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Council Connections - 20 June 2024

20th June 2024

Hinchinbrook Welcomes its Five Newest Australian Citizens in June 2024

Hinchinbrook Welcomes its Five Newest Australian Citizens in June 2024

Yesterday morning, Wednesday 19 June 2024,  Mayor Ramon Jayo proudly welcomed five new Australian citizens during a heartwarming Citizenship Ceremony held in Council’s Chambers. The newest members of the Hinchinbrook community are Mr Peter Miller, Ms Carol Vercoe, and Mrs Angela Chishanga along with her children Natalie Chishanga and Nathanial Chishanga.

The ceremony was attended by several Councillors, Member for Hinchinbrook Nick Dametto as well as family members of the new citizens, who came together to celebrate this significant milestone.

“The decision to become an Australian Citizen is a major one. Like other major life decisions, it is an event that involves commitment, responsibility, public recognition, celebrations of the present, and hopes for a common future” said Mayor Jayo. 

“It was a privilege today to formally authorise and welcome Peter, Carol, Angela and her children as new Australian citizens. I offer them my congratulations and wish them the very best for their future” added Mayor Jayo.

The Hinchinbrook region values and celebrates our diversity, and Council extends its heartfelt congratulations to our new citizens and wishes them all the best in their new chapter of life.

New Kitchen Complex Opened for Ingham Meals on Wheels

On Tuesday 18 June 2024, Mayor Ramon Jayo officially opened the new kitchen complex for Ingham Meals on Wheels, now located on  Eleanor Street Ingham.

Meals on Wheels Ingham was first established roughly in 1983, initially at Conroy Hall and later at premises located at Gedge Street Ingham.

Due to the diligence of many committed committee members over the years, and the many willing volunteers, Meals on Wheels have provided the needy and elderly of our district with a most essential service ensuring the proper sustenance needs of valued community members.

To the committee, congratulations on this milestone achievement.

Congratulations for the excellent service you administer to our community, and thank you all for the work that you do.

Congratulations on having the foresight, drive and tenacity to forge improvement for the benefit and welfare of our district.

Herbert Street Footpath Renewal Project Works

Residents are advised that Keita Services Pty Ltd has commenced the Herbert Street Footpath Renewal Project - Stage One. 

The project is anticipated to be completed during September 2024, weather and site conditions permitting.

During construction there may be minor disruptions to parking bays and pedestrians.

Council would like to thank you for your cooperation during this necessary phase of works.

This project is jointly funded by The Australian Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program Phase Four and Hinchinbrook Shire Council.

For further information on current roadworks, please visit Council's website Roadworks page or contact Council.

Regional Arts Development Fund Round One Now Open

Do you or someone you know have a project idea that could contribute to Arts and Culture in the Hinchinbrook Shire?

Applications for funding through Council's Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Program Round One are now open until Monday 8 July 2024.

RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

To download an application form and to find out more, visit Council’s website, Grants and Funding page, or contact the TYTO Regional Art Gallery via email gallery@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au.

Have you seen Redwood?

Be on the lookout for Redwood and report it to Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23.

Redwood is a prohibited invasive plant under the Biosecurity Act 2014.

Early detection and reporting are the key elements in preventing Redwood from becoming a major problem.

It invades open tropical rangelands, especially along roadsides, and forms dense thickets that replace native vegetation.

For further information on how Redwood can be prevented and controlled, please visit Biosecurity Queensland's website https://bit.ly/45xUE5w.

What's On at the JL Kelly Theatre

  • Morning Melodies: Mad Maestros by David Scheel - 10.30am Wednesday 26 June 2024;
  • Festival of Small Halls - 7.00pm Wednesday 10 July 2024;
  • Morning Melodies: Viva Pavarotti featuring Paul Tabone - 10.30am Thursday 8 August 2024; and
  • Night Show: Viva Pavarotti featuring Paul Tabone - 7.30pm Thursday 8 August 2024.

For further information, visit Council's website, Events Calendar page.

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