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Mayor's Column - Wednesday 24 August Mayor's Column - Wednesday 24 August

Last Friday I was honoured to present the 2016 Senior Citizen of the Year awards to two of our community’s outstanding individuals. Aboriginal Elder Aunty Lillian has given countless volunteer hours to various committees and groups such as NAIDOC and Cooloola Aboriginal Services. Dudley Fisher has been a member of the Lions Club for 44 years, and is heavily involved in groups such as Community Visitors Scheme, Gympie Probus Club and the Uniting Church. It was difficult to choose just two winners from the group of fifteen nominations, and everyone should be very proud of the selfless contributions that they make to our community.

The draft Albert Park and One Mile sports precincts master plans were released this week, and the public are invited to provide their feedback between now and September 18. While the two sporting precincts currently provide the community with a wide variety of sporting and recreational opportunities, it is recognised that some of the facilities are in need of some attention to take into account developing trends and user-group requirements. Have your say and tell us how you would like to see these precincts developed – go to gympie.qld.gov.au/haveyoursay.

Finally, this week sees the 35th anniversary of the great Gympie Music Muster taking place – it promises to be the best one yet with a terrific line-up of artists performing. I hope that everyone who is attending has a safe and enjoyable time.

Cr. Mick Curran, Mayor