Disruption to Council Services, An Offer Outside the Box, Congratulations Harry Peeke and Water Restrictions
Disruption to Council Services - Tuesday 14 November 2023
Hinchinbrook residents we would like to inform you as a matter of courtesy between the hours of 7.30am and 11.00am on Tuesday 14 November 2023, there is a likelihood that some services of Council may be disrupted.
Council will be doing our best to ensure this does not occur.
We apologise in advance if this causes any inconvenience to our residents.
Calling for Expressions of Interest - An Offer Outside the Box
Attention Hinchinbrook businesses, join us for the Christmas in Hinchinbrook 2023 campaign, and help extend the holiday spirit.
'Tis the season to be jolly and shop locally!
Council is excited to support our local businesses by showcasing your Christmas retail message on our social media, and the Electronic Community Noticeboards around the Shire.
Let's encourage residents to shop local this Christmas and make it a season to remember.
- Create a captivating and festive Christmas message or advertisement that promotes your business; and
- Email your completed video/image to Council's Media and Communications Officer, Kayla email@example.com.
- Videos are to be no longer than 30 seconds;
- Videos are to be supplied in MP4 format and are to be no larger than 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels high; and
- Images are to be no larger than 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels high.
Let's make this holiday season extra special for our community.
Together, we can make Hinchinbrook shine even brighter.
8th Hinchinbrook Birdlife Art Awards People’s Choice Award Winner
Council is thrilled to unveil the winner of the People's Choice Award for the 8th Hinchinbrook Birdlife Art Awards.
Congratulations to Harry Peeke, entrant 75 “Owl Finch Statuette”.
Harry’s exceptional work has captivated the hearts of art enthusiasts and visitors to the TYTO Regional Art Gallery.
The 8th Hinchinbrook Birdlife Art Awards celebrated and acknowledged outstanding artistic achievements across various media, providing a valuable platform for both emerging and established artists to exhibit their boundless creative talents.
This event, a highlight in the region's cultural calendar, continues to enrich the local art scene and foster artistic growth.
Visitors to the TYTO Regional Art Gallery were given the privilege to vote for their favourite artwork in the People's Choice Award category.
This public voting period was open from Friday 6 October 2023 through to Sunday 29 October 2023.
We appreciate the enthusiastic participation of art enthusiasts who took the time to cast their votes.
We extend our sincere gratitude to the generous sponsors and local businesses who have played a pivotal role in making the 8th Hinchinbrook Birdlife Art Awards possible.
Your unwavering support for the arts is invaluable to our community.
We invite everyone to mark their calendars for the 45th Hinchinbrook Art Awards exhibition opening night being held on Friday 8 December 2023 at the TYTO Regional Art Gallery.
It is anticipated that the exhibition will be a remarkable showcase of artistic brilliance, bringing together the region's most talented creators and art enthusiasts.
For further information regarding the upcoming exhibitions, please visit the TYTO Regional Art Gallery website, Exhibitions page.
Eligible Items for the Storm Season Clean-up Days
Storm Season is almost here.
With the second Storm Season Clean-up Day this Saturday 11 November 2023, now is the time to prepare your property by reducing the outdoor clutter that could cause personal injury or damage.
Council would like to remind all Hinchinbrook residents that free disposal at the Warrens Hill Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre (WHLRRC) only applies to eligible outdoor items and not all waste.
This is not a free dump day.
No general household waste, food waste, car bodies, tyres, mattresses or commercial waste will be accepted under the free program and will attract a fee on the day.
As it may be busy, Council asks that patience and respect be shown to all staff working at the WHLRRC on the day.
For further information regarding the eligible items and Terms and Conditions, please visit Council's website, Get Ready Hinchinbrook Storm Clean-Up page.
Level One Water Restrictions Remain in Place
Reminder to residents that water restrictions are still in effect year round in our community.
Please be mindful of the following guidelines for sprinkler usage based on your house number:
- Even numbered houses: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; and
- Odd numbered houses: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Remember, no sprinklers are allowed on Sundays.
Residents can use hand held watering devices any day of the week.
Let us continue to work together to conserve our precious water resources.
Council would like to remind residents that the use of Council’s Water Network can only be done so through a permit which issues a metered standpipe.
Council is urging any residents to report any suspicious activity regarding the use of Council’s water network to our Utility Services Department.
Alternatively, further information is provided on Council’s website, Hiring a Metered Standpipe page.
Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre Volunteer Famil
The Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre staff and volunteers recently enjoyed an enriching outing at Paronella Park, a highlight of their year.
They began with a captivating 30 minute guided tour of the park, learning about its history and the vision of Jose Paronella.
Afterward, they explored the lush park, appreciating its natural beauty and charm, followed by a scrumptious lunch at Mena Creek Hotel.
The adventure continued with a tour of the newly constructed Van Park, adding a modern touch to the rich heritage.
The day left them brimming with new knowledge and fond memories, strengthening their commitment to providing valuable information to visitors and appreciating the beauty and history of their region.
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