News

Our brand new vision for the CBD

DIRECTOR: Kylie Legge talks to the business and community leaders at the AICM.
DIRECTOR: Kylie Legge talks to the business and community leaders at the AICM.

NIGHT markets, art trails, pop-up shops and a new marketing and branding strategy are some of the ideas the Gympie Regional Council is looking at in an effort to enhance Gympie's CBD.

The council hosted a breakfast yesterday morning at the Australian Institute of Country Music to outline some of the work consultancy firm Place Partners was doing and unveil some potential new logos for Gympie Town Centre, the proposed name for our CBD.

Place Partners is undertaking the marketing and branding exercise in consultation with local business and the community.

Director Kylie Legge said the purpose of the project was to build on the best that Gympie offered, identifying ways to improve the CBD experience and to share the story with the community and potential visitors.

One aspect of the project is developing a branding mark or logo to represent the spirit of Town Centre.

The name Town Centre has been adopted to reflect not only the centre's role as the Central Business District but also the heart of the community.

The council is seeking community feedback on the logos and ideas on how to improve the Town Centre.

The council deputy mayor Tony Perrett said the community had told council that the CBD needed support so it could become a place residents wanted to visit on a daily basis.

"We are committed to reinforcing the CBD as the principal destination and primary retail, entertainment and service centre in the region," Cr Perrett said.

"We also need to ensure we have a strategy which delivers opportunities for attracting new business and tourism."

Mr Perrett urged residents to log onto http://www.greatgympie.com.au to have their say.

Ms Legge said the designs weren't set in stone and could be changed or blended to form other logos.

All logos have the common themes of gold, history and community.

Business and community leaders at the breakfast also put forward many ideas about how to revitalise the lower end of Mary St.

Currently, there are 11 empty shops in the flood-prone zone and retailers say it's not good for business.

The once mooted and abandoned idea of the Mary St markets is well and truly back on the agenda with most people at the breakfast relaying positive feedback.

The only sticking point is the timing of the markets.

A suggestion to have twilight markets in Mary St and adorn the streets trees with LED fairy lights was given a luke-warm reception.

Roger Broadley said the markets needed to be on every Saturday morning to attract people from all over the region and beyond to the CBD.

He said the idea was to boost foot traffic in Mary St while retailers were open to increase trade.

All agreed they would come to Mary St to shop if there was a good range of local produce available at the markets. Other ideas floated to give the main street life included opening up empty shops to allow artists to showcase work or set up static displays.

Gympie Times

Topics:  cbd gympie regional council



Science Festival seriously awesome

CALLING everyone who wants to see, hear and be a part of something totally cool: this is where you need to be this March.

Drink where the cool kids do this summer

There are a bunch of new bars open in Brisbane, make sure you're there!

CHECK out these new funky bars.

Discover Brisbane’s laneway gems

Brisbane's laneways will surprise you.

NOT all of Brisbane City is as it seems…

Top five things to experience this summer in Brisbane

Tangalooma is amazing if you're keen for a dive, kayak or swim.

THIS summer get out and explore your capital city.

Don’t go chasing waterfalls…find them on these drives!

The Scenic Rim is just one place nearby that you'll love.

BRISBANE isn’t all bright lights and city slickers.

Your boots are made for walking these tours

Brisbane Greeters tours are a great way to learn the local history of the city.

YOU don’t need a bike or bus for a seriously good tour of Brisbane.

Is Brisbane the new arts and culture capital?

Check out GOMA's latest exhibition - it's all about hair! GOMA 10 Ambassador Patience Hodgson visits Nervescape V 2016 by Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir (aka Shoplifter), commissioned for ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. 
Photograph: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA

THE rest of the world should be envious of this line-up!

Tin Can Bay's new dolphin baby

NEW LIFE: Tin Cay's wild dolphin interaction program has moved on another generation with the birth of this new dolphin baby, pictured with mum, Ella, at Norman Point.

New baby dolphin has volunteers enraptured

Dog attack costs owner $1500

ATTACK: A man has been fined over a dog attack at Inskip Point.

Man ordered to pay mroe than $1500 over an Inskip Point dog attack

Gympie police probe mobile CBD assaults

MOBILE TROUBLE: A confrontation involving what police describe as "a number of males” seems to have migrated through the CBD early this morning.

Fight roams through Gympie CBD

Local Partners

Startups get a leg up in Gympie region

ENTREPRENEURS and innovators in the Gympie region will benefit from an innovative program being launched next Wednesday at the Gympie RSL from 7am.


How Stay at Home Mum blogger Jody Allen struck it big

Jody Allen and Walt Collins will co-host the Seven Network's Stay at Home Mum television series from April.

Jody Allen's star continues to rise at incredible speed

Big effort by volunteers at little Widgee

MANY HANDS: They're always helping with something out Widgee way. Volunteers braved last weekend's heatwave to help get the showgrounds ready for the April campdraft and, on Wednesday, yet more community-minded folk headed off to Widgee Craft Group to get things under way for the group's morning tea for cancer later this year. Among them were (from left) Judy Houben, Christine Schulz and Lynlie Cross who were snapped working on their Australia's Biggest Morning Tea quilt.

Volunteers get showgrounds into shape for campdraft

Tensions high at pointy end of MKR's round two

WHEN an ex-vegan pacifist says "I think people that score strategically need a kick in the shins”, the MKR gloves are off.

Jungle Jay sent packing from I'm a Celebrity

I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Here! contestant Jay Laga'aia with Keira.

BIG friendly giant Jay Laga'aia has been eliminated from I'm A Celeb

Carson Kressley brings 'camp' to I'm a Celebrity jungle

"I am not all Park Avenue and daffodils” ... Carson Kressley.

Meet the "campest” campmate to star on I'm a Celebrity.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi mystery already solved

FILE- This undated file photo provided by Disney shows Daisey Ridley as Rey, left, and John Boyega as Finn, in a scene from the film, \"Star Wars: The Force Awakens.\" Hasbro said it is changing its Star Wars Monopoly set after an 8-year-old girl became upset that Rey, the movie's female heroine, was not included as a figure along with Darth Vader and Kylo Ren. (Disney/Lucasfilm via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

A key mystery surrounding the title of episode eight has been solved

Kids' game "full of f**king paedophiles" according to dad

A mortified dad has expressed serious concerns over an online game

Lisa Marie Presley's ex caught with child pics: court

Lisa Marie Presley, at right, and her husband, Michael Lockwood back in 2010. FILE

Lisa Marie, 49, claimed she was left “sick to her stomach”

Robert Irwin introduces Jimmy Fallon to wild guests

Robert Irwin introduces Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon to a cuddly sloth.

ROBERT Irwin continues Steve's legacy.

50 more high rise buildings planned for Brisbane CBD

Height limits have been scrapped for Brisbane CBD

800,000 more people expected to work in city over next 20 years

Expert: Why renters, home buyers may struggle

Matusik Property Insights director Michael Matusik.

What's next for the city's housing market

New suburb in the crosshairs of Coast vandals

UNDER WRAPS: Graffiti on art installations at the entrance to the newly opened Bells Creek Arterial Road has been covered up.

Vandal rechristens Stockland as something less than complimentary

What $11.9m can get you on Coast's most exclusive street

29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566

This is what a cool $11.9m can get you

How a first home buyer built house with no deposit

NEARLY THERE: Construction on the first house to home orphans at Umoja began in January.



Photo Contributed

His home will be completed later this year.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!