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Meet the Mayor and Councillors - 25 June 2015

Gympie Regional Council are hosting eight region wide ‘Meet the Mayor and Councillors’ forums as a way to share regional news and developments in an up close and personal format. Mayor...

Have your say on the Gympie region’s open spaces - 24 June 2015

Gympie Regional Council is currently undertaking a review of its region wide Open Space and Recreation Plan. The focus is on future improvements and trends in open space and recreation usage in the...

Tendering for Government Business workshop opens new opportunities for local businesses - 12 June 2015

Tender opportunities come in many forms and can be as diverse as the construction of infrastructure for the resources industry to the supply of products for the Sunshine Coast University Hospital...

Mayor's message Mayor's message

Wednesday 1 July 2015

Nominations have opened for the Senior Citizens Awards 2015, which recognise the outstanding work of older individuals (60+) who have gone above and beyond to give back to our local community and region.

The awards are a wonderful opportunity to publicly honour the Gympie region’s outstanding senior citizens who have made a difference to the lives of others in our community through active participation on community committees, volunteering, advocacy on behalf of others and contributions to community events, cultural and sporting associations.

If you know an older resident who inspires you, I encourage you to nominate them for an award it’s a great way of saying thanks. Nominations are available online at or in hard copy at the libraries and Council offices. The awards will be presented during a Senior Citizens celebration concert on Thursday 20 August.

As patron of Gympie Relay For Life 2015, I helped launch this year’s event on Saturday. Relay For Life is an 18 hour event involving teams of up to 15 people keeping a baton moving in a relay style walk or run overnight, all in an effort to support the one in two Queenslanders affected by cancer. This year’s Relay for Life will be held on the weekend of October 24-25 at One Mile Oval.

I invite anyone of you to register a team or volunteer your time. Getting involved in the Relay might only seem like a small way to make an impact, but your contribution makes a lasting difference to locals affected by cancer. To register a team or volunteer, visit or phone the Fundraising Hotline 1300 65 65 85.

Don’t forget that Council provides a great school holiday activity programme that has free activities for kids of all ages up to 18 years. Go to for the full calendar of events provided by our libraries, art gallery and community development unit.

Tonight sees the ‘Meet the Mayor and Councillors’ forums held at Kilkivan Hall at 4pm and Goomeri Hall at 6-8pm. The Councillors and I will continue providing updates, answering questions and addressing community concerns at the meetings.

Councillor Mick Curran

Cr. Mick Curran

Gallery exhibitions Gallery exhibitions

Pathway - 16/06/2015 to 11/07/2015
The Friends of the Gallery Thread and Fibre Group will feature individual and group artwork created in response to the word ‘pathway’.
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Then There Were Six - 16/06/2015 to 11/07/2015
Six Italian artists present a selection of black and white photos, book objects and other works. Participating Artists: Franco Ciot, Marco Miot, Stefano Padovan, Enzo Costa, Loretta Cappanera and Maurizio Frullani.
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Six Degrees of Separation - 16/06/2015 to 15/08/2015
Twelve artists using varied media give their response to Climate Change. From sculptural free-standing installations, mixed media and multi-media, new media to digital photography, the artist will work around different issues of importance.
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Public notices Public notices

Proposed work - Esplanade, Tin Can Bay - Revetment Wall

The project will involve the construction of a rock revetment wall for approximately 200m south of the Cod Street intersection. The work will include: vegetation clearing and earthworks ...

Proposed work - Cedar Pocket Road, Cedar Pocket – Replacement of Tatnell Bridge

The existing single lane timber bridge will be upgraded to two cells of 2.4m high by 2.4m wide reinforced concrete box culverts, with a 9.0m span linking slab creating a three cell aperture. The...

Proposed work - Fairview Road and Noosa Road, Monkland Intersection and kerbing works

The project will realign the intersection to improve safety. In addition, new kerb and channel will be installed to improve drainage in the area. The work will include: kerb and channel...