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The Business Development Survey is designed to inform Council about current business activities within the region and will be used to assess how we are able to support and contribute to the growth and development of the Hinchinbrook Shire.

Business owners and managers are encouraged to complete the survey as this will result in an accurate assessment of the current business environment and inform future decision making. 

Please click here to complete the survey. 

Hard copy surveys are also available at Council’s main office, 25 Lannercost Street, Ingham and Libraries around the Shire.  

The Business Development Survey will close on Monday 19 June 2017

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AgSafe are conducting their ChemClear collection throughout Queensland in 2017. To arrange to dispose of your unwanted chemicals you can register with ChemClear online at or phone them on 1800 008 182.  Registrations close on 28 April 2017. 

Eligible chemicals are free.  Eligibility requirements for free collection are:

- Readable product labels

- Not mixed with any other product

- Within two years of the expiry date or deregistration.

Collection of other chemicals can be quoted on registration.


Council wishes to advise that Cleanaway is providing grease trap servicing in your area. 

To book a grease trap service ring Cleanaway on 47747333 or 1 800 158 942.   

This information is provided as a community service, Council recommends you do your own research and compare pricing before engaging a contractor.

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Hinchinbrook Shire Council encourages all local small business owners and operators to take part in Small Business Week, 15-20 May 2017.

Councillor Mary Brown has said “Small Business Week is a celebration of small business and will give owners the opportunity to learn and acquire new ideas, skills and tools so they can take their businesses to the next level.”

At the TYTO Conference Centre, Wagtail Room, Council will be broadcasting the FREE Webinars direct from the Queensland Governments Small Business Week Program.  Webinars will be available from Monday 15 May 2017 until Friday 19 May 2017 and are FREE for all members of the public to attend, no booking necessary.

Broadcast times as follows:

Monday 15 May 2017, 12 midday-1pm – Survive to Five Years: Business Basics

Come back to basics in business.

Tuesday 16 May 2017, 12 midday - 1 pm - Survive to Five Years Webinar: IP for Small Business

Often Intellectual Property has a lot of unknown answers for small business, learn more at this webinar.

Wednesday 17 May 2017, 12 midday - 1 pm - Survive to Five Years Webinar: Crowdfunding

Join this webinar to learn about Crowdfunding and to understanding the process.

Thursday 18 May 2017, 12 midday - 1 pm - Survive to Five Years Webinar: Marketing for Small Business

Join this webinar to learn about Marketing for Small Business.

Friday 19 May 2017, 12 midday -1 pm - Survive to Five Years Webinar: Business Models and Testing your Ideas

Learn about Business Models and Testing your Ideas.

For small business owners and operators not able to attend these webinars please visit the Queensland Government website, for a full list of events and webinars available throughout the week.