Publications, Reports and Plans

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.

  • Burdekin Shire Council Annual Report 2012/13

    Annual Reports

    The Burdekin Shire Council Annual Report for 2012-2013 containing important information for the community on Council's achievements, challenges, values and plans for the future was adopted by Council on 17th December 2013.
    Click here to view the 2012-2013 Annual Report.

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    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.

  • Budekin Library Strategic Plan

    Burdekin Library confirms its commitment to Burdekin Council’s values as identified in the 2010-2015 Corporate Plan.

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    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.

    Vision

    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.

    Values

    Burdekin Library confirms its commitment to Burdekin Council’s values as identified in the 2010-2015 Corporate Plan. These are:

    • Commitment to the organisation;
    • Leadership;
    • Openness, honesty and trust;
    • Best practice, productivity, innovation and continual learning;
    • Teamwork;
    • Customer focus;
    • Respect, fairness and ethical behaviour; and
    • Valuing people.

    Consultation Process

    Consultation was undertaken to forecast strategic goals and engage and seek views of key stakeholders.

    Key Outcomes

    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
    identified
    A staff culture of
    continuous learning
    To provide appropriate
    and enabling
    technologies
    Effective financial and
    resource management
    Accessible, welcoming
    and appropriate places
    Effective two way
    feedback processes
    with staff in place
    Compliance with up to
    date and defined
    policies and procedures
    Strategic planning,
    timely and accurate
    reporting and effective
    decision making
    Library services well
    used, highly visible and
    valued and “owned by
    the community”
    Library staff highly
    valued and
    recognised for what
    they do (internally
    and externally)
    Efficient and user
    friendly data collection,
    analysis and review
    Sound risk
    management and
    active compliance with
    relevant Council and
    State and Federal
    government legislation
    Quality services and
    programs

    Please refer to the Burdekin Library Strategic Plan 2011-2015 for the full details of the plan.

  • Budget web 2013

    Budget Reports

    The 2013-2014 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, 9th July 2013.
    View the Budget Report .

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    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:

    1. financial position;
    2. cash flow;
    3. income and expenditure;
    4. changes in equity.

    Burdekin Shire Council’s current budget, and budget information from previous financial years can be downloaded or viewed for free by clicking the links below.

  • Burdekin Pools Refurbishment

    The documents relating to the proposed plan to refurbish the Burdekin swimming pools can be viewed here.

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    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.

  • Burdekin Water Futures

    The primary aim of the Burdekin Water Futures group is to encourage long-term strategic thinking about water management.

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    Overview

    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.

    Aims

    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.

  • Contracts valued $200,000 or more

    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.

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    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. 

    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

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    Corporate Plans

    The 2013-2018 Corporate Plan which plays a vital role in the future of our Shire was adopted by the Council on Tuesday, 25th June 2013. View the Corporate Plan 2013-2018 (PDF 162KB).

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    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 2013-2018 Corporate Plan was adopted by Council on Tuesday, 25th June 2013 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.

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    Council in Focus Newsletter

    The Burdekin Shire Council publishes a community newsletter to keep residents better informed of council news, projects and policies.
    You can view the current issue by clicking on the title above.

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    The Burdekin Shire Council publishes a community newsletter 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.

  • Economic & Community Development Reports

    The Economic and Community Development Department has undertaken a number of reports and plans to ensure the Burdekin remains a prosperous and growing community.

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    This page links to the Economic and Community Development Reports page.

  • IPA Planning Scheme

    The Planning Scheme is the framework for managing development within the Burdekin Shire.

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    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

    Zone Maps

    Infrastructure Maps

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    Local Disaster Management Plan

    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.

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    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:

    1. community risks related to events are effectively managed;
    2. risks requiring district level support are identified and communicated to the district level;
    3. 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

    Burdekin Shire Local Disaster Management Plan – adopted December 2012 (PDF 3.4 MB)

    Sub-Plans

    Other Supporting Information

     

     

  • Operational Plans

    The Operational Plan contains details of the ongoing tasks being undertaken by the council on behalf of the community.

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    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.

  • Pest Management Plans

    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.

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    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.

 

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