- Thursday 23 June 2016
Sunshine Coast Council’s 2016/17 Budget was handed down last Thursday June 16. I wanted to say how pleased I was to deliver such a wide range of projects to the community during the last financial year. I look forward to another solid year of results for Division 1.
Arts and Heritage Portfolio
I was very pleased to add the Arts and Heritage Portfolio for this term of council, both are passions of mine. I would like to encourage Division 1 residents to research our regions Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) and consider applying for a grant. The program is open year-round, to apply contact council’s grants team on 5420 8616.
Future planning for South East Queensland
The Queensland Government is seeking ideas to help develop the South East Queensland Regional Plan. I strongly encourage all residents to have a say on what you would like to see as priorities for the future of South East Queensland. All ideas will be carefully considered before a draft regional plan is released for further public consultation late in 2016. For more information visit www.shapingseq.com.au
Have your say on the rail duplication
As you know, I have been a committed advocate for the North Coast Rail Line duplication from Beerburrum to Nambour. If you haven’t already participated, now is a critical moment to have your say. Your feedback to the Queensland Government will assist the project team to potentially re-scope the project and finalise a reference design. Refer to this website for more information www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Projects/Name/B/Beerburrum-to-Nambour-Rail-Upgrade-Project
(First published in Kawana Weekly June 23, 2016)