- Thursday 18 September 2014
Public art for Beerwah skate park
I am really pleased about a joint project to improve the visual amenity of the Beerwah Skate Park and underpass. Thanks to a funding grant from the Australian Government, council worked with local community partners to run a public art and graffiti management project, entitled Drawn Together. The project was delivered by professional artists coordinated by The Old Ambulance Station, Nambour who ran a series of art workshops for local young people. The activities were held at the Beerwah and District Youth and Community Centre (BADYACC) and Beerwah Skate Park and the result is a vibrant more locally designed space.
Scholarship for performing arts
Applications are now open for The Events Centre Caloundra’s Scholarship of Performing Arts 2015. I know that we have many talented students in the local area and I encourage you to consider applying for this scholarship that will provide $2500 toward future study in Performing Arts. Further details about the scholarship are available online at www.theeventscentre.com.au. Applications close on 23 January 2015.
Community benefit from partnership funding
Nine local not-for-profit community groups in Division 1 have received $48,420 from council’s Community Partnership Funding Program to help meet their operational expenses and ensure they can continue to play a vital role in our communities.
I congratulate the following community groups: Caloundra Pony Club $3000, Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club Inc $3500, Glasshouse Country Community Group Inc $7500, Landsborough Area Community Association (Morris House Neighbourhood Centre) $7500, Hinterland Community Development Association $7500, Suncoast Hinterland BMX Club Inc $4000, Glenview Mooloolah Tennis Club Inc $2000, Mooloolah Valley Community Association Inc $7500, Peachester Reserve for Recreation $4500, Friends of Bankfoot House Inc $1420 and Landsborough and District Historical Museum Association Inc $7000.
Out & About
I will be available to talk to residents about Division 1 issues on Friday 26 September at the Glass House Mountains Visitor and Interpretive Centre between 9am and 11am. I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you and discuss topics of interest to the local community.