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Public can now attend Councillor workshops - 22 July 2015

As part of increasing the transparency of Council, the current Councillor workshops which are held every 3 weeks will now be open to the public. The workshops are not formal Council meetings and no...

Have your say on the Curra Community Complex - 16 July 2015

Gympie Regional Council is seeking community input on the draft development plan for the Curra Community Complex. The draft plan notes the existing activities undertaken at the site and comments...

Have Your Say on Tin Can Bay and Cooloola Cove ‘Our Towns’ Streetscape Upgrade Projects - 16 July 2015

Tin Can Bay and Cooloola Cove will be the focus of the next round of ‘Our Towns’ projects and Gympie Regional Council is inviting you to have your say. The ‘Our Towns’...

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Wednesday 29 July 2015

Councillors Rae Gâté and Julie Walker attended the 2015 Australian Local Government Womens Association (ALGWA) Annual State Conference in Gayndah last week.

Hosted jointly by the ALGWA and North Burnett Regional Council, the conference’s theme of ‘Country, Culture and Class’ covered several issues that are pertinent to the Gympie region. The Councillors took away some valuable learnings about the North Burnett’s horticultural export industry, opportunities for youth and community development in regional centres.

I was honoured to be the official starter of the Cyclismo Mary Valley cycling event on the weekend. Over 300 of the state’s leading riders competed over a 107 kilometre route through our beautiful region.

Our region is making the transition from an emerging destination to a new tourism region for the drive market from Brisbane and interstate. Hosting events such as Cyclismo in our region helps increase our tourism profile. Visitors from Cyclismo, staying, eating and shopping here boosted the approximately $140 million of direct economic benefit tourism brings to our region.

It was fantastic to see so many people and families enjoying Winter Trees on Mary, last Wednesday evening. The trees are still decorated and have really added to the vibrancy of Mary Street. I thank the community groups, schools and business who put so much into decorating their sponsored trees and congratulate trader Tony Goodman and Council staff on the success of another Mary Street event.

Speaking of people who give to their community, we are now calling nominations for the 2015 Senior Citizen awards. The awards acknowledge residents aged 60 or more who have made a noteworthy contribution or given outstanding service to our community. The awards are a great way to acknowledge the quiet achievers and givers living amongst us and I encourage you to nominate someone by going to

Councillor Mick Curran

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Gallery exhibitions Gallery exhibitions

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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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...