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A place where you can find and share events that are happening in the Hinchinbrook community.

Council Connections - 22 June 2022

22nd June 2022

Ingham Show Council Stall, Blue Light Association Calls for Volunteers, and Upcoming Events

Community Survey - Have Your Say on the Future Management of Council’s Coastal Reserves

Reminder to 'Have Your Say' on the Future Management of Council’s Coastal Reserves.

Council recently completed the first round of community meetings (Lucinda – September 2021, Taylors Beach and Forrest Beach – April 2022) where participants were presented with foundational knowledge to understand how these special places came to be.

You can catch up on the process to date and other key information that has been developed via the Knowledge Hub located on Council’s website, Hinchinbrook Shoreline Erosion Management Plan Community Consultation page.

To complete the survey, please visit https://bit.ly/3OgVeuG.

Survey closes 5.00pm on Thursday 30 June 2022.

Ingham Show Council Stall

Council is once again holding a stall at the Ingham Show on Thursday 23 June and Friday 24 June 2022.

Staff will be available to assist on the day with any questions or queries.

Designated Area Mitigation Agreement (DAMA) Information Sessions

You are invited to Townsville Enterprise's DAMA Information Sessions.

Join online or in person to find out more about the DAMA and how your business can benefit from this new workforce visa channel designed specifically to meet the needs of our region.

Date:         Thursday 23 June 2022

Time:         3.00pm - 5.00pm

Location:  Virtual

Date:         Friday 24 June 2022

Time:        9.00am to 11.00am

Location:  Rydges Southbank

Register now at https://bit.ly/39tNuqv.

State of Origin Game Two Screening

After the hype of Game One, Council is excited to host the State of Origin Game Two on the big screen.

Doors open at 7.00pm.

Date:       Sunday 26 June 2022

Time:      8.10pm kick off

Where:   JL Kelly Theatre

Cost:      $5

For further information or to purchase a ticket, please visit https://bit.ly/3HHUsVy.

Blue Light Hinchinbrook Needs Volunteers

Blue Light Association Hinchinbrook Branch are looking for volunteer recruitment expressions of interest for their Association.

Volunteers must hold a Blue Card or be eligible for one.

For further information please email hinchinbrookbluelight@gmail.com.

Blue Light Hinchinbrook Handball Competition

Blue Light Hinchinbrook are hosting a Handball Competition, running every Tuesday starting from Tuesday 28 June 2022 at the Halifax Community Hall.

For further information or to register, please visit Blue Light Association Hinchinbrook Branch Facebook page, or email on hinchinbrookbluelight@gmail.com.

Blue Light Hinchinbrook – Kung Fu

Blue Light Hinchinbrook are covering registration costs and shirts for Kung Fu lessions provided by Instructor Carl Girgenti.

Date:       Thursday nights

Time:      6.00pm to 7.00pm

Where:   St Peter's School Halifax

Cost:      $8 per lesson

If you require further information please email hinchinbrookbluelight@gmail.com or contact Leila on 0478 144 593.

Funky Chicken Author Visit

Council is excited to have award winning author of the hugely popular Funky Chicken books, Chris Collins to perform his fun and interactive presentation at the Hinchinbrook Shire Library.

Two shows and book signing opportunities will be held on Saturday 2 July 2022.

Bookings are essential. For further information or to RSVP please visit the Council Website, Events Calendar page.

Forrest Beach Clean-Up Event

Join us for a beach clean-up event at Forrest Beach in the second week of the winter school holidays.

These events are always a fun day, with bags and gloves provided, and a free sausage sizzle to finish.

Date:     Thursday 7 July 2022

Time:      8.30am to 11.30am

Where:   Progress Park Forrest Beach

Cost:      Free event

RSVP:    Essential

To take part, please RSVP by Wednesday 6 July 2022 on the Council Website, Community Events Calendar page. 

Find Your Future in Hinchinbrook 2022 Wrap Up

In response to the current skills and employee shortages, this year’s format was a combined Career’s Day/Job Fair and Business Networking Event. It was a very successful event with a total of 93 students attending from Gilroy Santa Maria College, Abergowrie College, and Ingham State High School between 1.00pm to 3.00pm as a part of their school curriculum.

17 exhibitors attended the event. Some of these included CQ University, McDonalds employment, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training and Graduate School of Motoring, just to name a few. Students were encouraged to participate in an online survey where 64 responses were received.

Each student who completed the survey was entered into a competition to win a $100 gift voucher from a local store of their choosing.

Congratulations to Pearce Mammino from Ingham State High School for being the lucky winner of this draw.

The response from those who attended said that the event was very informative, and they got a lot out of talking to the exhibitors and local businesses.

To view the images taken on the day, please visit Council's website, Photo Gallery page.

Temporary Speed Reduction - John Row Bridge Bruce Highway

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) advises that a temporary 80km/h speed restriction is in place across John Row Bridge on the Bruce Highway north of Ingham until further notice.

A recent inspection of John Row Bridge has identified fatigue cracks on a small section of the bridge deck surface.

Whilst the bridge is still structurally sound, reducing the speed limit to 80km/h will lessen the impact on the bridge and slow any further deterioration.

Motorists are asked to follow all speed signage in place.

For further information, please contact TMR's Customer and Stakeholder Management Team on 1800 625 648 or email engagement.northern@tmr.qld.gov.au.

Road Pavement Micro-Surfacing Works

TMR advises that road pavement micro-surfacing works will occur on the following roads:

Along the Bruce Highway between Frances Creek Rest Area and Pennas Road;

On Fulton Drive between Macmillans Road and Merrybank Road/Fissores Road; and

Along the Bruce Highway (between Ingham and Townsville) on the Rollingstone Transport Inspection and Weigh Pads Site.

Motorists are asked to follow all speed signage in place.

For further information, please contact TMR's Customer and Stakeholder Management Team on 1800 625 648 or email engagement.northern@tmr.qld.gov.au.

Need to print the Council Connections page? Click on the link below for the printable version. 

COUNCIL CONNECTIONS - 22 JUNE 2022

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