Round One is open from
1 - 28 February 2017
Come along to an information session on Wednesday 1 February, 5.30pm - 6.30pm, to find out more.
The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
Information sessions will be held on 21 February 2017.
It's time to celebrate!
Join us on Australia Day as we acknowledge the contribution that members of our community have made to our region over the past year.
Happy birthday Gympie!
Join us throughout 2017 as we celebrate all that makes our wonderful region great, kicking off with Australia Day in Nelson Reserve.
Don't miss out - book your ticket today!
This year's guest speaker is Nick Farr-Jones AM, with a performance by former Ten Tenors Andrew Pryor and David Kidd.
Movies in the Park
This summer, come along to one of Gympie Regional Council's FREE Movies in the Park events at a location near you!
Albert Park and One Mile Sports Precinct get set to be the leading sports facilities for South East Queensland
There has been some talk over the last couple of weeks about our River and how it should be a central focus for our Region and quite frankly I couldn’t agree more.
In November 2015, Council endorsed a region-wide Canoe and Kayak Strategy and throughout the remainder of the financial year undertook detailed trail development planning for future trailheads and improved exit and launch facilities at Attie Sullivan Park (just south of the Normanby Bridge), the Gympie Weir (just north of Kidd Bridge) and at the Kandanga Weir.
While the region already provides a great variety of water based recreation, the opportunity exists to enhance this to provide additional recreation, tourism and economic benefits.
These locations are intended to facilitate novice paddlers to get out onto our waterways and enjoy this recreational opportunity, as well as make better use of the Mary River. New exit and launch facilities will be developed progressively over a 10 year period to allow for more experienced paddlers to do longer sections. 2017 will see the commencement of construction for the first round of implementation priorities.
Council has also commenced preliminary planning for a walking trail along the Mary River closest to the Gympie Town Centre. This scenic link will make better use of the spectacular Mary River and take in the Gympie Weir, the Sands, and ultimately incorporate a link through the Deep Creek Conservation Area and One Mile Sports Precinct to the Rattler Railway Complex on Tozer St. A preliminary Landscape Concept has now been finalised and detailed trail development planning is now underway.
Cr. Mick Curran, Mayor