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Council Connections - 29 September 2021

29th September 2021

Official Opening of Works for Queensland Projects Wrap Up, Artwork Competition, Have Your Say on Regional Telecommunications

Official Opening - Works for Queensland Projects Wrap Up

Friday 24 September 2021 saw the Official Opening of a number of Works for Queensland Projects (W4Q).

The opening commenced at the Forrest Beach seating and information shelter with the Honourable Scott Stewart MP, Minister for Resources, Member for Hinchinbrook Nick Dametto MP, builders, Progress Association representatives and various Council staff.

The Honourable Scott Stewart MP and Mayor Ramon Jayo then conducted the ribbon cutting at the Dungeness Viewing Tower followed by a cake cutting at Halifax picnic shelter.

Council thanks all those people that participated in the Official Opening of W4Q Projects.

Celebrate International Access to Information Day with Council

On Tuesday 28 September 2021 Council celebrated International Access to Information Day (IAI Day) to recognise the unique value of your right to information.

This year’s theme ‘Open by design: government transparency everyone can see’ promotes the value of proactively releasing information, particularly in times of crisis and recovery.

Queenslanders, like the rest of Australia and the world, have faced significant challenges in recent times. Access to timely and relevant information helps individuals and the community to stay informed of the situation and make health, safety, and financial decisions.

We know that Queensland’s economic and social recovery will benefit from continued timely access to accurate information so individuals and governments can make informed and better decisions about matters affecting them.

IAI Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about information access rights and how greater openness builds trust between government and the community. It is also a reminder of how far we have come in Queensland and the importance of the Right to Information Act 2009 and the Information Privacy Act 2009, which help protect the rights of Queenslanders.

Council is committed to improving access to information for the community and you can find out more about how to access Council’s information by visiting Council’s website, Publication Scheme page.

For further information about IAI Day, information access and privacy rights and responsibilities please visit the Office of the Information Commissioner’s website
www.oic.qld.gov.au/.

Rural Management Challenge – North Queensland 2021

Hinchinbrook Shire Council is proud to announce its participation in the Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA), Rural Management Challenge for 2021.

The event will bring teams head-to-head from across the region to exercise and develop a range of managerial skills that endures tangible benefits for individuals, teams and organisations.

Four promising leaders from Council have been selected to participate in the annual LGMA Rural Management Challenge hosted by Cassowary Coast Regional Council in Innisfail on Wednesday 20 October 2021.

The Challenge is based on the successful concept of the Australasian Management Challenge, a simulation-based, innovative development opportunity that is a convergence of ideas, energy, academic rigour and practical application – the elements which develop great leadership.

Throughout Challenge day, teams will experience a range of tasks that simulate different business-related tasks and activities that utilises themes that a senior management team in real local governments encounter on a day-to-day basis.

As these tasks or issues may differ from team member’s usual roles, it provides an exemplary opportunity to broaden the understanding of a council's responsibilities and to develop individual and team skills including communication and presentation skills, influencing and negotiation skills, and managing resources and time.

Teams are observed throughout the day and tasks are scored by experienced markers and observers based on their ability to synergise, communicate, prioritise and produce required products for the Challenge.

Council takes pride in participating in this annual Challenge, with 2021 being the first year an all-female team has been selected.

Further information on the LGMA Rural Management Challenge can be found at lgmaqld.org.au/RMC.

Get Ready Hinchinbrook Students

Get creative these school holidays and get ready for disaster season with an awesome Artwork Competition.

Show us (using pictures) what you think is a natural hazard risk to our district.

It can be a drawing, painting, collage or digital creation, however, it must be your own original work!

Be sure to get your entry in to Council by 4.00pm Wednesday 13 October 2021 to receive a small gift, and a chance to win a great range of items for your household Emergency Kit including a 5L dry bag, battery operated radio and power bank!

The winner will be drawn at  5.00pm Thursday 14 October 2021 and announced on Council's Hinchinbrook Disaster Information Facebook page.

Artwork templates are available from the Council Office, 25 Lannercost Street Ingham.

Local schools received an electronic version of the template for distribution before the holidays. 

If you would like extra copies, please visit Council's website Disaster and Emergency page for the printable version.

For further information, please contact Council's Disaster Management Officer.

Rotary Park Playground

Council wishes to advise that a section of the Rotary Park play equipment that was barricaded off due to damage has now been repaired.

For further information, please contact Council's Public Spaces Team.

Regional Telecommunications Review – Have Your Say!

The 2021 Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee has released an issues paper for the Regional Telecommunications Review with submissions closing 5.00pm Thursday 30 September 2021.

The review is an opportunity for people living and working in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia to share their views and experiences on how they are affected using telecommunications services in their area.

Every three years the Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee is appointed to conduct the review.

Residents are encouraged to have their say now. Please note, your input does not need to be long, the Committee is interested in first hand issues that are important to you. 

Interested parties can provide a written submission by uploading a response to the consultation page at www.rtirc.gov.au  (preferred), email to secretariat@rtirc.gov.au, or via post. Details on how to make a submission can be found at www.rtirc.gov.au/.

Google My Business Workshop

Hinchinbrook businesses are invited to attend Google My Business Workshop presented by Nicky Jurd from Precedence.

When:     Wednesday 29 September 2021

Time:      5.00pm until 7.00pm

Where:   TYTO Conference and Events Centre

Cost:       Free

Google My Business is an easy and sensational tool to control how your business is seen on Google.

For more information or to RSVP, visit The Hinchinbrook Way's website What's On page.

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

COUNCIL CONNECTIONS - 29 SEPTEMBER 2021

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