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Media release: Tree works - Imbil

Council would like to advise Imbil residents of tree works to be carried out in the Imbil town centre.

Media comment: Illegal dumping at Cooloola Cove

As soon as Council is notified of any rubbish that may have been dumped, council staff will investigate and remove the rubbish as soon as possible.

Media comment: Upper Mary Street revitalisation

Council staff is in contact with the local businesses; however we would encourage any business to contact Council should they wish to discuss the project further.

Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 21 March 2018 Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Last week I attended the Regional Organisation of Councils (ROC) Assembly in Brisbane, hosted by Lord Mayor Graham QUIRK. The ROC assembly brings together the chairpersons of each Council group right across Queensland to collaborate on the big picture issues affecting local government and our residents, whilst ensuring long term planning across regional Queensland.

This group advocates as a collective voice, to both the state and federal tiers of government on behalf of our regions. 

The three major issues raised included water security for agriculture and urban growth, telecommunications and adequate transport infrastructure. 

When we consider water security for the Wide Bay Burnett area, like most of Queensland, we experience both flood and drought. Whilst councils are in no way advocating for the 'political' solution such as the Traveston Dam, as a collective group we believe both state and federal governments should be looking at methods of providing sound water security strategies and responsible infrastructure to ensure adequate water allocations can be guaranteed well into the future. 

Telecommunications, as we all know, is vital. Queensland is a large state with a diverse population base and we believe more could be done to ensure regional businesses have the same opportunities as those in the cities. 

I was also proud to attend the Gympie Regional Council Cyber Bullying forum last week. Community members who had the opportunity to attend were briefed on strategies to protect their children from cyber bullying and internet safety from two excellent presenters in Michelle Murray from Bully Zero Australia, and Ali Halkic, who tragically lost his son due to online bullying. I hope that those in attendance gained some valuable information and those who were unable to attend can view the presentation on Gympie Regional Council's website.

Cr. Mick Curran, Mayor


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