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Council crews dig deep in lead up to Christmas

Gympie Regional Council construction crews are set to complete a number of large projects in the lead up to Christmas.  

Tomorrow, Tuesday 3 December, Wadell Road will be closed for widening works. This project also involves building new storm water drainage and is aimed to be complete by February 2020.   

Mary Street in Amamoor will also be closed tomorrow, as construction crews build new stormwater pipes and drainage pits. It is estimated this project will be completed by Christmas.    

Road widening and pavement building will continue on Feros Road, Mothar Mountain this fortnight.  

Earthworks for this project are in progress and it is estimated these works will be complete by 6 December. 

The Power Road pathway project is also continuing this fortnight with the construction of a concrete pathway from Katrina Court to Woolgar Road as is the pathway project along Oak Street. It is estimated this project will be finished by 20 December.   

Please see below for the list of the region’s roads set to receive maintenance work this fortnight. 

Grading: Albrecht Road, Melbern Road, Breakneck Road, Anderson Street, Tincknell Road, Window Road, Schollick Road, Bymount Road, Beaumark Road, Hall Street, Harwood Road and Kin Kin Road.  

Shoulder grading: Widgee Crossing Road, Harvey Siding Road, Rammutt Road, Benian Road, Deans Road. 

Asphalt repairs: Burnett Highway, Wide Bay Highway, Bruce Highway and Rose Street. 

Verge repairs: Parson’s Road Service Road. 

Stormwater repairs: Panda Street, Pine Street, St Andrews Crescent, Jaycee Way, Thomas Street and Jane Street.  

Footpath repairs: Tozer Street.   

Drainage repairs: Noosa Road, Jackson Road and Rossmore Road.  

Unsealed road repairs: Williams Road.  

Culvert repairs: Cinnabar Road. 

A message from Mayor Glen Hartwig - Wednesday, 2 December 2020 A message from Mayor Glen Hartwig - Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Our Christmas tree in Nelson Reserve has a chequered history to say the least, and although it’s not the poor tree’s fault, it is an example of where Council did not get it right and the community have ultimately paid the price.
There’s no doubt residents want to see the region sparkling for Christmas and Council would like that too. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been an option for this Council to complete and decorate the Christmas tree in Nelson Reserve, however all that has changed. 

What warms the heart is our community, driven by amazing people who step up to support the region and residents because they just want what is right.  
On Monday night, Groves Electrical, Energex, and our community came together and donated their time to deliver and decorate the Christmas tree because they wanted to make a difference. This was not driven by Council; this was driven by local businesses who wanted to give back to the community. 

On behalf of Council, thank you to the teams at Groves Electrical and Energex. Without you, we wouldn’t have a decorated tree. What a great bunch of people. And it’s not too late to donate. Simply take your home made decoration to the Gympie Library before Monday the 7th.

Council is also working with the Chamber of Commerce in Gympie to return the annual ‘Mary Christmas’ nights to Mary Street. COVID-19 has changed our lives, and has certainly impacted nights like these.

However, the chamber and Council are driven to deliver a night for families to come out and celebrate all we have to offer. Mary Street is something this community has that can’t be replicated, and on a summer’s night, there’s no better place to be. It may look a little different to past years thanks to Coronavirus, but the result is the same - a great night out to catch up with family and friends, do some shopping and grab a bite to eat. 

Both nights (Wednesday 16 and 23 December) start at 5pm. Head to the council website or Facebook page to find out more. Just remember to social distance and keep each other safe. I’ll see you there! 

Mayor Glen Hartwig


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