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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. 


Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 4th December 2019 Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 4th December 2019

One of the challenges facing many regional communities right across Queensland and, for that matter, Australia is growing the local and regional economy. 
 
The  Gympie region is no exception.  
 
At Gympie Regional Council’s last ordinary meeting, Councillors adopted this region’s Economic Development and Investment Strategy 2020-2025.  
 
This strategy is vitally important for our region and will shape where we, as a community, need to focus our collective energies to enable  opportunities for economic growth. 
 
Of course the benefits of having a strong economy is the ability to build regional wealth, which in turn will create job opportunities for our residents.  
 
We need to build upon our strengths and work closely with existing long term local businesses as well as enabling opportunities for new business and investment into the region. 
 
The strategy is currently open for feedback from the community and I hope the wider community and the 4,400 businesses registered in the region to have a say on the content of the strategy.
 
Growth must be well planned.  
 
On that note, I was very pleased to join my fellow Wide Bay Burnett (WBB) Mayors in Brisbane last week, where Minister Cameron Dick, chaired the first meeting of the WBB Regional Plan Review. 
 
It was made abundantly clear that the emphasis would be on supporting economic growth by unlocking and promoting opportunities for both new and existing business, to address both constraints but also opportunities for both existing and emerging industries.  
 
The review will ensure opportunities for growth are promoted while of course taking into consideration efficient urban development whilst meeting necessary infrastructure in a cost effective manner whilst balancing environmental considerations.  
 
And talking about our economy, don’t forget to shop local this Christmas wherever possible to support our local traders. 

Mayor Mick Curran 

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