Council Corner September 2022

Get Ready and Stay Ready

Get Ready Queensland is a year-round program helping all Queenslanders prepare for natural disasters. Being prepared before a disaster hits could be the difference between staying safe or putting yourself and those you love in danger.

With the weather patterns this year it is important to not only get ready but to stay ready. Have you done the three?

  1. Understand your risks
  2. Prepare a household emergency plan
  3. Pack an emergency kit.

For more information and tips go to or if there is a disaster log onto the Gympie Disaster Dashboard found on the Gympie Regional Council website homepage.

Dump Stuff for Free

Did you know that there are numerous items that can 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

Free Tree Program

Don’t forget that ratepayers receive two free tube-stock plants each financial year! Take your rates notice (paper or digital copy) to either Cooloola City Farm or Gympie and District Landcare where the tube-stock are grown to collect your free trees.

Cooloola City Farm stock native plants that are endemic to the Cooloola Coast and are located on Amity Place beside the Tin Can Bay Community and Men’s Shed and will issue one free tree per half year rates notice.

Information Available

Council has a wide range of ready facts sheets on various topics available on the website. These are provided as an information touchpoint so residents can get an understanding of issues that may be affecting them or to have a greater understanding of Council’s processes.

If you have a question for Council why not check out as the answer may be already there.

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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