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The 30th Ingham Arts Festival Exhibition Opening

Friday, August 6, 2021, saw the Official Opening of the 30th Ingham Arts Festival at the TYTO Regional Art Gallery. The exhibition opening was a successful night with a total of seventy-seven attendees. Visitation numbers to the TYTO Regional Art Gallery significantly increased over the weekend, with parents and caregivers attending. It is fantastic to see the locals participating in these wonderful events. This opening was a display of art, craft, and photography of all varieties, completed by primary and secondary school students within the district, who were competing in the 30th Ingham Arts Festival 2021. The exhibition will be on display daily between 10.00am and 4.00pm until Thursday, August 26, 2021. For further information, please contact the Council’s Regional Art Gallery on 4776 4725 or by email gallery@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au

Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Round One 2021-2022 Now Open

Do you, or someone you know, have a project idea that could contribute to Arts and Culture in the Hinchinbrook Shire? Applications for funding through the Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Program are now open until 5.00pm, Friday, August 27, 2021. RADF provides funding to successful applicants for up to 70% of the total project cost. To download an application form, please visit the Council’s Grants and Funding page and submit your application to council@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au. For further information, please contact the TYTO Regional Art Gallery on 4776 4725 or by email gallery@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Illegal Dumping

Reports are being received of illegal rubbish dumping occurring in parts of the district. Most disappointing is the nature of items being dumped. The normal excuse Council receives when culprits are apprehended is that they cannot afford the tip fees. That, however, makes no sense when you see what is dumped – normal daily household refuse which goes in the red wheelie bin. Items such as microwaves, washing machines, clothes dryers, and prams, which are mostly comprised of metal, are recyclable and free to dispose at the tip. Investigations into the most recent incidents in the Cassady Beach area are continuing. Somebody always knows something and with traceability of products ever improving, illegal dumpers will be caught. Illegal dumping significantly costs the community, due to the necessity for clean ups. If you can assist with any information, you are urged to please contact the Council’s Illegal Dumping Officer. 

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

The Council invites applications for Community Activity Grants from Monday, July 5, 2021, to Monday, August 16, 2021, for the Quarter One funding round. Applications are invited for: • Community High Achievers ($250 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 competition, which occurs in or represents 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.

Forrest Beach Community Clean-up Event 

The Council, in partnership with Tangaroa Blue and ReefClean, have organised a Forrest Beach Community Clean-up event on Saturday, August 14, 2021, commencing at 6.30am 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 to win 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.

Singapore Daisy Inspection and Control

The Council wishes to advise that inspection and control of Singapore Daisy will be undertaken in the areas of Cordelia and Bambaroo from Wednesday, September 1, 2021, with completion anticipated by Friday, September 17, 2021, weather permitting. Singapore Daisy is a restricted invasive plant under the Biosecurity Act 2014 and has been targeted for removal under the Hinchinbrook Local Government Area Biosecurity Plan. For further information on this program, please contact Council’s Biosecurity Team on 4776 4740.

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