NAIDOC Week Celebrations, Food Business Licence Renewals and Dog Registration Renewal Notices
NAIDOC Week Celebrations Wrap Up
Council acknowledged our First Nation people at the NAIDOC 2022 Flag Raising Ceremony and Cake Cutting on Monday 4 July 2022.
The theme this year ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’ shows that we must keep rallying around our mob, our elders, our communities.
Whether it is seeking proper environmental, cultural and heritage protections, Constitutional change, a comprehensive process of truth-telling, working towards treaties, or calling out racism—we must do it together.
It must be a genuine commitment by all of us to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! and support and secure institutional, structural, collaborative, and cooperative reforms.
It is also time to celebrate the many who have driven and led change in our communities over generations—they have been the heroes and champions of change, of equal rights and even basic human rights.
Exhibition Opening - Wetlands by Townsville Watercolour Group
As part of celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the Townsville Watercolour Group (TWG), members of the group present this vibrant exhibition of works depicting images of the Wetlands of the North Queensland region.
Visits to the TYTO Wetlands, Cromarty Wetlands, Townsville’s Town Common and Ross River Dam have enabled artists to connect, appreciate and capture the spectacular beauty, and diversity of these areas
Date: Friday 8 July 2022
Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Where: TYTO Regional Art Gallery
Join us the following day for the Townsville Watercolour Group Workshop. Commencing at 10.00am on Saturday 9 July 2022 at the TYTO Regional Art Gallery.
Watercolour materials will be supplied, however if preferred, you are more than welcome to bring along your own materials.
RSVP for the workshop is essential as places are limited.
For further information or to RSVP, please visit Council's website, Events Calendar page.
State of Origin on the Big Screen - Game Three
After the hype of Game One and Two, Council is excited to host the State of Origin Game Three on the big screen.
Doors open at 7.00pm.
Date: Wednesday 13 July 2022
Where: JL Kelly Theatre
For further information or to purchase a ticket, please visit Council's website, Events Calendar page.
New Ingham Cemetery Masterplan Public Consultation
Council has engaged a consultant to prepare a Masterplan for the New Ingham Cemetery.
The aim of the Masterplan is to coordinate the development of the site and consider the potential for beautification and efficiencies whilst offering more interment choices throughout the New Ingham Cemetery.
Council is seeking feedback on the New Ingham Cemetery draft Masterplan before finalising. To provide your feedback, please visit Council's website, Public Consultation page. Feedback closes 5.00pm Wednesday 20 July 2022.
'A Plastic Ocean' Screening Event
Council is running a community screening of the award-winning documentary, ‘A Plastic Ocean’, followed by a Question and Answer session with leading experts at the JL Kelly Theatre. This is an evening screening and open to any community member who would like to attend, with drinks and nibbles provided.
Date: Thursday 21 July 2022
Time: 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Where: JL Kelly Theatre
Cost: Free event
To take part, please RSVP by Monday 18 July 2022 on Council's website, Events Calendar page.
Food Business Licence Renewals
Council has distributed Food Business Licence Renewal Forms to all current Food Business Licence holders.
Council requests all Food Business Licence holders who may have changed their business details in the last 12 months to contact Council to update their Licence.
Council’s Food Licence inspection program will commence Wednesday 6 July 2022 and will continue until all registered food businesses have been inspected.
Council reminds Licence holders that their renewals are due by Wednesday 31 August 2022. Any renewals not paid by this date may incur a reinstatement fee.
Dog Registration Renewal Notices
Dog Registration Renewal Notices will be issued to all current registered dog owners and must be paid on or before Sunday 31 July 2022 to receive a 50% discount on renewal fees.
Council reminds all dog owners that responsible dog ownership means ensuring your dog is microchipped and registered with the local Council of the Shire it is living in.
If you did not receive your Dog Registration Renewal Notice prior to Friday 29 July 2022, please contact Council to ensure your mailing details are correct.
2021 Census Data Now Available
On Tuesday 28 June 2022, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the first data from the 2021 Census of Population and Housing.
The release provides key data and insights into our population including information about families, housing, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations, cultural diversity, service with the Australian Defence Force and long-term health conditions.
To view the 2021 Census Data, please visit the ABS Website, www.abs.gov.au/census/find-census-data.
Ingham Toyota Forest Rally
Hosted by Townsville City Autosports Club, the Ingham Toyota Forest Rally will be revving into action again on Saturday 20 August 2022.
The event will take place in the Lannercost and Abergowrie areas, with spectator points available at the corner of Jocks Lodge Road and Manor Creek Road Broadwater.
Rally cars will stop for servicing between stages at the CWA Abergowrie Hall grounds (beside the Ashton Hotel).
A number of Rallying Superstars have driven on the roads and rated them as some of the best Australia has to offer.
Come and enjoy the sights and sounds of rally cars flying through the forest.
Thanks to Hinchinbrook Adventures, Helicopter Joy Flights will be available on the day.
For further information please visit Townsville City Autosports Club - TCAC Facebook page.
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COUNCIL CONNECTIONS - 6 JULY 2022