Welcome to the May 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.
The Chamber is looking for ideas and suggestions from its members and the local community on any way to improve the aesthetics of the town. In our case, any idea will be a good idea, as long as it is achievable.
The funding will be used for a new packing shed, which will house cold room facilities among other items needed to establish a functioning agriculture working plot. Water pumps, sensors and a control system will be part of the funding.
SWEET FM 97.1, our local community-based radio station, solely run by volunteers, took a big leap of faith and for the first time broadcast from outside of the Burdekin Shire, relaying from the Rotary field day in Townsville recently.
YOUNG Home Hill athlete, Bella Linton, has successfully competed in the recent Australian Athletics National Champion- ships, gaining a third placing in Australia in an under-17 Shotput event against some of the best young athletes from around the nation.
It’s important everyone works together to ensure those who are looking to live, work or visit in Home Hill are able to see the best the town has to offer. It is why I have contacted the Minister for Environment to call for a more permanent solution to the problem.
The LNP, including myself, voted against the Public Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill. I spoke about the impact of this pandemic, the need for transparency around the health advice and how our community has continued to go above and beyond to keep everyone safe.
A PROGRAM that empowers young people currently facing barriers, to undertake the mandatory 100 hours of supervised driving required to obtain a licence, has been introduced into the Burdekin. Would you like to support young people to learn to drive? Can you spare an hour or more a week?
THE rejuvenated Home Hill Community Sports Club is opening to the public on Saturday, May 7 for a “Big Bowls Day”, which aims to encourage more involvement in the club’s activities. Nobody will go hungry with a spit roast meal and a large range of drinks available.
A YOUNG female apprentice jockey will long remember the April 2022 race meeting on the Home Hill track, after recording her first win. Charlie Barbagallo and Leeanne Gudge, who were presented with major awards at the Country Racing Awards held in Emerald in February this year.
Doug Chappell and his family who had a ute stolen, along with the four-wheeler that was on the back of the vehicle have been targeted again!
The Council has clarified that there will not be a cane fire at this year’s ‘Feast by the Field’ as part of the Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival.
WHEN the ‘Home Hill News’ was instigated over five years ago, its main purpose was to provide news about the Home Hill community and its people, mainly because most sections of the media were totally ignoring the fact that this community actually exists—and that is still happening.
A meeting to discover the community’s thoughts and ideas on how to improve the outlook for the town’s Central Business District drew a larger crowd than normal including chamber members and some non-members, several Burdekin Shire Councillors and Member for Burdekin, Dale Last.