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Council teams up with the Broncos to help stop violence against women and children - 24 November 2015

With one woman dying at the hands of a current or former partner almost every week in Australia, White Ribbon Day will be marked in the Gympie Region tomorrow as community leaders reflect on the...

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Temporary Closure of Everson Road and Tozer Park Road - 17 November 2015

On Monday 23 November 2015, Everson Road and Tozer Park Road will be closed for the extent of the roadworks associated with the Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre (ARC) development. The closure is to...

Mayor's message Mayor's message

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Today, Council is hosting a White Ribbon Day event where we will be launching the Building Better Communities Program as one tool to help stop violence against women and children.

The program is a new partnership with the Brisbane Broncos to deliver a range of personal development and education sessions in schools on topics such as diet, lifestyle, binge drinking, drugs, team building, volunteering and more.

Council’s partnership with the Broncos will see every school in the region have the opportunity for their students to receive these sessions over the next two years.

The partnership builds on the success of educational sessions already being delivered locally by former Broncos player, resident and father, Darren Burns who has been living and working in Gympie for 10 years. During that time, he has delivered countless sessions to young people in our region on issues such as nutrition, lifestyle and social issues so that young people can make good decisions about their life.  He has developed great relationships with schools and most importantly has a strong rapport with kids.

The partnership involves collaboration with local services and experts to give young people the right messages at the right time. Our region’s dynamic generation of youngsters is a significant resource for our future. To reach their full potential however, they will need to be socially confident and aware. Our best future lies with a generation of young people that can create a respectful and peaceful community.

For more information about the Program, contact Council’s Community Development Team on 1300307 800.

It’s great to see Hutchinson Builders, construction company for the Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre (ARC) calling for local sub-contractors and suppliers who are interested in pricing for the project. Large infrastructure projects such as the ARC, don’t just bring the lifestyle benefits when in operation, but provide economic boosts to our region, throughout all stages.

Councillor Mick Curran

Cr. Mick Curran

Gallery exhibitions Gallery exhibitions

Artist of the Atelier - 17/11/2015 to 2/01/2016
Through visual documentation, Charmaine Lyons, freelance photographer, will introduce you not only to the artist, but the intriguing and often private, secretive world of the artist’s studio, the atelier.
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Current Stimuli – A Personal Response - 17/11/2015 to 2/01/2016
A collection of works produced since 2007 by Peter Harris, illustrating his concern at the way we are now living our lives.
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Don’t Give Up on Australian Wildlife - 17/11/2015 to 2/01/2016
Various types of carved and painted wildlife animals combining various materials including recycled plywood, rare timber, glass marble beads, copper and aluminium wire by Wally Melnyk.
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