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Cane Cutting Championships Postponed

NDRRA Activation following Tropical Cyclone Ita – assistance announced

Posted 16th Apr 2014 in Public Notices
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. More...
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Cane Cutting Championships Postponed

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

Posted 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. More...
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Waste Bins

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

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

Posted 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. [...] More...
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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.

 “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

Posted 14th Apr 2014 in Media Releases
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. More...
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BSYC 2014 executive committee

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. More...
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Traffic Control

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. More...
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Traffic Control

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.

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Road Report for 16th April 2014 as at 11.00am

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Road Report for 16th April 2014 as at 11.00am

COUNCIL   CONTROLLED
Road Status Details
Allen Road Open
Bahr Road Open Drive with caution – Washouts
Cromarty Creek Landing Road Water Over Road
Jerona Road Water Over Road
Old Coach Road Water Over Road
Reed Beds Road Water Over Road Tree obstructing road path
Sayers Road Water Over Road
Sandy Camp Road Water Over Road
Stockham Road Water Over Road

Next Road Report will be issued on 16th April 2014 at 4.00pm

Flying Foxes

Council to commence dispersal activities at flying fox colony

Posted 11th Apr 2014 in Media Releases
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. More...
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Flying Foxes

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

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

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.

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Maidavale Road – Bitumen Reconstruction Works

Posted 9th Apr 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 More...
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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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CEO Matthew Magin and Mayor Bill Lowis

New CEO begins at Burdekin Shire Council

Posted 3rd Apr 2014 in Media Releases
The Burdekin Shire Council has welcomed Matthew Magin to the role of chief executive officer. More...
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CEO Matthew Magin and Mayor Bill Lowis

The Burdekin Shire Council has welcomed Matthew Magin to the role of chief executive officer.

Burdekin Shire Mayor Bill Lowis said Mr Magin had an extensive background in regional economic development and this knowledge would be of huge benefit to the Burdekin.

Mr Magin was formerly self-employed and his principal contract was with North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation in a business development and stakeholder management role.

“Matthew’s business background will be great use to Council as we try to steer an even keel between savings and spending and what is best for our residents,” Cr Lowis said.

“I look forward to working closely with him over the coming years.”

Mr Magin said he was excited to take up the role and looked forward to interacting with the Burdekin community.

“My wife Lyn and I have been blown away by the warmth and friendliness shown to us since relocating here from Townsville recently,” he said.

“If we could bottle this warmth I have no doubt water would quickly become our second greatest asset!”

Mr Magin takes over the role from Ken Holt who had spent the past seven years with Council.

Cr Lowis thanked Mr Holt for his time and dedication to Council matters.

“He was the one that had to make the tough decisions when it came to residents abiding by our local laws,” he said.

“I wish him well for his retirement and appreciated his knowledge of the local government.”

Mirka Mora Mural

Burdekin Library celebrates 30th birthday

Posted in Media Releases
One of the region’s most loved venues, the Burdekin Library Ayr, celebrated its 30th birthday this week. The Home Hill Branch Library will celebrate 30 years on April 7. More...
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Mirka Mora Mural

One of the region’s most loved venues, the Burdekin Library Ayr, celebrated its 30th birthday this week.

Burdekin Shire Council Library Manager John Scott said the main library at Ayr was opened on March 31, 1984.

“Ayr was officially opened by the then Shire Chairman Cr John Trace and the Home Hill Branch Library was opened a week later on April 7 by Cr Jack Hinkson, who was the longest serving councillor at the time,” he said.

“The Burdekin Library Ayr has two remarkably unique pieces of art – the renowned Mirka Mora Mural ‘The Painting of Life’ and a beautiful stained glass window by Gary Burgess.

“At the time Gary Burgess described his artwork as a series of stained glass panels which give the impression of water flowing, falling and finally coming to a momentary rest in a quiet pool.

“We are very fortunate to have such a fabulous facility to service the Burdekin community.”

Mr Scott said much had changed in libraries over the past 30 years.

“What has not changed is a passion by library staff present and past to serve their community through innovative programs creating a sense of enjoyment for residents visiting both libraries, and I thank them for their dedication,” he said.

Haughton River crocodile

Large aggressive crocs prompt extra warnings at Cromarty Boat Ramp

Posted 2nd Apr 2014 in Media Releases
The capture of one large crocodile and the knowledge of two others near the Cromarty Boat Ramp near Giru have prompted Burdekin Shire Council to erect extra signage warning boaties and fishermen of the dangers. More...
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Haughton River crocodile

The capture of one large crocodile and the knowledge of two others near the Cromarty Boat Ramp near Giru have prompted Burdekin Shire Council to erect extra signage warning boaties and fishermen of the dangers.

Burdekin Shire Mayor Bill Lowis said Council had been informed by Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) officers that they had removed one 4.2m crocodile from the area.

“They have also told us that there are two more aggressive crocs nearby that also need removing – one of them is in excess of 5m and could weigh between 750-1000kg and a smaller one of about 3.5m,” he said.

“Crocs of this size are very dangerous and I would urge boaties and fishermen to take extra care.

“There are crocodile warning signs at the boat ramp, but there will be extra signage in the area advising of the current aggressive animals.

“Council also will place a portable sign to ensure locals and visitors alike are aware of the dangers.”

Cr Lowis said EHP were trying to trap the two remaining large crocodiles before the Easter break.

“There will be a lot of boating traffic at the ramp over the next two weeks and I would urge everyone to not take any chances,” he said.

“EHP officers have seen fishermen, up to their waist in water, casting for bait – these people are putting their lives at risk by doing this when you have such large crocs in the area.

“Apparently people also have been mucking about on jet skis near the two traps. This sort of activity may cause the crocs to shy away from the trap making it harder for the department to capture them.

“I also would urge locals to let visitors to the area know about the dangers and keep us up to date on any other sightings in the area.”

Members of the public are urged to be Crocwise around waterways and beaches in the Burdekin. In particular:

  • Obey croc warning signs
  • Don’t swim or let domestic pets swim in waters where crocs may live
  • Be aware that crocodiles also swim in the ocean
  • Stand back from the water when fishing or cast netting
  •  Do not camp at the water’s edge
  •  Never provoke, harass or feed crocs
  •  Do not clean or fillet fish at the water’s edge
  •  Never leave food, fish scraps or bait near the water, a camp site or boat ramp
  •  Always supervise children.

Crocodile sightings can be reported to EHP on 1300 130 372. All reports are investigated.

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. More...
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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.

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Burdekin community groups urged to apply for Aurizon grants

Posted 1st Apr 2014 in Media Releases
Burdekin community groups and charities are being urged to apply for grants from the latest round of Aurizon’s Community Giving Fund. Applications must be lodged by 5pm on Thursday, April 24. More...
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Burdekin community groups and charities are being urged to apply for grants from the latest round of Aurizon’s Community Giving Fund.

Mayor Bill Lowis said groups involved in health and wellbeing, environment, community safety and education had until April 24 to apply for funding.

“This fund is open to not-for-profit organisations and is offering grants from $1000 to $20,000,” he said.

“Many of our community groups are finding it harder to fund their projects and this may be another funding avenue for them that they aren’t aware of.”

Aurizon’s Community Giving Fund is a biannual grants program providing cash grants to charities and non-profit organisations who are a registered Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office.

For further information, or to submit an application online, go to www.aurizon.com.au/community . Applications must be submitted before 5pm on April 24.

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Stakeholders urged to take part in rail use inquiry

Posted 27th Mar 2014 in Media Releases
Stakeholders in Burdekin agricultural and livestock industries are encouraged to take part in an upcoming State Government inquiry into the use of rail. More...
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Stakeholders in Burdekin agricultural and livestock industries are encouraged to take part in an upcoming State Government inquiry into the use of rail.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis said the Transport, Housing and Local Government Committee would be travelling to Townsville on April 15 and urged any relevant parties to attend the public hearing.

“This Committee wants to find out what sort of incentives were needed to get the agriculture and livestock industry to use the State’s rail network,” he said.

“So now is the time for these groups to let the Government know what they want.”

Cr Lowis said the deadline for those wanting to appear as witnesses at the hearing was Friday, March 28 at 5pm.

Those wanting to speak with the Committee are urged to directly contact the secretariat by phoning 07 3407 7486 or by emailing .

 

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New policy to tackle tree issues

Posted 25th Mar 2014 in Media Releases
Burdekin Shire Council has adopted a new tree policy in an effort to reduce the impact of trees on council infrastructure. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council has adopted a new tree policy in an effort to reduce the impact of trees on council infrastructure.

Burdekin Shire Mayor Bill Lowis said there were many instances of trees being planted on Council land which, on reaching maturity, had lifted the footpath or road and intruded into underground services.

“As a result Council has now set some guidelines for residents to follow so these sorts of issues can be avoided,” he said.

“The new tree policy will reduce the risks of tree damage to property, injury to people, intrusion into underground services and cut future maintenance costs to Council.

“Our officers have reviewed all past customer complaints regarding trees on Council land and taken these into consideration in developing a policy to cover those issues.”

Cr Lowis said the tree policy would provide Council with the framework for the management and maintenance of trees within the Shire.

“The new policy will cover trees planted on or which may affect Council-owned or controlled land,” he said.

“This also covers trees on private land which overhang the boundary and interfere with the use of a footpath or the line of sight for vehicles.

“Under the new policy, Council will be able to issue the owners of the nuisance tree with a notice to rectify these kinds of tree issues.

“Council has, in the past, borne the costs associated with this kind of maintenance, but this cost will now revert back to the owner of the tree.”

Cr Lowis said the policy also would require residents to make an application to Council before planting a tree on Council-owned land.

“As part of the application process, residents will be required to identify the species of tree they intend to plant and the intended location of the tree,” he said.

“If we know what sort of tree it is and where the tree is going before it’s planted then we can reduce future problems in regards to interference with Council infrastructure.

“Residents also will be responsible for ongoing maintenance on any tree they have approval to plant on Council land.”

Cr Lowis said there would be no cost for lodging application to plant a tree on Council land.

Wanted

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

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

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

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Tenders closing 2.00 pm on Thursday 24th April 2014 are invited for the supply and delivery of Fuel Products. More...
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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.