Gympie Regional Council and COVID-19
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Council launches new online business directory
Gympie Regional Council recently established a new Online Business Directory to help support businesses in the Gympie region.
The new directory is a simple and easy to use database that connects customers to over 400 local businesses that registered to be part of Council’s Support Local Campaign.
Visitors to the website can search for individual businesses or select from over fifteen different categories including shopping, food and beverage, trades, automotive, medical and accommodation.
Gympie Regional Council Mayor Glen Hartwig says exposure to customers is important for all businesses especially during these difficult times, and the new online business directory is another way that Council is helping struggling businesses increase traffic through their doors.
“COVID-19 has impacted local businesses unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetimes and it has meant that businesses are experiencing a significant reduction in foot traffic.”
“This new website will allow businesses to reach out and connect with new and existing customers and begin the process of rebuilding as social distancing restrictions begin to ease”, he said.
For more information and to register your business on Council’s online business directory, visit https://www.grcdirectory.tenaciousdigital.com.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