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Council Connections - 7 July 2021

7th July 2021

Works for Queensland Project Update, NAIDOC Week Celebrations and Ingham Toyota Forest Rally

Works for Queensland Projects

The district has been undergoing a facelift thanks to Works for Queensland (W4Q) funding.

Our foreshore’s were given themes, Lucinda – Barramundi, Taylors Beach – Mud Crab and Forrest Beach – Turtle.

These themes were incorporated into W4Q works with Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) funding of sculptures by local artist John Heard and footpath stenciling.

Our beaches benefited from a combination of approximately 850 meters of footpath, 18 new tables with nine wheelchair compliant, six bench seats, and three rubbish bins with recycling components.

Taylors Beach also received two laguna lounges and a new playground on the foreshore.

Forrest Beach and Lucinda had additional shade shelters installed. Local builders DJ Duffy and Richard Peeke successfully secured the contracts.

Other projects included the installation of Rotary Park street furniture consisting of nine tables and seven bench seats.

Kelly Theatre renovations and upgrades to amenities facilities was awarded to Blanco Carpentry and has now been completed and is looking great.

The TYTO Adventure playground located at the TYTO Parklands was officially opened Saturday 22 May 2021 with the playground proving to be quite popular within the community.

The Halifax footpath connectivity and community shelter was also awarded to local contractor DJ Duffy.

Council thanks the State Government alongside Arts Queensland for its generosity through their W4Q and Regional Arts Development Fund programs.

NAIDOC Week Celebrations

Council acknowledged our First Nation people at the NAIDOC 2021 Flag Raising Ceremony and Cake Cutting Monday 5 July 2021.

The theme this year ‘Heal Country!’ invites all Australians to embrace First Nations’ cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia’s national heritage and equally respect the culture and values of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders as they do the cultures and values of all Australians.

Healing Country means finally resolving many of the outstanding injustices which impact on the lives of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

It is about hearing and actioning the aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples which are the culmination of generations of consultation and discussions among our nations on a range of issues and grievances.

Fees and Charges

Council would like to advise that the Fees and Charges for the 2021-2022 financial year were adopted at Council’s General Meeting held Tuesday 25 May 2021.

The adopted Fees and Charges came into effect Thursday 1 July 2021.
Fees and Charges 2021-2022 are available on Council’s website Rates, Fees and Charges page or by visiting Council’s Main Office 25 Lannercost Street Ingham.

Food Business Licence Renewals

Council has distributed Food Business Licence Renewal Forms to all current Food Business Licence holders.

Council’s Food Licence inspection program will commence Wednesday 7 July 2021 and will continue until all registered food businesses have been inspected.

Council would like to remind licence holders their renewals by Tuesday 31 August 2021. Any renewals not paid for by this date may incur a reinstatement fee.

Dog Registration Renewal Notices

Dog Registration Renewal Notices will be issued to all current registered dog owners and must be paid on or before Sunday 15 August 2021 to receive a 50% discount on renewal fees.

Council would like to remind all dog owners; responsible dog ownership means ensuring your dog is microchipped and registered with the local Council of the Shire it is living in.

If you do not receive your Dog Registration Renewal Notice prior to Friday 30 July 2021, please contact Council to ensure your mailing details are correct.

Ingham Toyota Forest Rally

Townsville City Autosports Club is hosting the Ingham Toyota Forest Rally Saturday 7 August 2021, sponsored by Ingham Toyota.

The event will take place in the Lannercost and Abergowrie areas, with spectator points available along the route.

This event would not be possible without the support of Steph and Mouse Masters. Thank you to all for your support.

Rally cars will stop for servicing between stages at the CWA Abergowrie Hall grounds.

The CWA will provide the catering for the event as a fund raising activity.

A number of Rallying Superstars have driven on the roads and rated them as some of the best Australia has to offer. Come and enjoy the sights and sounds of rally cars flying through the forest.

For further information please visit Townsville City Autosports Club - TCAC Facebook page.

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

COUNCIL CONNECTIONS - 7 JULY 2021 

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