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 In May this year, the Gympie region was drought declared by the State Government. 

Our region has been affected by poor seasonal conditions – with extremely low rainfall and ongoing dry weather. This has made things increasingly tough on our community, particularly on our farmers and their industries. 
 
There is State Government assistance available for eligible farmers that have properties within a drought-declared area. Under the Drought Relief Assistance Scheme, farmers may be able to receive freight subsidies and water rebates. There are also other drought-related loans, allowances and fee relief for primary producers.  

I encourage our farmers to look into the financial assistance that may be available to them. 
 
Council also operates a water fill station at Archery Park in Gympie where locals and visitors can access potable drinking water.
 
Saving water is everyone’s business and we want to ensure that we help to conserve this vital natural resource. 
 
By using it wisely, we can make sure that we have enough for today, tomorrow and into the future. 

Cr. Mick Curran, Mayor

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Upgrade to Langton and Hall Roads

Summary

Council has allocated funding in the 2016/17 financial year to upgrade Langton and Hall Roads to the standard of industrial roads.

Works proposed

The project will upgrade the full length of Langton Road and Hall Road between the highway and the north coast rail line.

The work will include:

  • road pavement widening, areas of pavement reconstruction, new sections of kerb and channel and asphalt surfacing;
  • improvements to the intersections of Eldorado Road/Hall Road and Langton Road/Hall Road;
  • stormwater drainage upgrades; and
  • improvements to property accesses.

Traffic management

During construction property accesses may be affected for short durations. The construction contractor will contact business operators to discuss timing for access or parking if work is likely to impact entrances.

Traffic management measures will be in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists. Council appreciates your patience during the works.

Timing

Works are expected to be completed by end of August, depending on weather and other factors.