Council has released its budget for the 2017-18 financial year.
Mark it on your calendar to check out this vibrant pop-up style market which features locally created wares.
Go Mumma Gympie Region
Join in some fun fitness classes for you and your kids!
Gympie Studio Trails
Explore and experience the creative spaces of local artists.
School Holiday Fun!
Keep the kids entertained these school holidays with plenty of fun activities.
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.
Gympie Regional Council will vote today on a proposed $95.6 million Budget with a strong investment in roads and a low rates increase.
Ahead of the budget's final approval I can reveal that Council is planning to spend $15 million on roads and drainage infrastructure.
The proposed budget demonstrates that we are getting on with improving the conditions of our local roads.
It is proposed that almost $4 million would be allocated for parks, community facilities, halls and playgrounds including a further $995,000 for the upgrade of the Civic Centre and $665,000 for a new community hall at Curra.
Investing in community facilities and recreation helps promote active lifestyles, builds healthy communities and gives our residents something to be proud of.
Land revaluations from the State Government have made this budget more challenging however Council has worked hard to make sure the impact of these changes is minimal and fairly distributed across the region.
The average residential ratepayer will pay less than a 2.1% increase on their rates. The 10 percent discount to on-time rates payments will continue, as will the pensioner rebate of $160.
The Gympie Region has an increasing population, its economy is changing and it’s delivering more lifestyle and leisure options.
This budget not only reflects the important traditional elements of roads, rates and rubbish but it also meets a key responsibility of Council which is planning for the future of the region in a rapidly changing world.