Cr Robinson - Grants, pets and flights
  • Thursday 21 August 2014

Councillor Rogerson and I recently met with ECCO to discuss a number of projects and how council might assist with the progress of these. They include use of the scout hall, proposed improvements to The Terraces at Eumundi Markets and embellishments to the three roundabouts at the entrances to the township of Eumundi. I’ll update you as these projects progress.

Grants programs galore!
Three terrific council grants programs are now open for applications. Artists can apply for a Regional Arts Development Fund grant, which offers funding towards concept, skills and career development, while not-for-profit community organisations with a project to benefit the Coast community can apply for a Community Grant of up to $30,000.

Applications are also open for Environment Levy Grants with up to $5,000 funding to help projects that make a positive and ongoing contribution to the region’s biodiversity and waterways. Visit council’s website for further details.

Responsible pet ownership
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 your dog attacks another animal or a person you could face fines of up to $30,000, euthanasia of your dog and civil action. If you experience or witness dogs acting aggressively towards people or animals contact council on 5475 7272.

If you’re reading this before 5pm August 22, you’ve still got time to comment on council’s draft Domestic Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Strategy 2014-2020. The strategy will act as a tool for promoting and enhancing responsible pet ownership, while informing the community about Council’s role and future priorities in animal management. Email feedback directly to

Win a trip to Auckland
Head to Sunshine Coast Airport’s Facebook page and follow the link to enter the draw for a trip to Auckland worth over $2000! Entries close at midnight on August 23. Air New Zealand is flying to and from the Coast until October 19 this year.

‘Meet and greet’
Mark Wednesday August 27 in your diary if you would like to come along to my next ‘meet and greet’ session at the Eumundi Markets. I’ll be there from 10am to noon.

First appeared in Eumundi Green on August 21