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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.

Giru Water Tower

$3.5 million for sewerage and water projects

Burdekin Shire Council will spend $3.5 million on sewerage and water projects, with major works set to improve water supply networks across the Shire. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council had allocated $175,000 to boost water supply continuity for the township of Giru and outlying areas.

Burdekin Shire Council will spend $3.5 million on sewerage and water projects, with major works set to improve water supply networks across the Shire.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council had allocated $175,000 to boost water supply continuity for the township of Giru and outlying areas.

This commitment will complement $350,000 of funds already allocated by Council from the State Government Works for Queensland program.

Cr McLaughlin said when completed, the Giru water supply network would operate with improved redundancy measures to ensure continuity of water supply during disasters and floods, as well as during required maintenance works.

“The works will increase on-site water storage capacity but also include the installation of an emergency power generator, a new switchboard and variable speed drive pressure pumps. These pumps provide pressurised water supply to the township when the elevated water tower is offline for maintenance,” she said.

Cr McLaughlin said residents of Mount Kelly would also benefit from improved continuity of supply, with $300,000 set aside to replace 1350 metres of the existing water delivery main to the Mount Kelly water storage reservoir.

“A heavier duty main will replace the existing thin walled PVC main and improve continuity of supply to residents of Mount Kelly,” she said.

Council has also committed to the investigation and detailed design of a sedimentation and filtration treatment system at the South Ayr Water Treatment Plant to combat raw water quality issues with iron and manganese from the Ayr Racecourse borefield.

“The budget commitment will provide Council with a set of detailed plans and estimates with which to go forward and seek funding from the State or Federal Government to commence the necessary infrastructure build,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“By reducing the concentration of iron and manganese in the raw water, historical issues with discoloured water in the townships of Ayr and Brandon will be significantly reduced.”

Another $485,000 will be spent upgrading mechanical and civil infrastructure at the Ayr/Brandon and Home Hill Wastewater Treatment plants.

“These works are evidence of Council’s ongoing commitment to meeting environmental licence conditions and asset management strategies,” Cr McLaughlin said.

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Improvements to transport and drainage networks

Burdekin Shire Council will spend $10.5 million upgrading and maintaining the Shire’s transport and drainage networks in the 2017/18 financial year. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said $6.6 million, which includes funding from Works for Queensland, was earmarked for capital renewals and improvements for roads, pathways and bridges.

Burdekin Shire Council will spend $10.5 million upgrading and maintaining the Shire’s transport and drainage networks in the 2017/18 financial year.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said $6.6 million, which includes funding from Works for Queensland, was earmarked for capital renewals and improvements for roads, pathways and bridges.

“Council has allocated $830,000 to complete its upgrade of Mount Inkerman Road and construct a walking track up the hill,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“A major revamp of the Mount Inkerman scenic lookout is currently underway and  upgrading the road to make the site more accessible to locals and visitors alike is an important component of this project.

“The road is used by many residents walking the hill for fitness and recreation and by tourists and investors seeking a picture perfect view of our region.”

Council has also set aside $625,000 for traffic management improvements.

Cr McLaughlin said the construction of a large rural roundabout at the intersection of Five Ways and Ivory Roads would boost road safety.

“This will create a safer intersection and help to manage the growing volume of traffic using this route,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Another $2 million will be spent on rural road upgrades and rehabilitation including sections of Hodel, Lena and Mitchell Roads.”

Council will also carry out upgrades to urban streets, including the installation of kerbing and channelling in Fourth Street and Fifteenth Avenue in Home Hill, with $630,000 set aside for the works.

Another $200,000 has been allocated to complete repairs to Council traffic bridges and $900,000 will be spent resurfacing rural and urban roads.

“Council has also allocated $850,000 for pathways, including a major upgrade on Seventh Avenue from Sixteenth Street towards Milburn Road and an extension to the Burdekin Be Active Trail,” Cr McLaughlin said.

In 2017/18, Council will also spend $650,000 conducting capital works on drainage networks.

“This will include drainage improvements in South Ayr and the provision of new and upgraded drainage associated with kerb and channel projects,” Cr McLaughlin said.

Burdekin Theatre

$227,000 for Theatre, Memorial Hall upgrades

Burdekin Shire Council has budgeted $227,000 to upgrade two of the Shire’s most popular community venues. The Burdekin Theatre and Burdekin Memorial Hall will both receive refurbishments so they can attract even more shows and events to the Burdekin.

Burdekin Shire Council has budgeted $227,000 to upgrade two of the Shire’s most popular community venues.

The Burdekin Theatre and Burdekin Memorial Hall will both receive refurbishments so they can attract even more shows and events to the Burdekin.

The Burdekin Theatre will receive a $117,000 upgrade which will see it fitted with a new audio system in the foyer, enhanced stage communication and a new bar till system.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council was committed to growing the Burdekin Theatre’s reputation as a premier regional theatre venue in North Queensland.

“The Burdekin Theatre is the home of arts and entertainment in the Burdekin playing host to a diverse range of performances, conferences, meetings and many local events every year,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“The theatre is a fantastic asset for our local community and, through this upgrade, Council will continue to grow its potential.”

The Burdekin Memorial Hall will receive $110,000 worth of refurbishment works, including the replacement of tables and the installation of a stair climber to allow all ability access to the stage.

The building’s ageing gable roof is also being replaced.

“The Burdekin Memorial Hall has been at the heart of the district’s social scene for generations and hosts many events in the community, from balls and dance concerts to school formals, weddings and meetings,” Cr McLaughlin said.

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Council to spend more than $630,000 supporting the community

More than $630,000 will be spent supporting the Burdekin community, including growing local events and tourism products, in the 2017/18 financial year. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council had allocated $121,000 for welfare donations, $40,000 for community events and $58,500 to cover in-kind support costs, such as setting up for events with bins and signage.

More than $630,000 will be spent supporting the Burdekin community, including growing local events and tourism products, in the 2017/18 financial year.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council had allocated $121,000 for welfare donations, $40,000 for community events and $58,500 to cover in-kind support costs, such as setting up for events with bins and signage.

“We have $144,800 in standing donations to community and sporting organisations,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Council has allocated $65,000 to growing tourism and lifestyle experiences in the community. Council is committed to the promotion of our region and to working with tourism operators to developing opportunities in the shire.

“These funds will include CBD enhancement works such as updating Queen Street banners and improvements to directional signage to the district.”

Cr McLaughlin said Council valued the contribution of the Burdekin’s community organisations, sporting and not-for-profit groups.

“Our volunteers bring immeasurable value to the community,” she said.

“Volunteers, through numerous community and sporting groups, support some of our most vulnerable residents, provide opportunities for sports, leisure and education and make our community a wonderful place to live.”

Plantation Park Bridge

Works for Queensland funding delivers on projects

A Nature Based Play Space will be developed at Plantation Park, thanks to funding through the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program. Burdekin Shire Council will deliver $2,480,000 of capital and operational projects through the Works for Queensland program in the 2017/18 financial year.

A Nature Based Play Space will be developed at Plantation Park, thanks to funding through the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program.

Burdekin Shire Council will deliver $2,480,000 of capital and operational projects through the Works for Queensland program in the 2017/18 financial year.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Works for Queensland supported regional councils to undertake job-creating maintenance and minor infrastructure projects.

“Plantation Park will be transformed with a $469,000 Natured Based Play Space featuring an interactive water play area and a multi-level fortress complete with hiding nooks and rock and rope climbs,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“An additional $165,000 will be spent on sealing roads and creating more car parks at Plantation Park in the area around the Nature Based Play Space.”

Giru and Home Hill skate parks will also receive shade covers thanks to a $60,000 allocation.

“This funding will help to protect skate park users by sheltering them from the North Queensland sun,” Cr McLaughlin said.

Another $200,000 has been earmarked for a roundabout at the intersection of Young and Macmillan Streets, improving safety for motorists.

Cr McLaughlin said $200,000 had been allocated to replace footpaths at various locations around the Shire, while a public amenity would be installed at the top of Mount Inkerman for $80,000.

Cr McLaughlin said these works, and many more, would not be possible without the support of the Queensland Government.

“Council would like to thank the Queensland Government for this funding, which will allow us to deliver a whole range of wonderful projects in the 2017/18 financial year,” Cr McLaughlin said.

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Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Pilot Program to boost safety

Burdekin Shire Council has budgeted $50,000 to install up to 10 new Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras at key locations across the Shire.

Burdekin Shire Council has budgeted $50,000 to install up to 10 new Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras at key locations across the Shire.

The CCTV Pilot Program aims to improve public safety, deter vandals and discourage anti-social behaviour.

The units would be relocatable, could be moved at minimal cost and used to help promote public safety during public events and other Council and community activities.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council was committed to providing a safe and secure environment for residents and visitors.

“Up to 10 all-in-one CCTV units will be purchased for a pilot program looking to increase public safety,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“The use of CCTV facilitates incident monitoring and protection of Council property but crime deterrence is also a major factor.

“When someone sees a CCTV camera they may be less likely to engage in criminal behaviour. We know that it can be an effective preventative measure.”

A workshop will be held to determine locations for the CCTV units across the Shire.

“They could be used around Council venues, in parks or at public landmarks, for example,” Cr McLaughlin said.

Aquatic weed spraying

Council to conduct aquatic weed control

Burdekin Shire Council has allocated $65,050 to continue its work clearing aquatic weeds from the Shire’s waterways. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council had set aside the funds in its 2017/18 Budget to conduct aquatic weed control activities in nine coastal creek systems across the lower Burdekin.

Burdekin Shire Council has allocated $65,050 to continue its work clearing aquatic weeds from the Shire’s waterways.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council had set aside the funds in its 2017/18 Budget to conduct aquatic weed control activities in nine coastal creek systems across the lower Burdekin.

“The Burdekin Shire Council area has numerous varieties of aquatic pest plants and infestations of those in our lagoons and waterways can cause major problems,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Weed control activities include aerial spraying, edge spraying from boat and land, and mechanical removal using the weed harvester and excavator.

“Council conducts these works with the support of contributing landholders, NQ Dry Tropics, Sun Water and Lower Burdekin Water and is appreciative of the financial and in-kind assistance offered to assist with this important work.”

Council undertakes a number of natural resource management activities and works closely with landholders in the region.

Cr McLaughlin said in 2017/18, Council would be reviewing its Herbicide Subsidy Policy to ensure landowners have a greater chance of accessing available funds.

“We’ll also be continuing our work in the areas of vector/mosquito management and in assisting landowners with feral pig and wild dog control,” she said.

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Landholders attend demonstration day

Landholders had the opportunity to learn more about tackling pest plants when Burdekin Shire Council hosted a free demonstration day on 16 June with Morrow Tree Removal Specialists

Landholders had the opportunity to learn more about tackling pest plants when Burdekin Shire Council hosted a free demonstration day on 16 June with Morrow Tree Removal Specialists

About 15 landholders attended the session which was held at the end of Craig Street, Ayr.

The group learnt the saw can cut and poison trees at approximately 250 trees per hour.  It is particularly useful in dense infestations of pest trees including Chinee Apple, Prickly Acacia and Parkinsonia. It will also pick through areas with lesser infestation levels.

The Morrow Tree Saw is attached to a bobcat on tracks and has been working at Jerona and Woodhouse stations recently.  It has also been working in other adjoining shires.

 

School holiday craft activity at the Burdekin Library 22 December 2010

Bumper program of school holiday activities planned

Burdekin kids will have plenty to cheer about when the school holidays arrive this 26 June to 7 July. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Burdekin Library’s school holiday program kept children engaged in learning over the school break. Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning (07) 4783 9970.

Burdekin kids will have plenty to cheer about when the school holidays arrive.

Burdekin Library is teaming up with Lower Burdekin Gymnastics and Cheer Academy to present a free Cheer Clinic featuring games, cheers, tumbling and fun on Tuesday 4 July.

The clinic, for kids aged 5-7 years, is just one of the many free school holiday activities set to be offered in the coming school break.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Burdekin Library’s school holiday program kept children engaged in learning over the school break.

“It means that creativity and learning doesn’t have to stop when school does,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“We offer a diverse range of fun, free activities to get children’s creative juices and imaginations flowing.”

The school holiday activity program kicks off on Monday 26 June with plaster painting at both Ayr and Home Hill libraries.

Vase design and art workshops, craft activities and a session on the STEAM areas of Science, Gravity, Physics, Force and Engineering will help to fuel young minds throughout the school holidays.

For a full program of activities please visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au.

Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning (07) 4783 9970.

NAIDOC week 2017

Cultural workshops in lead up to NAIDOC Week

Burdekin Library will celebrate NAIDOC Week by hosting indigenous cultural workshops for Ayr State School and Home Hill State School students. The workshops, to be held on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 June, will be led by local cultural artists and educators Aicey Zaro and Sharon Russo. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said NAIDOC Week, this 2-9 July, was a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.

Burdekin Library will celebrate NAIDOC Week by hosting indigenous cultural workshops for Ayr State School and Home Hill State School students.

The workshops, to be held on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 June, will be led by local cultural artists and educators Aicey Zaro and Sharon Russo.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said NAIDOC Week, this 2-9 July, was a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.

“The workshops will be an opportunity for local students to learn more about and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures,” Cr McLaughlin said.

Keeping with the 2017 NAIDOC Week theme Our Languages Matter, Aicey and Sharon will talk about the Burdekin’s indigenous culture, history and Birri-Gubba language.

The students will go on to participate in a diverse array of craft, music and dance activities.

Cr McLaughlin said following the workshops, children would draw or paint a picture at school representing something they had learnt or enjoyed.

“These will then be displayed in the libraries for NAIDOC Week,” 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.

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 17/24 – Rates Officer (Maternity Relief)

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Rates Officer. This is a maternity relief position for a period of up to 15 months. Applications close on Wednesday 12 July 2017 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Rates Officer. This is a maternity relief position for a period of up to 15 months.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Ongoing maintenance to ensure integrity of the property and land rating database for levying of rates and charges, property searches and rating system upgrades.
  • Checking rate certificates prior to issue.
  • Assist with policy and budget formulation for Council rates and charges including revenue modelling.
  • Assist with debt collection processes for collection of overdue rates.
  • Issue of annual, supplementary and half-yearly water consumption and overdue reminder notices.
  • Preparation of rate reports including rating statement, audit reports, two year rating comparison, comparative annual rates collections report and other ad-hoc reports as required.

The Person

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

  • Demonstrated experience in local government property and rating systems, including knowledge and understanding of policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated high level administrative and financial experience.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise own work to meet deadlines and achieve work outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply attention to detail and accuracy of work.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle private, confidential and sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn multiple new work procedures.
  • Advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Office Systems.

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 17/24 – Rates Officer (Maternity Relief) should include:

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

Applications are to be submitted online using the Online Job Application Form.

Applications close on Wednesday 12 July 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Mrs Kim Olsen, Manager Financial and Administrative Services on (07) 4783 9800.

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 17/23 – Casual Plant Operator – Kirknie Landfill

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Casual Plant Operator at Council’s Landfill to provide relief during periods of leave. Applications close on Wednesday, 5 July 2017 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Casual Plant Operator at Council’s Landfill to provide relief during periods of leave.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Operation of Compactor and Front End Loader.
  • Daily pushing, compacting and covering waste.
  • Monitoring and maintenance of segregated waste and storage areas (green waste, concrete, metals etc.).
  • Operation of computer and weighbridge, receipt of fees and issuing of receipts.
  • Ensuring waste acceptance criteria are met.
  • Controlling and directing general public and any contractors operating on site.
  • Determining correct waste disposal charges to be levied.
  • Customer service.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The hourly rate for this position is $27.29 plus the applicable casual loading.

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 17/23 – Casual Plant Operator – Kirknie Landfill 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 Wednesday, 5 July 2017. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Lachlan Kerr – Coordinator Waste Services on (07) 4783 9800.

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 17/22 – Casual Transfer Station Gatehouse Attendant

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for Casual Transfer Station Gatehouse Attendants to provide relief duties during periods of leave at the Council’s transfer stations. Applications close on Wednesday, 5 July 2017 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for Casual Transfer Station Gatehouse Attendants to provide relief duties during periods of leave at the Council’s transfer stations.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Operate associated technology in order to accurately record transaction details, as required.
  • Receiving fees including cash, and issue receipts.
  • Ensure money received reconciles with transactions.
  • Complete reports on transactions and associated activities.
  • Reject loads of waste that do not meet approved acceptance criteria for the transfer station.
  • Supervise public and direct traffic at the transfer station.
  • Set prices and sell second hand goods.
  • Clean and undertake housekeeping duties on site.
  • Maintain hazardous waste collection areas and ensure material is correctly stored.
  • Undertake yard maintenance duties including maintenance of signs or other equipment.
  • Treat customers in a courteous and friendly manner.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The hourly rate for this position is $25.45 plus the applicable casual loading.

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 17/22 – Casual Transfer Station Gatehouse Attendant 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 Wednesday, 5 July 2017. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Lachlan Kerr – Coordinator Waste Services on (07) 4783 9800.

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 17/21 – Administration Officer

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for an Administration Officer to undertake a range of clerical activities including minute taking. Applications close on Friday, 7 July 2017 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for an Administration Officer to undertake a range of clerical activities including minute taking.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Perform a range of clerical activities requiring the application of established work procedures within the Administration and Records Section
  • Minute taking and preparation of minutes for Council, Committee and other meetings
  • Daily capture and registration of correspondence within council’s record management system
  • Agenda compilation and distribution
  • Assist with disposal of records which have met the requirements of approved retention and disposal schedules
  • Assist Records staff with the search and retrieval of corporate documents
  • Assist with routine records tasks and processes

The Person

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

  • Demonstrated experience in routine administration or clerical work within the confines of established procedures, with occasional complex situations
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in formal meeting minute taking
  • Demonstrated ability to apply time management skills to the workplace with reference to planning and organising own work
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing quality client service
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and implement new skills with computer systems and applications
  • Demonstrated ability to handle private, confidential and sensitive information

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire Position Description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 2 ($60,625pa) 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 17/21 – Administration Officer should include:

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

Applications are to be submitted online using the Online Job Application Form.

Applications close on Friday, 7 July 2017. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Administration and Records Coordinator, Mrs. 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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QBSC/17/037 – Water Treatment Services on Condenser and Chilled Water Systems – Burdekin Theatre, Burdekin Library and Burdekin Memorial Hall

Council is seeking  quotations from interested parties for the Water Treatment Services on Condenser and Chilled Water Systems at the Burdekin Theatre, Burdekin Library and Burdekin Memorial Hall for the period commencing on 01/07/2017 and ending on 30/06/2019. Details of the quotation can be found in the attached documents. Quotations must be submitted to Council by 12 [...]

Council is seeking  quotations from interested parties for the Water Treatment Services on Condenser and Chilled Water Systems at the Burdekin Theatre, Burdekin Library and Burdekin Memorial Hall for the period commencing on 01/07/2017 and ending on 30/06/2019.

Details of the quotation can be found in the attached documents.

Quotations must be submitted to Council by 12 Noon Thursday 29 June, 2017.

For further information please contact Council’s Facilities Management Coordinator, Keith Lewty on 47 839 800.

 

QBSC/17/037 Request for Quotations – Water Treatment Services – Condensor and Chilled Water Systems

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QBSC/17/036 – Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Council’s Fire Protection Systems and Equipment

Council is seeking quotations from interested parties for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Council's Fire Protection Systems and Equipment for the period commencing on 01/07/2017 and ending on 30/06/2019. Details of the quotation can be found in the attached documents. Quotations must be submitted to Council by 4pm Monday 26 June, 2017. For further information please [...]

Council is seeking quotations from interested parties for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Council’s Fire Protection Systems and Equipment for the period commencing on 01/07/2017 and ending on 30/06/2019.

Details of the quotation can be found in the attached documents.

Quotations must be submitted to Council by 4pm Monday 26 June, 2017.

For further information please contact Council’s Facilities Management Coordinator, Keith Lewty on 47 839 800.

 

NOTE: AMENDED APPENDIX 3 – RESPONSE SCHEDULE

 

QBSC/17/036 Request for Quotations Inspection Testing Maintenance Fire Protection

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QBSC/17/034 – Pest Control Treatment of Council Buildings/Manholes

Council is seeking  quotations from interested parties for the pest control treatment of Council Buildings and Manholes for the period commencing on 01/07/2017 and ending on 30/06/2019. Details of the quotation can be found in the attached documents. Quotations must be submitted to Council by 4pm Monday 26 June, 2017. For further information please contact Council’s Facilities [...]

Council is seeking  quotations from interested parties for the pest control treatment of Council Buildings and Manholes for the period commencing on 01/07/2017 and ending on 30/06/2019.

Details of the quotation can be found in the attached documents.

Quotations must be submitted to Council by 4pm Monday 26 June, 2017.

For further information please contact Council’s Facilities Management Coordinator, Keith Lewty on 47 839 800.

 

PLEASE NOTE: THE CONTRACT IS FOR AN ANNUAL SERVICE (ONCE PER YEAR) UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED IN APPENDIX 4.

 

QBSC/17/034 – Pest Control Treatment of Council Buildings/Manholes

 

 

 

 

Home Hill CBD

Request for Quotations- Design and Creation of Artwork in 3 locations at Eighth Avenue, Home Hill

Council is seeking  quotations from interested parties for the creation and installation of artwork at three locations in Home Hill. The artwork is to be created  as part of the Works for Queensland program. Details of the three locations can be found in the below quotation form. Quotations must be submitted to Council by close of [...]

Council is seeking  quotations from interested parties for the creation and installation of artwork at three locations in Home Hill.

The artwork is to be created  as part of the Works for Queensland program. Details of the three locations can be found in the below quotation form.

Quotations must be submitted to Council by close of business Wednesday 28 June, 2017.

For further information please contact Council’s Grants Officer, Janice Horan on 47 839 800.

Quotation Form

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.

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Bruce Highway, Queen Street – Asphalt Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that asphalt works will commence in Queen Street (Bruce Highway), Ayr from Little Drysdale Street (McDonald's roundabout) intersection to Kennedy/Bower Street (Don West roundabout) intersection, southbound lane only, on Friday 30th June, 2017, weather permitting.  These works will be constructed under a full closure of the southbound lane and [...]

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that asphalt works will commence in Queen Street (Bruce Highway), Ayr from Little Drysdale Street (McDonald’s roundabout) intersection to Kennedy/Bower Street (Don West roundabout) intersection, southbound lane only, on Friday 30th June, 2017, weather permitting. 

These works will be constructed under a full closure of the southbound lane and centre median turning lane, for the duration of the works. The northbound lane will remain open to all traffic. A temporary detour of the southbound traffic will operate from the Little Drysdale St roundabout, to MacMillan Street roundabout and south to Kennedy Street, where it intersects with the Bruce Highway at the Bower Street roundabout. Traffic controllers will be on site to manage pedestrian access to all businesses along the affected section of road. Footpath access is not be affected during the works. 

Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from traffic controllers or on site personnel for their own safety, the safety of Council’s and Contractor 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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Adelaide Street – Road Reconstruction, Drainage and Kerb and Channel Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction, drainage and kerb and channel works will commence in Adelaide Street, Ayr from Chippendale Street intersection to Norham Road intersection on Monday 5th June, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 25th August, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction, drainage and kerb and channel works will commence in Adelaide Street, Ayr from Chippendale Street intersection to Norham Road intersection on Monday 5th June, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 25th August, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed at times, under a full road closure with a temporary detour installed via Margaret 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.

Inkerman Hill lookout

Mount Inkerman – Lookout Upgrade

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that construction works will commence on Mount Inkerman on Thursday 8th June, 2017 continuing for approximately three months, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that construction works will commence on Mount Inkerman on Thursday 8th June, 2017 continuing for approximately three months, weather permitting.

The lookout area at the top of Mount Inkerman will be inaccessible and closed to motorists and pedestrians. A designated turn around area at the top of Mount Inkerman will be available for motorists.

Further closures of Mount Inkerman will occur as the project progresses, updates on closures to motorists and pedestrians will be provided.

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

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.

 

Hell Hole boat ramp inspection with TMR 13-10-161

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.

foam pig water main clean

Water Supply Mains Cleaning – South Ayr, Brandon & Rossiters Hill Areas – between 4 and 11 July 2017

Burdekin Shire Council will be undertaking planned water main cleaning works on mains in the South Ayr, Brandon and Rossiters Hill areas on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4, 5 and 6 July and Tuesday 11 July 2017.

Burdekin Shire Council will be undertaking planned water main cleaning works on mains in the South Ayr, Brandon and Rossiters Hill areas as part of an ongoing strategy to reduce incidents of dirty water in these areas as follows:

  • Tuesday 4 July 2017 – 9.00am. Scouring of the major 500mm trunk water main from the South Ayr Water Reservoir to Black Bridge. These works require the South Ayr Water Treatment Plant to be taken offline for a period of approximately four hours on that day with residents of Ayr relying on bores at Nelsons Lagoon to maintain water supply services.
  • Wednesday 5 July 2017 – 9.00am. Scouring of the 375mm trunk water main in Railway Street from Burke Street to MacMillan Street, Ayr. These works will result in a drop in water pressure between the hours of 9:00am and 2:00pm. Customers that will lose supply will be notified individually via letter drop.
  • Thursday 6 July 2017 – 9.00am. Scouring of the 300mm trunk water main servicing Brandon. These works will result in a loss of normal water supply for up to four hours to residents in Klondyke Road, Robins Road, Tamarind Close, Albert Street and Robert Street areas.
  • Tuesday 11 July 2017 – 9.00am. Scouring of the 250mm trunk water main servicing Rossiter’s Hill area.

These works will result in a loss of normal water pressure for up to four hours to residents in Rossiter’s Hill and Old Clare Road areas.

The assistance of residents is requested in limiting water usage to essential purposes only to avoid loss of supply to the wider area during these works.

Residents of Ayr, Brandon and Rossiters Hill areas may experience water discolouration during these planned works. It is advisable to delay washing of clothes etc., for up to two days after work is completed, if possible.

Council regrets any inconvenience that may be caused to residents as a result of these necessary maintenance works.

For further information or queries, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.  Afterhours please ring (07) 4783 9800 and follow the prompts.

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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Staffy Cross (0052) – Impounded Comfort Stop – Home Hill – 29/06/2017

White and Tan Female/Desexed Staffy Cross (0052). Impounded 29/06/2017 at Comfort Stop - Home Hill. Date of exit - 04/07/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
29/06/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Staffy Cross (0052) – White and Tan
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Impounded
 
Location Found
Comfort Stop – Home Hill
 
Sex
Female/Desexed
 
Date of Exit
04/07/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Domestic cat and three kittens (0051) – Left at Pound – 29/06/2017

Refer to photo Female/Entire Domestic cat and three kittens (0051). Left at Pound 29/06/2017 at . Date of exit - 04/07/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
29/06/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic cat and three kittens (0051) – Refer to photo
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Female/Entire
 
Date of Exit
04/07/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Terrier Cross (0050) – Left at Pound – 29/06/2017

Grey Female/Entire Terrier Cross (0050). Left at Pound 29/06/2017 at . Date of exit - 04/07/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
29/06/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Terrier Cross (0050) – Grey
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Female/Entire
 
Date of Exit
04/07/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Bull Arab Cross (0049) – Left at Pound – 29/06/2017

White Female/Entire Bull Arab Cross (0049). Left at Pound 29/06/2017 at . Date of exit - 04/07/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
29/06/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Bull Arab Cross (0049) – White
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Female/Entire
 
Date of Exit
04/07/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Blue Heeler Cross (0048) – Left at Pound – 29/06/2017

Blue Male/Entire Blue Heeler Cross (0048). Left at Pound 29/06/2017 at . Date of exit - 04/07/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
29/06/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Blue Heeler Cross (0048) – Blue
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
04/07/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Duck – Surrendered – 27/06/2017

White and brown Female/Entire Duck. Surrendered 27/06/2017 at . Date of exit - 30/06/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
27/06/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Duck – White and brown
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Female/Entire
 
Date of Exit
30/06/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Duck – Surrendered – 27/06/2017

Black Female/Entire Duck. Surrendered 27/06/2017 at . Date of exit - 30/06/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
27/06/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Duck – Black
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Female/Entire
 
Date of Exit
30/06/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Duck – Surrendered – 27/06/2017

Black and Grey Male/Entire Duck. Surrendered 27/06/2017 at . Date of exit - 30/06/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
27/06/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Duck – Black and Grey
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
30/06/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Rooster – Surrendered – 27/06/2017

White, tan and black Male/Entire Rooster. Surrendered 27/06/2017 at . Date of exit - 30/06/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
27/06/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Rooster – White, tan and black
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
30/06/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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