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Council Connections – 1 December 2021

Vale Peter Costanzo, Dutton Street Culvert Crossing Consultation, Christmas in Hinchinbrook Events, and Photo Competition Winners

Vale Peter Costanzo

On behalf of Hinchinbrook Shire  Councillors and staff, may I express our condolences to the family of Peter Costanzo. Peter served as a Councillor from 1991 to 1994 and is well remembered for his effective advocacy on behalf of residents residing in the smaller outlying  communities of our district.

Peter was a valued contributor to our community for which we express our gratitude. 

Mayor’s Christmas Appeal

Reminder that Council is seeking donations for the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal.

To support this Appeal, residents may deliver gifts, items of nonperishable food or monetary donations to the Hinchinbrook Shire Council Office until 5.00pm Wednesday 15 December 2021.

Light Up The Tree with the Mayor

Watch the Mayor officially light up the new Christmas tree at Rotary Park.

Date:       Wednesday 1 December 2021

Time:      7.00pm

Where:   Rotary Park Ingham

Cost:       Free

Pack yourself a delicious picnic dinner and bring the family down to Rotary Park for a play at the playground and watch the new tree light up for the first time.

Can’t make it to Rotary Park? No problem, the lighting of the tree will be streamed live on the Hinchinbrook Shire Council Facebook page.

Late Night in Hinchinbrook

Bring your family and friends and get ready for Christmas with a special Late Night Shopping in Hinchinbrook!

Stroll the main street of Ingham and support local business this festive season.

The town has come together and many of our leading local stores will be open and ready to help you find the perfect gift.

Check out some of the great local market stalls.

You can not have late night shopping without listening to some great Christmas tunes and a beverage or meal from one of our local cafes, bars or food stalls.

Date:       Thursday 9 December 2021

Time:      5.00pm until 9.00pm

Where:   Lannercost Street Ingham

Hope to see you there.

Carols by Candlelight

Bring a rug or chair and join us at Rotary Park as we celebrate the Festive Season with an evening of Carols by Candlelight.

What better way to enjoy the company of loved ones, friends and family than at Hinchinbrook’s Carols by Candlelight.

Date:       Saturday 11 December 2021

Time:      5.30pm Kids Program

                6.30pm Main Program

Where:   Rotary Park Ingham

Be sure to wear your best Christmas outfit for your photo with Santa.

Hinchinbrook Shire Library Summer Reading Club

The Hinchinbrook Shire Library Summer Reading Club will run from Wednesday 1 December 2021 until Monday 31 January 2022.

This year’s theme invites participants to Uncover Tales of Mystery, Intrigue and Discovery. Participants who attend the Hinchinbrook Shire Library can receive prizes for every 50 books read, upon showing their reading logs.

Prizes are also awarded at the end of the program for the most prolific reader and runner-up. Winners to be announced on Facebook.

Night Works – Herbert Street from Lannercost Street to Palm Terrace

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will commence night works from Wednesday 1 December to Thursday 16 December 2021 between the hours of 7.00pm to 5.00am, weather permitting.

Property access will be maintained throughout the works.

Works will include partial lane closures during work, speed restrictions and minor delays, machinery noise and light vehicle movement.

For further information please contact TMR on 1800 625 648 or email

Dutton Street Culvert Crossing Community Consultation Session

Council has been successful in obtaining funding under the National Flood Infrastructure Mitigation Program for the construction of the Dutton Street Culvert Crossing, which will provide a linkage between north and south of Ingham during flood events. 

Council will be holding a community consultation session to provide an overview of the Dutton Street Culvert Crossing project and to address any questions or concerns the public may have.

Date:       Thursday 2 December 2021

Time:      5.30pm

Where:   Hinchinbrook Shire Hall

The project has recently been awarded to local contractor Keita Services, with works programmed to commence in early December 2021.

43rd Hinchinbrook Art Awards 2021

Join us for the Official Exhibition Opening of the 43rd Hinchinbrook Art Awards.

Date:       Friday 3 December 2021

Time:      6.00pm

Where:   TYTO Regional Art Gallery 73-75 McIlwraith Street Ingham

Cost:       Free and canapes provided

RSVP:    4.00pm Wednesday 1 December 2021

This exhibition is a display that celebrates the best current art practices across several mediums. The Awards are an excellent platform for both emerging and established artists to showcase their work.

To RSVP or for further information, please contact the TYTO Regional Art Gallery.

Garage Sale Trail 2021 Wrap-up

Australia’s festival of pre-loved stuff, the Garage Sale Trail, is now over for another year.

Over 10,000 Australians joined in across the nation, saving over 3 million pre-loved items from landfill.

In recognition of their contribution towards reducing waste to landfill, the below lucky Garage Sale Trail sellers each received a $25 gift voucher, generously donated by Jk’s Deli.

Congratulations to Satu Dickson, Arriell Scuderi and Karla Srb.

Don’t Waste Hinchinbrook Photo Competition Winners

As part of the ongoing Don’t Waste Hinchinbrook campaign, Council and MAMS Group invited residents to submit photographs that captured the beauty of the Hinchinbrook Shire.

Council received a large number of entries. Short listing commenced and ten photos which best depicted the theme were put forward for public voting on Monday 1 November 2021.

From the ten finalists, two fantastic photos were chosen via a public vote with the winning image/s to be displayed across the body of the new local kerbside collection vehicle.

The top two images were ‘Garbutt Park’ taken by Rachael Hundt, and “In the water, Forrest Beach” taken by Lisa Scobie.

Council congratulates Rachael Hundt and Lisa Scobie on winning the Don’t Waste Hinchinbrook Photo Competition and thanks those who participated and submitted an entry into the Photo Competition.

Council believes the two images chosen, showing the Rain Trees in Garbutt Park, and the crystal clear water of Forrest Beach perfectly represent the range of amazing landscapes on offer in our Shire.

Keep an eye out for the newly wrapped local kerbside collection vehicle in the future.

The Don’t Waste Hinchinbrook Photo Competition is a joint initiative between Council and MAMS Group.

Prepare Now for Flood and Cyclone Season

Council is urging local residents to act now and be prepared for the flood and cyclone season.

With a La Nina event being declared by the Bureau of Meteorology, a heavier than usual wet season is being predicted over the coming months.

Council is asking residents to look at their household structures and yards and take action to prepare their property.

Simple steps to prepare your house include:

  • Carry out maintenance on your house to decrease the risk of damage caused by loose debris during a weather event;
  • Appropriately dispose of any waste material such as old car bodies or scrap material; and
  • Identify, secure and store any loose materials and items that could present as a wind-blown or flood hazard to other properties or persons.

Residents are informed that Council Officers will be conducting increased patrols throughout the Shire and will investigate any properties that identify as a potential community safety hazard.

Council will seek action to be taken by landowners to resolve the hazard risks.

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