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Council Connections - 21 July 2021

21st July 2021

Talisman Sabre 2021, Forrest Beach Community Clean-up Event and Ingham Showgrounds Oval Use

Find you Future in Hinchinbrook

Council hosts an annual Find Your Future in Hinchinbrook Exhibition at the TYTO Conference and Events Centre during the month of July.

This years Find your Future in Hinchinbrook will be from 10.00am to 4.00pm Thursday 29 July 2021.

Council is committed to promoting the fantastic opportunities currently available in the region, and encouraging the development of local business, leading to the prosperity of employment and development of the Hinchinbrook Shire.

The free event aims to bring together employers, education and training providers, job seekers and school leavers within the Hinchinbrook Shire to enable individuals and businesses to connect in an informal and welcoming setting.

Whether you are a student, seeking a career change, looking to get back into the workforce, mature aged or are looking to start your own business, you are invited to attend the annual Find Your Future in Hinchinbrook Exhibition.

If you are interested in promoting your business or opportunities to job seekers register to be an exhibitor at the event and receive face-to-face engagement with local youth, school students or skilled workers looking for a career change, please download and complete the Exhibitor’s Application Form located on Council’s Website, Community and Environment page.

This event is a great opportunity to build awareness around your business, gather visitor details for your database and track down the perfect talent you require to make your business grow.

Talisman Sabre 2021

Australia’s largest bilateral military exercise with the United States (US), Exercise Talisman Sabre has officially commenced for 2021 with the opening ceremony held at RAAF Base Amberley, Queensland recently.

Commander of the Australian Defence Force’s Deployable Joint Force Headquarters, Major General Jake Ellwood said the high end war fighting exercise was designed to enhance the interoperability between the Australian Defence Force and the US Armed Forces.

Council is excited to welcome Exercise Talisman Sabre to the district. Hinchinbrook residents should not be alarmed at the increased Defence personnel presence, and are requested to take care on local roads as there may be increased Defence vehicle movement.

The public is encouraged to observe activities through social media and at the link below.

More information regarding Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021 is available at www.defence.gov.au/exercises/talisman-sabre-21

Charlotte’s Web

Saturday 10 July 2021 saw the RAVA Productions stage performance of Charlotte’s Web.

The much loved classic tale told the story of hero Wilbur the Pig and his relationships and triumphs meeting his friends Charlotte the Spider, Fern and farmyard characters Templeton the Rat, Sheep, Goose and Gander. Charlotte’s Web stage production captured young hearts and inspired imaginations.

128 attendees were entertained by RAVA Productions performance of Charlotte’s Web and the public feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with the performance being enjoyed by all ages.

Forrest Beach Community Clean-up Event

Council, in partnership with Tangaroa Blue and ReefClean, have organised a Forrest Beach Community Clean-up event 6.30am Saturday 14 August 2021, commencing at Progress Park Forrest Beach.

All debris collected will be entered into the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) Database.

After the clean up event, you are invited to attend a complimentary barbeque supplied by the Forrest Beach Progress Association.

All participants on the day go into the draw of gift vouchers donated by the Forrest Beach Takeaway and Forrest Beach Hotel, which will be drawn during the brunch. Note that you will be required to be present during the draw to win.

To register your interest please visit www.eventbrite.com.au/e/forrest-beach-community-clean-up-tickets-160693956951.

Speeding Vessels Enterprise Channel Dungeness

Council has been made aware of ongoing complaints regarding speeding vessels in the gazetted six knot zone at Enterprise Channel Dungeness.

Under Section 206A of the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994, all vessels are required to travel no more than six knots in the gazetted zone at Enterprise Channel Dungeness.

Whilst signs have been installed advising boaties of the speed limit, the message does not appear to be clear. Penalties and on the spot fines for exceeding the speed limit will apply.

For further information, please visit Queensland Government Maritime Safety Queensland website, Speed Limit page.

Ingham Showgrounds Oval Use

Council has obtained expert advice from Queensland Government General Manager Animal Biosecurity and Welfare and Chief Veterinary Officer regarding the human use of the Ingham Showgrounds Oval following horsesports.

Horse owners are required to book prior to the use of the Ingham Showgrounds Oval under the current agreement between horse owners and the Ingham Show Society.

Unless there is an Emergent Animal Disease diagnosed at an event, or if any horses presented ill or deceased (aside from accidental death) and a veterinarian attended, there is no quarantine period for human-environment contact.

No health issues were identified during the Ingham Show and typical use of the Ingham Showgrounds Oval can resume as per normal.

Rotary Park Playground Drinking Fountain

Council is excited to announce that the Rotary Park Playground drinking fountain has been installed.

Installing the drinking fountain aims to encourage the community to embrace reusable water bottles and reduce the amount of disposable plastic bottles that are entering landfill or end up as litter in the ocean.

The design concept considered the key factors of attractiveness, ease of use, and cleanliness as research shows that people are more likely to utilise a drinking fountain which displays these features.

The design concept is extremely eye catching as it features Australia’s largest single drop waterfall, Wallaman Falls, and the facility will allow for easy refill of water bottles.

This project was funded by the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

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