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Wet weather notification: Gold Rush Parade cancellation

Unfortunately, due to the weather events of the past few days and forecasted wet weather today, Rush Festival will be cancelling the Gold Rush Parade on Saturday 13 October for the safety of both those involved and attendees.

Wet weather notification - update to Rush Festival activities

Unfortunately, due to predicted heavy rain fall, Rush Festival will be cancelling some activities to be held on Saturday 13 October during Rush Carnivale.

Rush Festival's Big Beard Bonanza

This weekend Gympie’s finest beard stock will take the stage at Rush Festival’s Big Beard Bonanza comp for blokes whose beards grow like nobody’s business.

Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 10 October 2018 Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Council continues to work with the community of Woolooga after the recent devastating fires. Once again, it is in times of adversity, we get to see how caring and giving many in our community can be.  The work required to provide recovery from the fires will continue for those affected for many months to come. For those who would like to support the many who were affected, you can donate to GIVIT who will purchase feed for stock and animals, fencing and farming equipment. To donate, please visit GIVIT at 

Over the weekend, we saw the very successful Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival.  This festival continues to grow and without the work done by all involved on a voluntary basis, the festival would not be the great success that it is.  Congratulations to all those volunteers and everyone who was involved.

Speaking of festivals, we are proud to launch the Rush Festival tomorrow night at the Gympie Regional Gallery from 6pm. If you can’t make the launch, the Festival runs for 10 days with the Gold Rush Parade and the Billy Cart Challenge on this Saturday. There are over 50 events and 130 artists in total with something for everyone in the family - head to the Rush website for the full program.

The last few days has also seen some severe weather across parts of our region.  Whilst the rain has been fantastic, it may be timely to check your home preparedness for severe weather events. You can find some helpful hints regarding preparedness and what you can do on the Gympie Regional Council website. 

Mayor Mick Curran 

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