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Burdekin Shire residents will be able to cool off for free this Sunday 21 January with Ayr and Home Hill Swimming Pools hosting a Free Swim Day for local families.
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said coinciding with the end of the school holidays, the Free Swim Day was a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy some fun in pool.
“Council is conscious of those hot days over summer and wanted to provide an opportunity for families to get together while beating the heat,” she said.
“It’s also a good chance for people to engage in physical activity after the Christmas break.
“If you’re looking for a way to cool off this weekend, I encourage you to get down to either the Ayr Swimming Pool or Home Hill Swimming Pool this Sunday where you’ll be able to enjoy the facilities for free.”
The gates open from 10am to 6pm. The kiosk will also be in operation with food and drinks available.
Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult over 18 years of age at all times.
Cr McLaughlin said the event celebrated the end of the school holidays but it was also a way of giving back to the community for its support of the Shire’s pools over the past year.
“In the last swim season, 14,529 children and adults came through the gates of Ayr Swimming Pool alone,” she said.
“Our swimming pools are fantastic community assets where locals and visitors can go to cool off, learn to swim, or get active with a few laps. Every year they are also accessed by the swim club for events.
“For families who haven’t used the pools before, the Free Swim Day is a good opportunity to check out the facilities on offer and if you would like more information about pool passes, simply speak to the staff on the day.”
Ayr Pool is located at 242-250 Queen Street and Home Hill Pool is located at 63-95 Eleventh Avenue.
For more information on Burdekin Shire Council pools visit www.burdekin.qld.gov.au/community/recreation-fitness-and-health/swimming-venues.
Vacant land at the Ayr Aerodrome could be developed to unlock new job-creating business ventures in the Burdekin with a focus on aviation.
Burdekin Shire Council will this week launch an Expressions of Interest campaign calling on parties interested in either leasing or developing the airport land to present their development proposals.
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor and Aerodrome Advisory Committee Chairwomen Lyn McLaughlin said with its close proximity to Townsville and ample ‘blank canvas’ space, the aerodrome was ideally placed for development opportunities.
“The Ayr Aerodrome offers a variety of opportunities for developers with greater flexibility for operators to undertake a variety of activities,” Cr McLaughlin said.
“A wide range of aviation-related business operations – such as aircraft maintenance and spare parts, training facilities, storage and warehousing – could easily be accommodated.”
The aerodrome, 10km north of the township of Ayr, has two runways which can handle small to medium aircraft and Council is currently progressing the installation of a fuel facility at the site.
“With the addition of a fuel facility, the Ayr Aerodrome is ideally located to attract recreational and smaller commercial users from the region and across the State,” Cr McLaughlin said.
She said any proposed development at the aerodrome through the Expressions of Interest process should essentially be aviation-related.
“No consideration will be given to the use of the land for general industrial development which does not have any connection with the aviation industry,” Cr McLaughlin said.
“An essential element of this EOI process is to facilitate the matching of potential proponents and developers.”
Expressions of Interest close on Monday 5 February, 2018 at 12 noon.
The specification is available on Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au using the following link:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 is currently seeking applications for a Rates Officer. This is a maternity relief position for a period of up to 8 months.
The key responsibilities include:
The successful applicant will possess the following attributes at a minimum:
The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 3 ($66,826pa) 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 18/03 – Rates Officer (Maternity Relief) should include:
Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:
Applications close on Tuesday, 30 January 2018 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.
For further information please contact Kim Olsen, Manager Financial and Administrative Services on (07) 4783 9800.
Welcome to the Burdekin Shire Council Marketplace, where you will find details of:
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:
Council invites responses from parties who may be interested in either leasing and/or developing land at the Ayr Aerodrome. A public Expression of Interest (EOI) process is being held to allow anyone who is interested to present their development proposals on the remaining vacant land at the aerodrome. Any proposed development at the aerodrome through this EOI process should essentially be aviation-related. No consideration will be given to the use of the land for general industrial development which does not have any connection with the aviation industry.
An essential element of this EOI process is to facilitate the matching of potential proponents and developers.
Expressions of Interest close on Monday, 5 February 2018 at 12noon.
The specification is available using the following link:
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 Shire Council wishes to advise that construction works are still being undertaken on Mount Inkerman with an expected completion date of Friday 26th January 2018, weather permitting.
Mount Inkerman will remain closed to all traffic and pedestrians until construction work is completed.
Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users in anticipation of their patience during the construction period.
For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.
To report a water incident you can call the Council and speak to a customer services officer.
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.
View the Release Fees for Animals in the Pound.