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Council Connections - 9 May 2024

9th May 2024

Business Growth Fund Round Six Launches and Upcoming Events

Bulk Waste Support Program

Council, along with the Hinchinbrook Community Support Centre (HCSC) would like to advise eligible residents that registrations for the Bulk Waste Support Program are now open.

HCSC commenced bulk waste collections on Wednesday 24 April 2024 and will continue until Wednesday 22 May 2024.

Eligible residents are those who:

  • Are physically unable to move or transport large items to the waste facility;
  • Have limited assistance available through family or friends; and
  • Do not have the financial means to pay for a commercial service.

Each qualified household is entitled to one service per year and is limited to the equivalent of one trailer load of bulk waste.

To view a list of eligible items, and to familiarise yourself with the rules of the event, please visit Council’s website, Bulk Waste Support Program page or contact Hinchinbrook Community Support Centre on 4776 1822.

Business Growth Fund Round Six Launches

Small and medium sized businesses that employ five to 49 people (headcount) with high growth plans should review the guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions for the upcoming round of the Business Growth Fund.

This program offers grants of $50,000 to $75,000 to support the purchase of specialised equipment as a co-contribution with eligible businesses.

The Business Growth Fund has supported Verified Energy, which is based in Eagle Farm, to purchase specialised testing equipment and software to improve their service to energy and electronic vehicle infrastructure projects.

Callide Manufacturing Company in Biloela was also supported to buy new machining equipment to improve their productivity, better serve customers in different industries and grow their operation.

Interested businesses are invited to submit an Expression of Interest which opened Wednesday 1 May 2024.

For further information or to view the Eligibility Criteria, please visit www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business/advice-support/grants/growth-fund.

Mother's Day Craft

Listen to stories at Playtime this Thursday 9 May 2024 at 10.30am in the Hinchinbrook Shire Library.

Children will create a Mother's Day craft to take home.

Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to ask questions or discuss concerns with a Queensland Health Clinical Nurse. Baby scales are also supplied as well as educational material.

When: 1st, 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month

Time:   10.30am

Where: Hinchinbrook Shire Library

Cost:    Free

First 5 Forever is a State Government and State Library of Queensland initiative which directly supports parents and caregivers in providing key language and literacy skills to our region’s under 5’s.

Please contact the Hinchinbrook Shire Library on 4776 4614 for further information.

2024 Ingham Sugar City Rodeo Postponed

The 2024 Ingham Sugar City Rodeo originally scheduled for Saturday 11 May 2024 has been postponed to Saturday 22 June 2024.

Dust off your boots as there will be a licensed bar, free camping, market stalls and DJ Wayne Newton to party the night away.

Date:   Saturday 22 June 2024

Time:    8.00am onwards

Where: Ingham Showgrounds

For further information or to purchase a ticket, please visit https://www.trybooking.com/CPLUW.

May 2024 Mega Movie Weekend

Join us at the JL Kelly Theatre for the May 2024 Mega Movie Weekend:

  • Abigail (MA15+) - 6.30pm Friday 24 May 2024;
  • The Incredibles (PG) - 10.30am Saturday 25 May 2024;
  • The Fall Guy (M) - 2.30pm Saturday 25 May 2024; 
  • Civil War (MA15+) - 6.30pm Saturday 25 May 2024; and
  • Challengers (M) - 2.30pm Sunday 26 May 2024.

Pre-purchase your tickets from www.hinchinbrooktickets.com.au.

Coal Miners Daughter

Join us for the spectacular Coal Miners Daughter.

Multi-awarded, look-alike songstress, Amber Joy Poulton, brings Coal Miner's Daughter - the mega-hits and stories of inspirational pioneer and superstar Loretta Lynn, to Australia following a sold-out national tour run in 2017 and again in 2022.

Coal Miner's Daughter includes 'friends' Lizzie Moore as Patsy Cline and  Denis Surmon as Conway Twitty accompanied by The Holy Men, in this sensational musical tribute to three legends in country music.

Weaving anecdotes and comedy through a traditional and  contemporary catalogue of hits, including 'Coal Miner's Daughter', 'Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' With Lovin' On Your Mind', 'I Fall To Pieces', 'You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man', 'Crazy', 'Silver Threads and Golden Needles', 'Walkin' After Midnight', 'You're Lookin' At Country', 'One's On The Way', 'Stand By Your Man', 'After The Fire Is Gone' and more.

This is a show not to be missed, and with the recent passing of the great Loretta Lynn, there is no better time to celebrate her music.

Date:   Sunday 27 October 2024

Time:    5.00pm

Cost:    Adults $70, Children $45

Where: JL Kelly Theatre

Pre-purchase your tickets from www.hinchinbrooktickets.com.au.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness

In recognition of the upcoming World MS Day on Thursday 30 May 2024, Council has dyed the Rotary Park Fountain orange in solidarity with the global MS community.

Let's come together to share stories, raise awareness and stand with those affected by Multiple Sclerosis.

Want to do more? Lace up your shoes and join our local legends as they stride for a great cause at the HinchinbrookStride50km for MS fundraiser, hosted by Tweak Fitness on Sunday 19 May 2024.

For further information, or to Register, please visit https://signup.com/go/HfiZwzV.

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