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Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 10th December 2019 Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 10th December 2019

Any sportsperson will tell you that generally the game, whatever the game, is not won or lost in the first five minutes; and planning for our future as a region is no different.

The announcement of the construction of the Bruce Highway upgrade next year is one such opportunity, with over 500 workers engaged with the project until 2025.  2017 seems a long time ago when I travelled to Canberra with my fellow Wide Bay Burnett mayors to support our federal member for this transformational project. Transport and Main Roads is also urging, as do I, local businesses to register with them to supply services.  It means that Gympie businesses will benefit and there will be opportunities for local employment. 

I am pleased to see the state government have announced that they will formally tend for the 2032 Olympics to come to South East Queensland and I have already met and spoken to our Premier regarding the opportunities our region can offer.  

The Wide Bay Burnett Council of Mayors, with myself as chair, have commenced advocating for another transformational project; the fast train between Brisbane and Bundaberg, which could also be transformational for our region.  

We also have a fantastic opportunity to review the Wide Bay Regional Plan which could see expansion and changed land use management right across our region; changes that will encourage sustainable development and opportunities with strong links to the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.  As a region, we have seen our economy grow over the last five years, but we can always do more.

I must also thank Minister Mark Furner, Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry for declaring drought status for our region.  While this will provide some relief for our primary producers, nothing short of good rainfall right across our region will break the dreadful drought we are experiencing.  If you are a person of faith, prayers for rain certainly won’t do any harm.  

Mayor Mick Curran 

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Are you passionate about weed and pest management in our region?

Gympie Regional Council is calling for expressions of interest for membership of the Weed and Pest Advisory Committee (WPAC). WPAC members will get involved with:

  • Actively promoting and contributing to invasive species management
  • Increasing community understanding of Lands Protection projects
  • Representing stakeholder interests and relaying information relating to opportunities and issues
  • Reviewing Council draft documentation and proposed project work
  • Participating in the annual review of the Gympie Region Biosecurity Plan (2017-2022)
  • Supporting Council with the implementation of the Queensland Biosecurity Act 2014.

This is a voluntary position. To find out more, call 1300 307 800 or visit www.gympie.qld.gov.au/weeds-and-pest-animal-control


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