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It’s Holiday Fun time again for schoolkids!

The Spring school holidays are nearly upon us but don’t worry, Gympie Regional Council can once again help you to keep your kids busy! Activities will kick off at 6.30pm on Friday 16...

Gympie region hosts influential tourism and media operators

As part of an ongoing strategy to highlight the beauty of the Gympie region and the wonderful tourism operators and experiences that we have, Destination Gympie Region, council’s tourism unit,...

Gympie region’s Senior Citizens recognised for their contributions

This year’s Seniors Week came to a close last Friday with a booked-out concert and morning tea at the Gympie Civic Centre, to recognise the contributions that a group of senior residents have...

Mayor's Column - Wednesday 31 August Mayor's Column - Wednesday 31 August

Council has previously recognised the importance that the Gympie Railway Station Precinct plays in our region’s rich social and transport history. As such, Council has resolved to negotiate with the state government to ensure that the precinct stays within local community control. Retention of the site and the re-establishment of the Mary Valley Rattler not only pay tribute to a vital part of our history, but also provides for a positive future economic return from the number of increased visitors to the region.

Council is currently facilitating a master planning process for the entire site which will also take into account the operation of the Rattler. It is intended that this iconic regional treasure will once again be taking passengers through the Mary Valley’s spectacular countryside by October 2017, to coincide with Gympie’s 150th birthday celebrations – the G150. The $65 economic development levy applied to this year’s rates (which replaces the $85 waste levy, thus saving residents $20), will help to ensure that the Rattler returns to its rightful place as a major tourist attraction for our region and a unique experience for all ages.

Cr. Mick Curran, Mayor

What's on at the Gallery What's on at the Gallery

Bimblebox 153 Birds: 9 August - 2 September
A unique installation of artist prints, poetry and musician birdcalls.

#bittersweetart: 9 August - 3 September
Australian artist Debra Dougherty brings together tangible art on canvas with the instant global sharing on portable digital devices.

Grounded: 23 August to 29 September
A photographic and audio exhibition of the work of the acclaimed artist Judy Parrott.

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