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Public Notes

Feral Pig Aerial Shoot - November 2022

10th November 2022

Council, in co-operation 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 “The Orient”, Lamari’s on Suthers Road, “Mungalla”, Accor...

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Public Community Shed Meeting - Mount Fox Tuesday 25 October 2022

10th October 2022

Members of the community are invited to attend a Community Shed Meeting: Date: Tuesday 25 October 2022 Time: Commencing at 3.30pm Location: Mount Fox Cricket Grounds This consultation offers residents the opportunity to meet with the Mayor, Councillors, Chief Executive Officer and a number of ...

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DRFA Program of Works - 2022

8th February 2022

Council is undertaking Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) reconstruction works across the Shire due to Tropical Cyclone Imogen and Associated Low Pressure System 2 - 12 January 2021 and Tropical Cyclone Niran and Associated Low Pressure System, 25 February - 3 March 2021  Unsealed Ro...

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Dutton Street Culvert Crossing Project

10th January 2022

Council has been successful in obtaining funding under the National Flood Infrastructure Mitigation Program for the construction of the Dutton Street Culvert Crossing to provide a linkage between the north and south of Ingham during flood events. This project is fully funded under the Australia...

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Feral Pig Aerial Shoot - December 2021

16th November 2021

Hinchinbrook Shire Council, in co-operation 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 “The Orient”, Lamari’s on Suthers Road, “Mun...

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Public Community Shed Meeting - Mount Fox Tuesday 12 October 2021

8th October 2021

Members of the community are invited to attend a Community Shed Meeting: Date: Tuesday 12 October 2021 Time: Commencing at 3.30pm Location: Mount Fox Cricket Grounds This consultation offers residents the opportunity to meet with the Mayor, Councillors and a number of Executive Officers to rai...

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Public Community Shed Meeting - Lower Herbert Tuesday 31 August 2021

26th August 2021

Members of the community are invited to attend a Community Shed Meeting. Date: Tuesday 31 August 2021 Time: Commencing at 5.30pm Location: Halifax Sports and Community Hall, Argaet Street, Halifax This consultation offers residents the opportunity to meet with the Mayor, Councillors, Chief Executive...

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Public Notice - Dungeness Fishing Platform Closure

4th June 2021

Residents are advised that Richard Peeke Building and Carpentry Services will be installing the new shade sail on the Dungeness Fishing Platform from Monday 14 June 2021. These works are estimated to take approximately four days to complete, weather permitting. The fishing platform will be clos...

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Public Notice – Feral Pig Aerial Shoot

5th May 2021

Hinchinbrook Shire Council, in cooperation with the Department of Environment and Science and the Department of Natural Resources have now completed the May aerial shoot to control feral pigs.  The areas covered during this program will include “The Orient”, Lamari’s on Suther...

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Public Notice – Feral Pig Aerial Shoot

21st April 2021

Please be advised of the following Public Notice regarding the Feral Pig Management Program. Hinchinbrook Shire Council, in co-operation with the Department of Environment and Science and the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, are intending to conduct an aerial shoot to control feral pigs.&n...

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Media Release - Boil Water Notice Update Macknade and Bemerside Residents

6th January 2021

Please be advised that there are no current issues with water quantity or pressure. The current issue involves power outages associated with chlorine dosage equipment at the Macknade Water Treatment Plant causing the need to boil water as a precautionary measure. The boil water alert will stay in ef...

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Media Release - Boil Water Notice Macknade and Bemerside Residents

6th January 2021

Residents at Macknade and Bemerside are asked to boil water for consumption, as a precaution, after lightning strikes tripped power at the Macknade Treatment Plant last night and reserves are now low. No other areas are affected at this stage. Council crews are working to rectify the issue as soon a...

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Expression of Interest

1st October 2020

Expressions of interest are invited from suitable businesses, entrepreneurs and operators to utilise the Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre and the TYTO Restaurant/Café for investment opportunities at the TYTO Precinct. These spaces are the perfect locations for small businesse...

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Public Community Shed Meeting - Mt Fox 7 October 2020

25th September 2020

Members of the community are invited to attend a Community Shed Meeting: Date: Wednesday 7 October 2020 Time: Commencing at 3.30pm Location: Mt Fox Rural Fire Brigade Shed This consultation offers residents the opportunity to meet with the Mayor, Councillors and a number of Executive Officers to rai...

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Invasive Plants and Animals Surveillance Program 2020-2022

2nd September 2020

Council will be conducting an Invasive Plants and Animals Surveillance Program for all land tenures within the Hinchinbrook Local Government area. The program is designed to confirm the presence or determine the extent of the presence, of invasive biosecurity matters within the Hinchinbrook Shire Lo...

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Public Community Shed Meeting - Abergowrie 8 September 2020

26th August 2020

Members of the community are invited to attend a Community Shed Meeting: Date: Tuesday 8 September 2020 Time: Commencing at 5:30pm Location: Abergowrie State School, Abergowrie This consultation offers residents the opportunity to meet with the Mayor, Councillors, Chief Executive Officer and a numbe...

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Audit Committee - Expressions of Interest

24th June 2020

Applications are invited from suitably qualified people with expertise in financial management, risk management in addition to experience in public sector management to join Hinchinbrook Shire Council’s Audit Committee. The appointment of an external independent member in an advisory role is r...

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Notice of Special Budget Meeting

23rd June 2020

In accordance with Section 277 of the Local GovernmentRegulation 2012, Council hereby advises that a Special Meeting to adopt the 2020-2021 Budget will be held at 9.00am Monday 29 June 2020 in the Council Chambers. Due to Federal Government’s social distancing requirements, Council encourages ...

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Closure of Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre

24th March 2020

Please be advised that in line with the State Governments decision to close the Queensland Border, the Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre is closed until further notice. Staff will continue to support visitors over the phone and brochures will be available at the entrance to the facility....

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Amended General Meeting Date for March 2020

24th March 2020

In accordance with Section 277 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, Council’s General Meeting scheduled for Tuesday 24 March 2020 will now be held at 8.30am on Friday 27 March 2020. All other 2020 meeting dates and times remain unaltered....

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Sewerage Inspection Program

5th February 2020

In accordance with Section 134 of the Local Government Act 2009, Council is undertaking a selective Sewerage Inspection Program of non-residential properties to assist in reviewing the sewerage rate charge. A Council Officer will attend various non-residential properties during the program to count ...

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Council Christmas Closure Times 2019

10th December 2019

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 Office Closing 3.00pm Friday 20 December 2019Re-...

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Office Closure - 13 December 2019

4th December 2019

Residents are advised that the Lannercost Street Office, Hinchinbrook Shire Library, TYTO Regional Art Gallery, Halifax Sub-Branch Library and Warrens Hill Transfer Station will be closed between 3.00pm and 5.00pm on Friday 13 December 2019. Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause an...

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Feral Pig Management Program - November 2019

19th November 2019

Council, in cooperation with the Department of Environment and Science and the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, are intending to conduct an aerial shoot to control feralpigs. The areas covered during this program will include “The Orient”, Lamari’s on Suthers Road, &ldquo...

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Wild Dog Baiting Program - November 2019

5th November 2019

Notice is hereby given that Hinchinbrook Shire Council is conducting a Shire wide Wild Dog Baiting Program utilising 1080 poison commencing Monday 11 November 2019, weather permitting. This wild dog management is required due to high populations in certain areas that are impacting on livestock produ...

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2019 Rural Cleanup Program

16th October 2019

Commencing Friday 1 November 2019, Council is offering the Rural Cleanup Program to assist residents in preparing for the upcoming disaster season. Waste collection skips for general waste items and scrap metal will be placed at the below locations throughout the Shire on the indicated dates. Long P...

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Rate Notices

24th September 2019

Don’t forget, rates issued for the period 1 July 2019 to 31 December 2019 are due on or before Monday 30 September 2019.  If you pay on or before the due date and have no rates in arrears, you will go into the draw to win $2,000 to be spent locally! Council offers a variety of payment opt...

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Mt Fox Public Community Shed Meeting

24th September 2019

Members of the community are invited to attend a Community Shed Meeting: Date: Tuesday 8 October 2019 Time: 3.00pm Venue: Mt Fox Rural Fire Brigade Shed This consultation offers residents the opportunity to meet with the Mayor, Councillors and a number of Executive Officers to raise matters or discu...

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Approved Animal Inspection Program

14th August 2019

An Approved Inspection Program for animal management will be taking place throughout the Hinchinbrook Shire from 1 September 2019 to 30 November 2019. Inspections will take place during this period between 8.00am and 6.00pm weekdays, and 8.00am and midday on weekends. The program will monitor compli...

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Invasive Plants and Animals Surveillance Program

14th August 2019

Council will be conducting a Surveillance Program for invasive biosecurity matter within the Hinchinbrook Shire Local Government Area. The purpose of the program is to confirm the presence, or determine the extent of the presence, of invasive biosecurity matter within the Hinchinbrook Shire Local Go...

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Rates Notices

23rd July 2019

Half yearly rate notices were issued on 22 July 2019 for the period 1 July 2019 to 31 December 2019 and are due for payment on or before 30 September 2019. Any payments made on or after 17 July 2019, will not be shown on the Rate Notice. Interest is charged on overdue rates at 9.83% per annum compou...

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Library and Gallery Temporary Closure - 28 July 2019

23rd July 2019

Residents are advised that the Hinchinbrook Shire Library and TYTO Regional Art Gallery will be closed from 12.30pm Sunday 28 July 2019, reopening 10.00am Monday 29 July 2019 due to an interruption to the electricity supply. For urgent enquiries during this time please call Council on 4776 4600....

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Dungeness Marine Facilities Temporary Closure - September

23rd July 2019

Council wishes to advise that the Dungeness Commercial Wharf and the Dungeness Public Pontoon will be closed from 16 September 2019 to 30 September 2019, subject to weather and material availability. These scheduled works are to allow for the replacement of the fender piles. For further information,...

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Special Budget Meeting

18th June 2019

In accordance with Section 277 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, Council hereby advises that a Special Meeting to adopt the 2019-2020 Budget will be held at 8.30am on Friday 28 June 2019 in the Council Chambers to which the public may attend....

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Feral Pig Management Program - June 2019

11th June 2019

The Hinchinbrook Shire Council, in cooperation with the Department of Environment and Science, and the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, are intending to conduct an aerial shoot to control feral pigs. The areas covered during this program will include The Orient, Lamari’s on Suth...

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Closure Notice - Warrens Hill Waste Management Facility

4th June 2019

Residents are advised that the Green Waste area at the Warrens Hill Waste Facility will be closed to the general public from Wednesday 12 June to Sunday 16 June 2019, weather permitting, for the purpose of mulching. During the closure period, Council requests that residents take green waste to ...

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Public Community Shed Meeting - Lower Herbert

30th April 2019

Members of the community are invited to attend a Community Shed Meeting: Date: Tuesday 7 May 2019 Time: Commencing at 5:30pm Location: Halifax Sports and Community Hall, Argaet Street, Halifax This consultation offers residents the opportunity to meet with the Mayor, Councillors, Chief Executive Off...

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Council Facilities Closure

30th April 2019

Residents are advised that the Lannercost Street Office, Hinchinbrook Shire Library, TYTO Regional Art Gallery and Warrens Hill Transfer Station will be closed between 12.30pm and 4.15pm on Thursday 9 May 2019. Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause and looks forward to being o...

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Mount Fox Cricket Grounds - Waste Water Works

3rd April 2019

Council will be undertaking Waste Water Infrastructure Works at the Mount Fox Cricket Grounds from Tuesday 9 April 2019 to Friday 12 April 2019, weather permitting. Works will include the replacement of the existing septic tank, installation of a grease trap and associated trench area. Residents sho...

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Dungeness Floating Walkway Opening

19th March 2019

The Hinchinbrook Community is invited to attend the Official Opening of the Dungeness Floating Walkway at the Dungeness boat launching facility. When: 3.30pm, Tuesday 26 March 2019 The Department of Transport and Main Roads Marine Infrastructure Investment Program contributed over $700,000 in grant ...

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Pubic Meeting - ANZAC Day

13th March 2019

A public meeting is hereby convened to consider arrangements for the commemoration of ANZAC Day 2019. The meeting is to be held at the R.S.L. Club rooms, Hawkins Street, Ingham at 5.30pm, Wednesday 20 March 2019. Interested persons and representatives of local organisations are welcome to attend. Sh...

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Works Notice - Johnstone Street Carpark, Ingham

4th March 2019

Council would like to advise that, as of Wednesday 6 March, part of Johnstone Street Carpark will be closed for approximately one week for the installation of a new carpark shade structure. Signage will be in place to direct traffic. Council apologises for any inconvenience which may be caused by th...

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Yanks Jetty Maintenance

20th February 2019

Rhino Dive Pty Ltd will be undertaking maintenance on Yanks Jetty, Orpheus Island on Friday 22 February 2019, weather permitting. During works the jetty will be closed. Signage will be in place to inform visitors of the jetty closure. Council appreciates your patience during these works. If you...

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Amended General Meeting Date for February 2019

13th February 2019

In accordance with Section 277 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, Council’s General Meeting scheduled for Tuesday 26 February will now be held on Thursday 21 February 2019 at 8.30am. All other 2019 meeting dates and times remain unaltered....

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Office Closure - 31 January 2019

15th January 2019

Residents are advised that the Lannercost Street Office, Hinchinbrook Shire Library, TYTO Regional Art Gallery and Warrens Hill Transfer Station will be closed between 12.30pm and 4.15pm on Thursday 31 January 2019. Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause and looks forward to being o...

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Office Closure - 14 December 2018

5th December 2018

Residents are advised that the Lannercost Street Office, Hinchinbrook Shire Library, TYTO Regional Art Gallery, Halifax Library Sub-Branch and Warrens Hill Transfer Station will be closed from 3.00pm on Friday 14 December 2018. Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause and looks forwar...

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Rate Notices and Water Meter Reading

28th November 2018

Rate Notices, which will include water usage charges, will be issued in February 2019 with payment due by 31 March 2019. Residents may notice that officers are currently reading water meters at their properties, however knowing how to check for leaks and understanding how to read your water meter yo...

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Feral Pig Management Program

21st November 2018

Notice is hereby given that Hinchinbrook Shire Council, in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, are intending to conduct an aerial shoot to control feral pigs.The areas covered during this program will include “The Orient”, Lamari’s on Suthers Road, &ldqu...

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Pressure Cleaning of Footpaths in the Ingham CBD

14th November 2018

Council will be undertaking night time works between the hours of 10pm - 7am on Wednesday, 14 November 2018 to Friday, 16 November 2018 and between the hours of 12am midnight - 9am on Monday, 19 November 2018 to 6 December 2018, to pressure clean various footpaths in the Ingham CBD. There may be min...

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Public Meeting - Sports Reserve, Dungeness Road

14th November 2018

Council would like to invite all interested parties to attend a public meeting to discuss the potential changes for the future use of the Sports Reserve, Dungeness Road, Lucinda.The meeting is being held at the Lucinda Point Hotel, Tuesday 27 November 2018 at 5.30pm. For more information regard...

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Notice of Special Meeting

5th November 2018

In accordance with Section 182 (2) of the Local Government Regulation 2012, Council hereby advises that a Special Meeting to adopt the following will be held on Tuesday 13 November 2018 at 4.00 pm in the Council Chambers to which the public may attend: 2017 / 2018 Annual Report; Public Toilet &ndas...

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Wild Dog Baiting Program - November 2018

31st October 2018

Notice is hereby given that Hinchinbrook Shire Council is conducting a shire wide Wild Dog Baiting Program utilising 1080 poison commencing Monday 5 November 2018, weather  permitting. This wild dog management is required due to high populations in certain areas that are impacting on lives...

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Notice of Special Meeting - 13 November 2018

31st October 2018

In accordance with Section 277 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, Council hereby advises that a Special Meeting to adopt the 2017/2018 Annual Report and Public Toilet - Ingham CBD Report will be held on Tuesday 13 November 2018 at 4.00pm in the Council Chambers to which the public may att...

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Road Closure - Macrossan Street, Halifax

19th October 2018

Notice is hereby given that Macrossan Street, Halifax from Alma Street to River Avenue will be closed from 1.00pm on Saturday 10 November 2018 to 12.00am on Sunday 11 November 2018 for the purpose of conducting the La Scala Ballet – Italian Street Fiesta. Traffic will be diverted via alte...

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2018 Rural Clean Up

17th October 2018

Starting on 26 October 2018 Council is once again offering the Rural Cleanup. Waste collection skips will be placed at the following locations throughout the Hinchinbrook Shire on the dates indicated below: Long Pocket 26 October - 2 November 1 skip Crystal Creek 1 - 12 November 10 wheeli...

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Amended General Meeting Date for October 2018

17th October 2018

In accordance with Section 277 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, Council's General Meeting scheduled for Tuesday 30 October will now be held on Monday 29 October 2018 at 9.00am.  All other 2018 meeting dates and times remain unaltered.  ...

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Notice of Special Meeting

3rd October 2018

In accordance with Section 277 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, Council hereby advises that a Special Meeting to consider Tender HSC 18/09 – Design and Construction of the Wallaman Falls Road Landslip will be held on Wednesday 10 October 2018 at 2.00pm in the Council Chambers to which ...

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Mount Fox Public Community Shed Meeting – Rescheduled

19th September 2018

Members of the community are invited to attend a Community Shed Meeting: Date: Tuesday 16 October 2018 Time: Commencing at 3:30pm Location: Mt Fox Rural Fire Brigade Shed This consultation offers residents the opportunity to meet with the Mayor, Councillors and a number of Executive Officers to ...

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Register Interest for Council's Procurement Panels - Round 4

5th September 2018

Hinchinbrook Shire Council is asking suppliers who wish to provide goods and/or services to Council to register their interest for Council’s Procurement Panels under the following categories: Asbestos Services Civil Services Contractors Cultural Services Electrical Services Engineering, Resea...

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Hard Rubbish Support Program

5th September 2018

Hinchinbrook Shire Council in partnership with the Hinchinbrook Community Support Centre, will be providing a Hard Rubbish Support Program for eligible residents. The program is intended to assist people who are otherwise unable to remove large items from their home. Acceptable hard rubbish includes...

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Mt Fox Community Shed Meeting Postponed

4th September 2018

Council wishes to advise that the Mt Fox Community Shed Meeting, scheduled to take place this afternoon, Tuesday 4 September 2018, from 3.30pm, has now been postponed due to a large number of Mt Fox residents being called away to assist in containing a fire in the local area. The Mt Fox Community Sh...

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Public Community Shed Meeting - Mt Fox

29th August 2018

Members of the community are invited to attend a Community Shed Meeting:- Date:               Tuesday 4 September 2018 Time:               Commencing at 3:30pm ...

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Australian National Flag Day

22nd August 2018

Join us as we celebrate Australian National Flag Day All Australians are encouraged to fly or display the Australian National Flag to celebrate Australian National Flag Day on 3 September 2018. This is a great opportunity for individuals, community organisations, local authorities, businesses and sc...

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Enhancing the Unique Historical Theme of Halifax and Surrounds - Public Meeting Notice

14th August 2018

Council would like to invite all interested community members to attend a public consultation meeting to gauge interest in enhancing the unique historical theme of Halifax and its surrounds. The meeting will be held at 5.30pm on Tuesday 28 August 2018 at the Halifax Sport and Community Hall, Argaet ...

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Rate Notices

8th August 2018

Half yearly rate notices were issued on 30 July 2018 and are due for payment on or before Sunday 30 September 2018. Any payments made after the print date 25 July 2018, will not be shown on the Rate Notice. Interest is charged on overdue rates at 11% per annum (0.03% per day). Ratepayers may discuss...

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National Tree Planting Day 2018

28th July 2018

National Tree Planting Day is Australia’s largest community tree planting and nature-care event with thousands of individuals joining together to make a difference, connecting people with nature, beautifying neighbourhoods and inspiring positive environmental change. This year’s National...

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Public Meeting - W4Q Boat Ramp Road Upgrade, Taylors Beach

27th July 2018

Council would like to invite all interested parties to attend a public consultation meeting to discuss proposed upgrade works to Boat Ramp Road, Taylors Beach. The meeting will be held at 9.30am on Wednesday 1 August 2018 at the Taylors Beach Boat Ramp. For further information or to register your in...

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Funding now open - Community Activity Grant

27th July 2018

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Public Community Shed Meeting - Lower Herbert

27th July 2018

Members of the community are invited to attend a Community Shed Meeting: Date: Tuesday 7 August 2018Time: Commencing at 5.30pmLocation: Halifax Sports and Community Hall This consultation offers residents the opportunity to meet with the Mayor, Councillors and a number of Executive Managers to raise...

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Public Community Shed Meeting - Lower Herbert & Mt Fox

14th July 2018

Public Community Shed Meetings held in various areas across the district offer residents the opportunity to raise matters or discuss concerns with Elected Members. Meetings are open to all members of the public with the Mayor, Councillors and a number of Executive Managers in attendance. Times and v...

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Long Pocket Recreation Reserve Public Meeting

13th July 2018

Council would like to invite all interested parties to attend a public meeting to discuss the future use of the Long Pocket Recreation Reserve. The meeting previously scheduled for 17 July 2018 will now be held at 5.30pm Tuesday 24 July 2018 at the CWA Hall, 2346 Abergowrie Road, Long Pocket. Light ...

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Notice of Special Budget Meeting

7th July 2018

In accordance with Section 277 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, Council hereby advises that a Special Meeting to adopt the 2018 / 2019 Budget will be held on Thursday 12 July 2018 at 9.00am in the Council Chambers to which the public may attend....

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Hinchinbrook Shire Council (Making of Local Law) Website Notice (No. 1) 2018

29th June 2018

Hinchinbrook Shire Council (“the Council”) has, by resolution dated 26 June 2018, made Local Law No. 8 (Waste Management) 2018 (“the Local Law”). Purpose and general effects The purpose and general effect of the Local Law is to protect the public health, safety and amenity r...

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Notification of Adoption of the 2018/2019 Fees and Charges

29th June 2018

Council would like to advise that the Fees and Charges for the 2018/2019 financial year were adopted at Council’s General Meeting on Tuesday 26 June 2018. The adopted Fees and Charges will come into effect as of Sunday 1 July 2018. Copies of the Fees and Charges are available on Council’...

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Public Community Shed Meeting - Bambaroo

29th June 2018

Members of the community are invited to attend a  Community Shed Meeting: Date: Tuesday 10 July 2018 Time: Commencing at 5.30pm Location: Bambaroo Rural Fire Service Shed (behind State School) This consultation offers residents the opportunity to meet with the Mayor, Councillors and a number of...

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Notice of Special Budget Meeting

16th June 2018

In accordance with Section 277 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, Council hereby advises that a Special Meeting to adopt the 2018 / 2019 Budget will be held on Thursday 28 June 2018 at 9.00am in the Council Chambers to which the public may attend....

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Wallaman Falls Road Closure

16th June 2018

Council advises that Wallaman Falls Road will be closed to all traffic from 7.00am Tuesday 26 June 2018 to 7.00am Friday 29 June 2018. The road closure is due to survey and geotechnical investigations that are taking place due to damage sustained during the March 2018 flood events. For more informat...

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Planning Act 2016 - Adoption of Hinchinbrook Shire Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) 2018

15th June 2018

Notice is hereby given under Section 21 of the Planning Act 2016 that on 29 May 2018, Hinchinbrook Shire Council adopted a Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) for the Hinchinbrook Shire Planning Scheme 2017. The purpose and general effects of the LGIP are listed below. Integrate infrastruct...

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Planning Act 2016 - Adoption of Planning Act 2016, aligned Hinchinbrook Shire Planning Scheme 2017

2nd June 2018

Notice is given under the Planning Act 2016 that on 29 May 2018 the Hinchinbrook Shire Council resolved to adopt a Planning Act 2016 aligned Hinchinbrook Shire Planning Scheme 2017.The purpose of the Hinchinbrook Shire Planning Scheme 2017 is to provide the community with state of the art planning d...

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Notice of Public Meeting - NDRRA Betterment Works

18th May 2018

Members of the public who have been impacted by flood events in the district are invited to attend the 2018 Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) Restoration Program for Betterment Works public meeting. Submissions will be invited for betterment solutions to Council road and drai...

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Public Holiday Closure - Labour Day

4th May 2018

Please be advised that Hinchinbrook Shire Council’s offices will be closed on Monday 7 May 2018, Labour Day public holiday. For urgent enquiries please call Council on (07) 4776 4600....

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Community Activity Grant Applications

7th April 2018

Council is now calling for sponsorship applications regarding community activities and events occurring between 1 July 2018 and 30 September 2018. Through the Community Activity Grants, Council aims to financially support a variety of not for profit organisations, activities, events and individual n...

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Easter 2018 Bulk Bin Service

23rd March 2018

Council is once again happy to offer the Easter Bulk Bin Service to help manage increased waste quantities at popular tourist destinations over the Easter break. One Bulk Bin will be delivered to each site on Thursday 29 March 2018. Bulk Bins will be serviced and removed as per the dates below. Bore...

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Half yearly Rate Notices

20th March 2018

Half yearly Rate Notices were issued on Monday 12 February 2018 and are due for payment on or before Saturday 31 March 2018. Please note that Council’s Lannercost Street Office will be closed on Friday 30 March 2018 for the Good Friday Public Holiday. If you wish to make payment in person, ple...

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Entry to Pelorus Island Prohibited - 19 March 2018 to 23 March 2018

6th March 2018

Pest control program - Firearms in use (aerial and on ground activity) Hinchinbrook Shire Council will be conducting a pest control program on Pelorus Island from Monday 19 March until Friday 23 March 2018. The program includes aerial and ground-based shooting. Public entry to Pelorus Island i...

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Feral Pig Management Program - March 2018

6th March 2018

The Hinchinbrook Shire Council, in cooperation with the Department of National Parks, Sports and Racing, and the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, are intending to conduct an aerial shoot to control feral pigs.  The areas covered during this program will include “The Orient&rdquo...

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Rate Notices

13th February 2018

Half yearly Rate Notices were issued on Monday 12 February 2018 and are due for payment on or before 31 March 2018. Any payments made after the print date, 6 February 2018, will not be shown on the Rate Notice. Interest is charged on overdue rates at 11% per annum (0 .03% per day). Ratepayers may di...

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Hinchinbrook Shire Council - Office Closure

13th February 2018

The Hinchinbrook Shire Council Lannercost Street Office, Council Depot, Hinchinbrook Shire Library and Warrens Hill Waste Management Facility will be closed between 2.15pm and 4.15pm, Thursday 15 February 2018. Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to being of assi...

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Dungeness Channel Dredging Investigation - Notification of Works

13th February 2018

Hinchinbrook Shire Council has engaged Jacobs Group (Australia) Pty Ltd to undertake a geotechnical investigation for the Dungeness Channel Dredging Project as well as for the proposed new floating walkway at the Dungeness Boat Launching Facility.  The works will be undertaken between Tuesday 2...

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Combining Water Consumption Notices and General Rate Notices

12th January 2018

Hinchinbrook Shire Council would like to advise ratepayers that as per Council decision, Special Budget Meeting 29 June 2017, Water Consumption Notices and Rate Notices will now be combined. Rate Notices, which will include water usage charges, will be issued in February 2018 with payment due by 31 ...

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Christmas Bulk Bin Services 2017/2018

16th December 2017

Council is once again providing supplementary Christmas Bulk Bins at tourism hot spots around the Shire to help reduce littering and keep Hinchinbrook’s pristine beaches and coastlines litter free during this festive season. One Bulk Bin will be delivered to each site on 22 December 2017. Bulk...

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Calendar of Meetings - 2018

16th December 2017

In accordance with Section 277 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, Council hereby advises of the following meeting dates for 2018 to which the public may attend: Month General Meeting  Tuesday 9.00am January  30 February  27 March 27 April 24 May 29 June 36 J...

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Yanks Jetty Annual Maintenance

30th November 2017

Rhino Dive Pty Ltd will be undertaking maintenance on Yanks Jetty, Orpheus Island during the week commencing Tuesday 5 December 2017, weather permitting. The maintenance is expected to take two days and during this time the jetty will be closed. Signage will be in place to inform visitors of the jet...

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Electronic Rate Notices

18th November 2017

Hinchinbrook Shire Council ratepayers can now register to receive half-yearly Rate Notices via email. To register, please visit the Electronic Rate Notice page, complete and return the Electronic Rate Notice(s) Registration form. Ratepayers with email addresses in Council’s database autom...

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Combining Water Consumption Notices and General Rates Notices

18th November 2017

Hinchinbrook Shire Council would like to advise ratepayers that as per Council decision, Special Budget Meeting 29 June 2017, Water Consumption Notices and Rate Notices will now be combined. Rate Notices, which will include water usage charges will be issued in February 2018 with payment due by 31 M...

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Feral Pig Management Program

11th November 2017

Notice is hereby given that Hinchinbrook Shire Council, in cooperation with the Department of National Parks, Sports and Racing, and the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, are intending to conduct an aerial shoot to control feral pigs. The areas covered during this program will include &ldqu...

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Notice of Special Meeting - 14 November 2017

8th November 2017

In accordance with Section 182 (2) of the Local Government Regulation 2012, Council hereby advises that a Special Meeting to adopt the 2016 / 2017 Annual Report will be held on Tuesday 14 November 2017, 9.00am in the Council Chambers to which the public may attend....

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Wild Dog Baiting Program - November

25th October 2017

Notice is hereby given that Hinchinbrook Shire Council is conducting a shire wide Wild Dog Baiting Program utilising 1080 poison commencing Wednesday 1 November 2017, weather permitting. This wild dog management is required due to high populations in certain areas that are impacting on livestock pro...

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Notice of Special Meeting - 8 September 2017

8th September 2017

In accordance with Section 277 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, Council hereby advises that a Special Meeting to consider Works for Queensland tenders for Long Pocket Road Widening and Wattle Street, Allingham Footpath Works will be held on Friday 8 September 2017 at 9.00am in the Council Ch...

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Public Community Shed Meeting - Mt Fox

26th August 2017

Members of the community are invited to attend a Community Shed Meeting: Date: Tuesday 5 September 2017 Time: Commencing at 3:30pm Location: Mt Fox Cricket Grounds This consultation offers residents the opportunity to meet with the  Mayor, Councillors, Chief Executive Officer and a number of Of...

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Public Community Shed Meeting - Lower Herbert

15th July 2017

Members of the community are invited to attend a Community Shed Meeting: Date: Tuesday 8 August 2017Time: Commencing at 5.30pmLocation: Halifax Sports and Community Hall, Argaet Street, Halifax This consultation offers residents the opportunity to meet with the Mayor, Councillors, Chief Executive Of...

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Public Community Shed Meeting - Bambaroo

1st July 2017

Members of the Community are invited to attend a Community Shed Meeting: Date: Tuesday 4 July 2017 Time: Commencing at 5:30pm Location: Bambaroo Rural Fire Service Shed (behind State School) This consultation offers residents the opportunity to meet with the Mayor, Councillors, Chief Executive Offic...

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Notice of Special Budget Meeting - 29 June 2017

17th June 2017

In accordance with Section 277 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, Council hereby advises that a Special Meeting to adopt the 2017/2018 Budget will be held at 9.00am Thursday, 29 June 2017 in the Council Chambers to which the public may attend....

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Wild Dog Baiting Program

6th May 2017

Notice is hereby given that Hinchinbrook Shire Council is conducting a shire wide Wild Dog Baiting Program utilising 1080 poison, the baiting program commenced Thursday 4 May 2017. The Wild Dog Baiting Program is required due to high populations of wild dogs in certain areas that are impacting on li...

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Fluoridation Notice

15th April 2017

Hinchinbrook Shire Council advises that a decision has been made regarding the fluoridation of drinking water at the Ingham, Forrest Beach and Lower Herbert Water Treatment Plants servicing the communities of Ingham, Trebonne, Toobanna, Blackrock, Forrest Beach, Taylors Beach, Cordelia, Halifax, Luc...

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Expression of Interest - Ageing in Place Advisory Committee

18th March 2017

Council is seeking expressions of interest from members of the community to fill a number of positions on the Ageing in Place Advisory Committee. This is a new committee being formed by Council with the objective of providing advice to Council in relation to effective policy and service provision fo...

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Public Survey - Fluoride Use in the Hinchinbrook Reticulated Water System

11th February 2017

Hinchinbrook Shire Council would like to advise that there will be a public survey on the Use of Fluoride in the Hinchinbrook Reticulated Water System. The survey will be conducted via telephone and will take place Monday 20 February 2017, between 6pm-8pm. For more information regarding the survey p...

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