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2014

   
     
August 21 Activities keep Seniors Weke participants on the hop
There are no shortage of smiles among our older residents as hundreds of over 50s make the most of the Gladstone Regional Council-led Seniors Week activities this week.
 
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August 21 Council to address parking overstays in CBD
Residents are set to notice an improvement in the availability of parking in Gladstone's CBD following the appointement of a dedicated parking compliance officer.
 
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August 20

Council endorses recommendation to improve safety at intersection
Gladstone Regional Council has endorsed three Traffic Environment Advisory Committee (TEAC) recommendations including a change to improve safety at a central Gladstone intersection.

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August 20

Community members appointed to major events advisory panel
Three Gladstone Region residents have been appointed as community representatives for the Major Events Advisory Panel (MEAP).

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August 20

Council appoints members to development committee
Gladstone Regional Council on August 19 appointed five internal and 13 external members to the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) 2014-15 committee.

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August 14

Call goes out for Australia Day Awards nominations
Council has opened nominations for its 2015 Australia Day Awards and the search is on for people who have excelled, achieved greatness or have shown extraordinary dedication to their chosen sporting, cultural, academic or community services fields.

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August 13

Popular Seniors Week activities are filling up fast 
Two sold out harbour cruises highlight the community's keen interest in Gladstone Regional Council's 2014 Seniors Week Program.

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August 12

Join the nation's Garage Sale Trail and contribute to sustainability
Whether you are looking for some great bargains, want to de-clutter, or just to get to know your neighbours, Garage Sale Trail on October 25 could be the answer.

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August 7

Nominations open for Council's Australia Day Awards 2015
The call has gone out for Gladstone Region heroes to be recognised with nominations to open tomorrow (Friday) for Gladstone Regional Council's 2015 Australia Day Awards.

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August 5

Council passes Carbon Tax savings on to ratepayers
The Federal Government's repeal of the Carbon Tax has prompted Gladstone Regional Council to grant a once only concession to all property owners within the region who receive a domestic garbage service.

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August 5 New child care centre approved for Glen Eden
Glen Eden families, and those from neighbouring suburbs, will have more options when it comes to child care after Gladstone Regional Council approved a new child care centre on Victoria Avenue.
 
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August 5

Council refuses Telina townhouse and subdivision development
An application to construct a 32-unit development and subdivision in the Gladstone suburb of Telina was refused by Gladstone Regional Council at its meeting on August 5.

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July 31

Call goes out to join in the fun of a sizzling SUNfest 2015
Gladstone Regional Council's annual youth holiday program for 12 to 17 year olds will return again from January 7 to 21, 2015; providing 14 days of summer school holiday fun.

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July 30 Section of Gentle Annie Road to be restricted to local traffic only
A section of Gentle Annie Road, between the Bruce Highway at Raglan to the north and Langmorn Road to the south, will close to through traffic for two weeks from August 6 with access restricted to local traffic only
 
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July 30 Gladstone Region gears up to celebrate its seniors 
The contributions of Gladstone Region's senior residents will be celebrated in August as part of Seniors Week.
 
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July 29 Visiting representatives shown the region's development highlights
Elected representatives from three tiers of government got a closer look at the booming Gladstone Region yesterday (July 28) on a tour of key sites of interest hosted by Gladstone Regional Council.
 
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July 29 High school students dive into Aquatic Centre's youth space project
A group of local youth are providing a hands-on effort into the creation of the Gladstone Aquatic Centre's new youth space.
 
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July 25 Council hosts tour of Gladstone for visiting representatives
Gladstone Regional Council will host a tour group with a difference when Federal and State Members of Parliament and Councillors from other Queensland regions gather in Gladstone on Monday. (July 28)
 
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July 25 Masters students view Tigalee Creek project for study insight
Gladstone's Tigalee Creek project was the centre of attention on July 24 under the scrutiny of about 50 Griffith University Masters sudents studying Stormwater and Urban Development.
 
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July 24

Festival to help celebrate the benefits of regional multiculturalism
Gladstone Region residents will be spoilt for choice with many activities and events on offer at the 2014 Gladstone Multicultural Week and Festival Day starting tomorrow (Fri).

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July 24

Literary lovers prepare to rejoice as the 'carnival-e' comes to town
The countdown is on with only days to go until the opening of Gladstone Region's biggest literary event. Sunday (July 27) marks the start to the sixth biennial Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale.

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July 21

It's time to celebrate a life well lived with Seniors Week 2014
If you are aged 55 years and over and want to celebrate 'a life well lived' then Gladstone Regional Council encourages you to join in a range of events being held across the region as part os Seniors Week 2014.

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July 18

Mosaic masterpiece adds a splash of colour to Millennium Esplanade
The Millennium Esplanade has a vibrant new focal attraction following the official unveiling of the latest instalment in the Turtleway Artscape Project.

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July 18

Rates notices to arrive from August 27
Gladstone Regional Council rates notices will start arriving in letter boxes throughout the region from August 27.

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July 17 Roadside litter statistics raises ire of Gladstone Region Mayor
More than six tonnes of litter was collected over three months this year along major arterial roads within the Gladstone Region.
 
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July 17 Council alert service helps potential tenderers stay up to date
Gladstone Regional Council's new Tender Alert Service enables potential suppliers to keep up to date with tender opportunities as they arise.
 
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July 16 Queensland Symphony Orchestra to work with young music talent
Gladstone Region's young musicians will have the opportunity of a lifetime to work alongside the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) this month.
 
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July 16 Development approval granted for new Bruce Highway travel centre 
Gladstone Regional Council, at its general meeting yesterday (July 15), issued development approval for a travel centre opposite the Port Curtis Historical Village at River Ranch.
 
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July 15 State Government reviews building and plumbing acts
Gladstone Regional Council has lodged its submissions to the Queensland Government following its release of discussion papers reviewing the State's building and plumbing legislation.
 
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July 15 Community Donations Program helps regional organisations
A wide variety of local not-for-profit community groups were today (July 15) announced as recipients of Gladstone Regional Council's Community Donations Program for 2014-15
 
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July 15 Funding to help boost major regional events
Major regional events are set to benefit after Gladstone Regional Council, at its general meeting today, approved the first round of financial assistnace from the newly-founded Major Events Advisory Panel (MEAP).
 
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July 14 Helium balloons pose serious threat to marine and bird life
Gladstone Regional Council is encouraging residents to be thoughtful of the environment when using helium balloons.
 
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July 14 Mayor issues natural disaster challenge to HotFM anouncers
Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers today (Monday) issued a challenge to HotFM breakfast announcers Browny and EJ to survive in a natural disaster situation for three days.
 
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July 10 Have your say on future planning for Boyne-Tannum
After consultation with community membes and stakeholdes, Gladstone Regional Council has released the draft Boyne-Tannum structure plan document and invites residents to have their say.
 
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July 10 Distance markers record Year of Walking celebrations
Gladstone Regional Council has 'stepped up' to the challenge of 2014 as Year of Walking; installing new distance markers along one of the region's most frequently used pathways.
 
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July 10 Free health checks to be offered on the Discovery Coast
Workplaces on the Discovery Coast can access free health checks as part of National Diabetes Awareness Week 2014.
 
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July 10

Briffney Park footbridge repair works to be carried out
Gladstone's Briffney Park footbridge will undergo repair works this month to address safety concerns.

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July 9

New load and speed limits apply to Hobble Creek Bridge at Lowmead
Motorists are advised that new limits now apply to the hobble Creek Bridge on john Clifford Way, Lowmead.
 
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July 9

Youth event to 'Chill Out' Agnes Water 
Agnes Water will be the perfect place for youth to 'Chill Out' the winter blue this month. A free community youth event is planned for the Agnes Water Skate Park on July 30 from 11am to 2pm.
 
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July 8

School zone treatment works to cause possible delays
Motorists are advised that possible delays may occur on Derby Street, in front of South State Primary School, from 6pm tomorrow (July 9) to 6am Thursday (July 10) while school zone treatment works are carried out.
 
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July 7 Gladstone Region youth to 'like' new Facebook page
Gladstone Regional Council has launched its new youth-orientated Facebook page. The new Facebook page is a merge of the former Gladstone Regional Council Youth and Discovery Coast Young People - DCYP Facebook pages.
 
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July 2 Keynote speaker to feature at Gladstone City Library
Avid Australian author Ryll Paul will visit the Gladstone City Library meeting room on Monday, July 14, from 10am to noon to present a free seminar titled, 'Everyone has a Story to Tell'.
 
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July 2 New-look Community Services Directory launched
Council's new-look Community Services Directory is hot off the press and now available to the public.
 
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July 2

GECC to expand program and seek lucrative conference market
Enhancing business tourism, extending the entertainment program and supporting community productions are the drivers behind Council's ongoing subsidy of almost $1.7 million in Budget 2014/15 to the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC).

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July 2

Joint funding helps deliver a wide range of social benefits
A $3.5 million funding commitment to continue Council's human and social services programs is a 'golden egg' in Council's Budget basket for the 2014/15 financial year.

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July 2

Regional rates compare favourably with neighbouring Councils
Council works hard to ensure rates are kept to a reasonable level and Budget 2014/15 is no exception, with averate rates comparing favourably against other regional Queensland councils.

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July 2

Engineering works support greater overall infrastructure plan
Council's infrastructure Budget items contribute to a bigger long-term regional picture.

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July 2

Budget delivers pest programs for a healthy environment
Maintaining a healthy environment through the continued application of successful pest control programs will be a key feature of Council's Budget 2014/15.

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July 2

Council directs $2M to new sporting facilities in Calliope
Council has secured its commitment to provide new sporting facilities at Calliope, allocating $2 million to the developing of Liz Cunningham Park in its Budget 2014/15.

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July 2

Second Boyne-Tannum bridge funding to enable regional growth
Council is gearing up for future growth by progressing plans for a second bridge linking twin towns Boyne Island and Tnnum Sands.

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July 2

Rural bridges and roads reap significant infrastructure funding
Remedial work on rural bridges and various improvements to identified rural roads snare a significant share of Council's Engineering Services Budget 2014/15.

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July 1

Gladstone 50m swimming pool to close for repair work
The Gladstone Aquatic Centre 50 metre pool will be closed for eight weeks from July 7 to enable much-needed repair work to be completed.

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June 27 Work activity due to increase around Tigalee Creek detention basin
Increased work activity will soon be noticed around the Tigalee Creek detention basin at Sun Valley, Gladstone. Mayor Gail Sellers said contractors would start preparing to remove about 60 trees from a 4000 to 5000m2 area in preparation for stage two works.
 
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June 26

School holiday adventure awaits in the great outdoors
Action-packed school holidays await local youth as part of the 2014 June-July School Holidays Youth Events program.

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June 25

Anticipate Euleilah Creek Bridge travel disruptions on Friday
Baffle Creek residents are reminded to plan for morning travel disruptions on Friday (June 27) with restricted access on Euleilah Creek Bridge.

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June 25

Homework Help on hand at Gladstone City Library
Gladstone City Library staff and Friends of the Library volunteers are lending a helping hand to students struggling with homework.

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June 19

Free community events headline school holiday activities program
Free holiday fun is on the cards for young people during the June/July school holidays, thanks to an initiative of Gladstone Regional Council and community groups.

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June 19

Join Councillors for a coffee and a chat during CouncillorConnect 
Residents of the Discovery Coast, Nagoorin and Ambrose areas are invited to join Gladstone Regional Councillors during their June 26 round of CouncillorConnect visits.

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June 18

Council to close and decommission three rural transfer stations  
Rural waste transfer stations at Raglan, Builyan and Lowmead will be closed and decommissioned at the end of this month.

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June 18

Council accepts tender for design of a second bridge at Boyne Island 
Council yesterday (June 17) accepted a tender for design of a second river crossing at Boyne Island.

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June 18

New Council gates and grids policy offers uniformity across the region 
Council has adopted a new gates and grids policy for the whole region to assist in the implementation of its Gates and Grids Local Law.

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June 17

New youth space to 'animate' Gladstone Aquatic Centre  
Gladstone Region youth will have a new space to call 'their own' following an artist inspired revamp at the Gladstone Aquatic Centre.

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June 16

Acting workshop a big hit among Gladstone Region youth
Acting was the talk of the town on Sunday after 50 teenagers from across the Gladstone Region took part in a free acting workshop offered by the cast and crew of 'Broke', a Gladstone-based feature film.

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June 13

Free community workshop on offer to further acting skills
The cast and crew of the feature film Broke are giving Gladstone Region residents an opportunity to find their inner Hugh Jackman or Nicole Kidman with a free community acting workshop on Sunday, June 15 from 9am to noon.

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June 12

Euleilah Creek Bridge access restrictions on morning of June 27
Repairs during upcoming Euleilah Creek Bridge restoration works are expected to cause travel disruptions on June 27 for morning traffic.

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June 06

Resurfacing works in southern areas to start from next week
Road resurfacing works will occur at several street locations throughout the southern parts of the Gladstone Region from June 11 to 21.

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June 05

Travelling farm to visit Gladstone Regional Libraries
Some farm friendly fun will happen at Gladstone Regional Libraries in July.

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June 05

Call for local youth to get involved in digital media research project
Gladstone Region youth are encouraged to get involved in a youth-led research project during the June-July school holidays.

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June 05

Council refuses request to change Calliope van park application
An applicant's request to change a development approval from a caravan park to a relocatable home site was refused on no-compliance grounds at Tuesday's Gladstone Regional Council general meeting.

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June 04

State Budget 2014-15 Response
Yesterday's 2014-15 State Government Budget did little to surprise as Queenslanders learned of their $80 billion debt situation via the strategically released Strong Choices campaign in recent months.

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June 04

Council approves major Gladstone CBD motel development
Gladstone's Goondoon Street skyline is set to change again with Gladstone Regional Council yesterday approving a 198-room motel development and food premises.

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June 04

Council adds future street lighting considerations to its long term plan
Street lighting requirements in Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy have been included in Gladstone Regional Council's Long Term Financial Plan for future consideration.

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June 02

Thousands attend Ecofest for environmental fun
The 'clean and green' was the focus of the day on SUnday, attracting about 10,000 poeple to Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens in celebration of Ecofest.

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June 02

Sun Valley site to be prepared for Stage 2 Tigalee Creek works
Site clearing around Tigalee Creek detention basin at Sun Valley, Gladstone will start mid this month in preparation for Stage 2 construction works from the end of June.

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May 30

Council's Ecofest stall to tackle a 'pest' of a problem 
Council's conservation team will be trying to eliminate a 'pest' of a problem at Ecofest 2014.

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May 30

Countdown to Ecofest is almost complete 
Two days remain until the Gladstone Region celebrates its biggest free environmental awareness event - Ecofest.

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May 28

Marina Bridge single day closure to road and tall marine traffic in June 
The Gladstone Marina (Matthew Flinders) Bridge will close to all road, pedestrian and tall marine traffic from 6am to 6pm on Thursday, June 12.

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May 28 Call goes out to encourage eco-friendly travel arrangements
Ecofest attendees are encouraged to think 'eco-friendly' when travelling to this year's free environmental awareness event.
 
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May 26 Ecofest to offer an abundance of wildlife experiences
Ecofest visitors will have the opportunity to meet one of Australia's most endangered species on Sunday, June 1.
 
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May 26

Holiday fun aplenty for Gladstone Region youth
Gladstone Region youth are gearing up for another excitign program of school holiday events. The 2014 June-July School Holidy Youth Events program has been released by Council and features 11 fun activities.

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May 21

Council approves formal naming of Horseshoe Bend
Gladstone Regional Council has approved the formal naming of the Horseshoe Bend recreational area in Baffle Creek.

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May 19

Take part in this year's National Simultaneous Storytime
'Too many elephants in the house' by Ursula Dubosarky will come to life at libraries across the region as part of National Simultaneous Stroytime this Wednesday, May 21 at 11am.

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May 19

Heron Island getaway up for grabs at Ecofest 
Win a Heron Island getaway simply by having your say at next month's Ecofest.

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May 16

Councillors hit the road on Budget 2014-15 inspection tours
Gladstone Region Councillors have had a busy week inspecting a long list of locations throughout the region in the lead-up to final discussions regarding Council's Budget 2014-15.

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May 16

Marina Bridge to close for three days next week for maintenance work
Motorists are reminded of disruptions to marine, vehicular and pedestrian traffic during maintenance works on the Gladstone Marina Bridge (Matthew Flinders Bridge) early next week.

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May 16

Councillors set for May round of CouncillorsConnect visits
Residents keen to catch up with Mayor Gail Sellers and Councillors are being encouraged to get in early and book a one-on-one interview during this month's CouncillorConnect sessions.

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May 16

Gladstone Regional Council welcomes new youth council members
The nine members of Gladstone Region Youth Council were officially welcomed to their new role at a 'meet and greet' with Gladstone Region Councillors on Wednesday. (May 14)

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May 16

Future planning information night for Boyne-Tannum residents
Boyne-Tannum residents are invited to attend an information night on Thursday, May 22, to learn more about the future planning for the neighbouring towns.

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May 15

15t load limit for section of Tableland Rd, west of Calliope
A 15 tonne load limit will apply to part of an unsealed, gravel section of Tableland Road west of Calliope, about 45.4km from its connection with the Dawson Highway.

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May 14 Federal Budget 2014 Response by Mayor Gail Sellers
Last night's 2014 Federal Budget distributes the pain relatively evenly among Australians as the Abbott Government attempts to wrest the Budget into surplus by around 2018.
 
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May 09 Councils explore extended regional cooperation
Gladstone and Rockhampton Regional Councils have commenced a joint process to examine the feasibility of developing proposals for combined collection, disposal, recycling, planning and education services for the combined regional area of the two Councils.
 
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May 09

Splash Zone set to close over the winter season
The Gladstone Region's youngest residents have enjoyed cooling off during the warmer months at Splash Zone but as the cooler day set in, the venue will take a break for the winter.

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May 09

State Member's name to grace planned Calliope sporting facility
A planned sporting facility at Calliope will be named Liz Cunningham Park.

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May 09

Guest speakers get ready to make their eco-friendly mark on Gladstone
A trio of well-known Australian personalities will share their views and handy hints with residents next month as invited Ecofest guest speakers.

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May 08

Council to re-name park after long-term Mount Larcom couple
Gladstone Regional Council will change the name of Mount Larcom's Bicentennial Park in honour of two of the community's long-term residents.

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May 08

Regional arts development funds to keep region's art scene vital
Local schools, organisations and individuals were recipients of 2013-14 Regional Arts Development Committee Round 2 funds (RADF) in Gladstone Regional Council's general meeting on May 6.

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May 08

New Gladstone Region Youth Council leaders named
Gladstone Regional Council has appointed members to the inaugural Gladstone Regional Youth Council.

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May 07

Homeground workers accommodation meets criteria: Council
Gladstone Regional Council, at its general meeting yesterday (May 6), approved a 1408 room workers accommodation village expansion in West Grove.

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May 07

Council to ask for funds redirections for Blackmans Gap Road proposal
Gladstone Regional Council will ask the State Government to consider redirecting $1.3 million of approved disaster mitigation funding to help reduce isolation of the Boyne Valley during flooding.

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May 07

Entries for Green Scenes: Environmental Short Film Festival open
Get your movie cameras rolling in readiness for the Green Scenes: Environmental Short Film Festival.

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May 07

Lion Park amenities to remain priority ahead of roundabout upgrade
Popular public recreational venue Lions Park will retain all of its amenities when forthcoming upgrade works are conducted at the Kin Kora roundabout.

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May 07

Literary festival attracts acclaimed authors and illustrators to Gladstone
Six acclaimed authors and illustrators will visit Gladstone in July as part of the sixth biennial Curtis Coast Literary Canivale (CCLC) Inc.

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May 06

Boyne Valley to establish Local Emergency Coordination Committee
Disaster management efforts in the Boyne Valley will receive a boost this month with the formation of the Boyne Valley Local Emergency Coordination Committee (LECC).

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May 06

Council appoints external members to advisory committee
Gladstone Regional Council today appointed two external members to its Innovation Sustainability and Opportunity Advisory Committee (ISOAC).

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May 06

Preparations for environmental celebration gains momentum
All things environmental-related will be celebrated next month as the region 'goes green' for Ecofest 2014.

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April 30

Virtual teleconferences to widen debt discussion
Gladstone Region residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on Queensland's debt discussion with a virtual town hall teleconference happening on Monday (May 5) at 6pm.

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April 30

Council supports road toll reduction campaign
Gladstone Regional Council is urging motorists to drive safely and help play a part in driving down the road toll.

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April 30

Section of Central Lane to be temporarily closed to through traffic
Central lane, Gladstone between Yarroon and Roseberry Streets, will be temporarily closed to through traffic for four days next week.

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April 30

Rural road flood restoration works to start son in Boyne Valley
Funding assisted 2013 flood restoration works are continuing across the region with $6.5 million worth of work to start soon on rural roads mainly in the Boyne Valley.

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April 28

Council takes action over CouncillorConnect customer service requests
Gladstone Regional Council's CouncillorConnect visits are reaping results for the community with numerous requests actioned this year.

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April 28

Volunteers needed for community Tax Help program
Council is looking to recruit new volunteers to assist with the deliver of the 2014 Tax Help program. Council will again offer free tax assistance to low income earners in the community but must first find volunteers to facilitate the program.

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April 24

May maintenance works to temporarily close Gladstone Marina Bridge
Maintenance works will be conducted on the Matthew Flinders (Gladstone Marina) Bridge in May, resulting in disruptions to marine, vehiclular and pedestrian traffic.

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April 24

Council crack down on illegal trail bike and four-wheel-drive locations
Council is calling on the community to "ride in the right place". Increasing reports of trail bikes and four-wheel-drive vehicles riding and driving illegally on Council-controlled land across Gladstone Region has prompted Council to take action.

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April 24

Council to put rate arrears properties up for public auction
Gladstone Regional Council has put two properties up for auction in accordance with its Sale of Land policy for the recovery of rate arrears.

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April 22

Public comment closes on parkland name change proposals
Submissions on the proposed name change of two Gladstone Regional Council parklands have now closed.

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April 17 Anzac Day services across the region
Residents are invited to commemorate Anzac Day with services being conducted across the Gladstone Region.
 
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April 16 Shoreline erosion management plan consultations continue
Residents who have not yet had their say on the draft Shoreline Erosion Management Plan (SEMP) for the Boyne Island-Tannum Sands (BITS) area are being encouraged to attend upcoming consultation at three locations.
 
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April 16

New limit loads to apply for three Gladstone Region bridges
Gladstone Regional Council has applied new tonnage limits to three of the region's rural bridges, in the interest of public safety, following the recommendations of a specialist consultant.

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April 15

Preliminary approval for Benaraby rural residential development
Gladstone Regional Council today (Apr 15) approved the first step in a new 151 lot rural residential development at Benaraby.

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April 15

Members appointed to Region's Community Development Committee
Four community members were appointed to the Gladstone Region Community Development Committee (GRCDC) at Council's general meeting today (Apr 15).

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April 15

Advisory panel to help Gladstone Region capitalise on major events
Maximising the economic benefits created by major events within the Gladstone Region will be one of the main goals of a new advisory panel established today (Apr 15).

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April 15

CouncillorConnect visit coming your way
Gladstone Regional Council's CouncillorConnect visits continue on Thursday, April 24, with elected representatives visiting various locations throughout the region.

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April 14

The Challenge of Leadership program to start this week
The leadership skills of 12 talented individuals will be further developed throughout "The Challenge of Leadership" program commencing on Wednesday. (Apr 16)

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April 11 Colourful street parade to kick start 2014 Gladstone Harbour Festival
Gladstone city streets will burst into colour on Sunday when the 2014 Workforce International Street Parade winds its way from the Gladstone Showgrounds to Gladstone Marina.
 
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April 10 Finale to National Youth Week celebrations gain pace
National Youth Week celebrations will 'step up' the pace over coming days as local youth get walking in support of the annual event.
 
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April 10 Council to launch new look Community Service Directory website
Gladstone Regional Council is redeveloping its Community Services Directory website. Better search functions and links to Facebook and websites will be key new features of a proposed revamp.
 
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April 10 Council supports Be Safe alcohol and drug awareness project
Gladstone Regional Council is 100 per cent committed to improving public safety for those enjoying a night out in the Gladstone CBD on weekends.
 
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April 10 Centenarians celebrate 100 years of memories
Gladstone Region has two new names to add to the list of centenarians with Margaret (Bernie) Linnane and Hilda (Peggy) honoured for reaching the milestone of 100 years old.
 
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April 9 Date set for rescheduled Boyne Valley disaster management meeting
The recently postponed Boyne Valley Community Disaster Management Meeting has been rescheduled for next Wednesday (April 16) at the Nagoorin Hall from 3.30pm to 5pm.
 
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April 8 Postponed road resurfacing to start today
Regional road resurfacing works delayed by rain started on six Gladstone streets and at two Boyne Island locations today, April 8.
 
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April 7 Regional CouncillorConnect initiative gains momentum
Gladstone Regional Councillors braved periods of heavy rain to meet with residents during the most recent CouncillorConnect visits to outlying communities.
 
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April 4 Short-listing starts for new Gladstone Region Youth Council
Nominations have now closed for the new Gladstone Region Youth Council with 15 prospective candidates submitting applications.
 
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April 4 Rugby league legend 'kicks off' Youth Week celebrations
Australian rugby league legend Shane Webcke has visited Gladstone to help 'kick-off' National Youth Week celebrations.
 
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April 4 Community input sought into Shoreline Erosion Management Plan
Future management of the Boyne-Tannum coastline will be in the spotlight this month when Gladstone Regional Council asks residents for input into its draft Shoreline Erosion Management Plan.
 
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April 3 Sewer main repairs on schedule at Toolooa Street shopping complex
Replacement of damaged sewer main pipeline in Toolooa Street was on schedule for completition today with backfilling and compacting works continuing.
 
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April 3 New committee to help identify valuable initiatives for region
Council has taken the first step towards establishing a committee to identify and promote initiatives that generate value for the Gladstone Region.
 
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April 2 Council approves historically linked names for two Raglan roads
Two Raglan roads will be re-named to provide closer ties to their area's local history following Council approval.
 
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April 2 Countdown begins to National Youth Week celebrations
Gladstone Region youth are getting ready to celebrate with National Youth Week only days away. The countdown to one of the Gladstone Region's biggest youth celebrations has begun, with hundreds expected to join in the National Youth Week celebrations which start on Friday. (Apr 4)
 
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April 2 Exhibits to add colour to Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens
The works of nine local artists will add a splash of colour to the Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre this year. 
 
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April 2 Mayor encourages groups to apply for community funding
Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers is encouraging local charities and not-for-profit organisations to make the most of  available community funding grants.
 
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April 2 Toolooa St sewer main repairs under way with shops open for business
The majority of work to repair a broken sewer main in Toolooa Street is expected to be completed by tomorrow afternoon. (Apr 3)
 
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April 2

Volunteers needed for Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens
Do you have a love for the great outdoors and some spare time on hand? Council is looking to recruit more volunteers for the Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre.

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April 2 Pound Paddock to accommodate sports growth at Calliope Gladstone Regional Council yesterday (April 1) endorsed a concept plan for the development of Pound Paddock at Lot 70 Racecourse Road, Calliope, into a multi-use sports park.
 
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April 1 Council takes first step towards adopting new cat regulation laws
Council today (Apr 1) moved another step closer to introducing a Local Law and Subordinate Local Law regulating the keeping and controlling of cats.
 
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April 1
Non-compliance issues cause Kin Kora car wash refusal
A Kin Kora car wash proposal was refused at today's Gladstone Regional Council general meeting for various Local and State government non-compliance reasons.
 
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March 28

Motorists urged to take care on roads as Council crews assess damage
Morotists are urged to take care on the region's roads with Gladstone Regional Council road crews assessing reports of damage resulting from recent rain.

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March 28 Flooding forces Council to reschedule Turkey Beach waste collection
Flooding has forced Gladstone Regional Council to delay its Turkey Beach and Rodds Bay waste collection service.
 
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March 28 Gladstone Regional Council throws its support behind annual festival
With 16 days to go the countdown is on to Gladstone Region's biggest community festival - the 2014 Gladstone Harbour Festival.
 
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March 28 Get hopping to Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens this Easter
Plenty of school holiday Easter themed fun is in store for the kids these school holidays at Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens.
 
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March 28 Council take steps to promote Year of Walking
Gladstone Regional Council is encouraging the community to 'lace up' in support of Year of Walking.
 
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March 28 Parkland name change proposals prompt public consultation
Less than three weeks remain for the community to have its say on a proposed name change for two Gladstone Regional Council parklands.
 
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March 28 Disaster Management public meeting planned for Boyne Valley
Residents of Boyne Valley are invited to meet with Council staff endorsed by the Gladstone Region Local Disaster Management Group tomorrow (Friday, March 28).
 
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March 27 Council encourages residents to get behind Earth Hour campaign
Gladstone Regional residents and businesses are being encouraged to get behind the Earth Hour 2014 environmental awareness campaign.
 
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March 26 CouncillorConnect visits to go ahead, weather permitting
Gladstone Regional Councillors are still on schedule to host CouncillorConnect visits despite heavy rainfall last night and today.
 
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March 25 Barney Point stinger net removed to enable park redevelopment
Gladstone residents are advised that the stinger nets at Barney Point Beach have been removed to enable construction work on the $1.6 million Barney Point Foreshore Redevelopment to commence.
 
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March 25

Don't rough it on your next camping trip, prepare in advance
If you're tired of roughing it when exploring the great outdoors, then the Gladstone City Library is the place to be.

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March 25

Appointments still being taken for March CouncillorConnect visits
Appointments are still available for CouncillorConnect visits across the Gladstone Region on Thursday, March 27.

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March 24

Mayor officially opens upgraded animal pound at Callemondah
Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers described her mixed emotions today when she officially opened the upgraded Gladstone Regional Council Animal Pound at Callemondah.

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March 24

Book your spot at 2014 National Youth Week celebrations
Gladstone Region is gearing up for one of the biggest youth events with National Youth Week celebrations to start April 4.

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March 21

Boyne Tannum residents share planning vision with Council
More than 80 community members had their say on the future planning vision for Boyne Island and Tannum Sands at Wednesday night's Community Visioning Session.

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March 21

Road resurfacing works to start on nine Gladstone streets
Road resurfacing works will start from Monday (Mar 24) on nine streets located in West Gladstone and Callemondah.

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March 20

Regional restoratoin work from 2012-13 flood events continues
2013 flood damage restoration programs are continuing across the Gladstone Region with Stage 1 and 2 works forecast to be completed by the end of the year.

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March 20 Gladstone Regional Council launches Picture in the Park competition
Residents are urged to get "snapping" over the coming weeks and be in the running to win one of up to 20 weekly $50 shopping vouchers.
 
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March 18

Gladstone Region to celebrate its cultural diversity on Harmony Day
Gladstone Region residents are invited to participate in a Harmony Day celebration to be hosted at the Gladstone Community Hub on Friday. (Mar 21)

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March 18

Public invited to have its say on Boyne Tannum shoreline erosion plan
The public has been invited to have its say on future erosion management plans on Boyne Island and Tannum Sands shorelines.

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March 17

Upgraded Council animal pound opens to public
Gladstone Regional Council's upgraded pound facility at Callemondah opened to the public today (Mar 17).

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March 17

Nominations open for Gladstone Region Youth Council
Nominations for the Gladstone Region Youth Council are now open with a positive response being shown by local youth.

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March 14

Callemondah animal pound commences operations of Monday
Gladstone Regional Council's upgraded pound facility at Callemondah will begin receiving animals for impoundment on Monday. (Mar 17)

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March 13

Euleilah Creek Bridge superstructure works finish ahead of schedule
Super structure work on Euleilah Creek Bridge was completed today, with all traffic restrictions now lifted.

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March 13

Public comment sought on two proposed parkland name changes
Residents are encouraged to have their say on a proposed name change for two Gladstone Regional Council parklands.

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March 13

Council evaluation process opens way for locals to win contracts
More than 60 per cent of Gladstone Regional Council tenders and preferred supplier arrangements (PSA) contracts have gone to local organisations during the current financial year.

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March 13

Workshop to help guide parents through the teen years
Free parenting workshops have been organised by Gladstone Regional Council's Youth Development Team as part of National Youth Week 2014.

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March 13

Call for Boyne Valley community input to flood level mapping
Gladstone Regional Council has renewed its call for community input to help document flood levels in the Boyne Valley.

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March 10

Barney Point Foreshore Redevelopment breaks new ground
The first sod of soil was turned on the $1.6 million Barney Point Foreshore Redevelopment project today (March 10).

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March 7

Draft Cemetery and Crematorium Policy to open public comment
Council approved the release of its Draft Cemetery and Crematorium Policy recently which is now up for public comment.

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March 6

Almost seven tonnes of rubbish collected on Clean Up Australia Day
Gladstone Region residents removed almost seven tonnes of rubbish from the ecosystem as an army of volunteers mobilised for Clean Up Australia Day last Sunday. (Mar 2)

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March 6

Council approves tender for Barney Point Foreshore Redevelopment
Work on the Barney Point Foreshore Redevelopment is one step closer following Gladstone Regional Concil's acceptance of a tender from Boyd's Bay Landscaping Pty Ltd.

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March 6

Gladstone Region Youth Survey prompts a positive response 
Local youth have had their say, with the result now in from Gladstone Regional Council's Youth Survey.

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March 5

Council refuses Beecher machinery and transport depot
A proposal for a machinery and transport depot at Beecher was refused by Gladstone Regional Council at its general meeting yesterday. (Mar 4)

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March 5

Changes to address traffic on Captain Cook Drive Seventeen Seventy
Gladstone Regional Council will create additional 'No Stopping' zones on Captain Cook Drive, Seventeen Seventy after considering feedback from nearby residents and landowners.

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March 4

Council considers closure of three rural waste transfer stations
Gladstone Regional Council considered a proposal at its general meeting today to close and decommission three rural waste transfer stations on June 30.

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March 4

Miriam Vale parkland to share naming honours
Gladstone Regional Council today formally adopted the name Alf Larson Park and Miriam Vale Lions Park for the parkland locally referred to as Lions Park in Miriam Vale.

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March 4

Council provides helping hand to region's surf life saving clubs
Gladstone Regional Council today agreed to provide the region's surf life saving clubs with greater assistance by recognising them as emergency service providers.

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March 4

Gladstone Region to welcome a new youth council
The Gladstone Region will welcome a younger generation of leaders followng today's endorsement of a Gladstone Region Youth Council.

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March 4

Residents to 'have their say' on planning vision for Boyne-Tannum
The future planning vision for Boyne Island and Tannum Sands will be explored at the Community Visioning Session on March 19.

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