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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.

Morrow Tree Saw.

Landholders attend demonstration day

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

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

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

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

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

 

School holiday craft activity at the Burdekin Library 22 December 2010

Bumper program of school holiday activities planned

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NAIDOC week 2017

Cultural workshops in lead up to NAIDOC Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Council approves Pacific Hydro solar farm

Pacific Hydro has been given the green light to build one of Australia’s largest solar farms west of Giru, after Burdekin Shire Council this week approved the development.

Pacific Hydro has been given the green light to build one of Australia’s largest solar farms west of Giru, after Burdekin Shire Council this week approved the development.

Up to 240 jobs are expected to be created during the construction phase of the Haughton Solar Farm, with up to 10 ongoing jobs during the operational phase.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the solar farm would be built in three stages over eight years and reach up to a maximum capacity of 500MW, enough to power about 170,000 homes.

Council’s approval of the project was subject to the applicant meeting conditions, including upgrading part of the road used to access the site.

“We know Burdekin is ideal for large scale solar farms as it is recognized as having high levels of irradiation, along with large areas of flat terrain,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“The approved development is for a large-scale solar farm and battery storage facility to be built over a development area of 1,181ha at Keith Venables Road in the Upper Haughton.

“The Pacific Hydro solar farm represents a major investment in our Shire and in the Burdekin’s potential as a solar energy powerhouse of the future.”

The Pacific Hydro development now becomes the third large scale solar farm to gain approval in the Burdekin.

Cr McLaughlin said the project met the intent and desired outcomes of Council’s Planning Scheme.

“The use does not compromise the long term productive capacity of the land nor does it negatively impact on current soil classes,” she said.

“If the solar farm becomes unviable or past its operational lifespan, the land can be converted back to agricultural land unencumbered.”

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

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Urgent repairs to Betina Street water main

Urgent repairs to a water main in Betina Street Ayr has caused interruption to the water supply to residents of the area.

Urgent repairs to a water main in Betina Street Ayr has caused interruption to the water supply to residents of the area.

Residents will lose water for up to 4 hours to allow for urgent repairs to be carried out.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.  Please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 47 839800 if you have any queries.

Home Hill Swimming Pool

Home Hill Pool – closed

Home Hill Pool is closed as there is no chlorine. Council is liaising with the supplier to get the pool open again.

 

Home Hill Pool has been closed due to a lack of chlorine.

A delivery of chlorine was due today, Tuesday, however it has not been received.

Council thanks you for your patience while we work with the supplier to facilitate a speedy delivery.

Kimberley Freeman

Author Kim Wilkins returns for book launch and workshop

Local author Kim Wilkins will return to the Burdekin in July to launch her new book Stars Across the Ocean and to host a writers’ workshop for aspiring novelists.

Local author Kim Wilkins will return to the Burdekin in July to launch her new book Stars Across the Ocean and to host a writers’ workshop for aspiring novelists.

The author of bestsellers Lighthouse and Ember Island, Kim will launch her latest novel following a wine and cheese soiree in the Burdekin Library at 6.30pm on Friday 7 July.

A writers’ workshop Preparing to Write Your Novel: Imagining and Planning will also be held at Burdekin Library Ayr on Saturday 8 July, 9.30am to 3.30pm.

The events have been organised by the Burdekin Readers and Writers Association in partnership with Burdekin Library.

Written under her pen name Kimberley Freeman, Stars Across the Ocean is the story of two women with indomitable spirits and the high costs they have to pay for being strong-minded.

Kim has written for as long as she can remember and has an Honors Degree, a Master’s Degree and a PhD from University of Queensland where she is a senior lecturer.

Having written 28 novels in a variety of genres which include horror and fantasy, her workshop should not be missed by those who are interested in either beginning or developing their writing skills.

Workshop tickets are $35 and Wine and Cheese Book Launch tickets are just $10, or purchase a ticket to both events for $40.

Bookings are required in advance. Book online at burdekinreadersandwriters.org.au or phone Mickey on 0407651450.

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

Moya Steele

Council to launch inaugural Burdekin Women’s Network

A new business women’s network will be formed in the Burdekin to strengthen connections between women wanting to further develop their skills, knowledge and confidence. Following on from the success of Queensland Women’s Week – It’s Time to Shine in March, Burdekin Shire Council is launching the inaugural Burdekin Women’s Network – Rise & Shine.

A new business women’s network will be formed in the Burdekin to strengthen connections between women wanting to further develop their skills, knowledge and confidence.

Following on from the success of Queensland Women’s Week – It’s Time to Shine in March, Burdekin Shire Council is launching the inaugural Burdekin Women’s Network – Rise & Shine.

A launch event will held on Monday 26 June 2017 from 5.30pm-6.30pm in the John Hy Peake Room at the Burdekin Shire Council Chambers.

Women are invited to come together for a champagne and nibbles to network, connect and develop relationships with like-minded women

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council had received a lot of positive feedback from Queensland Women’s Week.

“It was fantastic opportunity to encourage women to pursue leadership positions in the community and workplace,” she said.

“Council now looks forward to leading the establishment of a Burdekin women’s networking group.

“Collective support and the sharing of ideas, resources and contacts is key to individual and business success.”

Council is fortunate to have Moya Steele as a guest speaker for the inaugural event.

Ms Steele is a planning and development lawyer, business owner and director of a not for profit organisation advocating for economic and tourism development in our region.

She is also a director of a government-owned organisation managing billions of dollars in infrastructure throughout the State.

With a regional practice spanning 20 years acting for local governments, major developers, publically listed companies, private entities and community organisations, as well as leading her own business in partnership, Ms Steele has a proven record of getting things done regardless of  ‘glass ceilings’, gender dominated industries and any perceptions of women in business and the community.

She will speak on the strength of personal values, the power of networks, and leadership today.

The inaugural Burdekin Women’s Network – Rise & Shine is presented by Burdekin Shire Council and Ayr and Home Hill Chambers of Commerce.

For information please call Eliza Lovell on (07) 4783 9800 or visit www.burdekin.qld.gov.au.

Burdekin Shire South Ayr Water Treatment Plant switchboard.

Grant paves way for switchboard upgrade

Burdekin Shire Council has received a Queensland Government grant to upgrade its aging South Ayr Water Treatment Plant Switchboard. The upgrade will improve the reliability of the Burdekin’s water supply network for years to come.

Burdekin Shire Council has received a Queensland Government grant to upgrade its aging South Ayr Water Treatment Plant Switchboard.

The upgrade will improve the reliability of the Burdekin’s water supply network for years to come.

Burdekin Shire Council Manager Operations Wayne Saldumbide said the project was co-funded by the Queensland Government and Council on a 50/50 basis, thanks to a grant provided through the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning’s Community Resilience Fund.

“The works will include the provision of an emergency backup generator which will enable continuous service supply during power outages and natural disasters,” he said.

“Council thanks the Queensland Government for helping to the fund this important project, which will boost the reliability of our water supply network heading into the future.”

Preliminary works will commence on Monday 29 May 2017.

The South Ayr Water Treatment Plant will need be taken completely offline between Monday 19 June and Friday 23 June, 2017 to allow electricity supply mains to be cut over to the new switchboard.

Council requires the cooperation of residents, who are asked to limit their water usage to essential purposes to ease demand during this week, as the townships of Ayr, Brandon and Alva will be relying solely on Nelsons Lagoon borefield during this 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.

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.

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How to Apply

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

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

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

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Current job vacancies are shown below.

Burdekin Shire Council

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

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

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

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

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

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

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

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

Applications for 17/23 – Casual Plant Operator – Kirknie Landfill should include:

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

Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Wednesday, 5 July 2017. Word or PDF format is preferable.

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

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 17/22 – Casual Transfer Station Gatehouse Attendant

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

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

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

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

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

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

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

Applications for 17/22 – Casual Transfer Station Gatehouse Attendant should include:

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

Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Wednesday, 5 July 2017. Word or PDF format is preferable.

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

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 17/21 – Administration Officer

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

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

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

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

The Person

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

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

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire Position Description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 2 ($60,625pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

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

Applications for 17/21 – Administration Officer should include:

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

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

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

For further information please contact the Administration and Records Coordinator, Mrs. Jacqui Thomasson on (07) 4783 9800.

 

Marketplace

Welcome to the Burdekin Shire Council Marketplace, where you will find details of:

  • items for sale
  • opportunities to supply Council with products or services

Offers to buy items or supply to Council may be invited through expressions of interest, quotation, or tender.
In accordance with the Local Government Regulation 2012:

  • Tenders are used for the purchase and sale of goods and services valued at $200,000 or more (excluding GST).
  • Expressions of interest are used in some circumstances prior to calling for tenders.
  • Quotations are sought for items valued at less than $200,000 (excluding GST).
  • Items are occasionally offered for sale at a fixed price if they do not sell when offered for sale by tender or auction.
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QBSC/17/037 – Water Treatment Services on Condenser and Chilled Water Systems – Burdekin Theatre, Burdekin Library and Burdekin Memorial Hall

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

NOTE: AMENDED APPENDIX 3 – RESPONSE SCHEDULE

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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QBSC/17/029 – Provision of Security Services (Mobile Patrols) to Council Properties

Council invites quotations for the provision of Security Services (Mobile Patrols). Quotations close 4pm 26th June 2017.

Council is seeking  quotations from interested parties for the provision of Security Services (Mobile Patrols) to Council Properties for the period commencing 01/07/2017 and ending on 30/06/2019.

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

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

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

 

**PLEASE NOTE APPENDIX 4 AMENDED**

 

QBSC/17/029 Request for Quotations Provision of Security Services Mobile Patrols to Council Properties

 

Home Hill CBD

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quotation Form

Additional Information

Call 13 19 40

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

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

Burdekin Annual Show 2017

Burdekin Show – Temporary Road Closures

The following temporary road closures and changes to traffic conditions will be in place on Wednesday 28th June 2017 from 8.30am to 10.30pm for the hosting of the Burdekin Show.

The following temporary road closures and changes to traffic conditions will be in place on Wednesday 28th June 2017 from 8.30am to 10.30pm for the hosting of the Burdekin Show.

Road Closures and Changed Traffic Conditions

  • Craig Street will be closed at its intersection with Bruce Highway
  • Bruce Highway traffic will be reduced to 40km/hr
  • MacKenzie Street will be reduced to 40km/hr

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Parking for the Burdekin Show will be available at the following locations

  • Taxis and Disabled parking only in Craig Street with access via Mackenzie Street
  • General parking on both sides of Mackenzie Street from Lynch Street to Jones Street
  • General parking on Showgrounds side only on the Bruce Highway from Lynch Street to Ayr Cemetery

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

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Adelaide Street – Road Reconstruction, Drainage and Kerb and Channel Works

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

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

These works will be constructed at times, under a full road closure with a temporary detour installed via Margaret Street or under traffic control with reduced speeds and trafficable widths in place.

Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from traffic controllers or on site personnel for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.

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

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

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Mount Inkerman – Lookout Upgrade

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mackenzie Street – Road Reconstruction and Asphalt Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and asphalt works will commence in Mackenzie Street, Ayr from Graham Street intersection to Munro Street intersection on Monday 15th May, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 16th June, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and asphalt works will commence in Mackenzie Street, Ayr from Graham Street intersection to Munro Street intersection on Monday 15th May, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 16th June, 2017, weather permitting.

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

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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 Burstall Road intersection to Airdmillan Road Intersection for the extent of 2.3km on Monday 15th May, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 30th June, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Donadon Road from the Burstall Road intersection to Airdmillan Road Intersection for the extent of 2.3km on Monday 15th May, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 30th June, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under a full road closure with a temporary detour installed via Parker Road.

Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from traffic controllers or on site personnel for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.

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

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

 

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Hell Hole Landing Boat Ramp – Temporary Closure

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) advises that the Hell Hole Landing boat ramp at Rita Island will be temporarily closed while reconstruction works are carried out. The boat ramp construction project is scheduled to commence on Tuesday 2 May 2017 and will take approximately nine weeks to complete, weather permitting.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) advises that the Hell Hole Landing boat ramp at Rita Island will be temporarily closed while reconstruction works are carried out.

The boat ramp construction project is scheduled to commence on Monday 8 May 2017 and will take approximately nine weeks to complete, weather permitting.

Further information about the temporary closure can be found in the attached flyer.

For more information about the Hell Hole Landing boat ramp project can be obtained by contacting Department of Transport and Main Roads Customer and Stakeholder Management team on 1800 625 648 or via email at

Water Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Burdekin Shire South Ayr Water Treatment Plant switchboard.

Request to Conserve Water – Ayr and Brandon – Monday 19th to Friday 23rd June 2017

Request to conserve water due to planned water supply upgrade works at the South Ayr Water Treatment Plant in Burke Street, Ayr between 19th and 23rd June 2017.

Burdekin Shire Council will be carrying out planned water supply upgrade works to install a new electrical switchboard at the South Ayr Water Treatment Plant in Burke Street, Ayr. These works require the treated water storage reservoir to be taken offline for the week commencing Monday the 19th June 2017 limiting the production of treated potable water supply to businesses and residents.

As such, residents of Ayr, Brandon, Sutcliffe Estate and Alva are requested to limit water usage to essential purposes only to ease demand and assist to maintain uninterrupted water supply to the townships during this period. Customers are urged to refrain from watering gardens and lawns between Monday 19th June and Friday 23rd June, 2017.

Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and customers in anticipation of their co-operation and understanding whilst these works are completed.

For further information or queries, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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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Rooster – Surrendered Mount Kelly area – 23/06/2017

White and Black Male/Entire Rooster. Surrendered 23/06/2017 at Mount Kelly area. Date of exit - 28/06/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
23/06/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Rooster – White and Black
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
Mount Kelly area
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
28/06/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Domestic Cat – Left at Pound – 22/06/2017

Black Male/Entire Domestic Cat. Left at Pound 22/06/2017 at . Date of exit - 27/06/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
22/06/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Cat – Black
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
27/06/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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