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By 23/July/2021

Find your Future in Hinchinbrook

The Council hosts an annual ‘Find Your Future in Hinchinbrook Exhibition’ at the TYTO Conference and Events Centre during the month of July. This year’s ‘Find your Future in Hinchinbrook’ will be held from 10.00am to 4.00pm, Thursday, July 29, 2021. The Council is committed to promoting the fantastic opportunities currently available in the region, and encouraging the development of local businesses, leading to the prosperity of employment and development of the Hinchinbrook Shire. The free event aims to bring together employers, education and training providers, job seekers, and school leavers, within the Hinchinbrook Shire, to enable individuals and businesses to connect in an informal and welcoming setting. Whether you are a student, seeking a career change, looking to get back into the workforce, mature aged, or are looking to start your own business, you are invited to attend the annual ‘Find Your Future in Hinchinbrook Exhibition’. If you are interested in promoting your business or opportunities to job seekers, register to be an exhibitor at the event and receive face-to-face engagement with local youth, school students, or skilled workers looking for a career change, please download and complete the Exhibitor’s Application Form located on the Council’s Website, Community and Environment page. This event is a great opportunity to build awareness of your business, gather visitor details for your database, and track down the perfect talent you require to make your business grow.

Forrest Beach Community Clean-up Event

The Council, in partnership with Tangaroa Blue and ReefClean, have organised a Forrest Beach Community Clean-up event at 6.30am on Saturday, August 14, 2021, commencing at Progress Park, Forrest Beach. All debris collected will be entered into the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) Database. After the Clean-up event, you are invited to attend a complimentary barbeque supplied by the Forrest Beach Progress Association. All participants on the day go into the draw of gift vouchers donated by the Forrest Beach Takeaway and Forrest Beach Hotel, which will be drawn during the brunch. Please note that you will be required to be present during the draw to win. To register your interest please visit www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ forrest-beach-community-clean- up-tickets-160693956951.

Speeding Vessels Enterprise Channel Dungeness

The Council has been made aware of ongoing complaints regarding speeding vessels in the gazetted six knot zone at Enterprise Channel Dungeness. Under Section 206A of the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994, all vessels are required to travel no more than six knots in the gazetted zone at Enterprise Channel Dungeness. Whilst signs have been installed advising boaties of the speed limit, the message does not appear to be clear. Penalties and on the spot fines for exceeding the speed limit will apply. For further information, please visit Queensland Government Maritime Safety Queensland website, Speed Limit page, and select channel Dungeness.

Rotary Park Playground Drinking Fountain

The Council is excited to announce that the Rotary Park Playground drinking fountain has been installed. Installing the drinking fountain aims to encourage the community to embrace reusable water bottles and reduce the amount of disposable plastic bottles that enter landfill or end up as litter in the ocean. The design concept considered the key factors of attractiveness, ease of use, and cleanliness, as research shows that people are more likely to utilise a drinking fountain which displays these features. The design concept is extremely eye catching as it features Australia’s largest single drop waterfall, Wallaman Falls, and the facility permits the easy refill of water bottles. This project was funded by the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

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