Have your say!
Feedback about the Southside Local Development Area Structure Plan can be made until Friday 7th October at 5pm.
Don't know what to do with the kids these school holidays?
We can help!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Join over 13,000 sellers nationwide in a free, fun and social decluttering extravaganza on Saturday 22nd October.
Movies in the Park
This summer, come along to one of Gympie Regional Council's FREE Movies in the Park events at a location near you!
Do you want to work with Government?
This workshop will help suppliers maximise their chances of winning government work, and is also applicable to the private sector, including major projects.
Last week, myself, six councillors, and senior staff visited Ipswich City and Toowoomba Regional councils. The purpose of the trip was to gain an insight into how larger councils operate, and how they implement innovation in an ever-changing local government scene.
The tour covered libraries, sporting facilities, parks, walking trails, administration buildings and ICT infrastructure. This was not only an opportunity to see their facilities, but to also discuss topics such as economic development, governance structures, marketing, strategic planning and city centre masterplanning with councillors and staff. By taking note of the challenges and successes experienced by other councils, we can predict, plan and progress towards the betterment of the Gympie region.
It was also pleasing to note a number of areas in which our council is ahead of our much larger neighbours. For example, our Gympie Town Centre revitalisation program is more advanced in some aspects than the city centre planning project being delivered in Toowoomba City, and our regional “Our Towns” program is delivering on-ground enhancements that were of great interest to Toowoomba’s economic development staff, where such projects have not yet been considered.
The trip reinforced how important it is to look beyond our boundaries to gauge both how we are travelling as well as understanding how other organisations have adapted to our changing world. A good business always keeps up to date on the innovations occurring in their respective industry and local government is no different.