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Council Connections - 24 November 2021

24th November 2021

Upcoming Events, Event Wrap-ups and Warrens Hill Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre Change of Hours Trial

Mayor's Christmas Appeal

Reminder that Council is seeking donations for the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal to help those in our community who are less fortunate and to ensure that their Christmas is one that is filled with joy and not despair.

To support this Appeal, residents may deliver gifts, items of nonperishable food or monetary donations to the Hinchinbrook Shire Council Office from 8.30am Wednesday 17 November 2021 to 5.00pm Wednesday 15 December 2021.

2022 Health and Wellbeing Program

Council is seeking Expressions of Interest for the 2022 Health and Wellbeing Program to be held throughout the Shire.

Can you or someone you know instruct a health and fitness activity?

Whether you are part of a group, sporting club, or instruct sessions yourself, Council encourages you to express your interest for this program.

The new and improved  Hinchinbrook Health and Wellbeing Program will focus on improving the overall health and fitness levels for members of the community in the youth and senior age groups.

To submit your expression of interest, email council@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au and outline the details of your activity.

Council will be in contact with applicants in due course.

Feral Pig Aerial Shoot

Council, in cooperation with the Department of Environment and Science and the Department of Resources, intend to conduct an aerial shoot to control feral pigs.

The areas covered during this program will include “The Orient”, Lamari’s on Suthers Road, “Mungalla”, Accornero’s on Abswold Road and parcels of land that are under the management of participating organisations between and adjacent to Palm Creek to the North and Insulator Creek to the South.

Date:       Thursday 2 December 2021 to Wednesday 8 December 2021

Time:      5.00am  to 7.00pm

Access to the National Parks Estate, Bronte Road and the Halifax Bay Wetlands will be closed during these times. Access to huts on Bronte Road will be permitted outside of the planned control times.

Should you require any further information or clarification, please contact Council’s Biosecurity Team Leader on 4776 4740 for the necessary assistance.

Temporary Closure to Bruce Highway (Townsville - Ingham) Helen's Hill Heavy Vehicle Rest Area

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will close the Helen's Hill heavy vehicle rest area from Thursday 11 November 2021 to Thursday 23 December 2021.

Works are being undertaken to upgrade the entrance and exit points, and parking areas.

Works on the Bruce Highway between Grasso's Road and Pappin's Road have commenced and are expected to be completed mid-2022.

43rd Hinchinbrook Art Awards 2021

Join us for the opening exhibition of the 43rd Hinchinbrook Art Awards.

Date:       Friday 3 December 2021

Time:      6.00pm

Where:   TYTO Regional Art Gallery 73-75 McIlwraith Street Ingham

Cost:       Free

RSVP:    Monday 1 December 2021

The opening is a free event with canapes provided and a cash bar.

This is an exhibition 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.

The exhibition will be on display from 6.00pm Friday 3 December until 4.00pm Sunday 30 January 2021.

To RSVP or for further information, please contact the TYTO Regional Art Gallery.

Cooee-Cooee Colleen's Collected Stories Official Book Launch

Colleen Taylor is a descendant from one of the earliest settlers in the Herbert River. Born in Ingham, Colleen has had a rich country life in North Queensland. Capturing her history and that of others near and dear to her is preserved in this publication Cooee-Cooee.

Date:       Friday 10 December 2021

Time:      10.30am to 12.30pm

Where:   Hinchinbrook Shire Library 73-75 McIlwraith Street Ingham

Cost:       Free

RSVP:    Essential

To RSVP or for further information, please contact the Hinchinbrook Shire Library.

Forrest Beach Reef Check Australia Clean-up Wrap Up

A dedicated group of 20 people hit the beach for another Reef Check Australia's Clean-Up event on Saturday 30 October 2021.

1,659 items were collected including 149 cigarette butts/filters, 75 plastic lids, 58 pieces of footwear (mostly single flip flops) and 675 pieces of hard plastic remnants. Larger items included parts of a fibreglass boat, abandoned white goods and even car parts.

Council would like to thank all  the volunteers, Reef Check Australia for their participation, and Forrest Beach Hotel  who put on a sausage sizzle and provided free drinks to the volunteers.

Annual Crystal Creek Hut Owner's Association Clean-up Wrap Up

The Crystal Creek Hut Owner's Association's Clean-up event took place Saturday 6 November 2021 at the Crystal Creek Huts and Campground.

A total of 340kg of waste and about 5m3 of scrap metal was collected thanks to the dedication of the 17 volunteers who participated in the event.

The area is starting to look clean and tidy, so let's hope it stays that way.

Council would like to thank all  the volunteers and the Crystal Creek Hut Owner's Association.

Taylors Beach Foreshore Projects Official Opening Wrap-up

The Hon. Scott Stewart MP, Minister for Resources  and Mayor Ramon Jayo conducted the Taylors Beach Foreshore Projects Official Opening on Saturday 7 November 2021 in conjunction with the Taylors Beach Foreshore Garage Sale Trail.

The initiative behind this project was to provide improved amenities for families of the Hinchinbrook region and enhance visitor experience to our district, in keeping with Council’s priorities of economic diversification.

The project, funded under the Queensland Government’s 2019-2021 Works for Queensland Program, will provide the community with a valuable facility enhancing the liveability of our Shire.

Taylors Beach Foreshore Garage Sale Wrap-up

The Taylors Beach Foreshore Garage Sale took place on Saturday 7 November 2021 with high visitation. There was roughly 15 stalls selling a variety of pre-loved goods, including books, toys and clothes. Council's stall received 91 manual votes for the Don't Waste Hinchinbrook Photo Competition. 

National Recycling Week ‘Best Bin’ Bin Tagging Campaign Wrap-up

Bin tagging is now complete, and Council congratulates those residents who qualified in the draw for $50 ‘Best Bin’ vouchers generously donated by the Lucinda Hotel.

Those with a red bin containing no or minimal recyclables, and a yellow bin with only recyclables and little contamination were entered with the winners to be drawn this coming week.

Whilst we had a huge number of households doing the right thing, we as a community still have more work to do to bring our contamination rates down to an acceptable level.

A special shout out to Forrest Beach and Toobanna, these suburbs' overall bin contamination and recycling rates were fantastic. Well done!

Material Recovery Facility (MRF) Community Tour Wrap-up

On Friday 19 November 2021, seven Hinchinbrook residents attended a guided community tour of the RE.Group MRF Facility.

Attendees found out where their recyclables end up and witnessed the amazing facility in action.

Council would like to thank those residents who attended the MRF Community Tour.

In support of local businesses, Council placed all attendees names in a draw to win a $50 Hinchinbrook Way Voucher which can be redeemed within the Shire at participating businesses.

The $50 Hinchinbrook Way Voucher was presented to Robert Young of Forrest Beach.

Warrens Hill Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre (WHLRRC)Change of Hours

Residents are advised that Council will be trialling reduced hours at the WHLRRC commencing Monday 10 January 2022 with the new business hours being 8.00am to 5.00pm, seven days a week.

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COUNCIL CONNECTIONS - 24 NOVEMBER 2021

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