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News in Brief Hinchinbrook

4/June/2021

Mount Fox Work Opportunities

Powerlink has been engaged to progress planning and construction of transmission infrastructure connecting the Kidstone Clean Energy Hub to the national electricity grid. This work, including construction of a new switching station, will be occurring in the Mount Fox to Greenvale area, with anticipated commencement in April 2022.  Opportunities for local suppliers to be involved in provision of various services, e.g., accommodation, fuel, vegetation clearing and access, water supply, waste management, machine and equipment hire, security services, cleaning services, and office supplies will soon become available. 

The Council is presently organising a community information session with the relevant proponents to assist local businesses in understanding the potential opportunities available. Details will be released in due course.  If you would like to register your intent in advance, please contact the Council via email on council@ hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au or by telephone on 4776 4600.

Invest in Hinchinbrook

The Council adopted the ‘Invest in Hinchinbrook’ document at Council’s General Meeting held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.  The document aims to support and grow investment opportunities within the Hinchinbrook Shire by highlighting the benefits and opportunities for investing in all major pillars, which include tourism, agribusiness, health care, real estate, small business, education, and aviation. The ‘Invest in Hinchinbrook’ document is available from the Council’s website’s Economic  Development page.

Parking Patrols – Lannercost Street

Readers will recall that Council staff have recently commenced parking patrols and are issuing warning notices to those who are parked incorrectly in a disabled or loading bay, or who overstay the regulated parking time.  During the first patrol, 112 vehicles were chalked, with 26 warning notices issued.  It is refreshing to see the community has taken heed of these notices, as during the second patrol, 161 cars were chalked and just 8 warning notices were issued.  The Council would like to remind the community that warning notices will continue.  Penalty Infringements Notices with monetary penalties will be issued in due course.

Australian Italian Festival

The Australian Italian Festival is nearly here.  This weekend, TYTO Parklands will be transformed into a huge piazza with nonstop world class entertainment.  Guests can enjoy the live music, competitions, free children’s amusement rides, market stalls, and mouth- watering Italian food from professional Italian chefs and the best local Italian Nonnas. Purchase your tickets now on the Townsville Tickets website or at the Australian Italian Festival Office located at 32 Herbert Street, Ingham.

Foreshore Redevelopment Project

The Council is pleased to announce that, as part of the Foreshore Redevelopment Project, the barramundi sculpture has been installed at Lucinda.  In the coming weeks, a crab sculpture will be installed at Taylors Beach and a turtle sculpture will be installed at Forrest Beach.  The art sculptures will expand our Hinchinbrook Way Public Art Trail.  The stunning public artworks are created by local artist, John Heard.  John is utilising marine grade recycled materials that are cohesive with all designs in the Foreshore Redevelopment project, which is fully funded by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a partnership between the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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