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Planned Water Main Scouring Works – Rossiters Hill Area – Thursday 9 July 2015

Posted 25th Jun 2015 in Current Water Information, Public Notices
Council will be undertaking planned scouring of the 250mm trunk water main servicing the Rossiter’s Hill area on Thursday 9 July, 2015 from 9.00 am. More...
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Council will be undertaking planned scouring of the 250mm trunk water main servicing the Rossiter’s Hill area on Thursday 9 July, 2015 from 9.00 am.

 These works will result in a loss of normal water pressure for up to four hours to residents in Rossiter’s Hill and Old Clare Road areas. Residents are advised to store their day’s supply of drinking water before 9:00 a.m.

Residents in the affected areas may experience water discolouration for a period following the planned works.  It is advisable to delay washing of clothes etc., for up to two days after work is completed.

Council regrets any inconvenience that may be caused to residents as a result of these necessary maintenance works.

For further information or queries, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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Planned Water Main Scouring Works Brandon and Northern Sections of Ayr – Wednesday 8th July 2015

Council will be undertaking planned scouring work on the 300mm trunk water main servicing Brandon and northern sections of Ayr on Wednesday 8th July, 2015 from 9.00 a.m. More...
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Council will be undertaking planned scouring work on the 300mm trunk water main servicing Brandon and northern sections of Ayr on Wednesday 8th July, 2015 from 9.00 a.m.

 These works will result in a loss of normal water pressure for up to four hours to residents in Brandon and areas of Ayr, north of Wilmington Street and west of the Bruce Highway including the Ayr Industrial Estate. These residents are advised to store their day’s supply of drinking water before 9:00 a.m.

Residents in the affected areas may experience water discolouration for a period following the planned works.  It is advisable to delay washing of clothes etc., for up to two days after work is completed.

Council regrets any inconvenience that may be caused to residents as a result of these necessary maintenance works.

For further information or queries please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Mayor Bill Lowis at the new Giru Skate Park at Brolga Park.

Giru Skate Park open for holiday fun

Posted 24th Jun 2015 in Media Releases
The new Giru Skate Park in Brolga Park was completed at the weekend and is open for holiday fun. More...
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Mayor Bill Lowis at the new Giru Skate Park at Brolga Park.

 

The new Giru Skate Park in Brolga Park was completed at the weekend and is open for holiday fun.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis said Urban Play Pty Ltd had delivered and constructed the skate park equipment at the site last week.

“Their team was on site from Thursday through to Saturday erecting the equipment,” he said.

“I went up on Monday to check it out and it was great to see the local children already making good use of it.”

Cr Lowis said the skate park was of a similar design to the one in Home Hill.

“The skate park in Home Hill has proved very popular with the youth,” he said.

“I hope the youth of Giru enjoy theirs as much.”

Council is building the skate park in partnership with Wilmar Sugar and the Giru Progress Association.

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

 

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QBSC/15/026 – Quotations for the purchase of one (1) used light vehicle and three (3) used SES trailers

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Quotations are invited for the purchase of one used light vehicle (2005 Toyota Landcruiser) and 3 SES trailers (enclosed). Closing date at 12noon on Wednesday 15 July 2015. More...
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QBSC/15/026 – QUOTATIONS FOR THE PURCHASE OF ONE (1) USED LIGHT VEHICLE AND THREE (3) USED SES TRAILERS

 Quotations are invited for the above quotation closing at 12 noon on Wednesday 15 July, 2015.

Council Plant No.  Description
3204                               2005 – Toyota Landcruiser
7063                               Trailer (SES)
7065                               Trailer (SES)
7089                               Trailer (SES)

Quotation documents are available from the Council’s Customer Service Centre at any time during normal office hours or download the Quotation package on Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au and complete the Form of Quotation.

Quotations shall be sealed in an envelope and endorsed as “QBSC/15/026 – Quotations for the purchase of one (1) used light vehicle and three (3) used SES trailers” and lodged in the tender box located at the Burdekin Shire Council, 145 Young Street, Ayr.

The plant will be available for inspection on Friday, 10 July, 2015 between the hours of 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. at the Council’s Jones Street Depot. Enquiries should be made to the Manager – Technical Services, or the Workshop Superintendent.

All plant will be sold unregistered. Safety certificate will be provided for private purchaser only and current at the time of sale, however trailers will be sold in an “as is condition”. The vehicle will not be released until the replacement vehicles are fully in service. The fire extinguishers and some ancillary equipment will not be sold with the plant and will be removed by Council.  The vehicle is also offered as trade against the new replacement vehicle and Council reserves the right to sell these plants privately or otherwise.

Any persons making inspections of the plant must report to the Workshop Superintendent or his representative and comply with Council’s Workplace Health and Safety Standards, and in particular wearing of closed in footwear.

Quotations shall be deemed to be inclusive of GST. Quotations received by telephonic advice will not be considered.  Late quotations will not be considered.  The highest or any quotations will not necessarily be accepted.

**FURTHER INFORMATION AND PHOTOS OF PLANT WILL BE ADDED TO WEBSITE BY Wednesday 1 July 2015.

Burdekin Shire Councillors and CEO at 2015-16 Budget Meeting, June 23, 2015.

Council focuses on cost savings and low debt

Posted 23rd Jun 2015 in Media Releases
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis today delivered a $59 million budget which is focused on cost savings and low debt. The total budgeted rates and charges increase compared to last year’s Budget was 3.9 per cent. Residential rates will increase by 3.02% or $1.59 per week. More...
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Burdekin Shire Councillors and CEO at 2015-16 Budget Meeting, June 23, 2015.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis today delivered a $59 million budget which is focused on cost savings and low debt.

Mayor Bill Lowis said the total budgeted rates and charges increase compared to last year’s Budget was 3.9 per cent.

“Like Councils across the nation, Burdekin is burdened by ever-increasing costs and demands,” he said.

“The freezing of government financial assistance grants, rising electricity costs, insurance and increasing costs of materials are all things our Council has no control over.

“However, our team is addressing these costs by working smarter and finding savings across the board.

“Council has made cuts where we can and our Council officers have helped by finding 5 per cent productivity dividends in their departments.

“We are making savings by doing works ourselves and sourcing competitively priced goods and services.

“Our debt level is falling. Council will not borrow any funds this financial year and as at June 30, 2016, will have an external debt of $6.5 million. This compares to a debt level 10 years ago of $12.1 million.”

Cr Lowis said the general rate and waste service charge would each increase 3.5 per cent, the sewerage access charge would increase 5 per cent and the water access charge would increase 4 per cent.

“All of our funds are balanced or have operating surpluses which help demonstrate Council’s future sustainability,” he said.

“Our minimum general rate has been kept below the average increase at 3 per cent to $981.”

Cr Lowis said the average yearly residential rates, based on an average land valuation of $89,238, would increase by $82.68 for the year or $1.59 a week.

“The 2015-16 Budget includes approximately $44.9 million in operational expenditure,

“Of this amount about $10.5 million is depreciation and amortisation.

“Our capital expenditure will be approximately $14.4 million.”

The Mayor said this was a significant, but prudent, spend in the Burdekin community.

“Last year I flagged the need for a review of the level of infrastructure assets and levels of service,” he said.

“I am pleased to say we have not dropped any services, yet our team has been able to provide our community with better service.”

Some of the major projects include the following:

  • $9.7 million for maintenance and capital works on roads, drainage and reseals.
  • $2.1 million for construction of new waste cell at Kirknie Road Landfill.
  • $1.9 million for flood damaged restoration works approved under Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements and funded by the State and Federal Governments.
  • $1.2 million for sewer relining and manhole refurbishment program
  • $500,000 for water projects
  • $520,000 in community support
  • $460,000 to complete Stage 2 of the Burdekin Rural Multi-Tenant Service Centre at the Burdekin PCYC
  • $335,000 for the development of the Ayr Industrial Estate
  • $250,000 for major drainage schemes
  • $225,000 for Ayr Aerodrome electrical upgrade
  • $180,000 to refurbish cabins, upgrade power heads and re-roof the ablutions block at Council’s Burdekin Cascades Caravan Park
  • $85,000 for refurbishment of ablutions block at Home Hill Caravan Park
  • $75,000 for Burdekin Memorial Hall
  • $50,000 to upgrade playground equipment at Coutts Park, Ayr
  • $50,000 towards the establishment of the Community Hub
  • $45,000 to erect a shade structure over the existing columbarium at Home Hill Cemetery
  • $30,000 to refurbish the public convenience at Lions Park, Home Hill
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Council to spend more than $50,000 supporting local events

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Burdekin Shire Council will spend more than $50,000 supporting local events in the next financial year. Council had put aside $32,000 for events funding and another $20,000 in in-kind support. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council will spend more than $50,000 supporting local events in the next financial year, according to Mayor Bill Lowis.

“Council had put aside $32,000 for events funding and another $20,000 in in-kind support, which covers the cost of our employees setting up for events with bins, signage and the like,” he said.

“Our Community Development team also have budgeted $50,000 toward the establishment of the Community Hub which is based on the Burdekin Theatre, Burdekin Library Ayr and surrounds.

“Council is continuing to support tourism in the region by providing $8000 to the Burdekin Tourism Association and $15,000 toward the publication of the Bountiful Burdekin magazine.

“We have also put aside $16,000 to upgrade signage, advertise and participate in expos where we can sell the benefits of living in our shire to residents in Townsville.”

Cr Lowis said Council also had $12,000 in standing donations to community organisations and $7500 in sporting grants.

 

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Council targets aquatic weeds and improved beach access

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Burdekin Shire Council will continue to target aquatic weeds in the Shire’s waterways using a $35,000 grant from NQ Dry Tropics. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council will continue to target aquatic weeds in the Shire’s waterways using a $35,000 grant.

Mayor Bill Lowis said Council would receive $35,000 annually from NQ Dry Tropics until 2016/17.

“I thank NQ Dry Tropics for their support of Council’s aquatic weed clearing program,” he said.

“This funding is vital to keeping our waterways clear of aquatic weeds such as Salvinia, Water Hyacinth, Water Lettuce and Hymenachne.”

Cr Lowis said Council had also allocated $21,000 to maintain adequate beach access for residents.

“This money will go towards improving beach access points and dune protection signage at Alva, Wunjunga township and Beachmount,” he said.

“Our beaches and their surrounds are well loved by our residents who use the access for fishing and recreation.

“It is Council’s responsibility to ensure these areas are protected so future generations can also enjoy them.”

 

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Shire’s parks to receive upgrades

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A number of Burdekin parks will receive upgrades next financial year including Lions Park in Home Hill and Coutts Park in Ayr. More...
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A number of Burdekin parks will receive upgrades next financial year, according to Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis.

Cr Lowis said $30,000 would be spent refurbishing the public amenities at Lions Park in Home Hill.

“This is the first lot of public amenities you arrive at when you enter Home Hill from the North and with its positioning near the Lions Home Hill Diorama gets used quite a bit,” he said.

“Coutts Park in Ayr, will receive new playground equipment with a planned $50,000 upgrade.

“Council has also allocated $45,000 in the parks and gardens budget to erect a shade structure over the existing columbarium at the Home Hill Cemetery.

“Our parks and gardens team also has $50,000 budgeted for any park furniture that needs to be replaced.”

 

2015-16-Budget-Report

Council ensures water and wastewater network reliability

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Burdekin Shire Council will spend more than $2 million ensuring the Shire’s water and wastewater networks provide reliable service to residents. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council will spend more than $2 million ensuring the Shire’s water and wastewater networks provide reliable service to residents.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis said $1.2 million of the 2015/16 Budget would go toward the sewer relining and manhole refurbishment program.

“Council also has allocated $250,000 toward the replacement of Sewage Pump Station switchboards and $350,000 for the refurbishment or replacement of sewerage assets to improve our network’s reliability,” he said.

“We have budgeted $500,000 for water projects which will ensure our water supply assets are up to standard.

“Council will install variable speed drive pumps at the South Ayr Water Treatment Plant to enhance network pressure and maintain positive flows in the Ayr and Brandon water supply network as part of continual upgrades to improve water quality to our residents.”

 

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Caravan parks, pool to receive minor makeover

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Burdekin Shire Council’s caravan parks and pools will receive a minor makeover in the 2015/16 financial year. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council’s caravan parks and pools will receive a minor makeover in the 2015/16 financial year.

Mayor Bill Lowis said Council had budgeted $180,000 to be spent on the popular Burdekin Cascades Caravan Park in Ayr.

“We will refurbish the existing cabins, upgrade some of the power heads and re-roof the ablutions block,” he said.

“The Home Hill Caravan Park still has $85,000 available from last year’s Budget for the refurbishment of the ablutions block.”

Cr Lowis said the Ayr Swimming Pool would also be refurbished.

“Council has had to change its decision to redesign and refurbish the pool due to costs growing from our estimated $2 million to a projected $10 million,” he said.

“In addition Federal and State funding has been reduced and the likelihood of receiving grant monies of that magnitude is nil in today’s economic climate.

“Council has negotiated with GHD the consulting engineers to prepare preliminary plans for the refurbishment of the existing pool assets.

“This project will again depend on government grant support, but we will have a higher chance of success compared to the previous more expensive plan.”

Cr Lowis said Council still had $50,000 available from last year’s Budget for the refurbishment of the Millaroo Pool.

“We are still deciding the final items to be refurbished,” he said.

The Mayor said other Council buildings that were beyond repair would be removed.

“Funds have been set aside to remove some older buildings, including the old Ayr Cricket Clubhouse at the Ayr Racecourse and the old green pavilion and small ablutions block at the Ayr Showgrounds,” he said.

“These building have become superfluous to Council’s needs and would require a lot of money to bring them up to an acceptable standard.

“Council has made an economic decision to remove them to avoid any future maintenance or repair costs.”

 

2015-16-Budget-Report

Council to build waste cell in bid to save money

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The Burdekin Shire Council Works Department will build the new waste cell at the Kirknie Road Landfill in a bid to save ratepayers money. More...
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The Burdekin Shire Council Works Department will build the new waste cell at the Kirknie Road Landfill in a bid to save ratepayers money, according to Mayor Bill Lowis.

Council has last year budgeted $2 million for the construction of the cell, but costs had escalated past that price.

Cr Lowis said the new cell would be constructed by Council to ensure costs were kept low.

“Council has reached the stage where the new cell has to be completed as the old one is reaching the end of its life,” he said.

“We have the capability and the knowledge to construct this cell, so I don’t see any reason not to do it in house.

“It is anticipated that construction of the new cell will begin in July and be completed prior to the expiry of the existing cell.

“We have also budgeted $35,000 for the temporary capping of the existing cell to ensure it conforms with environmental licensing requirements.”

Cr Lowis said Council had decided to take over the supervision and operation of the Shire’s waste transfer stations.

“Council recently resolved to take on this role as we believe we would be able to provide the same service, but at a reduced rate compared to recent tenders received for the service,” he said.

“Existing staff at the waste transfer stations in Ayr, Home Hill and Giru will be offered employment with Council to provide a seamless changeover in operations.”

 

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$9.7 million for roads, drainage and reseals

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Burdekin Shire Council has budgeted $9.7 million for maintenance and capital works on the road and drainage networks. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council has budgeted $9.7 million for maintenance and capital works on the road and drainage networks.

Mayor Bill Lowis said Council had allocated $6.4 million in capital roadworks, with $4.1 million or 64 per cent, of that being spent on the shire’s rural road network.

“These works will include the replacement of several road drainage culverts as identified by Council’s Asset Management framework.

“Other works will include kerbing and channelling and bitumen widening in a number of Home Hill streets and upgrades across the Shire including Conlan Street, Mirrigan Road, Daniel Road, Rita Island Road and Mountainview Road.

“Urban drainage capital works, valued at $250,000, will include improvements to existing drainage systems in the towns of Ayr and Brandon.”

Cr Lowis said Council’s road maintenance budget of almost $2.7 million would be used to maintain the Shire’s sealed and unsealed roads to an acceptable level.

“Our drainage maintenance has been budgeted to cost almost $412,000,” he said.

“These works will include the ongoing removal of weeds from our drainage network.”

The Mayor said an addition $1.9 million would be spent on restoring flood damaged roads under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

“These works will be funded by the State and Federal governments with contribution from Council for the labour and widening costs,” he said.

 

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Council moves to draw new industries to Burdekin

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Burdekin Shire Council is moving to draw new industries to the region with the allocation of funds for an electrical upgrade of the Ayr Aerodrome and the development of the Ayr Industrial Estate. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council is moving to draw new industries to the region with the allocation of funds for an electrical upgrade of the Ayr Aerodrome and the development of the Ayr Industrial Estate.

Mayor Bill Lowis said Council had budgeted $225,000 to upgrade the electrical network at the Ayr Aerodrome.

“The Ayr Aerodrome is currently underutilised and this is the start of creating a space which could be a thriving and profitable multi-use airport,” he said.

“Council’s Economic Development team is in the process of developing a masterplan for the site and its possible uses such as a residential development with airside access, industrial uses such as transport and storage, pilot training, commercial airfreight, fixed wing or helicopter maintenance, or even a home airport for fly in-fly out workers.

“Council will require a number of strategies and plans for the use of the land, development of the facilities, environmental management and safeguards before moving forward.”

Cr Lowis said the current electrical capacity at the aerodrome had been exhausted.

“Adding additional power infrastructure to the aerodrome will make it more attractive to potential users,” he said.

“We are also upgrading the caretaker’s residence with $40,000 being set aside for repairs such as a new roof and internal refurbishing.”

Cr Lowis said Council had also budgeted $335,000 for the further development of the Ayr Industrial Estate.

“To expand our economic base, we need to have these lots ready to go for interested investors,” he said.

“Council has already had some interest from businesses, but this move would ensure we can provide them with industrial land if they require it.”

 

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TBSC/15/010 – Supply, Delivery and Installation of Geocomposites at the Kirknie Landfill

Posted 19th Jun 2015 in Current Tenders
Tenders are invited for the supply, delivery and installation of Geocomposites at the Kirknie Landfill.
Closing date at 12.00 noon on 15 July 2015. More...
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Tenders are invited for the supply, delivery and installation of Geocomposites at the Kirknie Landfill.

Specification documents are available from Mr Gary Keane on (07) 4783 9924 or by emailing  

Tenders sealed and endorsed “TBSC/15/010 – Supply, Delivery and Installation of Geocomposites at the Kirknie Landfill” are to be lodged in the tender box located at Burdekin Shire Council no later than 12.00 noon on 15 July 2015.

A mandatory Tenderers’ meeting will be held at 1.30pm on 1 July 2015.

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Malpass Hotel Burdekin 4B Mania Rodeo

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Dust off your cowboy hats and boots and join the fun at the Malpass Hotel Burdekin 4B Mania Rodeo at the Home Hill Race Course. You won’t want to miss a minute of the great Rodeo action. Burdekin Race Track on July 25, 2015, from 5pm. More...
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Dust off your cowboy hats and boots and join the fun at the Malpass Hotel Burdekin 4B Mania Rodeo at the Home Hill Race Course. You won’t want to miss a minute of the great Rodeo action.

Mania Events and the Burdekin Race Club will be hosting 4B mania series event at the Burdekin Race Track on July 25, 2015, from 5pm.

This is an ABCRA Affiliated Event.

Open Bulls, Bareback, Saddle Bronc, Ladies Barrels Novice Bulls Junior Bulls and Barrels U 18 Steer Ride- 8-11 and 11-14

Admission- Adults $ 25, Snr- Kids $ 15 and kids U5 Free Family Pass $65

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Deadline extended for residents to have say on Community Hub

Posted 18th Jun 2015 in Media Releases
Burdekin Shire Council has extended the deadline for residents to have their say on the Community Hub project. The Community Hub refers to the area containing the Burdekin Theatre, Theatre Forecourt, Burdekin Library Ayr and the adjacent public land.
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Burdekin Shire Council has extended the deadline for community feedback on the Community Hub project.

The Community Hub refers to the area containing the Burdekin Theatre, Theatre Forecourt, Burdekin Library Ayr and the adjacent public land.

Mayor Bill Lowis said Council was seeking more responses from the younger residents of the community as to how they would like to use the facilities.

“Although a small number of surveys had been received, those that had responded have provided honest and constructive feedback and comments,” he said.

“Other members of the community have indicated they wish to make comment, but haven’t had time, so we have decided to extend the survey deadline until Thursday, June 25.

“The Community Hub survey will provide Council with information about how the Burdekin residents and visitors to the community currently use the facilities.

“We would also like to know what activities could be held or changes made to encourage better use of the facilities.”

Cr Lowis said early survey responses from the community showed a high usage of technology and social media platforms.

“The community is using social media for information sharing and completing transactions such as bookings,” he said.

“Whilst this increase is not surprising, the trend is supported across all age groups.

“One challenge identified is to manage a calendar of events that supports visiting performers, local productions and events that are all completing for similar audiences.

“Our region boasts an incredible range of high-quality events throughout the year which all involve months of planning and work.

“It is essential that the Community Hub is catering for these events and activities.”

The survey is available online or can be collected in person from the Burdekin Shire Council Customer Service Centre or the Burdekin Library.

 

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Burdekin River Bridge – Temporary Lane Closures

Posted 12th Jun 2015 in Current Burdekin Bridge Closures
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 in June and July 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, Home Hill will take place (weather permitting) on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 16 June to Saturday 20 June 2015
  • Monday 22 June and Thursday 25 June 2015
  • Tuesday 30 June to Friday 3 July 2015
  • Monday 6 July to Friday 10 July 2015
  • Tuesday 14 July to Friday 17 July 2015
  • Monday 20 July to Friday 24 July 2015

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

During this time, speed restrictions will be in place and the site will be under traffic control.  North and south bound road users should expect minor delays.

To minimise disruptions, heavy 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 Customer and Stakeholder Management team on 1800 625 648.

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Job Vacancy 15/15 – Rates Supervisor

Posted 11th Jun 2015 in Current Job Vacancies
The Rates Supervisor is responsible for maintaining Council’s property database, rating operations and collections in liaison with other Council sections, State and Federal government departments and collection agencies. Applications close Monday, 29 June 2015. More...
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The Burdekin Region offers an outstanding lifestyle that is both contemporary and relaxed. The major township of Ayr is less than an hour’s drive to the city of Townsville. The Burdekin has abundant water supplies, excellent health and educational facilities, and an excellent array of cultural, sporting, and recreational activities.

The Rates Supervisor is responsible for maintaining Council’s property database, rating operations and collections in liaison with other Council sections, State and Federal government departments and collection agencies.

The Position
The key responsibilities include:

  • Acquire and maintain thorough knowledge of legislation, regulations, policies and procedures including Council and State Government requirements for rating
  • Support policy and budget formulation for Council rates and charges including revenue modelling
  • Ensure and maintain the integrity of the property, land and rating base data for levying of rates and charges, property searches and rating system upgrades
  • Co-ordinate timely production and distribution of annual, supplementary, half-year water consumption and overdue reminder notices
  • Monitor debt collection processes and payment plans for overdue rates
  • Supervise and co-ordinate rates personnel development and training

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

  • Demonstrated administrative and supervisory skills
  • Demonstrated significant experience in local government rating
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of legislation, regulations, policies and procedures for local government rating
  • Proficient in operation of property and rating systems
  • Intermediate skills in the use of Microsoft Office Systems

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 5 ($77,683) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

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

Applications for 15/15 – Rates Supervisor should include:

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

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

Applications close on Monday, 29 June 2015.  Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Mrs. Kim Olsen, Manager Financial and Administrative Services on (07) 4783 9800.

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Old Clare Road – Installation of Culverts

Posted 4th Jun 2015 in Current Road Conditions
Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that culvert installation works will be undertaken on Old Clare Road at the Plantation Creek crossing commencing Monday 1st June, 2015 to Friday 3rd July, 2015, weather permitting. More...
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Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that culvert installation works will be undertaken on Old Clare Road at the Plantation Creek crossing commencing Monday 1st June, 2015 to Friday 3rd July, 2015, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed utilising traffic controllers with the likelihood of reduced trafficable widths during the works.  However at times, a full road closure will be in place for the works to be completed.

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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Rifle Range Road – Concrete Floodway and Bitumen Works

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

These works will be constructed under a full road closure, when necessary, with access to local traffic only.

Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from traffic controllers or on site personnel for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.

Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users in anticipation of their patience during the construction period.

For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.