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Burdekin Theatre

Big screen plans for sell-out Christmas Spectacular

A free outdoor live screening will spread the festive cheer even further, when Burdekin Shire Council hosts next month’s Christmas Spectacular over two nights at Burdekin Theatre.

A free outdoor live screening will spread the festive cheer even further, when Burdekin Shire Council hosts next month’s Christmas Spectacular over two nights at Burdekin Theatre.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said tickets to the free event in the Theatre Auditorium had sold out but everyone would still be able to join in on the merriment.

“The excitement for this free, family-friendly event has been wonderful to see and we don’t want anyone to miss out,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Council will be setting up a big screen in the Theatre Forecourt so anyone who hasn’t secured a ticket to the event in the Auditorium at 7pm will still be able to join in on all the entertainment we have planned,” Cr McLaughlin said.

The festivities will be held at Burdekin Theatre across two nights on Thursday 21 December and Friday 22 December, with Christmas activities and entertainment in the Forecourt and Foyer from 5pm nightly. Foods and drinks will also be available to purchase.

Santa Claus himself is tipped to make an appearance.

At 7pm the free Christmas Spectacular will take place in the Theatre Auditorium, including a program of family-favourite Christmas carols and the children’s play, Elf.

“Ticket-holders need to be seated in the Auditorium for a 7pm start for the play, Christmas carols and Christmas messages by church leaders. Council is encouraging everyone else to set up their picnic blankets and folding chairs in the Forecourt, where the event will be screened live,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“We have a great line up of entertainment planned.”

Cr McLaughlin said the Community Christmas Carols were a great community tradition and this year Council had received funding through the Queensland Government’s Community Drought Support Package to make the event even bigger.

“I thank the Queensland Government for its assistance in making this event possible, by providing $22,500 through its Community Drought Support Package,” Cr McLaughlin said.

Anyone who a booked ticket and is no longer able to attend is asked to return the ticket to Burdekin Theatre for redistribution, as this is a sell-out community event. For further information please visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

Feral pigs near Barrattas

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.

National Agriculture Day 2017

Australia celebrates its first National Agriculture Day

Australians from all walks of life are being urged to get involved today, as we celebrate our first National Agriculture & Related Industries Day (AgDay). AgDay is a national day to celebrate the remarkable contribution of agriculture to Australia’s economy and society.

Australians from all walks of life are being urged to get involved today, as we celebrate our first National Agriculture & Related Industries Day (AgDay).

AgDay is a national day to celebrate the remarkable contribution of agriculture to Australia’s economy and society.

President of the National Farmers’ Federation, Fiona Simson, says it’s a celebration everyone can take part in.

“Agriculture touches the lives of every Australian, through the food we eat, the natural fibres we wear, and the economic prosperity we enjoy,” Ms Simson said.

National Agriculture Day comes on the back of recent research, which found that 83% of Australians would describe their connection with farming as ‘distant’ or ‘non-existent’.

“We live in one of the most urbanised countries in the world, but that doesn’t mean that food and fibre production should simply be ‘out of sight, out of mind’,” Ms Simson said.

“Farming is also a driving force of the Australian economy, generating 1.6 million jobs across the supply chain.

“It is also Australia’s fastest growing industry, up 23% past financial year.

“We have an incredible story to tell, and that’s exactly what AgDay is all about.”

No matter where you are on AgDay, there are plenty of ways to join in the action.

“Events are happening right across the country, but if you can’t get to an event you can join in the celebration online.

“Join the conversation on social media, using the hashtag #AgDay, share pictures of the great farm produce you’re enjoying today, or even test your farming knowledge with the AgDay quiz!,” Ms Simson said.

If you’d like to get involved, the best place to start is agday.org.au. It’s packed with information and resources on what’s happening across Australia and online.

On this first National Agriculture Day, the National Farmers’ Federations is telling the great story that is agriculture with a short video. Watch below as farmers including NFF President, Fiona Simson, a chef and a supermarket chief explain what agriculture means to them. If you’re like us, and think the video is pretty neat, please share across your social media platforms tagging #AgDay.

See the #AgDay video here www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlPVEbPwij4

Council Chambers - Open from 8.00am to 5.00pm

New structure for Burdekin Shire Council

An organisational restructure focusing on improved coordination of separate functions across Council has been adopted by Burdekin Shire Council.

An organisational restructure focusing on improved coordination of separate functions across Council has been adopted by Burdekin Shire Council.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the new structure would be based on a two director model, similar to what was in place at Council prior to the last restructure.

“The new organisational structure is a positive step in the right direction and will enable Council to better undertake strategic planning and to identify and progress long-term goals and opportunities,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“The restructure does not involve any job losses and endeavours to place inter-related functions together to maximise efficiency and effectiveness.”

Under the new model, two directors will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer instead of eight managers. Other areas of change include all governance activities being grouped together into a single work group and the Assets and Geographical Information System sections being combined into a work group.

Tourism will be transferred from Community Development to Economic Development, shifting the focus to the enhancement of economic activity in the Shire through tourism.

Burdekin Shire Council Chief Executive Officer Terry Brennan said the changes would improve Council’s ability to address strategic issues and progress opportunities in the Shire.

“The new structure will provide higher level support to Council’s Managers on operational and strategic issues and improve the coordination of separate functions across Council,” Mr Brennan said.

“When you look at what most similar size councils in Queensland are doing, the majority have three of four directors within their organisational structure, but there are also some that have a two director model, similar to what was in place at Burdekin Shire Council in the past.

“Council is committed to working with the community to ensure our Shire continues to be an inclusive, welcoming and healthy environment that offers a high quality of liveability for residents that is underpinned by a productive and diverse economy. I believe these changes will better enable Council to build on these commitments into the future.”

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

Queens baton relay image

Explore street-route detail for Queen’s Baton journey through Ayr

Burdekin Shire residents can begin planning their Queen’s Baton Relay experience with street-route details of the Baton’s journey around Australia now available to explore.

Burdekin Shire residents can begin planning their Queen’s Baton Relay experience with street-route details of the Baton’s journey around Australia now available to explore at gc2018.com/qbr.

The baton will travel through Ayr on Monday 19 March 2018 as part of the 100-day countdown to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

Sixteen Burdekin residents will share the honour of carrying the baton through Ayr, after a nomination process earlier this year called on members of the community to nominate inspirational local legends to take part in the journey.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said as the Queen’s Baton travelled the length and breadth of Australia, it would not just pass through, but spend quality time in each community it visited, calling into hundreds of local schools and community celebrations along the way.

“The Queen’s Baton is the icon of the Games with Her Majesty’s message to the athletes, carried from Buckingham Palace to the Opening Ceremony,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“On Monday 19 March, 2018 the Baton will pass through Ayr. A community celebration is planned to ensure residents and school students from across the district will have the opportunity to share in this memorable occasion.

“Save the date as we’ll be announcing more information about this exciting event in the coming weeks.”

The Queen’s Baton will arrive on the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018, where His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will remove Her Majesty’s message from the Baton and read it aloud to declare the Games officially open.

Already the Baton has been passed between thousands of people across Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, Europe and Asia, building excitement for GC2018.

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

Funny Dunny Park

‘Funny dunny’ upgrade works begin

Burdekin Shire Council is upgrading the toilet facility at Wunjunga’s Funny Dunny Park – but the popular dunny is set to retain its ‘funny’ charm. Site works have commenced today to upgrade the ageing toilet structure and will continue for about two weeks - with the new structure designed to keep in style with the original facility.

Burdekin Shire Council is upgrading the toilet facility at Wunjunga’s Funny Dunny Park – but the popular dunny is set to retain its ‘funny’ charm.

Site works have commenced today to upgrade the ageing toilet structure and will continue for about two weeks – with the new structure designed to keep in style with the original facility.

Funny Dunny Park was named after the ‘funny’ toilet in the park, which was one of the first environmental toilets in the Shire.

This project has been made possible thanks to funding from the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program.

A portable toilet facility will be available to park users for the duration of the works.

Burdekin Annual Show 2017

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

Annual Report 2016-17web 1

2016/17 Annual Report highlights Council achievements

Burdekin Shire Council completed the 2016/17 financial year in a strong position and continues to increase its focus on the community and the promotion of tourism as a key economic driver. Council has adopted its 2016/17 Annual Report, which is now available for viewing on the Burdekin Shire Council website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au.

Burdekin Shire Council completed the 2016/17 financial year in a strong position and continues to increase its focus on the community and the promotion of tourism as a key economic driver.

Council has adopted its 2016/17 Annual Report, which is now available for viewing on the Burdekin Shire Council website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au.

The Annual Report is one of the financial accountability documents required of Council by the Local Government Act 2009 and contains important information for the community on Council’s achievements, challenges, values and plans for the future.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the document provided an excellent opportunity for Council to present its activities for its first full 12 months in office.

“There have been many highlights with Council expanding a focus in new strategic directions,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“This has not compromised the standard of service provided in the long-established areas of Council’s operations and Council employees continue to deliver programs and services with pride and commitment in their work.

“The Burdekin community spirit is alive and thriving and evident by the support given to numerous community events throughout the year.

“On behalf of Council, I extend sincere thanks to all community members in a wide range of areas who contributed their time, expertise and energy to enhance our district in 2016/17.”

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

This is a photo of Wunjunga on a calm beautiful morning.  Not only is the fishing good but the view was spectacular.

Tourism in Focus at Burdekin Industry Breakfast

A new Burdekin Visitor Guide showcasing tourist, business and lifestyle opportunities in the district will be officially launched when Burdekin Shire Council hosts the next Burdekin Industry Breakfast. The breakfast will held at 7am on Wednesday November 22 at Burdekin Theatre.

A new Burdekin Visitor Guide showcasing tourist, business and lifestyle opportunities in the district will be officially launched when Burdekin Shire Council hosts the next Burdekin Industry Breakfast.

The breakfast will held at 7am on Wednesday November 22 at Burdekin Theatre.

Townsville Enterprise Tourism Marketing Executive Lisa Woolfe has been confirmed as a guest speaker and will provide an overview of tourism in the Burdekin, with an emphasis on the role of tourism as ‘everyone’s business’.

Her presentation is to be followed by the launch of the 2018 Burdekin Visitor Guide by Burdekin Advocate Manager Stephen Darwen.

Mr Darwen said the Burdekin Advocate produced the guide with the support of Council.

“The guide has been created to fit in with Council’s renewed focus on growing tourism opportunities in the district. Its new distribution further up and down the coast will ensure it is reached by an even wider audience of potential visitors to the Shire,” Mr Darwen said.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said tourism was a key driver for job creation and economic growth in the region. “The Burdekin has so much to offer visitors, from our beaches and boat ramps to our shops, eateries and cultural attractions,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Council has supported the Burdekin Advocate in its development of this fantastic new-look visitor guide for our region and is pleased to announce the guide’s official launch as part of the upcoming Industry Breakfast. The Burdekin Industry Breakfasts are a Council initiative to engage with local businesses and update them on infrastructure projects and new business opportunities in the region.”

Also presenting at the upcoming breakfast will be Burdekin Shire Council’s Disaster Management Team.

“They will talk about getting your business disaster ready,” Cr McLaughlin said. “With the cyclone season now upon us, there is no better time to ensure your disaster plan is up to date – and this applies to our businesses as well as our homes.”

The cost of the breakfast is $10 per person and includes a hot breakfast. For more information or to RSVP please contact Eliza Lovell at the Council on (07) 4783 9831 or

Cromarty Creek Boat Ramp

Burdekin Shire Council releases State Election priorities

Burdekin Shire Council is advocating for a list of priority projects for the region ahead of the State Government Election on November 25. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said with a focus on key community infrastructure and job creating projects, the list contained 13 priority initiatives for the Burdekin Shire which needed State Government support to progress.

Burdekin Shire Council is advocating for a list of priority projects for the region ahead of the State Government Election on November 25.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said with a focus on key community infrastructure and job creating projects, the list contained 13 priority initiatives for the Burdekin Shire which needed State Government support to progress.

“Council recognises the critical nature of these projects to our region and advocates for them on behalf of the community,” Cr McLaughlin said

“The need to expand Ayr’s industrial estate has become urgent. There has been increasing interest from businesses wanting to establish here and needing additional land however several constraints are present including a State imposed wetland overlay.

“Resolving this issue is critical to ensuring current and future demand for job-creating businesses can be catered for.

“Another urgent priority for our region is increasing safety at the Mount Inkerman/Bruce Highway intersection. Transport and Main Roads have also identified this location to upgrade in the future, however with increased numbers visiting this area, this upgrade is required urgently to mitigate the risk of a potentially severe accident.

“The Works for Queensland program, which allows for infrastructure projects and asset maintenance to be undertaken without submitting grant applications and awaiting successful submissions, has also been a vital initiative for our Shire. Council has received almost $3.3 million in funding since the program began, allowing many projects to go forward which Council’s budget would not otherwise be capable of incorporating.”

Cr McLaughlin said Stages 2-4 of the Nature Based Playground at Plantation Park, the duplication of the single lane boat ramp at Cromarty Creek and the extension of the Burdekin Be Active Trail were all examples of important community-based projects with the ability to make a big impact on the region.

“Council is also advocating to construct and operate, for a 12 month trial period, an algal bioremediation facility at the Ayr/Brandon Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project will be able to be duplicated at numerous similar sites in Queensland which discharge into the Great Barrier Reef lagoon, at a significantly reduced cost to conventional upgrade options,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“In addition, Council is calling for an upgrade of the electrical infrastructure at Ayr Showgrounds; improved resources to deal with the issue of domestic violence locally; and the establishment of a Flexible Learning Centre in the district.

“Council is also throwing its support behind Burdekin Basketball’s request for State funding to undertake improvements to their facilities in Ayr and is advocating for a review of the current funding model for the delivery of community services in the Burdekin and for the duplication of the sewer rising main at Ayr.”

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

LIST OF PRIORITY PROJECTS FOR BURDEKIN SHIRE

1. The Works for Queensland Program – The Works for Queensland program initiative allows for infrastructure projects and asset maintenance to be undertaken without submitting grant applications and awaiting successful submissions. Grant applications do take a considerable amount of time by a number of Council Officers and this initiative not only saves time but also supports job creation. Without this funding Council’s budget would not be capable of incorporating these projects. The Works for Queensland program is a highly valuable initiative for regional Councils.

2. Industrial Land Development – There has been increasing interest from businesses wanting additional land and as Ayr’s existing Industrial Estate is close to capacity, the need for additional lots to be created has become urgent. Council owns sufficient ‘industrial zoned’ freehold land able to be serviced by appropriate infrastructure. However, several constraints are present including a State imposed ‘wetland’ overlay. This particular constraint severely restricts further expansion of the estate. Council is currently investigating strategies that will allow the estate to expand to ensure current and future demand is catered for. Until this issue is resolved, additional land for future industrial land uses is scare throughout the Burdekin Shire.

3. Use of Macro-Algae to Remediate Sewerage Effluent – $2 million – The project involves the cultivation of the freshwater macro-algae, Oedegonium Intermedium, to remediate nitrogen and phosphorous from the discharge effluent of the Ayr/Brandon Sewage Treatment Plant. These two nutrients represent a significant threat to the ongoing health of the Great Barrier Reef. Research conducted over a six week trial period by James Cook University (JCU) revealed the Oedogonium consistently reduced the inorganic nitrogen content of the wastewater from the Ayr/Brandon Wastewater Treatment Plant to trace levels and reduced total nitrogen by 84% and total phosphorous by 61%. The scope of works is to construct and operate, for a twelve month period, a 1.0 hectare algal bioremediation facility at the BSC Ayr/Brandon Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project will be able to be duplicated at numerous similar sites in Queensland discharging into the Great Barrier Reef lagoon at a significantly reduced cost to conventional upgrade options.

4. Upgrade of the Mt Inkerman Road/Bruce Highway Intersection – Mt Inkerman is used extensively by locals and tourists as a fitness/recreational area and a tourist location. There have been numerous community members identify the issue of safety at the turn off from the Bruce Highway to Mt Inkerman Road. Transport and Main Roads have also identified this location to upgrade in the future, however with increased numbers visiting Mt Inkerman, the highway upgrade is required urgently to mitigate the risk of a potentially severe accident.

5. Stages 2/3/4 of the Nature Based playground – Stage 1 of the Nature Based Playground in Plantation Park, Ayr has been funded by the Works for Queensland program. The proposed play space preliminary concept designs have been put forward for community consultation. There is a master plan for the development of Plantation Park, and the Nature Based Playground is a key feature in the plan. The current funding will allow for the development to begin, but due to funding constraints, completion of the project is delayed.

6. Double lane Boat Ramp at Cromarty Creek – This project will duplicate the existing single lane boat ramp at Cromarty Creek which provides access to the Haughton River system and Bowling Green Bay.

7. Extension of the Burdekin Be Active Trail – Grant applications have enabled the development of sections of the Burdekin Be Active Trail which is highly utilised by residents. Requests have already been received to extend the trail in certain areas. It is important to recognise that sport and recreational activities play an integral role in the health and wellbeing of the community and the Trail encourages residents to be active.

8. Duplication of Sewer Rising Main at Ayr – This project would duplicate the existing 3km sewer rising main which provides the disposal route for all wastes from the town of Ayr to the Ayr/Brandon Wastewater Treatment Plant.

9. Upgrade of electrical infrastructure at Ayr Showgrounds – The existing electrical infrastructure at the Ayr Showgrounds is based on old outdated infrastructure and presents a safety and maintenance problem both now and in the future. New underground electrical infrastructure will bring the standard up to modern day levels and provide a safer and more reliable supply for a well-used community facility.

10. Review of the current funding model for the delivery of community services in the Burdekin given the issues that are occurring with the local vs regional delivery of these services and the split of resources amongst a large number of service providers leading to a lack of coordination and duplication of administrative support services.

11. Burdekin Basketball Association – support their request for State funding to undertake improvements to their facilities in Ayr.

12. Domestic Violence – improved resources to deal with this issue locally based on issues raised by the local services that are dealing with the issue.

13. Burdekin Flexible Learning Centre – The Burdekin Shire Council on behalf of the wider Burdekin community would like to support the concept of establishing a Flexible Learning Centre (FLC) in the Burdekin district.  A public meeting was held on 12 June 2017 bringing together a large number of stakeholders including: Burdekin PCYC, local primary and secondary school leaders, local community groups, service providers, Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Government agencies and the Burdekin Shire Council.  The meeting had been convened following community concern on the rising level of disengagement from schools by children from a young age through to senior secondary school students.  The high level of representation demonstrates that there are many groups committed to establishing a FLC in the Burdekin.  At the public meeting a steering committee was established to further progress the initiative.  On 10 July 2017, the steering committee met and resolved to formally request that Youth Plus Foundation consider establishing a Youth Plus Flexible Learning Centre in the Burdekin district.

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 17/55 – Customer Services Officer

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Customer Services Officer. This position involves working on a rotational basis across the call centre and front counter. Applications close on Friday, 8 December 2017 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is 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 full time position with the hours of work totalling 72.5 hours per fortnight.

 The key responsibilities include:

  • Provide high quality multifunctional Customer Service to the Burdekin Shire Council’s external and internal customers.
  • 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.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 3 ($66,826pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the following link.

Applications for 17/55 – Customer Services 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 Friday, 8 December 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Eileen Robinson – Manager Client Services on (07) 4783 9800.

 

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 17/54 – Safety Advisor (Maternity Relief)

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Safety Advisor. This is a part time position with the hours of work totalling 60 hours per fortnight. This is a maternity relief position for a period of up to 12 months. Applications close on Monday, 4 December 2017 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Safety Advisor. This is a part time position with the hours of work totalling 60 hours per fortnight. This is a maternity relief position for a period of up to 12 months.

The successful applicant will undertake a range of administrative activities as part of the Work Health and Safety Team and manage, implement and maintain an effective safety management system conforming to all legislative requirements and Council’s Safety Management System – JLT Safe Plan.

Reporting to the Safety and Productivity Coordinator the key responsibilities include:

  • Commitment to implementing Council’s policies, procedures and other legislative requirements in relation to Safety.
  • Recommend enhancements to work health and safety policy and procedures to enable Council to comply with its statutory obligations under Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and supporting legislation.
  • Conduct various training activities including initial employee inductions and other work health and safety training sessions for all staff including Councillors and Management.
  • Carry out inspections on major projects and those which have a potentially high risk factor to ensure that safe work practices are being implemented.
  • Assessment of Council work activities and attempt to predict outcomes so that preventative procedures and training can be implemented to minimise accidents and injuries.
  • Conduct audits of projects that are major or have high risk factors to assess compliance with policies, procedures, and safe work practices.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The annual salary for this part time position is to a ceiling of Level 3 ($55,304pa) 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 17/54 – Safety Advisor (Maternity Relief) 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, 4 December 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Brad Hutchinson – Safety and Productivity Coordinator on (07) 4783 9800.

Burdekin Shire Council

Job Vacancy 17/53 – Rates Officer

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Rates Officer. Applications close on Friday, 1 December at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Rates Officer.

This is a full time position with the hours of work totalling 72.5 hours per fortnight.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Ongoing maintenance to ensure integrity of the property and land rating database for levying of rates and charges, property searches and rating system upgrades.
  • Generating and checking rate certificates prior to issue.
  • Assist with debt collection processes for collection of outstanding rates.
  • Assist with issue of annual, supplementary and half-yearly water consumption notices.
  • Assist with preparation of rate reports including rating statement, audit reports, two and five year rating comparison, comparative annual rates collection report.

The Person

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

  • Demonstrated high level of administrative and financial experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn multiple new work procedures and adapt to changes in process, practice, and technology, while applying attention to detail and accuracy of work.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritise own work to meet deadlines and achieve desired work outcomes.
  • Experience in Local Government property and rating systems, including knowledge and understanding of policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to a team that values a positive working environment, self-development and initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle private, confidential and sensitive information.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 3 ($66,826pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the following link.

Applications for 17/53 – Rates 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 Friday, 1 December 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Kathy Cortabitarte, Acting Manager Financial and Administrative Services 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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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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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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Ayr-Ravenswood Re-sheeting Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise of the commencement of gravel re-sheeting works on the Ayr-Ravenswood road from Monday 13th November, 2017 for approximately 4 weeks, weather permitting.

 

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise of the commencement of gravel re-sheeting works on the Ayr-Ravenswood road from Monday 13th November, 2017 for approximately 4 weeks, weather permitting. 

These works will be conducted under traffic, however, traffic signage and traffic controllers will be in use within the re-sheeting sections.

Heavy vehicles will be operating throughout these works from the vicinity of the Haughton Main Channel on the Ayr-Ravenswood Road, through to the deco pit near the Banana Creek crossing and continuing towards Ravenswood township.

Motorists are asked to be aware of machinery operating within the work site during this period and obey all traffic signage, traffic controllers, or site personnel, for their own safety and the safety of Council and contractor workforce.

Burdekin Shire Council thanks road users in anticipation for their patience during the construction period.

For further information, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 47 83 9800.

 

 

 

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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.

Ayr-Dalbeg Road - Pavement Rehabilitation Works Oct to Dec 2017

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.

 

 

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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.

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Fourth Street – Road Reconstruction, Drainage, Kerb and Channel Works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction, drainage, kerb and channel works will commence in Fourth Street, Home Hill from Eleventh Avenue to Fifteenth Avenue on Monday 4th September, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 8th December, 2017, weather permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that road reconstruction, drainage, kerb and channel works will commence in Fourth Street, Home Hill from Eleventh Avenue to Fifteenth Avenue on Monday 4th September, 2017 continuing until approximately Friday 8th December, 2017, weather permitting.

These works will be constructed at times, under a full road closure with a temporary detours installed or alternatively under traffic control with reduced speeds and trafficable widths in place.

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.

Bi-Annual Water Meter Reading

Bi-Annual Water Supply Meter Reading

Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Monday 23rd October, 2017 and is expected to take approximately 5 weeks to complete.

Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Monday 23rd October, 2017.  Approximate times and areas for the commencement of meter readings are:

  • Late October – Home Hill, Rossiters Hill, Brandon and Parkside
  • Early to Mid 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 to arrange specific access to your property, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

 

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 Short Hair – 245 – Left at Pound Pound – 22/11/2017

Black Female/Entire Domestic Short Hair - 245. Left at Pound Pound 22/11/2017. Date of exit - 27/11/2017. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
22/11/2017
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Short Hair – 245 – Black
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
Pound
 
Sex
Female/Entire
 
Date of Exit
27/11/2017
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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