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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.

  • Chris Gallyer checks number to see if plastic container can be recycled.

    Recycle plastic and enter Trash is Trendy competition

    Would you like to win $100 cash or a family pass to Reef HQ or Billabong Sanctuary? All you have to do is create a wearable piece of art from recyclable materials and enter the Trash is Trendy competition.
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    Posted Thursday, 23rd October 2014 in Media Releases

    Would you like to win $100 cash or a family pass to Reef HQ or Billabong Sanctuary? All you have to do is create a wearable piece of art from recyclable materials and enter the Trash is Trendy competition.

    You could use regular household plastics such as milk bottles and food containers to make unique jewellery or use plastic bags to create an outfit. The limit is your imagination.

    Make sure you enter your creation at the Burdekin Shire Council chambers in Young Street, Ayr, before November 5. All entries will be displayed at the Council’s National Recycling Week display at the Home Hill Harvest Festival Mardi Gras on November 8. Winners will be announced at the Mardi Gras.

    Recycling plastics lessens the chance of them turning up in our natural environment. Plastics can take hundreds of years to break down and become an environmental hazard. Plastic if left out in the elements generally breaks down into small pieces and pollutes land and waterways becoming a choking hazard for fish, birds and animals.

    Burdekin Shire Council Governance and Local Laws Manager Dan Mulcahy said the best way to limit the plastic waste and prevent rubbish going to landfill was to avoid, reduce, reuse and recycle.

    “Council’s Waste Audit last year found recyclable plastics made up almost four per cent of waste in the red bin and ended up in the Kirknie Road Landfill instead of being reused or recycled,” he said.

    “So really our residents are doing a great job in identifying what plastics can be recycled, but there is always room for improvement.

    “Recyclable plastics have a code on their base and the items numbered 1-6 can be placed in your yellow recycle bin.

    “Plastic is also free for residents to dispose of at transfer stations and Kirknie Landfill if household general waste and recyclables have been separated.”

    Mr Mulcahy said plastic shopping bags were not recyclable.

    “Residents can take them to Woolworths in Ayr where there is a collection bin or reuse them as bin liners, but please don’t use them to bag your recyclables,” he said.

     

  • Diesel Fitter

    Job Vacancy 14/22 – Apprentice Engineering Tradesperson – Mechanical (Diesel Fitter)

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for an Apprentice Engineering Tradesperson – Mechanical (Diesel Fitter) in Council’s workshop. Closing date 31 October 2014.
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    Posted Tuesday, 21st October 2014 in Current Job Vacancies

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for an Apprentice Engineering Tradesperson – Mechanical (Diesel Fitter) in Council’s workshop. Council cannot guarantee continued employment after completion of the apprenticeship.

    Applicants must have achieved a satisfactory standard of education to at least Grade 10 and have an interest in completing a mechanical trade.

    Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Engineering Award – State and Burdekin Shire Council’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. The gross fortnightly wage for a First Year Apprentice is $802.55.

    Applications can be lodged electronically via the website and must include a cover letter, information addressing the selection criteria and a current resume. Written applications can also be forwarded to or Confidential Application 14/22, Burdekin Shire Council, PO Box 974, Ayr Qld 4807.

    Applications close on Friday, 31 October 2014. Word or PDF format is preferable.

    Further information can be obtained by contacting the Workshop Supervisor, Mr Kevin Holt on (07) 4783 9800.

    Download the application package here

  • Mirka Mora Painting

    Job Vacancy 14/21 – Trainee Library and Information Services Assistant

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Trainee Library and Information Services Assistant. This is a twelve-month traineeship. Closing date 31 October 2014.
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    Posted Tuesday, 21st October 2014 in Current Job Vacancies

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Trainee Library and Information Services Assistant.   This is a twelve-month traineeship. Continuing employment beyond the twelve-month traineeship period cannot be guaranteed.

    The successful applicant will be required to complete a Certificate III in Business Administration. This traineeship opportunity is made available with the assistance of funding. Your eligibility will be assessed upon receipt of your application.

    Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the National Training Wage Award, Queensland Local Government Officers’ Award – State and Burdekin Shire Council’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. The salary ranges from $676.91 to $1260.15 gross per fortnight dependent upon age and the highest year of schooling completed. An applicable locality allowance is also payable.

    Applications can be lodged electronically via the website and must include a cover letter, information addressing the selection criteria and a current resume. Written applications can also be forwarded to or Confidential Application 14/21, Burdekin Shire Council, PO Box 974, Ayr Qld 4807.

    Applications close on Friday, 31 October 2014. Word or PDF format is preferable.

    Further information can be obtained by contacting the Library Manager, Mr John Scott on (07) 4783 9800.

    Download the application package here

  • Burdekin Shire Council

    Job Vacancy 14/20 – Trainee Administration Officer

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Trainee Administration Officer. This is a twelve-month traineeship. Closing date 31 October 2014.
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    Posted Tuesday, 21st October 2014 in Current Job Vacancies

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Trainee Administration Officer.   This is a twelve-month traineeship. Continuing employment beyond the twelve-month traineeship period cannot be guaranteed.

    The successful applicant will be required to complete a Certificate III in Business Administration. This traineeship opportunity is made available with the assistance of funding. Your eligibility will be assessed upon receipt of your application.

    Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the National Training Wage Award, Queensland Local Government Officers’ Award – State and Burdekin Shire Council’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. The salary ranges from $676.91 to $1260.15 gross per fortnight dependent upon age and the highest year of schooling completed. An applicable locality allowance is also payable.

    Applications can be lodged electronically via the website and must include a cover letter, information addressing the selection criteria and a current resume. Written applications can also be forwarded to or Confidential Application 14/20, Burdekin Shire Council, PO Box 974, Ayr Qld 4807.

    Applications close on Friday, 31 October 2014. Word or PDF format is preferable.

    Further information can be obtained by contacting the Administration and Records Coordinator, Mrs Jacqui Thomasson on (07) 4783 9800.

    Download the application package here 

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    Applications Invited for RADF Grants for Projects

    RADF Applications closing Monday 17 November 2014
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    Posted Monday, 20th October 2014 in Public Notices

    REGIONAL ARTS DEVELOPMENT FUND

    Are you

    • An arts or cultural worker, or
    • Any type of community group wishing to organise a project or activity that employs a professional arts or cultural worker.

    Burdekin RADF supports professional development and employment of artists and artsworkers in regional Queensland in partnership with Arts Queensland.

    Closing Date : Monday 17 November 2014

    Application form and guidelines are available on Council’s website

    www.burdekin.qld.gov.au/regional-arts-development-fund/

    and at the Council Chambers.

  • BSC Economic Development Manager Adrian Scott

    Burdekin could have bright future in aquaculture

    While agriculture will always be the mainstay of the Burdekin economy, aquaculture could feature greatly in the region’s future, according to Burdekin Shire Council Economic Development Manager Adrian Scott.
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    Posted Monday, 20th October 2014 in Media Releases

    While agriculture will always be the mainstay of the Burdekin economy, aquaculture could feature greatly in the region’s future, according to Burdekin Shire Council Economic Development Manager Adrian Scott.

    Mr Scott has spent his first weeks in the Shire talking with people involved in these sectors as well as other industry leaders.

    “I have talked with people who are dedicated and committed to sugar cane growing industry and individuals who are pursuing alternative crops – both local growers and interstate and overseas investors,” he said.

    “Some of the increase in turnover from agriculture may come from newly irrigated land, where others will simply improve the productivity of their current crops.”

    Mr Scott said aquaculture was an industry that could do well in the Burdekin.

    “This is something I see as having a great future in the Burdekin,” he said.

    “We have had some enquiries on these sorts of projects which look exciting and Council will assist these proponents to bring those projects to fruition.”

    Mr Scott said the extension of the industrial estate also was a priority.

    “There are some interesting and innovative companies out there and there is no reason why we cannot have more of these types of industries in the Burdekin,” he said.

     

  • For Sale

    Quotation QBSC/14/038 Quotations for the purchase of two (2) used light vehicles

    Quotations are invited for the purchase of two used light vehicles (2012 Commodore ute and 2010 2WD Toyota Hilux SR with canopy). Closing date at 12noon on Friday 14 November, 2014.
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    Posted Friday, 17th October 2014 in Current Quotations

    QBSC/14/038 – QUOTATIONS FOR THE PURCHASE OF TWO (2) USED LIGHT VEHICLES

    Quotations are invited for the above quotation closing at 12 noon on Friday 14 November, 2014.

    Council Plant No.           Description
    4030                               2WD Ute – 2012 Holden Commodore Omega
    4260                               2WD Ute – 2010 Toyota Hilux SR with canopy

    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/14/038 – Quotations for the purchase of two (2) used light vehicles” 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, 31 October, 2014 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 vehicles are sold unregistered. Roadworthy certificates will be provided for private purchasers only and current at the time of sale. The vehicles will not be released until the replacement vehicles are fully in service. The fire extinguishers and some ancillary equipment will not be sold with the vehicles and will be removed by Council.  These vehicles are also offered as trades against the new replacement vehicles and Council reserves the right to sell these vehicles 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.

  • For Sale

    Quotation QBSC/14/037 Quotations for the purchase of five (5) used trucks

    Quotations are invited for the purchase of five used trucks (2000 Isuzu FRR550 Tipper - GVM 10,400kg, 2003 Hino FD Tipper truck - GVM 10,400kg, 2005 Hino Dutro Tipper truck - GVM 4,495kg, 2007 Isuzu FVZ 1400 - CAB CHASSIS only - GVM 24,000kg, 2002 Mitsubishi FV517 - CAB CHASSIS only - GVM 25,400kg). Closing date at 12noon on Friday 14 November, 2014.
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    Posted Friday, 17th October 2014 in Current Quotations

    QBSC/14/037 – QUOTATIONS FOR THE PURCHASE OF FIVE (5) USED TRUCKS

    Quotations are invited for the above quotation closing at 12 noon on Friday 14 November, 2014.

    Council Plant No.           Description
    2009                   2000 Isuzu FRR550 Tipper truck (GVM 10,400kg)
    2123                   2003 Hino FD Tipper truck (GVM 10,400kg)
    2124                   2005 Hino Dutro Tipper truck (GVM 4,495kg)
    2126                   2007 Isuzu FVZ 1400 – CAB CHASSIS only (GVM 24,000kg)
    2141                   2002 Mitsubishi FV517 – CAB CHASSIS only (GVM 25,400kg)

    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/14/037 – Quotations for the purchase of five (5) used 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, 31 October, 2014 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 trucks are sold unregistered in an “as is condition”. The trucks will not be released until the replacement trucks are fully in service. The fire extinguishers and some ancillary equipment will not be sold with the trucks and will be removed by Council.  These trucks are also offered as trades against the new replacement trucks and Council reserves the right to sell these vehicles 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.

  • The winning photo in the Best of the Burdekin Photo Competition.

    Photos capture the Best of the Burdekin

    Lagoons, cane fires, water, sunsets, beaches and landmarks featured in the fantastic entries received in the Burdekin Shire Council’s Best of the Burdekin Photo Competition. The winner was Wayne Smith with his photo of the Invicta Mill's stacks.
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    Posted Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in Media Releases

    Lagoons, cane fires, water, sunsets, beaches and landmarks featured in the fantastic entries received in the Burdekin Shire Council’s Best of the Burdekin Photo Competition.

    Burdekin Shire Mayor Bill Lowis thanked everyone who had taken the time to enter the competition and praised the quality of the entries.

    “There were some beautiful photos entered and I’m sure the judges had a hard time choosing a winner,” he said.

    “Council now has some great shots of our beautiful region to use in our promotional material.”

    Townsville Bulletin Chief Photographer Scott Radford-Chisholm and well-known Burdekin photographer Bryan Lynch were given the task of selecting the photo they thought summed up the Burdekin pictorially.

    The judges said the standard of the entries was exceptional and it was hard to pick just three winners.

    The winning photo – “Looking up the mill stacks with heaps of smoke” – was taken by Wayne Smith at Canegrowers. The judges chose this as being “very Burdekin”. “A different perspective was chosen by the photographer making an interesting composition and it is all systems go, full steam ahead with the mill in action,” they said.

    Second place went to “Windmill” which was taken by Ann-Maree Rickerby. The judges said it was a “well-composed pic, simple but very effective, nice use of wide angle lens to capture cloud formation and the ‘openness’ of rural Burdekin”. “Bryan told me that Home Hill or Burdekin was known as the ‘city of windmills’ even before his day, so ties in with the theme well,” Mr Radford-Chisholm said.

    Third place went to “Start of the Burn” which was taken by Sheree Heatley. The judges both agreed that the Burdekin was the home of cane. “We liked the use of long lens and the framing of the image, still being able to see cane standing,” they said. “The human element was also a good point, with it being a large part of employment in the region. We also liked the lighting of this image, late afternoon/ early evening, very nice.”

    Competition winner Wayne Smith said he was pleased his entry had won.

    “I was on a Canegrowers familiarisation to Invicta mill and the view of the stacks caught my eye,” he said.

    “I like the contrast, angles and energy and took a picture on my phone’s camera.”

    The first prize is $200, second prize $100 and third prize $50.

    To view all the entries in the competition go to Council’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/BurdekinSC

     

  • Burdekin Bridge

    Burdekin River Bridge – Temporary Lane Closures

    Burdekin River Bridge temporary lane closures to take place from Tuesday 21st October to Friday 24th October 2014 between the hours of 9.30am to 2.30pm
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    Posted Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) wishes to advise that single lane closures on the Burdekin River Bridge will take place from Tuesday 21 October to Friday 24 October 2014 (weather permitting) between the hours of 9.30am and 2.30pm.

    During this time, speed restrictions will be in place and the site will be under traffic control.  North and south bound road users should expect minor delays.

    To minimise disruptions, heavy vehicles operators with loads wider than three metres must contact David Macauley on 0407 690 314 a minimum of 24 hours in advance 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 the Department of Transport and Main Roads Community Engagement Services team on 1800 625 648.

What's On

Current Job Vacancies

  • 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.

    Apply Online

    Online Job Application Form

    Online Traineeship Application Form


    Current job vacancies are shown below.

  • Diesel Fitter

    Job Vacancy 14/22 – Apprentice Engineering Tradesperson – Mechanical (Diesel Fitter)

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for an Apprentice Engineering Tradesperson – Mechanical (Diesel Fitter) in Council’s workshop. Closing date 31 October 2014.
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    Posted Tuesday, 21st October 2014 in Current Job Vacancies

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for an Apprentice Engineering Tradesperson – Mechanical (Diesel Fitter) in Council’s workshop. Council cannot guarantee continued employment after completion of the apprenticeship.

    Applicants must have achieved a satisfactory standard of education to at least Grade 10 and have an interest in completing a mechanical trade.

    Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Engineering Award – State and Burdekin Shire Council’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. The gross fortnightly wage for a First Year Apprentice is $802.55.

    Applications can be lodged electronically via the website and must include a cover letter, information addressing the selection criteria and a current resume. Written applications can also be forwarded to or Confidential Application 14/22, Burdekin Shire Council, PO Box 974, Ayr Qld 4807.

    Applications close on Friday, 31 October 2014. Word or PDF format is preferable.

    Further information can be obtained by contacting the Workshop Supervisor, Mr Kevin Holt on (07) 4783 9800.

    Download the application package here

  • Mirka Mora Painting

    Job Vacancy 14/21 – Trainee Library and Information Services Assistant

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Trainee Library and Information Services Assistant. This is a twelve-month traineeship. Closing date 31 October 2014.
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    Posted Tuesday, 21st October 2014 in Current Job Vacancies

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Trainee Library and Information Services Assistant.   This is a twelve-month traineeship. Continuing employment beyond the twelve-month traineeship period cannot be guaranteed.

    The successful applicant will be required to complete a Certificate III in Business Administration. This traineeship opportunity is made available with the assistance of funding. Your eligibility will be assessed upon receipt of your application.

    Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the National Training Wage Award, Queensland Local Government Officers’ Award – State and Burdekin Shire Council’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. The salary ranges from $676.91 to $1260.15 gross per fortnight dependent upon age and the highest year of schooling completed. An applicable locality allowance is also payable.

    Applications can be lodged electronically via the website and must include a cover letter, information addressing the selection criteria and a current resume. Written applications can also be forwarded to or Confidential Application 14/21, Burdekin Shire Council, PO Box 974, Ayr Qld 4807.

    Applications close on Friday, 31 October 2014. Word or PDF format is preferable.

    Further information can be obtained by contacting the Library Manager, Mr John Scott on (07) 4783 9800.

    Download the application package here

  • Burdekin Shire Council

    Job Vacancy 14/20 – Trainee Administration Officer

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Trainee Administration Officer. This is a twelve-month traineeship. Closing date 31 October 2014.
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    Posted Tuesday, 21st October 2014 in Current Job Vacancies

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Trainee Administration Officer.   This is a twelve-month traineeship. Continuing employment beyond the twelve-month traineeship period cannot be guaranteed.

    The successful applicant will be required to complete a Certificate III in Business Administration. This traineeship opportunity is made available with the assistance of funding. Your eligibility will be assessed upon receipt of your application.

    Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the National Training Wage Award, Queensland Local Government Officers’ Award – State and Burdekin Shire Council’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. The salary ranges from $676.91 to $1260.15 gross per fortnight dependent upon age and the highest year of schooling completed. An applicable locality allowance is also payable.

    Applications can be lodged electronically via the website and must include a cover letter, information addressing the selection criteria and a current resume. Written applications can also be forwarded to or Confidential Application 14/20, Burdekin Shire Council, PO Box 974, Ayr Qld 4807.

    Applications close on Friday, 31 October 2014. Word or PDF format is preferable.

    Further information can be obtained by contacting the Administration and Records Coordinator, Mrs Jacqui Thomasson on (07) 4783 9800.

    Download the application package here 

Public Tenders

  • 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

    Quotation QBSC/14/038 Quotations for the purchase of two (2) used light vehicles

    Quotations are invited for the purchase of two used light vehicles (2012 Commodore ute and 2010 2WD Toyota Hilux SR with canopy). Closing date at 12noon on Friday 14 November, 2014.
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    Posted Friday, 17th October 2014 in Current Quotations

    QBSC/14/038 – QUOTATIONS FOR THE PURCHASE OF TWO (2) USED LIGHT VEHICLES

    Quotations are invited for the above quotation closing at 12 noon on Friday 14 November, 2014.

    Council Plant No.           Description
    4030                               2WD Ute – 2012 Holden Commodore Omega
    4260                               2WD Ute – 2010 Toyota Hilux SR with canopy

    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/14/038 – Quotations for the purchase of two (2) used light vehicles” 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, 31 October, 2014 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 vehicles are sold unregistered. Roadworthy certificates will be provided for private purchasers only and current at the time of sale. The vehicles will not be released until the replacement vehicles are fully in service. The fire extinguishers and some ancillary equipment will not be sold with the vehicles and will be removed by Council.  These vehicles are also offered as trades against the new replacement vehicles and Council reserves the right to sell these vehicles 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.

  • For Sale

    Quotation QBSC/14/037 Quotations for the purchase of five (5) used trucks

    Quotations are invited for the purchase of five used trucks (2000 Isuzu FRR550 Tipper - GVM 10,400kg, 2003 Hino FD Tipper truck - GVM 10,400kg, 2005 Hino Dutro Tipper truck - GVM 4,495kg, 2007 Isuzu FVZ 1400 - CAB CHASSIS only - GVM 24,000kg, 2002 Mitsubishi FV517 - CAB CHASSIS only - GVM 25,400kg). Closing date at 12noon on Friday 14 November, 2014.
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    Posted Friday, 17th October 2014 in Current Quotations

    QBSC/14/037 – QUOTATIONS FOR THE PURCHASE OF FIVE (5) USED TRUCKS

    Quotations are invited for the above quotation closing at 12 noon on Friday 14 November, 2014.

    Council Plant No.           Description
    2009                   2000 Isuzu FRR550 Tipper truck (GVM 10,400kg)
    2123                   2003 Hino FD Tipper truck (GVM 10,400kg)
    2124                   2005 Hino Dutro Tipper truck (GVM 4,495kg)
    2126                   2007 Isuzu FVZ 1400 – CAB CHASSIS only (GVM 24,000kg)
    2141                   2002 Mitsubishi FV517 – CAB CHASSIS only (GVM 25,400kg)

    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/14/037 – Quotations for the purchase of five (5) used 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, 31 October, 2014 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 trucks are sold unregistered in an “as is condition”. The trucks will not be released until the replacement trucks are fully in service. The fire extinguishers and some ancillary equipment will not be sold with the trucks and will be removed by Council.  These trucks are also offered as trades against the new replacement trucks and Council reserves the right to sell these vehicles 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.

  • Ayr Pool

    Quotation QBSC 14/08 – Detailed Design and Specifications for Ayr Pool Redevelopment

    Quotations are sought for a suitably qualified professional to work with Burdekin Shire Council on developing the detailed design and specifications for the redevelopment of the Ayr Pool. Closing date Tuesday 4.00pm AEST, 28 October 2014.
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    Posted Friday, 3rd October 2014 in Current Quotations

    Quotations are sought for a suitably qualified professional to work with Burdekin Shire Council on developing the detailed design and specifications for the redevelopment of the Ayr Pool, closing Tuesday 4.00pm AEST, 28 October 2014.

    Request for Quotation documents are available from the Burdekin Shire Council offices at 145 Young Street, Ayr or by telephoning (07) 4783 9800.

    Respondents should note that all quotations must be marked in accordance with the instructions in Part 1 – Request for Quotation

    Further enquiries may be directed to Ms Linda Govan, Coordinator Environment and Health or Mr Daniel Mulcahy, Manager Governance and Local Laws on telephone (07) 4783 9800.

     

Current Road News

  • Burdekin Bridge

    Burdekin River Bridge – Temporary Lane Closures

    Burdekin River Bridge temporary lane closures to take place from Tuesday 21st October to Friday 24th October 2014 between the hours of 9.30am to 2.30pm
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    Posted Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) wishes to advise that single lane closures on the Burdekin River Bridge will take place from Tuesday 21 October to Friday 24 October 2014 (weather permitting) between the hours of 9.30am and 2.30pm.

    During this time, speed restrictions will be in place and the site will be under traffic control.  North and south bound road users should expect minor delays.

    To minimise disruptions, heavy vehicles operators with loads wider than three metres must contact David Macauley on 0407 690 314 a minimum of 24 hours in advance 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 the Department of Transport and Main Roads Community Engagement Services team on 1800 625 648.

  • Road - Widening Road

    Twelfth Avenue Home Hill – Bitumen Widening and Kerb and Channel Works

    Bitumen widening and kerb and channeling will be commencing in Twelfth Avenue between Sixth and Fourth Streets, Home Hill. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 29th September 2014 continuing until Friday 7th November 2014, weather permitting.
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    Posted Friday, 26th September 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen widening and kerbing and channeling will be commencing in Twelfth Avenue between Sixth and Fourth Streets, Home Hill. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 29th September 2014 continuing until Friday 7th November 2014, 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.

Current Water Information

  • Water Information

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

  • Water Meter Reading

    Bi-Annual Water Supply Meter Reading

    Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Monday 20th October, 2014 and is expected to take approximately six weeks to complete.
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    Posted Wednesday, 24th September 2014 in Current Water Information, Public Notices

    Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Monday 20th October, 2014.  Approximate times and areas for the commencement of meter readings are:

    • October – Home Hill, Rossiters Hill, Brandon and Parkside
    • Early November – East Ayr, Drysdale Estate, South Ayr
    • Mid November – Ayr CBD, Little Drysdale & Kennedy Street areas, Sutcliffe Estate area, Alva Beach, Mt. Kelly and Giru

    To assist Councils meter readers, residents are requested to clear meters of all obstructions, isolate and/or restrain dogs and unlock gates.

    For further information, or if specific arrangements are required for access, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

    Council appreciates your assistance in these matters.

Lost and Found Animals

  • 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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    Border collie x cattle – Surrendered Fifteenth Street, HomeHill – 23/10/2014

    White and red Male/Entire Border collie x cattle. Surrendered 23/10/2014 at Fifteenth Street, HomeHill. Date of exit - 28/10/2014. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Thursday, 23rd October 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    23/10/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Border collie x cattle – White and red
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Surrendered
     
    Location Found
    Fifteenth Street, HomeHill
     
    Sex
    Male/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    28/10/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Ridgeback cross – Left at Pound – 23/10/2014

    Black Female/Entire Ridgeback cross. Left at Pound 23/10/2014 at . Date of exit - 28/10/2014. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Thursday, 23rd October 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    23/10/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Ridgeback cross – Black
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
    Female/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    28/10/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Domestic Cat – Surrendered Paine Street, Ayr – 22/10/2014

    Tri colour Domestic Cat. Surrendered 22/10/2014 at Paine Street, Ayr. Date of exit - 27/10/2014. Not suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    22/10/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Domestic Cat – Tri colour
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Surrendered
     
    Location Found
    Paine Street, Ayr
     
    Sex
     
    Date of Exit
    27/10/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Not suitable for rehoming
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    Poodle Cross Breed – Surrendered – 21/10/2014

    White Male/Entire Poodle Cross Breed. Surrendered 21/10/2014 at . Date of exit - 24/10/2014. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Tuesday, 21st October 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    21/10/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Poodle Cross Breed – White
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Surrendered
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
    Male/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    24/10/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross breed – Surrendered Fourteenth Street – 21/10/2014

    Brindle Female/Entire Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross breed. Surrendered 21/10/2014 at Fourteenth Street . Date of exit - 24/10/2014. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Tuesday, 21st October 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    21/10/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross breed – Brindle
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Surrendered
     
    Location Found
    Fourteenth Street
     
    Sex
    Female/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    24/10/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Ridge back cross – Left at Pound – 20/10/2014

    Tan/white Male/Entire Ridge back cross. Left at Pound 20/10/2014 at . Date of exit - 23/10/2014. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Monday, 20th October 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    20/10/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Ridge back cross – Tan/white
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
    Male/Entire
     
    Date of Exit
    23/10/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    11 x Domestic cats / kittens – Left at Pound – 16/10/2014

    Mixed 11 x Domestic cats / kittens. Left at Pound 16/10/2014 at . Date of exit - 23/10/2014. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Thursday, 16th October 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    16/10/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    11 x Domestic cats / kittens – Mixed
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
     
    Date of Exit
    23/10/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    7 X Domestic cats – Left at Pound – 15/10/2014

    Mixed 7 X Domestic cats. Left at Pound 15/10/2014 at . Date of exit - 23/10/2014. Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming.
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    Posted Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    15/10/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    7 X Domestic cats – Mixed
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
     
    Date of Exit
    23/10/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming

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