Plantation Creek – Pontoon Closure

Burdekin Shire Council would like to advise that pontoon maintenance works will be undertaken at Plantation Creek.

The Pontoon will be closed whilst the maintenance works is completed from Wednesday 20 March to Friday 28 March 2019, weather permitting.

The boat ramps will remain open to residents during the works with some minor interruptions.

Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents for their patience during the maintenance works. Should you require further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Team on 4783 9800.

Job Vacancy 19/14 – Plant Operator – Works

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications to fill the role of Plant Operator in the Works section.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Demonstrate an ability to make judgements on routine work conditions and processes, independent from senior staff and accepting responsibility for those judgements.
  • Ensure the efficient use of materials, plant and labour at all times on Council works.
  • Completion of plant defect reports as necessary.
  • Perform other duties which contribute to the effectiveness of Council’s operations (e.g. labouring, operation of other plant for which the position holder is qualified).
  • Drivers and Operators of machinery are responsible for the daily machinery maintenance prior to machinery start-up (six-point check).
  • Conduct start up and shutdown procedures as per operator manuals.
  • Carry out basic preventative maintenance and regularly clean allocated item of plant.
  • Ensure all servicing and maintenance of plant is performed and is consistent with manufacturer’s recommendations.

The Person

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

  • Current certificate of competency for a front-end loader.
  • Current Class MR Drivers Licence.
  • Demonstrated experience in the operation of a front-end loader during road construction activities, including site cleaning and stockpiling of materials.
  • General Construction Induction White Card.
  • Proven ability to work under minimum supervision and in a team-based environment.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The gross fortnightly wage for this position is $2,153.87 including 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 19/14 – Plant Operator – Works 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 3 April 2019 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

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

Burdekin River Bridge – Temporary Lane Closure

As part of the Burdekin River Bridge Rehabilitation project, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) wishes to advise of single lane closures on the Burdekin River Bridge, Home Hill on the following dates.

Monday 25 March to Friday 29 March 2019 (weather permitting)

9.30am to 2.45pm

(please note start and finish times)

During this time, speed and width restrictions will be in place and the site will be under traffic control.  North and southbound road users should expect minor delays.

To minimise disruptions, heavy vehicles operators with loads three (3) metres wide or greater must contact Michael Brennan on 0409 643 768 to advise of an anticipated time of arrival to allow for road barriers and other infrastructure to be cleared.  Failure to give advance warning will result in further delays.

We apologise for any inconvenience and seek your cooperation during this program of works. If you have any questions about any TMR projects, please contact our Customer and Stakeholder Management team via email at or by telephoning 1800 625 648.

Job Vacancy 19/15 – 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.

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.

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

Applications for 19/15 – 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 Tuesday, 2 April 2019 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.

Conserve Water Notice – Giru Residents Wednesday 20 March to Friday 22 March 2019

Residents of Giru, Shirbourne and surrounding areas connected to the Giru Water Supply are requested to conserve water from midnight (12am) Wednesday 20 March to midnight (12am) Friday 22 March 2019 to allow planned maintenance at the Cungulla Water Treatment Plant in Giru to be carried out.

Council thanks residents for their co-operation.

 

Job Vacancy 19/13 – Labourer – Works

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Labourer within the Works section.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting work team members with the construction and maintenance of Council infrastructure in accordance with specifications, plans and safety documentation.
  • Ensure the efficient use of materials, plant and labour under their control.
  • Participate in and conduct risk assessments prior to commencement of work on job sites.
  • Confirm the location of services (Power, Water, Fibre Optic etc.) before commencing works.
  • On a day to day basis, work efficiently and accurately, exercising initiative in the application of established work procedures.
  • Undertake work as detailed in the relevant work quality plans and work procedures ensuring compliance with all Acts, Regulations and Codes of Practice including the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Work Method Statements and the like.

The Person

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

  • MR Drivers Licence.
  • General Construction Induction White Card.
  • Demonstrated sound written and verbal communication skills and the ability to follow both written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to assess safety risks and complete and understand risk assessments associated with works.
  • Physical ability necessary to undertake manual handling and labouring for extended period in direct sunlight if required.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The gross fortnightly wage for this position is $2078.90 including Construction Allowance.

Applications for 19/13 – Labourer – Works should include:

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

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 can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Wednesday 3 April 2019 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

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

 

Tenders and Quotations for Materials

Tenders closing at 2pm Wednesday 17 April 2019 are invited for the supply and delivery of materials to Council as listed below.

  • TBSC/19/001 – Tender for Stone Products – 2019/2020 – Supply, or supply and delivery of road base products.
  • TBSC/19/002 – Tender for Bulk Sodium Hypochlorite – 2019/2020 – Supply and delivery of bulk sodium hypochlorite.
  • TBSC/19/003 – Tender for Ready Mixed Concrete – 2019/2021 – Supply and delivery of ready mixed concrete.
  • TBSC/19/005 – Tender for Herbicides – 2019/2021 – Supply and delivery of herbicides.
  • QBSC/19/005 – Quotation for Cement Products – 2019/2021 – Supply and delivery of cement products.

Specifications and conditions of tendering are available via the online LG Tender Box Portal. All tender submissions must be logged electronically via the following website: www.lgtenderbox.com.au

Tenderers must register in accordance with the instructions on that website. If a Tenderer has any questions in relation to that website they should contact the following:

Phone: 1800 779 027

Email:

Submission and acceptance of Tenders shall be in accordance with the relevant specifications. PLEASE NOTE: Tenders will not be accepted if not lodged electronically via www.lgtenderbox.com.au.

Ayr-Ravenswood Road – Gravel Re-sheeting and Grading

Burdekin Shire Council advises that grading works are in progress on the Ayr-Ravenswood Road. Re-sheeting works are scheduled to commence on Wednesday 20 March 2019 in the vicinity of Molybdenum Creek and will continue towards the town of Ravenswood. These works are expected to be completed by Wednesday 27 March 2019, weather permitting.

The Ayr-Ravenswood Road will remain open during these works, however, this section will be subject to speed restrictions and traffic control where minor delays may be experienced. Gravel trucks, in addition to existing plant, will be operating along this road during the course of the works.

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

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

Council schedules flying fox dispersal activities in Home Hill

Council officers will be carrying out flying fox dispersal activities in Home Hill near Kidby Gully from Tuesday 19 March to Thursday 21 March.

It comes after a colony of flying foxes recently started using the residential area as a roost.

Officers will also be carrying out simultaneous dispersal activities in Lloyd Mann Park.

The activities will start before dawn at around 5am with starter pistols and will be conducted for approximately one hour.

Residents are asked to secure any animals that may be startled by loud noises.

BSCAT winds up after 13 years of promoting community safety

The Burdekin Building Safer Community Action Teams (BSCAT) has held its final meeting yesterday after nearly 13 years of crime prevention initiatives.

The committee was formed in 2006 in response to the Beattie Government’s Building Safer Community Action Teams program, which aimed to develop strong networks between police, local government and community stakeholders.

Under this program, the Burdekin BSCAT committee – which was made up of Councillors, Council staff, Queensland Police Service personnel and community representatives – received an initial grant for $20,000 to use on crime prevention initiatives.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin praised the ability of the Burdekin BSCAT to make the one-off funding last such a significant amount of time.

“During its lifetime, the Burdekin BSCAT committee has carried out several successful campaigns and projects, including the Crime Prevention Conference, Youth Watch Patrol, Queen Street traders height charts and One Punch Can Kill presentations to local schools.

“The funding also assisted in securing burglar beware signage on buses, lock it or lose it street signs, and CCTV at both Tommy Tie Park and the Graham Street Bus Shelter.

“I would like to thank the BSCAT committee members, past and present, for their valuable contributions to promoting community safety over the years.”

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