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Council Connections - 8 September 2021

8th September 2021

Trebonne Handball Court, General Meeting Update, Google My Business Workshop and Event Wrap Ups

Request for Community Feedback Trebonne Handball Court Mural

Council has been approached by Historian, Dr Bianka Vidonja Balanzategui in association with several of the local Basque community concerning a proposal to apply a preservation treatment to the surface of the walls and then, paint a mural on the walls of the Fronton – Trebonne Handball Court.

The mural is proposed to be funded under a Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grant. Council requests community assistance by providing your views and feedback on the concept of preserving the surface and painting the proposed mural on the walls of the Fronton. 

To submit your feedback, please email your comments to muralfeedback@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au or alternatively drop your feedback into Council's Main Office by midday Friday 10 September 2021.

August General Meeting Update

At Council's General Meeting held Tuesday 31 August 2021 the following  items were resolved: 

Hybrid Cricket Pitch

Council has sought the supply and installation of a hybrid cricket pitch to be established at the Ingham Showgrounds. One hybrid cricket pitch will be installed on the main oval and two standard cricket pitches will be installed on field two.

Gabba Sporting Products Pty Ltd was appointed as a Sole Supplier for the Hybrid Cricket Pitch.

The Hybrid H3 Wicket combines the qualities of a natural and a synthetic surface. Innovative design allows the pitch to be a low maintenance surface, therefore very little operational expenditure is required to maintain the hybrid pitch. 

The intention of sourcing and establishing the pitches is to introduce limited night time opportunities to cricket in our district and to enable infrastructure for local teams to participate in regional home and away competitions.

Twilight cricket is becoming very popular and will allow our district to better utilise existing lighting facilities at the showgrounds.

The hybrid pitch will also prove beneficial to our juniors in gaining experience on earthen wickets.  This experience will stand them in good stead for representative honours.

October General Meeting Date Change

Council adopted to reschedule Council's General Meeting date due to the Councillors attendance at the Local Government Association of Queensland Conference in Mackay from 25 to 27 October 2021.

Council’s October 2021 General Meeting scheduled to be held on Tuesday 26 October 2021 will now be held on Tuesday 19 October 2021.

Mount Fox Public Community Shed Meeting

The next Public Community Shed Meeting will be held at 3.30pm on Tuesday 12 October 2021 at the Mount Fox Rural Fire Brigade Shed. 

Have Your Say - Lucinda Coastal Reserves

To ‘Have your Say’ into the future management options of Lucinda Coastal Reserves, Council invites all interested people from the Hinchinbrook community to attend the first community consultation session at  6.00pm on Wednesday 15 September 2021 at the Lucinda Point Hotel Motel. 

Please register your interest and RSVP to Council’s Administrative Assistant on 4776 4740 for catering and seating requirements by 12.00pm Tuesday 14 September 2021.

R U OK? Day

This Thursday 9 September 2021 is R U OK? day. Life's ups and downs happen to all of us, so chances are someone you know might be struggling. 

Your genuine support can make a difference whatever they are facing, big or small. 

Do not wait until someone’s visibly distressed or in crisis.

Make a moment meaningful and ask them how they’re really going. 

Are they really OK? Ask them today.

Your conversation could change a life. 

Use these four steps and have a conversation that could change a life: 

  • Ask R U OK?; 
  • Listen; 
  • Encourage action; and 
  • Check in.

Congratulations U13 Herbert River Crushers 

Congratulations to the Under 13 Crushers on progressing to the Grand Final which will be held  at 10.00am Saturday 11 September 2021.

Threads Exhibition Opening Wrap up

Friday 3 September 2021 saw the Official Exhibition Opening of Threads. 

Threads is a bespoke display of fibre and textile art of the Cassowary Coast and Hinchinbrook regions.

Opening night was well attended with 39 attendees enjoying a casual chat with the artists who shared their ideas and artwork methods.

The creative and varied pieces are reflective of our natural environment.

Come along and enjoy this great exhibition. A  meet and greet the artists' morning tea is on 10.30am Wednesday 8 September 2021 at the TYTO Regional Art Gallery. 

The exhibition will be on display 10.00am to 4.00pm daily until Sunday 26 September 2021.

Glass Bead Workshop Wrap Up

Sunday 5 September 2021 saw the Glass Bead Workshop with Linda Bates. 

The event had limited spots available and was patronised by seven attendees. 

The concentration of the ladies as they learned new skills and advanced existing skills to create multiple glass beads was inspiring. 

This workshop was supported through a successful  Regional Arts Development Fund Grant. 

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. 

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. 

2021 North Queensland Sportstar Awards 

Nominations are now being called in the following categories for the 2021 North Queensland Sportstar Awards:

  • Senior Sportstar of the Year (18 years and over); 
  • Junior Sportstar of the Year;
  • Masters Sportstar of the Year;
  • Service to North Queensland Sport;
  • Athlete with a disability; and
  • Sport Team of the Year.

If you or your organisation has a member/s who you believe make a significant contribution to sport in North Queensland, we request that you complete an online Nomination Form by no later than midday Friday 17 September 2021.  

You may nominate more than one person for each category.  

Nominees must be a resident of the Hinchinbrook Shire to be eligible.  

To nominate please visit, North Queensland Sports Foundation's website nqsports.com.au/nq-sportstar-awards.

This year’s gala function will be held in Charters Towers on Saturday 30 October 2021.

For further information, please contact the Office of the Mayor and CEO on 4776 4784.

Ingham Sugar City Rodeo

Do not forget that the Annual Ingham Sugar City Rodeo is on this Saturday 11 September 2021.

Help raise funds while four locals battle it out to support a local charity of their choice.

The donations will be split equally between the four riders charity of choice.

This year’s charity bull riders are as follows:

  • Nick Dametto MP, State Member for Hinchinbrook, donating to Audrey’s Angels of Hope and riding in honour of Judy Reardon;
  • James Stevens, Auxiliary Captain Halifax, donating to Hinchinbrook Branch Queensland Blue Light;
  • Jonty Collins-Furber, Machinery Operator Morton’s Earthmoving, donating to Ingham Palliative Care and riding in honour of close family friend Will Murdoch; and
  • Casey Costabeber, Therapy Assistant Optimise Health and Wellness, donating to Ingham Riding for Disabled Association Inc.

To donate to this years charity bull ride please visit Ingham Sugar City Rodeo's GoFundMe page www.gofundme.com/f/ingham-sugar-city-rodeo-2021-charity-bull-ride?qid=7e1a119f277a9ee57ef10e625047fde4.

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