Planned outage on Council internet and phone services on Wednesday 8 August 2018 from 5pm

Council advises that a planned upgrade of our internet and phones services will require an outage on some services for approximately one hour on Wednesday 8August 2018 from 5pm. All Burdekin Shire Council websites, including Burdekin Library and Burdekin Theatre, will be unavailable during this time. This will also affect email delivery and phone calls to Council officers.

We apologise for any inconvenience the outage may cause and appreciate your patience and understanding.

Have your say: Ayr Showgrounds Draft Master Plan

The Ayr Showgrounds Master Plan was commissioned by Burdekin Shire Council to engage with user groups and the community and to inform a vision for the site ensuring the potential of the area can be met.

The Burdekin Show has operated from Ayr Showgrounds for over 100 years, with the inaugural show held in 1909. The age of the showgrounds and its infrastructure has resulted in low current usage rates.

Ayr Showgrounds has the capacity to be improved and revitalised whilst also strengthening the cultural identity of Ayr. This master plan is intended to guide the future development of the site, based on feedback from the local community.

The master plan proposes a design and staged implementation of works to address the ageing infrastructure. As Council acknowledges the importance of diversifying the uses on the site, the master plan supports new events and uses for the site.

The master plan provides an opportunity for user groups, Council and external funding agencies to work together to better provide for the community. Diligent maintenance and quality management and governance systems will ensure the showgrounds can be reactivated to become a valued community hub.

To view the draft Master Plan please use the link below:

To provide your feedback:

Call our Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800; or
visit us at 145 Young Street, Ayr; or
use our Online Contact Form; or
write to the Chief Executive Officer, Burdekin Shire Council, PO Box 974, Ayr QLD 4807


Ayr Showgrounds Master Plan

Ayr Showgrounds Master Plan


Public Consultation – Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP)

Council is looking for feedback before the finalisation of the Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP).

You can obtain a copy of the Local Government Infrastructure Plan in person at Council’s Customer Service Centre at 145 Young Street, Ayr or by clicking on the following link:

You can mail submissions to PO Box 974, Ayr Qld 4807.

Submission Guidelines

For a submission to be considered properly made under the legislation – please include your name, address, and signature.

Submissions must be received by 5pm Friday 4th May, 2018.

Contact Council

If you have any enquiries about the LGIP, please contact Council’s Planning Department on (07) 4783 9800 or email

Supporting Documents

Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP)

Local Government Infrastructure Maps

Extrinsic Material

The Excel schedule of works model was unable to be included on the website for technical reasons, but is available for inspection at Council’s Customer Service Centre, or by request via email:

Public Consultation – Proposed Local Law No 8 (Waste Management) 2018


Local Government Act 2009


  1. Burdekin Shire Council (“Council”) has proposed to make Local Law No. 8 (Waste Management) 2018. 
  2. Possible anti-competitive provisions have been identified in the proposed local law.
  3. Council has proposed to conduct a public interest test in relation to the possible anti-competitive provisions identified in the proposed local law.
  4. The purpose and general effect of Local Law No. 8 (Waste Management) 2018 is to protect the public health, safety and amenity related to waste management by—(a)  regulating the storage, servicing and removal of waste; and

    (b)  regulating the disposal of waste at waste facilities; and

    (c)  ensuring that an act or omission does not result in—

    (i)  harm to human health or safety or personal injury; or

    (ii)  property damage or loss of amenity; or

    (iii)  environmental harm or environmental nuisance.

  5. Written submissions by any person in support of, or objecting to, the proposed local law are invited for a 21 day period commencing on 7 March 2018 and ending on 29 March 2018 (the “consultation period”).
  6. During the consultation period Council will make available for inspection and purchase copies of —(a)  the proposed local law; and

    (b)  a public interest test plan about the possible anti-competitive provisions included in the proposed local law.

Copies will be made available at the Council Chambers, 145 Young Street, Ayr; the Burdekin Library, Graham Street, Ayr;  and the Home Hill Library, Ninth Avenue, Home Hill during normal office hours or can be found on Council’s website

  1. Submissions must be received on or before 29 March 2018 stating—
    1. the grounds of the submission; and
    2. the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds.

Submissions are to be forwarded to the Chief Executive Officer at PO Box 974, Ayr or by email to

You can download the Proposed Local Law and the Public Interest Test Plan using the links below.

Roundabout proposed – Ivory and Five Ways Roads

Burdekin Shire Council is proposing to build a large rural roundabout at the intersection of Ivory and Five Ways Roads, in a major boost for road safety in the Burdekin.

Council has prepared plans for the site and is now seeking feedback from the community.

This intersection forms part of a shortcut utilised frequently to provide north-south access across the Shire.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said managing the growing volume of traffic using the route was imperative.

“The popularity of the rural route has increased significantly over the last decade,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“In addition to its regular use by locals, it is increasingly used by many north-south travellers from outside the Shire and is even sometimes identified on GPS routes.

“The purpose of the roundabout is to improve safety by eliminating confusion and illegal movements at the intersection, which has been of some concern for motorists who travel through this area.”

The intersection will also be designed to cater for larger commercial vehicles such as B-Doubles, with the aim of improving transport in the Shire.

Once built, it will be one of the largest rural roundabouts in the Burdekin with a radius of 20m.

“It will be similar to the existing roundabout at the intersection of Ivory Road and Maidavale Road, only a little smaller in radius,” Cr McLaughlin said.

Construction work is proposed to start mid-year.

Cr McLaughlin said Council had, over many years, tried various methods to improve the safety and connectivity of the Ivory and Five Ways Roads intersection.

“The addition of a roundabout will provide a long-term solution to safety at this site,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“This $425,000 project has been made possible thanks to the Queensland Government, which is providing joint funding on a 50/50 basis through the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS).

“Council has been consulting with surrounding landowners and is also seeking feedback from the wider community. We want to hear from you.”

To provide your feedback please call Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 and ask to speak to the Design Office.

School Holiday Activities at Burdekin Library

Burdekin children will have plenty of opportunities to stay entertained these December and January school holidays with free activities at the Ayr and Home Hill branches of Burdekin Library.

Registrations are essential. To attend please contact Burdekin Library on (07) 4783 9970.

December activities

  • MARBLE BAUBLES & DECO ORNAMENTS: Tuesday 12th, 10am – Ayr
  • SALT PAINTING GIFT BAGS & DIY BON BONS: Wednesday 13th, 10am – Home Hill
  • CHRISTMAS SAND ART: Thursday 14th, 10am- Ayr
  • REINDEER DIORAMAS & DECO ORNAMENTS: Monday 18th, 10am – Ayr
  • WORD TREES & SALT PAINTING GIFT BAGS: Wednesday 20, 10am – Home Hill

January Activities

  • OZOBOTS: Tuesday 9th, 10am – Ayr
  • DIY “KNOCK ‘EM ROCK ‘EM KUBBS” GAME (Group activity): Wednesday 10th, 10am – Ayr
  • DIY LIBRARY BAGS: Wednesday 17th, 10am – Home Hill

Have your say: Feral pig impacts

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking feedback from landholders on the impacts of feral pigs on their properties and natural ecosystems.

A survey is being conducted through funding received from NQ Dry Tropics Feral Pig Control program. The aim is to plan aerial pig shoots with the information from landholders regarding feral pig populations.

Complete the survey here:

In the Dry Tropics, where pig populations exist, aerial shooting is the most cost-effective method of control.

It is estimated that Australia has up to 24 million feral pigs. They are among Queensland’s most widespread and damaging pest animals. Feral pigs spread weeds, degrade soil and water, prey on native species, damage crops and livestock, and carry diseases.  With your assistance, together, we can decrease the populations of pigs in the Burdekin Shire Council area.

Please complete the survey online or print out and return by either posting to Council (PO Box 974 Ayr Qld 4807), marked to the attention of Brooke Payne, dropping off at Council’s Customer Service Centre 145 Young Street Ayr or emailing to

Responses should be submitted by 5.00pm on Friday 8 December.

For information on Council’s 1080 baiting program for feral pigs and wild dogs, or on the loan of feral pig traps, please call Council’s Pest Management Team on (07) 4783 9800.

Have your say: Ayr Showgrounds master plan

Burdekin Shire Council has launched a community survey this week to gather ideas from local organisations, clubs, groups and individuals around planning for the future of the Ayr Showgrounds.

Access the survey here: Ayr Showgrounds master plan survey.

The project is seeking new and exciting ideas to guide the strategic planning and management of the showgrounds for the next 10 years.

This is the community’s opportunity to make Council aware of the way the showgrounds are currently used, and how they could be used in the future. Burdekin Shire Council has appointed CPR Group to develop the master plan.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said, “It’s an exciting opportunity for the community to have an input into shaping the future of this valuable facility and we’d like to hear from as many people as possible.

“It is our aim to not only optimise the use of the site but to also reactivate the showgrounds as a multi-purpose community facility. The ideas and views of community members are important to ensure that all issues are considered in the master plan.”

The survey will be open for completion until 15 December, 2017.

Council is seeking input even from those people or groups who have not used the facility in the past but may have ideas about how it could be used in future. It is important for community members to keep in mind that this is a planning process designed to assess desired community needs, taking into account available funding and realistic timeframes.

It is estimated that the survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

For more information about the master plan please contact CPR Group on (07) 5443 6247, or

Have your say: Sport and Recreation Plan 2018-2028 Community Survey

Burdekin Shire Council is developing a new 10-year Sport and Recreation Plan (2018-2028) for the Burdekin Region and wants your feedback.

By completing the following survey, you will help to provide the study team with important information on parks, sport and recreation needs and priorities of the community.

The Community Survey is available here: Sport and Recreation Plan 2018-2028 Community Survey

The closing date for the survey has been extended to Tuesday 30th January 2018.

The 10-year plan will identify key priorities and will investigate a range of issues including Council’s role; how parks, sport and recreation facilities are managed; and what parks and sport and recreation services are important to the community.

Council received $43,800 through the Queensland Government’s Sport and Recreation Planning Program for this project and has engaged consultants Otium Planning Group to prepare the strategy.

Council is also seeking feedback from sporting clubs. Sporting clubs which haven’t already received an Organisation Survey are asked to please contact Melissah Lammon on (07) 4783 9829 to obtain a copy.

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