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Council Connections - 21 April 2021

21st April 2021

Australian-Italian Festival Tickets on Sale

Australian-Italian Festival

The Australian-Italian Festival will be celebrating its 27th year. The 2021 Australian Italian Festival will be an authentic cultural event to be held on the first weekend of June, in Ingham, North Queensland. The TYTO Parklands will be transformed into a huge piazza with nonstop world-class entertainment. Guests can enjoy the performances, concerts, competitions, free children’s amusement rides, market stalls, and Italian food! Tickets are now on sale, please visit www.townsvilletickets.com.au.

Business Social Networking Event

The Business Social Networking Event was a huge success. Council held the second Business Social Networking Event on Friday 16 April 2021 with over 50 attendees. Businesses were very supportive of the event and excited for further upcoming Business Social Networking events and workshops.

Business owners and employees had the opportunity to meet representation from Townsville Enterprise Limited, Tropical Coast Tourism and Socialeyes Media. This event was a chance for Hinchinbrook businesses to gain a deeper understanding of the Hinchinbrook Way Ambassador Program and meet with industry relevant organisations.

Council is aiming to roll out a series of Social Media Workshops in the coming months for all Hinchinbrook businesses. For more information please contact Council’s Tourism and Business Officer on 4776 4600 or visit The Hinchinbrook Way website.

First 5 Forever in Hinchinbrook and Baby Welcoming Ceremony

On Saturday 17 April 2021, we welcomed 37 babies into the Shire at the First 5 Forever in Hinchinbrook and Baby Welcoming Ceremony. There were 127 people in attendance, which was a fantastic response from the community.

This year’s event saw the launch of new Indigenous Resources made possible by a First 5 Forever in Hinchinbrook Grant, a State Library of Queensland Initiative in partnership with Hinchinbrook Shire Council. These resources support learning and development of children between the ages of 0-5, while increasing knowledge of our First Nations languages from Warragmay, Nywagi and Bandjin. The inclusion of traditional dances from the women and men, as well as storytelling was a highlight of the day. Each child welcomed into the community received the new resources as part of their welcome pack.

Herbert Street Bins

The new style rubbish bins have started to be installed throughout Herbert Street, Ingham. One side of the bins showcases tourist shots from around the region to entice visitors to stay a little longer in our region. While the other side showcases historical content that forms a part of the Hinchinbrook Way Historical Walk. Scan the QR code on the side of bins to learn a little more about our history.

Congratulations to the local contractors – Beatts Fabrication, Significant Signs and B K Bartolini for fabrication and installation of the rubbish bins.

This project is funded under the Works for Queensland Funding Program.

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COUNCIL CONNECTIONS -  21 APRIL 2021

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