News in Brief: Hinchinbrook


Lack of Support

On Tuesday, July 27, 2021, the Council was pleased to receive a visit from Lachlan Millar, Member for Gregory, Assistant Minister to Leader of Opposition and the Opposition Leader, David Crisafulli. Council took the opportunity to raise many current concerns, including the lack of support for agricultural commodities as viable green energy sources or biofuture manufacturing and looming trade skill shortages. However, the main topic discussed was the current uncertainty surrounding the continuation of the Waste Levy Subsidy. Without the Waste Levy Subsidy, introduced by the State Government to afford relief to residents from the actual waste levy, every household receiving a wheelie bin rubbish service will see their annual waste charge rise by at least $75.00.

2021 Schools Competition

Do you want to win your school a visit from JT? Entries for the 2021 Schools Competition are now open. Choose and complete a Get Ready activity with your classmates for your chance to win a visit to your school from rugby league legend Johnathan Thurston. Get Ready Queensland will randomly draw three winners from the competition entries, with the winners being announced in Get Ready Queensland Week, Sunday, October 10 to Saturday, October 16, 2021. How to enter: • Visit www.getready.qld.gov.au/ schools; • Read the teacher notes; • Choose and complete activity; and • Take a photo and submit. The competition closes at 11.59pm, on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. For further information, please visit Get Ready Queensland’s website Schools page or Get Ready Queensland’s Facebook page. 2021 

Senior Social Summer 6’s 

Senior Social Summer 6’s Nominations are now open for Ingham Football Club’s Senior Social Summer 6 a side competition commencing Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Registration costs $70 per Representative Player or $100 per player. Team Nomination Forms are to be emailed to Inghamfc@outlook. com.au by Friday, August 20, 2021. To register as a player please visit www.playfootball.com.au. For further information, or to download a copy of the Nomination form please visit Ingham FC’s Facebook page.

Find your Future in Hinchinbrook 2021

Thursday, July 29, 2021, saw the Find your Future in Hinchinbrook Careers Expo held at TYTO Conference and Events Centre, which was well attended by the public, with over twenty-eight exhibitor stalls and 150 attendees. The community feedback received on Council’s social media has been extremely positive. The free event aimed to bring together employers, education and training providers, job seekers, and school leavers within the Hinchinbrook Shire, to enable individuals and businesses to connect in an informal and welcoming setting. To view the photo gallery from this event, please visit the Council’s website, Find your Future in Hinchinbrook 2021 page.

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