Gympie Regional Council and COVID-19
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Council increases measures to minimise gatherings at Saleyards
From this Monday, 30 March 2020, Gympie Regional Council is imposing strict new social distancing measures at the Gympie Saleyards.
Council is following industry recommendations at the Saleyards during sales.
Attendance will now be limited to essential Saleyard staff, accredited livestock agents, essential agency staff and genuine buyers with true intentions to purchase.
Livestock transporters will still be able to access Saleyard facilities for the purposes of unloading and loading livestock.
All other individuals who are not essential to the sale process are advised to not attend the facility.
“This announcement follows other measures we are putting in place around the region that continue to safeguard the community against COVID-19,” Gympie Regional Council CEO Bernard Smith said.
“It is important that we as a community do all that we can to reduce the risk of exposure and spread of COVID19, and these measures are another example of Council doing its part to protect the community, “he said.
The Saleyards canteen is closed to the public with take-away food available on site.
For more information, visit www.gympie.qld.gov.au
From today, people across our region and the country will celebrate National Reconciliation Week. Although COVID - 19 may change the way we get together, it doesn’t change how we can reflect and acknowledge our history, our culture, our achievements and how each of us can individually contribute towards reconciliation in Australians.
In these COVID-19 times, Council will acknowledge the week a little differently. Today at our Council Ordinary Meeting, which will be live streamed, we will have a special acknowledgement of Country, we will commemorate Sorry Day and mark the commencement of Reconciliation Week.
Aunty Lillian Burke Butchulla Elder and President of Cooloola Aboriginal Services Inc. will share her story of the Stolen Generations and what reconciliation means for her. I’m very much looking forward to hearing Aunty Lillian speak and to Council continuing to work with traditional owners and indigenous groups across the region.
We will also be streaming a Reconciliation Week musical event from 7pm this Friday, live from the Civic Centre, plus other activities such as digital storytelling for our local schools. If you’d like to know more, head to the Council website.
The last few weeks have been very busy for Councillors. We are continuing to work on the budget as our priority. There have been some great conversations and I’m really proud of the work Councillors and staff are doing as we work on one of the toughest budgets we’ve seen. We are focused on the core services and getting these right for you, our residents. It’s not going to be an easy job and some very hard decisions made as we look at how we can best serve the community.
Mayor Glen Hartwig