Cr Baberowski - Grants support for Division 1 community
  • Monday 01 January 0001

Council plans for future growth

I am excited to welcome the release of the draft South East Queensland Regional Plan, which acknowledges council’s extensive planning for population growth. Following strong and consistent advocacy by council, the draft plan identifies Beerwah East in the Urban Footprint, a preferred location for long term growth. The draft plan also provides growth for other Division 1 townships such as Glass House Mountains and Landsborough, recognising their suitability for urban growth given they are located on the North Coast Rail Line transport corridor.  View the draft plan online at

Grants support for Division 1 community

The latest round of successful recipients in council’s Community Grants Program have been announced and its exciting news for a number of community groups based in Division 1.

Congratulations to all recipients, including:

  • Glasshouse Country Menshed Inc. – $5,000 to purchase a new Sawstop Professional Cabinet and accessories with dust collection capabilities to improve safety of members.
  • Landsborough School of Arts Memorial Hall Association Inc. – $7,500 towards structural and engineering works to hall foundations. These funds will help to reinstate the integrity of the Landsborough School of Arts Memorial Hall by replacing a number of supporting posts, to install large steel bearers and attach to existing beams.

 I look forward to seeing all of these wonderful projects come to fruition soon.

 Festive Functions

Are you looking for a contemporary venue with a difference? Whether it be a Christmas party, a small function or even a wedding, look no further than the Mary Grigor Centre or the Lake Kawana Community Centre.  Consider the award-winning Mary Grigor Centre for your next small event. It is affordable, contemporary and unique offering a versatile space perfect for community meetings, private ceremonies, events, Christmas parties and workshops. The Lake Kawana Community Centre is a professional, unique facility with 15 different spaces available for hire.  The meeting rooms boast tranquil lake views with adjoining balconies that can be used in conjunction with one another to host a variety of professional events including private functions, conferences, expositions, meetings, workshops and community classes. The centre can cater for up to 500 banquet style, 750 theatre style, and standing for over 1000 people in its main halls. The experienced venue staff work collaboratively with their clients to provide a safe, friendly and professional environment whilst also assisting in the planning of the clients’ event and are on hand throughout to ensure it’s a success. Visit council’s website for more details on these local venues.

 Heritage open house the last weekend of the month

Step back in time and visit two of council’s heritage-listed places, open the last weekend of every month from 2pm to 4pm. Visitors can explore the lives of the dairy farming families who built, lived and worked at Fairview, also known as Pattemore House, from 1907 to 1995.Or make a day of it and pack a picnic and head to the historic Bankfoot House, located in the picturesque Glass House Mountains. Open the last weekend of every month from 10am to 3pm, learn how pioneering families lived and worked in the 1860s and beyond