News In Brief = Hinchinbrook



The Official Opening of Ingham Wholelife Pharmacy and Healthfoods Official on Saturday, July 10, 2021, was well-attended and the Council wishes Brendan Seri and Atlanta Knuth all the best.

Community Activity Grants (CAG)

The CAG Program is funded by the Council to support local organisations and individuals in areas of achievement, community activities, community organisation support, and festivals and events. At its General Meeting held on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, the Council approved the Community Activity Grants (CAG) as follows: 

  • The 100th Anniversary Barnes Cup hosted by the Herbert River Athletics Club was awarded $6,899 (excl. GST) to assist with event costs on behalf of Herbert River School Sport
  • Ingham Open Age Tournament hosted by the Ingham Tennis Association was awarded $1,000 (excl. GST) to assist with event costs
  • The Hinchinbrook Challenge Congress hosted by the Ingham Bridge Club Inc. was awarded $1,500 (excl. GST) to assist with event costs.

Community Activity Grants (CAG) Round One 2021-2022 Now Open

The Council is inviting applications for Community Activity Grants from Monday, July 5, 2021, to Monday, August 16, 2021, for the Quarter 1 funding round. Applications are invited for: 

  • Community High Achievers ($250 for individuals or $700 for teams of 3 or more) 
  • Community Group Support (up to $1,000) 
  • Community Activities (up to $2,000) 
  • Moderate Events (between $2,000 – $5,000) 
  • Major Events (up to $15,000), and 
  • Signature Regionally Significant Events (up to $30,000). 

If you have an event, activity, training, club operations work, or competitions that occur in or represent the Hinchinbrook Shire, please put forward an application. To download an application form please visit Council’s Community Activity Grants page and submit your application to council@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au

Regional Arts Development Fund

The Council has endorsed the recommendation from the Regional Arts Development Committee and approved the following projects: 

  • Taylors Beach Progress Association was awarded $8,013 (excl. GST) to assist with the design and creation of ‘Taylors Beach Basketball and Netball Court Community Artwork’
  • Tropical North Show Jumping was awarded $4,165 (excl. GST) to produce the ‘Jumping into the future by closing the gap’ event
  • Warrgamay, Biyaygiri and Nywaigi was awarded $6,941 (excl. GST) to complete ‘Yaminie’ artwork, which will replace the ‘Dreamtime Snake’ located at Hinchinbrook Shire Library

Meters to Save Litres

The ongoing successful installation of Automatic Water Meter Reading (AMR) devices in the Hinchinbrook Shire is helping residents to keep money in their pockets. AMR systems monitor individual water use by transmitting meter readings to local receivers every hour. This information is available daily to residents when they sign up to the Hinchinbrook H2O customer portal. 

“The feedback from residents concerning the introduction of the AMR devices in Hinchinbrook has been extremely positive,” said Mayor Ramon Jayo. 

“Many residents have expressed significant appreciation about being informed of water leaks on their properties, which has saved them money.” 

Residents are strongly encouraged to sign up to the customer portal h2o.hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au, where they can monitor their water consumption and set leak alerts for free. Currently, 70 residents have already taken advantage of this initiative since the roll out of the customer portal at the Ingham Show. The Hinchinbrook Automatic Water Meter Reading project is a joint initiative of the Hinchinbrook Shire Council and the Queensland Government.

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