Rachel Afflick

Media and Communications Officer

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I am a media and communications professional in local government with a background in news and journalism. Using traditional and digital channels I create and execute integrated marketing and communication plans in support of strategic goals. My skills include copy writing and editing; video editing ability; and design.

Burdekin Shire Council
Mt Elliot Springs confirmed as world's best bottled water

The Burdekin's Mt Elliot Springs has been voted the best bottled water in the world at the prestigious 2018 Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting event. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the product used Mt Elliot Springs water, sourced from the Burdekin's own Major's Creek and packaged under the Australian label Frequency H20.

Burdekin Shire Council
Burdekin LDMG stands down following record Giru flood

The Burdekin Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) has stood down as floodwaters begin to fall at Giru. The Haughton River at Giru peaked at a record major flood level of 3.20 metres around 6.30pm yesterday and is currently falling.

Burdekin Shire Council
Forum to help Burdekin growers progress to being export ready

An export forum to be held in Ayr this May 4 aims to get Burdekin growers thinking about opportunities to export their produce into lucrative international markets. Following Burdekin Shire Council's participation in last year's Singapore Insights delegation, led by Townsville Enterprise Limited (TEL), the 2018 Burdekin Export Forum will provide growers with the latest information on emerging markets, international opportunities and supply chains.

Burdekin Shire Council
Use #visitburdekin to share your unique experience

Residents and visitors are being encouraged to play an active role in promoting the Burdekin by using the #visitburdekin hashtag to share their unique experiences of the region. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council viewed the local tourism industry as an underdeveloped section of the Burdekin economy, with great potential to build on.

Burdekin Shire Council
Clean-up effort removes 190kg of rubbish from Burdekin beach

More than 30 volunteers who joined forces to clean up Alva Beach on Saturday have been congratulated on their efforts. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said 190kg of rubbish was collected from the beach in just a few short hours as part of Council's bi-annual Clean Up Australia Day event, held in collaboration with Tangaroa Blue Foundation, Ayr Surf Life Saving Club and Gudjuda Reference Group.