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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 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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