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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.

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    Maintenance Works – Ayr Water Supply Pipeline

    Council will be performing maintenance works on its 525mm water main today (April 23). Some areas may experience periods of low water pressure. Please also note that water may be discoloured when this pipeline is brought back into service.
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    Posted Thursday, 23rd April 2015 in Archived

    Council will be performing maintenance works on its 525mm water main today April 23, 2015.  Some areas may experience periods of low water pressure.  Please also note that water may be discoloured when this pipeline brought back into service.

    Should you experience dirty water over the next few days, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 4783 9800 and request your area be flushed.

    For dirty water experienced after 5.00pm, please contact Council’s After Hours Service on 4783 9800.

     

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    Road Closures – Asphalt Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that asphalt works will be undertaken at the following locations and dates, weather permitting:
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    Posted Thursday, 23rd April 2015 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that asphalt works will be undertaken at the following locations and dates, weather permitting:

    • Munro Street from Edwards Street to Parker Street – Sunday 26th April 2015
    • Queens Lane – Monday 27th April 2015
    • Twelfth Street and Fourteenth Avenue Roundabout – Monday 27th April 2015
    • Upper Haughton Road and Black Road intersection – Tuesday 28th April 2015
    • McDowell Road – Wednesday 29th April 2015

    These works will be constructed utilising traffic controllers with the likelihood of reduced trafficable widths during the laying of asphalt.

    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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    Public notice – ANZAC Day services

    Please take the time to remember those who fought for our country and attend one of the Burdekin ANZAC Day services being held on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
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    Posted Tuesday, 21st April 2015 in Archived

    Ayr

    • Dawn service march: 5.20am from the Post Office, 155 Queen Street to ANZAC Park, MacMillan Street
    • Dawn service: 5.30am at ANZAC Park, MacMillan Street
    • Cemetery service: 7.30am at Ayr Cemetery
    • March: Fall in at 8.45am for 9am start at Coles, Edward Street to ANZAC Park, MacMillan Street
    • Main service: 9.20am at ANZAC Park, MacMillan Street

    Home Hill

    • Dawn service: 5.30am at School of Arts Memorial, Ninth Avenue
    • March:  Fall in at 10.45am for 11am start from Memorial Hall, Eighth Avenue to RSL Cenotaph, Eleventh Avenue
    • Main service: 11.20am at RSL Cenotaph, Eleventh Avenue

    Brandon

    • Main service: 8am at Cenotaph, Spiller Street Park

    Giru

    • Main service: 9.15am at Cenotaph, Brolga Park, Giru
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    Library creates space for community to grow ideas

    The Burdekin Library Ayr branch is set to become a hotspot for growing ideas with creation of Ideas@108.
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    Posted Monday, 20th April 2015 in Uncategorized

    The Burdekin Library Ayr branch is set to become a hotspot for growing ideas.

    Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis said Ideas@108 was the brainchild of Library Manager John Scott and would benefit small business, start-up business and local youth.

    “This concept will provide a centre to support the economic growth for existing small businesses and new small businesses,” he said.

    “Ideas@108 will be a space where business and community can explore, create and grow ideas and connect with the wider world.

    “Our library team have embraced the idea and set up a space in the old music loft above the library to house the project.

    “It’s a fantastic concept and I thank the State Library for funding the $36,500 project.”

    Library Services Manager John Scott said Council would work with TAFE Queensland North – Burdekin Campus to deliver eight introductory small business programs annually at Ideas@108.

    “A TAFE representative has expressed an interest in being part of an industry liaison group for the life cycle of this project and beyond, which is fantastic as we really want to connect with the youth of our community,” he said.

    “We have also partnered up with the Burdekin Chamber of Commerce who will provide access to business mentors for those wanting to start-up a business and innovators.”

    Mr Scott said the community would be invited to open house sessions at the Ideas@108 space.

    “We want people to look, learn and play with the 3D printing technology that will be available to our community so we will host a training day for interested educators and community members,” he said.

    “This is an exciting time for our team and we are really looking forward to engaging with our high school students. We will have the facilities available to allow students to create 3D pieces of artwork and would encourage them to participate in the Australian Schools 3D Art Show.

    “However, the 3D printers will not just be available for artists – local businesses also may find it useful to design new pieces of machinery etc.”

    Ideas@108 will open in May.

     

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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.

  • There are no Current Job Vacancies at the moment.

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.
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    Tender TBSC/15/0006 – Supervision of Burdekin Shire Council’s Waste Transfer Stations

    Tenders closing 4:00 pm on Thursday 30 April 2015 are invited for the supervision of Burdekin Shire Council's waste transfer stations located at Ayr, Home Hill and Giru. Tender documents are available by contacting Robyn Brock on (07) 4783 9800 or email robyn.brock@burdekin.qld.gov.au
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    Posted Tuesday, 31st March 2015 in Current Tenders

    Tenders closing 4:00 pm on Thursday 30 April 2015 are invited for the supervision of Burdekin Shire Council’s waste transfer stations located at Ayr, Home Hill and Giru.

    Tender documents are available by contacting Robyn Brock on (07) 4783 9800 or email

  • Wanted

    Tenders TBSC/15/001 – TBSC/15/005 for Materials and Services 2015/2016 and 2015/2017

    Tenders closing 2pm on Thursday April 23, 2015 are invited for Materials and Services 2015/2016 and 2015/2017.
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    Posted Saturday, 21st March 2015 in Current Tenders

    Tenders closing at 2pm Thursday April 23, 2015 are invited for the supply and delivery of materials and services to Council as listed below.

    1.    TBSC/15/001 – Tender for Bitumen Products – 2015/2016

    Supply and delivery of bitumen, bitumen emulsion, cut-back bitumen and premix.  Applicants can lodge a submission for all or part thereof of this tender.

    2.    TBSC/15/002 – Tender for Stone Products – 2015/2016

    Supply, or supply and delivery of road base products.  Applicants can lodge a submission for all or part thereof of this tender.

    3.    TBSC/15/003 – Tender for Bulk Fuel – 2015/2016

    Supply and delivery of bulk diesel and E10 unleaded to Council’s Depot, Jones Street Ayr. Applicants can lodge a submission for all or part thereof of this tender.

    4.    TBSC/15/004 – Tender for Ready Mixed Concrete – 2015/2017

    Supply and delivery of ready mixed concrete.  Applicants can lodge a submission for all or part thereof of this tender.

    5.    TBSC/15/005 – Tender for Bulk Sodium Hypochlorite – 2015/2016

    Supply and delivery of bulk sodium hypochlorite.

    Specifications and conditions of tendering are available from the Council Depot, Jones Street, Ayr or by contacting Alan Drew on (07) 4783 9860 or fax (07) 4783 6052 during the hours of 7am to 4pm, 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 no later than 2pm Thursday April 23, 2015.  Submission and acceptance of tenders shall be in accordance with the relevant specifications.

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    QBSC/15/014 – Management of Ayr Swimming Pool

    Quotations are invited for the Management of Ayr Swimming Pool initially for a period of 1 year, with an optional extension period, commencing 1 May 2015.
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    Posted Wednesday, 18th March 2015 in Current Quotations

    Quotations are invited for the Management of Ayr Swimming Pool which includes an optional extension period.

    Quotations are due by 4.00pm on Wednesday 8 April 2015.

    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 the quotation documents and will be accepted prior to the closing date and time.

    Further enquiries may be directed to Ms Linda Govan, Coordinator Environment and Health on telephone (07) 4783 9800.

Current Road News

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    Road Closures – Asphalt Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that asphalt works will be undertaken at the following locations and dates, weather permitting:
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    Posted Thursday, 23rd April 2015 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that asphalt works will be undertaken at the following locations and dates, weather permitting:

    • Munro Street from Edwards Street to Parker Street – Sunday 26th April 2015
    • Queens Lane – Monday 27th April 2015
    • Twelfth Street and Fourteenth Avenue Roundabout – Monday 27th April 2015
    • Upper Haughton Road and Black Road intersection – Tuesday 28th April 2015
    • McDowell Road – Wednesday 29th April 2015

    These works will be constructed utilising traffic controllers with the likelihood of reduced trafficable widths during the laying of asphalt.

    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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    Maidavale Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Maidavale Road from Old Clare Road to Wilmar train crossing on Monday 13th April, 2015 to Friday 22nd May, 2015, weather permitting.
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    Posted Thursday, 9th April 2015 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Maidavale Road from Old Clare Road to Wilmar train crossing on Monday 13th April, 2015 to Friday 22nd May, 2015, 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 visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

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    Phillips Camp Road – Drainage and Bitumen Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that construction of a concrete floodway and bitumen works will commence on Phillips Camp Road from the Wilson Road end on Monday 13th April, 2015 to Friday 29th May, 2015, weather permitting.
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    Posted Thursday, 9th April 2015 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that construction of a concrete floodway and bitumen works will commence on Phillips Camp Road from the Wilson Road end on Monday 13th April, 2015 to Friday 29th May, 2015, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed utilising traffic lights, requiring reduced traffic movements and reduced speeds during working hours.

    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.

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    Shirbourne Road – Bitumen Reconstruction and Drainage Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Shirbourne Road between the Bruce Highway and Top Crossing Road on Monday 13th April, 2015 to Friday 3rd July, 2015, weather permitting.
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    Posted Tuesday, 7th April 2015 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Shirbourne Road between the Bruce Highway and Top Crossing Road on Monday 13th April, 2015 to Friday 3rd July, 2015, 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 visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

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    Mountainview Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Mountainview Road from the Kelly Road intersection for 1km towards Barratt Road on Monday 9th March, 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 8th May, 2015, weather permitting.
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    Posted Thursday, 5th March 2015 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Mountainview Road from the Kelly Road intersection for 1km towards Barratt Road on Monday 9th March, 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 8th May, 2015, weather permitting.

    These works will be constructed under a full road closure, when necessary, 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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    Spiller Street – Drainage Upgrade and Bitumen Widening

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that drainage upgrade and bitumen widening works will commence in Spiller Street from Queen Street to MacMillan Street on Tuesday 27th January, 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 27th March, 2015, weather permitting.
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    Posted Thursday, 22nd January 2015 in Current Road Conditions

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that drainage upgrade and bitumen widening works will commence in Spiller Street from Queen Street to MacMillan Street on Tuesday 27th January, 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 22nd May, 2015, 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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    Clayton and Ahern Streets – Drainage, Kerbing and Channelling and Road Reconstruction

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that drainage, kerbing and channelling and road reconstruction works will commence in Clayton Street from Mackersie Street to Beach Road and in Ahern Street from Clayton Street to Lawson Street on Monday 3rd November, 2014 continuing until approximately Friday 27th February, 2015, weather permitting
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    Posted Wednesday, 29th October 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices

    Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that drainage, kerbing and channelling and road reconstruction works will commence in Clayton Street from Mackersie Street to Beach Road and in Ahern Street from Clayton Street to Lawson Street on Monday 3rd November, 2014 continuing until approximately Friday 27th February, 2015, 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 11th May, 2015 and is expected to take approximately six weeks to complete.
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    Posted Thursday, 26th March 2015 in Current Water Information, Public Notices

    Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Monday 11th May, 2015.  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. Kelly and Giru

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

    For further information or, if specific arrangements are required regarding 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.

  • There are no Lost and Found Animals at the moment.

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