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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.

Water sampling

Temporarily discoloured water safe to drink

Council's Nick Wellwood said despite the discolouration, the water remains safe to drink.

Burdekin Shire Council advises that following the testing of the South Ayr Water Treatment Facility bypass pipeline today, some residents may temporarily experience slightly discoloured water.

Director of Infrastructure, Planning and Environmental Services Nick Wellwood said despite the discolouration, the water remains safe to drink.

“Council wishes to reiterate that the water is safe to drink, however if residents do not wish to consume the so-called ‘dirty water’, they can flush the discoloured water from their pipes by running a tap for a period of time until the water becomes clear again,” he said.

“Council is currently flushing our water mains and we expect the water colour to return to normal shortly.”

John Bradshaw mural

Local agricultural history inspires two Home Hill murals

The Burdekin’s rich agricultural history has inspired a North Queensland artist with two new murals erected in Home Hill’s Eighth Avenue this week. Scenes from the inaugural Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival now bring the side of the ML Partners building to life, whilst local produce being enjoyed by a backpacker at the beach brightens the [...]

The Burdekin’s rich agricultural history has inspired a North Queensland artist with two new murals erected in Home Hill’s Eighth Avenue this week.

Scenes from the inaugural Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival now bring the side of the ML Partners building to life, whilst local produce being enjoyed by a backpacker at the beach brightens the façade of the building previously occupied by Ben’s Retravision.

Regional Arts Development Fund Advisory Group Chair Cr Uli Liessmann said Council engaged Townsville artist John Bradshaw – who also produced the Burdekin Snow mural at the Home Hill Comfort Stop last year – to create the eye-catching scenes.

“The Burdekin’s Art Trail has been rapidly expanding throughout the shire, with five murals erected in the Ayr and Home Hill CBD’s in the past eighteen months,” Cr Liessmann said.

“We’ve had lots of great feedback about John’s artwork at the Comfort Stop, so it’s really exciting to have him back creating two more amazing murals in our Shire.”

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the addition of new street art in the CBD helped enliven the area and made it more appealing for shoppers, workers and visitors.

“It’s hoped that these new, eye-catching murals will entice people into the CBD centres and hopefully they will stay to shop or dine at one of the local businesses,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Council is continuing to investigate the possibility of more artwork and would love to be able to expand the Burdekin Art Trail throughout the Shire.”

Cr McLaughlin thanked the Queensland Government for making the project possible through the Works for Queensland Program.

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Works begin on Plantation Park’s Nature Based Play Space

Burdekin Shire Council has commenced construction on the state-of-the-art Nature Based Play Space in Ayr’s Plantation Park.

Burdekin Shire Council has commenced construction on the state-of-the-art Nature Based Play Space in Ayr’s Plantation Park.

The works, which began on Monday 7 January, includes landscaping, additional pathway works and installation of all-abilities play equipment and solar lighting.

When completed, the play space will incorporate features such as:

  • water play area, including hand water pumps;
  • accessible fortress themed lookout;
  • sand play table;
  • climbing wall and net; and
  • all-abilities swings.

Individual elements will be linked by a network of accessible pathways and bridges.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the Nature Based Play Space would benefit the community for years to come.

“Council have really invested a lot of time in the community consultation and design phases to make sure this space is enjoyable for all residents and visitors,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“This includes ensuring that pathways and play equipment, such as the sand play table and water pump area, are wheelchair accessible. This will be a place where all children can have fun, be challenged and develop their fine motor skills through outdoor play.”

Cr McLaughlin said the project was in keeping with the natural bush setting at Plantation Park and would be unique for the region.

“This won’t be your standard playground. The play equipment is made from lots of natural materials, such as timber, smoothed stones and bamboo.

“Council intend that, weather permitting, families will be able to enjoy the Nature Based Play Space from June this year.”

Whilst construction is being undertaken there will be increased traffic movement within the internal roadways of the park.

The construction site has been fenced to allow work to be undertaken safely. Plantation Park will remain open for use to residents and visitors.

In 2018 Council received $1.5 million from the Queensland Government to assist with construction of the Nature Based Play Space. $200,000 was also allocated from the State Government’s 2017-19 Works for Queensland program towards the project.

Cr McLaughlin thanked the State Government for investing money in the project for the benefit of Burdekin residents and visitors from throughout the state.

Home Hill RSL Park

Public Notice – Community Consultation – Reserve for Park R119 (RSL Park) – Tenth Street, Home Hill

Submissions are sought in relation to Council's proposal to seek Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy consent to the cancellation of Reserve for Park R119 Lot 2 H61664 (RSL Park) situated at 67 Tenth Street, Home Hill.

Council intends to seek Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy consent to the cancellation of Reserve for Park R119 Lot 2 H61664 (RSL Park) situated at 67 Tenth Street, Home Hill.

The Reserve is considered surplus to the Shire’s requirements and may become available for disposal under the State Government’s land disposal policies.

The surplus property may present an opportunity for sale to the public and further development subject to compliance with Council’s IPA Planning Scheme.

Submissions for or against this proposal are requested.

Consultation will assist in determining the extent of the use of the Reserve and degree of opposition to any loss of amenity that the local community may have.

Written submissions are required to be forwarded to Council by 4.00pm Monday 18 February 2019.  Enquiries can be directed to 4783 9800.

 

Postal Address: Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 974, Ayr. Qld 4807

Email:

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Penny update

Council continued to monitor the impacts of ex-Tropical Cyclone Penny overnight after receiving advice from Bureau of Meteorology on Thursday afternoon that minor flood levels were expected in the lower Burdekin River.

Burdekin Shire Council continued to monitor the impacts of ex-Tropical Cyclone Penny overnight after receiving advice from Bureau of Meteorology on Thursday afternoon that minor flood levels were expected in the lower Burdekin River.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said “The Burdekin River at Inkerman Bridge peaked at 7.36 metres at about midnight last night. The river also peaked at Rita Island 100 millimetres below deck, with Groper Creek recording a water height of 450 millimetres below the top of the jetty.

“Council has been in regular contact with our area wardens in both Rita Island and Groper Creek, and I am pleased to say that no incidents have been reported.”

Minor localised flooding occurred on Wunjunga Road, which continues to be closed.

For updates on disaster information please visit http://disaster.burdekin.qld.gov.au/ and follow the Burdekin Shire Council Disaster Coordination Centre on Facebook.

Initial minor flood warning for the Burdekin River

Recent advice received from BOM indicates that minor flood levels are expected in the lower Burdekin River Thursday evening.

Recent advice received from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) indicates that minor flood levels are expected in the lower Burdekin River Thursday evening.

The Burdekin River at Inkerman Bridge is expected to peak at 8am Friday morning.

Residents are advised to take precautions and refrain from driving through flooded waters.

For up to date flood warnings please visit http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings.

For all Burdekin disaster information including emergency news and road conditions please visit http://disaster.burdekin.qld.gov.au/.

Ayr Aerodrome

Self-service fuel facility installed at Ayr Aerodrome

The installation of a self-service fuel dispenser and payment unit now allows users to top up their tanks with AVGas all year round.

Pilots of small and medium sized aircraft now have the convenience of 24-hour fueling at the Ayr Aerodrome following the installation of an on-site fuel facility.

A self-service fuel dispenser and payment unit allows users to top up their tanks with AVGas all year round.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said it’s all part of Council’s long-term plan to upgrade the aerodrome facility.

“After receiving feedback through the Ayr Aerodrome Advisory Committee, Council identified the need to upgrade electrical infrastructure and provide 24/7 fuel services at the aerodrome as the highest priorities,” she said.

With the electrical upgrades completed in September last year, Council was able to commence the tender process.

“We undertook quite a lengthy tender process to identify the best option in providing the fueling service, which included extensive market research and user surveys through Recreational Aviation Australia. We also carried out electrical works to prepare the site prior to installation.”

Cr McLaughlin said the fuel facility is not only a welcome asset for the aviation industry but will positively impact the local economy as well.

“The Ayr Aerodrome is ideally located to attract recreational and smaller commercial users from the region and across the State. Now that we can provide self-service fueling on-site 24/7, we expect to see an increase in aerodrome use,” she said.

The aviation fuel is provided by IOR Petroleum- a company who have already established similar facilities at other small aerodromes including Dalby and Monduran.

“Council looks forward to working with IOR Petroleum in organising an open day at the Ayr Aerodrome in the coming months.”

Cr McLaughlin thanked the State Government for contributing to the Ayr Aerodrome Fuel Facility project through their Works for Queensland program.

Queen Street public toilets closing for refurbishments

The Queen Street public toilets will be closed for refurbishments from Wednesday 16 January 2019 to approximately the end of March 2019. Alternate public amenities are located beside the Burdekin Library or at Anzac Park.

The Queen Street public toilets will be closed for refurbishments from Wednesday 16 January 2019 to approximately the end of March 2019.

Alternate public amenities are located beside the Burdekin Library or at Anzac Park.

$20,000 for local art projects under Burdekin RADF Round One

Nine projects will share in more than $20,000 worth of funding through Round One of the 2018/18 RADF program.

A diverse range of arts and cultural projects will soon benefit from more than $20,000 in funding available through Round One of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Burdekin Shire Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the funding would help get nine projects off the ground.

“We congratulate the successful applicants and look forward to their projects enhancing the Burdekin Shire community.”

The successful projects include:

  • Burdekin Patchwork & Quilters Guild Inc – quilting workshop with tutor.
  • Burdekin Potters Inc – to conduct carving in clay workshop with tutor.
  • Burdekin Singers & Theatre Co – towards cost of producing musical Wicked.
  • Burdekin Shire Youth Council – towards cost of conducting personal and skill development workshops by TheatreiNQ and towards conducting the 2018 Burdekin Fast Track Talent Showcase and Workshop.
  • Lower Burdekin Celtic Dancing Association – towards cost of conducting highland dancing workshop.

The pool of funding for the 2018-19 rounds is $43,000, with $30,000 of that contributed by Arts Queensland and a further $13,000 by Burdekin Shire Council.

Round Two will be advertised in April for projects to be undertaken between July and December 2019.

Saltmarsh mosquito

Tip it, store it, throw it, dry it: simple steps to manage mosquito populations

Residents are being encouraged to protect their families from mosquitoes this summer by tipping out, wiping out, throwing out or drying stored items that can hold water. Burdekin Shire Council Senior Environmental Health Officer Preeti Prayaga said the combination of wet weather and hot temperatures create ideal breeding conditions for the insects, who have the [...]

Residents are being encouraged to protect their families from mosquitoes this summer by tipping out, wiping out, throwing out or drying stored items that can hold water.

Burdekin Shire Council Senior Environmental Health Officer Preeti Prayaga said the combination of wet weather and hot temperatures create ideal breeding conditions for the insects, who have the capacity to transmit disease.

“More than 220 mosquito species are found in Queensland and a substantial number of these can carry human disease, such as Ross River Virus, Barmah Forest Virus and Dengue Fever. Consequently, it’s important for residents to remain vigilant in removing potential breeding sites,” Dr Prayaga said.

“Mosquitos can breed in salt, brackish or fresh water. After our recent heavy rainfall, we encourage the community to minimise potential breeding sites around their homes.”

Simple steps residents can take to protect themselves and their families from mosquitos include:

  • Empty stagnant water out of old tyres, buckets, plastic covers, toys, pet drinking bowls, bird baths, pot plant trays or any other container where larvae may live;
  • Drill holes in tyres used for swings and garden surrounds to allow water to drain;
  • Drain temporary pools and tree hollows or fill with dirt or sand;
  • Treat and circulate swimming pools;
  • Unclog rain gutters;
  • Avoid using water retaining plants in your garden. Where these are present, use a high-pressure spray to kill mosquito larvae;
  • Clear out any palm fronds and other vegetation from gardens;
  • Overturn or remove the drain plug in boats and dinghies;
  • Screen all openings to tanks, wells or other large water containers with wire gauze no coarser than 1mm mesh to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs;
  • Create a good buffer zone between your house and any surrounding thick vegetation to avoid breeding sites; and
  • Ensure your lawn is cut regularly.

Between December and April, very high tides will inundate low lying areas around the Burdekin coast.

This in combination with the heat will provide a perfect environment for salt marsh mosquitoes to lay their eggs and hatch quickly.

Salt marsh mosquitoes can fly up to 50km from their hatching site, are aggressive biters at both day and night and have the potential to carry disease passed to humans.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council’s Pest Management officers will be monitoring high tide events and will be conducting regular spray treatments in identified areas during and after high tides.

“Whilst our officers will be taking steps to manage mosquito populations, residents can help avoid mosquito bites by wearing loose fitting, light coloured long sleeves and long pants and by applying mosquito repellent,” Cr McLaughlin said.

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 Chambers

Job Vacancy 19/06 – Geographic Information Systems Administrator

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a qualified or experienced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Administrator to provide GIS services to Council’s internal and external customers. Applications close Friday, 1 February 2019 at 5.00pm

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a qualified or experienced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Administrator to provide GIS services to Council’s internal and external customers.

Additional to the required knowledge base, Council is seeking a proactive applicant who will embrace our organisation’s corporate goals and values and demonstrate a willingness to adapt to a changing work environment.

The Person

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

  • Tertiary qualification or demonstrated evidence of commencing or working towards a tertiary qualification, in a spatial data field or demonstrated experience in a spatial data related role.
  • Sound knowledge of the principles and practices of GIS systems and demonstrated experience with GIS corporate software (preferably ArcGIS and IntraMaps ESRI and TechnologyOne Products).
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Department of Environment and Resource Management Digital Cadastral Data Base (DCDB).
  • Demonstrated ability to select and apply an appropriate range of research, analytical and investigative skills and techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision with adherence to routines and designated time frames.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting corporate goals and values as a proactive and adaptive employee in changing work environments.
  • Demonstrated positive “can do” attitude when communicating with both internal and external customers.

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.

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 19/06 – Geographic Information Systems Administrator 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 Friday, 1 February 2019 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Reg Norman – Asset Management Coordinator on (07) 4783 9800.

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Job Vacancy 19/05 – Administration Officer

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for an Administration Officer to undertake a range of clerical activities within the Administration and Records section. Applications close on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for an Administration Officer to undertake a range of clerical activities within the Administration and Records section.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Minute taking and preparation of minutes for Council, Committee and other meetings.
  • Agenda compilation and distribution.
  • Daily capture and registration of correspondence within council’s record management system.
  • Assist with disposal of records which have met the requirements of approved retention and disposal schedules.
  • Assist Records staff with the search and retrieval of corporate documents.

The Person

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

  • Demonstrated experience in routine administrative or clerical work within the confines of established procedures, with occasional complex situations.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in formal meeting minute taking.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply time management skills to the workplace with reference to planning and organising own workload.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing quality client service.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and implement new skills with computer systems and applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle private, confidential and sensitive information.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 2 ($65,121pa) 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 19/05 – Administration Officer should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria found in the Position Description.

Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

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

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Job Vacancy 19/04 – Accounts Payable Officer (Temporary)

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for an Accounts Payable Officer. This is a part time, job share position for a period of up to twelve months with the hours of work totalling 32 hours per fortnight. Applications close on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for an Accounts Payable Officer. The successful applicant will assist with the processing of creditor invoices for weekly, fortnightly and monthly payment runs.  Other duties include ensuring GST compliance, reconciliation of purchase card transactions, attending to creditor enquiries and reconciling monthly statements.

This is a part time, job share position for a period of up to twelve months with the hours of work totalling 32 hours per fortnight. The hours of work are: –

  • Week 1 – 8am to 5pm – Monday and Tuesday
  • Week 2 – 8am to 5pm – Thursday and Friday

The Person

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

  • Demonstrated high level of administrative and financial experience with a focus on attention to detail and accuracy of work.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritise own work to meet deadlines and achieve work outcomes.
  • Demonstrated high level of both written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience with the Microsoft Office Suite and relevant financial systems.
  • Demonstrated experience working and maintaining relationships and work output within a harmonious and productive team environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with private, confidential and sensitive information.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 3 ($31,683pa) 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 19/04 – Accounts Payable Officer (Temporary) should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria found in the Position Description.

Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Accounts Payable Administrator – Deanna Otto on (07) 4783 9800.

 

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Job Vacancy 19/01 – Manager Community Services

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Manager Community Services to lead the functions of Community Development, Library Services and Cultural Venues. Applications close on Friday, 8 February 2019 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Manager Community Services to lead the functions of community development, library services and cultural venues.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Develop, coordinate and review Council’s Community Services.
  • Oversee Library Services and Cultural Venues operations, and supervise relevant Managers in these areas.
  • Ensure the effective development and promotion of information about the range of Council and other community services.
  • Overseeing the delivery of community activities and events.
  • Coordinate sport and recreation clubs and other community organisations to maximise use of infrastructure to the benefit of those clubs and organisations, and the community as a whole.
  • Develop and review Council’s social planning strategies and associated policies, manage Community Services projects, ensuring key deliverables are met in a timely manner.
  • Prepare well-considered reports for Council and make presentations as required.

The Person

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

  • Diploma or Bachelor level in Social Sciences, Humanities, or Arts; or significant experience in working in a similar role in the public or community sector.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement community development related strategies, programs and manage associated budgets.
  • Effective interpersonal, communication, presentation and facilitation skills across a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Extensive experience in developing, implementing and maintaining co-operative working relationships between government agencies and community groups.
  • Demonstrated possession of well-developed negotiation, co-ordination and research skills.
  • Demonstrated project and event management skills.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

This position is being offered under a 4 year fixed term contract with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Applications for 19/01 – Manager Community Services 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 Friday 8 February 2019 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Nick O’Connor – Director Corporate and Community Services on (07) 4783 9800.

Download the Application Package

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Job Vacancy 19/02 – Customer Services Officer (Temporary)

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Customer Services Officer. This is a temporary full-time position for a period of up to 12 months with the hours of work totalling 72.5 hours per fortnight. Applications close Friday, 25 January 2019 at 5.00pm

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Customer Services Officer. This position involves working on a rotational basis across the call centre and front counter.  This is a temporary full-time position for a period of up to 12 months with the hours of work totalling 72.5 hours per fortnight.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

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

The Person

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

  • Extensive experience in the provision of Customer Service by telephone and in person including the handling of large volumes of phone calls in a high-pressure environment.
  • Demonstrated cash handling skills including receipting and EFTPOS transactions.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire product knowledge and adapt to changes in process, practice and technology.
  • Demonstrated enthusiastic, hardworking work ethic.
  • Proven customer service skills including effective communication, conflict resolution and problem solving.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 3 ($71,782pa) 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 19/02 – Customer Services Officer (Temporary) should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria found in the Position Description

Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Friday 25 January 2019 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Tonia Marano – Customer Service Coordinator on (07) 4783 9918.

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.
There are no items at the moment.

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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Drysdale Estate – Asphalt Works

Burdekin Shire Council will be undertaking asphalt works in Gainsborough Drive, Picasso Court, Constable Court and Rubens Court commencing on Tuesday 22 January to Thursday 24 January 2019, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council will be undertaking asphalt works in Gainsborough Drive, Picasso Court, Constable Court and Rubens Court commencing on Tuesday 22 January to Thursday 24 January 2019, weather permitting.

Motorists utilising Edwards Street will be controlled by traffic controllers to allow for construction traffic to enter and exit the worksite.

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

 

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Norham Road – Footpath Works

Burdekin Shire Council advises that footpath construction works will be undertaken on Norham Road from Michael Street to Adelaide Street. The works are scheduled to be completed by 15th February 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council advises that footpath construction works will be undertaken on Norham Road from Michael Street to Adelaide Street. The works are scheduled to be completed by 15th February 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Norham 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. At times Adelaide Street will be subject to a road closure.

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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Beach Road – Footpath Closure

Burdekin Shire Council advises that Beach Road footpath will be closed to all pedestrians and cyclists from International Road to Brice’s Dental Surgery. The footpath closure is scheduled to commence on Tuesday 15 January 19 and expected to be open by Tuesday 22 January 19, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council advises that Beach Road footpath will be closed to all pedestrians and cyclists from International Road to Brice’s Dental Surgery. The footpath closure is scheduled to commence on Tuesday 15 January 19 and expected to be open by Tuesday 22 January 19, weather and construction conditions permitting.

The footpath closure is to allow for the construction of a new footpath from Beach Road to Clayton Street.

Beach Road will remain open during these works but will be subject to speed restrictions to allow for 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 4783 9800.

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Plantation Park Nature Based Play Space

Burdekin Shire Council advises that construction works have commenced in Plantation Park on the Nature Based Play Space. The works are scheduled to be completed by 30th May 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council advises that construction works have commenced in Plantation Park on the Nature Based Play Space. The works are scheduled to be completed by 30th May 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Plantation Park will remain open for use to residents and visitors of the Burdekin. Whilst construction is being undertaken there will be increased traffic movement within the internal roadways of the park.

The construction site has been fenced to enable work to be undertaken safely and efficiently.

For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Team 4783 9930.

Ayr-Ravenswood Road – Road condition advice update

Burdekin Shire Council advises of scouring of the gravel road in various locations along the Ayr-Ravenswood Road following heavy rains from cyclone Owen over the weekend.

Burdekin Shire Council advises of scouring of the gravel road in various locations along the Ayr-Ravenswood Road.

Until such time as repairs are completed, motorists are advised to drive to conditions and to adhere to both permanent and temporary signage located along the road.

Burdekin Shire Council thanks road users for their patience during this time.

For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Team on 4783 9930.

Water Information

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

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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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Domestic Kitten – 736 – Surrendered – 18/01/2019

Tabby Domestic Kitten - 736. Surrendered 18/01/2019. Date of exit - 23/01/2019. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
18/01/2019
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Kitten – 736 – Tabby
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
23/01/2019
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Domestic Kitten – 735 – Surrendered – 18/01/2019

Tabby Domestic Kitten - 735. Surrendered 18/01/2019. Date of exit - 23/01/2019. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
18/01/2019
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Kitten – 735 – Tabby
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
23/01/2019
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
IMG_4505

Domestic Kitten – 734 – Surrendered – 18/01/2019

Tabby Domestic Kitten - 734. Surrendered 18/01/2019. Date of exit - 23/01/2019. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
18/01/2019
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Kitten – 734 – Tabby
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
23/01/2019
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
IMG_4504

Domestic Kitten – 733 – Surrendered – 18/01/2019

Tabby Domestic Kitten - 733. Surrendered 18/01/2019. Date of exit - 23/01/2019. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
18/01/2019
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Kitten – 733 – Tabby
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
23/01/2019
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
IMG_4503

Domestic Kitten – 732 – Surrendered – 18/01/2019

Tabby Domestic Kitten - 732. Surrendered 18/01/2019. Date of exit - 23/01/2019. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
18/01/2019
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Kitten – 732 – Tabby
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
23/01/2019
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
IMG_4502

Domestic Kitten – 731 – Surrendered – 18/01/2019

Tabby Domestic Kitten - 731. Surrendered 18/01/2019. Date of exit - 23/01/2019. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
18/01/2019
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Kitten – 731 – Tabby
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
23/01/2019
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
IMG_4501

Domestic Kitten – 730 – Surrendered – 18/01/2019

Tabby Domestic Kitten - 730. Surrendered 18/01/2019. Date of exit - 23/01/2019. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
18/01/2019
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Kitten – 730 – Tabby
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
23/01/2019
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
IMG_4500

Domestic Kitten – 729 – Surrendered – 18/01/2019

Tabby Domestic Kitten - 729. Surrendered 18/01/2019. Date of exit - 23/01/2019. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
18/01/2019
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Kitten – 729 – Tabby
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
23/01/2019
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
IMG_4499

Domestic Kitten – 728 – Surrendered – 18/01/2019

Tabby Domestic Kitten - 728. Surrendered 18/01/2019. Date of exit - 23/01/2019. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
18/01/2019
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Kitten – 728 – Tabby
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
23/01/2019
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
IMG_4497

Domestic Kitten – 727 – Surrendered – 18/01/2019

Tabby Domestic Kitten - 727. Surrendered 18/01/2019. Date of exit - 23/01/2019. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
18/01/2019
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Kitten – 727 – Tabby
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
23/01/2019
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
IMG_4495

Domestic Kitten – 726 – Surrendered – 18/01/2019

Tabby Domestic Kitten - 726. Surrendered 18/01/2019. Date of exit - 23/01/2019. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
18/01/2019
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Kitten – 726 – Tabby
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
23/01/2019
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
IMG_4458

Domestic Cat – 725 – Left at Pound – 16/01/2019

Ginger Domestic Cat - 725. Left at Pound 16/01/2019. Date of exit - 21/01/2019. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
16/01/2019
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Cat – 725 – Ginger
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
21/01/2019
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
IMG_4455

Domestic Cat – 724 – Left at Pound – 16/01/2019

Tortoise Shell - no tail Domestic Cat - 724. Left at Pound 16/01/2019. Date of exit - 21/01/2019. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
16/01/2019
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Cat – 724 – Tortoise Shell – no tail
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
21/01/2019
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
IMG_4454

Domestic Cat – 723 – Left at Pound – 16/01/2019

Tortoise Shell Domestic Cat - 723. Left at Pound 16/01/2019. Date of exit - 21/01/2019. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
16/01/2019
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Cat – 723 – Tortoise Shell
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
21/01/2019
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
IMG_4440

Domestic Kitten – 722 – Left at Pound – 16/01/2019

Tabby Domestic Kitten - 722. Left at Pound 16/01/2019. Date of exit - 21/01/2019. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
16/01/2019
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Kitten – 722 – Tabby
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
21/01/2019
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
IMG_4449

Domestic Kitten – 721 – Left at Pound – 16/01/2019

Grey Domestic Kitten - 721. Left at Pound 16/01/2019. Date of exit - 21/01/2019. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
16/01/2019
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Kitten – 721 – Grey
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
21/01/2019
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
IMG_4445

Domestic Kitten – 720 – Left at Pound – 16/01/2019

Grey Domestic Kitten - 720. Left at Pound 16/01/2019. Date of exit - 21/01/2019. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
16/01/2019
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Kitten – 720 – Grey
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
21/01/2019
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
IMG_4441

Domestic Kitten – 719 – Left at Pound – 16/01/2019

Grey Domestic Kitten - 719. Left at Pound 16/01/2019. Date of exit - 21/01/2019. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
16/01/2019
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Kitten – 719 – Grey
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
21/01/2019
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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