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Council Connections – 6 April 2022

First 5 Forever Baby Welcoming and Family Fun Fair Wrap Up, Military Community Day and ‘Have your Say’

First 5 Forever Baby Welcoming and Family Fun Fair Wrap Up

On Saturday 2 April 2022 Mayor Ramon Jayo welcomed 37 babies into the Shire. Each baby received a Welcome Certificate, First 5 Forever Gift Bag, and a Weeping Bottlebrush sapling.

Following on from the ceremony, families were invited to attend the Family Fun Fair featuring a petting zoo, pony rides, circus workshops, bubble station, assorted craft activities, and food and beverages.

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.

Military Community Day

The Royal Military College – Duntroon will be hosting a Community Day.

There will be opportunities to chat with Staff Cadets and hear what life is like in the Army while also seeing some of the equipment that they use.

Date:       Saturday 9 April 2022

Time:       12.00pm to 3.00pm

Where:    Hinchinbrook Shire Hall, 25 Lannercost Street Ingham

Save the Date for 2022 Youth Week Events

Reminder that there is a wide variety of activities on offer to keep the kids entertained as part of 2022 Youth Week. Visit Council’s website, Events Calendar page for further information.

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

As part of this year’s annual review of the Hinchinbrook Local Government Area Biosecurity Plan (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.

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 Friday 8 April 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 9 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.

Nominations open for Multicultural Queensland Awards

Nominations for the 2022 Multicultural Queensland Awards are open.

Individuals and organisations supporting people from diverse backgrounds across the State are encouraged to apply.

Minister for Multicultural Affairs Leanne Linard said the Awards are a wonderful opportunity to recognise the valuable contributions of those who support and promote a united, harmonious, and inclusive Queensland.

This year the Award categories are:

  • Outstanding Contribution by a New Queenslander;
  • Diversity and Inclusion Champion;
  • Multicultural Sector Outstanding Achiever; and
  • Minister’s Multicultural Award – for the outstanding achievements of a nominee, selected by the Minister from all nominations received.

Nominations close on Sunday 1 May 2022. For more information, to nominate or to download the nomination form visit www.qld.gov.au/MQA.

Free Business Digital Strategy Workshop

The Hinchinbrook Chamber of Commerce and the nbn are hosting a free Business Digital Strategy Workshop.

Date:       Tuesday 19 May 2022

Time:       6.00pm to 7.30pm

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

Do not miss a great opportunity to:

  • Learn about the Chamber’s plans for 2022;
  • Build a Digital Strategy for your business; and
  • Help set your business up for the future.

Light  dinner and refreshments provided.

RSVP to casiescott@nbnco.com.au by Friday 13 May 2022.

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.

What is the Seventh Resource?

Of the Earth’s natural resources, there is consensus that six of these provide the foundations of our very existence. Even with the welcomed move towards renewable energy, civilisation as we know it is dependent on water, clean air, oil, natural gas, coal and minerals for our physical needs, food production and lifestyle.

There is a resource however, that is abundant and produced by each of us every day.

‘The Seventh Resource’, Recycling.

Metals, paper, plastics, glass, and other recyclables can be used over and over, some of them indefinitely.

For example, it is possible to recycle an aluminium can and return it new to the store shelf inside 60 days, using only 5% of the energy needed to produce that same can from virgin metal.

Globally each year, The Seventh Resource (recyclables) saves more than 700 million tonnes in carbon dioxide emissions, employs around 1.6 million people in direct processing, and contributes more than 400 billion to global Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Council understands aspects of recycling can be confusing, which is why it undertakes educational programs such as community events, social media, and Bin Tagging to help residents make informed choices about their waste and recyclables.

Council’s website, Waste and Recycling page has numerous resources including the A to Z of Recycling. There is also the #dontwastehinchinbrook app which provides calendars and services specific to your address and can help answer many of the questions you may have regarding kerbside waste and recycling.

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