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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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May 04

Council to significantly reduce debt through cash surplus
Gladstone Regional Council yesterday (May 3) resolved to make a $15 million debt repayment, in addition to its regular repayments, before the end of the financial year.

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May 03 Council plants rose bushes in support of Jane McGrath Foundation
Gladstone Regional Council today (May 3) planted seven Jane McGrath Rose bushes to celebrate Mother's Day and signify its support for the McGrath Foundation.
 
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April 29

Council to undertake two capital projects to improve beach access 
Gladstone Regional Council will from late next week start work on two capital projects to improve the entry to six well used beach accesses in the Agnes Water area.

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April 29

Volunteers asked to register for Recognition Breakfasts by Tuesday
Individuals and representatives of organisations wishing to attend a National Volunteer Week breakfast in the Gladstone Region are reminded to register by Tuesday, May 3.

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April 27 Mount Larcom moving ahead with resilience projects
Plans to create a video documentary rediscovering Mount Larcom's cultural heritage and develop a traditional farmers' market are underway as part of the area's community resilience strategy.
 
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April 27 Last days to have your say about region's walking and cycling networks
Do you have some great ideas for improving the pedestrian and cycle networks in the Gladstone Region? Now is your chance to tell Gladstone Regional Council all about it via an online community survey. 
 
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April 27

Literary Dinner offers chance to mingle with authors and illustrators
Bookings are now open for Gladstone Region residents to informally meet visiting authors and illustrators and chat with other book lovers at a Literary Dinner on Sunday, July 24. 

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April 22

Foundational workshops to deliver basic business information
Gladstone Regional Council will help establishing microbusiness operators gain basic business information. 

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April 21 ANZAC Day services road closures
Gladstone Regional Council advises that various roads throughout the region's centres will temporarily close to motorists and pedestrians for 2016 ANZAC Day services on Monday, April 25.
 
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April 21

Council receives funds to assist landholders with feral pig threat
Gladstone Regional Council, in partnership with Miriam Vale Rural and Landcare Group has received much needed funds to assist landholders in managing the threat of feral pigs on their properties.

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April 21

Council to auction residential properties to recover rates debts
Gladstone Regional Council is preparing to publicly auction three residential properties to recover the costs of associated rates arrears, in accordance with the Local Government Act.

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April 20

Council seeks state government funding for infrastructure projects
Gladstone Regional Council will apply for state government funding for nine infrastructure projects under round two of the Building Our Regions regional infrastructure fund.

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April 20 ANZAC Day services across the region
Residents are invited to commemorate ANZAC Day on Monday, April 25, with services being conducted across the Gladstone Region.
 
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April 20

Council to seek continued representation on 14 external committee
Council yesterday resolved to nominate Councillors for places on 14 external committees serving the Region. Council's continued involvement in external committees is vital.

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April 20 Matthew Flinders Bridge to close for maintenance work tomorrow
Gladstone Regional Council advises that the Matthew Flinders (Marina) Bridge will close to pedestrian and vehicular traffic for about six hours tomorrow (Apr 21).
 
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April 20 Amazing Drumming Monkeys to have a banana of a time at Ecofest 2016
Children from one to eight years old will be entertained at Ecofest 2016, on June, 5, with the Amazing Drumming Monkeys making its first local appearance.
 
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April 20 Ecofest to boast eco-friendly guest speakers at main stage
Do you actions make a difference to the environment? Visit Ecofest 2016 to hear from well-known Australian personalities and learn how a few simple steps can help you help the environment.
 
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April 20 Council to change the way it welcomes new residents to the region
Gladstone Regional Council will soon farewell its formal Welcome to Gladstone Morning Teas but will remain ready to welcome any new residents to the region.
 
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April 19 Council awards contracts for sewage infrastructure projects
Gladstone Regional Council today (Apr 19) awarded a $1.5 million contract to replace the existing sewer rising main between the Jarvey Drive Sewage Pump Station and the Agnes Water Waste Water Treatment Plant.
 
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April 19 Council adopts new customer service standard for water services
Consumer rights are at the forefront of Gladstone Regional Council's decision today (Apr 19) to adopt the draft Water Services Customer Service Standard for public comment.
 
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April 19

Tannum Sands' first service station receives development approval
Gladstone Regional Council today (April 19) approved a development application for Tannum Sands' first service station.

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April 19 Council to continue lifeguard services at public beaches at peak times
Gladstone Regional Council today approved the continuation of lifeguard services during peak holiday times at Tannum Sands and Agnes Water public beaches. 
 
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April 19 New committee to encourage sharing of ideas and workload
Gladstone Regional Council today (Apr 19) opted to implement a series of standing committees to aid its decision making process, replacing the former system of assigning Councillors to particular portfolios of responsibility.
 
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April 19

Three regional events to benefit from MEAP funding
Gladstone Regional Council today endorsed funding recommendations to assist three major regional events to be held later this year. 

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April 18

Expressions of Interest sought for Gladstone CBD Pop-up Enterprises
Expressions of Interest are sought from microbusiness operators interested in being part of Pop-up Enterprises in the Gladstone CBD in May and June. 

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April 15 Council calls on stallholders to participate in Ecofest 2016
Gladstone Regional Council is inviting stallholders to showcase their environmental knowledge at Central Queensland's largest environmental event on June 5, Ecofest 2016.
 
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April 15

Council to host three breakfasts across the region to thank volunteers
Gladstone Regional Council, in partnership with local groups, will host three breakfasts for volunteers across the region in May to acknowledge their generous contributions to the community. 

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April 14

Youth Week activities wind down to finish with free Family Fun Day
Youths can be part of the action at the Calliope Skate Park tomorrow (April 15) during an evening session organised as one of the final activities for 2016 Youth Week. 

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April 13 Community members help reduce marine debris at its source
Fifteen members of the community attended a Source Reduction Plan Workshop yesterday (Apr 12) in a bid to help minimise marine debris in the Great Barrier Reef.
 
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April 13 Council cracks down on the disposal of dog faeces in public areas
Gladstone Regional Council is making the disposal of dog faeces in public areas easier with the installation of dog waste stations at nine locations throughout Tannum Sands and Boyne Island.
 
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April 12 Landholders learn new trapping skills at local wild dog workshops
Landholders gained an insight into wild dog management at workshops held last week in Calliope and Agnes Water.
 
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April 12

Council to launch innovative program to support microbusinesses
Gladstone Regional Council is preparing to launch an innovative program to support and encourage emerging microbusinesses.

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April 11 Have your say on biodiversity conservation discussion paper
Gladstone Region residents have until close of business, Friday, April 15 to have their say on a discussion paper about the region's first ever Biodiversity Conservation Strategy.
 
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April 11

Open Day highlights services and programs available for youth
Residents will be able to discover regional services available to young people at an event organised during Youth Week. 

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April 8 Workshops help youth develop resumes and business ideas
Free Gladstone workshops during Youth Week will help younger residents promote themselves and encourage development of business ideas.
 
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April 8

Mayor's Youth Breakfast celebrates achievements of regional youths
The achievements of 22 youths from across the region were acknowledged today at the Mayor's Youth Breakfast at Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

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April 8

Up to $1200 of funding available to regional sporting clubs
Gladstone Regional Council is helping regional sporting clubs kick goals with up to $1200 of funding on offer until April 17. 

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April 7

Free youth workshops offer helpful tips from money matters to cooking
Youths aged 15 to 25 can gain helpful tips during Youth Week ranging from information about money matters to nutrition and food preparation. 

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April 7 Traffic conditions to change for replacement of pedestrian bridge
he replacement of the Moura Short Rail Line Pedestrian Bridge will cause some changed traffic conditions to the Dawson Highway when it gets under way on April 20. 
 
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April 7 Tarcoola Boardwalk reopened to public
Repair work on the Tarcool Boardwalk on Tarcoola Dive at Boyne Island is compelte and the facility is now open to the public.
 
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April 7

Agnes Water Skate Park to host competition during Youth Week
The Agnes Water Skate Park will be a hive of activity on Sunday, April 10 with youths invited to take part in a Skateboard, Scooter and BMX Competition.

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April 6 Workshop to target ways to stop marine debris harming reef
Community members are encouraged to attenda free workshop addressing marine debris and the Great Barrier Reef.
 
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April 6 Matthew Flinders Bridge to close for repairs
Gladstone Regional Council advises that the Matthew Flinders (Marina) Bridge spanning the Auckland Creek Inlet will be closed for maintenance to motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic for about eight hours tomorrow (Apr 7).
 
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April 6

Free movie at Boyne Island offered as part of Youth Week activities
Youths are invited to a free outdoor screening of the movie, Oddball, at Boyne Island as part of Gladstone Regional Council's 2016 Youth Week program.

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April 5 New Gladstone Regional Council sworn in
Gladstone Regional Council's newly elected representatives took their declarations of office today, completing their first official duties of the four-year term.
 
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April 4

Council offers donations to assist not-for-profit community groups
There is still time for not-for-profit community groups and organisations to seek funds through Gladstone Regional Council's 2016-17 Community Donations Program.

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April 1

Join the campaign to stop marine debris at its source
Are you tired of the amount of rubbish left behind on our beaches that ends up in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef?

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March 30

Scope area of Gladstone CBD renewal project increased
Council has extended the scope area of its Jumpstart Our City Heart project – aimed at revitalising the Gladstone CBD – to Bramston Street in response to community feedback.

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March 24 Councl wants feedback on Biodiversity Conservation discussion paper
Gladstone Regional Council wants community feedback on a discussion paper produced to develop the region's first ever Biodiversity Conservation Strategy.
 
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March 24 Residents reminded of waste transfer stations closures on Good Friday
Gladstone Regional Council reminds residents that all waste transfer stations other than Benaraby Landfill will be closed on Good Friday (Mar 25).
 
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March 24 Marina Bridge closes to marine vessels for Harbour Festival events
Residents are reminded that Gladstone's Matthew Flinders (Marina) Bridge will be closed to tall marine vessel passage during particular Gladstone Harbour Festival events.
 
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March 23

Council second in state for mobile phone recycling
Gladstone Regional Council is one of Queensland's leading mobile phone recyclers.

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March 22

Book early to take part in free workshops for 2016 Youth Week
Youths wanting to take part in free workshops during Youth Week activities from Friday, April 8 are urged to book early. 

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March 21

Early bookings encouraged for library's Simple Robotics Workshops
Forty-eight youngsters will be able to program robots the size of a 20 cent coin as part of an exciting school holiday activity offered by Gladstone City Library. 

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March 17 Matthew Flinders Bridge to close for operations testing
Gladstone Regional Council advises that the Matthew Flinders (Marina) Bridge spanning Auckland Inlet in Gladstone will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic on Monday (Mar 21).
 
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March 17 Queensland Origin team visit to be a day to remember for league fans
Gladstone rugby league fans are gearing up for a day to remember ahead of the Queensland State of Origin team's visit to the city on June 14.
 
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March 16

Workshops planned to discuss Biodiversity Conservation Strategy
Gladstone Regional Council will hold a series of workshops next Monday and Tuesday to guide the development of the region's first ever Biodiversity Conservation Strategy.

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March 15 Occasional delays expected while marina bridge raised
Gladstone Regional Council advises that delays may be experienced by motorists, cyclists and pedestrians accessing the Matthew Flinders (Marina) Bridge spanning Auckland Creek.
 
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March 15

Bulburin State Forest closed to public for timber harvesting
Residents are advised that Bulburin State Forest is closed to the public for the harvesting of plantation timber.

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March 11

'On with the show' after haze concern disrupts schools' performance
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) patrons attending The Addams Family matinee today were treated to extra excitement with the arrival of officers from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES). 

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March 11

One week remains to submit nominations for Mayor's Youth Breakfast
One week remains to nominate a young regional achiever to participate in the Mayor's Youth Breakfast as part of Youth Week celebrations. 

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March 10 Service station patrons assured that upgrade will cater for safe exit
Gladstone Regional Council has allayed concerns that the pending upgrade to the Choice Petroleum service station at the Mount Larcom Travellers Rest centre will prove inconvenient for motorists exiting the site.
 
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March 09 Heavy rain takes toll on fish at Boyne Island pond
Gladstone Regional Council has cleaned up a fish kill in an old effluent pond on the Boyne Island Tannum Sands (BITS) golf course.
 
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March 10

Volunteers sought to assist community Tax Help Program
Volunteers with basic arithmetic and computer skills, enthusiasm and a willingness to help others can offer their time to assist the Gladstone Region Tax Help Program. 

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March 09

Sport and recreation groups urged to apply for Council club funding
Sporting organisations and active recreation groups within the Gladstone Region have until April 17 to apply for Council funding to assist club development. 

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March 08

Clean Up Australia Day rescheduled for next Sunday
Gladstone Region volunteers will have another chance to participate in Clean Up Australia Day next Sunday, March 13 after rain washed out the original event.

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March 08 Coon Street Bridge repair work to start tomorrow
Repair works will start on Coon Street Bridge at Barney Point on March 9.
 
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March 04 Council to act on flying fox roost complaints
Gladstone Regional Council will act to 'nudge' a flying fox colony further away from the Botanic Walkway at Canoe Point, Tannum Sands after numerous community complaints.
 
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March 04

Variety of regional activities to celebrate National Youth Week in April
A variety of free activities will be organised across the Gladstone Region in recognition of National Youth Week from Friday, April 8 to Sunday, April 17. 

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March 03

Community donations to assist regional not-for-profit groups
Members of not-for-profit community groups are encouraged to apply now for Gladstone Regional Council's Community Donations Program. 

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March 02
 
Gladstone to have first Biodiversity Conservation Strategic Plan
Gladstone Regional Council has begun developing the region's first ever Biodiversity Conservation Strategic Plan.
 
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March 01

Clean up your part of Australia this Sunday
Gladstone Region residents have plenty of opportunities to join in Clean Up Australia Day this Sunday.

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March 01 Fishing industry family honoured in naming of boat ramp loop road
The Leach family's standing within the Gladstone Region fishing community was today acknowledged with their surname to adorn the Toolooa Boat Ramp carpark area.
 
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March 01 Applications for RADF Round 2 accepted until March 31 
Local arts and culture groups and individuals with projects starting after May 1 are invited to submit an application for the Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).
 
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February 29 Council invites expressions of interest for commercial activities
Business operators conducting commercial activities on Gladstone Regional Council controlled land during the 2016-17 financial year are required to lodge an expression of interest (EOI) by the end of March.
 
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February 18 Work to start on Barney Point bridges repairs tomorrow
Work will begin on the first of three Barney Point bridges to undergo repairs on February 19. 
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February 17

Future of Mount Larcom old tennis court area in hands of communities
Residents of Mount Larcom, Ambrose, Bracewell and Raglan can help determine the future of the old tennis court area on the Narrows Road Recreation Reserve. 

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February 17

Memorial Park clubs look to expand sporting facilities
Council at its general meeting yesterday noted expansion of club and sport facilities proposed by groups based at Memorial Park.

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February 16

Community networking and social media help build resilience
Communication and social networking between people, businesses and emergency service providers will be at the heart of Mount Larcom's Open Day to celebrate community resilience on Sunday (Feb 21).

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February 16 Council trials free cat and dog trap hire service to increase participation
Gladstone Regional Council today removed the cat and dog trap hire fee for the remainder of the financial year to encourage a wider use of the service within the community.
 
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February 12

Funding on offer to support regional sport and recreation events
Gladstone Regional Council is inviting groups to apply for funding to support regionally significant sport and active recreation events scheduled between April and August this year.

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February 10 Restoration work under way for damaged western region roads
Restoration work on damaged roads and related infrastructure throughout western parts of the Gladstone Region is under way.
 
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February 10
 
Tarcoola Boardwalk to close for repairs
The Tarcoola Boardwalk on Tarcoola Drive at Boyne Island will be closed for repairs from Monday, February 22 for five weeks.
 
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February 10

Day highlights services and support available to young residents
A Youth Support Information & Network Day in March will highlight the services and support available to young residents across the Gladstone Region. 

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February 10

Breakfast to cater for young achievers during Youth Week celebrations
Residents are being urged to nominate young regional achievers aged 12 to 24 to attend this year's Mayor's Youth Breakfast.

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February 09

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

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February 09

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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January 29

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

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January 28

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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January 15
 

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

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January 15

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

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January 15

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

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January 14

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

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January 14

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

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January 12

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

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January 12

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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December 18
 

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

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

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

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December 18
 

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

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December 17

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

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December 17

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

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December 16
 

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

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December 16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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December 03
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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November 27

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

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

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

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November 20
 

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

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

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

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November 20 Carols to light up marina parklands   Read more
 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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November 13
 

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

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November 13
 

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

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

 

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November 11
 

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

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November 11
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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October 30
 

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

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

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

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

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

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October 19

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

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

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

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

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

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October 12

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

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October 12

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

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October 09

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

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October 09

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

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October 09

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

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October 09

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

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October 07

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

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October 06

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

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October 06

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

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October 06

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

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