Welcome to the December 2022 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.
A NEW service station could be built in the Home Hill Central Business District, subject to approvals from the Burdekin Shire Council for plans that have been submitted by a Planning Firm.
A PROJECT worth more than half a million dollars could be in use by mid-2023 for agricultural students at the Home Hill High School following a question on notice in State Parliament by Member for Burdekin, Dale Last.
This month in Home Hill: Return of Burdekin Craft Fair on Saturday, December 3. On the same day, the Burdekin Race Club will again host a race meeting. Home Hill Choral Society’s “Holiday Hi-Jinks” program, December 9 & 10. Burdekin Shire’s Christmas Carols at Home Hill High School December 11.
IT IS pleasing to see that there are some early starters in the Christmas decoration stakes in Home Hill, as homes are provided with the Christmas spirit and large amounts of lighting in various forms and colours.
We encourage all who are interested to attend the monthly Home Hill Chamber of Commerce meetings!
SUCCESS has continued to come the way of the Home Hill Tennis Association with the presentation of awards to the local organisation and its secretary, Kate Casswell at the 2022 Queensland Tennis Awards ceremony held on Wednesday, October 26 at Queensland’s Parliament House.
THE Home Hill Harvest Festival has continued its run of successful events as the festivities concluded with a colourful parade leading into a night of fun, food and entertainment. Read more for the results of the judging of the floats in the Harvest Festival Parade!
WET weather disruptions earlier this year has resulted in Wilmar Sugar making preparations to continue the crushing season past Christmas and into the New Year.
THE launch of a new book detailing a “short history” of the Ayr, Home Hill and Burdekin Rugby Leagues from 1916 to 1986 attracted a considerable amount of interest when the book was revealed in the Burdekin for the first time in November.
THE proposed Bowen Water Pipeline, which will carry water from the Burdekin River through to Bowen and to farming properties in between, continues to advance, with a meeting held in Home Hill in November to provide updated information to local residents on progress including the changed route
THE Home Hill Lions Club is offering Home Hill residents the opportunity to obtain an Emergency Medical Information Book, which provides the opportunity, if you are involved in an emergency, to feel at ease that your medical records will be with you and able to be handed to a paramedic…
HAVE you ensured you will be getting your copy of The Home Hill News each month by registering your email address with the Home Hill Chamber of Commerce? The Home Hill News is now available at the new price of $2 from Home Hill News & Coffee and from Liessmann…
All enjoyed an excellent day of racing on the Home Hill track on Saturday, November 12 as the Burdekin Race Club conducted a five-event meeting on a date forfeited by the Herbert River Jockey Club. Racing will return on Saturday, December 3 when another five-event program is to be held.
A LOCAL grazier, who prefers to remain anonymous, has the makings of a new industry for the Burdekin district, as he manages a small herd for a family member, which includes four full breed “longhorn” cattle.
SHARKS have been problematic in the Burdekin River this year with many fishermen reporting the loss of prize fish to sharks. It’s an issue dear to the heart of retired shark hunter, Vic Hislop. Read more…
One prize fish that didn’t get away prior to the season closure on November 1 was this 110cm Barramundi, snared by 15-year-old Mitch Sticklin, of Kelso.
BURDEKIN Shire Council has placed its order for Groper Creek’s new playground, as part of its 2022/23 Budget $95,000 allocation. The playground has been expanded and the installation of the new equipment is anticipated to be completed in time for Easter 2023. We’re excited!
REPAIRS to the Mosquito Creek end of the Groper Creek Reserve have been completed ahead of the anticipated wet season.
THE Home Hill Choral Society will be returning to the stage as they use their talents to highlight the holiday time, with an enjoyable presentation for the community. “Holiday Hi-Jinks!” takes to the stage at The Vault on Friday, December 9 at 7.30pm and on Saturday, December 10 at 1.30pm….
Parliament resumed in early October and since then, we have had two sittings with some big announcements for our emergency services personnel and volunteers.
My annual Christmas appeal is now open until December 16 and like last year, I am hoping our community will once again be able to bring joy to families in need right across the electorate.
Happy Christmas and a healthy and a successful New Year to you all. Most importantly you and your family need to stay safe.
It’s been a long slog and after more than one year the “Gateway to Home Hill” was complete on 8th November 2022 in the Lloyd Mann Park. The idea, conception and planning were done by me, with the fabrication of the installation by Vass Engineering.
A great turnout for the Home Hill Harvest Festival with a very large crowd and great weather, thanks to the people who took the time and trouble to enter a float, or who just took part in the parade.
The Memorial Park looks a picture neat and tidy, with the removal of three large old trees and some low hanging branches.
This could be one of the best sites in Queensland for mountain bike enthusiasts. Here we have perfect conditions to spend a few bucks on the south side to create true signature site and event.
Still on the subject of trying to improve the basics, in the Memorial Hall “The Tom Jackson” meeting room has the worst acoustics possible you could imagine.
THE Home Hill community has again taken the time to remember The Fallen from the First World War as a small crowd gathered outside the Burdekin Memorial Hall on Friday, November 11 to commemorate Remembrance Day.
The December 2022 Home Hill News is now available on the website.