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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.

For Sale

Abandoned Vehicles for Auction on Friday 5 August 2016

The public auction of 23 abandoned vehicles will be held on Friday 5th August 2016 at 9.30am at Council Works Depot, Jones Street, Ayr.

TAKE NOTICE that the Burdekin Shire Council, in accordance with the provisions of the “Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995” will offer 23 abandoned motor vehicles for sale by public auction.

The public auction will be held on Friday 5 August 2016 at 9.30am at Council Works Depot, Jones Street, Ayr.

A chance to inspect the vehicles is available from 8.30am on the day of auction.

No entry is permitted to view the vehicles before the allocated time.

PLEASE NOTE: Enclosed footwear must be worn at all times.

The following vehicles are for sale by public auction:

 

MakeModelRegistration detailsColourLocation found
Nissan Uteu/kSilverMcDesme Rd, Ayr
FordFalconSilverAyr
HoldenCommodoreBlackAyr
FordFalconBlueAyr
ChryslerVanSilverAyr
HyundaiVanGreenAyr
ChryslerUtilityWhiteGroper Creek
HoldenBarinaWhiteAyr
ToyotaCamryBlueAyr
HoldenCommodoreWhiteAyr
HoldenJSBW16FFMaroonWilmington St, Ayr
HoldenCommodoreGreyOld Clare Rd, Ayr
HoldenApolloWhiteAyr
ToyotaCamryGreenBruce Hwy Wunjunga
Subaru731VFMBlueRailway St Ayr
MitshubishiVanWhiteWilmington St Ayr
HoldenCommodoreSilverAyr
FordFalconGreenAyr
KiaRioGoldGraham St Ayr
HoldenCommodoreWhiteMonro St Ayr
HoldenCommodoreBV78CGWhiteQueen St Ayr
ToyotaHilux184 TLKWhitePorter St Ayr
Cars for auction on Aug 5 2016

Council to auction abandoned vehicles

Burdekin Shire Council will hold an auction to clear its stock of abandoned motor vehicles. The auction will be held on Friday, 5 August, 2016, at Council’s Jones St Depot. Residents are required to sign in at the Supervisors Office and wear enclosed shoes for safety. The stock can be viewed from 8.30am and the auction will begin at 9.30am.

Burdekin Shire Council will hold an auction to clear its stock of abandoned motor vehicles.

Council’s Governance and Local Laws Manager Dan Mulcahy said the auction would be held on Friday, 5 August, 2016, at Council’s Jones St Depot from 8.30am.

“Interested residents can view the stock on offer from 8.30am and the auction will begin at 9.30am,” he said.

“These are vehicles that were left by the side of the road, park, or abandoned on land under the control of Council and were unregistered at the time of collection.

“When our Environment and Health team are advised of an abandoned vehicle or find one, they try to find the owner through the number plates or VIN number.

“The owner is then notified to remove the abandoned vehicle within seven days. Failure to do this or to contact Council will result in Council seizing and removing the vehicle to a place of safe keeping.

“By law Council will only deal with abandoned vehicles that are found on land under the control of Council. Unfortunately, any abandoned vehicles found on private property are the responsibility of the land owner.”

Mr Mulcahy said all abandoned unclaimed vehicles towed by Council were then stored to await auction.

“Council holds auctions once the number of stored vehicles reaches a certain level,” he said.

“The public are welcome to come along on Friday prior to the auction next week and view the stock we have stored.

“All visitors must report to the Jones Street Supervisors Office to sign in and must wear enclosed footwear for safety purposes.”

Cromarty Creek Boat Ramp

Council seeks urgent community feedback on boat ramps

Burdekin Shire Council is calling for urgent community input via a short survey on the region’s boat ramps to will help guide the Shire’s priority works list. The Department of Transport and Main Roads will meet with the Council next month to discuss upgrade or maintenance priorities at the shire boat ramps over the coming five years.

Burdekin Shire Council is calling for urgent community input via a short survey on the region’s boat ramps to will help guide the Shire’s priority works list.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the Department of Transport and Main Roads would meet with the Council next month to discuss upgrade or maintenance priorities at the shire boat ramps over the coming five years.

“The State Government is responsible for the actual ramps, and Council is responsible for associated car parking, lighting and the maintenance of the access roads,” she said.

“Council is also responsible for washing down and de-siltation of the ramp surface.

“The Department of Transport and Main Roads have engaged a consultant to conduct a statewide study of recreational boating facilities and gauge the future demand for these facilities.

“A similar study by the Department in 2011 focused on boating facilities regionally, whereas the 2016 study will focus on individual council areas.

“It is important that our recreational boat users take the time to fill in this survey as it will help Council build a list of priorities that we can then supply to the consultant.

“We have placed a survey on Council’s website and our social media sites and I would encourage people to fill it out and share it around.

“It’s only a short survey, but will give us some idea of what our community considers are the priorities for these ramps.

“We only have a limited time for people to take part, so the more responses we get the better.”

Council’s survey will be open until August 10 and is now available at www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or BurdekinSC on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

The survey is available at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BSCboatramps

The Peasant Prince

Home Hill connection to The Peasant Prince performance

The idea behind the Monkey Baa Theatre Company adapting the popular children’s book The Peasant Prince to the stage started with Home Hill State School students back in 2013. The Peasant Prince production is currently touring the nation and is making a stop in the Burdekin next Monday (August 1) at the Burdekin Memorial Hall.

The idea behind the Monkey Baa Theatre Company adapting the popular children’s book The Peasant Prince to the stage started with Home Hill State School students back in 2013.

The Peasant Prince production is currently touring the nation and is making a stop in the Burdekin next Monday (August 1) at the Burdekin Memorial Hall.

Creative Director and Producer Tim McGarry said the idea for The Peasant Prince was presented to the company by students at Home Hill.

“The company was involved in an Arts Education initiative for three years and regularly visited three schools – Giru State School, Home Hill State School and Burdekin Christian College.

“I was working closely with the Home Hill Grade 3/4 class through 2013 and at one of the last classes they split into two groups and selected a scene from a picture book to act out.

“One half of the class came back with The Peasant Prince and acted out the scene where the Chinese officials come to Li’s village and he dances for them. He was selected and then gets sent to the ballet academy.

“I was sitting there watching and thinking this would make a great stage production.”

The Peasant Prince is a children’s picture book based on Author Li Cunxin’s iconic autobiography Mao’s Last Dancer. Li Cunxin presented Home Hill State School with a signed copy of The Peasant Prince in acknowledgment of their initiative and enthusiasm for his story.

Li, a 10-year old peasant boy, is plucked from his village in rural China and sent to a ballet academy in the big city. He leaves everything and everyone he loves, including his family. After years of gruelling training, this boy transforms from an impoverished peasant to a giant of the international dance scene.

The Peasant Prince is being held at the Burdekin Memorial Hall on Monday, 1 August, from 10am. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased from www.burdekintheatre.com.au or by phoning 4783 9800.

Planet Ark National Tree Day 2016

Get your hands dirty at this year’s National Tree Day

Burdekin residents are being encouraged to get their hands dirty and help plant trees for National Tree Day at Plantation Park on Sunday, July 31. As part of Schools Tree Day on Friday, the Burdekin Library will host Story Time at Plantation Park from 10.30am. Join the fun and help the environment!

Burdekin residents are being encouraged to get their hands dirty and help plant trees for National Tree Day at Plantation Park on Sunday.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council was happy to be a part of the project and provided funds toward the purchase of trees.

“These trees will be planted by school children in Plantation Park on Friday and community volunteers will focus on sections along Juru Walk on Sunday,” she said.

“Council’s Parks and Gardens team will dig holes earlier in the week and supply mulch to be spread around the young trees.

“This is a great opportunity for our residents to come along and help our environment.

“National Tree Day, which this year is themed Grow more – just add nature, plays an important part in reinstating Plantation Creek back to its former state as a dry tropics rainforest.

“Plantation Park is one of our Shire’s main green areas and Council wants to ensure the park and Juru Walk are of a standard for both residents and visitors to enjoy.

“Those who do come along on Sunday will be rewarded with a free barbecue and free drinks.”

The Burdekin National Tree Day event will run from 9am to 11.30am at Plantation Park’s Juru Walk on Sunday, July 31.

Volunteers will receive gloves, tools and the equipment needed to plant the trees as well as watering cans, buckets and drinking water.

Participants will need to bring covered shoes, a hat and a water bottle and it is recommended people also wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants. Council also will have sunscreen and mosquito repellent available.

Burdekin Shire Council, Lower Burdekin Landcare, Don West Toyota and Planet Ark have joined forces to host the event.

How to Apply

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office at the Shire Chambers, 145 Young St, Ayr, Qld, 4807, telephone (07) 4783 9800 or this website - just click on the position that interests you and download the application package.

Once you have obtained the application package and prepared your application it can be lodged online using the links below or by mail to Confidential Application, PO Box 974, Ayr, Qld, 4807.

Please note that we can only accept applications for jobs that are currently being advertised.

Apply Online


Current job vacancies are shown below.

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 16/25 – Labourer – Works

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Labourer in the Works section to assist with the construction and maintenance of roads, footpaths, drainage structures, boat ramps and other Council infrastructure. Applications close Friday, 12 August 2016.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Labourer in the Works section to assist with the construction and maintenance of roads, footpaths, drainage structures, boat ramps and other Council infrastructure.

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

  • Demonstrated sound written and verbal communication skills and the ability to follow both written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to assess safety risks and complete and understand risk assessments associated with works.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment.
  • Physical ability necessary to undertake manual handling and labouring for extended period in direct sunlight if required.
  • MR Drivers Licence.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The gross fortnightly wage for this position is $1,934.89 which includes Construction Allowance.

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

Applications for 16/25 – Labourer – Works should include:

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

Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Friday, 12 August 2016. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Robert Potter – Works Overseer 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.
For Sale

Abandoned Vehicles for Auction on Friday 5 August 2016

The public auction of 23 abandoned vehicles will be held on Friday 5th August 2016 at 9.30am at Council Works Depot, Jones Street, Ayr.

TAKE NOTICE that the Burdekin Shire Council, in accordance with the provisions of the “Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995” will offer 23 abandoned motor vehicles for sale by public auction.

The public auction will be held on Friday 5 August 2016 at 9.30am at Council Works Depot, Jones Street, Ayr.

A chance to inspect the vehicles is available from 8.30am on the day of auction.

No entry is permitted to view the vehicles before the allocated time.

PLEASE NOTE: Enclosed footwear must be worn at all times.

The following vehicles are for sale by public auction:

 

MakeModelRegistration detailsColourLocation found
Nissan Uteu/kSilverMcDesme Rd, Ayr
FordFalconSilverAyr
HoldenCommodoreBlackAyr
FordFalconBlueAyr
ChryslerVanSilverAyr
HyundaiVanGreenAyr
ChryslerUtilityWhiteGroper Creek
HoldenBarinaWhiteAyr
ToyotaCamryBlueAyr
HoldenCommodoreWhiteAyr
HoldenJSBW16FFMaroonWilmington St, Ayr
HoldenCommodoreGreyOld Clare Rd, Ayr
HoldenApolloWhiteAyr
ToyotaCamryGreenBruce Hwy Wunjunga
Subaru731VFMBlueRailway St Ayr
MitshubishiVanWhiteWilmington St Ayr
HoldenCommodoreSilverAyr
FordFalconGreenAyr
KiaRioGoldGraham St Ayr
HoldenCommodoreWhiteMonro St Ayr
HoldenCommodoreBV78CGWhiteQueen St Ayr
ToyotaHilux184 TLKWhitePorter St Ayr
For Sale

QBSC/16/021 – Request for Quotations for the purchase of used plant (Backhoe and Tractor)

Quotations are invited for the purchase of used plant JCB Backhoe and Kubota Tractor). Closing date at 12noon on Friday 26 August 2016.

QBSC/16/021 – REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS FOR THE PURCHASE OF USED PLANT (BACKHOE & TRACTOR)

Quotations are invited for the above quotation closing at 12 noon on Friday 26 August, 2016.

Council Plant No.           Description

10095                             Backhoe – JCB 3CX (purchased 2006)
50299                             Tractor 4WD – Kubota M105X (purchased 2007)

Quotations documents are available from the Council’s Customer Service Centre at any time during normal office hours or by using the following link:

Quotations shall be sealed in an envelope and endorsed as “QBSC/16/021 – Request for Quotations for the purchase of used plant (Backhoe & Tractor)” and lodged in the tender box located at the Burdekin Shire Council, 145 Young Street, Ayr.

The plant will be available for inspection on Friday 19 August, 2016 between the hours of 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. at the Council’s Jones Street Depot. Enquiries should be made to the Manager – Technical Services, or the Workshop Superintendent.

All plant will be sold unregistered and in an “as is condition”. The plant will not be released until the replacement plant are fully in service. The fire extinguishers and some ancillary equipment will not be sold with the plant and will be removed by Council. The plant may be offered as trade against the new replacement plant and Council reserves the right to sell these plants privately or otherwise.

Any persons making inspections of the plant must report to the Workshop Superintendent or his representative and comply with Council’s Workplace Health and Safety Standards, and in particular wearing of closed in footwear.

Quotations shall be deemed to be inclusive of GST. Quotations received by telephonic advice will not be considered. Late quotations will not be considered.  The highest or any quotations will not necessarily be accepted.

 

Please note plant photo will be available online no later than 5/8/2016

For Sale

QBSC/16/020 – Request for Quotations for the purchase of two used tipper trucks

Quotations are invited for the purchase of two used tipper trucks (both Isuzu FVZ1400 Tippers). Closing date at 12noon on Friday 26 August 2016.

QBSC/16/020 – REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS FOR THE PURCHASE OF TWO USED TIPPER TRUCKS

Quotations are invited for the above quotation closing at 12 noon on Friday 26 August, 2016.

Council Plant No.           Description

20055                             Truck – Isuzu FVZ1400 Tipper (purchased 2007)
20145                             Truck – Isuzu FVZ 1400 Tipper (purchased 2006)

Quotations documents are available from the Council’s Customer Service Centre at any time during normal office hours or by using the following link:

Quotations shall be sealed in an envelope and endorsed as “QBSC/16/020 – Request for Quotations for the purchase of two used tipper trucks” and lodged in the tender box located at the Burdekin Shire Council, 145 Young Street, Ayr.

The plant will be available for inspection on Friday 19 August, 2016 between the hours of 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. at the Council’s Jones Street Depot. Enquiries should be made to the Manager – Technical Services, or the Workshop Superintendent.

All plant will be sold unregistered and in an “as is condition”. The plant will not be released until the replacement plant are fully in service. The fire extinguishers and some ancillary equipment will not be sold with the plant and will be removed by Council. The plant may be offered as trade against the new replacement plant and Council reserves the right to sell these plants privately or otherwise.

Any persons making inspections of the plant must report to the Workshop Superintendent or his representative and comply with Council’s Workplace Health and Safety Standards, and in particular wearing of closed in footwear.

Quotations shall be deemed to be inclusive of GST. Quotations received by telephonic advice will not be considered. Late quotations will not be considered.  The highest or any quotations will not necessarily be accepted.

 

Please note plant photo will be available online no later than 5/8/2016

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

Old Home Hill Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Upgrade

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and underground drainage upgrade works will be continuing on Old Home Hill Road at the Water Board channel crossing on Wednesday 27th July, 2016 continuing approximately until Friday 5th August 2016, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and underground drainage upgrade works will be continuing on Old Home Hill Road at the Water Board channel crossing on Wednesday 27th July, 2016 continuing approximately until Friday 5th August 2016, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under a full road closure, with access to local traffic only.

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.

 

Burdekin Bridge

Burdekin River Bridge – Temporary Lane Closures

As part of the Burdekin River Bridge Rehabilitation project, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) wishes to advise that single lane closures on the Burdekin River Bridge, Home Hill will take place (weather permitting) on the following dates: Tuesday 26th July to Friday 29th July 2016

Burdekin River Bridge
Temporary lane closures
MAINTENANCE WORKS

As part of the Burdekin River Bridge Rehabilitation project, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) wishes to advise that single lane closures on the Burdekin River Bridge, Home Hill will take place (weather permitting) on the following dates:

Tuesday 26 July to Friday 29 July 2016
9.00am to 2.45pm (please note start and finish times)

These works will involve the removal of the main drainage grates on the road surface, which will leave a substantial cavity and will take some time to reinstate.  During this time, speed and width restrictions will be in place and the site will be under traffic control.  North and south bound road users should expect delays.

To minimise disruptions, heavy vehicles operators with loads wider than three (3) metres must contact Michael Brennan on 0409 643 768 to advise of an anticipated time of arrival to allow for road barriers and other infrastructure to be cleared.  Failure to give advance warning will result in further delays.

We apologise for any inconvenience and seek your cooperation during this program of works.

If you have any queries in relation to this work, please contact Mrs Paula Paoletti on 1800 625 648.

 

Road closed

Old Home Hill Road – Temporarily Reopened to Light Traffic

Old Home Hill Road is temporarily open to light traffic only.

Old Home Hill Road is temporarily open to light traffic only until the second stage of works commences.

Commencement date for the second stage is yet to be confirmed due to weather conditions and related works.

Road users are requested to abide with the designated speed and load limits.

Traffic Control

Sandhill Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

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

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

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

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

Road closed

Fourteenth A Street – Road Reconstruction and Kerb and Channel

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and kerb and channel works will commence in Fourteenth A Street between Seventh Avenue and Ninth Avenue on Wednesday 15th June, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 26th August, 2016, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and kerb and channel works will commence in Fourteenth A Street between Seventh Avenue and Ninth Avenue on Wednesday 15th June, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 26th August, 2016, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under a full road closure with access to local traffic only.

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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Terrier cross Maltese – Surrendered – 27/07/2016

White/Black Male/Desexed Terrier cross Maltese. Surrendered 27/07/2016 at . Date of exit - 01/08/2016. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
27/07/2016
 
Breed and Colour
Terrier cross Maltese – White/Black
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male/Desexed
 
Date of Exit
01/08/2016
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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