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  • Latest News

    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.

  • Road closed

    Road Report for 17th April 2014 as at 12.00 noon

    Bahr Road open drive with caution, washouts.
    Cromarty Creek Landing Road water over road, washouts.
    Old Coach Road water over road.
    Reed Beds Road closed due to damage.
    Sayers Road water over road.
    Sandy Camp Road water over road.
    Stockham Road water over road.
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    Posted Thursday, 17th April 2014 in Current Road Conditions

    Road Report for 17th April 2014 as at 12.00 noon

    COUNCIL   CONTROLLED
    Road Status Details
    Bahr Road Open Drive with caution – Washouts
    Cromarty Creek Landing Road Water Over Road Drive with caution – Washouts
    Old Coach Road Water Over Road
    Reed Beds Road Closed Closed due to damage
    Sayers Road Water Over Road
    Sandy Camp Road Water Over Road Local Traffic Only
    Stockham Road Water Over Road

    Next Road Report will be issued on Tuesday 22nd April 2014 at 9.00am

  • Cane Cutting Championships Postponed

    NDRRA Activation following Tropical Cyclone Ita – assistance announced

    Jointly funded Commonwealth/State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangement (NDRRA) relief measures have been approved for the Burdekin Shire following Tropical Cyclone Ita and associated rainfall and flooding.
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    Posted Wednesday, 16th April 2014 in Public Notices

    The Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services has approved the activation of the jointly funded Commonwealth/State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).  The area defined for receipt of the NDRRA relief measures is “Communities within North Queensland affected by Tropical Cyclone Ita and associated rainfall and flooding, 11 – 14 April 2014” which includes the Burdekin Shire area.
     
    The Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services approved the relief measures for Natural Disaster Assistance (Concessional Loans) for Primary Producers and Freight Subsidies for Primary Producers.

    Further information can be found in the guidelines by clicking on the following links:

    You may also wish to visit the Queensland Government websites below:

    www.qldreconstruction.org.au/ndrra

    http://www.qraa.qld.gov.au/current-programs/Disaster-recovery/natural-disaster-assistance/natural-disaster-assistance-primary-producer

  • Waste Bins

    Easter long weekend waste collection services to continue

    Council wishes to advise customers that normal waste collection services will be operating on Good Friday and over the Easter long weekend. The transfer stations and Kirknie Landfill will be closed Good Friday but will open as usual for the remainder of the weekend.
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    Posted Wednesday, 16th April 2014 in Public Notices

    Council wishes to advise customers that normal waste collection services will be operating on Good Friday and over the Easter long weekend.

    The transfer stations and Kirknie Landfill will be closed Good Friday but will open as usual for the remainder of the weekend.

    Please contact the Customer Service Centre using the Online Contact Form.

    You can also contact the Customer Service Centre using one of the following methods.

    Customer Service Centre
    Location 145 Young Street,
    Ayr QLD 4807
    Postal Address PO Box 974
    Ayr QLD 4807
    Opening hours 8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays)
    Phone (07) 4783 9800 – Business hours
    (07) 4783 9800 – After hours (the same number)
    Fax (07) 4783 9999
    SMS 0437 886 008
    Email
    Online Use the Online Contact Form
    Building Certification and Plumbing Officers
    Early Opening Please phone (07) 4783 9942 if you need access the Building and Plumbing Department between 7am – 8am, Monday to Friday.
  • Burdekin Shire Council

    Job Vacancy 14/12 – Quality Assurance Coordinator / Workplace Health and Safety Officer

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Quality Assurance Coordinator / Workplace Health and Safety Officer. Closing date 30/04/2014.
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    Posted Tuesday, 15th April 2014 in Current Job Vacancies

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Quality Assurance Coordinator / Workplace Health and Safety Officer.

    The successful person will be responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the quality assurance and continual improvement system that covers all policies and processes within Council.  Quality assurance qualifications and/or experience will be highly regarded.

    Facilitating, implementing and educating staff in regards to Council’s workplace health and safety program is integral to the success of this position.  Workplace Health and Safety qualifications and/or experience will be highly regarded.

    It is essential for applicants to hold or be willing to obtain a Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment.  Professional learning and development opportunities are available to the successful applicant.

    This position is a vital part of the HR Department, supported by a “hands on” Manager, and dedicated team.  This challenging career opportunity allows you to enjoy a relaxed and affordable coastal lifestyle just 85 kilometres south of Townsville.  With a staffing component of approximately 250 employees, this position will keep you motivated and busy.

    Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with the Queensland Local Government Officers Award – State and Burdekin Shire Council’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.  The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 5 ($74,839pa).  Commencing salary shall be dependent upon the skills and experience of the applicant.  The package includes a 9-day fortnight, 5 weeks annual leave including loading, locality allowance and 12% employer superannuation.

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

    Applications for 14/12 – Quality Assurance Coordinator/WHSO should include:

    • An application form
    • A cover letter addressing the selection criteria
    • A current resume

    Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

    Applications close on Wednesday, 30 April 2014.  Word or PDF format is preferable.

    Further information can be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Manager, Eileen Robinson on (07) 4783 9800.

  • Cane Cutting Championships Postponed

    Cane cutting championships postponed

    The Wilmar Sugar Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships, hosted by the Burdekin Tourism Association, in conjunction with the Gudjuda Reference Group, has been postponed following the effects of Tropical Cyclone Ita.  President of the Burdekin Tourism Association Treena List said it was very disappointing that the iconic event had to be postponed until next year. [...]
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    Posted Tuesday, 15th April 2014 in Media Releases

    The Wilmar Sugar Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships, hosted by the Burdekin Tourism Association, in conjunction with the Gudjuda Reference Group, has been postponed following the effects of Tropical Cyclone Ita. 

    President of the Burdekin Tourism Association Treena List said it was very disappointing that the iconic event had to be postponed until next year.

     “The Wilmar Sugar Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships is an event that showcases the skill of hand cane cutting and is the only competition of its kind in Australia,” she said. 

    “This is an iconic event for the Burdekin region – the sugar capital of Australia – and it is with great regret that we have to postpone the event until 2015.” 

    “Due to Cyclone Ita, the cane block planted specifically for the event at the former Home Hill Showgrounds has been flattened making it unsuitable for the purpose of hand cane cutting.  This is especially disappointing as the block was specially planted for the 2014 event in the new location,” she said. 

    “The Burdekin Tourism Association would like to thank everyone who has contributed in anyway towards the crop.”

     “It is proposed that the current crop will be harvested and a new crop planted for the 2015 event.”

     The Wilmar Sugar Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships was scheduled to take place on Saturday 31st May, 2014 at the former Home Hill Showgrounds (cnr Hurney Road and Georgees Road, Home Hill).

  • BSYC 2014 executive committee

    Youth Council looks to boost events

    The council elected Home Hill State High School Year 12 student Reece D’Alessandro as Youth Mayor, Ayr State High School Year 12 student Laura Sloan as Deputy Youth Mayor and Burdekin Catholic High School Year 10 student Danae Pilla as secretary.
    The newly elected Burdekin Shire Youth Council is looking forward to boosting the events offered to the Shire’s youth.
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    Posted Monday, 14th April 2014 in Media Releases

    The newly elected Burdekin Shire Youth Council is looking forward to boosting the events offered to the Shire’s youth.

    The council elected Home Hill State High School Year 12 student Reece D’Alessandro as Youth Mayor, Ayr State High School Year 12 student Laura Sloan as Deputy Youth Mayor and Burdekin Catholic High School Year 10 student Danae Pilla as secretary.

    Youth Mayor Reece D’Alessandro said he was “delighted, grateful and tremendously humbled” to be elected to the role.

    “I joined the Youth Council in order to focus my community involvement on the youth of the district,” he said.

    “As a senior student of Home Hill State High School, I have become aware of the importance of role models for younger students and I wanted to contribute to a demographic wider than my school alone.

    “I am eager to work with a highly energetic and focussed team and cannot wait to see the rest of the year unfold.

    “My goals as Mayor are to increase the BSYC’s involvement in local events, continue the already established events managed by the Youth Council, and work with the enthusiastic and hard-working team to make any necessary changes.”

    Reece said an event, similar to the Burdekin Open Day, but directed at the Youth of surrounding regions was an event that could be beneficial to the community.

    “Programs like these are designed to boost tourism and it’s important to note that teenagers are the tourists of the future,” he said.

    “There are, of course, formalities and technicalities that will have to be overcome, but I believe it’s something that this year’s dedicated Youth Council can look into.

    Reece has encouraged other eligible youth in the community to join the Council and have their say on events or topics of interest.

    “The Youth Council is an active way to give back to your local area whilst building several personal skills and meeting new people,” he said.

    “I have thoroughly enjoyed my short time as a member and I can’t wait to see what the rest of this year holds. I would certainly encourage anyone who is eligible to get involved!”

    Deputy Youth Mayor Laura Sloan said the Council were eager to work towards creating a bright and successful year.

    “The executive and the committed members of the groups are working on events that will enrich the lives of the town’s youth,” she said.

    The Youth Council meets at the Burdekin Shire Council chambers every third Monday at 3.30pm.

    The BSYC aims to provide a youth-driven forum which allows members to suggest ideas, voice issues or concerns and promotes community spirit and a sense of belonging for all the young in our region.

    Members can be aged between 12 and 25 and it would be really good to get some older members to help guide the new younger ones.

    The Youth Council is the voice for our youth and is a way for this part of our society to be heard by the Burdekin Shire Council on what they want.

  • Traffic Control

    Anzac Day Road Closure – Home Hill

    Traffic arrangements for Home Hill Anzac Day ceremonies to be held on Friday 25 April 2014.
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    Posted Monday, 14th April 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Residents of Home Hill are advised of the following traffic arrangements for Anzac Day ceremonies to be held on Friday 25 April 2014.

    Ninth Avenue between Eighth Street and Tenth Street will be closed between 5.00am and 6.00am for the Dawn Service.

    Road closures for the 11.00am Anzac March are as follows: Ninth Avenue between Eighth Street and Tenth Street, Eighth Street between Ninth Avenue and Eighth Avenue, Eighth Avenue between Eighth Street and Tenth Street and Tenth Street between Eighth Avenue and Eleventh Avenue. These closures will be in place between 10.00am and 12 noon.

    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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    Anzac Day Road Closure – Ayr

    Traffic arrangements for the Ayr Anzac Day Dawn Service and March to be held on Friday 25 April 2014.
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    Posted Monday, 14th April 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Residents of Ayr are advised of the following traffic arrangements for Anzac Day ceremonies to be held on Friday 25 April 2014.

    Road closures between 5.00am and 6.00am for the Dawn Service and March are as follows: Queen Street between the Town Clock and the Police Station, Mackenzie Street between Queen and Wickham Street and Macmillan Street between Park Street and Mackenzie Street.

    Additionally, the highway will be closed between Coles Supermarket and the Town Clock at 8.30 am to allow the 9.00am Anzac March to progress along this route concluding at Anzac Park. This section of the highway will be closed for a maximum period of two and a half hours. During this period, all highway traffic will be redirected to travel along Wilmington and Railway Streets.

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

  • Flying Foxes

    Council to commence dispersal activities at flying fox colony

    Dispersal activities to remove the flying foxes roosting at Lloyd Mann Park, Home Hill will commence early on the 15, 16 and 17 April 2014.
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    Posted Friday, 11th April 2014 in Media Releases

    Burdekin Shire Council will again wage battle with flying foxes after a colony reappeared recently in Lloyd Mann Park, Home Hill.

    Burdekin Shire Council Environment and Health Manager, Beth Whitworth, said “Although last year’s dispersal activities were successful there was always a chance that flying foxes would return to the park.”

    The process for undertaking activities around flying fox  colonies has changed, with local governments now permitted to manage colonies, providing they comply with the State Government’s Code of Practice.

    Last Sunday Council officers met on site with Department of Environment and Heritage Protection officers to discuss management options for the colony.  The species of flying fox needed to be identified to ensure any action taken by Council was in accordance with the Code of Practice.  At the time it was estimated that there were 330 flying foxes roosting in Lloyd Mann Park.

    Council is currently planning to commence action to move the colony on next week.  Council will use intense noise from Tuesday 15 April to Thursday 17 April 2014.  The noise activities will be held in the early mornings from approximately 5.00am to 6.30am and will consist of a number of starter’s pistols being fired at strategic points around the roost during this time period.

    Council officers will continue monitoring the colony site during this phase and into the short term to ensure that the colony has relocated to a more suitable area.  Further dispersal activities within Home Hill may occur if the need arises.

    If you have dogs or other animals that are easily spooked by loud noise, please ensure that they are adequately secured to reduce the risk of them escaping from your property.  Council apologises in advance for any disruption these activities may cause.

    Mrs Whitworth said, “While the flying foxes are present, residents are reminded to stay away from the colony.  If anyone is bitten or scratched by a flying fox, wash the wound immediately with soap and water and seek medical advice without delay.”

     

  • Water Meter Reading

    Water Supply – Bi-Annual Meter Reading May 2014

    Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Monday 12th May, 2014.
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    Posted Thursday, 10th April 2014 in Current Water Information, Public Notices

    Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Monday 12th May, 2014.  Approximate times and areas for the commencement of meter readings are:

    • Early May – Home Hill, Rossiters Hill, Brandon and Parkside
    • Mid to Late May – East Ayr, Drysdale Estate, South Ayr
    • Late May to Early June – Ayr CBD, Little Drysdale & Kennedy Street areas, Sutcliffe Estate area, Alva Beach, Mt.Kellyand 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 please visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au 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.

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.

  • Burdekin Shire Council

    Job Vacancy 14/12 – Quality Assurance Coordinator / Workplace Health and Safety Officer

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Quality Assurance Coordinator / Workplace Health and Safety Officer. Closing date 30/04/2014.
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    Posted Tuesday, 15th April 2014 in Current Job Vacancies

    Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Quality Assurance Coordinator / Workplace Health and Safety Officer.

    The successful person will be responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the quality assurance and continual improvement system that covers all policies and processes within Council.  Quality assurance qualifications and/or experience will be highly regarded.

    Facilitating, implementing and educating staff in regards to Council’s workplace health and safety program is integral to the success of this position.  Workplace Health and Safety qualifications and/or experience will be highly regarded.

    It is essential for applicants to hold or be willing to obtain a Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment.  Professional learning and development opportunities are available to the successful applicant.

    This position is a vital part of the HR Department, supported by a “hands on” Manager, and dedicated team.  This challenging career opportunity allows you to enjoy a relaxed and affordable coastal lifestyle just 85 kilometres south of Townsville.  With a staffing component of approximately 250 employees, this position will keep you motivated and busy.

    Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with the Queensland Local Government Officers Award – State and Burdekin Shire Council’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.  The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 5 ($74,839pa).  Commencing salary shall be dependent upon the skills and experience of the applicant.  The package includes a 9-day fortnight, 5 weeks annual leave including loading, locality allowance and 12% employer superannuation.

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

    Applications for 14/12 – Quality Assurance Coordinator/WHSO should include:

    • An application form
    • A cover letter addressing the selection criteria
    • A current resume

    Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

    Applications close on Wednesday, 30 April 2014.  Word or PDF format is preferable.

    Further information can be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Manager, Eileen Robinson on (07) 4783 9800.

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.
  • Road Profilier at work

    TBSC/14/011 – 2012 N.D.R.R.A. Road Construction – Package No. 6

    Tenders closing with the undersigned at 12 noon on Monday 28 April 2014 are invited for TBSC/14/011 - 2012 NDRRA Road Construction - Package No. 6.
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    Posted Wednesday, 2nd April 2014 in Current Tenders, Public Notices

    Tenders closing with the undersigned at 12 noon on Monday 28 April 2014 are invited for the above tender.

    The works consist of the reconstruction of two (2) rural roads.

    Tender documents can be obtained by contacting Debra Gosper on 4783 9912.

    Tenderers are advised that a compulsory site meeting will be held on Wednesday 9 April 2014 at 1:00pm till 3:00pm.

    Enquiries should be made to Mr. Jim Sullivan of Project Delivery Managers Pty Ltd on 0424 169 126 or by email: or Mr. Gary Keane – Manager N.D.R.R.A. on 4783 9924 or by email .

    N.D.R.R.A funding is provided by both the Commonwealth (75 percent) and Queensland (25 percent) Governments.

  • Wanted

    Tender TBSC/14/004 – Tender for Stone Products – 2014/2015

    Tenders closing 2.00 pm on Thursday 24th April 2014 are invited for the supply and delivery of Stone Products.
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    Posted Friday, 21st March 2014 in Current Tenders

    Tenders closing 2.00 pm on Thursday 24th April 2014 are invited for the supply and delivery of materials to Council as listed below.  

    TBSC/14/004 – Tender for Stone Products – 2014/2015

    Supply, or supply and delivery of road base type 2.1, 2.2 and 2.4, stone screenings (both clean and recoated), and selected rock and crusher dust.  Applicants can lodge a submission for all or part thereof of this tender.

    Specifications and conditions of tendering are available at no cost from the Council’s Depot, Jones Street, Ayr or by contacting Mr. A. Drew on telephone (07) 4783 9860 or facsimile (07) 4783 6052 during the hours of 7.00 am to 4.00 pm, or by emailing

    Council reserves the right to invite tenderers to change their tenders in accordance with Section 177 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010.

    Tenders sealed and endorsed as set out in the specifications may be delivered by post or directly placed in the tender box located at the Burdekin Shire Council Administration Building, 145 Young Street, Ayr not later than 2.00 pm on Thursday, 24th April 2014.  Submission and acceptance of tenders / quotations shall be in accordance with the relevant specifications.

  • Wanted

    Tender TBSC/14/005 – Tender for Fuel Products – 2014/2015

    Tenders closing 2.00 pm on Thursday 24th April 2014 are invited for the supply and delivery of Fuel Products.
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    Posted Friday, 21st March 2014 in Current Tenders

    Tenders closing 2.00 pm on Thursday 24th April 2014 are invited for the supply and delivery of materials to Council as listed below.  

    TBSC/14/005 – Tender for Fuel Products – 2014/2015

    Supply and delivery of Bulk Diesel and Unleaded Petrol (ULP) to Council’s Depot, Jones Street Ayr. Applicants can lodge a submission for all or part thereof of this tender.

    Specifications and conditions of tendering are available at no cost from the Council’s Depot, Jones Street, Ayr or by contacting Mr. A. Drew on telephone (07) 4783 9860 or facsimile (07) 4783 6052 during the hours of 7.00 am to 4.00 pm, or by emailing

    Council reserves the right to invite tenderers to change their tenders in accordance with Section 177 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010.

    Tenders sealed and endorsed as set out in the specifications may be delivered by post or directly placed in the tender box located at the Burdekin Shire Council Administration Building, 145 Young Street, Ayr not later than 2.00 pm on Thursday, 24th April 2014.  Submission and acceptance of tenders / quotations shall be in accordance with the relevant specifications.

  • Wanted

    Tender TBSC/14/003 – Tender for Bitumen Products – 2014/2015

    Tenders closing 2.00 pm on Thursday 24th April 2014 are invited for the supply and delivery of Bitumen Products.
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    Posted Friday, 21st March 2014 in Current Tenders

    Tenders closing 2.00 pm on Thursday 24th April 2014 are invited for the supply and delivery of materials to Council as listed below.  

    TBSC/14/003 – Tender for Bitumen Products – 2014/2015

    Supply and delivery of Bitumen C170 (sprayed on roads), bitumen emulsion, cut-back bitumen (sprayed on roads), and premix.  Applicants can lodge a submission for all or part thereof of this tender.

    Specifications and conditions of tendering are available at no cost from the Council’s Depot, Jones Street, Ayr or by contacting Mr. A. Drew on telephone (07) 4783 9860 or facsimile (07) 4783 6052 during the hours of 7.00 am to 4.00 pm, or by emailing

    Council reserves the right to invite tenderers to change their tenders in accordance with Section 177 of the Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010.

    Tenders sealed and endorsed as set out in the specifications may be delivered by post or directly placed in the tender box located at the Burdekin Shire Council Administration Building, 145 Young Street, Ayr not later than 2.00 pm on Thursday, 24th April 2014.  Submission and acceptance of tenders / quotations shall be in accordance with the relevant specifications.

Current Road News

  • Road closed

    Road Report for 17th April 2014 as at 12.00 noon

    Bahr Road open drive with caution, washouts.
    Cromarty Creek Landing Road water over road, washouts.
    Old Coach Road water over road.
    Reed Beds Road closed due to damage.
    Sayers Road water over road.
    Sandy Camp Road water over road.
    Stockham Road water over road.
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    Posted Thursday, 17th April 2014 in Current Road Conditions

    Road Report for 17th April 2014 as at 12.00 noon

    COUNCIL   CONTROLLED
    Road Status Details
    Bahr Road Open Drive with caution – Washouts
    Cromarty Creek Landing Road Water Over Road Drive with caution – Washouts
    Old Coach Road Water Over Road
    Reed Beds Road Closed Closed due to damage
    Sayers Road Water Over Road
    Sandy Camp Road Water Over Road Local Traffic Only
    Stockham Road Water Over Road

    Next Road Report will be issued on Tuesday 22nd April 2014 at 9.00am

  • Traffic Control

    Anzac Day Road Closure – Home Hill

    Traffic arrangements for Home Hill Anzac Day ceremonies to be held on Friday 25 April 2014.
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    Posted Monday, 14th April 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Residents of Home Hill are advised of the following traffic arrangements for Anzac Day ceremonies to be held on Friday 25 April 2014.

    Ninth Avenue between Eighth Street and Tenth Street will be closed between 5.00am and 6.00am for the Dawn Service.

    Road closures for the 11.00am Anzac March are as follows: Ninth Avenue between Eighth Street and Tenth Street, Eighth Street between Ninth Avenue and Eighth Avenue, Eighth Avenue between Eighth Street and Tenth Street and Tenth Street between Eighth Avenue and Eleventh Avenue. These closures will be in place between 10.00am and 12 noon.

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

  • Traffic Control

    Anzac Day Road Closure – Ayr

    Traffic arrangements for the Ayr Anzac Day Dawn Service and March to be held on Friday 25 April 2014.
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    Posted Monday, 14th April 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Residents of Ayr are advised of the following traffic arrangements for Anzac Day ceremonies to be held on Friday 25 April 2014.

    Road closures between 5.00am and 6.00am for the Dawn Service and March are as follows: Queen Street between the Town Clock and the Police Station, Mackenzie Street between Queen and Wickham Street and Macmillan Street between Park Street and Mackenzie Street.

    Additionally, the highway will be closed between Coles Supermarket and the Town Clock at 8.30 am to allow the 9.00am Anzac March to progress along this route concluding at Anzac Park. This section of the highway will be closed for a maximum period of two and a half hours. During this period, all highway traffic will be redirected to travel along Wilmington and Railway Streets.

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

  • Road closed

    Maidavale Road – Bitumen Reconstruction Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen reconstruction works will commence on Maidavale Road between McLaughlin Road and Old Clare Road on Monday 7th April, 2014 continuing until Friday 30th May, 2014, weather permitting
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    Posted Wednesday, 9th April 2014 in Current Road Conditions

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen reconstruction works will commence on Maidavale Road between McLaughlin Road and Old Clare Road on Monday 7th April, 2014 continuing until Friday 30th May, 2014, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under 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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    Railway Avenue Home Hill – Bitumen Surfacing, Drainage and Kerb and Channelling Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen surfacing, kerbing & channelling and underground drainage works will commence in Railway Avenue between Eighth and Tenth Streets on Monday 31st March, 2014, continuing until approximately Friday 25th April 2014, weather permitting.
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    Posted Wednesday, 19th March 2014 in Current Road Conditions

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen surfacing, kerbing & channelling and underground drainage works will commence in Railway Avenue between Eighth and Tenth Streets on Monday 31st March, 2014, continuing until approximately Friday 25th April 2014, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under full road closure during working hours with an initial full closure to allow installation of underground drainage.

    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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    Fourth Street Home Hill – Bitumen Widening, Drainage and Kerb and Channelling Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen widening, underground drainage and kerbing & channelling works will commence in Fourth Street, Home Hill between Ninth Avenue and Eleventh Avenue on Monday 24th March, 2014 and will continue until approximately Friday 9th May, 2014 weather permitting.
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    Posted Wednesday, 19th March 2014 in Current Road Conditions

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen widening, underground drainage and kerbing & channelling works will commence in Fourth Street, Home Hill between Ninth Avenue and Eleventh Avenue on Monday 24th March, 2014 and will continue until approximately Friday 9th May, 2014 weather permitting.

    The road will be closed to traffic during work hours with access to local residents 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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    Burstall Road Ayr – Road Realignment and Drainage

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that realignment of a section of Burstall Road to eliminate the S bends and cane rail crossings near Shrank Road will commence on Monday 10th February, 2014 and continue until approximately Friday 16th May 2014, weather permitting.
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    Posted Thursday, 6th February 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that realignment of a section of Burstall Road to eliminate the S bends and cane rail crossings near Shrank Road will commence on Monday 10th February, 2014 and continue until approximately Friday 16th May 2014, weather permitting.

    For workplace health and safety reasons the road will be closed to traffic between Cole Road and Shrank Road. Detours will be in place at Cole Road and Peggy Bog 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 visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

    Wayne Saldumbide
    Manager of Operations

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

    Water Supply – Bi-Annual Meter Reading May 2014

    Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Monday 12th May, 2014.
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    Posted Thursday, 10th April 2014 in Current Water Information, Public Notices

    Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Monday 12th May, 2014.  Approximate times and areas for the commencement of meter readings are:

    • Early May – Home Hill, Rossiters Hill, Brandon and Parkside
    • Mid to Late May – East Ayr, Drysdale Estate, South Ayr
    • Late May to Early June – Ayr CBD, Little Drysdale & Kennedy Street areas, Sutcliffe Estate area, Alva Beach, Mt.Kellyand 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 please visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au 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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    Tabby Cat – Left at Pound – 17/04/2014

    Tabby Cat. Left at Pound 17/04/2014 at . Date of exit - 22/04/2014. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Thursday, 17th April 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    17/04/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Tabby Cat –
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
     
    Date of Exit
    22/04/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Canine Cross Breed – Impounded Phillips Street Ayr – 17/04/2014

    White with tan patches Female Canine Cross Breed. Impounded 17/04/2014 at Phillips Street Ayr. Date of exit - 22/04/2014. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Thursday, 17th April 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    17/04/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Canine Cross Breed – White with tan patches
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Impounded
     
    Location Found
    Phillips Street Ayr
     
    Sex
    Female
     
    Date of Exit
    22/04/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming
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    Kitten – Left at Pound – 15/04/2014

    Black/White Kitten. Left at Pound 15/04/2014 at . Date of exit - 18/04/2014. Suitable for rehoming.
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    Posted Tuesday, 15th April 2014 in Lost and Found Animals
    Date of Entry
    15/04/2014
     
    Breed and Colour
    Kitten – Black/White
     
    Impounded / Surrendered
    Left at Pound
     
    Location Found
     
    Sex
     
    Date of Exit
    18/04/2014
     
    Suitable for Rehoming
    Suitable for rehoming

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