Road Closure – Preliminary Works – Mt Inkerman Lookout Upgrade Project

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that preliminary works for the Mt Inkerman Lookout Upgrade Project will be occurring on Wednesday 22nd February from 7.00am to 3.00pm, weather permitting.

These preliminary works will be completed under a full road closure of Mt Inkerman Road to all traffic and pedestrians on Wednesday 22nd February from 7.00am to 3.00pm.

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.

 

Planned Air-scouring Works on Water Mains in Area of Wilmington Street, Ayr

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

  • Wilmington Street, Ayr between Railway Street and Young Street – Tuesday 21 February 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 day.

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 in Area of McKenzie Street, Ayr

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

  • McKenzie Street, Ayr between Wilmington Street and Graham Street – Wednesday 22 February 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 day.

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 in Area of Cameron Street, Ayr

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

  • Cameron Street, Ayr between Railway Street, Charles Street and Wilmington Street – Thursday 23 February 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 day.

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.

Ramsden Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence at the end of the existing bitumen section on Ramsden Road on Monday 20th February, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 31st March, 2017, 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.

QBSC/17/003 – Request for Quotations for the purchase of used small plant

QBSC/17/003 – REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS FOR THE PURCHASE OF USED SMALL PLANT

Quotations are invited for the above quotation closing at 12 noon on Friday 10 March 2017.

Council Plant No.           Description

50002                             Tractor – Ride On – John Deere 3120
60058                             Mower – Ride On – Kubota T1880
60059                             Mower – Ride On – Kubota T1880
60060                             Mower – Ride On – Kubota T1880
60065                             Mower – Ride On – Kubota T1880
60066                             Mower – Ride On – Kingcat
70061                             Trailer – Tandem 2T Pantech
70074                             Trailer – Standpipe and Diesel Pump 0.75
70091                             Trailer – Tandem 2T Pantech
70092                             Trailer – Tandem 2T Pantech
80460                             Generator – Dunlite 2.5 Kva
80467                             Generator – Dunlite UH5 6Kva-4800W Honda 11HP
80468                             Generator – Dunlite UH5 6Kva-4800W Honda 11HP
80551                             Generator – Advanced 7.5 Kva
80556                             Generator – Kubota 5.5 Kva
90031                             2WD Four Wheeler – Honda TRX 250
90148                             4WD Four Wheeler – Honda TRX 350
90149                             4WD Four Wheeler – Honda TRX 350
90476                             Linemarker – Titan 424-300 Speedflo 6000 New QBSC5.5HP Honda

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/17/003 – Request for Quotations for the purchase of used small plant” 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 3 March, 2017 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 and in an “as is condition”. Some ancillary equipment will not be sold with the plant and will be removed by Council.

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. Council reserves the right to sell these plants privately or otherwise.

Please note where photos of plant are available they will be uploaded on or after inspection day Friday 3rd March, 2017.

Burdekin Shire helps educators and carers foster healthy kids

The Burdekin is one of 12 Queensland regions hosting Healthy Kids Professional Development sessions for workers in the early childhood education and care sector.

The Burdekin Shire Council’s Library team has been working closely with the Centre for Children’s Health and Wellbeing to offer these educational sessions.

Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said the project aimed to bring together local early childhood education and care educators and other key partners.

“The free face-to face sessions will help foster good health and wellbeing of pre-school age children,” he said.

“Those involved will also help develop, implement and evaluate a free early childhood health and wellbeing professional development strategy for this sector in our region.

“The first of these quarterly professional development events will be held in March.”

If you are in the early childhood education and care sector and would like more information about, or register for, the sessions please contact the Burdekin Library on 4783 9970.

Share your favourite family recipe for Harmony Day

Do you have a recipe that is a family favourite? Share it with Council and it will be published in a book to celebrate cultural diversity for Harmony Day on 21 March.

Burdekin Shire Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the Burdekin was a community rich in cultural diversity.

“We celebrate our diversity in many ways including the Flavours of the World Festival in July,” she said.

“The Burdekin is home to many cultures – Indigenous, Torres Strait Islander, Italian, Greek, Singaporean, Indian, German, English – to name a few, and what better way to celebrate that melting pot of culture than to put recipes into a book for all to enjoy.

“Our region is known for its spectacular food, so I’m sure there will be some delicious recipes submitted.

“All recipes submitted will be included in the book.

“The recipe book will be available for the cost of a gold coin donation which will be donated to the Burdekin Community Association to help locals in need.”

Residents wishing to be part of the Burdekin Family Cultural Recipe Book should email their favourite family recipe to by Monday, 15 March.

New Writer’s Club to be established

Do you love to write? Have you written something you would like to share? The Burdekin Library is partnering with the Burdekin Readers & Writers to establish a Writer’s Club.

The first meeting of the club will be held at the Burdekin Library Ayr on Tuesday, February 21, from 9.30am until noon and will include morning tea.

Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said the club would hold meetings on the third Tuesday of each month.

“This is an ideal platform for residents who have an interest in writing and want to learn more about the craft,” he said.

“Council is excited to be working with the Burdekin Readers & Writers in getting this club established.

“There is no cost for people wanting to attend the meetings.

“The plan is to invite people of interest to address the club meetings and the first guest will be ABC Open Producer Tom Edwards on March 28.

“Tom has a background in journalism and his role at the ABC is to help community members in North Queensland to share their stories through ABC Open projects.”

For more information about the Writer’s Club please contact the Burdekin Library on 4783 9970

QBSC/17/011 – Request for Quotations for the purchase of ten used light vehicles

QBSC/17/011 – REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS FOR THE PURCHASE OF TEN (10) USED LIGHT VEHICLES

Quotations are invited for the above quotation closing at 12 noon on Friday 10 March 2017.

Council Plant No.           Description

30304                             4WD Wagon – 2013 Toyota Rav 4 GXL – diesel
40031                             2WD Ute – 2012 Toyota Hilux Workmate – d/s, petrol
40034                             2WD Ute – 2013 Toyota Hilux Workmate **cab chassis only**, petrol
40307                             2WD Ute – 2011 Toyota Hilux SR Dual Cab – d/s, diesel
40311                             2WD Ute – 2012 Nissan Navara RX Dual Cab – d/s, diesel
40312                             2WD Ute – 2012 Nissan Navara RX Dual Cab  – d/s, diesel
40313                             2WD Ute – 2012 Nissan Navara RX Dual Cab – style side, diesel
40399                             2WD Ute – 2012 Holden Commodore VE Omega – petrol
40400                             2WD Ute – 2012 Holden Commodore VE Omega – petrol
30107                             Bus – 1994 Toyota Hiace Commuter (12 seater) – petrol

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/17/011 – Request for Quotations for the purchase of ten (10) used light vehicles” 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 3 March, 2017 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 and in an “as is condition”, however a safety certificate will only be provided at the discretion of the Workshop Supervisor. The plant will not be released until the replacement plants 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 plant may be offered as trade against the new replacement plant 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.

Please note photos of vehicles were uploaded Thursday 16 February, 2017.

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