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July 29

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

 

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July 29

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

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July 29

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

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

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

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July 22

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

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July 22

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

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July 22

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

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

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July 21

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

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

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

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July 14 Proposed new economic development strategy a hit at workshop

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

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

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

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July 6

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

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July 6

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

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July 6

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

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July 6

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

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July 6

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

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July 6

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

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July 6

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

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July 6

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

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July 6

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

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July 6

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

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July 6

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

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July 6

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

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

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

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

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

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June 26

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

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June 26

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

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June 25

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

 

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June 25

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

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June 24

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

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June 19

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

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June 17

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

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June 17

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

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

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

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June 12

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

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June 10

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

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

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

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June 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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March 30 Council encourages residents to bag their car litter
WHEN the Catholic Bishop of the Rockhampton diocese Michael McCarthy visits Gladstone on Wednesday (Apr 1) to view the LNG sites, he my well be visiting the site where the first Catholic Mass had been celebrated in Australia more than 400 years ago.
 
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March 30 Council encourages residents to bag their car litter
Gladstone Regional Council is offering free car litter bags to local residents as part of it campaignto reduce the spread of rubbish in our communities.
 
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March 27 Mayor asks boating community to get behind returned festival event
Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers has issued the call for maritime vessel owners to get involved in the Gladstone Ports Corporation Blessing and Dressing of the Fleet event at the Gladstone Harbour Festival.
 
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March 27 Road to Auckland Hill Lookout to be closed during festival fireworks
The road to Auckland Hill Lookout will close briefly during fireworks displays for this year's Gladstone Harbour Festival.
 
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March 27

Council's Learn to Swim term enrolments now open
In Australia, where 90 per cent of the populations live on or near the coast, knowing how to swim is an important life skill.

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March 26

Revegetation project under way to protect Tannum Sands foreshore
Gladstone Regional Council has commenced work on a revegetation project along the coastal foreshore at Tannum Sands.

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March 25

New shade said structure for Gladstone skate park
Gladstone Regional Council's Memorial Park skate bowl in Gladstone will soon be completely covered by a new shade sail structure.

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March 23

Agnes Water amenities building to close for renovation work
Gladstone Regional Council will close the amenities building at Tom Jeffery Park in Agnes Water on Monday, April 20, 2015 to undertake necessary renovation work.

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March 19

Peace Tree symbol of unity for out community
Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens today (mar 19) became home to the Peace Tree, planted to symbolise unity for our community and celebrate every person's culture and faith.

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March 19

Young job seekers offered professional resume' assistance
Gladstone Regional Council is offering people aged 15 to 25 the opportunity to learn how to prepare a professional resume'.

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March 19

More residents help Council crackdown on illegal dumping
Gladstone Regional Council's 'Don't Dump in My Backyard' message appears to be having a positive impact, with a noticeable increase in the number of residents reporting illegal dumping cases.

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March 19 New look Bunting Park offers modern recreation space for all ages
Dignitaries and special guests gathered in Calliope yesterday (Mar 18) to celebrate the official opening of the $1 million Bunting Park redevelopment.
 
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March 19 Pension recipients asked to complete rates subsidy form
Gladstone Regional Council will next week issue 1600 letters containing a new rates subsidy application form to prension recipients throughout the region.
 
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March 19

Agnes Water site works to start in preparation for water main upgrade
Site works in preparation for upgrade of various water mains at Agnes Water will start in late March.

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March 18 Council to contiue surt life saving services at regional beaches
Gladstone Regional Council, in its general meeting yesterday (Mar 17), agreed to re-new its arrangements with Surf Life Saving Queensland to continue lifeguard services at Agnes Water and Tannum Sands main beaches.
 
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March 17 Council delivers on services and facilities in its first seven years
Sunday (Mar 15) marked seven years since the first Gladstone Regional Council came into being following the smalgamationof three former Local Government areas.
 
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March 17 Free training session for new regional demographic tool
Gladstone Regional Council will host a free training workshop tomorrow (Mar 18) to provide residents with information on REMPLAN, Council's new regional economic and demographic profiling tool.
 
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March 13 Motorists advised to expect delays on Round Hill Road at Captain Creek
Contractors on behalf of Gladstone Regional Council will start work on embankments alongside Round Hill Road from March 23.
 
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March 12 Sing Council's rubbish song and you could win $1000
Gladstone Regional Council has received strong interest in its 'Don't Dump in My Backyard' song competition, launched on March 7, 2015.
 
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March 12 Calliope River camp ground to close for repair work
The Calliope River camp ground (south side) will be closed to the public for necessart maintenance on Tuesday, March 17 and will re-open on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
 
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March 12 Workmans Beach Camp Ground to close for maintenance work
The Workmans Beach Camp Ground and day use area at Agnes Water will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian access for necessary maintenance from Monday, March 16 and will reopen at 3pm on Friday, March 27, 2015.
 
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March 11 Workmans Beach Camp Ground to close for maintenance work
The Workmans Beach Camp Ground and day use area at Agnes Water will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian access for necessary maintenance from Monday, March 16 and will reopen at 3pm on Friday, March 27, 2015.
 
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March 11 Mayor travels to Saiki to secure opportunities for the Gladstone Region
Securing more opportunities for the Gladstone Region was on the ageneda last week when Mayor Gail Sellers travelled to Gladstone's Sister City in Japan.
 
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March 10

 
Councillors meet with Qld Deputy Premier during city visit
Council today led Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad and CEO of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Frankie Carroll on a brief impromptu tour of the Mount Larcom and Bracewell areas to see the effects of Cyclone Marcia.
 
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March 10

Learn how to access regional demographic data for free
Regional economic and demographic information is now easier to access with the introduction of REMPLAN, Gladstone Regional Council's new online tools.

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March 09

Official opening planned for bunting Park redevelopment
Gladstone Regional Council will officially open the $1 million redevelopment at bunting Park, Calliope on March 18, 2015 at 3.30pm.

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March 09

Young achievers invited to nominate for Mayor's Youth Breakfast
Young achievers aged 12 to 24 are invited to nominate to attend the Mayor's Youth Breakfast being held next month.

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March 06

2015 Mayor's Ball beneficiaries named
Five hundred people, a sea of glitz and glamour, former rugby league great Shane Webcke, mystery entertainers and a room full of generous people raising money for local charities.

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March 06

Rubbish singers urged to enter Council song competition
Gladstone Regional Council will launch the "Don't Dump in My Backyard' song competition this week as part of its campaign to reduce the amount of illegal dumping and littering in our region.

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March 03

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

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

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

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February 27

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

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February 27

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

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February 26

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

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February 26

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

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February 25

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

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February 24

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

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February 24

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

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February 23

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

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February 23

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

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February 23

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

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February 23

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

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February 23

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

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February 23 Rain delays work on Miriam Vale fig tree again

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

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

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

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February 18

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

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February 17

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

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February 17

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

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February 16

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

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February 16

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

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February 16

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

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February 12

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

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February 11

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

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February 10

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

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February 09

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

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February 05

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

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February 05

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

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February 04

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

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February 04

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

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February 02

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

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January 30

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

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January 30

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

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January 30

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

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January 27

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

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January 27

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

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January 27

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

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January 27

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

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January 25

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

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January 23

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

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

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

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

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

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January 21

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

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January 21

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

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January 21

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

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January 21

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

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January 20

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

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January 20

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

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January 20

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

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January 20

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

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January 19

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

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January 19

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

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January 19

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

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January 16

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

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January 15

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

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January 15

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

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January 14

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

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January 13

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

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January 13

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

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January 9

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

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January 7

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

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January 6

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

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January 5

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

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January 5

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

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January 2 SUNfest youth holiday activities to get under way on Monday
Twelve days of organised fun kicks off on January 5 when the opening activities for the SUNfest 2015 youth holiday program get under way in Gladstone and Calliope.
 
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January 2 Process to appoint new Gladstone Region Councillor under way
Gladstone Regional Council will on January 3 advertise the vacant Councillor position following the resignation of Leo Neill-Ballantine on December 18 last year.
 
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