Temporarily discoloured water safe to drink

Burdekin Shire Council advises that following the testing of the South Ayr Water Treatment Facility bypass pipeline today, some residents may temporarily experience slightly discoloured water.

Director of Infrastructure, Planning and Environmental Services Nick Wellwood said despite the discolouration, the water remains safe to drink.

“Council wishes to reiterate that the water is safe to drink, however if residents do not wish to consume the so-called ‘dirty water’, they can flush the discoloured water from their pipes by running a tap for a period of time until the water becomes clear again,” he said.

“Council is currently flushing our water mains and we expect the water colour to return to normal shortly.”

Local agricultural history inspires two Home Hill murals

The Burdekin’s rich agricultural history has inspired a North Queensland artist with two new murals erected in Home Hill’s Eighth Avenue this week.

Scenes from the inaugural Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival now bring the side of the ML Partners building to life, whilst local produce being enjoyed by a backpacker at the beach brightens the façade of the building previously occupied by Ben’s Retravision.

Regional Arts Development Fund Advisory Group Chair Cr Uli Liessmann said Council engaged Townsville artist Jon Bradshaw – who also produced the Burdekin Snow mural at the Home Hill Comfort Stop last year – to create the eye-catching scenes.

“The Burdekin’s Art Trail has been rapidly expanding throughout the shire, with five murals erected in the Ayr and Home Hill CBD’s in the past eighteen months,” Cr Liessmann said.

“We’ve had lots of great feedback about Jon’s artwork at the Comfort Stop, so it’s really exciting to have him back creating two more amazing murals in our Shire.”

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the addition of new street art in the CBD helped enliven the area and made it more appealing for shoppers, workers and visitors.

“It’s hoped that these new, eye-catching murals will entice people into the CBD centres and hopefully they will stay to shop or dine at one of the local businesses,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Council is continuing to investigate the possibility of more artwork and would love to be able to expand the Burdekin Art Trail throughout the Shire.”

Cr McLaughlin thanked the Queensland Government for making the project possible through the Works for Queensland Program.

Drysdale Estate – Asphalt Works

Burdekin Shire Council will be undertaking asphalt works in Gainsborough Drive, Picasso Court, Constable Court and Rubens Court commencing on Tuesday 22 January to Thursday 24 January 2019, weather permitting.

Motorists utilising Edwards Street will be controlled by traffic controllers to allow for construction traffic to enter and exit the worksite.

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

 

Norham Road – Footpath Works

Burdekin Shire Council advises that footpath construction works will be undertaken on Norham Road from Michael Street to Adelaide Street. The works are scheduled to be completed by 15th February 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Norham 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. At times Adelaide Street will be subject to a road closure.

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

Works begin on Plantation Park’s Nature Based Play Space

Burdekin Shire Council has commenced construction on the state-of-the-art Nature Based Play Space in Ayr’s Plantation Park.

The works, which began on Monday 7 January, includes landscaping, additional pathway works and installation of all-abilities play equipment and solar lighting.

When completed, the play space will incorporate features such as:

  • water play area, including hand water pumps;
  • accessible fortress themed lookout;
  • sand play table;
  • climbing wall and net; and
  • all-abilities swings.

Individual elements will be linked by a network of accessible pathways and bridges.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the Nature Based Play Space would benefit the community for years to come.

“Council have really invested a lot of time in the community consultation and design phases to make sure this space is enjoyable for all residents and visitors,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“This includes ensuring that pathways and play equipment, such as the sand play table and water pump area, are wheelchair accessible. This will be a place where all children can have fun, be challenged and develop their fine motor skills through outdoor play.”

Cr McLaughlin said the project was in keeping with the natural bush setting at Plantation Park and would be unique for the region.

“This won’t be your standard playground. The play equipment is made from lots of natural materials, such as timber, smoothed stones and bamboo.

“Council intend that, weather permitting, families will be able to enjoy the Nature Based Play Space from June this year.”

Whilst construction is being undertaken there will be increased traffic movement within the internal roadways of the park.

The construction site has been fenced to allow work to be undertaken safely. Plantation Park will remain open for use to residents and visitors.

In 2018 Council received $1.5 million from the Queensland Government to assist with construction of the Nature Based Play Space. $200,000 was also allocated from the State Government’s 2017-19 Works for Queensland program towards the project.

Cr McLaughlin thanked the State Government for investing money in the project for the benefit of Burdekin residents and visitors from throughout the state.

Public Notice – Community Consultation – Reserve for Park R119 (RSL Park) – Tenth Street, Home Hill

Council intends to seek Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy consent to the cancellation of Reserve for Park R119 Lot 2 H61664 (RSL Park) situated at 67 Tenth Street, Home Hill.

The Reserve is considered surplus to the Shire’s requirements and may become available for disposal under the State Government’s land disposal policies.

The surplus property may present an opportunity for sale to the public and further development subject to compliance with Council’s IPA Planning Scheme.

Submissions for or against this proposal are requested.

Consultation will assist in determining the extent of the use of the Reserve and degree of opposition to any loss of amenity that the local community may have.

Written submissions are required to be forwarded to Council by 4.00pm Monday 18 February 2019.  Enquiries can be directed to 4783 9800.

 

Postal Address: Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 974, Ayr. Qld 4807

Email:

Job Vacancy 19/06 – Geographic Information Systems Administrator

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a qualified or experienced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Administrator to provide GIS services to Council’s internal and external customers.

Additional to the required knowledge base, Council is seeking a proactive applicant who will embrace our organisation’s corporate goals and values and demonstrate a willingness to adapt to a changing work environment.

The Person

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

  • Tertiary qualification or demonstrated evidence of commencing or working towards a tertiary qualification, in a spatial data field or demonstrated experience in a spatial data related role.
  • Sound knowledge of the principles and practices of GIS systems and demonstrated experience with GIS corporate software (preferably ArcGIS and IntraMaps ESRI and TechnologyOne Products).
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Department of Environment and Resource Management Digital Cadastral Data Base (DCDB).
  • Demonstrated ability to select and apply an appropriate range of research, analytical and investigative skills and techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision with adherence to routines and designated time frames.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting corporate goals and values as a proactive and adaptive employee in changing work environments.
  • Demonstrated positive “can do” attitude when communicating with both internal and external customers.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 6 ($91,770pa) 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 19/06 – Geographic Information Systems Administrator 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 February 2019 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Reg Norman – Asset Management Coordinator on (07) 4783 9800.

Job Vacancy 19/05 – Administration Officer

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for an Administration Officer to undertake a range of clerical activities within the Administration and Records section.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Minute taking and preparation of minutes for Council, Committee and other meetings.
  • Agenda compilation and distribution.
  • Daily capture and registration of correspondence within council’s record management system.
  • Assist with disposal of records which have met the requirements of approved retention and disposal schedules.
  • Assist Records staff with the search and retrieval of corporate documents.

The Person

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

  • Demonstrated experience in routine administrative or clerical work within the confines of established procedures, with occasional complex situations.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in formal meeting minute taking.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply time management skills to the workplace with reference to planning and organising own workload.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing quality client service.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and implement new skills with computer systems and applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle private, confidential and sensitive information.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 2 ($65,121pa) 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 19/05 – Administration 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 Tuesday, 29 January 2019 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

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

Job Vacancy 19/04 – Accounts Payable Officer (Temporary)

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for an Accounts Payable Officer. The successful applicant will assist with the processing of creditor invoices for weekly, fortnightly and monthly payment runs.  Other duties include ensuring GST compliance, reconciliation of purchase card transactions, attending to creditor enquiries and reconciling monthly statements.

This is a part time, job share position for a period of up to twelve months with the hours of work totalling 32 hours per fortnight. The hours of work are: –

  • Week 1 – 8am to 5pm – Monday and Tuesday
  • Week 2 – 8am to 5pm – Thursday and Friday

The Person

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

  • Demonstrated high level of administrative and financial experience with a focus on attention to detail and accuracy of work.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritise own work to meet deadlines and achieve work outcomes.
  • Demonstrated high level of both written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience with the Microsoft Office Suite and relevant financial systems.
  • Demonstrated experience working and maintaining relationships and work output within a harmonious and productive team environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with private, confidential and sensitive information.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 3 ($31,683pa) 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 19/04 – Accounts Payable 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 Tuesday, 29 January 2019 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Accounts Payable Administrator – Deanna Otto on (07) 4783 9800.

 

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