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Council Connections - 11 November 2020

11th November 2020

Remembrance Day, NAIDOC Week, Crad Evans Shield 2020 Champions and Storm Surge Risk

Community Group Fundraising

Council invites Expressions of Interest from not-for-profit community groups and organisations to participate in Council’s upcoming Fundraising and Economic Stimulus Program with a focus on supporting local economy and community groups.

This Program has been developed in alignment with the Hinchinbrook COVID-19 Recovery Plan and aims to assist with the economic recovery of businesses and community groups in the Hinchinbrook Shire.

An information session will be held at the TYTO Conference and Event Centre 5.30pm Wednesday 18 November 2020 for community groups that express interest or require further information.

To express your interest in being part of this fundraising program or to RSVP for the information session, please contact Council’s Community and Development Services Executive Assistant, Claudia Fenoglio on 4776 4761 for the necessary assistance.

Calling Local Businesses

Council is calling for Round Two of HSC 20/21 Register of Pre-Qualified Supplies for Trade Services and Trade Supplies.

All trade service and trade supply companies are encouraged to register as a pre-qualified supplier. 

This is a great opportunity for local companies to work in conjunction with Council.

Those Tenderers that had submitted a response from Round One, are not required to resubmit any documentation.

Interested businesses can contact Council’s Procurement Services on 4776 4665 for assistance with submitting documentation. Applications close 2.00pm Friday 27 November 2020.

Road Safety Week

Get involved in National Road Safety Week Sunday 15 to Sunday 22 November 2020 where we remember those we have lost on our roads.

I encourage all road users to take the Road Safety Pledge and lead the way by promising to drive so that you and others survive. Together we can strive towards safer roads, for not only our community, but the whole of Australia.

To  take the Road Safety  Pledge or for more information visit 


Remembrance Day 

Today we pause to remember – we remember all those brave people who served and died for us. We must not forget that the freedom and life we enjoy today, is due only to the efforts and sacrifice of those gallant people.

Today the memory of the fallen are at the forefront of our thoughts. 


It was my privilege to acknowledge our First Nations people at the NAIDOC 2020 Flag raising celebration.   The theme this year ‘Always was, Always will be’, recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for our continent for over 65,000 years.

It is also acknowledged that the First Nations people are the oldest continuing culture, and we look forward to continuing to hear the stories of the history of our Country.

Cattle Sales

Congratulations to David Joyce, and Cody and Holly Sheahan for a most successful Stud Cattle sale held right here at the Orient on Saturday

7 November 2020. It was a most enjoyable and interesting morning watching the sale proceed online, the first online sale conducted by Tropical Cattle Brahman.  Looking at the very relaxed and content nature of impressive stock on offer, I would have to say that the cattle enjoyed the rather quiet nature of the auction as well!!  Well done to all concerned.

Crad Evans Shield 2020 Champions

Saturday 7 November 2020 saw an epic battle between the North and Far North Queensland football teams take place to decide the Crad Evans Shield 2020 Championship.

Congratulations to the Ingham Football Club Reserve Grade ladies who fought and won the tough contest, to be crowned the Best in the North. 

Acknowledgement of the tireless efforts must go to the committee members, coaches, players and supporters who should be proud of this momentous achievement.

Storm Surge Risk

To all residents in our beach side communities of Lucinda, Taylors Beach. Forrest Beach, Cassady Beach and Dungeness, are you aware of the Storm Surge Risk in your locality?

A storm surge is a rise in tide above the normal tide/ocean level as a result of onshore winds and/or reduced atmospheric pressure.

Storm surges may generally accompany a tropical cyclone as it comes ashore.  Are you aware that Council maintains storm surge evacuation maps which define the evacuation zone in which your property is situated?

The evacuation zones define the level of risk to your property i.e.:

Red Zone – may experience flooding in areas located two and three metres above Australian Height Datum (AHD);

Orange Zone – may experience flooding in areas located three and four metres above AHD; and

Yellow Zone – may experience flooding in areas located between four and six metres above AHD.

As a guide to convert tide heights (Lucinda offshore tide) to the Australian Height Datum (AHD) you must subtract 1.844m from the tide height.

For example 0m AHD is the level the water in the ocean and creeks is at when the tide is at 1.844m.

This year Lucinda experienced king tides approximately 4m in height, this is equivalent to 2.156 AHD.

Under a previous Council program, coloured stickers representing the relevant risk zone were placed in the electricity meter boxes of most established residences in the various beach areas, denoting the level of risk to the property.

What should you do:

Be aware of the evacuation zone in which your property is located:

-              Check the mapping on Council’s Disaster and Emergency Information page; or

-              Visit Council Chambers to view hard copy mapping.

Check inside your electricity meter box to see if you have an evacuation zone sticker, if not ring Council and secure a sticker relevant to your property for future reference;

Familiarise yourself with Council’s Storm Surge Evacuation Guide.  Documents and videos are available on Council’s Disaster and Emergency Information page;

Prepare a plan in case you do need to evacuate; and

Be Prepared, Be Ready – just in case.

Need to print the Council Connections page? Click on the link below for the printable version. 


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