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Mayor's Message - Council Connections 26 August 2017

26th August 2017

Hinchinbrook Shire Community Satisfaction Survey 

Council will shortly commence a review of its Corporate Plan. The Corporate Plan sets out, among other things, Council’s goals, priorities and performance measures.

It is very important that the views of the community concerning Council’s services and performance are obtained at an early stage to ensure that the community is comfortable with the direction Council is taking.

 To secure this information, a Hinchinbrook Shire Community Satisfaction Survey will be undertaken shortly.

 I urge everyone to complete same so that we remain abreast of contemporary community needs and views.

The survey can be found on our Public Consultation page, or alternatively paper copies are available at Council’s main office at 25 Lannercost Street, Ingham; Hinchinbrook Shire Library; Halifax Library sub-branch; Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Lounge and TYTO Regional Art Gallery.

Hinchinbrook Shire Council Mayor Ramon Jayo with Lesley Lowth OAM, (Palliative Carers Committee Chairperson) with the Hinchinbrook Shire Community Satisfaction Survey.

Funding Opportunities

All athletes, sporting clubs and affiliated organisations need to be aware of the Queensland Government’s Get in the Game 2018–2020 suite of grant / funding opportunities which provides $125.5 million for grassroots sport and active recreation in Queensland. 

Details include:

  • Increased funding for Get Playing Places and Spaces grants from $11 million per year to $13 million per year, with maximum grants of $150,000
  • Get Going Clubs will continue to provide $3.5 million per year to support local and regional not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations with a one-off grant of up to $7,500 towards projects that improve club capabilities
  • An expansion of the Get Playing Plus grants program, with eligible projects now starting at $200,000, rather than $300,000 and a budget of $37 million for Round 3
  • A $15 million Female Facilities Program, which opens on 3 October 2017 eligible organisations able to apply for grants up to $500,000 per project to build or upgrade functional and inclusive female change rooms and amenities, to encourage greater participation in sport and active recreation activities by women and girls
  • Increased funding for our hugely successful Get Started Vouchers program, with $7 million worth of vouchers per year to help eligible kids get into organised sport and active recreation
  • The new Get Planning Spaces program which will offer grants of up to $100,000 to assist in strategic infrastructure planning studies

For further information on Get in the Game please visit our Grants and Funding page.

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