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 GRC councillor Cindi Bush, gallery & museum curator Jo Duke and Ben Hughes from one of the local printers that installed the artwork check out Bindi Waugh's design on a street sweeper, with Mick McCartin at the wheel.

GRC councillor Cindi Bush, gallery & museum curator Jo Duke and Ben Hughes from one of the local printers that installed the artwork check out Bindi Waugh's design on a street sweeper, with Mick McCartin at the wheel.

Gladstone art gets mobile

Gladstone artwork is taking to the street, with the council wrapping their fleet vehicles in a variety of designs by 15 local artists.

Designs featuring local landscapes, environment and people are adorning vehicles from art gallery vans to street sweepers.

What could you do with a railway tunnel?

It's been five years since so much as a maintenance team rolled along the Monto-Taragoola railway line southwest of Gladstone, but a team of locals is working to give the rail line a place in the 21st century.

Supported by both Gladstone and North Burnett regional councils, locals will be drawing up some potential alternative uses for the rail line and tunnels.  There's a workshop coming up on January 12 at the Mungungo Pub, which is surely worth visiting just for the name, to start making plans.  More info here.

Tiny post office is officially history

The tiny post office perched outside Rocky's Base Hospital is officially history, soon to be scooped up as part of the current carpark redevelopment and relocated to the Heritage Village.

The building dates from roundabout the 1940s - they're not entirely sure - and will join the village's collection of houses, shops, sheds and critters.

No money?  Wondering how to support your writer and artist friends?

Jandra Sutton, author of Fragile, has some suggestions on Twitter: