Cr Baberowski - Australia Day Awards
  • Wednesday 03 February 2016

Congratulations to all the nominees and recipients of this year’s Australia Day awards! 

The awards recognise groups and individuals for their commitment to our region and while there I had the pleasure of catching up with three nominees from our area - Judy Tomlinson from Celebrate Beerwah, Jennifer Broderick the musical director behind the Carols, Twilight Markets ANZAC events and Rosie Maynard from the Beerwah Pay It Forward group. Citizen of the Year award went to David Larkin for his work as Chaplain at Buderim Mountain State School, supporting families facing difficulties. The efforts of the other award nominees and recipients ranged from environmental preservation and cultural enrichment to promoting disabled sport and road safety improvements, and we can all be proud of everyone involved in this year’s awards.


Have your say on remarkable Racemosa

What a special reserve this is just outside Landsborough Town Centre. Racemosa (Scribbly Bark Tree) Environmental Reserve was purchased by council in 2011 under your Environment Levy Land Acquisition program. After a three year establishment program council has prepared a draft management plan for this nearly 300 acre reserve detailing management actions required over the next 10 years. The draft plan is available to view at Beerwah and Maleny libraries and council administration centres. Submissions to Sunshine Coast Council, Locked Bag 72, Sunshine Coast Mail Centre, QLD 4560 or by email Feedback will be provided to all submitters via an email describing any changes that may have been adopted. The final plan will then be added to council’s website. Submissions can be made until 4pm on Friday, February 12, 2016.


Biodiversity grants available – apply now!

Are you a private rural landholder within the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area and you would like to undertake an on-ground project on your property to protect and enhance the natural assets and biodiversity of the region? Landholder Environment Grants are available for projects such as the installation of fencing to restrict stock access to vegetation and waterways, revegetation to restore degraded areas, control of environmental weeds and the modification of fencing to make it more wildlife-friendly. Submit an Expression of Interest online to have a council conservation officer visit your property to discuss the project in more detail. Expressions of interest close 5pm Monday, February 22. For further information visit council’s website or contact a grants officer on or 5420 8616.


Let the library come to you

Have you used council’s new Mobile Library service yet? The service is stocked with over 12,000 items and if the item you want is not available it can be reserved and brought to you on a subsequent visit. The Mobile Library visits Beerburrum, Conondale, Glass House, Montville and Peachester each week. Find more information on the Sunshine Coast Libraries website.

First published in Glasshouse Country News February 3, 2016