$5.1 million for waste services and infrastructure

Burdekin Shire Council will spend $5.1 million delivering and upgrading waste services and infrastructure in the 2019/20 financial year whilst continuing to keep charges to ratepayers to a minimum.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council had allocated significant funds in the 2018/19 Budget to improve Council’s compliance with existing licence conditions at the Kirknie Road Landfill and that 2019/20 should see the completion of the required capital compliance works.

“Council has budgeted $250,000 to construct and complete earthworks, levelling and drainage works at the Kirknie landfill site. These works will include filling low lying areas of the site to minimise water ponding and potential for leachate generation in the previously unlined trenches,” Cr McLaughlin said.

Funding has also been allocated for the construction of drainage structures and earth bunds to facilitate drainage in accordance with the Kirknie Stormwater Management Plan.

“Other minor projects that have received funding include the construction of two new ground water monitoring bores budgeted at $15,000 and the construction of a concrete sump for leachate ponds 1 and 2.

“The construction of these new bores is a win for the environment, as they will allow Council to monitor the quality of water in the underground and will give Council greater control in monitoring the risk of potential environmental degradations.”

The monitoring bores will complement the four current bores which were installed in the 2018/19 financial year.

Meanwhile, construction of the sump will improve Council’s ability to pump out and clean the ponds for ongoing maintenance and repairs. The new process will also be much more efficient and cost effective than the existing method.

Cr McLaughlin confirmed residents of Clare and surrounding areas will be able to continue visiting the Clare Transfer Station seven days a week on a permanent basis.

“Following Council’s decision to open the Clare Transfer Station as an unmanned facility in 2017/18, I am pleased to confirm residents will continue to benefit with Council budgeting $26,500 towards the annual operation of the facility.

“Residents should note however that incorrect use or abuse of the facility will cause the Council to review the services provided.”

Queen Street, Ayr – Pedestrian Crossing Line Marking

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that line marking works will be undertaken in Queen Street, Ayr on the pedestrian crossing in the vicinity of Snap Fitness and Hello World. The works are scheduled to commence on Sunday 23 June 2019 around 6:00am with a proposed completion time before 3:00pm, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Traffic management will be in place for the duration of the works with a single lane closure implemented on the lane under construction. This will alternate to the opposite lane when required.

Access to the CBD area will be accessible via a detour along Graham Street, Ayr throughout the duration of each lane closure.

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

For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Team on 47 83 9800.

 

Request for Quotations – QBSC/19/031 – Quotation for the Pest Control Treatment of Council Buildings and Manholes – 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021

**PLEASE NOTE CLOSING DATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 10:00AM THURSDAY 27TH JUNE 2019. COUNCIL CHAMBERS WILL BE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY 26TH JUNE FOR SHOW HOLIDAY**

Quotations are invited for the Pest Control Treatment of Council Buildings and Manholes – 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021, closing at 10:00am on Thursday 27 June 2019.

Quotation documents are available by downloading the Quotation package on Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au OR contacting Council’s Planning & Development Department on 4783 9800 during office hours (8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday).

Quotations shall be sealed in an envelope and endorsed as “QBSC/19/031 – Quotation for the Pest Control Treatment of Council Buildings and Manholes – 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021” and lodged in the tender box located at the Burdekin Shire Council, 145 Young Street, Ayr or posted to PO Box 974, AYR Q 4807.

Enquiries can be directed to Mr Keith Lewty on (07) 4783 9957.

 

Request for Quotations – QBSC/19/030 – Quotation for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Council’s Fire Protection Systems & Equipment – 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021

**PLEASE NOTE CLOSING DATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 10:00AM THURSDAY 27TH JUNE 2019. COUNCIL CHAMBERS WILL BE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY 26TH JUNE FOR SHOW HOLIDAY**

Quotations are invited for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Council’s Fire Protection Systems & Equipment – 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021, closing at 10:00am on Thursday 27 June 2019.

Quotation documents are available by downloading the Quotation package on Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au OR contacting Council’s Planning & Development Department on 4783 9800 during office hours (8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday).

Quotations shall be sealed in an envelope and endorsed as “QBSC/19/030 – Quotation for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Council’s Fire Protection Systems & Equipment – 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021” and lodged in the tender box located at the Burdekin Shire Council, 145 Young Street, Ayr or posted to PO Box 974, AYR Q 4807.

Enquiries can be directed to Mr Keith Lewty on (07) 4783 9957.

 

Burdekin River Bridge – Temporary Lane Closures

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) would like to advise of single lane closures and width restrictions on the Burdekin River Bridge, Home Hill on the following dates.

Monday 17 June to Friday 21 June 2019 (weather permitting)

9.30am to 2.30pm (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.

 

Online shopping and banking – Tuesday 25 June at 10.30am

For many Australians, a connected lifestyle includes the convenience of online shopping and banking, however, privacy and security concerns can stop those who aren’t as confident online from enjoying the same experience.

This FREE 1-hour webinar includes :

  • The benefits of shopping and banking online
  • How to safely shop and pay for things online
  • How to do every day banking safely online
  • What to look out for

The presentation is  offered by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and is being hosted by the Burdekin Library via a web session. You don’t need to bring anything unless you want to take notes during the presentation. Although designed to help older Australians stay safer online, everyone is welcome. Bookings can be made at the Burdekin Library at 108 Graham Street or by phoning 4783 9970.

This is one in a series of webinar presentations on cyber safety held this month.

The last session will be

  • Safe on Facebook – learn how to protect your privacy on Facebook and enjoy connecting with others online safely – 28 June– 10.30am

Disposal of used plant by online auction closing at 2pm on Tuesday 25 June 2019

Burdekin Shire Council has used plant being disposed by an online auction on pickles.com.au that closes at 2pm on Tuesday 25 June 2019. The used plant will be available for inspection at the Burdekin Shire Council Depot – 25-51 Jones Street, Ayr on Friday 21 June, 2018 between the hours of 9am and 12pm. It is a Workplace Health and Safety requirement for anyone entering the Depot to have closed in shoes.

2016 4WD Toyota Prado GXL                         1 Snorkel EWP MHP13/35      1 Molnar 2 Post Hoist 3t
2015 2WD Holden Colorado LTZ dual cab   1 Generator                                 1 Tig Welder
2014 4WD Isuzu DMax dual cab                    1 Plasma cutter                           1 Fogger Unit
2010 4WD Ford Ranger dual cab                   5 Pumps                                      1 Kevrek Crane
2013 Toyota Camry Sedan Hybrid                 4 Compressors                           1 Tennant Floor Scrubber 5300
1 2WD Toyota Hilux tow bar (PZQ64)          1 Bandsaw Parkinson               3 Diesel Tanks
1 Howard Rotary Hoe implement                 4 Tool boxes                                1 Water Blast Unit on trailer

Full plant details are available on the Pickles website www.pickles.com.au. Click on this link to view the Auction Catalogue.

If required, there is access to computers with internet access available at our Council Libraries in Ayr or Home Hill.

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

Using data and public Wi-Fi – Monday 24 June at 10.30am

Whether you’re using the internet at home or on your mobile, everything you do online uses data. Knowing how and when to use your mobile data or Wi-Fi can help you stay safer online and save money.

This FREE 1-hour webinar to learn:

  • How to get the best value for money from your mobile data plan
  • Tips on managing your data allowance
  • How to keep your data costs down while out and about
  • How to use public Wi-Fi safely

The presentation is  offered by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and is being hosted by the Burdekin Library via a web session. You don’t need to bring anything unless you want to take notes during the presentation. Although designed to help older Australians stay safer online, everyone is welcome. Bookings can be made at the Burdekin Library at 108 Graham Street or by phoning 4783 9970.

This is one in a series of webinar presentations on cyber safety to be held this month.

The other sessions will be

  • Safe on Facebook – learn how to protect your privacy on Facebook and enjoy connecting with others online safely – 28 June– 10.30am
  • Online shopping – learn how to shop and bank safely online – 25 June – 10.30am

July 2019 School Holiday Activities – Burdekin Library

Check out all the amazing things on offer for your children at Burdekin and Home Hill Branch Library these school holidays.

To purchase Flipside Circus Workshop tickets, please visit www.burdekintheatre.com.au

NAIDOC Activities – Bookings are essential (07) 4783 9970.

July 2019 School Holidays

July 2019 School Holidays

 

Adelaide Street, Ayr – Water main replacement works

Burdekin Shire Council wishes to advise that construction works to replace a section of the water main in Adelaide Street, Ayr will commence on Wednesday 19th June, 2019 continuing until approximately Friday 21st June, 2019, weather permitting.  As a result of these works, temporary traffic management controls will be in place and Council will be required to close the following sections of road:

  • Eastbound Adelaide Street lane between Edwards Street and Norham Road
  • Northbound Norham Road lane between Adelaide Street and Hobart Street

Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from onsite 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 visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

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