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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

Get Recycling

Project helps Burdekin businesses get busy recycling

Posted 30th Mar 2015 in Media Releases
A Burdekin Shire Council project has helped local businesses understand recycling and reduce the amount of recyclable packaging going to landfill. More...
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Get Recycling

A Burdekin Shire Council project has helped local businesses understand recycling and reduce the amount of recyclable packaging going to landfill.

Council’s Governance and Local Laws Manager Dan Mulcahy said 385 Burdekin businesses were invited to take part in the Getting Burdekin Business Busy Recycling project.

“The project aim was to educate our business owners about recycling and waste management and to reduce the amount packaging waste going to the Kirknie Road Landfill site,” he said.

“An initial survey showed that businesses have a recycling rate of about six per cent in calculating the amount of recyclable waste to general waste disposed compared to recycling rates of residential waste of 49 per cent.

“Our team identified that there is considerable scope to make improvements to reduce the amount of waste to landfill and divert waste to recycling streams given the low recycling rates associated with businesses.

“Our three project officers made 136 visits to businesses and were surprised some had given no consideration to recycling or any thoughts as to where their waste ends up.

“The results of the project found that about one third of businesses didn’t recycle because they thought it was too costly and another third were considered to not have the sufficient knowledge on recycling or thought recycling was inconvenient.

“This project provided business owners with information regarding recycling and how to minimise waste.

“It was also found that a small percentage of businesses did not have recycling services.

“Council will now review its waste management policy to ensure all businesses have the necessary services available to them.”

Mr Mulcahy said it was hoped most businesses understood that recycling services were a cost-effective option compared to disposing of everything into a general waste bin.

“Our team delivered 60 sorting bins to businesses to help them manage and separate recyclable waste from non-recyclable waste,” he said.

“A survey of the businesses including some receiving the sorting bins showed that 72 per cent of the surveyed businesses made great improvements in the amount of recyclable material removed from the waste stream.

“We congratulate these businesses for embracing recycling and showing others what can be done.”

Mr Mulcahy said food retail businesses improved their recycling habits the most during the project.

“While industrial premises had the lowest rates of recycling and showed the greatest opportunity for change,” he said.

“Although time consuming to make individual visits to businesses, the Getting Burdekin Business Busy Recycling project was successful in meeting aims of the North Queensland Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan 2014-2024 to minimise and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill within our region.

“Whilst individual businesses can benefit from reducing their cost of waste disposal, the community will benefit in the longer term as a result of reducing cost to landfill infrastructure.

“It is the small improvements individuals can make that will make the difference in the long term.”

Mr Mulcahy said the Getting Burdekin Business Busy Recycling project would not have been completed without a grant from the National Packaging Covenant and in-kind support from Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

“The National Packaging Covenant and EHP together provided $15,300 in funding that provided sorting bins and advertising and printing of resources such as bin stickers, posters, brochures and signs,” he said.

Any business wanting assistance on waste and recycling services can contact our team on 4783 9800. Further information on recycling also can be found on Council’s website.

 

Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety & Ports, Minister for Energy & Water Supply the Hon. Mark Bailey with BSC CEO Matthew Magin, Mayor Bill Lowis and Economic Development Manager Adrian Scott.

Council happy with Ministerial responses at Community Cabinet

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Burdekin Shire Council Mayor, CEO and Economic Development Manager are happy with the responses received from Queensland Government Ministers at the Community Cabinet in Townsville. More...
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Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety & Ports, Minister for Energy & Water Supply the Hon. Mark Bailey with BSC CEO Matthew Magin, Mayor Bill Lowis and Economic Development Manager Adrian Scott.

The Burdekin Shire Council is happy with the responses received from Queensland Government Ministers at yesterday’s Community Cabinet in Townsville.

Burdekin Mayor Bill Lowis, Chief Executive Officer Matthew Magin and Economic Development Manager Adrian Scott spoke with five State Ministers about projects that would help grow the Burdekin.

Cr Lowis said he was very happy with the reception the team received.

“I was very happy with their responses and they were impressed with the documentation we presented them on the projects we are seeking to progress,” he said.

“I had a number of Ministers comment on how well prepared our Burdekin team was for the short meeting.”

Deputations were held with:

  • Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Training and Skills the Hon. Yvette D’Ath regarding a research, development and training centre in the Burdekin.
  • Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety & Ports, Minister for Energy & Water Supply the Hon. Mark Bailey regarding a second crossing of the Burdekin River, replacement of the Haughton River Bridge, establishment of a Department of Transport & Main Roads office in the Burdekin and the relaxation of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator Mass or Dimension Exemption Permit.
  • Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government & Planning, Minister for Trade the Hon. Jackie Trad regarding funding for the internal fitout of the Burdekin Cyclone Shelter and the construction of a multi-purpose hall/cyclone shelter.
  • Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Minister for Sport and Racing the Hon. Bill Byrne regarding the expansion of the northern and southern irrigation areas and the RegionsQ Framework Burdekin catchment development. Minister Byrne also was invited to open the upcoming Rabobank Burdekin Value-Adding Seminar.
  • Minister for State Development, Minister for Natural Resources and Mines the Hon. Anthony Lynham regarding the Burdekin catchment development, expansion of the Northern and Southern Irrigation Areas, the minor raising of the Burdekin Falls Dam and the construction of the Urannah Dam.

Cr Lowis said the team was able to get across to the Ministers the importance and value of the Burdekin to the State’s economy, even though the appointments were only 15 minutes in length.

“I was pleased to get such positive responses to all the projects we spoke about and a number of the Ministers indicated they would visit the Burdekin to further understand our needs,” he said.

Economic Development Manager Adrian Scott reiterated the Mayor’s thoughts on the success of the meetings.

“I was pleasantly surprised at the degree of detail discussed with several of the Ministers regarding our road network, water management and irrigation infrastructure,” he said.

“There were key senior staff in the departments at the meetings and they will provide necessary links between the Ministers and Council to progress our key projects.”

 

Leisa Dabelstein, Louise Grasso and Julianne Priddle

Getting tickets to events just got easier

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The Burdekin Shire Council takes over the management of the Burdekin Theatre and Memorial Hall from April 1 making it easier for residents to get tickets to events. More...
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The Burdekin Shire Council takes over the management of the Burdekin Theatre and Memorial Hall from this April 1 making it easier for residents to get tickets to events.

Mayor Bill Lowis said Council’s Customer Service Team as well as the Theatre box office would be issuing tickets to Theatre events giving residents more time.

“Council’s office is open from 8am -5pm Monday to Friday so people will have a larger window of time to purchase their tickets to events being held at the Burdekin Theatre,” he said.

“The box office at the Theatre will only be open for ticket sales an hour prior to the performance.

“Residents can also book their tickets online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.burdekintheatre.com.au.”

Cr Lowis said he believed the majority of Burdekin residents were supportive of Council taking over the running of the Theatre and Burdekin Memorial Hall in Home Hill.

“These facilities are owned by our Burdekin residents and I believe we will deliver better value for money for local events than previously,” he said.

“There will be a few changes, but these will mainly be behind the scenes such as finetuning the finance systems and booking procedures.

“There may be a few teething problems to begin with, but that is to be expected as Council’s team learn how to use the ticketing systems.”

Cr Lowis said community bodies using the theatre would be eligible for a cheaper rate than external events.

“History shows us that it is our community events that draw the most people to the venues and that touring events were not as popular,” he said.

“However this does not mean that we will no longer have touring events, but we will aim to bring ones that are more likely to be attended by our residents.”

 

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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Notice of making of Local Law

Posted 25th Mar 2015 in Public Notices
Burdekin Shire Council has, by resolution dated the 24 day of March 2015 amended various subordinate local laws. More...
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Local Government Act 2009

Burdekin Shire Council (Making of Local Law) Website Notice (No. 1) 2015

Making of subordinate local laws

1.  Burdekin Shire Council (the “Council”) has, by resolution dated the  24th day of March 2015, made each of –

(a)  Operation of Camping Grounds (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2015; and

(b)  Operation of Caravan Parks (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2015; and

(c)  Operation of Rental Accommodation (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2015; and

(d)  Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2015.

Subordinate local laws amended

2.  Each subordinate local law identified to in paragraph 1 amends an existing subordinate local law as follows –

(a)  Operation of Camping Grounds (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2015 amends Subordinate Local Law No. 1.6 (Operation of Camping Grounds) 2012;

(b)  Operation of Caravan Parks (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2015 amendsSubordinate Local Law No. 1.8 (Operation of Caravan Parks) 2012

(c)  Operation of Rental Accommodation (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2015 amends Subordinate Local Law No. 1.11 (Operation of Rental Accommodation) 2012; and

(d)  Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2015 amends Subordinate Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2012.

Authorising local law

3.  Various local laws authorise the making of the subordinate local laws identified in paragraph 1 as follows—

(a)  Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2012 authorises the making of Operation of Camping Grounds (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2015, Operation of Caravan Parks (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2015 and Operation of Rental Accommodation (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2015; and

(b)  Local Law No. 4 (Local government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2012 authorises the making of Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2015.

Purpose and general effect

4.  The purpose and general effect of each subordinate local law identified in paragraph 1 is as follows-

(a)  Operation of Camping Grounds (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2015  regulates sanitary and other associated facilities at camping grounds; and

(b)  Operation of Caravan Parks (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2015 regulates sanitary and other associated facilities at caravan parks; and

(c)  Operation of Rental Accommodation (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2015 regulates laundry and kitchen facilities at rental accommodation; and

(d)  Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2015 regulates the undertaking of restricted activities at the Home Hill Comfort Stop.

Anti-competitive provision

5.  An anti‑competitive provision is contained in each of-

(a)  Operation of Camping Grounds (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2015; and

(b)  Operation of Caravan Parks (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2015; and

(c)  Operation of Rental Accommodation (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2015.

Consolidated version of subordinate local laws

6.  Council has, by resolution dated the 24th day of  March 2015, adopted a consolidated version of each of –

(a)  Subordinate Local Law No. 1.6 (Operation of Camping Grounds) 2012; and

(b)  Subordinate Local Law No. 1.8 (Operation of Caravan Parks) 2012; and

(c)  Subordinate Local Law No. 1.11 (Operation of Rental Accommodation) 2012; and

(d)  Subordinate Local Law No4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2012.

Inspection

7.  Copies of each subordinate local law identified in paragraph 1 and each consolidated version of a subordinate local law identified in paragraph 6 may be—

(a)  inspected and purchased at Council’s public office at 145 Young Street, Ayr; and

(b)  viewed by the public on the website of the Department of Local Government.

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Council approves skate park design for Giru

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Burdekin Shire Council has approved the design of the new skate park to be built in Brolga Park, Giru. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council has approved the design of the new skate park to be built in Brolga Park, Giru.

Operations Manager Wayne Saldumbide said the equipment could now be ordered from Urban Play Pty Ltd.

“It’s a similar design to the Home Hill skate park which has proved quite popular,” he said.

“Urban Play’s delivery time is about 12 weeks and construction will begin as soon as the equipment arrives.

“We intend to have it completed and in use by June 30.”

Mr Saldumbide said Council was building the skate park in partnership with Wilmar Sugar and the Giru Progress Association.

“Wilmar Sugar has already completed pouring the slab, so it will be all systems go when the equipment arrives,” he said.

“The Giru Progress Association is contributing $35,000 toward this project and Council is covering the rest of the project costs.”

The new skate park is positioned between the BBQ shelter and swing set on the western side of Brolga Park.

 

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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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 occur on various dates in March and April 2015. 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 between the hours of 9.00am to 2.45pm (weather permitting) on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 24 March – Friday 27 March 2015
  • Monday 30 March – Wednesday 1 April 2015
  • Monday 13 April – Wednesday 15 April 2015

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 vehicles 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 Department of Transport and Main Roads, Customer and Stakeholder Management team on 1800 625 648.

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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.

Library staff are always there to help

Library seeks volunteers to teach residents how to build and maintain computers

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The Burdekin Library Ayr is about to embark on a new technology program which will require up to 10 community volunteers to teach people how to build and maintain a recycled computer. More...
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Library staff are always there to help

Are you interested in technology and see yourself as someone who is a teacher, good with people and wants to share your knowledge with others? If you are, the Burdekin Library wants you.

The Burdekin Library Ayr is about to embark on a new technology program which will require up to 10 community volunteers to teach people how to build and maintain a recycled computer.

Burdekin Shire Council Library Services Manager John Scott said the Creative Community Computing Project works with recycled computer hardware and Free & Open Source Software.

“This project teaches rebuilding and repairing the hardware, installing software and engaging creatively with the computer,” he said.

“When the workshop program is finished, participants take the computer home with the knowledge of how to keep them in working order.

“We are seeking expressions of interest from residents who are passionate about technology, potentially good teachers and willing to volunteer for these programs which will run once or twice a year in the Burdekin depending on the availability of recycled computers.”

Mr Scott said the Burdekin Library in conjunction with The Edge at the State Library of Queensland would hold a three-day training program from April 14-16 to teach volunteers how to run this program.

“Once you have been trained the time commitment is approximately 20 hours over five days once or twice a year,” he said.

“Each program has a maximum of 10 people at any one time and two trainers would run each workshop so you are not on your own. All teaching resources are provided and backup support will be available.”

If you are interested in volunteering, contact John Scott on 4783 9970 to make an appointment to discuss this with him.

 

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Public Notice – RADF Applications Open

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Do you have a project, workshop or activity that is arts based? RADF may be a funding source to help your idea become a reality Closing Date : Monday 20 April 2015.
Are you interested in accessing RADF funds in 2015-16? Please complete the on-line survey on Council’s website. More...
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Do you have a project, workshop or activity that is arts based?

RADF may be a funding source to help your idea become a reality.

Closing Date :  Monday 20 April 2015

Application form and guidelines are available on Council’s website
www.burdekin.qld.gov.au/regional-arts-development-fund/
and at the Council Chambers.

Are you interested in accessing RADF funds in 2015-16?

Please complete the on-line survey on Council’s website.
www.burdekin.qld.gov.au/radf-community-feedback-form/

 

 

BSAG members John Kohn, Cr Ted Bawden and June Bosel

Seniors group seek people to work for older residents

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The Burdekin Seniors Advisory Group (BSAG) is seeking help from local tradespeople and handymen who are willing to work for our older residents. More...
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BSAG members John Kohn, Cr Ted Bawden and June Bosel

The Burdekin Seniors Advisory Group (BSAG) is seeking help from local tradespeople and handymen.

BSAG Chairman Councillor Ted Bawden said the group was putting together a list of tradespeople and handymen who would be willing to carry out work for the older residents in the Burdekin.

“What we are doing is putting together a register of people who would be willing to do small jobs in the carpentry, tiling and painting areas – the jobs older residents can’t do themselves anymore,” he said.

“We also want to create a list of those interested in doing general housework – cleaning, washing and ironing – plus yard cleaning.

“This list will then be distributed to our seniors for their use.

“People wanting to be included on the list will not only be increasing their work prospects, but also helping our older residents who find it difficult to obtain trades willing to carry out small jobs.

“While affordability is important, the key attributes we are looking for are communication, transparency and honesty.

“We will continue to monitor this list on an ongoing basis to ensure it is kept up to date for our seniors.”

Cr Bawden said other services would be added to the list at a later date.

Those wanting to be included on the list should contact John Kohn on 4783 1643  or June Bosel on 4782 4098 .

 

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Job Vacancy 15/09 – Apprentice Parks and Gardens Tradesperson

Posted 17th Mar 2015 in Current Job Vacancies
We are currently seeking applications for two Apprentices the Parks and Gardens section. Council cannot guarantee continued employment after the completion of the three year apprenticeship. Applications close 1 April 2015. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for two Apprentices in the Parks and Gardens section.  Council cannot guarantee continued employment after the completion of the three year apprenticeship.

The successful applicants will be required to complete a Trade certificate (AHC31010 – Certificate III in Parks and Gardens) while performing as an enthusiastic, productive and reliable member of the Parks and Gardens team in delivering a high standard of care and maintenance to Council parks, gardens, public open spaces and cemeteries.

The Position
The key responsibilities include:

  • Complete all required training on time and to an acceptable level of competency, including attendance at block training sessions in Townsville
  • Assist with the maintenance of Council parks, gardens, public open spaces and cemeteries by undertaking general labouring as directed by the immediate supervisor

The Person
The successful applicants will possess the following attributes at a minimum:

  • Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to complete the 16 modules necessary to obtain the trade qualification within the set time frame
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment
  • Minimum of a “C” Class Licence

The gross fortnightly wage for a First Year Apprentice is $1,102.58.

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

Applications for 15/09 – Apprentice Parks and Gardens Tradesperson should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria

Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Wednesday, 1 April 2015. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Mr. Tano Buono – Parks Coordinator on (07) 4783 9800.

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Community Consultation – Showground and Recreation Reserve R324 Lot 33 on EP1067 – Luxton Street, Giru

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Council is undertaking community consultation in relation to its proposal to seek Department of Natural Resources and Mines consent to the relinquishment of Council's trusteeship over Showground and Recreation Reserve R324 Lot 33 on EP1067 situated at the end of Luxton Street, Giru. More...
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Council intends to seek Department of Natural Resources and Mines consent to the relinquishment of Council’s trusteeship over Showground and Recreation Reserve R324 Lot 33 on EP1067 situated at the end of Luxton Street, Giru.  The Reserve and infrastructure are considered surplus to the Shire’s requirements.

If it is determined that the Reserve is no longer required for community purposes Council intends to seek Department of Natural Resources and Mines consent to the cancellation of the Reserve.

Submissions for or against this proposal are requested.  Incorporated associations interested in taking over trusteeship of the Reserve may also submit.

Consultation will assist in determining the extent of the use of the Reserve and degree of opposition to any loss of amenity that the local community may have.

Enquiries can be directed to 4783 9800.  Written submissions are required to be forwarded to Council by 4:00pm Monday 20 April 2015.

Postal Address:  Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 974, Ayr  Q4807

Email: 

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QBSC/14/042 – Excavation, crushing and cartage of gravel from Tudehope’s Pit to the Burdekin Shire Council, Jones St, Depot

Posted 12th Mar 2015 in Current Tenders
Quotations are invited for the excavation, crushing and cartage of gravel from Tudehope’s Pit to the Burdekin Shire Council, Jones St, Depot. More...
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Quotations are invited for the excavation, crushing and cartage of gravel from Tudehope’s Pit to the Burdekin Shire Council, Jones St, Depot.

Specification documents are available from the Council Chambers, 145 Young Street, Ayr at any time during normal working hour or by using the following link:

Quotations sealed and endorsed “QBSC/14/042 – Excavation, crushing and cartage of gravel from Tudehope’s Pit to the Burdekin Shire Council, Jones St, Depot” are to be lodged in the tender box located at Burdekin Shire Council no later than 12 noon on 10th April 2015.

Enquiries should be directed to Mr Robert Potter on Ph: (07) 4783 9935 or Mr Gary Keane Ph: (07) 4783 9924

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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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McDowell Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

Posted 19th Feb 2015 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices
Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on McDowell Road from the Burdekin Road intersection for approx 1km, on Wednesday 18th February, 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 3rd April 2015, weather permitting. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on McDowell Road from the Burdekin Road intersection for approx 1km, on Wednesday 18th February, 2015 continuing until approximately Friday 3rd April 2015, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under a full road closure with access to local traffic only. McDowell Road will be closed from Burdekin Road to Berryman Road intersections with a detour in place via Berryman 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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Old Clare Road – Bitumen Reconstruction Works

Posted 12th Feb 2015 in Current Road Conditions, Public Notices
Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen reconstruction works will be commencing on Old Clare Road between Giddy Road and Webber Road. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 16th February, 2015 continuing until Friday 24th April 2015, weather permitting. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen reconstruction works will be commencing on Old Clare Road between Giddy Road and Webber Road.  Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 16th February, 2015 continuing until Friday 24th April 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.

Burdekin Bridge

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 on various dates throughout February, March and April 2015 (weather permitting) between the hours of 9.30am and 2.30pm. More...
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Burdekin Bridge

MAINTENANCE WORKS

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) wishes to advise that single lane closures on the Burdekin River Bridge will take place on the following dates (weather permitting) between the hours of 9.30am and 2.30pm.

FEBRUARY 2015

  • Monday 16 February to Friday 20 February 2015
  • Tuesday 24 February to Saturday 28 February 2015

 MARCH 2015

  • Monday 2 March to Friday 6 March 2015
  • Tuesday 10 March to Saturday 14 March 2015
  • Monday 16 March to Friday 20 March 2015
  • Tuesday 24 March and Wednesday 25 March 2015

APRIL 2015

  • Monday 13 April to Wednesday 15 April 2015

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 vehicles operators with loads wider than three metres must contact David Macauley on 0407 690 314 a minimum of 24 hours in advance 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 Community Engagement Services team on 1800 625 648.

 

 

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