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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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January 31 Norton Road Bridge to close to heavy vehicles for repair works
Gladstone Regional Council advises that Norton Road Bridge in the Boyne Valley will be closed to heavy vehicles for a 10-day period beginning tomorrow (Feb 1).
 
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January 31

Changed traffic conditions in place at busy Gladstone intersection
Gladstone Region residents are reminded that a temporary change of traffic conditions is in effect at the Glenlyon Road intersection with Derby and Breslin streets, West Gladstone.

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January 31

Forums to develop community projects in four regional communities
Gladstone Regional Council will host monthly forums in four regional communities to identify key projects and ways to implement community driven projects. 

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January 27

Acclaimed female crime author to speak at two regional libaries
One of Australia's top female crime authors, Candice Fox, will visit Gladstone City and Boyne Island libraries on Wednesday, February 15. 

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January 26

Students awarded for their artistic efforts to celebrate Australia
The winners of Gladstone Regional Council's 2017 Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition were presented prizes today at Council's Australia Day Family Fun Day at Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands. 

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January 25 Maxine Brushe named the Gladstone Region's 2017 Citizen of the Year
Well-known Tannum Sands resident Maxine Brushe has been named Gladstone Regional Council's 2017 Citizen of the Year.
 
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January 25

Free sessions to help local entrepreneurs establish their microbusiness
Gladstone Regional Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from local entrepreneurs keen to take part in its free 2017 Connect, Innovate and Create strategy. 

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January 25

Fireworks display to mark end of Australia Day Family Fun Day
Gladstone Regional Council's 2017 Australia Day Family Fun Day will end with fireworks. 

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January 24

Council endorses its five year plan to advance the region
Council today endorsed its corporate plan, setting out the organisation's priorities for ensuring its ongoing sustainability and advancing community wellbeing.

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January 23

Auditions to be held to cast local Chitty Chitty Bang Bang performers
Residents who can sing, act and dance are invited to audition for Gladstone's 2017 Community Musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. 

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January 20

Bush band to add an Aussie flavour to Australia Day Family Fun Day
Local band Billy T and the Dampers will add an Aussie flavour to Gladstone Regional Council's Australia Day Family Fun Day on January 26. 

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January 19

Artworks on display awaiting announcement of primary school winners
The works of finalists in Gladstone Regional Council's 2017 Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition are on display at the Visitors Centre Gallery at Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens until January 31. 

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January 18

Participation in Council's youth holiday program exceeds expectations
Participation in SUNfest 2017, Gladstone Regional Council's annual youth holiday program, has exceeded expectations. 

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January 17

Council to start dog registration and microchipping checks soon
Gladstone Regional Council's annual dog registration and microchipping program will begin on Monday, January 30.

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January 17

Council's Australia Day Award winners to be named on January 25
Winners of Gladstone Regional Council's 2017 Australia Day Awards will be named on January 25 at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre. 

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January 16

CEO Stuart Randle farewells Gladstone Regional Council
Council today announced that its Chief Executive Officer Stuart Randle had concluded his employment, effective immediately.

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January 12

Communities plan some fair dinkum fun to celebrate Australia Day
The Gladstone Region will be abuzz with Australia Day activities on January 26 with our regional communities hosting Council-supported events. 

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January 12

Free offerings, music, markets and fireworks planned for Australia Day
Free children's rides, free face painting and 1000 free sausages will be on offer at Gladstone Regional Council's Australia Day Family Fun Day.

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January 12 Toad busting returns to the region for another year
Gladstone Regional Council's annual Toad Busters Program returns next Tuesday evening (Jan 17) at Reg Tanna Park on Glenlyon Road.
 
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January 12 Council encourages community to get into Clean Up Australia Day
ladstone Regional Council encourages residents to show their pride in the region by registering to help out on 2017 Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, March 5.
 
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January 11

Keen SUNfest anglers to return home with new fishing equipment
SUNfest fishing participants will return home on Saturday equipped with useful tips in addition to scoring new fishing gear. 

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January 10

Council tackling feral animals with 1080 baiting trial
Gladstone Regional Council is planning to run a 1080 baiting trial in the Miriam Vale region in March.

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January 9 Work to begin on Goondoon Streetscape Project
Work will start tomorrow on beautifying Goondoon Street as the forerunner to Gladstone Regional
Council's Jumpstart Our City Heart Urban Renewal Strategy.
 
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January 6

A fortnight remains to have a say on planning scheme amendment
Council's first major amendment to its planning scheme seeks to remove red tape, further control residential supply and streamline application processes through the amendment.

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January 5 Landholders can help direct future pest management strategies
Local landholders have just over three weeks to complete a short survey to assist
Gladstone Regional Council shape its future Pest Management Program.
 
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January 5 Thirteen days of SUNfest youth holiday activities to start on Sunday
Proof that the number 13 is lucky for some comes in the shape of 13 days of organised fun when the SUNfest 2016 youth holiday program kicks off on Sunday (Jan 8).
 
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January 5 Sign up for Council's wild dog trapping workshops
Landholders are invited to attend wild dog trapping workshops planned for next Monday and Tuesday, January 9 and 10, in Calliope and Miriam Vale.
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December 21

Council adopts strategy to jumpstart Gladstone's city heart
Just twelve months after Council held its first community meeting to ignite passion for a revitalised Gladstone CBD, the Jumpstart Our City Heart Strategy has been adopted.

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December 21

Pop up public artwork highlights annual primary school art competition
Council's Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition is in the public eye with a 550cm x 130cm pop up public artwork completed in the Gladstone CBD today.

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December 19 Fun to reach all corners of the region in celebration of Australia Day
Fun will reach all corners of the Gladstone Region on January 26 with 15 not-for-profit groups preparing to host Council-supported Australia Day regional community events. 
 
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December 19 Pumptrack officially oens in time for Christmas school holidays
Hundreds of Gladstone Region residents turned out for the official opening of Australia's largest asphalt pumptrack at Memorial Park, Gladstone at the weekend.
 
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December 15 Time is running out to have your say on proposed park name change
Gladstone Region residents are reminded that time is running out for them to have their say on the proposed renaming of Jaycees Park in Calliope.
 
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December 15

Six local arts and culture projects to benefit from RADF allocations
Council has endorsed recommendations to grant $30,463 to support six local arts and culture projects through the 2016-17 Round One Regional Arts Development Fund allocations.

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December 13

SUNfest tickets take the hassle out of buying teen Christmas gifts
SUNfest 2017 can take the hassles out of buying gifts for teenagers this Christmas. Council's Youth Holiday Program will run from January 8-20 offering activities to suit 11 to 17 year olds. 

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December 13 Harvey Road preliminary works to be completed before school returns
Works to upgrade Harvey Road at Clinton are under way with preliminary pavement improvements scheduled for completion prior to the start of the 2017 school year.
 
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December 12 Pro-riders to make their way to Gladstone for pumptrack opening
Residents are in for a treat with four pro-riders accepting Gladstone Regional Council's invitation to the pumptrack official opening at Memorial Park, Gladstone. 
 
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December 12 Council health precinct to be boosted by Salvation Army presence
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett today welcomed the news that the Salvation Army had received $3 million assistance in the latest round of Gladstone Foundation grants. 
 
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December 12

Council's Australia Day Awards attract 31 nominees across the region
Council's 2017 Australia Day Awards has progressed to the judging stage with 31 nominees across eight award categories.

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December 09 Council awards contract for Clinton Reservoir Main upgrade works
Gladstone Regional Council this week awarded a $1.2 million contract to Gladstone company Blomfield Excavations to complete Stage 2 of the Clinton Reservoir Trunk Delivery Main upgrade.
 
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December 09 Council links with Little Blue Dinosaur to promote child road safety
Little blue dinosaurs are popping up in various locations throughout the Gladstone Region - but it's nothing to be frightened of..
 
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December 09

Landholders to assist Council with future pest management strategies
Council is encouraging local landholders to fill out a short survey to assist the organisation with the future direction of its Pest Management Program.

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December 08 Time running out to comment on proposed water service standard
The Gladstone Region community has until 5pm tomorrow (Dec 9) to provide feedback on Gladstone Regional Council's proposed customer service standard for water services.
 
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December 08

Don't go away on holiday without safeguarding your home
It may be called the silly season, but we shouldn't be silly enough to go away on a holiday without first safeguarding our homes from natural disasters.

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December 07

Council endorses appointment of 2017 Gladstone Region Youth Council
Gladstone Regional Council has endorsed the appointment of nine young residents to the Gladstone Region Youth Council. The incoming group will meet and greet with Councillors on February 6.

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December 07

Local artists start work on Art in Parks pop up art installations
Fourteen local artists have started work on temporary pop up public art installations at selected parks across the Gladstone Region.

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December 06 Changed traffic conditions in effect during Machine Creek roadworks
Gladstone Regional Council advises of changed traffic conditions on Mt Larcom-Bracewell Road, at Machine Creek (approximately 8.4km from the Mount Larcom township) that will take effect beginning tomorrow (Dec 7).
 
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December 06 Memorial Park pumptrack on schedule to be completed next week
It is nearly time for Gladstone Region residents to jump on their bike, scooter or skateboard, grab their helmet and test out the largest asphalt pumptrack in Australia. 
 
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December 06

Council launches online customer request system
Every weekday about 90 customer service requests are attended to by Council. The launch of CSRsOnline will make lodging non-urgent issues online easier for the community and resolving them more efficient for Council.

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December 06

Award-winning local artist to host free workshops for youngsters
Gladstone Region primary school students can attend one of three free workshops with award-winning local artist, Ping Carlyon, in December.

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December 06 Council formally appoints Sister City advisory committee
Gladstone Regional Council today formally appointed the Gladstone Saiki Sister City Advisory Committee for 2016-17.
 
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December 05

SUNfest ticket phone lines ring hot for youth holiday program bookings
SUNfest ticket phone lines rang hot last week with the opening of ticket sales for Council's youth holiday program. Interest has been strong for events, activities and workshops to be held between January 8 and 20.

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December 05

Gladstone Region residents enjoy free Christmas celebrations
Christmas festivities filled the air at the weekend with the community strongly supporting the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre's (GECC) Christmas Street Party and the 2016 Santos GLNG Mayor's Carols by Candlelight presented by 4CC.

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December 02

Council seeks community comment on proposed park name change
Gladstone Regional Council has invited the Gladstone Region community, particularly Calliope residents, to have their say on the proposed renaming of Jaycees Park.

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November 30

Public consultation period extended for proposed Local Law changes 
Have you had your say on part two of Gladstone Regional Council's proposed subordinate Local Law amendments? If not then you still have time. 

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November 30 Community to celebrate festive season at Mayor's Carols by Candlelight
Gladstone Region residents will unite in voice when the Santos GLNG Mayor's Carols by Candlelight event, presented by 4CC, is hosted at the Gladstone Marina Parklands on Friday night (Dec 2).
 
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November 30

Ticket sales open for SUNfest 2017 youth holiday activities
Tickets for Gladstone Regional Council's Youth Holiday Program, SUNfest 2017, are now on sale. 

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November 28 Goondoon Street Project out for community consultation
Goondoon Street, Gladstone will soon receive a much-needed facelift and Gladstone Regional Council wants residents to have their say on the re-planting concept. 
 
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November 28

GECC Christmas Street Party to be overflowing with festive joy
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) staff are making a list and checking it twice to ensure GECC's Christmas Street Party will be overflowing with festive joy. 

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November 25 Council seeks feedback from water services customers
Two weeks remain for the public to have its say on Gladstone Regional Council's proposed Customer Service Standard for Water Services - September 2016.
 
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November 25 Gladstone Region to host signing of indigenous land use agreement
Gladstone Regional Council will host the signing of a landmark indigenous land use agreement between the Port Curtis Coral Coast people and three local governments next week.
 
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November 25 Have your say on proposed Local Law changes before time runs out
Gladstone Regional Council again invites residents to have their say on stage two of its proposed Local Law changes before Wednesday, November 30.
 
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November 24

Days remain until tickets can be snapped up for SUNfest 2017
Days remain until eager SUNfest 2017 participants can snap up tickets for the January 8-20 Youth Holiday Program. 

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November 23 Council welcomes State funding for vital water infrastructure projects
Gladstone Regional Council today welcomed that news that it was the recipient of more than $483,000 worth of State Government assistance to upgrade major water infrastructure within the region.
 
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November 23

Annual report details Council's performance during a time of transition
Our region's passage through a period of economic and political change is the theme for Gladstone Regional Council's 2015-16 annual report Transition, released today (Nov 23).

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November 23 Traffic camera surveys to help Council plan for future intersection needs
Gladstone Regional Council advises road users that video cameras to record traffic volumes will operate at 64 intersections within the Gladstone, Calliope, Boyne Island, and Agnes Water township areas over the course of seven days, beginning tomorrow (Nov 24).
 
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November 22 Free mulch available for collection at three Council waste facilities
There is good news for keen gardeners, with free mulch available for public collection at the Gladstone and Agnes Water transfer stations and Benaraby Landfill.
 
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November 22

Council claims a national Garage Sale Trail award two years in a row
Gladstone Regional Council has claimed a Garage Sale Trail award for the second year running. 

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November 18

Feedback sought on major amendment to planning scheme
Gladstone Regional Council seeks to remove red tape, further control residential supply and streamline application processes through a proposed amendment to its planning scheme.

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November 17

Advance payments can ease rates time
Ratepayers who experienced difficulty in meeting the discount deadlines for rates payments this year may prefer Gladstone Regional Council's option of making part payments in advance.

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November 17

Program of events celebrates Social Inclusion Week across the region
Gladstone Regional Council, working in partnership with social inclusion partners, has organised a program to celebrate Social Inclusion Week from November 19-27.

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November 17

Council considers MEAP funding for regional events in 2017
Gladstone Regional Council has approved funding to assist two regional events in 2017.

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November 17 Lane extension to increase safety for cyclists on busy thoroughfare
Cyclists will soon benefit from safer passage along Glenlyon Road in Gladstone with works in progress to extend the existing cycle lane.
 
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November 16 Alf Larson/Lions Park to be officially opened this weekend
Children will be spoilt for fun this Saturday (Nov 19) at Miriam Vale's newest attraction, Alf Larson/Lions Park, during its official opening from 10.30am.
 
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November 16

Gladstone Region Mayor takes the helm to restore yacht race excitement
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett is eagerly leading the charge to reaffirm the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race as an iconic event.

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November 16 Council endorses development of innovative solar and gas power plant
Gladstone Regional Council, at its general meeting yesterday, endorsed a proposal to develop a solar and gas power generation facility at its Benaraby Landfill site.
 
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November 14

Surfers' Code signage installed at Agnes Water beach accesses
Universal surfing rules and unwritten laws applying to those in the surf are now physically visible to Agnes Water beach visitors. 

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November 11

Customers invited to have their say on water services standard
Gladstone Regional Council's proposed Customer Service Standard for Water Services - September 16 is open to public comment for four weeks beginning on Monday (Nov 14).

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November 11

Goondoon St section to temporarily close during City Farmers Market
A section of Goondoon Street will be temporarily closed, during the next three City Farmers Markets, to provide safety for pedestrians.

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November 10 Avoid risky raw foods as part of Food Safety Week 2016
Gladstone Region residents are reminded to avoid risky raw foods in keeping with the message of Food Safety Week 2016 which concludes on Saturday (Nov 12).
 
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November 10

Award-winning local artists to speak at free Art Awards: Artist Talks
Four award-winning local artists will provide insight into their artistic works during free Art Awards: Artist Talks at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum on Saturday, November 26. 

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November 10

Council to assist Australia Day celebrations across region
Funding is available to not-for-profit groups across the Gladstone Region to allow residents to publically enjoy Australia Day on January 26. 

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November 09

Free emergency wallets help residents plan ahead
In an evacuation it is imperative you have important documents – like insurance and banking records – ready to grab and go. Residents  are encouraged to collect their free waterproof document wallet from any library or Council office

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November 08 Animal registration renewal fee required to be paid by November 30
Pet owners are encouraged to pay their animal registration fee by November 30 to avoid Gladstone Regional Council's compliance and enforcement processes. 
 
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November 07

Regional and rural road resurfacing program to get under way today
Gladstone Regional Council's latest round of regional and rural road resurfacing works gets under way today (Nov 7), weather pending.

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November 04 SUNfest participants to be treated to an exciting array of activities
An exciting combination of SUNfest 2017 activities will compete for the interest of 11 to 17 year olds from January 8 to 20. 
 
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November 04 $100,000 grant to assist with upgrade of two Gladstone tennis courts
Gladstone Tennis & Squash Association Inc (GTSA) will receive a $100,000 Gladstone Regional Council Sport & Recreation grant to refurbish two of its courts. 
 
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November 04 Gladstone Region parks provide setting for pop up public art project 
Twenty-four parks across the Gladstone Region have been selected to potentially host temporary pop up public art installations from December to February. 
 
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November 04 Temporary closures to Boles Street during lookout upgrade works
Gladstone Regional Council advises that the far southern end of Boles Street in Gladstone will be closed to all traffic for extended hours on Thursday and Friday (Nov 10-11).
 
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November 02 Council proposes additional subordinate Local Law changes
Would you like Gladstone Regional Council to extend the Miriam Vale Showground Reserve camping time period from 24 hours to 7 days?
 
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November 02

Workshops to encourage communities to take active role for success
Gladstone Regional Council will encourage communities to champion their own projects, through workshops aimed to inspire, led by a popular innovator Dr Simon White. 

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November 02

Three local suppliers awarded contracts with Council
Council yesterday selected three local suppliers to provide services that are potentially worth $820,000 across all contracts.

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November 01 Glenlyon Street median maintenance to commence next week
Maintenance work to the Glenlyon Street median near McDonalds, Gladstone, will commence next Monday, November 7. 
 
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November 01 New online portal helps local contractors to gain Council attention
Gladstone Regional Council encourages contractors from within the region to register their business details on its new VendorPanel Marketplace online system.
 
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October 31

Free workshop to deliver useful tips about sporting club administration 
Gladstone Region sport and recreation committee members and administrators will be able to gain free, helpful, finance-related tips beneficial for their sporting clubs. 

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October 28 Temporary changed traffic conditions to be in place at busy intersection
Gladstone Regional Council advises motorists and cyclists that they can expect changed road conditions due to maintenance night works at the Glenlyon Road and Derby and Breslin streets intersection, Gladstone, next Monday (Oct 31) and Tuesday (Nov 1).
 
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October 28

Young Citizen of the Year trophy awaits name of worthy recipient
Only days remain to nominate an outstanding resident, aged 18 or under (as of January 26 next year) who could be named the Gladstone Region's 2017 Young Citizen of the Year. 

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October 28

Youth Council nominees wanted to offer views of young generations
Are you aged between 15 and 24 and would like to have more input into youth initiatives across the Gladstone Region? Then consider being part of the Gladstone Region Youth Council in 2017. 

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October 28

Central Queensland Driver Education Centre construction is under way 
Benaraby will soon be recognised as the home of the Central Queensland Driver Education Centre with construction of the facility under way. 

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October 27 Have your say on Council's proposed Local Law changes
The Gladstone Region is likely to see an increase in footpath dining, busking and roadside vendors if residents agree to stage one of Council's proposed Local Law changes. 
 
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October 27 Council lends its weight to asbestos awareness initiative
Given the continued popularity of do it yourself (DIY) home renovations, Gladstone Region residents are reminded to be aware of the danger posed by asbestos.
 
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October 26 Residents reminded to pay their animal registration renewal fee
Gladstone Region pet owners will receive a 20 per cent discount on their animal registration renewal fee if paid in full by Monday, October 31. 
 
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October 26

Development sessions to assist local artists with RADF submissions
Free, one-on-one, development sessions are on offer to assist local artists with the preparation of funding submissions for the Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

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October 26

Record number of Garage Sale Trail sellers across the region
A record number of sellers have taken part in this year's Garage Sale Trail across the Gladstone Region.

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October 25

Winning artwork of students to be printed on commemorative postcards
The artwork of six Gladstone Region primary school students will be selected for printing on commemorative postcards as part of Australia Day 2017 celebrations. 

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October 20 Maintenance work to get underway at regional parks
Two regional parks are set to undergo maintenance work shortly after Gladstone Regional Council awarded the projects to local contractors. 
 
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October 19

Sporting efforts can be praised with a Council 2017 Australia Day Award
Members of sporting groups can praise the efforts and achievements of officials or club members by nominating them for a Gladstone Regional Council 2017 Australia Day Award.

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October 18 Council teams up with foundation to promote child safety on our roads
Gladstone Regional Council is teaming up with the Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation to help keep children safe during the busy holiday periods.
 
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October 18

Goondoon Street Entertainment Precinct set to be a hive of activity
Gladstone's Goondoon Street Entertainment Precinct will again be a hive of activity on Saturday (Oct 22) with Gladstone City Library's annual book sale held alongside the City Farmers' Market.

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October 18

Apply now for a position on Gladstone Region Youth Council 
Gladstone Region young people are encouraged to apply for a position on the Gladstone Region Youth Council for 2017.  

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October 17

Council endorses $100,000 funding allocation to support major events
Gladstone Regional Council has approved the allocation of $100,000 of funding to support major events across the region. 

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October 17 City bridges to undergo surface replacement works
Deck resurfacing works will be performed on three Gladstone city bridges in October and November, as part of Council's general infrastructure maintenance operations.
 
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October 17

Plot a Garage Sale Trail map to create your own treasure hunt for Oct 22
Keen garage sale followers are urged to start planning to follow the 2016 Garage Sale Trail on Saturday (Oct 22).

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October 11

City Farmers' Market expected to continue to grow in popularity
Gladstone's City Farmers' Market is expected to grow in popularity following the event's successful CBD debut on Saturday (Oct 8). 

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October 11

Clubs reminded to complete sport and recreation census by Friday
Gladstone Region sporting clubs have until Friday (Oct 14) to complete Gladstone Regional Council's Sport & Recreation Census 2016. 

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October 11

More sellers join 2016 Garage Sale Trail across the Gladstone Region
More Gladstone Region residents have joined the 2016 Garage Sale Trail with less than two weeks remaining until the Saturday, October 22 sale day. 

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October 11

Last chance to receive a discount on rates
Rates are due this Monday (Oct 17) – the closing date for customers to either pay in full to receive a discount, or set up a payment plan to prevent the accrual of interest on overdue amounts.

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October 10 Chapman Drive will light up tomorrow upon project completion 
Gladstone Region residents are advised the traffic lights at the intersection of Chapman Drive and Ballantine Street will come into effect tomorrow (Oct 11).
 
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October 10

Reprieve in cyclone activity is predicted to be over
Queensland's cyclone activity was accurately forecasted to be low last summer, but our reprieve is over according to latest predictions.

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October 07 Nominate a community champion for a 2017 Australia Day Award 

Do you know someone who has contributed extensively to the Gladstone Region? If so, one month remains to nominate them to be considered for a 2017 Gladstone Regional Council Australia Day Award.  

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October 07 Council awards pumptrack tender to specialised company 
Gladstone Regional Council, in its general meeting on Tuesday (Oct 4), awarded the tender for Memorial Park's pumptrack to Cairns-based Company, World Trail Pty Ltd.
 
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October 07

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

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October 07

Council to provide relief to ratepayers experiencing financial hardship
Gladstone Regional Council has adopted a new policy to provide relief to residential ratepayers who demonstrate they are unable to make rates payments due to a loss suffered.

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October 06

Council offers groups donations to share Australia Day regional fun
Members of not-for-profit community groups and organisations within the Gladstone Region are invited to apply for a donation to host a public 2017 Australia Day event. 

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October 06

Eligible residents urged to use free Tax Help assistance by October 31
Gladstone Region residents who are eligible for free Tax Help assistance are reminded they have until October 31 to utilise the service. 

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October 06

Council grants to assist various sporting clubs across the region
Various sporting organisations and recreation groups across the Gladstone Region will benefit from the latest round of Gladstone Regional Council's Sport and Recreation Grants.

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October 04 Council adopts its first Biodiversity Conservation Strategic Plan
The region's biodiversity values will remain preserved and protected following Gladstone Regional Council's adoption of the region's first Biodiversity Conservation Strategy Plan. 
 
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October 04 Council seeks State funding for local infrastructure 
Council has sought funding for 10 local infrastructure projects from the State Government's recently released grants and subsidies programs. 
 
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October 04 Council reviews its Local Laws to reduce red tape for local businesses
Gladstone Regional Council, in its general meeting today, proposed to change a number of its subordinate local laws to help reduce red tape for local businesses. 
 
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October 04

Applications for Gladstone Region Youth Council are now open
Residents aged between 15 and 24 can apply now to be part of the Gladstone Region Youth Council for 2017.  

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October 04

Excitement builds for City Farmers' Market debut on October 8
Excitement is building, linked to the creation of a City Farmers' Market vibe, which will radiate around the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) from this Saturday.

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September 29 Residents can expect their animal registration notices from tomorrow
Gladstone Region registered pet owners can expect an annual animal registration renewal notice to arrive in their mailbox from tomorrow (Sep 30).
 
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September 29 Blomfield Street to undergo kerb and channel replacement works
ladstone Regional Council advises that kerb and channel replacement work to Miriam Vale's Blomfield Street will start next Tuesday (Oct 4).
 
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September 26

Get ready for the cyclone season this long weekend
With the next cyclone season just around the corner, Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett is urging residents to use this long weekend to prepare their homes and families for potential emergencies.

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September 22 Fish cleaning station deferred but remains on Council agenda
A proposed fish cleaning station for Seventeen Seventy has been deferred due to prohibitive costs.
 
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September 22 Spring clean in time for Garage Sale Trail to turn 'trash' into treasure
Community groups and residents planning to 'spring clean' can earn some money for their efforts. 
 
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September 21 Council awards $2.4m asphalt resurfacing contract to local company
Gladstone Regional Council yesterday (Sep 20) awarded a $2.4 million contract for the provision of asphalt overlay work to a number of Gladstone's most heavily used roads.
 
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September 21 Residents advised kerb numbering service not endorsed by Council
Gladstone Region residents who are approached by companies or individuals seeking to paint street numbers on kerbing outside their properties are advised that the practice is not endorsed by Gladstone Regional Council.
 
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September 20  Council adds four local faces to Gladstone Airport Corporation Board
Gladstone Regional Council today appointed four new directors to the Gladstone Airport Corporation (GAC).
 
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September 16 Applications open soon to be part of Gladstone Region Youth Council

Residents aged between 15 and 24 can apply soon to be part of the Gladstone Region Youth Council for 2017. 

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September 16 Youngsters can gain inspiration to make a Gladstone Pop Con costume 

A Costume Making Workshop tailored into September school holiday activities may inspire youngsters to create their own Gladstone Pop Con outfit. 

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September 16 Share names of residents worthy of a 2017 Australia Day Award

Do you know an outstanding Gladstone Region resident worthy of an Australia Day Award? Now is the time to nominate them for Gladstone Regional Council's 2017 Australia Day Awards. 

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September 15

Inspiring adventurer and author, Jeremy Scott, to trek to Gladstone
Gladstone Region residents can listen to a presentation and meet face-to-face with inspirational adventurer and author, Jeremy Scott, on Wednesday, September 28. 

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September 15

Last days to register interest as a potential SUNfest 2017 tutor
Tomorrow (Sept 16) is the last day to submit an Expression of Interest to deliver youth workshops or activities for SUNfest 2017. 

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September 13 Residents to have their say on Yarwun Recreation Grounds concept
Under one week remains for Gladstone Region residents to have their say on the Yarwun Recreation Grounds design concept.
 
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September 13

Gladstone City Library introduces free 'Ask Wendy' help service
Gladstone City Library will introduce a free, new one-on-one 'information help' service to assist library patrons. 

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September 13

Ninety-three residents to take pledge to become Australian citizens
Gladstone Regional Council will welcome 93 new Australian citizens in its largest Australian Citizenship Day public ceremony this Friday (Sept 16). 

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September 12

Get ready to nominate your hero for a Council 2017 Australia Day Award 
Nominations for Gladstone Regional Council's 2017 Australia Day Awards will open this Friday (September 16).  

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September 12

Home Library Service celebrates 20 years of deliveries 
The Gladstone Region's Home Library Service is celebrating its 20th anniversary. 

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September 12

Don’t miss your discount on rates
Ratepayers still have time to take advantage of Gladstone Regional Council's 10 per cent discount on rates by ensuring their full payment is cleared by this Friday (Sep 16).

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September 9 Bray Park boat ramp pontoon back in use
The Bray Park boat ramp pontoon at Boyne Island is again in place after being removed last month for repairs.
 
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September 9

Groups boost the number of Garage Sale Trail stalls offering goods
The Garage Sale Trail across the Gladstone Region is taking shape with group sales boosting the number of stalls on offer. 

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September 8

Slight changes to Library Out and About service from September 19
Slight changes to Gladstone Regional Libraries' Out and About service from September 19 will increase convenience for its regular patrons. 

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September 8 Council awards floodway repairs program contract to local company
Gladstone Regional Council this week awarded Miriam Vale Plant Hire a $3 million contract to repair and construct floodways on roads damaged by ex-Tropical Cyclone Marcia.
 
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September 7 Lots to do and see at Tondoon Botanic Gardens from this month
It's all happening at Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens this month with a range of activities on offer for the whole family to enjoy. 
 
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September 6

Appearance of superheroes in Gladstone will be no April Fool's joke
An abundance of superheroes could make an appearance in Gladstone on April 1 next year - not as an April Fool's Day prank but for Gladstone Pop Con 2017. 

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September 6

Register for Garage Sale Trail now to receive early bird pack
Less than three weeks remain for Gladstone Region residents to receive a free promotional pack when registering as a participant in this year's Garage Sale Trail. 

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September 2

Bushfire potential above normal for region
The potential for bushfires in our region this fire season is above normal, according to an outlook published this week by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre.

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September 2 Council allocates funds to giant rat's tail grass research project
In a bid to manage giant rat's tail grass (GRT), a restricted matter under the Biosecurity Act 2014, Gladstone Regional Council has allocated $433,250 to a five year project to investigate efficient and effective control options.
 
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September 1

Council sport and recreation census to capture vital club details
Gladstone Regional Council has released its sport and recreation census to gain a snapshot of our region's community sporting landscape. 

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September 1 Council improves its park booking system to assist residents
From today residents can book a Gladstone Regional Council park via an improved booking system on Council's website.
 
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September 1

Still time for tutors to apply to be part of the fun of SUNfest 2017
Planning for SUNfest 2017 is under way and there is still time for potential tutors to apply who are keen to be part of the fun. 

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