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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.

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Queensland Government Programs Offer Help for Small Business

Burdekin small businesses wanting to make the most of online opportunities are encouraged to apply for the Queensland Government’s Small Business Digital Grants Program. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said grants of up to $10,000 in matched funding are available to assist small businesses to access digital technologies and services, helping them work smarter [...]

Burdekin small businesses wanting to make the most of online opportunities are encouraged to apply for the Queensland Government’s Small Business Digital Grants Program.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said grants of up to $10,000 in matched funding are available to assist small businesses to access digital technologies and services, helping them work smarter and to make the most of online business opportunities arising from digital disruption.

“Valid projects include website optimisation, receiving online payments or creating a social media plan,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“A wonderful example of a local business already utilising digital platforms successfully is Ayr’s Chill Parlour. Customers are able to place an order online via Chill’s website or through their dedicated app.”

To be eligible the business must:

  • have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant;
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST;
  • have Queensland headquarters;
  • have a turnover of $2 million or less in the last financial year; and
  • not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.

Round 5 of the Small Business Digital Grants Program closes at 5pm on 8 October 2018.

For more information and to apply, visit https://www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business/advice-support/grants/digital-grants

Business owners seeking additional tactics to grow their business can also receive free mentoring under the State Government’s Mentoring for Growth program.

Mentors will offer insights, options and suggestions relating to business challenges and opportunities that mentees may be facing in their business.

Mentor chats can occur in person, at an Office of Small Business event or via Skype, with chats lasting approximately 45 minutes.

“The eligibility criteria for this program is not restrictive, meaning that most Burdekin businesses with a specific business opportunity or challenge are able to take advantage of this program,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“I encourage any business wanting one-on-one assistance to register for the program and schedule a chat.”

For more information on the Mentoring for Growth Program, visit https://www.business.qld.gov.au/running-business/growing-business/business-mentoring/mentoring-growth

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Locals to mingle with AFC Anglers during meet and greet

Fishing fans will have the chance to rub shoulders with four of Australia’s top professional anglers during an Australian Fishing Championship meet and greet event at About Town Tackle and Bait tomorrow afternoon. Team BCF’s Craig Griffiths and Karim De Ridder and Team Firefly’s Jon Millard and Luke Katsoros will mingle with locals from 4pm [...]

Fishing fans will have the chance to rub shoulders with four of Australia’s top professional anglers during an Australian Fishing Championship meet and greet event at About Town Tackle and Bait tomorrow afternoon.

Team BCF’s Craig Griffiths and Karim De Ridder and Team Firefly’s Jon Millard and Luke Katsoros will mingle with locals from 4pm before competing in the inaugural Barra Series Burdekin round on Friday morning.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the two-hour event would include Q&A sessions with each team, and that there would be over $1,000 worth in prizes up for grabs.

“The Major Prize is a full day chartered fishing tour for two people, thanks to JC’s Guided Sportfishing,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“The prize also includes a family set of AFC fishing shirts, plus a reel and accessories, giving it a total value of over $9,500. We’ll also be drawing two Runners Up prizes, which include a family set of AFC Championship fishing shirts; four lures; and four head socks.”

The event marks the official opening of the inaugural Barra Series Burdekin Round, with Mr Griffiths calling the region’s inclusion a “logical extension” of the AFC Tour.

It’s also a welcome addition for Team Firefly, as both Mr Millard and Mr Katsoros currently live in Townsville.

Mr Millard said the Burdekin waterways were particularly sentimental for him.

“I’m looking forward to returning to the Burdekin as this is where I caught my first barra as a kid living in Townsville,” he said.

“It’ll be great to meet some local anglers and hopefully catch up with some people I already know who live in the area.”

The AFC, which was established in 2001, is considered the pinnacle of tournament fishing in Australia.

The competition is televised in Australia by channels Ten, Fox Sport, ONE and BCF TV. It is also televised internationally to a further 17 countries.

This is the first year in the competitions history that professional anglers will fish for saltwater barramundi.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the professional competition would stamp the region as a preeminent barramundi destination.

“In addition to the Australian Fishing Championships Barra Series Burdekin Round being broadcast across 18 countries, Council will receive a video and photography package which will be used in marketing the Burdekin as a must-see destination on the Australian Tourism map,” Cr McLaughlin said.

To be in the running for the Major and Runners Up Prizes, simply attend the AFC Barra Series Meet and Greet event between 4pm-6pm at About Town Bait and Tackle and fill in the raffle ticket provided.

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

 

Citizen of the Year 2018

Nominations Now Open for Australia Day Awards

Nominations are now open for the Burdekin Shire Council 2019 Australia Day Awards. Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said each year Council recognised individuals or groups for their selfless and valuable contributions to the community. “The Australia Day Awards are an opportunity for us to acknowledge and celebrate the many outstanding Burdekin residents who work tirelessly to [...]

Nominations are now open for the Burdekin Shire Council 2019 Australia Day Awards.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said each year Council recognised individuals or groups for their selfless and valuable contributions to the community.

“The Australia Day Awards are an opportunity for us to acknowledge and celebrate the many outstanding Burdekin residents who work tirelessly to make the region a better place to live,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“We all know someone who inspires us through their work, dedication or passion. These awards are our opportunity to celebrate their contributions, so I encourage all residents to take the time to nominate them for an award.”

There are 13 categories in the 2019 awards:

  • Citizen of the Year;
  • Young Citizen of the Year;
  • Life Time Contribution Award;
  • Community Event of the Year;
  • Sports Award Senior;
  • Sports Award Junior;
  • Sport Administrator Award;
  • Sportsperson with a Disability;
  • Cultural Award Senior;
  • Cultural Award Junior;
  • Environmental Award Senior;
  • Environmental Award Junior; and
  • Excellence Award.

Australia Day Awards nominations close Tuesday 11 December 2018.

All award nominees will be invited to attend the Australia Day ceremony to be held at the Burdekin Theatre on Friday 25 January 2019.

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

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New movie streaming service now online!

Enjoy more than 30,000 films, for FREE through the Kanopy streaming service for movies and documentaries.

Through arrangements made by the State Library of Queensland, Burdekin Library members can access more than 30,000 films, for FREE . The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV or Chromecast.  Enjoy this amazing service now it is live.

 

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New eBook and eAudiobook service now available!

A new eBook and eAudiobook service is now available FREE to Burdekin Library members.

We are excited to announce that Burdekin Library has joined with  three other libraries in the North Queensland Network to bring you access to a new range of e-titles in both book and audio formats.  This is through the Borrowbox app provided by Bolinda Digital, an innovative Australian company providing high quality eContent. You can access the app through the App Store or Google Play. You are now able to take advantage of this new user-friendly service which is FREE to library members.

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September School Holiday Programme Announced

September school holidays are just around the corner and Burdekin Shire Council has revealed an exciting line up of fun, free events to keep kids entertained. Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said across the two week break, events had been planned at both the Burdekin and Home Hill Branch libraries. “Our libraries will be a hub of [...]

September school holidays are just around the corner and Burdekin Shire Council has revealed an exciting line up of fun, free events to keep kids entertained.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said across the two week break, events had been planned at both the Burdekin and Home Hill Branch libraries.

“Our libraries will be a hub of activity these school holidays with lots of arts, craft and even movie screenings,” Cr McLaughlin said.

All the usual favourites will be available, including the return of Maker Space at the Burdekin Library.

“These self-guided sessions run from 9am-5pm on Tuesday 25 and Thursday 27 September, giving kids plenty of time to complete their creations,” Cr McLaughlin said.

Kid’s minds will continue to be kept active during a wire craft session, where they can either follow the templates provided or make their very own custom design.

Crafts will also be offer at the Home Hill Branch Library. Create your own twirling twigs mobile on Wednesday 3 October and take part in scratch board art activities on Friday 5 October.

Those looking for something a little more relaxing can kick back during one of two movie sessions at Burdekin Library’s Ideas@108.

“All activities are free and suitable for children aged zero to 12 years,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“I encourage local families to check out the full program and book early to avoid missing out on the fun.”

Bookings for all events excluding Maker Space sessions are essential and places are limited. Phone Burdekin Library on (07) 4783 9970 to register your spot.

Adult supervision is required during Maker Space sessions.

Council reminds the community that the Ayr and Home Hill Libraries will be closed on Monday 1 October due to the public holiday.

 

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Tuesday 25 September- Maker Space, 9am-5pm. Adult Supervision required, no bookings necessary.

Wednesday 26 September- Movies at Ideas@108, 10am.

Thursday 27 September- Maker Space, 9am-5pm. Adult supervision required, no bookings necessary.

Tuesday 2 October- Wire Craft, 10am.

Thursday 4 October- Movies at Ideas@108, 10am.

 

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Wednesday 3 October- Twirling Twigs Mobile, 10am.

Friday 5 October- Scratch Board Art, 10am.

 

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

 

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Council Progresses Nature Based Play Space

Council is one step closer to delivering a Nature Based Play Space in Plantation Park following approval of a preliminary design of the all-abilities development. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the specialist consultants met with Councillors and key community stakeholders last week to present the refined overall site plan, which included concepts for [...]

Council is one step closer to delivering a Nature Based Play Space in Plantation Park following approval of a preliminary design of the all-abilities development.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the specialist consultants met with Councillors and key community stakeholders last week to present the refined overall site plan, which included concepts for a Sensory Garden and Water Play Areas.

“These along with the planned Fortress Area will provide for a variety of activities for children,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“The Sensory Garden will utilise plants, pathways and equipment to stimulate sensory input, whilst the Water Play Area will feature pumps, troughs and channels for interactive and inclusive water play.”

Cr McLaughlin said the recent additions to the concept plan were in keeping with the decision to make the play space an inclusive area for all.

“Throughout the entire design phase, we have really strived to create a space that is accessible and enjoyable for all community members,” Cr McLaughlin.

“The consultants have really done a fantastic job interpreting our vision, and have designed unique spaces that will challenge and develop children’s fine motor skills and their upper body strength.

Burdekin Shire Council Operations Manager Wayne Saldumbide said Council was extremely happy with the proposed concepts and was now eagerly awaiting the finalised designs so that Council could call for tenders.

“We are expecting that we will be in a position to call tenders in October and award a construction contract in November,” Mr Saldumbide.

“This will allow the successful contractor to commence procurement of materials in December enabling construction to commence by January, with Council targeting completion in May 2019.”

Cr McLaughlin thanked the State Government for funding under the Works for Queensland Program 1 and 2 and for the budget allocation this year in honouring their election promise.

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

White Balloon Day 2018

Bravehearts Welcomes Support from Burdekin Shire Council for White Balloon Day as part of National Child Protection Week

Bravehearts, Australia’s leaders in child protection for 22 years, has welcomed Burdekin Shire Council’s participation in White Balloon Day (Friday 7 September) during National Child Protection Week (2 – 8 September 2018). Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day is Australia’s only national awareness and fundraising campaign dedicated to preventing child sexual assault through generating awareness to help [...]

Bravehearts, Australia’s leaders in child protection for 22 years, has welcomed Burdekin Shire Council’s participation in White Balloon Day (Friday 7 September) during National Child Protection Week (2 – 8 September 2018).

Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day is Australia’s only national awareness and fundraising campaign dedicated to preventing child sexual assault through generating awareness to help educate children, parents and adults of the need to do more to protect kids from a crime that affects more than 60,000 children in all corners of Australia, every year.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said child protection was everybody’s business.

“Council is proud to support Bravehearts by promoting White Balloon Day and National Child Protection Week to increase awareness of the importance of child protection,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“All children have a right to be protected and to be safe, and I encourage everyone to support White Balloon Day this Friday 7 September.”

Hetty Johnston AM, Founder and Executive Chair of Bravehearts said, “We’re delighted that Burdekin Shire Council has joined forces with Bravehearts to participate in White Balloon Day as part of National Child Protection Week to increase awareness of the importance of child protection and raise essential funds to support Bravehearts’ vital work.

“In Australia, a child is sexually assaulted every 90 minutes – that’s 1 in 5 children who are sexually harmed in some way before their 18th Birthday – a statistic that is totally unacceptable in Australian society.

“Child protection is everybody’s business with local governments among the most important stakeholders in child protection.  By working with Bravehearts, together we can create safer communities for all Australian children,” Ms Johnston said.

“Following the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Recommendation 6.12 that calls on all levels of government nationally to help protect children in their communities; it’s wonderful to see Burdekin Shire Council taking an active role in promoting Bravehearts child safe messages,” she said.

Bob Atkinson AO APM, Former Commissioner for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse said, “As a long term supporter of Bravehearts, the community’s support for White Balloon Day is vital! An individuals’ safety underpins their entire quality of life and is a right not an option.

“While there is still much to do in that regard, Bravehearts are at the forefront of child protection and Council’s assistance enables them to continue their important and valuable work,” the Former Commissioner said.

Hetty Johnston said, “Every Australian child has the right to feel safe and we’re indebted to Burdekin Shire Council taking, for taking what is a significant step toward making their region a safer community for all children.

“Importantly, Council’s participation has advised local families, schools, institutions and organisations of their commitment to following Royal Commission’s Recommendation 6.12 and the 10 Child Safe Standards,” she said.

Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day campaign, funded by the Department of Social Services – National Initiatives, is Australia’s longest running annual national awareness campaign for the prevention of child sexual assault.

During National Child Protection Week everyone with the responsibility to care for children can help them stay safe by participating in White Balloon Day and conducting any of Bravehearts child safe activities at whiteballoonday.com.au.

Bravehearts offers specialised support, education and training services for children, families, schools, childcare centres and organisations.

Call Bravehearts toll free Support Line on 1800 272 831 Monday to Friday between 8:30am to 4:30pm (AEST) or visit www.bravehearts.org.au

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New Study to Drive Diversification

Burdekin Shire Council is helping to drive diversification in the agricultural sector after announcing it would contribute to the North Queensland Agricultural Market and Supply Chain Study. The 12-month project by North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (NQROC) and Townsville Enterprise (TEL) is investigating emerging markets and analysing supply chain gaps and sector capacity within [...]

Burdekin Shire Council is helping to drive diversification in the agricultural sector after announcing it would contribute to the North Queensland Agricultural Market and Supply Chain Study.

The 12-month project by North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (NQROC) and Townsville Enterprise (TEL) is investigating emerging markets and analysing supply chain gaps and sector capacity within the agricultural industry.

TEL CEO Patricia O’Callaghan said research stages commenced in May after a $250,000 grant was provided by the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia.

“A strong market outlook driven by Asia’s rapidly growing middle class and numerous regional development options currently under consideration make agriculture an exciting growth sector for Townsville North Queensland,” Ms O’Callaghan said.

“The opportunity exists to identify the key products and markets that our primary producers should target in order to maximise future return on investment and consolidate Australia’s international reputation for high quality, safe and clean food.”

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor and newly appointed NQROC Chair Lyn McLaughlin said the project comes after NQROC and TEL identified the need for collective industry action on transforming North Queensland’s agriculture, production, infrastructure and export sectors to meet existing and future international market demands.

“The agriculture sector is a critical part of North Queensland, accounting for 23% of all jobs in the Burdekin,” she said.

“Whilst the Burdekin has traditionally been a sugar cane growing district, Council has in recent years been proactively pursuing diversification to bring new industries to the shire, increasing employment opportunities and further stimulating the economy.

“This project will identify the strongest opportunities for diversification and will then work backwards to identify the requirements, gaps and benefits of new markets.”

Earlier this year, Townsville Enterprise announced that KPMG, Premise and AEC were the successful consultants commissioned to conduct the North Queensland Agricultural Market and Supply Chain Study.

Cr McLaughlin said consultants will be available to meet with Burdekin stakeholders on 10 and 11 September.

“I encourage any growers or farmers who wish to meet with the consultants to contact Council’s Economic Development Coordinator on (07) 4783 9800.”

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Ayr Swimming Pool Temporarily Closed

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that due to a major water leak, the Ayr Swimming Pool will remain closed for urgent maintenance. Work is expected to be completed by Saturday 22 September.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that due to a major water leak, the Ayr Swimming Pool will remain closed for urgent maintenance.

Burdekin Shire Council Director of Infrastructure, Planning & Environmental Services Nick Wellwood said Council is working with contractors to carry out the necessary works.

“Staff are targeting a completion date of Saturday 22 September,” Mr Wellwood said.

“Consequently, it is anticipated that the pool will be open for public use throughout the school holiday period and thereafter.”

Council’s other swimming facilities, including the Home Hill Swimming Pool, are unaffected by these works and remain open for use.

Council thanks the community for their patience during this time.

 

How to Apply

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

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

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


Current job vacancies are shown below.

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 18/52 – Revenue Coordinator

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Revenue Coordinator to lead and mentor Council’s Rates team and maintain Council’s property database, rating operations and collections. Applications close on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Revenue Coordinator to lead and mentor Council’s Rates team and maintain Council’s property database, rating operations and collections in liaison with other Council sections, State and Federal government departments and collection agencies.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Support the Manager of Financial and Administrative Services by providing timely advice and support for the Rating function by Council.
  • Acquire and maintain thorough knowledge of legislation, regulations, policies and procedures including Council and State Government requirements for rating.
  • Support policy and budget formulation for Council rates and charges including revenue modelling.
  • Co-ordinate timely production and distribution of annual, supplementary, half-year water consumption and overdue reminder notices.
  • Monitor and coordinate debt collection processes, hardship applications and payment plans for overdue rates.

The Person

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

  • Sound knowledge and an ability to interpret legislation, regulations, policies and procedures within the finance area.
  • Demonstrated experience in Financial Modelling and examining data analytically.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor a small team.
  • Proven experience in critical decision making.
  • Intermediate skills in the use of Microsoft Office Systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn a specialised function within the finance area.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 5 ($83,444pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Applications for 18/52 – Revenue Coordinator 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 26 September, 2018 2018 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Kim Olsen – Manager Financial and Administrative Services (07) 4783 9800.

Click on the link below to download the application package

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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QBSC/18/037 – Design and Installation of Effluent Treatment at Groper Creek Ablutions Block

QBSC/18/037 – Quotations closing at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday 19 September, 2018 are invited for Design and Installation of Effluent Treatment at Groper Creek Ablutions Block

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

QBSC/18/037 – Design and Installation of Effluent Treatment at Groper Creek Ablutions Block.

Quotation documents are available from Burdekin Shire Council and can be emailed on request by telephoning (07) 4783 9958.

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 Non-Mandatory site inspection will be carried out at 10:30a.m. on the 12 September 2018 on site.

Further enquires may be directed to Mr Shane Power, Plumbing Inspector on telephone (07) 4783 9958.

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 – 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

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Footpath Works – Ninth Avenue

Burdekin Shire Council advises that footpath construction works will be undertaken in Ninth Avenue from Tenth Street to Ninth Street. The works are scheduled to commence on Thursday 23rd August 2018 and are expected to be completed in September 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council advises that footpath construction works will be undertaken in Ninth Avenue from Tenth Street to Ninth Street. The works are scheduled to commence on Thursday 23rd August 2018 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 6.00pm.

Ninth Avenue will remain open during these works but will be subject to changed traffic conditions, including reduced speed limits and footpath closures to enable work to be undertaken safely and efficiently.

What to expect:

  • Speed Restrictions
  • Footpath Closures
  • Reduced on-street parking
  • Dust associated with construction activities
  • Increased noise levels, equipment and site vehicles

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.

 

Dual use Footpath/Bikeway through Plantation Park, Ayr

Footpath Works – Ninth Street

Burdekin Shire Council advises that footpath construction works will be undertaken in Ninth Street adjacent to Watsons Green. The works are scheduled to commence on Thursday 23rd August 2018 and are expected to be completed in September 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council advises that footpath construction works will be undertaken in Ninth Street adjacent to Watsons Green. The works are scheduled to commence on Thursday 23rd August 2018 and are expected to be completed in September 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

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

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

What to expect:

  • Reduced trafficable widths
  • Speed Restrictions
  • Reduced on-street parking
  • Footpath closures
  • Dust associated with construction activities
  • Increased noise levels, equipment and site vehicles

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.

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  

Access to Old Clare 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 Liebrecht  Road. Directional signage will be in place to direct road users of these changes.  Dates to be advised as works progress.

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

 

Road closed

Day Road – Road Reconstruction

Burdekin Shire Council advises that road reconstruction works will be undertaken on Day Road from Allen Road to Doohan Road intersections. The works are scheduled to commence on Monday 23 July, 2018 continuing approximately until Friday 21 September 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council advises that road reconstruction works will be undertaken on Day Road from Allen Road to Doohan Road intersections. The works are scheduled to commence on Monday 23 July, 2018 continuing approximately until Friday 21 September 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

These works will be constructed under a full road closure of Day Road with access to local traffic only.

Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from traffic controllers or on site personnel for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.

Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users in anticipation of their patience during the construction period.

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

Water Information

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

Labourer - Water and Waste Water

Notice to Conserve Water – Mt Kelly – Tuesday 25 September 2018

Residents of Mt Kelly requested to conserve water from 6:00am to 4:00pm Thursday 17 May 2018

Weather permitting, Council plans to connect a new section of water main between Old Clare Road and Sheepstation Creek Road on Tuesday 25 May 2018.

Residents of Mt Kelly are requested to conserve water from 6:00am to 5:00pm on that day to ensure no loss of supply is experienced.

For any queries, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 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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Great Dane -0587 – Impounded – 18/09/2018

Black White Female Great Dane -0587. Impounded 18/09/2018. Date of exit - 21/09/2018. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
18/09/2018
 
Breed and Colour
Great Dane -0587 – Black White
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Impounded
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Female
 
Date of Exit
21/09/2018
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
Capture

Kelpie Cross – 582 – Impounded Chippendale Street Ayr – 14/09/2018

Black, white and tan Female Kelpie Cross - 582. Impounded Chippendale Street Ayr 14/09/2018. Date of exit - 19/09/2018. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
14/09/2018
 
Breed and Colour
Kelpie Cross – 582 – Black, white and tan
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Impounded
 
Location Found
Chippendale Street Ayr
 
Sex
Female
 
Date of Exit
19/09/2018
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
Capture

Wolfhound Cross -0581 – Impounded – 14/09/2018

Gray White Female Wolfhound Cross -0581. Impounded 14/09/2018. Date of exit - 19/09/2018. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
14/09/2018
 
Breed and Colour
Wolfhound Cross -0581 – Gray White
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Impounded
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Female
 
Date of Exit
19/09/2018
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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