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A message from Mayor Glen Hartwig - Wednesday, 2 December 2020 A message from Mayor Glen Hartwig - Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Our Christmas tree in Nelson Reserve has a chequered history to say the least, and although it’s not the poor tree’s fault, it is an example of where Council did not get it right and the community have ultimately paid the price.
There’s no doubt residents want to see the region sparkling for Christmas and Council would like that too. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been an option for this Council to complete and decorate the Christmas tree in Nelson Reserve, however all that has changed. 

What warms the heart is our community, driven by amazing people who step up to support the region and residents because they just want what is right.  
On Monday night, Groves Electrical, Energex, and our community came together and donated their time to deliver and decorate the Christmas tree because they wanted to make a difference. This was not driven by Council; this was driven by local businesses who wanted to give back to the community. 

On behalf of Council, thank you to the teams at Groves Electrical and Energex. Without you, we wouldn’t have a decorated tree. What a great bunch of people. And it’s not too late to donate. Simply take your home made decoration to the Gympie Library before Monday the 7th.

Council is also working with the Chamber of Commerce in Gympie to return the annual ‘Mary Christmas’ nights to Mary Street. COVID-19 has changed our lives, and has certainly impacted nights like these.

However, the chamber and Council are driven to deliver a night for families to come out and celebrate all we have to offer. Mary Street is something this community has that can’t be replicated, and on a summer’s night, there’s no better place to be. It may look a little different to past years thanks to Coronavirus, but the result is the same - a great night out to catch up with family and friends, do some shopping and grab a bite to eat. 

Both nights (Wednesday 16 and 23 December) start at 5pm. Head to the council website or Facebook page to find out more. Just remember to social distance and keep each other safe. I’ll see you there! 

Mayor Glen Hartwig


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Meeting Dates and Times for 2020

Council advises that the meeting and workshop dates and times for the months of May to December 2020 are as follows:

  • Wednesday, 13 May 2020 - Councillor Workshop/Councillor Briefing
  • Wednesday, 27 May 2020 - Ordinary
  • Wednesday, 10 June 2020 - Councillor Workshop/Councillor Briefing
  • Wednesday, 24 June 2020 - Ordinary
  • Wednesday, 8 July 2020 - Councillor Workshop/Councillor Briefing
  • Wednesday, 22 July 2020 - Ordinary
  • Wednesday, 12 August 2020 - Councillor Workshop/Councillor Briefing
  • Wednesday, 26 August 2020 - Ordinary
  • Wednesday, 9 September 2020 - Councillor Workshop/Councillor Briefing
  • Wednesday, 23 September 2020 - Ordinary
  • Wednesday, 14 October 2020 - Councillor Workshop/Councillor Briefing
  • Wednesday, 28 October 2020 - Ordinary
  • Wednesday, 11 November 2020 - Councillor Workshop/Councillor Briefing
  • Wednesday, 25 November 2020 - Ordinary
  • Wednesday, 9 December 2020 - Ordinary

All meetings will commence at 9am. At this stage, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and social distancing rules, meetings will be closed to the public. Ordinary meetings will be live streamed on the Gympie Regional Council Facebook page, and available on the Council website after the event.

Councillor Workshop/Councillor Briefings will be held at the Fossickers Room, Civic Centre, Mellor Street, Gympie.

Ordinary Meetings will be at the Town Hall, 2 Caledonian Hill, Gympie.

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