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Council Connections - 17 March 2021

16th March 2021

Commencement of Multiple Projects throughout the Shire

Road Widening Works - Lucinda

As part of the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS), road widening works have started at Patterson Parade and Bruce Parade Lucinda, with completion anticipated by Friday 9 April 2021, weather permitting.

During this time, the following guidelines will be in place:

  • The speed limit will be reduced to 40km/hour through work zones;
  • Ongoing works will occur between 7.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday;
  • Possible works could occur between 7.00am and 5.00pm on Saturdays;
  • Maintain access to your property with minimal delays;
  • Traffic control will be on site as required;
  • Workers and machinery will be in the vicinity of works;
  • Single lane operations may occur;
  • Due to the nature of works there may be increased noise and vibration during this time; and
  • Motorists are advised to drive safely to the conditions.

Funding for this project is from the Queensland Government 2020-2021 COVID Works for Queensland.

Council thanks you for your cooperation and patience during these works.

Dungeness Viewing Tower

Preliminary works commenced this week at Kangaroo Street Dungeness, for the placement and construction of the Dungeness Viewing Tower.

The work area has site safety fencing erected, with provision of a temporary side access to existing properties.

Formation of a compacted gravel building pad will follow in readiness for the main 7m x 5m x 0.5m deep reinforced concrete pad footing, required for the viewing tower.

In the meantime, the structural steel members for the tower will be fabricated off site in preparation for the next stage of construction.

Ingham Kelly Theatre

Repairs and improvements to facilities at the Ingham Kelly Theatre started yesterday.

Demolition of walls, ceilings, and reinforced concrete slabs are among the first steps in the project, which will allow for new under-slab drainage.

Portable toilets will be made available until completion of the works which is expected to take about seven weeks.

Appreciation for your patience and understanding is extended to all patrons and employees who are affected during the renovations.

Adventure Playground

Groundwork began on site this week, at TYTO Parklands for construction of the Adventure Playground.

It is anticipated that installation of the playground will start on Monday 22 March 2021.

Local Contractor Awarded

Council recently awarded a tender to another local contractor.  Richard Peeke Building and Carpentry Services was the successful tenderer for the construction of Shade Roof Structure over the existing Fishing Platform at Dungeness, for his quoted price of $70,590.91 excl. GST.

This project is funded under the Works for Queensland Funding Program.

Another local getting the job done.

Rate Scheme Incentive

Council is again promoting a $2,000 rate payment incentive for Hinchinbrook Shire ratepayers. To be eligible, payment must be made in full on or before the due date of Wednesday 31 March 2021, with no rates in arrears.

Be in the draw to win $2,000 to be spent locally at up to five Hinchinbrook Shire businesses of your choice! This initiative is a great way to support local business. The winner will be drawn at Council’s General Meeting on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

For more information regarding rate concessions and initiatives, please visit Council’s website, Rates Fees and Charges page.

Cane Cutter Statue Repairs

Council has approached the Ingham Pottery Club who was originally commissioned to build the statue; seeking their support to repair damage that the Cane Cutter statute sustained over Christmas.

Investigations by the club of a number of potential options for repairs have been carried out. It is now believed they have a solution moving forward.

Repairs are expected to be carried out in the coming weeks.

Hinchinbrook Aquatic Centre Information Session

Council wishes to invite parents and carers of users of the Hinchinbrook Aquatic Centre Learn 2 Swim Program to a community information session to be held 4.00pm Thursday 18 March 2021 at the Hinchinbrook Shire Hall.

To RSVP for the information session, or for further clarification, please contact Council on 4776 4600.

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COUNCIL CONNECTIONS -  17 MARCH 2021

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