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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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June 14
 
 

Research your family history online
Family history enthusiasts with links to the Gladstone region are now able to search local cemeteries online, via Council's website, to find where their ancestors are buried.

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June 13  

Free music mentoring to strike a chord with teens during school break 
Teenagers with a passion for music can gain expert mentoring for free as part of a two-week school holiday initiative presented by Gladstone Regional Council and the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC).

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June 12   Matthew Flinders Bridge to undergo maintenance works on Thursday
Gladstone Regional Council advises that Matthew Flinders (Marina) Bridge in Gladstone, will temporarily close to tall marine vessels for routine operational maintenance on Thursday (June 14).
 
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June 12  

Microchipping will keep your pet safe
Gladstone Regional Council will offer discounted microchipping at Calliope on Saturday, June 30, in an ongoing campaign to encourage responsible pet ownership.

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June 05   Council restructure seeking an efficient and sustainable future to proceed
Gladstone Regional Council has unanimously adopted a new organisational structure to save approximately $14.4 million over three years and better serve the community now and into the future.
 
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June 05  

Free workshops aim to help organisers of regional community events
Gladstone Regional Council through its Major Events Advisory Panel (MEAP) is offering organisers of regional community events a chance to gain valuable skills for free.   

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May 29   Council launches new era of cooperation with reconciliation action plan
Gladstone Region Council today launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), at a civic ceremony hosted at the Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens.
 
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May 25   Australian first Lions Park named as Queensland Park of the Year
Gladstone Regional Council’s Lions Park in Gladstone city has claimed the coveted Park of the Year award at the Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA) Regional Awards for Queensland.
 
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May 25  

GECC to feature world premiere of work at chamber orchestra concert
A Gladstone Regional Council venue will feature the world premiere of a Queensland Chamber Orchestra concert featuring work by an emerging composer. 

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May 24   New RAP to document Council's commitment to reconciliation
Gladstone Regional Council will launch its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), at a civic ceremony to be conducted at the Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens on May 29.
 
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May 18   Excitement builds for Gladstone Children's Festival fun from May 21-27
Excitement is building for the Gladstone Children’s Festival with just three sleeps remaining until the start of activities.
 
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May 17
 
 

Solar boat challenge competitors to race for success at Ecofest 2018
Young residents in the Gladstone Region will race their way to success in the Creative Recycling Centre’s Solar Boat Community Challenge at Ecofest on June 3. 

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May 17
 
 

Something for everyone at Ecofest 2018
The transformative powers of electric cars, marine research and gardening in Gladstone are just some of the topics speakers will address at this year’s Ecofest on Sunday, June 3.

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May 15  

Interest sought for paid Director for Gladstone 2019 Community Musical
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the paid position of Director of the Gladstone 2019 Community Musical. 

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May 15  

Free listing enables event-related businesses to promote their services
Gladstone Regional Council is offering local businesses associated with events a way to further promote their services. 

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May 09  

Interest sought from musicians to perform during cruise ship visits
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Gladstone Region musicians to perform on the Library Square stage during cruise ship visits. 

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May 04   Special Olympics medals winners to receive heroes' welcome
Gladstone's triumphant Special Olympics competitors will be honoured with a civic reception at Gladstone Library Square next Wednesday (May 9).
 
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May 04  

Doors officially open at Central Queensland Driver Education Centre 
The Gladstone Region welcomed its newest facility today with the official opening of the Central Queensland Driver Education Centre at Benaraby.

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May 03  

Volunteering opportunity for blue card holders at GECC's Little Day Out 
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) is seeking residents with a current blue card who are willing to assist at GECC’s Little Day Out later this month. 

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April 27   Night works required for critical stage of Paterson 2 reservoir project
Gladstone Regional Council advises that night works to complete a critical water main connection will be conducted on Glenlyon Road next Tuesday (May 1).
 
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April 27  

Council general meeting next week to be held at Rosedale
Gladstone Regional Council will hold its next general meeting on Tuesday (May 1) at Rosedale. 

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April 23  

HMAS Wollongong crew to pay respects at ANZAC Day service
Crew members from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) patrol boat HMAS Wollongong will be among those observing the Anzac Day services in Gladstone on Wednesday (Apr 25). 

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