Cr Rogerson - Walk to School
  • Thursday 14 May 2015

War on weeds

Did you know runaway garden plants are one of the main sources of environmental weeds? You can help fight the battle against weeds, and grab free native plants for your garden at the same time, with Council’s War on Weeds exchange program.

Just take a shopping bag full of weeds to the Eumundi ‘swap point’ (or one of 24 others) this month to collect three free native plants. The Eumundi event is on Sunday May 24 from 9-11am at Sunken Gardens of Pacey Street. Council officers will be there to answer your questions about weeds and help identify them.

Apply now for funding

Applications are now open for Council’s Community Partnership Funding Program, which provides operational funding for not-for-profit organisations that deliver key services and facilities to the Sunshine Coast community. Take a look at Council’s website for all the details or to apply.

Pool closed for maintenance

The 25m pool at the Eumundi Aquatic Centre is undergoing routine maintenance work this month we’ll be replacing the internal and external pool expansion joints. It will reopen at the start of June and the centre’s gym and other pools will remain open throughout the month. I apologise for any inconvenience during this time and thank you for your patience while this great community facility is kept to a high standard.

Walk to School

Make sure you join thousands of families across Australia to leave the car at home and walk, scoot or skate to school for Walk Safely to School Day on Friday May 22. Council is organising the program for our region – you can register your kids on Council’s website and enter the draw to win great prizes. If you live too far from school to walk the whole way, you can park 1km away and walk from there. I think any initiative that gets kids moving is important – not only is walking to school fun, it boosts kids’ energy and helps them get their daily exercise.

First published in Eumundi Green on May 14