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Council Connections - 25 November 2022

25th November 2022

Mayor's Christmas Appeal, Waterfall Creek Bridge Load Limit and Speed Reduction and Christmas in Hinchinbrook 2022

Mayor's Christmas Appeal

Thank you to those residents who have donated to the Mayor's Christmas Appeal so far.

There is plenty of time to still show compassion and donate. 

For those residents who feel they do not have enough time to purchase a gift or food, you may like to pop into Council’s main office and quickly make a monetary donation.

All donations will be passed on to the Hinchinbrook Community Support Centre to purchase appropriate items for those in need this Christmas.

The Mayor's Christmas Appeal is running until 5.00pm Wednesday 14 December 2022.

Load Limit and Speed Reduction Applied to Waterfall Creek Bridge – El Alamein Road Abergowrie

Council wishes to advise that a temporary 20 tonne load limit and a speed reduction to 20km per hour is in place across Waterfall Creek Timber Bridge located on El Alamein Road Abergowrie until further notice, effective immediately.

The load limit and speed reduction will remain until the bridge is replaced which is planned to happen after the 2023 wet season.

A recent structural assessment of Waterfall Creek Bridge has recommended that a 20 tonne load limit is introduced in the interests of public safety.

Heavy vehicles over 20 tonnes will be required to detour around the bridge via Tarakan Road and Tobruk Road.

Electronic Variable Message Boards have been deployed to communicate the restrictions until fixed signage is installed.

Council has been successful in obtaining funding under the Federal Governments Bridge Renewal Funding program to replace the bridge in 2023.

A design and construction tender will be released to market in the coming months to engage a contractor in order for works to commence after the end of the 2023 wet season.

For further information or clarification, please contact Council’s Acting Infrastructure Assets Manager, Luke Panzenbock on 4776 4706.

Feral Pig Aerial Shoot to Commence in November 2022

Reminder that the Feral Pig Aerial Shoot will continue today, Friday 25 November 2022 between the hours of 5.00am and 7.00pm.

The areas covered during this program will include “The Orient”, Lamari’s on Suthers Road, “Mungalla”, Accornero’s on Abswold Road, and parcels of land that are under the management of participating organisations between and adjacent to Palm Creek to the North, and Insulator Creek to the South. 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.

For further information please contact Council’s Biosecurity Team Leader, Matthew Buckman on 4776 4740.

Tea and Trivia

Come along and keep your mind nimble whilst enjoying locally baked delights, tea and coffee, and the opportunity to catch up with friends and loved ones.

Date:       Friday 25 November 2022

Time:       9.30am to 11.00am

Where:    TYTO Conference and Events Centre

Cost:       $10 per person

To secure your booking, please make payment at the Hinchinbrook Shire Library prior to the event.

For further information, please contact Council.

Late Night in Hinchinbrook and Tree Lighting

Join us and buy locally this Christmas.

There will be local businesses, markets, and live entertainment throughout Lannercost Street.

Join the Mayor, Santa and his helpers for the Tree Lighting in the center strip across from Council's Main Office at 7.00pm.

Date:       Thursday 1 December 2022

Time:       5.00pm to 9.00pm

Where:    Lannercost Street Ingham

Cost:       Free

In conjunction with Late Night in Hinchinbrook and Tree Lighting, Santa will be making an appearance.

Families can bring their children along and take their own family photos with Santa for a gold coin donation.

Date:       Thursday 1 December 2022

Time:       6.00pm to 7.00pm

Where:    Council’s Main Office Foyer

Cost:       Gold coin donation to the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal

Please BYO camera for photos.

Christmas Seniors Morning Tea

Join us for the Aussie Christmas themed Seniors Christmas Morning Tea in your best Christmas outfit.

Date:       Friday 2 December 2022

Time:       9.00am to 12.00pm

Where:    Hinchinbrook Shire Hall

Theme:   Aussie Christmas

Cost:       $10 per person

RSVP is essential.

Tickets can be purchased from Council's Main Office.

For further information phone Council or email events@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au.

Carols in the Park

Join us at Rotary Park as we celebrate the festive season with an evening filled with carols.

There will be food and beverages, games and activities for the kids.

Have your photo taken with Santa.

Date:       Sunday 11 December 2022

Time:       6.00pm

Where:    Rotary Park Ingham

Cost:       Free

BYO rug and chair.

Morning Melodies: A Holly Christmas

Deck the Halls with Buddy Holly and celebrate all that is Christmas with an incredible collection of Christmas favourites performed by Scott “Buddy” Cameron and his band.

Date:       Monday 12 December 2022

Time:       9.30am to 12.00pm

Where:    JL Kelly Theatre

Cost:       $22.50 (includes morning tea)

Pre-purchase your tickets from:

  • www.hinchinbrooktickets.com.au;
  • Council's Main Office; or
  • At the door.
December 2022 Mega Movie Weekend at the JL Kelly Theatre
  • The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (M) - 6.30pm Friday 9 December 2022;
  • The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (M) - 10.30am Sunday 11 December 2022; and
  • Seriously Red (M) - 2.30pm Sunday 11 December 2022.

Further movies are to be confirmed.

Pre-purchase your tickets from:

  • www.hinchinbrooktickets.com.au;
  • Council's Main Office; or
  • At the door.

The JL Kelly Theatre in Ingham is your theatre - come on and enjoy the entertainment!


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