Foreshore Management Plan Review Foreshore Management Plan Review

Hinchinbrook Shire Council is reviewing its Foreshore Management Plans for Lucinda and Forrest Beach.

The community is invited to contribute to the review by responding to the survey which can be found by clicking here.

Hard copy surveys are also available at Council’s main office, 25 Lannercost Street, Ingham. 

A Community Session will be held on Saturday 22 April 2017, details of the session will be advertised once they become available. 

The Foreshore Management Plan Survey will close on Sunday 30 April 2017.

To view a copy of the current Foreshore Management Plans please click here. 

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CHEMCLEAR WASTE CHEMICAL DISPOSAL - REGISTER BY 28 APRIL 2017

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 www.chemclear.org.au 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.

SERVICING OF GREASE TRAPS IN HINCHINBROOK

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 TO WELCOME QUEEN’S BATON IN LEAD UP TO GOLD COAST 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES

Hinchinbrook Shire will be in the spotlight on Sunday 18 March 2018 as the district hosts the Queen’s Baton Relay ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Local legends are being called to carry the Baton as it journeys through the Hinchinbrook Shire. Across Australia approximately 3,800 batonbearers will be needed to share the dream of the ‘Friendly Games’ as a part of the Queen’s Baton Relay.

A community nomination program will open from Sunday March 5 2017 to 15 May 2017 and will offer residents of the Hinchinbrook Region the opportunity to become a Batonbearer and carry the Baton during the relay.

Mayor Ramon Jayo has said ‘We’re thrilled to take part in the Queens’s Baton Relay event and showcase the Hinchinbrook Region to the world. The Queen’s Baton Relay is a great opportunity to shine a light on people and places that make our community great.’

“The Batonbearer program is open to people of all abilities, who inspire others to be great. If you know a local legend that you think deserves to be a Batonbearer, whether it is a young aspiring person or someone already very accomplished, then I encourage you to nominate them to be a part of this exciting event.”

GC2018 are looking for people who have:

• Achieved something extraordinary or inspired others to achieve something extraordinary; or

• Made a significant contribution to either sport, education, the arts, culture, charity or within their community; or

• Excelled, or aspire to excel athletically or personally; or

• Contributed to a fun, friendly, vibrant and inclusive community;

• Are at least 10 years old as at 25 December 2017; and

• Are an Australian citizen or lawfully entitled to reside in Australia during the Relay period (25 December 2017 – 4 April 2018).

Nominations can be made at gc2018.com/qbr.