2017 Careers Expo
Head to the Careers Expo on Thursday, May 25 to check out job opportunities, speak with careers advisers and find out more about training and further education.
The 21st Annual Goomeri Pumpkin Festival
Visit the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival on Sunday 28 May for a fun-filled day! You can join in the legendary Great Australian Pumpkin Roll, or check out the novelty pumpkin competitions, street parade, live entertainment, markets and more.
Happy birthday Gympie!
Join us throughout 2017 as we celebrate all that makes our wonderful region great.
Eat Local Month - GourMAY
GourMAY is your chance to explore, taste and experience the best of the Region at one of the many events planned, with all tastes and budgets catered for.
For the full calendar of events visit gympieregionalproduce.com.au and follow Gympie Gold Regional Produce on Facebook.
Have your say
Gympie Regional Council invites you to ‘Have Your Say’ about important decisions and projects for our Region.
Smithfield Street Competition Launched!
Would you like the chance to win one a $100 voucher?
Simply spend $10 or more at any participating businesses between the 13 March 2017 and 30 June 2017 to enter the draw. A winner will be drawn every week until 30 June 2017.
The competition is an initiative by Gympie Regional Council to encourage support and patronage during the Smithfield Street Revitalisation construction period.
The Revitalisation project will introduce new street furniture, pedestrian crossing points, significant street tree planting and landscaping, streetscape lighting, public art, and widened pedestrian pavement areas to encourage alfresco dining and encourage an ‘eat street’ atmosphere and is scheduled for completion late October (weather permitting).
The project is jointly funded by the Queensland Government’s Building our Regions program and Gympie Regional Council.
To enter the competition, write your name and phone number on your receipt and place in the entry box at one of the eight participating businesses throughout Smithfield Street including:
- Monica’s Hair Design;
- Gympie Meat Hall;
- Crystalign Connections Teahouse;
- Dish Restaurant & Wine Bar;
- The Happy Yak;
- Anytime Fitness;
- Paninis Bakery & Café; and
One entry per valid receipt.
The winning vouchers can only be redeemed at the participating businesses between 27 March 2017 and 30 November 2017.
There has been a flurry of activity across the Gympie region, with more events and activities for residents and visitors than we have ever seen. I recently attended the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship at Miva. This event provides a great national profile for our region and I was impressed by the fast paced enthusiasm of both the participants and spectators.
Many of my Councillor colleagues have also been out and about at various activities and events such as the 2nd Annual Rosella Festival, the opening of Hibiscus Aged Care facility, the Kilkivan campdraft and the Well Persons Health Check Day. And of course we can't forget the Gympie Show. Congratulations to the Show Committee and everyone who worked on this fantastic event. We were proud to once again sponsor this event for our community. It was a great opportunity to showcase our finest produce and activity. It was also wonderful to see the Mary Valley Rattler team had a stand at the show and were overwhelmed by the positive feedback and excitement from the community about the Rattler being back on track this December.
Council was also pleased to bring Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise to the region over the weekend. The program helped us to highlight many of our region's produce and tourism activities. Already the feedback regarding Sunrise has been overwhelming. We want to thank James Tobin and the whole Sunrise team for helping us to promote our great region.