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Big Changes to Waste Management

Residents will start to notice changes to waste management in the Hinchinbrook Shire after Council reviewed the waste management services offered to its residents. Council has made provisions in the 2014-2015 Budget to reintroduce the yearly kerbside pickup and post disaster clean up after every declared disaster event. If a major disaster does occur and is followed by a post disaster cleanup...

Northern Lights - Camerata of St John's - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra

Making its debut performance in North Queensland, the acclaimed Camerata of St John’s, is thrilled to tour its full 18 piece string orchestra featuring quartet-in-residents, award winning Orava Quartet next month. Featuring its newly announced 2014-15 Quartet-in-Residence Orava Quartet and a musical program including...

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...

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.