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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.
The Burdekin will open its doors on April 5 when Townsville Enterprise Limited (TEL) brings up to 100 people to sample the delights of our region.
Burdekin Shire Council Economic and Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said the Open Day was an opportunity for businesses and community groups to take advantage of the extra numbers on this day.
“The weekend of April 5-6 will be particularly busy with bocce being held here as part of the North Queensland Games and the Burdekin Junior Rugby League Football Club Shane Muspratt Challenge Under-12 carnival,” he said.
“There’s also the Time 4 Kids Gala Dinner on the Saturday night and the Rotary Club of Ayr 2014 Duck Race and Toad Day Out at Plantation Park on Sunday morning.
“Townsville Enterprise will bring a bus load of people from Townsville on Saturday and they are encouraging others to follow in their own cars.
“The TEL visitors will spend the morning in the Ayr CBD shopping and having lunch and we would like to encourage businesses to have sidewalk sales and extended business hours.
“I would also encourage community groups wanting to fundraise, through cake stalls, sausage sizzle or raffles, to do so on this day.”
Mr Vaccaro said the TEL visitors also would be taken on a tour of Home Hill tourist spots such as Ashworth’s Rock Shop, the Home Hill Comfort Stop and the Lions Diorama.
“We want to create a buzz in the Burdekin for this day to encourage these visitors to go home and tell their family/friends about us and come back to our beautiful region,” he said.
If anyone wants to participate in this event, please contact the Economic and Community Development section on 4783 9832.
The Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper Taskforce is currently travelling around Australia and Burdekin farmers will have a chance to have their say when it comes to Bowen on April 4.
The Taskforce is meeting with local farmers and industry representatives to hear their ideas on how to create a stronger, more profitable and more sustainable agriculture sector. Stakeholders are able to join a roundtable meeting or request a one-on-one meeting by emailing
Minister for Local Government David Crisafulli, Member for Burdekin Rosemary Menkens joined Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis this morning to announce the successful tender for the construction of the $2.7 million multi-purpose exhibition hall/cyclone shelter facility at the Ayr Showgrounds.
Cr Lowis said the designs and plans for the facility would be finalised this month and Malas Constructions Pty Ltd were expected to start work in April.
“This facility will be a great addition to the Burdekin and I thank the State Government for providing the funds to construct it,” he said.
“It will not only provide the shire with a cyclone shelter for the travelling public, but can also be used by the community as an exhibition facility.
“The building will have an internal open area of approximately 50m x 26m and an external size of 65m x 26m, will be constructed of concrete panel walls and is designed to withstand a Category 5 cyclone.
“It also will include an office and rest rooms, be equipped with stand alone power and should be able to accommodate up to 80 vehicles inside the building during a severe weather event.
“This building is not designed to be a place where people stay for a length of time, just somewhere safe for them to ride out the storm before moving on.”
Cr Lowis said the facility would be completed by mid-November this year.
QBSC/14/011 – QUOTATIONS FOR THE PURCHASE OF TWO (2) USED LIGHT VEHICLES
Quotations are invited for the above quotation closing at 12noon on Friday 14 March, 2014.
Council Plant Description
3055 2012 Sedan – Ford Falcon XT
4310 2012 2WD Ute – Toyota Hilux SR Dual Cab (style side)
Quotation documents are available from the Council’s Customer Service Centre at any time during normal office hours or download the Quotation package and complete the Form of Quotation.
Quotations shall be sealed in an envelope and endorsed as “QBSC/14/011 – Quotations for the purchase of two (2) used light vehicles” and lodged in the tender box located at the Burdekin Shire Council, 145 Young Street, Ayr.
The plant will be available for inspection on Friday, 7 March, 2014 between the hours of 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. at the Council’s Jones Street Depot. Enquiries should be made to the Manager – Technical Services, or the Workshop Superintendent.
All vehicles are sold unregistered. Roadworthy certificates will be provided for private purchasers only and current at the time of sale. The vehicles will not be released until the replacement vehicles are fully in service. The fire extinguishers and some ancillary equipment will not be sold with the vehicles and will be removed by Council. These vehicles are also offered as trades against the new replacement vehicles and Council reserves the right to sell these vehicles privately or otherwise.
Any persons making inspections of the plant must report to the Workshop Superintendent or his representative and comply with Council’s Workplace Health and Safety Standards, and in particular wearing of closed in footwear.
Quotations shall be deemed to be inclusive of GST. Quotations received by telephonic advice will not be considered. Late quotations will not be considered. The highest or any quotations will not necessarily be accepted.
Are you passionate about the Burdekin River and its environs? Would you like some input into how to best protect and use the river? Then you may be interested in applying to be a Community Representative Member on the Burdekin Shire River Improvement Trust. This will be a four-year commitment and Trust members are remunerated.
The Trust’s main role is to plan, design, fund, undertake and maintain improvement works to benefit the community. Applicants who can demonstrate an understanding of the local environment and show a proven ability to work collaboratively in consultation with stakeholder groups, while thinking strategically and also addressing environmental, engineering, financial and other considerations are encouraged to apply.
Applications close 5pm on Friday, March 14, 2014.
For position details, selection criteria, and all enquiries, contact BSRIT secretary Melissa Kelly on 0417 822 613 or Jennifer McKee, Senior Project Officer, Water Services, Department of Natural Resources and Mines on (07) 4064 1125.
The Burdekin region will be in the spotlight next month when Visitor Information Centre volunteers from throughout North Queensland come to town.
The Burdekin is hosting this year’s North Region Visitor Information Centre Volunteers Conference, which is expected to draw about 100 delegates from the Townsville, Ingham, Bowen and Charters Towers regions, as well as the local area.
Burdekin Tourism Association president Treena List said the two-day conference was an excellent chance for local businesses and tourism ventures to showcase their services to the conference attendees.
“The people attending this conference are at the frontline of tourist information services in this region,” Mrs List said.
“They’re the ones who talk to visitors, give them information, offer them advice and generally make the first impression upon those visitors.
“This conference is a fantastic opportunity to show off the Burdekin’s great products, facilities and services, not to mention its friendliness and hospitality.”
Mrs List said the conference would be held on Tuesday, March 18, and Wednesday, March 19.
Day One will be held at the Burdekin Theatre and will include presentations from industry leaders and operators. The official dinner will take place at the Kalamia Hotel that evening.
Day Two will see delegates having breakfast at the Theatre before embarking on a number of familiarisations at various tourist attractions around town.
If you are interested in providing sponsorship, please call (07) 4783 9831.
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Businesses and community groups now have the opportunity to update their details on the Burdekin Shire Council website via an online form.
Economic and Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said Council had created an easy-to-use online form for businesses and community groups to use to register their details on the Council directories.
“Council’s website is a one-stop shop of information for any potential investors, visitors and residents and it is important that we have the correct information available to them,” he said.
“We are currently updating all the online directories and categorising them into business, community (not for profit) and also ensuring the Calendar of Events is up to date.
“Letters and forms have been sent via mail and email to businesses currently listed on the directories, so if you haven’t received these notices, please contact Council.
“We review these directories regularly and want to ensure we have the correct information available.
Mr Vaccaro said the deadline for submissions for the directories was March 7, 2014.
Anyone who has not returned their form or confirmed that their details are correct on Council’s website may be deleted from the directories.
Tenders closing with the undersigned at 12 noon on Wednesday 19 March 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 07 4783 9912.
Tenderers are advised that a compulsory site meeting will be held on Monday 3 March 2014 at 9:00 am until 11:00 am.
N.D.R.R.A funding is provided by both the Commonwealth (75 percent) and Queensland (25 percent) Governments.