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Road Closures – Asphalt Works

Posted 23rd Apr 2015 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices
Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that asphalt works will be undertaken at the following locations and dates, weather permitting: More...
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Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that asphalt works will be undertaken at the following locations and dates, weather permitting:

  • Munro Street from Edwards Street to Parker Street – Sunday 26th April 2015
  • Queens Lane – Monday 27th April 2015
  • Twelfth Street and Fourteenth Avenue Roundabout – Monday 27th April 2015
  • Upper Haughton Road and Black Road intersection – Tuesday 28th April 2015
  • McDowell Road – Wednesday 29th April 2015

These works will be constructed utilising traffic controllers with the likelihood of reduced trafficable widths during the laying of asphalt.

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 Library Staff Ayr

Library creates space for community to grow ideas

Posted 20th Apr 2015 in Uncategorized
The Burdekin Library Ayr branch is set to become a hotspot for growing ideas with creation of Ideas@108. More...
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The Burdekin Library Ayr branch is set to become a hotspot for growing ideas.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis said Ideas@108 was the brainchild of Library Manager John Scott and would benefit small business, start-up business and local youth.

“This concept will provide a centre to support the economic growth for existing small businesses and new small businesses,” he said.

“Ideas@108 will be a space where business and community can explore, create and grow ideas and connect with the wider world.

“Our library team have embraced the idea and set up a space in the old music loft above the library to house the project.

“It’s a fantastic concept and I thank the State Library for funding the $36,500 project.”

Library Services Manager John Scott said Council would work with TAFE Queensland North – Burdekin Campus to deliver eight introductory small business programs annually at Ideas@108.

“A TAFE representative has expressed an interest in being part of an industry liaison group for the life cycle of this project and beyond, which is fantastic as we really want to connect with the youth of our community,” he said.

“We have also partnered up with the Burdekin Chamber of Commerce who will provide access to business mentors for those wanting to start-up a business and innovators.”

Mr Scott said the community would be invited to open house sessions at the Ideas@108 space.

“We want people to look, learn and play with the 3D printing technology that will be available to our community so we will host a training day for interested educators and community members,” he said.

“This is an exciting time for our team and we are really looking forward to engaging with our high school students. We will have the facilities available to allow students to create 3D pieces of artwork and would encourage them to participate in the Australian Schools 3D Art Show.

“However, the 3D printers will not just be available for artists – local businesses also may find it useful to design new pieces of machinery etc.”

Ideas@108 will open in May.

 

Value adding seminar

Council offers high school students free entry to Value-Adding Seminar

Posted 15th Apr 2015 in Media Releases
The Burdekin Shire Council is offering high school students free entry to the Rabobank Burdekin Value-Adding Seminar. More...
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The Burdekin Shire Council is offering high school students free entry to the Rabobank Burdekin Value-Adding Seminar.

Economic Development Manager Adrian Scott said Council wanted to encourage the next generation of producers to learn about value-adding.

“We see our high school students as the next generation of farmers and want to show them what could be possible if they did decide to work on the land,” he said.

“Council recognises the importance of keeping our young people in the Burdekin and to do that we need to show them what they could do with the family farm and taking farm products into the next stage of value-adding.

“The seminar will go some way to showing them the sorts of opportunities they could have to develop and expand the family farming business.

“We want to position the Burdekin as regional leaders in agribusiness and to do that we need to concentrate on our youth.”

Mr Scott encouraged the region’s high schools to take advantage of the free entry offer.

“There’s a whole swath of opportunities for young people to combine science and the land by considering agronomy and other agricultural sciences,” he said.

Mr Scott also encouraged the region’s farmers to register for the event.

“With the threat of Townsville taking our water, this may be the time for farmers to consider how they could get the best result for their farming business,” he said.

“There are opportunities for farmers to further value add to existing crops and take farm products into the next stage of value-adding.

“Value-adding could mean organic produce, identity preserved grains, non-traditional crop production, bio-fuels and agri-tourism.

“We have a great line up of speakers from a wide variety of organisations who are value-adding to our industry right now or have plans to value-add.”

The Rabobank Burdekin Value-Adding Seminar will be held on May 15 at the Burdekin Theatre. Registration costs $75 which includes morning tea, lunch and networking drinks and canapés.

 

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Exhibitors wanted for Queensland Week Family Fun and Fitness Expo

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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. 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.

 

Tangaroa Blue volunteers with some of the rubbish collected from Alva's beach.

More than half a tonne of rubbish removed from Alva’s beach

Posted 14th Apr 2015 in Media Releases
Burdekin Shire Council has praised all who helped remove more than half a tonne of rubbish from Alva’s beach. More...
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Tangaroa Blue volunteers with some of the rubbish collected from Alva's beach.

Burdekin Shire Council has praised all who helped remove more than half a tonne of rubbish from Alva’s beach.

Mayor Bill Lowis said six kilometres of beach was cleared of plastic, drink bottles, cans and rope.

“It’s great to see one of our shire’s best natural assets being cleaned up,” he said.

“It’s just a shame that the rubbish was left there in the first place.

“I would urge beach goers to do the right thing and leave nothing but their footprints in the sand and put their rubbish in the bins provided at Alva.”

Tangaroa Blue Foundation’s Leslie Mallinson said the event was a huge success.

“We had great partners over the weekend that made it all happen,” she said.

“The Gudjuda Reference Group started us off on Friday by bringing in a bus full of local school students who were very eager to help clean-up the beach and quad bikes to help transport the rubbish back to the base camp where the weighing and sorting took place.

“Gudjuda also provided a group of Rangers on Saturday for our Community Day and delivered a Welcome to Country talk for the rest of the volunteers.

“Other partners that joined us on Saturday were Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Burdekin Shire Council, Lower Burdekin Landcare Association, Yongala Dive and Conservation Volunteers Australia and Alva Beach locals.

“Thanks to Yongala Dive’s 4WD vehicle, and Gudjuda Reference group using their quad bikes, we were able to target further distance from our base camp, covering a larger area of beach.

“The further out we travelled, we began to see larger items, for example, an old air-conditioner unit, a large metal fan, and multiple pieces of car wreckage. We also found bleach bottles from Papua New Guinea and drink bottles from SE Asia.

“On Sunday we had a group of 11 volunteers, including locals to finish up the last section we wanted to target.

“In this section, we found four discarded crab pots and one of them was quite stuck in the mud.

“We also found quite a few aluminium cans and glass drinking bottles, indicating that the area is heavily polluted by beach goers.

“Another concerning issue that we discovered was that Alva beach is riddled with micro-plastics layers deep.”

Ms Mallinson said that although this weekend was a massive success, there was more that could be done.

“Tangaroa Blue Foundation will work with the Burdekin Shire Council on Source Reduction Plans and ideas to help promote awareness in the community, and to try and encourage the ‘Take 3 for the Sea’ mindset for the locals when they visit the beach,” she said.

“We are very happy with the effort over the weekend given by all of our awesome volunteers and partners and very thankful to NQ Dry Tropics who funded the project and helped make it all possible.”

 

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Maidavale Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

Posted 9th Apr 2015 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices
Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Maidavale Road from Old Clare Road to Wilmar train crossing on Monday 13th April, 2015 to Friday 22nd May, 2015, weather permitting. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Maidavale Road from Old Clare Road to Wilmar train crossing on Monday 13th April, 2015 to Friday 22nd 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 visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

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Phillips Camp Road – Drainage and Bitumen Works

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.

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Tender TBSC/15/0006 – Supervision of Burdekin Shire Council’s Waste Transfer Stations

Posted 31st Mar 2015 in Current Tenders
Tenders closing 4:00 pm on Thursday 30 April 2015 are invited for the supervision of Burdekin Shire Council's waste transfer stations located at Ayr, Home Hill and Giru. Tender documents are available by contacting Robyn Brock on (07) 4783 9800 or email robyn.brock@burdekin.qld.gov.au More...
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Tenders closing 4:00 pm on Thursday 30 April 2015 are invited for the supervision of Burdekin Shire Council’s waste transfer stations located at Ayr, Home Hill and Giru.

Tender documents are available by contacting Robyn Brock on (07) 4783 9800 or email

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.

Wanted

Tenders TBSC/15/001 – TBSC/15/005 for Materials and Services 2015/2016 and 2015/2017

Posted 21st Mar 2015 in Current Tenders
Tenders closing 2pm on Thursday April 23, 2015 are invited for Materials and Services 2015/2016 and 2015/2017. More...
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Tenders closing at 2pm Thursday April 23, 2015 are invited for the supply and delivery of materials and services to Council as listed below.

1.    TBSC/15/001 – Tender for Bitumen Products – 2015/2016

Supply and delivery of bitumen, bitumen emulsion, cut-back bitumen and premix.  Applicants can lodge a submission for all or part thereof of this tender.

2.    TBSC/15/002 – Tender for Stone Products – 2015/2016

Supply, or supply and delivery of road base products.  Applicants can lodge a submission for all or part thereof of this tender.

3.    TBSC/15/003 – Tender for Bulk Fuel – 2015/2016

Supply and delivery of bulk diesel and E10 unleaded to Council’s Depot, Jones Street Ayr. Applicants can lodge a submission for all or part thereof of this tender.

4.    TBSC/15/004 – Tender for Ready Mixed Concrete – 2015/2017

Supply and delivery of ready mixed concrete.  Applicants can lodge a submission for all or part thereof of this tender.

5.    TBSC/15/005 – Tender for Bulk Sodium Hypochlorite – 2015/2016

Supply and delivery of bulk sodium hypochlorite.

Specifications and conditions of tendering are available from the Council Depot, Jones Street, Ayr or by contacting Alan Drew on (07) 4783 9860 or fax (07) 4783 6052 during the hours of 7am to 4pm, 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 no later than 2pm Thursday April 23, 2015.  Submission and acceptance of tenders shall be in accordance with the relevant specifications.

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QBSC/15/014 – Management of Ayr Swimming Pool

Posted 18th Mar 2015 in Current Quotations
Quotations are invited for the Management of Ayr Swimming Pool initially for a period of 1 year, with an optional extension period, commencing 1 May 2015. More...
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Quotations are invited for the Management of Ayr Swimming Pool which includes an optional extension period.

Quotations are due by 4.00pm on Wednesday 8 April 2015.

Quotation documents are available from the Burdekin Shire Council offices at 145 Young Street, Ayr or by telephoning (07) 4783 9800.

Respondents should note that all quotations must be marked in accordance with the instructions in the quotation documents and will be accepted prior to the closing date and time.

Further enquiries may be directed to Ms Linda Govan, Coordinator Environment and Health on telephone (07) 4783 9800.

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Mountainview Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

Posted 5th Mar 2015 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices
Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Mountainview Road from the Kelly Road intersection for 1km towards Barratt Road on Monday 9th March, 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 8th May, 2015, 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 the Kelly Road intersection for 1km towards Barratt Road on Monday 9th March, 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 8th May, 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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Spiller Street – Drainage Upgrade and Bitumen Widening

Posted 22nd Jan 2015 in Current Road Conditions
Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that drainage upgrade and bitumen widening works will commence in Spiller Street from Queen Street to MacMillan Street on Tuesday 27th January, 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 27th March, 2015, weather permitting. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that drainage upgrade and bitumen widening works will commence in Spiller Street from Queen Street to MacMillan Street on Tuesday 27th January, 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 22nd 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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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.

 

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Clayton and Ahern Streets – Drainage, Kerbing and Channelling and Road Reconstruction

Posted 29th Oct 2014 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices
Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that drainage, kerbing and channelling and road reconstruction works will commence in Clayton Street from Mackersie Street to Beach Road and in Ahern Street from Clayton Street to Lawson Street on Monday 3rd November, 2014 continuing until approximately Friday 27th February, 2015, weather permitting More...
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Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that drainage, kerbing and channelling and road reconstruction works will commence in Clayton Street from Mackersie Street to Beach Road and in Ahern Street from Clayton Street to Lawson Street on Monday 3rd November, 2014 continuing until approximately Friday 27th February, 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.

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.
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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.

Adrian Scott - new ED manager

Council appoints Economic Development Manager

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Burdekin Shire Council has appointed a new Economic Development Manager. Adrian Scott, from Castlemaine, Victoria, will commence work on October 7. More...
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Adrian Scott - new ED manager

Burdekin Shire Council has appointed a new Economic Development Manager.

Adrian Scott, from Castlemaine, Victoria, will commence work on October 7.

Council’s Chief Executive Officer Matthew Magin said Mr Scott had a broad base of experience in evaluating agriculture and investment attraction from his time in the private and public sectors.

“He and his partner will relocate to the Burdekin and are looking forward to being a part of our vibrant community,” he said.

“Adrian was here recently and had the opportunity to meet with a number of community representatives.

“He is very keen to engage with the Burdekin business community and other key stakeholders.”

Mr Scott has qualifications in economics and rural and regional planning. He has worked as an economist, policy adviser, strategy manager and local and regional development specialist in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.

Mr Magin said he looked forward to having Mr Scott at Council to help drive growth in the Burdekin.

“He will be responsible for making sure the Burdekin has a sustainable future based around agriculture and supporting our existing industries as well as attracting more investment to the region,” he said.

“This is essential to ensure we have a sustainable future for our grandchildren.”

Mayor Bill Lowis welcomed Mr Scott to the position of Economic Development Manager.

“This position is critical to Council’s community plan and progressing economic activities across the whole of the Shire,” he said.

“The Burdekin needs more investment, more industries and more growth to underpin the future of this great region.”

Mr Scott said he was excited by the opportunity to join the Burdekin Shire as Manager of Economic Development and energized by the prospect of moving to north Queensland.

“It provides both my partner Teresa and I with new challenges,” he said.

“I will continue implementing the Burdekin Shire’s Economic Development Strategic Plan with its emphasis on building agriculture and manufacturing, at the same time diversifying the economy where possible.

“Obviously, it’s the Burdekin community that drives these projects and my personal motto in this game has always been ‘help people achieve their dreams’.

“That’s why it’s pleasing to see the recognition of lifestyle in the Plan, because ultimately that tends to drive where people live.”