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Rifle Range Road – Concrete Floodway and Bitumen Works

Posted 22nd May 2015 in Current Road Conditions
Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that construction of a concrete floodway and bitumen works will commence on Rifle Range Road from Kirknie Road to Heatley Road on Monday 25th May, 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 26th June, 2015, weather permitting. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that construction of a concrete floodway and bitumen works will commence on Rifle Range Road from Kirknie Road to Heatley Road on Monday 25th May, 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 26th June, 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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Bitumen Reseals – Urban and Rural Areas

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen reseal works will commence on the following roads on Monday 25th May, 2015 to Wednesday 27th May, 2015, commencing at 7.00am. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen reseal works will commence on the following roads on Monday 25th May, 2015 to Wednesday 27th May, 2015, commencing at 7.00am.

  • Graham St
  • Rossiter St
  • Hodder Rd
  • Gardner Rd
  • Mt Inkerman Rd
  • Groper Ck Rd
  • Maryplain Rd

Residents are requested to have their vehicles parked away from the roadway as far as practicable to avoid bitumen overspray.

Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and Traffic Controllers for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.

Burdekin Shire Council would like to thank the 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.

BSYC gets ready for Burdekin Open Day 2015

Burdekin Shire Youth Council joins fun of Burdekin Open Day festivities

Posted 20th May 2015 in Media Releases
The Burdekin Shire Youth Council will be bringing a bit of colour and fun to the Burdekin Open Day festivities on May 30. More...
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BSYC gets ready for Burdekin Open Day 2015

The Burdekin Shire Youth Council will be bringing a bit of colour and fun to the Burdekin Open Day festivities on May 30.

Burdekin Shire Youth Mayor Cassandra Loizou said the team would have a $2 face-painting stall and a jumping castle set up next door to Queen Street interiors.

“We’re looking forward to being a part of the event and adding a bit of colour by painting faces,” she said.

“Last year was really good and I was surprised by the number of kids that were around.

“It was lots of fun, so I expect this year will be just as much fun.”

Council’s Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said the May 30 event would finish with visitors being taken to the Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships at the old Home Hill showgrounds.

“We wanted to showcase a piece of the region’s history to our visitors and the Championships do that,” he said.

“Cane is what built the Burdekin and cutting cane by hand was what our pioneer farmers had to do.

“The Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships are a great opportunity to see just how tough our pioneers were.”

Mr Vaccaro said businesses were encouraged to have one-day sales or promotions, extend their trading hours for a couple of hours, hold street stalls and use mascots for the event.

“We want to create a party atmosphere, so put up some bunting, bring your shop out to the street and have some fun,” he said.

“Council is waiving the fee for footpath permits for this day only, but please abide by health and safety regulations.”

The Burdekin Open Day visitors’ itinerary will include a morning in the Ayr CBD, afternoon in Home Hill CBD and entry into the Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships.

Any businesses requiring further information can contact the Community Development team on 4783 9832.

 

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Keeping rate rises to CPI no longer possible: Mayor

Posted 19th May 2015 in Media Releases
Increasing external costs are impacting on Burdekin Shire Council’s ability to keep rate rises in line with CPI, according to Mayor Bill Lowis. More...
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Increasing external costs are impacting on Burdekin Shire Council’s ability to keep rate rises in line with CPI, according to Mayor Bill Lowis.

“Freezing of government financial assistance grants, electricity costs, insurance and the cost of materials are all things Council has no control over and these are rising every year,” he said.

“Unfortunately, Burdekin is in the position of having a static population which is covering these increasing costs.

“I’m not the only one to say keeping our rate rises to the CPI is not sustainable these days – the Chief Executive of Queensland Treasury Corporation has also publicly stated this (Courier-Mail 23/4/2015).

“He said CPI rate rises were a thing of the past as costs on councils were getting bigger.”

Cr Lowis said he wanted to assure Burdekin ratepayers that Council was being cautious with their money to ensure the future sustainability of the Shire.

“Our Chief Executive Officer last year directed his team to find a five per cent productivity dividend in their departmental budgets, we’ve kept our borrowings to a minimum and still provide a wide range of services wanted by this community,” he said.

“Burdekin does not, by a long shot, have the highest average rates in Queensland and it is Council’s aim to keep it that way.

“Really, for such a small community, we are very lucky to have all the services we currently have.

“There are not many council areas with our population that have a fantastic theatre complex or a pool in nearly all of its towns.

“Many comparable council areas don’t have the number of sealed roads in their shire as we do either.

“I believe this Council is doing a solid job of keeping costs to our ratepayers to a minimum and provide excellent service to our residents.”

The Burdekin Shire Council Budget will be brought down on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

 

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Burdekin River Bridge – Temporary Lane Closures

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) wishes to advise that single lane closures on the Burdekin River Bridge will take place (weather permitting) on the following dates More...
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The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) wishes to advise that single lane closures on the Burdekin River Bridge will take place (weather permitting) on the following dates:

  • Monday 25 May to Friday 29 May 2015
  • Tuesday 2 June to Friday 5 June 2015
  • Monday 8 June and Friday 12 June 2015

9.00am to 2.45pm (please note start and finish times)

During this time, speed restrictions will be in place and the site will be under traffic control.

North and south bound road users should expect minor delays. To minimise disruptions, heavy vehicle operators with loads wider than three metres must contact David Macauley on 0407 690 314 to advise of an anticipated time of arrival to allow for road barriers and other infrastructure to be cleared.  Failure to give advance warning will result in further delays.

We apologise for any inconvenience and seek your cooperation during this program of works. If you have any queries in relation to this work, please contact the Customer and Stakeholder Management team on 1800 625 648.

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Ivanhoe Road – Reconstruction and Widening Works

Posted 13th May 2015 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices
Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and widening works will commence on Ivanhoe Road between Minuzzo Road and McAllister Road intersections, on Wednesday 13th May 2015 to Friday 5th June, 2015, weather permitting. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and widening works will commence on Ivanhoe Road between Minuzzo Road and McAllister Road intersections, on Wednesday 13th May 2015 to Friday 5th June, 2015, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under a full road closure between McAllister Road and Rita Island Road.  Traffic will be detoured via McAllister Road and Ruddy Road.

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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Job Vacancy 15/13 – Part Time Community Development Support Officer (Maternity Relief)

Posted 12th May 2015 in Current Job Vacancies
Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Community Development Support Officer. This is a part time, maternity relief position for a period of up to six months. The hours of work total 44.5 hours per fortnight covering Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week. Applications close Wednesday, 27 May 2015. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Community Development Support Officer.  This is a part time, maternity relief position for a period of up to six months.  The hours of work total 44.5 hours per fortnight covering Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Provide support to the Manager Community Development
  • Responsible for the administration functions of the Community Development Section
  • Independently manage and implement small-scale projects or components of large-scale projects
  • Strengthen partnerships with various stakeholders to build community knowledge of community development and actively involve residents in community development initiatives.
  • Update Council’s website content and social media pages
  • Liaise with current and potential hirers on venue information and availability, event details, and provide quotations and contract administration

The Person

The successful applicant will possess the following attributes at a minimum:

  • Ability to effectively communicate, liaise and research issues with community organisations and groups and other stakeholders
  • Ability to prepare correspondence, such as support letters or reports to Government Ministers and Departments
  • Ability to prepare funding applications for a variety of projects
  • Demonstrated event management skills and proven ability and knowledge to undertake Council and community events
  • High level of computer skills, including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, InDesign and the Internet

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 3 ($41,017) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the following link.

Applications for 15/13 – Part Time Community Development Support Officer (Maternity Relief) should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria (Please refer to the Position Description for the full list of selection criteria)

Applications are to be submitted online using the Online Job Application Form.

Applications close on Wednesday, 27 May 2015.  Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Mr. Tony Vaccaro, Manager Community Development on (07) 4783 9800.

 

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Council offers free food safety course to Burdekin businesses

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Burdekin Shire Council is offering local food businesses the opportunity to attend a free two-hour food safety course at the Council Chambers at 6pm Wednesday 20 May, 6pm Thursday 21 May or 10am Friday 22 May. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council is offering local food businesses the opportunity to attend a free food safety course.

Governance and Local Laws Manager Dan Mulcahy said the two-hour course would be held at the Council Chambers on May 20 and 21 at 6pm and May 22 at 10am.

“We’re offering our local food outlets the opportunity to boost their staff’s knowledge for free,” he said.

“This two-hour course will provide information on food microbiology, food safety standards and food safety practices such as temperature control, hand washing and cleaning and sanitizing.

“We are offering three sessions in order to provide businesses with some flexibility on when staff can attend.

“The aim of these courses is to ensure our local food outlets are up to speed with all the latest food handling information.”

Bookings can be made by contacting Council’s Environment and Health team on 4783 9800.

 

Burdekin Open Day

Burdekin Open Day – Saturday 30 May 2015

Posted 7th May 2015 in Front Page Featured Items
A joint initiative between Townsville Enterprise (TEL) and Burdekin Shire Council, Burdekin Open Day will showcase the Burdekin region and what we have to offer to visitors and locals alike. More...
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Burdekin Open Day

A joint initiative between Townsville Enterprise (TEL) and Burdekin Shire Council, Burdekin Open Day will showcase the Burdekin region and what we have to offer to visitors and locals alike.

A bus will be provided for visitors from Townsville to travel to the Burdekin for the day with the following Itinerary:

9.15am to 11.30am – AYR CBD
Things to do include: Shopping, morning tea, ten pin bowling or Burdekin Theatre/Library Tour and much more.

11.45am to 2.00pm – HOME HILL CBD
Things to do include: shopping, lunch, view the historical displays, visit Ashworth’s Rock Shop and much more.

2.00pm to 4.00pm – Visit the Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships

Tickets to attend Burdekin Open Day on the bus from Townsville are $20 (children FREE).

For more information or to book tickets contact Townsville Enterprise on (07) 4726 2753 or visit www.townsvillenorthqueensland.com.au.

Visitors are also welcome to attend in their own vehicle.

If you are local and would like to be a part of Burdekin Open Day contact Council’s Community Development Team on (07) 4783 9832.

For Sale

Quotation QBSC/15/015 Quotations for the purchase of five (5) used light vehicles

Posted 5th May 2015 in Current Quotations
Quotations are invited for the purchase of five used light vehicles (1994 Toyota Hiace 12 seater, 2011 Mazda BT50 d/s, 2011 4WD Ford Ranger crew cab (1 x cab chassis, 1 x style side), 2013 2WD Holden Colorado Dual Cab style side. Closing date at 12noon on Wednesday 27 May 2015. More...
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QBSC/15/015 – QUOTATIONS FOR THE PURCHASE OF FIVE (5) USED LIGHT VEHICLES

Quotations are invited for the above quotation closing at 12 noon on Wednesday 27 May, 2015.

Council Plant No.  Description
3107                               1994 – Toyota Hiace 12 seater (manual, petrol)
4019                               2011 – 2WD Mazda BT50 (drop side, diesel)
4314                               2013 – 2WD Holden Colorado LTZ Dual Cab (style side, auto, diesel)
4370                              2011 – 4WD Ford Ranger XL Crew Cab (c/c only, manual, diesel)
4371                               2011 – 4WD Ford Ranger Crew Cab (style side, manual, diesel)

Quotation documents are available from the Council’s Customer Service Centre at any time during normal office hours or by using the following link:

Quotations shall be sealed in an envelope and endorsed as “QBSC/15/015 – Quotations for the purchase of five (5) 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, 15 May, 2015 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. Safety certificates will be provided for private purchasers only and current at the time of sale, however vehicles sold as cab chassis will be sold in an “as is condition”. 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.

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TBSC/15/009 – Engineering Consultancy Services

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Tenders closing at 12:00 noon on Wednesday 27 May 2015 are invited for the above.

Tender documents are available from Council’s Customer Service Centre during normal office hours and also on Council’s website, using the link below.

Tenders shall be sealed and endorsed TBSC/15/009 – Engineering Consultancy Services

All enquiries in respect of this Invitation to Tender are to be directed to:

Burdekin Shire Council.
Address: PO Box 974, Ayr  QLD  4807
Attention: Kevin Byers
E-Mail: 

Tender enquiries will not be considered within 3 working days before the closing of tender.

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Spiller Street – Drainage Upgrade and Bitumen Widening

Posted 28th Apr 2015 in Current Road Conditions
Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that drainage upgrade and bitumen widening works will be continuing in Spiller Street from Queen Street to MacMillan Street until approximately Friday 29th May, 2015, weather permitting. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that drainage upgrade and bitumen widening works will be continuing in Spiller Street from Queen Street to MacMillan Street until approximately Friday 29th 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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Exhibitors wanted for Queensland Week Family Fun and Fitness Expo

Posted 15th Apr 2015 in Media Releases
Council is calling for stallholders, sports organisations, businesses and fitness professionals to showcase their products and services at this year’s Burdekin Queensland Week Family Fun and Fitness Expo. More...
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Council is calling for stallholders, sports organisations, businesses and fitness professionals to showcase their products and services at this year’s Burdekin Queensland Week Family Fun and Fitness Expo.

Council’s Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said the Expo would be held from 9am-1pm on Sunday, June 7 at ANZAC Park, Ayr.

“Last year’s event was a great success, but we would like this year to be bigger and better,” he said.

“Ideally we are looking for people who could set up stalls featuring health, fitness or lifestyle activities and products.

“This event is a great way for sporting groups, gyms and businesses to give demonstrations or get information to residents wanting to lead a healthy lifestyle.

“Our aim is to make the day fun for the whole family, but also provide some physical activity for all to enjoy.”

Mr Vaccaro said stall holders could register for the event by downloading a form from Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or by contacting the Community Development team on 4783 9832.

The Burdekin Shire Council received a $6500 Queensland Government grant to host the Queensland Week event.

 

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Phillips Camp Road – Drainage and Bitumen Works

Posted 9th Apr 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. More...
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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

Posted 7th Apr 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. More...
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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.

Water Meter Reading

Bi-Annual Water Supply Meter Reading

Posted 26th Mar 2015 in Current Water Information, Public Notices
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. More...
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Water Meter Reading

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.

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Ayr Swimming Pool closed Saturday afternoon for Ayr Sprint Carnival

Posted 13th Jan 2015 in Public Notices
Ayr pool will be closed from 12.30pm Saturday 17 January 2015 for Ayr Sprint Carnival. More...
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Ayr Pool will be closed from 12.30pm on Saturday 17 January 2015 for the Ayr Sprint Carnival. The carnival currently has more than 180 swimmers registered.

The pool is open from 5.30am on Saturday and will be open to the public again on Sunday from 10am – 6pm.  

Home Hill Pool will be open to the public all day on Saturday.

 

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New-look library officially launched next month

Posted 17th Dec 2014 in Media Releases
Burdekin residents are invited to come along and celebrate the new-look Burdekin Library Ayr on January 22, 2015. More...
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Burdekin residents are invited to come along and celebrate the new-look Burdekin Library Ayr next month.

Library Services Manager John Scott said the official launch would kick off from 11am on January 22.

“We have invited dignitaries, including Minister for Local Government David Crisafulli and State Library representatives, to officially launch our new-look library,” he said.

“As part of the launch we will reveal our new library cards and bags and feature our new history section which is now open to the public.

“The official launch will then be followed by morning tea.”

Mr Scott said he and his staff were very pleased with the end result.

“This upgrade has taken a number of years to complete, but we are very proud of what we have achieved,” he said.

“Our residents will benefit greatly from the improved services and facilities we now offer.”

“During our re-launch week we are giving away 200 library bags packed with merchandise and signing everyone up with new library cards.

“All our library card holders will receive a new card, so make sure you come in get yours during that week.”

Mr Scott said there also would be a Special Guest Storytime with Tania Cox, The Dame and others reading for the children on January 23.

“Following this special Storytime there will be crafts, free face painting and drum fun on offer for our young library members,” he said.

The Burdekin Library Ayr Official launch is on Thursday, January 22 from 11am.

 

The winning photo in the Best of the Burdekin Photo Competition.

Photos capture the Best of the Burdekin

Posted 15th Oct 2014 in Media Releases
Lagoons, cane fires, water, sunsets, beaches and landmarks featured in the fantastic entries received in the Burdekin Shire Council’s Best of the Burdekin Photo Competition. The winner was Wayne Smith with his photo of the Invicta Mill's stacks. More...
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The winning photo in the Best of the Burdekin Photo Competition.

Lagoons, cane fires, water, sunsets, beaches and landmarks featured in the fantastic entries received in the Burdekin Shire Council’s Best of the Burdekin Photo Competition.

Burdekin Shire Mayor Bill Lowis thanked everyone who had taken the time to enter the competition and praised the quality of the entries.

“There were some beautiful photos entered and I’m sure the judges had a hard time choosing a winner,” he said.

“Council now has some great shots of our beautiful region to use in our promotional material.”

Townsville Bulletin Chief Photographer Scott Radford-Chisholm and well-known Burdekin photographer Bryan Lynch were given the task of selecting the photo they thought summed up the Burdekin pictorially.

The judges said the standard of the entries was exceptional and it was hard to pick just three winners.

The winning photo – “Looking up the mill stacks with heaps of smoke” – was taken by Wayne Smith at Canegrowers. The judges chose this as being “very Burdekin”. “A different perspective was chosen by the photographer making an interesting composition and it is all systems go, full steam ahead with the mill in action,” they said.

Second place went to “Windmill” which was taken by Ann-Maree Rickerby. The judges said it was a “well-composed pic, simple but very effective, nice use of wide angle lens to capture cloud formation and the ‘openness’ of rural Burdekin”. “Bryan told me that Home Hill or Burdekin was known as the ‘city of windmills’ even before his day, so ties in with the theme well,” Mr Radford-Chisholm said.

Third place went to “Start of the Burn” which was taken by Sheree Heatley. The judges both agreed that the Burdekin was the home of cane. “We liked the use of long lens and the framing of the image, still being able to see cane standing,” they said. “The human element was also a good point, with it being a large part of employment in the region. We also liked the lighting of this image, late afternoon/ early evening, very nice.”

Competition winner Wayne Smith said he was pleased his entry had won.

“I was on a Canegrowers familiarisation to Invicta mill and the view of the stacks caught my eye,” he said.

“I like the contrast, angles and energy and took a picture on my phone’s camera.”

The first prize is $200, second prize $100 and third prize $50.

To view all the entries in the competition go to Council’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/BurdekinSC

 

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Time running out to enter the Best of the Burdekin Photo Competition

Posted 2nd Sep 2014 in Media Releases
Time is running out for photographers of all standards to enter the Best of the Burdekin Photo Competition.
Entries close 5pm Friday 26th September 2014. More...
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Time is running out for photographers of all standards to enter the Best of the Burdekin Photo Competition.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis said there had been a few entries, but due to being a small file size some were not acceptable.

“There are a lot of talented photographers in the Burdekin and I would love to see how they can make the Burdekin’s beauty shine through their camera lens,” he said.

“We’re looking for all sorts of pictures that show the Burdekin region at its best – whether it’s a cane fire, sunset from Inkerman Hill, dawn over Upstart Bay, sun on the river or our wonderful produce.

“It’s basically up to the eye of the beholder, but the photograph needs to capture the essence of the Burdekin and submitted as a file of at least 2MB in size.”

Cr Lowis said the photos would be used by Council to promote the region through brochures, billboards, banners, websites, social media and various other marketing activities.

All you have to do to enter is take a photo save it as a large file 2MB-10MB, save it to a USB, CD or email it to .

The first prize is $200, second prize $100 and third prize $50.

Entries close 5pm Friday September 26, 2014.