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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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Expressions of Interest – Installation of two Murals in Ayr CBD

Burdekin Shire Council is calling expressions of interest for installation of two murals in the Ayr CBD.

Expressions of Interest are invited for the installation of two murals in the Ayr CBD.

Please note that Expressions of Interest close on Monday, 29 January 2018 at 5pm.

Interested artists are invited to download the attached document which includes more information about the project and an expression of interest form.

School Holiday Program Coby and Cooper Christensen

Free school holidays activities to keep the kids entertained

Burdekin children will have plenty of opportunities to stay entertained these December school holidays with free activities at the Ayr and Home Hill branches of Burdekin Library.

Burdekin children will have plenty of opportunities to stay entertained these December school holidays with free activities at the Ayr and Home Hill branches of Burdekin Library.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said kids would be able to participate in an array of art and craft workshops tailored specifically for the festive season.

“These Christmas-themed workshops are designed to keep children’s creativity alive over the school break,” Cr McLaughlin said.

The school holiday program is on from Tuesday 12 December until Wednesday 20 December, with a January program to follow.

Cr McLaughlin said the participants would learn to create DIY Bon Bons, Christmas Sand Art, Reindeer Dioramas and more. A full program of activities is available at Burdekin Shire Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au.

“Registrations are essential so if you’d like to attend one of the workshops please contact Burdekin Library on (07) 4783 9970,” Cr McLaughlin said.

The Summer Reading Club is also back for the school holidays.

“Registration is free and opens on December 1. When participants register at Burdekin Library they will receive a Summer Reading Club pack,” Cr McLaughlin said.

To launch the Summer Reading Club, Burdekin Library is hosting a Junior Writing Competition. Details are available from the Library page of Burdekin Shire Council’s website or by calling Burdekin Library on (07) 4783 9970.

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Magic to be had in Anzac Park these school holidays

Ayr’s Anzac Park will be transformed into a digital playground where cute kittens, dinosaurs and robots roam these December school holidays. Following a successful trial of the Magical Park app at Plantation Park for Parks Week in March, Burdekin Shire Council is bringing the popular augmented reality game back to the Shire during December 9-24.

Ayr’s Anzac Park will be transformed into a digital playground where cute kittens, dinosaurs and robots roam these December school holidays.

Following a successful trial of the Magical Park app at Plantation Park for Parks Week in March, Burdekin Shire Council is bringing the popular augmented reality game back to the Shire during December 9-24, with even more fantasy worlds to explore.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said residents and visitors could download the free Magical Park app on their smart phone or tablet, giving them access to games like Prehistoria, Alienscape and Augmentia.

“The games use geolocation technology, so when families step into the Anzac Park boundaries, they will be stepping into a blended virtual world seen through the app,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“The games are designed for children aged six to 11 and create an exciting and engaging world for them to explore.

“The idea is to get kids outdoors and active. They’ll be running around catching virtual kittens, collecting dinosaur eggs and rescuing aliens.”

To coincide with the festive season, children will also have access to the Magical Park Christmas game.

Cr McLaughlin said Council would run Magical Parks at four Shire parks during gazetted school holiday periods over the next 12 months.

The intention is to have only one Magical Park operating at any one time.

“We’re starting with Anzac Park and, over the next 12 months,  we’ll also be bringing the Magical Park experience to Memorial Park at Home Hill, and Plantation and Coutts Parks in Ayr,” she said.

“If Council determines to continue Magical Parks beyond this initial 12 month trial, we could also look at expanding in to other suitable parks throughout the Shire

“Council would love to see more children and families frequenting our parks, which are great community assets in themselves. This is a wonderful way to encourage them to do that, giving kids open space to exercise and get outdoors while they enjoy the use of modern technology.”

: Sport plays an important role in the lives of (L-R) Hannah, Col, James and Kate Casswell (Andrew Casswell absent). The family has thrown its support behind the development of a new 10 year Sport and Recreation plan for the Burdekin Shire.

Family backs 10 year plan for Burdekin sport and recreation future

All five members of Home Hill’s Casswell family love getting active in the great outdoors and have played nearly every sport available in the Burdekin Shire between them. For Col and his wife Kate and their three children Andrew, 25, Hannah, 23 and James, 20, sport plays an important role in their lives, which is why they are throwing their support behind the development of a new 10 year Sport and Recreation Plan for the Shire.

All five members of Home Hill’s Casswell family love getting active in the great outdoors and have played nearly every sport available in the Burdekin Shire between them.

For Col and his wife Kate and their three children Andrew, 25, Hannah, 23 and James, 20, sport plays an important role in their lives, which is why they are throwing their support behind the development of a new 10 year Sport and Recreation Plan for the Shire.

Burdekin Shire Council received $43,800 through the Queensland Government’s Sport and Recreation Planning Program for the project and has engaged sport and recreation planning specialist Otium Planning Group to conduct the work.

Col, who volunteers as the Secretary of Home Hill Tennis Association, said his family was lucky to have such wide range of parks, sporting and recreational boating facilities on their doorstep, but he believed planning for the future was important.

“In the future I’d like to see a good mix of new facilities undercover and more opportunities for the sharing of facilities between different sporting groups,” Col said.

“Growing the participation levels in sport in the community is also needed. At Home Hill Tennis Association we’ve been working hard to improve the facilities and we do attract some big competitions. In another 10 years, we’d like to see more people playing tennis overall, socially as well as for competition.”

Hannah grew up playing sports and went on to represent Queensland in tennis and North Queensland in softball and cross country before embarking on a career as a PE teacher.

“I would love to see more facilities in the Burdekin with the ability to attract high level events and competitions. This gives the kids coming through something to aspire to,” she said.

“It’s about having the facilities and also having the people who can make it successful.”

Council is currently calling on residents and sporting clubs to have their say on the sport and recreation needs of the community.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin encouraged residents to complete the Burdekin Sport and Recreation Plan 2018-2028 Community Survey, which is now available at Burdekin Shire Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au and in hard copy at the Ayr and Home Hill branches of Burdekin Library and from Council’s Customer Service Centre.

Sporting clubs are also urged to have their say by completing the Burdekin Sport and Recreation Plan 2018-2028 Club Survey.

This survey was emailed to clubs earlier this month and is also available by contacting Council’s Community Development team on (07) 4783 9800.

“Your views about sport and recreation participation, activities, facilities and services will help us to set priorities and plan for the future,” Cr McLaughlin said.

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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Get Out, Get Active free fitness program returns

Burdekin Shire Council is again offering women 15 years and over the opportunity to get active as part of a fun, free fitness program promoting healthy living.

Burdekin Shire Council is again offering women 15 years and over the opportunity to get active as part of a fun, free fitness program promoting healthy living.

Following the success of the Get Out, Get Active initiative in the Burdekin in 2016, the free eight-week program aiming to get more women and girls active is making a return and opens for registrations today.

Register here: 2018 Get Out, Get Active

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Get Out, Get Active was specifically aimed at women who were inactive and looking to improve their health and fitness.

“The purpose is to promote healthy lifestyles and active living, by introducing people to new physical activities to trial for eight weeks for free with one of our participating fitness providers,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Council is pleased to announce the five fitness providers to come on board this year are Activ8, Curves, First in Physio, NRGIZE Fitness and Snap Fitness.

“It means there will be a whole range of free fitness activities available to program participants, from aqua aerobics, weights and circuit, to yoga, boxing, spin and Mums and Bubs classes.

“Free weekly lifestyle modification sessions will also be offered with Jeanie Zonta as part of the HEAL (Healthy Eating Activity & Lifestyle) program.”

The 2018 Burdekin Get Out, Get Active program will run from Monday 5 February to Sunday 1 April.

“This is made possible thanks to the support of Queensland Government, which provided $20,000 in Get Out, Get Active funding,” Cr McLaughlin said.

To be eligible, participants must not currently be a member of or regularly attend a gym or fitness provider; and are not currently participating in regular physical activity more than two times per week.

Cr McLaughlin said those who fit the criteria and wanted to make a positive lifestyle change should register now as spaces were limited.

Registration forms are available on Burdekin Shire Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au, from Council’s Customer Service Centre and from the Ayr and Home Hill branches of Burdekin Library. Registrations close Friday 8 December.

More details about the program, including the full list of eligibility requirements, are available by calling Council’s Community Development team on (07) 4783 9800 or visiting Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au.

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Theatregoers to welcome return of Burdekin Theatre Box Office

Burdekin theatregoers will be able to buy their tickets direct from the Box Office, with the eagerly-awaited reopening of a dedicated ticket shop at Burdekin Theatre this week.

Burdekin theatregoers will be able to buy their tickets direct from the Box Office, with the eagerly-awaited reopening of a dedicated ticket shop at Burdekin Theatre this week.

Burdekin Shire Council Cultural Venues Manager Chris Patrick said after a hiatus of more than two years, the Burdekin Theatre Box Office was back up and running in the Theatre Foyer.

“We’re very excited to re-open the Burdekin Theatre Box Office. This means that patrons no longer have to visit alternative venues to source their tickets,” Mr Patrick said.

“Our staff here are happy to serve patrons through their entire Theatre experience, from buying tickets all the way to ensuring they enjoy the performance on the night.”

Theatre gift vouchers will also be sold at the Box Office.

Mr Patrick said the Box Office hours were 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday, as well as one hour before each performance.

Tickets can still be purchased at Council’s Customer Service Centre, 145 Young Street Ayr; from the Burdekin Theatre website www.burdekintheatre.com.au; or by phoning the Theatre on (07) 4783 9886.

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Burdekin Shire Council awards tender for nature based walking trail

The construction of a nature based walking trail at Mount Inkerman will begin in January, 2018. Burdekin Shire Council this week awarded a tender for the design and construction of the walking track to Living Trails.

The construction of a nature based walking trail at Mount Inkerman will begin in January, 2018.

Burdekin Shire Council this week awarded a tender for the design and construction of the walking track to Living Trails.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the track would utilize natural terrain and natural features as it wound its way through the bush to the summit.

“The trail is a perfect fit with Council’s plan of growing nature-based experiences in the Burdekin,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“It will also really complement the whole precinct we’re creating up at Mount Inkerman.

“The Mount Inkerman lookout is a fantastic spot from which residents and visitors can take in spectacular views of the whole district and Council’s $1.5 million upgrade will ensure it becomes a premier tourist and recreational attraction for our Shire.”

Living Trails has completed notable walking tracks throughout Australia, including the Grampians Peak Trail; the Great Ocean Walk in Victoria; and the Three Capes Walk and Wineglass Bay Lookout in Tasmania.

Cr McLaughlin said the successful tender by Living Trails would see the entire walkway, from the base of the mountain to the summit, completed in just one stage – even sooner than initially expected.

The works are proposed to be completed by March, 2018.

“The offer from Living Trails is to construct a fully developed 1,563m walking trail at Mount Inkerman from the base to the summit,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Additional materials will need to be purchased by Council but the final cost will still be within the budget allocation of $307,000.

“The cost of the Mount Inkerman Walking Trail is included in Council’s 2017/18 Capital Works Plan and is jointly funded by the Queensland Government.

“Council thanks the Queensland Government for supporting this project through a $200,000 grant from the Scenic Lookout Program.”

The track will be one of the final components of Council’s $1.5 million upgrade of Mount Inkerman.

Two new lookout structures, additional car parking, a public concourse and a toilet amenity have already been installed at the summit.

Mount Inkerman Road is currently closed and being upgraded to provide a safer journey to the top for motorists and pedestrians.

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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Burdekin Shire Council (Making of Local Law) Website Notice (No. 1) 2017

Burdekin Shire Council has, by resolution dated the 14th day of November 2017, made Administration (Amendment) Local Law (No. 1) 2017 to provide that a person must not threaten, insult or use abusive language to a Council officer, including an authorised person and a local government employee of Council.

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Burdekin Shire Council (Making of Local Law) Website Notice (No. 1) 2017

Making of local law

  • Burdekin Shire Council (the “Council”) has, by resolution dated the 14th day of November 2017, made Administration (Amendment) Local Law (No. 1) 2017.

Existing local law amended

  • Administration (Amendment) Local Law (No. 1) 2017 amends Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2012.

Purpose and general effect

  • The purpose and general effect of Administration (Amendment) Local Law (No. 1) 2017 is to provide that a person must not threaten, insult or use abusive language to a Council officer, including an authorised person and a local government employee of Council.

Consolidated version of local law

  • Council has, by resolution dated the 14th day of November 2017, adopted a consolidated version of Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2012.

Inspection

  • Copies of Administration (Amendment) Local Law (No. 1) 2017 and the consolidated version of Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2012 may be—
    1. inspected and purchased at Council’s public office at 145 Young Street, Ayr; and
    2. viewed by the public on the website of the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.
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Have your say: Feral pig impacts

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking feedback from landholders on the impacts of feral pigs on their properties and natural ecosystems. A survey is being conducted through funding received from NQ Dry Tropics Feral Pig Control program.

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking feedback from landholders on the impacts of feral pigs on their properties and natural ecosystems.

A survey is being conducted through funding received from NQ Dry Tropics Feral Pig Control program. The aim is to plan aerial pig shoots with the information from landholders regarding feral pig populations.

Complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BSCFeralPigImpacts

In the Dry Tropics, where pig populations exist, aerial shooting is the most cost-effective method of control.

It is estimated that Australia has up to 24 million feral pigs. They are among Queensland’s most widespread and damaging pest animals. Feral pigs spread weeds, degrade soil and water, prey on native species, damage crops and livestock, and carry diseases.  With your assistance, together, we can decrease the populations of pigs in the Burdekin Shire Council area.

Please complete the survey online or print out and return by either posting to Council (PO Box 974 Ayr Qld 4807), marked to the attention of Brooke Payne, dropping off at Council’s Customer Service Centre 145 Young Street Ayr or emailing to

Responses should be submitted by 5.00pm on Friday 8 December.

For information on Council’s 1080 baiting program for feral pigs and wild dogs, or on the loan of feral pig traps, please call Council’s Pest Management Team on (07) 4783 9800.

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Have your say: Ayr Showgrounds master plan

Burdekin Shire Council has launched a community survey this week to gather ideas from local organisations, clubs, groups and individuals around planning for the future of the Ayr Showgrounds.

Burdekin Shire Council has launched a community survey this week to gather ideas from local organisations, clubs, groups and individuals around planning for the future of the Ayr Showgrounds.

Access the survey here: Ayr Showgrounds master plan survey.

The project is seeking new and exciting ideas to guide the strategic planning and management of the showgrounds for the next 10 years.

This is the community’s opportunity to make Council aware of the way the showgrounds are currently used, and how they could be used in the future. Burdekin Shire Council has appointed CPR Group to develop the master plan.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said, “It’s an exciting opportunity for the community to have an input into shaping the future of this valuable facility and we’d like to hear from as many people as possible.

“It is our aim to not only optimise the use of the site but to also reactivate the showgrounds as a multi-purpose community facility. The ideas and views of community members are important to ensure that all issues are considered in the master plan.”

The survey will be open for completion until 15 December, 2017.

Council is seeking input even from those people or groups who have not used the facility in the past but may have ideas about how it could be used in future. It is important for community members to keep in mind that this is a planning process designed to assess desired community needs, taking into account available funding and realistic timeframes.

It is estimated that the survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

For more information about the master plan please contact CPR Group on (07) 5443 6247, or

How to Apply

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

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

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


Current job vacancies are shown below.

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Job Vacancy 17/58 – Trainee Road Marker

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Trainee Road Marker within the Works section. This traineeship qualification has a nominal duration of 36 months. Continued employment after the traineeship period is not guaranteed. Applications close on Monday, 1 January 2018 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Trainee Road Marker within the Works section. The successful applicant will learn to operate road marking equipment while undertaking a Certificate III in Civil Construction (Road Marking).  This traineeship qualification has a nominal duration of 36 months. Continued employment after the traineeship period is not guaranteed.

This traineeship opportunity is made available with the assistance of funding under the Queensland Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work – First Start Program.   The First Start Program primarily targets young Queensland school leavers and disadvantaged job seekers considered at risk of enduring prolonged periods of unemployment.  Funding eligibility will be assessed upon receipt of your application.  The First Start Program funding guideline is available at https://training.qld.gov.au/site/community-orgs/Documents/funded/sqw/first-start-funding-guidelines.pdf.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

Wages and Conditions of employment will be determined in accordance with the Order – Apprentices’ and Trainees’ Wages and Conditions (Excluding Certain Queensland Government Entities) 2003; Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream B) Award – State 2017; Queensland Local Government Employees Award – State and Council’s Certified Agreement. Currently, the wage rate ranges from $1,363.19 to $1,455.00 gross per fortnight.

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 17/58 – Trainee Road Marker 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 Monday, 1 January 2018 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Robert Potter – Works Overseer on (07) 4783 9800.

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Job Vacancy 17/57 – Labourer – Water and Waste Water

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Labourer in the Water and Waste Water section. Applications close on Monday, 1 January 2018 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Labourer in the Water and Waste Water section.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:-

  • General labouring duties within the Water and Waste Water reticulation and operational areas as directed on a daily basis.
  • Maintenance to pump stations within the reticulation area.
  • Assist with meter reading and maintenance.
  • Participate in the On-call Roster and attend to out-of-hours emergencies as required.

The Person

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

  • Physical ability necessary to undertake manual handling and labouring for extended period in direct sunlight.
  • Demonstrated ability to work at heights and in confined spaces.
  • Demonstrated sound written, electronic and verbal communication skills and the ability to follow both written and verbal instructions.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment under direct and remote supervision.
  • Minimum of a C class driver’s licence.
  • Working knowledge of plumbing, sanitary and reticulation fittings and their intended applications.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The gross fortnightly wage for this position is $1,934.89 which includes Construction Allowance.

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 17/57 – Labourer – Water and Waste Water 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 Monday, 1 January 2018 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Shaun Johnston – Manager Water and Waste Water on (07) 4783 9800.

 

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Job Vacancy 17/56 – Tourism Officer

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Tourism Officer to support the development and enhancement of tourism in the Shire and to oversee the operation of the Council's Visitor Information Centres in Ayr and Home Hill. Applications close on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Tourism Officer. This is a full time position with the hours of work totalling 72.50 hours per fortnight.

The key responsibilities include:

  • Work with the local tourism industry to enhance the level of tourism activity in the Shire.
  • Independently manage and implement projects and events with a specific tourism focus and assist with the management of other Council events as required.
  • Oversee the operation of the Visitor Information Centres (VICs) in Ayr and Home Hill.
  • Work in conjunction with the Volunteer Co-ordinators to support the volunteers in operating the two VICs.
  • Carry out administrative duties as required, including dealing with correspondence relating to tourism issues, the updating of information on Council’s tourism website and social media links, etc.
  • Undertake the development of promotional material highlighting tourism assets, products and services in the Shire.
  • Prepare reports on tourism matters as required and update Council on tourism activity at regular intervals.
  • Represent Council where required on regional working groups related to tourism and work with the Regional Tourism Organisation to enhance tourism in the Shire.
  • Provide support to the Economic Development Co-ordinator on economic development activities as required.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 4 ($73,031pa) 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 17/56 – Tourism 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 Wednesday 13 December, 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Eliza Lovell – Economic Development Coordinator on (07) 4783 9800.

Marketplace

Welcome to the Burdekin Shire Council Marketplace, where you will find details of:

  • items for sale
  • opportunities to supply Council with products or services

Offers to buy items or supply to Council may be invited through expressions of interest, quotation, or tender.
In accordance with the Local Government Regulation 2012:

  • Tenders are used for the purchase and sale of goods and services valued at $200,000 or more (excluding GST).
  • Expressions of interest are used in some circumstances prior to calling for tenders.
  • Quotations are sought for items valued at less than $200,000 (excluding GST).
  • Items are occasionally offered for sale at a fixed price if they do not sell when offered for sale by tender or auction.
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Expressions of Interest – Installation of two Murals in Ayr CBD

Burdekin Shire Council is calling expressions of interest for installation of two murals in the Ayr CBD.

Expressions of Interest are invited for the installation of two murals in the Ayr CBD.

Please note that Expressions of Interest close on Monday, 29 January 2018 at 5pm.

Interested artists are invited to download the attached document which includes more information about the project and an expression of interest form.

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Expressions of Interest – Lease of Clubhouse and Land – International Drive/Cox Street, Ayr (Former Brothers Clubhouse)

The Council invites expressions of interest from community based not for profit organisations for the lease of the former Brothers Clubhouse and surrounding land of a total area of about 1.61 hectares located on International Drive/Cox Street, Ayr – in whole or in part.Expressions of interest close on 11 January 2018. The Council invites expressions of interest from community based not for profit organisations for the lease of the former Brothers Clubhouse and surrounding land of a total area of about 1.61 hectares located on International Drive/Cox Street, Ayr – in whole or in part.

The Council invites expressions of interest from community based not for profit organisations for the lease of the former Brothers Clubhouse and surrounding land of a total area of about 1.61 hectares located on International Drive/Cox Street, Ayr – in whole or in part. 

Expressions of interest close on 11 January 2018. 

You can download the specification using the link below.

 

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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Temporary Road Closure – Christmas Street Party 2017

A temporary road closure will be in place between 4.00pm and 10.00pm, Thursday 14th December, 2017 for the hosting of the Christmas Street Party Shopping Promotion.

QUEEN STREET, AYR

CHRISTMAS STREET PARTY

THURSDAY 14TH DECEMBER, 2017

A temporary road closure will be in place between 4.00pm and 10.00pm, Thursday 14th December, 2017 for the hosting of the Christmas Street Party Shopping Promotion.

  • Queen Street will be closed between Young Street and Parker Street, Ayr.

It is respectfully requested that all vehicles not involved with the event are removed from Queen Street for the duration of the closure.

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

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Bitumen Reseals – Urban Areas

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen reseal works will commence in the urban areas of Ayr and Brandon between the following dates and locations, weather permitting

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that bitumen reseal works will commence in the urban areas of Ayr and Brandon between the following dates and locations, weather permitting:

Monday 4th December 2017 to Friday 8th December 2017

Monday 11th December 2017 to Wednesday 13th December 2017

 

·         Albert Crescent

·         Cameron Street

·         Canberra Street

·         Craig Street

·         Gould Place

·         Hillier Street

·         Kennedy Street

·         Little Drysdale Street

·         Margaret Street

·         Mary Street

·         Victoria Street

·         Young Street

·         Bond Street

·         Burke Street

·         Green Street

·         Hocking Street

·         Smith Street

·         Adelaide Street

·         Toll Street

 

Please contact Burdekin Shire Council’s Customer Service on 4783 9800 for further information.

 

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Lena Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on the unsealed section of Lena Road for the extent of 700m on Monday 23rd October, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 22nd December, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction and drainage works will commence on the unsealed section of Lena Road for the extent of 700m on Monday 23rd October, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 22nd December, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed under a full road closure.

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.

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Ayr-Dalbeg Road – Pavement Rehabilitation and Drainage Works

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

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) advises that construction crews will be undertaking pavement rehabilitation work on Ayr-Dalbeg Road (between Old Clare Road and Brown Road). RoadTek is completing 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 16 October 2017 and are expected to be completed in early 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

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

 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 – Lena Road

Access to Lena 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 Sheepstation Creek Road. Directional signage will be in place to direct road users of these changes.

 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.

 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 Department of Transport and Main Roads Customer and Stakeholder Management Team on 1800 625 648.

 

 

Inkerman hill view

Mount Inkerman Road – Construction of Passing Lanes

Mount Inkerman Road will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic from Wednesday, 4 October until Saturday, 16 December. The closure is to allow the construction of two passing lanes on the steep section of road.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that Mount Inkerman Road will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic from Wednesday, 4 October until Saturday, 16 December. The closure is to allow the construction of two passing lanes on the steep section of road.

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

Installation of New Water Main – Joy, Betina and Taylor Streets, Ayr – January 2018

Council to install new 100mm PVC water main along footpath of Taylor, Betina and Joy Streets, Ayr in early January 2018.

Weather permitting, in early January 2018, Council proposes to install a new 100mm PVC water main along the footpath of Taylor, Betina and Joy Streets, Ayr.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by these necessary works.

If you have any queries in relation to this matter, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 4783 9800 between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm.

 

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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Bull Arab Cross – 276 – Left at Pound – 08/12/2017

White and Tan Male/Entire Bull Arab Cross - 276. Left at Pound 08/12/2017. Date of exit - 13/12/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
08/12/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Bull Arab Cross – 276 – White and Tan
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
13/12/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Domestic Cat- 275 – Surrendered – 07/12/2017

Tortoiseshell Female/Entire Domestic Cat- 275. Surrendered 07/12/2017. Date of exit - 12/12/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
07/12/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Cat- 275 – Tortoiseshell
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Female/Entire
 
Date of Exit
12/12/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
20171207_090523

Domestic Cat- 274 – Surrendered – 07/12/2017

black and white Female/Entire Domestic Cat- 274. Surrendered 07/12/2017. Date of exit - 12/12/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
07/12/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Cat- 274 – black and white
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Female/Entire
 
Date of Exit
12/12/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
20171207_090103

Domestic Cat- 273 – Surrendered – 07/12/2017

Black/white Female/Entire Domestic Cat- 273. Surrendered 07/12/2017. Date of exit - 12/12/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
07/12/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Cat- 273 – Black/white
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Female/Entire
 
Date of Exit
12/12/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
20171207_085940(0)

Domestic Cat- 272 – Surrendered – 07/12/2017

Grey Tabby Male/Entire Domestic Cat- 272. Surrendered 07/12/2017. Date of exit - 12/12/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
07/12/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Cat- 272 – Grey Tabby
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Surrendered
 
Location Found
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
12/12/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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