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News in Brief: Hinchinbrook

24/September/2021

Official Opening – Works for Queensland Projects

The community is invited to attend the Official Opening of the Dungeness Viewing Tower and various other recently completed Works for Queensland Funded Projects, commencing at 9.00am on  Friday September 24, 2021, at the Forrest Beach seating and information shelter. The Honourable Scott Stewart MP, Minister for Resources, will conduct the ribbon cutting at the Dungeness Viewing Tower. These projects will provide the community with valuable facilities to assist in developing tourism and community growth. The Event timeline is as follows: Date: Friday, September 24, 2021; Time: 2.00pm at Forrest Beach seating and information shelter; 2.45pm Official Opening and ribbon cutting of Dungeness Viewing Tower; 3.30pm cake cutting at Halifax picnic shelter. The Council looks forward to your company to celebrate the completion of these significant projects.

 

2021 Maraka Festival – Halloween Down Under

Ingham’s Annual Maraka Festival is almost a month away with a spookie theme. Below are key event dates: • Saturday, October 23, 2021 – Halloween Party; • Sunday, October 24, 2021 – Afternoon Tea; Saturday, October 30, 2021, Morning – Pet Parade and Fence Painting; and • Saturday, October 30, 2021, Afternoon/evening – Procession, Mardi Gras, and Crowning of Maraka Queen. 

 

Sadly, the Annual Wilmar Homebush Train Rides will not occur due to COVID-19 restrictions and insurance requirements. A new ride of sorts, sponsored by Wilmar, is to be announced. Calls for floats from schools, businesses, clubs, sporting clubs, cars, bikes, and individual persons are open. Entry forms are available at NQIB Insurance Brokers or by contacting George on 0418 740 050.

 

Business Social Networking Event Reduce Waste and Save Wrap Up

Friday, September 17, 2021, saw the Reduce Waste and Save Business Social Networking Event delivered by Sustainability Coach, Andrew Hannay from ecoBiz. The event was well attended by local businesses and community groups who came along to catch up, chat, and learn about ways their businesses or organisation can save. EcoBiz is a free program funded by the Queensland Government and run by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) that helps Queensland businesses audit their resource use and reduce costs from waste, water, and energy bills.

 

Rotary Park Playground

Council wishes to advise that a section of the Rotary Park play equipment has been barricaded off due to damage. The playground remains open; however, parents and caregivers are advised to supervise children to ensure the safety of all users. Repairs will be undertaken in due course and Council apologises for any inconvenience. For further information, please contact the Council’s Public Spaces Team.

 

Hybrid Cricket Pitch

The installation of the Hybrid Cricket Pitch commenced on Monday, September 20, 2021, with the pouring of the concrete completed on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Gabba Sporting Products Pty Ltd will be installing the hybrid cricket pitch, which will be established at the Ingham Showgrounds. Herbert River Cricket Association is excited to play twilight cricket and gain experience on the earthen wickets. This experience will stand the juniors in good stead for representative honours.

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