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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 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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