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Pensioner Subsidy

2nd December 2017

The Queensland Government has recently changed the criteria which is applied when determining whether someone qualifies for the Pensioner Subsidy. This change means that more pensioners now qualify for this Subsidy. However, this change is not automatically applied, pensioners have to apply for...

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Council Christmas Closure Times

2nd December 2017

Hinchinbrook Shire Council’s various departments will be closed during the following times over the Christmas period. Council would like to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. Lannercost Street OfficeClosing 5.00pm Thursday 21 December 2017 re-ope...

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Mayor's Message - Council Connections 2 December 2017

2nd December 2017

Storm Surge Living in a cyclone prone region, we must be aware and prepare for threats that cyclones bring. One such threat is Storm Surge – a storm surge is a rise above the normal ocean level as a result of onshore winds and/or reduced atmospheric pressure and generally accompanies a cyclone...

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Free Domestic Waste Disposal

1st December 2017

Hinchinbrook Shire Council is pleased to announce two free domestic waste disposal days on Saturday 9 December 2017 and Sunday 17 December 2017 to assist residents in preparing for the cyclone season. Residents can dispose of their household waste or green waste free of charge at the following Waste...

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Media Release - News Briefs - Council General Meeting 28 November 2017

1st December 2017

Council Meeting Dates set for 2018 Council General Meeting Dates for the 2018 calendar year have been adopted by Council. Residents are reminded that with the exception of confidential items, meetings are open to the public. Council meetings take place on the last Tuesday of the month with the excep...

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Media Release - Christmas in Hinchinbrook - Change of Venue

1st December 2017

Due to wet weather the Christmas in Hinchinbrook, Carols by Candlelight event on Sunday 3 December 2017 will now be held at the Hinchinbrook Shire Hall, 25 Lannercost Street, Ingham. Face painting fro...

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Spread some cheer this holiday season, donate to the Mayor's Christmas Appeal!

28th November 2017

Hinchinbrook Shire Council reminds residents that the Mayors Christmas Appeal is now open!  Donate to the Appeal and support those in need this Christmas. Donations of non perishable food, gifts ...

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Queensland Multi-Media Awards

27th November 2017

Hinchinbrook Shire Council and the Hinchinbrook Way have won a number of awards at the Queensland Multi-Media Awards. The awards which are industry recognised cover print, television, radio and multi-...

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Media Release - Supercharge your summer with the Summer Reading Club!

23rd November 2017

The annual Summer Reading Club program, run in partnership with State Library of Queensland, Australian Library and Information Association, and Public Libraries Australia, will once again be taking p...

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CCTV Cameras pledge from LNP

21st November 2017

Hinchinbrook Shire Council welcomes the LNP pledge of $200,000 for the CCTV cameras in the Ingham and Herbert River District. The implementation of CCTV cameras will assist police in identifying offenders and help fight crime within the district. Hinchinbrook Shire Council CEO Dan McKinlay said &lsq...

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