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Five year plan positions Gympie for future growth

A continued focus on economic growth will see Gympie cement its position as a thriving centre for business, tourism and community.

Adopted this morning, Gympie Regional Council’s Corporate Plan 2017-2022 builds on feedback from more than 70 community groups and organisations, as well as members of the general public. The Corporate Plan is the lead strategic planning document that drive’s Council’s fundamental decision making, reporting framework, annual budget and operational planning process.

Mayor Mick Curran said Gympie Regional Council was committed to working with the community to improve opportunities for current and future generations.

“Gympie is one of Australia’s fastest growing regions and is increasingly popular as a place to live and invest,” Mr Curran said.

“We are currently home to almost 50,000 residents and we expect significant population growth in coming years as more people are tempted by the region’s natural beauty, relaxed lifestyle and many opportunities.

“Council is equally committed to stimulating further investment in the region. More than 4,200 businesses are located in the region, but our strong business community, stable workforce and proximity to the State’s south east are major benefits to businesses considering establishing themselves here.

The Corporate Plan reiterates Council’s vision for the future and commitment to a range of projects including the CBD and sporting facilities as well as a greater emphasis on rural roads and marketing the Region. Three key projects given the green light for further investigation and planning are:
• A new library
• Further development of the jetty at Tin Can Bay
• A new equestrian centre at Kilkivan.

“We are at the threshold of an exciting period of growth,” Mr Curran said.

“The corporate plan is the blueprint that will enable us to build a strong, inclusive and economically vibrant region.”

The Gympie Regional Council Corporate Plan 2017-2022 can be downloaded at