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Council Connections - 11 November 2022

11th November 2022

Mayor's Christmas Appeal Launch, Feral Pig Aerial Shoot, CRPS Awareness Month and Sort Your Load and Save

Mayor's Christmas Appeal

Today Mayor Ramon Jayo launched the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal by requesting Hinchinbrook residents to add a little light, love and laughter to those less fortunate in our community.

“Hinchinbrook residents have shown their compassion over the years and have supported this Appeal by generously donating gifts and food in the lead up to Christmas for needy families in the district”.

“I’m happy to say that over the years many people have contributed to the Appeal and I thank the community for their ongoing support.  I urge all residents to spread some extra Christmas cheer and encourage you all to put just one extra toy or non-perishable grocery item in your trolley when shopping, and place it under the Christmas tree in the customer service area of the Hinchinbrook Shire Council main office”.

For those residents who feel they don’t have enough time to purchase a gift or food, you may like to pop into Council’s main office and quickly make a monetary donation. All donations will be passed on to the Hinchinbrook Community Support Centre to purchase appropriate items for those in need this Christmas.

This Appeal will run from Friday 11 November 2022 until 5.00pm Wednesday 14 December 2022 to allow time for all items/gifts to be delivered to those in need prior to Christmas.

“I urge you to again lend your support to this most worthy cause”.

Public Notice - Feral Pig Aerial Shoot

Council, in co-operation with the Department of Environment and Science and the Department of Resources, intend to conduct an aerial shoot to control feral pigs.

The areas covered during this program will include “The Orient”, Lamari’s on Suthers Road, “Mungalla”, Accornero’s on Abswold Road, and parcels of land that are under the management of participating organisations between and adjacent to Palm Creek to the North, and Insulator Creek to the South.

Weather permitting, this program will take place on Thursday 24 November 2022 and Friday 25 November 2022 between the hours of 5.00am and 7.00pm each day.

To ensure the safety of the public while this program is being conducted, access to the National Parks Estate, Bronte Road and the Halifax Bay Wetlands will be closed during these times.  Access to huts on Bronte Road will be permitted outside of the planned control times.

Should you require any further information or clarification concerning this matter, please contact Council’s Biosecurity Team Leader, Matthew Buckman on 4776 4740 for the necessary assistance.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Awareness Month

November is CRPS Awareness Month, with the first Monday of November every year known as “Colour the World Orange Day”.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a poorly understood condition where a person experiences persistent severe and debilitating pain.

The Rotary Park fountain was dyed orange to acknowledge the one in 3,800 people diagnosed with CRPS every year.

Together, we can support those who have had their lives turned upside down by this condition.

For further information, please visit https://bit.ly/3DFbba7.

Sort Your Load and Save

From Sunday 1 January 2023, the fees associated with disposing of commercial waste into landfill will increase to $305 per tonne.

This amount accounts for the actual cost associated with landfilling activities as well as the waste levy applied by the Queensland Government.

To encourage commercial customers to reduce waste to landfill, loads that include minimal (less than 10%) amounts of recoverable materials will be charged at a reduced fee of $210.75 per tonne.

All waste loads are to be presented for inspection by the weighbridge operator when arriving on site.

Recoverable materials that are not allowed in a sorted load include:

  • Steel;
  • Cardboard and paper;
  • Recyclable food and beverage containers;
  • Green waste;
  • Clean earth, clean concrete and clean timber;
  • Eligible chemical containers; and
  • E-waste.

The Shire only has one operating landfill, located within the Warrens Hill Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre.

According to recent modelling, the landfill will be full by 2035 if current consumption rates continue.

If resource recovery efforts were to improve, this lifespan could be extended.

Council is committed to reducing waste going to landfill, and is therefore shifting focus from seeing waste as simply 'waste', to treating waste as a potential resource that needs to be recovered and recycled.

In addition, Council must manage the pressures of industry wide price increases as well as the impact that the Queensland Government Waste Levy is having on landfilling.

If you have any questions, or require further information, please contact the Waste Team on 4776 4600 or email waste@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au.

safeTALK Half Day Workshop

safeTALK is a half-day alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.

safeTALK-trained helpers can recognise invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).

The workshop features:

  • Presentations and guidance from a LivingWorks registered trainer;
  • Access to support from a local community resource person;
  • Powerful audiovisual learning aids;
  • The simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe; and
  • Hands-on skills practice and development.

Time:     9.00am to 1.00pm

Date:     Tuesday 6 December 2022

Where:  Ingham selectability

              90-92 Lannercost Street

Cost:     Free workshop

Morning tea will be provided and spaces are limited to 30 people.

For further information or to register, please visit https://bit.ly/3Uelut4.

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