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James Cook University study on attitudes and behaviours towards disaster preparedness in the Hinchinbrook Shire. View summary here.


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Volunteers Week 2014

Hinchinbrook Shire Council will be hosting two great events as part of Volunteers Week 2014. Training is an essential part of supporting current community volunteers and to attract new volunteers. To support volunteer training and to develop volunteers that are well trained and competent in their roles, this will inspire, train and sustain our volunteers.

Sugar Tracks - A Journey of the Sugar Industry in the Hinchinbrook Shire

Join the National Trust in celebrating Australian journeys with the 2014 National Trust Heritage Festival. With so many fantastic events, this is the greatest celebration of our unique stories as a nation of travellers. TYTO, in the Hinchinbrook Shire is participating by hosting a journey of the sugar industry, bringing to life a yesteryear that shaped this great pioneering cane community.

TYTO Gets `Caught in the Middle'

To kick-start monthly live music events at TYTO this Sunday April 27, catch one of Townsville’s favourite bands “Caught in the Middle” at the Amphitheatre. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon overlooking the picturesque lagoons at TYTO listening to great country music by this five piece band. The event is free with music playing from 3.00pm to 6.00pm. Food and soft drink will be on sale from the Men’s Shed barbecue and BYO rug or chairs. A fantastic free afternoon of entertainment. Other upcoming live music events include: Sunday 25 May - live band Algorythmic playing original and pub favourites. Sunday 29 June – live Jazz and Latin standards from Counter Point. TYTO – 73-75 McIlwraith Street Ingham with parking off McIlwraith Street or Macrossan Avenue. Go to for more great events, workshops and activities. Wet Weather - In the event of rain the event will be rescheduled to an alternate date. All details will be available on the website should this occur.

Handmade in Hinchinbrook Marketplace

HANDMADE IN HINCHINBROOK MARKETPLACE Enjoy an afternoon wandering through Handmade in Hinchinbrook Marketplace, a collective which aims to showcase original works by local artisans and craft enthusiasts. Visitors can chat to artists, watch demonstrations, take part in mini workshops and purchase unique gifts or keepsakes.

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.