Community Australia Day Awards 2016
This is your opportunity to shine the spotlight on the Gympie region’s achievers; people who have contributed to our region’s culture, excelled in sport and made positive contributions to our community.
From 1 December 2015, all Queensland swimming pools will be required to meet the single swimming pool barrier standard, which has been phased in over the past five years.
Free Trees program
Collect your free tubestock by taking your rates notice to one of the participating nurseries.
Council teams up with the Broncos to help stop violence against women and children - 24 November 2015
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.
Cr. Mick Curran