Senior Citizen Awards
Reward a Gympie region Senior Citizen for their contributions, nominate that special person.
Meet the Mayor and Councillors
The Mayor and Councillors will be providing updates, answering questions, addressing community concerns and listening to recommendations at eight region wide community ‘town hall’ style meetings over the next month.
Full calendar of times and venues available.
We've got the holidays covered with a wide range of safe, free or cheap activities for toddlers through to teens. View the holiday programme and booking information at holidayfun.com.au.
Have Your Say!
Let us know your views and ideas about the region's open spaces and recreation areas.
Public Art survey
Your answers will help inform the Public Art Management Plan. Council appreciates you taking the time to share your thoughts. Surveys to be completed by 17 July 2015.
Have your say!
Imagine there is a pothole or graffiti outside your home or business; in what time frame would you expect Council to repair the issue? Take part in a short, online survey and let Council know your expectations. Survey runs until 17 July 2015.
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Wednesday 1 July 2015
Nominations have opened for the Senior Citizens Awards 2015, which recognise the outstanding work of older individuals (60+) who have gone above and beyond to give back to our local community and region.
The awards are a wonderful opportunity to publicly honour the Gympie region’s outstanding senior citizens who have made a difference to the lives of others in our community through active participation on community committees, volunteering, advocacy on behalf of others and contributions to community events, cultural and sporting associations.
If you know an older resident who inspires you, I encourage you to nominate them for an award it’s a great way of saying thanks. Nominations are available online at gympie.qld.gov.au or in hard copy at the libraries and Council offices. The awards will be presented during a Senior Citizens celebration concert on Thursday 20 August.
As patron of Gympie Relay For Life 2015, I helped launch this year’s event on Saturday. Relay For Life is an 18 hour event involving teams of up to 15 people keeping a baton moving in a relay style walk or run overnight, all in an effort to support the one in two Queenslanders affected by cancer. This year’s Relay for Life will be held on the weekend of October 24-25 at One Mile Oval.
I invite anyone of you to register a team or volunteer your time. Getting involved in the Relay might only seem like a small way to make an impact, but your contribution makes a lasting difference to locals affected by cancer. To register a team or volunteer, visit www.relayforlife.org.au or phone the Fundraising Hotline 1300 65 65 85.
Don’t forget that Council provides a great school holiday activity programme that has free activities for kids of all ages up to 18 years. Go to holidayfun.com.au for the full calendar of events provided by our libraries, art gallery and community development unit.
Tonight sees the ‘Meet the Mayor and Councillors’ forums held at Kilkivan Hall at 4pm and Goomeri Hall at 6-8pm. The Councillors and I will continue providing updates, answering questions and addressing community concerns at the meetings.
Cr. Mick Curran