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The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift is a National Gallery of Australian travelling exhibition that includes suitcases of objects exploring myths and rituals; form, space ad design; and technology.

National Gallery of Australia art exhibition visits Burdekin Library

Posted 3rd May 2016 in Media Releases
A pepper grinder inspired by a thorny devil, a brain made out of pencils and a heart-shaped (literally) pill-box are just some of the artistic wonders awaiting discovery at the Burdekin Library. The objects are part of a new exhibition at the library which showcases the work of Australia's best designers and offers viewers an amazing experience. The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift can be seen at the Burdekin Library until Friday, May 27, 2016. More...
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The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift is a National Gallery of Australian travelling exhibition that includes suitcases of objects exploring myths and rituals; form, space ad design; and technology.

A pepper grinder inspired by a thorny devil, a brain made out of pencils and a heart-shaped (literally) pill-box are just some of the artistic wonders awaiting discovery at the Burdekin Library.

The objects are part of a new exhibition at the library which showcases the work of Australia’s best designers and offers viewers an amazing experience.

The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift is a National Gallery of Australia travelling exhibition, which includes three suitcases of objects exploring different themes: myths and rituals; form, space and design; and technology.

Burdekin Shire Council Library Manager John Scott said Burdekin had the ‘blue suitcase’ that follows the theme of technology and showcases the works of six contemporary Australian artists and designers.

“This exhibition provides our community an amazing opportunity to be part of a distinctive art experience,” he said.

“These are valuable museum artworks that have been carefully selected so that they can be enjoyed by a wide range of audiences from young children to the elderly.

“The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift has travelled to many schools, libraries, community centres, regional galleries and nursing homes since its development in 1990 and it is a great privilege to be housing the exhibition.”

The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift was made possible by the Wolfensohns in 1988 when they generously donated funds to enable the National Gallery of Australia to buy museum quality works of art so that audiences in regional and remote areas could experience art.

The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift can be seen at the Burdekin Library until Friday, May 27, 2016.

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QBSC/16/008 – For Sale by Public Tender – 16 John Rae Street, Millaroo

Posted 29th Apr 2016 in Current Tenders, Public Notices
Council is offering for sale by public tender land and building located at 16 John Rae Street, Millaroo. Tenders close at 4.00 pm on Thursday 26 May 2016. More...
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16 John Rae Street

Council is offering for sale by public tender land and building located at 16 John Rae Street, Millaroo.

Tenders Close at 4.00 pm on Thursday 26 May 2016.

You can download the specification using the link below or the document is available from the Council Chambers, 145 Young Street, Ayr during normal business hours.

 

AirScour cleans out water pipes

Notice of Water Main Air Scouring Works – 4th and 5th May 2016

Notice of air scouring works on Council's water mains:Wednesday 4th May - Norham Rd from Elizabeth St to beginning of Rita Island Rd Thursday 5th May - Elizabeth Street from Norham Rd to Victoria St More...
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AirScour cleans out water pipes

Weather permitting, air scouring works will be carried out on Council’s water mains as follows:

  • Wednesday 4th May 2016 – Norham Road from Elizabeth Street to beginning of Rita Island Road
  • Thursday 5th May 2016 – Elizabeth Street from Norham Road to Victoria Street

The air scouring process requires the isolation of sections of water main and household water services. Each section will be isolated for a maximum of six (6) hours between 9.00am and 3:00pm during which water supply to the above residences will be disrupted.

Some water discolouration may be experienced in these areas for up to two days after completion of works.  If you have any queries in relation to this matter please do not hesitate to contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 4783 9800 between the hours of 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.

 

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Klondyke Road – Road Reconstruction

Posted 27th Apr 2016 in Current Road Conditions
Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction works will commence on Klondyke Road from Wilmar Railway crossing for 210m towards Maidavale Road on Tuesday 3rd May, 2016 continuing until approximately Thursday 30th June, 2016, weather permitting. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction works will commence on Klondyke Road from Wilmar Railway crossing for 210m towards Maidavale Road on Tuesday 3rd May, 2016 continuing until approximately Thursday 30th June, 2016, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under traffic control, with reduced trafficable widths and speed restrictions in place for the duration of the works.

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.

Burdekin Bridge

Burdekin River Bridge – Temporary Lane Closures

As part of the Burdekin River Bridge Rehabilitation project, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) wishes to advise that single lane closures on the Burdekin River Bridge, Home Hill will take place (weather permitting) on the following dates, Tuesday 26th April to Friday 29th April, Tuesday 3rd May to Friday 6th May 2016 and Monday 9th May to Wednesday 11th May 2016. More...
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Burdekin Bridge

MAINTENANCE WORKS

As part of the Burdekin River Bridge Rehabilitation project, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) wishes to advise that single lane closures on the Burdekin River Bridge, Home Hill will take place (weather permitting) on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 26 April to Friday 29 April 2016
  • Tuesday 3 May to Friday 6 May 2016
  • Monday 9 May to Wednesday 11 May 2016

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

During this time, speed and width 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 vehicles operators with loads wider than three (3) metres must contact Michael Brennan on 0409 643 768 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 Mrs Paula Paoletti on 1800 625 648

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Water restrictions lifted for Burdekin Shire

Posted 20th Apr 2016 in Media Releases, Uncategorized
Water restrictions have been lifted in the Burdekin Shire, meaning residents can now water at any time, on any day, with any device. More...
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Water restrictions have been lifted in the Burdekin Shire, meaning residents can now water at any time, on any day, with any device.

Council introduced Level 1 Water Restrictions throughout the Shire on October 1, 2015, to ensure adequate water supply was maintained for residents during dry conditions which saw the dam and underground water levels drop.

Burdekin Mayor Lyn McLaughlin thanked the community for largely adhering to the water restrictions.

“Since the implementation of Level 1 Water Restrictions, water consumption in the Burdekin has stablised,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“This is a good outcome but there is still plenty of opportunity to be more conscious of how we treat this precious resource.

“The vast majority of our water consumption comes from activities such as watering gardens or hosing down your car, not essential activities such as bathing or wastewater requirements.”

The Queensland Government website suggests the following waterwise gardening tips:

• Don’t over water – waterlogged soil encourages growth of bacteria;

• Let your plants indicate when they are in need of water;

• Thorough but infrequent watering encourages plants to develop deeper root systems, giving them inbuilt drought protection; and

• Avoid watering in the middle of the day.

Cr McLaughlin said that although water restrictions had been lifted water consumption should not have a marked increase.

“If we can all just be a little bit more conscious of how we use our water then it will be better for everyone in the long run.”

Media contact: Lauren McKaig on 4783 9906

 

Educating Rita

1980s classic Educating Rita at the Burdekin Theatre

Posted in Media Releases
Almost four decades after Willy Russell penned his bittersweet comedy about a bored English literature lecturer and his enthusiastic hairdresser-turned-student, Educating Rita continues to make audiences laugh and cry. Educating Rita plays at the Burdekin Theatre on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 8-10pm. To book tickets visit the Burdekin Theatre website or phone 4783 9800. More...
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Educating Rita

Almost four decades after Willy Russell penned his bittersweet comedy about a bored English literature lecturer and his enthusiastic hairdresser-turned-student, Educating Rita continues to make audiences laugh and cry.

The play turned comedy classic when it was adapted for film in 1983 and since then has been recreated on stage and the big screen time and time again.

Burdekin Shire Council Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said the comedy had been enjoyed by audiences worldwide for close to 40 years and now Burdekin residents would have the chance to see it.

“The Burdekin Theatre has had some high quality amateur and professional performances this year beginning with The Addams Family followed by The Underarm and now the world-renowned Educating Rita is set to hit our stage,” he said.

“The play and its characters will be so relatable for audiences.

“To find the “meaning of life” and to “be our best” are common ideologies we all share and characters Frank and Rita are no different.

“The two characters take the audience on a journey of self-discovery and transformation and become completely different people by the end of the play.

“It’s been a favourite overseas for years and has had rave reviews while travelling throughout Australia so I’m sure Burdekin residents will thoroughly enjoy it as well.”

Educating Rita plays at the Burdekin Theatre on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 8-10pm.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Burdekin Theatre website at www.burdekintheatre.com.au or phone 4783 9800. Ticket bookings can also be arranged at Council’s Customer Service Centre or the Burdekin Library Home Hill branch.

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Job Vacancy 16/13 – Labourer – Water and Wastewater (Temporary)

Posted 19th Apr 2016 in Current Job Vacancies
Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Labourer within the Water and Wastewater section. This is a temporary position for a period of up to six months. Employment beyond this period is not guaranteed. Applications close Tuesday, 3 May 2016. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Labourer within the Water and Wastewater section.  This is a temporary position for a period of up to six months.  Employment beyond this period is not guaranteed.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • General labouring duties within the Water and Wastewater reticulation and operational areas as directed on a daily basis.
  • Maintenance to pump stations within the reticulation area.
  • Assist with meter reading and maintenance.
  • Participate in the On-call Roster and attend to out-of-hours emergencies as required.

The Person

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

  • Physical ability necessary to undertake manual handling and labouring for extended periods in direct sunlight.
  • Demonstrated ability to work at heights and in confined spaces.
  • Demonstrated sound written and verbal communication skills and the ability to follow both written and verbal instructions.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment and with limited supervision.
  • Minimum of a MR class driver’s licence.
  • Working knowledge of plumbing fittings and their intended applications.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The gross fortnightly wage for this position is $1,934.89 which includes Construction Allowance.

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 16/13 – Labourer – Water and Wastewater (Temporary) should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria found in the Position Description

Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications will close on Tuesday, 3 May 2016.  Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Supervisor – Water and Wastewater, Mr. Darryl Smallman on (07) 4783 9800.

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Rita Island Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

Posted 14th Apr 2016 in Current Road Conditions
Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Rita Island Road at the intersection with Kilrie Road, commencing Monday 18th April, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 10th June, 2016, weather permitting. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Rita Island Road at the intersection with Kilrie Road, commencing Monday 18th April, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 10th June, 2016, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under traffic control or traffic lights with reduced trafficable widths and speed restrictions in place.

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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Daniel Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

Posted 7th Apr 2016 in Current Road Conditions
Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Daniel Road from Linton Road intersection for 1.3km, commencing Monday 11th April, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 27th May, 2016, weather permitting. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Daniel Road from Linton Road intersection for 1.3km, commencing Monday 11th April, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 27th May, 2016, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under traffic control with reduced trafficable widths and speed restrictions in place.

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.

Bi-Annual Water Meter Reading

Bi-Annual Water Supply Meter Reading – May 2016

Posted 4th Apr 2016 in Current Water Information, Public Notices
Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Tuesday 3rd May, 2016 and will continue for approximately six weeks. More...
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Bi-Annual Water Meter Reading

Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Tuesday 3rd May, 2016.  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 please, 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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Public Notice – Temporary Closure – Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Posted 31st Mar 2016 in Public Notices
Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise residents that its offices, libraries and the Ayr and Home Hill Waste Transfer Stations will be closed temporarily on Tuesday, 5 April, 2016. Council offices and libraries will close at 12.45pm and re-open at 2.15pm. The Ayr and Home Hill Waste Transfer Stations will close at 12.30pm and re-open at 2.30pm. Council's after hours call centre and emergency arrangements will operate during this time. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise residents that its offices, libraries and the Ayr and Home Hill Waste Transfer Stations will be closed temporarily on Tuesday, 5 April, 2016.

Council offices and libraries will close at 12.45pm and re-open at 2.15pm.

The Ayr and Home Hill Waste Transfer Stations will close at 12.30pm and re-open at 2.30pm.

Council’s after-hours call centre and emergency arrangements will operate during this time.

We thank you for your cooperation during this time and apologise for any inconvenience.

 

 

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Mountainview Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Mountainview Road from Barratt Road intersection for 1.6km towards Kelly Road on Monday 4th April, 2016 continuing until approximately Thursday 30th June, 2016, weather permitting. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Mountainview Road from Barratt Road intersection for 1.6km towards Kelly Road on Monday 4th April, 2016 continuing until approximately Thursday 30th June, 2016, 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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Public Notice – Powerlink helicopter patrols Clare, Millaroo and Dalbeg

Posted 22nd Mar 2016 in Public Notices
Council wishes to advise that Powerlink Queensland will perform routine maintenance of transmission lines across Clare, Millaroo and Dalbeg during April and May, 2016 (weather permitting). More...
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Council wishes to advise that Powerlink Queensland will perform routine maintenance of transmission lines across Clare, Millaroo and Dalbeg during April and May, 2016 (weather permitting).

The aerial patrols of land and vegetation around Powerlink’s transmission lines will be done using low-flying helicopters.

Powerlink aims to carry out the work with minimum disruption to local residents however there is potential for some noise during the inspections. Low flying helicopters also have the potential to startle some livestock.

As such, Powerlink encourages landholders with an easement on or near their property to register their contact details with the organisation to receive more information about upcoming patrols in the area.

During the aerial inspections, the helicopter pilot will seek to maintain the maximum distance practically possible from houses, livestock and crops. Residents may see the helicopter moving relatively quickly and at a low level along the transmission lines, and in some instances, the helicopter may need to pause to enable closer inspection of the lines.

This maintenance ensures the ongoing safety and reliability of Powerlink’s high voltage electricity network and protects the safety of the community.

For more information please visit the Powerlink Queensland website or contact the company freecall on 1800 635 369.

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Twelfth Avenue and Sixth Street – Stormwater Drainage, Kerb and Channel and Bitumen Widening

Posted 25th Feb 2016 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices
Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise installation of stormwater drainage, kerb and channel and bitumen widening works will commence in Home Hill at the following locations: More...
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Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise installation of stormwater drainage, kerb and channel and bitumen widening works will commence in Home Hill at the following locations:

  • Twelfth Avenue from Sixth Street to Eighth Street
  • Sixth Street from Ninth Avenue to Thirteenth Avenue

Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 29th February, 2016 continuing until approximately Friday 27th May, 2016, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under a full road closure with access to residence 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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Flickerfest 2016 to treat Burdekin to the world’s best short films

Posted 23rd Feb 2016 in Media Releases
Flickerfest is the country’s largest international short-film competition and is coming to the Burdekin Theatre next month. Two different screenings will showcase selected highlights from the Best of Australian Shorts and Short Laughs Comedy Program on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 1pm and 5pm. For bookings contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 4783 9800 or visit the Burdekin Theatre website. More...
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Adapted from an award-winning Australian short story by Louise, Flat Daddy is a highlight of Australia’s renowned short-film festival, Flickerfest, coming to the Burdekin next month.

The film stars Logie-award-winning actress Kat Steward (Offspring, Underbelly, Tangled) as the wife of Flat Daddy and mother of nine-year-old Cindy who becomes besotted with a life-size cut-out of her absent father, Scott, who is on military duty. It’s just one of a number of short films that will be screened at the Burdekin Theatre on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

Burdekin Shire Council Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said Flickerfest was the country’s largest international short-film competition and he was thrilled the Burdekin Theatre was included in 2016 national tour.

“This is the first time Burdekin has been included in the tour and we’re excited residents will have the opportunity to experience the best of short filmmaking Australia and the world has on offer,” he said.

“The competition is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year so what better time for Burdekin residents to experience this iconic Australian event?

“There will be two different screenings on Saturday; the first at 1pm and the second at 5pm. The first screening will showcase selected highlights from Best of Australian Shorts and the second will be made up of films from the Short Laughs Comedy Program.

“Whether you’re a seasoned film buff or just love watching movies on the big screen, Flickerfest is sure to wow you!”

Australian films to look out for at the screenings include Nan and a Whole Lot of Trouble, Flat Daddy, Ernie Biscuit, Nulla Nulla and Halfbeard.

For more information or to book tickets visit the Burdekin Theatre website or phone Council’s Customer Service Centre on 4783 9800.

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Burdekin’s future leaders sought

Posted 4th Feb 2016 in Media Releases
The Burdekin Shire Council is seeking future farmers, business owners and entrepreneurs to join Burdekin Future Leaders Group (BFLG). BFLG member selection will be conducted annually via a nomination and interview process for interested participants. Applications to join BFLG close on February 12, 2016. To find out more about the program or to collect an application form please contact Economic Development Support Officer Rebecca Love on 4783 9800 or download the form from the website. More...
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The Burdekin Shire Council is seeking future farmers, business owners and entrepreneurs to join Burdekin Future Leaders Group (BFLG).

Burdekin Shire Council Economic Development Manager Adrian Scott said BFLG was the brainchild of the Burdekin Economic Development Strategic Advisory Group (EDSAG).

“Its aim is to motivate, inspire and further develop the leadership skills of senior school students and to assist them to become the future leaders of the Burdekin Shire,” he said.

“This free program allows students the opportunity to take part in a range of activities under the guidance of existing Burdekin leaders from a variety of industries.

“They will be mentored by our EDSAG members who will prepare them to become active members of the local business community.

“Council has provided information about BLFG to all the Burdekin secondary schools as it’s important that we retain talent here to ensure the continued success and future growth of the Shire.”

Mr Scott said there would be no examinations for the program however participants were required to maintain a minimum attendance of 80 per cent across all program events.

“Modules of study will include personal development in leadership, goal setting, public speaking and networking, key industries, current, future and emerging industry trends, industry field trips, work experience and presentations,” he said.

“Participants will also work in groups with an assigned mentor to deliver a project concept at the conclusion of the program at the graduation ceremony.”

Queensland Country Credit Union Branch Sales Manager North and Far North Queensland and EDSAG Committee Member Carmel Dal Ponte will be one of the mentors working with the participants this year.

Ms Dal Ponte said BFLG was a wonderful opportunity for any young person to better understand the bigger picture and strategic directions of the Burdekin and surrounding regions.

“The opportunity to be part of a program such as this can only enhance a young person’s knowledge and improve their development for future employment opportunities,” she said.

“I have been involved in a number of similar programs throughout my career and know firsthand the benefits of being able to engage with key business people and the networking opportunities it creates for the future.

“I would highly recommend this program to any young person looking to step outside their comfort zone and improve their future employment opportunities.”

BFLG member selection will be conducted annually via a nomination and interview process for interested participants. Members will be required to attend a monthly meeting.

Applications to join BFLG close on February 12, 2016.

To find out more about the program or to collect an application form please contact Economic Development Support Officer Rebecca Love on 4783 9800 or download it here from Council’s website.

Council sponsors Burdekin Combined Chaplaincy

Council provides sponsorship to school chaplains

Posted 21st Jan 2016 in Media Releases
Burdekin Shire Council provided sponsorship totalling $30,000 to the Burdekin Combined Chaplaincy this week to support school chaplaincy programs in local schools for 2016. More...
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Council sponsors Burdekin Combined Chaplaincy

Burdekin Shire Council provided sponsorship totalling $30,000 to the Burdekin Combined Chaplaincy this week to support school chaplaincy programs in local schools for 2016.

School Chaplains work with students, families and staff in the school community to discuss social, emotional, mental, physical and spiritual concerns.

Burdekin Mayor Bill Lowis said hundreds of local students received assistance each year through the Burdekin Combined Chaplaincy and Council wanted to recognise the integral role Chaplains play in meeting the needs of Burdekin youth and their families.

“The ability for Chaplains to build strong relationships and assist students to understand and overcome difficult issues is crucial not only for the individual but also the wider community,” he said.

“This sponsorship was made available to acknowledge the outstanding work and positive outcomes that the School Chaplains have achieved for our community.

“In 2016, seven local state schools and their students will benefit from the work of the Burdekin Combined Chaplaincy and Council is pleased to support the Chaplains in their cause this year.”

The Burdekin Combined Chaplaincy provides four Chaplains to work with students, parents, teachers and school staff at Ayr State School, East Ayr State School, Giru State School, Home Hill State School, Burdekin School, Ayr State High School and Home Hill State High School.

Previously the Burdekin Combined Chaplaincy has relied solely on fundraising events and donations from local business and the community to raise the $70,000 annual fee required to deliver this free school chaplaincy service.

BSCAT Lock it or Lose it campaign

Lock up and win this Christmas

Posted 1st Dec 2015 in Media Releases
The Burdekin Building Safer Communities Action Team, with support from Queensland Police, is running a ‘Lock It or Lose It’ campaign throughout the Burdekin region over the holiday period. Residents could win gift cards from local businesses. More...
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BSCAT Lock it or Lose it campaign

The Burdekin Building Safer Communities Action Team (BSCAT), with support from Queensland Police, is running a ‘Lock It or Lose It’ campaign throughout the Burdekin region over the holiday period.

The campaign aims to raise awareness and reduce the number of vehicles being left unlocked, and subsequently being easy targets for vehicle and property theft.

Council’s Community Development Manager and BSCAT Chairman Tony Vaccaro said a similar campaign in Bundaberg had proved successful.

“The campaign will include local police officers doing random vehicle checks from December through to February to ensure people have adequately secured their vehicles,” he said.

“The checks will be made in the Ayr and Home Hill CBDs as well as the smaller suburbs of the Burdekin or in back streets where cars are parked on the footpaths.

“Cars found to be secure will receive a congratulatory note on their windscreen along with an entry ticket to win gift cards from local businesses.

“We hope this will encourage everyone to lock up and secure their vehicles and personal property.”

Mr Vaccaro said tickets for the prize draw could then be placed in the entry boxes at the Burdekin Library Ayr and Home Hill branches.

“Vehicles not adequately secured will be given a list of tips on how to better secure their vehicle and personal property,” he said.

Burdekin BSCAT is a group of state and local government representatives together with business and community representatives who have developed a community partnership approach to crime prevention and community safety.

Burdekin BSCAT provides the opportunity for our local community to take positive action to prevent crime and build a safer community. This team is an advisory group to Council.

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Nominations are invited for RADF Advisory Group

Posted 26th Nov 2015 in Community News
Residents of Burdekin Shire with an interest in the arts are invited to nominate for membership as a community representative of the RADF Advisory Group. Three community representatives are required.
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Residents of Burdekin Shire with an interest in the arts are invited to nominate for membership as a community representative of the RADF Advisory Group.  Three community representatives are required.

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Burdekin Shire Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.  The focus of the funding program is on the development of quality art and arts practice for, and with, regional communities.

Like other RADF programs across the state, the Burdekin program is guided by decisions made by an advisory group representing a diversity of demographic and artistic backgrounds.

Advisory group members may serve for a maximum term of four years, with an option to step down after two years.  The Committee meets on an irregular basis to assess applications received under the program and make recommendations to Council.

The nomination form and more information on membership of the group are available from the Council Chambers or on Council’s website
http://www.burdekin.qld.gov.au/regional-arts-development-fund/.

You can download the Nomination Form using the following link:

Nominations close 5pm Friday 15 January 2016.