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Council Connections – 30 March 2022

Ingham Lions Turns 60, Biosecurity Plan Community Survey, Genex Kidston Session and Zero Waste Community

Ingham Lions Club Turns 60

Congratulations to the Lions Club of Ingham which celebrated its 60th anniversary since formation on Saturday 26 March 2022.

60 years of exceptional service to our district supporting charities and community organisations, helping achieve a better lifestyle and wellbeing of our community.

Special mention and congratulations to Lion, Maurice Filei who has been a member of Ingham Lions for 59 of those 60 years. Well done to you all.

Congratulations Students

A massive well done to former Gilroy Santa Maria student, Darcie Spina in being awarded a prestigious Queensland Certificate of Education achieved in recognition of being a Distinguished Academic.

Congratulations to last year’s Year 12 graduates who were also awarded Commendations for their high academic achievements.

It was also pleasing to hear that Ingham State High School and Gilroy Santa Maria College were ranked as some of the top secondary schools for NAPLAN testing. Well done to all.

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 from 10.00am to 11.00am on Thursday 31 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 2 April 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.

For further information  please view the poster below. To RSVP, visit Council’s website, Events Calendar page.

Genex Kidston Connection Project – Sub-contractor Drop in Session

Hinchinbrook businesses are invited to attend a Drop in Session hosted by Powerlink and UGL regarding sub-contracting on the Genex Kidston Project.

Date:       Tuesday 5 April 2022

Time:       12.00pm to 2.00pm

Where:    TYTO Conference and Events Centre, 73-75 McIlwraith Street Ingham

Sub-contracting opportunities on the project include vegetation and access works, machine and equipment hire, cleaning services, waste management and recycling, and much more.

For further information on the project, please visit www.powerlink.com.au/projects/genex-kidston-connection-project.

Have your Say on the Hinchinbrook Local Government Area Biosecurity Plan Review

Council is responsible for the implementation of the Hinchinbrook Local Government Area Biosecurity Plan (HLGABP) which covers all land tenure within the Hinchinbrook Shire and has been developed for the entire community.

As part of this year’s annual review of the HLGABP, Council is seeking advice from the broader community on their perceptions, expectations, concerns, and ideas to improve the way it develops and administers the HLGABP across all land uses in the Shire.

You can take the survey  at www.surveymonkey.com/r/DH285BS. For your feedback to be considered, please complete the survey by 5.00pm Wednesday 6 April 2022.

Your feedback is important to ensure that Council and other stakeholders are aware of the community’s views and perceptions in order to meet obligations under the Biosecurity Act 2014, aiding to deliver better service into the future.

TYTO Regional Art Gallery Closure

The TYTO Regional Art Gallery will be closed for maintenance for the month of April.  The gift shop will remain open daily whilst works are undertaken.

The Gallery will reopen for Ingham Arts Action “Botanical” opening night on Friday 6 May 2022.

Rotary Park Playground Shade Structure

As a result of water ponding during heavy rainfall over the Christmas period, the Rotary Park shade structure was cut to avoid further damage.

The manufacturer was made aware of the fault. Last week Rotary Park playground was closed to the community to allow for the shade structure works.

The works were completed at no cost to ratepayers.

The Rotary Park Playground shade structure works have been completed and the playground is now open.

Council would like to thank the community for your cooperation and patience whilst these works were undertaken.

Morning Melodies – Mad Maestros Wrap Up

On Thursday 17 March 2022, the first  of many Morning Melodies  kicked off at the Kelly Theatre.

Mad Maestros, featuring David Scheel paid tribute to the greatest eccentrics in musical history, in a hilarious mix of true stories and beautiful music. 

Locals were thrilled to be offered the opportunity to attend such a show in Ingham instead of travelling to Townsville. 

With over 100 people attending, the audience enjoyed morning tea and then settled in to watch the performance.

An enjoyable morning was had by all, including the star of the show. The show was a huge success, with patrons leaving excited for the next show and promising to bring their friends along.

Book now for the next Morning Melodies The Songs of the Greatest Piano Men by Bradley McCaw via hinchinbrooktickets.com.au or by visiting Council’s Main Office.

Transition Towards a Zero Waste Community

In 2018 the Queensland Government announced their plan to improve waste management in Queensland, introducing ambitious targets in a bid to become a zero waste community which Council and other waste managers will be held accountable for at the grass-root level. Targets set for 2050 include:

  • 25% reduction in household waste;
  • 90% waste is recovered and does not go to landfill; and
  • 75% recycling rates across all waste types.

Underpinning these waste reforms, on 1 July 2019 the Queensland Government introduced a levy on waste received at all Queensland landfills. The purpose of the levy is to encourage recycling and resource recovery by penalising landfilling.

Ratepayers may see further increases to their rate notice as a result of the Queensland Governments’ waste targets and associated levy

Council has initiated a review of multiple existing waste programs and services in a bid to identify areas where the community can be better supported or incentivised to reduce waste and improve recycling efforts.

Two of the programs that are being impacted by this review are the existing Waste Disposal Voucher Scheme as well as the Rural Clean-Up Program.

Take the opportunity to provide your feedback on how Council can ensure adequate waste services to the Hinchinbrook community while still promoting increased resource recovery efforts by responding to the current waste review survey by visiting Council’s website, Rural Clean Up Program page.

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