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Council Connections – 13 April 2022

Find Your Future in Hinchinbrook Postponed and ANZAC Day Commemorations

Find Your Future in Hinchinbrook Postponed

Find Your Future in Hinchinbrook event scheduled for Thursday 28 April 2022 has been postponed.

Once a new date has been set, the community will be advised.

TYTO Regional Art Gallery Temporary Closure

TYTO Regional Art Gallery is closed for maintenance for the month of April 2022. 

The gift shop will remain open daily whilst works are undertaken.

On Friday 6 May 2022, the Gallery will reopen for Ingham Arts Action “Botanical” opening night.

Ingham COVID-19 Testing Clinic

Residents are advised that Queensland Health will no longer be running a COVID-19 Testing Clinic at the TYTO Conference and Events Centre.

RAT and PCR testing will continue at the Emergency Department at the rear of the Ingham Hospital.

Please call the Ingham Hospital on 4720 3030 to discuss prior.

Telstra Disruption Advice – Taylors Beach

Telstra is upgrading its Mobile Network around Taylors Beach from Friday 15 April 2022. Works will be completed during daylight hours and technicians will need to switch off some sectors which support mobile services in the area and power to the exchange. This may result in some disruption to mobile services in the area.

Works are scheduled to be completed by Saturday 30 April 2022.

Site outages will be kept to a minimum and the new improved services will be launched as soon as possible.

Rural Clean Up Program Survey

Due to the low level of responses, the recent Rural Clean Up Program Survey has been extended and now closes at midnight on Sunday 17 April 2022.

Council is currently reviewing several areas of waste services, to ensure that the increasing State Government enforced costs associated with landfilling is carried by individual waste generators rather than all Shire rate payers. 

One area of review is the current Rural Clean Up Program (RCUP).

Council is proposing to move away from this model and transition to the Storm Season Clean Up Program (SSCUP). This program would be available to all Hinchinbrook Shire households, not just those in rural areas.

To learn more about the RCUP, as well as the proposed SSCUP, visit Council’s website, Public Consultation page. Follow the link and take the opportunity now to complete the brief survey on the future of the program.

Run Army 2022

Join the Australian Army by participating in the ‘Run Army 2022’ for Legacy Brisbane.

Run Army allows the community to follow in the footsteps of generations of diggers, pushing themselves mentally and physically.

Register with team ‘Hinchinbrook NQ’ for the 5km walk/run or 10km run along Patterson Parade Lucinda.

Date:       Sunday 24 April 2022

Time:       7.00am start

The starting point is located at the roundabout on Bruce Parade Lucinda. A breakfast BBQ will be held at Borello Park to celebrate the finish.

For further information or to register, please visit

Have your Say – Coastal Reserves

If you are interested in how Council manages its coastal reserves and public spaces, you can provide your views at the upcoming community consultation sessions to discuss the challenges and potential solutions that will help shape the future of Hinchinbrook’s coastal reserves network. To ‘Have your Say’ on the future management options, Council invites all interested Hinchinbrook residents to attend community consultation sessions as follows:

Taylors Beach

Date:       Wednesday 27 April 2022

Time:       6.00pm to 9.00pm

Where:    Halifax Hotel

Forrest Beach

Date:       Thursday 28 April 2022

Time:       6.00pm to 9.00pm

Where:    Forrest Beach Hotel

Please register your interest and RSVP to Council’s Natural Assets Team, Breanna Camp on 4776 4740 for catering and seating requirements by no later than 4.00pm Friday 22 April 2022.

2022 Youth Survey

Council is developing a Youth Strategy and requests interested community members to complete the Youth Survey by midnight Sunday 1 May 2022. To complete the survey, please visit  Council’s website, Public Consultation page.

Ingham Annual Show Public Holiday

Council’s nominated Ingham Annual Show Public Holiday was forwarded on to the relevant State Government Department.

The approved Ingham Annual Show Public Holiday is now Friday 24 June 2022.

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