The September 2019 edition of The Round-Up is out now.
Gympie Gold Rush Festival
Find out more about this year’s community celebration …
Understanding Your Rates Bill
Council has a new look rates notice.
Rattler Economic Report
View the recently released Mary Vallery Rattler economic report ...
Understanding people’s experiences of our planning and development services.
It has been another fantastic week for the Gympie Regional Council as an organisation. Last Thursday, our Director of Corporate and Community Services, Pauline Gordon took out the title of Queensland Local Government Manager of the Year.
For those who know Pauline, she has positioned Council well throughout our community with her excellent skills and abilities in community consultation and engagement. More pleasing was that she was nominated by her staff for this recognition.
I also had the pleasure of attending the Queensland State Government Training Awards in Brisbane on Saturday night where business and industry from all over Queensland came together to recognise excellence in staff training.
Gympie Regional Council were in the running to take out large employer of the year for all of Queensland. Other organisations in this category, who had also progressed by winning their regional title, was Hasting/Deering Australia Ltd; Mount Isa Mines and Gold Coast Health. The eventual winner was Jubcan Pty Ltd (McDonald’s Restaurants – North Qld).
Whilst it was very satisfying to be recognised in this very esteemed group, it also demonstrates that as an organisation we are committed to delivering expert and specific training within our organisation which can only enhance our staff’s knowledge and expertise in providing core services to our community.
It is perhaps also timely to remind residents that we remain in ‘high risk’ of experiencing dangerous fires. This will not change until we receive substantial rain. Talking about rain, council has commenced working towards drought declaration. This however does not prevent individual primary producers from making application for that status should their situation warrant.
Mayor Mick Curran