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Gympie Region confirms its place as global tourism desination

The Gympie Region and in particular Rainbow Beach this week continues its time in the limelight in Europe as it is promoted in the same breath as Cairns and the Whitsunday’s in Tourism and...

Open Space and Outdoor Facilities all a part of region’s vision

Gympie Regional Council today formally endorsed the Regions’ wide Open Space and Recreation Plan . The Plan identifies Council’s need to provide parks and open space that focus on...

Albert Park and One Mile Sports Precinct get set to be the leading sports facilities for South East Queensland

Today Gympie Regional Council formally endorsed the Albert Park and One Mile Sports Precincts Master Plans at its Ordinary Meeting held at Town Hall. The Master Plans were produced on the basis...

Mayor's Column - Wednesday 11 January Mayor's Column - Wednesday 11 January

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

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School holiday activities:
December to January

Keep the kids busy these holidays with our Holiday Fun program.

The Gabori Sisters: Gathering by the Sea on Tour:
4 January to 22 April

Introduces young visitors to the Kaiadilt artists, Elsie, Dorothy and Amanada Gabori.

My Country, I Still Call Australia Home:
11 January to 25 February

Contemporary art by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

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