Council Corner March 2023

Half Yearly Rates

Rates notices have been issued with full payment due by 9 March. If you are experiencing hardship and unable to pay on time, be sure to contact Council before the due date to apply for a payment plan so you don’t go into arrears that may incur interest.

Council’s Hardship Policy can be found on the Gympie Regional Council website.

Did you know that you can save paper and switch to digital notices? Simply reply to the email you received your rates notice from and request to receive rates notices by email only.

Have Your Say

Help Council in building a stronger and more resilient Gympie Region by taking part in the Community Recovery Survey. Forming part of Council’s commitment to supporting communities during recovery the survey will assist Council to build and develop plans that accurately reflect the needs of the community.

Find the survey on under Residents – Major Projects – Building a Resilient Region.

For further information contact Gympie Regional Council’s Community Development Team on 1300 307 800 or email

Centre Block Storm Water Drain

Aging infrastructure has resulted in safety fencing running across the Centre Block in Rainbow Beach as the storm water drain had collapsed in various places.

Council recognises that this area is a valued community asset, therefore at the February Ordinary Council meeting the second quarter budget review was adopted including a revised capital works program that included allocated funding to commence the design works to rectify the collapsed drain.


INFOsation sessions provide the community with a regular opportunity to enjoy a conversation with Council’s Community Development Team and learn about the services they provide.

Community organisations and volunteers can be connected with funding opportunities, governance advice, event and program support, training and skills building.

On 29 March find the team at the Tin Can Bay Library meeting room from 10am to 12pm then the Rainbow Beach Library meeting room from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

Drop in or if you are unable to attend during the sessions then contact the Community Development Team on 1300 307 800 or email to make an appointment.

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