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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.

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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.

Lower Burdekin Home for the Aged development

Industry Breakfast to reveal $11.5M Lower Burdekin Home for the Aged development

Plans for an $11.5 million expansion to the Lower Burdekin Home for the Aged Ayr campus will be unveiled during an Industry Breakfast at the Burdekin Theatre next week. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the future development to the aged care facility will be conducted in two stages and would involve the construction [...]

Plans for an $11.5 million expansion to the Lower Burdekin Home for the Aged Ayr campus will be unveiled during an Industry Breakfast at the Burdekin Theatre next week.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the future development to the aged care facility will be conducted in two stages and would involve the construction of a two story building to accommodate a further 80 beds.

“Lower Burdekin Home for the Age first revealed intentions to expand the site earlier this week when they released three artist conceptions of the proposed designs.

“This is a significant investment in the aged care sector within our community which presents substantial opportunities for local businesses to benefit from.

“Council is delighted to announce that, as part of the upcoming Burdekin Industry Breakfast on Wednesday 24 October, we will have Lower Burdekin Home for the Aged’s General Manager Jim Collins and Communications Consultant Madonna Simmons to share even more about the plans and potential contract opportunities.

“I encourage any local business who may be interested in hearing about these potential opportunities to come along to the Industry Breakfast to learn further about the development and engage with the presenters.”

Attendees will also hear from Local Buy Regional Client Relationship Manager Emma Peter.

“Emma will provide an overview of Local Buy and information on how local businesses can access local government contracts,” Cr McLaughlin said.

Owned by the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ), Local Buy has established more than 40 prequalified supplier arrangements for Councils since 2012.

Through this platform, councils are able to access a range of goods and services through a quotation rather than a tender process.

“The Burdekin is home to a number of businesses that could access a range of contracts including civil construction and road resurfacing, electricity, office and stationary supplies, oils and lubricants, pipes, pumps and concrete products, trucks, tyres, tubes and batteries,” Cr McLaughlin said.

To attend the Burdekin Industry Breakfast RSVP to Eliza Lovell by Monday 22 October 2018 by phone (07) 4783 9831 or email . Cost is $10 and includes a hot breakfast.

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

 

1080 baiting

Coordinated baiting program to target pest populations

Wild dogs, feral pigs and foxes will be targeted during an upcoming coordinated baiting program conducted by Burdekin Shire Council throughout the greater Burdekin Shire area.

Wild dogs, feral pigs and foxes will be targeted during an upcoming coordinated baiting program conducted by Burdekin Shire Council throughout the greater Burdekin Shire area.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said that during the ten day program, which runs from 30 October to 8 November, Council’s Pest Management Officers would be visiting landholders to provide 1080 treatment on-site.

“To increase effectiveness of the control measures, it is essential for Council and residents to coordinate the current baiting program with neighbouring properties.

“Consequently, Council has arranged a schedule for providing baiting treatments to ensure the best coverage across different parts of the Shire and to maximise the effectiveness of this program, as well as to coincide with baiting programs in neighbouring shires.”

As per regulations set out by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, baiting can only be carried out under specific conditions. Property size and proximity to built-up areas are two key considerations.

Landholders that comply with the regulations are invited to supply bait medium to Council Officers for 1080 treatment during the times outlined below:

Baiting Areas

  • Inkerman- 30 October 2018, 7:30AM – 2:00PM
  • Kirknie- 30 October 2018, 7:30AM – 2:00PM
  • Rita Island, Jarvisfield, Brandon and Alva coastal areas- 31 October 2018, 7:30AM – 2:00PM
  • Clare- 1 November 2018, 7:30AM – 2:00PM
  • Millaroo- 5 November 2018, 8:00AM – 1:30PM
  • Dalbeg- 6 November 2018, 8:00AM – 1:30PM
  • Barratta-Haughton area- 7 November 2018, 7:30AM – 2:00PM
  • Woodstock-Giru Rd and surrounds- 8 November 2018, 7:30AM – 2:00PM

1080, or sodium fluoroacetate, is found naturally in approximately 35 Australian plants and consequently native animal species are less susceptible to 1080 poisoning than introduced species. It is widely used in Australia to protect against the impacts of invasive animals.

Once baiting has reduced pest populations, other follow up controls such as trapping, shooting and destruction of pests’ refuge can further reduce the number of invasive animals.

Council continues to support farmers by offering four pig traps and two hog hoppers to borrow free of charge all year round.

The upcoming baiting program follows Council’s coordinated aerial shoot in June this year, which involved 41 landholders and killed more than 300 wild pigs and four wild dogs.

Any landholder wishing to supply their bait for treatment is asked to contact Council’s Pest Management Officers on (07) 4783 9800 before 23 October to register and to discuss any relevant pre-baiting measures, such as pre-feeding for wild dogs and foxes.

Landholders are also invited to contact Council to arrange an alternative date for treatment if the pre-arranged dates are not suitable.

For more information about the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries regulations and eligibility, please contact Council’s Pest Management Officers on (07) 4783 9800.

Tangaroa Blue

Burdekin residents urged to join the 2018 Great Northern Clean Up

Burdekin residents are being urged to continue the war on waste by descending upon Alva Beach on Saturday 20 October for the Great Northern Clean Up. Created in 2009, the annual event has so far attracted an estimated 23,187 northern Queenslanders across 648 locations. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said “Council was involved in [...]

Burdekin residents are being urged to continue the war on waste by descending upon Alva Beach on Saturday 20 October for the Great Northern Clean Up.

Created in 2009, the annual event has so far attracted an estimated 23,187 northern Queenslanders across 648 locations.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said “Council was involved in the first Great Northern Clean Up in 2009 and has continued to run the day annually in conjunction with Tangaroa Blue.

“Since 2015, we have collected over one tonne of rubbish from Alva Beach, with 190kg of that collected in our last Alva Beach clean-up effort in March.”

The Great Northern Clean Up is a great way to get rid of rubbish left behind by receding floodwaters, irresponsible resident and visitors and illegal dumpers.

Single use disposable items such as food & non-food packaging, beverage containers and beverage rubbish are among the main rubbish items volunteers generally find.

During the event, data will be collected by community volunteers to add to the Australian Marine Debris Database. This information will be included in the biennial Source Reduction Workshop discussion which is due to be held in 2020 in the Burdekin.

Information presented at the 2018 Source Reduction Workshop revealed that over 51% of rubbish found at Alva during past clean-up efforts were plastic fragments. A further 19% was plastic and glass bottles.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the Ayr Surf Life Saving Club in Sandowns St, Alva, at 8.30am.

Cr McLaughlin said people should bring closed in shoes, sun safe clothing and a hat. Gloves, sunscreen and other equipment will be supplied.

A free barbecue and cold drinks will be supplied by Wilmar to all volunteers at the Alva Beach Park after the clean up to thank them for their efforts.

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

Home Hill Swimming Pool

Clare Pool closed due to storm damage

The Clare Pool has been closed until further notice, following damage sustained to the acid pump and chlorine doser system during Friday night’s storm.

The Clare Pool has been closed until further notice, following damage sustained to the acid pump and chlorine doser system during Friday night’s storm.

Burdekin Shire Council has engaged external contractors to carry out the necessary repairs or replacements to the affected equipment.

Council will notify the community once these works are completed and the pool is reopened.

Council thanks the community for their co-operation and patience during this time.

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

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Slightly elevated PFAS levels detected in Ayr

Council can assure residents that there is no immediate health risk from consuming the town water supply.

Following a regular test of the water supply in Ayr, a recent sample detected slightly elevated levels of PFAS.

Council can assure residents that there is no immediate health risk from consuming the town water supply.

Burdekin Shire Council Director of Infrastructure, Planning and Environmental Services Nick Wellwood said the level detected is only slightly higher than the recently adopted national health based guideline values and that a re-test has already been ordered.

“If further tests show an elevated result in one of the bores, this bore will be disconnected from the network as a precautionary measure and will not come back into operation until it is retested below the health based guidelines,” Mr Wellwood said.

Council is currently undertaking upgrades to other bore fields throughout the Burdekin Shire in order to manage any potential short fall in water supply in the interim period should a bore need to be temporarily disconnected.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin assured residents that the town water supply continues to be safe to drink.

“Council remains vigilant in providing clean, safe water to residents and this includes our practice of regularly carrying out testing at our bore fields,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“As always, we ask residents in Ayr Burdekin to be water wise to minimise demand on our water supply and prevent water wastage.”

Council continues to work with the Water Regulator, Queensland Health and Department of Environment and Science to assist in the management of any PFAS levels and to determine the source of any PFAS in the bore field.

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

Landcare Tree Planting Day

Landcare offers free natives to replace destructive Neem trees

Lower Burdekin Landcare with the support of Burdekin Shire Council and NQ Dry Tropics is tackling the spread of invasive vegetation in North Queensland by offering to replace household yard Neem trees with native trees for free.

Lower Burdekin Landcare with the support of Burdekin Shire Council and NQ Dry Tropics is tackling the spread of invasive vegetation in North Queensland by offering to replace household yard Neem trees with native trees for free.

Lower Burdekin Landcare Chair Keith Kiloh says Neem, a woody weed native to the tropical woodlands of northeast India, has shown signs of potential invasion in tropical Australia.

“Neem is a problem because it has the ability to create a mono-culture. It seeds very heavily and the conditions here are just ideal for it to flourish,” Mr Kiloh said.

“When it flourishes, it has the ability to lock out and to stop native species from germinating and growing. It can take over large areas very easily.”

Mr Kiloh says that the invasive plant is often confused with the popular white cedar however residents can look for two key differences between the plants.

“The trunks are quite different. The Neem trunk is a darker, brown colour and the leaf is slightly broader and glossier than the white cedar.”

Council is already taking a proactive approach at controlling the problematic plant.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said that under Council’s Local Law No. 3 (Community and Environment Management) 2012, the introduction, sale or propagation of Neem throughout the Burdekin Shire is not permitted.

“Whilst Council staff already actively removes any identified Neem trees from Council land, this initiative attempts to eliminate the weed from residential properties,” Cr McLaughlin said.

Residents who remove a Neem tree from their property are encouraged to contact Lower Burdekin Landcare in order to replace the weed with a native plant free of charge.

As part of the initiative, Lower Burdekin Landcare has produced a free brochure which outlines how to identify Neem trees and the problems associated with the woody weed.

The brochure, which is available from Lower Burdekin Landcare on 0429 708 408, was partly funded by Council’s Environmental Levy.

Through the Environmental Levy, applicants can seek funding for environmental projects that benefit the Burdekin region.

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

Jay Laga'aia

Ignite Your Mind Festival authors to present special Story Time

Former Play School presenter and Star Wars actor Jay Laga’aia will host a special Story Time session at the Burdekin Theatre Forecourt this Friday at 10:30am to coincide with the opening of the 2018 Burdekin Readers and Writers Ignite Your Mind Festival. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Mr Laga’aia, a former ambassador of [...]

Former Play School presenter and Star Wars actor Jay Laga’aia will host a special Story Time session at the Burdekin Theatre Forecourt this Friday at 10:30am to coincide with the opening of the 2018 Burdekin Readers and Writers Ignite Your Mind Festival.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Mr Laga’aia, a former ambassador of both Queensland Kindergartens and the Touch by Olivia Foundation, is best known internationally for his role as Captain Typho in the Star Wars franchise.

“Jay is also well known for his television show Jay’s Jungle, his four children’s albums and for narrating each of the characters on the children’s show Larry the Lawnmower,” Cr McLaughlin said.

Mr Laga’aia will be joined by children’s author and illustrator Shannon Horsfall.

Mrs Horsfall released her first picture book, Was Not Me, in 2016 and was subsequently shortlisted for Speech Pathology Australia’s Book of the Year awards.

She has since released a picture book called Nomax about a dog who goes about life with his ears pinned back.

“Council is incredibly excited to work with the Burdekin Readers and Writers Association to facilitate this special Story Time session,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Both Jay and Shannon are fantastic entertainers and we hope that many families come along to this free event.”

Story Time is a weekly event where children are entertained with stories, rhymes, songs and crafts to facilitate adult-children interaction, pre-literacy support and communication development. The programme is aimed at children 0-5 years and their families.

Families are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket for this special outdoor event. Water and sunscreen will be provided.

Mr Laga’aia will also be presenting two free workshops at the Burdekin Library’s Ideas@108 on Saturday 13 October as part of the Ignite Your Mind Festival.

Residents can register online for the Creativity and Performance in Writing (11am-12pm) and Illustrating and Building a Stronger Literacy Foundation with Your Children (12:30pm-1:30pm) workshops at burdekinreadersandwriters.org.au.

For further information about the Burdekin Libraries Story Time programme, please visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

Burdekin residents encouraged to get online this October

Burdekin Shire Council is helping local residents to improve their digital skills by hosting a free morning tea as part of the international Get Online Week. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin says the event, taking place at the Burdekin Library on Monday 15 October at 10:30am, gives residents the opportunity to make the most [...]

Burdekin Shire Council is helping local residents to improve their digital skills by hosting a free morning tea as part of the international Get Online Week.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin says the event, taking place at the Burdekin Library on Monday 15 October at 10:30am, gives residents the opportunity to make the most of the internet.

“During the Get Online morning tea, Council’s Library staff will host a short information session regarding the various online services offered by the Burdekin Libraries, such as our movie streaming, eBook and eAudiobook platforms,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Staff will also go through step-by-step how to use the Library’s online catalogue, which allows members to reserve physical books at any time.

“Participants are encouraged to bring along their own tablet and library membership card to allow staff to help in setting up member’s online accounts.”

Running from Monday 15 – Sunday 21 October, Get Online Week will see hundreds of community events take place across the country.

It is the first time the campaign has been held in Australia, after 11 successful years in the UK where hundreds of thousands of people have been supported.

The campaign aims to support the two and a half million Australians who are not online.

Jess Wilson, National Director for Good Things Foundation, the organisation running the campaign, said “Get Online Week will help thousands of people across Australia to improve their digital skills – whether they’ve never been online before, or have done a little but want to do more. There is free and friendly support in hundreds of communities, and so whatever you want to do online, you can find the support to do it.”

Cr McLaughlin said Council hoped the event would encourage members of the community who are nervous about getting online to do so with support from Library staff.

“Council would like to thank the Good Things Foundation for the funding received to deliver this event.”

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

Get Ready Week 2018

Get ready for disaster season

This Get Ready Week (8-14 October 2018), Burdekin Shire residents are being urged to prepare for the upcoming disaster season. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said “It’s important we ensure that our homes are prepared, we have a fully stocked emergency kit and our paperwork is in order." “Queensland is the most disaster impacted [...]

This Get Ready Week (8-14 October 2018), Burdekin Shire residents are being urged to prepare for the upcoming disaster season.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said “It’s important we ensure that our homes are prepared, we have a fully stocked emergency kit and our paperwork is in order.”

“Queensland is the most disaster impacted state in Australia, so it’s crucial that we do not leave our preparations until it’s too late.”

Cr McLaughlin also encouraged residents to familiarise themselves with the Burdekin Shire Council Emergency Dashboard.

“This website is a one-stop shop for emergency information during disasters. Through the Dashboard, residents can 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,” Cr McLaughlin said.

Free cyclone information packs, containing brochures, fridge magnets, important phone numbers and other useful information, are available from Burdekin Shire Council Chambers in Ayr.

Burdekin Shire Council officers distributed information and engaged with the community at the Burdekin Water Festival and will also be set up at the Home Hill Harvest Festival next month.

As part of the Get Ready Burdekin program, Council is offering a Yamaha 2KVA as part of a lucky draw. Residents can enter in the draw at either of the festivals or at Council Chambers.

To view the Burdekin Shire Council Emergency Dashboard, visit http://disaster.burdekin.qld.gov.au/

For more information, visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 4783 9800.

Changes to waste disposal throughout Burdekin Shire

The engagement of a new green waste contractor by Burdekin Shire Council is changing the way locals dispose of rubbish throughout the shire. Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said thanks to a new tub grinder machine, locals now had the ability to dispose of logs and stumps at four of Council’s transfer and waste stations.  This service [...]

The engagement of a new green waste contractor by Burdekin Shire Council is changing the way locals dispose of rubbish throughout the shire.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said thanks to a new tub grinder machine, locals now had the ability to dispose of logs and stumps at four of Council’s transfer and waste stations.  This service is currently not extended to the Clare facility.

“Previously, large logs over 300mm in diameter could only be accepted at our Kirknie Landfill Station for a small fee,” Cr McLaughlin.

“Council is happy to announce that Burdekin residents can now dispose of large logs and stumps at all of our major transfer stations and landfills for free.

“Council also welcomes residents to help themselves to the resulting mulch which will now be created.”

Burdekin Shire Council Director of Infrastructure, Planning and Environmental Services Nick Wellwood said a second machine is also able to break down large pieces of concrete and mattresses.

Mr Wellwood said he expected the move to have a positive impact on the amount of bulky waste entering landfill in the Burdekin.

“Previously, a single mattress could take up anywhere from 0.5m2 to 1m2 in landfill,” Mr Wellwood said.

“Now, these mattresses will be reduced to small pieces and any scrap metal will be separated and recycled.

“Additionally, the machinery will break down stockpiled concrete into smaller 20mm pieces and remove any steel reinforcement.

“This concrete can then be reused by Council in carrying out road works or used as engineering fill.

“This means we’re spending less money on purchasing materials as well as reducing the amount of waste entering landfill.”

Residents can dispose of mattresses at any of the transfer stations for a nominal fee of $5.

The changes to waste disposal methods have been implemented ahead of the introduction of a Queensland-wide waste levy next year.

Under the proposed Waste Levy legislation, which is expected to commence on 4 March 2019, commercial waste would incur a levy of $70 per tonne.

The levy should not have any direct impact on households.

For more information about waste disposal throughout the Burdekin Shire, visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au

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.

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Job Vacancy 18/61 – Leading Hand – Form Setter/Concreter – Works

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Leading Hand – Form Setter / Concreter to assist with the construction and maintenance of civil infrastructure in connection with roads, footpaths, kerbing and channelling, stormwater drainage, boat ramps and other functions of Council. Applications close Wednesday, 24 October 2018 at 5.00pm

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Leading Hand – Form Setter/Concreter to assist with the construction and maintenance of civil infrastructure in connection with roads, footpaths, kerbing and channelling, stormwater drainage, boat ramps and other functions of Council.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Undertake all work as specified in the relevant quality and safety plans ensuring compliance with all Acts, Regulations, quality standards and Codes of Practice.
  • Maintain site records of daily activities as required to ensure safety and quality compliance.
  • Under the general direction and in the absence of the Supervisor, assume control and be responsible for all activities on the job site.
  • Liaise with and coordinate contractors and other Council employees on the job site.
  • Guide and assist gang members in construction and maintenance activities including quality control.

The Person

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

  • Demonstrated experience in concrete construction, concrete finishing, form setting and Council maintenance operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend job plans, specifications and reinforcing schedules.
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work under minimum supervision in a leadership role.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time, set priorities and plan works.
  • Current Class “MR” (Medium Rigid) driver’s licence.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The gross fortnightly wage for this position ranges from $2,278.93 to $2,432.57 with the commencing wage 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 18/61 – Leading Hand – Form Setter/Concreter – Works 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, 24 October 2018 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Robert Potter, Works Overseer 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.
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TBSC/18/011 – Council Chambers Air Conditioning Refurbishment and TBSC/18/012 – Library Air Conditioning Refurbishment

Applications are invited for TBSC/18/011 - Council Chambers Air Conditioning Refurbishment and TBSC/18/012 - Library Air Conditioning Refurbishment

Applications are invited for the above tenders. Tenders close at 2 pm on Wednesday, 31 October 2018.

The Burdekin Shire Council is upgrading its aged air conditioning equipment at its main Council Chambers Administration Office and Burdekin Library premises in Ayr.

The projects involve the staged demolition and installation of new water cooled chilled water systems, associated ductwork modifications, electrical works, building works, and new building management controls systems.

Due to the buildings having to remain in operation during the works, the projects require staging over a six (6) month period with the majority of the works being performed over August – September 2019.

The projects will be priced separately, and may be awarded to separate Contractors.

A mandatory contractor briefing will be held on Tuesday, 9 October 2018 at the Council Chambers, 1345 Young Street, Ayr at 10:00 am and at the Burdekin Library, 108 Graham Street, Ayr at 11:30 am.

All interested Contractors can obtain Tender documents and Selection Criteria by emailing Mr Wayne Benson of Ashburner Francis Consulting Engineers at .

Please note that tenders will not be accepted if not lodged in accordance with the Instructions to Tenderers – tenders to be sealed and endorsed and placed in the tender box located at the Council Chambers by the closing time.

Jones Street

QBSC/18/029 – Recalled – Supply, Delivery and Installation of Chainwire Fencing at Jones Street Depot, Ayr.

QBSC/18/029 - Quotations closing at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday 19 September, 2018 are invited for the Supply, Delivery and Installation of Chainwire Fencing at Jones Street Depot, Ayr.

Quotations closing at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday 19 September, 2018 are invited for:

Supply, Delivery and Installation of Chainwire Fencing at Jones Street Depot, 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.

Tenderers should note that a Mandatory site inspection will be carried out at 10:30am on the 12 September 2018 on site.

Further enquires may be directed to Mr Gary Keane, Manager of Contracts on telephone (07) 4783 9924.

Traffic Control

ACL/18/002 Request for Tender – Register of Pre-Qualified Suppliers for Traffic Control (Including Equipment)

Applications are invited to be submitted for inclusion on Council's Database for Traffic Control Providers (including equipment) for 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019. Closing Date for applications is 2pm on Wednesday 12 September 2018.

Applications are invited to be submitted for inclusion on Council’s Database of Traffic Control Providers (including Equipment) for 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019.

Closing date for applications is 2 pm on 12 September 2018.

A non-mandatory contractor briefing will be held on Wednesday 29 August 2018 at 5.30 pm in the John Drysdale Chamber at Council.

Application forms are available from Council’s Customer Service Centre and the Home Hill Library or by using the following link:

All Work Health and Safety Management System enquiries should be directed to the Human Resources Office on 0417 702 114.
All other enquiries please call Council on 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.

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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 Fourteenth Street. The works are scheduled to commence on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 and are expected to be completed in December 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council advises that footpath construction works will be undertaken in Seventh Avenue from Sixteenth Street to Fourteenth Street. The works are scheduled to commence on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 and are expected to be completed in December 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 Fourteenth A Street and Fourteenth Street will be subject to road closures.

What to expect:

  • Temporary Lane Closures
  • Speed Restrictions
  • Reduced trafficable widths
  • Dust associated with construction activities
  • Increased noise levels and vibration from machinery, equipment and site

Property Access:

There will be times when access to properties will be temporarily restricted while the works are in progress. Residents will be notified should their access be temporarily restricted.

Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum for road users 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 9930

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Footpath Works – Macmillan and Young Street

Burdekin Shire Council advises that footpath construction works will be undertaken at the intersection of Macmillan and Young Street adjacent to Centrelink. The works are scheduled to commence on Monday 17th September and are expected to be completed in October 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting

Burdekin Shire Council advises that footpath construction works will be undertaken at the intersection of Macmillan and Young Street adjacent to Centrelink. The works are scheduled to commence on Monday 17th September and are expected to be completed in October 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

All construction works will occur Monday to Saturday between 7.00am and 4.00pm.

Macmillan and Young Street will remain open during these works but will be subject to changed traffic conditions, including reduced trafficable widths and reduced speed limits to enable work to be undertaken safely and efficiently.

What to expect:

  • Changed Traffic Conditions
  • Reduced Trafficable Widths
  • Speed Restrictions
  • 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 9930

Anzac Park

Anzac Park – Retaining Wall Upgrade

Burdekin Shire Council advises the retaining wall upgrade project will be commencing in Anzac Park on Wednesday 29th August, the works are expected to be completed in October 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council advises the retaining wall upgrade project will be commencing in Anzac Park on Wednesday 29th August, the works are expected to be completed in October 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

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

Mackenzie Street from Macmillan Street to Wickham Street will be closed to all traffic to enable works to be undertaken safely and efficiently. Traffic will be detoured via Young Street during the construction period.

The Anzac Park playground and skate park areas will remain open for full use during the project.

What to Expect:

  • Road closure – Mackenzie Street
  • Rotunda area closure – Anzac Park
  • Dust associated with construction activities
  • Increased noise levels and vibration from machinery, equipment and site vehicles

Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum for road users 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

Ayr-Dalbeg Road pavement repairs

Ayr-Dalbeg Road Pavement Rehabilitation Project

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) advises that construction crews will be undertaking pavement rehabilitation work on Ayr-Dalbeg Road (between the Bruce Highway and Old Clare Road). RoadTek has been engaged as the construction contractor, and this project which will improve safety and operational efficiency of Ayr-Dalbeg Road, as well as support future growth in the Burdekin.The works will commence Monday 30 July 2018 and are expected to be completed by the end of October 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.The works will take place Monday to Friday between 6.00am and 5.00pm.

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

The works will commence Monday 30 July 2018 and are expected to be completed by the end of October 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

The works will take place Monday to Friday between 6.00am and 5.00pm.  

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.  

Temporary Road Closure – Old Clare Road  

Monday 24 September and Tuesday 25 September 2018 (weather and construction conditions permitting) 

Access to Old Clare Road from Ayr-Dalbeg Road will be temporarily affected while works are completed at this intersection. During this time, road users will be diverted to an alternative route via Liebrecht Road. Directional signage will be in place to direct road users of these changes.

 

Temporary Road Closure –  Liebrecht Road

Access to Liebrecht Road from Ayr-Dalbeg Road will be temporarily affected while works are completed at this intersection. Road users may need to be diverted to an alternative route via Old Clare Road. Directional signage will be in place to direct road users of these changes.  Dates to be advised as works progress.

Property Access

There will be times when access to businesses and residential 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.  

Wide load restrictions

All heavy vehicle operators with vehicles/loads in excess of 3.0m or above must call Stephen Hughes on 0407 159 920 at least 24 hours in advance to advise of an anticipated time of arrival to allow for road barriers and other infrastructure to be cleared.  Failure to provide sufficient advance notice will result in delays. 

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 TMR’s Northern District’s 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 - Widening Road

Hodel Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

Burdekin Shire Council advises that road reconstruction and drainage works will be undertaken on Hodel Road from the Bruce Highway intersection for the extent of 1km. The works are expected to be completed in October 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council advises that road reconstruction and drainage works will be undertaken on Hodel Road from the Bruce Highway intersection for the extent of 1km. The works are expected to be completed in October 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

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

Hodel Road 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.

What to Expect:

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

Property Access:

There will be at time when access to properties directly adjacent the works will be temporarily restricted while the works are in progress. Residents will be notified should their access be temporarily restricted.

Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum for road users 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 9930

 

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 Supply – Graham Street between Edwards and Parker Streets, Ayr – Tuesday 23 October 2018

Weather permitting, Council will be replacing a section of water main at the intersection of Edwards & Graham Streets, Ayr on Tuesday 23rd October 2018. These works will result in a loss of water supply to residents on the northern side of Graham Street between Edward and Parker Streets, Ayr between the hours of 8:00pm [...]

Weather permitting, Council will be replacing a section of water main at the intersection of Edwards & Graham Streets, Ayr on Tuesday 23rd October 2018.

These works will result in a loss of water supply to residents on the northern side of Graham Street between Edward and Parker Streets, Ayr between the hours of 8:00pm and 2:00am on that night.   You are advised to store sufficient drinking water prior to 8:00pm for use during this time.

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 8th October, 2018.  Approximate times and areas for the commencement of meter readings are:

  • 8th October – Home Hill, Rossiters Hill, Brandon and Parkside
  • Early November – East Ayr, Drysdale Estate, South Ayr
  • Mid November – 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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Maremma – 624 – Impounded Cromarty – 19/10/2018

White Female Maremma - 624. Impounded Cromarty 19/10/2018. Date of exit - 24/10/2018. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
19/10/2018
 
Breed and Colour
Maremma – 624 – White
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Impounded
 
Location Found
Cromarty
 
Sex
Female
 
Date of Exit
24/10/2018
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Cattle Dog- 622 – Left at Pound Left at pound – 19/10/2018

blue Male/Entire Cattle Dog- 622. Left at Pound Left at pound 19/10/2018. Date of exit - 24/10/2018. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
19/10/2018
 
Breed and Colour
Cattle Dog- 622 – blue
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
Left at pound
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
24/10/2018
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Domestic Cat – 621 – Left at Pound – 17/10/2018

Grey and White Female/Entire Domestic Cat - 621. Left at Pound 17/10/2018. Date of exit - 22/10/2018. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
17/10/2018
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Cat – 621 – Grey and White
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Female/Entire
 
Date of Exit
22/10/2018
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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