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Burdekin World War I servicemen will be the subject of a memorial booklet and display to celebrate the region’s ANZAC spirit.
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council had received a $4717 Queensland ANZAC Centenary Spirit of Service grant to fund the booklet and a historical display of World War I memorabilia to be held at the Burdekin Library Ayr.
“The project is a collaborative effort between Council, local historian Glenis Cislowski and members of the Home Hill RSL Sub-Branch,” she said.
“The booklet will list names and details of the more than 400 Burdekin soldiers who enlisted for service in World War I as well as photos.
“A public launch of the booklet will be held at the Burdekin Library Ayr and it is hoped descendants of servicemen will join the celebration of our ANZACs.
“The historical memorabilia will be on display for an extended time at the Burdekin Library Ayr to ensure as many people as possible get to see it.”
Cr McLaughlin said the project would create a lasting memory of the ANZAC Centenary in Burdekin Shire.
“The publication of the booklet will be a lasting tribute to the soldiers of the Burdekin district who enlisted and fought for their country,” she said.
The project is expected to be completed in April.
This project is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.
The recent rain has resulted in an increase in mosquitoes and Burdekin residents are being urged to help fight an outbreak by ensuring their yards are clear of any potential breeding sites.
Burdekin Shire Council Governance and Local Laws Manager Dan Mulcahy said the region had prime breeding conditions at the moment.
“The recent rain, although welcome, has seen a boost in mosquito numbers, particularly in the salt marsh areas,” he said.
“Council is regularly treating known breeding sites for mosquitoes that carry diseases like Ross River virus, but our now lush backyards are also a haven for these pests.
“Container-breeding mosquitoes, which can carry disease, can be found in items such as pot plant holders, gutters, old tin cans, plastic containers, fallen palm fronds, toys, bromeliads and old tyres.
“If you have plants that hold water, such as bromeliads, flush them out with a hose thoroughly every 3-4days.”
Mr Mulcahy also urged residents to be aware that the Aedes aegypti mosquito was a carrier of the dengue and zika virus.
“Residents can avoid becoming ill by taking precautions against being bitten, by using personal insect repellents, screening sleeping and living areas and using surface sprays in dark places such as under beds, tables and behind cupboards or there are barrier treatments available through pest control businesses,” he said.
“Dengue fever can include headaches, fevers, aches and pains, nausea, vomiting and, in some rare cases, can be fatal.
“Dengue mosquitoes require only a small amount of water to breed in, so if residents empty all their pot plant trays and other water-holding containers it will stop the mosquito’s breeding cycle from starting.”
Residents are invited to join a night of celebration at the Burdekin Australia Day Awards Evening on 25 January from 7.30pm at the Burdekin Theatre.
Burdekin Shire Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said tickets for the event were now on sale and could be purchased online, at the Theatre or at the Council Chambers.
“For the small charge of $3 you get entry to the Shire’s Australia Day Award celebrations, supper and see some great local entertainment,” she said.
“The awards will feature the Burdekin Brass Band, Air Force Cadets, Burdekin Singers and Theatre Company, Rhythm Edge Dance Studio and Sophie Ricca will perform the national anthem.
“This event provides residents a chance to see their peers rewarded for their efforts and also to welcome some new Australians to our community.
“Judging has been completed and I look forward to presenting the winners with their awards on the night.
“Join me in celebrating being an Aussie and have a cracker of a night at the Theatre!”
The Burdekin Australia Day Awards Evening will be held at 7.30pm on 25 January, 2017, at the Burdekin Theatre.
Do you have old mobile phones and accessories lying around your house? Help OzHarvest provide food to those in need by dropping your old mobiles into the Burdekin Shire Council’s MobileMuster collection container.
MobileMuster’s Mobile for a Meal campaign will donate the value of a meal to OzHarvest for every mobile phone recycled from 1 January to 18 February 2017.
OzHarvest is a perishable food rescue organisation which collects quality excess food from more than 2000 commercial outlets and delivers it, direct and free of charge, to more than 900 charities.
Burdekin Shire Mayor Lyn McLaughlin is encouraging residents to support the campaign.
“By recycling old mobile phones, residents will reduce waste going to landfill and also help provide food for needy Australian families,” she said.
“MobileMuster will donate the value of a meal to OzHarvest for every mobile recycled in January and February 2017.
“The campaign is tackling two of Australia’s big waste challenges – e-waste and food waste – by recycling 60,000 old mobile phones so that 60,000 meals can be delivered.”
Cr McLaughlin said more than 95 per cent of materials used in mobile phones and accessories could be recovered.
“Australians love their technology and it is estimated we each produce 25kg of electronic waste every year,” she said.
“MobileMuster is helping all of us by collecting waste which would otherwise end up in our landfill.”
For more information about MobileMuster or the Mobile for a Meal campaign go to www.mobilemuster.com.au
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.
Current job vacancies are shown below.
Welcome to the Burdekin Shire Council Marketplace, where you will find details of:
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 invited for TBSC/17/002 – Provision of Animal Pound Services, closing at 4.00pm on Thursday 9 February 2017.
Specifications for the tender are available from the Burdekin Shire Council offices at 145 Young Street, Ayr or can be emailed on request by telephoning (07) 4783 9800.
Tenderers should note that all tenders must be marked in accordance with the instructions in the tender and will be accepted prior to the closing date and time.
Further enquiries may be directed to Ms Linda Govan, Coordinator Environment and Health on telephone (07) 4783 9800.
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.
To report a water incident you can call the Council and speak to a customer services officer.
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.
View the Release Fees for Animals in the Pound.