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Council Connections - 27 April 2022

27th April 2022

Community Activity Grants Open, Event Wrap Ups and Gambling Community Benefit Fund Super Round Now Open

ANZAC Day Wrap Up

It was very pleasing to see such large numbers of students participating in the ANZAC Day commemorations throughout the Shire despite the torrential rain. Thank you so much.

The Diggers were significantly impressed by our children.

Community Activity Grants

Last chance to apply for a Community Activity Grant for events being held from Friday 1 July 2022 to Saturday 31 December 2022.

Applications are invited for:

  • Community High Achievers ($250 individuals or $700 for teams of 3 or more);
  • Community Group Support (Up to $1,000);
  • Community Activities (Up to $2,000);
  • Moderate Events (Between $2,000 - $5,000);
  • Major Events (Up to $15,000); and
  • Signature Regionally Significant Events (Up to $30,000).
  • If you have an event, activity, training, club operations work, or competitions that occur in or represent the Hinchinbrook Shire, please put forward an application.

To download an application form please visit www.hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au and submit to council@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au

Community Activity Grants close Friday 29 April 2022. 

Hinchinbrook Health and Wellbeing Program

Hinchinbrook Health and Wellbeing Program 2022 is in full swing with the first few classes completed.

Numbers for attendance at Aqua Aerobics continue to prove to be a favourite with Seated Dance running with average numbers.

If you are interested in attending the programs on offer, please visit Council's website, Events Calendar page.

Have your Say - Coastal Reserves

Hinchinbrook residents are invited to the upcoming community consultation sessions to discuss the challenges and potential solutions that will help shape the future of Hinchinbrook’s coastal reserves network. The community consultation sessions are as follows:

Taylors Beach

Date:       Wednesday 27 April 2022

Time:       6.00pm to 9.00pm

Where:    Halifax Hotel

Forrest Beach

Date:       Thursday 28 April 2022

Time:       6.00pm to 9.00pm

Where:    Forrest Beach Hotel

Justices of the Peace

The Hinchinbrook Shire Library is hosting Justices of the Peace in the community each Wednesday morning from 10.00am.

These services are free to the community and are available while the Courthouse is undergoing renovations.

Harmony Week 2022 Wrap Up

Harmony Week was celebrated by the Hinchinbrook community with a week of sharing stories of our colourful past.

The event was held from Monday 21 to Friday 25 March 2022 and was well attended by over 20 attendees who shared in the stories and experiences of three guest speakers each day.

Youth Week 2022 Wrap Up

Youth Week 2022 proved to be an awesome event with 11 individual activities spread over 10 days.

During this year’s Queensland Youth Week celebrations were held from Friday 1 to Monday 11 April 2022 which went off without a glitch.

Youth from across the Hinchinbrook Shire came along en masse, eagerly supported by parents and guardians alike.

A bevvy of movies, physical activities and creative workshops kept the youth entertained throughout the entire holiday period, and this Community Development Aged and Youth Services Program is delivering excellent outcomes.

The Royal Military College Community Day Wrap Up

Council hosted the Royal Military College Community Day on Saturday 9 April 2022 giving all locals the opportunity to meet Army personnel who had been completing training in the Shire.

Locals could chat with staff cadets and hear what life is like in the Army, whilst also seeing some of the equipment that they use. 

Council was presented with a plaque in appreciation of its support  to I Class, Royal Military College – Duntroon whilst training was undertaken in the community.

Run Army 2022 Wrap Up

Even though torrential rain was predicted, 15 team members for "Hinchinbrook NQ" showed up to support Run Army to raise money for Legacy Brisbane.

"Hinchinbrook NQ" members walked and ran along Patterson Parade Lucinda for the 5/10km virtual run on Sunday 24 April 2022 and raised a total $1,110.

This initiative aims to support current serving members who are recovering from injury, struggling physically or mentally, or are seeking assistance in enhancing their physical and mental resilience.

Legacy have supported the families of deceased and injured veterans since 1923.

Rotary NQ Field Day 2022 Wrap Up

Council attended the 2022 Rotary NQ Field Days held in Townsville to showcase the benefits of Investing in Hinchinbrook on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 April 2022.

The Council stall allowed for discussions with the public about the benefits of living and working within the Hinchinbrook Shire.

Gambling Community Benefit Fund

A new super round of Queensland’s largest one-off funding grants has been announced to support community groups impacted by the recent natural disasters, thanks

to changes made to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF).

The Disaster Recovery Round will open on Monday 16 May 2022.

Any community group that has been impacted by a natural disaster in the last two years can apply for up to $100,000.

Grants close on Friday 15 July 2022, allowing sufficient time for community groups to assess the damage to their facilities and equipment and work out what they need to get up and running again.

More information about the Disaster Recovery Round will be available on the GCBF website in the coming weeks.

Keep a Look Out For Cane Trains

Pre-season training of locomotive drivers commenced in the region on Tuesday 26 April 2022. 

This means cane trains will be moving around the district during daylight hours.

Residents are reminded to approach all rail crossings with caution and look out for cane trains.

Not all crossings in the district have flashing lights to indicate a train is coming, so please be vigilant.

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Tasman Turtle's Picnic Day

Tasman Turtle's Picnic Day

Tasman Turtle’s Picnic Day is a free family event that focuses on being environmentally friendly.

Date: Saturday 28 May 2022

Time: 9.00am - 2.00pm

Where: TYTO Parklands

Cost: Free

Further information click here

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