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Media Release - News Briefs - Council General Meeting 28 November 2017

1st December 2017

Council Meeting Dates set for 2018

Council General Meeting Dates for the 2018 calendar year have been adopted by Council. Residents are reminded that with the exception of confidential items, meetings are open to the public. Council meetings take place on the last Tuesday of the month with the exception of December.

General Meetings are held at 9.00am in the Council Chambers, Level 1, 25 Lannercost Street, Ingham. General Meeting dates are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Tuesday 31 July 2018

Tuesday 28 August 2018

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Tuesday 27 November 2018

Tuesday 18 December 2018

Council continues to be active in ensuring transparency of Council operations allowing for easier access of information, Council’s General Meeting Minutes, and relevant financial and work related reporting is available on Council’s website, Meetings and Minutes page following the meeting.

Yanks Jetty Maintenance

Rhino Dive Pty Ltd will be undertaking maintenance on Yanks Jetty, Orpheus Island during the week commencing Tuesday 5 December 2017, weather permitting. 

The maintenance is expected to take two days and during this time the jetty will be closed. Signage will be in place to inform visitors of the jetty closure. Council appreciates your patience during these works. If you require any further information please contact Council’s Infrastructure Services Delivery Department on 4776 4605.

Electronic Rate Notices

Register to receive your Council rate notices direct to your nominated email address. To register, please download, complete and return the Electronic Rate Notice(s) Registration form available on Council’s website Electronic Rate Notices page.

Ratepayers who do not register to receive Rate Notices via email will continue to receive Rate Notices through the post.

Ratepayers with email addresses in Council’s database were automatically sent a copy of the Electronic Rate Notice(s) Registration form on Friday 17 November 2017 via email.

Lucinda Foreshore Works

Council is currently undertaking works along the Lucinda Foreshore between the Coastguard Building and Ferrero Street. Works which are being undertaken include the removal of exotic species which are inhibiting the growth of native vegetation in this area, the removal of dead palm fronds and the removal of Prickly Pear and Ochna serrulata also known as Mickey Mouse Plant.

Ongoing works will include the removal of dead trees and corrective pruning in the maintained area along the Lucinda Foreshore.

Take advantage of the Council's Free Domestic Waste Disposal Days

Hinchinbrook Shire Council would like to remind residents that there are two free Domestic Waste Disposal days on Saturday 9 December 2017 and Sunday 17 December 2017 to assist residents in preparing for the cyclone season. Hours of operation will be the same as the normal operating hours for each facility. Facility hours listed below:

  • Warrens Hill Waste Management Facility - open daily from 7.30am to 5.30pm (closed for lunch between 12.30pm and 1.00pm)
  • Halifax Transfer Station - open from 7.30am to 5.30pm on Saturdays (closed for lunch between 12.00pm and 1.00pm) and 12.30pm to 5.30pm on Sundays

Residents can dispose of their household waste or green waste free of charge; waste items which will incur a charge include commercial waste, tyres and asbestos.

For more information on the Waste Management Facilities, please visit the Waste Facilities page on Council’s website.

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