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                                       Artwork Awards Attract a Crowd
Gladstone ... a future for everyone.

                                       M     ore than 300
                                             people visited the
                                       Gladstone Regional Art
                                       Gallery and Museum last
                                       month to be among the
                                       first to view the winning
                                       artwork at the Martin
                                       Hanson Memorial Art
                                       Awards.
                                           The Awards Judge, Roger Butler
                                       praised the enthusiasm of entrants
                                       and the quality of artwork entered
                                       in the awards, paying special atten-
                                       tion to one piece that really stood
                                       out as the overall winner.
                                                                                        Roger Butler admires Spin Fx1 by Victoria Royds


                                                                                            Local Artist, James Hurley                    Calling All Fair Dinkum
                                                                                        took out the overall Queensland                      Aussie Heroes
                                                                                        Alumina Martin Hanson Memorial
                                                                                        Art Award with his piece ‘Man Mis-                Water Meter Wise
                                                                                        take’ which took more than a year                 School Holiday Fun
                                                                                        to complete.
                                                                                            Inspired by the death of his                  The Black & White On
                                                                                        uncle, the three-dimensional sculp-                  Grey Water
                                                                                        ture of a turtle shell was made from              Escape the Summer Heat
                                                                                        sticks painted with local ochres and                 at the Gladstone
                                                                                        represented the relationship of                      Aquatic Centre
                                        Peter Odgers (QAL) congratulates James          people with the land.
                                                Hurley on Man Mistake
                                                                                                                                          It’s New, It’s Improved
                                                                                                                                              - It’s the Gladstone City
                                                                                                                                              Council Website!
                                                                                                                                          New Experience for Saiki
                                                                                                                                          Callemondah Overpass
                                                                                                                                             Becoming a Reality
                                                                                                                                          Cappuccino-isation
                                                                                                                                          Calendar of Events
                                                                                                                                             - Gladstone
                                                                                                                                             Entertainment Centre
                                                                                                                                          Smart House Saves the
                                                                                                                                            Environment
                                                                                                                                          Nature Park Taking Shape
                                                                                                                                          Sunderland a Sell-Out!
                                                                                                                                          Budding Photographers
                                                                                                                                            - Time to Snap to it!
                                                                                                                                          Water Consumption
                                                                                                                                          Council Meeting Schedule
                                               ‘Youth-Emergent Artist Award Winner, Shaelah Aiotti in front of her work, ME.

                                                                                                                                DECEMBER 2004
New
Experience
for Saiki
R   esidents in Saiki, Glad-
    stone’s sister city in
Japan, were treated to a
cultural delight recently
when two of Gladstone’s
Aboriginal artists, Coral
Southee and Allen Craigie
paid a visit to share their
talents.
    During their brief visit in Saiki, Coral
and Allen painted a friendship pole with
the help of local school children, intro-
ducing them to traditional Aboriginal
culture through their art.
    The friendship pole, along with
another two that were painted by
the pair in Australia were given to the
people of Saiki and will be installed as
part of their ‘Kangaroo Garden’.

Callemondah
Overpass
Becoming a
Reality
T   he starting line is
    now in sight for the
Callemondah Overpass
with another two steps
taken towards making the
project a reality.
    The first step came with the Federal
Government’s announcement to pro-
vide the remaining $3 million needed,
the second step with the finalisation of
consultants for the project.
    Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR)
have been successful in securing the
design component with local consult-
ant, Qantec McWilliams overseeing the
construction management component.
    Tenders for the construction of the
Overpass are expected to be called in
early 2005.




                                               Photos courtesy of Coral Southee
Escape the summer heat at the
Gladstone Aquatic Centre
                                                                        Photo courtesy of The Gladstone Observer




Photo courtesy of The Gladstone Observer


The Black and                                     Opening Hours:
                                                  Monday to Friday 5:30am – 7:30pm
White on the                                      Weekends and Public Holidays

Grey Water Issue                                     9:00am – 5:00pm
                                                  Christmas Day: Closed
    Grey water reuse laws will become a           New Years Day: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
whole lot clearer in early 2005 when State
Government policy changes will make the
                                                  Adults $3 and Children $2
                                                     AustSwim Accredited Learn to Swim
reuse of grey water legal. Grey water
                                                  Program commencing 24 January to
is used water which comes from wash-
                                                  25 March 2005. For more information
ing machines, showers, sinks, etc; but
                                                  phone 49726822.
not from toilets. The State Government
announced the proposed changes in May
this year.
    Appropriate reuse guidelines to allow
the public to use grey water safely are
currently being developed by the State
Government.
    Please note that the policy changes
are not yet in place and more information
will be provided prior to the introduction
of any changes.

It’s new, it’s
improved – it’s
the Gladstone
City Council
Website!
     With all new features including news,
events, employment, tenders, public
notices, online billing, visitor information
as well as online forms, maps and Coun-
cillor details, the Gladstone City Council
website is definitely keeping up with the
technology of the 21st century!
     The site is destined to become an
invaluable time saver and source of infor-
mation for residents, visitors and local
business.
     Check it out after it is launched in early
2005 at www.gladstone.qld.gov.au.

                                                                                                     DECEMBER 2004
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