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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 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 For more information about National Volunteer Week visit

20 April 2017

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It’s a busy time for Council with a variety of free community events across our region. 
This weekend, residents can dispose of hazardous household waste which cannot be disposed of at the Waste Management Facilities for free at Nelson Park Reserve between 9am-12pm on Saturday. 
In the Goomeri community, we’ll be hosting a ‘Have Your Say’ forum at the Goomeri Golf Club next Wednesday, asking residents how we can best support with community services and facilities. This follows on from a successful community night in Kilkivan. 

We are also hosting a number of free family-friendly community events as we head into the festive season. 
There are two Mary Street Christmas events planned for the 13th and 20th of December, and Christmas in the Park on December 16. 
We’re also busy planning the New Year’s Eve event to be held in the Gympie Town Centre and will be announcing more details soon. 
We’ll keep everyone updated with details on our website and Facebook page – hope to see you there.

Cr. Mick Curran, Mayor