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Council Connections - 15 June 2022

15th June 2022

Virtual Waste Vouchers, Have Your Say and Calls for Entries for Seventh Hinchinbrook Birdlife Art Awards

Congratulations to Lachlan Buckman

A big congratulations to Lachlan Buckman who just competed in his first international event in Mackay on Tuesday 7 June 2022, the Oceania Championships.

Lachlan took out gold in the Under 18 Mens Javelin Throw with a personal best of 67.40m. He also broke the championship meet record that was previously set in 2002. Well done Lachlan.

Rural Clean Up Program

Council wishes to apologise for the information previously advised. The Rural Clean Up Program will no longer continue within the Hinchinbrook region.

The Rural Clean Up Program will be replaced by the Storm Season Clean Up.

Under the newly implemented Storm Season Clean Up Program, residents will be entitled to two free dump days per annum for eligible waste which will be for the purpose of preparing for cyclone/storm season.

Virtual Waste Vouchers

From Friday 1 July 2022 Hinchinbrook households will only be able to dispose of green waste with their Virtual Waste Vouchers.

Fees will apply for the disposal of all general waste.

For further information, please contact Council's Waste Services Team.

2022-2023 Fees and Charges

Council's Fees and Charges for the 2022-2023 financial year were adopted at the General Meeting held on Tuesday 31 May 2022.

The adopted Fees and Charges will come into effect from Friday 1 July 2022.

Fees and Charges 2022-2023 are available on Council’s website Rates, Fees and Charges page or by visiting Council’s Main Office 25 Lannercost Street Ingham.

Stakeholders’ Networking Meeting  Wrap Up

On Monday 6 June 2022, Council held its first Community Development Stakeholders’ Networking meeting with Sean Winning from Tackling Regional Adversity through Community Connection Townsville (TRACC) as the keynote speaker.

Sean held the interest of the crowd as he discussed the possibilities of support offered by this program, going on to further discuss the Wheel of Wellness and the importance of self-care for front facing workers in the industry of Aged and Youth services. TRACC’s services have been recognised as an untapped resource that can be utilised by local stakeholders for client referral.

Stakeholders expressed their keen interest to attend the next meeting with strong support offered for the ongoing delivery of the program, due to the high benefit gained from the networking opportunity to meet, share resources, plan future collaboration, and receive peer support.

White Wizard Magic Performance

Join us for the White Wizard Magic Performance.

Date:     Monday 4 July 2022

Time:     10.00am to 11.00am

Where:   Hinchinbrook Shire Hall 25 Lannercost Street

Cost:      Free

RSVP:    Essential

For further information or to RSVP, visit https://bit.ly/38Cilkg.

Ingham Toyota Forest Rally

Hosted by Townsville City Autosports Club, the Ingham Toyota Forest Rally will be revving into action again on Saturday 20 August 2022.

The event will take place in the Lannercost and Abergowrie areas, with spectator points available at the corner of Jocks Lodge Road and Manor Creek Road Broadwater.

Rally cars will stop for servicing between stages at the CWA Abergowrie Hall grounds (Beside the Ashton Hotel).

A number of Rallying Superstars have driven on the roads and rated them as some of the best Australia has to offer.

Come and enjoy the sights and sounds of rally cars flying through the forest.

Thanks to Hinchinbrook Adventures, Helicopter Joy Flights will be available on the day.

For further information please visit Townsville City Autosports Club - TCAC Facebook page.

Have your Say on the Future Management of Council’s Coastal Reserves

Whether you live there or just visit, if you care about how Council manages its coastal reserves and public spaces, you can have your say on the future management options of Lucinda, Taylors Beach and Forrest Beach by completing a community survey.

Council recently completed the first round of community meetings (Lucinda – September 2021, Taylors Beach and Forrest Beach – April 2022) where participants were presented with foundational knowledge to understand how these special places came to be.

Throughout these workshops, the community was encouraged to add their own knowledge of each area by sharing their experiences.

Throughout each session, many issues, challenges and potential opportunities to enhance the condition, resilience and liveability of these coastal locations was discussed.

You can catch up on the process to date and other key information that has been developed via the Knowledge Hub located on Council’s website, Hinchinbrook Shoreline Erosion Management Plan Community Consultation page.

Council is now in the process of consolidating the information collected throughout these series of workshops and working to assess and develop a number of potential options to deliver on Council and community aspirations.

After considering the information provided, either from attending the workshops or visiting the Knowledge Hub, the community is invited to have their say on the future management options of their chosen coastal location.

Please visit https://bit.ly/3Q8GAXR to take the survey, noting surveys close 5.00pm on Thursday 30 June 2022.

Council intends for the outcomes of this information synthesis, feedback and options analysis to be presented back to the community in a second round of workshops which are envisaged to take place in July 2022.

For further information, please contact Council’s Natural Assets Team, Breanna Camp by phone on 4776 4740 or visit Council’s website, Shoreline Erosion Management Plan Community Consultation page.

Seventh Hinchinbrook Birdlife Art Awards

TYTO Regional Art Gallery invites artists from local, regional and national arenas to enter the Seventh Hinchinbrook Birdlife Art Awards.

TYTO Regional Art Gallery will be hosting the awards to inspire and create an awareness of birdlife within the Hinchinbrook region.

Celebrating the best in current practices across several media, the Awards are an excellent platform for both emerging and established artists to showcase their work.

Artworks can be entered into the following sections:

  • Painting (2D);
  • Watercolour;
  • Mixed Media;
  • Digital Art;
  • Works on Paper;
  • Photography;
  • Ceramics; and
  • Sculptural Form.

All entries will be automatically entered into the following categories:

  • Open Award;
  • Local Artist Award (Hinchinbrook Shire residents only);
  • People’s Choice Award; and
  • Youth Award (For artists 18 years and under at the date of opening night).

Entries close 4.00pm Friday 26 August 2022.

For further information or to download an Entry Form and view the Terms and Conditions, please visit www.galleryhinchinbrook.qld.gov.au.

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COUNCIL CONNECTIONS - 15 JUNE 2022

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