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February 09

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

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February 09

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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January 29

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

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January 28

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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January 15
 

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

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January 15

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

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January 15

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

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January 14

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

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January 14

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

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January 12

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

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January 12

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

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

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

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

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

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December 24 Matthew Flinders Bridge to remain open throughout Christmas period
Matthew Flinders (Marina) Bridge, spanning Gladstone's Auckland Creek, will remain open to motor vehicles and pedestrians until the first week of January, 2016.
 
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December 23
 
Cyclone watch a reminder to prepare early
As the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) tracks a monsoonal low pressure system in the Gulf of Carpentaria, early preparations are under way in that region in case a cyclone develops.
 
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December 23

Region's waste transfer stations to operate throughout festive season
Gladstone Regional Council reminds residents that Benaraby Landfill and waste transfer stations throughout the region will operate within their usual hours during the festive season, with the exception of Christmas day.

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December 23 Council waste collection services to continue during festive season
Gladstone Regional Council's household waste and recycling collection services will operate without interruption during the Christmas and New Year period.
 
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December 22
 
Pets deserve a life beyond Christmas
If you're giving someone a pet for Christmas, think beyond cute and cuddly.
 
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December 18

Marina Bridge opens to motor vehicles and pedestrians for weekend
Matthew Flinders (Marina) Bridge is now open to motor vehicle and pedestrian access, continuing throughout the weekend.

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December 18
 

Ratepayers bear cost of illegal dumping
Gladstone Region ratepayers are having to bear the cost of illegal dumping.

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December 18 Bait and tackle shop helps Council issue Lilley's Beach permits
Motor vehicle permits for visitors to the beautiful Lilley's Beach can now be obtained from Boyne Island Bait and Tackle.
 
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December 18
 

Council awards Aldoga washdown facility tender
Gladstone Regional Council has accepted a $1.59 million tender from QMC Group to construct the Aldoga heavy truck washdown facility.

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December 18
 

Twelve regional groups to host Australia Day community celebrations
Twelve regional, not-for-profit groups will receive a Gladstone Regional Council donation to host a public Australia Day event on January 26 within their community.

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December 17

Council officers to check on dog registration status
Gladstone Regional Council officers will do house to house checks throughout the region next year to ensure dogs are registered and existing registrations have been renewed.

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December 17

Various Council venues temporarily transformed by pop-up art project
Sixteen windows across five Gladstone Regional Council venues have a new look until January 31 with 13 local artists transforming them as part of a pop-up public art project.

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December 16
 

Council adopts Botanic Gardens' 10 year Strategic Plan
The Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens' future development will now be guided by a 10 year Strategic Plan after Gladstone Regional Council adopted the strategy at its general meeting yesterday (Dec 15).

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December 16

Residents thanked for submitting Australia Day Award nominations
Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers has thanked residents for submitting nominations for Council's 2016 Australia Day Awards. 

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December 16 Study findings to help Council predict and mitigate future floods
Gladstone Regional Council on December 15 accepted computer models for four flood studies conducted within the region and will now adopt measures to calibrate these models to enhance its flood prediction and mitigation abilities in key catchment areas.
 
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December 16 Council awards contract for construction of new water treatment plant
The replacement of Miriam Vale's ageing water treatment plant moved a step closer to fruition with Gladstone Regional Council on December 15, appointing Stirloch Constructions Pty Ltd to construct a new facility.
 
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December 16 Council awards tender for Chapman Drive major reconstruction
Gladstone Regional Council on December 15, at its general meeting, approved a tender from Queensland Bridge and Civil to complete a major reconstruction of Chapman Drive in Clinton.
 
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December 16 Council endorses appointment of Youth Council members for 2016

Gladstone Regional Council yesterday endorsed the appointment of the 2016 Gladstone Region Youth Council.

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December 14 Workshops build on skills of youth to develop and sharpen creativity

Youth keen to develop their creative skills can join in the fun of SUNfest 2016 by taking part in music, art, dance, film making, or photography workshops.

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December 11 SUNfest encourages youth to make new friends while learning a sport

Youth interested in sport and learning tips about softball of golf can take part in a softball - Social 7s session or a golfing clinic as part of SUNfest 2016.

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December 10 Vote for Gladstone's best Christmas lights
Gladstone Regional Council and Radio 4CC have combined in the search for the best Christmas lights of 2015 and you can help decide the winner.
 
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December 09

More than 300 SUNfest tickets sold within first week of sales
More than 300 tickets have been purchased for various SUNfest activities within the first week of ticket sales.

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December 09
 
What to do during and after a cyclone emergency
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a quieter cyclone season in 2015-16 but the thought of experiencing the full force of a cyclone is still unnerving.
 
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December 07 Benaraby driver education centre receives Federal Government support
The Central Queensland Driver Education Centre at Benaraby is to receive a $598,000 boost courtesy of the Commonwealth Government National Stronger Regions Fund.
 
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December 07 Carols and fireworks celebrate festive season opening
Our Australian Christmas season provides the perfect weather for outdoor carols and so it was at the Gladstone Marina Parklands on Friday night.
 
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December 07 Council Among award winners after record breaking Garage Sale Trail
Gladstone Regional Council has been announced as an inaugural award winner following a record breaking 2015 Garage Sale Trail.
 
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December 04
 
Community Drought Support Grants to bring rural Christmas cheer
Many rural areas are still in drought but State Government Community Support funding, administered by Gladstone Regional Council, will bring some joy as the year ends.
 
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December 04

SUNfest offers youth a chance to explore Capricorn Caves
Students aged 11 to 17 will have a chance to explore Capricorn Caves in January, as one of the organised day trip activities offered by SUNfest 2016.

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December 03
 

How to respond to an emergency alert
Now the cyclone season is under way, Gladstone Region residents should consider how they will respond to an alert for a severe cyclone or storm.

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December 02 Gladstone Region businesses urged to get ready for storm season
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIQ) has partnered with the Queensland Government, the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Get Ready Queensland to create Business Resilience Program 2015, providing Queensland businesses with the resources and information needed to mitigate risks and prepare for storm season.
 
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December 02
 
Everyone's invited to Carols by Candlelight
If you haven't made plans for Friday night, then head to the Gladstone Marina Parklands to enjoy this year's 'Santos GLNG Mayoral Carols by Candlelight presented by 4CC'.
 
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December 02

Tickets for SUNfest 2016 youth holiday program available now
Tickets for the region's SUNfest 2016 youth holiday program are now on sale. The program can be viewed on Council's website and tickets can be purchased online, over the phone, or in person.

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December 02 Matthew Flinders (Marina) Bridge repair works to start next week
Pivot bearing replacement works on the Matthew Flinders (Marina) Bridge spanning Auckland Creek in Gladstone will start next Monday (Dec 7).
 
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December 02

Follow safety tips to ensure you enjoy your summer in Council's parks
Summer is here and with school holidays about to start, many residents will be heading out to enjoy the Gladstone Region's wonderful parks.

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December 01 Sister City advisory committee members named for 2015-16
Gladstone Regional Council on December 1 reaffirmed its Sister City relationship with Saiki City Council in Japan, naming its advisory committee for 2015-16.
 
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December 01 Groups given extra days to apply for Australia Day event funding

Gladstone Regional Council has provided a few extra days for not-for-profit groups to seek funding to host a public Australia Day community event.

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November 27
 
Work on Lake Callemondah fishway project to begin
Work on the Fitzroy Basin Association's fishway passage project at Lake Callemondah will begin on Monday, November 30.
 
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November 27
 

Gardens to propagate endangered species
Two Gladstone Regional Council teams are collaborating on a project to revitalise the population of a threatened tree species.

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November 27

Communities have until Monday to seek funds for Australia Day events
Not-for-profit groups in the region's smaller townships have until Monday (Nov 30) to seek Council funding to host a public Australia Day event.

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November 27 Book tickets for SUNfest youth holiday program from December 2
Families are urged to check out the latest offerings in the recently released SUNfest 2016 youth holiday program. 
 
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November 26 Gardens' curator discovers new plant species
The discovery of a new plant species in the Agnes Water area could help to enhance the Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens' scientific reputation.
 
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November 25 Council signs up to continue working with women's health group
Gladstone Regional Council and Gladstone Women's Health Centre (GWHC) on November 24 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), confirming their intent to work together for the betterment of women's health.
 
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November 25 More than $37,000 to be shared to benefit development of regional arts
Council has approved the allocation of more than $37,000 from the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) to be shared among various individual artists, clubs and groups across the region. 
 
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November 25 Council urges careful use of pedestrian bridge
Gladstone Regional Council has advised users of golf carts not to use the Moura Short Rail Line Pedestrian Bridge on the Dawson Highway.
 
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November 24

New business starters offered a helping hand to develop
Gladstone Regional Council and community partners will start the trial of a pilot program from today to support the development of new business starters.

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November 20
 

Gardens' draft Strategic Plan still open for comment
Gladstone Region residents and other stakeholders have another week to comment on the Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens' draft 10-year Strategic Plan.

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November 20 Still time to apply for funding to host an Australia Day community event
Not-for-profit groups planning to host a public Australia Day event in a regional community still have time to apply for Council funding. 
 
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November 20
 

Have an evacuation plan in place for cyclone season
As the cyclone season is underway it is essential to have an evacuation plan in place.

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November 20 Carols to light up marina parklands   Read more
 

The Gladstone Marina parklands will light up for the festive season's annual Carols by Candlelight on Friday, December 4 with the sights and sounds of singing and fireworks.

   
November 19 Council invites public comments on sewerage pump station upgrade
Gladstone Regional Council invites interested parties to participate in a community consultation process regarding the proposed upgrade of its sewerage pump station at Cemetery Road, Gladstone.
 
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November 19 Council reports spike in illegal dumping
Gladstone Regional Council has noticed a spike in illegal dumping in November and fears this will continue in the lead-up to Christmas and into the New Year.
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November 18

Annual report highlights Council's initiatives
Council's determination to address the challenges presented by fast-paced fluctuations to our region's economy in recent years is the theme for its 2014-15 Annual Report, 'Initiative'.

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November 18 Council allocates funding to five sporting organisations
Five sporting organisations will receive funding assistance from Gladstone Regional Council sport and recreation grants.
 
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November 18 Council adopts Gooreng Gooreng name for previously unnamed road
Gladstone Regional Council on November 17 named a Colosseum road after the indigenous name given to a nearby local landmark.
 
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November 18 Council seeks to attract beef roads funds and open industry opportunity
Gladstone Regional Council will develop a strategy for heavy vehicle road access into the Port of Gladstone based on its recent submission for Australia Beef Roads Programme funds.
 
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November 16 Jam-packed school holiday program launched for 2016 SUNfest
Gladstone Region youth will be treated to a smorgasbord of events and activities in January following today's launch of a jam-packed 2016 SUNfest school holiday program.
 
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November 13
 

Mt Larcom's new playground ready for the weekend
Mt Larcom's new Pincham Park playground is all ready for its first young visitors this weekend.

 

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November 13
 

Have your say about Tondoon Gardens' draft Strategic Plan
Gladstone Regional Council is again inviting residents and key stakeholders to comment on the future of the Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens with the release of a draft 10-year Strategic Plan.

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November 13
 

Last chance to attend CouncillorConnect for 2015
Gladstone Region residents have a final chance for the year to meet with their local elected representatives at three CouncillorConnect sessions to be hosted on November 26.

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November 13 Builyan's Pine Street Park to get a modern playground
Gladstone Regional Council allocated $45,000 in this year’s budget for the playground and is now seeking input from residents as to the type of equipment sought for the park.

 

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November 11
 

Playground upgrade at Agnes Water Skate Park
Work will commence on installing new playground equipment at the Agnes Water Skate Park on Monday, November 16.

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November 11
 

Remember to recycle every day
It's National Recycling Week, reminding us recycling should be part of our daily routine; if it isn't already.

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November 11 Community pride flies high at Gallipoli Place
A new site, Gallipoli Place, was officially dedicated to the memory of the ANZACs during a ceremony held on November 11 to coincide with Remembrance Day.
 
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November 10
 

Playground shade structure cover vandalised
Emmadale Park playground's shade structure cover has been vandalised again and requires complete replacement.

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November 10 Days remain to nominate to be part of Gladstone Region Youth Council
Residents aged 15 to 24 who are enthusiastic and passionate about the Gladstone Region have until Friday (Nov 13) to nominate to be part of the Gladstone Region Youth Council.  
 
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November 9 Bust the food myths and avoid food poisoning this festive season
Christmas is a time for giving, but the last thing you would want to give your family and friends is food poisoning.
 
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November 6
 
School choirs to shine at Carols night
Eight Gladstone school choirs will perform for the crowd at this year's annual Carols by Candlelight at the Gladstone Marina Parklands on Friday, December 4.
 
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November 6 Matthew Flinders Bridge to close for pivot bearing repair work
Matthew Flinders (Gladstone Marina) Bridge, spanning Auckland Creek, will be closed next month to enable scheduled pivot bearing repair work to be conducted.
 
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November 6
 
Emergency and evacuation kits essential for storm cyclone season
With the storm and cyclone season now here, residents should assemble two types of survival kits as part of their early preparation.
 
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November 6 Funding available to help regional communities share Australia Day fun
Groups are invited to apply for donations, until the close of business on Monday, November 30, to host Australia Day community events.
 
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November 5 Phone survey on local issues not commissioned by Council
Gladstone Regional Council has confirmed that it has not commissioned a phone survey operating within the region.
 
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November 5 Council offers traps to residents to combat impacts of Indian Myna birds
Gladstone Regional Council is offering the free loan of traps to residents who are having issues with one of Australia’s most invasive pests, the Indian Myna bird.
 
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November 5 Weed field day scheduled for next Friday, November 13
Gladstone Regional Council's Giant Rat's Tail Grass and Class 2 Field Day at 620 Tablelands Road, Taunton, will be held from 9am to 2pm on Friday, November 13 and not November 6 as previously published.
 
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November 5 Last day looms to nominate for Council's 2016 Australia Day Awards
Friday (Nov 6) is the last day to submit a nomination for Council's 2016 Australia Day Awards. 
 
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November 4
 

Council calls for expressions of interest for Local Heritage Register
Gladstone Regional Council is calling for submissions identifying any inclusions or exclusions for the Local Heritage Register.

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November 4 Residents urged to reduce mozzie breeding sites around the home
It's almost the summer storm season in Gladstone and time for residents to check their yards are free from potential mosquito breeding areas.
 
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November 3
 

Alf Larson Park redevelopment tender awarded
Work on Miriam Vale's Alf Larson/Lions Park redevelopment will begin in January with Gladstone Regional Council today awarding the $4 million tender to PJM Civil Contractors.

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November 3 Algae outbreak at duck ponds, residents advised to steer clear
Gladstone Regional Council advises residents and visitors that toxic blue-green algae has been found at the duck ponds, Reg Tanna Park, off Glenlyon Road in Gladstone.
 
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November 3 Land use approved for broadband towers
Gladstone Regional Council has  approved the change of use of two residential sites in Agnes Water for the proposed construction of telecommunications towers for the National Broadband Network.
 
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October 30
 

Work to begin on playground shading
Two Boyne Island playgrounds will soon be even more enjoyable with shade structures about to go up providing important sun protection.

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October 30
 

Regional achievement awards announced tonight
Gladstone Regional Council will learn tonight if it has won an award for its commitment to cultural diversity through regional economic and social partnerships.

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October 29 Pacific Avenue footpath extension to get under way next week
Residents are advised that works to extend the Pacific Avenue footpath at Tannum Sands will start on November 2.
 
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October 28
 
Reef Clean Up Day bags varied haul
Half a tonne of rubbish, including everything but the kitchen sink, was removed from Lilley's Beach at the Boyne River mouth on Sunday, during the inaugural Reef Clean Up Day.
 
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October 28 Pet owners running out of time to capitalise on registration discount
Pet owners have until November 2, 2015, to take advantage of Gladstone Regional Council's discount pet registration period.
 
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October 28 Nominations open for 2016 Queensland Young Achiever Awards
Gladstone Region residents are invited to nominate local young achievers for the inaugural 2016 Queensland Young Achiever Awards.
 
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October 27 Next CouncillorConnect visits coming up
Do you live in the Mt Larcom, Rosedale or Benaraby areas and have a Council related query you would like to follow up?
 
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October 26 Residents across region contribute to record-breaking Garage Sale Trail
Gladstone Region residents have contributed to this year's record-breaking national Garage Sale Trail with more than 8,235 garage sales registered Australia-wide.
 
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October 23 Residents urged to follow tomorrow's Garage Sale Trail to find 'treasure'
Tomorrow, (Oct 24) residents choosing to follow the much-anticipated Garage Sale Trail across the Gladstone Region could seemingly turn 'trash' into treasure.  
 
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October 23 Council's free mulch service available again at Agnes Water
Gladstone Regional Council's free mulch service has recommenced at the Agnes Water Transfer Station.
 
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October 23
 

Don't let your litter bug our Reef
Gladstone Regional Council urges a volunteer army to meet at Boyne Island's Wyndham Park this Sunday morning at 8.30am to join a statewide clean up of marine debris.

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October 22 Improved disaster communications for Baffle Creek catchment
A new UHF repeater on Mt Maria will improve communication for the Baffle Creek Catchment (BCC) community in future emergency situations.
 
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October 22 Landholders invited to weed control field day
To help landholders identify and control giant rat's tail grass, Gladstone Regional Council is hosting a Giant Rat's Tail Grass and Class 2 Weed Field Day at 620 Tablelands Road, Taunton, south of the Fingerboard Roadhouse, on Friday, November 6 from 9am to 2pm.
 
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October 22 Garage Sale Trail across the region could exceed 70 sellers by Saturday 
Eager garage sale followers may be kept busy on Saturday (Oct 24) with 66 sellers now registered to host sales across the Gladstone Region.  
 
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October 22 Spare a few minutes to submit a 2016 Australia Day Award nomination 
Gladstone Region residents are encouraged to spare a few minutes to submit a nomination for Council's 2016 Australia Day Awards.
 
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October 21 Council helps Rotary to help people in need of wheelchairs
People in need from throughout the world will benefit from Gladstone Regional Council's participation in a wheelchair creation project.
 
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October 21 Second Agnes Water arterial route a step closer to reality
A second Agnes Water arterial route, linking Round Hill Road to Captain Cook Drive, moved a step closer to being realised at yesterday's (Oct 20) Gladstone Regional Council general meeting.
 
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October 21 Council awards $1.5M waste management contract to local company
Gladstone Regional Council on October 20 appointed Rabco Plant Hire Pty Ltd to manage its waste transfer facilities and recycling activities for the next five years.
 
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October 20

Calliope Cemetery landscaping tender awarded
Gladstone Regional Council has awarded the Calliope Cemetery Stage 1A civil works and landscaping project to local firm, Boyds Bay Landscaping Pty Ltd.

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October 19

EHP assures Council it will continue to test and regulate air quality
The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection has advised Council it will continue to actively monitor and regulate LNG flaring activity on Curtis Island.

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October 18 Gladstone to host major Queensland conference
The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has given the green light to Gladstone to host its annual conference in October, 2017.
 
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October 16

Congratulations Gladstone SES on 40 years' service
Gladstone's SES Group will celebrate 40 years of serving the community this weekend at a reunion of past and present members.

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October 15 Council's free mulch service returns to Benaraby Landfill
Gladstone Regional Council's popular free mulch service is to recommence at Benaraby Landfill and tomorrow (Oct 16).
 
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October 15 West Gladstone street lighting to be assessed next week
A four-day audit to measure the effectiveness of street lighting in West Gladstone will start on Monday, October 19.
 
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October 15 Mount Larcom to host Community Yard Sale as part of Garage Sale Trail
A group of Mount Larcom residents has encouraged others in their community to actively support the Garage Sale Trail and reap benefits offered by the October 24 event.
 
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October 15 Workman's Beach Camping Ground closed from Monday
Residents and visitors to the Discovery Coast are reminded that Workman's Beach Camping Ground near Agnes Water will be closed from October 19-30 to enable Gladstone Regional Council to conduct scheduled maintenance.
 
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October 14
 
Clean up at home on Get Ready Day
Gladstone Region residents should prepare now for the next cyclone season by making this Sunday, October 18, your Get Ready Day.
 
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October 14
 

Fewer cyclones predicted but still be prepared
Fewer cyclones have been forecast for the 2015-16 cyclone season, but the 'be prepared' message remains in place.

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October 12

Community unites in stance against domestic and family violence
Gladstone's Apex Park echoed with anti-violence sentiments at the "Safer Families, Better Communities" rally on Sunday (Oct 11).

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October 12

New members sought for 2016 Gladstone Region Youth Council
New Gladstone Region Youth Council members are being sought for 2016 with applications set to open on October 19.

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October 09

Council commits funding for community gardens trial
Gladstone Regional Council has committed to assisting the Calliope Garden Club Inc in the establishment of a community garden as a potential model for future projects.

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October 09

Four weeks remain to submit a 2016 Australia Day Award nomination
Don't miss your chance to nominate an outstanding resident so they can be considered for a Gladstone Regional Council 2016 Australia Day Award.

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October 09

More sellers join October 24 Garage Sale Trail across the region
The Garage Sale Trail within the Gladstone Region is growing longer with 10 more sellers having registered in the past fortnight for the October 24 event.

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October 09

Applications open for 2016 artwork display at Botanic Gardens
Gladstone Regional Council is encouraging local artists to submit their interest in being part of next year's art exhibitions at the Tondoon Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre in Gladstone.

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October 07

Rally against domestic and family violence this Sunday
Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers has urged residents to unite against domestic and family violence at a public rally this Sunday (Oct 11).

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October 06

Residents urged to prepare early with a home emergency plan
Gladstone Regional Council issued its natural disasters and emergencies guide 'Ready?' last week and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology is due to release its annual cyclone outlook early next week.

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October 06

Council endorses new Gladstone Region Planning Scheme
After years in development and preparation, Gladstone Regional Council today (Oct 6) formally adopted the Gladstone Regional Planning Scheme 2015.

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October 06

Book a CouncillorConnect session for October
Residents in the Mount Larcom, Rosedale and Benaraby areas are encouraged to book an individual meeting with a Gladstone Region Councillor for the next round of CouncillorConnect visits on Thursday, October 29.

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October 02 Join the "Not in Our Town" rally against domestic and family violence
Gladstone Regional Council and the Gladstone Women's Health Centre invite the community to unite in publicly condemning domestic violence at a rally on Sunday, October 11.
 
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