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Work continues on major community infrastructure projects

Council crews face a busy fortnight with work on a number of major council projects continuing.

Barter Street: Crews are in the process of removing and rebuilding kerb and channel driveways, reasphalting the road surface, line marking and building a new concrete pathway.

Tin Can Bay esplanade: This week, council staff will commence work at the Tin Can Bay esplanade. This project involves removing the existing timber pedestrian bridges and replacing them with three pedestrian bridges in conjunction with concrete pathway link ups.

Bus bay on Moy Pocket Road: Council will install a school bus bay along Moy Pocket Road, Moy Pocket.

Power Road pathway: Work continues on the construction of a concrete pathway from Katrina Court, along Power Road, to Woolgar Road, Southside.

River to Rail Trail: Crews are continuing to construct a concrete pathway near One Mile Oval as part of stage three of the River to Rail Trail project. This fortnight’s work involves excavating the footpath and constructing a concrete pathway along Brisbane Road as well as building timber stairs and a concrete pathway linking to the new bridge at Deep Creek.

A number of priority road maintenance activities will also be carried out this week with 35 of the region’s roads set to receive attention.

Work on Doyle’s Bridge in the Mary Valley is scheduled for completion.

Eleven of the region’s roads, including Thornside Road, Phillips Road, Upper Thornside Road, O’Donnell Road, McCarthy Road, Groggy Road, Verne Road, Sandy Creek Road, Randwick Road, Amamoor Creek Road and Rainbow Beach Road will be graded.

Crust Road, Clyde Road, Kwalt Road and Fitzpatrick Road are set for gravel re-sheeting.

Asphalt works will occur on Groundwater Road, Spring Road, Jane Street, Rainbow Beach Road, Corbet road and Elizabeth Street.

General maintenance work on Kilcoy Murgon Road, Range Road, Kiabora Drive, Upper Thornside Road, Tooth Drive, Scott Road, Rossmore Road, Miva Road, Glastonbury Creek Road, Gympie- Woolooga Road, Kin Kin Road, Bath Road, Tin Can Bay Road and Hay Road is scheduled over the next two weeks.

Traffic control is in place for many of the listed activities. Please drive to the conditions.

Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 18th September 2019 Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 18th September 2019

It has been another fantastic week for the Gympie Regional Council as an organisation.  Last Thursday, our Director of Corporate and Community Services, Pauline Gordon took out the title of Queensland Local Government Manager of the Year.  

For those who know Pauline, she has positioned Council well throughout our community with her excellent skills and abilities in community consultation and engagement.  More pleasing was that she was nominated by her staff for this recognition.

I also had the pleasure of attending the Queensland State Government Training Awards in Brisbane on Saturday night where business and industry from all over Queensland came together to recognise excellence in staff training.  

Gympie Regional Council were in the running to take out large employer of the year for all of Queensland.  Other organisations in this category, who had also progressed by winning their regional title, was Hasting/Deering Australia Ltd; Mount Isa Mines and Gold Coast Health. The eventual winner was Jubcan Pty Ltd (McDonald’s Restaurants – North Qld). 

Whilst it was very satisfying to be recognised in this very esteemed group, it also demonstrates that as an organisation we are committed to delivering expert and specific training within our organisation which can only enhance our staff’s knowledge and expertise in providing core services to our community.

It is perhaps also timely to remind residents that we remain in ‘high risk’ of experiencing dangerous fires.  This will not change until we receive substantial rain.  Talking about rain, council has commenced working towards drought declaration.  This however does not prevent individual primary producers from making application for that status should their situation warrant.

Mayor Mick Curran 

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