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Council Connections - 29 June 2022

29th June 2022

Council Adopts Budget and Operational Plan, New Ingham Cemetery Public Consultation and Upcoming Events

Budget and Operational Plan Adoption

Each financial year, Council is bound by legislation to produce an Operational Plan and Budget.

At its Special Budget Meeting held on Tuesday 28 June 2022, Council adopted the 2022-2023 Budget and Operational Plan for 2022-2023.

The Budget details Council’s $40 million worth of projects and activities for the next financial year.

This includes an $11 million dollar Capital Works Program.

Council understands that cost of living pressures and supply issues are having a profound impact on residents and that is why Council has delivered the Budget with a modest 2.75% increase on the rate in the dollar, well below Queensland Consumer Price Index of over 6%.

In dollar terms this will see a general rate increase of $44.36 per annum to residential properties.

The 2022-2023 Operational Plan identifies priority programs or actions to achieve corporate strategies and links Council's longterm strategic direction as set out in the 2021-2025 Corporate Plan.

The Operation Plan is funded through the 2022-2023 Budget.

To view the 2022-2023 Budget and the 2022-2023 Operational Plan, please visit Council's website, Corporate Publications and Reports page.

New Free Procurement Portal

Calling all local businesses!

Council is using VendorPanel Marketplace to engage local suppliers in a fair and transparent quotation process.

Businesses are required to register to be visible to buyers and able to receive Request for Quotations.

It is free and easy to register. 

Register today via Council’s website, E-Procurement Portal page.

New Ingham Cemetery Masterplan Public Consultation

Council has engaged a consultant to prepare a Masterplan for the New Ingham Cemetery.

The aim of the Masterplan is to judiciously plan the development of the site and considers the potential for beautification and efficiencies whilst offering more interment choices throughout the New Ingham Cemetery.

The Masterplan responds to current demand and emerging trends whilst considering operational constraints, Council budget and community expectations.

Council is seeking feedback on the New Ingham Cemetery draft Masterplan before finalising.

To complete the survey, please visit Council's website, Public Consultation page. Survey closes 5.00pm Wednesday 20 July 2022.

Tea and Trivia Wrap Up

The first Tea and Trivia event for 2022 finally took place on Thursday 23 June 2022 after all the COVID-19 outbreaks earlier in the year.

Numerous questions in both quizzes left a few participants scratching their heads.

27 people were in attendance and formed teams to compete for fantastic prizes.

Congratulations to all who participated and won the games, lucky door prize, and quizzes.

Excellent input was provided by the participants, and there are already fresh ideas being implemented for the next Tea and Trivia event to be held on Tuesday 26 July 2022.

Murder at The Music Hall

Ingham Theatre Group Inc. is hosting Murder at The Music Hall from Thursday 30 June to Saturday 9 July 2022. Tickets are available to be purchased from Barnes Sewing Centre.

For further information please visit the Ingham Theatre Group Facebook page.

Herbert Cane Productivity Services Limited (HCPSL) Workshop

Attention all Herbert region cane growers.

If you have a rat or pig problem, want to increase CCS by ripening some cane, or would like to map your soils, come along to the workshop being hosted by HCPSL.

The following items will be discussed:

  • Pest management;
  • Applying ripening products; 
  • Mapping soils; and
  • Drone developments.

Date:       Thursday 30 June 2022

Time:       6.00pm to 7.15pm

Where:    HCPSL Office

Dinner will be provided.

For further information or to RSVP, please contact the HCPSL office on 4776 1808 or admin@hcpsl.com.au.

Ingham Sugar City Rodeo

Ingham Sugar City Rodeo is on this Saturday 2 July 2022. Rodeo starts at 9.00am and tickets will be available at the gate, or can be purchased online through www.hinchinbrooktickets.com.au.

Licenced bar, market stalls and free camping will be on site.

For further information please visit the Ingham Sugar City Rodeo's Facebook page.

NAIDOC Week Celebrations

As part of our NAIDOC Week celebrations, Council invites you to join us for a Flag Raising Ceremony and Cake Cutting on Monday 4 July 2022 at the Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre.

This year's theme is 'Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!'.

We hope to see many members of our community in attendance.

White Wizard Magic Show

Building and developing children's literature through language and laughter, the White Wizard makes life just a little more fun!

The White Wizard delivers laughter galore in a side-splitting funny show including puppets, music, audience participation, jokes and of course magic designed to delight audiences of all ages.

Date:       Monday 4 July 2022

Time:       10.00am to 11.00am

Where:    Hinchinbrook Shire Hall

Cost:       Free

RSVP:     Essential

For further information or to RSVP, please visit Council's website, Events Calendar page.

Exhibition Opening - Wetlands by Townsville Watercolour Group

As part of celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the Townsville Watercolour Group (TWG), members of the group present this vibrant exhibition of works depicting images of the Wetlands of the North Queensland region.

Visits to the TYTO Wetlands, Cromarty Wetlands, Townsville’s Town Common and Ross River Dam have enabled artists to connect, appreciate and capture the spectacular beauty, and diversity of these areas

Date:       Friday 8 July 2022

Time:       6.00pm to 9.00pm

Where:    TYTO Regional Art Gallery

Cost:       Free

RSVP:     Essential

Join us the following day for the Townsville Watercolour Group Workshop. Commencing at 10.00am on Saturday 9 July 2022 at the TYTO Regional Art Gallery.

Watercolour materials will be supplied, however if preferred, you are more than welcome to bring along your own materials.

RSVP for the workshop is essential as places are limited.

For further information or to RSVP, please visit Council's website, Events Calendar page.

'A Plastic Ocean' Screening Event

Council is running a community screening of the award-winning documentary, ‘A Plastic Ocean’, followed by a Question and Answer session with leading experts at the JL Kelly Theatre.

This is an evening screening and open to any community member who would like to attend, with drinks and nibbles provided.

Date:       Thursday 21 July 2022

Time:       5.30pm to 8.30pm

Where:    JL Kelly Theatre

Cost:       Free event

RSVP:     Essential

To take part, please RSVP by Monday 18 July 2022 on Council's website, Community Events Calendar page.

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