Gympie Regional Council and COVID-19
Phone - 1300 307 800
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax - (07) 5481 0801
Postal address - PO Box 155, Gympie, QLD 4570
Gympie Regional Libraries To Close In Response To COVID-19
Gympie Regional Council wishes to advise that all of its 6 libraries will close to customers from Monday 23 March until further notice.
Due dates for returns will be extended to 30 June, however this return date may be extended for a further period if required.
Customers will be able to return borrowed books by using the after-hours return facilities however, council’s preference is for customers to hold onto their books until libraries re-open.
Council’s Online Library will remain available 24/7 for users and offers access to thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and music and video streaming services.
Residents without an existing membership can contact the library to apply online for a digital membership from Monday to access the digital collection.
Library Wi-Fi facilities will remain free and accessible around library buildings during normal operational hours.
The free Home Library service for the aged, frail or disabled will continue, with the delivery service capacity increasing in the coming weeks. Council is also investigating other models for service provision.
Gympie Regional Council is working closely with Queensland Health and the Federal Government and will continue to be guided by these agencies on all matters of public health.
For more information or assistance to access to online services call Gympie Library on 5481 0859.
For Health advice or information visit www.health.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