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About Council


To provide leadership in making locally responsive and informed decisions, delivering quality services and facilities to the Hinchinbrook community.


To strengthen our vibrant regional lifestyle and prosperous economy by growing the population of and opportunities for the Hinchinbrook Shire.


INTEGRITY – We will lead our community with integrity and vision. We will embrace change, foster innovation, and be honest and transparent at all times.
PEOPLE FOCUSED – We value our community, our stakeholders and our employees. We will treat all persons with fairness and respect. Council will implement services from a customer perspective.
EXCELLENCE – We will always strive to do our best, to be industry leaders and to look for opportunities in pursuit of continuous improvement.
SUSTAINABILITY – We will be practical, focused, and effective in our delivery of services and programs for the community. 

Hinchinbrook at a Glance

Median age - 46

Population - 11,541

Families - 3,221

Median Weekly Household Income - $916

Average Household - 2.4 persons

Local Government Area - 2,810km2

Public Parks - 46

Average Temperature - 18.8 - 27.8 degrees Celsius

Rateable Properties - 6,643

Population Density - 4.2/km2

Rates Levies and Charges - $24.1m

For further information about Hinchinbrook Shire Council Elected Members, please visit the Mayor and Councillors page.

For further information about Council's Strategies and Reports, please visit the Corporate Publications and Reports page.

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