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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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Telephone survey to help inform disaster management improvements

The Office of the Inspector-General Emergency Management is undertaking a review of disaster management capabilities in the Burdekin area. As part of that review, a telephone survey being conducted by Q&A Market Research will gather community feedback. Council encourages anyone who does receive a phone call to please take the time.

The Office of the Inspector-General Emergency Management is undertaking a review of disaster management capabilities in the Burdekin area; part of that review involves gathering community feedback and expectations via a telephone survey being conducted by Q&A Market Research.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes and your answers will remain anonymous.

The results will be provided to the Burdekin Local Disaster Management Group and Council and will be used to improve disaster management arrangements in Burdekin.

Council encourages anyone who does receive a phone call to please take the time – your feedback will help the Office of the Inspector-General Emergency Management and the community to identify improvements to disaster management in our region.

 

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Temporary Closure – Ford Park Amenities

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that refurbishment works to the amenities block at Ford Park will commence on Monday 23rd October 2017 until approximately Sunday 4th December 2017. The refurbishment works will be completed under a temporary closure to the amenities block.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that refurbishment works to the amenities block at Ford Park will commence on Monday 23rd October 2017 until approximately Sunday 4th December 2017. The refurbishment works will be completed under a temporary closure to the amenities block.

Burdekin Shire Council thanks the community in anticipation of their patience during the construction period.

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

Burdekin Grower Race Day

Free event advertising available to Burdekin residents, organisations and businesses

Burdekin Shire Council encourages organisations, businesses and individuals who host or organise an event to get in before 15 November and list their event on ATDW, Australia’s national tourism database and distribution platform. ATDW distributes listings and information to an extensive network of over 200+ tourism distributors across the nation.

Burdekin Shire Council encourages organisations, businesses and individuals who host or organise an event to list their event on ATDW, Australia’s national tourism database and distribution platform. ATDW distributes listings and information to an extensive  network of over 200+ tourism distributors across the nation.

You only have to register once to have your event appear across multiple sites and in an array of publications. In order to have a presence in marketing and promotional material for 2018 listings need to be entered by the 15 November. To list with ATDW visit https://atdw.com.au/listing-with-atdw and select ATDW-Online Platform, create an account and follow the steps.

Things you will need:

  1. A description of your event (200 words or less)
  2. High quality photos of the event (at least one is required, maximum of 10)
  3. Organisation and event details

The initial listing can take 10 -15 minutes to complete but can be reused year after year with a simple date change. While you’re at it list your 2018 event on the Burdekin Shire Council website so that we can promote it also. To add an event to the Burdekin Shire Events Calendar visit http://www.burdekin.qld.gov.au/community/community-events/add-or-update-your-event.

For more information please contact Lucy Poppi, Community and Economic Development Support Officer on 07 4783 9807 or email .

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Keynote speaker says cooperation key to water future

An international expert has told Burdekin Water Forum delegates a united approach to sustainable water management is vital if the community wants to prevent water scarcity in the future. Dr Anthony Turton from the Centre for Environmental Management, University of the Free State, South Africa, used his keynote address at the Burdekin Water Forum 2017 to get delegates thinking about the big-picture impacts of human activities on water systems.

An international expert has told Burdekin Water Forum delegates a united approach to sustainable water management is vital if the community wants to prevent water scarcity in the future.

Dr Anthony Turton from the Centre for Environmental Management, University of the Free State, South Africa, used his keynote address at the Burdekin Water Forum 2017 to get delegates thinking about the big-picture impacts of human activities on water systems.

Dr Turton said the industrial revolution and the splitting of the atom were two examples of how the world had changed dramatically over the course of just a few short generations.

Calling for science to inform policy reform, he said climate change was empirically verified and deeply complex.

“Bringing stakeholders together and developing trust is very important,” Dr Turton said.

“We’re asking questions now that the previous generations didn’t ask.

“(This) forum is a product of social ingenuity, recognising the need to do something differently. This is the precursor to the technical ingenuity needed to solve these same vexing problems.”

Dr Turton said moving forward, he hoped to see more policies and procedures move away from “needing to be the masters and owners of nature”, into a new model of development “in cooperation with nature”.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor and Burdekin Water Futures Chair Lyn McLaughlin said delegates of the three-day forum, which wraps up today at Burdekin Theatre, had heard from a range of thought-provoking local, state, national and international speakers.

“Our close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef has driven the theme for the forum – Managing Irrigated Agriculture in Great Barrier Reef Catchments,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Our farmers are proactive in embracing and implementing best management practices to manage on farm irrigation and eliminate unwanted impact on the environment.

“The Burdekin Water Forum 2017 has been a fantastic opportunity for delegates to share, discuss and debate projects and initiatives that have been developed in various communities and environments around Australia. It is pleasing to have seen such a positive response to this event.”

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Burdekin Shire residents to Get Ready for disaster season

This week is Get Ready Queensland Week and Burdekin Shire Council is urging residents to check their ‘WHAT-IF?’ plans and get ready for the upcoming disaster season. “I encourage all residents to visit our Get Ready Burdekin display in the foyer of Council’s Customer Service Centre in Young Street, Ayr,” Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said.

This week is Get Ready Queensland Week and Burdekin Shire Council is urging residents to check their ‘WHAT-IF?’ plans and get ready for the upcoming disaster season.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Get Ready Queensland Week, this 8-15 October, was the perfect time to get thinking about how to prepare for any surprises summer may have in store.

“I encourage all residents to visit our Get Ready Burdekin display in the foyer of Council’s Customer Service Centre in Young Street, Ayr,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“We’ll have a range of useful resources, including posters, Get Ready guides and cyclone tracking maps, on display for the duration of the week.

“It is vital that every household has a ‘WHAT-IF’ plan. This week, take the time to ask yourself what are you and your family going to do if a cyclone, bushfire, flood or other disaster strikes.”

Since 2011, Queensland has been hit by more than 50 significant natural disasters resulting in devastating loss of life and more than $14 billion in damage to public infrastructure.

Cr McLaughlin said when it came to extreme weather events in Queensland, it was not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’.

“The best time to prepare for a disaster is well before one is even on its way. Planning well means nothing is left to chance and that everyone knows what they need to do and where things are,” she said.

The 2017-18 the Get Ready Queensland program is managed by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority, the state’s permanent disaster recovery agency.

Learn more about preparing yourself, your family and property from disasters by visiting www.burdekin.qld.gov.au/be-prepared or by contacting Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

More information on Get Ready Queensland Week is available at qld.gov.au/getready.

: Preparing to celebrate SES Week are Burdekin SES volunteers (clockwise from left) Brendan Winn, Laurinda George, John Winn (Deputy Controller), Kerri Robinson and  Joel Wuttke.

Burdekin Shire celebrates SES volunteers

Burdekin residents are being encouraged to celebrate their local SES volunteers during SES Week this October 7-15 and are invited to an open night where they can learn more about this vital community organisation.

Burdekin residents are being encouraged to celebrate their local SES volunteers during SES Week this October 7-15 and are invited to an open night where they can learn more about this vital community organisation.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said SES Week was an opportunity to raise public awareness of the contribution of SES members to the community.

She said fittingly, the event also coincided with Get Ready Burdekin Week, when residents would be encouraged to get cyclone ready.

“We’re inviting the community to come along to the SES open night at 7pm, on Monday 9 October at the SES building in McCathie Street, Ayr, where you’ll be able to learn more about the SES and register your interest in volunteering,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“To mark SES Week and Burdekin Get Ready Week, Council will be holding a week of displays in foyer of the Young Street Council Chambers in Ayr.

“I encourage residents to come in and check out these wonderful displays of SES equipment, goodies, balloons and information sheets, plus Get Ready guides, cyclone tracking maps, posters and postcards.”

Cr McLaughlin said SES Week was a chance to shine a light on the dedication and commitment of the SES members and the invaluable services they performed for the community.

She said there were many rewarding opportunities within the SES.

“SES members make a difference to those whose lives have been affected by disasters. They also participate in and provide support to community events,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Training is critical to preparing members and includes a number of nationally-recognised competencies. Training activities range from operating communications equipment to traffic control, working safely at heights, chainsaw operations, four wheel driving, map and navigation, land search and operating flood boats.”

The SES is free to join. For more information visit www.ses.qld.gov.au

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Public Consultation – Proposal to make Administration (Amendment) Local Law (No 1) 2017

Council proposes to make Administration (Amendment) Local Law (No. 1) 2017. The purpose and general effect of the proposed local law is to ensure that persons do not threaten, insult or use abusive language to local government employees.

Public Notice

Local Government Act 2009

 

  1. Burdekin Shire Council (“Council”) has proposed to make Administration (Amendment) Local Law (No. 1) 2017 (the “proposed local law”).
  2. The purpose and general effect of the proposed local law is to ensure that persons do not threaten, insult or use abusive language to local government employees.
  3. Written submissions by any person in support of, or objecting to, the proposed local law are invited for a 21 day period commencing on Thursday 5 October 2017 and ending on 25 October 2017 (the “consultation period”).
  4. During the consultation period copies of the proposed local law will be made available at the Council Chambers, 145 Young Street, Ayr; the Burdekin Library, Graham Street, Ayr; and the Home Hill Library, Ninth Avenue, Home Hill during normal office hours or can be found on Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au
  5. Submissions must be received on or before 25 October 2017 stating—
    1. the grounds of the submission; and
    2. the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds.

Submissions are to be forwarded to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 974, Ayr or by email to

You can download the proposed local law using the link below:

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Burdekin Shire Council takes active role in developing sport

Burdekin Shire Council will investigate future sport and recreational opportunities for the Shire as part of a 10-year plan to be developed this financial year. Community members, sport clubs and schools will be encouraged to have their say on the 2018-2028 Sport and Recreation Plan through a series of community workshops and surveys.

Burdekin Shire Council will investigate future sport and recreational opportunities for the Shire as part of a 10-year plan to be developed this financial year.

Community members, sport clubs and schools will be encouraged to have their say on the 2018-2028 Sport and Recreation Plan through a series of community workshops and surveys which are planned to take place in coming months

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the plan would help to guide the provision of sporting infrastructure and services in the Shire for years to come.

Council received $43,800 through the Queensland Government’s Sport and Recreation Planning Program for the project and has engaged sport and recreation planning specialist Otium Planning Group to conduct the work following a recent tender process.

Cr McLaughlin said Council recognised the valuable contribution of sport and recreation to the community.

“Sport and recreation plays a crucial role in supporting the health, wellbeing and lifestyle of Burdekin residents,” she said.

“It brings people together and provides opportunities for social interaction and personal empowerment. Our local sport and recreation clubs are the hub of community life.”

Cr McLaughlin said it was important Council was proactive in planning for current and future sporting needs

“The last 10 year plan was prepared back in 2007 and with this having reached the end of its planning cycle, Council is seeking a fresh look at the sport and recreation needs of the Burdekin community,” she said.

“From identifying land requirements for future sport and recreation opportunities, to looking at how we position ourselves to attract major events, it’ll act as a strategic road map which will leave us better placed to support community participation in sport over the next 10 years.”

Cr McLaughlin said the new 10 year plan would guide Council in addressing future recreation and park needs, including the development, redevelopment and enhancement of all recreation and park services, programs and facilities in the Shire.

“It will identify the shortfalls, surplus and opportunities in the Shire’s sport and recreational supply,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“This opportunity has been made possible thanks to the Queensland Government’s Sport and Recreation Planning Program.”

If you’d like to get involved, send any suggestions, or register your interest please email.

Burdekin Water Forum - speaker Steve Attard

Tech-savvy growers to share success stories at Burdekin Water Forum

Cane growers will share their stories of using cutting edge technology to improve their irrigation management and reduce costs, as part of an interactive session planned for next month’s Burdekin Water Forum 2017.

Cane growers will share their stories of using cutting edge technology to improve their irrigation management and reduce costs, as part of an interactive session planned for next month’s Burdekin Water Forum 2017.

The forum, coordinated by Burdekin Water Futures, will bring farmers, scientists and government representatives from around Australia to the Burdekin Theatre this October 9 -11.

AgriTech Solutions managing director Steve Attard has been confirmed as a guest speaker at the event and will encourage farmers to embrace new irrigation technologies which some local growers are already using with great success.

“We’ll have a panel of farmers speaking to the audience about their experiences of using new technology to improve irrigation management on their own farms,” Mr Attard said.

“It’s about highlighting that this does work in our region. We’ve got real life experience of farmers in the district who are already doing it and having success.

“Through the automation of irrigation, farmers can remotely connect to pumps and valves to deliver savings in water, energy and time – all of which improve the economics of farming. This is not in the future – it is something we can do right now.”

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor and Burdekin Water Futures Chair Lyn McLaughlin said the forum aimed to provide an insight into best practice management of irrigated agriculture in Great Barrier Reef catchments.

“The management of irrigated agriculture in Great Barrier Reef catchments comes with its own unique set of challenges and opportunities,” Cr McLaughlin

“This conference will showcase initiatives that have been developed in various communities and environments across the country.”

Delegates will hear from a range of local, state, national and international speakers including one of South Africa’s leading water experts in integrated water resources management, Professor Dr. Anthony Turton.

Register for the forum online at www.burdekinwaterforum.com. For further enquiries please contact Burdekin Water Futures on (07) 4783 9831 or

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Council advises vigilance about scam activity

Burdekin Shire Council is warning the community to be vigilant about scam activity, after a number of residents were approached for money in return for kerbside number pai

Burdekin Shire Council is warning the community to be vigilant about scam activity, after a number of residents were approached for money in return for kerbside number painting.

Council has received several calls from residents who state they were approached by a group of men going door-to-door asking if people would like their house numbers painted on the kerb.

The men falsely advised they were sent by Council and asked for a $40 fee.

Council does not endorse or approve of these operators in any way. Residents are advised to take due care and report any concerns or complaints to the police.

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 by email to employment@burdekin.qld.gov.au. 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.


Current job vacancies are shown below.

Burdekin Shire Council Chambers

Job Vacancy 17/47 – Safety Advisor (Maternity Relief)

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Safety Advisor. This is a part time position with the hours of work totalling 60 hours per fortnight. This is a maternity relief position for a period of up to 15 months. Applications close Wednesday, 18 October 2017 at 5.00pm

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Safety Advisor. This is a part time position with the hours of work totalling 60 hours per fortnight. This is a maternity relief position for a period of up to 15 months.

The successful applicant will undertake a range of administrative activities as part of the Work Health and Safety Team and manage, implement, and maintain an effective safety management system conforming to all legislative requirements and Council’s Safety Management System – JLT Safe Plan.

Reporting to the Safety and Productivity Coordinator the key responsibilities include:

  • Commitment to implementing Council’s policies, procedures and other legislative requirements in relation to Safety.
  • Recommend enhancements to work health and safety policy and procedures to enable Council to comply with its statutory obligations under Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and supporting legislation.
  • Conduct various training activities including initial employee inductions and other work health and safety training sessions for all staff including Councillors and Management.
  • Carry out inspections on major projects and those which have a potentially high risk factor to ensure that safe work practices are being implemented.
  • Assessment of Council work activities and attempt to predict outcomes so that preventative procedures and training can be implemented to minimise accidents and injuries.
  • Conduct audits of projects that are major or have high risk factors to assess compliance with policies, procedures, and safe work practices.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The annual salary for this part time position is to a ceiling of Level 3 ($55,304pa) 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 17/47 – Safety Advisor (Maternity Relief) 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, 18 October 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Brad Hutchinson – Safety and Productivity Coordinator on (07) 4783 9800.

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Job Vacancy 17/46 – Casual Library Officer

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a casual Library Officer to provide relief duties for special circumstances and during periods of employee leave. Applications close Wednesday, 18 October 2017 at 5:00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a casual Library Officer to provide relief duties for special circumstances and during periods of employee leave.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

Provide excellent customer service to library clients including but not limited to:

  • Issue and return books using computerised system.
  • Assist clients to locate books and publications.
  • Assist clients to access the Internet.
  • Answer questions and queries regarding Library services.
  • Use Library Catalogue to provide assistance.
  • Assume responsibility for opening and closing the Library on Saturdays.

 The Person

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

  • Demonstrated experience working in a public library.
  • Customer service skills in providing face-to-face assistance to the public.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with community organisations and groups and other stakeholders.
  • Sound level of computer skills, including Microsoft Office and accessing the Internet.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The hourly rate for this position is $26.01 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 17/46 – Casual Library Officer 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 18 October, 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Manager Library Services – Alexis Adams 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.

Ayr-Dalbeg Road - Pavement Rehabilitation Works Oct to Dec 2017

Ayr-Dalbeg Road – Pavement Rehabilitation and Drainage Works

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) advises that construction crews will be undertaking pavement rehabilitation work on Ayr-Dalbeg Road (between Old Clare Road and Brown Road). RoadTek is completing this project which will improve safety and operational efficiency of Ayr-Dalbeg Road, as well as support future growth in the Burdekin.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) advises that construction crews will be undertaking pavement rehabilitation work on Ayr-Dalbeg Road (between Old Clare Road and Brown Road). RoadTek is completing this project  which will improve safety and operational efficiency of Ayr-Dalbeg Road, as well as support future growth in the Burdekin.

The works will commence Monday 16 October 2017 and are expected to be completed in early 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

The works will take place Monday to Saturday between 6.00am and 6.00pm.

 Ayr-Dalbeg Road will remain open during these works but will be subject to changed traffic conditions, including lane closures and reduced speed limits to enable works to be undertaken safely and efficiently. To minimise disruptions to road users, works have been planned in stages with advanced warning signs to notify road users of these changes.

 What to expect:

          Temporary lane closures.

          Speed restrictions.

          Visual message boards will operate in the area to keep you informed.

          Increased noise levels and vibration from machinery, equipment and site vehicles.

          Dust associated with construction activities.

 Temporary road closure – Lena Road

Access to Lena Road from Ayr-Dalbeg Road will be temporarily affected while works are completed at this intersection. Road users may need to be diverted to an alternative route via Sheepstation Creek Road. Directional signage will be in place to direct road users of these changes.

 Property Access

There will be times when access to businesses and residential properties directly adjacent to the works will be temporarily restricted while the works are in progress. This will be monitored by roaming traffic controllers to ensure minimal delays are experienced. If required access to properties may be diverted temporarily as part of the works.

 Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum for road users during these activities. The project team apologises for any inconvenience and appreciates the community’s patience during these important works.

 Should you have any questions please contact the Customer and Stakeholder Management Team on 1800 625 648.

 

 

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Temporary Closure – Cromarty Creek Boat Ramp and Camping Facilities

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that a temporary closure of the Cromarty Creek Boat Ramp and camping area is required from Monday 23rd October, 2017 until approximately Friday 27th October, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that a temporary closure of the Cromarty Creek Boat Ramp and camping area is required from Monday 23rd October, 2017 until approximately Friday 27th October, 2017, weather permitting.

The temporary closure is required to undertake replacement of existing road drainage structures on Cromarty Creek Boat Ramp Road. No travel will be permitted beyond the Giru Waste Transfer Station during the closure.

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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Young Street – Road Reconstruction

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise road reconstruction of Young Street from Burke Street to Wilmington Street intersections will commence on Monday 25th September, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 3rd November, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise road reconstruction of Young Street from Burke Street to Wilmington Street intersections will commence on Monday 25th September, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 3rd November, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed at times; under a full road closure with a temporary detour installed or alternatively 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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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 Airdmillan Road intersection for the extent of 500m on Wednesday 6th September, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 20th October, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Donadon Road from the Airdmillan Road intersection for the extent of 500m on Wednesday 6th September, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 20th October, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under a full road closure of Donadon Road from Airdmillan Road to Burstall Road intersections 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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Fourth Street – Road Reconstruction, Drainage, Kerb and Channel Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction, drainage, kerb and channel works will commence in Fourth Street, Home Hill from Eleventh Avenue to Fifteenth Avenue on Monday 4th September, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 8th December, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction, drainage, kerb and channel works will commence in Fourth Street, Home Hill from Eleventh Avenue to Fifteenth Avenue on Monday 4th September, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 8th December, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed at times, under a full road closure with a temporary detours installed or alternatively 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.

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

Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Monday 23rd October, 2017 and is expected to take approximately 5 weeks to complete.

Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Monday 23rd October, 2017.  Approximate times and areas for the commencement of meter readings are:

  • Late October – Home Hill, Rossiters Hill, Brandon and Parkside
  • Early to Mid 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 to arrange specific access to your property, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

 

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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Kelpie Cross – Impounded Tenth Street Home Hill – 16/10/2017

Tan Male/Entire Kelpie Cross. Impounded Tenth Street Home Hill 16/10/2017. Date of exit - 19/10/2017. Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming.
Date of Entry
16/10/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Kelpie Cross – Tan
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Impounded
 
Location Found
Tenth Street Home Hill
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
19/10/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming
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Border Collie Cross – 192 – Impounded Cameron Street Ayr – 16/10/2017

White and Tan Male/Desexed Border Collie Cross - 192. Impounded Cameron Street Ayr 16/10/2017. Date of exit - 19/10/2017. Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming.
Date of Entry
16/10/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Border Collie Cross – 192 – White and Tan
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Impounded
 
Location Found
Cameron Street Ayr
 
Sex
Male/Desexed
 
Date of Exit
19/10/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming
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Terrier – Maltease Cross – Left at Pound – 15/10/2017

White Male/Entire Terrier - Maltease Cross. Left at Pound 15/10/2017. Date of exit - 20/10/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
15/10/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Terrier – Maltease Cross – White
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
20/10/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Domestic Cat – 190 – Left at Pound – 14/10/2017

Black and White Male Domestic Cat - 190. Left at Pound 14/10/2017. Date of exit - 19/10/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
14/10/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Cat – 190 – Black and White
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male
 
Date of Exit
19/10/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Basenji Cross – 189 – Impounded Wickham Street Ayr – 12/10/2017

Fawn Male/Entire Basenji Cross - 189. Impounded Wickham Street Ayr 12/10/2017. Date of exit - 17/10/2017. Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming.
Date of Entry
12/10/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Basenji Cross – 189 – Fawn
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Impounded
 
Location Found
Wickham Street Ayr
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
17/10/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming
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