The Council offers a range of publications including Annual Reports, Contracts valued $200,000 or more, Corporate Plans, Fact Sheets, Forms, IPA Planning Scheme, Local Laws, Maps, Operational Plans and Policies.
The Annual Reports contain important information for the community on Council's achievements, challenges, values and plans for the future.Preview...Hide...
The Annual Reports contain important information for the community on Council’s achievements, challenges, values and plans for the future.
The information in the report demonstrates accountability to stakeholders, who include residents and ratepayers, staff, Councillors, investors, community groups, government departments and other interested parties.
If you require a hard copy of the report please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 or email
You can download and view a copy of any of the following Annual Reports for free.
- Annual Report 2012 - (pdf 6.43 MB)
- Annual Report 2011 - (pdf 7.81 MB)
- Annual Report 2010 - (pdf 6.15 MB)
- Annual Report 2009 - (pdf 7.27 MB)
- Annual Report 2008 - (pdf 4.5 MB)
- Annual Report 2007 - (pdf 2.65 MB)
- Annual Report 2006 - (pdf 3.12 MB)
- Annual Report 2005 - (pdf 1.8 MB)
- Annual Report 2004 - (pdf 4.89 MB)
- Annual Report 2003 - (pdf 4.45 MB)
- Annual Report 2002 - (pdf 4.2 MB)
Burdekin Library confirms its commitment to Burdekin Council’s values as identified in the 2010-2015 Corporate Plan.Preview...Hide...
The 2011-2015 Burdekin Library Strategic Plan confirms its commitment to Burdekin Council’s values as identified in the 2010-2015 Corporate Plan.
Please refer to the Burdekin Library Strategic Plan 2011-2015 for the full details of the plan.
The Vision for the Burdekin Library is:
A vibrant inclusive Library Service working with key partners to provide quality facilities, services and programs to enable, enrich and connect the Burdekin community.
Purpose and Role
The purpose and role of the Burdekin Library is:
To provide equitable access to information, recreation, and lifelong learning and to facilitate community engagement and cultural connections in welcoming safe and neutral library spaces.
Burdekin Library confirms its commitment to Burdekin Council’s values as identified in the 2010-2015 Corporate Plan. These are:
- Commitment to the organisation;
- Openness, honesty and trust;
- Best practice, productivity, innovation and continual learning;
- Customer focus;
- Respect, fairness and ethical behaviour; and
- Valuing people.
Consultation was undertaken to forecast strategic goals and engage and seek views of key stakeholders.
The key outcomes identified for the Burdekin Library over the next five years are:
Customer and Community Our People and their Learning Continuous Improvement:
systems, processes and innovation
Good Governance Community needs
A staff culture of
To provide appropriate
Effective financial and
and appropriate places
Effective two way
with staff in place
Compliance with up to
date and defined
policies and procedures
timely and accurate
reporting and effective
Library services well
used, highly visible and
valued and “owned by
Library staff highly
recognised for what
they do (internally
Efficient and user
friendly data collection,
analysis and review
active compliance with
relevant Council and
State and Federal
Quality services and
Please refer to the Burdekin Library Strategic Plan 2011-2015 for the full details of the plan.
The 2012-2013 Budget which provides for services to the community, the maintenance of our assets and investment in new capital works as well as ensuring that the Shire has a sustainable financial future was adopted by the Council on Tuesday, 21st August 2012.
View the Budget Report .Preview...Hide...
The Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010 provides that a local government must prepare a budget for its operating fund for each financial year. The budget must be prepared on an accrual basis and include statements of the following for the financial year for which it is prepared and the next 2 financial years:
income and expenditure;
- changes in equity.
Burdekin Shire Council’s current budget, and budget information from previous financial years can be viewed by clicking the links below.
Current Budget Report for 2012-2013
- Mayor’s Budget Address
- Budget at a Glance – Rates and Charges
- Media Releases
- Revenue Policy
- Revenue Statement
- Debt Policy
- Investment Policy
- Budget and Forecast
- Capital Roadworks Program
- Corporate Plan
Complete Budget Reports
You can download and view a copy of any of the following Budget Reports for free.
The documents relating to the proposed plan to refurbish the Burdekin swimming pools can be viewed here.Preview...Hide...
The documents relating to the proposed plan to refurbish the Burdekin swimming pools can be viewed here.
Minutes of the consultation process can be downloaded and viewed or printed.
The primary aim of the Burdekin Water Futures group is to encourage long-term strategic thinking about water management.Preview...Hide...
The Burdekin Water Futures (BWF) group was set up in 2006 to facilitate a more strategic approach to water management in the Burdekin. The role of managing the district’s water resources is performed by several different bodies, operating at various levels. BWF brings these different bodies together so that there is greater coordination between them, and better alignment of their efforts.
The BWF Mission
To support a long-term, strategic, whole-of-system approach to understanding and managing the lower Burdekin water resources and associated systems, and thereby deliver long-term economic, social and environmental outcomes that ensure the region’s sustainability.
A primary aim of the Burdekin Water Futures group is to encourage long-term strategic thinking about water management. In working towards this, the group will also:
- address major issues relating to water resources, such as drainage and run-off
- identify needs for research and management action
- be a ‘sounding board’ for planned projects and major initiatives
- coordinate water and land managers
- integrate the sometimes-competing interests of science, policy, management and the community
- build partnerships between government and private sector organisations
- take the shared views of members to government and other organisations
The inaugural edition of the Burdekin Water Futures newsletter was published in November 2008.
In compliance with section 237 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, contracts of $200,000 or more are published here for a period of 12 months.Preview...Hide...
In compliance with section 237 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, Council is obliged to publish details of all contracts valued $200,000 or more (excluding GST). Details of each contract are to be published for a period of 12 months.
Information to be published includes the following:
- The person/company with whom Council has entered into the contract.
- The value of the contract.
- The purpose of the contract.
View the latest contracts valued $200,000 or more below.
- Contracts valued $200,000 or more - (pdf 65.09 kB)
Electronic copies of this report can be downloaded for free from website or if you require a hard copy of the report please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 or email
The 2012-2017 Corporate Plan which plays a vital role in the future of our Shire was adopted by the Council on Tuesday, 14th August 2012. View the Corporate Plan 2012-2017 (PDF 214KB).Preview...Hide...
The Corporate Plan plays a vital role in the future of our Shire. It is the overarching plan that defines the higher order objectives of Burdekin Shire Council.
The 2012-2017 Corporate Plan was adopted by Council on 14th August, 2012 and is available for inspection or purchase for $7.50 at the Burdekin Shire Council Chambers, 145 Young Street, Ayr; Burdekin Library, Graham Street, Ayr; and Home Hill Library, Ninth Avenue, Home Hill.
You can also download and view a copy of any of the following Corporate Plans for free.
The Burdekin Shire Council publishes a community newsletter as part of a drive to keep residents better informed of council news, projects and policies.Preview...Hide...
The Burdekin Shire Council publishes a community newsletter as part of a drive to keep residents better informed of council news, projects and policies.
The inaugural edition of Council in Focus was distributed to all local homes during the first week of September 2010.
The four-page, full-colour newsletter is published every quarter.
- Council in Focus - Issue11 - June 2013 - (pdf 5.03 MB)
- Council in Focus - Issue10 - March 2013 - (pdf 5.52 MB)
- Council in Focus - Issue 9 - December 2012 - (pdf 4.34 MB)
- Council in Focus - Issue 8 - September 2012 - (pdf 4.98 MB)
- Council In Focus - Issue 7 - July 2012 - (pdf 802.58 kB)
- Council in Focus - Issue 6 - December 2011 - (pdf 8.94 MB)
- Council in Focus - Issue 5 - September 2011 - (pdf 13.81 MB)
- Council in Focus - Issue 4 - June 2011 - (pdf 7.77 MB)
- Council in Focus - Issue 3 - March 2011 - (pdf 10.01 MB)
- Council in Focus - Issue 2 - December 2010 - (pdf 12.38 MB)
- Council in Focus - Issue 1 - September 2010 - (pdf 6.09 MB)
The Planning Scheme is the framework for managing development within the Burdekin Shire.Preview...Hide...
The Burdekin Shire has prepared the IPA Planning Scheme as a framework for managing development in a way that advances the purpose of the Integrated Planning Act 1997 by identifying
- Exempt, self-assessable and assessable development; and
- outcomes sought to be achieved in the local government area as the context for assessing development.
You can download and view a copy of the Burdekin Shire Council Burdekin Shire Council IPA Planning Scheme, the Zone Maps and the Infrastructure Maps for free.
Burdekin Shire Council IPA Planning Scheme
- Burdekin Shire Council IPA Planning Scheme - (pdf 4.41 MB)
- Zone Map - - Key Map - (pdf 1.15 MB)
- Zone Map - 1 - Burdekin Shire - (pdf 1.52 MB)
- Zone Map - 2 - Ayr - (pdf 740.93 kB)
- Zone Map - 3 - Home Hill - (pdf 1.15 MB)
- Zone Map - 4 and 5 - Giru and Brandon - (pdf 353.12 kB)
- Zone Map - 6 and 7 - Jerona and Alva Beach - (pdf 166.19 kB)
- Zone Map - 8 and 9 - Clare and Millaroo - (pdf 156.67 kB)
- Zone Map -10 and 11 - Dalbeg and Wunjunga - (pdf 164.26 kB)
- Zone Map -12 and 13 - Jarvisfield and Jarvisfield Reserve - (pdf 115.47 kB)
- Zone Map -14 and 15 - Inkerman and Groper Creek - (pdf 150.75 kB)
- Zone Map -16 - Pioneer Mill - (pdf 88.95 kB)
- Infrastructure Map of the Burdekin Shire - (pdf 1.32 MB)
- Natural Features Map 1 - (pdf 1.18 MB)
- Natural Features Map 2 - (pdf 1.53 MB)
- Natural Features Map 3 - (pdf 1.32 MB)
- Natural Features Map 4 - (pdf 1.7 MB)
- Natural Features Map 5 - (pdf 535.85 kB)
- Natural Features Map 6 - (pdf 341.22 kB)
- Natural Features Map 7 and 8 - (pdf 294.55 kB)
- Natural Features Map 9 - (pdf 1.27 MB)
The Burdekin Shire Local Disaster Management Plan aims to achieve prevention, preparedness, response and recovery objectives in accordance with the values of the disaster management strategic framework.Preview...Hide...
Under the provisions of the Disaster Management Act 2003, Burdekin Shire Council must prepare a Local Disaster Management Plan (LDMP) to address the disaster management needs of the Shire. The Burdekin Shire LDMP ensures that:
- community risks related to events are effectively managed;
- risks requiring district level support are identified and communicated to the district level;
- the local government and local groups comply with their disaster management obligations under the Disaster Management Act 2003 and other obligations related to disaster management that the local government determines.
The plan aims to achieve prevention, preparedness, response and recovery objectives in accordance with the values of the disaster management strategic framework:
- Protecting health, safety, quality of life and economic vitality
- Building and maintaining partnerships and collaboration across all levels of government, community and industry, in all aspects of disaster management
- Protecting our natural and built environment
- Respecting the diversity of Queensland communities
- Ensuring accountability and transparency of the Queensland disaster management arrangements
Burdekin Shire Local Disaster Management Plan – adopted December 2012 (PDF 3.4 MB)
- Community Recovery Sub-Plan (PDF 54 KB)
- Communications Sub-Plan (PDF 61 KB)
- Evacuation Sub-Plan (PDF 128 KB)
- Tsunami Response Plan (PDF 316 KB)
- Transport Sub-Plan (PDF 39 KB)
- Health Sub-Plan (PDF 54 KB)
- Airport Emergency Plan (PDF 37 KB)
- Local Disaster Coordination Centre Standard Operating Procedures & Duty Statements (PDF 142 KB)
Other Supporting Information
- Ayr Flood Study 2001 (PDF 3.2 MB)
- Horseshoe Lagoon Flood & Drainage Study 2002 (Available on request)
- Chemical Spills Risk Study 2002 (PDF 1.5 MB)
- Natural Disaster Risk Study Revised 2003 (PDF 6.0 MB)
- Burdekin Storm Surge Study 2003 (Available on request)
- Home Hill Flood Study 2003 (PDF 13.0 MB)
- Giru Flood Study 2003 (PDF 28.5 MB)
The Operational Plan contains details of the ongoing tasks being undertaken by the council on behalf of the community.Preview...Hide...
The Operational Plan contains details of the ongoing tasks being undertaken by the council on behalf of the community.
You can download and view a copy of any of the following Operational Plans for free.
The Burdekin Shire Pest Management Plan sets down objectives and strategies required to implement a planned approach to the role of pest management in the Shire.Preview...Hide...
The Burdekin Shire Pest Management Plan sets down objectives and strategies required to implement a planned approach to the role of pest management in the Shire.
Through community involvement in its development, there is greater acceptance and understanding of the issue of pest management.
Local Government itself will have a planned approach to the management of pests in the Shire rather than reacting to isolated pressures and demands from within the community.
The Plan identifies resources needed for the effective management of pests and outlines priorities so that resources are managed in the most effective and efficient way.
The Plan shows the resources used by Local Government to manage pest infestations and will result in the Local Government being open and accountable to the community it is representing.
Council’s new Pest Management Plan is in final draft stage and should be finalised shortly.