Cr Baberowski - Gold Award for New Mary Grigor Centre
  • Wednesday 02 September 2015

You may not even be aware of it yet but the recently opened Mary Grigor Centre, an archival and interpretive centre located within the Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct at Glass House Mountains, received a Gold Award in the prestigious National Trust Queensland Heritage Awards. The award was given for (take a breath) being an example of best practice in planning excellence and innovation in conservation of a museum quality archival collection.  Which just means its really well designed for its purpose. It is wonderful to have this unique new centre in our backyard and I would encourage you to put a visit on your to do list this coming summer.  Bankfoot House is open the last Sunday of each month 10am to 3pm.

Art Prize finalists on display

The prestigious Sunshine Coast Art Prize, now in its 10th year, is showing some of the nation’s best contemporary and emerging artists. When your next in Caloundra, I urge you to take the opportunity to pop in and view the works of the 40 finalists in the Two Dimensional exhibition at your Regional Gallery (next to the library) from August 20 to October 11.

How safe is your pool or spa?

It’s now time for the 34,000 plus swimming pool owners across the Sunshine Coast to ensure their pool or spa meets the state's new pool safety laws. Prevention of drownings and accidents —especially in the under five age group—is the major impetus behind the new pool fencing rules.  Compliant pool fencing obviously helps reduce these incidents and provides better peace of mind for pool and spa owners.

From 30 November 2015, all swimming pools in Queensland must be registered with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC). Once registered, pool owners should check the pool safety guidelines on the QBCC website or follow the links from Council’s website to be sure their pool or spa barriers comply.  Please ensure your pool and/or spas is ready for a happy and safe summer.

First appeared in Glasshouse Country News 2 September, 2015