Welcome to the August 2023 edition of the Home Hill News.
You can read or download the whole newsletter (in pdf format) using the link above or read the individual articles below.
IT HAS been a long time since the Home Hill CBD has been as busy as it was on Saturday, July 15, as 100s of fishing enthusiasts & their supporters filled Eighth Avenue for the start of a Protest Rally against Government Netting Bans and supporting NQ’s professional fishers.
THE Burdekin Artisan Community Association Inc. took their popular Rags to Runway event indoors this year to the Burdekin Memorial Hall to allow more of their entrants and supporters to attend. Find out the winners here…
THE Burdekin Race Club has paid tribute to a long-serving member of the Club, Trevor Davies, who passed away recently in Cairns.
ANYONE interested in a night of toe-tapping good music has been invited to the Burdekin Theatre on Saturday, August 12, when it come alive as Burdekin Brass Live 2023 takes to the stage.
WE need to remember to lock up our property and ensure nothing is easily targeted by the local criminals that seem to be growing.
OUR town is lucky to have some services that more and more regional communities are desperate for!
MEMBERS of Local Ambulance Committees (LAC) from all over Queensland will travel to the Burdekin from August 11-13, 2023, as the Ayr and Home Hill LAC Branches host the State Conference for Local Ambulance Committees.
WHILE the forthcoming Local Ambulance Committee Conference is being promoted as a joint effort of the Ayr and Home Hill Committees, there are only eight Ayr members and one from Home Hill – with the two committees operating as one while the Home Hill membership is limited.
WHY is it that some people cannot take pride in their own community and the way it presents itself to locals and visitors alike?
The Bowen Pipeline Project has taken positive steps forward as the Company announced on July 5, 2023, that it had lodged an application with the Co-ordinator-General for Designation as a Co-ordinated Project.
A LOVE of cooking has prompted a local resident to turn that love into a thriving business opportunity, as she moved to open Giovanna’s Cucina – offering a variety of Sicilian and Italian foods to add a new dimension to the Home Hill CBD. Read more about this new venture…
FOLLOWING the 2023-2024 State Budget, we now head into Budget Estimates.
AS YOU may be aware, the Queensland Government has announced the Cost-of-Living Relief package for households and eligible small businesses. Read here for the newly announced energy bill rebates.
I HAVE been notified that the Regional Development Australian Round 1 Grant (Townsville and North-West Queensland) is now open for Expressions of Interest.
THE Home Hill RSL Sub-Branch held its mid-year dinner at the Crown Hotel with members and invited guests, David Kelly and Ethan Pengelly. Read here for how this night went!
RESIDENTS of the Burdekin are being urged to show their support for a parliamentary petition, sponsored by Member for Burdekin, Dale Last MP, calling for a CT Scanner to be installed at the Ayr Hospital.
THE Home Hill Community Sports Club has been celebrating a very successful July, as they hosted The Lindsay Butler Show and Dinner at the Club. Read more about this & the other activities the club offers.
Exciting times ahead as the Burdekin Shire Council is moving to update parts of the Home Hill CBD, with new, modern seating, refuse bins and garden displays appearing around the shopping centre!
THE Harvest Festival committee has also received a RADF grant from Council to finish the “Gateway to Home Hill” project in Lloyd Mann Gardens!
The annual Home Hill Chamber of Commerce meeting commences Wednesday, August 30, 5:30pm at the Home Hill Community Sports Club. All are welcome to attend!
THE Home Hill Chamber of Commerce has received increased support from its members and guests for its July Social Event meeting, with the attendance almost doubled over previous meetings to listen to speakers from the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
HOME HILL is lacking in a lot of essential services, which results in people having to travel to Ayr to meet their needs.
The afternoon of racing in Home Hill was dedicated to the memory of long-serving local owner, trainer, former President and Life Member of the Burdekin Race Club, Ray “Drover” Tapiolas, who passed away 12 months ago.
RACING will take to the Home Hill track again on August 31 – but in a different format, as TAB racing returns to the Burdekin Race Club… Also find out more information about the annual Derby Day.
IT IS the height of the tourist season in Home Hill. Here’s an idea I have!
THE Burdekin Shire Council states in its budget that a massive amount of money is going to be spent on the Ayr Industrial Estate, and take a look into the recent budget.
We have received approval for an art installation in our town.
THE town clock is back up and looking good—the LED display looks brighter.
Thank you for reading my column, I appreciate all the feedback…
ARE you interested in music? The Burdekin Brass Band offers a great learner class for anyone interested in learning a new skill and developing a lifelong love of music.
The August 2023 Home Hill News is now available on the website.