Gympie Regional Council and COVID-19
Phone - 1300 307 800
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax - (07) 5481 0801
Postal address - PO Box 155, Gympie, QLD 4570
Late last week, we released our Financial Management Review report to the media and our residents as we want our community to know exactly what our position is and the challenges we face. The report is an independent review of how we have historically managed our finances and, most importantly, how we can improve.
The good news is we can only improve, and for those of you who have read the report, there will many who are not surprised. If you haven’t read the report, you can find it on the Council website homepage, and I encourage you to have a look.
Financially we are not in a good position, and we won’t be in a good financial position for years to come. We will turn this around, but it will take time, a lot of work and some very hard decisions from both Councillors and staff.
We need to deal with the hand we’ve been given, which means that this Council is looking at all options on how we cut our spending, while at the same time increasing our commitment to our core services – our residents deserve to drive on decent roads.
So how do we do this? By looking at every program, service and project and ask ourselves, do we need to do this now; is it value for money; will it support local employment; and will this have direct benefit for our residents? If the answer is no, then you may see projects postponed or cancelled as we need to live within our means.
This is what we’re dealing with and in four years’ time, the community can judge whether we have addressed the priority areas that we know the community need. We may make mistakes, and if we do, we need to tell people.
Mayor Glen Hartwig
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.