Cr OPray - Ping pong tables coming to Mudjimba
  • Friday 15 August 2014

Mudjimba Island Swim
Well done to everyone who did the Mudjimba Island Swim, particularly my colleague Councillor Chris Thompson. They swam from Mudjimba Beach, out around Old Woman Island and all the way to Mooloolaba. I’ve done a few laps in my time and I know, understand and appreciate the significance of 11km in the ocean for a non-swimmer.

The event raised funds for the Nambour and Currimundi Special Schools – it’s amazing what people will do for charity. Congrats to Bill Hoffman and Ashley Robinson on the longevity of this great event – well done, boys.

Ping pong tables coming to Mudjimba
Fancy a game of ping pong along Mudjimba Esplanade? You’ll soon be able to have a hit, when ping pong tables are installed in Power Memorial Park. This follows the success of two tables in Cotton Tree, the first of their kind on the Sunshine Coast, which were installed after I stole the idea on a trip to Sydney. The Mudjimba tables will be funded through my councillor discretionary funding.

Responsible pet ownership
I recently delivered a divisional newsletter to Division 8 residents and I’ve had a fantastic response, particularly from the Mudjimba community. This newsletter focused on responsible pet ownership, including dogs off leash, and I’d like to thank Mudjimba residents for understanding the importance of this and for their great feedback.

Council has zero tolerance for aggressive and dangerous dogs, and will ensure that owners of these animals are held responsible for their dog’s unacceptable behaviour. If you experience or witness dogs acting aggressively towards people or animals contact council on 5475 7272.

Cupania Street pathway upgrade
I’ve received a lot of positive feedback about the recently upgraded Cupania Street pathway in Mudjimba. The pathway provides an important link for locals and I’m pleased it has been so well received.

Improving stormwater drainage
Council is improving the stormwater drainage network across the region and work has commenced in Pacific Paradise to line the open drain between Bando Street and Wywong Street with concrete. This will make the drain easier to maintain. Council will retain and enhance the natural elements of the drain such as native trees and grasses, too. Traffic management measures will be in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists. Thanks in advance for your patience during construction.

First appeared in Coolum NS News on August 15