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The Burdekin Shire Emergency Dashboard is an online portal in a single easy to view page that functions as a one-stop shop for emergency information during disasters and throughout the year.

Residents and visitors can go to the Burdekin Shire Emergency Dashboard to access real-time information from multiple sources.

You can view the Burdekin Shire Emergency Dashboard at:

Residents and visitors to Burdekin Shire can stay up to date with the latest public notices, media releases, road closures, offers, and job vacancies which are shown below.

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24 April Ordinary Council Meeting rescheduled to 1.30pm

The Ordinary Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday 24 April will commence at 1.30pm instead of 9am as previously advertised.

The Ordinary Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday 24 April will commence in the John Drysdale Chamber, Ayr at 1.30pm instead of 9am as previously advertised.

The meeting has been rescheduled to 1.30pm due to Councillor commitments regarding Anzac Day and other matters.

To view the meeting Agenda please visit: www.burdekin.qld.gov.au/council/council-information/council-meetings.

For more information please call council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

 

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Anzac Day closure

Burdekin Library and Home Hill Branch Library will be closed for the Anzac Day public holiday on Wednesday 25 April.

Burdekin Library and Home Hill Branch Library will be closed for the Anzac Day public holiday. The libraries will close at 5.00pm on Tuesday 24 April and will reopen on Thursday 26 April. We look forward to seeing you after the public holiday.

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Talent Showcase attracts record nominations

A record number of talented North Queenslanders will put their best singing, dancing, music and performance skills on display in front of a live audience at this year’s Burdekin Fast Track Talent Showcase.

A record number of talented North Queenslanders will put their best singing, dancing, music and performance skills on display in front of a live audience at this year’s Burdekin Fast Track Talent Showcase.

The Burdekin’s largest talent competition will be held at Burdekin Theatre in Ayr on Saturday 28 April, with former The X Factor winner Cyrus appearing as the guest celebrity and judge.

Burdekin Shire Youth Mayor Sarah McDonnell said more than 40 acts had already signed up to perform in the heats and nominations were still rolling in.

“Not only will we have Cyrus, but we will have national talent scouts in town and more than $2,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs,” Ms McDonnell said.

“Many of the people who have performed before have returned plus we have lots of new acts this year, including singers, dancers, musicians and even a stand-up comedian. Altogether, there are over 100 competitors of all ages and talents performing in groups or as individuals.

“The acts are coming from across North Queensland to be involved.”

Miss McDonnell said the top 20 acts from the Heats in the morning would go through to the Final Showcase that night, which Cyrus would also perform in.

She said the Burdekin Fast Track Talent Showcase was the Youth Council’s major event for the year and their members had been working hard to promote it within the community.

“If you love talent competitions like The X Factor, The Voice and Australia’s Got Talent you are going to love Fast Track,” she said.

“The Final Showcase nearly sold out last year so if you want to attend, make sure to book your tickets now to avoid disappointment. I’d like to thank Burdekin Shire Council and all the Youth Council members for their hard work in making sure the Burdekin gets a turn in the spotlight.”

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Fast Track was a national talent showcase that had launched the careers of many household names in the entertainment industry.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for Burdekin and North Queensland talent to shine,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“As part of the experience, all the acts can attend a workshop with Cyrus on the Friday afternoon prior to the event so it will be a valuable chance to develop their skills with the support of an experienced performer.”

To register to perform in the Burdekin Fast Track Talent Showcase, which is open to all ages, email your name and contact details to. For more information call 1300 FAST01 or visit facebook.com/fasttracktalent.

Heats will commence from 11am with the Final Showcase featuring Cyrus at 7pm.

Audience tickets are $10 Heats and $25 Final Showcase and are available at the Burdekin Theatre website www.burdekintheatre.com.au; by phone (07) 4783 9880; or in person at the Burdekin Theatre Box Office or Council’s Customer Service Centre.

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Burdekin Shire Emergency Dashboard goes “live”

The Burdekin Shire Emergency Dashboard is an online portal that functions as a one-stop shop for emergency information during disasters and throughout the year. Residents and visitors can go to the Burdekin Shire Council Emergency Dashboard to access real-time information from multiple sources using the following link: http://disaster.burdekin.qld.gov.au/

Burdekin Shire Council today launches an online portal that will function as a one-stop shop for emergency information during disasters and throughout the year.

Residents and visitors can go to the Burdekin Shire Council Emergency Dashboard to access real-time information from multiple sources including Council, the Bureau of Meteorology, the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Ergon Energy and Queensland emergency services – all in the one location

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the Dashboard was now live and could be found at disaster.burdekin.qld.gov.au.

“It will have Burdekin-specific information regarding any emergency news, road closures, power outages and weather forecasts, all in the one place where it can be easily and quickly accessed by the community,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“We are very proud to have this dashboard go “live”. The objective is to have a page the community can go to for real-time information about what is happening in our Shire during times of disaster.”

Cr McLaughlin said access to up-to-date information was critical during emergencies, when situations could change quickly.

“Having one webpage, where people can go to access live feeds about which local roads are impacted, what the weather is doing and what areas are affected by power outages, will go a long way to improving the connectedness of the community during a disaster,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“It will also be a great resource that the community can access year around, as a one-stop shop for live updates pertaining to road closures, blackouts, weather events, emergency services updates and more

“The Dashboard will also have links to further information and resources to help our residents plan and prepare for disasters before they strike.”

Cr McLaughlin said the Emergency Dashboard had been created by Queensland Company, QIT Plus and Council’s disaster management team.

“This project is able to be delivered thanks to the Queensland Reconstruction Authority as part of Council’s Get Ready Burdekin funding,” she said.

Cr McLaughlin said 35 councils across Queensland now used Emergency Dashboards on their websites and had reported great feedback from their communities.

She encouraged all residents and visitors to explore Council’s Emergency Dashboard by visiting disaster.burdekin.qld.gov.au and to save the Dashboard as a favourite on their computers, laptops and smart devices.

For more information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800, email or visit www.burdekin.qld.gov.au.

Burdekin Shire Council’s Concrete Crew prepares for the first concrete to be poured on the new pathway along Seventh Avenue in Home Hill.

Shared pathway to boost safety in Home Hill

Burdekin Shire Council crews have commenced works on the construction of 510m of new pathway in Seventh Avenue, Home Hill.

More than half kilometre of new pathway is being installed adjacent to the Bruce Highway at Home Hill, providing a safer route for residents and visitors to access local shops, schools and work places by foot and bicycle.

Council crews have commenced works at the site, along Seventh Avenue, with the first concrete poured last week.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the 2.5m wide footpath would extend from Sixteenth Street for 510m towards the Burdekin Bridge.

“This is the first stage in the provision of a shared pathway in Home Hill which will allow pedestrians and, ultimately, cyclists to traverse the township,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Council is undergoing strategic planning to identify where connections between existing pathways can be made and where access to the pathways from the road can be improved. This will be a long term plan, working to achieve a high standard of pathways in Home Hill.”

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New playground equipment for Home Hill park

Arch Dunn Memorial Park at Home Hill is set to be transformed with new playground equipment and a new picnic shelter and barbecue.

Arch Dunn Memorial Park at Home Hill is set to be transformed with new playground equipment and a new picnic shelter and barbecue.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said a spiral slide, cubby house, climbing nets and suspension bridge were some of the new features set to be installed at the park as part of the works.

“Arch Dunn Memorial Park is great community space in the heart of Home Hill which has always been very popular,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“The park is well used with good shade provided from the trees and many children’s parties and family barbecues have been held here over the years.

“Some of the existing pieces of playground equipment at the site are beginning to age and are now due for replacement.

“The new equipment will give Home Hill families even more reasons to get outdoors and get active, with a range of elements that are not only fun but which are also beneficial for the development of children’s gross motor skills and confidence.”

The existing barbecue area will also be replaced with a new, modern barbecue and shelter.

Cr McLaughlin said Council aimed to encourage increased use of community spaces and facilities in the district.

“Our parks and playgrounds are provided for the benefit of the whole community, as places to meet, socialise and engage in sport and recreational opportunities,” Cr McLaughlin said.

The park will be closed for the duration of the works, which are scheduled to take place in May.

More information on the closures dates will be provided in coming weeks.

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Barramundi (Morris) Creek Boat Ramp – Update to construction

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is pleased to advise that works on the Barramundi Creek boat ramp are progressing well, and the contractor will partially open the ramp over the Easter weekend (30 March 2018 to 2 April 2018).

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is pleased to advise that works on the Barramundi Creek boat ramp are progressing well, and the contractor will partially open the ramp over the Easter weekend (30 March 2018 to 2 April 2018).

During this time, the temporary fencing will remain around the floating walkway area which is due to be installed in the first week of April.

After the Easter weekend, one lane will remain open while the walkway is completed.

The full facility is expected to be open for use by mid-April 2018.

The project team appreciates the patience of the local community during these important works.

For more information about the works at Barramundi Creek boat ramp please contact the TMR Customer and Stakeholder Management Team on 1800 625 648 or via email to

Cyrus is the guest celebrity at the 2018 Burdekin Fast Track Talent Showcase

Tickets to Burdekin’s biggest talent show now on sale

Tickets to the heats and final of the 2018 Burdekin Fast Track Talent Showcase go on sale today, with home-grown Burdekin talent set to shine alongside former X Factor winner Cyrus.

Tickets to the heats and final of the 2018 Burdekin Fast Track Talent Showcase go on sale from 10am today, with home-grown Burdekin talent set to shine alongside former X Factor winner Cyrus.

2017 Burdekin Shire Youth Council Mayor Tayla McKaig said the Burdekin’s largest talent competition would be held at Burdekin Theatre on Saturday 28 April and tickets to be part of the audience were expected to sell fast.

“Singers, dancers, groups, musicians, comedians and dance troupes from the Burdekin and beyond will put their talent on display for the chance to win great cash and prizes,” Miss McKaig said.

“The Fast Track team is always blown away by the level of talent that we have here in the Burdekin and I am sure this year will be no exception.

“Burdekin Shire Youth Council plays a key role in running this annual event and has been working behind the scenes to put together another fantastic showcase in 2018.”

Guest celebrity Cyrus, who won the X Factor grand final in 2015, will be part of this year’s Burdekin Fast Track industry workshops, act as a guest judge and perform a mini concert at the Final Showcase.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin congratulated the Youth Council on securing Cyrus for the event.

“He will be a wonderful mentor for all of our performers on the day,” she said.

Heats will commence from 11am with the Final Showcase featuring Cyrus at 7pm.

Tickets are $10 for entry to all heats and $25 for the final showcase featuring Cyrus.

Tickets will be available from today, Monday 26 March via the Burdekin Theatre website www.burdekintheatre.com.au; by phone (07) 4783 9880; or in person at the Burdekin Theatre Box Office or Council’s Customer Service Centre.

Registrations to perform in the talent showcase are also currently open.

Singers, dancers, bands, duos, trios, classical musicians, comedians, DJs, rappers – and anyone else with a talent – are invited to apply.

Register by emailing your name and contact details to. All ages are welcome.

For more information call 1300 FAST01 or visit facebook.com/fasttracktalent

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Public Consultation – Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP)

Council is looking for feedback before the finalisation of the Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP).

Council is looking for feedback before the finalisation of the Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP).

You can obtain a copy of the Local Government Infrastructure Plan in person at Council’s Customer Service Centre at 145 Young Street, Ayr or by clicking on the following link:

You can mail submissions to PO Box 974, Ayr Qld 4807.

Submission Guidelines

For a submission to be considered properly made under the legislation – please include your name, address, and signature.

Submissions must be received by 5pm Friday 4th May, 2018.

Contact Council

If you have any enquiries about the LGIP, please contact Council’s Planning Department on (07) 4783 9800 or email

Supporting Documents

Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP)

Local Government Infrastructure Maps

Extrinsic Material

The Excel schedule of works model was unable to be included on the website for technical reasons, but is available for inspection at Council’s Customer Service Centre, or by request via email:

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Forum to help Burdekin growers progress to being export ready

An export forum to be held in Ayr this May 4 aims to get Burdekin growers thinking about opportunities to export their produce into lucrative international markets.

An export forum to be held in Ayr this May 4 aims to get Burdekin growers thinking about opportunities to export their produce into lucrative international markets.

Following Burdekin Shire Council’s participation in last year’s Singapore Insights delegation, led by Townsville Enterprise Limited (TEL), the 2018 Burdekin Export Forum will provide growers with the latest information on emerging markets, international opportunities and supply chains.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said mango producer Manbulloo and Achacha Fruit Plantation were two Burdekin businesses already exporting their products into markets around the world.

“We’ll be hearing from Marie Piccone from Manbulloo and Bruce and Helen Hill from Achacha Fruit Plantation, who will share the stories of their journeys to export with the audience,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“We’ll also have speakers represented from across government, transport, business and agriculture.

“Council is very keen to work with local growers to explore exporting opportunities to support diversification of the local agriculture and horticulture industries. The forum will provide growers with the information needed to progress to being export ready.”

Cr McLaughlin said case studies from local and Queensland businesses would be presented to provide growers with practical insights into doing business internationally.

“The forum is also an opportunity to network, interact and learn from each other and from trade and investment service providers,” Cr McLaughlin said.

The forum will be held at Burdekin Theatre from 8.30am to 4.30pm on Friday 4 May. Cost is $40 per person.

To register or for more information please ‘click here’ .

Contact Eliza Lovell or Lucy Poppi at Council for further details by calling (07) 4783 9800 or email.

How to Apply

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office at the Shire Chambers, 145 Young St, Ayr, Qld, 4807, telephone (07) 4783 9800 or this website - just click on the position that interests you and download the application package.

Once you have obtained the application package and prepared your application it can be lodged by email to employment@burdekin.qld.gov.au. or by mail to Confidential Application, PO Box 974, Ayr, Qld, 4807.

Please note that we can only accept applications for jobs that are currently being advertised.


Current job vacancies are shown below.

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 18/23 – Plumber – Water and Waste Water

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Plumber to provide plumbing services in the Water and Waste Water section. Applications close on Tuesday, 8 May 2018 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Plumber to provide plumbing services in the Water and Waste Water section.

The Position

Reporting to the Water and Waste Water Supervisor the key responsibilities include:

  • Installation and maintenance of pipes, valves and hydrants in water, waste water and plumbing applications.
  • Asset condition monitoring and reporting.
  • Participate in the on-call roster.
  • Attend after-hours call-outs and emergency situations when rostered-on or as otherwise required.
  • Participate in meter reading when required.

The Person

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

  • Certification as a Trade qualified plumber and drainer.
  • Recent demonstrable experience in plumbing and drainage.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and have the required initiative to get the job done.
  • Proven ability to project manage including completing a job within the parameters of a fixed price and the ability to complete required paper work.
  • Possession of a current driver’s licence – minimum of C class with MR preferred.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 7 ($58,577pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

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 18/23 – Plumber – Water & Waste Water 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 Tuesday, 8 May 2018 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Shaun Johnston – Manager Water and Waste Water on (07) 4783 9800.

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 18/22 – Diesel Fitter

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Diesel Fitter. Applications close on Tuesday, 8 May 2018 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Diesel Fitter.

The Position

Reporting to the Workshop Supervisor the key responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the effective provision of mechanical services for the repair, maintenance and servicing of Council’s plant and equipment, including but not limited to small plant.
  • Carry out metal fabrication work as required using a variety of materials.
  • The construction, installation, and testing of solar lighting infrastructure.
  • Maintain oil store, filters for plant and service bay area.
  • Provide trade guidance and assistance as part of a work team.
  • Operate with general supervision as a mobile mechanic servicing Council’s on site plant and equipment and outlying depots as well as Councils workshop at Jones Street depot.
  • Supervise and mentor apprentices.

The Person

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

  • Qualified Tradesperson Mechanic or Diesel Fitter.
  • HR Class Driver’s Licence.
  • Demonstrated mechanical experience in the servicing and maintenance of a variety of plant and equipment.
  • Demonstrated skills in the use of techniques and materials used in the maintenance and repair of plant and equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical procedures and materials for effective and efficient repairs of plant and equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and productively within a team or independently.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of C6 ($64,229pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

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 18/22 – Diesel Fitter 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 Tuesday, 8 May 2018 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Kevin Holt – Workshop Supervisor on (07) 4783 9800.

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Job Vacancy 18/21 – Customer Services Officer (Temporary)

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Customer Services Officer. This position involves working in the call centre. This is a temporary part-time position for a period of up to 5 months with the hours of work totalling 70 hours per fortnight. The hours of work will be 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. There is a possibility that this position may be extended on a reduced hours basis. Applications close on Tuesday, 8 May 2018 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Customer Services Officer. This position involves working in the call centre.  This is a temporary part-time position for a period of up to 5 months with the hours of work totalling 70 hours per fortnight.  The hours of work will be 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.  There is a possibility that this position may be extended on a reduced hours basis.

We are also advertising for a temporary full-time Customer Services Officer for a period of up to 3 years. Applicants wishing to apply for both positions will need to submit a separate application for each position.

The key responsibilities include:

  • Provide high quality multifunctional Customer Service to the Burdekin Shire Council’s external and internal customers in person, by telephone, written and via electronic media.
  • Provide a positive and proactive service to customers through effective communication, conflict resolution, problem solving and advocacy.
  • Process all service requests for the provision of works and tasks to be undertaken via our electronic Customer Request Management System.
  • Process efficiently all Council applications, permits and payments.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 3 ($65,489pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

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 18/21 – Customer Services Officer (Temporary) 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 Tuesday, 8 May 2018 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Customer Service Centre Coordinator – Tonia Marano on (07) 4783 9800.

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 18/20 – Customer Services Officer (Temporary)

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Customer Services Officer. This position involves working on a rotational basis across the call centre and front counter. This is a temporary full-time position for a period of up to 3 years with the hours of work totalling 72.5 hours per fortnight. Applications close on Tuesday, 8 May 2018 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Customer Services Officer. This position involves working on a rotational basis across the call centre and front counter.  This is a temporary full-time position for a period of up to 3 years with the hours of work totalling 72.5 hours per fortnight.

We are also advertising for a temporary part-time Customer Services Officer for a period of up to 5 months with the hours of work totalling 70 hours per fortnight. Applicants wishing to apply for both positions will need to submit a separate application for each position.

The key responsibilities include:

  • Provide high quality multifunctional Customer Service to the Burdekin Shire Council’s external and internal customers in person, by telephone, written and via electronic media.
  • Provide a positive and proactive service to customers through effective communication, conflict resolution, problem solving and advocacy.
  • Process all service requests for the provision of works and tasks to be undertaken via our electronic Customer Request Management System.
  • Receipting functions for customers by way of cash, cheques and EFTPOS facilities.
  • Process efficiently all Council applications, permits and payments.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 3 ($67,828pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

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 18/20 – Customer Services Officer (Temporary) 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 Tuesday, 8 May 2018 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Customer Service Centre Coordinator – Tonia Marano on (07) 4783 9800.

Burdekin Theatre

Job Vacancy 18/18 – Marketing and Box Office Officer

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Marketing and Box Office Officer. Applications close on Tuesday, 8 May 2018 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Marketing and Box Office Officer.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Manage theatre social media and websites.
  • Manage theatre digital media.
  • Develop and produce an in-house showcase brochure of upcoming shows and events.
  • Sell and process tickets for shows and events.
  • Balance and reconcile all box office takings and process banking daily.
  • Undertake the creation and distribution of posters and flyers.
  • Attendance at events/meetings after hours or on weekends.

The Person

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

  • Demonstrated experience in customer service role including money handling duties.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well within a small team, with a diverse range of customers, and with the public including children.
  • Proven content marketing expertise, including experience producing and disseminating multi-format content.
  • Demonstrated experience with content creation and social media platforms to increase customer awareness and community engagement.
  • Excellent written communication skills for development of online content.
  • QLD Blue Card and positive notice letter for working with children.
  • Class C driver’s licence.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 3 ($67,828pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

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 18/18 – Marketing and Box Office 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 Tuesday, 8 May 2018 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Christopher Patrick – Cultural Venues Manager on (07) 4783 9800.

Burdekin Theatre

Job Vacancy 18/17 – Cultural Venues – Bar Attendants (Casual)

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for casual Bar Attendants to provide exceptional customer service to patrons of the Burdekin Theatre’s licenced bar. Applications close on Tuesday, 8 May 2018 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for casual Bar Attendants to provide exceptional customer service to patrons of the Burdekin Theatre’s licenced bar.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • At the commencement of shift, obtain all function details, staffing, customer requirements opening and closing times from the Venue Supervisor.
  • Provide happy, friendly, helpful customer service to Theatre patrons.
  • Provide a quick turnaround of customers’ orders.
  • Operate under the guidelines of current Liquor Licence Responsible Service of Alcohol guidelines.
  • Report low stock levels to Supervisor.
  • Assume accountability for all monies and reconcile float and takings with supervisor after each show or event.

The Person

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

  • Current Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate.
  • Demonstrated experience in an alcohol service role.
  • Demonstrated experience in a customer service role.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well within a small team, with a diverse range of customers and with the public including children.
  • Class C driver’s licence.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The hourly rate for this position is $24.48 plus the applicable casual loading.

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 18/17 – Cultural Venues – Bar Attendants (Casual) 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 Tuesday, 8 May 2018 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Christopher Patrick – Cultural Venues Manager on (07) 4783 9800.

Burdekin Theatre

Job Vacancy 18/16 – Cultural Venues – Front of House Supervisors (Casual)

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for casual Front of House (FOH) Supervisors. The position is responsible for front of house operations, including casual and volunteer staff, for events at Council’s Cultural Venues. Applications close on Tuesday, 8 May 2018 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for casual Front of House (FOH) Supervisors. The position is responsible for front of house operations, including casual and volunteer staff, for events at Council’s Cultural Venues.  The Front of House Supervisor will be responsible for coordinating all front of house event requirements, ensuring the delivery of a customer focused, industry best practice service.

The Position

Reporting to the Cultural Venues Supervisor the key responsibilities include:

  • Provide exceptional customer service to all clients to promote and maintain a positive organisational image within the community.
  • Ensure all event personnel have the up-to-date requirements for the event.
  • Liaise with the Friends of the Theatre to ensure that they have all the correct details for the upcoming event.
  • Prepare and ensure the venue is ready for opening to the public.
  • Ensure event times are met and the event runs smoothly.
  • Ensure the venue is maintained and presented to a high standard during the event.
  • Supervise bar and catering operations during the event.
  • Supervise ticketing operations during the event.

The Person

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

  • Demonstrated experience in a customer service role including money handling duties.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well within a small team, with a diverse range of customers and with the public including children.
  • QLD Blue Card and positive notice letter for working with children.
  • Class C driver’s licence.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The hourly rate for this position is $24.61 plus the applicable casual loading.

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 18/16 – Cultural Venues – Front of House Supervisors (Casual) 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 Tuesday, 8 May 2018 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Christopher Patrick – Cultural Venues Manager on (07) 4783 9800.

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 18/19 – Stores Attendant

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Stores Attendant. Applications close on Wednesday, 2 May 2018 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Stores Attendant.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the daily working of Council’s Stores operations.
  • Under regular direction, receive and issue Council’s stores and inventory on a daily basis including the safe loading and unloading of materials using the forklift.
  • Under regular direction, assist in monitoring stores and inventory.
  • Responsible for the accurate reconciliation of orders issued with delivery dockets, goods, materials and services received.
  • Play a lead role in conducting regular stock-takes and inventory spot checks.
  • Carry out daily cleaning and tidying of Stores work areas.
  • Carry out storage and maintenance of stores inventory to ensure it is clean and in working condition for issue or re‑issue.
  • Maintain security of stores areas.

The Person

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

  • Demonstrated competency in the maintenance and safe operation of manual, small power and engine driven tools.
  • Demonstrated experience in Stores or Warehousing and Inventory control positions.
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills.
  • Current class C driver’s licence.
  • Current class LF (Forklift Truck) licence.
  • Ability to perform risk assessments, documenting risks and applying mitigation measures to reduce risks associates with tasks.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 3 ($51,061 p.a.) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

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 18/19 – Stores Attendant 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 Wednesday 2 May 2018 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Michelle Stockdale – Purchasing and Stores Supervisor on (07) 4783 9800.

Marketplace

Welcome to the Burdekin Shire Council Marketplace, where you will find details of:

  • items for sale
  • opportunities to supply Council with products or services

Offers to buy items or supply to Council may be invited through expressions of interest, quotation, or tender.
In accordance with the Local Government Regulation 2012:

  • Tenders are used for the purchase and sale of goods and services valued at $200,000 or more (excluding GST).
  • Expressions of interest are used in some circumstances prior to calling for tenders.
  • Quotations are sought for items valued at less than $200,000 (excluding GST).
  • Items are occasionally offered for sale at a fixed price if they do not sell when offered for sale by tender or auction.
Waste Water Tanks

QBSC/18/016 – Fabrication And Installation Of Platform For Switchboard Located At Sewerage Pump Station Number 7, 106 Wilmington Street Ayr

Quotations closing at 12.00 Noon on Friday 4th May, 2018 are invited for: Fabrication and Installation of Platform for Switchboard Located at Sewerage Pump Station Number 7, 106 Wilmington Street Ayr

Quotations closing at 12.00 Noon on Friday 4th May, 2018 are invited for: Fabrication and Installation of Platform for Switchboard Located at Sewerage Pump Station Number 7, 106 Wilmington Street Ayr

Quotation documents are available from Burdekin Shire Council and can be emailed on request by telephoning (07) 4783 9800

Tenderers should note that all quotations must be marked in accordance with the instructions in the quotation and will be accepted prior to the closing date and time.

Further enquires may be directed to Mr Callan Paige, Manager of Contracts – Acting, on telephone (07) 4783 9800.

Additional Information

Call 13 19 40

You can also call 13 19 40 to hear a 24-hour recorded message for local road conditions from the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

To report a traffic incident you can speak to an operator once the recorded message has finished.

Burdekin Bridge

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 of single lane closures on the Burdekin River Bridge, Home Hill on the following date (weather permitting), Monday 23 April, Thursday 26 April and Friday 27 April, 2018

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

Monday 23 April, Thursday 26 April and Friday 27 April, 2018

9.30am to 2.45pm (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 southbound 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.

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Burdekin Sugar Rush – Road Closures

The following temporary road closures will be in place between 5.00am and 11am on Sunday 29th April, 2018 to allow the hosting of the annual Burdekin Sugar Rush Fun Run and Walk

The following temporary road closures will be in place between 5.00am and 11am on Sunday 29th April, 2018 to allow the hosting of the annual Burdekin Sugar Rush Fun Run and Walk.

  • MacMillan Street, Ayr – closed between Pool and Little Drysdale Streets
  • Little Drysdale Street, Ayr – closed between MacMillan and Wickham Streets
  • Wickham Street, Ayr – closed between Little Drysdale and Mackenzie Streets

All traffic will be detoured for the period of the closures to ensure the safety of participants and spectators.

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

ANZAC Day Poppies

Anzac Day Road Closures

Road closures will be in place for the following times and locations on Wednesday 25th April 2018 for the hosting of the 2018 Anzac Day Dawn Services and Parades.

Ayr and Home Hill

Road closures will be in place for the following times and locations on Wednesday 25th April 2018 for the hosting of the 2018 Anzac Day Dawn Services and Parades.

Ayr Road Closures

Dawn Service – 5.00am to 6.00am

  • Queen St between Young and MacKenzie St
  • MacKenzie St between Queen and Wickham St
  • MacMillan St between Park and MacKenzie St

Main Parade – 8.30am to 11.00am

  • Queen St between Edwards and Mackenzie St
  • Edwards St between Wilmington and Queen St
  • Mackenzie St between Queen and Wickham St
  • MacMillan St between Park and MacKenzie St

Home Hill Road Closures

Dawn Service – 5.00am to 6.00am

  • Ninth Av between Tenth and Eighth St
  • Ninth St at the intersection with Ninth Av

Main Parade – 10.30am to 12.00noon

  • Ninth Av between Tenth and Eighth St
  • Eighth St between Ninth and Tenth Av
  • Tenth Av between Tenth and Eighth St

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

Road closed

Brown Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage

Burdekin Shire Council advises that road reconstruction and drainage works will be recommencing on Brown Road from the Telstra exchange building for the extent of 1km towards Pelican Road. The works have recently experienced delays due to weather and will recommence on Monday 9th April 2018 and are expected to be completed in June 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council advises that road reconstruction and drainage works will be recommencing on Brown Road from the Telstra exchange building for the extent of 1km towards Pelican Road. The works have recently experienced delays due to weather and will recommence on Monday 9th April 2018 and are expected to be completed in June 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

All construction works will occur Monday to Sunday between 7.00am and 6.00pm.

Brown Road will be closed to all traffic during the construction period with a temporary detour via Shepherd Road.

Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum during the construction period, Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users for their patience during these works.

For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Team 4783 9800.

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Footpath Works – Seventh Avenue

Burdekin Shire Council advises that footpath construction works will be undertaken in Seventh Avenue from Sixteenth Street to Eighteenth Street intersections. The works are scheduled to commence on Tuesday 13th March 2018 and are expected to be completed in May 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council advises that footpath construction works will be undertaken in Seventh Avenue from Sixteenth Street to Eighteenth Street intersections. The works are scheduled to commence on Tuesday 13th March 2018 and are expected to be completed in May 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

All construction works will occur Monday to Saturday between 7.00am and 6.00pm.

Seventh Avenue will remain open during these works but will be subject to changed traffic conditions, including lane closures and reduced speed limits to enable work to be undertaken safely and efficiently. At times Sixteenth Street, Seventeenth Street and Eighteenth Street will be subject to road closures.

What to expect:

  • Temporary Lane Closures
  • Speed Restrictions
  • Road Closures
  • Dust associated with construction activities
  • Increased noise levels, equipment and site vehicles

Property Access:

There will be at times temporary restricted access to properties directly adjacent to the works area. Residents will be notified individually should their access be disrupted.

Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum during the construction period, Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users for their patience during these works.

For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Team 4783 9800

Road - Widening Road

Road Re-construction Works Ayr-Dalbeg Road

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) advises that construction crews will be undertaking further pavement rehabilitation work on Ayr-Dalbeg Road (between Lena Road and the Bruce Highway). RoadTek (TMR) is completing this project, which will improve safety and operational efficiency of Ayr-Dalbeg Road, as well as support future growth in the Burdekin.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) advises that construction crews will be undertaking further pavement rehabilitation work on Ayr-Dalbeg Road (between Lena Road and the Bruce Highway). RoadTek (TMR) is completing this project,  which will improve safety and operational efficiency of Ayr-Dalbeg Road, as well as support future growth in the Burdekin.

The works have commenced and are expected to be completed in April 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

All construction works will occur Monday to Saturday between 6.00am and 6.00pm.

Ayr-Dalbeg Road will remain open during these works but will be subject to changed traffic conditions, including lane closures and reduced speed limits to enable works to be undertaken safely and efficiently. To minimise disruptions to road users, works have been planned in stages with advanced warning signs to notify road users of these changes.

What to expect:

–          Temporary lane closures.

–          Speed restrictions.

–          Visual message boards will operate in the area to keep you informed.

–          Increased noise levels and vibration from machinery, equipment and site vehicles.

–          Dust associated with construction activities.

Property Access

There will be times when access to properties directly adjacent to the works will be temporarily restricted while the works are in progress. This will be monitored by roaming traffic controllers to ensure minimal delays are experienced. If required access to properties may be diverted temporarily as part of the works.

Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum for road users during these activities. The project team apologises for any inconvenience and appreciates the community’s patience during these important works.

Should you have any questions please contact the Customer and Stakeholder Management Team on 1800 625 648.

For information on the latest traffic conditions call the Traffic and Travel Information line on 13 19 40 or visit  www.QLDTraffic.com.au

Road closed

Mitchell Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Mitchell Road, Clare from Mulgrave Road to Woodhouse Road on Monday 22nd January 2018 continuing until approximately Friday 4th May 2018, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on Mitchell Road, Clare from Mulgrave Road to Woodhouse Road on Monday 22nd January 2018 continuing until approximately Friday 4th May 2018, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under a full road closure with access to residents 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 visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800

Water Information

To report a water incident you can call the Council and speak to a customer services officer.

Labourer - Water and Waste Water

Interruption to water supply – Burke Street, Ayr between Edward and Parker Streets – Sunday 29 April, 2018

Weather permitting, on Sunday 29 April, 2018, Council will be conducting repairs to a fire hydrant in this area. As a result of these necessary works, residents in this area will experience a loss of water supply for up to 3 hours between 12 noon and 3pm. All efforts will be made to keep this interruption [...]

Weather permitting, on Sunday 29 April, 2018, Council will be conducting repairs to a fire hydrant in this area.

As a result of these necessary works, residents in this area will experience a loss of water supply for up to 3 hours between 12 noon and 3pm. All efforts will be made to keep this interruption to a minimum.

Residents in the affected area are advised to store their day’s supply of drinking water before 12 noon on that day. Watering of lawns and gardens is not permitted.

Residents may also experience water discolouration for a period following these planned works. It is advisable to delay washing of clothes etc., if possible, for 24 hours following this repair.

Council regrets any inconvenience that may be caused to residents as a result of these works.

For further information or for any queries, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm.

 

Labourer - Water and Waste Water

Interruption to Water Supply – Albert Street, Ayr Between Woods & Drysdale Streets – Thursday 26 April 2018

Interruption to water supply - Albert Street, Ayr between Woods and Drysdale Streets on Thursday 26 April 2018 for hydrant repairs.

Weather permitting, on Thursday 26 April, 2018, Council will be conducting repairs to a fire hydrant in your area.

As a result of these necessary works, residents in this area will experience a loss of water supply for up to 2 hours between 10am and 12 noon. All efforts will be made to keep this interruption to a minimum.

Affected residents are advised to store their day’s supply of drinking water before 10am on that day. Watering of lawns and gardens is not permitted.

Residents may also experience water discolouration for a period following these planned works. It is advisable to delay washing of clothes etc., if possible, for 24 hours following this repair.

Council regrets any inconvenience that may be caused to residents as a result of these works.

For further information or for any queries, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm.

 

Bi-Annual Water Meter Reading

Bi-Annual Water Supply Meter Reading

Bi-annual water supply meter reading scheduled to commence Monday 30 April 2018 and is expected to take approximately 6 weeks.

Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Monday 30th April, 2018.  Approximate times and areas for the commencement of meter readings are:

  • Late April to Mid May – Home Hill, Rossiters Hill, Brandon and Parkside
  • Mid to Late May – East Ayr, Drysdale Estate, South Ayr
  • Late May to Early June – Ayr CBD, Little Drysdale & Kennedy Street areas, Sutcliffe Estate area, Alva Beach, Mt. Kelly and Giru

To assist Councils meter readers, residents are requested to please clear meters of all obstructions, isolate and/or restrain dogs and unlock gates.

For further information or if specific arrangements are required regarding access, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Council appreciates your assistance in these matters.

Animals in the Council Pound

Council publishes details of all animals that have been surrendered, impounded, or left at the pound.

Due to the number of animals that we see each week, we are only able to hold animals for 3 working days.

If you have lost an animal, or if you would like to adopt an animal from our pound, please contact our Animal Control Officers via the Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

Release Fees

View the Release Fees for Animals in the Pound.

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Mastiff Cross 407 – Impounded – 23/04/2018

Female/Entire Mastiff Cross 407. Impounded 23/04/2018. Date of exit - 26/04/2018. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
23/04/2018
 
Breed and Colour
Mastiff Cross 407 –
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Impounded
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Female/Entire
 
Date of Exit
26/04/2018
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Cattle dog Cross 406 – Left at Pound – 23/04/2018

Tan and white Female/Entire Cattle dog Cross 406. Left at Pound 23/04/2018. Date of exit - 26/04/2018. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
23/04/2018
 
Breed and Colour
Cattle dog Cross 406 – Tan and white
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Female/Entire
 
Date of Exit
26/04/2018
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Bull Arab Cross 408 – Left at Pound – 23/04/2018

White with tan patches Male/Entire Bull Arab Cross 408. Left at Pound 23/04/2018. Date of exit - 26/04/2018. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
23/04/2018
 
Breed and Colour
Bull Arab Cross 408 – White with tan patches
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
26/04/2018
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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