Council review reveals positives
BY 2031, the population for the Gympie Regional Local Government Area is projected to be 61,993 and account for one per cent of Queensland’s total population at this time.
It’s a future that poses challenges as well as opportunities to ensure an environment which is both attractive to lifestyle and also facilitates business and industry development says Gympie Regional Mayor Ron Dyne.
With an ultimate aim to establish the right balance, Gympie Regional Council (GRC) presented its first Mid Term Review following the amalgamation two years ago of the former shires of Cooloola, Kilkivan and Division 3 of the former Tiaro Shire Council.
Cr Dyne said the document indicated that the council had “got on with the job and moved ahead” post-amalgamation and while the time had presented many challenges there had also been considerable opportunities, as well as changes in the region and in the operations of GRC.
He said the review reflected the significant progress made by the council within a relatively short timeframe.
“This is even more notable given the context of state, national and global impacts on the region during this time,” he said.
In this period, Gympie Regional Council adopted its first Corporate Plan, covering the period 2009–2014, which was put together through a three stage process.
Councillors and Council’s executive management team proposed their ideas for the Council’s mission, as well as their vision for the Gympie Region.
The Mid Term Review outlines key selections of the council’s achievements to date and acknowledges the work which is in progress.
“This ensures that measurable and significant outcomes are achieved which will result in continued sustainable and well managed development of the Gympie Region,” said Cr Dyne.