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Council Connections - Mayor's Message 14 October 2020

14th October 2020

QCoast 2100 Public Consultation – Second Round, Red Bench for Domestic Violence

The second round of public consultation on the Study to identify areas exposed to current and future coastal hazards, including erosion and storm tide associated with State predicted rising sea levels will occur in the week commencing Monday 19 October 2020.  This phase will look at adaptation measures and community input is again invited.The second round of public consultation on the Study to identify areas exposed to current and future coastal hazards, including erosion and storm tide associated with State predicted rising sea levels will occur in the week commencing Monday 19 October 2020.  This phase will look at adaptation measures and community input is again invited.

As I have indicated before, regardless of whether one believes in climate change or not, Queensland Government Policy now dictates that Local Governments have a legal obligation to plan for the forecast impact of climate change into the future. The Study, known as Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS), will assist and inform on approaches to minimise risks to existing infrastructure and properties; new development in areas expected to be at risk from coastal hazards, both now and through to the year 2100; and look to protect intangible assets such as environmental, social and cultural values. 

The CHAS, which forms part of the Queensland Government’s QCoast2100 Program, will look at both the frequency and intensity that potential coastal hazards could increase with predicted rising sea levels, and more volatile climate variability.

The Study, although being delivered by Council, is funded by the Queensland Government. For more information about the QCoast2100 Program or the CHAS, please visit www.qcoast2100.com.au. 

Public consultation sessions will occur as follows:

Presentations RSVP to Gaye Scott email: gaye@gaye-scott.com or 0418 793 009.

  • Forrest Beach State School Tuesday 20 October 2020 5.30pm to 6.30pm; 
  • Progress Park Taylors Beach Wednesday 21 October 2020 5.30pm to 6.30pm; and
  • Lucinda Hotel Function Room Thursday 22 October 2020 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

Drop In Sessions - No RSVP required:

  • Forrest Beach Surf Life Saving Club Tuesday 20 October 2020 2.00pm to 4.30pm; 
  • Progress Park Taylors Beach Wednesday 21 October 2020 12.00pm to 4.30pm;
  • TYTO Conference Centre Thursday 22 October 2020 9.00am to 11.00am; and
  • Lucinda Point Hotel Function Room Thursday 22 October 2020 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Herbert River Junior Crushers to Grand Final

Congratulations to the Herbert River Junior Rugby League U12s for making it through to the big dance undefeated.  The U12s will play the Grand Final against Burdekin Blue this Saturday 17 October 2020 at Kern Brothers Drive from 9.50am.  Supporters are more than welcome to help cheer the team home.

Best of luck to coach Tony Iafano and his team.  We know you can do it!

Ingham Cutters Grand Finalists

The second grade Cutters team also face off in the Grand Final against Brothers  on Saturday 17 October 2020.

Congratulations and good luck!

SES Awards

Council is very pleased and honoured to be hosting the 2020 Regional State Emergency Service (SES) Awards at the Ingham Showgrounds Saturday 17 October 2020 commencing at 10.00am.

We are very proud and supportive of our local volunteers who selflessly commit a significant amount of time in assisting our community to remain safe in times of need.

We appreciate the dedication of SES to our communities and your show of support at the ceremony will recognise the invaluable services we benefit from.

Thank you, SES.

‘Get Ready’ campaign

A big reminder that Council, in conjunction with its disaster management partners, SES, Queensland Police and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services will be in attendance at the Raintree Markets Sunday 18 October 2020 to promote our community’s ‘Get Ready’ campaign.  Being ready to deal with disaster events is crucial for you and the people you care about.

Make sure you pop over to talk to the members about preparation and other essential tips including your ‘WHAT-IF’ plans.

Information is already on display and available in the front foyer of Council’s main office, 25 Lannercost Street Ingham and also on Council’s website Disaster and Emergency page.

Smartcane BMP

Sugarcane growers in the Herbert River district are celebrating the milestone of achieving more than 100 cane farming business accreditations in the industry’s voluntary Best Management Practice (BMP)program Smartcane BMP.

Smartcane BMP’s independent audits provide assurance to growers and communities that the industry is meeting its environmental responsibilities.

Accreditation is increasingly being recognised widely by banks and government as evidence of a farm business’s commitment to sustainability, profitability and productivity and international standards for sustainably produced sugar, used by large buyers are becoming aligned with Smartcane BMP.

The program has funding from the Queensland Government until 2022. Anyone interested in participating should consider taking advantage of the support which is currently available through the Canegrowers Herbert River office.

42nd Hinchinbrook Art Awards – Youth Award Section Extension

There has been a good response from the community so far however, the Youth Award entry section has been extended until Friday 16 October 2020 4.00pm. So, get your entries in!

The Results are in

Council recently asked for input on what type of themed playground you would like to see in Rotary Park.

This was the result from the poll votes:

Agricultural Playground – 337 – 55.8%

Rocket ship Playground – 267 – 44.2%

Watch this space!

Red Bench – Domestic Violence 

Councillors, together with the Hinchinbrook Community Support Centre (HCSC), members of the Herbert River Men’s Shed and Police Liaison Officers have supported and welcomed the initiative of The Red Rose Foundation in their efforts to raise public awareness of domestic violence.  

Located in Rotary Park, the symbolic Red Bench raises awareness and provides an opportunity for this important issue to remain visible by giving hope of a new ending to victims of domestic violence. This is the first of two proposed Red Benches, with another to be installed in Halifax.

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