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Mayor's Column - Wednesday 22 March Mayor's Column - Wednesday 22 March

There has been some commentary recently around the financial position of Council. I can advise that Council is very fortunate in that we are in a very strong and responsible financial position. With a growing asset base, reduced debt and more than adequate reserves, Gympie Regional Council (GRC) is better placed financially than the majority of Councils in Queensland.

Councils face financial pressures as all governments do. Our Council works hard to maintain the balance between financial responsibility and managing requests from residents whilst maintaining current service delivery standards and providing facilities which improve the liveability of the region.

It is also important to recognise that we have delivered the two lowest rate rises in Council’s history whilst providing major projects like the world class Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre and the Mary Valley Rattler project which will bring jobs, visitors and business to our Region.

Council continues to advocate to both the State and Federal governments to attract additional funding for important projects in this region. This is the ‘free money’ I have previously referred to. If this funding is not secured by GRC it will be given to other Queensland Councils.  Projects that have benefited from this type of funding include the  Mary Valley Rattler as well as important road, bridge and facility upgrades right across this region.

Our Council is in a good position financially and we are benchmarking on target or better than is required by the Auditor General’s office. We remain focused on remaining fiscally responsible and sustainable well into the future. 

Cr. Mick Curran, Mayor

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Cogan Street, Gympie – Pathway

Council has allocated funding in the 2016/17 financial year to install a pathway on Cogan Street, Gympie.

The project will include the construction of a 1.2 metre wide pathway for pedestrians on Cogan Street, in the area between Tozer Park Road and Station Road.

The work will include:

  • concrete pathway and kerb ramps.

» Project information sheet [PDF 446KB]


What's on at the Gallery What's on at the Gallery

The Gabori Sisters: Gathering by the Sea on Tour
4 January to 22 April

Introduces young visitors to the Kaiadilt artists, Elsie, Dorothy and Amanada Gabori.

Now & Then
1 March to 22 April

Now & Then takes an innovative and creative approach to interpreting and presenting historical stories through a range of disciplines from traditional painting, textiles, installation and new media.

hARTland
1 March to 22 April

An exhibition of landscape images that explore the concept of landscape, including its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us.

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