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Sweet Days Hot Nights

Preparations for 2019 Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival underway

Whilst the crushing season has not even ended yet, preparations for the 2019 Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival are already underway. Home Hill stalwart Doug ‘Chippo’ Chappell and a large group of dedicated volunteers planted nearly one hectare of purpose-grown sugarcane last month- more than seven months out from the event. “We’ve had a lot [...]

Whilst the crushing season has not even ended yet, preparations for the 2019 Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival are already underway.

Home Hill stalwart Doug ‘Chippo’ Chappell and a large group of dedicated volunteers planted nearly one hectare of purpose-grown sugarcane last month- more than seven months out from the event.

“We’ve had a lot of people that were very interested in helping, which is a good thing. It was a real community effort,” Mr Chappell said.

Last year, more than 5,000 locals and visitors flocked to the Home Hill Showgrounds across two days to take part in the rebranded festival.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin advised those not wanting to miss the 2019 festival to mark their calendars.

“Festival-goers can hear the roar of the First Fire on Thursday 30 May and witness the power of the Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships on Saturday 2 June,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“The Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival celebrates what’s great about our region- from our rich agriculture to country hospitality, combined with great music, paddock to plate food, cultural activities and family-friendly entertainment.”

Local businesses are once again being invited to bring the festival to life, with a range of sponsorship opportunities available.

The sponsors of the 2018 event have already been contacted and have until Friday 7 December to return their sponsorship forms. A second round will then open on Wednesday 12 December for any remaining sponsorship opportunities.

Cr McLaughlin said there may be opportunity for further events to be added to the festival in 2019, with Council actively seeking funding opportunities.

“We want to cement the Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival as a feature festival throughout Queensland.

“There’s not too many other places in Australia you can see the raw power of a sugar cane up close and feel the heat on your skin.

“The Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival is a uniquely Burdekin event.”

Michelle Scott

Burdekin swimmer Michelle Scott cleans up at Pan Pacific Masters Games

Burdekin star swimmer Michelle Scott has returned from the 2018 Pan Pacific Masters Games on the Gold Coast with 10 more additions for her already full trophy cabinet. Mrs Scott, who competed in the maximum allowable 12 events last week, walked away with six gold and four silver medals, and broke four state records- two [...]

Burdekin star swimmer Michelle Scott has returned from the 2018 Pan Pacific Masters Games on the Gold Coast with 10 more additions for her already full trophy cabinet.

Mrs Scott, who competed in the maximum allowable 12 events last week, walked away with six gold and four silver medals, and broke four state records- two of which were her own. She also broke four Pan Pacific Games records and created one games record.

However, the decorated athlete, who has been competing in the masters competition since 2012, was a late entrant in the 2018 games.

“I only decided probably two months before I went to Pan Pacs that I’d actually go. I was a bit unsure of whether I’d go and just kept swimming because I like it for fitness. The deadline for nominating kept getting closer, and I thought I might as well,” Mrs Scott said.

The achievements are particularly remarkable as the games experienced a record number of entrants this year, with 571 male and female swimmers competing in the pool.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor congratulated Mrs Scott, who also works at Council, on her extraordinary achievements.

“Achieving competitive success in any sport is always a tough endeavour, however to win so resoundingly across the board is extremely inspiring.

“On behalf of Burdekin Shire Council and the community, I congratulate Michelle on her accomplishments.”

Cr McLaughlin said she was pleased that Council could offer quality training facilities for swimmers in the Burdekin Shire.

“Having an Olympic sized pool is such an asset for a shire of our size and allows our swimmers to train competitively.

“Council staff and contractors worked incredibly hard over the past few months to ensure the Ayr pool only suffered minor disruptions when a major leak was detected in early September.

“They did a brilliant job, with the pool only closed for a few weeks before the September school holiday period.

“I commend them on their work, which means swimmers can now take full advantage of the facility as we head into summer.”

Meanwhile, Mrs Scott said she hasn’t yet decided whether she’ll compete in the games in two years’ time, and to ask again in August 2020.

 

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René Le Feuvre to headline Burdekin Community Christmas Carols

The Voice star René Le Feuvre has been announced as the headline act for this year’s Community Christmas Carols, happening on Sunday 9 December at Watson’s Green, Home Hill. 20-year old Le Feuvre, who grew up in the Burdekin before moving to the Gold Coast, rose to prominence on this year’s season of Channel Nine’s [...]

The Voice star René Le Feuvre has been announced as the headline act for this year’s Community Christmas Carols, happening on Sunday 9 December at Watson’s Green, Home Hill.

20-year old Le Feuvre, who grew up in the Burdekin before moving to the Gold Coast, rose to prominence on this year’s season of Channel Nine’s The Voice.

The talented singer impressed judges with his heartfelt rendition of I Like Me Better by Lauv, impressing coach Boy George enough to turn his chair and select Le Feuvre for his team.

Since then, he has performed at major events including the Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival and the Transplant Games opening ceremony.

Le Feuvre said “I’m super excited to come back to the Burdekin and perform as part of the 2018 Community Christmas Carols. I really love being in North Queensland, and I know this will be a fun night for everyone involved.”

Nine News Adelaide reporter Reece D’Alessandro, who also grew up in the Burdekin, will MC the evening.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Le Feuvre and D’Alessandro will light up the stage alongside other Burdekin talents, including singers Jasmin Delle Baite and Amaia Licciardello.

“The Burdekin Community Christmas Carols has previously had some big performers, and this year is no exception,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“More than 40 local dancers, singers and musicians will join in the celebrations on stage.

“Council continues to support home grown talent, as we always do, and are excited to see René and Reece return to where it all began.”

The fun-filled community event will include:

  • Free face painting;
  • Photo booth;
  • Market stalls;
  • Children’s lantern parade; and
  • Performances by groups including KHDance, Perform Music Choir and Rhythm Edge Dance School.

Cr McLaughlin said children can also expect visits from Christmas Minnie and Mickey Mouse and of course Santa Claus.

 

Event Details

When: Sunday 9 December, 5:30pm

Where:  Watson’s Green, Home Hill

Cost: Free entry

 

The Burdekin Community Christmas Carols is supported by the Burdekin Advocate, Burdekin Church Leaders Association and Burdekin Shire Council.

 

Council to highlight iconic Burdekin events

Council will help expose iconic Burdekin events to a wider audience from 2019 by funding the development of a dedicated Destination Events Calendar.

Council will help expose iconic Burdekin events to a wider audience from 2019 by funding the development of a dedicated Destination Events Calendar.

This calendar, which will be separate to Council’s Community Events Calendar, will focus on showcasing the region’s hallmark and unique events.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council had acknowledged the need to focus on event diversification and development in order to grow the local visitor economy.

“In August of this year, Council adopted the Burdekin Tourism Strategy, which established a road map for unlocking the region’s tourism potential and for unlocking sustainable opportunities across the region,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“In preparing this strategy, it was discovered that in 2017 only 28% of visitors to the Burdekin stayed longer than one day.

“We have so many great, quirky, unique and exciting events happening throughout our Shire every year.

“We want to show potential visitors that there are plenty of great reasons to stay overnight in the Burdekin.”

The calendar is being created as part of a wider purpose-built tourism website designed to drive visitors to the region.

“Not only will Council promote hallmark events through the Destination Events Calendar on Council’s impending tourism website, we will also produce flyers, brochures and many other documents which will be available at regional expos and Visitor Information Centres, reaching thousands of potential visitors.”

Cr Lyn McLaughlin said all businesses, community groups and sporting groups who stage events in the Burdekin are encouraged to submit their event for consideration.

Initial closing date for applications to be considered for the online Destination Calendar of Events and physical documents is Monday 26 November, however applications may be accepted after this date for the online calendar only. Applications are available from Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or by emailing.

Council is also helping local tourism vendors improve their digital marketing by hosting two Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) workshops on Thursday 29 November.

The ADTW is Australia’s national tourism database and distribution platform which represents over 40,000 small and medium sized tourism products and destinations.

This platform then feeds to State and Territory Tourism Organisations’ consumer websites, the Australia.com website and through ATDW’s extensive network of over 200 tourism distributors.

Council’s workshops will explain how to effectively list events or products through the ADTW website.

Workshops will be held at Council Chambers (145 Young Street, Ayr) at 10am-11am and 5:30pm-6:30pm on Thursday 29 November.

To register for either of these workshops emailwith your preferred session time.

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Home Hill Pool closing early on Saturday 10 November

Due to the Home Hill Harvest Festival Grand Parade and corresponding road closures, the Home Hill Pool will be closed from 5pm on Saturday 10 November.

Due to the Home Hill Harvest Festival Grand Parade and corresponding road closures, the Home Hill Pool will be closed from 5pm on Saturday 10 November.

2018-19 RADF Grants One now open

Artists in the Burdekin region are encouraged to apply for a share in Round One of the 2018-19 Regional Arts Development Fund, which opens on Monday 5 November. The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Burdekin Shire Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. Past [...]

Artists in the Burdekin region are encouraged to apply for a share in Round One of the 2018-19 Regional Arts Development Fund, which opens on Monday 5 November.

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Burdekin Shire Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Past Burdekin RADF projects include writing workshops, crystal glaze workshops, art exhibitions, visual arts professional development and school concerts.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said RADF grants helped get meaningful artistic projects off the ground.

“The pool of funding for 2018-19 is $43,000, with $30,000 of that being contributed by Arts Queensland and a further $13,000 by Burdekin Shire Council,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“RADF provides critical funding for local artists, enabling them to realise their artistic visions for the benefit of the local community.”

Queensland Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch said investing in creative and cultural experiences through RADF strengthened regional communities, boosted cultural tourism, and enhanced the quality of life in rural and remote towns and cities.

“RADF is a unique partnership between the Queensland Government and Burdekin Shire Council to support local talent, unite communities and celebrate the arts across the state.

“The Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland, is contributing $2.08 million in 2018-19 in partnership with 58 councils state-wide to help deliver cultural experiences which align with local priorities,” Ms Enoch said.

Successful applicants will be determined by the Burdekin RADF committee, which is made up by Council and Community representatives.

Applicants can apply for up to $500 for Developing Individual Skills and up to $5,000 for all other application categories.

Priority projects for 2018-19 are:

  • Applications which increase participation of priority communities including children and young people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse community, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disabilities;
  • Applications which invest in cultural and community programs; and
  • Skills development and mentoring for artists and arts workers.

Round One will open on Monday 5 November and closes at 5pm on Monday 26 November.

Application forms are available from Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au.

 

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Call for Community Christmas Carols stall holders

Council is seeking expressions of interest from stall holders for the 2018 Community Christmas Carols, to be held on Sunday 9 December. As space is limited, only Christmas themed stalls will be considered. Stall holders will be required to provide their own tents (3m x 3m), equipment and preferably lighting. There will be limited power [...]

Council is seeking expressions of interest from stall holders for the 2018 Community Christmas Carols, to be held on Sunday 9 December.

As space is limited, only Christmas themed stalls will be considered.

Stall holders will be required to provide their own tents (3m x 3m), equipment and preferably lighting. There will be limited power supply and lighting available.

To obtain an Expression Of Interest form, contact Council’s Community Development section on (07) 4783 9800.

Expressions of Interest forms and public liability certificates are due by Friday 9 November.

Push to finish projects before Christmas

Council’s men and women in hi-vis are busy repairing roads, upgrading parks, constructing pathways and improving parks throughout the Shire as they endeavour to complete several major capital projects before Christmas. The reconstruction of a one kilometre section of Hodel Road and the reseal of 12 urban streets are some of the projects Council’s dedicated [...]

Council’s men and women in hi-vis are busy repairing roads, upgrading parks, constructing pathways and improving parks throughout the Shire as they endeavour to complete several major capital projects before Christmas.

The reconstruction of a one kilometre section of Hodel Road and the reseal of 12 urban streets are some of the projects Council’s dedicated outdoor staff are busy working on this month.

Teams are also putting the finishing touches on the construction of more than one kilometre of pathway along Seventh Avenue in Home Hill.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said “This 2.5m wide pathway, which runs from beyond Nineteenth Street to Fourteenth Street, will provide a safe dual purpose route for pedestrians and cyclists to access the Home Hill CBD and schools, and provides opportunity for residents to increase their levels of physical activity through walking, jogging or riding.”

Council is undertaking these projects as part of its $16.6 million investment in capital works and renewals allocated for 2018/19.

Cr Lyn McLaughlin said the massive effort is not out of character for the outdoor staff.

“Our team do a wonderful job all year round, and especially in these hot and humid conditions.

“The work they undertake continuously improves facilities throughout our shire for the benefit of all our residents.

“On behalf of our entire community, I thank them for all they do.”

Meanwhile, Burdekin Shire Council Manager Works Wayne Saldumbide says staff are already preparing for a big 2019.

“Some of our major projects next year include replacing the playground equipment at Alva Park, and the construction of the Nature Based Play Space in Plantation Park as well as the establishment of the mobile Visitor Information Centre.

“It’s an exciting time to be living in the Burdekin.”

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Efforts of local SES recognised

Four Burdekin SES members have been recognised for their long serving contributions to the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) at the SES Week Awards Presentation in Townsville on Saturday. John George, Mario Vardanega, Barbara Beckett, and Robert Sutcliffe each received a Meritorious Medal clasp for their periods of service (15, 25, 20, and 40 years [...]

Four Burdekin SES members have been recognised for their long serving contributions to the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) at the SES Week Awards Presentation in Townsville on Saturday.

John George, Mario Vardanega, Barbara Beckett, and Robert Sutcliffe each received a Meritorious Medal clasp for their periods of service (15, 25, 20, and 40 years respectively) to the Queensland SES.  Mr Sutcliffe, Local Controller for the Burdekin region, also received a National Medal clasp for 35 years of ongoing diligent service.

In addition to the long service awards, Ayr Group member Bradley Hutchinson received an SES Week Award for his special contribution to the SES through his outstanding work, dedication and strong moral character.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin congratulated each of the members for their awards, which were presented on the first day of national SES Week (20 – 28 October 2018).

“SES Week is an opportunity for the community to recognise and thank the Queensland SES for the invaluable service they perform,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Queensland is the most disaster prone state in the country and consequently, the role played by SES members is critical to the recovery of our region in times of emergency and disasters.

“We are incredibly lucky in the Burdekin to have more than 40 SES members who are ready and willing to provide assistance.

“On behalf of Burdekin Shire Council and the community, I would like to congratulate Mario, Barbara, John, Robert and Brad on their remarkable achievements.

“I would also like to thank each and every SES volunteer for their contribution to keeping Queenslanders safe.

“To help raise awareness of the invaluable role the State Emergency Service plays in our community, Council has turned the Ayr CBD fountain orange for SES week.”

With approximately 6,200 active and unpaid members, the Queensland SES performs a diverse range of functions to respond to local, state and national disasters and emergencies.

Members are trained and equipped to help their communities across a range of functions, and their primary purpose is to assist the most vulnerable members of the community.

Burdekin SES Deputy Controller John Winn said more members were being sought leading up to the wet season.

“We’re trying to encourage more people to join,” Mr Winn said.

“Anyone from the ages of 16 through to 70, its no real issue as long as they’re reasonably fit and able to get out into the community and help out.”

Mr Winn said members received nationally recognised accredited training to equip them to deal with the challenges of the role.

“We encourage people to come along and join. The more members we can get, it’s greatly appreciated.”

For more information about the State Emergency Service, including how to join, visit www.ses.qld.gov.au.

Changes to waste disposal throughout Burdekin Shire

The engagement of a new green waste contractor by Burdekin Shire Council is changing the way locals dispose of rubbish throughout the shire. Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said thanks to a new tub grinder machine, locals now had the ability to dispose of logs and stumps at four of Council’s transfer and waste stations.  This service [...]

The engagement of a new green waste contractor by Burdekin Shire Council is changing the way locals dispose of rubbish throughout the shire.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said thanks to a new tub grinder machine, locals now had the ability to dispose of logs and stumps at four of Council’s transfer and waste stations.  This service is currently not extended to the Clare facility.

“Previously, large logs over 300mm in diameter could only be accepted at our Kirknie Landfill Station for a small fee,” Cr McLaughlin.

“Council is happy to announce that Burdekin residents can now dispose of large logs and stumps at all of our major transfer stations and landfills for free.

“Council also welcomes residents to help themselves to the resulting mulch which will now be created.”

Burdekin Shire Council Director of Infrastructure, Planning and Environmental Services Nick Wellwood said a second machine is also able to break down large pieces of concrete and mattresses.

Mr Wellwood said he expected the move to have a positive impact on the amount of bulky waste entering landfill in the Burdekin.

“Previously, a single mattress could take up anywhere from 0.5m2 to 1m2 in landfill,” Mr Wellwood said.

“Now, these mattresses will be reduced to small pieces and any scrap metal will be separated and recycled.

“Additionally, the machinery will break down stockpiled concrete into smaller 20mm pieces and remove any steel reinforcement.

“This concrete can then be reused by Council in carrying out road works or used as engineering fill.

“This means we’re spending less money on purchasing materials as well as reducing the amount of waste entering landfill.”

Residents can dispose of mattresses at any of the transfer stations for a nominal fee of $5.

The changes to waste disposal methods have been implemented ahead of the introduction of a Queensland-wide waste levy next year.

Under the proposed Waste Levy legislation, which is expected to commence on 4 March 2019, commercial waste would incur a levy of $70 per tonne.

The levy should not have any direct impact on households.

For more information about waste disposal throughout the Burdekin Shire, visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au

How to Apply

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

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

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


Current job vacancies are shown below.

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Job Vacancy 18/70 – Administration and Records Coordinator

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for an Administration and Records Coordinator to lead and coordinate Council’s Administration and Records Sections which includes Records Management, Council meeting support and various organisational administration duties. Applications close on Wednesday, 28 November 2018 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for an Administration and Records Coordinator to lead and coordinate Council’s Administration and Records Sections which includes Records Management, Council meeting support and various organisational administration duties.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Supervision of the Administration and Records section.
  • Ongoing development and maintenance of the Council’s electronic document management system (ECM) including relevant policies, procedures, operational standards and retention and disposal schedules.
  • Coordinate and conduct routine disposal, retention, preservation and transfer of records in accordance with the Public Records Act, 2002 and relevant legislation.
  • Promote sound records management practices and responsibilities throughout Council.
  • Administer and maintain Council’s agenda and minute system and provide training to other officers in the use of the system.
  • Oversee the classification of Council’s correspondence including the referral of correspondence to relevant meetings and the allocation of tasks to relevant officers to ensure all correspondence is dealt with efficiently.

The Person

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

  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, team development and staff development.
  • Demonstrated experience in office administration and record-keeping procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of agenda preparation and minute taking procedures and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and learn software applications relevant to the work environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of corporate policy and processes and how they relate to sound Record Management.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 5 ($83,443pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Applications for 18/70 – Administration and Records Coordinator should include:

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

Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Wednesday, 28 November 2018 2018 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

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

Download the Application Package

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Job Vacancy 18/68 – Trainee Administration Officer – Operations

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Trainee Administration Officer. The successful applicant will complete a traineeship in the Operations Department learning basic clerical and administration tasks while undertaking a Certificate III in Business Administration. Applications close on Wednesday, 21 November 2018.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Trainee Administration Officer.  The successful applicant will complete a traineeship in the Operations Department learning basic clerical and administration tasks while undertaking a Certificate III in Business Administration. The traineeship qualification has a nominal duration of 12 months.

This traineeship opportunity is made available with the assistance of government incentives; therefore, successful appointment will be dependent on applicants meeting specific funding criteria contained in the attached Traineeship Eligibility Questionnaire. Funding eligibility will be assessed upon receipt of your application.

The key responsibilities include:

  • Perform a range of clerical activities for the Operations Department including Water and Waste Water, Parks and Works sections.
  • Under regular direction maintain efficient customer request processing through the daily receipt, dispatch and finalisation in the Proclaim System.
  • Assist in water sample preparation, collection, dispatch and recording in SWIM Local.
  • Assist in the preparation of correspondence, public notices and other material relevant to the Operations Department.

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; Training Wage Award – State 2012 and Council’s Certified Agreement. Currently, the salary ranges from $727.12 to $1,353.61 gross per fortnight dependent upon age and the highest year of schooling completed.

Applications for 18/68 – Trainee Administration Officer – Operations should include:

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

Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Wednesday, 21 November 2018 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Manager Operations – Wayne Saldumbide on (07) 4783 9800.

Download the Application Package

 

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Job Vacancy 18/63 – Compliance and Investigations Officer (Temporary)

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Compliance and Investigations Officer. This is a temporary position for a period of up to 12 months. Applications close on Monday, 19 November 2018 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Compliance and Investigations Officer. This is a temporary position for a period of up to 12 months.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Undertake compliance activities including inspections, patrols, investigations to identify breaches of Council’s Local Laws and the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act, including seizure and impounding of animals.
  • Gather evidence for further enforcement action, including interviewing alleged offenders and preparing statements; taking and storing photographic evidence and collection and storage of physical evidence.
  • Investigate customer requests and take enforcement action where necessary.
  • Investigate, enforce and prepare evidence for prosecution on matters relating to the enforcement of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008.

The Person

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

  • Demonstrated high-level of written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to work in a high conflict area.
  • Sound computer skills with the demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to new technology and software.
  • Demonstrated experience, in legislation enforcement including issuing notices and obtaining and executing warrants.
  • Demonstrated animal management skills including understanding and assessing dangerous behaviour and capture techniques.
  • Possession of a current Queensland “C” class driver’s licence for manual vehicles.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 4 ($78,447pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Applications for 18/63 – Compliance and Investigations 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 Monday, 19 November 2018 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information contact Linda Govan – Coordinator Environment and Health on (07) 4783 9800.

Download the Application Package

Marketplace

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

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

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

  • Tenders are used for the purchase and sale of goods and services valued at $200,000 or more (excluding GST).
  • Expressions of interest are used in some circumstances prior to calling for tenders.
  • Quotations are sought for items valued at less than $200,000 (excluding GST).
  • Items are occasionally offered for sale at a fixed price if they do not sell when offered for sale by tender or auction.
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TBSC/18/010 – Construction of a Nature Based Play Space at Plantation Park

Tenders are invited for the Construction of a Nature Based Play Space at Plantation Park. Tender documents are available from Mr Gary Keane on (07) 4783 9924 or by emailing gary.keane@burdekin.qld.gov.au Tenders sealed and endorsed "TBSC/18/010 – Construction of a Nature Based Play Space at Plantation Park." are to be lodged in the tender box [...]

Tenders are invited for the Construction of a Nature Based Play Space at Plantation Park.

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

Tenders sealed and endorsed “TBSC/18/010 – Construction of a Nature Based Play Space at Plantation Park.” are to be lodged in the tender box located at Burdekin Shire Council no later than 12.00 noon on Monday the 19th of November 2018.

A non-mandatory tenderers meeting will be held on Thursday 1st of November 2018 at 11.00 am in the Training Room, Jones St. Depot. Ayr.

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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Corica Road – Drainage Works

Burdekin Shire Council advises that drainage works will be undertaken on Corica Road approximately 1km from Sexton Road intersection commencing Monday 12th November 2018. The works are expected to be completed by Friday 7th December 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council advises that drainage works will be undertaken on Corica Road approximately 1km from Sexton Road intersection commencing Monday 12th November 2018. The works are expected to be completed by Friday 7th December 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

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

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

What to expect:

  • Temporary Lane Closures
  • Speed Restrictions
  • Dust associated with construction activities

Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum for road users during the construction period. Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users for their patience during these works.

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

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Hodel Road – Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

Burdekin Shire Council advises that road reconstruction and drainage works will be undertaken on Hodel Road from the Bruce Highway intersections for 1km. The works are expected to be completed in December 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council advises that road reconstruction and drainage works will be undertaken on Hodel Road from the Bruce Highway intersections for 1km. The works are expected to be completed in December 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

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

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

What to expect:

  • Temporary Lane Closures
  • Speed Restrictions
  • Dust associated with construction activities
  • Increased noise levels and vibration from machinery, equipment and site vehicles

Property Access:

There will be at times when access to properties directly adjacent the works will be temporarily restricted while the works are in progress.  Residents will be notified should their access be temporarily restricted.

Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum for road users during the construction period.  Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users for their patience during these works.

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

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Footpath Works – Seventh Avenue

Burdekin Shire Council advises that footpath construction works will be undertaken in Seventh Avenue from Sixteenth Street to Fourteenth Street. The works are scheduled to commence on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 and are expected to be completed in December 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Burdekin Shire Council advises that footpath construction works will be undertaken in Seventh Avenue from Sixteenth Street to Fourteenth Street. The works are scheduled to commence on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 and are expected to be completed in December 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

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

Seventh Avenue 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 Fourteenth A Street and Fourteenth Street will be subject to road closures.

What to expect:

  • Temporary Lane Closures
  • Speed Restrictions
  • Reduced trafficable widths
  • Dust associated with construction activities
  • Increased noise levels and vibration from machinery, equipment and site

Property Access:

There will be times when access to properties will be temporarily restricted while the works are in progress. Residents will be notified should their access be temporarily restricted.

Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum for road users during the construction period. Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users for their patience during these works.

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

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 scheduled to commence Monday 30 April 2018 and is expected to take approximately 6 weeks.

Bi-annual water supply meter reading is scheduled to commence on Monday 8th October, 2018.  Approximate times and areas for the commencement of meter readings are:

  • 8th October – Home Hill, Rossiters Hill, Brandon and Parkside
  • Early November – East Ayr, Drysdale Estate, South Ayr
  • Mid November – Ayr CBD, Little Drysdale & Kennedy Street areas, Sutcliffe Estate area, Alva Beach, Mt. Kelly and Giru

To assist Councils meter readers, residents are requested to please clear meters of all obstructions, isolate and/or restrain dogs and unlock gates.

For further information or if specific arrangements are required regarding access, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Council appreciates your assistance in these matters.

Animals in the Council Pound

Council publishes details of all animals that have been surrendered, impounded, or left at the pound.

Due to the number of animals that we see each week, we are only able to hold animals for 3 working days.

If you have lost an animal, or if you would like to adopt an animal from our pound, please contact our Animal Control Officers via the Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

Release Fees

View the Release Fees for Animals in the Pound.

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Bull arab Type cross breed 0667 – Impounded Sydney street Ayr – 15/11/2018

Tan Male/Entire Bull arab Type cross breed 0667. Impounded Sydney street Ayr 15/11/2018. Date of exit - 20/11/2018. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
15/11/2018
 
Breed and Colour
Bull arab Type cross breed 0667 – Tan
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Impounded
 
Location Found
Sydney street Ayr
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
20/11/2018
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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Shar -Pei cross- 665 – Impounded Ayr – 13/11/2018

Tan/black Male/Entire Shar -Pei cross- 665. Impounded Ayr 13/11/2018. Date of exit - 16/11/2018. Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming.
Date of Entry
13/11/2018
 
Breed and Colour
Shar -Pei cross- 665 – Tan/black
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Impounded
 
Location Found
Ayr
 
Sex
Male/Entire
 
Date of Exit
16/11/2018
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Refer to Animal Control Officer about suitability for rehoming
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Domestic Short Hair 0664 – Left at Pound – 13/11/2018

Tabby Domestic Short Hair 0664. Left at Pound 13/11/2018. Date of exit - 16/11/2018. Suitable for rehoming.
Date of Entry
13/11/2018
 
Breed and Colour
Domestic Short Hair 0664 – Tabby
 
Impounded / Surrendered
Left at Pound
 
Location Found
 
Sex
 
Date of Exit
16/11/2018
 
Suitable for Rehoming
Suitable for rehoming
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