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July 16  

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

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July 11
 
 

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

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

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

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July 03
 
 

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

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July 03
 
 

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

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June 14  

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

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June 14
 
 

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

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June 13  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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May 17
 
 

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

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May 15  

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

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May 15  

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

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May 09  

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

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

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

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May 03  

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

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

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

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April 23  

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

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April 19  

Council to thank regional volunteers at free recognition breakfasts
Gladstone Regional Council will thank hundreds of volunteers across the Gladstone Region next month at four free recognition breakfasts to be held during 2018 National Volunteers Week. 

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April 18   Gardens event to welcome home Commonwealth Games champion
Gladstone Region residents get their chance to personally congratulate Gold Coast Commonwealth Games gold medal winner Tia-Clair Toomey at her ‘welcome home’ event in Gladstone on Friday (Apr 20).
 
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April 13   Proposed Council restructure seeks an efficient and sustainable future
Gladstone Regional Council seeks to transform its organisational structure to save an expect $16.7 million over three years and better serve the community now and into the future.
 
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April 13
 
 

Secure a stall now for Ecofest 2018
Central Queensland’s most popular, free environmental awareness event – Ecofest 2018 – is on again at the Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens in just over seven weeks.

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April 11  

Mentoring to assist with applications for funding of regional art projects
Local arts and cultural groups and individuals can access mentoring to assist when applying for the latest funding round of Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). 

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April 06   Airport support means league fans won't get hot under the collar
Regardless of how their team of choice is faring on the field, there will be no reason for those in the corporate box to lose their cool when Gladstone hosts its first official NRL match on Sunday (Apr 8).
 
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April 05    Council's Community Donations Program open for applications
Not-for-profit community groups in need of financial assistance are encouraged to apply for inclusion in the 2018/19 round of Gladstone Regional Council's Community Donations Program.
 
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April 05   Avoid the traffic and catch a bus to Sunday's historic NRL clash
Gladstone Regional Council advises that changed traffic conditions will be in effect on Harvey Road, Clinton, to accommodate Gladstone’s first ever NRL match on Sunday (Apr 8).
 
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April 04   Stars to mingle with rugby league fans ahead of historic NRL clash
Opportunities to see Gold Coast Titans and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles stars up close will not be limited to the on-field action of Sunday’s historic first NRL match at Gladstone’s Marley Brown Oval.
 
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April 04   Book now to take part in Gladstone Region Youth Week activities
Young Gladstone Region residents are being urged to book now to take part in regional activities to acknowledge National Youth Week this month. 
 
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April 03   Council funding program to assist 19 sporting clubs across the region
Nineteen sporting clubs across the Gladstone Region are set to receive funding through Round 2 of Gladstone Regional Council’s 2017-18 Sport & Recreation Regional Event Funding Program. 
 
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March 29   Gladstone Regional Council offers additional trophy to yachting clubs
Gladstone Regional Council is excited to have been involved in the development of a trophy linked to two of Australia’s most prestigious yacht races.
 
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March 29   Gladstone Children's Festival 2018 program is available now
Dance and drama workshops, interactive theatre, craft, rhymes, storytelling and music are just some of the activities on offer during the 2018 Gladstone Children’s Festival.
 
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March 28
 
 

Holiday at home but remember Lilley's Beach permit
One of the Gladstone Region’s favourite camping spots, Lilley’s Beach, is sure to be a popular destination for campers and day trippers over Easter.

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March 26  

Councillors to carry on long tradition of welcoming yacht race crews
Gladstone Regional Councillors will carry on an age-old tradition at Easter greeting crews competing in the QantasLink 70th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race. 

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March 23   Night works required for critical stage of Paterson 2 reservoir project
Gladstone Regional Council advises that night works to complete a critical water main connection will be conducted on Glenlyon Road, Gladstone, next Tuesday (March 27).
 
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March 21   Community spirit to be on show when Queen's Baton arrives in region
Just three days remain until the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games action comes to the Gladstone Region with the Queen’s Baton to arrive on Saturday (March 24).
 
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March 20   Milestone Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race to reach global channels
Gladstone Region residents and visitors can be part of the milestone 70th year celebrations for the 2018 QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race. 
 
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March 19   Speed limit changes to come into effect on Round Hill Road
Gladstone Regional Council advises that the speed limit on a section of Round Hill Road, Agnes Water, will change next month. 
 
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March 19   1770 Marina carpark upgrade to be discussed at community meeting
Gladstone Regional Council invites interested parties to attend a community consultation meeting next month regarding the proposed 1770 Marina carpark upgrade.
 
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March 16   Federal Government funds to boost Gladstone Region projects
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett today welcomed the news that two projects would receive Federal Government funding.
 
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March 16  

Collaborative approach to road safety in the Gladstone Region
The drive is on towards a collaborative community approach to road safety in the Gladstone Region. 

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March 15  

Council inducts first GECC Hall of Fame recipient at double celebration 
The Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) hosted a double celebration today with a cast party to acknowledge the 20th Gladstone Combined Schools Musical and the launch of the venue’s Hall of Fame. 

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March 15  

Council to carry out water meter replacement program until mid-June
Gladstone Regional Council will next week commence a water meter replacement program in some areas of the region. 

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March 14  

Residents can continue contributing to arts and cultural plan for region 
Residents can continue to contribute to a new Arts and Cultural Development Plan for the Gladstone Region. 

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March 14  

Council adopts infrastructure plan to accommodate future urban growth
All development applications now lodged with Gladstone Regional Council will need to be made in accordance with Council’s Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP), which is part of Council’s Planning Scheme. 

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March 05  

Season to end for City Farmers Market with final market on March 24
The season will end for the City Farmers Markets in Gladstone’s CBD with the event to be discontinued late this month. 

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March 02  

Businesses invited to help Goondoon Street go green on Saturday
Gladstone Regional Council is inviting CBD businesses to help Goondoon Street, Gladstone go green tomorrow night (Saturday). 

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February 28
 
 

Substandard Tannum Sands playground to be removed
The playground equipment at Tannum Sands’ Peter’s Play Park will be removed in the coming weeks because it does not meet Australian Standards.

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February 28   Gladstone Region rugby league fans to get their chance to see stars
Tickets for the eagerly anticipated NRL clash between the Gold Coast Titans and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Gladstone’s Marley Brown Oval on April 8 go on sale at 9am tomorrow (Mar 1).
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February 26
 
 

Make a cleaner environment our priority this Sunday
Gladstone Regional Council believes creating a cleaner environment is an all year round goal but on Sunday’s annual Clean Up Australia Day, it should be the community’s priority.

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February 20  

Gladstone Region Youth Council hosts its first meeting for 2018
Gladstone Region Youth Council held its first meeting for 2018 last night (Feb 19) welcoming new members and appointing its chairpersons. 

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February 20   Community celebrations to mark arrival of Queen's Baton Relay
The Gladstone Region will be immersed in the excitement of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games when the Queen’s Baton Relay passes through on March 24.
 
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February 19   Tickets for Gladstone's first NRL clash to go on sale on March 1
The wait is over for Gladstone Region rugby league fans following today’s (Feb 19) announcement that tickets for April’s Gold Coast Titans and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles NRL clash at Marley Brown Oval will go on sale on March 1.
 
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February 16  

Interest sought for activities to be part of Gladstone Children's Festival
The Gladstone Region is preparing to host a second Gladstone Children’s Festival in May following the event’s successful debut in 2017. 

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February 16  

Network register to link Gladstone Region ICT providers to customers 
A Gladstone Region ICT Network will be developed to help link local businesses to customers and offer benefits for both parties.  

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February 15  

Young entrepreneurs urged to apply early to take part in Startup-Athon 
Expressions of Interest are sought from young Gladstone Region residents, aged 12 to 24, who are keen to take part in a Gladstone Region Startup-Athon on April 14 and 15. 

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February 14  

Nominate a young resident to attend Mayor's Youth Breakfast in April 
Nominations are now open for young residents to attend Gladstone Regional Council’s 2018 Mayor’s Youth Breakfast. 

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February 13   Half-yearly water and sewerage charges to hit letter boxes next month
Gladstone Region residents are reminded that half-yearly water access and sewerage charges will accompany next month’s water consumption notice.
 
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February 12  

Free stall sites at inaugural expo to encourage and promote STEM
Organisations and businesses with links to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are being offered a free stall site at an inaugural expo in Gladstone in April.  

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February 02  

February 14 marks a special date for activities at Gladstone City Library
Gladstone City Library has big plans for Valentine’s Day with activities planned to entice residents to share and rekindle their love of libraries. 

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February 01  

Residents can contribute to new arts and cultural plan for region
Residents are invited to contribute to a new Arts and Cultural Development Plan for the Gladstone Region. 

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January 25  

Kevin is a humble recipient of Council's 2018 Citizen of the Year award
Helping others comes as second nature for Gladstone Regional Council's 2018 Citizen of the Year Kevin Watson. 

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January 25  

Traffic management to be in place for free Australia Day Family Fun Day 
There will be reduced speed zones and traffic control near Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens tomorrow (Jan 26) during Gladstone Regional Council’s Australia Day Family Fun Day. 

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January 24  

Policy sets protocol for Welcome to Country address at Council events
Gladstone Regional Council has set the framework for Welcome to Country official protocol at Council coordinated or facilitated events within the Gladstone Region. 

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January 22  

Council to announce Australia Day Award winners on January 25
Gladstone Regional Council will name its 2018 Australia Day Award winners at a free public function at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre on Thursday night. (Jan 25)

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January 22  

Local identities to stir up the fun at Australia Day barbecue cook off 
It’s time to spill the baked beans about who will line up at the barbecue plate in Gladstone Regional Council’s celebrity barbecue cook off at Council’s free Australia Day Family Fun Day on January 26.

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January 18  

Gladstone Region RADF supports development of local arts and culture 
Gladstone Regional Council at its general meeting on December 19 last year, endorsed recommendations of the Gladstone Region Regional Development Fund (RADF) Committee awarding $26,877 in funding during the recent round. 

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January 17   Normal water service restored to Calliope, Burua and Beecher
Gladstone Regional Council advises that entire water supply to Calliope, Burua and Beecher has been restored to normal operations.
 
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January 17   Calliope, Burua and Beecher residents asked to restrict water usage
Gladstone Regional Council has asked residents in Calliope, Burua and Beecher to restrict their water usage today and possibly tomorrow while major repairs are conducted at the Calliope Booster Pump Facility.
 
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January 16  

Additional Shrek, The Musical show follows popular demand
Gladstone Region residents have shown huge anticipation for the 2018 Gladstone Combined Schools Musical, Shrek, The Musical with an extra show now scheduled. 

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January 15  

Council announces five leaders under new executive structure
Council has announced five of the seven general managers who will lead the organisation's successful future under its new executive structure.

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January 09  

Mayor ready to take on challengers at Australia Day barbecue cook off 
Plenty of fun, laughter and light banter will be added to the mix in a celebrity barbecue cook off at Gladstone Regional Council’s Australia Day Family Fun Day on January 26.     

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January 08  

Lots of Australia Day activities at Council-supported regional events
There will be lots of Australia Day activities and some free Aussie fare on offer at Council-supported Australia Day community events across the region on January 26.   

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January 5
 
 

Tondoon Botanic Gardens named in regional Australia’s top 10
Gladstone can now boast one of the finest regional botanic gardens in the nation with Australian Geographic magazine’s latest edition naming Tondoon in the top 10.

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January 03  

Free Australia Day Family Fun Day to offer cool water play activities
Swimmers, towels, thongs, sunscreen, hats and sun-safe shirts will be the popular attire for Gladstone Regional Council’s 2018 Australia Day Family Fun Day.

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December 22   Miriam Vale now home to new electric vehicle charging station
Miriam Vale’s growing reputation as the ideal travel rest stop has been further consolidated with the introduction of an electric vehicle charging station on Blomfield Street.
 
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December 19   Broken water main causes changed traffic conditions to The Oaks Road
Gladstone Regional Council advises that changed traffic conditions are in place at The Oaks Road, Tannum Sands, due to a broken water main beneath the road.
 
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December 15  

Council vehicles act as a moving canvas for community art project
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum’s latest creative project will see art ‘on the move’ across the Gladstone Region.

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December 13
 
 

New food business licence applications go online
Applicants for new food business licences in the Gladstone Region now have a simpler process to follow to meet their obligation under the Food Act 2006.

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December 12  

Library Out and About service to include visits to Lowmead in 2018
Gladstone Regional Libraries’ Out and About service will extend to include Lowmead from next year. 

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December 7
 
 

Council revises budget to improve Lions Park shade
Gladstone Regional Council will revise its budget to fund extra shade for the redeveloped Lions Park, in addition to existing shade structures and landscape plans involving the planting of more than 150 trees between six and 30 metres tall when fully matured.

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December 5
 
 

Gladstone Lions Park opening postponed for a week
Wet weather has forced Gladstone Regional Council to postpone the official opening of the Lions Park redevelopment until Saturday, December 16.

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November 30  

Volunteer lead make up artist sought for combined schools' musical 
A search has started across the Gladstone Region kingdom to find a volunteer who can perform make up magic for a princess, a Lord, a donkey, an ogre and the cast of Shrek, The Musical.

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November 30  

Free Christmas Street Party offers fun festivities with all the trimmings
Gladstone’s CBD Entertainment Precinct will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland on Sunday (Dec 3) for Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre’s (GECC) free Christmas Street Party. 

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November 28  

SUNfest 2018 ticket sales to open from 9am on November 29
The wait is almost over for keen SUNfest 2018 participants with ticket sales available from 9am tomorrow (Weds, Nov 29). 

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November 28  

Community music video declares: We won’t be beaten by cyclones
The Gladstone Region won’t be beaten by cyclones or floods; it’s an anthem our community will sing loud and clear in a music video due for release tomorrow (Nov 29) by Gladstone Regional Council.

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November 27   CQ councils to brainstorm water and wastewater ideas and solutions
Local government officers from throughout Central Queensland will gather in Gladstone this week to brainstorm ideas and share success stories concerning water and wastewater management.
 
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November 24   Red Rover Road upgrade works to start next week
Gladstone Regional Council advises that works to complete Stages 2 and 5 of the Red Rover Road upgrade at Callemondah will start next Monday (Nov 27).
 
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November 23  

Council community donations encourage regional Australia Day events 
Not-for-profit groups across the Gladstone Region are reminded to apply now for a Gladstone Regional Council community donation to host a public event on Australia Day.  

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November 21
 
 

Social Inclusion Week invites people to connect and celebrate
The Gladstone Region will celebrate Social Inclusion Week from this Friday, November 24 through to December 3 with activities ranging from a café crawl to outdoor cinema.

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November 14
 
  Concrete testing to close sections of Boyne Island skate park
Sections of the Boyne Island skate park will be closed to the public on Thursday, November 16 for concrete testing, as a prelude to work starting on the facility’s upgrade and new pump track.
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November 10   Council asks community to help temporarily reduce water demand
Gladstone Regional Council asks that residents whose homes are connected to the Gladstone reticulation network conserve their water usage from tomorrow (Nov 11) until next Tuesday evening (Nov 14).
 
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November 09  

2018 SUNfest program released offering greater STEM related activities 
Gladstone Regional Council has launched its 2018 SUNfest youth holiday program offering greater Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related activities for 11 to 17 year olds. 

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November 09  

Talented artist to offer guidance to students in free art workshops
Gladstone Region primary school students can attend one of three free art workshops with award-winning local artist, Marion Hughes, during December.

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November 03  

Mount Larcom Community Recreation Hub set to open
Anticipation is building in the Mount Larcom community with just one week to go before its new Recreation Hub at Golding Park is officially opened on Friday, November 10.

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November 03   New Raglan and Ambrose bridges to open to traffic next week
Gladstone Regional Council advises that the Fire Creek Bridge, Raglan, and Four Mile Creek Bridge, Ambrose, will open to traffic next Tuesday (Nov 7). 
 
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November 02  

Last days to submit a nomination for Council's Australia Day Awards
Nominations for Gladstone Regional Council’s 2018 Australia Day Awards will be accepted until midnight this Sunday (Nov 5). 

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November 01  

Shrek, The Musical ticket sales are expected to attract huge interest
Tickets for the 2018 Gladstone Combined Schools Musical, Shrek, The Musical, can now be purchased.

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November 01   Council wins state award for innovative wastewater asset managment
Gladstone Regional Council’s innovative CCTV data management and processing project has received state accolades at last week’s Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland (IPWEAQ) Excellence Awards.
 
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October 27  

Young students can share their ideas about Australia Day through art
Gladstone Regional Council, as part of 2018 Australia Day celebrations, is calling for primary school entries in its annual Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition.

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October 25
 
 

Celebrate and support the Reef at Wild Cattle Creek
‘Citizen scientists’ can celebrate and help the Great Barrier Reef through conservation and other valuable projects this Saturday, October 28 at Wild Cattle Creek.

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October 23  

Council offers community donations to spread Australia Day cheer
Gladstone Regional Council is offering groups in our region’s townships a helping hand to fly the Aussie flag and host a public community event on Australia Day. 

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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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