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Media Release - Council News Briefs and end of year wrap up

20th December 2017

Hire a temporary grandstand (curly bell) for your event

Council has a number of temporary grandstands available for hire for community, sporting or cultural events. The grandstands can be hired free of charge, with a refundable bond of $300 payable prior to the hire of the grandstands. For more information regarding the hire of Council facilities or equipment please visit Council’s website Community Services and Facilities page or alternatively call Council’s Facilities Coordinator on (07) 4776 4715.

Lucinda Foreshore Management

Works will be continuing along the Lucinda foreshore to remove pest species and encourage the growth of complimentary ground cover. Works to date have garnered positive feedback from the community with Councillor Skinner reiterating comments he has received ‘From all regards the works  taking place along the Lucinda foreshore have proved to be positive and the community are pleased to see the removal of pest and weed species in the area’.

Ochna serrulata (aka Mickey Mouse Plant) one of the weed species removed from the Lucinda Foreshore area. 

Yanks Jetty works completed - users urged to be vigilant and considerate during the holiday season        

Maintenance works have recently been completed at Yanks Jetty. An inspection of all aspects of the jetty was undertaken to ensure that it was in a safe and serviceable condition.

Woks included the replacement of a broken tie off cleat, replacement of missing nuts and tightening of loose nuts, inspection of anodes, treatment of rust spots and cleaning of aluminium components as required.

A suspicious burn mark of approximately 10cm in diameter was found on the jetty centre post. Hinchinbrook Shire Council Mayor Ramon Jayo said ‘It is disappointing to see any type of vandalism occur on public property but particularly so on Yanks Jetty, one of our communities most popular pieces of infrastructure. I strongly urge any person visiting the jetty to be vigilant and report hazards or issues with the jetty to Council on (07) 4776 4600’.

The community are reminded to be considerate of other users who may be looking to load or unload passengers to the jetty and are also urged to utilise the tie off cleats which are available and not to tie off vessels to the aluminium handrails as evidence suggests is occurring.


Contractor performing maintenence at Yanks Jetty.

Evidence of burn on center post, Yanks Jetty.

Christmas in Hinchinbrook - Senior's Morning Tea 

The Christmas in Hinchinbrook, Senior’s Morning Tea was very well attended, with 293 people enjoying the wonderful food, entertainment and great company at the Shire Hall on Friday 1 December 2017.

Hinchinbrook Shire Council Deputy Mayor Mary Brown said that ‘It was fantastic to see so many people from across the Shire enjoy the morning tea. It was an absolute pleasure to see so many of our seniors come together to embrace the entertainment, festive spirit and delight in each other’s company. The feedback I received that morning and subsequently has been extremely positive, with many wonderful compliments on the decorating, catering, entertainment and general appreciation for this special event being hosted by Council’.   

Images from the event can be found on Council’s website News and Announcement page.


Local patrons enjoying the Christmas in Hinchinbrook, Seniors Morning Tea.

Christmas Decorations bring joy to many 

This year Hinchinbrook Shire Council partnered with the Herbert River Men’s Shed Inc. to decorate the streets of Ingham from Rotary Park to Mercer Lane. The 123 decorations were made locally by the Men’s Shed and have brought joy to many this Christmas season.

Men’s Shed decorations adorning the trees at Rotary Park Ingham.

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