Cr Baberowski - Community groups update
  • Monday 01 January 0001

I thought it would be worth providing an update on some of the great work that is happening within our community groups. 

The Celebrate Glasshouse Country group have now officially moved into their space at the Landsborough School of Arts Memorial Hall and are developing the space as their ‘home’ with help from a 3 year Council Community Partnership Grant.  Stand by for more information of their space being available for use as a community meeting room.  Feel free to drop by and say hello to these dedicated volunteers, you can also follow them on Facebook ‘Celebrate Glasshouse Country’.

A fairly new advocacy group known as the ‘Landsborough, love where we live’ committee have formed to very positively focus on and explore future development and place making of Landsborough – follow their Facebook page or email landsborough.lovewherewelive@gmail.com – they are a good extension to the Landsborough Area Community Association that have a strong focus on community services.

The Glasshouse Country Chamber of Commerce has been reinvigorated due to the latest AGM, welcoming a number of new members on the executive – together they create wider resources and look forward to a new impetus and set of initiatives www.glasshousecountrychamber.com.au

With Christmas fast approaching, I’d like to encourage our townships to think of how we can do better with the whole look and feel of creating community spirit through festive decorations.  I have to say that the only way that that can become sustainable, is if there is a group of wider people involved.  There is only a portion of funds available for public space funds available from council, and as I hope you can understand, council is not responsible to decorate each of our region’s townships effectively. The major stakeholders are businesses and together with the service groups, a collaborative effort is needed to activate the streets and help provide an atmosphere.  It will be difficult to deliver a big change this year, but I’d like to start the process now with an aim to do much better across the townships in 2019.  I’d appreciate hearing from people who’d like to be involved, please contact my office via email division1@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or phone 5420 8987.

Landsborough Place Making
Council’s Place Making Team have finalised the community update on the feedback received during the visions and values exercise held earlier this year. The team is now working closely with the Department of Transport and Main Roads to better understand the Beerburrum to Nambour (B2N) rail duplication project and keep track on how the road/rail design will impact Landsborough and therefore help shape the council/community master plan.  Head to https://haveyoursay.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/landsborough-place-making-master-plan to view the latest update.