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NEXT ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL
|Date: Thursday, 21 July 2016|
|Time: Staring at 10.00am|
|Location: McNamara Boardroom , Council Chambers - 34 Gray Street, Hughenden|
|Correspondence Submission Date: Monday, 11 July 2016|
|Click Here for Council Meeting Minutes|
Hughenden Aquatics Centre
The Hughenden Memorial Swimming Pool will be CLOSED from 01 May 2016 and will reopen 01 September 2016
Disaster Information for Flinders Shire Residents
Go to our disaster information page for information on preparing your home and emergency kit.
Hughenden Recreational Lake
Beef Processing Opportunity in Hughenden
Flinders Shire Council has taken the first steps to secure the region’s place as a reliable, innovative supplier of quality Australian beef to growing markets in Asia, Middle East and other parts of the world.
To read more on Future Beef Processing Opportunity in Hughenden CLICK HERE.
- PEACH (Parenting, Eating and Activity for Child Health)
- Social Media Workshop - 11/07/2016
- Funding for Hann Highway
- 2016 Wingate Properties North Queensland Sports Encouragement Bursaries
- Regional Achievement & Community Awards
- Rate News for Pensioners
- 'We are the Outback' Art Exhibition
- Mobile Blackspot Petition
- National Highway Upgrade Programme - Flinders Highway Pavement Widening and Strengthening
Free ONLINE healthy lifestyle program for families with primary school children
The online version of the evidence-based healthy lifestyle program for families – PEACH (Parenting, Eating and Activity for Child Health) – is now taking registrations.
The PEACH Online program is FREE for Queensland families with a primary school-aged child and can be completed at home, in your own time, at your own pace.
It is designed to give families the information, tools and support they need to make healthy lifestyle choices, and covers common family issues such as:
• Making sense of food labels
• Portion sizes
• Dealing with fussy eaters
• Finding time to be more active as a family
PEACH Online has 10 interactive sessions, with introductory videos, activities, tools and links to recipes and resources. Families can take part in weekly ‘live’ online chats with the Project Dietitian, ask a private question, and also join the online group forum to interact with other families.
The PEACH program is run by the Queensland University of Technology and funded by the Queensland Government. It was launched state-wide in response to the high rates of childhood obesity, with one in four children in Queensland above their healthy weight.
Registration for PEACH Online is open until 31 August 2016.
Parents/carers can enrol by phoning free call 1800 263 519 or by visiting www.peachqld.com.au
2016 Wingate Properties North Queensland Sports Encouragement Bursaries are now open for applications.
The selection process will take into account the desire for the athlete to achieve in his/her sport.
Recipients will be awarded a unique embroidered track suit jacket along with a cheque for $650.
Guidelines: Applicants must be under 18 years old in the year that the Bursary is awarded, i.e. they must still be 17 or under as at 31 December 2016.
Residency: A recipient must be a resident of the Council area nominating them for the Bursary. They are deemed a resident if he/she considers the City/Shire/Regional Council their primary place of residency.
Sponsorship: A recipient will be considered even if they may receive sponsorship and/or assistance.
Applicants are asked to give a summary of his/her achievements in their chosen sport and their aims and goals for the next 12 months.
Applications are required to be placed in the "Tender Box" at the Flinders Shire Council Office (34 Gray Street, Hughenden) by 5.00pm on Wednesday, 13 July 2016 from which two (2) applicants will be nominated for the Bursary to the North Queensland Sports Foundation.
The Queensland Regional Achievement & Community Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout regional and rural Queensland.
Click on the below links to find out more information:
Sponsorship opportunities are currently available for the 2017 program
Please contact the Awards office on 1300 055 096 for further information
Launches: Tuesday 24th May 2016 - Brisbane and Wednesday 25th May 2016 - Chinchilla
Close of Nominations: Friday 29th July 2016
Judging: Wednesday 7th September 2016
Awards Presentation: Friday 28 October 2016
To provide assistance to pensioners in the Flinders Shire both Council and State subsidies may be available to eligible ratepayers for their principal place of residence.
If you are a ratepayer in the Shire and currently hold a Queensland Pensioner Concession Card or Queensland Repatriation Health Card you may apply to Council for a Rate Concession. Application forms are available on request.
If you currently receive a subsidy you do not have to re-apply.
For new applications to be considered in the 2016/2017 rating year completed applications must be received by Council prior to 30 June 2016.
Flinders Discovery Centre will be unveiling a new Exhibition.
Dates have been extended from Monday 20th June – 29th July 2016. We are asking residents of Flinders Shire to contribute to this Exhibition with art pieces that can either be for display only or for sale.
All art must portray ‘We are the Outback’ and must relate to the Flinders Shire area.
All art MUST be framed or can be canvas and each piece MUST have fittings for hanging. Each exhibitor may enter a maximum of five (5) works.
Art that is for sale will be charged a 20% commission with proceeds to the Flinders Discovery Centre.
Art categories are as follows: Photography, Painting, Drawing (Charcoal or Pencil), Collage or Paper Tole.
For more information call Susan Turner on 4741 2970. All entry forms and conditions of entry and sale are available from the Flinders Discovery Centre and entry forms submitted by 16th June, 2016.
This petition campaigning for the Federal government to increase funding to improve mobile phone black spots and commit to a deadline by which all currently identified mobile phone black spots will be rectified.