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Council to celebrate the region’s volunteers

Gympie Regional Council, Tony Perrett MP, Member for Gympie, and the Gympie Region Volunteer Centre are proud to host the Annual Celebration of Volunteering on Wednesday 3 May.
This event is a fun-filled morning tea which features guest speakers, pamper stations, activities and great musical entertainment by local artists to celebrate volunteers from across the Gympie region.
“This event is a wonderful opportunity to recognise the dedication and hard work of countless volunteers that contribute to making our region the natural choice to live, work and play,” said Gympie Regional Council’s Mayor, Mick Curran.

“I strongly encourage everyone to come along and for volunteer-based organisations, it’s an ideal opportunity to book a table to give your hard working volunteers a much deserved morning out,” he said.

The event is running as part of National Volunteer Week with the theme of Give Happy, Live Happy, as research shows that volunteers live happier and healthier lives.

The event is free and will be held on Wednesday 3 May from 10am – 12 noon at The Pavilion, Gympie. Bookings are essential for catering purposes. To reserve your place or book a table, visit www.gympie.qld.gov.au/national-volunteer-week and click on the ‘reserve your place’ link or contact Council’s Community Development Team directly on 1300 307 800.

For more information about volunteering in our region contact the Gympie Region Volunteer Centre via email at volunteer@chsn.org.au. For more information about National Volunteer Week visit www.volunteeringaustralia.org.

20 April 2017


Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 17 January 2018 Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 17 January 2018

With the Christmas and New Year break now well and truly over for most of us, I can only hope the majority had a restful break, catching up with family and friends.

Some of our new facilities have literally been swamped with over 17,000 attendances at the Aquatic Centre in December and River to Rail trail along the Mary river having a full carpark on many occasions, and of course our coast has hosted great crowds with fantastic feedback from our tourism operators. These have been great projects for our region. 

 

As we now look to the future, I am very excited about 2018, which will see the completion of the Rattler, a major tourism attraction for this region as well as the rolling out of many other projects aimed at improving the liveability of the region and supporting the economy.

Like every other council in Australia we cannot meet all the requests of the community and need to prioritise services and projects but I am excited about this region's future and I look forward to continuing to work with Council, our community groups and our residents who continue to positively promote our wonderful region and who actively contribute to making our community such a great place to live.

Cr. Mick Curran, Mayor

 

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