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Gympie Regional Council and COVID-19

Gympie Regional Council is monitoring developments relating to Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) daily and assessing any potential impact on council services and events.

No core services at this stage have been impacted and we aim to maintain our current level of service to residents and businesses during this period. Should this change, we will notify residents immediately.

We take advice on all public health matters from the state and federal health departments.

Click on the links below to access the latest information regarding support for business and the community, council services, facilities and events, how to contact council and media releases.

 

   

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Contact council:

Phone - 1300 307 800

Email - council@gympie.qld.gov.au

Fax - (07) 5481 0801

Postal address - PO Box 155, Gympie, QLD 4570

 

Media Releases:

Outdoor Play Spaces Closed - 30/03/2020

Council increases measures to minimise gatherings at Saleyards - 27/03/2020

Council creates business support service - 27/03/2020

Waste Management Facilities Go Cashless - 27/03/2020

Council Services Available Online - 26/03/2020

Local Disaster Management Group Update - 24/03/2020

Council's Online Services Are The Way To Go - 24/03/2020

Council Endorse A Number Of Business Support Measures In Special Meeting - 24/03/2020

Gympie Regional Council To Live Stream Special Meeting On Council Facebook Page - 23/03/2020

Gympie Regional Libraries To Close In Response To COVID-19 - 21/03/2020

Gympie Regional Council Continues To Address COVID-19 Impact On Community - 21/03/2020

Council takes action to protect its volunteers - 20/03/2020

Gympie Regional Council closely monitoring Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) - 17/03/2020

 

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Calling all community groups

APPLY NOW for festive season Community Assistance Grants -  The 2020 festive season may seem a way away, but Council is already putting the call out to community groups who are planning to run festive season projects and events.
 
Round Two of the Community Assistance Grants Program officially opened 3 February. Community groups who are wanting to host Christmas, New Year, or other festive-season projects or events must apply as part of this round. Applications close 16 March. 
 
There will not be another opportunity to apply for festive-season grants this calendar year.
 
Eligible, not-for-profit community groups can apply for a maximum of $1,000 for eligible festive-season projects and events. 
 
If your group is not gearing up for Christmas, consider how your organisation could benefit from financial assistance under the other categories: Community Capacity Building, Facilities Development, Equipment or Community Events. 
 
The last round of Community Assistance Grants resulted in more than $88,000 going to 26 local community groups. Some of the recipients included:
 
Goomeri Lions Club Inc.
 
$1,000 for Christmas in the park
 
Gympie & District Indoor Bowls Association Inc.
 
$9,039 to improve access to their indoor centre
 
Mary Valley Trailblazers Inc. 
 
$2,000 for equipment
 
Coolarts Inc.
 
$5,000 for the Faerie Festival 2020
 
Gympie Squash Racquets Association Inc.
 
$1,743 for an electronic scoring system
 
Community Assistance Grants guidelines can be downloaded from Council’s website https://www.gympie.qld.gov.au/grants. Applications for Round Two close Monday, 16 March 2020. 
 
For more information and support, please contact the Community Partnerships Team on 1300 307 800 or at grantsadmin@gympie.qld.gov.au.

Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 12th February 2020 Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 12th February 2020

The old saying that ‘a week is a long time in politics’ was particularly true again at the federal level this week. Those issues aside, the Gympie region, like all others across the state, is gearing up for our local elections.  

These elections give the wider community the opportunity and democratic right to select the candidate that they wish to have a leadership role in the management of their community for the next four years.  

I would urge all residents to do their research on all candidates and get to know who they will be casting their vote for as the election date of 28 March fast approaches.  
I would also urge residents to heed another old saying; ‘actions speak louder than words’.  

Representing your constituents and the wider community as a duly elected councillor, in my opinion, is one of the greatest honours that could be bestowed upon an individual, however it is certainly not a popularity contest and nor should it be.  

Difficult decisions need to be made which will draw the ire of some while benefitting the majority.  You will be subjected to much more scrutiny and gossip than your family and friends will ever be.  
You will be required to adhere to stringent laws, policies and procedures which you may not have been required to previously.  But on the upside, you will represent your community and have a say and a role in delivering community services, projects and infrastructure for the benefit of the wider community and the region.  
Current councillors, over this term of council, should be proud of their contributions.  

I wish each and every resident who nominates to lead this community at the forth coming elections, all the very best. 

Mayor Mick Curran 

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