works are carried out. The boat ramp construction project is scheduled to commence on Tuesday 2 May 2017 and will take approximately nine weeks to complete, weather permitting.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) advises that the Hell Hole Landing boat ramp at Rita Island will be temporarily closed while reconstruction works are carried out.

The boat ramp construction project is scheduled to commence on Monday 8 May 2017 and will take approximately nine weeks to complete, weather permitting.

Further information about the temporary closure can be found in the attached flyer.

For more information about the Hell Hole Landing boat ramp project can be obtained by contacting Department of Transport and Main Roads Customer and Stakeholder Management team on 1800 625 648 or via email at

Water Information

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

Shirbourne Road, Giru – Water Main Relocation Works

Shirbourne Road, Giru - Water Main Relocation Works are scheduled to commence on Sunday 14th May 2017 continuing until approximately Monday 19th June 2017, weather permitting

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that water main relocation works will commence on Shirbourne Road and Barbat Street, Giru on Sunday 14th May, 2017 continuing until approximately Monday 19th June, 2017, weather permitting.

Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from onsite 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.

Bi-Annual Water Meter Reading

Bi-Annual Water Supply Meter Reading

Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence Tuesday 2nd May 2017 and is expected to take approximately 6 weeks.

Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Tuesday 2nd May, 2017.  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.

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 Kittens – Left at Pound – 23/05/2017

Tabby Domestic Kittens. Left at Pound 23/05/2017 at . Date of exit - 26/05/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
23/05/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Kittens – Tabby
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
26/05/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Bull Mastiff Cross – Impounded – 22/05/2017

White and Tan Male/Entire Bull Mastiff Cross. Impounded 22/05/2017 at . Date of exit - 26/05/2017. Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming.
Date of Entry
22/05/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Bull Mastiff Cross – White and Tan
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Impounded
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
26/05/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming
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Domestic Kittens – Left at Pound – 22/05/2017

Tabby Domestic Kittens. Left at Pound 22/05/2017 at . Date of exit - 25/05/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
22/05/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Kittens – Tabby
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
25/05/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Bull Arab Cross – Left at Pound – 24/05/2017

Brindle Male/Entire Bull Arab Cross. Left at Pound 24/05/2017 at . Date of exit - 26/05/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
24/05/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Bull Arab Cross – Brindle
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
26/05/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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