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Hinchinbrook Business Awards 2021

Congratulations to all the great local businesses and employees who were nominated for the Chamber of Commerce, Hinchinbrook Business Awards 2021.  Judging will take place between Monday, July 5, and Friday, July 16, 2021.  The winners will be presented with awards at the award ceremony, to be held Thursday, July 29, 2021.

Best Restaurant Regional Winner

The Herbert Valley Steakhouse of Lee’s Hotel Ingham was recently awarded the winner of the 2021 Best Restaurant, Regional, at the Queensland Hotels’ Association Awards for Excellence. Congratulations to Glen Connell and staff for a job well done.

Goodyear Autocare Ingham

Recently at the Goodyear National Conference, Goodyear Ingham won the Queensland Regional Franchisee of the year for 2018-2020.  Congratulations to Steven Devietti and staff for the excellent work. 

Crystal Creek Social Camp Out and Clean Up Event

The Council, in conjunction with Townsville Campsite Clean Up, is proud to support this social camp out and clean up event, held Friday, June 18 to Sunday, June 20, 2021, at the Crystal Creek Campground.  This event celebrates the hard work of so many dedicated people, as well as recognising the impact we are making for the environment.  This is the third time we have targeted this area and previous efforts have not gone unnoticed.  The event will occur over a two-day period, with clean up times running from 8.00am to 2.00pm on Saturday and Sunday.  The objective is to relocate two dumped car bodies, to a location accessible by a tow truck.  Rubbish will be removed between the Crystal Creek Campground and Insulator Creek with a skip bin available for waste disposal.  Please note that the boat ramp and first camp sites are accessible with a two-wheel drive vehicle, with the beach being accessible by four-wheel drive vehicles only.  All attendees must provide their own recovery equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE), and camping gear.  If you attend without the appropriate PPE, you will not be allowed to participate in this volunteer event.  A complementary sausage sizzle will be provided on Saturday afternoon for those who partake in the clean-up. The Council encourages everyone to attend this event and enjoy what our beautiful region has to offer.

Santa Maria Centre and Catherine McAuley Centre opened at Gilroy Santa Maria College

Catholic education’s commitment to our district schooling was evident on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, with the opening of two magnificent buildings at Gilroy Santa Maria College.  The Catherine McAuley Centre and Santa Maria Centre, state of the art function and learning facilities, were officially blessed and opened by Bishop Tim Harris, and further add to the impressive campus that Gilroy Santa Maria has become since first teaching began in 1952.

Hinchinbrook Shire Hall Stage Wheelchair Access

The Council would like to advise that the Hinchinbrook Shire Hall is now completely wheelchair friendly with a wheelchair lift for the stage available.  Thank you to Merle and Luke Rosadi for working with the Council to devise and locate the most appropriate infrastructure for our community.

Cane Harvest Season

The 2021 crushing season is right around the corner, which means cane trains and farming machinery will shortly be about on the roads.  Residents are reminded to approach all crossings with caution and to look out for cane trains.  Not all crossings in the district have flashing lights to indicate a train is coming, so please be vigilant.  Parents are encouraged to remind their children of the importance of safety during this time.  Good luck to all the crews in the harvesting, milling, and farming sectors.  May you have a productive and incident free season.

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