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Council Connections - 3 August 2022

3rd August 2022

Tip Shop Opens, Exterior Furniture Sale, Community Forum and Seniors Morning Tea

Warrens Hill Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre Tip Shop

On Monday 1 August 2022, Council opened a Tip Shop located at the Warrens Hill Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre.

Items of suitable quality destined for landfill will be rescued and given a new lease of life.

Residents will now be able to snap up a bargain by visiting the Warrens Hill Tip Shop between 8.00am and 5.00pm daily.

Hinchinbrook Local Government Area Biosecurity Plan

The Hinchinbrook Local Government Area Biosecurity Plan (HLGABP) was recently renewed with Council and relevant stakeholders aiming to reduce the impacts and prevent the introduction and spread of invasive plants and animals within the Hinchinbrook Shire.

The 2022 HLGABP can be found on Council’s website, Land and Pest Management page.

Sale of Surplus Exterior Furniture

Council is seeking bids from community members for HSC 22/12 - Sale of Surplus Exterior Furniture as a result of the accumulation of furniture from previous Capital and Operational projects.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the items, you are invited to submit an offer via email to bcamp@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au or dropped into the tender box available at Council's Works Depot on Martin Street Ingham.

Exterior furniture can be inspected between 9.30am and 11.30am Thursday 11 August 2022 at Council's Works Depot on Martin Street Ingham.

Visitors are required to present themselves to the Store to sign in.

Please note, anyone entering the premises must be wearing closed in shoes and must not go beyond the allocated zones.

Those who breach these requirements will be asked to leave the premises.

Inspection of furniture items can be organised via appointment.

For further information or to view the item listing, please contact Council’s Procurement Services on 4776 4665, or visit Council’s website, Current Procurement and Tender Opportunities page.

PCR Tests Ingham Emergency Department

Please be advised that residents are no longer able to present to the Ingham Hospital Emergency Department for a PCR Test.

Queensland Health need to keep emergency staff available to assist the most severely unwell and injured patients.

For those who require them, PCR tests can be arranged through local pathology providers such as Sullivan Nicolaides and QML.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Update

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics are no longer available through the Ingham Hospital Emergency Department.

Should you require a COVID-19 Vaccination, please present to your health care provider or Pharmacy.

Forrest Beach Clean-Up Event Wrap Up

Are you looking for a thong?

We have found 97!

A pristine North Queensland morning greeted around 35 residents and visitors for the Forrest Beach Community Clean-up event these school holidays, in support of Plastic Free July 2022. With over five cubic metres of waste removed from the beach and foreshore, this was a great result for all involved and our local environment.

Whilst there was a large amount by volume, amazingly, the waste collected only weighed about 400 kilograms.


Because the vast majority was plastic waste, which is generally very light.

This again shows why proper disposal and recycling of the plastics we use in our day to day lives is hugely important to us all.

Council thanks all involved, including the attendees, Keegan from Tangaroa Blue for sorting and recording the waste collected, and Venables Real Estate and the Forrest Beach Progress Association for the fantastic spread provided for our hungry beachcombers.

Top five items collected:

  1. Broken hard bits of plastic - 627;
  2. Plastic drink bottles – 289;
  3. Insulation and Packaging – 238;
  4. Broken glass and ceramics – 202; and
  5. Plastic lids and bottle tops – 155.
JL Kelly Theatre Events

A huge shout out to the 949 patrons who visited the JL Kelly Theatre throughout the month of July. 

Council provided everything from State of Origin 3 to movies (Downton Abbey: A New Era, Jurassic World: Dominion and Lightyear), Celtic music and highland dancing, and eight showings of A Plastic Ocean for Plastic Free July.

With so much more confirmed and planned over the coming months, make sure you do not miss out on being one of the first in the know by registering for Council's mailing list by visiting https://bit.ly/3PV7Vwc.

Household Resilience Program

The Household Resilience Program Phase Three opened for new applications on Monday 1 August 2022.

The Household Resilience Program provides funding to help eligible homeowners in coastal parts of Queensland improve the resilience of their homes against cyclones.

To apply, you must:

  • Live in a recognised cyclone risk area (in the area from Bundaberg to the Queensland/Northern Territory border within 50km of the coast);
  • Own or be the mortgagor of a house built before 1984;
  • Live in the home (it is your primary place of residence); and
  • Meet the income eligibility requirements.

For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/3yw30dY.

VendorPanel Marketplace - Community Forums

Council invites local suppliers to attend a webinar session, presented by VendorPanel on how to use VendorPanel Marketplace to improve your chances of working with Council.

These sessions will cover the following points:

  • Introduction from Hinchinbrook Shire Council;
  • VendorPanel overview - How VendorPanel works with suppliers;
  • Marketplace registration process;
  • Register for regions of service;
  • Navigate VendorPanel account, manage lists and colleagues;
  • Respond to an opportunity; and
  • Question and Answer session.

The remaining session will be held at the TYTO Conference and Events Centre (Jacana Room) 73-75 McIlwraith Street Ingham at 2.00pm to 3.30pm on Wednesday 3 August 2022.

For further information or to register, please visit Council's website VendorPanel Marketplace - Community Forum page.

Tropical Seniors Morning Tea

The time has come for Hinchinbrook Shire Council's annual Seniors Morning Tea.

This year Council welcomes you all to attend the tropical themed event.

There will be music and entertainment from local dancing schools and singing groups.

When:    Friday 5 August 2022

Where:   Hinchinbrook Shire Hall

Time:      9.00am to 12.00pm

Theme:   Bright and Tropical

Cost:      $10

Prize for best dressed.

To secure a spot, please contact the Hinchinbrook Shire Library on 4776 4600 or email events@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au.

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