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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.

Singapore

Burdekin Industry Breakfast to deliver Singapore insights

The Burdekin Industry Breakfast series will shine a light on the Australian Government’s developing relationship with Singapore and the opportunities for Burdekin businesses, when it returns to Burdekin Theatre on August 2.

The Burdekin Industry Breakfast series will shine a light on the Australian Government’s developing relationship with Singapore and the opportunities for Burdekin businesses, when it returns to Burdekin Theatre on August 2.

Townsville Enterprise Limited (TEL) Policy and Investment Director Michael McMillan has been confirmed as a guest speaker for the event, which comes as TEL prepares to lead an Insights Delegation from across the region to Singapore in September.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said there were immense opportunities for Burdekin businesses covering a range of sectors, as the Australian Government strengthened its ties with Singapore.

“Michael McMillan will provide an overview of the 2017 Singapore Insights Delegation being coordinated by TEL,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“The delegation is designed to give local businesses the opportunity to connect with key business and government officials and gain insights into the opportunities this market presents.

“Industry streams covered across the delegation include Agriculture, Aquaculture, Connectivity, Supply Chains and Logistics, Innovation, Emerging Industries and Health, Tourism, Sport and Events, Urban Renewal and Property and Investment.”

The second guest speaker announced to present at the breakfast is Trade and Investment Queensland Trade Advisor Vic O’Keefe.

“Vic will provide an overview of the resources available to assist businesses interested in exporting,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“There will also be a Q & A session as well as an opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with both Michael and Vic after the breakfast.”

Tickets to the Burdekin Industry Breakfast, which commences at 7am, are $10 and include a hot breakfast.

To RSVP please call Eliza Lovell on (07) 4783 9831.

Barking dogs

Tips for managing barking dogs

Barking dogs are one of the most widespread animal management issues in the community, with 133 different dogs the subject of noise complaints made to Burdekin Shire Council in the 2016/17 financial year. Here are some simple tips to reduce excessive barking.

Barking dogs are one of the most widespread animal management issues in the community, with 133 different dogs the subject of noise complaints made to Burdekin Shire Council in the 2016/17 financial year.

Burdekin Shire Council Governance and Local Laws Manager Dan Mulcahy said noisy dogs could be a real neighbourhood nuisance but were also a particularly difficult issue for Council as a number of factors had to be taken into account before further compliance action could be pursued.

“Excessive barking is often an indication that something is wrong, whether the animal is impacted by boredom, separation anxiety, discomfort or a perceived threat to its territory,” Mr Mulcahy said.

“Sometimes it is difficult to determine the cause of the barking, but for pet owners in this situation, taking the time to understand why this is occurring is the first step to solving the problem.”

He said Council received a number of noise complaints regarding barking dogs but that the majority of these could be resolved without Council involvement. People with dogs barking excessively in their neighbourhood are encouraged to first try talking to the dog’s owner to ensure they’re aware of the problem and see if they can do anything about it.

“In most cases the dog’s owner may not be aware of the barking or realise it is annoying to you or others,” Mr Mulcahy said.

“Local Law stipulates pet owners must take all reasonable steps to prevent their animal from making a noise or disturbance that causes a nuisance to neighbours.

“People must ensure their animal does not make excessive noise for more than a total of six minutes in any hour from 7am to 10pm on any day and for more than a total of three minutes in any 30 minute period after 10pm or before 7am.

“There is no concrete definition of a nuisance or excessive noise, which is why Council officers must rely on completed seven day diaries and surveillance information to proceed with further action.”

As a last resort Council may serve an infringement penalty notice and instigate legal action against the dog owner.

Some simple tips to reduce excessive barking include:

·         Exercise — an active dog barks less when it gets regular exercise.

·         Company.

·         Stimulation — a bored dog will bark to attract attention.

·         Fence design — restrict your dog’s view to what’s going on outside the fence.

Pet owners can obtain more tips from the barking dogs fact sheet which has recently been mailed out with their animal registration renewal notices, by contacting Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 or online: www.burdekin.qld.gov.au/wp/media/downloads/2017/07/Barking-dog-pamphlet-2017.pdf

Everyday Hero Awards 2017

2017 QBANK Everyday Heroes Awards – NOMINATIONS OPEN

Nominations for the 2017 QBANK Everyday Heroes Awards are now open. The Awards honour and celebrate those Queenslanders who have made a difference in the community and those who serve and protect others.

Nominations for the 2017 QBANK Everyday Heroes Awards are now open.

The Awards honour and celebrate those Queenslanders who have made a difference in the community and those who serve and protect others.

This is your opportunity to honour and celebrate your everyday hero, for going above and beyond the call of duty and making Queensland a better and safer place to live.

There are six awards categories:

1.    Achievement

2.    Dedication

3.    Excellence

4.    Ownership

5.    Working Together

6.    Young Everyday Hero Award

Winners receive $1,000 plus an additional $1,000 for a charity of their choice.  The Young Everyday Heroes Award winner will receive a $500 bursary to assist with their training and development costs.

It only takes two minutes to nominate and shine a light on your everyday hero’s contribution to the Queensland community.

Nominations opened Monday, 17 July and close on Friday, 1 September 2017 and can be made online here https://www.qbank.com.au/community-proud/everyday-heroes-awards/everyday-heroes

Queensland’s everyday heroes are busy doing what they do best. It’s up to you to tell their story.

Visit the QBANK website https://www.qbank.com.au/community-proud/everyday-heroes-awards for more information.

Young and Macmillan Street stop sign, Ayr

Roundabout works to begin on CBD intersection

A busy CBD intersection is set to gain a major safety boost, with Burdekin Shire Council preparing to begin construction of a new roundabout at the corner at Young and Macmillan Streets in Ayr.

A busy CBD intersection is set to gain a major safety boost, with Burdekin Shire Council preparing to begin construction of a new roundabout at the corner at Young and Macmillan Streets in Ayr.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said there had been extensive community support for a roundabout at the intersection, which is currently controlled with stop signs.

“Council trialled stop signs and found they have worked to a degree, however some motorists have been getting confused when they’re travelling across the intersection over who gives way to who,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Thanks to the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program, Council is pleased to be able to allocate $200,000 towards the installation of a roundabout at this site, which will reduce this confusion while boosting safety for all motorists.

“Council has consulted with adjoining property owners who have been very positive about increased safety at the intersection.

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

The works are scheduled to begin on Monday 24 July and continue for about two months, weather permitting.

The Young and Macmillan Street intersection will be closed during the construction period, with on street parking in the vicinity of the works to be affected for the duration of the project.

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.

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

ANZAC Day

Salute showcases Anzac Centenary commemorations

A Queensland Anzac Centenary publication showcasing how communities have come together to honour the memory of Australia’s servicemen and women is now available to the public at Ayr and Home Hill library branches and online. The Queensland Government, through the Queensland Anzac Centenary program, has produced the second issue of Salute.

A Queensland Anzac Centenary publication showcasing how communities have come together to honour the memory of Australia’s servicemen and women is now available to the public at Ayr and Home Hill library branches and online.

The Queensland Government, through the Queensland Anzac Centenary program, has produced the second issue of Salute – a publication showcasing how Queensland commemorated the Anzac Centenary during 2016.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said communities across Queensland had united in extraordinary ways over the past two and a half years to honour the legacy of the nation’s servicemen and women, who had been serving the country for over 100 years.

“This publication is an excellent resource for families, schools and communities to gain a deeper understanding of the Anzac Centenary and the ongoing commemorative activities surrounding it,” Cr McLaughlin.

Salute highlights the many ways we can all contribute to and help to carry on the Anzac legacy.”

Salute is available for borrowing at the Ayr and Home Hill branches of Burdekin Library, or download your copy at http://anzac100.initiatives.qld.gov.au/remember/salute/issue02/

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

Parks and Gardens leading hand Michael Clive heads up a team of three who look after Ayr’s urban gardens and roundabouts.

Crews take pride in Burdekin parks and gardens

Winter is the most glorious time of year for the Burdekin’s public parks and gardens – so residents are being encouraged to get outdoors this July. Burdekin Shire Council’s Parks and Gardens department has teams responsible for maintaining the many urban and regional gardens across the Shire.

Winter is the most glorious time of year for the Burdekin’s public parks and gardens – so residents are being encouraged to get outdoors this July.

Burdekin Shire Council’s Parks and Gardens department has teams responsible for maintaining the many urban and regional gardens across the Shire.

Parks and Gardens leading hand Michael Clive heads up a team of three who look after Ayr’s urban gardens and roundabouts.

They oversee thousands of plants, more than 15 roundabouts and other streetscapes.

“For every garden there’s a lot of work that goes into maintaining them, weeding, mulching, fertilizing, keeping them hedged and looking nice,” Mr Clive said.

“It’s a great feeling when people come past and do say the gardens look very nice – both visitors and locals.

“People like to see the town with a bit of colour and greenery. This is the time of year to really see our gardens at their best.”

Council crews make the most of the Burdekin’s winter, when plant growth slows, by conducting mulching and extra maintenance activities in preparation for the summer.

“In summer everything grows quickly – the plants and the grass. We are flat out just keeping up with the growth and keeping everything neat and tidy,” Mr Clive said.

Across the Shire, Council provides a diverse range of parks and gardens.

Some have barbecue and picnic facilities and playgrounds, others include half basketball courts, skate parks and open areas where people can play other sports.

Parks and Gardens Coordinator Tano Buono said different areas had different needs, so Council utilised a wide range of plants, from low ground covers and small and medium exotics to turf and trees.

“On the roundabouts we tend to use low ground covers most of the time and slower growing, low maintenance varieties,” he said.

“Over the years we’ve had a variety of plantings in our parks. We look for trees and plants that give a good show of flowers.

“Our crews take pride and ownership in the areas they are assigned to maintain. They do get discouraged sometimes when gardens are needlessly vandalised, given the amount of work that goes into maintaining them.”

Council maintains parks, gardens, playgrounds and entry statements across the Shire including in Ayr, Home Hill, Giru, Brandon, Alva Beach and Clare.

Mr Buono encouraged residents and visitors alike to get out and about this winter to enjoy the Burdekin’s gardens at their best.

Waste Water Tanks

Sewerage Maintenance Work – Ayr and Home Hill Areas

Weather permitting, Council's Waste Water workforce will be in areas of Ayr and Home Hill in the near future for the purpose of inspecting, cleaning and maintaining sewers and manhole structures. Affected residents will receive a letter in their mail box within 24 to 72 hours prior to works commencing.

Weather permitting, Council’s Waste Water workforce will be in areas of Ayr and Home Hill in the near future for the purpose of inspecting, cleaning and maintaining sewers and manhole structures.  Affected residents will receive a letter in their mail box within 24 to 72 hours prior to works commencing.

These workers will carry written authorisation (identification) from the Council and will present such authorisation on request.

These men may enter your property several times over that period to carry out works such as inspection of sewers and manholes, grouting, and painting of lids. Council requires the removal of all obstacles from around, and covering manholes for access.

Should you have any doubts as to the authenticity of persons entering your property and claiming to be sewer maintenance workers from the Council, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

It should be noted that on most occasions, this work will be carried out only from Monday to Friday during normal working hours and the Council workers would normally be driving a Council vehicle.

It will be appreciated if dogs and other pets are securely restrained to allow Council employees unimpeded access to carry out their duties, and Council should be contacted if special arrangements have to be made for any reason to allow access to your yard.

 

Get Out, Get Active.  Activity ball exercise for fitness.

Burdekin Shire women and girls to Get Out, Get Active

Burdekin Shire women and girls will get the opportunity to participate in a range of fun, fitness activities, as part of a Queensland Government program encouraging women into sport and active recreation. Following on from the success of the eight-week Get Out, Get Active initiative in the Burdekin in 2016, Burdekin Shire Council has successfully secured $14,600 under a new round of the Queensland Government’s Get Out, Get Active program.

Burdekin Shire women and girls will get the opportunity to participate in a range of fun, fitness activities, as part of a Queensland Government program encouraging women into sport and active recreation.

Following on from the success of the eight-week Get Out, Get Active initiative in the Burdekin in 2016, Burdekin Shire Council has successfully secured $20,000 under a new round of the Queensland Government’s Get Out, Get Active program to deliver even more activities to women and girls in the community.

“In 2016, we had 100 inactive girls and women participate in the eight-week Get Out, Get Active initiative and it was a very successful program,” Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said.

“We hoped to run a similar program again in the future and thanks to this new grant by the Queensland Government, we’re pleased to announce this will now occur.”

Cr McLaughlin said the program was specifically aimed at women 15 years and over, who were currently inactive or not as active as they should be.

“The aim of the program is to promote healthy lifestyles and active living by introducing participants to new physical activities to trial for eight weeks with their choice of local fitness provider,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“We haven’t set a date yet, but at this stage we are thinking of running the program in February 2018. We’ll keep the community updated as plans are finalised.”

The Queensland Government received 163 applications requesting $3.7 million of funding under round three of the Get Out, Get Active program, which included $700,000 in funding as part of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games’ Embracing 2018 Legacy Program.

Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni said the funding was the largest of its kind in Queensland and would provide a strong launch pad for women and girls to foster life-long participation in sport and active recreation.

The patchwork art of the canefields in the Burdekin

Send us your photos of the Burdekin

Calling all budding photographers. The Burdekin Advocate is in the process of developing a new tourism guide to showcase our region to visitors. Burdekin Shire Council is collecting images to feature in the guide and needs some great photos.

Calling all budding photographers.

The Burdekin Advocate is in the process of developing a new tourism guide to showcase our region to visitors.

Burdekin Shire Council is collecting images to feature in the guide and needs some great photos to help promote all that is great about visiting the Burdekin.

We’re encouraging the Burdekin’s budding photographers to send us some of their best shots. While we can’t pay for the photos we can give credit.

The new guide aims to bring together all of the Burdekin’s the tourist, business and lifestyle opportunities into one tourism booklet.

Burdekin Shire Council is also encouraging businesses and community organisations to contact the Advocate if they’re interested in advertising in the publication.

Send your photos to

 

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.

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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.
There are no items at the moment.

Additional Information

Call 13 19 40

You can also call 13 19 40 to hear a 24-hour recorded message for local road conditions from the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

To report a traffic incident you can speak to an operator once the recorded message has finished.

Road closed

Young and Macmillan Street – Roundabout Construction

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise construction of a roundabout at the Young and MacMillan Street intersection will commence on Monday 24th July, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 15th September, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise construction of a roundabout at the Young and Macmillan Street intersection will commence on Monday 24th July, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 15th September, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under a full road closure of the Young and Macmillan Street intersection. On street parking in the vicinity of the works will also be affected for the duration of the project.

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.

Dual use Footpath/Bikeway through Plantation Park, Ayr

Edwards Street – Footpath Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise footpath works will commence in Edwards Street, Ayr from the intersection with Burke Street for the extent of 45m. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 24th July, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 4th August, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise footpath works will commence in Edwards Street, Ayr from the intersection with Burke Street for the extent of 45m. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 24th July, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 4th August, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under traffic with speed restrictions and traffic control 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

Flavours of the World

Temporary Road Closure – Queen Street, Ayr

Queen Street, Ayr will be closed between Young Street and Mackenzie Street between 1.30pm and 11.00pm, Saturday 22nd July, 2017 for the hosting of the Flavours of the World event.

FLAVOURS OF THE WORLD 2017

Queen Street, Ayr will be closed between Young Street and Mackenzie Street between 1.30pm and 11.00pm, Saturday 22nd July, 2017 for the hosting of the Flavours of the World event.

It is respectfully requested that all vehicles not involved with the event are removed from Queen Street for the duration of the closure.

All traffic will be detoured via Railway, Graham and Edwards Streets for the duration of the closure.

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 commenced early May 2017 and will take approximately 3 months 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 commenced early May 2017 and will take approximately 3 months 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

Road closed

Donadon Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Maintenance

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 11th August, 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 11th August, 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 visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

Road closed

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.

Water Information

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

There are no items at the moment.

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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Bull Arab 0083 – Left at Pound – 20/07/2017

Brown and white Male/Entire Bull Arab 0083. Left at Pound 20/07/2017 at . Date of exit - 25/07/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
20/07/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Bull Arab 0083 – Brown and white
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
25/07/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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