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2017 Careers Expo showcases job opportunities

Held since 2009, the Gympie Regional Careers Expo returns for another year to showcase education, training and employment opportunities in the Wide Bay Region.

The free event will be held on 25 May from 10am-2pm at The Pavilion and will feature over 50 displays representing education, trade, government and the private sector.

The Gympie Regional Council’s Mayor Mick Curran said “this expo has been the leading platform for organisations to present career pathways and further education opportunities not only to school students and their parents, but also to members of the community who wish to increase their skills or employment prospects.”

“We are delighted to host this event and it demonstrates Council’s commitment to nurturing a region of opportunity and growth for current and future generations,” he said.

With continued support from local business, industry, university, TAFE, training and employment service providers, the Gympie Regional Careers Expo 2017 promises to be the best one yet.

To register as a sponsor, exhibitor or school, or if you would like to know more, visit or contact Council’s Community Development Team directly on 1300 307 800.

20 April 2017

Mayor's Column - Wednesday 19 April Mayor's Column - Wednesday 19 April

Council has adopted the GRC Corporate Plan 2017-2022. This plan addresses key strategic themes for not only Council but also for the wider community as we move forward as one of the truly evolving regional centres of Queensland. I would also like to thank those members of the community who provided feedback through our community engagement/consultation period which was an important process to bring the finalised Corporate Plan before Council. 

One of the key themes addressed in the plan is our economy. As a community we have seen significant improvements in our tourism visitation right across the Region.

We are also experiencing never before seen housing approvals and construction for this Region. Local businesses are confident of future growth, as per the recent business confidence survey. The Gympie Times supports this confidence which is clearly evidenced by their current advertising campaign.

This reflects that the Gympie Region is not only vibrant, but also growing and changing with Council plans for family friendly places in the CBD, a state of the art transit centre and planned accessibility to the Mary River to name but a few of Councils planned projects over the remainder of this term. I certainly endorse their comments “Our Region is on the move”. 

Cr. Mick Curran, Mayor

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