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News in Brief: Hinchinbrook

17/September/2021

Request for Community Feedback – Warrens Hill Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre

Did you know that on average, only one or two transactions occur before 8.00am at the Warrens Hill Resource and Recovery Centre? The majority of transactions occur between the hours of 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday through to Sunday. As a result of this, Council is proposing that the opening hours are shifted to reflect this. Do not miss your chance to impact upon the Council’s decision, vote now poll.app.do/warrens-hill- landfill-and-resource-recovery- centre-operating- or email waste@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au. The poll closes 5.00pm Monday, September 27, 2021.

Request for Community Feedback – Vince Corbett Toilet Block, Forrest Beach

The Council is planning to undertake a full refurbishment on the Vince Corbett amenities building at Forrest Beach. The project aims to improve cleanliness, usability, and ventilation throughout the building. Feedback can be provided via email to: council@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au by 5.00pm on Thursday, September 30, 2021. The Vince Corbett toilet block refurbishment is funded by the Queensland Government. For further information, please contact the Council’s Infrastructure Asset Manager on 4776 4600.

New Program for Small Business Digital Support

The Commonwealth Government’s Digital Solutions Program Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) has been extended until Friday, September 30, 2022. For just $44 (total) eligible businesses will receive: 1. Three hours of personalised, one-to-one business digital advice; and 2. Four hours of group workshops and webinars. Advisors can help with: • Social Media and Digital Marketing; • Websites and Selling Online; • Online Security and Data Privacy; and • Using Business Software. You can read more about the program (and register) here: www.businessstation.com.au/ program/digital-solutions/. For further information please contact Renee Dembowski on renee@businessstation.com.au or 0438 200 118.

Further Support for Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) in Queensland

Queensland’s primary producers and rural businesses will continue to have access to free financial counselling until 2024, with further joint funding by the Australian and Queensland governments. The RFCS is available at no cost to help primary producers understand their financial position and the viability of their enterprise. Counsellors can help develop and implement plans to improve financial situations, identify financial options, and negotiate with lenders. For further information, please visit www.recovery.gov.au/rural-financial-counselling-service or call the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries’ Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23. 

Identity Proofing Information Session

A morning tea information session on identity theft/loss and ID Proofing will be held where documents can be certified, scanned, and saved to a USB. When: Friday, September 24, 2021. Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm. Where: Hinchinbrook Community Support Centre, 71 Townsville Road, Ingham. Cost: Free. RSVP: By Friday, September 17, 2021. For further information please contact the Hinchinbrook Community Support Centre on 4776 1822.

Pasture Weeds and Cattle Management Information Session

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) will discuss Navua Sedge control, Giant Rats Tail Grass, Giant Paramatta Grass, cattle parasite control, and control matin. When: Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Time: 3.00pm to 6.00pm. Where: Trebonne Hall, 35-39 Sartoresi Street, Trebonne. RSVP: By Monday, September 20, 2021. For further information please contact Bec Clapperton on bec.clapperton@daf.qld.gov.au or 0477 345 843. 

2021 North Queensland Tourism and Events AwardsThe North Queensland Tourism and Events Awards recognises the people, places, organisations, and events that offer superior tourism experiences for visitors. The Hinchinbrook Shire has four business nominations. • Best Destination Event – Tasman Park Fest; • Best Destination Event – Australian Italian Festival; • Dining – JK’s Delicatessen; and • Tours and Attractions – Raven Tours. The Awards Ceremony will be held: When: Friday, September 24, 2021. Time: 6.30pm to 11.00pm. Where: The Pavilion, The Ville Resort Casino, Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville. Tickets can be purchased online from www.townsvilleenterprise.com.au/tourism/2021-north-queensland-tourism-and-events-awards

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