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Community Visioning Sessions planned

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Council is hosting two Structure Planning Exercises called "Community Visioning Sessions" at Calliope Community Centre, 5 Don Cameron Drive, Calliope, on Tuesday, April 9 from 5.30pm to 8.00pm; and at the Agnes Water Community Centre, 71 Springs Road, Agnes Water on Wednesday, May 29 from 5.30pm to 8.00pm. These sessions aim at getting community input into the preparations of local plans for each community as part of the development of the region's inaugural single land use planning scheme. If you are interested in attending these sessions or to find out more visit Council's Community Visioning Sessions webpage.

Meeting to reignite local emergency committee

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If you live in the Baffle Creek, Lowmead or Rosedale areas, don't forget to note on April 13 Council will host an introductory meeting at the Baffle Creek Sport and Recreation Grounds to re-establish the Local Emergency Coordination Committee (LECC) for the area. Mayor Gail Sellers is encouraging residents to attend the meeting to find out more about the LECC. LECCs are established throughout Queensland to help Council-run local disaster management groups with various responsibilities. To find out more, phone 4970 0700 or email

Float a feature of parade

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Council staff and volunteers turned out to assist artist Kim Scrimshaw in designing and building this year's Council float for the 2013 Gladstone Harbour Festival Street Parade. The brightly coloured float was a feature of the March 24 parade that made its way through the CBD and to the Gladstone Marina. Themed "Roll Up, Roll Up", the procession attracted 50 floats and thousands of spectators. Council carpenter Sam Munroe and painter Peter Bergqvist weaved their magic in creating the float and Council's technical officer Aaron Ibbotson volunteered as driver. Friends of the Art Gallery and Museum volunteers also assisted. The success of this float, however, is largely attributable to the dedication of Cultural Projects Officer Di Paddick who coordinates the effort on behalf of Council every year.