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TL;DR news on Gympie at April 22, 2023

Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Shane Chelepy said the bridge into the town has been opened now "The Bruce Highway is open north to south through Gympie with some diversions in place. Emergency alerts were issued for residents in the Gympie and Scenic Rim regions on Friday as heavy rain inundated already saturated catchments. Roads to Gympie are now cut off due to rising floodwater levels, which are expected to recede over the weekend. The Mary River at Gympie is expected to reach a peak of 15 metres on Saturday afternoon, while the nearby Bruce Highway was closed on Saturday morning. This time, Sean Connelly shares some of his amazing drone shots, and Gympie Today photographer Caroline Vielle got out this evening with her camera to catch a last few photos before she lost the light. The warning comes as floodwaters continue to impact a number of roads across the Gympie, Maryborough and Burnett regions with motorists attempting to continue their journey. Residents of the Gympie region are eligible to receive the Locals Award sponsored by SoMa SoMa Espresso Bar to the value of $3000. Sponsored by community members, Budget Steel and Creative Arts Gympie Region Inc. Donna Jones Gympie aged care workers are among thousands in Queensland and Western Australia who walked off the job, striking for better pay and staffing in aged care facilities on Tuesday. Then Gympie South Lions came to the rescue. Dorothy Bramley The Gympie Golf Club Ladies group had many ladies out playing the Single Stableford Competition on Wednesday, 4 May, and welcomed back Julia Webb after a notable absence. Three of these ladies have been long time members of the Gympie Red Cross, joining in 1961, 1975 and 1984.