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New Years Eve Free Family Fun

Gympie Regional Council’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, which will be held in Nelson Reserve in Gympie, will be jam packed with a wide range of free family-friendly entertainment and activities.

There will be an inflatable laser tag course, a rock climbing wall, an inflatable slide, and a jumping castle.

Mayor Mick Curran said that the range of entertainment and activities will mean there is something for everyone.

“We are excited for our community to come together to celebrate 2019 and welcome in 2020,” he said.

There will also be great free music from The Voice star Jack Vidgen, local artists Tennessee Lights and more, as well as a wide variety of food options.

It all starts at 5pm so bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a great evening of live entertainment. The evening will conclude after the 9pm fireworks display. 

Gympie Regional Council is also pleased to support the Gympie Hammers Rugby Club who will use the New Year’s Eve event to raise money for the Rural Fire Services throughout the region. 

This event is proudly presented in association with the Gympie Hammers Rugby Club and supported by Bendigo Bank and GJ Gardner Homes Gympie.

A message from Mayor Glen Hartwig - Wednesday, 05 August 2020 A message from Mayor Glen Hartwig - Wednesday, 05 August 2020

This year commemorates 100 years since the construction of the Memorial Gates on Mary Street.

These gates are one of the region’s most historical landmarks and provide a fitting entrance to Memorial Lane where we honour and remember the service men and women who have fought for and died for our freedom. 

I have no comprehension of what times were like in those days; the struggles and the hardships folks must have faced would have been overwhelming.  

But they were resilient, and we are still, today.

While times have changed some of the challenges have not. 

As a community we are facing an uncertain future. The threat of COVID-19 is still present in this country. 

Last week, Council delivered a budget which, in part, took into account the projected impact of COVID-19 on our region.   

Many economies around the world are sinking ships when it comes to the impact of the virus. While we are still floating, there are a number of large holes that we had to patch before setting sail.  

To help do this, in the next few weeks CEO Shane Gray will be reviewing a number of the operational practices across the organisation.

This review is geared towards structuring a well performing, service orientated, organisation.

In the last couple of weeks, council staff, in conjunction with portfolio councillors, have had a number of wins in some of our regional areas. 

One example is the Water Treatment Plant at Goomeri is now processing fresh surface water from Kinbombi Weir. 

This means no more bore water for those residents in Goomeri who are connected to town water. 

This result has been some time in the making and I wish to thank those residents in Goomeri who have remained patient with us.

Mayor Glen Hartwig

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