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COMMUNITY CARE CHRISTMAS SAUSAGE SIZZLE AND LIGHTS TOUR 2013
Tuesday December 10, 2013, starting from the Hughenden Centre for the Aged at 7pm; sausage sizzle from 5:30pm. Transport is available, with pick-ups starting at 4:30pm. Non-Community Care clients are able to join in for a $2 donation. For more information contact Community Care on 47412960.
CHRISTMAS CLOSURE AT COUNCIL:
- The Council Office will be closed from 5pm Fri 20 Dec, 2013 until 8am Thurs 2 Jan, 2014.
- The Flinders Discovery Centre will be closed Christmas Day and New Years Day only. The Flinders Shire Public Library and Community Care Office will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. In an emergency, Community Care can be contacted on 0427 410 301.
As the drought grows more one on one visits are needed and Aussie Helpers is looking for volunteers to assist, particularly, retired nurses and grey nomads. As we run up to Christmas and the drought becomes even more punishing, our Aussie Helpers volunteers will make life a lot easier and help many to pull through.If you’re interested Volunteers can register by visiting www.buyabale.com.au.
The Hughenden Aquatic Centre re-opens Friday 20 September 2013. The facility is located on Resolution Street, Hughenden.
Swimmers are welcome Monday to Friday 6am-10:30am and 1:30pm-7pm, Saturday 12noon-6pm and Sunday 12noon-6pm.
Work on the North Hughenden Sewerage Upgrade starts August 5, 2013. The sewerage mains will be constructed initially while associated house connections will be completed by mid-2014. (Once the new sewage treatment plant has been commissioned). Council Contact: Steve Turner, Ph: 4741 2900. NQ Excavations (contractors contact): Eric Lollo 4774 4322. Hours of Work: 7.30 am – 5.30 pm Monday to Saturday. No work Sunday or Public Holidays.
Tourism Season Ends on a High
Monday October 15, 2012
More than 330 people, including seven families on a single day, visited the Flinders Discovery Centre during the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
It was a last hurrah for what has been one of the busiest tourism seasons for the Flinders Shire.
The tourism season officially runs from March 1 to September 30.
In June this year, the Hughenden visitor record was smashed by almost 1000 people, causing a town-wide accommodation shortage on a number of occasions.
The impressive numbers have been a boost to the confidence of tourism officers in town after a poor season in 2011.
Flinders Discovery Centre Tourism Development Officer Sue Takacs said 15 959 people walked through the doors at the centre last year compared to 16 716 in 2010 –a difference of more than 700 people.
``It was great to see the Townsville people taking advantage of the Queen’s Birthday long weekend to visit the Outback and all of the families purchased Australia’s Dinosaur Trail passes,’’ she said.
``In total the whole weekend I sold 15 passes which is terrific for us, Richmond and Winton and the Australia’s Dinosaur Trail.’’
Ms Takacs said the main reason visitor numbers dropped in October because of the heat and because the Victorians want to go home to play bowls.
`` Apparently this is a true story - when it starts to get cold the bowlers leave and then they have to get back to start bowls again,’’ she said.
``So when it starts to get warm then they know that it is time to turn the caravan around and head home. ‘’
For more information, contact Sue Takacs on 47412970.