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Council Connections - 6 June 2024

6th June 2024

Feral Pig Aerial Shoot, Upcoming Events and Career Opportunities

Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Prevention Month

May marked Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Prevention Month in Queensland, emphasising the importance of actively supporting communities and their local campaigns to raise awareness about DFV and encouraging individuals to take a stand against it.

This annual initiative offers an opportunity to collaborate across workplaces, schools, sporting clubs, neighbourhoods, relationships and communities to stop the behaviours and attitudes that perpetuate DFV.

In support of DFV Prevention Month, Council wore purple on Thursday 23 May 2024, and dyed the Rotary Park fountain to help spark a conversation.

National Volunteer Week Wrap-Up

As National Volunteer Week 2024 came to a close on Sunday 26 May 2024, we want to remind everyone that volunteering is not just about what you do, but the difference you make.

Thank you for being the shining stars that light up our Hinchinbrook Way.

The week was about celebrating, acknowledging, and thanking all the wonderful volunteers in our community.

A special thank you goes to our Hinchinbrook Way Ambassadors.

Without your support, we wouldn't be able to provide services and displays for both the travelling public and our community.

Hinchinbrook Shire Council celebrated with a morning tea at the TYTO Conference and Events Centre on Friday 24 May 2024, where approximately 30 Hinchinbrook Way Ambassadors gathered to celebrate their ongoing commitment.

Mayor Ramon Jayo highlighted the important role of volunteers and thanked them for their hard work and dedication.

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 Forrest Beach 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.

What's On at the JL Kelly Theatre
  • Tarot (M) - 6.30pm Friday 14 June 2024;
  • Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (M) - 2.30pm Saturday 15 June 2024;
  • Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (MA15+) - 6.30pm Saturday 15 June 2024;
  • IF (PG) - 10.30am Sunday 16 June 2024;
  • Back to Black (MA15+) - 2.30pm Sunday 16 June 2024;
  • The Garfield Movie (G) - 10.30am Tuesday 25 June2024;
  • Morning Melodies: Mad Maestros by David Scheel - 10.30am Wednesday 26 June 2024;
  • Festival of Small Halls - 7.00pm Wednesday 10 July 2024;
  • Morning Melodies: Viva Pavarotti featuring Paul Tabone - 10.30am Thursday 8 August 2024; and
  • Night Show: Viva Pavarotti featuring Paul Tabone - 7.30pm Thursday 8 August 2024.

For further information, visit Council's website, Events Calendar page.

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:

  • Utilities Labourer
    Applications closes 5.00pm Friday 7 June 2024.
  • Facilities Cleaner (casual)
    Applications closes 5.00pm Thursday 13 June 2024;
  • Surveyors Assistant (casual)
    Applications closes 5.00pm Friday 14 June 2024;
  • Planning and Development Technical Officer
    Applications closes 5.00pm Monday 17 June 2024; and
  • Infrastructure Services Officer
    Applications closes 5.00pm Monday 17 June 2024.

For further information or to apply, please visit Council's website, Careers at Council page.

Community Sustainability Action Grants Now Open

Community Sustainability Action Grants aims to provide grant funding to eligible community groups and individuals for innovative projects which seek to address climate change, conserve Queensland's natural and built environment and protect the unique wildlife.

Round 8 — Wildlife Carers Assistance will provide funding to eligible recipients to increase the ability of existing and/or new Queensland wildlife carers, care groups and wildlife organisations to directly assist with rescue and rehabilitation services for sick or injured wildlife.

Funding will be provided under one of the following categories:

  • Category one - Grants of up to $10,000 are available to individual wildlife carers; and
  • Category two - Grants of up to $25,000 are available to wildlife care organisations.

Applications close 4.00pm Tuesday 9 July 2024.

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