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2014      
       
September 24

Council transparency reflects Reght of Information Day principles
Gladstone Regional Council's commitment to delivering transparent and accountable local governance reflects the values being espoused by Queensland's Right to Information (RTI) Day on Sunday (Sept 28).

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September 24

Council pleased to have helped retirement village reach completion
Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers has congratulated the Gladstone Central Committee on the Ageing (GCCOTA) upon the completion of the fourth and final stage of its Gladstone Heritage Retirement Village at Telina.

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September 24

Residents encouraged to 'clean up' their act in push to stop littler and illegal dumping
The push to stop litter and illegal dumping across the Gladstone Region has prompted a plea for residents to 'clean up' their act.

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September 24

Swooping magpies prompt public safety warning
Gladstone Regional Council is urging the community to be cautious and patient during magpie breeding season.

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September 23

Rain heralds a damp start to school holiday fun
It might be a damp start to the 2014 Spring School Holiday Events but all the action must go on - rain, hail or shine.

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September 22

Young Citizen of the Year award up for grabs across the region
One of the region's younger residents will next year claim the title of Gladstone's 2015 Young Citizen of the Year.

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September 22

Elected members to meet with residents at regional locations
Residents are encouraged to book a one-on-one appointment with elected Local Government members who are visiting the Gladstone Region's smaller communities on Thursday (Sep 25).

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September 19

Calls for residents to stay clear of fire damaged walking trail
Gladstone Regional Council is appealing for the public to stay clear of the fire damaged Mount Biondello walking trail in the Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

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September 19

Lifeguard patrols to keep local beaches safe during the school break
Surf Life Saving Queensland's red and yellow flags will be flying full mast on local beaches over the spring school holidays.

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September 18

Council prepares to waive fees to dispose domestic asbestos quantity
Gladstone Region home owners and owner-builders will soon benefit from free disposal of up to 10 square metres of asbestos-containing material at designated Council sites.

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September 18

New youth space to be unveiled at Gladstone Aquatic Centre
The Gladstone Aquatic Centre's new youth space will be unveiled at the end of the month.

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September 17

Fire damage forces closure of Mount Biondello walking trail
Botanic Gardens' Mount Biondello walking trail has been closed until further notice due to fire damage.

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September 17

Council purchases land to enable future opportunities
Gladstone Regional Council is to purchase two blocks of land adjacent to Lorikeet Park, New Auckland.

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September 17

$1m Paterson Street water main upgrade to start from September 22
Council will start $1 million water main upgrade works along Paterson Street, Gladstone from next week.

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September 17

Community Services Directory a great way to get noticed
Gladstone Regional Council's 2014-2015 Community Services Directory is an easy and effective way for community groups to get their name out to the general public.

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September 16

Rugby league fields name to honour local volunteer
Gladstone Regional Council has approved a request to name Boyne Island's senior and junior rugby league fields in honour of a man who has dedicated more than 30 years of voluntary service to the sporting code.

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September 16

Community invited to take part in commitment to peace event
Gladstone Regional Council invites members of the community to take part in The International Day of Prayer for Peace on Saturday (Sept 20) at Gladstone's Anzac Park from 3pm.

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September 16

Council seeks candidates for 'The Challenge of Leadership' program 
Gladstone Regional Council today announced it is seeking candidates for the third round of its popular leadership development program 'The Challenge of Leadership'.

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September 16

Council endorses request for continuation of fortnightly youth meetings
A successful two-month trial period has ensured the Gladstone Region Youth Council will continue to meet on a fortnightly basis.

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September 12

Council seeks to capture flood level data for various catchments
Gladstone Regional Council is seeking residents' assistance to gather information on flood levels reached in specific catchment areas during 2011 and 2013 flood events.

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September 12

School holiday fun guaranteed for local youth
Gladstone Regional Council's upcoming school holiday activities are expected to put a 'spring' in the step of local youth.

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September 12

Gladstone 2015 Citizen of the Year title awaits regional resident
One local resident on Australia Day next year will awake with the realisation of having been names Gladstone Regional Council's 2015 Australia Day Citizen of the Year.

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September 11

Tree planting ceremony celebrates resident's 100th birthday
A large number of family and friends gathered at a special tree planting ceremony honouring centenarian Stella Frances Mary (Williams) Soppa at Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens today.

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September 10

Council initiative plants a seed of hope for those in need
Gladstone Regional Council will this week plant a seed of hope for those affected by mental health issues, depression and suicide.

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September 9

Lyons Street water main construction work to start on Wednesday
Construction work on a new water main along Lyons Street, Gladstone will start tomorrow (Sept 10) for about one month.

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September 8

The threat of cyclones is real, Mayor warns
On average, 4.7 tropical cyclones per year affect Queensland. There have been 207 known impacts from tropical cyclones along the east coast since 1858.

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September 8

Tigalee Creek stage 2 works to progress until end of November
Bulk excavation work at Tigalee Creek detention basin stage 2 at Sun Valley, Gladstone will occur until the end of September with project completion expected at the end of November.

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September 4

Expressions of interest sought for SUNfest 2015 activities
Less than two weeks remain for those keen to host an activity or event as part of SUNfest 2015.

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September 2

Chinaman's Beach access road at Agnes Water to close for one day
The access road to Chinaman's Beach, near the Agnes Water desalination plant, will be closed Wednesday, September 3, from 6am to 5pm.

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September 3

Barking Owls grace the spotlight at Tondoon Botanic Gardens
g Owls at Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens will be put in the spotlight for the month of September.

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September 3

Mayor urges Calliope River residents to have say on proposed fish zone
Residents living along the Calliope River are being invited to have their say on a proposed Declared Fish Habitat Area (FHA) that will affect future development along designated section of river.

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September 3

Splash into summer at water park reopening
The wait for the reopening of Splash Zone, Gladstone Regional Council's water play park, is almost over.

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September 3

New sports fields for growing Calliope community
Gladstone Regional Council has progressed its plans to provide new sporting facilities at Calliope, approving the development application for Liz Cunningham Park at its general meeting on September 2.

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September 2

Recognise top efforts with a 2015 Australia Day Awards nomination
Gladstone Regional Council is already planning towards its 2015 Australia Day Awards with residents encouraged to submit nominations now.

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September 1

Site investigations to gather data for design of Hoddinott Bridge
Contractors will soon start months of site analysis and investigations for Gladstone Regional Council to gather data for design of the future Hoddinott Bridge.

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August 27

Aquatic centre artwork to usher in Frolic art extravaganza
The Aquatic Centre will become home to a dynamic new artwork with local artist Janie Peterson to collaborate with Young Gladstone Region people to create a four metre diameter, tiled mosaic centrepiece for installation on the grassy knoll beside the 50 metre pool.

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August 26

Outlying communities set to undergo digital television retune
Miriam Vale and Bororen residents may experience television disruptions tomorrow (Aug 27) when the Australian Government's Department of Communications carries out its retune of all digital-only televisions.

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August 26

Council approves land lease for mountain biking facility in Gladstone
The development of a mountain biking facility in the Gladstone Region is a step closer following Gladstone Regional Council's decision to support proposal.

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August 26

Marina Bridge unable to be raised for three hours on September 1
Mariners are advised of a three hour disruption to the lifting operations of the (Matthew Flinders) Gladstone Marina Bridge on September 1.

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August 25

Rates notices to start arriving in letter boxes tomorrow
Gladstone Regional Council rate notices will start arriving in letter boxes throughout the region from tomorrow (Aug 26).

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August 25

Busy Seniors Week schedule keeps Mary-Ann on the go
The only way Mary-Ann Smith could keep track of her busy Seniors Week 2014 schedule last week was to "write it all down".

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August 22

Section of East End Road to close to traffic for two weeks
A section of East End Road at Mount Larcom will be closed to all traffic for two weeks from Monday (Aug 25) to enable flood restoration works. Work will be undertaken from August 25 to September 8.

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August 21

Activities keep Seniors Week participants on the hop
There are no shortage of smiles among our older residents as hundreds of over 50s make the most of the Gladstone Regional Council-led Seniors Week activities this week.

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August 21

Council to address parking overstays in CBD
Residents are set to notice an improvement in the availability of parking in Gladstone's CBD following the appointement of a dedicated parking compliance officer.

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