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Taylors Beach Improvements

Boaties will have greater access to the Taylors Beach boat ramp with improvements set for 2014-2015. Council has budgeted $100,000 to improve the current restrictive access to larger boats. “Council has had concerns regarding the limitation of access for larger vessels. It became clear to Council at the recent Roundtable’s that the community members felt that recreational fishing and boating is an important feature of the Hinchinbrook Shire lifestyle...

Town Water to Forrest Beach

A major project given the tick of approval from Councillors in the 2014-2015 Budget adoption is the town water supply to Forrest Beach. The project has long been discussed by Council as a project that would deliver economic growth opportunities to the community. “This project has been discussed in depth by Councillors who see the benefits for not only the Forrest Beach community but for the future development opportunities that may present themselves...

Funding to Improve Recretaional Fishing at Dungeness

Council is committed to enhancing the recreational fishing opportunities that are such a drawcard to the region with $200,000 budgeted for works to Dungeness. In discussions with the community it has been confirmed that our recreational fishing environment continues to be one of the major lifestyle and tourism attractions to this region. With that top of mind Council are investing $200,000 in the Dungeness facility...

Council Hands Down Budget With Big Changes For Ratepayers

At a special Council meeting on Tuesday 8 July Council adopted the 2014-2015 Budget which encompasses significant improvements to rating regime in the Hinchinbrook Shire. Hinchinbrook Shire Council Mayor Rodger Bow said, “Two new initiatives have been put in place by Council when it comes to rating in the Shire. Discussions with stakeholder groups prior to the Budget formulation showed Council needed to look at some serious changes in this space...

Infrastructure Restoration Program Infrastructure Restoration Program

Hinchinbrook Shire Council, in partnership with AECOM, are working to restore public assets that have been damaged by recent natural disasters. Council is eligible for funding provided by the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) program and is committed to helping the Hinchinbrook region recover as quickly as possible. Please click here for up to date information about the program.