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Council Connections - 11 May 2023

11th May 2023

Ingham Listed as Queensland Top Small Tourism Town Finalist and Parking Restrictions to be Enforced

Ingham Listed as Queensland Top Small Tourism Town Finalist

Vote for Ingham, the gateway to the Hinchinbrook Region in the 2023 Queensland Top Tourism Town Awards.

Presented by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC), the annual awards recognise outstanding regional destinations, honouring communities that demonstrate a commitment to excellence.

Ingham was nominated for the Top Small Tourism Town Award category population between 1,500 – 5,000 residents.

Ingham is now a finalist and is up against Airlie Beach, which was last year’s winner in this category.

Please take time to get behind our town and vote!

Those who vote can nominate to be in the running to win a three night stay at the five star RACV Noosa Resort in a luxurious three bedroom villa.

To cast your vote for Ingham as the Top Small Tourism Town, please visit QTIC’s website, Top Town Voting page.

Please note, voting closes Wednesday 24 May 2023.

Queensland’s three Top Tourism Towns will be announced in June at an awards ceremony being held in Brisbane.

Parking Restrictions to be Enforced

Parking restrictions are in place to assist local businesses and their customers.

Parking signs are positioned throughout the town, so please take note of where you are parking and abide by the signs.

Drivers must obey line markings and official signs advising you how to park.

If there is no line markings or official signs, park so that the left side of your vehicle is parallel to, and as close to the left side of the road as you safely can.

Parking fines can be issued by Local Laws Officers in the form of a Penalty Infringement Notice.

Local Laws Officers will commence enforcing these parking restrictions, and drivers may face fines.

Hinchinbrook Shire Releases Draft Shoreline Erosion Management Plan

After 12 months of investigations, community consultation, cost benefit analysis and expert advice, Council is pleased to release the final draft of its Shoreline Erosion Management Plan (SEMP) for Hinchinbrook’s coastal localities.

The SEMP provides a road map of potential actions for Council to consider as the challenges of increased erosion, due to changes in environmental conditions, sand supply, rising sea levels and likely increase in severe weather events, impact the future and longevity of our coastal communities.

It is important to note that although these options and activities have been investigated and assessed using the best available information, Council is not obligated to implement these actions, and will need to consider the cost and public benefit on a case by case basis.

This will take into consideration the relative threat to public infrastructure, available funding, likelihood of success and support for such actions.

Council is seeking submissions from the public before considering the SEMP for endorsement.

Once adopted by Council, the document will be submitted to the Queensland Government for approval, where the actions in the SEMP will be assessed, making future application for any necessary works easier to obtain.

A copy of the draft SEMP is available on Council’s website, Hinchinbrook Shoreline Erosion Management Plan Community Consultation page.

Submissions are to be made in writing to council@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au by 11.59pm Sunday 14 May 2023.

Should you require any further information regarding this project, please visit Council’s website, or contact the project team by phone on 4776 4740.

National Road Safety Week

National Road Safety Week (NRSW) runs from Sunday 14 May to Sunday 21 May 2023.

NRSW is an annual initiative from the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group, partnering road safety organisations and Government.

The week highlights the impact of road trauma and ways to reduce it.

Get involved by displaying a yellow ribbon or sticker on your vehicle to show your support for safer roads.

You can also 'pledge to drive so others survive' on the Road Safety Week website, www.roadsafetyweek.com.au.

Tree Planting Ceremony Wrap Up for the Coronation of His Majesty, King Charles III

On Saturday 6 May 2023, Council hosted a Tree Planting Ceremony for the Coronation of His Majesty, King Charles III.

The Tree Planting Ceremony took place at the Ingham Memorial Gardens alongside the tree planted in honour of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II who sadly passed in 2022.

Council thanks those who attended on the day.

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