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    Australia Day Awards Program

    Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised for their outstanding sporting or cultural achievement, or their outstanding commitment to the community?
    Nominations for the Australia Day Awards 2014 have now closed.

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    The Burdekin Shire Council Australia Day Awards recognise members of our community who have made an outstanding contribution to the community, and for their exceptional achievement in a variety of areas.

    The award categories include:

    • Citizen of the Year
    • Young Citizen of the Year
    • Community Event of the Year
    • Senior Sports Person of the Year
    • Junior Sports Person of the Year
    • Sports Administrator Award
    • Sportsperson with a Disability Award
    • Senior Cultural Award
    • Junior Cultural Award

    View the Australia Day Award Recipients for 2014.

    How to nominate:

    Nominations for the Australia Day Awards 2014 have now closed.

    Please complete the attached form and post or fax it to the address listed below, by 4pm on the closing date of Friday 20th December, 2013.

    Burdekin Shire Council
    145 Young Street
    AYR  QLD  4807
    Fax : 4783 9999 

    You can download the nomination form using the following link.

    Supporting documentation may also be provided with your nomination form if you feel it will assist the judges in making their decision.  Supporting documentation can include items such as personal references, photographs, samples of work, portfolios, articles etc.

    Please do not supply originals of supporting documentation, as all documentation will be retained by the Burdekin Shire Council. 

    Eligibility in Categories:

    All nominees must be a resident of the Burdekin Shire at the time of nomination

    Citizen of the Year
    Nominees must be 26 years of age or older as at 26th January, 2014

    Young Citizen of the Year
    Nominees must be aged between 16-25 years of age as at 26th January, 2014

    Community Event of the Year
    Nominated events must have been held in Burdekin Shire during the calendar year of 2013

    Senior Sports Person of the Year
    Nominees must be 18 years of age or older as at 26th January, 2014

    Junior Sports Person of the Year
    Nominees must be under the age of 18 years as at 26th January, 2014

    Sports Administrator Award
    Nominees must be a duly appointed Coach, Official or Administrator

    Sportsperson with a Disability
    Nominees may be any age with a medically diagnosed disability

    Senior Cultural Award
    Nominees must be 18 years of age or older as at 26th January, 2014

    Junior Cultural Award
    Nominees must be under the age of 18 years as at 26th January, 2014

    Judging Process

    Nominations will be reviewed by the appointed judging panel.  The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

    Award Recipients

    Award recipients will be announced at a ceremony during our Australia Day Celebrations to be held at the Burdekin Memorial Hall on Sunday 26th January, 2014 from 11am.

    Enquiries

    Enquiries should be directed to Tony Vaccaro on 4783 9800.

  • Awareness Campaigns

    The Burdekin Shire supports national and local awareness campaigns to help provide a safer and more environmentally friendly society.

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    The Burdekin Shire supports national and local awareness campaigns to help provide a safer and more environmentally friendly society.

    Check back here regularly for the current campaign.

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    Burdekin Community Association

    The Burdekin Community Association Inc. (BCA) is a not-for-profit, incorporated association which strives to fulfil the unmet social, welfare and health needs of the Burdekin community.

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    The Burdekin Community Association Inc. (BCA) is a not-for-profit, incorporated association which strives to fulfil the unmet social, welfare and health needs of the Burdekin community.

    A wide variety of community services are delivered by the BCA to the Burdekin Shire including the following:

    Street Address:130 Queen Street, Ayr, QLD 4807
    Postal Address:PO Box 815, Ayr, QLD 4807
    Phone:(07) 4783 3744
    Fax:(07) 4783 3990
    eMail
    Web Sitehttp://www.burdekincommunityassociation.org.au/
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    Burdekin Shire Youth Council

    The Burdekin Shire Youth Council (BSYC) is a team of young people (aged 12-25 years) who represent youth, communicate and liaise with the community and organise projects and events in order to improve the status of all young people and provide them with great opportunities.

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    The Burdekin Shire Youth Council is a team of young people (aged 12-25 years) who represent youth, communicate and liaise with the community and organise projects and events in order to improve the status of all young people and provide them with great opportunities.

    The Youth Council aim to provide a youth-driven forum for the purpose of suggesting ideas, voicing issues and any concerns and promoting community spirit and a sense of belonging for all young people in the Burdekin.  In addition, the Youth Council exists to secure a linkage between youth and the Burdekin Shire Council.

    Keep up-to-date with what Burdekin Shire Youth Council is doing, by visiting the BSYC Facebook page and hitting “like”.

    The 2014 Youth Council members are:
    Reece D’Alessandro – Youth Mayor
    Laura Sloan – Deputy Youth Mayor
    Danae Pilla – Secretary
    Breanna Rummeny
    Brytni Pearson
    Cassandra Loizou
    Chris McKeough
    Julia Zanella
    Leroy Brown
    Maigen Edwards
    Nakoma Coutts
    Ronan Cowper
    Sophie Hancock
    Tayla McKaig

    For more information on the Burdekin Shire Youth Council please contact Council’s Economic & Community Development Section on 4783 9832 or email us at (Attn : Youth Council).

    WHATS HAPPENING FOR YOUTH COUNCIL IN 2014:

    Burdekin Open Day – Sat 5th April, 2014
    Burdekin Shire Youth Council took part in Burdekin Open Day in April this year, providing face painting for children in Queen Street, Ayr.  One of our fundraising ventures, this is also a lot of fun for our members.

    Burdekin Qld Week Fun & Fitness Expo – Sunday 1st June, 2014
    Youth Council Members took part in the Qld Week Family Fun & Fitness Expo being held at Anzac Park, Ayr on Sunday 1st June, 2014 providing Badge Making for a gold coin donation.

    Burdekin Fast Track Talent Showcase
    Australia’s biggest talent showcase is coming to the Burdekin on Saturday 16th August, 2014 at the Burdekin Theatre.  There will be 3 heats (with over 30 performances) commencing at 1pm and a Final Showcase at 7.30pm.  The Final Showcase will include the top performers from the heats as well as guest peformances by 2013 X Factor Finalists and much more.  A great day/night of entertainment for the whole family.  Tickets are on sale now or check of the Burdekin Shire Youth Council’s Facebook Page (link above) for more information.

     

  • Citizenship Ceremonies

    How can I become an Australian Citizen? You need to make an application to become an Australian Citizen. The Federal Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship is responsible for Australian Citizenship and processes all applications. How long does the citizenship process take? Council is not involved in the processing of applications. If you have submitted [...]

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    How can I become an Australian Citizen?

    You need to make an application to become an Australian Citizen. The Federal Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship is responsible for Australian Citizenship and processes all applications.

    How long does the citizenship process take?

    Council is not involved in the processing of applications. If you have submitted an application and you would like to check on how it is proceeding, you should contact the Department of Immigration & Citizenship on 131 880. The Department will advise you in writing once your application has been approved, and forward your certificate to Council so that you can attend a citizenship ceremony.

    Is there a fee involved?

    Yes, the fee is payable to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. To find out what the current fee is, you should contact the Department of Immigration and Citizenship on 131 880.

    Where can I obtain a citizenship application form?

    You can contact the Department of Immigration and Citizenship on 131 880 or visit the Department’s website http://www.citizenship.gov.au/The application package contains further information and a guide on how to apply.

    Do I have to attend a citizenship ceremony to become a citizen?

    Yes, all successful applicants for Australian Citizenship must attend a ceremony and make their pledge to Australia.

    When are the citizenship ceremonies held?

    Council holds a ceremony each year on Australia Day, either at the Burdekin Theatre, Ayr or the Burdekin Memorial Hall, Home Hill in conjunction with other Australia Day festivities. Ceremonies are held periodically throughout the year at the Burdekin Shire Council Chambers, 145 Young Street, Ayr.

    Can I bring my family and friends to the ceremony?

    Yes, you can bring family and/or friends. Guests for ceremonies held on Australia Day would need to purchase tickets. Numbers are limited for other ceremonies held in the Council Chambers due to the space available. You will also need to let us know the number of guests you will be bringing for catering purposes.

     

  • Community Contact Lists

    Contact Lists of Businesses and Local Community Groups in the Burdekin Shire.

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    A community contact list of local groups and organisations.

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    Community Events Sign

    The Community Events Sign in Plantation Park, Ayr on the Bruce Highway can be utilised by community and not-for-profit groups conducting events in the Shire.

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    Burdekin Shire Council has a Community Events Sign located in Plantation Park, Ayr on the Bruce Highway.

    Its purpose is to assist in the promotion of Burdekin events to the community and tourists.

    As part of the Burdekin Shire Council’s commitment to supporting a broad range of community events, the Community Event Sign can be utilised by community and not-for-profit groups conducting events in the Shire.

    Please use the following Guidelines and Processes to arrange a community event sign for your organisation.

    Application Form

    • Your organisation will need to complete a Community Event Sign Application Form. On the Application Form, some background information on the event, the organising body, the time period to display the message, and the wording is required.
    • Applications for the use of display space on the Community Events Sign will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

    Display Board Responsibility

    Applicant group is responsible for:

    • Providing accurate and complete information on the Application Form;
    • Ensuring application is lodged at least two months prior to the event date, including the display board design for approval by Burdekin Shire Council;
    • Creation and production of signwriting for display board and all associated costs. (Screen-printing on a sign 2400mm x 1800mm is approximately $600);
    • Costs for updating its display board with new dates each year.

    Burdekin Shire Council is responsible for:

    • Advising of the success of the application or otherwise;
    • Supplying the applicant group with the specially manufactured blank display board at no cost;
    • Installation and removal of the display board; and
    • Storage of the display board.

    When not on display, the board will be stored by Burdekin Shire Council for the Group’s use the following year, when the Group will only be required to complete a Community Event Sign Update Form and cover the costs of the dates on the display board to be changed by a local signwriter.

    Display Board Specifications

    • The board is made from AluGBond (supplied by Burdekin Shire Council);
    • The size of the display board is 2400mm x 1800mm (made up of 2 (1200 x 1800mm) panels;
    • The board will appear in a standardised way. (2400mm wide by 1800mm high)
    • Your group will be required to produce the design to be printed/painted on the display board. It is a requirement that your group does this in conjunction with a local signwriter of your choice, who will also be required to print/paint the design on the display board.
    • Burdekin Shire Council MUST approve all display board designs prior to them being printed/painted by a local signwriter.
    • Your group will be required to cover the cost of the printing/painting by the local signwriter.
    • Burdekin Shire Council will erect your display board, remove it after the event has occurred and will store it.
    • For annual events, your group will be required to cover the costs of updating the dates of its event on your display board each year.

    Display Time

    • The length of time that your group’s display board will be erected will depend on the number of applicants for that period, and will be at the discretion of the Burdekin Shire Council.

    Eligibility

    To be eligible to display your event message on the Community Event Sign, events must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

    • Completed application form must be received at least two months prior to the chosen display date;
    • The event organising body must be based in the Shire or provide services to people within the Shire;
    • Events must be open to all residents of the Shire;
    • Applicants must hold current Public Liability Insurance sufficient for the proposed event;
    • All events promoted on the Community Event Sign must occur within Burdekin Shire.

    Priority Groups

    In approving applications, Council will consider the following:

    • Council-initiated events
    • Council-supported events (supported through partnerships or direct funding)
    • Community Events

    They will be assessed using the following priority criteria:

    1. Have the potential to attract large crowds of participants;
    2. Involve a wide range of local community groups eg. local arts, cultural and ethnic groups;
    3. Have demonstrated the ability to host the event;
    4. Offer something significant or entirely new to Burdekin Shire Council residents; and
    5. Are accessible to all residents.

    Terms and conditions

    • Burdekin Shire Council will develop a system of space allocation, based on the priority groups, and take into account previous access to the Community Event Sign.
    • The display board message, if accepted, may be complemented with a listing in the Community Calendar or the Burdekin Shire Council website.
    • Burdekin Shire Council reserves the right not to accept or promote any events that could involve the Burdekin Shire Council in a controversial issue or expose Council to adverse criticism.
    • Should the applicant or any of its sponsors be regarded as inappropriate under the following, then the application for promotion will not be accepted:
      • An event that is at odds with local government policy directly or indirectly;
      • An event that does not meet the community standards relating to “good taste”;
      • Any products or services which are at odds with Burdekin Shire Council’s duty of care, aims or objectives.
    • Burdekin Shire Council is responsible for your event sign while it is displayed in Plantation Park.
    • In all instances, Burdekin Shire Council reserves the right not to accept an application for space on the Community Event Sign.
    • Burdekin Shire Council will not be held responsible for the conduct of the event.

    Who to Contact

    For additional information about displaying your information on the Community Events Sign…

    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
    Location145 Young Street,
    Ayr QLD 4807
    Postal AddressPO Box 974
    Ayr QLD 4807
    Opening hours8am – 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
    SMS0437 886 008
    Email
    OnlineUse the Online Contact Form
     
    Building Certification and Plumbing Officers
    Early OpeningPlease phone (07) 4783 9942 if you need access the Building and Plumbing Department between 7am – 8am, Monday to Friday.
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    Community Information Centres

    Burdekin's Community Information Centre is located at 119 Queen Street, Ayr. Phone contact is 4783 7633.

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    Burdekin’s Community Information Centre is located at 119 Queen Street, Ayr.  Phone contact is 4783 7633.

  • Databases

    View Businesses, Community Organisations and Sports and Recreation Organisations within the area. There is also a Burial Register for Ayr and Home Hill.

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    The council maintains databases of Businesses, Community Organisations and Sports and Recreation Organisations within the area.  There is also a Burial Register that includes details of all the burials and reservations at the Ayr and Home Hill cemeteries.

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    Emergency Information

    BOM - Current Cyclones
    BOM - Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast
    BOM - Queensland Marine Wind Forecast
    View Council's Emergency Information
    Visit Get Ready Queensland
    Disaster preparedness is critical when living in the tropical north.
    Visit the Emergency Information pages to find out more about what to do in an emergency.

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    Disaster preparedness is critical when living in the tropical north, and within these pages you will find all the information you will need to be prepared.

    Cyclone, Flood and Storm Tide Disaster Management

    During times of disaster such as cyclones, flooding etc. the Burdekin Shire Council Local Disaster Coordination Centre is activated at the discretion of the Chairperson of the Local Disaster Management Group or delegate. The centre may also be activated at the request of the Local Disaster Coordinator or the District Disaster Management Group or the District Disaster Coordinator.

    Once the Centre is activated the local contact number for the Burdekin Shire Council will also become the Local Disaster Coordination Centre number. This number is 4783 9800 and will be activated and widely publicised through local radio.

    Burdekin Shire Council Local Disaster Management Group

    Under the Disaster Management Act 2006 local government must establish a Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) for the local government’s area. The Burdekin Shire Council’s LDMG is chaired by the Mayor of the Burdekin Shire Council, and includes Executive Council Officers, representatives from Police, Fire, Ambulance, SES, health, tourism and other advisory members as required.

    Council’s disaster management adviser is the Local Disaster Coordinator. The Local Disaster Coordinator also coordinates the disaster management and disaster risk management planning, development and staff training for the Burdekin Shire.

    The Burdekin Local Disaster Management Group is responsible to the DDMG for:

    • Developing disaster management arrangements and allocating responsibilities
    • Coordinating operations
    • Preparing disaster management plans for the Burdekin Shire
    • Establishing and maintaining a local emergency service.

    Burdekin Shire Local Disaster Management Plan

    Under the provisions of the Disaster Management Act 2003, Burdekin Shire Council must prepare a Local Disaster Management Plan (LDMP) to address the disaster management needs of the Shire. The Burdekin Shire LDMP ensures that:

    1. community risks related to events are effectively managed;
    2. risks requiring district level support are identified and communicated to the district level;
    3. the local government and local groups comply with their disaster management obligations under the Disaster Management Act 2003 and other obligations related to disaster management that the local government determines.

    The plan aims to achieve prevention, preparedness, response and recovery objectives in accordance with the values of the disaster management strategic framework:

    • Protecting health, safety, quality of life and economic vitality
    • Building and maintaining partnerships and collaboration across all levels of government, community and industry, in all aspects of disaster management
    • Protecting our natural and built environment
    • Respecting the diversity of Queensland communities
    • Ensuring accountability and transparency of the Queensland disaster management arrangements
  • Grants and Sponsorships

    Funding is available for local sporting and cultural organisations and individuals.

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    What type of funding is available for local sporting and cultural organisations and individuals?

    Grants for Excellence in Sports and Cultural Activities

    Burdekin Shire Council has a policy of providing financial assistance to individuals selected for State or National representation.

    The type of assistance is aimed at assisting local juniors who have been selected for representative fixtures or partly assisting with travel costs.

    A scale of assistance has been established.

    Individual applicants must be residents of Burdekin Shire or full time students whose supporting parents reside in the Burdekin Shire.

    An individual is limited to one grant per sport per financial year, unless selected for higher honours.

    Applicants must be under the age of 18 years or bonda fide students in full- time education who have been selected for State or National representation.

    Applications may be submitted at any time.

    Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

    Regional Arts Development Fund, run in partnership with Arts Queensland, provides funding for artistic projects, concept development, individual professional development and skills development.

    There are two rounds per year.

    Additional Information

    Who to Contact

    Phone Janice Horan for more details on (07) 4783 9800.

  • Plaques for Pioneer Avenue

    Location Pioneer Avenue is located in the central business district in Eighth Avenue, Home Hill from Sixth Street to Tenth Street. Who can apply for a plaque? Person/persons who have settled in the Burdekin Delta Region before 1925. What is required? An applicant shall provide appropriate evidence to Council, of settlement prior to 1925. Eg: Extract [...]

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    Location

    Pioneer Avenue is located in the central business district in Eighth Avenue, Home Hill from Sixth Street to Tenth Street.

    Who can apply for a plaque?

    Person/persons who have settled in the Burdekin Delta Region before 1925.

    What is required?

    An applicant shall provide appropriate evidence to Council, of settlement prior to 1925. Eg: Extract from a reputable text, Birth, Marriage or Death Certificate.

    A brief local history of the pioneer is to be provided.

    Cost:

    Descendants of the pioneer will be required to make a contribution to the project. The level of contribution is currently $750.00 (per plaque).

    Council will co-ordinate the project and carry out ongoing maintenance.

    Please contact Eliza Lovell or Tammy Quagliata for any enquiries by phoning 4783 9800 or email .

  • Regional Arts Development Fund

    The Burdekin Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a State and Local Government Partnership in regional arts and cultural development.

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    The Burdekin Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a State and Local Government Partnership in regional arts and cultural development.

    Closing dates

    There are two funding rounds each year which are advertised in the local newspaper.

    Round 1 – May – for projects commencing after 1 August

    Round 2 – November – for projects commencing after 1 February

    What is RADF

    The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) supports arts and cultural development at the local level through regional Queensland. RADF is a partnership between participating local councils and the Queensland Government, improving the quality of life and generating a potent force for regional renewal.

    How does RADF work?

    Each year Burdekin Shire Council lodges a bid for funding with Arts Queensland. If approved, Arts Queensland provides 60% of the bid, and Council 40%. RADF invites grant applications from the community twice annually – in May and November.

    RADF Committee members assess the grant applications according to RADF guidelines and the Council’s art and cultural development policy and recommend which applicants they consider should receive funding and how much. The RADF Liaison Officer presents their recommendations to Council. Council ratifies the committee decisions and the funds are distributed.

    Applications for funding must be made to Council on the appropriate RADF form.

    Categories of RADF Funding

    Developing Regional Skills

    For individual professional artists and artsworkers living in regional Queensland to attend professional development seminars or activities; master-classes; mentorships with recognised arts and cultural peers; and placements with recognised arts and cultural organisations.

    • RADF grants will support intrastate and interstate activities only.
    • Arts Queensland’s Individual Professional Development grants support international activities.
    • Assistance is available for up to 65 per cent of the total costs to a maximum of $1000 for Queensland travel and $2000 for national travel.

    Councils may also support Quick-Response Grants under this category for:

    • opportunities for professional development that unexpectedly become available out of the normal local RADF rounds
    • applications usually up to six weeks before the event/activity.

    Building Community Cultural Capacity

    For community groups to engage a professional artist or artsworker to work with them on developing their arts practice or to run arts development workshops or community projects.

    • RADF grants will support travel, accommodation and fees associated with employing professional artists or artsworkers to work on community projects or workshops in the local community.
    • Assistance is available for up to 65 per cent of the total costs of the project or workshop.
    • This category is also open to councils that wish to assume a co-ordination role for projects.

    Interest Free Art Loans

    For arts activities that will generate an income greater than the amount of the loan, and where no other funding source is available.

    • RADF Interest-free Arts Loans will support activities that can demonstrate a prior commitment from a distributor or producer, e.g. a publisher, gallery or venue that can confirm and substantiate revenue forecasts.
    • The total amount of the loan must be paid back at the conclusion of the activity.

    Cultural Tourism

    For projects and activities that focus on communities’ locally distinct arts, culture and heritage both for members of that community and for visitors.  RADF grants can support initiatives and activities that focus on:

    • product development by professional artists, either as individuals or in partnership with individual community members or community groups marketing of professional artistic product.

    Contemporary Collections/Stories

    To preserve and provide access to locally held collections of significance, and collect and tell local stories from the past and the present that can demonstrate state and/or local significance. The priorities for this category are proposals for post-1960 heritage and Indigenous stories that can demonstrate strong community participation and ownership.

    • RADF grants can support:
    • Documentation, preservation, interpretation projects and collection management training through community-based workshops community stories, which can be documented in a variety of forms and mediums, including plays, videos, artwork, digital exhibitions, education programs, oral histories and publications.
    • Community organisations such as historical societies, museums, libraries, archives, galleries, Indigenous and migrant community groups which collect and provide public access to their cultural heritage collections are eligible to apply.
    • Applicants must provide a statement of significance with their applications.

    Regional Partnerships

    To encourage innovative and energising arts projects where artists, communities and councils work together in their community, or in partnership with another community, to achieve enhanced outcomes from RADF grants.

    RADF grants will support projects that can demonstrate a partnership between:

    • artists and local industry
    • artists and community arts organisations
    • artists and non-arts community organisations
    • cross-council collaborations.

    This category is also open to councils.

    Concept Development

    To develop arts research ideas and project proposals to the implementation stage and identify funding sources outside of RADF to implement project proposals. RADF grants will support individuals and groups who wish to engage in professional research and the development of ideas and project proposals to the implementation stage. No specific artform product is required. However, the project should demonstrate how it will contribute to future arts development.

    Potential funding sources for the implementation of the project must be identified prior to making an application and must be noted in the application form.

    This category is also open to councils.

    Arts Policy Development and Impementation

    To support councils to:

    • develop cultural policy, cultural mapping, visioning and planning proposals
    • partner on regional cultural policy co-ordination activities
    • cross-regional cultural planning
    • development of cultural tourism plans
    • community consultation, facilitation and preparation of the documents (but not publishing)
    • RADF Committee training.

    Application Forms

    The forms listed below can be filled out and returned to the Burdekin Shire Council. The documents below are in PDF format and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the documents.

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    Who can submit grant applications to the Burdekin RADF committee?

    The program supports locally determined regional arts and cultural development opportunities by providing discrete, short term, project based financial assistance.

    Individuals and organisations are encouraged to seek assistance for:

    • Professional services to amateur arts activity
    • Travel costs associated with local artists attending specialised seminars/workshops in major centres for the purpose of individual professional development;
    • Professional components of activities such as residencies, productions, commissions, exhibitions, short term workshops, research and promotion;
    • Networking, training and professional development for local artsworkers.

    Successful Applicants

    All successful applicants are required to acknowledge Burdekin Shire Council and Arts Queensland in all publicity. Please be sure to read the Arts Queensland Acknowledgement Protocol.

    Arts Queensland Acknowledgement protocol

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    Burdekin Shire Council crest

    Outcome Report Forms

    Successful applicants, upon completion of their project will be required to complete and submit an Outcome Report. It is important for successful applicants to complete the form correctly.

    The form below can be filled out and returned to the Burdekin Shire Council. The document is in PDF format and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the document.

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    Committee Members

    Committee Member’s nameArea of expertise e.g. artform, profession, sector of the community they represent.
    Cr Treena List (Chair)Councillor
    Mrs Carolyn StarkeyCraft
    Cr Ennio GazziolaCouncillor
    Mrs Jewel GistMuseums and Cultural Heritage
    Mrs Sandra MilaniVisual Arts
    Mrs June PolaPainting
    Mrs Cheryl PlattEisteddfod, Choral work and Music
    Mrs Janet YpinazarWriting

    Your Burdekin RADF Liaison Officer is:

    Mrs Janice Horan
    Phone : 4783 9836
    Fax : 4783 9999
    Email :

  • Social Welfare & Health Needs

    Burdekin Shire Council supports a range of services which foster the social well-being and health needs of the community.

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    Burdekin Shire Council supports a range of services which foster the social well-being and health needs of the community.  These services are listed below.

    The Burdekin Community Association Inc. (BCA)

    BCA provides assistance to the aged, families, children and individuals who are suffering hardship and distress in the Burdekin.

    BCA’s Vision is “to provide leadership in the field of community services and become the provider of choice by residents and referring agencies when seeking community services in the Burdekin region”.

    For further information visit The Burdekin Community Association Inc. website.

    Zonta Club of Burdekin Inc. (Member of Zonta International)
    “Advancing the Status of Women Worldwide”

    Zonta International was founded in 1919 as a network of executives and professionals in business to advance the status of women worldwide. 

    The Zonta Club of Burdekin Inc. provides support on women’s health issues and domestic violence related problems.

    Looking for SUPPORT for Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence?
    24 Hour Help Lines

    Police000
    Domestic Violence1800 811 811
    Sexual Assualt1800 010 120
    Lifeline13 11 14

     

  • Tourist Information

    Just an hour’s drive south of Townsville, you can discover the friendly residents and laid-back atmosphere of the Burdekin - Sugar capital of Australia.

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  • What’s On in the Burdekin

    To find out what is happening in the Burdekin view the local Calendar of Events or read about the following major events in the area.

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    Check the Events Calendar


    To find out what is happening in the Burdekin you can either



    To be included in the Events Calendar


    To include details about your event in the Events Calendar please use the online event submission form.



    Major Local Events


    Yo can also read about the following major events in the area.

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