Gympie Regional Council and COVID-19
Phone - 1300 307 800
Email - email@example.com
Fax - (07) 5481 0801
Postal address - PO Box 155, Gympie, QLD 4570
Council's Online Services Are The Way To Go
Gympie Regional Council is asking the community to use online services.
While Council contact centres remain open at the Gympie Town Hall and Kilkivan office, residents and customers are being urged to use phone, email and online services.
If customers need to attend these centres in person, Council is respectfully asking people to use bank cards instead of cash if possible. Social distancing measures have also been put in place for those who wish to attend the Town Hall or Kilkivan office.
“If anyone in the community is unsure about how to access our online services, you can still call our 1300 307 800 number and one of the team will talk you through the process,” said Gympie Regional Council CEO, Bernard Smith.
“We want to make sure the community and Council are able to remain flexible in the services we provide during this time,” he said.
In response to the Federal Government’s social distancing laws, the following Council buildings are now closed:
• 242 Mary Street office
• The Pavilion
• Gympie Regional Libraries
• Gympie Regional Gallery
• Visitor Information Centre
• Planning and Development reception.
Planning and Development staff can be contacted during working hours via Council’s online services including email or telephone via:
• Planning: Phone 5481 0454. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Building: Phone 5481 0490. Email email@example.com
• Plumbing: Phone 5481 0456. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Council’s services head to www.gympie.qld.gov.au
For more information on COVID-19 visit www.health.qld.gov.au.
The old saying that ‘a week is a long time in politics’ was particularly true again at the federal level this week. Those issues aside, the Gympie region, like all others across the state, is gearing up for our local elections.
These elections give the wider community the opportunity and democratic right to select the candidate that they wish to have a leadership role in the management of their community for the next four years.
I would urge all residents to do their research on all candidates and get to know who they will be casting their vote for as the election date of 28 March fast approaches.
I would also urge residents to heed another old saying; ‘actions speak louder than words’.
Representing your constituents and the wider community as a duly elected councillor, in my opinion, is one of the greatest honours that could be bestowed upon an individual, however it is certainly not a popularity contest and nor should it be.
Difficult decisions need to be made which will draw the ire of some while benefitting the majority. You will be subjected to much more scrutiny and gossip than your family and friends will ever be.
You will be required to adhere to stringent laws, policies and procedures which you may not have been required to previously. But on the upside, you will represent your community and have a say and a role in delivering community services, projects and infrastructure for the benefit of the wider community and the region.
Current councillors, over this term of council, should be proud of their contributions.
I wish each and every resident who nominates to lead this community at the forth coming elections, all the very best.
Mayor Mick Curran