Welcome to the July 2023 edition of the Home Hill News.
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The July 2023 Home Hill News is now available on the website.
BURDEKIN Shire ratepayers will face a “modest” 4% rise in their annual rates bill, which Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said demonstrates consideration for the cost-of-living pressures faced by residents & local businesses.
There seems to be little in the way of major projects planned for the south side of the Burdekin River for the rate dollars that will be paid by residents of the area.
Enjoy a day out under the big trees at the Home Hill Racetrack as the Burdekin Race Club features a six-event program on Saturday, July 8, 2023!
THE Home Hill Community Sports Club is taking a huge step forward in improving its bowling green, as well as undertaking fundraising on Friday, July 21.
WE need to update our story from the June issue of regarding the Foote Family’s association with racing in Home Hill many years ago, through the efforts of patriarch, Jock Foote, a former owner, trainer & jockey.
THE Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea came in an even bigger way to the Molongle Beach Caravan Park shelter, Sunday, June 18, as a crowd of almost 60 people raised $2667 at the event.
A TOTAL of $38.3 million has been allocated by the Burdekin Shire Council to improve roads & drainage, water & wastewater networks & other infrastructure improvements as part of its 2023/24 Budget.
THE Home Hill Chamber of Commerce continues its monthly social meetings featuring interesting guest speakers, in the hope of encouraging more members & guests to attend the meetings.
THE Burdekin Race Club will take a giant step forward in August with the first TAB meeting held on the Home Hill track for many years.
ST COLMAN’S School hosted an Open Day & celebration of the local community in June, with many local organisations invited to attend and support the school.
YOU are invited by the Burdekin Artisan Community Association Inc. to join them for a weekly social morning, full of arts, crafts & cuppas! From 10:30am – 12:30pm every Thursday.
Wilmar Sugar has created more than 40 new apprenticeship positions, as the company shores up trade skills to support what they describe as “an extensive local manufacturing program”.
THE population of the Gumlu State Primary School south of Home Hill may not be large, but they have big ideas about their future careers.
MAJOR improvements are underway at the home of the Burdekin Artisan Community Association Inc. following the receipt of two grants.
THE Burdekin Shire Council is offering residents of Shire communities a free Community Information Session to introduce the Shire’s new Council Planning Scheme on Wednesday, July 12.
WHILE the state budget may give the appearance of rivers of gold flowing through Queensland, I have sounded a warning that could see promises undelivered.
AS you may be aware, the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport’s Minor Infrastructure Program was recently announced.
THE first loco to be built from the ground up by a sugar milling company in well over a century has joined the 2023 crushing season at Wilmar Sugar.
Wilmar Sugar owns and operates 74 locomotives across its milling regions. Here’s some facts about Wilmar.
Burdekin Region Mills Weekly Production Figures for Weeks 1, 2 & 3 – ending June 25, 2023, with weekly comments.
THE Home Hill Tennis Association has a new coach, starting in Term three.
ON a positive note, the Home Hill Chamber is attracting some remarkably interesting speakers at its meetings.
WE ARE in the final stages of printing the pictures on vinyl of local people and pioneers to be installed on the “Gate Way to Home Hill” in Lloyd Mann Gardens.