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 Services Available Online
Gympie Regional Council CEO Bernard Smith is encouraging residents to use Council’s suite of online services after the organisation’s two remaining customer service points closed yesterday.
“On the back of the recent rules around social distancing, residents will no longer be able to visit our usual customer contact centres in person,” Mr Smith said.
“We do have a wide range of services available online and I would encourage all residents who require interaction with Council to use these digital tools,” he said.
Residents and Council customers can visit gympie.qld.gov.au to browse Council’s online services or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Customer contact staff are still available via Council’s 1300 307 800 telephone number should you have any questions about navigating Council’s website or online services.
“These are challenging times for all of us,” said Mr Smith.
“While a vital part of Council’s interaction with the community is via our customer contact points, it is for the safety of our staff and the wider community that they are closed.
“Many residents may have never used our online services.
If this is the case and you are experiencing difficulties, don’t hesitate to call 1300 307 800 and a staff member will talk you through everything you need to know,” he said.
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