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During a disaster Council publishes Flood Report Bulletins which which are shown below.

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.

Home Hill Transfer Station closed Wednesday 29 May

The Home Hill transfer Station will be closed to undertake work in preparation for the asphalt reseal works and access road widening.

The Home Hill transfer Station will be closed next Wednesday 29 May 2019 to undertake work in preparation for the asphalt reseal works and access road widening.

Please note that the site will be closed for an additional day in June with the date to be confirmed.

Burdekin Library closed Saturday 8 June

The Burdekin Library at 108 Graham Street, Ayr will be closed on Saturday 8 June to allow work on the library's new air-conditioning plant to proceed.

The Burdekin Library at 108 Graham Street, Ayr will be closed on Saturday 8 June to allow work on the library’s new air-conditioning plant to proceed.

The Library will close as usual at 5.00pm on Friday 7 June and reopen at 9.00am on Monday 10 June.

We apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused by this unavoidable interruption to our service.

Take a pic with Mick

Take a pic with Mick to win!

Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival organisers are encouraging locals to pull out their phones and snap a selfie with festival mascot Mick to win.

Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival organisers are encouraging locals to pull out their phones and snap a selfie with festival mascot Mick to win.

Organisers are holding a ‘Take a Pic with Mick’ competition with entrants going in the running to win a $100 Burdekin Gift Card.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said life-size cut-outs of the akubra-wearing, guitar-playing hand cane cutter will be appearing around the Shire in the lead up to the highly anticipated event.

“With less than two weeks to go until the 2019 Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival, our festival mascot Mick is eager to explore the sites of our Shire,” she said.

“If you find Mick, snap a selfie and upload your photo to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #SweetDaysHotNights to go in the draw to win.”

The Take a Pic with Mick competition will run from today until Saturday 1 June.

The Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival, presented by Pacific Hydro, is a celebration of our rich agricultural region and our relaxed lifestyle.

The 2019 festival includes the First Fire (Thursday 30 May), Burdekin Cultural Fair (Friday 31 May) and Australian Hand Cane Cutting (Saturday 1 June) events.

For more information, visit www.sweetdayshotnights.com.au.

Council Chambers web

TBSC/19/006 – Cleaning services of the Council administration building and Jones Street depot

TBSC/19/006 – Cleaning services of the Council administration building and Jones Street depot Tenders are invited for the Cleaning Services of the Council Administration Building, 145 Young Street, Ayr and Jones Street Depot, Jones Street, Ayr, for a two-year period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021. Tenders close on Monday, 10 June 2019 at [...]

TBSC/19/006 – Cleaning services of the Council administration building and Jones Street depot

Tenders are invited for the Cleaning Services of the Council Administration Building, 145 Young Street, Ayr and Jones Street Depot, Jones Street, Ayr, for

a two-year period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021.

Tenders close on Monday, 10 June 2019 at 12 noon.

Specification documents are available from Mrs. Anne-Maree Dale on (07) 4783 8900, by emailingor registering with LG Tender Box.

Tenders sealed and endorsed ‘TBSC/19/006 – Cleaning Services of the Council Administration Building and Councils Jones Street Depot’ are required to be lodged with Council via post, directly placed in the locked tender box at Council Chambers or electronically through LG Tender Box no later than 12 noon on Monday, 10 June 2019.

Prospective respondents should note that only one mandatory walk through inspection will take place at each location. This will be held on Thursday, 30 May 2019. Council Administration Building will be held on site at 11:00am. Jones Street Depot will be held on site at 1.00pm.

Full Document – Overview to Appendix 8

Shane Webcke

Shane Webcke to MC Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships

Shane Webcke has been revealed as the MC of the 2019 Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival's Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships (1 June)

Rugby League Hall of Fame legend Shane Webcke will leave Brisbane for sweeter days, with Webcke today revealed as the MC for the Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival’s Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships.

The Brisbane Broncos great is a household name for running onto the paddock as a Queensland Maroon 24 times and for representing Australia in 26 tests. He was also awarded the Daly M Prop of the Year award three times.

Throughout his NRL career Webcke was regarded as one of the toughest in the game– but he says even that hasn’t prepared him for the intensity of hand cane cutting.

“I’ve never been near sugar cane, including cane cutting knives. I think I might give the competition a miss – lest I return home minus a limb or two!” Webcke joked.

“I’m looking forward to mixing with regional Queenslanders and soaking up the atmosphere of one of our iconic industries. It’s sure to be an enjoyable occasion.”

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Shane Webcke was a great fit for the national hand cane cutting competition.

“The Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival is all about showcasing and celebrating our rich agricultural region here in the Burdekin, from our world-class produce to our iconic sugar cane fires,” she said.

“Shane grew up on a sheep property in the Southern Darling Downs and now owns his own farm where he runs wool growers, fattens lambs and grows grains. He has a great appreciation of all things agriculture and is a perfect match for the festival.

“I had the pleasure of hearing Shane speak in the Burdekin last November. He is such an engaging speaking who resonated with the entire audience. We’re incredibly excited him to have him come on board as part of the 2019 Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival.”

The Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships kicks off from 11am on Saturday 1 June at the Home Hill Showgrounds, with finals to commence from 2:15pm.

The Championships is one of three events making up this year’s Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival between 30 May and 1 June. For more information, visit www.sweetdayshotnights.com.au.

Discounted Pet Microchipping - May

Discounted microchipping event to be held in Home Hill

Council will provide $15 microchipping for registered cats and dogs on Tuesday 21 May between 5-6pm at E.W. Ford Park, Home Hill.

Burdekin Shire Council is hosting a pop-up discounted microchipping event in Home Hill next week.

Residents can take their registered cats and dogs to E. W. Ford Park – next to the Home Hill Racecourse – on Tuesday 21 May between 5pm and 6pm to take advantage of the $15 service.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council was hosting the event to make microchipping more accessible for residents and to reward responsible pet ownership.

“Along with animal registration, microchipping is one of the most important things you can do for your cat or dog. Having your pet microchipped means Council officers can easily identify and reunite lost or stray animals with their families,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“We held our first discounted microchipping event in March, and during a one-hour period 10 dogs and 7 cats were microchipped which is a really great result. We’re hoping to see a similar result this time.”

Bookings for this event are not required and the offer is open to all registered dogs and cats.

For unregistered pets, owners must phone Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 to complete their animal registration prior to accessing the discounted service.

All dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in cages.

Mayor condemns theft of statue from Home Hill Comfort Stop

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin has condemned the flagrant actions of thieves after a statue was stolen less than 12 months after it was installed.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin has condemned the flagrant actions of thieves after a statue was stolen from the Home Hill Comfort Stop less than 12 months after it was installed.

The metal statue of a lizard, which formerly sat atop a decorative rock, was reported missing by Council’s Parks and Gardens officers earlier this month.

It is not known exactly when the statue was taken.

Cr McLaughlin said the thieves had gone to considerable lengths to steal the artwork.

“This statue, which was only installed in September last year, was secured by bolts, pins and construction-grade glue. It would not have been an easy item to dislodge,” she said.

“What we are looking at is not a flippant act or a crime of opportunity – it was an intentional act that would have required considerable effort.

“It beggars belief why someone would feel so entitled to steal something that was intended for the benefit of the whole community and visitors.

“I am absolutely disgusted by this deplorable act.”

Cr McLaughlin said the brazen theft would cost Council more than $2,000.

“The police have been notified and I encourage anyone who may have any information about what occurred to come forward.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Police Link on 131 444.

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We need you for our 2019 Sweet Days, Hot Nights Volunteer Event Crew!

Do you want to help us make this year’s Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival bigger and better than ever before? Join our Volunteer Event Crew!

Do you want to help us make this year’s Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival bigger and better than ever before? Then we need you for our 2019 volunteer event crew!

Community volunteers are the friendly faces of the three-day event, helping to create the festival atmosphere and are essential to its success.

The commitment doesn’t need to be huge- even one hour would help organisers enormously.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said a range of tasks were available to suit different skills and personalities.

“Volunteers can help with everything from marshalling, to event programme distribution, to data collection and even race timekeeping,” she said.

“There’s a role to suit everyone, with each and every volunteer crucial to making the 2019 Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival an incredible experience for tourists and locals alike.”

Volunteers can choose one or more of the following events:

  • First Fire – Thursday 30 May
  • Burdekin Cultural Fair – Friday 31 May
  • Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships – Saturday 1 June

Applications for volunteer event crew close on Friday 17 May at 5:00pm.

A mandatory induction and information session for all volunteers will be held from 5:00pm to 6:00pm on Wednesday 29 May.

For more information and to apply, phone Council’s Tourism Section on (07) 4783 9800 or email .

Best-selling authors James Phelan and Leigh Hobbs to host author talks and workshops at Burdekin Library

Authors Leigh Hobbs and James Phelan will visit the Burdekin Library between Tuesday 21 and Thursday 23 May to host author talks and workshops.

Two of Australia’s best-selling authors will ignite the imaginations of children and adults alike when they visit the Burdekin Library later this month.

Children’s author and illustrator Leigh Hobbs and thriller novelist James Phelan will each host author presentations and workshops between Tuesday 21 and Thursday 23 May.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the Library was excited to welcome the celebrated authors to the region.

“Leigh is the author and illustrator behind the iconic Horrible Harriet, Old Tom and Mr Chicken Goes to Paris titles, whilst James is the creative mind between the Last 13 and Jed Walker thriller series,” she said.

“It’s incredibly exciting to have authors of such high calibre visit our Library. We encourage reading and writing enthusiasts of all ages to attend one or more of the available sessions.”

Leigh Hobbs

Creating Characters in Words and Pictures Workshop

Tuesday 21 May

Children 8 – 12 years session: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Adults session: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Taking your Child’s Creative Talent Further

Author Presentation for children and their parents/guardians

Wednesday 22 May

5:30pm – 7:30pm

James Phelan

Story: Mastering the Craft Workshop

Thursday 23 May

10:00am – 12:00pm

Life as a Writer Author Talk

Thursday 23 May

6:00pm – 7:00pm

The workshops and presentations are being held as part of the Burdekin Library’s 2019 Library and Information Week celebrations.

All sessions are free however bookings are essential. Bookings can be made by contacting the Burdekin Library on (07) 4783 9970 or at 108 Graham Street, Ayr.

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Food, fun and family at forefront of Burdekin Cultural Fair

Excitement is building for the first ever Burdekin Cultural Fair which is being held in Ayr on Friday 31 May.

Excitement is building for the first ever Burdekin Cultural Fair which is being held in Ayr on Friday 31 May.

The event, which kicks off from 5:30pm, will be a celebration of all things food, fun and family.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the Cultural Fair was the latest addition to the Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival, turning it into a three-day event.

“After the overwhelming success of the Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival last year, Council investigated ways to expand the festival even further,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“This year, Council is introducing the Burdekin Cultural Fair as a way of celebrating the diverse population that calls the Burdekin home, and to entice visitors to spend a little longer in our beautiful Shire.

“The Burdekin Cultural Fair is one-way Council can celebrate our rich multiculturalism whilst also supporting local businesses and boosting our visitor economy.”

Entertainment includes traditional dancing performances by Greek, Indian and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups. There will also be Chinese lion dances, henna tattooing, a jumping castle, arts and craft activities and a variety of food vendors.

Cr McLaughlin said the event had originally been scheduled for Sunday 2 June, however organisers decided to change the date to Friday 31 May to entice visitors to stay overnight in the region.

“Visitors can come to the Burdekin on Thursday afternoon for the First Fire, stay for the Burdekin Cultural Fair on Friday Night, and enjoy all the action of the Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships on Saturday before travelling home later that afternoon or on Sunday,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“This allows them to make the most of their time in the Burdekin and enjoy all we have to offer.

The Burdekin Cultural Fair will be held from 5:30pm to 9:30pm in the grounds adjacent to the PCYC building in MacMillan Street, Ayr.

Cr McLaughlin thanked the Queensland Government for supporting the Burdekin Cultural Fair under the Celebrating Multi Cultural Queensland Program.

For more information about the Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival, including information on the First Fire and Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships, visit www.sweetdayshotnights.com.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.

Burdekin Theatre

Job Vacancy 19/24 – Cultural Venues – Box Office Attendants (Casual)

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for casual Box Office Attendants to provide exceptional customer service to patrons of Council’s Cultural Venues including the Burdekin Theatre, Burdekin Memorial Hall and Showgrounds. Applications close on Tuesday, 04 June 2019 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for casual Box Office Attendants to provide exceptional customer service to patrons of Council’s Cultural Venues including the Burdekin Theatre, Burdekin Memorial Hall and Showgrounds.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Sell and process tickets for shows and events.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to all clients to promote and maintain a positive organisational image within the community.
  • Balance and reconcile box office takings including EFTPOS and cash transactions.
  • 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 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.
  • Class C driver’s licence.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The hourly rate for this position is $25.90 plus the applicable casual loading.

Applications for 19/24 – Cultural Venues – Box Office Attendants (Casual) should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria.

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 can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Tuesday, 4 June 2019 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 19/23 – Cultural Venues – Bar Attendants (Casual)

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for casual Bar Attendants to provide exceptional customer service to patrons of Council’s Cultural Venues including the Burdekin Theatre, Burdekin Memorial Hall and Ayr Showgrounds. Application close Tuesday, 04 June 2019 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for casual Bar Attendants to provide exceptional customer service to patrons of Council’s Cultural Venues including the Burdekin Theatre, Burdekin Memorial Hall and Ayr Showgrounds.

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 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 $25.90 plus the applicable casual loading.

Applications for 19/23 – Cultural Venues – Bar Attendants (Casual) should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria

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 can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Tuesday, 4 June 2019 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

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

Council Chambers Entrane

Job Vacancy 19/25 – Technical Officer – Civil

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Technical Officer to join our Technical Services team to assist in the provision of design, drafting, infrastructure asset management and technical services. This is a full-time position with the hours worked over a 9 day fortnight. Applications close on Tuesday 04 June 2019 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Technical Officer to join our Technical Services team to assist in the provision of design, drafting, infrastructure asset management and technical services. This is a full-time position with the hours worked over a 9 day fortnight.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Under general direction, undertake surveys, design, drafting, estimating, and compilation of specifications, job supervision, contract administration and costing analysis.
  • Undertake projects including investigation, design, cost estimation, specification preparation, tender assessment and project implementation, as constructed recording and asset and maintenance management.
  • Participating in the operation of and maintenance of the Council’s two-way and flood reporting radio systems.
  • Assist with annual budget requirements within the Department area as well as providing cost estimates for use of other Departments in preparation of their budgets.
  • Check design and as constructed plans.

The Person

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

  • Tertiary Educational Qualifications equivalent to an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • CPCCWHS1001 – General Construction Induction White Card.
  • Demonstrated experience in some of the following civil design office practices: drafting, scheduling, quantity surveying, estimation, cost control, as constructed records, cost forecasting and the use of computers as an aid to those activities.
  • Demonstrated experience in civil design including roads and drainage using CAD (Autodesk preferred) and Civil Design Software.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and develop other employees.
  • Current C Class manual driver’s licence.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 6 ($91,770pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Applications for 19/25 – Technical Officer – Civil should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria

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 can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Tuesday, 4 June 2019 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Glen Stockdale – Design Office Coordinator on (07) 4783 9800.

Council Chambers Entrane

Job Vacancy 19/22 – Labourer – Form Setter/Concreter – Works

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Labourer - Form Setter/Concreter within the Works section. Applications close Wednesday 05 June 2019 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Labourer – Form Setter/Concreter within the Works section.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Construct and repair concrete pits, slabs, etc. requiring plan reading, site preparation, levelling, set-out and installation of formwork, concrete finishing and curing.
  • Ensure the efficient use of materials, plant and labour under their control.
  • Report immediately to the Works Overseer or Supervisor all incidents, accidents and near misses.
  • Confirm the location of services (Power, Water, Optic Fibre etc.) before commencing works.
  • On a day to day basis, work efficiently, exercising initiative in the application of established work procedures.
  • Assist in the establishment of desired outcomes for particular works for which responsibility has been allocated and to ensure their achievement.
  • Undertake all work as specified in the relevant quality and safety plans ensuring compliance with all Acts, Regulations, quality standards and Codes of Practice.

The Person

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

  • Demonstrated experience in form-setting and concreting.
  • CPCCWHS1001 – General Construction Induction White Card or ability to obtain prior to commencement date.
  • MR (Medium Rigid) Drivers Licence or ability to obtain within 6 months of commencement.
  • Demonstrated physical ability necessary to undertake manual handling and labouring for extended periods.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The gross fortnightly wage for this position ranges from $2,078.90 to $2,153.87 with the commencing wage dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant

Applications for 19/22 – Labourer – Form Setter/Concreter should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria

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 can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Wednesday, 05 June 2019 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Works Overseer – Robert Potter 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.

TBSC/19/009 – Register of pre-qualified suppliers – Supply of Electrical Trade Services.

Tenders are invited for a Register of pre-qualified suppliers – Supply of Electrical Trade Services – Electrical General, Electrical Industrial and Air Conditioning. Specification documents are available from Mr Gary Keane on (07) 4783 9924 or by emailing gary.keane@burdekin.qld.gov.au Tenders sealed and endorsed "TBSC/19/009 – Register of pre-qualified suppliers – Supply of Electrical Trade Services." [...]

Tenders are invited for a Register of pre-qualified suppliers – Supply of Electrical Trade Services – Electrical General, Electrical Industrial and Air Conditioning.

Specification documents are available from Mr Gary Keane on (07) 4783 9924 or by emailing

Tenders sealed and endorsed “TBSC/19/009 – Register of pre-qualified suppliers – Supply of Electrical Trade Services.” are to be lodged in the tender box located at Burdekin Shire Council no later than 12:00pm noon on Monday the 17 of June 2019.

A non-mandatory tenderers meeting will be held on Wednesday 5 June 2019 at 5pm in the John Drysdale Chamber at Council, 145 Young St. Ayr.

Council Chambers web

TBSC/19/006 – Cleaning services of the Council administration building and Jones Street depot

TBSC/19/006 – Cleaning services of the Council administration building and Jones Street depot Tenders are invited for the Cleaning Services of the Council Administration Building, 145 Young Street, Ayr and Jones Street Depot, Jones Street, Ayr, for a two-year period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021. Tenders close on Monday, 10 June 2019 at [...]

TBSC/19/006 – Cleaning services of the Council administration building and Jones Street depot

Tenders are invited for the Cleaning Services of the Council Administration Building, 145 Young Street, Ayr and Jones Street Depot, Jones Street, Ayr, for

a two-year period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021.

Tenders close on Monday, 10 June 2019 at 12 noon.

Specification documents are available from Mrs. Anne-Maree Dale on (07) 4783 8900, by emailingor registering with LG Tender Box.

Tenders sealed and endorsed ‘TBSC/19/006 – Cleaning Services of the Council Administration Building and Councils Jones Street Depot’ are required to be lodged with Council via post, directly placed in the locked tender box at Council Chambers or electronically through LG Tender Box no later than 12 noon on Monday, 10 June 2019.

Prospective respondents should note that only one mandatory walk through inspection will take place at each location. This will be held on Thursday, 30 May 2019. Council Administration Building will be held on site at 11:00am. Jones Street Depot will be held on site at 1.00pm.

Full Document – Overview to Appendix 8

Burdekin Cascades Caravan Park

TBSC/19/008 – Management of Burdekin Cascades Caravan Park

Tenders closing at 2.00pm on Monday 27 May 2019 are invited for: TBSC/19/008 – Management of Burdekin Cascades Caravan Park. Tender documents are available from the Burdekin Shire Council and can be emailed on request by telephoning (07) 4783 9800. Tenders should note that all tenders must be marked in accordance with the instructions in the tender [...]

Tenders closing at 2.00pm on Monday 27 May 2019 are invited for:

TBSC/19/008 – Management of Burdekin Cascades Caravan Park.

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

Tenders should note that all tenders must be marked in accordance with the instructions in the tender and will be accepted prior to the closing date and time.

Further enquiries may be directed to Ms Linda Govan, Coordinator Environment and Health on telephone (07) 4783 9800.

QBSC/19/024 – Request for Quotation Drainage Upgrade Sixteenth Street, Home Hill

Background Information Burdekin Shire Council is currently in the process of upgrading the stormwater drainage infrastructure at Sixteenth Street, Home Hill. As part of the ongoing drainage improvements, the underground drainage system at the intersection of Sixteenth Street and Ninth Avenue is going to be upgraded to increase the capacity of the system. Request for [...]

Background Information

Burdekin Shire Council is currently in the process of upgrading the stormwater drainage infrastructure at Sixteenth Street, Home Hill. As part of the ongoing drainage improvements, the underground drainage system at the intersection of Sixteenth Street and Ninth Avenue is going to be upgraded to increase the capacity of the system.

Request for Quotation

Council invites suitably qualified civil construction contractors to provide a quotation for the works as detailed in the RFQ documentation.

Lodgement of Submissions

Quotation documents are available from the Council’s Customer Service Centre at any time during normal office hours or can be downloaded using the following link:

QBSC/19/024 – Request for Quotation Drainage Upgrade Sixteenth Street, Home Hill

Update: The submission must be lodged by the deadline which is 13th May 2019 at 12 noon.

The submission is to be placed in a sealed envelope clearly endorsed with the request for quotation title as shown on the front cover of this document; and delivered by hand and placed in the tender box at the Burdekin Shire Council Chambers, 145 Young Street, Ayr.

Submissions must provide details of any standard terms and conditions for all options that the respondent may have.

Late request for quotations will not be considered.

Electronic request for quotations will not be considered.

 

For more information

Name: Rob Eckersley

Position: Technical Officer – Civil

Telephone: (07) 4783 9800

Email:

 

 

 

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.

Culvert works 2019

Ayr-Dalbeg Road (Mona Park area) – Drainage Construction Works

Burdekin Shire Council advises of drainage works to be undertaken on the Ayr-Dalbeg Road, Mona Park, commencing Monday 20 May 2019 to Friday 31 May 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council advises of drainage construction works to be undertaken on the Ayr-Dalbeg Road, Mona Park, commencing Monday 20 May 2019 to Friday 31 May 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting.

A single lane closure will be in place during these works which are located approximately 4km past the Burdekin Quarry site. Traffic lights will be operational on a 24 hour basis for the majority of these works, with traffic control to be used when required to enable works to be undertaken safely and efficiently.

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 on 47 839 800.

 

Road - Widening Road

Hughes Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

Burdekin Shire Council advises that road reconstruction and drainage works will be undertaken on Hughes Road from Allen Road to Corica Road. The works are scheduled to commence on Monday 11th March 2019 and expected to be completed in June 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council advises that road reconstruction and drainage works will be undertaken on Hughes Road from Allen Road to Corica Road. The works are scheduled to commence on Monday 11th March 2019 and expected to be completed in June 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Hughes Road will be closed from Allen Road to Corica Road during these works with access to local traffic only. The intersection at Hughes Road and Allen Road will be managed under traffic control or traffic lights to enable work to be undertaken safely and efficiently.

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

Water Information

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

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Conserve Water Notice – Home Hill – Tuesday 7 May to Wednesday 8 May 2019

Council requests all residents and businesses in Home Hill and surrounding areas connected to the town water supply, to conserve water from 12:00 noon Tuesday 7 May to 4:00pm Wednesday 8 May 2019.

Council requests all residents and businesses in Home Hill and surrounding areas connected to the town water supply, to conserve water from 12:00 noon Tuesday 7 May to 4:00pm Wednesday 8 May due to a planned power outage by Ergon Energy at the Home Hill Water Tower and its surrounding water bores.

This conserve water request is to prevent loss of water supply during the actual planned outage on Wednesday 8 May 2019 between the hours of 8:30am and 2:00pm (approximately 5.5 hours).  It is advisable to store sufficient drinking water prior to 8:30am on Wednesday 8 May for use during this time.

Council apologises for any inconvenience that may be caused to residents as a result of this power outage.

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 is scheduled to commence on Monday 29 April, 2019 and is expected to take approximately 7 weeks.

Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Monday 29 April, 2019. Approximate times and areas for the commencement of meter readings are:

  • 29 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 – 943 – Left at Pound – 23/05/2019

Tan and black Male/Entire Mastiff Cross - 943. Left at Pound 23/05/2019. Date of exit - 28/05/2019. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
23/05/2019
 
Breed and Colour
Mastiff Cross – 943 – Tan and black
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
28/05/2019
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Domestic cat – 942 – Left at Pound – 23/05/2019

Ginger Male/Entire Domestic cat - 942. Left at Pound 23/05/2019. Date of exit - 28/05/2019. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
23/05/2019
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic cat – 942 – Ginger
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
28/05/2019
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Domestic Cat – 940 – Left at Pound – 22/05/2019

Black Female/Entire Domestic Cat - 940. Left at Pound 22/05/2019. Date of exit - 27/05/2019. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
22/05/2019
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Cat – 940 – Black
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Female/Entire
 
Date of Exit
27/05/2019
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Cattle Bull Arab Cross – 939 – Left at Pound – 22/05/2019

Tan and white Male/Entire Cattle Bull Arab Cross - 939. Left at Pound 22/05/2019. Date of exit - 27/05/2019. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
22/05/2019
 
Breed and Colour
Cattle Bull Arab Cross – 939 – Tan and white
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
27/05/2019
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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