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Council Connections - 23 November 2023

23rd November 2023

Trespassing on the Old Ingham Dump, Christmas in Hinchinbrook Events and Summer Reading Club

Cell Three - Warrens Hill Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre

Council is pleased to confirm that the new cell (Cell Three) at the Warrens Hill Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre commenced operation as of 8.00am Thursday 16 November 2023.

Whilst we are operating as business as usual, it is important to note that until conditions in Cell Three are met, we are still not accepting asbestos waste at this stage.

Council appreciates your patience and will notify the community once this service is back up and running.

Trespassing on the Old Ingham Dump - Fairford Road Ingham

Council has received reports of individuals trespassing on the Old Ingham Dump site located on Fairford Road Ingham.

Residents are reminded that entry is prohibited for personal safety reasons due to it being declared as a landfill area.

A number of complaints have been received and Council has commenced camera surveillance in the area.

People found trespassing may be fined under Council's Local Laws.

If people are seen in the area, please report to Council.

Mount Fox Wash Down Facility Now Operational

Powerlink Queensland, in consultation with Hinchinbrook Shire Council, has constructed a wash down facility at the Mount Fox Cricket Grounds as part of the Genex Kidston Renewable Energy Project.  

The aim of the wash down facility is to reduce biosecurity risks associated with the construction of the Genex Kidston Connection Project via the transportation of heavy machinery and vehicles, and ensure the spread of invasive species such as Parthenium and Gamba grass are not spread to and from Hinchinbrook. 

The new wash down facility has been operational since mid September 2023 and is primarily utilised for the decontamination of construction machinery, but is also available to Rural Fire Services and the general public where required.  

Upon completion of Powerlink Queensland’s Genex Project (expected in mid 2024), the Mount Fox wash down facility may become a permanent feature if Council and the Mount Fox community accept to maintain it, which will provide an ongoing biosecurity asset for Hinchinbrook into the future. 

For further information regarding Powerlink Queensland’s Genex project, please visit Powerlink’s website, Genex Kidston Connection Project page. 

Grower Forum - Networking Event

The Lower Herbert Water Quality Program, it's delivery providers and Canegrowers Herbert River are bringing growers together to become stronger together.

Let's get together to celebrate the 2023 season, share learnings and gain knowledge in sustainable farming at a relaxed networking event.

When:   Friday 24 November 2023

Time:    5.00pm to 9.00pm

Where: Canegrowers Herbert River, Conference Room, Ground Level, 11-13 Lannercost Street

Cost:    Free

Please RSVP to carola_bradshaw@canegrowers.com.au.

Works Notice - Abergowrie Road Trebonne

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) would like to advise that pavement rehabilitation works are continuing until early December 2023 between 6.00am and 6.00pm.  

All work is subject to construction progress and weather conditions.

Motorists can expect changed traffic conditions including five minute delays, single lane closures, speed restrictions and a width restriction of 3.5 metres and greater.

Council would like to thank the community for their patience and understanding whilst TMR undertake these necessary works, and advise motorists to drive safely to the conditions.

For further information, please contact TMR's Customer and Stakeholder Management Team by email at engagement.northern@tmr.qld.gov.au, or phone on 1800 625 648.

Seniors Christmas Morning Tea

The time has come for our Seniors Christmas Morning Tea. 

We welcome you all to join us in your best Aussie Christmas outfit.

There will be music and entertainment from local dancing, singing, choral, entertainment groups and individuals.

Special guest performance by Paul Ettore Tabone.

When:   Friday 1 December 2023

Time:    Doors open at 9.00am for a 9.30am start

Where: Hinchinbrook Shire Hall

Cost:    $10 per person

Bookings are essential to secure a spot.

Tickets can be purchased from Council's Main Office. 

For further information or to RSVP, please contact Council.

Christmas in Hinchinbrook 2023 - Late Night Shopping

Join us and buy locally this Christmas.

There will be local businesses and markets throughout Lannercost Street and Herbert Street.

Santa photos will be held in the foyer of Council's Main Office for a gold coin donation to the Mayor's Christmas Appeal.

When:   Thursday 7 December 2023

Time:    5.00pm to 9.00pm

Where: Lannercost Street and Herbert Street Ingham

Summer Reading Club

Become a part of the Summer Reading Club this summer for a chance to win some great prizes.

The Summer Reading Club is to encourage children aged six to 12 years to take part, so head into the Hinchinbrook Shire Library from Monday 11 December 2023.

Free to join and a fun way to encourage the whole family to spend more time reading during the school holidays. 

When:   Monday 11 December 2023 to Friday 19  January 2024

Time:    10.00am to 12.00pm

Where: Hinchinbrook Shire Library

Cost:    Free

Once you have joined, you can start counting the time you spend reading by adding it to your reading log. 

Time spent reading library books, eBooks, books at home, graphic novels, comics, magazines, as well as being read to, and Storytime sessions can be counted.

Need to print the Council Connections page? Click on the link below for the printable version. 


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