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Council Connections - 13 October 2021

13th October 2021

Congratulations, Queensland Mental Health Week Activities, Rotary Park Playground Closure and Community Events

Exhibition Opening of the Sixth Hinchinbrook Birdlife Art Awards

Friday 1 October 2021 saw the Exhibition Opening of the Sixth Hinchinbrook Birdlife Art Awards and Warrgamay Yibiyibi Djingarrabali Niche.

The Official Opening was well attended by 92 attendees.

Below are the category winners:

Section 1: Painting:

Entrant 17 – The Lions Roar by Rek.

Section 2: Watercolour:

Entrant 36 – The Choir by Claire Randall.

Special mention:

Entrant 34 – Tread Lightly by Steve Hawkins.

Section 3: Mixed Media:

Entrant 44 – Family by Isabelle Gair-Hemsley.

Special Mention:

Entrant 56 – Rainforest Rendezvous by Sarah Swan.

Entrant 55 – The King by Rek.

Section 4: Drawing:

Entrant 64 – Southern Cassowary by John Benfer.

Special Mention:

Entrant 65 – Touchdown at Sunset by Heather Byrne.

Section 5: Works on Paper:

Entrant 76 – Waking Up by Laura Castell.

Section 6: Photography:

Entrant 84 – Silhouetted Sunbird by Sharon Cislowski.

Special Mention

Entrant 81 – Pelican on the water by Anita Brown.

Entrant 80 – Capture by John Benfer.

Section 7: Ceramics:

Entrant 94 – You’ll Be a Laughing Pot by Warren Ogden.

Section 8: Sculptural Form:

Entrant 102 – Frogmouth by Ellen Terrell.

Local Artist:

Entrant 101 – Peck by David Rowe.

 Overall Award:

Entrant 100 – Lady With A Quail by Catherine Ogden.

Queensland Mental Health Week

Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) is being held from Saturday 9 to Sunday 17 October 2021.

This year's theme 'Take time for mental health' encourages you to prioritise your mental health by engaging in activities that bring joy and boost your mental wellbeing.

This year, on Friday 8 October 2021 Council dyed the Rotary Park Fountain purple in support of QMHW.

For more information regarding Queensland Mental Health Week, please visit www.qldmentalhealthweek.org.au.

What's on at the Mental Health Hub

In support of Queensland Mental Health Week, selectability is hosting  the following events:

Mental Health Workshop with Gavin Cooper

Date:       Wednesday 13 October 2021

Time:      1.00pm to 3.00pm

                Afternoon tea provided.

Carers Morning Tea

Date:       Thursday 14 October 2021

Time:      10.00am to 12.00pm

RSVP:    Essential

Community Sausage Sizzle

Date:       Friday 15 October 2021

Time:      11.30am to 1.30pm

Colouring-in Competition

selectability is also running a colouring-in competition for children  aged 0-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-11 years and 12-16 years. Entry forms can be collected from selectability Ingham at 90 Lannercost Street.

For more information regarding these events or to RSVP, please phone selectability Ingham on 4781 2690.

Rotary Park Playground Closure – Shade Structure Installation

Ingham Rotary Park playground will be closed to the community from Monday 18 October 2021 to Friday 22 October 2021 to allow for commencement of the final stage of the shade structure installation.

The playground will be closed for approximately five days for Urban Play to install the new rolled shade structure over the playground equipment.

Members of the public can stay updated on progress of the works via Council’s Facebook page.

The playground will re-open to the community just in time for the Annual Maraka Festival celebration on Saturday 30 October 2021, weather permitting.

Council thanks the community for your cooperation during these works and promises the outcome will be worth the wait.

Do not forget, the Adventure Playground located in the TYTO Parklands is open and available to all members of the public to enjoy.

The installation of the Rotary Park playground shade structure is funded under Phase Two of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program.

Get Ready Week 2021

This week is Get Ready Queensland Week!

It is time for Queenslanders to get ready for the upcoming severe weather season.

It is easy to be prepared in just three steps:

  1. Understand your risk;
  2. Make a plan; and
  3. Pack supplies.

For further information, please visit Get Ready Queensland's website Three Steps to Get Ready page www.getready.qld.gov.au/get-prepared/3-steps-get-ready.

Genex Kidston Connection Project – Sub-contractor Drop in Session

Hinchinbrook Business are invited to attend a Drop in Session hosted by Powerlink and UGL regarding sub-contracting on the Genex Kidston Project.

Date:       Thursday 14 October 2021

Time:      12.00pm to 2.00pm

Where:   TYTO Conference and Events Centre

Cost:       Free

The Genex Kidston Connection will deliver a new 275kV transmission line from Mount Fox to Genex’s proposed new hydro power station at Kidston (approximately 270km north west of Townsville).

Construction on the project is scheduled to commence in the first half of 2022.

The Genex Kidston Connection Project Team will be in Ingham next week chatting to potential sub-contractors about the new high-voltage transmission line. Representatives from Powerlink and Principal Contractor, UGL will be in attendance.

The session will be an informal drop in, providing businesses the opportunity to meet the team and ask questions about bidding for work on the project.

Sub-contracting opportunities on the project include vegetation and access works, machine and equipment hire, cleaning services, waste management and recycling, and much more.

For further information on the project, please visit www.powerlink.com.au/projects/genex-kidston-connection-project.

Hinchinbrook Business Connect Session

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training are hosting a Business Connect Session in Ingham targeted at local business owners and managers.

Come along to hear about the funding and services available to business and industry. This is an opportunity to connect with all levels of government.

Date:       Thursday 21 October 2021

Time:      5.30pm to 7.30pm

Where:   TYTO Conference and Events Centre

Cost:       Free

For further information or to register, please visit the Eventbrite website www.eventbrite.com.au/e/hinchinbrook-business-connect-tickets-183063276187.

Visitor Information Centre Information Session and Morning Tea Wrap Up

The Visitor Information Centre (VIC) held an information session and morning tea on Wednesday 6 October 2021 for their volunteers. 

Staff incorporated the information session with fun and educational trivia questions to keep the volunteers up to date with what’s going on within the Centre and around the Shire.

The volunteers who attended said they enjoyed the morning immensely.

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