There are plenty of incentives to coach or volunteer for football this year.
There are plenty of incentives to coach or volunteer for football this year. Nicholas Falconer

Hive of activity and intriguing developments in Gympie

WE love 'em.

They are the dedicated folk at training on Thursday nights or Friday afternoons, and running up and down the sideline all weekend.

The coaches who make our love of sport possible. Legends. Awesome men, women and children who give up their own time and change lives.

VOTE NOW: One of these 40 people will be the Gympie region's 2019 TOP COACH

CLICK HERE: Mayor hails Rattler report which forecasts $10 million annual boon from train

Gympie Youth Precinct work - the council has moved this week to give local businesses a fairer chance of winning lucrative council jobs.
Gympie Youth Precinct work - the council has moved this week to give local businesses a fairer chance of winning lucrative council jobs. Troy Jegers

It has been a good thing to see the Gympie council finally acknowledging the concerns of the community in recent weeks and taking steps to mend the relationship between the community and its planning department, and now this week, taking steps to give local operators a better chance of winning council work.

Gympie Council CEO Bernard Smith and Mayor Mick Curran.
Gympie Council CEO Bernard Smith and Mayor Mick Curran. Renee Albrecht

Is it too little too late? We will see. The countdown is on to the March 2020 council election.

Can I just say a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to all the young athletes who competed in the All Schools Athletics carnival at Albert Park.

Gympie Magistrates Court House
Gympie Magistrates Court House Patrick Woods

There has again been so much happening in this region in the past week that it's hard to drill down to the most important news stories.

JOBS are always an important issues around here and the State Government's announcement today of 21,500 new jobs in roadworks, engineering and design is good news.

CLICK HERE: For more information on the 21,500 jobs

In Gympie directly, there are 12 jobs you can apply for right now.

We are officially in Muster mode now, and while the campers start to build out at the Muster site we will be delivering Gympie Times out there every morning, and not missing a minute of the action on stage and off.

Nolan Muster Cup is on this weekend - Shirley Hoang,Tom Briggs, Hayden Powell
Nolan Muster Cup is on this weekend - Shirley Hoang,Tom Briggs, Hayden Powell Troy Jegers

Last year, our outrageous photo galleries were enormously popular with the punters, and our photographers and reporters will be out at the site in force next week so look out for them and don't be shy about jumping in a pic.

Gympie Muster 2018 Lee Kernaghan.
Gympie Muster 2018 Lee Kernaghan. Renee Albrecht

If you have made it all the way to the bottom of my newsletter, you are in luck. I have got a double pass to see the Legends and Local concert in the Gympie Civic Centre next Wednesday night, featuring a Gympie favourite Troy Cassar-Daly, Linc Phelps and plenty more incredible talent.

To win this double pass just CLICK HERE and see how it works.

Muster Ambassador Troy Cassar-Daley will play at the Civic Centre next Wednesday night.
Muster Ambassador Troy Cassar-Daley will play at the Civic Centre next Wednesday night. Josh Preston
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