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Citizenship Ceremonies

Hinchinbrook Shire Council Citizenship Ceremonies

Events Calendar

A place where you can find and share events that are happening in the Hinchinbrook community.


Land Dealings

Leasing and Licensing of Council-controlled Land

Council manages the leasing and licensing of Council -controlled land to ensure that, when considering Council-based assets (including Crown Land) it explores possible options for the use of the land, applies processes that are demonstrably equitable, consistent and transparent, complies with appropriate legislative requirements and obtains best value results for the Hinchinbrook Shire.

Persons wanting to lease or licence Council land must first complete and lodge the Requirements for Commencement of Lease Application form.  The application will be assessed in accordance with the following principles and referred to Council meeting for final determination.


All leasing or licensing of Council-controlled land assets, including Crown Land will:

  • be consistent with Council's economic, social and environmental objectives;
  • be undertaken in compliance with legislative and other obligations;
  • occur only after consultation with all affected stakeholders and relevant sections of the community taking into account all relevant comments and representations;
  • be undertaken with the intention of securing an optimum mix of financial other benefits for the community;
  • be through a fair and open process and include regular market testing;
  • be open to public scrutiny while maintaining appropriate levels of commercial confidentiality; and
  • be conducted in accordance with Council's procedures.

Community Leasing and Resources

Hinchinbrook Shire Council recognise the vital role sport and community organisations play in:

  • providing sport and community activities/services to the wider community; and
  • contributing to Council's goals of an active, healthy, friendly and safe Shire

Council makes a range of both locally owned and State -controlled properties available for not-for-profit community organisations to rent through lease or licence agreements. 

Community Leasing & Resources Fact Sheets

Other Leasing

Hinchinbrook Shire Council also manage other lease options throughout the Shire. 

Contact Council's Development, Planning & Environmental Services on telephone (07) 4776 4600 to discuss other lease options within Hinchinbrook Shire.

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