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Council Connections - 28 April 2021

28th April 2021

$25,000 Monster Raffle, Opera Queensland, Regulated Carparking

Check In QLD app

From 1 May 2021 the Check In QLD app will be mandatory for hospitality businesses including cafes, restaurants, pubs, clubs and any venues that serve food or drink. The Check In Qld app will help venues stay open for business with confidence that staff and customers are protected. To register your business please visit the COVID 19 Queensland Government website, Check In Qld app page.

$25,000 Monster Raffle

There is still time to enter the $25,000 Monster Raffle. The competition is running until 12.00pm Saturday 22 May 2021 and will be drawn that night at Tasman’s Parkfest. To enter, all you need to do is spend a minimum of $50 in a single transaction at a Hinchinbrook business. The original receipt and completed entry form must then be submitted at Council’s customer service buildings. With over 100 local businesses participating in the $25,000 Monster Raffle there’s no shortage of places to shop. For more information please visit the Hinchinbrook Way website, $25,000 Monster Raffle page.

Stone River Country Woman’s Association

A very important meeting to determine the future of the Stone River Country Women’s Association (CWA) will take place at Stone River on Tuesday 11 May 2021.

The Stone River Branch has operated for a very long time but dwindling membership must be addressed. The branch has done much good work for not only Stone River but the district in general and requires your support to determine its future direction.

The meeting will be held at the Stone River CWA Hall commencing at 9.30am. For further information please contact Branch President Mrs Dorothy Hatfield on 4777 1357.

Opera Queensland

Opera Queensland and the Hinchinbrook Shire Council present Are You Lonesome Tonight. Join us at the TYTO Amphitheater on 13 May 2021. Tickets are $5 and will be on sale soon.

Are You Lonesome Tonight will be the most extensive regional tour in their 40 year history.

Visiting nearly 30 communities and travelling almost 7,000kms the tour takes over regional Queensland with a celebration of Opera and Country music throughout May and June 2021.

With a cast of young Australian singers including Irena Lysiuk, Marcus Corowa and Jonathan Hickey, Are You Lonesome Tonight features arias and songs by composers such as Puccini, Verdi, Slim Dusty and Dolly Parton, to name just a few.

Come in your jeans and boots or your tuxedos and ballgowns. This is opera that is diverse, accessible and exciting.

Regulated Carparking

The $25,000 Monster Raffle initiative has been extremely well received; it is great to see many locals supporting our community and shopping locally.

As traffic increase in Ingham CBD has been identified, Council would like to remind the community and business owners that Lannercost Street, Ingham has regulated carparking. To ensure there is adequate carparking for your customers, business owners should encourage their employees to utilise the off street carparks where possible rather than Lannercost Street.

Council staff will be conducting parking inspections during May 2021. Those who overstay the regulated parking time, or are parked incorrectly in disabled or loading bays, will be issued an Infringement Warning Notice. After the Infringement Warning Notice process has been finalised Penalty Infringement Notices with monetary penalties will then be issued. The aim of this being to educate the community and encourage people to comply with the parking regulations.

Responsible Pet Ownership

Every pet owner knows that pets play a key role in our life and many say that pets complete a family. A pet can provide companionship, happiness, unconditional love, and enjoyment. It is important to remember with a pet, comes responsibilities. In the Hinchinbrook Shire we help to keep our pets safe as well as maintain the lifestyle that pet owners and non-pet owners both enjoy.

An active dog will minimise the temptation for them to wander streets and potentially cause harm to others. Dogs are stimulated with regular walks and socialising with neighbours, friends and family.

Council kindly reminds pet owners to check enclosures and ensure that your dogs are kept inside well fenced yards. If you do notice a distressed dog wandering the streets and you do not feel comfortable approaching it, please contact Council, 4776 4600. Council staff can attend these situations and resolve the issue. Don’t forget happy pets escape less.

Works for Queensland Projects Update

Footpath concrete pouring has commenced at Borello Park Lucinda making this project already partially completed. The expected completion date for this project is June 2021. Borello Park is a highly valued and frequently used space for both the local community and visitors. This upgrade will provide the community with a space that will be perfect to improve health and wellbeing. The community will be able to walk along the Lucinda Foreshore while they take in the breathtaking scenery.

The Lucinda and Forrest Beach Seating and Information Shelters are well under construction with the expected completion date being June 2021. The new shelters have been designed to align with The Hinchinbrook Way branding. The space will provide the community with a sheltered seating area, where one can relax and take in the picturesque foreshore.

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