News in Brief: Hinchinbrook


Request for Community Feedback Trebonne Handball Court Mural

Council has been approached by Historian Dr Bianka Vidonja Balanzategui in association with several of the local Basque community concerning a proposal to apply a preservation treatment to the surface of the walls and then paint a mural on the walls of the Fronton – Trebonne Handball Court. The mural is proposed to be funded under a Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grant. Council requests community assistance by providing your views and feedback on the concept of preserving the surface and painting the proposed mural on the walls of the Fronton. To submit your feedback, please email your comments to muralfeedback@hinchinbrook.qld. gov.au or alternatively drop your feedback into Council’s Main Office by midday Friday 10 September 2021.

Have Your Say – Lucinda Coastal Reserves

To ‘Have your Say’ into the future management options of Lucinda Coastal Reserves, Council invites all interested people from the Hinchinbrook community to attend the first community consultation session at 6.00 pm on Wednesday 15 September 2021 at the Lucinda Point Hotel Motel. Please register your interest and RSVP to Council’s Administrative Assistant on 4776 4740 for catering and seating requirements by 12.00 pm Tuesday 14 September 2021.

Congratulations, U13 Herbert River Crushers

Congratulations to the Under 13 Crushers on progressing to the Grand Final, which will be held at 10.00 am Saturday 11 September 2021.

Threads Exhibition Opening Wrap up

Friday 3 September 2021 saw the Official Exhibition Opening of Threads. Threads is a bespoke display of fibre and textile art of the Cassowary Coast and Hinchinbrook regions. Opening night was well attended, with 39 attendees enjoying a casual chat with the artists who shared their ideas and artwork methods. The creative and varied pieces are reflective of our natural environment. Come along and enjoy this fantastic exhibition.  The exhibition will be on display from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm daily until Sunday 26 September 2021.

Glass Bead Workshop Wrap Up

Sunday 5 September 2021 saw the Glass Bead Workshop with Linda Bates. The event had limited spots available and was patronised by seven attendees. The concentration of the ladies as they learned new skills and advanced existing skills to create multiple glass beads was inspiring. This workshop was supported through a successful Regional Arts Development Fund Grant. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

2021 North Queensland Sportstar Awards

Nominations are now being called in the following categories for the 2021 North Queensland Sportstar Awards: • Senior Sportstar of the Year (18 years and over); • Junior Sportstar of the Year; • Masters Sportstar of the Year; • Service to North Queensland Sport; • Athlete with a disability; and • Sports Team of the Year. If you or your organisation has a member/s who you believe make a significant contribution to sport in North Queensland, we request that you complete an online Nomination Form by no later than midday Friday 17 September 2021. You may nominate more than one person for each category. Nominees must be a resident of the Hinchinbrook Shire to be eligible. To nominate, please visit North Queensland Sports Foundation’s website nqsports.com.au/nq-sportstar- awards. This year’s gala function will be held in Charters Towers on Saturday 30 October 2021. For further information, don’t hesitate to contact the Office of the Mayor and CEO on 4776 4784.

Ingham Sugar City Rodeo

Do not forget that the Annual Ingham Sugar City Rodeo is this Saturday, 11 September 2021. Help raise funds while four locals battle it out to support a local charity of their choice. The donations will be split equally between the four riders charity of choice. This year’s charity bull riders are as

follows: • Nick Dametto MP, State Member for Hinchinbrook, donating to Audrey’s Angels of Hope and riding in honour of Judy Reardon; • James Stevens, Auxiliary Captain Halifax, donating to Hinchinbrook Branch Queensland Blue Light; • Jonty Collins-Furber, Machinery Operator Morton’s Earthmoving, donating to Ingham Palliative Care and riding in honour of close family friend Will Murdoch; and • Casey Costabeber, Therapy Assistant Optimise Health and Wellness, donating to Ingham Riding for Disabled Association Inc. To donate to this years charity bull ride please visit Ingham Sugar City Rodeo’s GoFundMe page www.gofundme.com/f/ingham- sugar-city-rodeo-2021-charity-bull-ride?qid=7e1a119f277a9ee57ef10e625 047fde4.

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