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Council Monitoring Amamoor Creek

Gympie region Mayor Glen Hartwig is urging the residents of Amamoor, in the Mary Valley, to continue monitoring their water usage after Council increased the township’s water restrictions to Level 5 yesterday.

In Amamoor, Level 5 restrictions mean residents need to limit their water consumption to 120L per person, per day.

“There is no risk to the town’s water supply,” Mayor Hartwig said today.
“Council is monitoring the level of Amamoor Creek which is a vital water source for the residents of Amamoor and is used for water treatment and reticulation.

“We will be tankering in water, at least for the short term, until we can reach a more permanent solution.

“This situation is the result of some very dry weather of recent times.
“Residents of Amamoor are doing a fantastic job monitoring their water usage and I want to congratulate them for that.

“I want to encourage all Amamoor residents who are connected to town water to continue their vigilant monitoring.

“This event is exclusively due to a lack of rain and we will need to conserve water until we receive some solid wet weather,” Mayor Hartwig said.
The low water levels in Amamoor Creek were identified as part of a wider, regional water monitoring program.

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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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