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Community Assistance Grants
Round 2 is now open for submissions.
The December 2019 edition of The Round-Up is out now.
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
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