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2014      
       
October 31

Re-opening of Tip Top Shops strengthen waste reuse
The re-opening of Council's Tip Top Shops has highlighted the adage of "one man's trash in another man's treasure".

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October 31

Lowmead Road floodway upgrade works to start on November 4
Motorists using Lowmead Road can expect traffic disruptions from next week with floodway improvement works to be conducted on a damaged section of road.

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October 29

Deadline looms for a chance to join in AUstralia Day fun
Two days remain for interested community groups to apply for a Gladstone Regional Council Australia Day Community Donation.

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October 29

GRC embraces 'Better Council, Better Communities' project
An initiative announced this week at the Local Government of Queensland state conference in Mackay will help Gladstone Regional Council continue to improve its productivity and better connect with the community.

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October 28

Council supports National Butt Free Day message
Today is National Butt Free Day 2014 and Gladstone Regional Council is calling on smokers to do the right thing and 'butt it out'.

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October 28

Buyers and sellers make new neighbourhood connections
From wall art and chairs, to books and plants, last Saturday's Garage Sale Trail was a bargain hunter's paradise.

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October 27

Share names of top citizens for Australia Day Award consideration
You could know one of the winners of a Gladstone Region 2015 Australia Day Award.

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October 27

Warmer weather helps to deliver Storm Safety Sunday message
Warmer than usual weather yesterday (Oct 26) ironically provided the atmosphere for radio station's 'Storm Safety Sunday' outdoor broadcast, supported by Gladstone Regional Council.

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October 24

Council supports Storm Safety Sunday initiative
The famous Scouts motto 'Be prepared' is also applicable for Gladstone Region residents this storm season.

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October 24

Illegal Dumping and Litter Prevention message hits the road
Gladstone Regional Council's community campaign to reduce litter and illegal dumping has taken to the road.

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October 23

Calliope pool reopens to public
The Calliope State School Swimming Pool public opening hours will recommence today after being closed due to fluctuating water readings.

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October 23

Have you registered for the region's biggest garage sale event yet?
With only two days to go, the Gladstone Region is gearing up for the biggest garage sale it has ever seen.

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October 23

Elected members to meet with residents in smaller communities
Councillors are encouraging residents to get in early and book one-on-one appointments ahead of next Thursday's (Oct 30) CouncillorConnect visits to smaller communities within the Gladstone Region.

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October 22

Rural road names to assist emergency services with property location
Gladstone Regional Council yesterday approved names for four unnamed roads across the Region.

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October 22

Pacific Avenue tree removal in preparation for footpath construction
Council contractors will remove trees along a section of a grassed footpath on one side of Pacific Avenue, Tannum Sands from November 24.

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October 22

Council to consider rural bus set down areas as future projects
Gladstone Regional Council has included projects to install rural bus set down areas at various regional locations in its long-term financial plan.

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October 22

Council accepts tender to supply and deliver fleet management system
Gladstone Regional Council in its general meeting yesterday (Oct 21) accepted a tender for the dupply and delivery of a GPS fleet management system for a sample of Council plant equipment and vehicles.

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October 22

Guided walks return to Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens
Get your walking shoes on and experience the beauty of the Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens. Free guided walks have resumed at the Gardens and will continue until the end of November.

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October 22

Council takes out Engineering Excellence Award for landfill gas project
Gladstone Regional Council (Tues) welcomed the arrival of its 'Engineering Excellence Award' from the Institute of Public Works Engineers Australasia Queensland (IPWEAQ).

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October 21

Don't miss the chance to submit an Australia Day Award nomination
Don't miss the chance to nominate a Gladstone Region resident who you believe is truly deserving of a 2015 Australia Day Award.

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October 20

Discount feline desexing service extended to all residents' cats
Gladstone Regional Council today announced that the visiting Portable Animal Welfare Service (PAWS) cat and kitten desexing service is open to all applicants.

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October 20

Calliope QCWA joins the Garage Sale Trail initiative 
The Calliope Queensland Country Women's Association (QCWA) has joined the move to a more sustainable future by registering a sale as part of the Garage Sale Trail initiative this Saturday, October 25.

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October 17 Council and 4CC to help residents prepare for storm season
Gladstone Regional Council has teamed with radio station 4CC to raise awareness within the Gladstone Region community about the importance of being prepared for the storm season.
 
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October 17

Pet owners running out of time to capitalise on registration discount
Pet owners have a fortnight remaining in which to take advantage of Gladstone Regional Council's discount pet registration period.

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October 17

'Casting' call for anglers and boaties to help reduce marine litter
A plea has been issued for fishing enthusiasts to 'cast your lone, not your waste' in a campaign to put a stop to marine litter.

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October 16

Time running out to register pets for PAWS low cost desexing service
Gladstone Region pet owners who are on low incomes have only until 5pm tomorrow (Fri) to register their cats and dogs for Portable Animal Welfare Service (PAWS) desexing service.

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October 16

Agnes Water RTC celebrates birthday with photography competition
The Agnes Water Rural Transaction Centre (RTC) will celebrate its third birthday this month and, as part of the festivities, staff have organised a photogrpahy competition and encourage residents to participate.

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October 14 Get ready for the cyclone season as 'near average' season predicted

A 'near average' cyclone season is predicted for residents along our coastline, with about 11 tropical cyclones predicted between November 1 this year and April 30 next year.

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October 10

'Read Around Gladstone' project to boost region's literature scene
Budding authors and literature lover will be the beneficiaries following the launch of 'Read Around Gladstone' at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre last night (Thursday).

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October 10 Community push to avoid 'wasting' the valuable recycling message
Don't leave anything to 'waste' by not correctly sorting through rubbish around the home.
 
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October 10 One week remaining to register for low cost pet desexing
Gladstone Region low income residents are reminded that they have one week left in which to register their interest for the Portable Animal Welfare Service (PAWS) pet desexing service.
 
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October 08 Less than one month to submit a 2015 Australia Day Award nomination
Less than one month remians to nominate a resident for a Gladstone Regional Council 2015 Australia Day Award.
 
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October 08 Street naming ceremony honours memory of community champion
Gladstone Regional Council today hosted a ceremony to formalise the naming of a street after late long-term Gladstone city resident Gordon Leech.
 
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October 07 GECC waives hire charges to attract corporate Christmas bookings
Gladstone Regional Council at its general meeting on October 7 waived standard Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) hire charges as part of a promotion to attract corporate Christmas party bookings.
 
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October 07 Council endorses flying fox roost management plan
Gladstone Regional Council on October 7 endorsed the Statement of Management Intent (SoMI) to guide its future management of flying fox roosts in urban areas of the region.
 
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October 07

Council adopts shoreline erosion management plan
Gladstone Regional Council stepped up its efforts to prevent shoreline erosion in the Boyne Island and Tannum Sands areas by adopting a management plan at its general meeting on October 7.

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October 02

PAWS visit to make pet desexing cheaper for low income residents
Gladstone Regional Council has made it easier for low income residents to have their pets desexed by arranging to have the Portable Animal Welfare Service (PAWS) van visit Gladstone next month.

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October 02

SUNfest 2015 to provide new exciting progrm of youth events
There will be no shortage of activities for youth in January when Gladstone Regional Council hosts its annual SUNfest program of exciting activities.

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October 01

New ramp access for Glenlyon and Tank Street intersection
Gladstone Regional Council will soon begin construction works on new pram ramps at the corners of the Glenlyon and Tank Streets intersection in Gladstone.

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October 01

Council rated No. 1 in Local Government for customer service
Gladstone Regional Council was the most highly rated of 42 councils throughout Australia included in the Customer Service Benchmarking Australia (CSBA) report for the first quarter of 2014.

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October 01

Get Ready Gladstone Region, Mayor urges
Residents are reminded to get their emergency planning in place, ahead of the Queensland storm season.

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September 29

Frolic art extravaganza a big hit with Gladstone Region families
The Gladstone Aquatic Centre precinct came alive with artistic talent at the 2014 'Animating Spaces Gladstone Frolic' event on Saturday.

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September 25

Frolic to the Gladstone Aquatic Centre for an animated time
Gladstone Region residents are invited to make their way to the Gladstone Aquatic Centre precinct this Saturday for the 2014 'Animating Spaces Gladstone Frolic' event.

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September 25

Sister City Advisory Committee seeks new members
Residents interested in becoming a member of the Gladstone Saiki City Advisory Committee are encouraged to nominate for election ahead of next month's annual general meeting.

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September 24

Council transparency reflects Right of Information Day principles
Gladstone Regional Council's commitment to delivering transparent and accountable local governance reflects the values being espoused by Queensland's Right to Information (RTI) Day on Sunday (Sept 28).

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September 24

Council pleased to have helped retirement village reach completion
Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers has congratulated the Gladstone Central Committee on the Ageing (GCCOTA) upon the completion of the fourth and final stage of its Gladstone Heritage Retirement Village at Telina.

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September 24

Residents encouraged to 'clean up' their act in push to stop litter and illegal dumping
The push to stop litter and illegal dumping across the Gladstone Region has prompted a plea for residents to 'clean up' their act.

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September 24

Swooping magpies prompt public safety warning
Gladstone Regional Council is urging the community to be cautious and patient during magpie breeding season.

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September 23

Rain heralds a damp start to school holiday fun
It might be a damp start to the 2014 Spring School Holiday Events but all the action must go on - rain, hail or shine.

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September 22

Young Citizen of the Year award up for grabs across the region
One of the region's younger residents will next year claim the title of Gladstone's 2015 Young Citizen of the Year.

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September 22

Elected members to meet with residents at regional locations
Residents are encouraged to book a one-on-one appointment with elected Local Government members who are visiting the Gladstone Region's smaller communities on Thursday (Sep 25).

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September 19

Calls for residents to stay clear of fire damaged walking trail
Gladstone Regional Council is appealing for the public to stay clear of the fire damaged Mount Biondello walking trail in the Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

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September 19

Lifeguard patrols to keep local beaches safe during the school break
Surf Life Saving Queensland's red and yellow flags will be flying full mast on local beaches over the spring school holidays.

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September 18

Council prepares to waive fees to dispose domestic asbestos quantity
Gladstone Region home owners and owner-builders will soon benefit from free disposal of up to 10 square metres of asbestos-containing material at designated Council sites.

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September 18

New youth space to be unveiled at Gladstone Aquatic Centre
The Gladstone Aquatic Centre's new youth space will be unveiled at the end of the month.

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September 17

Fire damage forces closure of Mount Biondello walking trail
Botanic Gardens' Mount Biondello walking trail has been closed until further notice due to fire damage.

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September 17

Council purchases land to enable future opportunities
Gladstone Regional Council is to purchase two blocks of land adjacent to Lorikeet Park, New Auckland.

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September 17

$1m Paterson Street water main upgrade to start from September 22
Council will start $1 million water main upgrade works along Paterson Street, Gladstone from next week.

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September 17

Community Services Directory a great way to get noticed
Gladstone Regional Council's 2014-2015 Community Services Directory is an easy and effective way for community groups to get their name out to the general public.

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September 16

Rugby league fields name to honour local volunteer
Gladstone Regional Council has approved a request to name Boyne Island's senior and junior rugby league fields in honour of a man who has dedicated more than 30 years of voluntary service to the sporting code.

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September 16

Community invited to take part in commitment to peace event
Gladstone Regional Council invites members of the community to take part in The International Day of Prayer for Peace on Saturday (Sept 20) at Gladstone's Anzac Park from 3pm.

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September 16

Council seeks candidates for 'The Challenge of Leadership' program 
Gladstone Regional Council today announced it is seeking candidates for the third round of its popular leadership development program 'The Challenge of Leadership'.

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September 16

Council endorses request for continuation of fortnightly youth meetings
A successful two-month trial period has ensured the Gladstone Region Youth Council will continue to meet on a fortnightly basis.

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September 12

Council seeks to capture flood level data for various catchments
Gladstone Regional Council is seeking residents' assistance to gather information on flood levels reached in specific catchment areas during 2011 and 2013 flood events.

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September 12

School holiday fun guaranteed for local youth
Gladstone Regional Council's upcoming school holiday activities are expected to put a 'spring' in the step of local youth.

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September 12

Gladstone 2015 Citizen of the Year title awaits regional resident
One local resident on Australia Day next year will awake with the realisation of having been names Gladstone Regional Council's 2015 Australia Day Citizen of the Year.

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September 11

Tree planting ceremony celebrates resident's 100th birthday
A large number of family and friends gathered at a special tree planting ceremony honouring centenarian Stella Frances Mary (Williams) Soppa at Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens today.

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September 10

Council initiative plants a seed of hope for those in need
Gladstone Regional Council will this week plant a seed of hope for those affected by mental health issues, depression and suicide.

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September 9

Lyons Street water main construction work to start on Wednesday
Construction work on a new water main along Lyons Street, Gladstone will start tomorrow (Sept 10) for about one month.

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September 8

The threat of cyclones is real, Mayor warns
On average, 4.7 tropical cyclones per year affect Queensland. There have been 207 known impacts from tropical cyclones along the east coast since 1858.

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September 8

Tigalee Creek stage 2 works to progress until end of November
Bulk excavation work at Tigalee Creek detention basin stage 2 at Sun Valley, Gladstone will occur until the end of September with project completion expected at the end of November.

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September 4

Expressions of interest sought for SUNfest 2015 activities
Less than two weeks remain for those keen to host an activity or event as part of SUNfest 2015.

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September 2

Chinaman's Beach access road at Agnes Water to close for one day
The access road to Chinaman's Beach, near the Agnes Water desalination plant, will be closed Wednesday, September 3, from 6am to 5pm.

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September 3

Barking Owls grace the spotlight at Tondoon Botanic Gardens
g Owls at Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens will be put in the spotlight for the month of September.

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September 3

Mayor urges Calliope River residents to have say on proposed fish zone
Residents living along the Calliope River are being invited to have their say on a proposed Declared Fish Habitat Area (FHA) that will affect future development along designated section of river.

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September 3

Splash into summer at water park reopening
The wait for the reopening of Splash Zone, Gladstone Regional Council's water play park, is almost over.

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September 3

New sports fields for growing Calliope community
Gladstone Regional Council has progressed its plans to provide new sporting facilities at Calliope, approving the development application for Liz Cunningham Park at its general meeting on September 2.

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September 2

Recognise top efforts with a 2015 Australia Day Awards nomination
Gladstone Regional Council is already planning towards its 2015 Australia Day Awards with residents encouraged to submit nominations now.

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September 1

Site investigations to gather data for design of Hoddinott Bridge
Contractors will soon start months of site analysis and investigations for Gladstone Regional Council to gather data for design of the future Hoddinott Bridge.

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August 27

Aquatic centre artwork to usher in Frolic art extravaganza
The Aquatic Centre will become home to a dynamic new artwork with local artist Janie Peterson to collaborate with Young Gladstone Region people to create a four metre diameter, tiled mosaic centrepiece for installation on the grassy knoll beside the 50 metre pool.

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August 26

Outlying communities set to undergo digital television retune
Miriam Vale and Bororen residents may experience television disruptions tomorrow (Aug 27) when the Australian Government's Department of Communications carries out its retune of all digital-only televisions.

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August 26

Council approves land lease for mountain biking facility in Gladstone
The development of a mountain biking facility in the Gladstone Region is a step closer following Gladstone Regional Council's decision to support proposal.

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August 26

Marina Bridge unable to be raised for three hours on September 1
Mariners are advised of a three hour disruption to the lifting operations of the (Matthew Flinders) Gladstone Marina Bridge on September 1.

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August 25

Rates notices to start arriving in letter boxes tomorrow
Gladstone Regional Council rate notices will start arriving in letter boxes throughout the region from tomorrow (Aug 26).

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August 25

Busy Seniors Week schedule keeps Mary-Ann on the go
The only way Mary-Ann Smith could keep track of her busy Seniors Week 2014 schedule last week was to "write it all down".

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August 22

Section of East End Road to close to traffic for two weeks
A section of East End Road at Mount Larcom will be closed to all traffic for two weeks from Monday (Aug 25) to enable flood restoration works. Work will be undertaken from August 25 to September 8.

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August 21

Activities keep Seniors Week participants on the hop
There are no shortage of smiles among our older residents as hundreds of over 50s make the most of the Gladstone Regional Council-led Seniors Week activities this week.

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August 21

Council to address parking overstays in CBD
Residents are set to notice an improvement in the availability of parking in Gladstone's CBD following the appointement of a dedicated parking compliance officer.

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