Last Friday, Council received the news that Curra Community Hall was recognised with a State Award at the 2018 Queensland Architecture Awards for Public Architecture. Congratulations to the entire team who worked on this project. The facility is a credit to them, and demonstrates that Council is delivering first-rate projects for our community.
At the time of writing, I’m looking forward to the delivery of the State budget which I hope will deliver funding for improved road infrastructure, continued and additional funding for community groups, and funding for further projects that will improve the liveability and economy of our region. Obviously, Queensland is a large state and the funding pot is only so big but I hope that regional Queensland is fairly recognised in the budget process.
Perhaps one of the major funding opportunities that has benefited our region in recent times has been the Works for Queensland program. This program has seen, and will see, collaboration between Gympie Regional Council and the State on significant employment generating projects such as the Goomeri Library Outdoor upgrade, Aerodrome Infrastructure upgrade, Albert Park/One Mile Revitalisation, River to Rail and Sands Riverside Parkland, The No. 1 Scottish Mine Precinct, Kinbombi Falls Infrastructure upgrade, Fiveways to Mellor Street streetscaping, Rainbow Beach Viewing Platform upgrade, Mary Valley Recreation Hub, Tagigan Road and of course the Rattler.
In the coming weeks, all residents will receive a postal survey which seeks feedback on Council’s waste management facilities. In the interests of good environmental good practice and safety, all Council waste facilities are now staffed with specific hours of operation and we are asking residents to have their say on these operating hours. I encourage you to take the opportunity to provide your comments and feedback.