Council Corner July 2023

Planning Scheme Surveys and Workshop

Council has been working behind the scenes completing various planning and environment studies and have prepared draft policies on a range of important topics, to inform the new planning scheme.

We want to hear from you to ensure the intended approaches to key planning and environment issues reflect the needs and aspirations of our community.

Use the QR code to read the summary fact sheets for a quick snapshot of each topic and complete short community surveys on the issues important to you.

Or to register for a community workshop such as the Cooloola Coast session which will be held at the Cooloola Cove Veterans Hall on Friday 14 July from 10-12pm.

Arts and Culture Strategy Survey

Gympie Regional Council invites you to help shape the direction and priorities for Arts and Culture in the Gympie region for the next 5 years.

We are seeking your feedback on Draft Arts and Cultural Strategy (2023 – 2028) and Public Art Policy 2023 which can both be found on Council’s website in the Have Your Say section.

Read the draft documents then take the survey or register for the Arts and Culture Forum on 11 July in Gympie which is the final session in the consultation process and is an opportunity to take a closer look at the Draft Strategy and Draft Policy before feedback closes on 12 July.

All welcome but registration is essential, link can be found on the Have Your Say page on our website.

Invitation For Tender

Applications are invited from Incorporated not-for-profit community organisations to enter into a Trustee Lease Agreement over a part of the community facility situated at Amity Place, Tin Can Bay.

The site inspection will be at 10am on Wednesday 26 July 2023 and interested parties must register their attendance via email to by 5pm, Monday 24 July 2023.

Further information and documentation can be found under Public Notices on Council’s website.

Council corner Indian myna bird

Indian myna bird

Indian Myna Bird Trapping Support

The Indian Myna bird is an extremely aggressive and territorial bird that out-competes natives for food, water, and shelter and is also hazardous to property as they nest in roof cavities causing fire hazards and block downpipes with nests creating building water flooding issues.

If you see any Indian Myna’s then please report them to which is an external to Council resource developed to help community members, pest controllers, and biosecurity groups to map sightings and the damage that myna birds cause.

Did you know that Council offers landholders advice and some support for trapping and removal programs? Contact Council if you would like to know more about the program or how to get involved.

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