Welcome to the June 2022 edition of the Home Hill News.
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SIGHS of relief echoed through Groper Creek when flood water levels failed to reach originally predicted heights last month.
THE Burdekin Grower Race Day has continued to grow its status as one of the major events on the North Queensland entertainment calendar, after thousands of racegoers flocked to the Home Hill Racetrack on Saturday, June 21 for the 2022 event.
THE days of Home Hill dialysis patients travelling 100km for renal treatment could soon be over, according to the State Member for Burdekin, Dale Last
RETIREMENT has resulted in Wilmar Sugar Australia announcing a senior leadership transition within its Australian raw sugar operations.
THE Home Hill Chamber of Commerce continued with their new format for their monthly meetings in May, with informative speakers providing interesting insights into developments taking place in the Home Hill community in the coming months.
THE Burdekin Shire Council’s first “Feast by the Field” has been described as a “fantastic addition to the Sweet Days, Hot Night’s Festival’s two-year program”
IT WAS disappointing to see that, during the elections, visiting politicians again dumped Home Hill like an oily rag.
THE change in Federal Government after the recent May elections will have no effect on the future of the Bowen Water Pipeline Project
RAIN towards the end of May has resulted in plans to commence crushing the 2022 sugar crop at all four of Wilmar’s Burdekin sugar mills to be put back.
PROSPECTIVE entrants in the annual Home Hill Harvest Festival Ephemera have been urged to get their entry forms in as soon as possible for the 2022 event, as entries close on Friday, June 10.
LESSONS in how homeowners could be better prepared for floods could be learnt from Groper Creek, where our iconic “houses on stilts” are built up high for a reason.
VISITORS staying at Groper Creek Caravan Park from June to October have the chance to win $1 million
NATIONAL Volunteers Week was commemorated with a sumptuous morning tea at Groper Creek Caravan Park last month.
GROPER Creek is currently in the grip of State of Origin fever! The rivalry seems to gather momentum each year, as various camps display their state’s colours with lots of jovial pranks and fun get-togethers.
THE Home Hill Chamber of Commerce has made major changes to its meeting procedures to encourage more participation by members and supporters—but so far, it has not been a total success.
IT IS on again – quality entertainment from the artistic talents of local residents, as Ruth Stockdale and her Kindred Spirits group of singers have been busily preparing for another of their popular concerts.
PARLIAMENT returned again last week and, with no sittings in April, there was certainly plenty to prosecute.
THE $80M election commitment by the federal LNP for the Bowen Pipeline offered benefits for our wider region, including Home Hill.
The Townsville Hospital & Health Service has confirmed that recruitment for additional nursing positions has been completed.
It appears that, after closing two of the last agricultural training colleges in Queensland, Labor has finally realised that, in order to continue to feed our state and our nation, we need a pathway for future generations to enter the industry.
THE once-a-month Home Hill Chamber Social is going from strength to strength.
TOP marks to council for acting so quickly in fixing the main stairs leading into the Memorial Hall.
Don’t be a fence sitter, it does no-one any good including the sitter, stand by your convictions.
While we are talking about the Memorial Hall and the great shows that are put on there—what about a coffee/tea automatic dispensing machine for the Memorial Hall
NOT happy times ahead with Council’s budget time, but we are lucky, as we live in one of the wealthiest shires in Queensland. Inflation is at an all-time high, don’t add to it with over-inflated rate increases.
LOCAL residents have until Monday, June 6 to apply for the second round of 2022 Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) projects.
THE Burdekin Artisan Community Association will host its monthly Car Boot, Ute and Market Stalls on Saturday, June 11 in front of Ashworth’s Rock Shop commencing at 8am.
THE public will be welcomed to St Colman’s School in Home Hill on Thursday, June 9, as the school sets out to show-case everything that makes it shine at its 2022 Open Day.