Public Art Committee Applications Are Being Called Public Art Committee Applications Are Being Called

Role and Responsibilities of the Public Art Committee:

a)    The Public Art Committee (PAC) will review and recommend future public art within the Ingham CBD to Council
b)    The PAC will review and recommend the design criteria for the Entry Statement at the corner of Townsville Road and Lannercost Street, Ingham.
c)    The PAC will assess the concept entry statement designs and make a recommendation to Council
d)    The voluntary positions will be for a term of 12 months

Council is seeking applications from shire residents to be on the committee to fill four voluntary positions.

Download an application form 

Applications close on 20 November 2015.

For further enquiries or assistance please contact Council’s Senior Economic Development and Tourism Officer on 4776 4655.

2016 Australia Day Award Nominations 2016 Australia Day Award Nominations

Hinchinbrook Shire Council are calling for nominations for the following Australia Day Awards:

•    Citizen of the Year 
•    Young Citizen of the Year
•    Individual Achievement Award
•    Community Event Award
•    Senior Cultural Award 
•    Junior Cultural Award
•    Senior Sports Award
•    Junior Sports Award

Nomination Forms are available online here or from the Shire Office and must be lodged with Hinchinbrook Shire Council by close of business Wednesday  6 January 2015. 

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31st Battalion - The Kennedy Regiment Mini Museum Opening

On Wednesday 18 November, Mayor Rodger Bow officially opened the 31st Battalion – The Kennedy Regiment mini Museum housed within the TYTO Hinchinbrook Shire Library.

Council to Review Findings of Feasibility Studies

The Feasibility Studies to investigate the North South Solution and Freshwater Retention Basin were presented to Council’s General Meeting on Tuesday. The extensive studies which are in excess of 1,000 pages were undertaken by engineering firm SMEC with expert advice provided by Dr Mark Jempson of Venant Solutions who considered 60 plus options, including public submissions.

Level 2 Bridge Inspections Completed

A report to Council has been submitted detailing information received as a result of the 2015 bridge inspection program. This year an unprecedented number of bridges have been inspected based on Level 2 Main Roads standards and inspection guidelines. The findings indicate that further, more detailed investigation is required and as such, Council’s Engineering Department have not only presented some of the preliminary information to Council, but also initiated further investigations to better determine what works are required to ensure the bridges continue to service the Hinchinbrook community and industries into the future.

Hinchinbrook Way Progressive Dinner

On Saturday 12 December 2015, a new Shire brand, The Hinchinbrook Way will be introduced through a progressive dinner celebrating the story of Hinchinbrook’s unique tropical lifestyle.