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Explore, taste and experience the Gympie Region during the month of GourMAY

Foodies from far and wide need to get their taste buds ready with the whole month of May dedicated to celebrating the Gympie Region’s delicious local produce, dining and food experiences from local producers and businesses.

GourMay – Eat Local Month will launch at the Gympie Town Centre Growers Market, Wednesday 3 May from 7am in Memorial Park Gympie.

There will be cooking demonstrations featuring tasty ways with our local produce by Gympie Region’s official Food and Food Tourism Ambassador, Matt Golinski, and an outside broadcast by Nugget and Al of Zinc 96.1. 

Gympie Regional Council’s Mayor Mick Curran said “the Gympie Region is a vibrant contributor to Queensland’s food and agribusiness sector and Eat Local Month is an opportunity for our residents and businesses to showcase and celebrate all that we have to offer.”

“This is a fantastic opportunity to promote our region as a key destination for food related tourism and major events in Queensland and initiatives like these demonstrate how productive, creative and diverse our region is,” he said.

Throughout May there will be a tantalising menu of events and activities catering to all ages and tastes including the month’s signature event the 5Chef’s Long Table Lunch, Goomeri Pumpkin Festival, Gympie Show, Gympie Garden Expo and much more.

Restaurants in the region are also getting on board and will be displaying the Gympie Gold Regional Produce symbol on menus and signature GourMAY dishes that celebrate the theme of explore, taste and experience.

“This is your chance to support local farmers, producers and food businesses in the region in true farm to fork style,” he said.

What has been shared here is just a small piece of the pie so for more information go to, follow @GympieRegionalProduce on Facebook or contact Council’s Economic Development Team on 1300 307 800.

For more information visit or visit the Gympie Regional Council’s Facebook page.

21 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