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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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Tenders are invited to establish a Register of Pre-Qualified Suppliers (RPQS) for Dry Hire of Construction or Site Plant and Equipment (without an operator).

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Tenderers must be registered with the Queensland Government QTender site to be able to download documents, request information and submit a tender.

Suitably endorsed tenders close at the below website address at 2pm on 1 October 2019.

In accordance with s228(8) of the Local Government Regulation 2012 (Regulation), council may decide not to accept any tenders it receives. In accordance with s288(9) of the Regulation, any accepted tender must be the one deemed most advantageous to council.

It is noted that the lowest price tender may not be the most advantageous. All tenders must be submitted via the Queensland Government e-Tender Website

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