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.
Last week I attended the Regional Organisation of Councils (ROC) Assembly in Brisbane, hosted by Lord Mayor Graham QUIRK. The ROC assembly brings together the chairpersons of each Council group right across Queensland to collaborate on the big picture issues affecting local government and our residents, whilst ensuring long term planning across regional Queensland.
This group advocates as a collective voice, to both the state and federal tiers of government on behalf of our regions.
The three major issues raised included water security for agriculture and urban growth, telecommunications and adequate transport infrastructure.
When we consider water security for the Wide Bay Burnett area, like most of Queensland, we experience both flood and drought. Whilst councils are in no way advocating for the 'political' solution such as the Traveston Dam, as a collective group we believe both state and federal governments should be looking at methods of providing sound water security strategies and responsible infrastructure to ensure adequate water allocations can be guaranteed well into the future.
Telecommunications, as we all know, is vital. Queensland is a large state with a diverse population base and we believe more could be done to ensure regional businesses have the same opportunities as those in the cities.
I was also proud to attend the Gympie Regional Council Cyber Bullying forum last week. Community members who had the opportunity to attend were briefed on strategies to protect their children from cyber bullying and internet safety from two excellent presenters in Michelle Murray from Bully Zero Australia, and Ali Halkic, who tragically lost his son due to online bullying. I hope that those in attendance gained some valuable information and those who were unable to attend can view the presentation on Gympie Regional Council's website.