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NOVEMBER 2011 - ISSUE 39

GLADSTONE REGIONAL COUNCIL COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER

Gladstone Regional Council Phone 497 0 0700 Fax 4975 8500 Email info@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au

Online mapping system launched 2012 Youth Holiday Program January 9-21, 2012 Tickets go on sale from 10am, Thursday December 1, 2011 Book online at: http://gec.gladstonerc.qld.gov.au/

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Follow the quick link at www.gladstone.qld.gov.au

Gladstone Regional Council has launched a new online mapping system that residents can access at the click of a mouse. Online Mapping provides an array of regional mapping information, including the one-in-100 year flood line, for residents living in urban locations that were previously mapped as part of the Auckland Creek, Boyne River and Calliope flood studies. Corporate Services portfolio spokesperson Councillor Rick Hansen said the system was a self-help tool that allowed residents to access basic property descriptions, aerials, contours, services, flood information and the local recycling calendar. "For those whose area has been mapped previously, this system is particularly useful in identifying the risk factors of living in certain locations that are subject to flooding," Cr Hansen said.

Residents can now access Council's web-based Online Planning system at a click of a mouse.

"This module is just the start. Over time, evacuation zones and a link to the Housing Affordability Fund (HAF) program will be included." Cr Hansen said the system coincided with work currently under way to establish evacuation zones, rather than using storm surge information to determine risks.

FACT FILE Features available on the Online Mapping site include searches by: n Street name n Street address n Lot on plan n Park names n Rivers and creek names

"Storm surge data has some pitfalls and is quite difficult for the untrained, so we've decided to identify evacuation zones and then add them to the site to help people plan and cope during natural disaster events." Cr Hansen said Online Mapping had been developed to be as user-friendly as possible, with a link to instructions on the website.

Detailed information available for viewing: n 1m & 5m contours n Water services n Sewer services n Stormwater pipes n Easements n Aerial photography n General waste collection days and a link to recycle collection calendar n Q100 - 1 in 100 flood line

However, he said Council recognised that some people may have difficulty navigating the system, so expressions of interest are being sought from people who would like to attend a training session on how to use the mapping system.

Printing A4 landscape maps is available. Map prints can include labels for roads, parks, and waterway names, contour maps and locations of properties, roads and Council services.

Sessions will be scheduled providing sufficient interest is expressed. To register your interest in a training session, please contact Robyn Muckert on 4975 8102 or fill out the online Expressions of Interest form at www.gladstone. qld.gov.au/web/guest/expressions-of-interest/

NOVEMBER2011 IN THIS ISSUE

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Marina bridge closure

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Waste collection monitored

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2012 Sunfest Program

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South End Parks Naming

Visit Council’s Website - www.gladstone.qld.gov.au

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Celebrate Australia Art Competition


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Council Contacts

Main Phone: 4970 0700 A/Hrs Emergency Phone: 4979 1134 Main Fax: 4975 8500

All mail to: PO Box 29 Gladstone DC Qld 4680

Gladstone Office

101 Goondoon Street, Gladstone Qld 4680 PO Box 29, Gladstone DC Qld 4680 Email: info@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au

Calliope Office

5 Don Cameron Drive, Calliope Qld 4680 PO Box 29, Gladstone DC Qld 4680 Email: info@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au

Miriam Vale Office

36 Roe Street, Miriam Vale Qld 4677 PO Box 29, Gladstone DC Qld 4680 Email: info@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au

FACILITIES

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LIBRARIES

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum Cnr Goondoon & Bramston Sts Gladstone Qld 4680 Telephone: (07) 4976 6766

Discovery Coast Community Care 36 Roe Street, Miriam Vale 4677

Agnes Water Rural Transaction Centre 3 Captain Cook Drive, Agnes Water Qld 4677 Telephone: (07) 4902 1515

Agnes Water Library 3 Captain Cook Drive, Agnes Water Qld 4677 Telephone (07) 4902 1501

Gladstone Entertainment Centre 58 Goondoon Street, Gladstone Qld 4680 Telephone: (07) 4972 2822 Community Advisory Service 142 Goondoon St, Gladstone Qld 4680 Telephone: (07) 4976 6300 Discovery Coast Community Health Service Rafting Ground Road, Agnes Water 4677 Telephone: (07) 4902 1100

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Tondoon Botanic Gardens Glenlyon Road, Gladstone Qld 4680 Telephone: (07) 4971 4444 Boyne Tannum Community Centre & Library Cnr Wyndham and Hayes Ave, Boyne Island Qld 4680 Telephone: (07) 4971 9700 Mt Larcom Rural Transaction Centre/ Library 47 Raglan St, Mount Larcom Qld 4695 Telephone: (07) 4975 1205

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AQUATIC CENTRES Gladstone Aquatic Centre 60 Tank Street, Gladstone Qld 4680 Telephone: (07) 4972 6822 Calliope Pool Stirrat Street, Calliope Phone: (07) 4975 6455 Mount Larcom Pool Narrows Road, Mt Larcom Phone: (07) 4975 1185

Gladstone City Library 39 Goondoon Street, Gladstone Qld 4680 Telephone: (07) 4976 6400 Calliope Library 5 Don Cameron Drive, Calliope Qld 4680 Telephone: (07) 4975 8105 Miriam Vale Library 34 Roe Street, Miriam Vale Qld 4677 Telephone: (07) 4974 6241


Veronica takes 'big picture' approach

Council's Manager Community Wellbeing Veronica Laverick has harnessed the energy and ideas of some of the nation's brightest social leaders - and the Gladstone Region stands to benefit. Ms Laverick last month joined a select group of community leaders who commenced a year-long leadership development program facilitated by Social Leadership Australia. Having been awarded a $16,000 scholarship to participate in the prestigious program, Ms Laverick looked forward to bringing the benefits of her learning back to the Gladstone Region community. "The notion that you can 'change the world with a group of motivated individuals' is something I strongly believe in," Ms Laverick said. "This program provides the perfect opportunity for me to work alongside other professionals and hone my own skills and knowledge for the benefit of the Gladstone community." The program involves having participants, drawn from government, business and not-for-profit groups, travel to Canberra and rural regions of Australia to analyse and generate solutions to social challenges. "In the process, we will develop skills, insights and ideas that will help us discover fresh approaches to tackling social issues," Ms Laverick said. She said the emphasis was on developing "big picture" adaptive leadership and collective responsibility. Past graduates of the program include Charles Prouse (CEO National Aboriginal Sporting Change Academy), Tim Hardy (Head of Philanthropy NAB Private Banking), Steve Roche (Executive Director Shine Lawyers), Lee Downs (Acting Assistant Commissioner Security and Investigations) and Clark Thompson (Regional Executive ANZ Commercial and Agribusiness Central Queensland).

Manager Community Wellbeing Veronica Laverick

Marina bridge to close, meeting planned Gladstone Regional Council advises residents and stakeholders that the Gladstone Marina bridge will be closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic from February 7 to 12 next year to allow for vital restoration works to be completed. It is anticipated the bridge will be left in the upright position while the works are being carried out, but there may be instances when it will be returned to the closed position, which may affect vessel traffic. Marina stakeholders and residents interested in finding out more about the closure are invited to a public information session at CQUniversity's Gladstone Marina campus engineering building auditorium from 5.30pm to 6.30pm on Wednesday, November 2. Council staff will explain the scope of work and seek input from stakeholders about considerations that may reduce the impact on their operations. Deputy Mayor Matt Burnett said Council

recognised the closure would impact on residents and stakeholders but he urged anyone likely to be affected to consider making alternative arrangements in advance of the work. "This work is essential and requires closing the bridge, so residents, whether they be on foot, bicycles or motorised vehicles, will not be able to access the marina via this route," Cr Burnett said. He said signage would direct traffic via Hanson Road and Alf O'Rourke Drive and on to the marina, which is a considerably longer route. Cr Burnett said Council was keen for stakeholders to register their interest in receiving email project updates. To register your interested, please complete the online expressions of interest form at www. gladstone.qld.gov.au/web/guest/expressions-ofinterest.

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Carols by Candlelight The Gladstone Community is invited to celebrate the magic of Christmas with song at the GLNG Mayor’s Carols by Candlelight. Presented by Zinc, this event will be held at the Gladstone Marina main stage on December 2, 2011 from 6pm. For more information please call Zinc Radio on 4970 0300 or visit www.radiozinc. com.au

Council meetings Did you know that residents are welcome to view Gladstone Regional Council’s meetings? The meetings are held at the Gladstone Administration Centre boardroom, 101 Goondoon Street, from 9am on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Upcoming meetings are November 1 and 21, and December 6. A list of agenda items is available from Council's website www.gladstone.qld. gov.au (follow the 'Meetings & Minutes' tab under 'Quicklinks') at 5.00pm the Friday prior to the meeting.

Christmas extravaganza Santa is on his way soon and to start the count down to his arrival Boyne Island Library will hold its annual Christmas Tree Decorating Extravaganza from 3.30pm on Thursday, December 1. The event includes free craft activities, tree decorating, Christmas carols, afternoon tea and perhaps a visit from Santa. Get into the Christmas spirit and come along to this event, to be be held in the Port Curtis Room of the Boyne Tannum Community Centre.

Walking trail closure The Round Gladstone Trails are closed until further notice due to damage sustained from the recent bushfires. Council closed the trails, which start at Tondoon Botanic Gardens and run adjacent to Police Creek, in the interest of public safety.

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Lost and found pets Have you lost or found a pet? Did you know that you can register your lost or found pet at Council’s website free of charge? Simply visit www.gladstone.qld.gov. au and follow the 'Animals and Environment' link from the home page.

Update pet details Council is asking residents to keep their pet ownership details up to date to ensure pets can be reunited in the event they stray. Council also reminds pet owners they are obliged under Queensland legislation to complete a Change to Pet Ownership Form if they sell or give away an animal. Phone 4976 6972 for further information or visit Council's website at www. gladstone.qld.gov.au

Funding submission Do you need assistance with putting together a funding submission for your not-for-profit community group? Gladstone Regional Council's Community Development Officer is available to help. Contact Andrea Hughes on 4976 6358 or email andreah@ gladstonerc.qld.gov.au

Website for volunteers Gladstone Region Volunteering is an online volunteer recruitment website that links residents to organisations in need of volunteers. Residents can search what volunteer positions are available or nominate themselves for future roles by visiting Council's website www.gladstone.qld.gov.au and follow the volunteering link under 'Community Support'.

Road reports Don’t forget to log on to Council’s website at www.gladstone.qld. gov.au if you want to find out the latest road condition report. If you come across flood water or would like to report road conditions for uploading to the site, please phone our Call Centre 24 hours a day on 4979 1134 or Council's administration centres.

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Environment and Regulation portfolio spokesperson Cr Col Chapman and J.J. Richards and Sons Regional Manager Lockie McGaw show the camera technology contributing to waste collection efficiency.

J-Track monitors waste collection

Camera technology is helping to deliver a more efficient regional waste collection service. Council kerbside collection contractor, J.J. Richards and Sons Pty Ltd, is operating nine new vehicles among the garbage and recycling fleet servicing the region. The trucks are fitted with an in-truck computer system, J-Track, which assists service delivery and helps monitor waste and recyclables collected. It has satellite tracking capability, provides property database and reporting systems and can monitor collections and contamination. The camera system can detect the incorrect placement of contaminants in household waste and recycle bins and registers data so an information letter can be sent to the resident by Council. The new vehicles also have design improvements to the truck body, providing increased efficiency in the loading.

Safety features are integrated into the vehicle lifter mechanism and overall operations are quieter. Manager Waste Services Charlie Sotiris said the camera system would provide greater work process efficiency. “The majority of residents appropriately use the waste and recycling bin correctly but, as part of Council’s auditing and management program, bad practices can be identified,” Mr Sotiris said. “It reinforces implementing responsible waste management practices.” The system registers the number of collections per household and identifies the properties where no service has been requested. Via GPS and property data, collection run navigation is provided to the driver to ensure runs are completed in the same order each week, optimising collection efficiency and reducing the incidence of missed services. “This assists in our focus to deliver a high level of customer service,” Mr Sotiris said.

Mayor to lead delegation to Sister City - Saiki Mayor Gail Sellers is to lead a delegation of Council staff and Gladstone Region community members to Sister City Saiki in Japan this month.

The bond between the two cities was strengthened further in September when a new formal agreement of friendship was signed between the two parties.

The visit will mark the 15th anniversary of the signing of the original agreement between the former Gladstone City Council and Saiki City on September 4, 1996.

Cr Sellers said the visit was vital to maintaining the strong formal friendship between the two centres.

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She said the exchange of

business ideas and cultural heritage remained an important aspect of the Sister City relationship, particularly the educational benefits derived from the student exchange program. The Gladstone delegation will visit Saiki City from November 7-11.


QGC rental assistance program now open to eligible youth of the region A rent assistance program for eligible youth under the age of 25 years is now in place, thanks to a cooperative project between the developer of the Queensland Curtis LNG Project and Gladstone Regional Council. The $1.2 million of funding from QGC has resulted in the development of a rental assistance scheme for eligible youth, particularly apprentices and trainees. The funding is being administered by Council's Community Advisory Service. Council's QGC Housing Officer Ray Chapman said several youth had been assisted during the first few weeks of launching the program. Mr Chapman, who has extensive experience in administering community rent schemes, public housing and providing tenancy advice, said youth could receive a rental subsidy of up to $80 per week, depending on their individual circumstances, if they met the eligibility criteria. To be eligible, youth must be: • Aged under 25 years; • Have a residential tenancy agreement (private or through a real estate) in place; • Must be in full-time employment or be an apprentice or trainee; • Earning less than $36,000 gross if living in a

household of two people (related or unrelated); • Earning less than $30,000 if more than two people are in the household; • Must be resident of Gladstone for minimum of three years; and • Free of tenancy breaches. Gladstone Mayor Gail Sellers said the scheme was practical support for young workers in Gladstone. “About 2800 young apprentices are living in Gladstone and some of them, particularly those just starting out, may have trouble paying their rent because of heavy demand in the Gladstone rental market,” Councillor Sellers said. “By providing rental supplements in this way, QGC and Council are not only helping retain our community’s young people, but we are helping to build the workforce necessary to help our economy expand." Youth interested in finding out more or booking an appointment to see Mr Chapman are asked to phone him on 4976 6314 or email rayc@ gladstonerc.qld.gov.au Alternatively, the Community Advisory Service at 142 Goondoon Street, Gladstone can be contacted on 4976 6300 between 8.15am and 5.00pm.

Levy puts onus on businesses to reduce waste Gladstone Region's commercial, industrial, construction and demolition sectors will be asked to work smarter to manage waste product when reform measures commence next month. Queensland will fall in line with the other mainland States when its Industrial Waste Levy, and accompanying Waste Reduction and Recycling Act and Regulation, comes into effect on December 1. The waste disposal levy, to be charged in addition to normal gate fees at disposal facilities, is designed to: • Encourage waste generators to focus on waste avoidance and resource recovery, and to discourage unnecessary landfill disposal; • Ensure consistency with waste disposal costs in other states to deter the unnecessary disposal of interstate waste; • Provide funding for programs that help establish better waste management initiatives; and • Reduce the impact upon Queensland's carbon footprint.

Introduced as part of the Queensland Government's Waste Reduction and Recycling Bill (August, 2010), the levy, which is not applicable to domestic waste, has been calculated at $35 per tonne for waste and contaminated and acid sulphate soils, with lower hazard regulated waste attracting a levy of $50 per tonne and higher hazard regulated waste $150 per tonne. Gladstone Regional Council Environment and Regulation portfolio spokesperson Councillor Col Chapman said simple measures could be adopted to reduce waste, including ordering material to size, using leftover material on the next job site, using skip bins for purpose-type waste and making use of Council's 240L kerbside waste and recycle bins. He said separating materials, such as clean fill, concrete, timber and steel, the latter of which can be delivered to a steel merchant, would enable industries and businesses to minimise waste disposal fees.

Briefly Centre closure

Users of the Boyne Tannum Community Centre and Library are advised that Council will close the customer service counter and library at 4pm on Wednesday, November 16 to accommodate the arrival of the Tannum High graduating class of 2011. Motorists are advised to expect delays if using Hayes Avenue at Boyne Island during this time. Additionally, Hayes Avenue (from the intersection with Wyndham Avenue to the intersection with Gilbert Court) and Gilbert Court will also be closed to traffic from 4pm to 7pm.

Centre almost complete Work on the Agnes Water Community Centre complex is nearing completion with the finishing touches to the landscaping under way. The centre will then be ready for the big move, with the Agnes Water Rural Transaction Centre and Library relocating to their new home. The $3.6 million project will accommodate the relocation and expansion of the RTC and Tourist Information Centre.

Calliope Cemetery update Infrastructure plans are currently being drafted for the development of a new cemetery at Calliope. The new site is situated on a large parcel of land opposite the existing cemetery; at the corner of Morcom Street and Herbertson Road. Once the plans are complete, Council will call for tenders for the construction, which is earmarked to commence after the wet season in 2012.

RSS feed Want to keep up to date with the latest Gladstone Regional Council news? Create a link to Council's RSS feed by clicking on the icon on Council's web site home page. Visit www.gladstone.qld.gov.au

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Access services at BTCC Residents living or visiting the Boyne Island and Tannum Sands communities can take advantage of the services offered at the Boyne Tannum Community Centre and Library. Located at the corner of Wyndham and Hayes Avenues, the BTCC offers access to Centrelink via a fax, free public access computers seven days a week and access to most other Council services via the customer service counter. Phone 4971 9700.

Mt Larcom meeting Gladstone Regional Council is hosting a Youth Initiatives Meeting on Friday November 4 at the Mt Larcom Youth Centre (next to the Mt Larcom Swimming Pool), from 6pm and will conclude at 7pm. This meeting is aimed at youth aged 12 – 24 years and parents interested in continuing and developing new youth activities within the Mt Larcom region. For more information please contact Council’s Youth Development Officer Vernetta Perrett on 4676 6300 or email vernettap@ gladstonrc.qld.gov.au

Housing Minister visits State Housing Minister Karen Struthers was a recent visitor to Council, announcing $250,000 in additional funds, plus a $100,000 one-off payment, to help Council provide an independent rental information and advice service. Mayor Gail Sellers welcomed the funds which, in conjunction with a number of affordable housing initiatives, will help alleviate the Gladstone Region's housing crisis. "Gladstone Regional Council and the Queensland Government are working together to not only provide the additional housing the region requires, but also the support services needed to cope with the increase," Cr Sellers said. The Gladstone Tenancy Advice and Advocacy Service can be contacted on 4976 6360.

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Healthy Active heads to west coast

Council's Healthy Active Gladstone Region (HAGR) initiative made its way from Australia's east coast to the west when it was featured in a presentation at the recent Parks and Leisure Australia national conference in Fremantle. Director Planning and Environment Leisa Dowling presented an overview of the Active Inclusion Program for Migrants, an initiative of the HAGR program, to 345 delegates representing 10 countries, including Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand, the UK and Finland. In line with the "partnering" theme of the conference, Ms Dowling's presentation covered how successful the migrants program had been through partnerships with key agencies and community members. The program's suite of activities included "Come and try days" and the development of resources to assist the integration of migrant people into sport and recreation organisations throughout our region.

"The conference was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the HAGR project and some of the great work happening in our area," she said. Ms Dowling said some of the key learnings from the conference included the current trend of using technology as an incentive to attract people outdoors and new approaches to sports field provision, including Australia's first full sized synthetic turf Australian Rules football field and cricket oval. Parks and Recreation portfolio spokesperson Councillor Graham McDonald and Sport and Recreation Manager Lee Baker also attended the conference. The Healthy Active Gladstone Region committee has channeled its focus for next year, dedicating 2012 to raising bicycle awareness. If you are interested in sharing ideas and suggestions for activities to run throughout the year, please send them through to info@ gladstonerc.qld.gov.au

Tips to reduce risk of food poisoning It is summer - the busy time of the year with staff parties, social gatherings and family gettogethers. It is the time of year when residents venture outdoors, opting for the alfresco dining regime. But residents are reminded that it is also the time of year when food poisoning instances rise mainly due to poor food preparation and storage practices. Council has provided the following tips to help residents who prepare, serve and store food during the warmer months. • Avoid keeping food in the temperature danger zone (between 5oc and 60oc where food poisoning bacteria grow best); • Keep hot food steaming hot (over 60 c); o

• Keep cold food refrigerated (below 5oc); • Ensure there is enough room in the fridge to keep food cold and monitor temperature

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regularly. • Prepare foods as close as possible to eating time. • If cooking large amounts of food in advance, divide them into smaller portions or shallow containers; • Use separate cutting boards and utensils for raw meats and ready-to-eat foods; • Cook foods properly; • Ready to eat food should always be defrosted in the fridge or microwave; • When reheating food ensure it is steaming hot all the way through (at least 75oc); • Refrigerate leftovers immediately after the meal; • Before preparing food and between handling raw meat or raw chicken, thoroughly wash your hands with soap and warm water and dry them thoroughly.


Be aware: Stormwater seeping into sewerage system could cause a stink! Stormwater entering the region’s sewerage network can cost the community and, in extreme circumstances, could cause a real stink!

As Queensland’s storm season approaches, home owners in the region are being encouraged to ensure rainwater does not enter the sewerage network via their property. Gladstone Regional Council Deputy Mayor Matt Burnett said while the city sewerage system could handle a small amount of excess water, it

was not designed to carry runoff from rainfall. “Stormwater which enters the sewerage network, whether from leaky, defective pipes or from illegal diversions from properties, heavily impacts on the system’s capacity and ability to operate effectively,” Councillor Burnett said. “When the system is overloaded beyond capacity, drains could back up and overflow sewage.” Cr Burnett said simple, regular checks by all home owners could help eliminate the chance of an overflow occurrence. “Considering last year’s floods in Queensland, it is timely for home owners in our region to prepare their properties in anticipation of Summer storms,” he said. “Council certainly doesn’t want our underground infrastructure stretched to critical levels and while we do not anticipate overflowing sewage, it is a situation we need to be aware of and to make all attempts to prevent.” Home owners are being encouraged to check their property’s sewer connections by ensuring stormwater drains and downpipes are fitted correctly and that Overflow Relief Gully (ORG) traps, generally located outside the kitchen, are above ground level. “House drains are the responsibility of the property owner and they need to be maintained so stormwater and groundwater does not enter the sewerage system,” Cr Burnett said. Discharging stormwater into a gully trap and illegal stormwater connections of downpipes and stormwater drain pipes directly to the sewer system can result in a Council fine.

Council’s Raymond Kaestner assists the path of CCTV equipment assessing conditions of sewer lines in the CBD.

Further information on sewer inflow and infiltration is available by accessing the fact sheet at www. gladstone.qld.gov.au under the Council Works tab, then Sewerage.

Council goes green on car park lighting In a bid to help reduce Council's carbon footprint, solar LED street lights were recently installed at the Harvey Road car park, adjacent to the touch and junior rugby league fields. The energy efficient lighting will make the heavilyused car park safer for its many users. Deputy Mayor Matt Burnett said Council was looking at every opportunity to use green initiatives as every little bit helps. "The installation of the solar-powered lights is about meeting our community's expectations and helping the environment," Cr Burnett said.

"Solar energy also saves on power costs and was approximately eight per cent less expensive to purchase and install. "The lights are cost and energy efficient with a battery life warranty of five years, LED light expectancy of 17 years and the solar panel a 20 year guarantee." Cr Burnett said the total project cost was $125,000 including installation and that Council was pleased with the results.

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Does your not-for-profit or community organisation have an upcoming event? Don't forget you can lodge an event on Council's community calendar by clicking on the calendar link on our webpage and follow the prompts. Visit www.gladstone. qld.gov.au

Change of address Did you know that you can notify several Council services of your change of residential and/ or mailing address by filling out just one form? Council cannot change addresses over the phone, but you can get the form by visiting our website at www. gladstone.qld.gov.au and clicking on the 'About Council', then 'Finance' and choose the 'Change of Address Form'.

Welcome morning tea The upcoming Welcome to Gladstone Morning Tea will be held at Tondoon Botanic Gardens on November 3 and then on December 8 between 10am and noon. This initiative aims to provide newcomers with an opportunity to meet new people and local service providers. Information resources are handed out at the morning teas. For further information please contact either Andrea or Luis on 4976 6300.

Home Library Services The Gladstone City Library provides a Home Library Service to residents of Gladstone, Boyne Island, Tannum Sands and Calliope, as well as residents on sealed roads in the Beecher, Beecher Forest, Wurdong Heights, Benaraby, Pacific Ranch and River Ranch areas. The Home Library Service caters to the needs of residents who are unable to visit the library due to medical, physical, or other special reasons. For more information or to determine whether or not you might be eligible for this service, please contact Gladstone City Library on 4976 6400.

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Youth Holiday Program for 12-17yr olds Welcome to the Gladstone Region's favourite holiday program SUNfest includes fun activities for youth aged from 12-17years including sports, animation, creative arts and adventure. Sessions are great value, with some activities free or under $15, so you can afford to join in everyday. The school holiday fun keeps getting bigger and better! To book please go to http://gec.gladstonerc.qld. gov.au/ or for more information please phone Kathy Andrew from Gladstone Festivals and Events on 4972 5111. SUNfest is coordinated by Gladstone Festivals and Events on behalf of the Gladstone Regional Council.

Design and Decorate

Harbour Festival Float Design

If you have a love of art & fashion, then this is the class for you. Design and decorate a motif and paint or pen it on to your chosen piece of clothing or accessory. Local artist Beryl Wood will teach you all you will need to know, so bring your own jeans, jacket, shirt or bag and customise it for yourself.

With guidance from Rosemary Anderson, you will design and make a scale model of a float for the 2012 Gladstone Harbour Festival.

Where

Police Citizens Youth Club, Yarroon St, Gladstone

When

9-10 January (2 day activity), 9am - 2pm daily

Cost

$30.00 for the 2 sessions - Must do the 2 sessions

Items Required

Morning tea & lunch, water bottle. Bring a pair of jeans or a shirt or a bag to decorate.

Aquatic Fun The Gladstone Aquatic Centre again opens its doors free to any holder of a SUNest ticket. Come along and enjoy the cool waters. This event will run everyday during SUNfest.

Where

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery& Museum, Cnr Goondoon and Bramston Streets, Gladstone

When

11 January, 9am – 1pm 12 January, 9am – 1pm

Cost

$15.00 each session

Items Required

Morning tea & lunch, water bottle.

Hippie Bliss Day The ultimate Hippy day, including tie-dye for the wall, 'Get your Hoop On' Hula Hoop sessions (very cool at the moment), make and Indian glass necklace to take home and design a Foot Henna. Lunch will be provided at these sessions. Where

Tannum Sands Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands. Large rotunda near Surf Life Savers Club

When

12 January, 9am – 3pm

Where

Agnes Water Tom Jeffery Park, Agnes Water

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Gladstone Aquatic Centre, 60 Tank Street

When

Weekdays 12 midday - 3pm

Cost

Free with any SUNfest ticket

When

19 January, 9am – 3pm

Items Required

Swimmers, towel, hat and sunscreen.

Cost

$40.00 each session

Items Required

Morning tea, water, sunscreen, hat. Lunch provided by Discovery Coast Community Health Service.

Clay Target Shooting Absolutely the most popular sporting event at SUNfest. You will learn to shoot Clay Targets with a 12 gauge shotgun off 15 lanes. You will also be taught the safety aspects of shooting. Where

Gladstone Clay Target Club, Boys Rd, Gladstone

When

9 January, 1pm – 4pm 13 January, 1pm - 4pm

Cost

$25.00 each session

Items Required

Hat, enclosed shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, water bottle. Cold drinks available for sale.

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Laser Skirmish Challenge yourself or your friends to a live gaming experience. Laser skirmish or laser tag is a high tech game of hide & seek. Laser skirmish is a team combat simulator with monster sniper rifles and compact SMGs, which have realistic sound effects and weight and real scopes. Where

Agnes Water Skate Park, Agnes Water

When

9 January, 9am – 12 midday

Where

Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Glenlyon Road

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Adventuous Wind Chimes Explore 2D & 3D assembly, incorporating time capsules with found and recycled CDs, beads, shells and found objects. You will be encouraged to write down messages and goals on paper and place in small bottles, making time capsules to incorporate into your design. Where

Gladstone Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Cnr Goondoon and Bramston Streets, Gladstone

10 January, 1pm – 4.30pm

When

13 January, 10am – 3.30pm

Where

Tannum Sands Canoe Point, Tannum Sands

Where

When

11 January, 1pm – 4.30pm

Boyne Island Boyne Tannum Community Centre, Mt Larcom Room, Wyndam Aveue, Boyne Island

Cost

$30.00 each session

When

17 January, 10am - 3.30pm

Items Required

Enclosed shoes, sunscreen, water bottle, hat, and sun shirt.

Cost

$25.00 each session

Items Required

Hat, enclosed shoes, water bottle, morning tea, and lunch

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Tickets on sale from 10am, Thursday December 1, 2011 Book online at: http://gec.gladstonerc.qld.gov.au/ Pistol Shooting

IZIT? Entertainment GLEE Workshop

IZIT? Entertainment Urban Chalk Art

If you've always wanted to try pistol shooting, here is your chance. The Gladstone Pistol Club will have enough tutors on hand to give everyone a chance to shoot a pistol, have a match or try rifle shooting. All pistols are supplied, as well as lunch and a cold drink.

Be challenged and enjoy the excitement and adrenaline of an American Glee Club as they race to be the best at SUNfest. These workshops will focus on 2 to 3 songs and all be based on a specific emotion be it romantic, alone, inspired etc. Each song will include all the participants.

Chalk art design and drawing demonstrations will be carried out on allocated pavement areas or canvas. Chalk design, drawing and shading techniques will be demonstrated with group and individual participation.

Where

Brendonna Rd, Calliope

When

14 January, 9am – 1pm

Cost Items Required

Where

Gladstone Entertainment Centre, Goondoon St, Gladstone

$15.00

When

Enclosed shoes, collared shirt, hat, sunscreen and water bottle.

16 - 20 January, (5 day activity) 9am – 3pm daily

Cost

$65.00 for the 5 sessions Must do the 5 sessions

Items Required

Morning tea, lunch. Water bottle, comfortable clothes, sandshoes.

Awoonga Headwaters Adventure Day Through canoeing, swimming and walking, you will explore nature to learn about air purity, water quality and soil fertility. But let's get serious, this is about fun and fun you will have! It just doesn't hurt to learn at the same time. Where

Meet at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Cnr Goondoon & Bramston Sts, Gladstone, by 8am

When

16 January, 8am – 5pm

Cost

$30.00

Items Required

Swimmers, hat, sun shirt, water bottle, insect repellent. Morning tea and lunch provided. Life Jackets provided. MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM A SHORT DISTANCE.

IZIT? Entertainment Circus Skills Renowned Circus performers Allie Wilde & Nick Cilento will take you through some wild stages of Circus Performance from acrobatics to clowning skills.

When

16 - 20 January, (5 day activity) 9am – 3pm daily

Cost

$65.00 for the 5 sessions Must do the 5 sessions

Items Required

Morning tea, lunch, water bottle, comfortable clothes, sandshoes.

Hoozatt? Turtle Lanterns Create the story of YANGUGAN, the nesting turtle in Lanterns. You will construct large & small paper and cane lanterns, some of which will be used in a Lantern Parade at the Gladstone Harbour Festival.

When

18 January, 9am – 12 midday

Where

Boyne Island Bray Park Stage, Wyndham Ave, Boyne Island

$5.00 each session

Items Required

Hat, water bottle, snack, comfortable clothes.

Items Required

Morning tea, lunch. Water bottle, shorts and shirt, sandshoes.

Paintball Paintball is back and this day always books out fast. Have fun eliminating opposing players and teams by tagging them with a paintball expelled by a special CO2 gas-powered paint gun. Where

Meet at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Cnr Goondoon and Bramston Streets, Gladstone, by 8am

When

17 January, 8am - 2.30pm

Cost

$55.00 includes 200 paintballs, more can be purchased at paintball.

Items Required

MUST BE 15-17 YEARS OF AGE. Must wear long pants & shirt. Water bottle, sunscreen, hat and lunch.

Hoozatt? Hot Shoes/Flash We've all seen the FLASH Mobs on Utube, well this is your chance to create your own. You will do dance and movement workshops, learn Shuffle, Freezees, Hip Hop, Dougie, and Michael Jackson's classic moves, leading to a presented piece at the Rio Tinto Alcan SUNfest Showcase.

When

16 & 17 January, 9am - 3pm Must do the 2 sessions

Items Required

Cost

$20.00

Morning tea & lunch both days, water bottle, hat, and comfortable clothes.

Items Required

Morning tea & lunch both days, water bottle, hat, and comfortable clothes

Where

Agnes Water Agnes Water Community Centre

When

18 January, 9am - 3pm

Agnes Water Agnes Water Community Centre

Cost

$15.00

Items Required

Morning tea & lunch, water bottle, hat, and comfortable clothes.

Morning tea & lunch, water bottle, hat and comfortable clothes.

Gladstone Gladstone City Library

Cost

$20.00

Items Required

Where

$65.00 for the 5 sessions Must do the 5 sessions

Cost

$15.00

17 January, 9am – 12 midday

Cost

16 & 17 January, 9am - 3pm Must do the 2 sessions

Cost

When

19 January, 9am – 12 midday

When

18 January, 9am - 3pm

Gladstone O'Connell Place (Between GRAG&M and CAS), Cnr Goondoon and Bramston Streets

When

Gladstone Police Citizins Youth Club, Yarroon St, Gladstone

When

Where

16 - 20 January, (5 day activity) 9am – 3pm daily

Gladstone Gladstone Entertainment Centre, Goondoon St, Gladstone

Where

16 January, 9am – 12 midday

When

Where

Where

When

Gladstone Entertainment Centre, Goondoon St, Gladstone

Theatre, TV and film actors will put you through your paces from 'How to Audition', to a Grand Finale performance of your own at the Rio Tinto SUNfest Showcase. Gladstone Entertainment Centre, Goondoon St, Gladstone

Gladstone Stockland Kin Kora, Philip St Gladstone (inside in the Mall)

Where

IZIT? Entertainment Acting Workshop

Where

Where

Go-Karts Set on four acres, Rockhampton's Kenrose Park has a 500 metre go kart track designed for karting fun. SUNfest has booked a session called 'Underage Rage', which includes two fast kart sessions. We will also supply lunch and a drink. Where

Meet at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Cnr Goondoon and Bramston Streets, Gladstone, by 8am

When

18 January, 8am - 3.30pm

Cost

$40.00

Items Required

Enclosed shoes, sunscreen, hat, water bottle/ and morning tea. Lunch and a drink will be provided.

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Tickets on sale from 10am, Thursday December 1, 2011 Book online at: http://gec.gladstonerc.qld.gov.au/ Limestone Sculptures

Hoozatt? Mosaic Boulders

The Arrow Energy End of SUNfest Blowout

You will create your own Stone Sculpture using Mt Gambier Limestone, which is a dense, easily worked, non toxic stone to take home.

Help put a little splash of art in Gladstone's community areas, using nature's designs in ceramic mosaics to liven up a boulder in a natural setting.

Blow all the holiday blues away and rock with us. To say goodbye to SUNfest 2012, there will be a Battle of the Bands, headbanging and cool prizes up for grabs. 12-17 YEARS ONLY

Where

Cedar Galleries, Bruce Highway, Benaraby

When

19 January, 1pm – 4pm

Cost

$25.00

Items Required

Sunscreen, hat, afternoon tea and water bottle.

Where

Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Glenlyon Road

When

Where

Police Citizens Youth Club, Yarroon St, Gladstone

19 January, 1.30pm – 4.30pm

When

19 January, 7pm - 10.30pm

Where

Gladstone Police Citizens Youth Club, Yarroon St, Gladstone

Cost

$5.00

Items Required

Free admission when you present your SUNfest ticket.

When

20 January, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Cost

$10.00

Items Required

Afternoon tea, water bottle, hat, and comfortable clothes and sunscreen.

Indoor Rock Climbing & Sport Wall Instruction in safe belaying, climbing and equipment use. Qualified instructors will be on hand to give you climbing and abseiling tips. AND this year we are introducing the new Sportwall, you will have heaps of fun trying to master this game. Where

Tannum Fitness Centre, Creek Rd, Tannum Sands

When

19 January, 9am – 12 midday

Cost

$15.00

Items Required

¾ Shorts & T-shirt, water bottle. Please wear white soled, enclosed shoes.

Kite Surfing Agnes Water An introduction to Kite Surfing and stand up paddle. Cedric from Kitesurf 1770 will take you through the lesson and get you going. Where

Meet at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery& Museum, Cnr Goondoon and Bramston Streets, Gladstone, by 8am

When

19 January, all day event

Cost

$25.00

Items Required

Sun smart clothing, sunscreen, water bottle, hat. Lunch will be provided.

Reef2Beach Surfing Agnes Water Grom (the Legend) from Reef2Beach will teach you all the basics of Surfing in this 2 hour intensive session. Where

Hoozatt? Lairy Labyrinths What is a Labyrinth, I hear you say? A Labyrinth is a walkable wandering path and you get to paint one in a community area. We will be painting one at Rosella Park School and one at South Gladstone School, for the kids to enjoy and learn from. Where

Gladstone Rosella Park School, meet at the gate on Park St, Gladstone

When

19 January, 9am – 12 midday

Where

Gladstone Gladstone South State School, meet at the gate on Toolooa St, Gladstone

When

20 January, 9am - 12 midday

Cost

$10.00

Items Required

Morning tea, water bottle, hat, and comfortable clothes.

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Meet at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery& Museum, Cnr Goondoon and Bramston Streets, Gladstone, by 8am

When

19 January, all day event

Cost

$25.00

Items Required

Sun smart clothing, sunscreen, water bottle and hat. Lunch will be provided.

Kayaking Agnes Water An ocean kayak adventure through the beautiful waterways of Seventeen Seventy, fish feeding at the Marina, followed by a paddle to a secluded beach. Where

Meet at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery& Museum, Cnr Goondoon and Bramston Streets, Gladstone, by 8am

When

19 January, all day event

Cost

$25.00

Items Required

Sun smart clothing, sunscreen, water bottle and hat. Lunch will be provided.

Rio Tinto Alcan SUNfest Showcase Let's see what you have all been doing during SUNfest, with live performances from Glee, Circus, Theatre, Turtle Lanterns and maybe a Flash Dance. Bring the whole family along and enjoy the fun. Where

Gladstone Entertainment Centre, Goondoon St, Gladstone

When

20 January, 7pm - 9pm

Cost

Free

Items Required

Free admission when you present your SUNfest ticket.

Three easy ways to book Tickets go on sale from 10am, Thursday December 1, 2011. 1. Book online at: http://gec.gladstonerc.qld.gov. au/ On completion of your purchase, a ticket voucher will be automatically emailed to you. Print this ticket voucher, as this is your ticket for admission to your purchased SUNfest event. An indemnity form will also be automatically generated and emailed to you at the same time. This indemnity form must be completed in full and signed for each event attended. OR 2. Visit the Gladstone Entertainment Centre Box Office with your program and your payment (cash, cheque, money order or credit card). Admission tickets will be issued on the spot when the booking is confirmed. The indemnity form must still be completed and copies will be available at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre Box Office. OR 3. Phone the Bookings Hotline with your list of activities and pay by credit card. Admission tickets will be available for pick up from the Entertainment Centre’s Box Office, along with the indemnity form for completion. Please note: If you arrive at an event and have not completed the indemnity form with proof of age, you will not be permitted to participate and will forfeit a refund. All prices include the $3.30 ticket booking fee.

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s d i Lil Kivities Act

Kids Holiday Program for 9-11yr olds Paper Mache Fish of the Reef

Tickets on sale from 10am, Thursday December 1, 2011 Book online at: http://gec.gladstonerc.qld.gov.au/

Paper Mache has come along way from pasting newspaper on to balloons. Day one you will make your paper mache fish or seahorse, and on day two you will decorate it with cool coloured paints. Where

When Where

Gladstone Gladstone Regional Art Gallery& Museum, Cnr Goondoon and Bramston Streets, Gladstone 9 January, 9am - 12 noon & 16 January, 9am - 12 noon Boyne Island Boyne Tannum Community Centre, Mt Larcom Room, Wyndham Aveue, Boyne Island

When

11 January, 9am - 12 noon & 18 January, 9am - 12 noon

Cost

$15.00 for the 2 sessions Must do the 2 sessions

Items Required

Morning tea, water bottle, old clothing (as you will be using glues and paint).

Sunfish

SUNFISH Queensland returns to SUNfest to teach beginners all about fishing. You will receive a fishing rod & reel, instructions on safety. Where

Canoe Point, Tannum Sands

When

14 January, 9am - 1pm

Cost

$5.50

Items Required

Water bottle, hat, old clothes, Sunscreen. Barbecue lunch & soft drink provided.

Chalk design, drawing and shading techniques will be demonstrated with group and individual participation on allocated pavement areas or on canvas secured to a flat surface. Where

Gladstone Stockland Kin Kora, Philip St Gladstone (inside in the Mall)

When

16 January, 9am – 12 midday

Where

Gladstone O'Connell Place (Between GRAG&M & CAS), Cnr Goondoon & Bramston Sts, Gladstone

When

17 January, 9am – 12 midday

Where

Gladstone Gladstone City Library

Where

Agnes Water Skate Park, Agnes Water

When

18 January, 9am – 12 midday

When

9 January, 9am – 12 midday

Where

Where

Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Glenlyon Rd.

Boyne Island Bray Park Stage, Wyndham Ave, Boyne Island

When

19 January, 9am – 12 midday

When

10 January, 9am - 12 noon

Cost

$5.00 each session

Where

Tannum Sands Canoe Point, Tannum Sands

Items Required

Hat, water bottle, snack, comfortable clothes.

When

11 January, 9am - 12 noon

Cost

$30.00 each session

Items Required

Enclosed shoes, sunscreen, water bottle, hat, and sun shirt.

Indoor Rock Climbing & Sport Wall

Qualified instructors will be on hand to give you climbing and abseiling tips and this year we are introducing the new Sportwall, you will have heaps of fun trying to master this game. Where

Tannum Fitness Centre, Creek Rd, Tannum Sands

When

12 January, 9am - 12 midday

Cost

$15.00

Items Required

¾ shorts & T-shirt, water bottle. Please wear white soled, enclosed shoes.

Make a beautiful, colour changing single lantern to take home. You can even join us in the Lantern Parade at next year's Gladstone Harbour Festival. Where

Boyne Island Boyne Tannum Community Centre, Mt Larcom Room, Wyndham Aveue, Boyne Island

When

17 January, 10am - 12noon

Where

Gladstone Gladstone Regional Art Gallery& Museum, Cnr Goondoon and Bramston Streets, Gladstone

When

17 January, 2pm - 4pm

Cost

$10.00 each session

Items Required

Afternoon tea, water bottle, hat, and comfortable clothes.

IZIT? Entertainment Urban Chalk Art

Laser Skirmish

Laser Skirmish is a team combat simulator with monster sniper rifles and compact SMGs, which have realistic sound effects, and weight and real scopes.

Hoozatt? Light up your Life

Limestone Sculptures You will create your own stone sculpture using Mt Gambier Limestone, which is a dense, easily worked, non toxic stone to take home. Where

Cedar Galleries, Bruce Highway, Benaraby

When

19 January, 9am - 12 midday

Cost

$25.00

Items Required

Sunscreen, hat, morning tea and water bottle.

Hoozatt? Drama Kings & Queens Drama games, movement games, theatre sports, freezes, group games, pointless boots and all fun, fun, fun. Step way outside your comfort zone with this group of games that have you laughing all day. Where

Tannum Sands Millennium Esplanade. Tannum Sands. Large rotunda, near Surf Life Savers Club

When

19 January, 9am - 11am

Where

Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Glenlyon Rd. Meet at Visitor Information Centre

When

19 January, 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Cost

$10.00 each session

Items Required

Afternoon tea, water bottle, hat, and comfortable clothes and sunscreen.

AFL Fast and Furious

If you have always wanted to learn AFL or if you already play AFL, here is a chance to hone your skills with qualified trainers from AFL Queensland. Where

Clinton Park Oval, Areodrome Rd, Gladstone

When

17 January, 9am - 2pm

Where

Bits Club AFL Fields, Boyne Island

When

18 January, 9am - 2pm

Cost

$5.00

Items Required

Hat, enclosed shoes, water bottle, morning tea, and lunch provided by the local AFL clubs.

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South End parks: The stories behind the na mes Have you ever stopped and thought about why parks and streets are named what they are named? Did you know that Gladstone Regional Council has a policy in this regard? Earlier this year, Council sought residents' assistance in naming two parks on South End, Curtis Island, that had been nicknamed by locals but were not formally named. A third park on the island was named Des Golding Memorial Park in 1991.

An overwhelming response of almost 400 submissions were received and Council, at its September 20 general meeting, adopted names for each of the two parks that honour families who have helped shape the island as we know it today. Council will soon officially name and erect signage at Frank and Francie Hart Park and Janson Park, which are located between Pacific Crescent and the ocean and the ferry entrance respectively.

Frank & Francie Hart Park

Frank and Francie Hart bought several allotments on South End prior to the Second World War and are recognised as the first permanent residents of the island. Together, during the war years, they toiled under basic conditions to construct the South End Guesthouse, now known as Capricorn Lodge. Frank, a carpenter who served in the Royal Merchant Navy during the first Frank and Francie Hart World War as a shipwright, suffered in the 1950s from a stroke after being struck in the head by a 44 gallon drum while trying to get to safety from the jetty during the 1949 cyclone. Frank remained impaired as a result of the stroke until his passing in 1959, leaving Francie to run the thriving guesthouse. Dedicated to managing and preserving the idyllic lifestyle of the island community, Francie was a founding and subsequent life member of the South End Progress Association. She was instrumental in getting the ferry service to the island; the phone service (a party line, to which she then voluntarily manned); the original park and playground equipment; as well as lobbying to benefit the South End community and readily lending a helping hand. She maintained this commitment until ill health forced her to leave the island in 1992 to seek care in a Gladstone nursing home. The Hart's descendants continue to have a treasured affiliation with South End and Curtis Island and have expressed they are proud to have Council bestow a lasting tribute upon a pioneering couple who had an immense love for the island. Guesthouse in 1954 built by Frank and Francie Hart

Parks & Recreation portfolio spokesperson Councillor Graham McDonald said Council has been overwhelmed by the response from residents. "This information will add to the historical information in existence and benefit generations to come over time," he said. The following information was compiled from residents' submission and from subsequent discussions with the Hart and Janson families.

Janson Park

The Janson family has called Gladstone home for 152 years. A shipwrecked 24 year old Danish seaman, Laurens Janson landed on Barney Point beach in 1859 and decided to make Port Curtis home. Captain Janson went on to become Pilot of Port Curtis in 1868, the mail tenderer between Gladstone and Sea Hill and held several community positions including twice chairman and councillor of the Calliope Divisional Board (the forerunner of Calliope Shire Council) and his name appears twice as Mayor on the Gladstone Municipal Council Board. Many of Captain Janson's descendants were born and raised in Gladstone, with his family carrying on his passion for all things nautical. In 1952, the contract to build a new jetty, to replace the original one destroyed in the 1949 cyclone, was awarded to Captain Janson's grandson, Ernest Laurens Janson. Ernest was helped by his brother Laurens (Laurie) Sidney Janson, his son-in-law David McClure and other local workmen. The Janson family was well-experienced in bridge building and road construction and Ernest and Laurie were no exception. They built the jetty using the typical timber bridge practice of the time. Piles were brought by punt from Rawbell Creek (near Targinnie) and they cut and milled the timber on the island at a sawmill the Janson brothers built near the work site. The jetty was 1275 feet (388.62 metres) long on completion, enabling it to reach navigable waters at all tides. In the following years a T-head was added and then extended again. It was opened to the public in October 1954 and remained in use until about 2002 when it was replaced by the current caisson.

Ernest Laurens Janson (left) was helped by his brother Laurens Sidney Janson (right) build the South End jetty in 1952. The iconic jetty

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Thank you to the Hart and Janson fa milies for supplying Council with these images and information and to all who provided feedback during the consultation process.


Clinic Dates for November 2011 SERVICE

VENUE

DAYS

Child Health Nurse

Agnes Water

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Baffle Creek

November 10

Mothers Group

November 24

Community Nurse

TBA

Dietician

Agnes Water

November 8

Miriam Vale

November 29

Family Support Worker

Agnes Water

Monday to Friday

Legal Program

Agnes Water

November 17

Miriam Vale

November 18

Agnes Water

November 16 & 17

Miriam Vale

November 2

Agnes Water

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

Baffle Creek

November 24

Miriam Vale

November 3 & 17

Agnes Water

Monday & Thursday

Miriam Vale

November 3, 8, 10, 17 & 23

Rosedale

November 7 & 15

Podiatrist Physiotherapist

Seniors Nurse

Turkey Beach HT November 2 & 16

Dr Sue Redman

Lowmead

November 7 & 21

Baffle Creek

November 8, 22, 30

Agnes Water

November 9 & 10

Community Intra/Agency Meeting Wednesday November 30, 9.30 am Please phone 4902 1100 for an appointment for these services

Agnes project continues Structural work on the reservoir, part of the Seventeen Seventy/ Agnes Water Integrated Water Project, is taking shape. The wall and floor of the reservoir are complete and roof installation was anticipated by October. In other project stages, pipeline from Springs Road to the beach is installed with the road to beach (exception of the last 50m for car park) complete. Construction work on the pump station is still under way. Desalination plant construction work is in final stages with all major structures and equipment in place. Mechanical and electrical fit-out continues with commissioning activities to start in November. The beach concrete pump station well is 50 per cent complete and when finished will be fitted out with pumps, pipe work and electrical equipment. Outfall pipe and intake pipes are installed. The wastewater treatment plant earthworks have commenced.

LAMP program steps up Gladstone Regional Council has responded to the changing face of the community by giving additional weight to its Local Area Multicultural Partnership program. Council's Multicultural Community Relations Officer Luis Arroyo said the 2006 ABS Census showed the Gladstone Region is home to citizens representing 72 nationalities, with skilled migrants representing 17.8 per cent of the population. Mr Arroyo believed that figure could rise to about 25 per cent when the 2011 Census figures are released next year. "The Gladstone Region is a

culturally diverse community where that diversity is not only appreciated, but also encouraged," Mr Arroyo said. "This is reflected in the efforts of Council's Local Area Multicultural Partnership (LAMP) program to enhance Council competency and responsiveness to assist residents in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. "Cross-cultural training for all staff members, disaster management multilingual resources, and increased access to translating and interpreting services are some of the key implementations being facilitated within Council by LAMP."

Life long volunteer farewelled at Gardens Rita Moller was farewelled at the Tondoon Botanic Gardens on October 5 after 17 years of volunteering at the Gardens. Mayor Sellers and the Gardens Visitor Centre officer Merilyn Haigh presented Rita with a photograph of the Botanic Gardens, flowers and a card to thank her for the many hours spent assisting the Gardens team and creating joy for young children through the making of nature creatures. Rita has been volunteering her time for 25 years at West Gladstone State School and the Gardens. Originally from Denmark, Rita and her husband, Gunner, moved to Gladstone in early June 1967 where Rita began working at West school as a cleaner. In the 1990s, Rita started volunteering at Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens because

she felt it would be fulfilling and rewarding. "I get great pleasure out of helping other. I believe you should treat others the way you’d like to be treated," Rita said. Hundreds of children have benefitted from Rita's artistic talents, making hundreds of creatures from natural objects, sticks, leaves, nuts and twigs - most from the Gardens. “There are a lot more things to choose from at the gardens then in your own backyard,” she said. In her time helping others, Rita and her willing band of helpers and learners have made 4000 creatures. And she has no plans to stop creating, claiming she's packed bags of seed pods and natural goodies in her suitcase so she can continue her life's passion with her soon-tobe friends at Inverpine Retirement Community.

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arts, culture & ente Gladstone Regional Ar t Gallery & Museum

Cnr Goondoon & Bramston Sts, Gladstone. Ph: 4976 6766

aristocratic upbringing; denied her true culture and abandoned by the culture she was forced into.

n The Mouse Trap December 1 & 2, 8pm

n Martin Hanson Awards November 5-December 8 The Gladstone community is invited this month to enjoy the most prestigious social event on the Gladstone Region's arts calendar: The annual Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards. The much anticipated exhibition opens to the public at the Gladstone Art Gallery and Museum at 10am on Saturday, November 5. Dr Campbell Gray, the 2011 judge, will lead a floor talk of the exhibition at 11am, followed by lunch (gold coin donation). Dr Gray then presents his illustrated lecture titled “Our roots are always near the surface”, an exploration of the origins of art museums (galleries) at 2pm. The presentation of awards and official exhibition opening starts at 6.30pm. The exhibition of selected entries will remain on display at the Gallery/Museum until Thursday, December 8, with some works available for sale.

Gladstone Enter tainment Centre 58 Goondoon Street, Gladstone. Ph: 4972 2822

n Bangarra Dance Company November 16, 2011, 7.30pm Originally inspired by the Thomas Bock portrait of a young Aboriginal girl in a red dress, Bangarra Dance Company's Mathinna tells the true story of the short, confusing and tragic life of the portrait's subject. Born on Flinders Island in 1835 and adopted by Governor Sir John and Lady Franklin, Mathinna was alienated from her indigenous culture and thrust into Tasmania's social aristocracy at an early age. Just a few years after her adoption, Governor and Lady Franklin moved from Tasmania, leaving Mathinna behind and when she was 12, she was sent to the Queen's Orphan School. Wherever she went she never fit in - she was an orphaned Aboriginal with

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Local theatre company Bunbury Players are at it again; this time bringing Agatha Christies' The Mousetrap to Gladstone Entertainment Centre. The Mouse Trap is a murder mystery with a twist, which has been performed in London for the past 60 years. The play is set in the Great Hall of Monkswell Manor, which proprietors Mollie and Giles Ralston have converted into a guest house. Mollie, Giles and their guests become snowed in, only to find out a murderer is in their midst.

December 5, 11am To truly represent John Denver's body of work in just one show would be impossible. From the opening chords of "Rocky Mountain High" to the soaring grandeur of "The Eagle and the Hawk" and on to the deep romance of "For You" and "Lady", the songs just keep on coming. Be amazed at Trevor's use of an array of instruments including the Ukulele playing "Somewhere over the Rainbow", the Mountain Dulcimer playing 'Amazing Grace', plus many more acoustic instruments and hits! Morning Melodies is a lovely opportunity, specifically for seniors. Guests are provided with a complimentary morning tea from 10am with the performance starting at 11am.

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n Bush poets' breakfast December 11, 7am-10am If a morning of breakfast and Australian bush poetry tickles your fancy, then the Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens is the place to be on Sunday, December 11. Following a successful bush poets' breakfast in October,

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n Botanical prints with tie dye twist Throughout Nov, 9am-5pm

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event organiser Margy McArdle will host another breakfast to build a strong contingent of local poets who may wish to compete at the Bush Poets' Festival, also at the Gardens, on July 14 and 15 next year. Beginner performers can learn the art of performance poetry in a no-stress situation while refining their work in front of a friendly and forgiving audience. The breakfast commences at 7am and finishes at 10am at the Visitor Information Services deck and costs $12 per head. Tickets must be pre-purchased from Chantelle or Debbie at BG's Café at Tondoon Botanic Gardens or phone 4979 0993, or through Colin Burke at Elders Real Estate, Tank Street, or phone 4972 5700. For information phone 4979 0909 or email kimmcardle@bigpond.com

Kaftans, sarongs and wall art are just some of the unique pieces on display at Tondoon Botanic Gardens during November. Local artists Juliri Ingra and Sheree Dearden have created this collection of printed and dyed work and said their exhibition is a "celebration of colour and nature". The pieces were created using fabrics such as chiffon, satin, lycra and velvet before they are turned into headbands, kaftans, bed linen, bags, sarongs, curtains, dresses, pyjamas, tablecloths and wall art. The exhibition will be held at the Tondoon Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Gallery from 9am - 5pm daily.

n Artists sought for exhibitions Due Friday, November 11 Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens is inviting all regional artists, schools, individuals and community art groups to submit expressions of interest to hold an exhibition, workshop or school holiday program at the Gardens in 2012. Submissions are due by Friday, November 11. All enquiries and submissions can be directed to Merilyn Haigh, Visitor Services Officer, on 4971 4443 or email merilynh@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au


ertainment Celebrate Australia art entries sought As part of the Gladstone Region's Australia Day celebrations for all to enjoy. 2012 celebrations, Council is calling for entries Six prize-winning entries will have their work in the Celebrate Australia Primary School Art reproduced as Council's commemorative 2012 Competition. Australia Day postcards, to be given away on The competition is open to all Gladstone Region the day. primary school children to help us to celebrate Entry forms are available from Council's what and who makes Australia great. libraries, venues, offices and website. To enter, students simply have to draw, paint or collage an aspect of Australia they believe is iconic on a sheet of A4 paper. There are two sections: Prep to Year 3 and Year 4 to Year 7. All entries will be displayed at the Tondoon Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre during January, 2012, and the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum throughout February. Winners will be announced at the 2012 Council's Australia Day Family Fun Day at Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands on January 26. Winner Section One, 2011 Celebrate Australia A digital display featuring all entries received Primary School Art Competition, by Lauren will be presented during the Australia Day Porteous.

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Registrations now open for Golding Bursary The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum Society Golding Bursary, established with the generous support of Cyril Golding, assists Gladstone, Port Curtis and Callide Valley students pursuing tertiary studies in visual arts. A successful student will receive a bursary of $1500 per year for a maximum of three years to complete a full time course in visual arts leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Associate Diploma. For more information about eligibility and to obtain a registration form, please contact the Art Galley/Museum on 4976 6766 or at gragm@gladstonerc. qld.gov.au. Registration forms must be returned to the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum Society by 5pm on Friday, December 16, 2011.

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The Green Belt celebrates 25 years – opened November 1986 A visionary concept aimed at providing a recreation area for the town that incorporated sporting facilities and general park was proposed in 1972 by Mr Bernie Ryan, a Gladstone town planning consultant. The location, comprising three adjacent areas, extended along Glenlyon Road between Yarroon and Breslin Streets and covered an area of about 30 hectares (75 acres). The transformation of the derelict Railway Dam, together with Memorial Park (known locally as Polio Park), a tidal salt flat previously the town refuse tip, would represent the largest landscaping project undertaken in Gladstone. A proposal was to the Town Council in 1973 by then Works Manager Jim Sparkman for Queensland Alumina to fund the redevelopment over several years was accepted and a committee was formed to oversee the project. The first project was in the Central Zone of the concept plan and resulted in Queensland Alumina assisting Council to construct the Olympic-size Gladstone Memorial Pool. Through the 1970s, the tennis clubhouse and courts, foundations and drainage for new hockey fields (Rigby Park) and reconstruction of two hockey fields were completed. Planning also commenced for landscaping the “passive” area, named Happy Valley Park, and by 1979 three croquet courts and a clubhouse had been constructed. The damming of Happy Valley Creek to form a series of four lakes surrounded by paths and hillside landscaping was planned to complete the southern end of the Green Belt. The 1980s saw construction of floodlit netball courts and amenities block in Memorial Park (Area 2) and completion of eight softball playing fields, an international-standard softball diamond and the surface for ‘indoor’ hockey laid. The Police Citizens Youth Club opened its clubhouse in 1982 with the

basketball stadium officially opened in 1984. In this time the Netball and Softball Association established a clubhouses in Memorial Park. A privately developed waterslide was opened in Happy Valley Park and the lake surrounds named Reg Tanna Park. In November 1986, the Gladstone Sports and Parks Development Committee officially handed over the green belt to the Gladstone City Council. The committee, which had met almost monthly for 13 years, had “administered expenditure exceeding $3,800,000 of which Queensland Alumina had contributed $2,855,000. This was supported by about $600,000 in State and Commonwealth sporting subsidies, with about $300,000 raised by sporting groups using Memorial Park and the central area. Source: Gladstone Green Belt November 1986 booklet.

An aerial view of the pool and tennis courts.

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t’s On Council’s Community Calendar WhinaNovember? Event

Venue

Date & Time

Event Description

Community Information Session

CQU Gladstone Engineering Building Auditorium

November 2

Council will explain the scope of work and discuss plans for the Gladstone Marina bridge closure from February 6 - 12, 2012.

Welcome to Gladstone Morning Tea

Tondoon Botanic Gardens Visitor Information Centre

November 3

General Council Meeting

Gladstone Administration Centre, 101 Goondoon Street, Gladstone

November 1 & 15

Councillor Community Awareness Sessions

Stockland Gladstone

November 19

Story Time

Miriam Vale Library

November 1 & 15 9.30 – 10.30am

Agnes Water Library

Wednesday 10 – 11am

Gladstone City Library

Wednesday 11 – noon

Boyne Island Library

Friday 10.30 – 11.30am

Mt Larcom Library

Thursday 10.30 – 11.30am

Calliope Library

Friday 10.30 – 11.30am

Boyne Island Library, Mt Larcom Room

November 10 & 24 11 – 11.30am

Gladstone City Library

November 11 & 25 11 – 11.30am

Learn to Swim

Gladstone Aquatic Centre

Monday to Friday 9am -6pm

Gladstone Aquatic Centre is now offering a summer progressive Learn to Swim program. For more information or to book please contact the Gladstone Aquatic Centre on 4972 6822.

Happy Hour

Gladstone Aquatic Centre

Monday to Friday between 8am & 9am

This program allows aged pensioners (over 60) to use the Aquatic Centre for free to encourage staying fit and active. Please phone 4972 6822 for more information.

Library Square Performances

Library Square, Goondoon Street, Gladstone

Every Friday & Saturday between 6pm & 8pm

If you’re looking for something to do, come down and enjoy the free live and local music. Relax on the decks, soak up the atmosphere and start your night off on a high note. Phone 4972 2822 for more information

Library Square Performances

Library Square, Goondoon Street, Gladstone

Every Friday noon – 2pm

If you’re looking for something to do, come down and enjoy the free live and local music Relax on the decks, soak up the atmosphere and start your night off on a high note. Phone 4972 2822 for more information.

Baby Bounce

10am - noon

From 9am

9am - noon

After hours emergency number 4979 1134. Residents who incur STD call rates in contacting Council, can phone 1300 733 343 at a cost of local call rates. Correspondence Residents are asked to direct all correspondence to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 29, Gladstone Qld 4680.

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5.30pm - 6.30pm

The Welcome to Gladstone Morning Tea is held each month and allows newcomers to find out more about what the Gladstone Region offers and also meet others who are new to the region. For more information please contact 4976 6300. Community members are welcome to attend Council’s General Meetings Gladstone Regional Council Councillors will be on hand to discuss any issues, topics or concerns that residents may have. Story Time and Crafts for children aged 0 – 5 years. No bookings are required. For more information contact your local Library, visit www.gladstone.qld. gov.au

A lap sit program is being held for a parent and their child less than two years old. This program includes songs and rhymes. No bookings are required.

Customer service Council is committed to providing you with timely, efficient and consistent service. Our customer service charter can be accessed from Council’s website. Council meetings Council meetings are held every first and third Tuesday of

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the month from 9am at the Gladstone Council Chambers, 101 Goondoon Street, Gladstone. A list of agenda items is available from Council’s website from 5pm the Friday prior to each meeting. Meeting minutes are also available from the website. • Planning Scheme Hotline: 1300 621 922


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