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Community Donations Program is now open

Not-for-profit community groups that are based in, or service, the Gladstone region can apply for Council's 2014-15 Community Donations Program funding.

There are several categories designed to offer funding to groups that may not be eligible for grants or donations from other government or non-government sources.

Applications should be received by close of business on Friday, April 25. Access an application form and copy of the Community Donations Program Policy Guidelines via Council's website.

For more information contact Janine Sorrensen between 9.30am and 3pm on 4976 6351 or email.

Free fitness sessions kick off across the region

Woman using fitness station equipment

Make the most of free one-hour introductory fitness sessions for a limited time across the region funded through Council's Year of the Park initiative and supported by Australia Pacific LNG.

The sessions aim to teach residents how to use the region's fitness stations effectively and are conducted by Dreamfit Professional Services and Valentine's Personal Training.

Visit Council's website for information on session dates or to make a booking.

Council approves tavern for Calliope town centre

Approval for a new tavern at Calliope was approved, subject to conditions, at Council's general meeting on February 18.

The application, which meets provisions of the Calliope Shire Planning Scheme 2007 is proposed to be situated in the town centre. Read more...

Simple steps eliminate home sewerage risks

Depiction of boundary responsibilities

Recent heavy rainfall in the region has prompted a reminder to home owners to ensure excessive rainwater does not enter the sewerage network via their property.

Stormwater entering the sewerage network from leaky, defective pipes or from illegal diversions from properties can heavily impact on sewerage system capacity and its ability to operate efficiently.

When the system is overloaded beyond capacity there is a greater chance in extreme rainfall of drains backing up and overflowing sewerage.

A few simple, routine household checks can reduce risks of an overflow occurring. A sewer overflow and infiltration fact sheet and further information is on Council's website.