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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 20 September 2017 Mayor's Column - Wednesday 20 September 2017

 In May this year, the Gympie region was drought declared by the State Government. 

Our region has been affected by poor seasonal conditions – with extremely low rainfall and ongoing dry weather. This has made things increasingly tough on our community, particularly on our farmers and their industries. 
There is State Government assistance available for eligible farmers that have properties within a drought-declared area. Under the Drought Relief Assistance Scheme, farmers may be able to receive freight subsidies and water rebates. There are also other drought-related loans, allowances and fee relief for primary producers.  

I encourage our farmers to look into the financial assistance that may be available to them. 
Council also operates a water fill station at Archery Park in Gympie where locals and visitors can access potable drinking water.
Saving water is everyone’s business and we want to ensure that we help to conserve this vital natural resource. 
By using it wisely, we can make sure that we have enough for today, tomorrow and into the future. 

Cr. Mick Curran, Mayor