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Mayor's Column - Wednesday 19 October Mayor's Column - Wednesday 19 October

What a fantastic couple of weeks it has been for our Gympie region with the Gold Rush Festival a great success on the weekend. Council is very proud to support this event and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in delivering this to our community.

The festival continues this week with tomorrow night’s Great Art Debate being held at the Gallery. With the topic “Art is sexier than chocolate” the evening is bound to be a lot fun. Tickets are only $5 and will be available at the door.

On Friday evening the Mayoress presents Queensland Conservatorium in Concert at the Gympie Civic Centre. The concert will feature the Young Conservatorium Wind Orchestra, Piano Duos, the Young Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Conservatorium Brass Ensemble.

We also look forward importantly to showcasing our own local talent - the James Nash State High School Choir and Stage Band. Tickets are $15 and available to purchase online at

Finally to cap off what has been a very big week for our region, if you love your music live and loud then I would encourage you to bring you family and friends along to the free Rush Concert being held on Sunday at Nelson Reserve Park, Gympie on Sunday - 5pm to 9pm. Enormously successful groups Taxiride and British India are just two of the amazing acts that will be performing.

I hope to see you at one of these fantastic events, celebrating our region and our people.

Cr. Mick Curran, Mayor