Job Vacancy 17/13 – Casual Compliance Officer

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Casual Compliance Officer to join our Compliance Team.

Reporting to the Coordinator Environment and Health, this position will be required to provide on-call services and provide relief support for the Compliance Team.  On-call services includes on weekends, public holidays and during Council closures.

The successful applicant will possess the following attributes at a minimum:

  • Sound written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in handing animals including dogs, cats and livestock.
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to work in high conflict area.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding, or the ability to acquire understanding, in legislation enforcement.
  • Basic computer skills with the ability to adapt to new computer technology.
  • Possession of a current Queensland “C” class drivers licence for manual vehicles.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the following link.

Applications for 17/13 – Casual Compliance Officer should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria found in the Position Description

Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Monday, 24 April 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Coordinator Environment and Health – Linda Govan on (07) 4783 9800.

Burdekin River Bridge – Temporary Lane Closure

As part of the Burdekin River Bridge Rehabilitation project, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) wishes to advise that single lane closures on the Burdekin River Bridge, Home Hill will take place (weather permitting) on the following dates:

  • Monday 10 April to Wednesday 12 April 2017
  • Wednesday 19 April to Friday 21 April 2017

9.00am to 2.30pm (please note start and finish times)

During this time, speed and width restrictions will be in place and the site will be under traffic control.  North and south bound road users should expect minor delays.

To minimise disruptions, heavy vehicles operators with loads three (3) metres wide or greater must contact Michael Brennan on 0409 643 768 to advise of an anticipated time of arrival to allow for road barriers and other infrastructure to be cleared.  Failure to give advance warning will result in further delays.

We apologise for any inconvenience and seek your cooperation during this program of works. If you have any queries in relation to this work, please contact Mrs Paula Paoletti on 1800 625 648.


Due to urgent water main repairs, sections of Eighth Avenue Home Hill from First Street to Third Street on the even side will lose water supply between the hours of 1pm and 3pm today Tuesday 4th April 2017.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by these urgent repairs.  Please contact Council Customer Service on (07) 47839800 if required.

Council Road Condition Status Report No 4

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that all roads are open within the Burdekin Shire region.

Should you require any information in relation to road conditions please contact Burdekin Shire Council’s Customer Service Centre on 4783 9800.

Local Disaster Management Group Stands Down

This Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) stood down today following the crossing of Tropical Cyclone Debbie and the associated flooding.

Chair, Cr. Lyn McLaughlin said the group was feeling relieved that the Burdekin Shire was not affected by the damaging winds and torrential rain. The Burdekin Shire was only impacted by minor flooding associated with the high levels of rain received in the Burdekin River catchment area.

Kerbside bin collection has returned to normal, and waste bins will be collected next week as per the schedule. Residents are reminded that green waste left on footpaths will not be collected and residents will need to make their own arrangements to remove it from their property.

For future events it is important to remember that the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and Burdekin Shire Council’s websites provide accurate and up to date information and advice.

“I would like to thank Council staff, Emergency Service personnel, community organisation and Government agencies who assisted in the preparation for Tropical Cyclone Debbie and acknowledge their support and advice,” said Cr. McLaughlin.

Our thoughts and support are extended to our neighbours in the Whitsunday Regional Council area with their recovery and rebuilding efforts. Our thoughts are also with the other regions affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

Council Road Condition Status Report No 2

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise of the following road conditions:

  • Closed – Groper Creek Road at Mt Alma Road intersection
  • Closed – Rita Island Road at Anabranch Bridge crossing
  • Closed – Kirknie Road at Alligator Creek crossing
  • Water Over Road – Fry Road

Please avoid all travel to the above areas. “If it’s flooded forget it”

Council will provide further updates to the road conditions within the Shire as changes progress.

Giru water supply fully operational – Water Conservation Advisory lifted

2.30pm Thursday 30th March, 2017.

Power has been restored to the Giru area allowing water treatment and pumping operations to return to normal.

Reservoir levels have been restored to full capacity. As such the notice to conserve water has been lifted.

Council appreciates the cooperation of residents in the Giru area in conserving water during and in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

Your efforts contributed to Council being able to provide safe potable water for essential purposes without interruption.

Council appreciates all efforts to conserve water at all times.

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