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News in Brief Hinchinbrook

3/September/2021

Management of Ingham Picture Theatre

The Council is calling for Expressions of Interest for the management of the Ingham Picture Theatre (Kelly Theatre). Are you a community group and/or not-for-profit organisation that would be interested in managing the Ingham Picture Theatre? Expressions of Interest have been extended to 2.00pm, Friday, September 10, 2021. If another operator cannot be found, the Ingham Picture Theatre will cease to show movies and will revert to a performance space only. Any existing bookings beyond October 2021 will be honoured by Council. For further information or to express your interest, download the documentation from Council’s website’s Current Procurement and Tender Opportunities page or contact Council’s Procurement Coordinator on 4776 4665.

Lease and/or Management of Hinchinbrook Aquatic Centre

The Council is now calling for Tenders for a suitable operator/s to lease the Hinchinbrook Aquatic Centre, or for operators to provide specific management services for the facility. Tenders close at 2.00pm, Tuesday, September 7, 2021. To express your interest or to download the Tender documentation, please visit Council’s website’s Current Procurement and Tender Opportunities page or contact Council’s Procurement Coordinator on 4776 4665.

Vista Hinchinbrook

Vista Hinchinbrook  launched their café on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, and customers enjoyed their signature ‘Brew with a View’, taking advantage of the amazing views of the channel to Hinchinbrook Island. Vista Hinchinbrook is not only a café, but also a Bed and Breakfast, with three accommodation options to choose from every day of the week. Customers can choose from two newly renovated self-contained cabins with their own exclusive deck or an ensuite room attached to the main complex with its own private entry. Being a local family-owned business, Vista Hinchinbrook acquires products such as coffee, tea, and dairy products from other local businesses. For further information, please visit Vista Hinchinbrook’s website and Facebook page.

Singapore Daisy Inspection and Control

The Council wishes to advise that inspection and control of Singapore Daisy will be undertaken in the Cordelia and Bambaroo areas from Wednesday, September 1, 2021, with completion anticipated by Friday, September 17, 2021, weather permitting. Singapore Daisy is a restricted invasive plant under the Biosecurity Act 2014 and has been targeted for removal under the Hinchinbrook Local Government Area Biosecurity Plan. For further information on this program, please contact the Council’s Biosecurity Team on 4776 4740.

Threads Exhibition Opening

The community is invited to attend the Exhibition Opening of Threads. Date: Friday, September 3, 2021; Time: 6.00pm; Where: TYTO Regional Art Gallery; Cost: Free; RSVP: By 4.00pm, Wednesday, September 1, 2021. The exhibition will be on display from 6.00pm, Friday, September 3, until 4.00pm on Sunday, September 26, 2021. To RSVP or for further information please contact TYTO Regional Art Gallery on 4776 4725. 

Glass Bead Workshop with Linda Bates 

The community is invited to attend a free Glass Bead Workshop with Linda Bates. Date: Sunday, September 5, 2021; Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm; Where: TYTO Regional Art Gallery; Cost: Free; RSVP: By 4.00pm, Friday, September 3, 2021. Please note, there are limited spaces available. To RSVP or for further information please contact the TYTO Regional Art Gallery on 4776 4725.

Congratulations Herbert River Crushers

Congratulations to the Herbert River Crushers RLFC Reggies’ side on progressing to the Grand Final, which will be held at the Sports Reserve on Sunday, September 5, 2021. You have done yourselves and the district very proud. Congratulations also go to the Under 13 Crushers, who are playing in the qualifying final on Friday, September 3, 2021.

Herbert River Crushers Gala and Presentations

Please join the Herbert River Crushers RLFC at the Crushers Gala and Presentation Night ‘Under the Stars’ on the Field. Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021; Time: 5.45pm; Where: Crushers Field, Fairford Road, Ingham; Cost: $60 per ticket. Tickets are available to purchase at Damo’s Workwear before 5.00pm, Friday, September 10, 2021.

Wine and Cheese Night

On Friday, August 27, 2021, a Wine and Cheese night was held at the Herbert River Museum and Gallery. This event celebrated the digital restoration of historical photographs. The images depict important historical scenes and events of the Herbert River district. This project was supported by the Council through a successful RADF Grant. Twenty-two photos were successfully restored and copied digitally, printed, and mounted ready for display. The design and printing of postcards was also produced through this grant. Congratulations to Ann Vardanega and local volunteers for taking a step back in time to assist with restoring and showcasing pieces of history at the Herbert River Museum and Gallery. RADF provides funding to successful applicants for up to 70% of the total project cost. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

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