Council warns against scams

Burdekin Shire Council is aware that a fraudulent request for tender using Council’s logo is currently being sent to local businesses via email.

Council advises that this is not an official request for tender and is likely a scam.

Council warns all residents against opening the email attachment and to exercise caution in opening any emails from unrecognised email addresses.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) advises to look for the following clues when spotting a fake document:

  • generic rather than personal greeting;
  • names of organisations that don’t exist;
  • poorer quality presentation;
  • poorer quality grammar and spelling; and
  • overly official or forced language.

If you are in doubt about the authenticity of an email that you receive from Council, you can phone the Customer Service Centre to verify on (07) 4783 9800 8am-5pm Monday to Friday.

All valid tender requests are posted to Burdekin Shire Council’s official website.

Ayr Swimming Pool to Reopen Saturday

The Ayr Swimming Pool will reopen Saturday 22 September after remaining closed for urgent maintenance.

Burdekin Shire Council Director of Infrastructure, Planning & Environmental Services Nick Wellwood said Council had achieved their target of reopening the pool at the beginning of the school holiday period.

“Further maintenance work will be carried out at the pool after the completion of the school holiday period, however the impact on the public’s use will be minimised,” Mr Wellwood said.

“Any potential impacts on pool operating hours will be notified closer to the commencement of these works.”

The Ayr Swimming Pool is open to the public 5:30am-7pm Monday to Friday excluding Wednesday, 5:30am-6pm on Wednesday and Saturday and 10am-6pm on Sunday.

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

Interruption to Water Supply – Wilmington Street, Ayr – Thursday 27th September 2018

Weather permitting, on Thursday 27th September, 2018 Council will be replacing a section of water main at the intersection of Edwards and Wilmington Streets Ayr which will result in an interruption to water supply for residents on Wilmington Street between Edwards Street and Parker Street.

As a result of these necessary works, residents will experience a loss of water supply for up to 5 hours between 10:00am and 3:00pm. All efforts will be made to keep this interruption to a minimum.

Residents are advised to store their day’s supply of drinking water before 10:00am on that day.

Council regrets any inconvenience that may be caused to residents as a result of these works.

For further information or for any queries, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm.

 

Gibson Street – Road Re-Construction Works

Burdekin Shire Council advises road re-construction works will be commencing in Gibson Street from Beach Road to Cox Street on Saturday 22nd September 2018, the works are expected to be completed in October 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

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

Gibson Street from Beach Road to Cox Street will be closed to all traffic to enable works to be undertaken safely and efficiently. Traffic will be detoured via Paine Street during the construction period.

What to Expect:

  • Road closure – Gibson Street
  • Detours in place – Pain Street
  • Dust associated with construction activities
  • Increased noise levels and vibration from machinery, equipment and site vehicles

Property Access:

There will be at times temporary restricted access to properties within the works area. Residents will be notified individually should their access be disrupted.

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

Solar Lights to Extend Ayr Skate Park Usability

Visitors to Ayr’s Skate Park can now play for longer following the installation of solar lights at the local facility.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the solar lights contained smart controls which allowed the lights to run at full power for three hours after dusk, before dimming for one final hour and then turning off.

Council purchased lights after receiving funding under the Queensland Government’s Get Playing Places and Spaces program, which also funded the recent installation of shade sails at the park.

“We’re pleased we were able to use the funds from the grant on this lighting project,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Between the shade sails and the new solar lights, Council has been able to extend the usability of the park for the benefit of the community.

“I’d like to thank the Queensland Government for making all of this possible though funding from its Get Playing Places and Spaces program.”

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

 

Wellness & Family Fun Day to Bring Mental Health to the Forefront

Local holistic health, fitness and wellbeing providers will come together to promote positive mental health during the 2018 Wellness & Family Fun Day on Sunday 7 October.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the Fun Day, which runs from 8am to 12pm, will integrate mental health guest speakers with fun wellness-inspired activities.

“There will be everything from information stalls to mini workshops and drum circles; free yoga, massage & reflexology as well as organic fruit and veg for sale,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“We’ll also have face painting and hula hoop decorating for the children.”

Cr McLaughlin said the event would bring the topic of mental health to the forefront.

“It’s incredibly important that we as a community have open discussions about how we can improve our mental health every day. Introducing small changes, such as regular exercise or eating well, can have big impacts to our wellbeing.”

Queensland Mental Health Commissioner Ivan Frkovic said individual and community health was vitally important.

“Good mental health is important to us all. It builds resilience and helps us cope with life’s stresses, reduces the risk of mental ill-health, helps us maintain strong relationships and keeps us physically healthy,” he said.

“By staying as mentally healthy as we possibly can, we can reduce the incidence and impact of mental illness, and we can live happier and more fulfilling lives.”

Cr McLaughlin said the 2018 Wellness & Family Fun Day is being held as part of Queensland Mental Health Week and is building on the success of last year’s Mental Health Morning.

“I thank the Queensland Mental Health Commission and Queensland Alliance for Mental Health for the grant received. I encourage community members of all ages to join us for a fun and informative morning.”

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

 

 

Job Vacancy 18/56 – Labourer – Parks

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Labourer – Parks to assist with delivering a high standard of care and maintenance to Council parks, gardens, public open spaces and cemeteries.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the maintenance of Council parks, gardens, public open spaces and cemeteries by undertaking general labouring and truck driving duties as directed by their immediate supervisor.
  • Confirm the location of services (Electricity, Water, Telstra etc.) before commencing works.
  • On a day to day basis, work efficiently and accurately, exercising initiative in the application of established work procedures.
  • Assist in the establishment of desired outcomes for particular works for which responsibility has been allocated and to ensure their achievement.

The Person

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

  • Demonstrated knowledge of landscaping and parks operations.
  • Demonstrated experience in operating and maintaining a range of small plant and equipment associated with the maintenance of parks and gardens.
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills and the ability to follow both verbal and written instructions.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment with limited supervision.
  • Current class C drivers’ licence.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The gross fortnightly wage for this position is $2,078.90 including Construction Allowance.

Applications for 18/56 – Labourer – Parks 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, 03 October 2018 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Tano Buono, Parks Coordinator on (07) 4783 9800.

Click on the link below to download the Application Package

Notice to Conserve Water – Mt Kelly – Tuesday 25 September 2018

Weather permitting, Council plans to connect a new section of water main between Old Clare Road and Sheepstation Creek Road on Tuesday 25 September 2018.

Residents of Mt Kelly are requested to conserve water from 6:00am to 5:00pm on that day to ensure no loss of supply is experienced.

For any queries, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 4783 9800 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm.

 

Bi-Annual Water Supply Meter Reading

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.

Footpath Works – Macmillan and Young Street

Burdekin Shire Council advises that footpath construction works will be undertaken at the intersection of Macmillan and Young Street adjacent to Centrelink. The works are scheduled to commence on Monday 17th September and are expected to be completed in October 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

All construction works will occur Monday to Saturday between 7.00am and 4.00pm.

Macmillan and Young Street will remain open during these works but will be subject to changed traffic conditions, including reduced trafficable widths and reduced speed limits to enable work to be undertaken safely and efficiently.

What to expect:

  • Changed Traffic Conditions
  • Reduced Trafficable Widths
  • Speed Restrictions
  • Dust associated with construction activities
  • Increased noise levels, equipment and site vehicles

Property Access:

There will be at times temporary restricted access to properties directly adjacent to the works area. Residents will be notified individually should their access be disrupted.

Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum 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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