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Have your say on the future of Gympie's saleyards

Gympie Regional Council wants your feedback on one of Gympie’s biggest economic drivers.  

In today’s ordinary meeting, Councillors endorsed the release of the draft Gympie Saleyards Strategic Plan for public comment.  

“We want to make sure we have this plan right,” said Councillor Mal Gear.  

“The saleyards are one of this region’s biggest economic drivers and we want the users, being our community and visitors, to give us their feedback on how the facility could be improved. 

“This draft plan has recommendations based on the data we have available on the performance of this facility. 

“However, it is crucial we have community input into the saleyard’s future,” Cr Gear said.   

Feedback on the draft Gympie Saleyards Strategic Plan is available for three weeks via www.gympie.qld.gov.au/haveyoursay

It is anticipated the final draft plan will be presented to Council for adoption on the 27 November 2019. 


Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 12th February 2020 Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 12th February 2020

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 

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