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Council Connections – 23 March 2022

Business Launchpad, Youth Week Events and Morning Melodies Songs of the Greatest Piano Men by Bradley McCaw

Army Training Exercise Underway

The Australian Army is currently conducting a training exercise in the Shire to conclude on Wednesday 13 April 2022.

The activity involves approximately 200 personnel from the Royal Military College – Duntroon in Canberra, as well as soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, and the 2nd Cavalry Regiment from Townsville’s 3rd Brigade.

The exercise will take place in Ingham, Lucinda, and Halifax and is essential training for our next generation of Army leaders.

The exercise aims to replicate the complex situations our people could potentially confront in the future, as well as teaching them how to take the initiative, lead, and win.

Local residents should not be alarmed at the increased Defence personnel presence, and are requested to take care on local roads as there may be increased Defence vehicle movement.

While blank firing and armoured vehicle movement will take place, where possible, these activities have been designed to limit disruption to the local community.

Should the conduct of this exercise cause any concern, individuals are requested to contact Exercise Control on 0427 733 592.

Business Launchpad

Are you looking to start a small business in the food and beverage or residential construction industries?

The Queensland Government’s Business Launchpad is an exciting new digital tool to help small businesses in the Hinchinbrook Shire reduce red tape and access licences, permits and regulatory information to start their small business, all in a one-stop shop.

The Business Launchpad can save you time and effort in easily identifying and applying for licences from all levels of government. The Launchpad allows business owners to:

  • Create personalised guides with curated content specific to the business type, location and services;
  • Sign in to save progress and access accounts from any device; and
  • Re-fill, complete, sign and submit some licensing forms online.

To get started visit

Temporary Closure Extension of time to Bruce Highway (Townsville – Ingham) Helen’s Hill Heavy Vehicle Rest Area

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) upgrades at the Helen’s Hill heavy vehicle rest area, have been affected by delays in the supply of critical materials.

The temporary closure of the Helen’s Hill heavy vehicle rest area has been extended, with the rest area now expected to reopen at 6.00pm on Thursday 14 April 2022, weather permitting.

Works are being undertaken to upgrade the entrance and exit points, parking and shelter areas.

Road users are reminded to exercise caution and observe all warning signs, speed restrictions, and traffic controller directions during the works.

Bin Tagging Program Continues

Council Bin Tagging program is ongoing across various locations throughout the Shire.

This is an important part of the regional long term strategy to reduce contamination in kerbside recycling, recover valuable recyclable resources, and increase the lifespan of landfill sites such as Warrens Hill Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre.

Council appreciates your cooperation and will post the results in the weeks ahead.

Ingham Walk-in COVID-19 Testing Clinic and Vaccination Clinic

Residents are advised that Queensland Health is running a Walk-in COVID-19 Testing Clinic located at the TYTO Conference and Events Centre 10.00am to 11.00am on Friday 25 March 2022.

A COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for ages 5 and up will be visiting the TYTO Conference and Events Centre from 10.00am to 3.30pm on Saturday 26 March 2022.

Save the Date for 2022 Youth Week Events

From Saturday 2 April 2022 to Thursday 14 April 2022 there is a wide variety of activities on offer to keep the kids entertained.

Events include movies, laser skirmish, gel blasters and the Outer Limits Adventure Program. For the creatives there is the ATP10: Kids on Tour, pen and wash, digital media, sculpture and headpiece workshops.

For further information or to RSVP, please visit Council’s website, Events Calendar page.

Morning Melodies – Bradley McCaw

Join us for Morning Melodies – Songs of the Greatest Piano Men by Bradley McCaw.

Date:       Thursday 14 April 2022

Time:       10.30am to 12.00pm

Where:    JL Kelly Theatre

                76 Townsville Road

Cost:       $22.50

RSVP:     Essential

Award winning entertainer, Bradley McCaw presents an intimate morning that honours the Great American Songbook’s legendary piano icons in music history: from Elton John to Nat King Cole, Billy Joel to Ray Charles, as well as songs from Bradley’s own award winning career in music, theatre and comedy.

For further information or to book your spot, please visit or visit Council’s Main Office.

NQ Games Event – Showjumping

The NQ Games will be coming to the Ingham Showgrounds Multipurpose Sports Arena.

Tropical North Showjumping will bring three days of horse sports featuring the Puissance event from Saturday 30 April 2022 to Monday 2 May 2022.

Registrations are open and will close on Monday 18 April 2022.

For further information and to register for the event visit

Rotary Park Playground Shade Structure

Council wishes to advise that the Ingham Rotary Park shade structure replacement works are scheduled to commence on Wednesday 23 March 2022.  The playground will be closed for the duration of the works and is due to reopen on Friday 25 March 2022, weather permitting.

Council would like to thank the community for your cooperation and patience whilst these works are being undertaken. For further information, please contact Council.

National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

Friday 18 March 2022 was National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA).

Council supports local schools in their stand to say no to bullying and violence in the community.

Council participated in the 2022 Light Up event from Friday 18 March 2022 to Monday 21 March 2022.

The Rotary Park fountain and playground lighting as well as the rifle bird on the Council Office in Lannercost Street were lit up orange in support of this initiative.

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