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September 02

Council partners with neighbours to save on road resealing tenders
Gladstone Regional Council has partnered with two neighbouring Council's to achieve savings on a road resealing tender.

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September 02

Bob Smith's parkland vision recognised
Former Calliope Shire Clerk Bob Smith's vision to create parklands on the Calliope River North camping area site has finally been recognised to coincide with his 80th birthday.

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September 02

Multicultural Day to shine light on local talent
Local performers will shine a light on the rich cultural diversity of the Gladstone Region at this year's Multicultural Festival Day this Sunday.

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September 02

Council names 21 recipients of its 2015-16 Community Hall Subsidy
Gladstone Regional Council donations totalling $31,500 will benefit 21 community halls across the region.

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September 01

Nominations for region's 2016 Australia Day Awards open September 18
Nominations for Gladstone Regional Council's 2016 Australia Day Awards open later this month.

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August 31 GECC hosts Local Government Managers' Australia Qld conference
The expansion of the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre has attracted another high calibre state conference.
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August 28

Marina bridge to close for repairs in October
Matthew Flinders (Marina) Bridge, spanning Auckland Creek, is scheduled for a 10-week closure from late October to enable repair work.

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August 28

Cultural smorgasbord of activities on offer during Multicultural Week
Gladstone Region residents will be spoilt for choice with many activities and events on offer during 2015 Gladstone Multicultural Week starting today.

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August 28

GRC pools' management changeover
Pool management company, Lane 4 Aquatics, will officially takeover the management and operations of the Gladstone Aquatic Centre on Tuesday, September 1.

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August 28

Garage Sale Trail offers a financial incentive for a 'Spring clean'
Residents and community groups preparing a 'Spring clean' can earn some money for their efforts.

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August 26

Call for tutors to share their skills and talents with SUNfest participants
Tutors eager to share their skills and talents with SUNfest youth participants in January are reminded that only one week remains to submit an Expression of Interest.

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August 24 Region's 2015 Seniors Week program comes to a successful close
Hundreds of residents have enjoyed Seniors Week activities across the region with about 1300 attendance bookings made in nine days.
 
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August 20

Youth urged to let creativity shine in Year of Light Art Competition
Time is running out for Gladstone Region youth to let their artistic creativity shine with entries closing mid-September for Council's 2015 Year of Light Art Competition.

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August 20

Community feedback sought on Tondoon Botanic Gardens 10-year plan
Gladstone Regional Council is inviting residents to complete a community feedback survey to assist in the development of a 10-year strategic and business plan for the Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

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August 20

Council opens applications for sport and recreation grants
Gladstone Regional Council’s Sport and Recreation grant programs are open and awaiting applications from incorporated sporting and/or active recreation clubs and organisations.

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August 19 Road "snail trails" part of Council crack sealing program
Gladstone Regional Council is assuring residents that the giant, black "snail trails" on local roads are not signs of an alien lifeform but are part of a road maintenance program.
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August 19

Changes to Liquid Tradewaste fees and charges
Gladstone Regional Council (GRC) has approved changes to receival fees and charges at its Wastewater Treatment Plant for out of hour's business.

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August 19

Seven major regional events to receive MEAP funding
Gladstone Regional Council has endorsed funding recommendations for seven major regional events.

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August 19

Mayor praises Seniors Week celebrations occurring across region
Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers has praised the success of 2015 Seniors Week celebrations occurring across the region.

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August 19

Storybook characters to help celebrate Miriam Vale Library opening
Colourful storybook characters will help celebrate the opening of the relocated Miriam Vale Library on Tuesday, August 25.

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August 19

Council approves funding to assist various community organisations
Gladstone Regional Council this week approved the initial distribution of more than $219,000 through its 2015-16 Community Donations Program.

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August 19

RADF committee members named for 2015-2016
Gladstone Regional Council, at its general meeting yesterday (Aug 18), endorsed the election of the Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) committee for 2015-2016.

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August 17 Mentors sought for SUNfest youth activities
Tutors keen to participate in the Gladstone Region's popular Summer school holiday youth event, SUNfest 2016, have just over two weeks to express their interest.
 
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August 17 CouncillorConnect visits on next Thursday
Chat with Councillors over morning tea or book an individual appointment during this month's CouncillorConnect.
 
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August 14

Seniors invited to set sail, take in views and learn about area's history
Senior residents are invited to set sail through Gladstone waterways on Monday (Aug 17) and enjoy a relaxing Eco Cruise in celebration of 2015 Seniors Week.

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August 14

Meet and share at the next CouncillorConnect session
Questions about planning, the state of roads and changing waste station opening times were raised and discussed at the recent round of CouncillorConnect session at Yarwun, Lowmead and Many Peaks.

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August 12 Future leaders take on EcoChallenge at Curtis Island
A group of Year 5 to 8 school students will visit Curtis Island tomorrow for the 2015 Future Leaders EcoChallenge, proudly supported by Gladstone Regional Council.
 
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August 12

Seniors invited to join Mayor and Councillors for afternoon tea
Two regional Mayor's Afternoon Teas have been organised as part of 2015 Seniors Week celebrations.

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August 11

Creative workshops to inspire and encourage artistic youth
Gladstone Region youth are invited to participate in a Lanterns art workshop on August 15 and 16 held in conjunction with Council's Year of Light youth art competition.

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August 11

Rates notices to start arriving in boxes next week
Gladstone Regional Council's annual rates notices will start to arrive in letterboxes and digital mail boxes for 32,000 properties next week (from August 18).

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August 10 Council calls for public input on park projects
Gladstone Regional Council is seeking community feedback on plans to upgrade facilities at four separate public park areas through the region.
 
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August 7 Council seeks funds to develop CQ Benaraby Motorsportz Complex
Gladstone Regional Council this week endorsed an application seeking Federal Government funds for CQ Benaraby Motorsportz Complex.
 
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August 7 Council applies for funding for Philip Street Communities Precinct
Gladstone Regional Council is seeking Federal Government funds to assist the progress of Stage 1 of the Philip Street Communities Precinct.
 
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August 4 Queensland's best symphony to play movie favourites in Gladstone
Movie buffs and music lovers are in for a treat when the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) brings its free Movie Masterpieces performance to the Gladstone Marina Stage on August 10.
 
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August 4 Community organisations to benefit from receipt of water tanks
Nineteen schools, sports clubs and organisations stand to benefit from the distribution of used water tanks which was approved by Gladstone Regional Council at its general meeting today (August 4).
 
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August 4

Council approves extension to Gladstone Square Shopping Centre
Gladstone Regional Council today approved an extension to the Woolworths Supermarket at the Gladstone Square Shopping Centre.

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August 4 Reminder to book early to participate in 2015 Seniors Week activities
Bookings have opened for activities listed in this month's Gladstone Region 2015 Seniors Week program.
 
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August 3 Council-acquired land to go up for auction in Ubobo
Nine Gladstone Regional Council-owned parcels of land will go to auction in the near future, in a move that will help the small township expand.
 
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August 3 Council supports 2015 national Garage Sale Trail campaign
Gladstone Regional Council is encouraging residents to join the fun and follow the 2015 Garage Sale Trail, scheduled for October 24.
 
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July 31

Community Garden concept yielding valuable feedback
Gladstone Regional Council reminds residents that they have two weeks remaining in which to register their interest for potential Community Garden projects.

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July 29

Council to demolish public toilet block
Gladstone Regional Council will demolish the public amenities building at Joe Joseph Memorial Park on Blain Drive following another suspected arson last month.

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July 29

Extensive program celebrates Seniors Week across Gladstone Region
More than 64 activities and events designed for residents aged 55+ have been scheduled across the Gladstone Region next month to celebrate Seniors Week.

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July 29

Boyne Island students hit the beach for National Tree Day
A group of students from Boyne Island State School swapped the classroom for the beach today (July 29) to plant new trees at Tannum Sands Beach.

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July 28 Meet and share at the next CouncillorConnect session
Residents of Yarwun, Many Peaks and Lowmead have their chance for face-to-face meetings with Gladstone Region Councillors on July 30.
 
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July 28 Council employee takes out CQ Trainee of the Year award
Gladstone Regional Council employee Kiara Lavia has been named as the Central Queensland region's Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year.
 
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July 28 Miriam Vale Library to close for one week to move into new premises
Miriam Vale Library will be closed for a week, from Monday, August 10, with library staff to be busy moving all resources from Roe Street to new premises at the Miriam Vale Administration Centre, at 41 Blomfield Street.
 
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July 23 Timber bridges to undergo restorations as part of renewal strategy
Gladstone Regional Council has earmarked five of the region's timber bridges for repair as part of an asset renewal strategy adopted at its general meeting this week.
 
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July 23 Agnes students digging National Tree Day
Agnes Water State School Year Four students will take their learning outdoors tomorrow (July 24) for National Schools Tree Day.
 
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July 23 Council's 'rubbish' song brought to life with colourful characters
Gladstone Regional Council's 'Don't Dump in My Backyard' campaign has been brought to life with colourful new characters to help share the message about keeping our region clean and green.
 
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July 23

New local law cracks down on unregistered dog
Dog owners who refuse to register their pets can now face tougher penalties, including impoundment of their animals, under an amendment adopted at this week's Gladstone Regional Council meeting.

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July 22

Funding helps strengthen drought-affected communities
Eight local non-profit organisations have been awarded $14,000 in funding to help build resilience among drought-affected communities.

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July 22

Council supports ramp to enable fish breeding migration
Gladstone Regional Council will support the creation of a fish passageway at Lake Callemondah to enable fish migration and improve the health of local waterways.

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July 22

Wallabys' fields named after club stalwart George Mamalis
The Wallabys Rugby League Football Club playing and training fields will be named "George Mamalis Fields", in recognition of the contribution of Mr George Mamalis.

Gladstone Regional Council approved the name change at Tuesday's general meeting.

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July 21

Council approval paves way for new Optus telecommunications tower
Gladstone Regional Council today approved a Material Change of Use (MCU) to enable the construction of a telecommunication facility on Gladstone Golf Club land.

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July 21 Rates notices to be issued next month
Gladstone Region property owners are encouraged to take advantage of their rates discount and pay before the due date when rates notices are issued next month.
 
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July 21 Pet owners still have time to save on pet desexing costs
Gladstone Region pet owners are reminded that they have until the end of August to save money with RSPCA Queensland's Operation Wanted dog and cat desexing campaign.
 
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July 21 Mayor encourages nominations for community's unsung heroes
Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers is encouraging residents to nominate someone who is making a difference in the community for a Queensland Regional Achievement and Community Award.
 
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July 16

Council wants the dirt on community gardens concept
Gladstone Regional Council wants to hear from residents who are keen to work with other like-minded people to set up a community garden in their township or suburb.

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July 14 Proposed new economic development strategy a hit at workshop

A public workshop investigating an economic development strategy for the Gladstone Region drew an impressive response on July 13.

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July 13 Public hall at Turkey beach one step closer to construction
A development application for a new public hall at Turkey Beach received the green light at Gladstone Regional Council's general meeting last week.
 
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July 8 Round 4 of major event funding to close at the end of the month
Less than one month remains for local events organisers to apply for Gladstone Regional Council's Major Events Advisory Panel (MEAP) funding.
 
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July 8 Council transfers lease held by Agnes Water Surf Life Saving Club
Gladstone Regional Council, in its general meeting yesterday (July 7), approved the transfer of Agnes Water Surf Life Saving Club's current lease of Lot 49 FD 1010 (Tom Jeffrey Park, Agnes Water) to Surf Life Saving Queensland.
 
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July 8 Call for youth to let creative side shine in Year of Light Art Competition
Youth across the region are invited to share their creative side and enter Council's 2015 Year of Light Art Competition.
 
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July 7 ALDI approved for West Gladstone site
Discount supermarket chain ALDI Australia today received development approval from Gladstone Regional Council to establish a food store in West Gladstone.
 
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July 7 Meet and share at the next CouncillorConnect session
Residents of Yarwun, Many Peaks and Lowmead have their chance for face-to-face meetings with Gladstone Region Councillors this month.
 
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July 7 Art workshops to provide creative inspiration for youth
The first of four, two-day inspirational youth art workshops will be held in Gladstone starting July 8.
 
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July 6

Council hosts NAIDOC flag raising ceremony and morning tea
Council today marked NAIDOC Week by hosting the annual flag raising ceremony in front of its Administration Centre at 101 Goondoon Street, Gladstone.

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July 6

Miriam Vale Administration Centre new entrance open for business
Work on the new entrance to the Miriam Vale Administration Centre is complete. The entry is on the northern side of the building. Signage is provided from the Centre Car Park at 41 Blomfield Street.

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July 6

Solid, responsible Budget lays platform to achieve key goals for region
Gladstone Regional Council has delivered a solid, responsible Budget 2015/16 - the final budget of its electoral term.

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July 6

Low cost projects set to deliver high community value
Works, essentially low cost but with high ability to deliver community value, constitute the majority of projects in Gladstone Regional Council's Corporate and Community Services Directorate Budget 2015/16.

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July 6

Engineering Services budget delivers on big ticket items
Preparing the ground for future needs and improved infrastructure and services are key features of Gladstone Regional Council's Engineering Services Budget 2015/16.

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July 6

Council focused on regional parks and environmental projects
A complete redevelopment of Miriam Vale's CBD parkland, a new truck washdown facility at Aldoga and the first stage of the Calliope Cemetery North extension are among the key construction projects to be allocated funding in Gladstone Regional Council's Planning and Environment Budget for 2015/16.

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July 6

Finer touches to enhance visitor experiences at Gladstone facilities
Gladstone Regional Council will introduce some finer touches to enhance overall patron experience for library and art gallery visitors in Gladstone.

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July 6

Projects designed to draw communities together in one location
A public hall at Turkey Beach and a Gladstone community precinct rank within the top four highest dollar-value projects in Gladstone Regional Council's Community Services 2015/16 Budget.

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July 6

Council funding continues to support economic development
Completion of the region's new Economic Development Strategy has been funded in Gladstone Regional Council's Budget 2015/16.

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July 6

Chapman Drive to undergo major reconstruction in Budget 2015/16
Chapman Drive in Clinton will be the subject of a $3.46 million major reconstruction in Gladstone Regional Council's Budget 2015/16.

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July 6

$2m truck washdown facility to be built at Aldoga
Gladstone Regional Council today confirmed the construction of a two-bay heavy truck washdown facility at Aldoga, about 25km north-west of Gladstone.

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July 6

$5.2m allocated for two major sport and recreation developments
Gladstone Regional Council today approved $3.8 million in funding for the redevelopment of Alf Larson/Lions Park at Miriam Vale and $1.5 million for the Calliope Sports (Liz Cunningham) Park development.

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July 6

Rural roads a priority in Budget 2015/16
Gladstone Regional Council's rural road network features as a priority in Budget 2015/16 with $2.49 million allocated for gravel resheeting and remedial works of a number of key roads.

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July 2 Marina bridge to close to the public while repair work undertaken
Matthew Flinders (Marina) Bridge, spanning Auckland Creek, will be closed to the public for about 10 weeks when repair work commences this month.
 
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July 2

Tutors and presenters sought to take part in SUNfest 2016
Expressions of Interest are sought from tutors keen to participate in SUNfest 2016, the Gladstone Region's premier Summer school holiday youth event.

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July 1 Directory offers details to connect with community services and grups
Residents now have even easier ways to access contact details to connect with regional community services and groups with Council's release of its free 2015-16 Community Services Directory.
 
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June 30 Residents invited to Council's Budget meeting
Residents are invited to attend Gladstone Regional Council's special meeting to hand down its Budget 2015/16.
 
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June 30 'Pop up art' project springs forth to add vitality to CBD streetscape
A section of Gladstone CBD main street has been given a revitalised new look with a 'pop up art' project springing into existence.
 
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June 29 Business as usual for DCCHS for the remainder of 2015
The Discovery Coast Community Health Service will continue to provide it range of primary and allied health care services to Discovery Coast residents for another six months under an amended administrative structure.
 
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June 29

Council and Miriam Vale Lions Club reach resolution on park plan
Council has reached an agreement with the Miriam Vale Lions Club over land tenure matters relating to the $5 million Alf Larson/Lions Park redevelopment project.

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June 26

Special gift from Gladstone for royal coronation
King George Tupou VI of Tonga will receive a special gift from the citizens of the Gladstone Region next month to commemorate his coronation on July 4.

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June 26

Free community sessions to offer youth bike care and maintenance tips
Two free sessions to provide youth with tips about bicycle care will be offered in July as part of a community school holiday program.

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June 25

New bush walking trail planned for Agnes Water
Gladstone Regional Council has confirmed its support for Bush Heritage Australia (BHA) to construct a new bush walking trail just south of Agnes Water.

 

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June 25

Residents get chance to shape new economic development strategy
Council is undertaking a review of its existing economic development strategy due to the significant growth and change in the region since the last strategy was formed in 2010.

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June 24

Variety of holiday activities on offer to youth across the region
A diverse range of indoor and outdoor activities will be available to youth in the June-July school holidays.

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June 19

Have a chat with Councillors during this month's visits to rural areas
Appointments are still available for the upcoming CouncillorConnect visits across the Gladstone Region on Thursday, June 25.

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June 17

Council to offer payment to hall committees for public use of toilets
Gladstone Regional Council yesterday considered contributing to cleaning costs of community hall toilets which also serve as public amenities.

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June 17

Council to hand-over management of pool facilities to external party
Gladstone Regional Council at its general meeting yesterday agreed to negotiate terms for external management of the Gladstone Aquatic Centre and Mount Larcom Pool for a three-year term.

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June 16 Councillors wig out for a good cause
Gladstone Region Councillors donned purple wigs today in support of Gladstone Relay For Life's Purple Day fundraiser next Friday, June 26.
 
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June 16 Award presented to Young Citizen of the Year
Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers today had the pleasure of presenting 18-year-old Hannah Gregory with her Australia Day 2015 Young Citizen of the Year Award.
 
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June 16 Men's Shed given freehold land on which to build its future
Gladstone Regional Council today (June 16) opened the way for the Gladstone Men's Shed Association to possibly access vital funds by freeholding the site of its intended facility at Barney Point.
 
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June 16 Historical Rosedale home added to Local Heritage Register
A timber home built in Rosedale more than 160 years ago will be added to the Local Heritage Register (LHR), after its listing was today approved by Gladstone Regional Council.
 
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June 16 Council supports RSPCA Operation Wanted pet desexing campaign
In keeping with its promotion of responsible pet ownership, Gladstone Regional Council is supporting RSPCA Queensland's Operation Wanted pet desexing campaign.
 
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June 16 New option to receive your rates securely online
Gladstone Region residents now have the option to receive their rates notices securely and electronically via Australia Post.
 
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June 12

Work underway on $2 million Calliope sports park development
Contractors have begun work on Stage one of the Calliope Sports (Liz Cunningham) Park development.

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June 12

Council green thumbs spruce up roadside gardens
Garden beds on Gladstone city's major median strips and roundabouts have been the focus of the latest park maintenance work undertaken by Gladstone Regional Council.

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June 10

Water meter readers hit Gladstone Region streets next week
Gladstone Region residents will notice water meter readers accessing meters on their properties over the next month.

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June 3 Meet and share at the next CouncillorConnect session
Residents of Boyne Island, Tannum Sands, Nagoorin and Miriam Vale have their chance for face-to-face meetings with Gladstone Region Councillors later this month.
 
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June 3

17th annual Ecofest draws strong crowd on the land and water
Gladstone Regional Council has congratulated organisers and fellow sponsors for the overwhelming success of the 17th annual Ecofest event held in Gladstone on Sunday (May 31).

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June 3

Council car parking decision to help revitalise Gladstone city CBD
Gladstone Regional Council yesterday (Jun 2) today took a significant step in its bid to activate the Gladstone city CBD area by adopting a centralised car parking philosophy.

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June 2 Ten sport and recreation clubs to benefit from Council funding
Ten sport and recreation clubs within the Gladstone Region will share in $7695 worth of Gladstone Regional Council funding.
 
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June 1 Santos GLNG Mayor's Ball a great success
More than 400 guests opened their hearts and wallets at the Santos GLNG Mayor's Ball on May 30 to support local charities.
 
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June 1 Boyne teenager takes out Council song competition
Boyne Island teenager Skye Montana is the winner of Gladstone Regional Council's 'Don’t Dump in My Backyard' song competition.
 
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June 1 Baiting to support local landholders
Gladstone Regional Council is launching a baiting campaign to support local landholders in their battle with wild dogs and feral pigs.
 
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May 29 Limited access to pools at Gladstone Aquatic Centre this weekend
Gladstone Regional Council advises Gladstone Aquatic Centre patrons of limited access to the centre's two swimming pools this weekend.
 
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May 29

Flying fox roost pruning on Canoe Point walkway
The Canoe Point pedestrian walkway will be closed periodically on Tuesday (June 1) to enable low-impact flying fox roost works by Gladstone Regional Council.

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May 28 New pathway links carpark to Tondoon Botanic Gardens
Work is complete on the first stage of a new pedestrian access way crossing Tondoon Creek on Glenlyon Road.
 
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May 28 Council supports national campaign to reduce road toll
Gladstone Regional Council is urging motorists to support Fatality Free Friday on May 29 and take extra care when driving to keep the national road death toll at zero.
 
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May 28 Indoor pool at Gladstone Aquatic Centre warm for winter
Residents can warm up this winter in the heated pool at Gladstone Aquatic Centre thanks to the newly installed heating system.
 
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May 28 Community encouraged to learn about Creek Watch program at Ecofest
A major aim of Sunday's (May 31) Ecofest 2015 event is to draw public attention to a number of important conservation programs being conducted within the Gladstone Region, including Conservation Volunteers Australia's Creek Watch program.
 
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May 25

Healthy number of stallholders a big drawcard for Ecofest 2015
Central Queensland's premier free environmental awareness event, Ecofest 2015, has again drawn strong support from stallholders.

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May 25 Public art sculpture 'Propel' launched at Gladstone Airport
The integral roles played by the aluminium industry and air transport in the Gladstone Region community have been merged in art with the official launch of the 'Propel' public art sculpture at the Gladstone Airport.
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May 25 New members appointed to Council's Major Events Advisory Panel
Gladstone Regional Council appointed two community representatives to its Major Events Advisory Panel (MEAP) on Tuesday (May 19).
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May 25 Health of waterways and marine animals addressed at Ecofest 2015
The importance placed on the welfare of marine wildlife in Gladstone Region waters is reflected in the program for Ecofest 2015, Central Queensland's premier free environmental awareness event.
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May 22 Council to waive waste disposal fees for Boyne Tannum Hook Up
Gladstone Regional Council will provide 'in kind' support to the 2015 Boyne Tannum Hook Up by waiving about $900 worth of waste disposal fees.
 
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May 22 Council seeks interest for resource recovery at waste transfer stations
Gladstone Regional Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for management of resource recovery at some, or all, of Council's waste transfer stations.
 
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May 22 Council adopts new policy for naming of infrastructure assets
Gladstone Regional Council has reviewed and will update its policy relating to the naming of Council owned assets.
 
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May 22 Recycle your bottles and get creative at REcyCled Art workshop
Those who are eager to exercise their creative skills at Ecofest 2015 on May 31 should visit the REcyCled Art workshop presented by Bunnings.
 
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May 21

Libraries to host simultaneous storytime to encourage young readers
Gladstone regional libraries will be abuzz with activity next Wednesday morning as youngsters converge to participate in National Simultaneous Storytime.

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May 20 Popular TV presenter Jerry Coleby-Williams returns for Ecofest 2015
Given his popularity at last year's event, it was not a difficult decision to invite television gardening personality Jerry Coleby-Williams to again feature at Ecofest 2015.
 
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May 20 Council consolidates communications with new strategy
The development of a new Council 'app' and the consolidation of existing communication underpin Gladstone Regional Council's latest external communication strategy.
 
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May 20 Community support grant to help drought affected communities
Gladstone Regional Council hopes to help those in the region bounce back from drought related setbacks after being awarded a State Government Community Drought Support grant.
 
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May 19 Council commits to new sublease for Miriram Vale Lions Club
Gladstone Regional Council today (May 19) committed to preparing a new building sublease for the Miriam Vale Lions Club Inc as part of the $5 million Alf Larson/Lions Park redevelopment.
 
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May 19 Calliope Garden Club to debut at Ecofest
The Calliope Garden Club will be one of the new stallholders to deature for the first time this year.
 
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May 15 New roof structure in place over Bray Park stage
The stage area at Bray Park, Boyne island has reopened to the public featuring a new hard roof structure.
 
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May 14 Ecofest speaker to share his extensive knowledge about native flora
The beauty and versatility of Australian native plants will be highlighted when experienced landscape architect Lawrence Smith AM speaks at Ecofest 2015 on May 31.
 
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May 8 Council contracts coastal engineer for erosion managament control
Gladstone Regional Council has contracted a coastal engineer to assess and develop concept designs and estimated costings for erosion prevention measures as part of its Boyne-Tannum Shorelilne Erosion Management Plan (SEMP).
 
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May 8 Australia's biggest recycled rug project to launch at Ecofest
This year's Ecofest will provde visitors with the chance to be part of a Gladstone-born project to create the country's biggest recycled rag rug.
 
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May 7 Take the bus to Ecofest and be in the chance to win Heron Island Getaway
Visitors to Ecofest 2015 will go into the running to win a weekend stay for two to Heron Island, simply by using the event's free Buslink shuttle bus service.
 
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May 7 Take the bus to Ecofest and be in the chance to win Heron Island Getaway
Visitors to Ecofest 2015 will go into the running to win a weekend stay for two to Heron Island, simply by using the event's free Buslink shuttle bus service.
 
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May 7 Shelter to be erected at South End Wharf next financial year
South End residents and visitors are set to benefit after Council's decision to include the installation of a shelter on the South End Caisson in its 2015/16 budget.
 
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May 7 Countdown is on for song competition entries
Entries close very soon for Gladstone Regional Council's 'Don't Dump in My Backyard' song competition, with the winning entry in the running for $1000 and th chance to become the star of an ongoing media campaign.
 
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May 7 Shade structure complete at Gladstone Skate Bowl
Gladstone Regional Council's Memorial Park skate bowl reopened to the public this week featuring a new shade structure.
 
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May 7 Expo helps volunteer groups call for new recruits
Local residents are invited to learn more about volunteering opportunities at the Gladstone Region VOlunteer Expo 2015 on Monday, May 11.
 
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May 7 Shelter to be erected at South End Wharf next financial year
South End residents and visitors are set to benefit after Council's decision to inlcude the installation of a shelter on the South End Caisson in its 2015/16 budget.
 
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May 7 Take the bus to Ecofest and be a chance to win Heron island getaway
Visitors to Ecofest 2015 will go into the running to win a weekend stay for two to Heron Island, simply by using the event's free Buslink shuttle bus service.
 
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May 6 Council to auction Deepwater property to recover unpaid rates
Gladstone Regional Council will auction a 139Ha Deepwater property on Friday, May 8 to recoup unpaid rates in accordance with its Sale of Land policy.
 
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May 5 Council to monitor growth rate of Tannum Sands hoop pine stand
Gladstone Regional Council will monitor the growth of a stand of hooppine trees that are causing concern for residents on Groper and Alfred streets, Tannum Sands.
 
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May 5 Free community harbour tours added to Ecofest 2015 activities
Two free community Harbour Watch tours will be included in this year's Ecofest activities on Sunday, May 31.
 
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April 30 Volunteers to be recognised for selfless work
Volunteers of all ages throughout the Gladstone region are being invited to attend celebrations during National Volunteers Week from May 11 to 17.
 
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April 28

Winter hours to commence for Council's pools 
Gladstone Regional Council's aquatic facilities will alter their operating hours in line with the change in seasons.

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April 28 Potential Ecofest stallholders invited to register their interest
Gladstone Regional Council invites stallholders to register their interest in securing a site at Ecofest 2015.
 
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April 28 Volunteer Expo to target new recruits
Local volunteer organisations will be looking to recruit new members at the Gladstone Region Volunteer Expo 2015 on Monday, May 11.

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April 27 Thousands pay their respects at 100-year Anzac Day services
Thousands of Gladstone Region residents attended Anzac Day services last Saturday (Apr 25) to pay tribute to the Australian soldiers who served in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
 
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April 23 Council to auction rate arrears property at Deepwater
Gladstone Regional Council will hold an auction next month to recover arrears on rates owed on a 139Ha Deepwater property in accordance with its Sale of Land policy.
 
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April 23 Council seeks non-profit groups interested in redundant storage tanks
Gladstone Regional Council will make 15 redundant storage tanks available for not-for-profit organisations to house non-potable water.
 
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April 23 Council to progress plans toward Pacific Aveneu footpath upgrade
Gladstone Regional Council will include footpath work along Pacific Avenue, Tannum Sands from Coral Street to Beach Avenue in its 2015-16 budgetary considerations.
 
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April 23 Council endorses recommendations to improve road safety
Gladstone Regional Council has endorsed eight major Traffic Environment Advisory Committee (TEAC) recommendations to improve road safety in identified areas.
 
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April 22 Council slams proposal to slash natural disaster federal funding
Gladstone Regional Council has slammed a proposal to slash federal funding to local governments for natural disaster restoration works.
 
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April 22 Tenders awarded for $2 million Liz Cunningham Park development
Gladstone Regional Council this week awarded tenders for stage one of Calliope Sports (Liz Cunningham) Park development.
 
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April 22 Illegal fires at Agnes Water main beach spark concern
Gladstone Regional Council is warning residents against building fires on local beaches in a bid to protect lives and prevent damage to coastal environment.
 
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April 22 Council's aquatic facilities management out for tender
Gladstone Regional Council yesterday (Apr 21) resolved to invite public tenders for the elasing or management and operation of its two aquatic centre facilities in Gladstone and Mount Larcom.
 
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April 21 Youth Council calling for new members
Gladstone Regional Council is inviting people aged 15 to 24 to nominate to ebcome a member of the Gladstone Region Youth Council.
 
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April 20 Forget the late night grocery run and grab a book instead
Why not swap your late night grocery run for a quiet night in at the Gladstone City or Boyne Island Library this Thursday night?
 
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April 20 Various roads to close for Anzac Day services and commemorations
A section of Tank Street, Gladstone will be temporarily close for part of the morning on April 23 to enable a troop re-enactment as part of Anzac Day 100 year commemorations.
 
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April 20 Marina Bridge to be lifted briefly to enable marine passage on April 28
Operators will have one last chance to manoeuvre vessels in or out of Auckland Creek before the Matthew Flinders (Marina) Bridge is closed to marine traffic for about four months prior to repairs.
 
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April 15 Gladstone Aquatic Centre main entrance closed for renovations
Gladstone Aquatic Centre's main entrance is closed to patrons while the enterance and kiosk areas undergo refurbishment work.
 
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April 14 Miriam Vale Library is on the move to benefit residents
Preparations for Stage 2 of the Miriam Vale Library Reloction Project started yesterday (April 13) with storage space to house library resources being created at the Miriam Vale Council Administration Centre.
 
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April 14 Song competition winner to star in promotional campaign
The winner of Gladstone Regional Council's 'Don't Dump in My Backyard' song competition could win $1000 and become the star of an ongoing media campaign.
 
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April 14 Seize the moment and book a meeting with an elected member today
Gladstone Regional Council is giving community members the opportunity to meet with an elected member on Thursday, April 30, and advises residents if they don't take this chance, someone else will.
 
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April 13 Road works planned for section of Captain Cook Drive
Gladstone Regional Council will start road widening and drainage works on a section of Captain Cook Drive, Seventeen Seventy from April 20.
 
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April 10 Recruitment under way to fill Youth Council positions
Gladstone Regional Council is calling for nominations from young people aged 15 to 24 who would like to become a member of the Gladstone Region Youth Council.
 
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April 09 Prizes to be won in Council colouring competition
Local children aged 10 and under have the chance to win eco-friendly prizes by entering Gladstone Regional Council's 'Don't Dump in My Backyard' colouring competition.
 
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April 09 Hard roof to star over Bray Park stage
The stage area at Bray Park, Boyne Island will be closed temporarily to allow for the installation of a new hard roof structure.
 
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April 09 Local voices won't go to 'waste' in Council song competition
Gladstone Regional Council's search for rubbish singers continues with $1000 in prize money up for grab in its 'Don't Dump in My Backyard' song competition.
 
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April 09 Full shade structure on the way for Nagoorin Skate Park
The Nagoorin Skate Parl will be an even cooler place to be once a new shade structure is installed later this month.
 
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April 08 Youth Week offers exciting range of activities
Gladstone Regional Council is encouraging young people to participate in activities across the region to celebrate 2015 National Youth Week from April 10 to 19.
 
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April 07 Proposed planning scheme sent to State Government for final approval
Gladstone Regional Council today resolved to make a number of changes to its Draft Planning Scheme and respond to the 186 public submissions received during community consultation late last year.
 
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April 07 Marina Bridge closed to tall marine vessel but road to remain open
The Matthew Flinders Bridge (Marina Bridge) will remain closed to tall marine traffic but open to motorists and pedestrians for about four months until the start of repairs.
 
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April 07 Key work completed on first stage of Calliope Cemetery North project
Gladstone Regional Council is working to finalise the detailed design documentation for the Calliope Cemetery North project.
 
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April 07 Council to close the final chapter on Sunday library operating hours
Gladstone Regional Council will cease Sunday operating hours at the Gladstone City and Boyne Island Libraries from July 5, 2015 and trial extended opening hours on a Thursday night.
 
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April 02 Changes to Youth Council operating model approved
After a successful first year, the Gladstone Region Youth Council will continue operating under a slightly revised model.
 
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April 02 CBD street lighting to be assessed during day and night next week
Gladstone Regional Council will next week carry out a street lighting audit within the Gladstone CBD area.
 
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April 02 Colouring in competition promotes 'clean and green' message
Local children are encouraged to enter Gladstone Regional Council's 'Don't Dump in My Backyard' colouring in competition for their chance to win eco-friendly prizes.
 
 

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