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Council Connections - 23 May 2024

23rd May 2024

Grinspoon Set to Play in Ingham and National Volunteer Week

Go Purple for Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Prevention Month

Join us in support of  Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Prevention Month on Thursday 23 May 2024 by colouring your business/home purple or wearing purple.

Post a photo on Facebook and use the following hashtags:

  • #hinchinbrookcommunitysupportcentre; and
  • #hinchinbrookgoespurple.
Grinspoon is Coming to Ingham

New music, new album, new tour.

Iconic Aussie rockers Grinspoon are back with their first new music in 12 years.

Having just shared ‘Unknown Pretenders’ – the first glimpse of their new album, ‘whatever, whatever’ is set for release on Friday 9 August 2024, and they’ve announced a whopping 49 dates ‘whatever, whenever, wherever’ tour to celebrate.

Keen to give all Grinners fans the opportunity to get to a show, the band will be hitting every nook around Australia, heading back to some venues they haven’t played at in over 20 years.

Tickets go on sale at 9.00am Monday 27 May 2024.

Date:    Monday 7 October 2024

Where: Hinchinbrook Shire Hall

To purchase tickets, please visit, www.bandsintown.com/a/9026-grinspoon.

Never Bin Your Batteries

In the words of Chief Brody from the movie 'JAWS'

'I think we're gonna need a bigger boat'...or in this case truck.

Ecobatt, Council's battery recycling contractor, have seen a big increase in volume of recycled batteries, including from our Shire.

They now have a bigger truck and have increased their battery collection runs in the North to due to the extra demand.

Well done Hinchinbrook!

Let's keep working together to keep batteries of all kinds out of landfill and remember to "Never Bin Your Batteries".

National Volunteer Week

This week is National Volunteer Week – a week to celebrate, acknowledge and thank all of the wonderful volunteers in our community for their generous contributions.

A special thank you goes to our Hinchinbrook Way Ambassadors as there is no doubt that without your assistance and willingness to support our organisation, the Centres would not be available to provide the services and displays intended for not only the travelling public, but our own community as a whole.

We are extremely grateful and appreciative of your assistance.

Feral Pig Aerial Shoot to Commence in June 2024

Council, in cooperation with the Department of Environment and Science and the Department of Resources, intend to conduct an aerial shoot to control feral pigs.

The areas covered during this program will include parcels of land that are under the management of participating organisations and landholders between and adjacent to Palm Creek to the North, and Crystal Creek to the South.

Weather permitting, this program will take place on Thursday 13 June and Friday 14 June 2024 between the hours of 5.00am and 7.00pm each day.

To ensure the safety of the public while this program is being conducted, access to the National Parks Estate, Bronte Road and the Halifax Bay Wetlands will be closed during these times.

Access to huts on Bronte Road will be permitted outside of the planned control times.

Should you require any further information or clarification concerning this matter, please contact Council’s Biosecurity Team on 4776 4740 for the necessary assistance.

Call for Entries for 9th Hinchinbrook Birdlife Art Awards

Council invites artists from local, regional and national arenas to enter the 9th Hinchinbrook Birdlife Art Awards.

TYTO Regional Art Gallery will be hosting the awards to inspire and create awareness of birdlife within the Hinchinbrook region.

Celebrating the best in current practices across several mediums, the awards are an excellent platform for both emerging and established artists to showcase their work.

Artworks can be entered into the following sections:

  • Painting (2D);
  • Watercolour;
  • Mixed Media;
  • Digital Art;
  • Works on Paper;
  • Photography;
  • Ceramics; and
  • Sculptural Form.

All entries will be automatically entered into the following categories:

  • Open Award;
  • Local Artist Award (Hinchinbrook Shire residents only);
  • People’s Choice Award; and
  • Youth Award (For artists 18 years and under at the date of opening night).

Entries close 4.00pm Friday 28 June 2024.

All entrants are required to attend the Exhibition Opening Night on Friday 2 August 2024, or send a representative on their behalf.

For further information or to download an Entry Form and Terms and Conditions, please visit the TYTO Regional Art Gallery website, Art Awards page, or phone 4776 4725.

Work with the Team at Council

A career with Council offers challenging and rewarding work as we strive to shape a positive future for the Hinchinbrook community.

Council currently offers the following opportunities:

  • Custodian Gardner (two positions available) - Application closes 5.00pm Wednesday 29 May 2024;
  • Public Spaces Team Leader - Application closes 5.00pm Wednesday 29 May 2024;
  • Operator Truck Utility Services (MR) - Application closes 5.00pm Friday 31 May 2024; and
  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanic - Application closes 5.00pm Friday 31 May 2024.

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