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Council Connections - 8 June 2022

8th June 2022

May General Meeting Update, New Procurement Portal, Tea and Trivia to Return and Event Wrap Ups

Naming of First Bridge on Mount Fox Range Road

With the replacement of the bridge on the Mount Fox Road in 2020, locally known as “First Bridge”, the Mount Fox community sought to have the replacement major culvert (bridge) formally named.

Originating from a request in 2020 to name the bridge the “Billy Graham Bridge”, research has been undertaken to understand the origins of the name that was put forward. 

The local Mount Fox community was also canvassed concerning the level of support for the naming of the bridge via a survey with 39 responses received.

Overall 37 responses being in favour of naming the bridge with a total of 30 (77%) being in favour of naming the bridge after Billy Graham.

Review of Annual Rural Clean Up Program

Following recent community consultation, Council resolved at its May General Meeting to discontinue the delivery of the annual Rural Clean Up Program and replace it with the Storm Season Clean Up Program.

Provision of annual skip bins under the Rural Clean Up Program will no longer be available, with the exception of Mount Fox and Abergowrie.

Under the newly implemented Storm Season Clean Up Program, residents will be entitled to two free dump days per annum for eligible waste which will be for the purpose of preparing for cyclone/storm season.

Green Waste Policy

As of Friday 1 July 2022, Council's Green Waste Vouchers Policy will commence.

On Tuesday 23 November 2021, Council agreed to discontinue the use of free vouchers for the disposal of general waste at the Warrens Hill Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre or the Halifax Resource Recovery Centre.

From Friday 1 July 2022, residents are allowed up to four free green waste (domestically sourced) disposal vouchers per household per year for use at either Warrens Hill or Halifax.

By implementing this policy, residents are encouraged to recycle and dispose of items correctly.

Find your Future in Hinchinbrook

Come down to visit the TYTO Conference and Events Centre this Thursday 9 June 2022 between 1.00pm and 6.00pm for all your career needs.

In response to the current skills and employee shortages, this year’s format will be a combined Career’s Day/Job Fair and Business Networking Event.

The event will focus on providing information for students considering subject choices, residents who are currently employed and looking for a career change, caregivers looking to return to the workforce, or budding entrepreneurs looking for advice to establish their own business.

Tea and Trivia to Return

Enjoy baked delights, tea and coffee whilst you test your knowledge and keep your mind nimble.

Tea and Trivia is fantastic for keeping social and active in the community while enjoying time with friends.

Date:     Thursday 23 June 2022

Time:     9.30am to 11.00am

Where: TYTO Conference and Events Centre

Bookings are essential. For further information please visit Council's website, Events Calendar page.

To purchase a ticket please contact the Hinchinbrook Shire Library.

New Free Procurement Portal Launched

An entirely new and free procurement system has been launched to help local suppliers win contracts with Council for works and services.

VendorPanel Marketplace allows suppliers to have a fair go at winning Council jobs.

Once registered, suppliers will receive invitations to quote on work across all Council operations, from building products, to transportation and freight. The platform manages all communication between Council and suppliers, reducing administration, saving time, and ensuring procurement best practice is followed.

The economic benefits in other regional areas using VendorPanel Marketplace have been remarkable.

An audited case study of 26 Councils using the platform found that in 84.4% of cases, jobs were awarded to local suppliers.

By connecting buyers with local capability, we are making it easier for organisations to leverage their procurement spend to help local economies adapt and rebound. Local businesses are encouraged to register via Council’s website, E-Procurement Portal page by 5.00pm Thursday 30 June 2022.

Please note, that Tenderlink will no longer be available after this date.

Should you require any further information, please contact Council’s Procurement Services on 4776 4665.

Tasman Turtle's Picnic Day Wrap Up

TYTO came to life on Saturday 28 May 2022 with over 1,100 people flocking to the parklands to turtle wiggle their way through a day filled with endless eco-friendly activities and entertainment.

Ariel the Little Mermaid enjoyed her visit to TYTO as she got to meet lots of children who took up the opportunity to get their photo taken with her. Jack Sparrow had tried his hardest to keep his treasure hidden from the children. Unfortunately by the end of the day his treasure was stolen.

Adrenaline Games were nonstop action while the petting zoo was kept very busy with all the animal’s receiving lots of cuddles.

Bella Dance Studio and The Dancers' Academy of Ingham put on another showstopper performance and the White Wizard provided endless laughs and magic tricks.

Tasman Turtle spent the day entertaining the children and taught the kids how to do The Tasman Turtle Wiggle. 

Keep an eye out for future Tasman Turtle wiggling adventures in the community.

A photo gallery of images taken on the day is now live on Council's website, Photo Gallery page.

Rotary Park Playground Lights Turned Jubilee Purple

On Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June 2022, Rotary Park playground lights and Council's Administration Building Riffle Bird turned purple in support of the Platinum Jubilee.

The Platinum Jubilee marks the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen's accession to the throne on 6 February 1952.

Her Majesty is respected for her dignity, humanity and dedication to public service and has touched the lives of many Queenslanders over the past seven decades.

To mark this significant anniversary, iconic buildings and significant assets throughout the State were lit up in Jubilee purple to honour Her Majesty.

Queensland Day and National Volunteers Week

On Monday 6 June 2022, Council celebrated Queensland Day and National Volunteer Week with a cake cutting and certificate presentation to it's dedicated volunteers.

This Queensland Day we celebrated 163 years since Queensland became an independent colony. On 6 June 1859, a new story began, the story of Queensland.

Celebrated annually, Queensland Day is an opportunity to commemorate the State’s culture, heritage, people, place and industry.

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