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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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Proposed Permanent Road Closure

Attention is directed to an application for Permanent Road Closure of an area of about 2.53ha being part of Tierney Road, Goomeri at its intersection with the Burnett Highway and separating Reserve for Camping and Water Purposes Lot 138 on FY2893 from Lot 107 on FY1704, Lot 1 on RP90438, and Lots 1 and 2 on RP110201 as shown on Drawing 16/3638, in the manner specified in the Government Gazette of 2 August 2019.

A copy of the notification and of the drawing in illustration may be viewed at the offices of the Gympie Regional Council, Kilkivan Branch Office, Bligh Street, Kilkivan and the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME), 27 O’Connell Street, Gympie.

Objections to the application must be in writing and submitted to DNRME, PO Box 573, Nambour QLD 4560, no later than 12 September 2019.

Any objections received may be viewed by other parties interested in the proposed road closure under the provision of the Right to Information Act 2009. If you lodge an objection, please include in your objection letter whether you would like to be consulted if this issue becomes the subject of an access request under the Right to Information Act 2009.

For further details contact the DNRME Nambour Office, on (07) 5451 2231 quoting reference number 2016/003638.


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