Notice to Motorists- Night works- Detours and lane closures

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) advises that asphalt works will take place on the Bruce Highway (Eighth Avenue) between First Street and Sixth Street, Home Hill.

Night works will take place (weather permitting) from:

Sunday 4 December to Tuesday 6 December 2016

7.00pm to 5.00am

 

Throughout the works the Bruce Highway (Eighth Avenue) will be subject to changed traffic conditions, including detours, minor delays and reduced speed limits.

To minimise disruption to road users, detours have been put in place with advanced warning signs and traffic controllers to notify road users of these changes.

Access to properties will be maintained throughout the duration of the works.

What to expect during these works:

  • Lane closures and detours
  • Minimal access restrictions
  • Traffic controllers on site to direct road users
  • Speed restrictions and road safety signage

Every effort will be made to minimise noise however, residents and businesses can expect to hear reversing vehicle warning signals. Workplace Health and Safety regulations stipulate that these beepers cannot be turned off, even in residential areas.

TMR regrets any inconvenience causes by these works, and appreciates your patience and cooperation during this time.

Visit the TMR website for further information about these works.

To keep up-to-date with Transport and Main Roads project activities and works, subscribe to TMR’s regular email updates.  Email your details to :

Phone: 1800 625 648

Website:  www.tmr.qld.gov.au

Planned Airscouring Works Sunday 4th and Tuesday 6th December, 2016

Council’s air scouring crew will be undertaking scouring of water mains in the following areas:

      Sunday 4 December, 2016 – Chippendale A Street from Burke to Taylor Streets

      Tuesday 6 December, 2016 – Chippendale A Street from Taylor to Heather Streets

Pipes are cleaned by a process where water is removed from the pipe and then reintroduced slowly with pressurised air to create turbulence, which removes built up deposits on the pipe walls. The deposits from the pipes are then captured in filter bags to eliminate discharge to the environment.

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 seven (7) hours between 8:45am and 3:45pm during which water supply will be disrupted.

Please ensure that any dogs are restrained in an area away from the water meter to enable safe access for Council employees. Gates should be unlocked or, if this is not possible, please contact Council’s Customer Service Section to discuss access provision.

Residents in this area may experience water discolouration for up to two days after works are completed. You may wish to postpone washing of clothes etc., during that time.

On behalf of Council, I apologise for any inconvenience and thank you in anticipation of your co-operation and patience. This activity will help to reduce future occurrences of discoloured water.

If you have any queries in relation to this matter please do not hesitate to contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 4783 9800 between the hours of 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.

Christmas Trees – Ayr and Home Hill

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that the Ayr and Home Hill Christmas Trees will be assembled and decorated commencing Tuesday 29th November to Thursday 1st December 2016, weather permitting.

The works will be completed under traffic control with speed restrictions and reduced trafficable widths in place throughout the work area.

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.

Asphalt Works – Ayr, Brandon and Horseshoe Lagoon

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that asphalt works will commence on the following dates and locations listed, commencing at 7.00am daily.

Sunday 27th November 2016

  • Beach Road from Chippendale Street to Crofton Street – Ayr
  • Tamarind Close – Ayr

Monday 28th November 2016

  • Bartlett Road – Horseshoe Lagoon
  • Fiveways Road and Aerodrome Road intersection – Brandon

These works will be constructed either under road closures with detours implemented or with traffic control in place.

Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and Traffic Controllers for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.

Burdekin Shire Council would like to thank the residents and road users in anticipation of their patience during the construction period.

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

 

Council welcomes State funds for new switchboards

The Burdekin Shire Council has welcomed a $952,000 grant from the State Government’s Building Our Regions fund.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the grant would help Council upgrade the ageing sewerage network switchboards.

“Council will have to contribute $1.43 million toward the project which will provide our community with a more cost efficient, effective and integrated sewerage network,” she said.

“Our current sewerage network switchboards, which are 40-45 years old, are nearing the end of their reliable service life and need to be replaced to prevent any sewage outflows.

“Council is required to upgrade 26 sewage pump stations in Ayr, Brandon and Home Hill and this renewal project will lessen the possibility of overflows due to the remote control and monitoring of the pump stations.

“It is estimated that replacing the ageing switchboards could increase energy efficiency by 33 per cent – saving Council, and our ratepayers, money.”

Cr McLaughlin thanked the State Government for the funding grant and acknowledged that programs such as Building Our Regions were crucial to assisting regional councils.

“This funding will ensure our sewerage infrastructure is running efficiently and can cater for future expansion of our region,” she said.

Ayr/Brandon Residents Requested to Conserve Water – 5 December, 2016

Ergon Energy is carrying out planned maintenance works on Monday 5th December 2016. These works require electricity to the South Ayr Water Reservoir to be switched off for approximately 3 hours around noon.

Residents of Ayr and Brandon are requested to limit water usage to essential purposes to ease demand and maintain essential water supply to the townships.

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.

Santa Claus is coming to the Burdekin!

Santa Claus is coming to town! Burdekin Shire Council will host Santa at the Burdekin Community Christmas Carols at Home Hill’s Watson’s Green on Sunday December 11 from 6pm.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said planning for the community event was well under way.

“We have a great line up of entertainment for our residents this year, including the Burdekin Brass Band, KH Dance, Fire Flyz, lantern parade and a variety of carols performers,” she said.

“Children’s author, Ian McIntosh, will be our emcee for the night and our Council elves have organised Santa to pay us a visit.

“This is a great community tradition and I hope to see lots of families come along to join the Christmas celebrations.”

Cr McLaughlin said local talent would lead residents in singing the carols.

“This year we have Jasmin Delle Baite, Sophie Ricca, Amaia Licciardello, Megan Morris, Alasdair MacEachern and junior and senior choirs,” she said.

“The School Chaplains and Father Ian Ness will also be part of the night.”

The Mayor said the lantern parade would be a highlight.

“It’s lovely to see the children parade the lanterns they have made,” she said.

“The Burdekin Library Ayr is holding lantern making workshops on Thursday, December 8 and Saturday, December 10 from 9.30am as part of the school holiday activities.

“The workshops are free and the children can show off their creations at the Community Christmas Carols.”

The Burdekin Community Christmas Carols will be held at Watson’s Green, Home Hill, on Sunday, December 11 from 6pm.

Get into the spirit of giving and help those in need

Burdekin Shire Council is supporting the Burdekin Community Association’s Christmas Appeal to help those in community most in need.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council would have collection bins at its Chambers and Burdekin Library Ayr and Home Hill Branch Library.

“This appeal is not for presents, but food and household goods for those doing it tough this festive season,” she said.

“Food should be non-perishable items like canned food, tinned tuna and other canned meats, rice, pasta, long life milk, tea and coffee.

“Other items could include toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, soap or shower gel, toothpaste, tooth brushes, floss, mouthwash, sanitary items, disposable nappies, wipes, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, dishwashing liquid, laundry soap and first aid items such as band aids or antiseptic creams.”

Cr McLaughlin said the Burdekin Community Association would collect the bins on Monday, December 12.

“The BCA will then do up packages for families in need and deliver them as required,” she said.

“This is a great opportunity for residents to embrace the spirit of Christmas giving and help those who are less fortunate.”

BCA Christmas Appeal donation points will also be located at the BCA Support Centre and the Rural Health Centre. The collections bins were donated to the BCA by the Ayr Lions Club.

Koolkuna Road – Culvert Replacement

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that culvert replacement will be occurring on Koolkuna Road at its intersection with Sibson Road. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 21st November, 2016 to Friday 9th December, 2016, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under traffic lights with speed restrictions and reduced trafficable widths in place throughout the work area.

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.

Competition Winners

We are pleased to announce the following competition winners.

Water Festival Winners

Richard and Barbara Colls – Rechargeable Torch and Battery pack

Harvest Festival Winner

Donna Menso – Rechargeable Torch and Battery pack

Cat 3 Day Emergency Kit Prize Winner

Deanne Spina

Dog 3 Day Emergency Kit Prize Winner

Domenik Woodford


Deanne Spina

Deanne Spina

Dominek Woodford

Dominek Woodford

Donna Menso

Donna Menso

Richard and Barbara Colls

Richard and Barbara Colls

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