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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.

Burdekin Shire Council Coat of Arms

Council welcomes State funds for new switchboards

The Burdekin Shire Council has welcomed a $952,000 grant from the State Government’s Building Our Regions fund. The grant will help Council upgrade ageing sewerage network switchboards in Ayr, Brandon and Home Hill.

The Burdekin Shire Council has welcomed a $952,000 grant from the State Government’s Building Our Regions fund.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the grant would help Council upgrade the ageing sewerage network switchboards.

“Council will have to contribute $1.43 million toward the project which will provide our community with a more cost efficient, effective and integrated sewerage network,” she said.

“Our current sewerage network switchboards, which are 40-45 years old, are nearing the end of their reliable service life and need to be replaced to prevent any sewage outflows.

“Council is required to upgrade 26 sewage pump stations in Ayr, Brandon and Home Hill and this renewal project will lessen the possibility of overflows due to the remote control and monitoring of the pump stations.

“It is estimated that replacing the ageing switchboards could increase energy efficiency by 33 per cent – saving Council, and our ratepayers, money.”

Cr McLaughlin thanked the State Government for the funding grant and acknowledged that programs such as Building Our Regions were crucial to assisting regional councils.

“This funding will ensure our sewerage infrastructure is running efficiently and can cater for future expansion of our region,” she said.

Community Christmas Carols

Santa Claus is coming to the Burdekin!

Santa Claus is coming to town! Burdekin Shire Council will host Santa at the Burdekin Community Christmas Carols at Home Hill’s Watson’s Green on Sunday December 11 from 6pm.

Santa Claus is coming to town! Burdekin Shire Council will host Santa at the Burdekin Community Christmas Carols at Home Hill’s Watson’s Green on Sunday December 11 from 6pm.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said planning for the community event was well under way.

“We have a great line up of entertainment for our residents this year, including the Burdekin Brass Band, KH Dance, Fire Flyz, lantern parade and a variety of carols performers,” she said.

“Children’s author, Ian McIntosh, will be our emcee for the night and our Council elves have organised Santa to pay us a visit.

“This is a great community tradition and I hope to see lots of families come along to join the Christmas celebrations.”

Cr McLaughlin said local talent would lead residents in singing the carols.

“This year we have Jasmin Delle Baite, Sophie Ricca, Amaia Licciardello, Megan Morris, Alasdair MacEachern and junior and senior choirs,” she said.

“The School Chaplains and Father Ian Ness will also be part of the night.”

The Mayor said the lantern parade would be a highlight.

“It’s lovely to see the children parade the lanterns they have made,” she said.

“The Burdekin Library Ayr is holding lantern making workshops on Thursday, December 8 and Saturday, December 10 from 9.30am as part of the school holiday activities.

“The workshops are free and the children can show off their creations at the Community Christmas Carols.”

The Burdekin Community Christmas Carols will be held at Watson’s Green, Home Hill, on Sunday, December 11 from 6pm.

Burdekin Shire Council Coat of Arms

Get into the spirit of giving and help those in need

Burdekin Shire Council is supporting the Burdekin Community Association’s Christmas Appeal to help those in community most in need. Council will have collection bins for non-perishable food and household goods at Chambers, Burdekin Library Ayr and Home Hill Branch Library.

Burdekin Shire Council is supporting the Burdekin Community Association’s Christmas Appeal to help those in community most in need.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council would have collection bins at its Chambers and Burdekin Library Ayr and Home Hill Branch Library.

“This appeal is not for presents, but food and household goods for those doing it tough this festive season,” she said.

“Food should be non-perishable items like canned food, tinned tuna and other canned meats, rice, pasta, long life milk, tea and coffee.

“Other items could include toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, soap or shower gel, toothpaste, tooth brushes, floss, mouthwash, sanitary items, disposable nappies, wipes, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, dishwashing liquid, laundry soap and first aid items such as band aids or antiseptic creams.”

Cr McLaughlin said the Burdekin Community Association would collect the bins on Monday, December 12.

“The BCA will then do up packages for families in need and deliver them as required,” she said.

“This is a great opportunity for residents to embrace the spirit of Christmas giving and help those who are less fortunate.”

BCA Christmas Appeal donation points will also be located at the BCA Support Centre and the Rural Health Centre. The collections bins were donated to the BCA by the Ayr Lions Club.

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.

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Marketplace

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

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

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

  • Tenders are used for the purchase and sale of goods and services valued at $200,000 or more (excluding GST).
  • Expressions of interest are used in some circumstances prior to calling for tenders.
  • Quotations are sought for items valued at less than $200,000 (excluding GST).
  • Items are occasionally offered for sale at a fixed price if they do not sell when offered for sale by tender or auction.
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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.

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Notice to Motorists- Night works- Detours and lane closures

Resident of Home Hill are advised that night works are planned on Eighth Avenue between First Street and Sixth Street from 4 December- 6 December, weather permitting.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) advises that asphalt works will take place on the Bruce Highway (Eighth Avenue) between First Street and Sixth Street, Home Hill.

Night works will take place (weather permitting) from:

Sunday 4 December to Tuesday 6 December 2016

7.00pm to 5.00am

 

Throughout the works the Bruce Highway (Eighth Avenue) will be subject to changed traffic conditions, including detours, minor delays and reduced speed limits.

To minimise disruption to road users, detours have been put in place with advanced warning signs and traffic controllers to notify road users of these changes.

Access to properties will be maintained throughout the duration of the works.

What to expect during these works:

  • Lane closures and detours
  • Minimal access restrictions
  • Traffic controllers on site to direct road users
  • Speed restrictions and road safety signage

Every effort will be made to minimise noise however, residents and businesses can expect to hear reversing vehicle warning signals. Workplace Health and Safety regulations stipulate that these beepers cannot be turned off, even in residential areas.

TMR regrets any inconvenience causes by these works, and appreciates your patience and cooperation during this time.

Visit the TMR website for further information about these works.

To keep up-to-date with Transport and Main Roads project activities and works, subscribe to TMR’s regular email updates.  Email your details to :

Phone: 1800 625 648

Website:  www.tmr.qld.gov.au

Road - Culvert Work

Koolkuna Road – Culvert Replacement

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that culvert replacement will be occurring on Koolkuna Road at its intersection with Sibson Road. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 21st November, 2016 to Friday 9th December, 2016, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that culvert replacement will be occurring on Koolkuna Road at its intersection with Sibson Road. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 21st November, 2016 to Friday 9th December, 2016, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under traffic lights with speed restrictions and reduced trafficable widths in place throughout the work area.

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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Kirknie Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Kirknie Road at the Alligator Creek crossing on Monday 22nd August, 2016 continuing until approximately Thursday 22nd December, 2016, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Kirknie Road at the Alligator Creek crossing on Monday 22nd August, 2016 continuing until approximately Thursday 22nd December, 2016, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under a road closure with a detour 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.

Road closed

Kelly Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Kelly Road from Mountainview Road to Ivory Road on Monday 7th November, 2016 continuing until approximately Thursday 22nd December, 2016, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Kelly Road from Mountainview Road to Ivory Road on Monday 7th November, 2016 continuing until approximately Thursday 22nd December, 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.

 

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Ayr-Dalbeg Road – Shoulder Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise of shoulder works, including grading and gravel re-sheeting works, commencing on the Ayr-Dalbeg Road from Tuesday 15 November, 2016, to Thursday 15 December 2016, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise of shoulder works, including grading and gravel re-sheeting works, commencing on the Ayr-Dalbeg Road from Tuesday 15 November, 2016, to Thursday 15 December 2016, weather permitting.

These works will be conducted under traffic, however, traffic signage, and when necessary, traffic controllers, will be in place within the 7.5km section which commences approximately 3km past the Expedition Pass Creek bridge, to the vicinity of the Dalbeg Store, on the Ayr-Dalbeg Road.

Motorists are asked to be aware of machinery operating within the work site during this period and obey all traffic signage, traffic controllers, or site personnel, for their own safety and the safety of Council and contractor workforce.

Burdekin Shire Council thanks road users in anticipation for 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.

AirScour cleans out water pipes

Planned Airscouring Works Sunday 4th and Tuesday 6th December, 2016

Council’s air scouring crew will be undertaking scouring of water mains in the following areas:Sunday 4 December, 2016 - Chippendale A Street from Burke to Taylor StreetsTuesday 6 December, 2016 - Chippendale A Street from Taylor to Heather Streets

Council’s air scouring crew will be undertaking scouring of water mains in the following areas:

      Sunday 4 December, 2016 – Chippendale A Street from Burke to Taylor Streets

      Tuesday 6 December, 2016 – Chippendale A Street from Taylor to Heather Streets

Pipes are cleaned by a process where water is removed from the pipe and then reintroduced slowly with pressurised air to create turbulence, which removes built up deposits on the pipe walls. The deposits from the pipes are then captured in filter bags to eliminate discharge to the environment.

The air scouring process requires the isolation of sections of water main and household water services. Each section will be isolated for a maximum of seven (7) hours between 8:45am and 3:45pm during which water supply will be disrupted.

Please ensure that any dogs are restrained in an area away from the water meter to enable safe access for Council employees. Gates should be unlocked or, if this is not possible, please contact Council’s Customer Service Section to discuss access provision.

Residents in this area may experience water discolouration for up to two days after works are completed. You may wish to postpone washing of clothes etc., during that time.

On behalf of Council, I apologise for any inconvenience and thank you in anticipation of your co-operation and patience. This activity will help to reduce future occurrences of discoloured water.

If you have any queries in relation to this matter please do not hesitate to contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 4783 9800 between the hours of 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.

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Ayr/Brandon Residents Requested to Conserve Water – 5 December, 2016

Ergon Energy is carrying out planned maintenance works on Monday 5th December 2016. These works require electricity to the South Ayr Water Reservoir to be switched off for approximately 3 hours around noon. Please conserve water.

Ergon Energy is carrying out planned maintenance works on Monday 5th December 2016. These works require electricity to the South Ayr Water Reservoir to be switched off for approximately 3 hours around noon.

Residents of Ayr and Brandon are requested to limit water usage to essential purposes to ease demand and maintain essential water supply to the townships.

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 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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Staffirdshire Bull Terrier Puppy – Left at Pound – 01/12/2016

Black Male/Entire Staffirdshire Bull Terrier Puppy. Left at Pound 01/12/2016 at . Date of exit - 06/12/2016. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
01/12/2016
 
Breed and Colour
Staffirdshire Bull Terrier Puppy – Black
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
06/12/2016
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Bull Arab Cross – Left at Pound – 30/11/2016

Black and White Male/Entire Bull Arab Cross. Left at Pound 30/11/2016 at . Date of exit - 05/12/2016. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
30/11/2016
 
Breed and Colour
Bull Arab Cross – Black and White
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
05/12/2016
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Bull Arab Cross – Left at Pound – 30/11/2016

Red and White Male/Entire Bull Arab Cross. Left at Pound 30/11/2016 at . Date of exit - 05/12/2016. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
30/11/2016
 
Breed and Colour
Bull Arab Cross – Red and White
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
05/12/2016
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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