- Thursday 27 October 2016
For the ever-increasing number of tourists that visit the Eumundi Markets, parking also becomes an increasing problem.
To this end I have been having discussions with ECCO regarding new avenues for additional overspill car parking for Saturday’s and Wednesday’s markets.
Council’s depot site located at 5 Don Napier Road alongside the Eumundi Golf Driving Range seemed a good possible option to alleviate this issue. Council is going to undertake slashing of the portion of this site closest to the Eumundi Noosa Road and we’ll be installing appropriate crossover pipes for ease of access and egress from the site.
Whilst this site has only grass covering I believe it will be a good fix for the parking issue, as it is only likely to be needed on market days when the weather is fine and visitor numbers are at their highest.
Whilst I probably sound like a broken record with regards to telling you the market terrace upgrade is imminent, once again I’m here to let you know that we’re nearly there!
Engineers, landscape architects and community organisations EHA, EDCA, ECCO and council are finally zeroing in and we expect to have this out for tender before Christmas.
Discussion is still forthcoming on the best time for construction to take place, where all parties will be taking into account Eumundi Market patronage and seasonal climatic conditions.
Not too many Development Applications which come before Council are easy decisions – such as the recent Maroochy Sands, Bunnings Coolum or Aria Breeze.
I take my role and responsibility extremely seriously and endeavour, to the best of my ability, to make informed, educated decisions which are in the best interests of the majority of the Sunshine Coast Community.
Rest assured I read every single email and even the odd Youtube clip that concerned residents send me and I understand the angst displayed by some people and the ploy by others to make me aware of their perceived backing of a development.
Please be assured that I will always consider your thoughts both positive and negative when debating and finally making my decision after the debate at each Ordinary Council Meeting, when the final decision is ultimately made.
Rounding off for now, Rogo.