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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about National Volunteer Week visit www.volunteeringaustralia.org.
20 April 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.