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October 20
 

Council to restructure for a secure future
Gladstone Regional Council yesterday approved a change to its organisational structure designed to better support the organisation to serve the community now and into the future.

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October 20

Weekend Garage Sale Trail to round off a big week across region
Rain will not dampen the spirit of Garage Sale Trail buyers and sellers across the Gladstone Region this weekend. 

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October 19 Council succeeds with LGAQ motion pushing for State Government weed control funding
The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) will now lobby the State Government for assistance with noxious weed control funding after Gladstone Regional Council’s motion was overwhelmingly supported at yesterday’s (Oct 18) final session of the annual State conference.
 
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October 18 Council calls for greater state role in management of flying foxes
Gladstone Regional Council’s call to have the Queensland Government to take on greater responsibility for flying fox management has won Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) backing.
 
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October 18

Gladstone greats to carry the Queen's Baton message
Gladstone Regional Council Mayor Matt Burnett joined Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones today to reveal the names of local baton bearers who will carry the Queen’s Baton in the lead-up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. 

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October 17

Garage Sale Trail across Gladstone Region attracts all kinds of sales
A community group is one of the hundreds of Gladstone Region’s 2018 Garage Sale Trail sellers taking the opportunity to sell items and clean out their shed during this weekend’s big weekend of sales.

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October 12 New storage reservoir to help Gladstone city meet future water needs
Construction work has begun on the $5.4 million Paterson 2 water reservoir at South Gladstone.
 
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October 09

Join Queenslanders in getting ready for the cyclone season
Queenslanders are busily preparing their homes and families for the cyclone season as part of this week's Get Ready Week, and Gladstone Region residents are encouraged to join them.

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October 09
 

Council to offer animal microchipping at reduced rate
Gladstone Regional Council is planning to offer animal microchipping at a reduced cost on Saturday October 28 at the Gladstone Pound Facility, with the possibility of extending the service to other areas later.

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October 09

Student drone challenge marks completion of resilience project
Year 5 and 6 students from nine Gladstone Region schools will attend CQUniversity’s Gladstone campus on Friday (Oct 13) to test their ability operating drones. 

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October 06

Sellers urged to keep Gladstone Region Garage Sale Trail growing
An international size trampoline, tools, automotive parts, crystals, jewellery, clothing, antiques and collectables are just some of the hundreds of items available in the Gladstone Region during the Garage Sale Trail on October 21 and 22. 

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October 05 Miriam Vale flying fox colony may be dispersed as early as next week
Gladstone Regional Council is investigating the possibility of dispersing a flying fox colony from Alf Larson/Lions Park in Miriam Vale next week.
 
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October 05

Don’t miss your discount on rates
Ratepayers still have until Wednesday next week (Oct 11) to take advantage of Council's 10 per cent discount on rates.

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October 04 Traffic camera survey to help plan for future intersection needs
Gladstone Regional Council advises the community that it will this month utilise video cameras in order to conduct traffic surveys at 60 intersections throughout the region.
 
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October 04

Visiting author to talk about history of Railway Hotels in Queensland
Local historians, researchers, genealogists and those interested in the past can meet Railway Hotels of Australia author, Scott Whitaker, during his visit to two Gladstone Region libraries. 

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October 04
 

It’s fun, free and there’ll be fitness thrown in at the Gardens 
The Fun Activity Morning is back by popular demand at Gladstone Regional Council’s Tondoon Botanic Gardens on Sunday, October 15.

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October 03

Council to award Harvey Road upgrade contract to locally-based outfit
Gladstone Regional Council today (Oct 3) agreed to award a $2.45 million contract to a Gladstone-based company to complete Stage 1 of the Harvey Road Intersection Upgrade Project at Clinton.

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October 03 

Young residents can have a say as Gladstone Region Youth Council
Young residents aged 15 to 24 can have a greater say on youth initiatives across the Gladstone Region. 

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October 03 

Interest sought from cafe operators to be part of Social Inclusion Week 
Gladstone Regional Council is seeking interest from café operators to host activities, which could lead to development of a ‘Café Crawl’, during Social Inclusion Week this year. 

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October 03  Council reminds Tannum Sands swimmers to stay between the flags
Gladstone Region residents and visitors are reminded that the safest place to swim at Tannum Sands is between the pair of red and yellow flags in an area patrolled by surf lifesavers.
 
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September 25

Residents encouraged to pay animal registration renewal fee online
Gladstone Regional Council's 2017/18 Animal Registration Notices are due to hit mailboxes next week.

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September 22

TODAY show to take Seventeen Seventy delights to the nation
THE sun, surf and sand at Seventeen Seventy will receive valuable national exposure when the Nine Network’s TODAY team visits the Gladstone Region next week.

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September 22

Right to information experts to visit Gladstone
Council is encouraging residents to learn more about privacy rights and accessing government information when the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) visits Gladstone next week.

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September 22

RADF Committee supports development of local arts and culture
Gladstone Regional Council has endorsed the appointment of 10 residents to the Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Committee.

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September 20 Discovery Coast photo competition hits a purple patch in its sixth year
Purple is the royal colour and the Discovery Coast area is regal in its splendour. Therefore, it is perhaps fitting that the colour purple is the subject of this year’s Agnes Water Rural Transaction Centre photographic competition.
 
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September 18

Council helps establish working groups to tackle weed and pest issues
Gladstone Regional Council is seeking regional residents and landholders who are interested in forming a Pest Management Catchment Working Group in their local area. 

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September 18

Garage Sale Trail followers may uncover elusive hidden treasures
Residents across the Gladstone Region still have time to register a sale for the Garage Sale Trail next month with more sellers joining the fun to declutter and be rewarded.

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September 15

Search starts to find Council's 2018 Australia Day Award nominees
The search is on to find nominees for Gladstone Regional Council's 2018 Australia Day Awards.

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September 15

Rotary club to deliver free suicide alertness training throughout region
The Rotary Club of Gladstone-Port Curtis will deliver 10 free safeTALK suicide alertness training sessions across the region, supported by Gladstone Regional Council. 

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September 12

Free workshops to boost skills and business knowledge of local artists
Gladstone Region residents can gain new skills at two free artistic workshop opportunities, at two locations, with two presenters over two days this week. 

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September 11

Local Heritage Register set to expand
Council proposes to expand its Local Heritage Register through the addition of five locations of heritage significance, but is first seeking public feedback.

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September 8 Restoration works on flood damaged roads expected to start soon
Gladstone Regional Council is set to undertake a $11 million repair program for roads damaged by heavy rain generated by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie in March.
 
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September 8

Garage Sale Trail weekend could offer just what you've been looking for
Retro? Vintage? Modern? Whatever your style is - the 2017 Garage Sale Trail across the Gladstone Region could have something to suit your taste.

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September 8

Groups and individuals have a week to express interest in SUNfest 2018 
Individuals, groups and clubs across the Gladstone Region interested in sharing their talents and interests with local youth are urged to consider being part of SUNfest 2018 in January. 

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September 8

Two regional libraries to open longer for Australian Reading Hour
Gladstone City Library and Calliope Library will keep their doors open a little later next Thursday (Sept 14) to host an Australian Reading Hour event with pizza from 6pm to 7pm. 

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September 6

Free Disability Action Week regional program has activities for all ages
Gladstone Regional Council has launched a free regional program for all ages to acknowledge Disability Action Week from September 10 to 17. 

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September 4

Garage Sale Trail has potential to reap big rewards for regional sellers
Residents have set a blazing start to the 2017 Garage Sale Trail across the Gladstone Region with 26 sales registered within the first three weeks of online registrations opening. 

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September 4

Rate notices to start arriving this week
When rate notices start arriving in letterboxes this week, Gladstone Region ratepayers will notice a significant change.

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September 1
 

Council urges community to stay safe during magpie breeding season
The magpie breeding season is well underway and Gladstone Regional Council is urging residents to take care as nesting birds are out in force.

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August 31

Ogre-sized news with announcement of Shrek, The Musical cast
There’s big news across the Gladstone Region kingdom today with the official announcement of the 2018 Combined Schools Musical cast and roles for Shrek, The Musical

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August 25

Queensland Symphony Orchestra to perform free community concert
Gladstone Region residents are invited to pack a chair and picnic or purchase food and drinks on site and be serenaded by the magical sounds of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra at the GPC Marina Parklands on September 8. 

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August 24

Final days for chance to sail on tall ship with Youth Council support
Members of Gladstone Region Youth Council are scanning the horizon in search of an adventurous 16 to 23-year-old who is keen for an adventure at sea. 

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August 23 Foundation committed to helping young athletes achieve their goals
Young high-achieving Gladstone Region athletes and their families are reminded that financial assistance is available to them via the Gladstone and District Sports Foundation Trust.
 
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August 22
 

Tenders closed for Stage One of Harvey Road upgrade
Tenders for Gladstone Regional Council's main Harvey Road upgrade works at Clinton have closed with the successful contractor expected to be on site in October.

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August 22

Residents joining Garage Sale Trail to turn pre-loved items into money
A growing number of Gladstone Region residents are planning to turn their pre-loved items into money by registering for free to take part in the 2017 Garage Sale Trail.

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August 18

Boogie Bingo to offer fun twist to Mayor's Seniors Week morning tea
The Gladstone Region Seniors Week Mayor's Morning Tea will feature a musical twist set to be as Unforgettable as Nat King Cole's song. 

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August 18

Acclaimed touring band to entertain and inspire residents for free
Gladstone Region residents are invited to experience world music with French and Spanish roots with inspirational touring band Mzaza - Children of the Road

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August 17

Controlled burn-off planned for Workman's Beach area next week
Agnes Water residents who live or work near the Community Centre, Discovery Trail network and Workman's Beach should prepare for a controlled burn-off next week on or around Wednesday, August 23.

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August 17

Garage Sale Trail free seller pack offers early incentive to join the fun 
The Garage Sale Trail dates are set and Gladstone Region residents are already joining the growing initiative which makes it easy to declutter or find a nearby bargain.

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August 17

Council grants more than $12,000 to assist regional sporting events
Gladstone Regional Council has approved grants of more than $12,000 to assist regional sport and recreation events. 

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August 17

Community invited to chat about Bray Park skate park and pump track
Gladstone Regional Council is inviting all members of the community to chat about options for the skate park at Bray Park, Boyne Island. 

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August 16

Interest sought for program to develop little performers of the future
Gladstone Regional Council is searching for local artists and organisations to coordinate an annual program, Little Performers @ Play, to deliver performing arts development to children aged 0-6 years.

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August 16

Nominations called for Regional Arts Development Fund committee
Residents interested in contributing to the growth and development of local arts, culture and heritage can nominate to be part of the Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) committee. 

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August 16 Miriam Vale residents invited to help manage flying foxes
Gladstone Regional Council is inviting Miriam Vale residents to work with them on managing a flying fox roost at Alf Larson/Lions Park.
 
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August 14

Change to rates breaks costs into manageable portions
Council is changing the way it issues rate notices this financial year to break payments into more manageable portions for ratepayers.

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August 14

Registrations for Garage Sale Trail 2017 open online 
Sellers keen to be part of the Garage Sale Trail 2017 can now register online. 

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August 10

Free workshop offers guidance on major events funding
Organisers of local major events are reminded to secure a free seat to attend a three hour Events Bootcamp workshop in Gladstone later this month. 

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August 8 Gardens to host free morning of fun for kids
If you and your children have a free morning on Sunday, August 13, get down to Gladstone Regional Council's Tondoon Botanic Gardens for some organised fun.
 
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August 7

Target of 100 registrations to break region's Garage Sale Tail record
Gladstone Regional Council has its sights set on 100 registrations to break its record for the number of sellers within the Gladstone Region registered to participate in the Garage Sale Trail.

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August 4

First round auditions for Shrek, The Musical on Sunday
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre will host the first round of auditions for the Gladstone 2018 Combined Schools Musical, Shrek, The Musical on Sunday (Aug 6) from 8am to 6pm. 

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August 4

Sport and recreation grants can help regional clubs aim for goals
Gladstone Region sports and active recreation groups can aim for goals with applications open on Monday (Aug 7) for three of Gladstone Regional Council's Sport and Recreation grants. 

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August 4

Council to take stand against Goondoon Street theft and vandalism
Gladstone Regional Council's Councillor Desley O'Grady has expressed her concerns regarding the recent vandalism of plants and warns Council would not stand for this behaviour.

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August 4

Book early to secure places for regional Seniors Week program
Gladstone Regional Council phone lines have been ringing hot this week with hundreds of calls taken for 2017 Seniors Week bookings.   

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August 4

Tree plantings across region mark National Tree Day
Hundreds of new trees were planted across the Gladstone Region recently to celebrate Australia's National Tree Day.

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August 4 Students focus on keeping Great Barrier Reef healthy

The Great Barrier Reef's future health was a keen focus for students from the region's Reef Guardian Schools during the annual Future Leaders Eco Challenge on Curtis Island

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August 3 Patience pays off for smart looking Mount Larcom town centre

Mount Larcom's town centre has been invigorated by completion of the upgrade of its main streets.

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August 1 Wild Cattle Creek erosion management works to start next week 
Shoreline erosion will be mitigated at Wild Cattle Creek, Tannum Sands, with management works to commence next Tuesday, August 8. 
 
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August 1

Youth Council to offer young resident a chance to set sail on tall ship
Gladstone Regional Council has offered its support to Gladstone Region Youth Council to purchase a berth on the national sail training ship, (STS) Young Endeavour

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July 31

Bookings for Seniors Week regional activities open tomorrow
Bookings for  Council's 2017 Seniors Week open tomorrow (Aug 1). Residents aged 55 and over are urged to browse the Seniors Week program and prepare to book early for items of interest. 

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July 26

One-day national event grows to become a weekend of garage sales
Community groups, schools, businesses, industries and households can take part in an expanded Garage Sale Trail in October. 

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July 26

Free Tax Help appointments available for eligible regional residents 
Do you earn around $50,000 or less each year and have simple tax needs? If so, then you could be eligible to receive free tax help assistance.

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July 24

Council supports group to deliver region's first hi-tech showcase 
Gladstone Regional Council is supporting a group of tech-oriented organisations to deliver the region's first Tech Connect mini showcase this Saturday (July 29).

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July 19 Council worker takes out category win at regional training awards 
David Ostrofski's story is one of adversity, struggle, commitment and success. 
 
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July 19

Scores of not-for-profit groups to benefit from Council donations
Scores of regional not-for-profit community groups and organisations will benefit from Gladstone Regional Council's Community Donations Program 2017-18.

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July 18

Workshop to help local businesses tender for Council projects
Local businesses interested in securing contracts with Gladstone Regional Council are invited to next week's information session about upcoming capital works across the region.

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July 18

Opportunity to facilitate monthly networking session for entrepreneurs
Expressions of Interest are sought from keen businesses interested in facilitating regular monthly networking sessions for Gladstone Region entrepreneurs. 

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July 17 Council works to stop unauthorised vehicle beach access
Gladstone Regional Council will this Wednesday (July 19) install large rocks to the forefront of the car park at Wyndham Park, Boyne Island to stop unauthorised vehicle beach access. 
 
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July 17

Council annual report earns gold
Council has claimed its second gold award in the Australasian Reporting Awards for its 2015-16 annual report.

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July 17

Expressions of Interest open seeking potential tutors for SUNfest 2018
Tutors keen to be involved in the Gladstone Region's summer youth school holiday program, SUNfest 2018, are invited to apply now.    

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July 17

Extensive program celebrates Seniors Week across the region
Gladstone Regional Council has launched an extensive program of Seniors Week activities across the region to celebrate the week's 2017 theme, Celebrating a Queensland for All Ages. 

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July 14 Construction of new Four Mile Creek Bridge to start next week
Gladstone Regional Council reminds Ambrose residents and visitors to the community that bridge replacement works are scheduled to start at Four Mile Creek Bridge next week.
 
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July 13

Winter a danger time for household fires
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) attended 554 home fires last winter – the season that typically sees the most structure fires.

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July 13 Residents invited to free Songs That Made Me community concert
The GPC Marina Parklands Stage will fill with the the sweet sounds of four of our region's singer-songwriters performing alongside signature artists at the free Songs That Made Me family concert on Saturday (July 15).
 
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July 07

Council standing committee meetings cease
Council this week resolved to replace its standing committees with councillor portfolios, therefore ceasing standing committee meetings.

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July 07 New flood gates to reduce occurrences of Barney Point flooding
Gladstone Regional Council has taken measures to significantly reduce the likelihood of Barney Point residents having to endure repeated flooding episodes.
 
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July 05

Mayor welcomes State assistance to get projects off the ground
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett today welcomed the news that the State Government had provided much-needed funds for three key infrastructure projects in the region.

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July 05 Council releases handy directory to keep community contacts close
Council has released its free 2017-2018 Community Services Directory.
 
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July 05

Council buys local in 2016-17
In the first financial year of Council's Local Preference Policy over $59.3 million in tenders and contracts were awarded to local suppliers.

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July 04

Sustainability the focus of Council annual plan and budget
Council today adopted its operational plan and budget for the 2017-18 financial year, setting out the organisation's priorities for the next 12 months.

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June 30

Council offers up to $3000 to assist delivery of significant sport events
Gladstone Regional Council, through its Sport & Recreation grants, is offering up to $3000 to support eligible significant sport and active recreation events in the Gladstone Region. 

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June 29

Infrastructure plan open to consultation
Council's proposed Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) is open for public consultation until 5pm on August 7.

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June 29 Traffic to be diverted by Hobble Creek Bridge emergency repair works
Gladstone Regional Council advises that emergency repair works will start at Hobble Creek Bridge, on John Clifford Way, Lowmead, on Monday (July 3).
 
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June 29 New mulch stock for public use available at Gladstone and Baffle Creek
Gladstone Regional Council advises that new mulch stock for public use is now available at the Gladstone Transfer Station on Joe Joseph Drive and the Baffle Creek Transfer Station on Fernfield Road.
 
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June 29

Locals sought to lead Combined Schools Musical project 
Expressions of Interest to join the leadership team of the 2018 Combined Schools Musical production team close tomorrow (June 30). 

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June 29

Workshop to encourage local businesses to tender for capital projects
Council is inviting local businesses interested in securing Council contracts to attend an information session to be held next month about its upcoming capital works.

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June 26 Council appoints experienced senior executive as new CEO
Mayor of the Gladstone Region Matt Burnett today announced the appointment of Roslyn Baker as the new Chief Executive Officer of Gladstone Regional Council.
 
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June 23

Free workshop guides sport clubs to boost members and volunteers
Members of Gladstone Region sporting clubs keen to increase their club membership and improve their volunteering support are invited to attend a free workshop on Tuesday (June 27).

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June 23 Mayor welcomes State Government backing for bio-hydrogen trial
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett has welcomed yesterday's (June 22) announcement that the Queensland Government would provide a $1 million boost in funds for the Northern Oil Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant in Yarwun.
 
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June 23 Construction on new Raglan and Ambrose bridges to begin next month
Gladstone Regional Council advises that road closures will be in effect during bridge replacement works at Fire Creek Bridge, Raglan, and Four Mile Creek Bridge, Ambrose.
 
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June 23

Free grant writing workshops assist applicants with RADF submissions
Regional artists seeking financial support to develop an exciting arts project could benefit from a free intensive grant writing workshop in July. 

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June 21 Speed limit changes in place on busy New Auckland streets
Gladstone Regional Council advises motorists that new speed limits are in effect on Shaw Street and Beak Street in New Auckland, Gladstone.
 
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June 21

Community event organisers offered guidance at free Events Bootcamp
Local community event organisers can learn more about Gladstone Regional Council's major event funding at a free Events Bootcamp in August. 

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June 21

Traffic delays possible during Agnes Water road works
Gladstone Regional Council advises Agnes Water residents and visitors that work is scheduled to start next Monday (June 26) on the construction of a passing lane and improved access facilities to Agnes Water Transfer Station.

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June 21

Special funding round on offer to benefit local arts and culture projects
Short-term local arts and culture projects starting after September 6 may be eligible to be considered for a special round of the Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). 

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June 20

Planning scheme amendment adopted
Council's first major amendment to its planning scheme was adopted by Council today following community consultation and state government approval.

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June 20 Mulch stock for public use available at region's waste facilities
Gladstone Regional Council advises that new mulch stock for public use is now available at Benaraby Landfill.
 
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June 19

Four local singer-songwriters to take part in QMF mentorship program
Four Gladstone Region singer-songwriters have been selected to participate in the Queensland Music Festival (QMF) inaugural Songs That Made Me mentorship program. 

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June 19

Options available to assist with managing rates payments
Council is reminding property owners that options are available to reduce the burden of paying their rates by October each year.

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June 16

Volunteers sought to assist free community Tax Help Program ​ 
Volunteers with basic arithmetic and computer skills, enthusiasm and a willingness to help others can offer their time to assist the Gladstone Region Tax Help Program. 

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June 16

Lots of school holiday activities planned within the Gladstone Region ​ 
There will be plenty on offer across the Gladstone Region to keep our younger residents busy during the June-July school holidays. 

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June 13 Reef Guardian Engagement Program commences at local schools ​ 
The Creative Recycling Centre (CRC), in partnership with Gladstone Regional Council, this week commenced a Reef Guardian Engagement Program at local primary schools. 
 
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June 13 Events galore in Gardens' newly released Winter Events Guide 
Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens' Winter Events Guide provides residents with a program of events from June to August, including school holiday activities. 
 
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June 13

Previous rate and water notices available online
Rate and water notices for the current financial year are now available online to registered users of Gladstone Regional Council's Online Services website.

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June 13

Popular artist to host two free Anime/Manga workshops in July
Well-known Australian artist David Lovegrove will host two free Anime/Manga workshops in Gladstone during the mid-year school holidays. 

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June 12 New mulch stock available to the public at Agnes Water Transfer Station
Gladstone Regional Council advises that new mulch stock is now available for collection by members of the public at its Agnes Water Transfer Station.
 
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June 12 CBD pollutant trap to help keep Gladstone Harbour water healthy
The Gladstone CBD's first gross pollutant trap is in place and ready to cut down on the amount of pollutants entering Gladstone Harbour.
 
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June 12

Funding offer for Gladstone Region major events to close on July 1
Organisers of existing or upcoming major events within the Gladstone Region have until July 1 to apply for Major Events Advisory Panel (MEAP) round two funding. 

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June 08

Water meter readers hit Gladstone Region streets next week
Residents will notice water meter readers accessing meters on their properties between Wednesday, June 14 and mid-July.

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June 08

Seven Japanese children's books added to regional libraries' collection
Seven children's books written in Japanese have been added to Gladstone Regional Libraries' community language collection. 

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June 07

Thirteen local arts and culture projects to receive RADF grants
Thirteen local arts and culture projects will gain financial assistance from the Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Round 2, 2016-17.

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June 07 Cat breeding approvals to align with State Government changes
Gladstone Regional Council enacted cat breeding approvals at its general meeting yesterday (Jun 6), after months of deliberation and consultation. 
 
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June 06 Local company awarded Tom Jeffrey Memorial Park contract
Local company Gibson Building Pty Ltd was today awarded the contract to redevelop Agnes Water's Tom Jeffery Memorial Park at Gladstone Regional Council's general meeting. 
 
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June 02

Codeybot smart robots to make their library debut in school holidays
Gladstone Regional Libraries' newest assets, five smart robots, will make their first public appearance during the June-July school holidays.  

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May 31 CQ's largest environmental awareness event is fast approaching
The wait is almost over until Central Queensland's largest environmental awareness event. Ecofest 2017 will be held at the Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens this Sunday (Jun 4) from 9am to 3pm.
 
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May 30

Free Wi-Fi now available in Library Square
Last Sunday's cruise passengers were able to book their next holiday to the Gladstone Region online, thanks to free Wi-Fi newly available in Library Square.

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May 26 Indigenous milestone events to be celebrated at family fun day
Gladstone Region residents can celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 National Referendum and 25th anniversary of the Mabo decision in style at Barney Point Park tomorrow (May 27).
 
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May 26

Successful Children's Festival to wind down with free Little Day Out
Gladstone's inaugural Children's Festival has already proven highly successful with this year's festival set to conclude on Sunday (May 28) afternoon.   

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May 24 State Government to commence new animal management laws 
The State Government is this week introducing new laws that will promote the responsible breeding of dogs throughout Queensland. 
 
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May 24

Free 3D printing workshops to inspire our region's youngsters
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum (GRAGM) will inspire our region's future inventors, designers and engineers with free 3D printing workshops in the mid-year school holidays. 

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May 23 Eco-friendly packaging to be used by all Ecofest 2017 food vendors
Ecofest 2017 food vendors will sell their culinary delights in biodegradable or recyclable packaging in support of this year's theme - Be Great to Our Barrier Reef. 
 
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May 22

Interest sought for six volunteer Shrek, The Musical production staff
According to Shrek: "Ogres have layers", and the next layer of preparation for Shrek, The Musical has been revealed with Expressions of Interest now open for the Gladstone 2018 Combined Schools Musical production.

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May 22

Bookworms to fill regional libraries for National Simultaneous Storytime
Gladstone Regional Libraries will be full of eager young bookworms on Wednesday (May 24) as hundreds of youngsters converge for National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS). 

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May 18 Community to enjoy feature-length documentary before Ecofest 2017
The Gladstone Region community is set to enjoy a feature-length marine documentary in line with the Ecofest 2017 theme - Be Great to Our Barrier Reef.
 
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May 17

Development Services' applications now available online
Gladstone Regional Council's building, plumbing and development applications are now available to lodge online.

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May 12 Council and GPC joint initiative boosts health of region's waterways
Gladstone Regional Council and Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) have partnered to take a significant step towards reducing the amount of pollutants entering Auckland Creek.
 
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May 12 

Volunteer Director and Stage Manager sought for Shrek, The Musical
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) is seeking Expressions of Interest for a volunteer Director and Stage Manager for the Gladstone 2018 Combined Schools Musical.

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May 12  Council backs GEA program designed to help local businesses grow
Gladstone Regional Council has lent its support to an innovative financial literature program designed to help regional businesses remain viable during uncertain economic conditions.
 
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May 11 Volunteers thanked from 94 groups across the Gladstone Region
Ninety-four groups and organisations across the Gladstone Region have had their volunteers publicly thanked with a total of 890 certificates of appreciation presented at free Gladstone Regional Council Recognition Breakfasts. 
 
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May 10 Creative Recycling Centre to unveil marine debris sculptures at Ecfofest
Help minimise marine debris on local beaches in the lead up to Ecofest 2017!
 
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May 09

Gladstone Children's Festival tailored to children aged 12 and under
Children aged 12 and under will be the centre of attention later this month during Gladstone's inaugural Children's Festival presented by the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC).    

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May 08

Council's Community Donations Program open until May 26
Not-for-profit community groups are reminded they have until May 26 to apply for Gladstone Regional Council's Community Donations Program.

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May 05 Water mains leaks searches to begin next week
Gladstone Regional Council advises that contractors Detection Services will conduct water leaks searches on water mains throughout the region from next Tuesday (May 9) to the end of June.
 
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May 05 Council gas-to-power project wins national award, in line for another
Gladstone Regional Council's Benaraby Landfill Gas-to-Power Project has won national recognition, with possible higher honours on the way.
 
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April 28

Gallery & Museum adds GPC winning art work to local art collection 
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum (GRAGM) will add an award-winning art work, generously gifted by Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC), to its local art collection. 

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April 27 Valuable prizes up for grabs for winners of Eco Warrior competition 
Have you made a change to your lifestyle to better the environment? Council has partnered with Gladstone News to host an Eco Warrior competition for residents who have made a conscious effort to help the environment. 
 
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April 27 Sea creatures come to life with Ecofest mural in Gladstone CBD 
Calling local amateur artists of all ages, Gladstone Regional Council needs your creative help!
 
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April 21 Council employees get behind Ecofest 2017 with environmental stalls 
Gladstone Regional Council employees have been busily preparing their stalls for Ecofest 2017 at the Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens on Sunday, June 4 from 9am to 3pm. 
 
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April 21

RSVP by April 28 to attend a free Recognition Breakfast for volunteers
Organisations across the Gladstone Region are reminded to register their volunteers by next Friday (April 28) to attend one of three free Recognition Breakfasts. 

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April 21 ANZAC Day services across the region
Residents are invited to commemorate ANZAC Day on Tuesday, April 25, with services being conducted across the Gladstone Region.
 
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April 21 ANZAC Day services road closures
Gladstone Regional Council advises that nominated roads throughout the region's centres will temporarily close to motorists and pedestrians in order to accommodate 2017 ANZAC Day services next Tuesday (April 25).
 
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April 20 People-powered makeover shifts focus to Mount Larcom
The Mount Larcom community is gearing up to make their town's 7 Day Makeover just as successful as the Gladstone CBD makeover completed earlier this month.
 
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April 18

Seventeen regional sporting groups to benefit from Council club grants
Seventeen Gladstone Region sporting groups will be able to make small club purchases funded by Gladstone Regional Council's Round 2 Sport & Recreation Club Development Grant 2016-17.

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April 13 Residents to have a whale of a time at marine-themed Ecofest event
Ecofest 2017 will boast well-known Australian personalities who will share some 'turtley' cool facts in line with this year's theme - "Be Great to Our Barrier Reef"
 
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April 13 State Government to investigate and report on local invasive plants 
The State Government is undertaking a giant rat's tail grass case study and will host stakeholder meetings for interested parties in Gladstone on Thursday, April 27. 
 
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April 13 New water treatment plant a sweet success for Miriam Vale residents
The taste of progress is sweet for Miriam Vale residents with the town's new water treatment plant now fully operational.
 
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April 11

Community project injects colour, fun and "soul" into the CBD
Wielding paintbrushes, hammers and a bucket-load of community spirit, over 80 volunteers have renovated five public spaces in the Gladstone CBD as part of the community-led 7 Day Makeover.

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April 11 Marina bridge closures to accommodate Harbour Festival events
The Matthew Flinders (Marina) Bridge will be closed to tall marine vessel passage for specific periods of time over the next five days to accommodate Gladstone Harbour Festival events.
 
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April 07

Volunteers invited as special guests at a free Recognition Breakfast
Volunteers across the Gladstone Region are invited to be special guests at a free Recognition Breakfast in May. 

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April 05

Council allocates $103,000 of MEAP funding to major regional events
Gladstone Regional Council has approved a total allocation of $103,000 worth of funding to benefit seven major events across the Gladstone Region. 

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April 04

Council funds $35,800 to support regional sport and recreation events
Gladstone Regional Council today allocated Round 2 funding for its 2016-17 Sport and Recreation Event Grant. 

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April 04

Remaining Youth Week activities offer a range of outdoor events
Two night Skate Park events, afternoon activities in the park, and an outdoor family movie night are some of the remaining Gladstone Region Youth Week activities on offer this week.  

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April 04 Stallholders required for CQ's largest environmental awareness event 
Preparations are underway for this year's Ecofest event and potential stallholders are encouraged to show their interest. 
 
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April 04

History-making deal to deliver Australia's first intergenerational village 
Gladstone Regional Council today supported a history-making partnership agreement with CQUniversity Australia (CQU) and Mercy Health and Aged Care Central Queensland Limited (MercyCQ) to deliver Australia's first intergenerational village. 

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April 3 Mitigation programs underway to help reduce loca cane toad numbers
Gladstone Regional Council has signed on as an affiliate supporter of University of Queensland's Cane Toad Challenge, led by Professor Rob Capon. 
 
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April 03

Youth Week encourages young residents to share their creativity
Young Gladstone residents aged between 12 and 25 can try their hand at street art, contribute to a mural, develop their own story or enter an upcycled fashion competition during Youth Week activities in April.  

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March 31 Mayor welcomes federal financial assistance for disaster recovery
ladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett today welcomed the news that the Federal Government will continue to reimburse councils for costs incurred when rebuilding public assets damaged during natural disasters.
 
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March 31

Popular characters expected to turn out in force at Gladstone Pop-Con
You could mistakenly think that you've stepped on to a movie set, been transported to another galaxy, or slipped through a portal into a whole new Popular Culture world at Gladstone Pop-Con tomorrow (Apr 1).

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March 30

Community-led makeover of CBD starts this weekend
Pack your work boots, thinking caps and elbow grease – the community-led 7 Day Makeover of the Gladstone CBD kicks off this Saturday!

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March 29

Youth Week offers a mix of events to suit a wide variety of interests
Year 12 students and their parents can gain useful information at a free Schoolies Talk session on April 3, as part of Youth Week. 

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March 27

Activities highlight the diversity of regional Youth Week program
The first few days of Gladstone Region's Youth Week program highlights the diversity of activities on offer ranging from learning fashion and styling tips to testing one's skills in archery. 

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March 27

Council to appoint operator to manage and resume City Farmer's Market 
City Farmer's Markets in Gladstone's CBD will be on again from April 8 with a new operator managing the event. 

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March 23

Employers invited to free sessions about youth employment options
Employers can learn about work experience and funding assistance on the first day of the Gladstone Region's Youth Week program. 

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March 22

Treasure-trove of materials donated to community-led CBD makeover
Just over a week remains until public spaces in the Gladstone CBD receive a makeover using people-power and a growing treasure-trove of upcyclable materials – including the kitchen sink!

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March 22

Lilley's Beach vehicle permits now available online
Permits for vehicle access to Lilley's Beach can now be obtained almost instantly via Council's Online Services website.

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March 21 Electric vehicle charging station to be installed in Miriam Vale
Miriam Vale has been selected to host an electric vehicle charging station in accordance with the State Government's super electric highway initiative.
 
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March 21 Gladstone company secures $3.4m contract for water reservoir works
Gladstone Regional Council today awarded a $3.4m contract to Gladstone company Blomfield Excavations to complete the first stage of the planned Kirkwood Reservoir project.
 
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March 21

Groups urged to provide or update contact details for annual directory
New non-profit sporting clubs, organisations and recreation groups in the Gladstone Region can provide details for inclusion in Gladstone Regional Council's free Community Services Directory. 

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March 21 Deadlines looms to give feedback on proposed cat breeding approvals
Less than one week remains for residents to have their say on Gladstone Regional Council's proposal to enact cat breeding approvals. 
 
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March 16 Road upgrade to benefit Agnes Water and Baffle Creek communities
Acting Gladstone Region Mayor Chris Trevor has confirmed that the upgrade of the road connecting Agnes Water to Baffle Creek via Deepwater National Park will proceed.
 
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March 15 Community to be consulted on public holiday date change
Gladstone Regional Council will seek community involvement to identify the most appropriate replacement public holiday for the existing annual Gladstone Show day.
 
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March 15

Applications open for Council's Community Donations Program
Applications are now open for Gladstone Regional Council's Community Donations Program.

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March 15

Last weeks to view 2017 Celebrate Australia student artworks
A few weeks remain for residents to view the artworks of competition finalists in Gladstone Regional Council's 2017 Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition. 

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March 14 Strong fleet gathering for the 69th annual Brisbane to Gladstone race
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett has welcomed the news that the 69th annual Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race has doubled in the number of entrants on recent years.
 
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March 13

Technology skills soar with a chance to win a drone kit in Youth Week
Young Gladstone Region technology enthusiasts can learn basic IT skills for free with a chance to win a First Person View (FPV) drone combo kit and experience virtual reality flight. 

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March 10

Gladstone Pop-Con designed to offer never-ending fun at every turn
The fun will seem never-ending for Gladstone Pop-Con attendees on April 1 with free event entry, lots of free activities on offer and Gladstone Pop-Con show bags given away.  

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March 10 Council aims for national recognition for landmark gas-to-power project
Gladstone Regional Council is hoping to gain national recognition for its innovative Benaraby Landfill Gas-to-Power Project by nominating it for a prestigious local government award.
 
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March 09 World first planting at newly constructed demonstration gardens 
The Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens this morning hosted a world first by planting a Yarwun Whitewood arboretum at the newly constructed demonstration gardens.
 
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March 09 Council projects added to State Government funding shortlist
Gladstone Regional Council has welcomed the news that all four of its submitted projects have been shortlisted for inclusion in Round 3 of the State Government's Building Our Regions program.
 
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March 09

Regional events and activities to celebrate 2017 National Youth Week
Gladstone Region residents aged between 12 and 25 can choose from more than 20 regional events and activities to celebrate this year's National Youth Week. 

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March 08 Council adopts round two of proposed Local Law amendments
Travellers will be able to stay at the Miriam Vale Showground Reserve for up to 7 days as part of Gladstone Regional Council's newly adopted Local Laws. 
 
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March 08 Council seeks community feedback on animal management local laws  
The number of unwanted animals, in particular cats and dogs, is increasing and Gladstone Regional Council is proposing a possible solution. 
 
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March 08

Queensland Music Festival calls out to emerging songstresses to show what they're made of in 2017
Queensland Music Festival (QMF) Artistic Director, Katie Noonan, alongside fellow female musicians Deborah Conway, Clare Bowditch and Hannah Macklin, is reaching out to emerging female singer-songwriters in Mount Isa, Mackay and Gladstone to participate in the inaugural Songs That Made Me mentorship program.  

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March 08

Council continues support of lifeguards at main beaches at peak times
Gladstone Regional Council will spend more than $203,790 to continue its support of lifeguard beach patrols at Tannum Sands and Agnes Water beaches. 

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March 07

Council to hold committee meetings across the region
To better enable residents of regional areas to witness Council decision-making, eight of its committee meetings, scheduled for later this year, will be moved from Gladstone to Mount Larcom, Agnes Water and the Boyne Valley. 

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March 07 New partnership to power Gladstone Region's economic future
Gladstone Regional Council and Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) have partnered to form the jointly funded Gladstone Economic Futures Group to boost the region's future growth prospects.
 
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March 06

Water rates payments are almost due
Gladstone Region ratepayers are reminded that half-yearly water usage payments are due this Friday.

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March 06

The iconic Queen's Baton Relay to visit the Gladstone Region in 2018
One of the most iconic symbols of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (CG2018), the Queen's Baton Relay, will make its way to the Gladstone Region in March next year.

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March 06 Waste transfer station and landfill rules are there for the safety of all
Gladstone Regional Council reminds residents that appropriate footwear is to be worn when utilising its waste transfer stations and the Benaraby Landfill.
 
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March 06

Days remain to nominate residents to attend Mayor's Youth Breakfast 
Days remain to nominate outstanding young Gladstone Region residents to attend the Mayor's Youth Breakfast on March 31.

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March 02

Sporting grants of up to $1200 available to assist club development
Could your sporting organisation or active recreation group benefit from up to $1200 of Club Development Grant funding? 

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February 28 Parks Week 2017 kicks off at Tondoon Botanic Gardens this weekend
The Tondoon Botanic Gardens is embracing Parks Week 2017 by hosting a range of fun-filled activities from March 4 to 12.  
 
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February 27 Get down and dirty for Clean Up Australia Day this Sunday
Cleaning up local rubbish hotspots is not a pretty job but it's one that needs doing.  Gladstone Regional Council is encouraging residents to get down and dirty for Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, March 5. 
 
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February 27

Portrait bust honours the late Cyril Golding's contributions to the region
A permanent memorial to "Mr Gladstone", the late Cyril Golding (1920-2012) was today unveiled in Gladstone's Library Square. 

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February 23

Public makeover project receives enthusiastic community support
Organisers of the upcoming 7 Day Makeover of the Gladstone CBD and Mount Larcom are expecting enthusiastic participation from the community after they welcomed over 120 attendees at the program's public information nights.

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February 23

Get pumped for Pop-Con and transform into a well-known character
Visitors to Gladstone City Library can get pumped with excitement for Gladstone Pop-Con and take their own photograph to look like a popular character with a body made of balloons.  

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February 20

Community will make public spaces their own in placemaking project
The 7 Day Makeovers of the Gladstone CBD and Mount Larcom are gaining momentum with program creator David Engwicht arriving in the Gladstone Region to get the projects' wheels turning.

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February 17

Lots of opportunities for creative photographs at Gladstone Pop-Con
Gladstone Pop-Con plans are falling into place with preparations ensuring there will be lots of opportunities to take creative photographs and selfies on the day.  

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February 16 Matthew Flinders Bridge to close for maintenance work next Tuesday
Gladstone Regional Council advises that the Matthew Flinders (Marina) Bridge spanning Auckland Creek, Gladstone, will be closed to vehicular traffic next Tuesday (Feb 21).
 
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February 15 Council relaxes approval requirements for commercial activities 
Gladstone Regional Council has relaxed the approval requirements for local buskers, footpath dining traders and mobile businesses wishing to operate on Council controlled land.  
 
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February 15

Apple iwatch prize for best overall costume at Gladstone Pop-Con
Gladstone Pop-Con attendees have just over six weeks to finalise their costumes for a chance to win a costume competition prize on April 1.

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February 14 Council takes new open spaces management approach to reduce costs
Reducing annual expenditure is the objective of Gladstone Regional Council's new open spaces management approach. 
 
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February 14

Community invited to create public spaces that 'feel like home'
Excitement is building for the Gladstone Region's 7 Day Makeover project which will use people-power and just $5000 to transform dreary public spaces into vibrant community hubs in just one week.

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February 13 Pump track to temporarily close this weekend during sporting event 
The local pump track at Memorial Park, Gladstone will be closed to the general public from 4pm to 6pm on Friday, February 17 and 8am to 10am on Saturday, February 18.  
 
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February 13

Live Pac-Man challenge to take world of gaming to a different level
Computer gamers can feel like they've entered a virtual realm by taking part in their own real life version of the popular iconic arcade game of the '80s, Pac-Man, at Gladstone Pop-Con on April 1. 

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February 10

Nominations open for the 2017 Mayor's Youth Breakfast
Gladstone Region residents between 12 and 24 years of age can breakfast with the Gladstone Region Mayor and be recognised for their achievements, contributions and involvement in our community.

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February 10

Cartoonist to share Manga techniques in free Pop-Con workshops
Professional artist and illustrator David Lovegrove will host free Manga story and art workshops for the community during Gladstone Pop-Con on April 1. 

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February 9 Pandanus dieback mitigation workshop to be held in Agnes Water 
Gladstone Regional Council is offering a two day Pandanus dieback mitigation workshop in Agnes Water on February 20 and 21.
 
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February 9

Council funds service club $30,000 for suicide prevention initiative
Gladstone Regional Council has allocated a one-off funding grant of $30,000 towards a local community service group's suicide prevention initiative. 

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February 9

Chance for community group to continue City Farmer's Market growth
City Farmer's Markets in the Gladstone CBD are currently on hold while Council calls for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from community groups or individuals to manage the event. 

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February 7 Agnes Water school footpath extension to get under way on Monday
Gladstone Regional Council's concrete footpath expansion program in Agnes Water continues with work on a 600-metre long section on Round Hill Road expected to start on Monday.
 
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February 7 Sons of Obiwan host free lightsaber workshops at Gladstone Pop-Con

Visitors to Gladstone Pop-Con in April can learn to fight like the great Jedi masters and wield a lightsaber in workshops led by a group from the Sons of Obiwan Saber Academy.

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February 7 Library events in February range from free pizza to low-priced books

Gladstone Region residents can snap up cheap used library books or free pizza at events at Gladstone Regional Libraries this month. 

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February 7 Don a pair of work gloves and help clean up the environment  

It's time for Gladstone Region residents to don their favourite pair of work gloves and take part in the nation's largest community-based environment event, Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, March 5.

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February 3 People powered makeovers set for Mount Larcom and Gladstone

Is it possible to transform a tired, unused public space into a vibrant community hub in just one week with only $5000 to spend? We believe it can be done with the help of the community.

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February 3

MEAP funding assistance available for major events across region
The first round of 2017 Major Events Advisory Panel (MEAP) funding has opened to organisers of major events occurring in the Gladstone Region. 

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February 2 Mayor welcomes return of GAWB dividends to Gladstone Region
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett has welcomed the Queensland Government's confirmation that $6.4 million in Gladstone Area Water Board (GAWB) dividends and tax-equivalent payments will return to the region.
 
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February 2 State Government approves Wild Cattle erosion approach
Gladstone Regional Council has received State Government approval to progress with its proposed Wild Cattle Creek erosion management approach.
 
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February 2

Grant writing workshops to benefit residents interested in arts funding
The Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) will host three grant writing workshops across the region to benefit professional Gladstone Region artists and culture workers.

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February 2

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

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February 1 Volunteers help give Lilley's Beach a much-needed clean up
The Kuwait University Dive Team was just one of several volunteer groups that assisted in the removal of more than 60 kilograms of rubbish from Lilley's Beach, Boyne Island last Tuesday (Jan 24).
 
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