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December 05

SUNfest ticket phone lines ring hot for youth holiday program bookings
SUNfest ticket phone lines rang hot last week with the opening of ticket sales for Council's youth holiday program. Interest has been strong for events, activities and workshops to be held between January 8 and 20.

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December 05

Gladstone Region residents enjoy free Christmas celebrations
Christmas festivities filled the air at the weekend with the community strongly supporting the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre's (GECC) Christmas Street Party and the 2016 Santos GLNG Mayor's Carols by Candlelight presented by 4CC.

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December 02

Council seeks community comment on proposed park name change
Gladstone Regional Council has invited the Gladstone Region community, particularly Calliope residents, to have their say on the proposed renaming of Jaycees Park.

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November 30

Public consultation period extended for proposed Local Law changes 
Have you had your say on part two of Gladstone Regional Council's proposed subordinate Local Law amendments? If not then you still have time. 

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November 30 Community to celebrate festive season at Mayor's Carols by Candlelight
Gladstone Region residents will unite in voice when the Santos GLNG Mayor's Carols by Candlelight event, presented by 4CC, is hosted at the Gladstone Marina Parklands on Friday night (Dec 2).
 
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November 30

Ticket sales open for SUNfest 2017 youth holiday activities
Tickets for Gladstone Regional Council's Youth Holiday Program, SUNfest 2017, are now on sale. 

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November 28 Goondoon Street Project out for community consultation
Goondoon Street, Gladstone will soon receive a much-needed facelift and Gladstone Regional Council wants residents to have their say on the re-planting concept. 
 
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November 28

GECC Christmas Street Party to be overflowing with festive joy
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) staff are making a list and checking it twice to ensure GECC's Christmas Street Party will be overflowing with festive joy. 

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November 25 Council seeks feedback from water services customers
Two weeks remain for the public to have its say on Gladstone Regional Council's proposed Customer Service Standard for Water Services - September 2016.
 
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November 25 Gladstone Region to host signing of indigenous land use agreement
Gladstone Regional Council will host the signing of a landmark indigenous land use agreement between the Port Curtis Coral Coast people and three local governments next week.
 
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November 25 Have your say on proposed Local Law changes before time runs out
Gladstone Regional Council again invites residents to have their say on stage two of its proposed Local Law changes before Wednesday, November 30.
 
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November 24

Days remain until tickets can be snapped up for SUNfest 2017
Days remain until eager SUNfest 2017 participants can snap up tickets for the January 8-20 Youth Holiday Program. 

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November 23 Council welcomes State funding for vital water infrastructure projects
Gladstone Regional Council today welcomed that news that it was the recipient of more than $483,000 worth of State Government assistance to upgrade major water infrastructure within the region.
 
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November 23

Annual report details Council's performance during a time of transition
Our region's passage through a period of economic and political change is the theme for Gladstone Regional Council's 2015-16 annual report Transition, released today (Nov 23).

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November 23 Traffic camera surveys to help Council plan for future intersection needs
Gladstone Regional Council advises road users that video cameras to record traffic volumes will operate at 64 intersections within the Gladstone, Calliope, Boyne Island, and Agnes Water township areas over the course of seven days, beginning tomorrow (Nov 24).
 
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November 22 Free mulch available for collection at three Council waste facilities
There is good news for keen gardeners, with free mulch available for public collection at the Gladstone and Agnes Water transfer stations and Benaraby Landfill.
 
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November 22

Council claims a national Garage Sale Trail award two years in a row
Gladstone Regional Council has claimed a Garage Sale Trail award for the second year running. 

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November 18

Feedback sought on major amendment to planning scheme
Gladstone Regional Council seeks to remove red tape, further control residential supply and streamline application processes through a proposed amendment to its planning scheme.

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November 17

Advance payments can ease rates time
Ratepayers who experienced difficulty in meeting the discount deadlines for rates payments this year may prefer Gladstone Regional Council's option of making part payments in advance.

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November 17

Program of events celebrates Social Inclusion Week across the region
Gladstone Regional Council, working in partnership with social inclusion partners, has organised a program to celebrate Social Inclusion Week from November 19-27.

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November 17

Council considers MEAP funding for regional events in 2017
Gladstone Regional Council has approved funding to assist two regional events in 2017.

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November 17 Lane extension to increase safety for cyclists on busy thoroughfare
Cyclists will soon benefit from safer passage along Glenlyon Road in Gladstone with works in progress to extend the existing cycle lane.
 
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November 16 Alf Larson/Lions Park to be officially opened this weekend
Children will be spoilt for fun this Saturday (Nov 19) at Miriam Vale's newest attraction, Alf Larson/Lions Park, during its official opening from 10.30am.
 
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November 16

Gladstone Region Mayor takes the helm to restore yacht race excitement
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett is eagerly leading the charge to reaffirm the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race as an iconic event.

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November 16 Council endorses development of innovative solar and gas power plant
Gladstone Regional Council, at its general meeting yesterday, endorsed a proposal to develop a solar and gas power generation facility at its Benaraby Landfill site.
 
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November 14

Surfers' Code signage installed at Agnes Water beach accesses
Universal surfing rules and unwritten laws applying to those in the surf are now physically visible to Agnes Water beach visitors. 

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November 11

Customers invited to have their say on water services standard
Gladstone Regional Council's proposed Customer Service Standard for Water Services - September 16 is open to public comment for four weeks beginning on Monday (Nov 14).

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November 11

Goondoon St section to temporarily close during City Farmers Market
A section of Goondoon Street will be temporarily closed, during the next three City Farmers Markets, to provide safety for pedestrians.

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November 10 Avoid risky raw foods as part of Food Safety Week 2016
Gladstone Region residents are reminded to avoid risky raw foods in keeping with the message of Food Safety Week 2016 which concludes on Saturday (Nov 12).
 
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November 10

Award-winning local artists to speak at free Art Awards: Artist Talks
Four award-winning local artists will provide insight into their artistic works during free Art Awards: Artist Talks at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum on Saturday, November 26. 

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November 10

Council to assist Australia Day celebrations across region
Funding is available to not-for-profit groups across the Gladstone Region to allow residents to publically enjoy Australia Day on January 26. 

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November 09

Free emergency wallets help residents plan ahead
In an evacuation it is imperative you have important documents – like insurance and banking records – ready to grab and go. Residents  are encouraged to collect their free waterproof document wallet from any library or Council office

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November 08 Animal registration renewal fee required to be paid by November 30
Pet owners are encouraged to pay their animal registration fee by November 30 to avoid Gladstone Regional Council's compliance and enforcement processes. 
 
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November 07

Regional and rural road resurfacing program to get under way today
Gladstone Regional Council's latest round of regional and rural road resurfacing works gets under way today (Nov 7), weather pending.

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November 04 SUNfest participants to be treated to an exciting array of activities
An exciting combination of SUNfest 2017 activities will compete for the interest of 11 to 17 year olds from January 8 to 20. 
 
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November 04 $100,000 grant to assist with upgrade of two Gladstone tennis courts
Gladstone Tennis & Squash Association Inc (GTSA) will receive a $100,000 Gladstone Regional Council Sport & Recreation grant to refurbish two of its courts. 
 
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November 04 Gladstone Region parks provide setting for pop up public art project 
Twenty-four parks across the Gladstone Region have been selected to potentially host temporary pop up public art installations from December to February. 
 
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November 04 Temporary closures to Boles Street during lookout upgrade works
Gladstone Regional Council advises that the far southern end of Boles Street in Gladstone will be closed to all traffic for extended hours on Thursday and Friday (Nov 10-11).
 
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November 02 Council proposes additional subordinate Local Law changes
Would you like Gladstone Regional Council to extend the Miriam Vale Showground Reserve camping time period from 24 hours to 7 days?
 
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November 02

Workshops to encourage communities to take active role for success
Gladstone Regional Council will encourage communities to champion their own projects, through workshops aimed to inspire, led by a popular innovator Dr Simon White. 

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November 02

Three local suppliers awarded contracts with Council
Council yesterday selected three local suppliers to provide services that are potentially worth $820,000 across all contracts.

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November 01 Glenlyon Street median maintenance to commence next week
Maintenance work to the Glenlyon Street median near McDonalds, Gladstone, will commence next Monday, November 7. 
 
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November 01 New online portal helps local contractors to gain Council attention
Gladstone Regional Council encourages contractors from within the region to register their business details on its new VendorPanel Marketplace online system.
 
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October 31

Free workshop to deliver useful tips about sporting club administration 
Gladstone Region sport and recreation committee members and administrators will be able to gain free, helpful, finance-related tips beneficial for their sporting clubs. 

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October 28 Temporary changed traffic conditions to be in place at busy intersection
Gladstone Regional Council advises motorists and cyclists that they can expect changed road conditions due to maintenance night works at the Glenlyon Road and Derby and Breslin streets intersection, Gladstone, next Monday (Oct 31) and Tuesday (Nov 1).
 
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October 28

Young Citizen of the Year trophy awaits name of worthy recipient
Only days remain to nominate an outstanding resident, aged 18 or under (as of January 26 next year) who could be named the Gladstone Region's 2017 Young Citizen of the Year. 

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October 28

Youth Council nominees wanted to offer views of young generations
Are you aged between 15 and 24 and would like to have more input into youth initiatives across the Gladstone Region? Then consider being part of the Gladstone Region Youth Council in 2017. 

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October 28

Central Queensland Driver Education Centre construction is under way 
Benaraby will soon be recognised as the home of the Central Queensland Driver Education Centre with construction of the facility under way. 

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October 27 Have your say on Council's proposed Local Law changes
The Gladstone Region is likely to see an increase in footpath dining, busking and roadside vendors if residents agree to stage one of Council's proposed Local Law changes. 
 
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October 27 Council lends its weight to asbestos awareness initiative
Given the continued popularity of do it yourself (DIY) home renovations, Gladstone Region residents are reminded to be aware of the danger posed by asbestos.
 
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October 26 Residents reminded to pay their animal registration renewal fee
Gladstone Region pet owners will receive a 20 per cent discount on their animal registration renewal fee if paid in full by Monday, October 31. 
 
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October 26

Development sessions to assist local artists with RADF submissions
Free, one-on-one, development sessions are on offer to assist local artists with the preparation of funding submissions for the Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

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October 26

Record number of Garage Sale Trail sellers across the region
A record number of sellers have taken part in this year's Garage Sale Trail across the Gladstone Region.

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October 25

Winning artwork of students to be printed on commemorative postcards
The artwork of six Gladstone Region primary school students will be selected for printing on commemorative postcards as part of Australia Day 2017 celebrations. 

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October 20 Maintenance work to get underway at regional parks
Two regional parks are set to undergo maintenance work shortly after Gladstone Regional Council awarded the projects to local contractors. 
 
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October 19

Sporting efforts can be praised with a Council 2017 Australia Day Award
Members of sporting groups can praise the efforts and achievements of officials or club members by nominating them for a Gladstone Regional Council 2017 Australia Day Award.

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October 18 Council teams up with foundation to promote child safety on our roads
Gladstone Regional Council is teaming up with the Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation to help keep children safe during the busy holiday periods.
 
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October 18

Goondoon Street Entertainment Precinct set to be a hive of activity
Gladstone's Goondoon Street Entertainment Precinct will again be a hive of activity on Saturday (Oct 22) with Gladstone City Library's annual book sale held alongside the City Farmers' Market.

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October 18

Apply now for a position on Gladstone Region Youth Council 
Gladstone Region young people are encouraged to apply for a position on the Gladstone Region Youth Council for 2017.  

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October 17

Council endorses $100,000 funding allocation to support major events
Gladstone Regional Council has approved the allocation of $100,000 of funding to support major events across the region. 

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October 17 City bridges to undergo surface replacement works
Deck resurfacing works will be performed on three Gladstone city bridges in October and November, as part of Council's general infrastructure maintenance operations.
 
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October 17

Plot a Garage Sale Trail map to create your own treasure hunt for Oct 22
Keen garage sale followers are urged to start planning to follow the 2016 Garage Sale Trail on Saturday (Oct 22).

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October 11

City Farmers' Market expected to continue to grow in popularity
Gladstone's City Farmers' Market is expected to grow in popularity following the event's successful CBD debut on Saturday (Oct 8). 

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October 11

Clubs reminded to complete sport and recreation census by Friday
Gladstone Region sporting clubs have until Friday (Oct 14) to complete Gladstone Regional Council's Sport & Recreation Census 2016. 

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October 11

More sellers join 2016 Garage Sale Trail across the Gladstone Region
More Gladstone Region residents have joined the 2016 Garage Sale Trail with less than two weeks remaining until the Saturday, October 22 sale day. 

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October 11

Last chance to receive a discount on rates
Rates are due this Monday (Oct 17) – the closing date for customers to either pay in full to receive a discount, or set up a payment plan to prevent the accrual of interest on overdue amounts.

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October 10 Chapman Drive will light up tomorrow upon project completion 
Gladstone Region residents are advised the traffic lights at the intersection of Chapman Drive and Ballantine Street will come into effect tomorrow (Oct 11).
 
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October 10

Reprieve in cyclone activity is predicted to be over
Queensland's cyclone activity was accurately forecasted to be low last summer, but our reprieve is over according to latest predictions.

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October 07 Nominate a community champion for a 2017 Australia Day Award 

Do you know someone who has contributed extensively to the Gladstone Region? If so, one month remains to nominate them to be considered for a 2017 Gladstone Regional Council Australia Day Award.  

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October 07 Council awards pumptrack tender to specialised company 
Gladstone Regional Council, in its general meeting on Tuesday (Oct 4), awarded the tender for Memorial Park's pumptrack to Cairns-based Company, World Trail Pty Ltd.
 
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October 07

Join Queenslanders in getting ready for the cyclone season
Queenslanders will busily prepare their homes and families for the cyclone season as part of next week's RACQ Get Ready Week, and Gladstone Region residents are encouraged to join them.

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October 07

Council to provide relief to ratepayers experiencing financial hardship
Gladstone Regional Council has adopted a new policy to provide relief to residential ratepayers who demonstrate they are unable to make rates payments due to a loss suffered.

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October 06

Council offers groups donations to share Australia Day regional fun
Members of not-for-profit community groups and organisations within the Gladstone Region are invited to apply for a donation to host a public 2017 Australia Day event. 

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October 06

Eligible residents urged to use free Tax Help assistance by October 31
Gladstone Region residents who are eligible for free Tax Help assistance are reminded they have until October 31 to utilise the service. 

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October 06

Council grants to assist various sporting clubs across the region
Various sporting organisations and recreation groups across the Gladstone Region will benefit from the latest round of Gladstone Regional Council's Sport and Recreation Grants.

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October 04 Council adopts its first Biodiversity Conservation Strategic Plan
The region's biodiversity values will remain preserved and protected following Gladstone Regional Council's adoption of the region's first Biodiversity Conservation Strategy Plan. 
 
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October 04 Council seeks State funding for local infrastructure 
Council has sought funding for 10 local infrastructure projects from the State Government's recently released grants and subsidies programs. 
 
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October 04 Council reviews its Local Laws to reduce red tape for local businesses
Gladstone Regional Council, in its general meeting today, proposed to change a number of its subordinate local laws to help reduce red tape for local businesses. 
 
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October 04

Applications for Gladstone Region Youth Council are now open
Residents aged between 15 and 24 can apply now to be part of the Gladstone Region Youth Council for 2017.  

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October 04

Excitement builds for City Farmers' Market debut on October 8
Excitement is building, linked to the creation of a City Farmers' Market vibe, which will radiate around the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) from this Saturday.

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September 29 Residents can expect their animal registration notices from tomorrow
Gladstone Region registered pet owners can expect an annual animal registration renewal notice to arrive in their mailbox from tomorrow (Sep 30).
 
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September 29 Blomfield Street to undergo kerb and channel replacement works
ladstone Regional Council advises that kerb and channel replacement work to Miriam Vale's Blomfield Street will start next Tuesday (Oct 4).
 
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September 26

Get ready for the cyclone season this long weekend
With the next cyclone season just around the corner, Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett is urging residents to use this long weekend to prepare their homes and families for potential emergencies.

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September 22 Fish cleaning station deferred but remains on Council agenda
A proposed fish cleaning station for Seventeen Seventy has been deferred due to prohibitive costs.
 
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September 22 Spring clean in time for Garage Sale Trail to turn 'trash' into treasure
Community groups and residents planning to 'spring clean' can earn some money for their efforts. 
 
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September 21 Council awards $2.4m asphalt resurfacing contract to local company
Gladstone Regional Council yesterday (Sep 20) awarded a $2.4 million contract for the provision of asphalt overlay work to a number of Gladstone's most heavily used roads.
 
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September 21 Residents advised kerb numbering service not endorsed by Council
Gladstone Region residents who are approached by companies or individuals seeking to paint street numbers on kerbing outside their properties are advised that the practice is not endorsed by Gladstone Regional Council.
 
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September 20  Council adds four local faces to Gladstone Airport Corporation Board
Gladstone Regional Council today appointed four new directors to the Gladstone Airport Corporation (GAC).
 
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September 16 Applications open soon to be part of Gladstone Region Youth Council

Residents aged between 15 and 24 can apply soon to be part of the Gladstone Region Youth Council for 2017. 

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September 16 Youngsters can gain inspiration to make a Gladstone Pop Con costume 

A Costume Making Workshop tailored into September school holiday activities may inspire youngsters to create their own Gladstone Pop Con outfit. 

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September 16 Share names of residents worthy of a 2017 Australia Day Award

Do you know an outstanding Gladstone Region resident worthy of an Australia Day Award? Now is the time to nominate them for Gladstone Regional Council's 2017 Australia Day Awards. 

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September 15

Inspiring adventurer and author, Jeremy Scott, to trek to Gladstone
Gladstone Region residents can listen to a presentation and meet face-to-face with inspirational adventurer and author, Jeremy Scott, on Wednesday, September 28. 

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September 15

Last days to register interest as a potential SUNfest 2017 tutor
Tomorrow (Sept 16) is the last day to submit an Expression of Interest to deliver youth workshops or activities for SUNfest 2017. 

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September 13 Residents to have their say on Yarwun Recreation Grounds concept
Under one week remains for Gladstone Region residents to have their say on the Yarwun Recreation Grounds design concept.
 
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September 13

Gladstone City Library introduces free 'Ask Wendy' help service
Gladstone City Library will introduce a free, new one-on-one 'information help' service to assist library patrons. 

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September 13

Ninety-three residents to take pledge to become Australian citizens
Gladstone Regional Council will welcome 93 new Australian citizens in its largest Australian Citizenship Day public ceremony this Friday (Sept 16). 

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September 12

Get ready to nominate your hero for a Council 2017 Australia Day Award 
Nominations for Gladstone Regional Council's 2017 Australia Day Awards will open this Friday (September 16).  

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September 12

Home Library Service celebrates 20 years of deliveries 
The Gladstone Region's Home Library Service is celebrating its 20th anniversary. 

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September 12

Don’t miss your discount on rates
Ratepayers still have time to take advantage of Gladstone Regional Council's 10 per cent discount on rates by ensuring their full payment is cleared by this Friday (Sep 16).

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September 9 Bray Park boat ramp pontoon back in use
The Bray Park boat ramp pontoon at Boyne Island is again in place after being removed last month for repairs.
 
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September 9

Groups boost the number of Garage Sale Trail stalls offering goods
The Garage Sale Trail across the Gladstone Region is taking shape with group sales boosting the number of stalls on offer. 

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September 8

Slight changes to Library Out and About service from September 19
Slight changes to Gladstone Regional Libraries' Out and About service from September 19 will increase convenience for its regular patrons. 

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September 8 Council awards floodway repairs program contract to local company
Gladstone Regional Council this week awarded Miriam Vale Plant Hire a $3 million contract to repair and construct floodways on roads damaged by ex-Tropical Cyclone Marcia.
 
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September 7 Lots to do and see at Tondoon Botanic Gardens from this month
It's all happening at Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens this month with a range of activities on offer for the whole family to enjoy. 
 
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September 6

Appearance of superheroes in Gladstone will be no April Fool's joke
An abundance of superheroes could make an appearance in Gladstone on April 1 next year - not as an April Fool's Day prank but for Gladstone Pop Con 2017. 

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September 6

Register for Garage Sale Trail now to receive early bird pack
Less than three weeks remain for Gladstone Region residents to receive a free promotional pack when registering as a participant in this year's Garage Sale Trail. 

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September 2

Bushfire potential above normal for region
The potential for bushfires in our region this fire season is above normal, according to an outlook published this week by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre.

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September 2 Council allocates funds to giant rat's tail grass research project
In a bid to manage giant rat's tail grass (GRT), a restricted matter under the Biosecurity Act 2014, Gladstone Regional Council has allocated $433,250 to a five year project to investigate efficient and effective control options.
 
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September 1

Council sport and recreation census to capture vital club details
Gladstone Regional Council has released its sport and recreation census to gain a snapshot of our region's community sporting landscape. 

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September 1 Council improves its park booking system to assist residents
From today residents can book a Gladstone Regional Council park via an improved booking system on Council's website.
 
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September 1

Still time for tutors to apply to be part of the fun of SUNfest 2017
Planning for SUNfest 2017 is under way and there is still time for potential tutors to apply who are keen to be part of the fun. 

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August 31

Photographers' red challenge for Discovery Coast area
The Agnes Water Rural Transaction Centre (RTC) is again offering amateur photographers the chance to capture something special to celebrate its fifth anniversary.

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August 30 Onsite meeting to discuss proposed fish cleaning station
Gladstone Regional Council reminds residents that an onsite meeting will be held at the Seventeen Seventy Marina carpark this Thursday (September 1) to discuss a proposed fish cleaning station. 
 
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August 29

Jam-packed school holiday program boasts wide youth appeal
Gladstone Regional Council has launched a jam-packed, September School Holiday Program offering activities ranging from a State of Origin NRL clinic to horse riding, modelling, deportment and ballet. 

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August 29

Applications sought for regional sport and recreation funding programs
Regional sporting clubs have until midnight on September 11 to apply for Gladstone Regional Council sport and recreation funding programs.   

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August 24 Repair work to Bray Park boat ramp pontoon under way
Repair work to the Bray Park boat ramp pontoon started this morning (Aug 24) with the removal of damaged platforms and handrails from the site.
 
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August 24

Valuable history protected through expansion of local heritage register
A pioneer's homestead, a century-old school house and a historic rural cemetery will be added to the Local Heritage Register, after their listings were yesterday approved by Gladstone Regional Council.

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August 24 Residents encouraged to have their say on recreational boat facilities
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is conducting a recreational boating facilities survey and, with the Gladstone Region boasting a high volume of boat owners, is asking residents to help identify the region's future facility needs.
 
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August 24

Garage Sale Trail grows quickly across the Gladstone Region
Gladstone Region residents have been eager to join the 2016 Garage Sale Trail with 12 sales listed within the first two weeks of registrations. 

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August 24

Fresh will be best at next Mount Larcom Farmers' Market
Visitors to the next Mount Larcom Farmers' Market on Sunday, September 11 can look forward to more stalls and fresh local produce.

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August 24 Fish cleaning station proposed for Seventeen Seventy Marina
An onsite meeting is being held at the Seventeen Seventy Marina carpark next Thursday, September 1 from 4.30pm to discuss a proposed fish cleaning station.  
 
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August 23 Time is running out to nominate for environmental advisory group
Would you like to play an important role in the decisions affecting our local environment? Nominate now to become a member of the Gladstone Region Environmental Advisory Network (GREAN). 
 
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August 19

Expressions of interest sought for community development committee
Community members are invited to express interest in being appointed to the Gladstone Region Community Development Committee (GRCDC).

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August 19 Gravel road resheeting program under way in region's south
Gladstone Regional Council's $2.7 million 2016-17 gravel road resheet program is well under way with works progressing in southern areas of the region.
 
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August 19

Free mulch collection service resumes in Gladstone and Benaraby
Gladstone Regional Council advises residents that free mulch will soon be available for collection at its Gladstone Transfer Station and Benaraby Landfill facilities.

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August 19

Fun Day at Turkey Beach to mark the end of Seniors Week celebrations
Gladstone Region Seniors Week celebrations will come to an end this weekend with a Fun Day Sunday scheduled for seniors aged 55 and over and their guests of any age. 

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August 18 Controlled burn to take place at Workmans Beach next week
A fuel reduction burn around the Workmans Beach campground, Agnes Water, will be undertaken next Tuesday and Wednesday (Aug 23-24) weather permitting.
 
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August 18

Stallholder expressions of interest sought for Gladstone Pop Con 2017
It's coming! The date of the event is secured and the search is now on for stallholders keen to take part in next year's Gladstone Pop Con. 

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August 18

Workshops aim to help develop and progress business concepts
New business ideas for the Gladstone Region have been enthusiastically discussed at Gladstone Regional Council's next round of basic business workshops. 

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August 17 Lions Park concept design receuves positive community feedback
Its Gladstone Lions Park design concept survey has received 157 responses but Gladstone Regional Council is encouraging more residents to join the conversation. 
 
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August 17

Seniors Week activities prove popular with residents across the region
More than 550 Gladstone Region residents have already taken part in Seniors Week celebrations this year, since regional activities started on Saturday. 

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August 16

Council awards contracts to seven local businesses
Seven local businesses were today awarded contracts by Gladstone Regional Council, in accordance with its recently adopted Local Preference Policy.

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August 15

Tutors sought to deliver youth workshops during SUNfest 2017
Tutors interested in delivering youth workshops or activities during the Gladstone Region's premier Summer school holiday event, SUNfest, can apply now. 

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August 12 Get in quick to have your say on regional biodiversity plan
Residents have six days left to have their say on how Gladstone Regional Council will conserve the region's biodiversity values over the next ten years.
 
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August 12

Talented artists share skills tutoring Seniors Week creative activities
Talented Gladstone Region artists are preparing to share their skills with residents aged 55 and over during Seniors Week activities from August 13 to 21.

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August 12

Read and eat free pizza after hours at two regional libraries on Tuesday
Two Gladstone regional libraries will open their doors after hours next Tuesday (Aug 16) offering free pizza and promoting reading and literacy during 2016 National Reading Hour.

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August 12

Registrations open online for 2016 Garage Sale Trail 
Residents keen to join the 2016 Garage Sale Trail to sell goods on 'Australia's Big Day of Good Stuff', on Saturday, October 22, can now register online.

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August 12

Residents aged 55 and over to be special guests at afternoon teas
Gladstone Region residents aged 55 and over are invited to be the special guests at Mayor's Afternoon Teas in celebration of Seniors Week.

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August 11

Two dance parties organised to help celebrate Seniors Week
Two dance parties have been organised to help Gladstone residents aged 55 and over celebrate Seniors Week this month with their guests and friends of all ages.

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August 11 Work to start on Captain Cook Drive footpath extension at Agnes Water
Work to extend the existing pedestrian footpath on Captain Cook Drive, Agnes Water, will start on August 15.
 
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August 11

Residents urged to step up household preparations for bushfire season
Gladstone Region residents are urged to be prepared as August traditionally signifies the start of bushfire season. 

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August 09 Community representatives wanted for GREAN
Gladstone Regional Council is looking for three community representatives to join its advisory committee known as the Gladstone Regional Environmental Advisory Network (GREAN).
 
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August 09
 
Lions Park plan to open new world of play for everyone
Imagine a park that offers different spaces for children and adults of all abilities to explore and make sense of their own world.
 
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August 08 Council relaxes footpath regulations to promote business activity
Gladstone Regional Council will relax footpath regulations throughout the region for a six month trial period, to encourage business activity and inner city renewal as laid out in the Jumpstart Our City Heart strategy.
 
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August 08

Council approves funding round to support local arts and culture
Gladstone Regional Council has approved the distribution of $11,550 to support development of local arts and culture. 

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August 04

Extra discount option applied to rate notices arriving next week
Gladstone Region ratepayers will see an extra discount option on their rate notices due to arrive in mail boxes from Monday next week.

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August 03 Council takes important step t improve regional biosecurity  
Gladstone Regional Council's biosecurity measures will advance after Council formally adopted its Biosecurity Plan and Biosecurity Program at a general meeting yesterday (August 2). 
 
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August 03 Proactive approach helps decrease impounded animal figures 
Gladstone Regional Council's Regulatory Services Quarterly Report makes evident that a proactive approach to impounded animals has contributed to a decrease in euthanised cats.
 
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August 03 Stirling Park name to remain unchanged
Stirling Park, Boyne Island will keep its name after Gladstone Regional Council voted to retain the title at its general meeting yesterday (August 2). 
 
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August 03 Saiki City delegation to visit region to mark Sister City anniversary
Gladstone's 20-year Sister City relationship with Saiki City will be further strengthened when a delegation from the Japanese municipality arrives tomorrow (Aug 4) to visit the region.
 
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August 02 Heavy vehicles to be detoured during Young Street Bridge repair works
Gladstone Regional Council advises that the Young Street Bridge spanning the Barney Point Coal Facility Rail Line, will be closed to heavy vehicles from August 3 until August 5.
 
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August 02

More than 30 not-for-profit groups to receive Council donations
More than 30 regional not-for-profit community groups and organisations will benefit from Gladstone Regional Council's Community Donations Program for 2016-17.

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August 02

Council endorses appointment of 2016-17 RADF advisory committee
Gladstone Regional Council at its general meeting today endorsed the appointment of the 2016-17 Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) advisory committee. 

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August 02

Touring exhibition encourages participants to build their own capital
Gladstone Region residents will be able to learn more about our nation's capital through a hands-on touring exhibition which will visit the Gladstone City Library. 

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August 01

Residents can register soon to take part in this year's Garage Sale Trail 
Gladstone Region residents have an opportunity to be part of the national Garage Sale Trail when this year's campaign launches on August 10.

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August 01

Bookings open for Seniors Week activities across the Gladstone Region
Bookings are now being taken for Gladstone Regional Council's 2016 Seniors Week program.

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August 01 New Lions Park design concept to meet the needs of all children
Lions Park, Gladstone, is set to receive a facelift that will revamp the existing play space to boast zones for children and adults of all abilities. 
 
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July 28

Consultation for CBD draft strategy closing soon
Gladstone Regional Council reminds residents the consultation period to provide feedback on its draft CBD revitalisation strategy will close at 10:30am on Monday, August 1.


 
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July 26 Council refuses development applications for Kirkwood site
Gladstone Regional Council today (Jul 26) refused development applications for a Coles supermarket, liquor store, specialty shops, food and drink outlet and a service station at Kirkwood.
 
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July 25 Council advises of changed traffic conditions for Chapman Drive works
Stage 4 of the Chapman Drive major upgrade works at Clinton is expected to start on July 28 with a switch in traffic direction to be initiated.
 
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July 22

Council encourages residents to get involved on NationalTree Day
Would you like to participate in the 21st Anniversary of National Tree Day?

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July 21

Free Symphony Under the Stars concert with QSO
Join the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) for a free family evening of superb outdoor entertainment at the Gladstone Marina Stage on Friday 12 August from 7pm.

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July 20 Workshop to encourage local businesses to tender for capital projects
Gladstone Regional Council's preference for appointing local contractors whenever possible is the stimulus for its Capital Plan 2016-17 Information Session to be conducted in Gladstone next week.
 
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July 20

Save the date for Gladstone Pop Con on April 1 next year
Get your outfit ready or dust your costume off in preparation for a celebration of all things Pop Culture in Gladstone next year. 

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July 20

Council objects to request for a bait vending machine near boat ramp
Gladstone Regional Council yesterday objected to a notion seeking to locate a bait dispensing machine at Bray Park, Boyne Island. 

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July 19 Council approves removal of fluoride from drinking water
Gladstone Regional Council today (July 19) voted to remove fluoride from drinking water distributed via the Lake Awoonga Scheme.
 
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July 19 Gladstone City Library to gain some minor aesthetic changes
Visitors to the Gladstone Library in coming weeks are likely to notice some slight indoor changes. 
 
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July 19 Council organises regional activities to celebrate 2016 Seniors Week
Gladstone Regional Council has launched its 32-page 2016 Seniors Week program.
 
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July 19

Library encourages Dads to share the joys of reading with their children
Gladstone City Library is hosting various events encouraging Dads across the region to share in the joys of reading with their young children. 

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July 12 Future of fluoridated water supply to be addressed next week
The future of fluoride additions to potable water delivered via the Awoonga Dam Scheme is the topic of a motion to be presented at next Tuesday's Gladstone Regional Council general meeting.
 
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July 8 Turkey Beach residents have access to a new community centre

Turkey Beach has a new community building with the official opening today of the township's community centre. 

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July 8 Residents reminded to have their say on proposed pumptrack concept

Gladstone Region residents are reminded there are only four days left to have their say on the proposed pumptrack planned for Memorial Park, Gladstone.

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July 8 Eligible residents offered free assistance to lodge their tax returns

Gladstone's Community Advisory Service will this year offer its free Tax Help Program to eligible residents from July 22 until the end of October. 

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July 5 Last day to have your say on animal management strategies

Gladstone Region Council's mandatory desexing and other animal management strategies survey closes today and residents are encouraged to have their say.

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July 5 Garden removal from Agnes Water Shopping Centre

Agnes Water residents are advised the garden bed located at Lot 2955 Round Hill Road, parallel to the Agnes Water Shopping Centre, will be removed due to safety concerns.  

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July 5 Project delivers skills for youth and a half basketball court for Benaraby

Gladstone Regional Council today endorsed a partnered project which will provide work skills for local youth and deliver a half basketball court at Benaraby. 

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July 1 Directory makes it easy to connect with community services and groups 

Residents have easy ways to access contact details for connecting to regional community services and groups. Council has released its free 2016-2017 Community Services Directory and introduced methods of accessing the information electronically. 

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June 29 Tondoon Botanic Gardens releases seasonal events guide 
Looking for some local winter events to keep you busy? Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens has released its first seasonal events guide
 
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June 29 One week remains to have your say on mandatory animal desexing
Gladstone Region residents have one week remaining in which to have their say on whether or not mandatory animal desexing should be a requirement for all cats and dogs.
 
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June 29 Development of Men's Shed approved for Tannum Sands
Council has approved a development application for a community-based Men's Shed on Canoe Point Road in Tannum Sands.
 
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June 28 

Council funding on offer for regional sport and recreation events
Groups hosting significant regional sport and active recreation events between September 1 this year and March 31 next year may be eligible to apply for Gladstone Regional Council funding.

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June 28 

Work of local artist to highlight historical buildings in Gladstone CBD 
Gladstone Regional Council is working on a creative project with a local artist, Geoffrey Head, to draw interest to significant historical buildings in the Gladstone CBD.

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June 24

Acclaimed comedian to entertain as part of region's school holiday fun
Four Gladstone regional libraries will host a free Kids Comedy Show next week featuring hilarious, world-acclaimed comedian, Sean Murphy. 

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June 24

Council to trial new technology for managing wild dogs 
Gladstone Regional Council will trial new technology to manage wild dogs on a rural property near Miriam Vale from July 1.

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June 23 Youth to have their say on pumptrack concept at onsite meeting 
Youth could enjoy a new pumptrack facility at Memorial Park, Gladstone if Gladstone Regional Council gains enough support for the concept.  
 
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June 23 Council offers traps to residents to combat Indian Myna birds
Gladstone Regional Council is again 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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June 21 Major traffic change to allow Chapman Drive work
Gladstone Regional Council (GRC) and contractors Queensland Bridge and Civil (QBC) have confirmed a major traffic change for Chapman Drive will begin tomorrow Wednesday, June 22 to allow further roadworks to continue.
 
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June 21

Interest sought for next cycle of Council's free business workshops
Gladstone Regional Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from microbusiness operators keen to take part in the next cycle of free basic business workshops. 

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June 20

Have your say on the renaming of Stirling Park, Boyne Island
The Gladstone Region community is being encouraged to have their say on the proposed name change for Stirling Park, Boyne Island before Monday, July 11.

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June 16

Strategy to renew the Gladstone CBD opens to community feedback
Gladstone Regional Council is seeking feedback on its draft strategy to revitalise the Gladstone CBD and transform it into a lively, vibrant and unique city heart.

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June 16

Last round of trial Pop-up Enterprises in Gladstone CBD next week
The last round of trial Pop-up Enterprises in the Gladstone CBD will be held next week on June 23, 24 and 25. 

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June 15

Options available to assist with managing rates payments
Council is reminding property owners that options are available to reduce the burden of paying their rates by September each year.

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June 14

New Aldoga washdown facility opens to public
The Aldoga washdown facility is now open to the public after routine inspections on the $1.92 million project were completed late last week.

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June 13 Get fit with new smartphone exercise equipment and workouts
Upgrades to the Gladstone Family Fun and Fitness Trail off Glenlyon Road will commence tomorrow with the installation of modern exercise stations.  
 
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June 13 Residents invited to watch timber chainsaw artist at work
Work has commenced on the Centenarian Tribute Garden at Tondoon Botanic Gardens and residents are being encouraged to come down and check it out.
 
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June 13 Pumptrack concept out for community consultation
Would you like to see a pumptrack at Memorial Park, Gladstone in the new financial year? From today, Gladstone Region residents can have their say on the proposed pump track facility.
 
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June 13 Council's youth team releases busy mid-year school holiday program.

Gladstone Regional Council's Youth Development team has released its June/July school holiday program developed in partnership with local businesses and organisations across the region.

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June 10

Work of Miriam Vale school students to assist the township's library
The work of Miriam Vale State School students will be on permanent show at the township's library.

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June 10 Construction to start on new $2.2m Miriam Vale Water Treatment Plant
Miriam Vale residents will soon enjoy improved water quality with construction work on the new $2.2 million Miriam Vale Water Treatment Plant getting under way early next week.
 
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June 08

Water meter readers hit Gladstone Region streets next week
Gladstone Region residents will notice water meter readers accessing meters on their properties between Monday, June 13 and mid-July.

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June 07 Stirling Park name change request to go out for community comment
Gladstone Regional Council in its general meeting today decided to take a proposed name change for Stirling Park, Boyne Island out for community consultation. 
 
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June 07 New maintenance approach for city roundabouts and medians
Gladstone Regional Council in its general meeting today adopted a new maintenance approach for vegetated roundabouts and medians that will aim to decrease Council expenditure. 
 
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June 07 Plan ahead and make Origin Fan Day even more enjoyable
Gladstone Regional Council is encouraging rugby league fans to plan their day ahead of the XXXX Queensland Maroons team's visit to Gladstone City in just one week's time on Tuesday, June 14.
 
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June 07 Council names 11 sporting clubs to receive latest round of club funding

Coaching accreditation, sporting equipment and a canteen oven are a few of the items Gladstone Regional Council funding will help regional sporting clubs purchase. 

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June 07 Revised water concession policy to deliver benefits for eligible groups

A revised Gladstone Regional Council policy approved today will deliver greater water concessions for eligible sporting bodies and not-for-profit organisations.

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June 02 Council seeks community feedback on mandatory animal desexing

Gladstone Region residents can share their opinions on mandatory animal desexing and other animal management matters from Monday, June 6.

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June 02 Only days remain for lanhodlers to have their say on Pest Management 

Do you have a pest management suggestion that you want to see implemented in the future? Here is your chance! Landholders have eight days to have their say on Council's Pest Management Plan 2016-2019 before it is formally adopted.

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June 01 Public amenities to receive facelift during winter months

A number of public amenities across the region are receiving a fresh coat of paint. Council awarded the maintenance contract to local business Young's Building Contractors. The work commenced on Monday, May 30 and will finish Friday, June 24.

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May 31 Natural timber sculpture garden to recognise region's Centenarians

It's an idea close to the heart, a Centenarian Tribute Garden. Council's Parks and Environment Division has embarked on a tribute garden project made from natural timber sculptures to honour the region's Centenarians.

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May 31 Save the date for Ecofest 2016 this Sunday 

What's big, green and full of fun? Ecofest 2016!
Central Queensland's largest free environmental awareness event will commence at 9am this Sunday (June 5) at Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

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May 31

Council's recycled mobile phone service helps our environment
Almost 80,000 unused mobile phones and components are believed to exist in the Gladstone Region according to not-for-profit recyclers MobileMuster.

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May 26

Vital driver education centre development approved
The Central Queensland Driver Education Centre is another wheel-turn closer to fruition after Council this week approved its development at Benaraby.

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May 26

Council lobbies for federal funding of health services precinct
Gladstone Regional Council is lobbying hard for federal government funding to make the Integrated Health Services Precinct on Philip Street a reality, in the lead up to the election.

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May 25

Benaraby to follow Mount Larcom community resilience model
Benaraby will be the next Gladstone regional centre to work on establishing the Mount Larcom community resilience model.

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May 25 Council works with Tannum High students to build practical skills

Five of the Gladstone Region's younger generation have partnered with Gladstone Regional Council to incorporate a practical project into their learning. 

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May 24 Goondoon Street window display goes environmentally green

Council's 113 Goondoon Street from window display is looking rather green in preparation for Ecofest 2016 on Sunday, June 5.

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May 24 CBD office space to provide networking benefits as a co-working hub

Prime Gladstone CBD office space will be available for hire with the launch of CentrePoint's Co-working Spaces concept tomorrow. (Wednesday, May 25) 

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May 24

Businesses encouraged to paint the town maroon ahead of stars' visit
Gladstone businesses are being asked to paint the town maroon when the Queensland State of Origin rugby league team visits the city on June 14.

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May 20

CBD venue introduces a fresh vibe for trial Pop-up Enterprises
The next round of Pop-up Enterprises from May 26 to 28, will boast a new atmosphere, relocating to the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC)/Lightbox courtyard. 

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May 18 Replacement Callemondah pedestrian bridge opens to the public
The new Moura Short Rail Line Pedestrian Bridge at Callemondah is now open to pedestrian traffic.
 
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May 18

Mount Larcom's first Farmers Market coming together
Organisers of Mount Larcom's first Farmers' Market on Sunday, June 12 are still keen to hear from anyone wanting to participate, as the event planning starts to come together.

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May 17 Council donates mobility aids and bicycles to help those in need
Gladstone Regional Council today (May 17) approved the donation of discarded or surplus used mobility aids to the Gladstone Rotary Club (Sunrise) for distribution to those in need of them.
 
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May 17 Hundreds of youngsters expected at libraries for simultaneous story

Hundreds of youngsters will converge at Gladstone regional libraries next week to take part in fun and activities organised for National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS). 

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May 16

Free workshops to help microbusinesses enhance networking abilities
Gladstone Regional Council, in partnership with the private sector, will host two free workshops to help microbusiness operators enhance their networking abilities. 

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May 16

Creative Recycling Centre to showcase rug project at Ecofest 2016
With the help of the Gladstone community, Australia's largest recycled rug has been created and will be officially unveiled at this year's Ecofest on Sunday, June 5.

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May 12

Trial Pop-up Enterprises in Gladstone's Library Square 
Trial Pop-up Enterprises officially started today at 3pm. The small-scale concept is part of Council's Connect, Innovate and Create pilot program with five stalls operating from 3pm to 8pm on May 12, 13 and 14. 

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May 12 Weird and wonderful wildlife to wow the crowd at Ecofest 2016
From snakes and frilled-neck lizards to turtles and crocodiles, Ecofest 2016 will boast enough weird and wonderful wildlife to wow the crowd.
 
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May 11

Pop-up Enterprise promotes service linking job seekers to work
iCompLii, a company linking job seekers to employment opportunities, will join Pop-up Enterprises in the Gladstone CBD this week.  

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May 10

Eat pizza and meet renowned American writer of young adult books
Book lovers are invited to meet and eat pizza with acclaimed international author Michael Grant at the Gladstone City Library on Monday, May 23. 

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May 06

Library Square to host Pop-up Enterprises for three days next week
Gladstone Library Square will look different for three days next week when the area becomes a Pop-up Enterprise hub from 3pm to 8pm. 

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May 05 Landholders invited to have their say on Pest Management Plan
Landholders are invited to have their say on Gladstone Regional Council's Pest Management Plan 2016-2019.
 
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May 04

Council grants $29,412 for latest round of regional arts funding
Gladstone Regional Council has endorsed recommendations to grant $29,412 for Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Round 2.

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May 04 Council awards contract for Don Cameron Drive water main upgrade
Gladstone Regional Council on May 3 awarded the contract for its Don Cameron Drive water main upgrade at Calliope to Gladstone company Roadpak Industries.
 
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