Latest news Latest news

« Back

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
  • Subway.

One entry per valid receipt.

The winning vouchers can only be redeemed at the participating businesses between 27 March 2017 and 30 November 2017.


Mayor's Column - Wednesday 22 March Mayor's Column - Wednesday 22 March

There has been some commentary recently around the financial position of Council. I can advise that Council is very fortunate in that we are in a very strong and responsible financial position. With a growing asset base, reduced debt and more than adequate reserves, Gympie Regional Council (GRC) is better placed financially than the majority of Councils in Queensland.

Councils face financial pressures as all governments do. Our Council works hard to maintain the balance between financial responsibility and managing requests from residents whilst maintaining current service delivery standards and providing facilities which improve the liveability of the region.

It is also important to recognise that we have delivered the two lowest rate rises in Council’s history whilst providing major projects like the world class Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre and the Mary Valley Rattler project which will bring jobs, visitors and business to our Region.

Council continues to advocate to both the State and Federal governments to attract additional funding for important projects in this region. This is the ‘free money’ I have previously referred to. If this funding is not secured by GRC it will be given to other Queensland Councils.  Projects that have benefited from this type of funding include the  Mary Valley Rattler as well as important road, bridge and facility upgrades right across this region.

Our Council is in a good position financially and we are benchmarking on target or better than is required by the Auditor General’s office. We remain focused on remaining fiscally responsible and sustainable well into the future. 

Cr. Mick Curran, Mayor

What's on at the Gallery What's on at the Gallery

The Gabori Sisters: Gathering by the Sea on Tour
4 January to 22 April

Introduces young visitors to the Kaiadilt artists, Elsie, Dorothy and Amanada Gabori.

Now & Then
1 March to 22 April

Now & Then takes an innovative and creative approach to interpreting and presenting historical stories through a range of disciplines from traditional painting, textiles, installation and new media.

hARTland
1 March to 22 April

An exhibition of landscape images that explore the concept of landscape, including its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us.

Browse all Gallery events »