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Environmental stars to headline at eco weekend

Image of Ian Kiernan and Jerry Coleby-Williams

Preparations are under way for Ecofest, Central Queensland's largest environmental awareness event, which will take centre-stage at Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens on Sunday, June 2.

In a first this year, the event will also incorporate a GREAN (Gladstone Region Environmental Advisory Network) Forum, held on Saturday, June 1, with guest speakers including one of Australia's most respected environmentalists Ian Kiernan and television star Jerry Coleby-Williams from Gardening Australia.

The pair will also make appearances in Ecofest's "Green House" tent during Ecofest, which runs from 9am to 3pm on the Sunday.

Pikes Crossing damage worse than expected

Pikes Crossing causeway

Further Council investigations have revealed remedial works on Pikes Crossing Road at the Boyne River Causeway are likely to take longer than expected. 

Council's Engineering Services portfolio spokesperson Councillor Rick Hansen said more structural damage was discovered when the water level receded. Read more…

Boomtown spectacular to entertain community

The spotlight is shining on Gladstone as excitement builds for the production of Boomtown, a Queensland Music Festival (QMF) spectacular, to be staged at the Gladstone Marina from July 18 to 21.

Thousands are expected to be entertained as the Marina Parklands are transformed into an open-air stage over four night performances. QMF, partnered by Council, will tell the story of the development of Gladstone into an industrial city in its largest project to date.