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A message from Councillor Warren Polley - Wednesday, 21 October 2020 A message from Councillor Warren Polley - Wednesday, 21 October 2020

What’s your reason?

The tagline – a natural place to live, work and play – is a common one throughout regional councils across the country. Clearly, all councils want the same things for their region in terms of prosperity and lifestyle, so why should a potential new resident choose one region over all the other regions who are offering similar dreams and prospects?  These reasons are as many and varied as the individuals who hold to them. 

At the recent Chamber of Commerce breakfast, we had high school students who’s priority was around educational options – they are in the early stages of their pathway in life. They were motivated to ‘live’.  The young families just wanted a stable job. They were motivated to ‘work’. Then one stately gentleman, who was clearly in the later leg of his life’s pathway, declared that all people wanted was a peaceful community. He just wanted to relax and ‘play’ and enjoy the fruits of his labour.  Each one of these is right and all are worthy motivations.   

During the week, I met residents from Widgee who had moved onto a 50 acre lot from down south and are loving the fact that they can’t see any neighbours. But they are quite incensed that there are now tradies running up and down the road because, it seems, other people have discovered the same idyllic lifestyle as them and they’re moving in next door.

I have met numerous other people who stated quite simply, “We were driving along and turned off the highway at KFC, fell in love with the place, went back home, sold up and moved to Gympie”. 

In the comments below tell us your story. What brought you here?  What keeps you here?

Cr Warren Polley


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Notice of intent to sell impounded livestock (cattle) at public auction


Gympie Regional Council Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011 

In accordance with Gympie Regional Council Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 207 7, notice is hereby given that if not sooner released, Gympie Regional Council intends to offer for sale at a public auction, the details of which appear below, the following cattle impounded on Monday, 24 August 2020 from a property at Mooloo, Queensland. 




Details of the public auction are as follows.

  • Place: Gympie Saleyards - Saleyards Road, Gympie
  • Date: Monday, 14 September 2020 
  • Time: 9.00am 

The above animals will be available for viewing at the public auction. This animal has been tagged with GRC NLIS devices in accordance with legislation. No NILS tag was fitted at the time of impounding. 

Any amount realised on sale of the impounded animals mentioned above will be applied in accordance with Gympie Regional Council Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 207 7 as follows-

(a)Firstly, towards the cost of the sale; and

(b)Second, towards the cost-recovery fee for impounding; and

(c)Third, payment of the remainder to the former owner of the animals, unless the owner had surrendered the animal to the local government.

If the above animals are not sold at this public auction, Council may dispose of the animals as it considers appropriate. 

All enquiries regarding this matter should be directed to Council's Ranger Regulatory Services - Astrid Ormerod on telephone 1300 307 800 or email 

Dated at Gympie, this Friday, the 4th day of September 2020. 

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