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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
www.gympieregionalproduce.com.au, follow @GympieRegionalProduce on Facebook or contact Council’s Economic Development Team on 1300 307 800.

For more information visit www.gympie.qld.gov.au/greatgympie or visit the Gympie Regional Council’s Facebook page.

21 April 2017


Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 23 May 2018 Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 23 May 2018

This week has seen the introduction of new legislation for local government particularly regarding how conflicts of interest are managed and the process for bringing complaints against councillors. These changes come in the wake of the recent high profile prosecution of councillors.

Whilst everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence, serious allegations and charges have been made against councillors from at least 4 councils across Queensland.

Along with my fellow Mayors from the Wide Bay Burnett area, I was fortunate to meet with the local Government Minister, Sterling Hinchliffe and as a collective group, offered our full support.

As I have said previously, no councillor across Queensland should hold any fears regarding this new legislation if they are doing the right thing and working for their community.

There are 77 councils right across Qld and issues have been identified in only 4.

As the Minister said last week, the vast majority of Councillors and staff are doing the right thing, and this is the positive we can take away.

I for one welcome the new legislation which I am sure will see Councillors doing the wrong thing brought to justice. More importantly, those of us acting with integrity and ethically and making our communities a better place, can have the ongoing confidence of the community and get on with the job.

On another note, this week we are celebrating National Volunteer Week where we get to acknowledge and appreciate the incredible contribution that our local volunteers make to the Gympie region.
We have an truly generous community who give of their time to sporting, musical, community, and charity groups to name a few, because they want to make a difference.

And I’m looking forward to celebrating with them all at our Annual Morning Tea tomorrow at the Civic Centre. Thank you to all our volunteers for your hard work, commitment and dedication - you make the Gympie region a better place to live.

Mayor Mick Curran 

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