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December 16 Ecofest supports tree planting program and announces theme for 2015
Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) has been named as the beneficiaries of the Ecofest 2014 major sponsorship fund.
 
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December 16 Howzat! Community cricket game and Aussie sausage sizzle at Bororen
'Howzat!' will be the word of the day when Bororen residents release their competitive side with a game of community cricket followed by an Aussie sausage sizzle this Australia Day.
 
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December 15 Mix of proven hits and new events makes for diverse SUNfest program
Tickets for popular SUNfest 2015 events are selling fast with Gladstone Region youngsters encouraged to get in fast or miss their opportunity to be a part of the popular youth holiday program.
 
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December 15 Final week to give feedback on proposed planning scheme
Residents are reminded they have until December 19 to have their say on Gladstone Regional Council's proposed planning scheme.
 
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December 15 Follow safety tips to ensure you enjoy your summer in Council's parks
Summer is here and, with school holidays soon upon us, many residents will take the opportunity to get out and enjoy the Gladstone Region's wonderful parks.
 
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December 12

No closure of Goondoon Street after wet weather postpones repair work
Gladstone Regional Council works, which were scheduled to close a part of Goondoon Street this weekend, have been postponed due to wet weather.

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December 12 Think smart and plant smart when planting beneath powerlines
'Think Smart, Plant Smart, because tress and powerlines don't mix' is one of the key messages in Gladstone Regionak Council's revised Plant Smart brochure.
 
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December 12 Recent stormy weather prompts Council road safety 
Frequent storms and heavy rainfall across parts of the region this week has prompted Gladstone Regional Council to remind residents to take care on urban and rural road networks.
 
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December 11 Chinaman's Beach access road to be off limits to public on Tuesday
The access road to Chinaman's Beach, near the Agnes Water desalination plant, will be temporarily closed on Tuesday, December 16 from 7am to 4pm.
 
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December 11 Community reminded not to advertise vehicles for sale on roadsides
Members of the public who place vehicles for sale on Gladstone Regional Council controlled areas, including roadsides, face the prospect of being hit with $227 on the spot fines.
 
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December 11 A little effort goes a long way to keeping Gladstone Region litter free
Gladstone Regional Council is committed to keeping our region as free from litter and illegally dumping rubbish as possible, but it needs the public's help.
 
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December 11 Have your say on housing and accommodation
Gladstone Regional Council is seeking ideas and comments about the types of housing and accommodation residents would like to see approved in the future.
 
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December 11 Splash Zone celebrates first birthday
Splash Zone, Gladstone Regional Council's water play park, is celebrating its first anniversary after having showered its 500-litre Big Tipper Bucket on to youngster for the first time last November.
 
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December 09 Launch of new Gardens educational program a success
Tondoon Botanic Gardens has celebrated the launch of its newly redesigned educational program, 'Lessons in the Gardens'.
 
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December 08 Storms serve to remind residents to 'Get Ready'
The weekend's stormy weather serves as a reminder for Gladstone Region residents to "Get Ready" for several cyclones which the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) predicts will form off the State's east coast between now and the end of March 2015.
 
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December 08 SUNfest 2015 tickets selling fast so get in quick to get yours
SUNfest 2015 tickets are moving fast following the opening of booking lines last Wednesday (December 3).
 
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December 08 Great Aussie Brekkie on offer at Builyan Australia Day celebrations
The Builyan Many Peaks Community Development Association (BMPCDA) will throw some snags on the barbie this Australia Day, offering residents a 'you beaut' Aussie Brekkie from 8am at Builyan Hall.
 
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December 05 Two weeks left to have your say on planning scheme
Public consultation on Gladstone Regional Council's proposed planning scheme will close on December 19.
 
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December 04 Come and sing along at the Mayoral Carols by Candlelight concert
The festive season will be welcomed in style tomorrow night (Dec 5) from 3pm at the Santos GLNG Mayoral Carols by Candlelight presented by 4CC.
 
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December 04 Spare a thought for your pets this Christmas holidays
Gladstone Regional Council has urged cat and dog owners leaving home for the holidays to ensure their pets are will looked after while they are gone.
 
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December 03 Regional events to benefit from Council financial support
Three iconic events have received much needed funding after Gladstone Regional Council, at its general meeting yesterday (Dec 2), carried recommendations presented by its Major Events Advisory Panel (MEAP).
 
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December 03

Detailed site investigations for Hoddinott Bridge until February 2015
Detailed site investigations for the future Hoddinott Bridge are scheduled to start this week and continue until February 2015.

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December 02

SUNfest 2015 tickets on sale from tomorrow
An action-packed Summer of SUNfest 2015 holiday activities awaits youth of the region.

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December 02

Council backs holiday patrols at Agnes Water and Tannum beaches
Gladstone Regional Council has again backed lifesaver patrol hours over summer in the hope that residents and visitors have a happy and safe summer season.

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November 28

Possible lengthy delays at Boyne Valley end of Blackmans Gap Road
Motorists using the Boyne Valley end of Blackmans Gap Road should anticipate possible lengthy traffic delays from December 1 to 3 or use an alternative route.

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November 28

Council supports the no plastic campaign
The nationwide campaign to say 'no to plastic' has garnered support from Gladstone Regional Council.

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November 27

Gladstone to Sydney flights ''good to go" for December 1 takeoff
Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers says JETGO airlines are "good to go" with their Gladstone to Sydney direct service following Council's meeting with the company representatives.

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November 26 Plenty of family fun in store for Australia Day 2015
There will be plenty of reasons to celebrate our great nation on Australia Day 2015, with a series of community events organised across the region.
 
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November 26 Plan now for SUNfest ticket launch
Book a summer holiday of fast paced youth fun with SUNfest 2015.
 
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November 24 New infrastructure charges regime to boost regional development
Regional development received a shot in the arm following Gladstone Regional Council's adoption of amendments to its infrastructure charges at last Tuesday's (Nov 18) general meeting.
 
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November 24 Seventeen Seventy boat ramp area to undergo reapirwork this week
Gladstone Regional Council will carry out car park reapir and line marking at Seventeen Seventy boat ramp on November 26 and 27.
 
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November 24 Get in quick for the last CouncillorConnect visits for 2014
Elected members are set to make their way around the region this Thursday, November 27 for the final CouncillorConnect round this year.
 
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November 21 Changes to future management of Discovery Coast Health Service
Gladstone Regional Council in its general meeting on Tuesday (Nov 18) determined that it will no longer be the Federal Government's contracted provider of health services across the Discovery Coast from June 30, 2015.
 
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November 21 Council push for community to bin their rubbish
The message is simple: 'Bin it, or take your rubbish with you'.
 
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November 20 Funds to assist future growth of regional sporting clubs
Nine regional clubs and associations will receive more than $211,000 in grants after Gladstone Regional Council on Tuesday (Nov 18) announced its 2014-15 Sport and Recreation Grants Program recipients.
 
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November 20 Council put on holds plans to clear trees for a new Pacific Avenue path
Gladstone Regional Council today put on hold plans to remove 20 Melaleuca trees from Pacific Avenue, Tannum Sands.
 
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November 20

Council rides momentum and adopts 2013-14 Annual Report
The ongoing period of growth and change experienced within the Gladstone Region in recent years in reflected in the theme for its 2013-14 Annual Report - 'Momentum'.
 

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November 20 Council to install new showers at Tom Jeffery Park
New shower facilities will be installed at Agnes Water's Tom Jeffery Park for use by beach goers.
 
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November 20 Youth movie night to make a 'splash'
Local youth are invited to make a 'splash' on Saturday (Nov 22) with a movie night screening at the Gladstone Aquatic Centre.
 
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November 20 Council to shine a new 'light' on 2015
A new 'light' is set to shine on Gladstone Regional Council's annual 'Year of ...' initiative in 2015.
 
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November 20 Regional event donations to help celebrate our 'Aussie' spirit
Gladstone Region residents will have an abundance of entertainment options when it comes to celebrating Australia Day 2015.
 
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November 19 Benaraby Speedway track gets the nod from Council
Speedway fans are one step closer to having a local track with Gladstone Regional Council yesterday (Nov 18) approving a development application for a new facility at Benaraby.
 
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November 19 Mayor launches Giving Tree appeal for Christmas
Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers is calling on the community to help spread festive cheer by helping those less fortunate this Christmas.
 
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November 18 Information about managing watse in Agnes Water improves awareness
Gladstone Regional Council has clarified its waste management process used at its Agnes Water waste treatment station in an effort to encourage greater community recycling awareness.
 
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November 17 Planning scheme consultation under way
Gladstone Regional Council has completed the first week of community consultation on its proposed planning scheme.
 
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November 14 Structural concern extends closure of Scrub Creek Bridge
Scrub Creek Bridge on Mt Larcom-Bracewell Road will not open on Monday (Nov 17) as previously planned.
 
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November 14 Calls to clean up unsightly yards across the Gladstone Region
Householders are being called on to 'do their best' for the environment by cleaning up around their yards and securing their waste bins.
 
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November 14 Toad busting season with a strong show of support
The annual toad eradication program officially started on Tuesday (Nov 11) with the launch of Toadbusters' 'Toadally Wild 2014'.
 
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November 13 Free workshops to give writers practial skills for digital publishing
Publishing your own book has become easier than ever in the digital world.
 
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November 13 Appeal for residents to recycle their e-waste
Muster up your old mobile phones, computers, televisions and printer catridges and recycle them rather than dumping them in landfill.
 
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November 13 Water meter readings to start in Gladstone Region next week
Gladstone Region residents are being asked to ensure their water metres are free of obstruction by vehicles, building materials or any other items.
 
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November 13 SUNfest 2015 program to be released tomorrow
Only one day remains until the much anticipated launch of the SUNfest 2015 booklet.
 
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November 13 Work planned for Benaraby, Calliope and Mount Larcom streets
Five residential streets in Benaraby and one street in Calliope and Mount Larcom will be the next in line for asphalt resurfacing work starting Monday, Novmeber 17.
 
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November 13 Carols by Candlelight to welcome the festive season
'Tis the season to be jolly and what better wat to get into the spirit than by attending the Santos GLNG Mayoral Carols by Candlelight?
 
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November 11 Asphalt resurfacing work in northern parts of region from Wednesday
Asphalt resurfacing work will occur on various streets in Raglan, Ambrose and Mount Larcom from Wednesday (Nov 12).
 
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November 11

Owners take advantage of inexpensive pet desexing service
Gladstone Region pet owners took advantage to have more than 70 animals desexed by the RSPCA Queensland's Portable Animal Welfare Service (PAWS) last week.

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November 10 Residents encouraged to join the recycling revolution 
Today (Nov 10) marks the start of National Recycling Week 2014 and residents are being called on to join the recycling revolution.
 
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November 10 Agnes Water pedestrian bridge to close two weeks for repairs
Gladstone Regional Council will soon carry out footbridge repair work from Palm Court to Agnes Shopping Centre at Agnes Water.
 
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November 10 Have your say on proposed planning scheme
Gladstone Regional Council has progressed to the next stage in the development of its new planning scheme, announcing the proposed scheme is available for public comment.
 
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November 7 Call for residents to report illegal dumping incidents
A telephone call is all it takes to help in the ongoing battle to put a stop to illegal dumping in the Gladstone Region.
 
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November 7 Scrub Creek Bridge to be closed for one week to enable repairs
Scrub Creek Bridge will be closed to all traffic for one week from Monday (Nov 10) to enable bridge restoration work as part of the Federal Government's Roads to Recovery Program.
 
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November 7 Various regional roads scheduled for resurfacing and reseal works
About 23 kilometres of urban roads across the region have been included in Gladstone Regional Council's 2014-15 resurfacing works program.
 
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November 6 Council calls for community support to report graffiti offences
Gladstone Regional Council is aiming to keep the region graffiti-free with a telephone hotline and free mobile app enabling the community to report incidences of graffiti.
 
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November 6 Funding to help the Gladstone Regionart community
Gladstone Regional Council, at its general meeting on Tuesday (Nov 4), awarded the first rounf of the 2014-15 Regional Arts Development Committee funds (RADF) to eight local organisations and individuals.
 
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November 5 Sister City Advisory Committee members named for 2014-15
Gladstone Regional Council, at its general Council meeting yesterday (Nov 4), reaffirmed its dedication to strengthening its relationship with Saiki City, naming its Sister City Advisory Committee for 2014-15.
 
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November 4 Council to seek Federal funding for regional development projects
Gladstone Regional Council today endorsed two redevelopment projects as its priorities for inclusion in the Federal Government's National Stronger Regions Fund program.
 
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November 4 Only days left to submit a 2015 Australia Day Awards nomination
Only days remain to submit a Gladstone Regional Council 2015 Australia Day Awards nomination.
 
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November 4 Are you prepared for your next outback camping trip?
If you are planning a camping trip and need some simple inspiration then the Gladstone City Library is the place to be on Saturday, November 22.
 
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November 3

Green organisational efforts by Council are awarded with gold
An organisational commitment by Gladstone Regional Council to improve environmental responsibility and accountability has struck gold.

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October 31

Closing date looms for Council's Australia Day Awards nominations
Gladstone Regional Council's 2015 Australia Day Award nominations close in one week.

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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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