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Media release: Drop off storm waste for free

Council will continue to accept storm-related domestic and green waste free of charge until Sunday, October 28 at all regional Waste Management Facilities, except Amamoor and Manumbar.

Wet weather notification: Gold Rush Parade cancellation

Unfortunately, due to the weather events of the past few days and forecasted wet weather today, Rush Festival will be cancelling the Gold Rush Parade on Saturday 13 October for the safety of both those involved and attendees.

Wet weather notification - update to Rush Festival activities

Unfortunately, due to predicted heavy rain fall, Rush Festival will be cancelling some activities to be held on Saturday 13 October during Rush Carnivale.

Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 17 October 2018 Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Storm season has arrived early and last week we saw the impact of just a few minutes of wild weather and the damage that it can cause. 

It was a relief that no one was seriously hurt, and some were incredibly lucky, as I’ve heard stories of near misses experienced by residents. Unfortunately our farmers and their crops were not as fortunate and many have been severely impacted by the storms.  

Council staff are on the ground beginning the clean-up and assessing roads and infrastructure that may have been impacted. This will take some time as the storm was widespread across the region so it may take several weeks to complete. 


If you are aware of damage from the storm, please let us know by calling 1300 307 800 and Council staff will follow up. 

With some rain still about, we understand that residents haven’t yet had the opportunity to properly begin the clean up in their own backyards, so Council has extended its offer by another week, for residents to take their storm-related domestic and green waste free of charge to one of our waste management facilities. You can drop off this waste until Sunday, October 28.

This weekend is the Garage Sale Trail - a great way to recycle by finding a new home for your preloved items. Grab yourself a bargain in the process and shop sustainable – plus reduce the amount of waste into our landfill. For the full list of stalls, including Gympie’s Greatest Garage Sale at the Senior Citizens Centre on Saturday, head to

Mayor Mick Curran 

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