Gympie Regional Council and COVID-19
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Work to begin on Hughes Terrace
Gympie Regional Council construction crews are finalising plans to lay new asphalt over Hughes Terrace, Gympie.
The project involves the partial removal and replacement of the existing concrete kerb and channel, concrete pathway, replacement of the existing asphalt pavement, line marking, new signage and turfing.
Work is scheduled to begin this Monday, 25 May 2020 and will take approximately three months to complete.
Hughes terrace is part of Gympie’s road network which includes residential houses, businesses and is used by motorists to access the Bruce Highway.
This project will also include line marking adjustments at the signalised intersection which will improve turning movements for motorists and reduce delays.
The minor footpath network extension works will make for safer pedestrian use and access to homes and local business.
The road surface itself has reached its end of life and requires replacing to protect the expensive pavement beneath.
The project is budgeted at $300,000 and is fully funded by Council as part of the 2019/2020 capital works budget.
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