COVID-19 Update, Ingham Coast Guard 50th Anniversary and Reconciliation Action Plan Meeting
A friendly reminder that COVID-19 is still well and truly about within our community with health authorities now warning of a third wave sweeping the nation.
You can help yourselves prepare as best as possible to possibly avoid COVID-19 by remembering the few things that have kept us relatively healthy in the past:
- Hand washing, good cough etiquette, social distancing at all times where possible;
- Wear a mask if you are inclined in situations where social distancing is not possible; and
- Remember, if sick, stay home and get tested as soon as possible.
Ingham Coast Guard 50th Anniversary
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard QF14 Ingham Flotilla.
An open day was held at the Coast Guard base at Lucinda on Saturday 9 July 2022 followed by a special dinner to mark this significant milestone.
Over the years many people have been involved in the flotilla from radio operators to boat crew, or behind the scenes in administration or fundraising and we recognise and acknowledge the contributions of all those people for their significant and unselfish service to the people of this region.
New Ingham Cemetery Masterplan Public Consultation
Council has engaged a consultant to prepare a Masterplan for the New Ingham Cemetery.
The aim of the Masterplan is to coordinate the development of the site and consider the potential for beautification and efficiencies whilst offering more interment choices throughout the New Ingham Cemetery.
Council is seeking feedback on the New Ingham Cemetery draft Masterplan before finalising. To provide your feedback, please visit Council's website, Public Consultation page. Feedback closes 5.00pm Wednesday 20 July 2022.
Elevated Walkway Closure
Council wishes to advise that the Elevated Walkway between the TYTO Precinct and the Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre will be closed between the hours of 7.00am to 4.00pm from
Tuesday 12 to Thursday 14 July 2022 due to maintenance, weather permitting.
Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.
Funky Chicken Author Visit Wrap Up
On Saturday 2 July 2022, 72 children and caregivers flocked to the Hinchinbrook Shire Library to join the author of the Funky Chicken books, Chris Collin, as he read his stories, spoke with his puppet friends and engaged everyone in the wonders of literature.
Families had the opportunity to purchase the Funky Chicken books and have them signed by the author, each with a unique message.
The Funky Chicken books each come with a backing orchestral track with narration and a song to engage with children of all abilities.
Families can loan the Funky Chicken books from the Hinchinbrook Shire Library, or purchase a copy of the books for themselves locally at Ingham Underagers.
State of Origin on the Big Screen - Game Three
After the hype of Game One and Two, Council is excited to host the State of Origin Game Three on the big screen.
Doors open at 7.00pm.
Date: Wednesday 13 July 2022
Where: JL Kelly Theatre
For further information or to purchase a ticket, please visit Council's website, Events Calendar page.
Australian Festival of Chamber Music Winterschool Outreach Concert
The Australian Festival of Chamber Music and Wilmar Sugar, are bringing one of Australia's most vibrant young clarinettist, Lloyd van't Hoff and emerging Brisbane ensemble, the Amiti Quartet to Ingham for an unforgettable concert at the TYTO Amphitheatre.
Enjoy a grazing box from 4850 Cafe and Fine Dining while taking in this world class performance (BYO only in the 4850 Cafe and Fine Dining restaurant).
Date: Sunday 24 July 2022
Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Where: TYTO Amphitheatre
For further information please visit Council's website, Events Calendar page.
Author Visit at Hinchinbrook Shire Library
Join us to welcome Regina Petra Meyer, author of "Change of Course" on Tuesday 26 July 2022.
An engaging, raw and often humorous true story, CHANGE OF COURSE will delight armchair travellers and inspire you to follow your own dreams.
Date: Tuesday 26 July 2022
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Where: Hinchinbrook Shire Library
For further information or to RSVP, please visit Council's website, Events Calendar page.
Meeting to discuss the Reconciliation Action Plan
Council invites all First Nations people to attend a meeting to discuss ideas on developing a Reconciliation Action Plan for the Hinchinbrook area.
Date: Tuesday 26 July 2022
Where: TYTO Jabiru Room 73-75 McIlwraith Street
RSVP: Not required
For further information please contact Council.
Regional Sport Events Fund Success
Council has been successful with an application to the Regional Sport Events Fund on behalf of Tropical North Showjumping in the sum of $6,700.
Tropical North Showjumping Coaching Clinic North Qld will be hosted on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September 2022 at the Ingham Showgrounds Multipurpose Sports Arena.
With the assistance of this funding, Tropical North Showjumping will host the Clinic over two days to provide Showjumping enthusiasts with the opportunity to learn from first class show jumping coaches and further their skills.
This funding makes it affordable to regional riders who would otherwise never get this opportunity and the coaching provides a great relaxed experience for community members to mix with like minded people and assist riders to further their skills in this sport.
Riders are encouraged to attend as a range of coaches and times will be provided to suit people travelling from afar.
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COUNCIL CONNECTIONS - 13 July 2022