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2015      
       
March 03

Councillor Sobhanian looks forward to serving the Gladstone Region
Councillor Poya John (PJ) Sobhanian was today officially welcomed to Gladstone Regional Council after making his declaration of office at Council's Gladstone Civic Centre.

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March 02 Marina Bridge road likely to remain closed until end of March
The Matthew Flinders Bridge (Gladstone Marina Bridge) will close to motorists and pedestrians on Tuesday (March 3) with the likelihood of remaining closed until the end of March.
 
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March 02 Tonnes of litter bagged at Clean Up Day
Gladstone Regional Council has extended a big thankyou to all of the volunteers who helped collect tonnes of rubbish and litter on Clean Up Australia Day yesterday (Mar 1).
 
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February 27 Council invites expressions of interest for commercial activities
Commercial operators seeking to conduct activities on Gladstone Regional Council controlled land during the 2015-16 financial year are required to lodge an expression of interest (EOI) by the end of March.
 
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February 27

Road resurfacing to start next week in Boyne Island and Tannum Sands
Road resurfacing works have been scheduled to occur next week in various streets in Boyne Island and Tannum Sands.

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February 27

It's never too late to be 'Prepared' for storm season
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Marcia has taught the Gladstone Region that a community can never be too prepared for the sometimes destructive force of Mother Nature.

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February 27

New dates confirmed for Vision 2035 Community Visioning Sessions
New dates for the Gladstone Region Vision 2035 Community Visioning Sessions have been confirmed, running from March 16 to 21, 2015.

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February 26

Clean Up Australia Day to butt out litter
Teams of volunteers are getting ready to make our region shine at Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday (Mar 1), with a major emphasis on ridding our footpaths, roadsides, waterways and beaches of everyday litter.

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February 26

Marina Bridge opens slowly during trial lift assessment
The Matthew Flinders Bridge (Gladstone Marina Bridge) was raised slowly but successfully today enabling seven vessels passage up Auckland Creek.

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February 25

Boaters urged to take care around barge at Hoddinott Bridge site
Boaters and other marine vessel operators are being asked to observe signage and take care in the upper Boyne River from Friday (Feb 27) when bore hole testing commences at the sites of the proposed Hoddinott Bridge crossings.

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February 24

Road across Marina Bridge to close Thursday for bridge lift assessment
The road across the Matthew Flinders Bridge (Gladstone Marina Bridge) will close to motorists and pedestrians on Thursday, February 26, from 10am to enable trail lifts of the bridge, weather permitting.

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February 24

Information sessions to outline revised GECC fees and charges
Singers, dancers, musicians and others who tread the boards are invited to attend an information session tomorrow (Feb 25) at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) from 4pm to 6pm.

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February 23

Groups work to help cyclone affected northern parts of the region
Council is advising residents whose properties were damaged by Tropical Cyclone Marcia on Friday to contact the State Emergency Service if they are in need of assistance to make their property safe.

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February 23

Groups work to help cyclone affected northern parts pf the region
Gladstone Regional Council is advising residents whose properties were damaged by Tropical Cyclone Marcia on Saturday to contact the State Emergency Service if they are in need of assistance to make their property safe.

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February 23

Mayor thanks volunteers for their help in a time of need
As the clean-up from ex-Tropical Cyclone Marcia continues throughout Central Queensland, Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers has praised volunteers who made vital contributions to the region's recovery efforts.

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February 23

Vision 2035 Community Visioning Sessions postponed until next month
The Gladstone Region Vision 2035 Community Visioning Sessions scheduled to commence this week have been postponed due to the effects of ex-Tropical Cyclone Marcia.

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February 23

Volunteers urged to help Clean Up Marcia's mess
This Sunday's Clean Up Australia Day takes on even more importance for our region this year in the aftermath of ex-Tropical Cyclone Marcia.

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February 23 Rain delays work on Miriam Vale fig tree again

Due to the recent heavy rain, maintenance work on the historic Miriam Vale fig tree has again been rescheduled, this time for March 4, 2015.

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February 23 Lessons in the Gardens blossoming into an exciting educational program
Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens is offering new educational programs, Lessons in the Gardens, for schools and other study groups wishing to conduct classes in the peaceful surrounds.
 
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February 20 Residents urged to return wheelie bins to their yards
Gladstone Regional Council has been advised that contractors JJ Richards will not conduct its scheduled waste collection services on February 20 due to the dangers posed by the approach of Tropical Cyclone Marcia.
 
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February 19 Council prepares emergency shelters ahead of Marcia's arrival
The Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre and Agnes Water Community Centre will serve as emergency shelters until the passing of Tropical Cyclone Marcia from the Gladstone Region.
 
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February 19 Residents in vulnerable coastal areas advised to prepare for inundation
Residents living in tidal, low-lying areas are advised to prepare for flood inundation as Tropical Cyclone Marcia intensifies ahead of projected landfall between Yeppoon and Sarina.
 
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February 19 Cameras in flood-prone areas to enhance region's flood preparations
Gladstone Regional Council has enhanced its preparedness for disaster events by installing flood cameras in flood-prone areas southern areas of the region.
 
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February 18

Disaster preparations under way ahead of heavy rains and strong winds
Gladstone Regional Council today implemented disaster management measures, including the establishment of a Disaster Coordination Centre, ahead of a possible severe weather in the coming days.

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February 18

Works reduce risks of damage to Round Hill Road during rain events
Work on embankments alongside Round Hill Road will help reduce the risks of flood damage and road closure during excessive rain events.

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February 17

PJ named as new Gladstone Region Councillor
Gladstone business owner Poya John (PJ) Sobhanian was today named as Gladstone Regional Council's new Councillor at its general meeting.

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February 17

Council housing program success shared at major conferences
The innovative LNG Housing Program develped by Gladstone Regional Council to combat the impact of industrial growth with be in the spotlight at two key conferences in Queensland this week.

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February 16

Youth team to paint the town red - in fact all colours of the rainbow
The Gladstone Regional Youth Council team has joined forces with Gladstone PCYC to stage the region's first Rainbow Rain on April 12.

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February 16

2015 ChemClear collection offers safe disposal of unwanted chemicals
Gladstone Region primary producers and users of agvet chemicals are encouraged to register now for Queensland's 2015 ChemClear collection.

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February 16

Range section of Blackmans Gap Road to close to traffic for two days
The range section on Blackmans Gap Road will be fully closed to traffic for two days on February 25 and 26 as part of road works to reduce the effects of storm and flood events to the range.

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February 12

Elected members keen to meet face-to-face with residents in 2015
Did you know Gladstone Regional Council's 2014 CouncillorConnect visits helped resolves issues faced by more than 200 residents across the region?

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February 11

Pacific Avenue tree to remain untouched while works start nearby
Twenty Melaleuca trees on Pacific Avenue, Tannum Sands will currently remain untouched despite footpath work starting next week along a stretch of the avenue.

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February 10

Council to contract works soon for repair of the Marina Bridge
Gladstone Regional Council will continue to contract works soon for the repair of the Matthew Flinders Bridge (Gladstone Marina Bridge).

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February 09

Mayor thanks hard work and commitment with civic functions
Former State Member for Gladstone Liz Cunningham MP and past Education Queensland's Assistant Regional Director David Manttan were officially thanked for their hard work at separate civic receptions today (Feb 09).

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February 05

Road resurfacing scheduled next week for various streets in Telina
Eleven Gladstone residential streets in Telina will be the next in line for road resurfacing work next week, weather permitting.

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February 05

Rural road reseal program to start across the region next week
Road reseal works will start next week on various rural roads across the region.

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February 04

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

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February 04

First public meeting for Youth Council
The Gladstone Region Youth Council will hold its first public meeting this month and is welcoming residents to attend.

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February 02

Council work rescheduled for historic Miriam Vale fig tree
Due to the recent heavy raing, work on the historic Miriam Vale fig tree has now been rescheduled for February 11 2015, weather permitting.

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January 30

Postponed Scrub Creek Bridge work re-scheduled to start Monday
Work on Scrub Creek Bridge, which was postponed by recent rain, has been re-scheduled to start from Monday. (Feb 2)

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January 30

Road resurfacing scheduled for West Gladstone streets next week
Road resurfacing work will occur, weather permitting, along some West Gladstone streets from Monday to Thursday of next week.

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January 30

Morning tea initiative will continue to welcome region's newcomers
Gladstone Regional Council's commitment to multicultural programs will continue in the New Year with the continuation of the Welcome to Gladstone Morning Teas for new residents.

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January 27

Thunderstorm threats across the region fail to dampen Aussie spirit
Grey cloud threatened rain across the region over the weekend but failed to dampen the community's Australia Day spirit.

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January 27

Footpath extension work planned near Agnes Water roads
Gladstone Regional Council will start footpath extension work at Agnes Water this week in the vicinity of Round Hill Road and Tavern Road.

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January 27

Contractors to assess Barney Point street lighting day and night
Contractors on behalf of Gladstone Regional Council will carry out a street lighting audit in Barney Point on Wednesday, January 28.

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January 27

Marine litter major threat to sea creatures great and small
While summer time gives us a chance to get outdoors and on the water, it also sadly means an increase in the volume of litter on our public beaches and local parks.

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January 25

Bruce Hunt named 2015 Australia Day Citizen of the Year
A man who has selflessly dedicated 45 years to assist the community has been named Gladstone Regional Council's 2015 Australia Day Citizen of the Year.

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January 23

Marina Bridge to remain closed to marine traffic until further notice
The Matthew Flinders Bridge (Marina Bridge) will remain closed to marine traffic until further notice.

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January 23 Region's 2015 Citizen of the Year to cut celebratory Australia Day cake
Gladstone Regional Council's 2015 Citizen of the Year will be named and later tasked with the symbolic cutting of the Australia Day cake at Council's Australia Day Awards evening on January 25.
 
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January 23 Flying fox numbers cause temporary closure of Botanic Walk
A larger than usual number of roosting flying foxes has prompted Gladstone Regional Council to temporarily close the Botanic Walk at Canoe Point, Tannum Sands.
 
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January 23 Go local this Australia Day and celebrate at Council's Family Fun Day
Gladstone Regional Council is encouraging residents to 'go local' this Australia Day and make the most of its annual Family Fun Day at Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands from 3pm.
 
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January 22 Urgent closure of Gladstone Marina Bridge to enable assessment

The Matthew Flinders Bridge (Gladstone Marina Bridge) is closed to marine traffic until further notice and tomorrow (Jan 23), depending on weather, will close to motorists and pedestrians as well at 9am for two to three hours.

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January 22 Residents advised to stay safe and prepare for flooding
Council advises residents that Awoonga Dam is coping with today's rain deluge and water levels will be continued to be monitored.
 
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January 21

Celebrate Australia Day around the Gladstone Region this weekend
Gladstone Region residents have plenty of opportunities to celebrate Australia Day this long weekend with community events planned in various townships.

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January 21

Residents don their gloves in preparation for Clean Up Australia Day
With Clean Up Australia Day fast approaching on March 1, Gladstone Regional Council is encouraging all residents, businesses and community groups, big or small, to get on board and register their support.

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January 21

Ceremony to welcome 34 new Australians to the Gladstone Region
Gladstone Regional Council will officially welcome 34 new Australians to the region at a public citizenship ceremony on the eve of Australia Day.

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January 21

Council dog registration inspection program to begin next month
Gladstone Regional Council Local law Enforcement Officers will conduct their annual dog registration inspection program throughout the region beginning next month.

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January 21

Show your pride and share your vision this Australia Day
Gladstone Region residents are set to share their vision this Australia Day long weekend as part of Gladstone region Vision 2035, a whole-of-community visioning project to understand where they want their community to be in 20 years' time.

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January 20

Region on alert as major rainfall predicted in coming days
Forecast rainfall in excess of 150mm and the potential to severe flooding combined with some of the highest tides of the year has put the Gladstone Region on alert.

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January 20

West Gladstone road resurfacing postponed due to forecast weather
Road resurfacing works which were scheduled to start tomorrow (Jan 21) on Boles and Rosella Street, West Gladstone have been postponed.

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January 20

'Bety' steams into Gladstone to celebrate rail travel milestone
Arriving on time, and yet a relic of another time, the Queensland Rail steam locomotive 'Bety' pulled into Gladstone Railway Station today to make 150 years of ril journey in the State.

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January 20

Seventeen Seventy has it all this Australia Day
From face painting to jumping castles and fairy floss to LARC joyrides, the Seventeen Seventy Aussie Day Brekkiw simply has it all!

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January 19

'Bety' the steam train to be welcomed into Gladstone tomorrow
The Gladstone Region community will welcome heritage steam train 'Bety' tomorrow (Jan 20) as part of Queensland Rail's 150th birthday celebrations.

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January 19

Count down is on for Council's Australia Day Family Fun Day
Gladstone Regional Council's Australia Day Family Fun Day aon January 26 will be awash with colour and excitment as residents enjoy a wide range of activities and entertainment.

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January 19

Gladstone Region's Australia Day Award winners to be named soon
The Gladstone Region's 2015 Australia Day winners will be announced on Sunday, January 25 at Gladstone Regional Council's Australia Day Awards.

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January 16

Scrub Creek Bridge closure from January 19 to 30 finalises works
Additional work planned for Scrub Creek on Mt Larcom-Bracewell Road to be carried out soon with the bridge to temporarily close from January 19 to 30.

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January 15

Agnes Water path construction to improve township connectivity Motorists and pedestrians along Captain Cook Drive in Agnes Water may experience disruptions from January 19 to March 27 as pathway construction occurs.

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January 15

Showcase extravaganza to provide fitting finale to SUNfest 2015
SUNfest 2015 will draw to a close in a spectacular fashion tomorrow night (Jan 16) when the QGC SUNfest Showcase live performance is hosted at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre.

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January 14

Sea voyage in store for those heading to South End Australia Day fun
Why not embrace a sea-change this Australia Day and head over to South End, Curtis Island for a fun-filled, action-packed family adventure.

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January 13

Section of Goondoon Street to close for night road stencilling
Motorists will be required to detour a section of Goondoon Street, between Tank and Herbert Streets, from 6pm to midnight tomorrow (Jan 14).

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January 13

Creativity still flying as SUNfest continues into second week
With the beginning of the school year looming closer, what better way to take advantage of those precious last holiday moments than by getting involved in this year's SUNfest program?

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January 9

Time to take stock in preparation for natural disasters
Residents are reminded that it is still cyclone season in Queensland and that it is never too late to get your family and house prepared for potential natural disasters.

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January 7

First Week of SUNfest 2015 youth holiday program in full swing Cloudy skies have not prevented the region's youths from enjoying the opening week of Gladstone Regional Council's SUNfest 2015 youth holiday program.

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January 6

Temporary closure to public opening hours at Calliope Pool 
Gladstone Regional Council has temporarily closed the Calliope State School Swimming Pool public opening hours sue to poor water quality.

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January 5

Gladstone Region youngsters work together to make art that lasts
A small group of Gladstone Region youngsters took the first steps towards creating a little piece of history on the opening day of the SUNfest 2015 youth holiday program today. (Jan 5)

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January 5

Mayor praises Council's 2015 Australia Day Awards' nominees
Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers has praised community response to Council's 2015 Australia Day Awards and congratulated nominees on their outstanding achievements.

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January 2 SUNfest youth holiday activities to get under way on Monday
Twelve days of organised fun kicks off on January 5 when the opening activities for the SUNfest 2015 youth holiday program get under way in Gladstone and Calliope.
 
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January 2 Process to appoint new Gladstone Region Councillor under way
Gladstone Regional Council will on January 3 advertise the vacant Councillor position following the resignation of Leo Neill-Ballantine on December 18 last year.
 
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2014      
       
December 23 Council's rubbish and recycling collections unchanged during holidays
Domestic wheelie bin collection services across the Gladstone Region will operate as usual over Christmas and New Year.
 
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December 23 Don't go past a free Aussie Brekkie at Turkey Beach this Australia Day
From bacon and eggs to baked beans and sausages, the Turkey Beach Progress Association's free Aussie Day Brekkie will be sure to hit the spot this Australia Day.
 
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December 23 Scrub Creek Bridge to reopen today
Scrub Creek Bridge on Mount Larcom-Bracewell Road will reopen today following the completion of the first stage of restoration work.
 
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December 23 Calliope pool re-opens to the public
The Calliope State School Swimming Pool public opening hours have commenced after being closed on Friday due to fluctuating water quality readings.
 
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December 22 SUNfest 2015 tickets make the ideal Christmas gift for region's youth
With Chirstmas nearly upon us, SUNfest 2015 tickets make great stocking fillers.
 
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December 22 Intersection to remain unchanged for the short term
The Auckland and Herbert streets intersection in Gladstone will remain unchanged following a Gladstone Regional Council report confirming its viability, in its current state, until 2022.
 
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December 22

Illegal dumping drains Council resources and ratepayers' money
Gladstone Regional Council receives more than 100 reports of illegal dumping within its region every year.
 

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December 19 Mayor encourages residents to take in light displays this Christmas
Residents need not to worry about missing out on the most festive domestic light displays with radio station 4CC and Gladstone Regional Council combining to produce a Christmas Lights Map.
 
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December 19 Signalised pedestrian crossing could replace fencing on Hanson Road
Pedestrian safety fencing on the Memorial Park side along Hanson Road is intended to be removed when traffic lights are installed at the Hanson Road and Roseberry Street intersection.
 
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December 19 LNG Housing program to be used as a case study for good practice
Gladstone Regional Council's LNG Housing Program is to server as an exemplar for effective housing impact mitigation measures.
 
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December 19 Policy states requirements for use of devices to protect local waterways
A newly adopted Gladstone Regional Council policy will provide direction to developers, planning consultants and engineers in line with State Government regulations for stormwater discharge.
 
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December 19 New structure to replace popular pedestrian/ bicycle overpass
A well-used pedestrian/ bicycle overpass adjacent to the Dawson Highway, between roundabouts at Callemondah Drive and Panda Avenue, will be replaced with a new pre-fabricated structure.
 
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December 19 Changes at suburban intersection aim to improve traffic safety
Gladstone Regional Council approved a Traffic Environment Advisory Committee (TEAC) safety recommendation for a busy suburban intersection.
 
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December 19 Gladstone to progress waste disposal arrangement with Rockhampton
Gladstone Regional Council will progress the planning for a proposal for a combined refuse disposal arrangement with Rockhampton Regional Council.  
 
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December 19 'Think outside the box' to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill
Residents are encouraged to 'think outside the box' for ways to recycle and reduce the amount of waste to landfill this Christmas.
 
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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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