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PRIVACY STATEMENT
You are invited to Have Your Say on any items listed on this page but please be advised by doing so, you authorise Gladstone Regional Council, its staff and authorised consultants and contractors to use the information for the purpose as outlined or implied. Your personal details or any information that reveals your identity will not be given to external sources. Your comments, however, may be used in the compilation of reports for which you provided the information.

Proposed change of name for Jaycees Park, Calliope Proposed change of name for Jaycees Park, Calliope

In response to an application from Calliope Rotary Club, Gladstone Regional Council is seeking community feedback on the proposed renaming of Jaycees Park to Calliope Rotary Club Park.

The original name reflected the efforts of the Jaycees, a junior chamber of commerce style not-for-profit organisation which formed in Gladstone in 1954 and helped to maintain the park.

However, Jaycee's members have left the area over the ensuing years and the organisation no longer exists.

Calliope Rotary Club applied for the name change in August, 2016 to reflect its commitment to reinvigorating the park as well as establishing it as the site for its community events.

At its November 15, 2016 general meeting, Council resolved to consult with the Gladstone Region community, particularly Calliope residents, to ensure that the public's views were taken into account before deciding the outcome of the application.

The community consultation process is being conducted from December 5 to the close of business on December 19, 2016.

Comments can be lodged via email at info@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au or by posting to Technical Services Jaycees Park Name Change Consultation, Gladstone Regional Council, PO Box 29, Gladstone QLD 4680 or by hand delivery to Council administration centres in an envelope marked Technical Services Jaycees Park Name Change Consultation.

Goondoon Streetscape Project Goondoon Streetscape Project

Goondoon Street, Gladstone will soon receive a much-need facelift and we want your say on the re-planting concept plan before works commence.

The proposal includes street trees, colourful and flowering plants, some artificially turfed roundabouts and median strips, a new seating area and feature gardens. The Library Square will be artificially turfed and wooden seating will be installed to provide a relaxing atmosphere for the community. 

The concept will complement the implementation of Council's Jumpstart our City Heart Urban Renewal Strategy over the coming years. For more information download a copy of the plan here.

Written submissions can be sent to Gladstone Regional Council, PO Box 29, Gladstone QLD 4680. Email submissions can be forward to info@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au

The consultation period closes Monday, December 12 at 5pm.

Proposed changes to subordinate Local Laws Proposed changes to subordinate Local Laws

Would you like Gladstone Regional Council to extend the Miriam Vale Showground Reserve camping time period from 24 hours to 7 days? This is just one of many proposed subordinate Local Law changes out for public consultation after Council's general meeting on November 1. This particular proposed change would encourage the region to become more recreational vehicle (RV) friendly.

Changes are also proposed for animal and environmental management subordinate Local Laws. Some of these include expanding on areas where animals are prohibited in public places and changing the extent of the dog off leash areas at Agnes Water. In addition, Council wants to amend the definition of vermin to exclude guinea pigs and declare two local pests; Leucaena and Indian Myna Birds.

In summary, stage two of the proposed changes relates to the below subordinate Local Laws:

  • Animal Management (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No.1) 2016
  • Community and Environmental Management (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No.1) 2016
  • Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2016

Residents can have their say until Friday, December 9. Written submissions can be sent to Gladstone Regional Council, PO Box 29, Gladstone QLD 4680. Email submissions can be forwarded to info@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au. 

For more information click here.

Proposed Customer Service Standard for Water Services Proposed Customer Service Standard for Water Services

Gladstone Regional Council, in its meeting on October 11, 2016, endorsed the release for public comment of its proposed Customer Service Standard for Water Services - September 2016 document, in compliance with the Queensland Government's Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008. 

The Act requires water service providers in Queensland to prepare and publish a customer service standard. 

The standard provides details about how Council will interact with customers about such matters as service connections, billing, metering, accounting, customer consultation, complaints and dispute resolution.

To ensure the standard best reflects the community's needs, Council has invited its water service customers, including residents, organisations and businesses, to comment on the document.

The standard is open for comment until close of business on December 9, 2016.

To view the standard click here and to provide comment email Council's Water Services Division at info@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au, send your comments via post to Gladstone Regional Council, PO Box 29, Gladstone QLD 4680 or by hand delivery to Council administration centres in an envelope marked Water Services Customer Service Standard Consultation.

Proposed amendment to planning scheme Proposed amendment to planning scheme

In response to feedback from the community, industry and Council officers and members, Gladstone Regional Council is proposing to make its first major amendment to its planning scheme, Our Place Our Plan.

The amendment aims to remove development application red tape, further control residential supply, and streamline application processes, among other improvements.

Public consultation is open from November 21, 2016 until January 20, 2017.

To have your say on the proposed first major amendment to the Gladstone Regional Council Planning Scheme:

  1. View our fact sheet including an overview of the proposed changes
  2. View the complete Planning Scheme document with proposed amendment marked in red (local interests) and blue (state interests)
  3. Submit your feedback online

If you don't wish to submit your feedback online you may download a feedback form for completion.