The council has reversed its controversial decision to exclude Mary St from the Gold Rush Parade route after public backlash.
The council has reversed its controversial decision to exclude Mary St from the Gold Rush Parade route after public backlash. LEEROY TODD

VOTE: Is the new Gold Rush Parade route the best option?

GYMPIE Regional Council has reversed its controversial decision to exclude Mary St from the traditional Gold Rush Parade following a public backlash over the move.

The council confirmed the decision in a social media post on Saturday night, with Mayor Mick Curran saying "council is always keen to listen to the views of local residents and work with them to make events a success".

It is believed that the parade is still starting at the top of Mellor St, and will now wind its way down the hill and through the CBD.

Is this the best place to start the parade?

Is it a good idea to start the Gold Rush Parade at the top of Mellor St (before running the length of Mary St)?

This poll ended on 10 September 2018.

Current Results

Yes, a longer parade is better.

26%

No, the parade would be too long.

73%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

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