The Gympie Library is printing an estimated 40 headframes each week.
The Gympie Library is printing an estimated 40 headframes each week.

Gympie Library using technology to help battle COVID-19

GYMPIE COUNCIL NEWS

STAFF at the Gympie Regional Libraries have been hard at work creating 3D-printed face shield headframes that will be used by Queensland Health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The initiative that was started by the Herston Biofabrication Institute called for donations of medical supplies using specific designs that could be created using a 3D printer.

To keep up with the current demand, the Gympie Library is printing an estimated 40 headframes each week, with the first delivery posted during the last week of April.

The council thanked all of the medical personnel who have been involved during the pandemic.

End of era at helm

Gympie Regional Council CEO Bernard Smith's resignation was accepted earlier this at a special council meeting held at the Town Hall.

Mr Smith joined Gympie Regional Council in August 2011 and said he was proud of how much the region had advanced since that time.

"Our region is on the cusp of significant growth,'' Mr Smith said.

"Preparing the region for that growth by investing in quality infrastructure, improving liveability and having an aspiration for our future has been a key driver for me during my nine years as CEO.''

Mr Smith said he was immensely proud of the council staff's contribution to not only providing everyday services for the community but also for its forward-thinking in preparing the region for future generations.