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Hinchinbrook NIB

2/July/2021

Ingham Show Council Recycling Stall

Thanks to all who came and played “rubbishball” with the Council’s waste team and the MAMS Group at the Ingham Show. It was uplifting to see so many Recycling Heroes out there in our community. If you missed us at the show, you can still download the #DontWasteHinchinbrook app from your app store for a personal waste calendar and convenient A-Z waste disposal guide.

Ingham Show Hinchinbrook H2O Stall

Monitor your water consumption anytime, anywhere for FREE! The Council launched the Hinchinbrook H2O customer portal at the Ingham Show, with many residents keen to hear how signing up to the portal will allow them to track their water consumption and set email and SMS alerts to be notified of water leaks and high consumption within days of occurring. To sign up to the portal go to h2O.hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au. For further assistance in signing into Hinchinbrook H2O, please contact the Council’s Utility Services Department on 4776 4673. The Hinchinbrook Automatic Water Meter Reading project is a joint initiative of the Hinchinbrook Shire Council and the Queensland Government.

Dungeness Fishing Platform Shade Sail Structure

The Council wishes to advise that the Dungeness Fishing Platform shade sail structure has been installed by Richard Peeke Building and Carpentry Services. The Council would like to thank the community for its cooperation and patience whilst these works occurred. This project was funded by the Queensland Government Works for Queensland program.

School Transport Infrastructure Program (STIP)

The Council recently completed the construction of car parking facilities on vacant land situated at the corner of Abbott Street and Hopkins Street, and the installation of roundabout infrastructure at the Abbott Street and Cowley Street intersection. The School Transport Infrastructure Program is a Queensland Government funded initiative. The STIP provides funding for projects that improve the safety and operations of transport at schools and provide long-term road safety improvements for all road users travelling to and from a school and/or travelling near a school in Queensland.

Disaster Recovery and Resilience Grant Program Success

The days of residents shovelling sand to fill bags in preparation for major flood events in the district will soon be over, thanks to the Australian Government Disaster Recovery and Resilience Grant Program. $70,000 has been made available for the purchase of a custom-built device attachable to a loader and/or skid steer to assist with filling sandbags. Other items applied for by Council and which have been approved for funding include:

  1. Special design signage trailer and signage for Lower Herbert;
  2. Disaster management boards for problematic roads including Bosworth’s Road, Wallaman Falls Road and Hawkins Creek Road;
  3. Two mobile variable messaging boards; and
  4. The engagement of a Community Resilience Officer to promote and activate opportunities that support and build resilience across our Shire.

On behalf of our Hinchinbrook Community, I sincerely thank the Australian Government for its assistance, support, and encouragement, for our community to be better prepared and ready for when a disaster impacts.

Lower Herbert Halifax Lions Club

Congratulations to Michael Harris on being awarded the Lower Herbert Halifax Lions “Lion of the Year”. Michael was duly honoured in recognition of his tireless efforts in the management of the Lions’ Seniors unit at Halifax, keeping the residents safe and happy. The award presentation took place at the annual Lions handover at the Lucinda Hotel last Tuesday. Congratulations also to incoming President, Keith Phillips, and his new committee comprising of Michael Harris, John Eddleston, Michael Bube, Alan Hansen, Andrew Giliberto, and Woody Spencer. Keith takes over the Presidency from long term Lion Robert Girgenti, who was commended on the good work achieved by the club over his past three-year term as President, notwithstanding the difficult operating circumstances brought about by COVID-19. 

Well Deserved

Sixty-five continuous years of membership association and support to the Macknade Bowls Club by the Marbelli family was recognised on Sunday, June 27, 2021, by the renaming of Macknade’s Bowling Green as the Marbelli Green. The Marbelli’s, Luciano (deceased), Peter, Mario, Lui, and their respective wives, Carmen, Lidia, and Teresa, have been involved with the club since its inception in 1956. Of particular note, was Lui’s 22 years’ straight stint as Club President. Congratulations to you all.

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