Roll up your sleeves for Clean Up Australia Day

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin has challenged residents to make 2019 the year when ‘Change Starts with You’ by joining Council’s Clean Up Australia Day event.

The community mobilisation event is being held on Sunday 31 March at Alva Beach Park.

“Clean Up Australia Day is an easy way we can all get involved and remove rubbish accumulating in our environment before it harms our local wildlife,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Last year, volunteers collected more than 190 kilograms of rubbish from Alva Beach in just a few short hours.

“We would love to see even more volunteers take part this year. I encourage residents to gather their family, friends and neighbours and roll up their sleeves for this important community initiative.”

Cr McLaughlin said data collected by Tangaroa Blue Foundation during the event will be used in evaluating the impact of the Ban the Bag and Containers for Cash schemes.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the Ayr Surf Life Saving Club in Sandowns St, Alva, at 8:30am.

Cr McLaughlin said people should wear closed in shoes, sun safe clothing and a hat. Gloves and other equipment will be supplied.

“A free barbecue and cold drinks will be supplied to all volunteers at the Alva Beach Park after the clean up to thank them for their efforts,” she said.

For more information and to register, see

Customer Satisfaction Survey

Council values regular feedback from the Burdekin community regarding satisfaction with our services.

From 8 January 2019, Council will be conducting surveys to gauge customer satisfaction levels in lodging requests regarding a range of services, and to determine emerging issues and priorities.

Persons who have recently lodged a Customer Request with Council will be sent a link via email to complete the Customer Satisfaction Survey online.

Persons who do not have an email address on file will receive a survey via post. Residents may complete the survey by filling out the form and returning to Council Chambers at 145 Young Street, Ayr or by returning via post in the enclosed Reply Paid envelope to PO Box 974, Ayr Qld 4807.

Messy Play – last Thursday of the month

Come along for some Messy Play Fun with Burdekin Library, on the last Thursday of the month.

2019 Dates:

  • 28 March

  • 30 May

  • 27 June

  • 25 July

  • 29 August

  • 26 September

  • 31 October

  • 28 November

Time: 10:30am

Where: Burdekin Library Entrance

Cost: Free

Ages: 0-5 years

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