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Council Connections - Mayor's Message 17 June 2020

17th June 2020

I am pleased to advise that Council’s facilities, including the Hinchinbrook Shire Hall and Ingham Showgrounds, are reopening and are available for hire from today Wednesday 17 June 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be a reduction on the maximum patrons allowed at each of Council’s venues, and further conditions placed upon hiring a venue.

Dog Registration and Animal Responsibility

It is that time of year again, when notices will be sent to dog owners to register their beloved animals. Council is once again offering 50% discount if payment of registration is made before 31 July 2020. A microchip factsheet will be mailed out with your registration notice that explains the laws and benefits of the process.

Registering your dog is an important part of being a responsible pet owner. It provides Council with a description of your dog, identifies you as the owner and lists contact information. Remember to advise staff of any changes, so we can update our records.

Remember, as a responsible dog owner, it is your duty of care and legal obligation to ensure animals are adequately controlled at all times, and do not cause harm or nuisance to members of the public.

If your dog is not registered, visit Council’s website Registration and Fees page for more information.

30 Year Milestone

Congratulations to Michael and Simone Stanta on 30 years in business. What a significant achievement and a great testimony to your dedication and service to our community. Not to mention the recognition you have received by winning awards for the products you have produced. Well done!

Community Cane Train awareness

As the cane crushing season is close to commencing, can I remind all farmers to ensure that crops adjoining tramline intersections are cut back to allow for increased visibility around the intersections. A reminder to motorists to be alert for cane trains, obey all signs and signals around our cane railway network, and to always give way to cane trains.

Funeral Restrictions Lifted

The Queensland Premier has announced the easing of restrictions for funerals, up to 100 mourners are now permitted to attend.

Connect with a Councillor

Come into the Council office this Thursday 18 June 2020 between 9.00am and 11.00am, and meet your new Councillor Donna Marbelli.

Have you or your family been impacted by COVID-19, and are you not sure how to get help from available services in the community? Cr Marbelli will be availab le to help put you in touch with the right contacts in the community. Or maybe you want to know how you can help your community? Drop in and have a chat about your concerns, all are welcome.

COVID-19 Stay Vigiliant

As our community continues to remain virus free, we are moving forward in line with the State Roadmap to Easing Restrictions. I urge all community members to remain vigilant and continue to practice good hygiene and stay home if you are sick. Washing your hands properly and often, is the gold standard of health advice.

There has been a significant increase of COVID-19 themed malicious cyber activity, meaning data and personal information is at risk. 

With more people online than ever before, due to the repercussions of the Coronavirus comes more risk of cyber attacks.

It is more important than ever to think before you click, especially if it mentions COVID-19 at all.

Need to print the Council Connections page? Click on the link below for the printable version. 

COUNCIL CONNECTIONS -  17 JUNE 2020

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