Latest news and media releases from Burdekin Shire Council.
Council is offering for sale by public tender the following parcels of land:
- TBSC/13/14 – 67 Mackenzie Street, Ayr
- TBSC/13/13 – 69 Mackenzie Street, Ayr
- TBSC/13/16 – 11 Paine Street, Ayr
- TBSC/13/15 – 55 Fourteenth Avenue, Home Hill
Click on the corresponding parcel of land to download the Specification documentation. A hard copy of the specification can be collected from the Council Chambers, 145 Young Street, Ayr during normal working hours.
Tenderers are encouraged to obtain further detail on allowable land use and activities from Council’s Town Planning Section 4783 9962.
Tenders close 4:00pm, Thursday 7 March 2013.
Quotations are invited for the Removal/Salvage or Demolish/Removal of the Millaroo Hall located at 9 Becker Street, Millaroo.
Click here to download the Quotation documents. Quotation documents are also available from the Council Chambers, 145 Young Street, Ayr.
Quotations close 4:00pm, Thursday 7th March 2013.
Competitive Remuneration Package
Idyllic rural lifestyle
Vibrant Business Centre
Excellent Community Facilities
Burdekin Shire is centred on the rich farming land of the Burdekin River delta, covering an area of approximately 5,053 square kilometres, with an average resident population of 18,000. The Shire is categorised as a Rural Agricultural Very Large (RAV) Local Authority under the Australian classification of Local Governments.
The Burdekin Region offers an outstanding lifestyle that is both contemporary and relaxed. The major township of Ayr is situated only a short drive between the regional centre of Townsville and the relaxed lifestyle of the Whitsunday’s. The Burdekin has abundant water supplies, excellent health and educational facilities as well as offering a fantastic array of cultural, sporting and recreational activities.
The Council plays an important role in improving the liveability of our community by providing many of the services and facilities used every day. With a 2013/2014 operational budget of approximately $40 million and also $40 million in capital which includes substantial NDRRA works and a staff of 230, you will work closely with the Mayor and elected representatives in the delivery of a wide array of services to the community.
We are looking for a proven leader with an ability to promote and encourage strong community engagement. You will bring outstanding people and leadership skills which have seen you deal with complex environments and engage and build relationships with diverse stakeholders. You will have an engaging interpersonal style that will see you influence and bring about positive cultural and process change across your teams and throughout the organisation.
Council is offering a highly attractive salary package which includes notional salary, superannuation (up to 12%) and a motor vehicle as part of a negotiated four year contract. The successful applicant is expected to be or become a resident of the Burdekin Shire and relocation fees will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
Information regarding this position and application packages are available from the Council’s web site @ www.burdekin.qld.gov.au . Applications can be lodged electronically via the website and must include a cover letter, information addressing the selection criteria and identifying suitability for the role and a current resume. Written applications can also be forwarded to .
Applications close 3rd February, 2014.
Download the application package using the link below.
- Chief Executive Officer - (pdf 387.94 kB)
Tenders close at 12.00pm on Monday, 6th Januay, 2014. More...
Tenders are invited for the supply and delivery of Reinforced Concrete Box Culverts for the Home Hill Drainage Scheme.
Tender specifications can be downloaded by clicking on the link below or are available from the Council Chambers, 145 Young Street, Ayr, during normal office hours.
- Tender TBSC/13/21 - Home Hill Drainage - Culvert Supply - (pdf 1.04 MB)
Tenders close at 12.00pm on Monday, 6th Januay, 2014.
The Burdekin Library, Graham Street, Ayr will be replacing its Adult Shelving in early January, 2014. This shelving will be surplus and will be available for purchase.
Details of available shelving include:
45 double sided bays – H 1800 mm W 900mm; shelf width 21 mm; 4 to 5 shelves per side per bay.
12 single sided bays – H 1800 mm W 900mm; shelf width 21 mm; 4 to 5 shelves per bay.
Prospective buyers are advised to inspect the shelving prior to lodging an offer to purchase.
Shelving must be collected from the Burdekin Library, Ayr from 6 to 10 January, 2014. No shelving will be stored for later collection.
Offers to purchase must include the following detail:
- Details of shelving required;
- Purchase price of shelving required (including GST);
- Whether the purchaser wishes to collect the shelving in assembled or disassembled form.
Offers to purchase shelving shall be sealed and endorsed as above and may be delivered to the Burdekin Library, Graham Street, Ayr or 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 Wednesday, 18 December 2014.
Enquiries should be made to Mr. John Scott, Manager Library Services on phone (07) 4783 9971.
Olsen Contracting wish to advise residents that reconstruction works will commence, as part of the NDRRA rebuilding works in Ayr, on Cislowski Road Ayr from Monday 2nd December 2013 for approximately three (3) weeks, weather permitting.
Motorists are advised to adhere to all signage and traffic control as directed.
These works are co funded by the Queensland Government (25%) and the Federal Government (75%).
Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that reconfiguration works at the intersection of Woods Road and Groper Creek Road will commence on Monday 2nd December, 2013 continuing until approximately Friday 17th January, 2014 weather permitting.
Works will be carried out utilising part and full road closures at various times. Temporary detours will be utilised as required along Darveniza Road, Ford Road and Rossato Road.
Residents are asked to obey all directional signs and 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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Footpath construction works will commence in Queen Street between the Plantation Park Motel and Kennedy Street as of Wednesday 4 December, 2013 until approximately Wednesday 18 December 2013, weather permitting.
Motorists and Pedestrians are asked to obey all directional signs for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.
Council will be carrying out upgrades to the 375mm water main in Railway Street, Ayr between Burke and Macmillan Streets on Tuesday 3 December 2013.
These works will result in a loss of water supply between the hours of 9:00am and 2:00pm and will affect residents and businesses in Queen Street (Red Rooster, Cascade Caravan Park) and MacMillan Street. Affected residents and businesses will be notified individually via a letter drop.
Residents nearest to Railway Street specifically Burke, Cameron, Wilmington, Munro, Graham, Queen and MacMillan Streets may experience water discolouration for a period following the planned works. It is advisable to delay washing of clothes etc. for up to two days after work is completed.
Council regrets any inconvenience that may be caused to residents as a result of these necessary maintenance works.
Get your singing voices ready for the Burdekin’s community Christmas event, Carols in the Park, next Sunday (Dec 8) at ANZAC Park in Ayr from 6pm.
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis said Council had moved the venue of the popular annual event to provide a better family atmosphere.
“This is a great way to get into the spirit of Christmas and this year we also are bringing back the lantern parade,” he said.
“Council has put a link on how to make a lantern on the Carols in the Park event listing on our website.
“This event is a chance for everybody to kick off their Christmas festivities and enjoy being part of a really positive community event.
“It has become a nice tradition for Burdekin families and I sincerely thank all involved with bringing the joy of Christmas to our community.
“It is heart-warming to see children with their parents, singing carols and enjoying the entertainment.”
Carols organising committee chairperson Cr Lyndy McCathie said residents should not bring traditional candles with naked flames.
“For safety reasons we ask that no one brings a traditional candle, however there will be safety candles and glo-wristbands on sale at the venue,” she said. “Residents should also bring their own blanket or chair so they can enjoy the carols in comfort.
“If it happens to rain, we will move the event to the Burdekin Theatre.”
The program, which will end about 8.30pm, features the Zaro family, Combined Churches Choir, Italian and Indian choirs, the St Francis Choir, Burdekin Community Church Band, Rhythm Edge Dance Studios and the Burdekin Brass Band. The special guest for the event is Santa who will arrive at 7pm.
Ayr Rotary Club and the Burdekin Scout Group will offer food and drink for sale. Sweets, tea and coffee will be available for sale from the Cherish ladies of the Burdekin Community Church.
Carols on the Green is supported by the Burdekin Shire Council, Burdekin Churches Together, the Lower Burdekin Newspaper Company, Ayr Chamber of Commerce, Burdekin Brass Band and 97.3 Sweet FM Radio Station.
Council Chambers will close from 4pm Tuesday, December 24 and will reopen at 8am Thursday, January 2, 2014.
Both Libraries will close from 4pm Tuesday, December 24 and will reopen on Thursday, January 2.
The Burdekin Theatre will be closed from 4pm Wednesday, December 11 through to Thursday, January 16.
The Ayr and Home Hill Swimming Pools, the Shire’s Waste Transfer Stations and Kirknie Road Landfill will be closed on Christmas Day.
Garbage collection services will be as normal. You can put your bins out on the same day as normal.
Residents will still be able to ring through emergencies via the Council’s after-hours emergency service on (07) 4783 9800.
Applications are invited to fill the position of Apprentice Engineering Tradesperson – Mechanical (Diesel Fitter) in Council’s Workshop. Council cannot guarantee continued employment after completion of the apprenticeship.
Applicants must have achieved a satisfactory standard of education to at least Grade 10 and have an interest in completing a mechanical trade.
Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Engineering Award – State and Burdekin Shire Council’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. The gross fortnightly wage for a First Year Apprentice is $765.49.
Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the link below.
- Job Vacancy 13/44 - Apprentice Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical (Diesel Fitter) - (pdf 277.44 kB)
Applications for 13/44 -Apprentice Engineering Tradesperson – Mechanical (Diesel Fitter) should include:
- A cover letter
- An application form
- A current resume with two referees
Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:
- online using the Online Job Application form
- by email to
- by mail to
Confidential Application No. 13/44
PO Box 974
AYR Qld 4807
Applications close on Wednesday, 11 December 2013. Word or PDF format is preferable.
For further information please contact the Workshop Supervisor, Mr. Kevin Holt on (07) 4783 9800.