Gympie Regional Council and COVID-19
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Postal address - PO Box 155, Gympie, QLD 4570
Local Disaster Management Group Update
Yesterday, the Local Disaster Management Group raised its activation level from ‘Alert’ to ‘Lean Forward’.
The group also met to discuss the current COVID-19 situation where the Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group, Mayor Mick Curran asked each of the organisations to run through their business continuity plans and any future planning to support a multi-agency response if required.
“It’s important for the agencies and services across the region to work together, keep up-to-date of the important work each agency delivers and how we can best support this work, and more importantly our community.” Mayor Mick Curran said.
“We know the lead agency is the Queensland Health Department, and there’s a vital conversation around how do we support their work?”
At this stage the group won’t progress to ‘stand up’ activation level, however we will continue to monitor the situation, and should this change, we’ll update the community.”
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