Burdekin Shire Council is calling for urgent community input via a short survey on the region’s boat ramps to will help guide the Shire’s priority works list.
Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the Department of Transport and Main Roads would meet with the Council next month to discuss upgrade or maintenance priorities at the shire boat ramps over the coming five years.
“The State Government is responsible for the actual ramps, and Council is responsible for associated car parking, lighting and the maintenance of the access roads,” she said.
“Council is also responsible for washing down and de-siltation of the ramp surface.
“The Department of Transport and Main Roads have engaged a consultant to conduct a statewide study of recreational boating facilities and gauge the future demand for these facilities.
“A similar study by the Department in 2011 focused on boating facilities regionally, whereas the 2016 study will focus on individual council areas.
“It is important that our recreational boat users take the time to fill in this survey as it will help Council build a list of priorities that we can then supply to the consultant.
“We have placed a survey on Council’s website and our social media sites and I would encourage people to fill it out and share it around.
“It’s only a short survey, but will give us some idea of what our community considers are the priorities for these ramps.
“We only have a limited time for people to take part, so the more responses we get the better.”
Council’s survey will be open until August 10 and is now available at www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or BurdekinSC on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
Over the next 4 months, the Burdekin Shire Council is undertaking a strategic review of facilities forming the ‘Community Hub’ in Ayr.
Alternatively you can download the MS Word or PDF forms and drop them in at the Burdekin Shire Council Customer Services Centre or email them tousing the following links:
The Community Hub refers to the area containing the Burdekin Theatre, Ayr Library and adjacent public land. It is the Council’s intention to build on the community atmosphere enabling more residents and visitors to utilise the facilities for recreation, entertainment and cultural activities, whilst managing and operating the facilities within a fiscally responsible and transparent model of operation.
Community Hub is a term often used in strategic town planning and community development. It can have different definitions depending on the objectives of the community. Burdekin Shire Council has defined the Community Hub as:
“A place of vibrancy and activity, belonging to and valued by the community, that supports and encourages a feeling of belonging through the provision of a central access point to a wide range of community activities, programs, entertainment and events.”
Therefore the main objectives of the Community Hub are:
- Event coordination and delivery
Improved coordination of community and touring events with a centralised point of contact through Burdekin Shire Council and delivery of professional support services and venue hire
- Place making
Increasing the community attachment and use of centralised public space within the centre of Ayr by creating a place of activity and linkage to the central business district
- Community building
Enabling the Community Hub services and offering to appeal to a broad section of the community and visitors increasing participation rates in recreation, entertainment and cultural activities.
This survey is intended to capture the views and opinions of residents of the Burdekin Shire and also visitors that utilise the facilities. All responses will be treated in the strictest confidence with the analysis and reporting addressing collective responses. Individuals or groups that would like to make further submissions are welcome.
All surveys and submissions are to be received by Friday 19 June 2015.
For further information or to discuss the Community Hub Project, please contact:
Community Hub Transition Coordinator
Burdekin Shire Council
Phone: (07) 4783 9810
Mobile: 0428 220 492
Burdekin Shire Council is conducting a survey of residents seeking feedback in relation to our service level and service provision. The information gathered through this survey will be used to influence Council’s Corporate Plan 2015-2020.
Council is offering a prize for eligible completed surveys – a $100 discount off the winner’s rates or a $100 gift voucher from a local business of the winner’s choice. Please read the terms and conditions for further information.
The survey is only open until Wednesday 13 August 2014 so get your completed survey submitted before then to be in the draw to win!
You can download a printable pdf version of the survey using the link below or obtain a hard copy from our Customer Service Centre.
If you would like to complete the survey online please follow the link below:
Burdekin Shire Council Community Consultation Survey