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May 17   Sailing towards big plans for 2020 Easter in Gladstone
After the success of this year’s Easter in Gladstone festivities, organisations across the region have already sailed into action and started work on bigger and better events in 2020.
 
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May 16   Surf, soul and sound at spectacular Gladstone Region 1770 Festival
Mark this weekend on your calendar and cancel any other plans – it’s time to get away and celebrate one of the region’s most iconic towns. Taking place from 24 – 26 May, the Gladstone Region 1770 Festival is set to offer three fun-filled family days.
 
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May 13   Callout for Giant Rat’s Tail grass research field day
To aid in the continued management of Giant Rat’s Tail (GRT) grass, Gladstone Regional Council together with Biosecurity Queensland are hosting a research field day.
 
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May 10   Council to lobby for funds to upgrade Marley Brown Oval
Gladstone Regional Council will lobby for state and federal funding towards redevelopment of Gladstone’s iconic, Marley Brown Oval.
 
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May 9   Gladstone Regional Council to launch new digital look
Refreshed, revitalised and ready for action – Gladstone Regional Council has a new website on the way.
 
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May 3  

Students to gain insight into careers with Gladstone Regional Council
Gladstone Regional Council staff will highlight career opportunities within Council at this year’s EQIP 2019 Gladstone Careers Expo next Wednesday (8 May). 

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May 3  

 Awards to recognise Gladstone Region volunteers
National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration held in the Gladstone Region to acknowledge the generous contribution volunteers make to our community. 

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April 29   Global change makers to take the stage at 2019 Ecofest
At just 11 years of age, Molly Steer has engaged a global audience with the #StrawNoMore movement and will be heading to Gladstone as one of Ecofest’s key note speakers this year.
 
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April 23   Council offers free flu shots for ‘at risk’ community members
With a crisp change fresh in the air, Gladstone Regional Council is offering its annual free influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations to ‘at risk’ residents in May, before the flu season begins.
 
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April 18   ANZAC Day services across the region
Residents are invited to commemorate ANZAC Day on Thursday 25 April, with services being conducted across the Gladstone Region.
 
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April 17  

Secure your stall for now for Ecofest 2019
On the lookout for how your environmentally conscious business can help spread awareness? Council has just the event for you!

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April 12  

Top tips for holidaying at home this Easter in Gladstone
Easter in Gladstone is just around the corner. To make it easier to head harbourside and enjoy all the events taking place, Council has put together some ‘top tips’ for residents and visitors alike. 

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April 11   Adam Harvey to provide star power as we all Band Together
Nothing is going to be Better than this – one fantastic night full of community spirit and great entertainment – Gladstone Regional Council’s bushfire benefit concert – Band Together.
 
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April 8   Renewable diesel system now a reality in Gladstone Region
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett this morning welcomed a commercial size diesel generator at the Northern Oil Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant in Yarwun.
 
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April 5  

Sail through the holidays in style and spend Easter in Gladstone
With a crisp, autumn change in the air – it could only mean one thing… Easter is coming! Eyes cast on the horizon, Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett is on the countdown to one of the region’s biggest celebrations.

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April 1   Proposed local government reforms good news for Gladstone
Continuing its Local Government rolling reform agenda, the Palaszczuk Government this morning announced an update on the proposed Local Government reforms.
 
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March 28   Community encouraged to get creative and Take pART in Ecofest
What could a textile artist and a poet, a watercolour artist and an actor or an animator and a vocalist, create to inspire the community?
 
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March 27   Request for services at Luminous
Attention all food vendors, artists, community groups, organisations and businesses – Gladstone Regional Council is calling on your services!
 
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March 26   Submissions called for ‘Sounds of the Gladstone Region’
The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum is calling on the community to submit their newly recorded sounds of the region, to be played as part of Gladstone Regional Council’s entry in the 2019 Gladstone Harbour Festival Street Parade.
 
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March 25   Free children’s workshops and new exhibitions at Gallery & Museum 
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum will launch three exciting exhibitions mid-April, each showcasing a unique perspective on past and modern-day Australia.
 
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March 25   Discount extension for 2019 utilities notice
Gladstone Regional Council wishes to advise due to delays in distribution, the due dates for half-yearly water access and sewerage charges have been extended.
 
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March 25   New recruits engaged for first day of their bright futures
Gladstone Regional Council this morning welcomed 16 new recruits, as trainees and apprentices engaged for their first official day of work.
 
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March 22   Visiting university students gain expert insight into future careers
Gaining real-world insight into how to utilise their degree after graduation, 38 engineering students from the University of Queensland this morning toured the Tannum Sands Wastewater Treatment Plant.
 
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March 21   Action packed week planned for Gladstone Region Youth Week
Indoors, outdoors and four paws – there’s something for everyone this 2019 Youth Week.
 
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March 20  

Gladstone Region stands strong and is ready to Band Together Excitement is building around the region as the countdown to Gladstone Regional Council’s reinvigorated bushfire benefit concert Band Together kicks-off.

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March 19   Council to carry out water meter replacement program until mid-June
Gladstone Regional Council will commence a water meter replacement program in some areas of the region this week.
 
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March 19   Local arts and cultural groups encouraged to apply for funding
Gladstone Regional Council invites local arts and cultural groups and individuals to apply for the latest round of Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).
 
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March 15  

Gladstone Skate Park closed over the weekend
Gladstone Regional Council advises the Gladstone Skate Park at Memorial Park is closed over the weekend.

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March 15   Ramping up for the official Bray Park Pump Track opening
If it’s got one, two, three or four wheels – it doesn’t matter – just make sure you ride, roll, skate or cruise down to the official opening of the Bray Park Pump Track this Saturday (16 March).
 
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March 12   Public safety behind decision to remove four Endeavour Park trees
Gladstone Regional Council will arrange removal of four structurally unsound trees from Endeavour Park, Seventeen Seventy this week.
 
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March 11  

Books, Bubbles and Brie evening to meet local authors
No plans for Saturday 16 March? Have a plan, but want a better one?  Well then, Gladstone Regional Libraries have you sorted with their Books, Bubbles and Brie evening.

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March 7   Micro Poetry to celebrate Harmony Day and World Poetry Day
Residents are encouraged to pen an entry in Gladstone Regional Council’s Micro Poetry competition and share their poetry proficiencies to celebrate Harmony Day and World Poetry Day.
 
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March 6   Celebrate Parks Week across the Gladstone Region
With an abundance of beautiful outdoor spaces across the region, Gladstone Regional Council is on the countdown to get outdoors and celebrate Parks Week 2019.
 
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March 6   Views sought on proposed Boyne Tannum Aquatic Recreation Centre
Residents are invited to provide their feedback about the proposed Boyne Tannum Aquatic Recreation Centre at upcoming community engagement sessions.
 
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March 6   Easter in Gladstone to offer a fine feast of food and entertainment
Gladstone is being touted as the place to be this Easter, with an abundance of fun, food, festivals and entertainment on offer.
 
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March 5   Council Waste Water Treatment Plant set to receive State Government financial boost 
Gladstone Regional Council is pleased to announce their successful bid for Queensland State Government funding for the Yarwun Water Treatment Plant upgrade.
 
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March 4  

Gladstone Region to showcase on Sunrise
Contact your friends and family around Australia and tell them to tune into Seven tomorrow morning (Tuesday 5 March) as the Gladstone Region welcomes Sunrise’s Sam Mac.

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February 27  

GECC hosts local government delegates at Leadership Summit
Gladstone Regional Council’s Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) has played host to hundreds of local government delegates from across Queensland for the past two days (26 and 27 Feb).

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February 26  

Views sought on proposed Boyne Tannum Aquatic Recreation Centre
Residents can provide their feedback about the proposed Boyne Tannum Aquatic Recreation Centre at upcoming community engagement sessions.

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February 25  

Matthew Flinders Bridge - temporary closure to tall marine vessels
Council advises the Matthew Flinders (Gladstone Marina) Bridge will be locked in the down position for several hours on Thursday (28 Feb) for scheduled maintenance. 

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February 25   Gladstone Region encouraged to find a way this Clean Up Australia Day
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett has called on community members to don a wide brimmed hat and lend a hand this Clean Up Australia Day (Mar 3)
 
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February 21  

Band Together & community debriefs rescheduled due to weather event
Gladstone Regional Council wishes to advise the bushfire benefit concert Band Together planned for Saturday 23 February has been rescheduled due to the threat of Tropical Cyclone Oma and associated high tides, strong winds and rainfall.

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February 21  

Have your say on Memorial Park master plan 
Gladstone Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC), in collaboration with Gladstone Regional Council, is calling on the community to have their say regarding the future of Memorial Park in Gladstone.

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February 19  

Gladstone Region bands ready to Band Together for their community
Adam Harvey might be bringing the star power to Band Together, but two local acts will be bringing the power of the community.

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February 19  

Community input to aid future disaster response
Following the 2018 CQ Bushfires, Gladstone Regional Council is providing impacted communities an opportunity to engage with emergency services and Council to ensure continued improvement of response during disasters and emergencies.

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February 13  

Gladstone biorefinery pilot plant gets the go-ahead
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett today welcomed news US company Mercurius will be proceeding with their Gladstone pilot plant biorefinery.

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February 13  

Nominations now open for Mayor’s Youth breakfast
Do you know of an outstanding young member of the Gladstone Region who should be recognised for their achievements?

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February 12  

Free clay workshop and exhibition opening at GRAGM
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum invite members of the community to come along and celebrate the launch of touring exhibition Clay Stories: Contemporary Indigenous Ceramics from Remote Australia.

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February 11  

Put your green thumb to use with Council’s free mulch
Are you on the lookout for something to give your garden an extra boost? Is it time to put that green thumb to use?

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February 5  

Anything Goes in ship shape for Gladstone region audiences
With anticipation around the Gladstone Region building for the opening night of the community musical Anything Goes, Gladstone Regional Council has stepped behind the curtain to get a sneak peek of what’s instore.

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February 5  

Adam Harvey to headline Band Together – Bushfire Benefit Concert
To recognise the efforts provided by countless community members and organisations during the 2018 CQ Bushfires, and to continue to aid those impacted, Gladstone Regional Council is pleased to announce Band Together – Bushfire Benefit Concert.

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February 1  

Discover what’s under the cover at Library Lovers month
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, are you on the lookout for the perfect blind date?

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February 1  

Council grants of up to $3000 for sports events now open
Regionally significant sport and active recreation events to be held in the Gladstone Region between April to August this year can now apply for Gladstone Regional Council Sport & Recreation Event Grant funding. 

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January 31  

Council partner with SIMS to aid in Bushfire recovery process
Gladstone Regional Council has partnered with SIMS Metal Collection to provide scrap metal collection to those impacted in the Gladstone Region by the CQ Bushfires.

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January 30  

Step behind the curtains and explore GECC Open Day
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the big red curtains of the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre stage?

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January 29  

Extended operating hours on trial for Gladstone pound
Gladstone Regional Council wishes to advise operating hours for the Gladstone pound facility have been updated.

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January 25  

Free grant writing workshops in Gladstone Region
Have you got a great arts, culture or heritage project that needs funding, but you’re not sure where to start when writing a grant application?

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January 24  

Gladstone Region welcomes hydrogen funding
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett has welcomed news of a $3 million innovation hub to test the latest hydrogen production technology.

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January 24  

Community called to help re-vamp Mount Larcom RTC
Gladstone Regional Council is calling on the community to aid in the re-vamp of the Mount Larcom Rural Transaction Centre.

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January 23  

Beneficiaries for 2019 Santos GLNG Mayor’s Charity Ball announced
Gladstone Regional Council is pleased to announce the beneficiaries for the 2019 Santos GLNG Mayor’s Charity Ball.

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January 23  

Animal inspection program to commence in Gladstone Region
Gladstone Regional Council wish to advise they will be commencing their animal inspection program as of 1 February 2019 until 30 July 2019 (6 calendar months).

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January 22  

Council to seek community input on Boyne Tannum Aquatic Centre
Gladstone Regional Council will seek community input following adoption of the Boyne Tannum Aquatic Recreation Centre Feasibility Study at today’s general meeting. 

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January 22  

Council warns residents to be vigilant of officer impersonator
Gladstone Regional Council is urging residents to be vigilant after receiving reports of an individual, improperly posing as a Council officer. 

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January 21  

Australia Day ambassadors announced for Gladstone Region
One of the best parts of Australia Day is celebrating Australians who have done great things for their community, their state or their country.

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January 18  

Plenty to do in the Gladstone Region this weekend
With the school holidays nearing an end, it’s time to soak up the rest of the SUNfest fun over the next six days across the Gladstone Region.

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January 18   Regional centres confirm Australia Day celebrations
Get ready to “fire up the barbie” and “whip out the snags” with Australia Day celebrations confirmed for regional townships across the Gladstone Region.
 
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January 17   APT9 Kids on Tour to host family fun day in Gladstone Region
If you’re looking for something to do with the kids this weekend, look no further than the APT9 Kids on Tour Family Fun Day taking place at the Gladstone Regional Gallery & Museum Saturday 19 January.
 
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January 11  

Council aids Team Rubicon's bushfire recovery effort 
Armed with gloves, dust masks, shovels and a can-do attitude, Team Rubicon Australia has been leading a community focused recovery mission aiding those affected by the 2018 CQ Bushfires. 

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January 8   Flood Watch warning for parts of Gladstone Region
Gladstone Regional Council wishes to advise the Bureau of Meteorology has issued an Amber level threat alert for flooding in some parts of the region.
 
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January 7   Australian author to visit Gladstone on national tour
Packing up corporate life to travel Australia in her caravan, novelist Jenn McLeod will be calling into Gladstone as a part of her regional tour.

 
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January 4   Regional centres to host Australia Day celebrations
There will be no shortage of activities to keep everyone busy this Australia Day, with townships across the region gearing up to celebrate on January 26. 
 
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January 2   Tannum Sands sun to set the scene for Australia Day Family Fun Day
Get ready to slip, slop, slap and make a splash this Australia Day Family Fun Day at Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands on January 26, 2019.
 
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December 20   Get pumped for the new Bray Park Pump Track
Bike there, scoot there or skate there – just make sure you get to the brand-new Bray Park Pump Track and updated skatepark.
 
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December 20   How to keep your furry friends safe for a puur-fect Christmas
Christmas is a wonderful time to unwind and indulge in some of our favourite treats. While they may not be the best for our waistline, our body can still digest them properly, unlike our furry friends.
 
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December 13   Still singing strong – Gladstone Region won’t be beaten
As the Gladstone Region enters another storm season, residents will continue to sing our anthem loud and clear – we are one community that won’t be beaten by cyclones or floods.
 
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December 12   Art Gallery & Museum to launch final exhibition for 2018
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum will officially launch their summer exhibitions on Friday 14 December 2018, from 6pm.
 
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December 11   Who you gonna call? Toad Busters!
Gladstone Regional Council together with Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) will launch the annual Toad Busters season tonight, Tuesday 11 December at 6pm at Reg Tanna Park, Gladstone.
 
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December 07   Services rally together to help those affected by bushfires
Gladstone Regional Council, working alongside the Department of Communities today welcomed OrangeSky Australia as they aid residents in the Deepwater area affected by the CQ Bushfires.
 
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December 06   Community to celebrate festive season at Mayor’s Carols
Gladstone Region residents will come together for a night of Christmas festivities when the 2018 Santos GLNG Mayor’s Carols presented by 4CC, is hosted by the Gladstone Ports Corporation on Friday 7 December, 2018.
 
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December 05   Residents encouraged to access Recovery Hubs across the Region
The Department of Communities have established Recovery Hubs across the Gladstone Region for residents and property owners who have been affected by the recent CQ Bushfires.
 
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December 05   Boyne Island Library Christmas decorating extravaganza
With the festive season in full swing, it could only mean one thing…it’s time for the 17th annual Boyne Island Library Christmas Tree decorating extravaganza.
 
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December 04  

Staying safe and healthy during return to bushfire affected areas
High priority will be given to the support and safety of residents when they are returning to their properties in southern parts of the Gladstone Region.

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December 04  

Bushfire affected area deemed safe for community to return
Following the evacuation of the Deepwater, Baffle Creek, Rules Beach and Oyster Creek communities from the CQ bushfires, emergency services and authorities have now deemed the area safe to return.

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December 03  

Evacuated residents may be eligible for grant to assist essential needs
Gladstone Region residents evacuated by bushfires may be eligible for a Queensland Government grant to assist with food, clothing, medical supplies or temporary accommodation.

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November 30  

Telstra extends bushfire assistance package 
Gladstone Regional Council wishes to advise Telstra has extended the areas eligible for its disaster assistance package for residential and small business customers who have been displaced due to bushfires currently affecting the Central Queensland region.

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November 30  

New wave of firefighters arrive to continue to battle bushfires
Gladstone Airport was a hive of activity this morning with a heartfelt farewell for 100 firefighters departing our region and a welcome to 100 incoming firefighters arriving to continue the battle.

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November 30  

Miriam Vale community update 
A community update meeting will be held at Miriam Vale Community Centre tonight (Nov 30) at 6pm. 

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November 30  

Emergency grants available to Mount Larcom and Ambrose residents
Mount Larcom and Ambrose residents affected by bushfires are now eligible to apply for the Queensland Government’s Emergency Hardship Assistance grants. 

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November 28   Telstra assistance package announced for Queensland bushfires
Gladstone Regional Council wishes to advise Telstra has extended the areas eligible for its disaster assistance package for residential and small business customers who have been displaced due to bushfires currently affecting the Central Queensland region.
 
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November 28   From the Gladstone Region to the North Pole
Sending a letter to Santa is one of the many joys Christmas time brings, and one Gladstone Region children won’t be missing out on.
 
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November 28   Christmas Street Party a celebration of free family festive fun
Gladstone’s CBD precinct will be transformed by a touch of Christmas magic on Sunday (December 2) for the annual Christmas Street Party.
 
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November 27   Bushfire Updates - Community Information Sessions
Join us at community meetings at Agnes Water and Miriam Vale. We’ll be talking about the current bushfire situation and providing advice to local residents. These meetings are open to the public and we encourage people to come along.
 
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November 27   How to help those affected by the Gladstone Region bushfires
Gladstone Regional Council has partnered with GIVIT, a national not-for-profit organisation, connecting members of the Gladstone Region and wider communities wishing to donate goods and services to those affected by the Deepwater bushfires.
 
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November 26  

Bushfire Update - Information for evacuating residents
Gladstone Regional Council wishes to advise any community members evacuating their residence to please register with The Red Cross via the following link - https://register.redcross.org.au/

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November 26  

Bushfire Updates - Community Information Sessions
Join us at community meetings today at Miriam Vale and Agnes Water. We’ll be talking about the current bushfire situation and providing advice to local residents. These meetings are open to the public and we encourage people to come along.

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November 26  

School Closure - Wartburg State School
Wartburg State School will be closed tomorrow due to bushfires in the area. For school closure information visit https://closures.det.qld.gov.au/emergency/schools.html

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November 26   Bushfire Warning - Round Hill
Residents affected by Round Hill bushfire are reminded to seek information via  https://www.facebook.com/QldFireandRescueService

PREPARE TO LEAVE: ROUND HILL bushfire as at 5.25am Mon 26 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

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November 26   Bushfire Warning - Deepwater (formerly Wartburg/Deepwater)
Residents affected by Deepwater bushfire are reminded to seek information via  https://www.facebook.com/QldFireandRescueService
Those seeking refuge; it is advised to first seek shelter with friends and family. If unable, Miriam Vale Community Centre (41 Blomfield Street) is established as a place of refuge.
 
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November 23   Council funding will bring Australia Day to the region's 'backyards'
Gladstone Regional Council is offering groups in our region’s townships a helping hand to fly the Aussie flag and host a public community event on Australia Day.
 
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November 23   Natalia Muszkat sworn in as Gladstone Regional Councillor
New Gladstone Regional Councillor Natalia Muszkat was today welcomed by her colleagues after taking her official declaration of office during a ceremony in Council chambers.
 
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November 21   Council passes preliminary approval for Agnes Water Health and Wellbeing precinct
The preliminary approval for a health and wellbeing precinct in Agnes Water was passed yesterday by the Gladstone Regional Council.
 
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November 21   Council's performer call-out for Live @ Library Square
Are you a performer on the lookout for your next gig? Or, are you in need of the perfect space to kick-start your career? Gladstone Regional Council has just the thing for you.
 
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November 20   Budding school artists called to enter Australia Day competition
As part of 2019 Australia Day celebrations, Gladstone Regional Council is calling for entries in the Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition.
 
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November 19   Microchipping will keep your pet safe
Gladstone Regional Council will offer discounted microchipping at Boyne Tannum Community Centre on Wednesday, December 5, in an ongoing campaign to encourage responsible pet ownership.
 
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November 16  

Polling booths for Councillor by-election to open 8am to 6pm Saturday
Polling booths for the Councillor by-election for Gladstone Regional Council will operate tomorrow (Saturday, November 17) from 8am to 6pm across the region.

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November 16  

Councillors tackle drought relief head-on
Three Gladstone Region Councillors will be taking the field over the weekend in a charity match to help raise funds for drought-stricken farmers. 

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November 15   Council launch RegionWatch disaster and emergency software ahead of storm season
Gladstone Regional Council officially launched its online disaster and emergency dashboard, RegionWatch today.
 
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November 14   Free Council program educates young pet owners
They say never work with children and animals, but the latest Gladstone Regional Council program is doing just that.
 
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November 13  

Mayor launches gift of giving for 2018 festive season
Gladstone Region Council Mayor Matt Burnett is calling on the community to help bring festive cheer to those in need this Christmas.
 

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November 9   Award-winning Artists to speak at Art Awards: Artist Talks
Six Award-winning Gladstone and Rockhampton artists will provide insight into their work and artistic practice during FREE Art Awards: Artist Talks at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum on Saturday, 10 November 2018.
 
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November 9   Blue-Green Algae warning for Colyer Park, Boyne Island
Gladstone Regional Council has identified that a blue-green algae (BGA) bloom is currently occurring in the pond at Colyer Park, Boyne Island.
 
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November 9   Remembrance Day services across the Gladstone Region
On Sunday 11 November 2018, Queensland will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice – the historic agreement that led to the end of the First World War.
 
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November 8   Gladstone Regional Council appoints local CEO
This morning Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett announced the appointment of Leisa Dowling to the position of Chief Executive Officer following a comprehensive internal recruitment process.
 
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November 7
 
  Agnes Water RTC photography competition now open for judging
The Agnes Water Rural Transaction Centre annual photography competition is heating up, entries for the competition now closed.
 
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November 6   Calliope School Leaders get a taste of Council life
Councillors today welcomed Calliope State School students into their chambers as an opportunity for aspiring leaders to better understand Councillor life.
 
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November 5

 

Hummock Hill project approved by State Government
Minister for State Development Cameron Dick today announced the State Government has approved the Hummock Hill resort project. View documents

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November 1

 

  Seed share sprouts up at Calliope Library
From 1 November, your library card will not only allow you access to books, but it will also allow you to borrow seeds.
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November 1

 

  By-election nominations closed
Nominations for the upcoming Councillor by-election for the Gladstone Regional Council have now closed.
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October 31

 

  Gladstone Region to aid recycling scheme
On November 1, 2018, Queensland’s Containers for Change refund scheme will launch across the state.
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October 29

  Luminous a glowing success for Gladstone Region
More than 8000 people gathered in the Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens to celebrate the regions inaugural Luminous event, on Saturday night.
 
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October 25  

Council funding brings the Australia Day fun to regional centres
Gladstone Regional Council is ensuring the region's smaller townships are not forgotten when the time to celebrate Australia Day 2019 arrives.

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October 17   Tondoon Gardens celebrates 30 years with week of fun activities

The nationally recognised Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens will celebrate its 30th birthdqy in style, kicking off a week of public events and activities beginning on Saturday (Oct 20).

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October 15   Business as usual for most Council services during strike action
Most Gladstone Regional Council services will remain unaffected by intended protected industrial action being taken against the organisation tomorrow (Oct 16).
 
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October 11   Call for keen young residents to be part of region’s Youth Council
Gladstone Regional Council is calling for nominations from regional residents aged 15 to 24 who are interested in being part of the 2019 Gladstone Region Youth Council. 
 
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October 11   Traffic camera survey to help Council plan for future intersection needs
Gladstone Regional Council advises that temporary traffic survey video cameras will be installed across 52 intersections within the Gladstone Region next week.
 
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October 10   Countdown is on for popular arts awards winners announcement
An incredible transformation is taking place at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum (GRAGM) this week.  
 
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October 05   Help stop Wild Cattle Creek beach erosion at Reef Blitz 2018 event
Gladstone Regional Council’s Environment and Conservation team will lead another beach protection activity at Wild Cattle Creek tomorrow (Oct 6) as part of Reef Blitz 2018.
 
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October 04   Music videos among local art projects to recieve RADF assistance
A project to film three music videos featuring local artists and stories will be one of nine art and cultural initiatives to financially benefit from the latest round of Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).
 
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October 04   Slight time change soon for Seniors Hour swimming at aquatic centre
The set time for free Seniors Hour sessions at Gladstone Aquatic Centre will be slightly modified soon, enabling a smoother transition between programs and classes at the facility.  
 
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October 03  

Stay safe during magpie breeding season
Pedestrians and cyclists will be relieved to learn Council has received fewer swooping magpie reports this year, but it is still important that our community take precautions.

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October 02
 
 

Community feedback prompts Council to amend Commercial Activities policy
Gladstone Regional Council today adopted amendments to its Commercial Activities on Council Land policy in response to feedback from residents and local business owners.

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September 28
 
 

New abattoir welcome boost for Gladstone jobs
Gladstone Regional Council has welcomed the approval of a $308 million high-tech abattoir project and the jobs boost it will bring to the region in 2019.

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September 28  

Garage Sale Trail appeals to residents as a fun way to raise funds 
More Gladstone Region residents are realising the power of the Garage Sale Trail, registering for free to participate in Australia’s biggest reuse and community event.

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September 25   Flying fox response team ready for roosting season
With warm weather and the flowering season under way, flying foxes are returning to Gladstone Region locations for the roosting season.
 
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September 20   Work set to start on Bray park upgrade

Gladstone Region skating enthusiasts can look forward to enjoying an upgraded facility at Boyne Island’s Bray Park for the Christmas school holidays.

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September 20   Pop up public artwork displays creativity of region's primary students
Agnes Water Library is the proud home to Gladstone Regional Council’s newest, pop up public artwork, featuring the creative works of 60 young residents from across the Gladstone Region.
 
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September 19   Submissions sought for prestigious Gladstone Region art awards
Submissions have been called for the 2018 Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum on October 13.
 
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September 19  

Council gains RADF funding to support arts and cultural activities
Arts and cultural activities across the Gladstone Region are set to receive a valuable boost following Gladstone Regional Council’s successful submission for Arts Queensland funding. 

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September 19  

Gladstone City Library to mark Australian Reading Hour on Thursday
Gladstone City Library will acknowledge Australian Reading Hour tomorrow (Thursday, Sep 20) hosting a Reading and Pizza event from 6pm to 7pm. 

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September 19   Council pays tribute to former Councillor Cindi Bush
ladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett has paid tribute to the efforts of former Councillor Cindi Bush during her two and a half years on the Council team.
 
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September 19   Planners line up to attend first day of state conference in Gladstone
More than 150 planning professionals will attend today’s (Sep 19) Planning Institute of Australia Queensland State Conference at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre.
 
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September 14  

New traffic lights to improve safety at Kirkwood-Lavender intersection
Work to install traffic lights at the intersection of Kirkwood Road and Lavender Boulevard, Kirkwood, will start on Monday (Sep 17).

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September 14  

Nominate a regional resident for a Council 2019 Australia Day Award
Gladstone Regional Council is encouraging nominations of outstanding Gladstone Region residents, community events or initiatives for Council’s 2019 Australia Day Awards. 

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September 10  

Artists can develop skills at free one-day Arts Business workshop
The Gladstone Region’s creative and cultural community can develop their skills at a free, one-day intensive submission writing workshop in September.

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September 10  

Gladstone 2019 Community Musical, Anything Goes, cast announced
Gladstone Regional Council and the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) are pleased to announce the local cast for the Gladstone 2019 Community Musical, Anything Goes

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September 07   Operational Plan to guide Council actions for 2018-2019 financial year
Gladstone Regional Council this week adopted its Operational Plan 2018-2019, setting out the organisation’s priorities for the next nine months.
 
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September 07  

Council calls for interested residents to join RAP Advisory Committee
Gladstone Regional Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from community members interested in joining a Reconciliation Action Plan Advisory Committee. 

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September 07  

Number of Garage Sale Trail sellers across the region starts to grow
Gladstone Region households, schools and community groups can start preparing now to join more than 400,000 people across Australia on October 20 and 21 participating in the annual Garage Sale Trail. 

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September 05   Temporary bus stops installed while Goondoon Street load limit in place
Gladstone Regional Council advises that temporary bus stops will be installed tomorrow (Sep 6) in Herbert Street and Tank Street, Gladstone.
 
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September 04  

Council grants $11,800 to support 10 sport and recreational events
Gladstone Regional Council today allocated $11,800 in grants to support sport and active recreational events across the Gladstone Region. 

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August 31   Goondoon Street section temporarily closed to heavy vehicles
Gladstone Regional Council advises residents that the section of Goondoon Street extending from Tank Street to Herbert Street, Gladstone, will temporarily close to vehicles heavier than five tonnes on Monday (Sept 3).
 
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August 31
 
 

Get ready for increased bushfire risk this season
Gladstone Region residents should be preparing for an increased risk of bushfires this season after a long dry period. 

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August 30  

Rate notices are on the way
Gladstone Regional Council’s annual rates notices will arrive in property owners’ letterboxes from mid next week.

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August 28  

Council encourages residents and groups to join the Garage Sale Trail
Gladstone Regional Council is again supporting the national Garage Sale Trail campaign, encouraging residents to reduce, reuse and recycle. 

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August 28   Rural residents encouraged to take advantage of free address signs
Gladstone Regional Council has received reports that many reflective rural road address signs are in various states of disrepair and are proving difficult for emergency services respondents to read.
 
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August 23   GRAGM hosts triple treat of cultural events tomorrow night
It is hoped that three will indeed bring a crowd when Gladstone Region Art Gallery & Museum (GRAGM) hosts a trifecta of events from 6pm tomorrow night (Aug 24).
 
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August 23
 
 

Reports coming in of swooping magpies
Gladstone Regional Council has started receiving the first reports from residents of swooping magpies defending their brood.

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August 22   Dawson Highway footpath resurfacing work to start next week
Gladstone Regional Council will next week begin preparatory work for the resurfacing of the Dawson Highway footpath stretching from Philip Street to the Moura Short Rail Line pedestrian bridge, Clinton.
 
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August 21  

Council funding helps regional sporting clubs set sights on targets
Gladstone Regional Council is offering money to regional sporting clubs through its 2018-19 sport and recreation grant programs. 

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August 17
 
 

Temporary road closures to facilitate community events
Gladstone Regional Council advises motorists there will be some temporary road closures across Gladstone in coming days to facilitate community events. 

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August 15  

Bookings still open for Seniors Week with first activities on Saturday
Gladstone Regional Council’s 2018 Seniors Week program is proving popular with more than 800 bookings from residents who are keen to participate in activities and events. 

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August 14  

RADF seeks nominations from interested community members 
The Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is seeking nominations from interested community members during the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM), to be held on Wednesday, September 5. 

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August 10  

Auditions open for Gladstone 2019 Community Musical, Anything Goes
Residents who appreciate theatre are destined for fun with the announcement of Gladstone’s 2019 Community Musical and the first call for auditions.

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August 09   Gladstone Region RADF supports development of local arts and culture

Five new arts and cultural experiences will be undertaken across the Gladstone Region, supported by the recent round of the Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

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August 09   New tutors and presenters can add to excitement of SUNfest 2019

Prospective tutors or presenters interested in offering youth workshops or activities during Gladstone Regional Council’s summer youth school holiday program have a month left to apply.

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August 06   Bookings open for Council's 2018 Seniors Week program

Bookings for Gladstone Regional Council’s 2018 Seniors Week program are now open. 

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August 06
 
  Pound introduces online payment system

The Gladstone Pound has introduced an online onsite payment system for pet owners to make a stressful time easier when their animals are released.

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August 02  

Keen interest in Seniors Week program with bookings to open Monday
Gladstone Regional Council’s 2018 Seniors Week program has been proving popular with hundreds of booklets printed in the lead-up to bookings being taken from Monday (Aug 6).  

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July 31  

Book from August 6 to attend free Mayor's Seniors Week Morning Tea
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett is inviting regional residents, aged 55 and over, to a free Mayor’s Seniors Week Morning Tea on Saturday, August 25. 

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July 27  

Council teams up with Gladstone RSPCA to call for animal foster carers
Gladstone Regional Council has teamed up with Gladstone RSPCA to search for animal lovers who are keen to be a foster carer to homeless cats and dogs.  

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July 23  

Council tailors Seniors Week program to suit different interests
Gladstone Regional Council today launched its 2018 Seniors Week program offering a range of activities and events to celebrate Queensland Seniors Week from August 18 to 26. 

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July 20   Council calls for CQ counterparts to help build case for inland rail
Gladstone Region Councillor Glenn Churchill is calling for Central Queensland councils to band together and build a case for the $8.4 billion Inland Rail project to be extended to Gladstone city.
 
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July 20  

Pensioners should apply now for rates remission
Pensioners who are new to Gladstone or people who have just become eligible for the pension should apply now to Gladstone Regional Council for the 2018/19 Pensioner Rate Subsidy Scheme.

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July 18

 

Council, volunteers nurture plants for National Tree Day
Gladstone Regional Council and some dedicated volunteers have been nurturing native plants for schools and the community to participate in National Tree Day (NTD) activities on Friday, July 27 and Sunday, July 29.

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July 16  

Free Tax Help appointments offered to eligible residents from July 23
Gladstone Regional Council’s Community Advisory Service (CAS) is now taking appointments for a free Tax Help program from eligible residents. 

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July 11
 
 

Local talent will be warm-up act at Queensland Symphony Orchestra free concert
Gladstone residents will be able to show support for local performers when they feature in the leadup to this year’s free Queensland Symphony Orchestra concert at the GPC Marina Parklands.

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July 06   New incentive scheme designed to kick start development within region
The desire to compete on a level playing field prompted Gladstone Regional Council’s adoption of a new non-residential development incentive scheme this week.
 
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July 06   Council asks residents for patience while road resurfacing takes effect
Gladstone Region Council has allayed concerns over its road resurfacing program in the Clinton and West Gladstone suburbs.
 
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July 06   Marine world comes to life on Gladstone Library Square big screen
A window into the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium will open at Gladstone Library Square next Tuesday (July 10).
 
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July 06   New website to deliver enhanced experience for GECC customers
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) has launched its new website featuring an upgraded ticketing site and new domain name – www.gladstoneentertainment.com
 
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July 06   Council seeks community help to halt dangerous trespassing at Agnes
Gladstone Regional Council seeks the assistance of the Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy communities to help address dangerous driving and anti-social behaviour happening at its Agnes Waste Water Treatment Plant site.
 
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July 05
 
 

Creative teaching talents wanted for SUNfest 2019
Tutors keen to bring fun and creativity to the Gladstone Region’s summer youth school holiday program, SUNfest 2019, are invited to apply now.

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July 03
 
 

Three internationally recognised guitarists to entertain at free concert
Gladstone Region residents can enjoy our mild winter weather and be entertained outdoors for free by three internationally recognised guitarists.

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July 03
 
 

Council directory freely promotes regional groups and services
Gladstone Regional Council’s 2018-19 Community Services Directory is now available to the public. 

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June 14  

Musica! experience designed to hit the right note for fine arts audience
Gladstone Regional Council is proud to partner with the Rotary Club of Gladstone Midday to present, Musica! 2018. 

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