Council Corner October 2022

Work with Council

Calling all Rainbow Beach maintenance businesses. Are you interested in working with Council? Council is currently seeking tenders for the Provision of Ground Maintenance Services across a number of areas in the region.

This is a Separable Portions tender consisting of:

  • Parks Ground Maintenance Services (SP1)
  • Gympie Aerodrome Ground Maintenance Services (SP2)
  • Waste Facility Ground Maintenance Services (SP3)
  • Bank Of Bins Ground Maintenance Services (SP4)
  • Water Business Unit Ground Maintenance Services (SP5)
  • Miscellaneous Ground Maintenance Services (SP6)

Tenders are now being accepted and close on Tuesday, 18 October 2022 at 2pm. For more information and to complete the tender, visit

New Park at Tin Can Bay

Tin Can Bay residents and visitors will be ‘pumped’ to know that Council recently completed the installation of new outdoor fitness equipment in Wes Mitchell Park.

This new equipment features a range of static and dynamic exercise opportunities for all ages and fitness abilities. Coupled with the recently upgraded lighting in the Wes Mitchell Park area, the community can now enjoy the park well into the evening.

Councillor Jess Milne is very interested in all feedback on the upgraded equipment – please do not hesitate to contact her on or 0436 282 707 to discuss.

Dump Stuff for Free

Did you know that there are numerous items that are free to dump including domestic green waste, woodchip and grass clippings, clean soil, metal objects (e.g. roofing iron), engine oil (quantities less than 20L), car batteries, LPG bottles, car LPG tanks, fire extinguishers, cardboard, all items that are accepted in yellow lidded recycling bin (i.e. mixed recyclables), re-sellable/second-hand items (accepted by recycling shop), electronic waste (specific items from residences only) and most paint?

You can also pick up mulch for free, just bring your trailer for load-your-own or arrange for it to be loaded for a fee. For more information on waste disposal visit the GRC website.

The Tin Can Bay Waste Management Facility will trial opening on a Tuesday for the remainder of the financial year. It will operate during the usual weekday hours of 8am to 4pm.

Look Out,Baby Maggies Are About

All over our region magpie parents are busily tending to their growing families.

Did you know that in most cases the babies are unable to fly when they first leave the nest? They will flutter around for a week or so, while Mum and Dad keep an eye out, continue to feed them, and encourage them to fly. Overnight the baby magpies will find a safe place in undergrowth to take shelter.

Unless the babies are in danger due to a roaming pet or don’t seem to be attended to by their parents, there is no need to intervene.

If you are concerned about a magpie in distress, please call the RSPCA hotline 1300 ANIMAL and they will be able to offer further advice or assistance.

Contact Council

There are several ways to contact Gympie Regional Council including using the online requests portal on the website in the Contact Us section on the top right hand corner of the homepage, emailing , phoning customer service on 1300 307 800, by using the Snap Send Solve app or sending a message via messenger on the Gympie Regional Council Facebook page.

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