TBSC/17/002 – Provision of Animal Pound Services

Tenders are invited for TBSC/17/002 – Provision of Animal Pound Services, closing at 4.00pm on Thursday 9 February 2017.

Specifications for the tender are available from the Burdekin Shire Council offices at 145 Young Street, Ayr or can be emailed on request by telephoning (07) 4783 9800.

Tenderers should note that all tenders must be marked in accordance with the instructions in the tender 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.

Recent rain boosts mosquito breeding

The recent rain has resulted in an increase in mosquitoes and Burdekin residents are being urged to help fight an outbreak by ensuring their yards are clear of any potential breeding sites.

Burdekin Shire Council Governance and Local Laws Manager Dan Mulcahy said the region had prime breeding conditions at the moment.

“The recent rain, although welcome, has seen a boost in mosquito numbers, particularly in the salt marsh areas,” he said.

“Council is regularly treating known breeding sites for mosquitoes that carry diseases like Ross River virus, but our now lush backyards are also a haven for these pests.

“Container-breeding mosquitoes, which can carry disease, can be found in items such as pot plant holders, gutters, old tin cans, plastic containers, fallen palm fronds, toys, bromeliads and old tyres.

“If you have plants that hold water, such as bromeliads, flush them out with a hose thoroughly every 3-4days.”

Mr Mulcahy also urged residents to be aware that the Aedes aegypti mosquito was a carrier of the dengue and zika virus.

“Residents can avoid becoming ill by taking precautions against being bitten, by using personal insect repellents, screening sleeping and living areas and using surface sprays in dark places such as under beds, tables and behind cupboards or there are barrier treatments available through pest control businesses,” he said.

“Dengue fever can include headaches, fevers, aches and pains, nausea, vomiting and, in some rare cases, can be fatal.

“Dengue mosquitoes require only a small amount of water to breed in, so if residents empty all their pot plant trays and other water-holding containers it will stop the mosquito’s breeding cycle from starting.”

Council offers businesses free ride to Adani Supplier Roadshow in Townsville

Burdekin Shire Council is offering interested local businesses a free ride to Townsville for the Adani Supplier Roadshow on 25 January.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Burdekin businesses were ideally located to benefit from the $21.7 billion Carmichael Mine, Rail and Port Project.

“We are offering to take interested local business representatives to Townsville so they can hear about the available sub-contracting and supply-chain opportunities,” she said.

“This is an ideal opportunity for our regional businesses to jump on board and see how they can benefit from this massive project.”

Tickets for the Roadshow are $30. The event, hosted by the Bowen Basin Mining Club, will be held at The Ville Resort – Casino on 25 January, 2017, from midday.

Please contact Council on 4783 9800 to purchase your event ticket and reserve your seat on the bus by Tuesday, 17 January.

Get your tickets now for Australia Day Awards Evening

Residents are invited to join a night of celebration at the Burdekin Australia Day Awards Evening on 25 January from 7.30pm at the Burdekin Theatre.

Burdekin Shire Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said tickets for the event were now on sale and could be purchased online, at the Theatre or at the Council Chambers.

“For the small charge of $3 you get entry to the Shire’s Australia Day Award celebrations, supper and see some great local entertainment,” she said.

“The awards will feature the Burdekin Brass Band, Air Force Cadets, Burdekin Singers and Theatre Company, Rhythm Edge Dance Studio and Sophie Ricca will perform the national anthem.

“This event provides residents a chance to see their peers rewarded for their efforts and also to welcome some new Australians to our community.

“Judging has been completed and I look forward to presenting the winners with their awards on the night.

“Join me in celebrating being an Aussie and have a cracker of a night at the Theatre!”

The Burdekin Australia Day Awards Evening will be held at 7.30pm on 25 January, 2017, at the Burdekin Theatre.

Planned Air-scouring Works on Water Mains in Areas of Burke Street, Ayr

Council has planned air-scouring works on water mains as follows:

  • Burke Street, Ayr between Parker and Soper Streets – Wednesday 11 January 2017
  • Burke Street, Ayr between Soper and Spiller Streets – Thursday 12 January, 2017

The air-scouring process requires the isolation of sections of water main and household water services.  Each section will be isolated for a maximum of six (6) hours between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm during which time, the water supply will be disrupted.

Residents in these areas are advised to store their days supply of drinking water prior to 9:00am on relevant days.

Should you have any queries or experience any discoloured water, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 4783 9800 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Council’s After Hours Service can be contacted by phoning 4783 9800 and following the prompts.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by these necessary works.

Planned Air-scouring Works on Water Mains Brandon – 10 January 2017

Council has planned air-scouring works on water mains in the following streets of Brandon on Tuesday 10th January, 2017:

  • Banister Street
  • Evans Street

The air-scouring process requires the isolation of sections of water main and household water services.  each section will be isolated for a maximum of six (6) hours between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm during which time, the water supply will be disrupted.

Residents in these areas are advised to store your days supply of drinking water prior to 9.00am on that day.

Should you have any queries or experience discoloured water, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 4783 9800 between the hours of 8.00 am and 5.00 pm week days.  Council’s after hours service can be contacted by phoning 4783 9800 and following the prompts.

Council apologises for any inconvenience.

Planned Airscouring Works on Water Mains – Burke Street, Ayr

Council has planned airscouring works on water mains as follows:

  • Wednesday 4th January 2017 – Burke Street, Ayr between Young and Edward Streets – between the hours of 9.00am and 3.00pm
  • Sunday 8th January 2017 – Burke Street, Ayr between Edward and Parker Streets – between the hours of 10.00am and 3.00pm

This air scouring process will require the isolation of sections of water main and household water services in the above areas only.  Residents in these areas are advised to store your day’s supply of drinking water prior to 9.00am on the above days.

Should you have any queries or experience discoloured water after these mains are returned to service, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 47839800 between the hours of 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Please note Council Chambers are closed for the Christmas/New Year period and reopens at 8.00am Tuesday 3rd January, 2017.  Council has an afterhours service which can be contacted on 47839800 and following the prompts.

Council apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

Water Main Repairs – Victoria Street between Alice Street and Albert Crescent, Ayr

Residents of Victoria Street between Alice Street and Albert Crescent, Ayr are advised that urgent repairs to the water main are currently in progress.

These works will interrupt the water supply to these residents until approximately 2:00pm today.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by these urgent repair works.

As the Council Chambers is closed for the Christmas/New Year period, please contact the Council’s After Hours number 4783 9800 should you experience any discoloured water once repairs are completed.

Be Mozzie Aware this Summer!

Council would like to remind residents to be mozzie aware this summer!  As the weather warms up the mozzies can be on the move and it’s a good time to remind yourself of the steps you can take to protect you and your family. Mosquitos can carry nasty diseases such as Ross River Virus, Dengue Fever and Zika Virus.  The best way to avoid these nasties is to avoid being bitten and reduce the number of potential breeding sites in your area.

What you can do:

  • Reduce breeding sites by emptying out water containers
  • Wear a good mozzie repellent when spending time outdoors
  • Wear light coloured long sleeved shirts and long pants
  • Check your screens and stay indoors during peak mozzie periods (early morning and early evening)
  • Use mosquito zappers or coils

For more information about mosquito borne diseases visit the Queensland Health Website here

Download an information brochure here:

 

 

Giru Transfer Station to Open Wednesday 28th December, 2016

Giru residents are advised that the Giru Transfer Station will be closed on Christmas Day, Sunday 25th December, 2016.

The Giru Transfer Station will be open on Wednesday 28th December to give residents the opportunity to dispose of their Christmas waste.

Opening times will return to normal following the Christmas break.

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