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July 28

Consultation for CBD draft strategy closing soon
Gladstone Regional Council reminds residents the consultation period to provide feedback on its draft CBD revitalisation strategy will close at 10:30am on Monday, August 1.


 
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July 26 Council refuses development applications for Kirkwood site
Gladstone Regional Council today (Jul 26) refused development applications for a Coles supermarket, liquor store, specialty shops, food and drink outlet and a service station at Kirkwood.
 
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July 25 Council advises of changed traffic conditions for Chapman Drive works
Stage 4 of the Chapman Drive major upgrade works at Clinton is expected to start on July 28 with a switch in traffic direction to be initiated.
 
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July 22

Council encourages residents to get involved on NationalTree Day
Would you like to participate in the 21st Anniversary of National Tree Day?

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July 21

Free Symphony Under the Stars concert with QSO
Join the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) for a free family evening of superb outdoor entertainment at the Gladstone Marina Stage on Friday 12 August from 7pm.

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July 20 Workshop to encourage local businesses to tender for capital projects
Gladstone Regional Council's preference for appointing local contractors whenever possible is the stimulus for its Capital Plan 2016-17 Information Session to be conducted in Gladstone next week.
 
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July 20

Save the date for Gladstone Pop Con on April 1 next year
Get your outfit ready or dust your costume off in preparation for a celebration of all things Pop Culture in Gladstone next year. 

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July 20

Council objects to request for a bait vending machine near boat ramp
Gladstone Regional Council yesterday objected to a notion seeking to locate a bait dispensing machine at Bray Park, Boyne Island. 

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July 19 Council approves removal of fluoride from drinking water
Gladstone Regional Council today (July 19) voted to remove fluoride from drinking water distributed via the Lake Awoonga Scheme.
 
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July 19 Gladstone City Library to gain some minor aesthetic changes
Visitors to the Gladstone Library in coming weeks are likely to notice some slight indoor changes. 
 
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July 19 Council organises regional activities to celebrate 2016 Seniors Week
Gladstone Regional Council has launched its 32-page 2016 Seniors Week program.
 
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July 19

Library encourages Dads to share the joys of reading with their children
Gladstone City Library is hosting various events encouraging Dads across the region to share in the joys of reading with their young children. 

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July 12 Future of fluoridated water supply to be addressed next week
The future of fluoride additions to potable water delivered via the Awoonga Dam Scheme is the topic of a motion to be presented at next Tuesday's Gladstone Regional Council general meeting.
 
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July 8 Turkey Beach residents have access to a new community centre

Turkey Beach has a new community building with the official opening today of the township's community centre. 

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July 8 Residents reminded to have their say on proposed pumptrack concept

Gladstone Region residents are reminded there are only four days left to have their say on the proposed pumptrack planned for Memorial Park, Gladstone.

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July 8 Eligible residents offered free assistance to lodge their tax returns

Gladstone's Community Advisory Service will this year offer its free Tax Help Program to eligible residents from July 22 until the end of October. 

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July 5 Last day to have your say on animal management strategies

Gladstone Region Council's mandatory desexing and other animal management strategies survey closes today and residents are encouraged to have their say.

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July 5 Garden removal from Agnes Water Shopping Centre

Agnes Water residents are advised the garden bed located at Lot 2955 Round Hill Road, parallel to the Agnes Water Shopping Centre, will be removed due to safety concerns.  

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July 5 Project delivers skills for youth and a half basketball court for Benaraby

Gladstone Regional Council today endorsed a partnered project which will provide work skills for local youth and deliver a half basketball court at Benaraby. 

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July 1 Directory makes it easy to connect with community services and groups 

Residents have easy ways to access contact details for connecting to regional community services and groups. Council has released its free 2016-2017 Community Services Directory and introduced methods of accessing the information electronically. 

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June 29 Tondoon Botanic Gardens releases seasonal events guide 
Looking for some local winter events to keep you busy? Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens has released its first seasonal events guide
 
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June 29 One week remains to have your say on mandatory animal desexing
Gladstone Region residents have one week remaining in which to have their say on whether or not mandatory animal desexing should be a requirement for all cats and dogs.
 
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June 29 Development of Men's Shed approved for Tannum Sands
Council has approved a development application for a community-based Men's Shed on Canoe Point Road in Tannum Sands.
 
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June 28 

Council funding on offer for regional sport and recreation events
Groups hosting significant regional sport and active recreation events between September 1 this year and March 31 next year may be eligible to apply for Gladstone Regional Council funding.

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June 28 

Work of local artist to highlight historical buildings in Gladstone CBD 
Gladstone Regional Council is working on a creative project with a local artist, Geoffrey Head, to draw interest to significant historical buildings in the Gladstone CBD.

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June 24

Acclaimed comedian to entertain as part of region's school holiday fun
Four Gladstone regional libraries will host a free Kids Comedy Show next week featuring hilarious, world-acclaimed comedian, Sean Murphy. 

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June 24

Council to trial new technology for managing wild dogs 
Gladstone Regional Council will trial new technology to manage wild dogs on a rural property near Miriam Vale from July 1.

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June 23 Youth to have their say on pumptrack concept at onsite meeting 
Youth could enjoy a new pumptrack facility at Memorial Park, Gladstone if Gladstone Regional Council gains enough support for the concept.  
 
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June 23 Council offers traps to residents to combat Indian Myna birds
Gladstone Regional Council is again offering the free loan of traps to residents who are having issues with one of Australia's most invasive pests, the Indian Myna bird.
 
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June 21 Major traffic change to allow Chapman Drive work
Gladstone Regional Council (GRC) and contractors Queensland Bridge and Civil (QBC) have confirmed a major traffic change for Chapman Drive will begin tomorrow Wednesday, June 22 to allow further roadworks to continue.
 
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June 21

Interest sought for next cycle of Council's free business workshops
Gladstone Regional Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from microbusiness operators keen to take part in the next cycle of free basic business workshops. 

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June 20

Have your say on the renaming of Stirling Park, Boyne Island
The Gladstone Region community is being encouraged to have their say on the proposed name change for Stirling Park, Boyne Island before Monday, July 11.

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June 16

Strategy to renew the Gladstone CBD opens to community feedback
Gladstone Regional Council is seeking feedback on its draft strategy to revitalise the Gladstone CBD and transform it into a lively, vibrant and unique city heart.

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June 16

Last round of trial Pop-up Enterprises in Gladstone CBD next week
The last round of trial Pop-up Enterprises in the Gladstone CBD will be held next week on June 23, 24 and 25. 

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June 15

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

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June 14

New Aldoga washdown facility opens to public
The Aldoga washdown facility is now open to the public after routine inspections on the $1.92 million project were completed late last week.

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June 13 Get fit with new smartphone exercise equipment and workouts
Upgrades to the Gladstone Family Fun and Fitness Trail off Glenlyon Road will commence tomorrow with the installation of modern exercise stations.  
 
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June 13 Residents invited to watch timber chainsaw artist at work
Work has commenced on the Centenarian Tribute Garden at Tondoon Botanic Gardens and residents are being encouraged to come down and check it out.
 
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June 13 Pumptrack concept out for community consultation
Would you like to see a pumptrack at Memorial Park, Gladstone in the new financial year? From today, Gladstone Region residents can have their say on the proposed pump track facility.
 
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June 13 Council's youth team releases busy mid-year school holiday program.

Gladstone Regional Council's Youth Development team has released its June/July school holiday program developed in partnership with local businesses and organisations across the region.

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June 10

Work of Miriam Vale school students to assist the township's library
The work of Miriam Vale State School students will be on permanent show at the township's library.

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June 10 Construction to start on new $2.2m Miriam Vale Water Treatment Plant
Miriam Vale residents will soon enjoy improved water quality with construction work on the new $2.2 million Miriam Vale Water Treatment Plant getting under way early next week.
 
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June 08

Water meter readers hit Gladstone Region streets next week
Gladstone Region residents will notice water meter readers accessing meters on their properties between Monday, June 13 and mid-July.

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June 07 Stirling Park name change request to go out for community comment
Gladstone Regional Council in its general meeting today decided to take a proposed name change for Stirling Park, Boyne Island out for community consultation. 
 
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June 07 New maintenance approach for city roundabouts and medians
Gladstone Regional Council in its general meeting today adopted a new maintenance approach for vegetated roundabouts and medians that will aim to decrease Council expenditure. 
 
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June 07 Plan ahead and make Origin Fan Day even more enjoyable
Gladstone Regional Council is encouraging rugby league fans to plan their day ahead of the XXXX Queensland Maroons team's visit to Gladstone City in just one week's time on Tuesday, June 14.
 
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June 07 Council names 11 sporting clubs to receive latest round of club funding

Coaching accreditation, sporting equipment and a canteen oven are a few of the items Gladstone Regional Council funding will help regional sporting clubs purchase. 

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June 07 Revised water concession policy to deliver benefits for eligible groups

A revised Gladstone Regional Council policy approved today will deliver greater water concessions for eligible sporting bodies and not-for-profit organisations.

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June 02 Council seeks community feedback on mandatory animal desexing

Gladstone Region residents can share their opinions on mandatory animal desexing and other animal management matters from Monday, June 6.

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June 02 Only days remain for lanhodlers to have their say on Pest Management 

Do you have a pest management suggestion that you want to see implemented in the future? Here is your chance! Landholders have eight days to have their say on Council's Pest Management Plan 2016-2019 before it is formally adopted.

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June 01 Public amenities to receive facelift during winter months

A number of public amenities across the region are receiving a fresh coat of paint. Council awarded the maintenance contract to local business Young's Building Contractors. The work commenced on Monday, May 30 and will finish Friday, June 24.

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May 31 Natural timber sculpture garden to recognise region's Centenarians

It's an idea close to the heart, a Centenarian Tribute Garden. Council's Parks and Environment Division has embarked on a tribute garden project made from natural timber sculptures to honour the region's Centenarians.

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May 31 Save the date for Ecofest 2016 this Sunday 

What's big, green and full of fun? Ecofest 2016!
Central Queensland's largest free environmental awareness event will commence at 9am this Sunday (June 5) at Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

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May 31

Council's recycled mobile phone service helps our environment
Almost 80,000 unused mobile phones and components are believed to exist in the Gladstone Region according to not-for-profit recyclers MobileMuster.

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May 26

Vital driver education centre development approved
The Central Queensland Driver Education Centre is another wheel-turn closer to fruition after Council this week approved its development at Benaraby.

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May 26

Council lobbies for federal funding of health services precinct
Gladstone Regional Council is lobbying hard for federal government funding to make the Integrated Health Services Precinct on Philip Street a reality, in the lead up to the election.

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May 25

Benaraby to follow Mount Larcom community resilience model
Benaraby will be the next Gladstone regional centre to work on establishing the Mount Larcom community resilience model.

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May 25 Council works with Tannum High students to build practical skills

Five of the Gladstone Region's younger generation have partnered with Gladstone Regional Council to incorporate a practical project into their learning. 

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May 24 Goondoon Street window display goes environmentally green

Council's 113 Goondoon Street from window display is looking rather green in preparation for Ecofest 2016 on Sunday, June 5.

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May 24 CBD office space to provide networking benefits as a co-working hub

Prime Gladstone CBD office space will be available for hire with the launch of CentrePoint's Co-working Spaces concept tomorrow. (Wednesday, May 25) 

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May 24

Businesses encouraged to paint the town maroon ahead of stars' visit
Gladstone businesses are being asked to paint the town maroon when the Queensland State of Origin rugby league team visits the city on June 14.

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May 20

CBD venue introduces a fresh vibe for trial Pop-up Enterprises
The next round of Pop-up Enterprises from May 26 to 28, will boast a new atmosphere, relocating to the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC)/Lightbox courtyard. 

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May 18 Replacement Callemondah pedestrian bridge opens to the public
The new Moura Short Rail Line Pedestrian Bridge at Callemondah is now open to pedestrian traffic.
 
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May 18

Mount Larcom's first Farmers Market coming together
Organisers of Mount Larcom's first Farmers' Market on Sunday, June 12 are still keen to hear from anyone wanting to participate, as the event planning starts to come together.

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May 17 Council donates mobility aids and bicycles to help those in need
Gladstone Regional Council today (May 17) approved the donation of discarded or surplus used mobility aids to the Gladstone Rotary Club (Sunrise) for distribution to those in need of them.
 
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May 17 Hundreds of youngsters expected at libraries for simultaneous story

Hundreds of youngsters will converge at Gladstone regional libraries next week to take part in fun and activities organised for National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS). 

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May 16

Free workshops to help microbusinesses enhance networking abilities
Gladstone Regional Council, in partnership with the private sector, will host two free workshops to help microbusiness operators enhance their networking abilities. 

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May 16

Creative Recycling Centre to showcase rug project at Ecofest 2016
With the help of the Gladstone community, Australia's largest recycled rug has been created and will be officially unveiled at this year's Ecofest on Sunday, June 5.

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May 12

Trial Pop-up Enterprises in Gladstone's Library Square 
Trial Pop-up Enterprises officially started today at 3pm. The small-scale concept is part of Council's Connect, Innovate and Create pilot program with five stalls operating from 3pm to 8pm on May 12, 13 and 14. 

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May 12 Weird and wonderful wildlife to wow the crowd at Ecofest 2016
From snakes and frilled-neck lizards to turtles and crocodiles, Ecofest 2016 will boast enough weird and wonderful wildlife to wow the crowd.
 
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May 11

Pop-up Enterprise promotes service linking job seekers to work
iCompLii, a company linking job seekers to employment opportunities, will join Pop-up Enterprises in the Gladstone CBD this week.  

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May 10

Eat pizza and meet renowned American writer of young adult books
Book lovers are invited to meet and eat pizza with acclaimed international author Michael Grant at the Gladstone City Library on Monday, May 23. 

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May 06

Library Square to host Pop-up Enterprises for three days next week
Gladstone Library Square will look different for three days next week when the area becomes a Pop-up Enterprise hub from 3pm to 8pm. 

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May 05 Landholders invited to have their say on Pest Management Plan
Landholders are invited to have their say on Gladstone Regional Council's Pest Management Plan 2016-2019.
 
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May 04

Council grants $29,412 for latest round of regional arts funding
Gladstone Regional Council has endorsed recommendations to grant $29,412 for Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Round 2.

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May 04 Council awards contract for Don Cameron Drive water main upgrade
Gladstone Regional Council on May 3 awarded the contract for its Don Cameron Drive water main upgrade at Calliope to Gladstone company Roadpak Industries.
 
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May 04

Council to significantly reduce debt through cash surplus
Gladstone Regional Council yesterday (May 3) resolved to make a $15 million debt repayment, in addition to its regular repayments, before the end of the financial year.

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May 03 Council plants rose bushes in support of Jane McGrath Foundation
Gladstone Regional Council today (May 3) planted seven Jane McGrath Rose bushes to celebrate Mother's Day and signify its support for the McGrath Foundation.
 
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April 29

Council to undertake two capital projects to improve beach access 
Gladstone Regional Council will from late next week start work on two capital projects to improve the entry to six well used beach accesses in the Agnes Water area.

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April 29

Volunteers asked to register for Recognition Breakfasts by Tuesday
Individuals and representatives of organisations wishing to attend a National Volunteer Week breakfast in the Gladstone Region are reminded to register by Tuesday, May 3.

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April 27 Mount Larcom moving ahead with resilience projects
Plans to create a video documentary rediscovering Mount Larcom's cultural heritage and develop a traditional farmers' market are underway as part of the area's community resilience strategy.
 
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April 27 Last days to have your say about region's walking and cycling networks
Do you have some great ideas for improving the pedestrian and cycle networks in the Gladstone Region? Now is your chance to tell Gladstone Regional Council all about it via an online community survey. 
 
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April 27

Literary Dinner offers chance to mingle with authors and illustrators
Bookings are now open for Gladstone Region residents to informally meet visiting authors and illustrators and chat with other book lovers at a Literary Dinner on Sunday, July 24. 

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April 22

Foundational workshops to deliver basic business information
Gladstone Regional Council will help establishing microbusiness operators gain basic business information. 

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April 21 ANZAC Day services road closures
Gladstone Regional Council advises that various roads throughout the region's centres will temporarily close to motorists and pedestrians for 2016 ANZAC Day services on Monday, April 25.
 
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April 21

Council receives funds to assist landholders with feral pig threat
Gladstone Regional Council, in partnership with Miriam Vale Rural and Landcare Group has received much needed funds to assist landholders in managing the threat of feral pigs on their properties.

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April 21

Council to auction residential properties to recover rates debts
Gladstone Regional Council is preparing to publicly auction three residential properties to recover the costs of associated rates arrears, in accordance with the Local Government Act.

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April 20

Council seeks state government funding for infrastructure projects
Gladstone Regional Council will apply for state government funding for nine infrastructure projects under round two of the Building Our Regions regional infrastructure fund.

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April 20 ANZAC Day services across the region
Residents are invited to commemorate ANZAC Day on Monday, April 25, with services being conducted across the Gladstone Region.
 
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April 20

Council to seek continued representation on 14 external committee
Council yesterday resolved to nominate Councillors for places on 14 external committees serving the Region. Council's continued involvement in external committees is vital.

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April 20 Matthew Flinders Bridge to close for maintenance work tomorrow
Gladstone Regional Council advises that the Matthew Flinders (Marina) Bridge will close to pedestrian and vehicular traffic for about six hours tomorrow (Apr 21).
 
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April 20 Amazing Drumming Monkeys to have a banana of a time at Ecofest 2016
Children from one to eight years old will be entertained at Ecofest 2016, on June, 5, with the Amazing Drumming Monkeys making its first local appearance.
 
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April 20 Ecofest to boast eco-friendly guest speakers at main stage
Do you actions make a difference to the environment? Visit Ecofest 2016 to hear from well-known Australian personalities and learn how a few simple steps can help you help the environment.
 
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April 20 Council to change the way it welcomes new residents to the region
Gladstone Regional Council will soon farewell its formal Welcome to Gladstone Morning Teas but will remain ready to welcome any new residents to the region.
 
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April 19 Council awards contracts for sewage infrastructure projects
Gladstone Regional Council today (Apr 19) awarded a $1.5 million contract to replace the existing sewer rising main between the Jarvey Drive Sewage Pump Station and the Agnes Water Waste Water Treatment Plant.
 
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April 19 Council adopts new customer service standard for water services
Consumer rights are at the forefront of Gladstone Regional Council's decision today (Apr 19) to adopt the draft Water Services Customer Service Standard for public comment.
 
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April 19

Tannum Sands' first service station receives development approval
Gladstone Regional Council today (April 19) approved a development application for Tannum Sands' first service station.

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April 19 Council to continue lifeguard services at public beaches at peak times
Gladstone Regional Council today approved the continuation of lifeguard services during peak holiday times at Tannum Sands and Agnes Water public beaches. 
 
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April 19 New committee to encourage sharing of ideas and workload
Gladstone Regional Council today (Apr 19) opted to implement a series of standing committees to aid its decision making process, replacing the former system of assigning Councillors to particular portfolios of responsibility.
 
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April 19

Three regional events to benefit from MEAP funding
Gladstone Regional Council today endorsed funding recommendations to assist three major regional events to be held later this year. 

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April 18

Expressions of Interest sought for Gladstone CBD Pop-up Enterprises
Expressions of Interest are sought from microbusiness operators interested in being part of Pop-up Enterprises in the Gladstone CBD in May and June. 

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April 15 Council calls on stallholders to participate in Ecofest 2016
Gladstone Regional Council is inviting stallholders to showcase their environmental knowledge at Central Queensland's largest environmental event on June 5, Ecofest 2016.
 
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April 15

Council to host three breakfasts across the region to thank volunteers
Gladstone Regional Council, in partnership with local groups, will host three breakfasts for volunteers across the region in May to acknowledge their generous contributions to the community. 

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April 14

Youth Week activities wind down to finish with free Family Fun Day
Youths can be part of the action at the Calliope Skate Park tomorrow (April 15) during an evening session organised as one of the final activities for 2016 Youth Week. 

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April 13 Community members help reduce marine debris at its source
Fifteen members of the community attended a Source Reduction Plan Workshop yesterday (Apr 12) in a bid to help minimise marine debris in the Great Barrier Reef.
 
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April 13 Council cracks down on the disposal of dog faeces in public areas
Gladstone Regional Council is making the disposal of dog faeces in public areas easier with the installation of dog waste stations at nine locations throughout Tannum Sands and Boyne Island.
 
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April 12 Landholders learn new trapping skills at local wild dog workshops
Landholders gained an insight into wild dog management at workshops held last week in Calliope and Agnes Water.
 
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April 12

Council to launch innovative program to support microbusinesses
Gladstone Regional Council is preparing to launch an innovative program to support and encourage emerging microbusinesses.

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April 11 Have your say on biodiversity conservation discussion paper
Gladstone Region residents have until close of business, Friday, April 15 to have their say on a discussion paper about the region's first ever Biodiversity Conservation Strategy.
 
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April 11

Open Day highlights services and programs available for youth
Residents will be able to discover regional services available to young people at an event organised during Youth Week. 

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April 8 Workshops help youth develop resumes and business ideas
Free Gladstone workshops during Youth Week will help younger residents promote themselves and encourage development of business ideas.
 
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April 8

Mayor's Youth Breakfast celebrates achievements of regional youths
The achievements of 22 youths from across the region were acknowledged today at the Mayor's Youth Breakfast at Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

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April 8

Up to $1200 of funding available to regional sporting clubs
Gladstone Regional Council is helping regional sporting clubs kick goals with up to $1200 of funding on offer until April 17. 

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April 7

Free youth workshops offer helpful tips from money matters to cooking
Youths aged 15 to 25 can gain helpful tips during Youth Week ranging from information about money matters to nutrition and food preparation. 

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April 7 Traffic conditions to change for replacement of pedestrian bridge
he replacement of the Moura Short Rail Line Pedestrian Bridge will cause some changed traffic conditions to the Dawson Highway when it gets under way on April 20. 
 
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April 7 Tarcoola Boardwalk reopened to public
Repair work on the Tarcool Boardwalk on Tarcoola Dive at Boyne Island is compelte and the facility is now open to the public.
 
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April 7

Agnes Water Skate Park to host competition during Youth Week
The Agnes Water Skate Park will be a hive of activity on Sunday, April 10 with youths invited to take part in a Skateboard, Scooter and BMX Competition.

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April 6 Workshop to target ways to stop marine debris harming reef
Community members are encouraged to attenda free workshop addressing marine debris and the Great Barrier Reef.
 
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April 6 Matthew Flinders Bridge to close for repairs
Gladstone Regional Council advises that the Matthew Flinders (Marina) Bridge spanning the Auckland Creek Inlet will be closed for maintenance to motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic for about eight hours tomorrow (Apr 7).
 
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April 6

Free movie at Boyne Island offered as part of Youth Week activities
Youths are invited to a free outdoor screening of the movie, Oddball, at Boyne Island as part of Gladstone Regional Council's 2016 Youth Week program.

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April 5 New Gladstone Regional Council sworn in
Gladstone Regional Council's newly elected representatives took their declarations of office today, completing their first official duties of the four-year term.
 
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April 4

Council offers donations to assist not-for-profit community groups
There is still time for not-for-profit community groups and organisations to seek funds through Gladstone Regional Council's 2016-17 Community Donations Program.

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April 1

Join the campaign to stop marine debris at its source
Are you tired of the amount of rubbish left behind on our beaches that ends up in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef?

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March 30

Scope area of Gladstone CBD renewal project increased
Council has extended the scope area of its Jumpstart Our City Heart project – aimed at revitalising the Gladstone CBD – to Bramston Street in response to community feedback.

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March 24 Councl wants feedback on Biodiversity Conservation discussion paper
Gladstone Regional Council wants community feedback on a discussion paper produced to develop the region's first ever Biodiversity Conservation Strategy.
 
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March 24 Residents reminded of waste transfer stations closures on Good Friday
Gladstone Regional Council reminds residents that all waste transfer stations other than Benaraby Landfill will be closed on Good Friday (Mar 25).
 
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March 24 Marina Bridge closes to marine vessels for Harbour Festival events
Residents are reminded that Gladstone's Matthew Flinders (Marina) Bridge will be closed to tall marine vessel passage during particular Gladstone Harbour Festival events.
 
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March 23

Council second in state for mobile phone recycling
Gladstone Regional Council is one of Queensland's leading mobile phone recyclers.

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March 22

Book early to take part in free workshops for 2016 Youth Week
Youths wanting to take part in free workshops during Youth Week activities from Friday, April 8 are urged to book early. 

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March 21

Early bookings encouraged for library's Simple Robotics Workshops
Forty-eight youngsters will be able to program robots the size of a 20 cent coin as part of an exciting school holiday activity offered by Gladstone City Library. 

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March 17 Matthew Flinders Bridge to close for operations testing
Gladstone Regional Council advises that the Matthew Flinders (Marina) Bridge spanning Auckland Inlet in Gladstone will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic on Monday (Mar 21).
 
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March 17 Queensland Origin team visit to be a day to remember for league fans
Gladstone rugby league fans are gearing up for a day to remember ahead of the Queensland State of Origin team's visit to the city on June 14.
 
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March 16

Workshops planned to discuss Biodiversity Conservation Strategy
Gladstone Regional Council will hold a series of workshops next Monday and Tuesday to guide the development of the region's first ever Biodiversity Conservation Strategy.

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March 15 Occasional delays expected while marina bridge raised
Gladstone Regional Council advises that delays may be experienced by motorists, cyclists and pedestrians accessing the Matthew Flinders (Marina) Bridge spanning Auckland Creek.
 
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March 15

Bulburin State Forest closed to public for timber harvesting
Residents are advised that Bulburin State Forest is closed to the public for the harvesting of plantation timber.

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March 11

'On with the show' after haze concern disrupts schools' performance
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) patrons attending The Addams Family matinee today were treated to extra excitement with the arrival of officers from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES). 

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March 11

One week remains to submit nominations for Mayor's Youth Breakfast
One week remains to nominate a young regional achiever to participate in the Mayor's Youth Breakfast as part of Youth Week celebrations. 

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March 10 Service station patrons assured that upgrade will cater for safe exit
Gladstone Regional Council has allayed concerns that the pending upgrade to the Choice Petroleum service station at the Mount Larcom Travellers Rest centre will prove inconvenient for motorists exiting the site.
 
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March 09 Heavy rain takes toll on fish at Boyne Island pond
Gladstone Regional Council has cleaned up a fish kill in an old effluent pond on the Boyne Island Tannum Sands (BITS) golf course.
 
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March 10

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

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March 09

Sport and recreation groups urged to apply for Council club funding
Sporting organisations and active recreation groups within the Gladstone Region have until April 17 to apply for Council funding to assist club development. 

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March 08

Clean Up Australia Day rescheduled for next Sunday
Gladstone Region volunteers will have another chance to participate in Clean Up Australia Day next Sunday, March 13 after rain washed out the original event.

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March 08 Coon Street Bridge repair work to start tomorrow
Repair works will start on Coon Street Bridge at Barney Point on March 9.
 
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March 04 Council to act on flying fox roost complaints
Gladstone Regional Council will act to 'nudge' a flying fox colony further away from the Botanic Walkway at Canoe Point, Tannum Sands after numerous community complaints.
 
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March 04

Variety of regional activities to celebrate National Youth Week in April
A variety of free activities will be organised across the Gladstone Region in recognition of National Youth Week from Friday, April 8 to Sunday, April 17. 

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March 03

Community donations to assist regional not-for-profit groups
Members of not-for-profit community groups are encouraged to apply now for Gladstone Regional Council's Community Donations Program. 

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March 02
 
Gladstone to have first Biodiversity Conservation Strategic Plan
Gladstone Regional Council has begun developing the region's first ever Biodiversity Conservation Strategic Plan.
 
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March 01

Clean up your part of Australia this Sunday
Gladstone Region residents have plenty of opportunities to join in Clean Up Australia Day this Sunday.

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March 01 Fishing industry family honoured in naming of boat ramp loop road
The Leach family's standing within the Gladstone Region fishing community was today acknowledged with their surname to adorn the Toolooa Boat Ramp carpark area.
 
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March 01 Applications for RADF Round 2 accepted until March 31 
Local arts and culture groups and individuals with projects starting after May 1 are invited to submit an application for the Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).
 
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February 29 Council invites expressions of interest for commercial activities
Business operators conducting commercial activities on Gladstone Regional Council controlled land during the 2016-17 financial year are required to lodge an expression of interest (EOI) by the end of March.
 
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February 18 Work to start on Barney Point bridges repairs tomorrow
Work will begin on the first of three Barney Point bridges to undergo repairs on February 19. 
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February 17

Future of Mount Larcom old tennis court area in hands of communities
Residents of Mount Larcom, Ambrose, Bracewell and Raglan can help determine the future of the old tennis court area on the Narrows Road Recreation Reserve. 

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February 17

Memorial Park clubs look to expand sporting facilities
Council at its general meeting yesterday noted expansion of club and sport facilities proposed by groups based at Memorial Park.

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February 16

Community networking and social media help build resilience
Communication and social networking between people, businesses and emergency service providers will be at the heart of Mount Larcom's Open Day to celebrate community resilience on Sunday (Feb 21).

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February 16 Council trials free cat and dog trap hire service to increase participation
Gladstone Regional Council today removed the cat and dog trap hire fee for the remainder of the financial year to encourage a wider use of the service within the community.
 
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February 12

Funding on offer to support regional sport and recreation events
Gladstone Regional Council is inviting groups to apply for funding to support regionally significant sport and active recreation events scheduled between April and August this year.

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February 10 Restoration work under way for damaged western region roads
Restoration work on damaged roads and related infrastructure throughout western parts of the Gladstone Region is under way.
 
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February 10
 
Tarcoola Boardwalk to close for repairs
The Tarcoola Boardwalk on Tarcoola Drive at Boyne Island will be closed for repairs from Monday, February 22 for five weeks.
 
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February 10

Day highlights services and support available to young residents
A Youth Support Information & Network Day in March will highlight the services and support available to young residents across the Gladstone Region. 

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February 10

Breakfast to cater for young achievers during Youth Week celebrations
Residents are being urged to nominate young regional achievers aged 12 to 24 to attend this year's Mayor's Youth Breakfast.

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February 09

Council, stakeholders work towards regional Pest Management Plan
Gladstone Regional Council has hosted the first working group meeting with relevant stakeholders to produce a regional Pest Management Plan (PMP) for the next four years.

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February 09

Community shares ideas for a revitalised Gladstone CBD
From laneway developments and WiFi hotspots, to pop up shops and outdoor movie screenings, the people of Gladstone are sharing their ideas for a revitalised city centre.

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February 05 Traffic light ugrade to help maintain flow at busy intersection
Gladstone Regional Council will start traffic light upgrade works at the intersection of Glenlyon and Tank streets next week.
 
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February 04

Still time to create Clean Up Australia site
There is still time to register a Gladstone Region site for the annual nationwide Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, March 6.

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February 03 Council approves Mount Larcom service station upgrade
Gladstone Regional Council yesterday (Feb 2) approved an application to significantly upgrade the Mount Larcom service station on the town's northern exit.
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February 03

Water rates issued to Gladstone Region ratepayers
Gladstone Regional Council has issued half-yearly water rates notices to ratepayers.

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February 02 Council moves to prevent further erosion of Wild Cattle Creek
Gladstone Regional Council on February 2 adopted measures designed to prevent further shoreline erosion at Wild Cattle Creek, Tannum Sands.
 
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January 29

Library Out and About van is ready to go
Gladstone Regional Council's Library Out and About van will visit its first destination, Baffle Creek on Monday. (Feb 1) 

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January 29

Gladstone to host visiting State Library of Queensland robotic display
Gladstone City Library patrons may think they've walked into the future tomorrow (Saturday, January 30) when greeted by a robot at the library door.

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January 28

Dog registration checks to begin soon
If you own a dog, you have just over two weeks to ensure it is microchipped and registered before Gladstone Regional Council's annual inspection program begins.

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January 28 Intending candidates encouraged to register for information seminar
Members of the community intending to nominate for the March 19, Gladstone Regional Council elections are invited to attend an information seminar to be hosted on February 7.
 
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January 28 Public footbridge to undergo repair work at Agnes Water
Gladstone Regional Council advises that the Ocean Beach Drive footbridge at Agnes Water will be closed to pedestrians for repairs for most of next week.
 
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January 25 Boyne Valley achiever claims Council's top Australia Day Award

Boyne Valley resident Margaret Pengelly has been named Gladstone Regional Council's 2016 Citizen of the Year.

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January 25 Plenty of ways to enjoy Australia Day celebrations across the region

Cooking aromas from sizzling barbecues will tantalise tastebuds across the Gladstone Region tomorrow as residents mingle to celebrate Australia Day.

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January 23 Liz Cunningham Park delivers essential boost for future Calliope sports

Retired State Member for Gladstone, Liz Cunningham, today officially opened Calliope's newest sports park development which has been named in her honour.

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January 22 Curtain to close on SUNfest 2016 following two hour showcase

The curtain will close on SUNfest 2016 tonight with a free QGC SUNfest Showcase at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre.

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January 20 Wait nearly over until naming of Council's Australia Day Award winners

The wait is almost over until the public announcement of Gladstone Regional Council's 2016 Australia Day Award winners.

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January 19 Townships revive cricket rivalry as part of Australia Day regional fun

Past cricket rivalries between Bororen and Turkey Beach will be revived in an Australia Day regional cricket clash in the grounds of the Bororen Hall.

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January 15
 

Mount Larcom Open Day to target community resilience
Gladstone Regional Council will host an open day at Mount Larcom in February focussing on community resilience, exactly 12 months after ex-Cyclone Marcia hit the town and surrounding areas.

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January 15

SUNfest participants can take part in a memorable community project
Artistic youth can have a lasting memory of their participation in SUNfest 2016 by taking part in an affordable community painting project.

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January 15

 Free skateboarding demonstrations and workshops during SUNfest
Youth are invited to be part of the action at Agnes Water and Boyne Island skate parks today and tomorrow (Jan 15 and 16) during free SUNfest 2016 skateboarding demos and workshops.

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January 14

Celebrations to feature a true blue Aussie flavour across region
Billy T. & The Dampers bush band will add an Aussie flavour to Gladstone Regional Council's Australia Day Family Fun Day at Gladstone's Marina Parklands on January 26 from 8am to noon.

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January 14

Target rubbish hotspots on Clean Up Australia Day
Is there a favourite spot in your suburb or region that has become a senseless dumping ground for rubbish?

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January 12

Council welcomes 103 new Australians at record citizenship ceremony
More than 100 residents will soon take the final step toward becoming Australian citizens in Gladstone Regional Council's largest ever public citizenship ceremony.

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January 12

Intending Council candidates invited to attend information seminar
Candidates intending to run for Gladstone Regional Council election in March are invited to attend an information seminar to be hosted by Council next month.

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January 11 Youth take part in first day of SUNfest 2016 activities across region
About 100 youth took part in the first day of SUNfest 2016 activities today across the region. 
 
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January 11

Jumpstarting our City Heart
What does a vibrant, revitalised Gladstone city centre look like to you? Gladstone Regional Council encourages community input.

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January 6 Talented performer to teach Popping and Locking skills to youth
Gladstone Region youth can learn Popping and Locking moves from two-time Australia's Got Talent grand finalist, Sheru. 
 
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January 6 Fully operational Matthew Flinders (Marina) Bridge reopens to traffic
Repair work on Matthew Flinders (Marina) Bridge, spanning Gladstone's Auckland Creek, is complete and the bridge has returned to full operation.
 
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January 6 Busy road resurfacing program to start next week at Dalrymple Drive
Gladstone Regional Council's first major road resurfacing project for 2016, an overlay at Dalrymple Drive, is due to start next Tuesday (Jan 12).
 
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January 6

Council's major Australia Day celebration to occur in the morning
Gladstone Regional Council's major Australia Day public celebration will be held in the morning this year to enable residents to enjoy festivities in the cool of the day.

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