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Council Connections - 15 September 2021

15th September 2021

Dungeness Fishing Platform Temporary Closure, Have Your Say and Reconciliation Action Plan Meeting

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

A COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic will be visiting the TYTO Conference and Events Centre on:

  • Wednesday 15 September 2021; 
  • Thursday 16 September 2021; and
  • Friday 17 September 2021.

People eligible for vaccination are those aged over 12 years of age.Those between the ages of 12 and 15 must be accompanied by a guardian. It is preferred for people to book your vaccination via the online portal. How to register for your vaccination:

  • Visit Queensland Health’s website www.health.qld.gov.au;
  • If this is your  first vaccination,  you will need to register your interest for a COVID-19 vaccination. When an appointment becomes available, Queensland Health will contact you via email; and
  • Follow the steps in your email to book your vaccination appointment.
Dungeness Fishing Platform Temporary Closure

Residents are advised that Hemmett Electrical will be installing festoon lighting on the Dungeness Fishing Platform from Thursday 16 September 2021

These works are estimated to take approximately two days to complete, weather permitting. The fishing platform will be closed during this time. 

Council would like to thank the community for your cooperation and patience whilst these works are being undertaken. 

For further information, please contact Council. 

R U OK?Day

On Thursday 9 September 2021 Council went yellow for R U OK?Day.

To raise awareness of R U OK?Day, the Rotary Park water fountain was dyed yellow to reinforce the power of a conversation in our community. Staff wore yellow for a donation and cupcakes were sold to raise funds to contribute to suicide prevention. 

R U OK? Is a harm prevention charity that encourages people to stay connected and have conversations that can help others through difficult times in their lives.

Reconciliation Action Plan Meeting

Council invites all First Nations people to attend a meeting to discuss ideas on developing a Reconciliation Action Plan for the Hinchinbrook area. This is an initial meeting to discuss what should be included. 

Date: Wednesday 15 September 2021

Time: 4.00pm 

Where: Hinchinbrook Shire Hall, 25 Lannercost Street Ingham

RSVP: Not required

For further information please contact Council.

Request for Community Feedback - Warrens Hill Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre

Did you know that on average, only one or two transactions occur before 8.00am at the Warrens Hill Resource and Recovery Centre? 

The majority of transactions occur between the hours of 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday through to Sunday. As a result of this, Council is proposing that the opening hours are shifted to reflect this. 

Do not miss out on your chance to impact upon Council’s decision, vote now poll.app.do/warrens-hill-landfill-and-resource-recovery-centre-operating- or email waste@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au. 

Poll closes 5.00pm Monday 27 September 2021.

Request for Community Feedback – Vince Corbett Toilet Block, Forrest Beach

Council is planning to undertake a full refurbishment on the Vince Corbett amenities building at Forrest Beach. 

The project aims to improve cleanliness, usability, and ventilation throughout the building. 

Feedback can be provided via email to council@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au by 5.00pm Thursday 30 September 2021.Vince Corbett toilet block refurbishment is funded by Queensland Government.

For further information, please contact Council’s Infrastructure Asset Manager on 4776 4600.

New Program for Small Business Digital Support

The Commonwealth Government’s Digital Solutions Program Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS), has been extended until Friday 30 September 2022. For just $44 (total) eligible businesses will receive:

  1. Three hours of personalised, one to one business digital advice; and 
  2. Four hours of group workshops and webinars.

Advisors can help with:

  • Social Media and Digital Marketing;
  • Websites and Selling Online;
  • Online Security and Data Privacy; and
  • Using Business Software.

You can read more about the program (and register) here: www.businessstation.com.au/program/digital-solutions/

For further information please contact Renee Dembowski on renee@businessstation.com.au or 0438 200 118.

Further Support for Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) in Queensland 

Queensland’s primary producers and rural businesses will continue to have access to free financial counselling until 2024 with further joint funding by the Australian and Queensland Governments.

The RFCS is available at no cost to help primary producers understand their financial position and the viability of their enterprise. Counsellors can help develop and implement plans to improve financial situations, identify financial options and negotiate with lenders

.For further information visit recovery.gov.au/rural-financial-counselling-service or call the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23.

Identity Proofing Information Session

A morning tea information session on identity theft/loss and ID Proofing will be held where documents can be certified, scanned and saved to a USB.

When: Friday 24 September 2021

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Where: Hinchinbrook Community Support Centre, 71 Townsville Road Ingham

Cost: Free

RSVP: By Friday 17 September 2021

For further information please contact the Hinchinbrook Community Support Centre on 4776 1822.

Pasture Weeds and Cattle Management Information Session

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) will discuss Navua Sedge control, Giant Rats Tail Grass, Giant Paramatta Grass, cattle parasite control and control mating.

When: Wednesday 22 September 2021

Time: 3.00pm to 6.00pm

Where: Trebonne Hall, 35-39 Sartoresi Street Trebonne

RSVP: By Monday 20 September 2021

For further information please contact Bec Clapperton on bec.clapperton@daf.qld.gov.au or 0477 345 843.

2021 North Queensland Tourism and Events Awards

The North Queensland Tourism and Events Awards recognises the people, places, organisations and events that offer superior tourism experiences for visitors. The Hinchinbrook Shire has four business nominations.

  • Best Destination Event - Tasman Park Fest; 
  • Best Destination Event - Australian Italian Festival; 
  • Dining - JK's Delicatessen; and
  • Tours and Attractions - Raven Tours.

The awards ceremony will be held:

When: Friday 24 September 2021

Time: 6.30pm to 11.00pm

Where: The Pavilion, The Ville Resort Casino, Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville

Tickets can be purchased online from www.townsvilleenterprise.com.au/tourism/2021-north-queensland-tourism-and-events-awards/.

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